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IS Security Chief of Riyaz District in Kirkuk Killed by Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-06-26 20:55
KIRKUK — Islamic State (IS) security director in Riyaz district, located in Hawija city in south-western Kirkuk province, was eliminated by Peshmerga forces. Lieutenant Colonel Himdad Omer from Peshmerga forces stationed in western Kirkuk told BasNews IS ...

Kurdistan’s migrant burden deserves international focus

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fleeing from the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, arriving in Peshmerga front line in southwestern Erbil, Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Kurdistan24/Alexandre Afonso) ...

New Sykes-Picot on the way in the Middle East

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Ali Awni is a Member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council. He has been an active and well-known figure in the party. In an interview with K24, Awni said that the Peshmerga have become “a symbol of resistance in the battle against terrori ...

Region’s political map soon change

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Hama Haji Mahmoud, Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party, affectionately known as “Kaka Hama,” is a well-known political leader and respected Peshmerga veteran who commands Peshmerga forces in south of Kirkuk. Since the beginning o ...

Paul Bremer: Peshmerga most consistent ally of US

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Former head of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq in 2003 Paul Bremer during an interview with Kurdistan24 in Washington, DC, United States, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Hawler wins 2016 Kurdistan Premier League

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
A moment in the last match of the 2015-16 Kurdistan Premier League season between Hawler Football Club and Hawler Peshmerga. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Iran kills three Peshmerga, wounds one

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Komalah (Society of Revolutionary Toilers of Iranian Kurdistan) is a left-wing Kurdish political party based in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan. (Photo: Archive) ...

Peshmerga Repels IS Attack in West Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-25 14:38
KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces successfully repelled an Islamic State (IS) offensive in west of Kirkuk, killing several jihadists. According to the information obtained by BasNews, three groups of jihadists carried out the attack early morning on Sund ...

Watch: US Consul General Remembers Peshmerga Sacrifices on Eid al-Fitr

BAS News - 2017-06-25 14:38
ERBIL — US Consul General in Erbil, Ken Gross, has sent a message on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, in which he highlights the sacrifices made by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the war on terrorism. “On the occasion of Jazhni Ramadan [Eid al-Fitr], I woul ...

UN Envoy to Iraq: Days of IS are Numbered

BAS News - 2017-06-25 14:38
BAGHDAD — On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has remembered the sacrifices made by the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in the war on terrorism, wishing for peace and ...

Two IS Militants Surrender to Peshmerga in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-24 16:32
Observers expect more IS militants to surrender KIRKUK — Two Islamic State (IS) militants surrendered to the Peshmerga forces on southern Kirkuk frontline on Saturday. A source from the southern Kikruk front stated that two IS militants surrendered to th ...

Une percée historique

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:00
Le Kurdistan syrien aura aussi ses peshmerga – avec le soutien des USA. Il s’agit d’une ouverture, percée historique. Non seulement pour les Kurdes, mais aussi pour la stabilisation de tout le Proche Orient. table de négociation à Erbil/Kurdistan Un accor ...

Historischer Durchbruch

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-23 19:01
AUCH DER SYRISCHE KURDISTAN WIRD SEINE PESHMERGA HABEN – MIT DER UNTERSTÜTZUNG DER USA. ES HANDELT SICH UM EINEN HISTORISCHEN DURCHBRUCH. Konferenztisch in der kurdischen Erbil Nicht nur für die Kurden, sondern für die Stabilisierung des gesamten Nahen Os ...

EU to Continue Its Support for Peshmerga Forces: EP Speaker

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:41
ERBIL — The President of European Union Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterated the union's support for the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism. Tajani said that their military assistance to the Peshmerga forces will continue as part of the anti ...

Peshmerga repels ISIS assault on Khurmatu-south Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-06-20 13:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga forces defeated a widespread ISIS assault on their bases in the Zarga area of southern Khurmatu town, south of Kirkuk on Tuesday. In the confrontation, which lasted three hours, a number of ISIS militants and a Peshmerga sol ...

