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2 Iranian Guards Killed in Clashes with KDP-Iran Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-09 13:28
ERBIL- The Peshmerga forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Iran confronted the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in West Azerbaijan province, leaving two guards dead on Tuesday night. Kurdistan Media, the official outlets of the KDP-Iran ...

IS Making Unsuccessful Plan Against Peshmerga in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
ERBIL — A Kurdish official has revealed a new plan by the Islamic State (IS) militants to establish a new front and area of military influence in southern Kirkuk province as the group has suffered serious defeats elsewhere. Head of Kurdistan Democratic P ...

One Peshmerga Killed in IED Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-07 09:05
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter was killed as the result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the Islamic State (IS). The bomb went off late on Sunday while a military engineering team of the Peshmerga forces were busy defusing the expl ...

One Peshmerga Killed, Three Injured in Roadside Blast in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-06 16:20
KIRKUK — One Peshmerga troop was killed and three others were wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in the town of Daquq, southern Kirkuk, a Peshmerga commander said on Sunday. According to the commander, who spoke to Kurdistan24 an ...

Peshmerga leader urging Yazidis to migrate from Şengal

ANHA - 2017-08-05 19:38
A military leader in the Peshmerga forces Haydar Shisho has urged Şengal people to migrate from their homeland in case to they did not join Başûr Kurdistan Region, in a clear indication that the region’s government is striving to displace forcibly Yazidis ...

Erbil Fire Event Not "Terrorist" Attack: Peshmerga Statement

BAS News - 2017-08-05 19:00
ERBIL- The fire which broke out Saturday evening in Erbil was not a "terrorist" attack, according to an official statement. The fire event in a warehouse of Zeravani Peshmerga force on 60 Meter Street burnt and generated a thick smoke in the area, reads ...

PKK Shoots 2 Kurdish Businessmen, Seizes Their Properties in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-08-05 11:16
SINJAR — PKK forces in Khanasor district of Sinjar opened fire at two civilians from Zummar district, north-east of Sinjar on Thursday, killing one of them and wounding the other. Badal Bandi, commander of Roj Peshmerga in Sinjar, told Kurdistan 24 that ...

Three Peshmerga Troops Killed in Eastern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 17:53
KIRKUK — Three members of Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces died on Friday as a result of improvised explosive device that went off in Kirkuk province, according to a local security source. “Two bombs went off while Peshmerga forces were conducting a s ...

Coalitions Forces Strike IS Fort West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 08:55
ERBIL— Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an air raid against an IS fort west of Kirkuk Thursday. A press release by the Peshmerga forces in Western Kirkuk Battlefield indicated that the airstrike was carried out by coalition warplanes ...

Peshmerga Forces Stay Where They Shed Blood: Commander

BAS News - 2017-08-01 17:13
ERBIL — The Kurdish Peshmerga forces will not retreat from the areas for which they have made ultimate sacrifices, said commander Sarbast Trwanshi. The Peshmerga forces liberated these areas from the Islamic State (IS), and they are now responsible for t ...

Barzani Approves Coalition’s Plan for Reorganizing Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-01 10:57
Peshmerga ministry will soon proceed to enforce the plan ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani approved the plan which was proposed by the International Coalition members for restructuring the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces. Brigadier General Hazha ...

Peshmerga Forces repel ISIS Attack in southern Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces on Saturday repelled an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) extremists near Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. The Peshmerga forces on Saturday thwarted an IS attack on its front lines in Zarga village, near the ...

Peshmerga Forces Defeat IS Attack in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-07-30 09:30
A number of insurgents were killed TUZ KHURMATU — The Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces last night repelled an attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Tuz Khurmatu, killing a number of extremists. The confrontations took place late on Saturday in Z ...

Peshmerga Repels IS Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-07-29 19:57
ERBIL— Kurdistan Peshmerga forces on Saturday evening drove back an Islamic State (IS) offensive in Tuz Khurmatu, Salahaddin province. Several IS jihadists launched an attack against Peshmerga trenches in Zarga battlefields near Tuz Khurmatu, about 75 km ...

