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KRG Planing to Establish Peshmerga Airforce

BAS News - 2017-05-23 21:02
ERBIL — As part of it’s reform and restructuring plan, Kurdistan Regional Government’s Peshmerga Ministry is said to establish first-ever airforce. A Peshmerga official told Kurdistan24 on Monday that the proposal has been finalised and it now awaits Pre ...

Sen. McCain Ensures Kurds of Congress’s Support

BAS News - 2017-05-23 01:54
ERBIL — Commanding the role of Kurdistan Region and its Peshmerga forces in the global anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts, US Senator John McCain has ensured the Kurds of “friendship and support” from Congress. The remark was made during a meeting between M ...

Ezidkhan Peshmerga Forces of Sinjar Commence Training

BAS News - 2017-05-22 12:07
1,000 troops will receive training SINJAR — Ezidkhan forces that lately joined the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga, began a five-week military training course on Monday, said the commander of the forces. Haidar Shasho, commander of Ezidkhan forces told BasNew ...

Sinjar Officially Demands Hashd Al-Shaabi to Abstain from Yezidi Areas

BAS News - 2017-05-22 11:00
SINJAR — Sinjar Mayoral Council has officially called on the Shi'ite paramilitary, known as Hashd al-Shaabi, to desist from crossing the Sinjar borders and that only the Peshmerga forces should liberate the remaining areas. "Sinjar Council has officially ...

Demand to Equip Peshmerga with Airplanes Sent to US Congress: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-20 15:18
ERBIL— As part of the project to unify and reorganize Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces, a demand for providing airplanes for the forces has been send to the US Congress, said an official. Deputy for Peshmerga Chief of Staff Salar Muhammad Jabari said ...

Masrour Barzani Discusses Support for Peshmerga in Pentagon

BAS News - 2017-05-20 01:25
LODZ — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani on Friday met with a number of senior officials from US Departments of State and Defence, to discuss a range of issues including further support for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. ...

Photo essay: Peshmerga and the war on ISIS

Seth Frantzman - 2017-05-19 18:58
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Since August 2014 the Kurdish Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, fought a tough war against Islamic State along a 1,000 kilometers of […] ...

Kurdish Peshmerga Building Homemade Helicopter

BAS News - 2017-05-19 00:21
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga is building a helicopter in the Kurdistan Region despite multiple challenges he is facing. His project was launched two years ago. Miqdad Taha has started working on civilian plains since 2006 in his personal workshop. He expl ...

[In Pictures] Barzani Visiting Wounded Peshmerga in Amman Hospitals

BAS News - 2017-05-18 18:54
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani on Thursday visited a group of wounded Peshmerga troops who were in Amman, Jordan for remedy. The Peshmerga forces whom Barzani met today suffered injuries in Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar vicinity on Apri ...

Peshmerga forces repel ISIS attack in Khurmatu

Waar Media - 2017-05-18 16:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State (ISIS) militants on Thursday attacked Peshmerga front lines in Tuz Khurmatu, in southern Kirkuk but were thwarted as Peshmerga forces killed several of the jihadists. On early morning Thursday, IS extremists attempted to cross a ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 18, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 14:12
Peshmerga defeats Islamic State assault in Khurmatu, killing several militants Tuz Khurmatu: Kurdish Peshmerga forces repelled a pre-dawn assault by Islamic State Daesh in the predominantly Kurdish town of Khurmatu in Iraq’s north Diyala province on Thur ...

KDP dispatches tanks and Peshmerga troops to Iraq’s Sinjar: report

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 14:12
SINJAR, Northwest Iraq,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is dispatching tanks and troops from Rabia region on the Syrian border to the Yazidi Sinjar (Shingal) town center in northwest Iraq, Firat News Agency, close to PKK, reported. KDP has delivere ...

Yezidis Call on Peshmerga to Prevent PMF from Entering Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-05-18 14:09
Yezidis refuse the involvement of the community in regional conflicts ERBIL — Yezidi Lashish Cultural and Social Center said on Wednesday in a statement that they refuse the involvement of Yezidis in regional conflicts and called on the Peshmerga to libe ...

Peshmerga Forces Repel Serious IS Attack in Tuz Khumatu

BAS News - 2017-05-18 10:43
Dozens of militants were killed during the clashes TUZ KHURMATU — Peshmerga forces managed to ward off an attack carried out by Islamic State (IS) militants on Peshmerga frontline in Tuz Khurmatu city of Salahaddin provine in the early predawn hours of T ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 14, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
Peshmerga thwart Islamic State attack in Tuz Khurmatu Tuz Khurmatu: Kurdish Peshmerga forces foiled an attack by Islamic State IS group (Daesh) militants in Tuz Khurmatu southeast of Kirkuk, a commander said. The head of Peshmerga frontlines in Tuz Khurm ...

Iraqi Kurdistan govt approves project to unify Peshmerga militia forces

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s Council of Ministers has agreed to the joint Peshmerga and US proposed plan that seeks to unify and reorganize the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the next ten years, a government official told Rudaw ...

