Latest news


Sirwan Barzani: ISIS is the enemy of the world, not just Peshmerga
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 15:08
Peshmerga 'aged 18 to 83' are defending Kurdistan against ISIS ...

Come With Me On An Adventure With The Kurds Fighting ISIS
Rojikurd - 2017-01-19 00:08
This is a logbook in images, a view of a war that is unfinished but is of global importance. At 1pm and 6pm on January 18, at Lincoln Center, the New York Jewish Film Festival will premiere my critically acclaimed film, Peshmerga, in the United States as ...

Netherlands to train more Peshmerga, support Kurdish agriculture: Dutch PM
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 22:06
The Dutch PM Mark Rutte speaking to Kurdistan24 in Davos following the meeting with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, January 18, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Iraqi MP warns against attacks on Mosul dam
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 23:52
A Peshmerga fighter looks out into the water flowing away from the Mosul Dam. (Photo: AFP) ...

Coalition will support Peshmerga even after Mosul operation: Spokesperson
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 21:44
US Army Colonel and Spokesperson for the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTFOIR) John L. Dorrian during a live broadcast interview with Kurdistan24. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

600 areas liberated since start of Mosul operation: Operation Command
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 16:38
Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces gather in eastern Mosul during preparations to attack the city. (Photo: Reuters/Azad Lashkari) ...

Belgium to continue supporting Peshmerga, FM says
NRT - 2017-01-17 10:16

Canada to Supply Peshmerga with $9,5 Million Worth of Weapons
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

PKK abducts Peshmerga fighter in mount Qandil
Waar Media - 2017-01-15 21:47
Waar, Duhok: Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters have abducted a Peshmerga fighter in the Qandil mountain. Peshmerga commander Bahram Yaseen said there were no reasons for the abduction, adding that the fighter had changed his way due to snow. The fig ...

VIDEO: American volunteer tells of motivation to aid Peshmerga
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 20:03
Tom Kelly, a 66-year-old former American-football coach, provides relief aid to Kurdish Peshmerga and Mosul civilians in the Kurdistan Region, Jan. 14, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Sen. John McCain: US needs to arm Peshmerga directly
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 13:00
Senator John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services in an interview with Kurdistan24, Jan. 14, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Peshmerga commander claims PKK arrested a member of his force
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 00:17
"He claimed PKK refused to release him ...

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Peshmerga need more weapons
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
Senator Lindsey Graham in an interview with Kurdistan24 in Washington DC, United States, Jan. 12, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Barzani hails Peshmerga-Iraqi army partnership as pivotal to defeat ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-01-13 11:03
'The operation wouldn’t have succeeded without the assistance of the Peshmerga ...

Peshmerga Representatives in NATO Training for First Time
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
Iraq has never taken part in NATO training ERBIL — For the first time in the history, representatives from Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Peshmerga are participating in a training course by The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an official confi ...

Why Did Sinjar Fall? Why Peshmerga Did Not Defend Yazidis?
Kurdishpolicy - 2017-01-12 21:28
More than two years after the fall of Sinjar, we ask this question: Why did Sinjar fall? This analytical piece is an attempt to get answer to some of the unknown stories about Sinjar. The information here is based on multiple interviews with witnesses, in ...

German army promises to train Peshmerga for another year
Rûdaw - 2017-01-12 21:11
The German army’s training role in Iraq will be extended through January 2018 ...

Germany to continue training Peshmerga in 2017
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 20:41
German soldiers train Peshmerga fighters in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Bundeswehr/Sebastian Wilke) ...

Peshmerga repel ISIS attack south of Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-01-12 19:45

Sen. Bob Corker hails Peshmerga, friendship of Kurdish people
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-12 16:49
United States Senator Bob Corker during an interview with Kurdistan24, Washington, DC, United States. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Germany to extend military training mission for Peshmerga
NRT - 2017-01-12 09:03

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 4, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Kurdish Peshmerga ready to retake Hawija from ISlamic State, says commander Kirkuk: Kurdish Peshmerga forces are ready to participate in the liberation of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS) but the Iraqi army is not yet prepared due to the military plans ...