Peshmerga Forces Repel Another IS Attack in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-06-20 11:11
TUZ KHURMATU — Peshmerga forces thwarted an assault of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out late on Monday in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. IS militants orchestrated an offensive against Peshmerga forces in Zarga village in Tuz Khurmatu at around 11 ...

Iranian Kurdish Singer Arrested for Singing "Long Live Kurdistan"

BAS News - 2017-06-19 19:25
ERBIL— For using the words Kurdistan and Peshmerga in his song, a Kurdish singer was arrested three weeks ago by the intelligence service in Iran's Northern Khorasan province. Kurdish human rights organization, Hengaw, reported on Monday that the intelli ...

$200 Million Loan to Peshmerga Already Approved by US: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:05
ERBIL — The United States has approved a loan to the Iraqi government from which $200 million will be granted to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry, said a Kurdish official. “The [financial] assistance is part of a 2016 agreement between the US and Ir ...

Peshmerga Forces Thwart IS Attack on Airbase in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-06-18 10:18
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces foiled an offensive of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out early on Sunday on an airbase in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. Around four IS suicide bombers had managed to sneak into Hiliwa airbase in Tuz Khurmatu where regimen ...

BCF Delivers Aid to Families of Peshmerga Martyrs and Disabled Persons

BAS News - 2017-06-17 16:55
ERBIL — As part of Ramadan aid campaign, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), in collaboration with Korek Telecom, distributed assistance to 300 disabled people in Erbil.“The aid delivery took place today on 14th June 2017 where 300 disabled people from Zhe ...

"Tree of Martyrs of Freedom" Exhibited in Peshmerga Museum

BAS News - 2017-06-16 15:44
ERBIL— The daughter of a Peshmerga from Soran, Erbil, has created a piece of art work to honor some 128 Peshmerga members who died in the battle against the Islamic State. Shadi Muhyaddin Harki has designed a wall tableau in the form of a tree on whose l ...

Russia’s Putin Praises Kurdish Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:56
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again commended the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts, vowing to further strengthen ties with the Kurdistan Region. “We have always been in good relations with the Ku ...

Peshmerga Recruits from Nineveh Plain to Launch Training Soon

BAS News - 2017-06-15 20:32
ERBIL- The recruitment process of the youth from the minority groups of Nineveh Plain is over and the first batch of the new conscripts will soon receive training by academic officers, stated the supervisor for the committee of the recruitments to Nineve ...

Over 30 People Killed in PKK-Held Areas of Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-15 18:23
ERBIL— In the past two months, more than 30 people, including Peshmerga troops, have been killed in the areas of Nineveh province, which the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has occupied, according to a local official. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Ways ...

Peshmerga Suspicious of Hashd Al-Shaabi and PKK Moves in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-06-15 13:56
They are suspected of intention to destabilise Sinjar ERBIL — A Peshmerga official said on Thursday that increasing the mobilisation of forces by Hashd al-Shaabi and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar is dubious, noting that they may be intending t ...

Peshmerga repels ISIS attack southern of Kirkuk, kills seven militants

Waar Media - 2017-06-14 14:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State (ISIS) on Tuesday overnight attacked Peshmerga soldiers in Khurmatu area while attempting to cross the defense line, but were repelled by Kurdish forces. The attack took place at 11:00 am in Zarga Village located on the Khur ...

There is no Iranian military advisor in Kurdistan Region: minister

KurdPress - 2017-06-14 12:49
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Peshmerga Minister Jabbar Yawar told Kurdprss that there is no Iranian military advisor in the region and the cooperation between the Kurdish forces and the Iranian military is restricted to health and medical issue ...

One Peshmerga Troop Killed in IS Attack Near Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-06-14 09:33
The IS attack was successfully warded off TUZ KHURMATU — Kurdish Peshmerga forces last night repelled an attack by Islamic State (IS) near Tuz Khurmatu, causing serious damages to the extremist group. The confrontations took place at 11pm on Tuesday on t ...