Hashd Militias Should Withdraw or Face Peshmerga's Unilateral Action: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-17 21:09
The Shi'ite paramilitaries have advanced into some Kurdish areas ERBIL— Should Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi continue with their presence and advance into the mainly Kurdish districts of disputed area, Kurdistan Region will expedite its Peshm ...

Ünlü Kürt Modacı Sazan Barzani’nin Peshmerga Sevgisi

Peyama Kurd - 2017-05-17 18:53
ABD’nin ünlü Kürt modacısı Sazan Barzani Hendrix Peshmerga yazılı sweet t-shirt ile instagram hesabından Peşmergeye destek verdi. Ünlü modacı Sazan Barzani, Peshmerga yazılı sweet t-shirt ile binlerce takipçisi olan sosyal paylaşım sitesi instagram hesabı ...

Latest Figures on Peshmerga Casualties in Anti-IS Battle

BAS News - 2017-05-17 02:26
LODZ — Over 11,500 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed or injured in the war against the Islamic State (IS) in the Kurdistan Region and northern Iraq, said Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC). The exact number o ...

No Agreement Yet on Mosul Administration after IS: Nineveh Official

BAS News - 2017-05-16 19:07
He says for minorities guarantees are more important than the future map of Nineveh ERBIL— The future of Nineveh province in general and Mosul in particular is vague but in any area of Nineveh which the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces exist, Kurdistan Region' ...

Shi'ite Militias' Activities in Sinjar Related to PKK: Peshmerga Official

BAS News - 2017-05-15 15:46
He says they try to avoid confrontations ERBIL— The Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have probably coordinated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) for militias' presence and activities around the mainly Kurdish Sinjar district of Nineveh province, ...

KRG Approves Quadrilateral Proposal for Reorganizing Peshmerga Forces

BAS News - 2017-05-14 17:21
ERBIL— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday approved a recommended roadmap for restructuring the Kurdistan Peshmerga Forces within the ten coming years. The proposed plan is designed by military advisors form the US, the UK and Germany in coordi ...

Hawija Operation to Launch in July 2017: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-05-13 18:30
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Corps are set to participate in the operation to free the town of Hawija which will launch in July this year, said a Peshmerga commander. In a statement to BasNews on Saturday, Brig. Mohammed Reger said Peshmerga is al ...

Kurdish fighters struggle to pay bills

Brenda Stoter - 2017-05-13 02:04
Written for Al-Monitor on August 24, 2015 ERBIL, Iraq — When Hemin Zangana was sent to the front line in August 2014, he and his fellow peshmerga fighters were determined to recapture the Mosul Dam from the Islamic State. They told each … Continue reading ...

All Kurdish IS Commanders Killed by Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-12 00:23
ERBIL — The Kurdish members of the Islamic State (IS) who had high ranks in the extremist organization have all been eliminated by Kurdish Peshmerga forces throughout the past two years of clashes, said Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga. “All the ...

First Batch of Wounded Peshmergas Receive Treatment in Brussels

BAS News - 2017-05-11 15:03
ERBIL — A number of Peshmerga forces who have been injured in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) over the past few years were transferred to Belgium for the necessary medical treatment. Dilawar Azhgay, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) envoy ...

Peshmerga Concludes a 3-Month Military Training Course

BAS News - 2017-05-11 13:23
The training was offered by the anti-IS coalition personnel SULAYMANIYAH — Peshmerga forces wrapped up on Thursday a training course offered by the International Coalition's military personnel in Sulaymaniyah province of the Kurdistan Region. Brigadier-g ...

US to Provide KRG with $200 Million Interest-Free Loan

BAS News - 2017-05-11 00:09
ERBIL — The United States will provide the Iraqi government with a large loan from which Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will also benefit, said a Peshmerga Ministry official. “The loan is said to be long-term with free interests,” said Jabbar Yawar, ...

US Congressman Supports Direct Arms Transfers to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-05-10 16:10
ERBIL — Directly supplying the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces with arms is logical and imperative, according to US Congressman Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma). The Kurds are the “most reliable ally from the American standpoint. Most dangerous enemy from [Islamic S ...

Peshmerga Forces Ambush IS Militants near Makhmour, Kill Two

BAS News - 2017-05-10 00:10
MAKHMOUR — Kurdish Peshmerga forces overnight Tuesday ambushed a number of Islamic State (IS) militants on the Makhmour frontline in southwest of Erbil, killing at least two jihadists. Confirming the report to BasNews, Abdullah Tahir, Head of Kurdistan D ...

US State Department Human Right Report is Unsound: KRG

BAS News - 2017-05-09 13:24
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) refuted the US State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices findings relating to the Kurdistan Region for 2017. According to the US State Department report the KRG's Peshmerga forces committ ...

Peshmerga Planning to Control IS-held Route Between Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-05-09 12:46
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces are planning to control the route used by the Islamic State (IS) militants to move between Iraq and Syria in southwest of Sinjar district, located in north-west of Mosul. The Peshmerga commanders have plans to cu ...

Peshmerga Official Warns of Proportional Response to PKK's Threats

BAS News - 2017-05-09 11:58
ERBIL — An official from the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Ministry responded to the latest statements of a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader which threatened to wage war against Kurdistan Region, saying PKK will pay a heavy price for such an action. ...