Kurdish forces will not withdraw from Iraq’s liberated areas, ministry says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish forces will not withdraw from areas taken from Islamic State (IS) militants before the Mosul operation, the Peshmerga Ministry spokesman said in response to remarks made by former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri a ...

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters arrested for doing business with Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Investigations are underway of nine Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and officers arrested on charges of business deals with Islamic State (IS), Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Peshmerga ministry announced on ...

Canada says program to arm Iraqi Kurds will require controls
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
OTTAWA,— Canada wants “adequate controls” in place before sending arms to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq, as human rights groups warn that weapons supplied by the U.S. and other countries are contributing to war crimes. The Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraqi Ku ...

Female Dutch ministers visiting the frontline is ‘true victory’ against ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 12:21
'We hear that the Peshmerga troops are eager to be trained by the Dutch ...

Coalition jets destroy ISIS bases to prevent assault on Peshmerga
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 12:21
“We are always on alert to repel any movements ISIS makes ...

PHOTOS: Peshmerga Ministry establishes first chemical defense division
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 04:09
Members of the Peshmerga chemical defense division participating in a theoritical session in Germany, Jan. 7, 2017. (Photo: Islam Chali) ...

Les Forces Peshmerga creen una divisió de guerra q...
KurdisCat - 2017-01-10 20:16

Nineveh Arab Tribes to Maliki: Peshmerga Protected Us
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-09 18:56

Peshmerga Ministry to Maliki: You Don’t Draw Kurdistan’s Border
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-09 18:56

President Barzani and President Hollande Visited Peshmerga Fronts
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-09 18:56

Chancellor Barzani: Peshmerga part of stabilization in region
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 18:24
Peshmerga offensive during the liberation of the Turkmen village of Bashir, southern Kirkuk Province, April 30, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24/Alexandre Afonso) ...

Kirkuk Needs No Force But Peshmerga: Turkmen People's Party
Gulan Media - 2017-01-09 10:06

Germany Training Peshmerga on Protection against Chemical Attacks
Gulan Media - 2017-01-09 10:06

President Masoud Barzani, Turkish PM Binali Yildirim visit Peshmerga front line
K24 Video - 2017-01-09 01:01

VIDEO: Turkey PM, Kurdistan President visit Peshmerga front line
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 00:57
Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim and the Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani met with Peshmerga Generals based at Mount Zartik, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) east of Mosul. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

2 peshmerga iranians morts per una mina de l'IS a ...
KurdisCat - 2017-01-08 21:44

Two Peshmerga killed by ISIS IED in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-01-08 17:56
the Peshmerga who died were aged between 19 and 21 ...

Peshmerga train in Kurdistan, Germany on protection against chemical attacks
Rûdaw - 2017-01-08 10:50
Peshmerga have suffered several chemical attacks from ISIS in the last two years. ...

Marco Rubio praises Peshmerga role in the fight against IS
K24 Video - 2017-01-08 01:00

Peshmerga keep Kirkuk army bases abandoned by Iraqi soldiers
Rûdaw - 2017-01-07 16:03
"They must stay since they have sacrificed for this city.” ...

Iraqi troops advanced in Mosul from Peshmerga-backed fronts: Commander
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-07 15:04
A member of the Iraqi security forces makes a hand gesture at Bartella, east of Mosul, Oct. 20, 2016. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Kurds Criticize Iraqi Army Day, Demand Compensation
BAS News - 2017-01-06 15:40
KRG should designate a day for Peshmerga instead, activists say ERBIL — Kurdish activists have called on Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to not commemorate the Iraqi Army Day anniversary as the army is responsible for the death of hundreds of thousand ...

Reports that Kurdish Peshmerga are blocking aid to Christian town in Iraq
Almasdarnews - 2017-01-06 12:00

US military spokesmen hail Peshmerga
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 00:14
The Pentagon’s Inspector General (IG) issued a report entitled, “Assessment of U.S. and Coalition Efforts to Train, Advise, Assist, and Equip the Kurdish Security Forces in Iraq.” (Photo: Pentagon) ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes to Maliki: Peshmerga Protected Us
BAS News - 2017-01-05 09:38
They reiterate their destiny will be the same with the Kurdistan Region NINEVEH — In response to the recent statements by the former Iraqi premier Nouri al-Maliki against Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, the Arab tribes of Mosul mocked Maliki while they confi ...