No Plans Made for Hawija Operation: Peshmerga Official

BAS News - 2017-06-12 18:03
IS is strengthening its foothold in the city ERBIL — No preparations have been made for the operation to recapture Hawija city in western Kirkuk province and Tel Afar district in west of Mosul, and the Peshmerga forces have not been given a role in the o ...

Over 3,500 Shabak Youth Join Peshmerga Ranks

BAS News - 2017-06-11 16:09
ERBIL— Upon a call by Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, thousands from the Kurdish Shabak minority have joined Peshmerga forces. The page of Shabak Kurds on Twitter posted on Sunday that 3,505 young men from the minority group have registered wi ...

A Peshmerga Found Dead in PKK-held Area of Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-06-11 14:28
SINJAR — A Peshmerga troop was found dead in the areas controlled by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces of Sinjar region. Mahma Khalil, the mayor of Sinjar, confirmed to BasNews that “a Peshmerga named Amir Jardo Khalaf from Sinjar went missing a ...

PKK Launches Media Campaign against Kurdistan Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-10 15:41
ERBIL— Shortly after announcing the plan to run Kurdistan Region's independence referendum, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has launched a campaign to deter the Yezidi people from voting in the survey, said the Peshmerga Commander in Sinjar. In Sinjar, PK ...

Bomb Attack on Kirkuk Oil Pipeline Foiled

BAS News - 2017-06-08 23:41
KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces on Thursday successfully defused an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists to harm Kirkuk oil pipelines, officials confirmed. According to military sources cited by Kurdistan24, the ...

Over 500 IDPs Arrive at Peshmerga Frontline near Mosul Dam

BAS News - 2017-06-07 00:36
ERBIL — Fearing intensified military clashes, hundreds of civilians on Tuesday escaped their homes in the suburb of Tel Afar, seeking refuge in the areas under the control of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The new wave of displacement comes from several v ...

Belgium's Support for Peshmerga to Endure: Minister

BAS News - 2017-06-06 19:07
ERBIL— Belgian Minister of Defense stated on Thursday that his country's support for Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces will continue in the phase after eliminating the Islamic State (IS) organization. Steven Vandeput made the promise as he received Kur ...

Peshmerga's Bravery Has Echoed Around the World: Australian Vice Consul

BAS News - 2017-06-05 16:09
Masrour Barzani and Tim Stapleton discuss latest developments in the global war against terrorism ERBIL— The Chancellor for Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani and Australian Vice Consul Tim Stapleton on Monday discussed the latest d ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Inhibits IDPs Returns to Their Homes in Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-03 14:24
SINJAR — The Shi’ite paramilitary forces known as Hashd al-Shaabi are not allowing Yezidi people to return to their homes in the areas the militias have recently recaptured in southern Sinjar region. Qasim Darbo, the Commander of Peshmerga Operations in ...

Coalition’s Air Force Strikes IS Arms Depot in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-02 11:46
A number of IS militants were also killed in the airstrike KIRKUK — The air force of the International US-led Military Alliance against the Islamic State (IS), in coordination with Peshmerga intelligence teams, pounded last night an arms depot belonging ...

Peshmerga Warns Hashd Al-Shaabi Against Digging Trenches in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-06-01 14:31
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga warned Hashd al-Shaabi against digging trenches in the Kurdish territories near Sinjar in western Nineveh province. The Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi media reported that the militia group is planning to dig trenches n ...

US Secretary of State Ensures Barzani of Continued Support

BAS News - 2017-05-31 22:35
ERBIL — US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday ensured Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani of his country’s continued support for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces who have been playing a crucial role in the war against Islamic State (IS), Bar ...

IS Mobilising Militants near Tuz Khurmatu: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-05-30 23:52
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been put on alert as Islamic State (IS) has started mobilising insurgents in the areas around Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk, said a military source. Peshmerga commander Abdulrahman Mousa, however said the Kurdish for ...
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