KRG Committed to Unite All Peshmerga Units: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-09 00:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government is continuing the efforts to restructure and unite its Peshmerga forces according to a previous plan it had designed, said a Peshmerga official. Meeting with a British military delegation on Monday, Peshmerga Ministr ...

Project of US, UK, Germany for Establishing Professional Peshmerga Force

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 15:37
WAAR-DUHOK: A joint defense team from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany has presented a draft plan to Kurdish officials including Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani to help build a ‘robust and professional’ Peshmerga force capable of defending ...

Ataque IS fallado por Peshmerga y Guerrilla.

Hawar News - 2017-05-08 09:49
NEWS DESK- Cinco mercenarios suicidas de IS murieron durante los ataques en una de las áreas relacionadas con Peshmerga y la Guerrilla el domingo por la mañana en Kirkuk. Fuentes de la zona señalaron que dos de los mercenarios suicidas que atacaron la bas ...

Peshmerga Ministry Calls for Establishment of Air Force: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-07 15:23
ERBIL — Peshmerga Ministry has demanded the anti-Islamic State (IS) International Coalition for establishment of Peshmerga Air Force, said a Peshmerga official on Sunday. Brigadier General Hazhar Omer, director of Coordination and Relations for the Minis ...

An IS’ attack failed by Peshmerga and Guerilla

ANHA - 2017-05-07 15:02
NEWS DESK- Five suicidal mercenaries of IS were killed during their attacks’ on one of the areas related to Peshmerga and Guerilla on Sunday morning in Kirkuk. Sources from the area stated that two the suicidal mercenaries who attacked Kiwan base have bla ...

Canada to Equip a Peshmerga Battalion: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-07 14:26
ERBIL — Canada is expected to deliver military assistance to the Peshmerga Ministry of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in the near future, according to a Peshmerga source. Brigadier General Hazhar Omer, director of Coordination and Relations for ...

[IN PICTURES]: Five IS Suicide Attackers Eliminated in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-07 13:21
They attacked the Peshmerga forces at K1 base in Kikruk KIRKUK — Five Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers were eliminated when they attacked Kaywan (K1) military base in Kirkuk province, northern Iraq. A group of five militants, disguised in Peshmerga uni ...

Peshmerga Wards off IS Attack on Kaywan Base in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-07 09:53
KIRKUK — Peshmerga forces managed to ward off an attack carried out by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Kaywan military base in Kirkuk province in the early hours of Sunday. On Sunday morning, a number of IS militants, including suicide bombers, attac ...

In Pictures: Peshmerga Concludes Training on MILAN Anti-Tank System

BAS News - 2017-05-06 15:29
ERBIL — In a ceremony at the Peshmerga Ministry's headquarter in Erbil, Peshmerga forces wrapped up a training course provided to them by a German military personnel on using MILAN Anti-Tank System. Seven Peshmerga personnel participated in a two-week tr ...

US approves $295.6M military equipment sale to Peshmerga

The Kurdish Project - 2017-05-06 10:44
The following article was originally published in Kurdistan24 in April 2017. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The US State Department on Wednesday approved the sale of military equipment to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces worth USD $295.6 ...

IED kills Peshmerga officer, injures two more in roadside south of Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-05-05 13:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in western Tuz Khurmatu claimed the life of a Peshmerga officer and caused injuries to two other members of the Kurdish forces on Friday. Faruq Ahmed, Tuz Khurmatu’s Asayish (Kurdish secur ...

Peshmerga Officer Killed in Tuz Khurmatu Bombing

BAS News - 2017-05-05 10:43
Two more Peshmerga members were wounded ERBIL— The explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in western Tuz Khurmatu claimed the life of a Peshmerga officer and caused injuries to two other members of the Kurdish forces on Friday. Faruq Ahmed, Tu ...

UK should not support independence of Iraqi Kurdistan: House of Lords

KurdPress - 2017-05-04 12:59
The House of Lords has urged the UK government to not support “attempts by Iraqi Kurds to seek independence” and instead to keep supporting the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Peshmerga as part of Iraq and close allies in the region. ...

German army not to send new weapons to Peshmerga: official

KurdPress - 2017-05-04 09:21
The German army will continue to provide military assistance to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in their fight against IS in northern Iraq, but will not send more weapons, a press officer for the German armed forces told ARA News. ...

Senator Marco Rubio in Favor of Direct Arms Sale to KRG

BAS News - 2017-05-03 01:06
ISTANBUL — Republican US Senator Marco Rubio said that he is open to the idea of directly providing arms to the Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Region. “Kurds have proven to be incredible allies in the fight against radicalism,” Rubio told Kurdistan24. “I ...

Number of Fighters Abandoning PKK in Sinjar Rises to 800: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-02 16:21
SINJAR — A Peshmerga commander in the Kurdish Yezidi majority town of Sinjar said that 800 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the town have left the party and joined the Peshmerga forces. Qasim Shasho, the commander of the Peshmerga forces ...
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