'Peshmerga draw Kurdistan border with their blood'
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-05 08:59
Peshmerga soldiers with military vehicles at one of the front lines in the southern Kurdistan Region border. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Nine Peshmerga arrested on charges of business deals with ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-01-05 04:21
Ministry's intelligence dep't is conducting an investigation ...

Peshmerga Ministry to Maliki: You Don’t Draw Kurdistan Border
BAS News - 2017-01-05 01:04
The ministry says Peshmerga forces will not withdraw from liberated areas in accordance to a joint agreement with US and Iraq LODZ — The Peshmerga Ministry of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reiterated that Peshmerga forces will not withdraw from ...

Peshmerga Ministry: There will be no withdraw from liberated areas
NRT - 2017-01-04 20:48

Global powers cannot deny legitimate Kurdish rights
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-04 20:02
Kurdistan national flag on one of the Peshmerga front lines in the southwestern of Erbil, Kurdistan Region, March 29, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24/Alexandre Afonso) ...

Peshmerga ready to regain Hawija, says commander
NRT - 2017-01-04 09:32

Three Men In England Jailed For Sympathizing IS
BAS News - 2017-01-04 00:25
SOFIA — UK judicial authorities have sentenced three men to years in prison after they tried traveling to Iraq and join Islamic State (IS) in the north of the country. Shivan Azeez Zangang, age 21, who fought alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces in Ira ...

A Yezidi Peshmerga Murdered in Sinjar
BAS News - 2017-01-03 15:48
He was shot by a group of unknown men SINJAR — A Yezidi Peshmerga from Sinjar Peshmerga force was murdered by a group of unknown men in Sinjar district on Monday. Waisi Naif, the Head of Sinjar Mayoral Council told BasNews that a group of unidentified me ...

Francois Hollande visits Kurdistan Region, vows to continue supporting Peshmerga
KurdPress - 2017-01-03 07:41
The French President Francois Hollande on Monday visited Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and vowed his country will continue supporting the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga against the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS). ...

French president hails ‘sacrifice of the Peshmerga’
Rûdaw - 2017-01-03 03:08
'It would not be possible to defeat Daesh without the sacrifices of the Peshmerga.' ...

Defeating IS Would Be Impossible Without Peshmerga’s Courage: French President
BAS News - 2017-01-03 02:19
ERBIL — Following a bilateral meeting in Erbil, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and his French counterpart, François Hollande, held a press conference to reiterate greater cooperation in the war against the Islamic State (IS). Barzani thanked F ...

Hundreds of New IDPs Arrive in Kirkuk After Escaping IS in Hawija
BAS News - 2017-01-03 02:19
Peshmerga and police forces transported them to a nearby camp KIRKUK — Nearly 600 civilians late on Monday arrived at Peshmerga positions in Kirkuk province after escaping Islamic State (IS) in their hometown, Hawija. A source from Kirkuk Directorate of P ...

Masrour Barzani Calls on Kurdish Political Parties to Shoulder National Responsibilities
BAS News - 2017-01-03 02:19
The senior Kurdish official highlights Hollande’s visit to Erbil as tribute for Peshmerga sacrifices ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has reiterated that every Kurdish political party has responsibilities towards the issues i ...

Peshmerga To Demand Additional Support From French President
Rojikurd - 2017-01-03 00:02
Peshmerga needs additional support and this demand will be addressed to the French President François Hollande, said the press secretary of the Ministry of Peshmerga. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Halgurd Hikmat said that Peshmerga will ask for further s ...

Hollande: Defeating IS difficult without Peshmerga bravery, sacrifices
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-02 22:39
Joint press conference by the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and French President Francois Hollande, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, January 2, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

French President visits Iraqi Kurdistan, says Paris to continue supporting Peshmerga against ISIS
ARA News - 2017-01-02 21:59
ARA News Duhok – The French President Francois Hollande on Monday visited Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan Region, and met Kurdish President Masoud Barzani to discuss the recent developments of the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS). During his v ...

WATCH: France President arrives in Kurdistan, visits Peshmerga front line
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-02 19:32
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani receives French President Francois Hollande in the Kurdistan Region capital, Jan. 2, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Peshmerga To Demand Additional Support From French President
BAS News - 2017-01-02 16:59
The demand will be addressed as François Hollande meets with the French military staff in Kurdistan today ERBIL — Peshmerga needs additional support and this demand will be addressed to the French President François Hollande, said the press secretary of ...

Tension brews between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces at village outside Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-01-01 15:46
“There are disputes between us and them on a daily basis ...

A story from peshmerga ranks to the PKK struggle
ANF/English - 2017-01-01 14:54
HPG guerrilla Şiyar Kobanê said PKK acted with a Kurdish national sense the most among the Kurdish forces, and called on Kurdistan youths to join the guerrilla ranks. ...

Wounded Iraqi Kurdish fighter accuses Turkish surgeon of removing kidney
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish health authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan are investigating an allegation that a surgeon removed a kidney from a Peshmerga fighter who was wounded during the fight against the Islamic State (IS). The Peshmerga m ...

Iraqi FM says Kurdistan ‘has no right’ to retain liberated areas
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
BAGHDAD – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) “has no right” to hold onto areas taken by Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the battle against Islamic State IS in the country, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafari said on Thursday. He urged the KRG in a sta ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – December 31, 2016
E-Kurd - 2017-01-01 04:37
Kurdish mobile clinics provided treatment for 26,850 Peshmerga in 2016 Tuz Khurmatu: Nearly 27,000 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters received medical treatment at round-the-clock Kurdish mobile clinics during the year of 2016, according to statistics released by ...

Kurdish mobile clinics provided treatment for 26,850 Peshmerga in 2016
NRT - 2016-12-31 13:11

Iraqi CT forces free Kurdish Yezidi woman in Mosul
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-31 07:59
Iraqi security forces and Peshmerga forces gather on the east of Mosul during preparations to attack Mosul, Iraq. (Photo: Reuters/Azad Lashkari) ...

Kirkuk is under no threat: Peshmerga commander
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-30 10:01
A building in the neighborhood of Imam Qassim in Kirkuk province fell under the controll of the Islamic State (IS) for several hours, October 21, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Turkey to take action against PKK in Iraq’s Sinjar if Peshmerga fail: deputy PM
E-Kurd - 2016-12-29 10:41
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Veysi Kaynak said the Turkish military could take matters in its own hands if Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) led by KDP party fails to drive the PKK out of Sinjar. Speaking during a visit to the Turkish ...

Committee formed to investigate Wounded Peshmerga member accuses Turkish surgeon of removing kidney
NRT - 2016-12-29 09:51

Wounded Peshmerga member accuses Turkish surgeon of removing kidney
NRT - 2016-12-29 09:51

Over 9,700 wounded Over 1,600 Peshmerga killed in ISIS battle since June 2014
NRT - 2016-12-28 13:36

Over 1,600 Peshmerga killed in ISIS battle since June 2014
NRT - 2016-12-28 12:58

Peshmerga are in their homeland, won’t hand over territory, says commander
Rûdaw - 2016-12-27 19:33
No agreement to withdraw from areas liberated in Mosul offensive ...

Kirkuk has been strategic target for al-Qaeda, IS: Police Chief
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-27 18:15
One of the Kurdish Peshmerga front lines in the southern Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Kurdistan24/Alexandre Afonso) ...

Pentagon Chief awards Peshmerga officers
Kurdistan Regional Government - 2016-12-26 05:33

Is Turkey trying to suffocate life in Kobani again?
Frederike Geerdink - 2016-12-26 01:41
‘We cannot do anything to stop them coming back’, Fayza Abdi, co-president of the Legislative Council of Kobani, tells me. We talk at a conference on the rebuilding of Kobani, after in January the YPG, YPJ, the peshmerga and US bombs kicked ISIS’ butt and ...

Reporting on Peshmerga combat against ISIS, intel leaked on Social media
Ruwayda - 2016-12-26 00:58
What constitutes as critical information in the battle against ISIS? It is information that can be used for the benefit of ISIS, and otherwise weaken Peshmerga forces, expose their vulnerabilities to both the public and the militants they are trying to fi ...

What’s next after Shingal liberation?
Ruwayda - 2016-12-26 00:58
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has officially declared Shingal town cleansed of militants belonging to the ISIL extremist group. More than 10,000 Peshmerga forces (the Kurdish army-equivalent) marched towards Shingal using heavy artillery and tan ...

Targeted Iranian Kurdish party says won’t respond with ‘terror’
Rojikurd - 2016-12-26 00:10
The armed Kurdish opposition whose headquarters was the target of a twin bomb explosion accused Iran of the attack. A twin blast took the lives of six Peshmerga of the Democratic Party of Kurdistan (PDK) in Koy Sanjaq, east of Erbil, the capital of the au ...

2016 in review: Peshmerga vs ISIS
Rûdaw - 2016-12-25 22:01
In 2016, 5,752 ISIS militants were killed in Iraq ...

President Barzani: Kurdistan remains safe haven for Christians
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-25 01:32
The Kurdistan flag flys over a church after the area is liberated by Peshmerga forces north of Mosul, Oct. 26, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Peshmerga forces heave Isis away from Mount Sinjar
- 2016-12-25 00:24
Fazel Hawramy on Mount Sinjar The Guardian , 22 December 2014 Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by US-led air strikes pushed Islamic State militants out of a large area around Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, according to Kurdish officials. “We have managed t ...

Kurdish peshmerga and Islamic State reach stalemate
- 2016-12-25 00:24
Fazel Hawramy in Mula Abdula Al-Monitor , 25 Feb 2015 “How are the skies?” a gruff voice asks in Iraqi Arabic dialect. “The skies are clear,” is the reply, after a crackle of static on the walkie-talkie through which a Kurdish major is listening to the co ...

Iraqi parl’t speaker calls for end to tension against lawmaker in Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2016-12-24 12:50
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi Parliament Speaker called for an end to tension in the Kurdistan Region against Kurdish lawmaker Sirwa Abdulwahid, a few days after KDP party Peshmerga and others held a demonstration and called for the MP to be brought to court. Parli ...

Volunteer American doctors renew hope for wounded Peshmerga
Rûdaw - 2016-12-24 09:37

US Defense criticizes Washington's failure to deliver purchased arm to Peshmerga
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-24 04:20
A flag of the autonomous Kurdistan Region flies next to Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers standing on a tank as they hold a position on the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, west of Erbil, on September 7, 2014. (Photo: AFP/Safin Ha ...

Putin to Kurdistan24: Peshmerga courageous, efficient in fighting terrorism
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-24 04:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin responding the question of Kurdistan24 Correspondent in Moscow Khoshawi Mohammed during a press conference, Dec. 23, 2016. (Photo: RT/Kurdistan24) ...

German military to send first soldier to Baghdad
Deutsche Welle - 2016-12-24 02:46
The Bundeswehr will be helping to train the Iraqi army in Baghdad in 2017, as part of a NATO mission. Up until now, the military has confined itself to helping the Peshmerga Kurds in the north of the country. ...

Russian President also praises Peshmerga Putin: Russia will ensure Kurdish legal rights will be observed
NRT - 2016-12-23 15:41

El PDKI homenatja a les Forces Peshmerga kurdo-ira...
KurdisCat - 2016-12-23 12:35

WATCH: Trump must continue cooperation with Peshmerga against IS
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-22 03:37
Georgetown University professor Andrew Bennett. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Abadi unlikely to send Peshmerga budget funds, says deputy FM
Rûdaw - 2016-12-21 03:43
'Abadi has not agreed on sending the sum to the Peshmerga ...

EU delegation in Erbil to address refugee crisis
Rûdaw - 2016-12-21 03:43
The delegation is also scheduled to visit Peshmerga training camps ...

Kirkuk governor: Iraq delays Hawija military operation
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-20 23:20
Peshmerga forces standing guard near Hawija in Kirkuk Province, Aug. 9, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

5595 results in 0.06 sec.