Martyrs of Kurdistan Would Vote “Yes” for an Independent Kurdistan

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-27 16:59
Photo Source:- UK.gov.krd By Lawk Ghafuri For many years Kurdistan people sacrificed their lives for our Kurdish land, that started hundred years ago when Peshmerga started their fight against various enemies of Kurds in early 1920s, as they fought agains ...

ISIS kills four Kakai Kurds, kidnaps others southern Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-07-27 14:26
WAAR-DUHOK: A number of ISIS militants wearing Peshmerga clothing stormed a village near Daquq town in southern Kirkuk, killing several people. Early Thursday morning the militants had attacked the house of a Kakai Kurd in the village of Liheb resulting ...

Pentagon Vows Continued Support for Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-25 16:10
ERBIL — US Department of Defence has ensured Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of its continued military support for the Peshmerga forces as they have been playing a critical role in the international anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts, said a Peshmerga o ...

Peshmerga Commanders Call on Baghdad to Schedule Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-24 17:13
ERBIL — Commanders of Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces call on Iraqi government to avoid further delaying the operation to liberate Hawija city in southern Kirkuk province from the Islamic State (IS). Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, a senior commander of Peshmer ...

Four Peshmerga Troops Wounded by an IED in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-07-24 14:14
DIYALA — Four Peshmerga troops were injured as a result of an improvised explosives device (IED) during their task of inspecting the security situation of an area in Qara Tapa district of Diyala province. Mohammad Omar, a local official from Qara Tapa, t ...

Several IS Insurgents killed in Southwest Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
KIRKUK — The US-led coalition warplanes bombarded on Friday military positions belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Kirkuk province, killing and injuring a number of jihadists. Peshmerga command on the frontline said in a press r ...

Maliki’s Remarks Against Kurdistan to Cover His Failures: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
Maliki is trying to elude the charges as part of his electoral campaign ERBIL — A Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament stated that the Iraqi former PM Nouri al-Maliki’s recent statements against Kurdistan Region and Peshmerga are an attempt to cover hi ...

Mosul Victory Not Possible Without Peshmerga: Iraqi Envoy to US

BAS News - 2017-07-21 19:50
ERBIL — Iraq’s Ambassador to the US, Farid Yassin, has said that the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) militants would have not been achieved without the vital role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces. “The great victory [Mosul liberation] would no ...

2,000 More Female Yezidis Apply to Join Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-07-20 17:35
ERBIL— Nearly 2,000 more Yezidi women and girls have applied to become Peshmerga, said the Yezidi commander of an all-female brigade for the Kurdish minority community. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Khatun Khidir, who commands the Roj (Sun) Force, sta ...

Four Peshmerga Detainees Found in IS Prison in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-20 10:48
ERBIL — A Kurdish official announced the liberation of four Peshmerga detainees held by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. Ismat Rajab, head of Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) branch office in Mosul, stated that the Iraqi troops discovered on ...

Peshmerga Delegation Discusses Referendum with French President

Waar Media - 2017-07-19 14:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga delegation to France has thanked the administration in Paris for its support to Erbil in the war against Islamic State (ISIS). Peshmerga commander of Makhmour-Gwer frontline, Sirwan Barzani revealed on his Facebook account t ...

Peshmerga Delegation Discusses Referendum with French President

BAS News - 2017-07-19 12:03
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga delegation to France has thanked the administration in Paris for its support to Erbil in the war against Islamic State (IS). Peshmerga commander of Makhmour-Gwer frontline, Sirwan Barzani revealed on his Facebook account that th ...

With His Arm and Art Peshmerga Troop Hopes to Serve Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-18 18:02
ERBIL— Using plaster, wood and stone, a Kurdish young Peshmerga troop is trying to recreate the beautiful nature of the Kurdistan Region and its tourist attractions in artistic maquettes. "I was born and grew up in a magical nature; I live in a land to w ...

Meeting a Great Peshmerga of Kurdistan And a Good Friend of Peshmerga

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-17 20:49
At World Economic Forum as a Young Kurd and Shaper, I had the chance to represent Kurdistan Region and Global shapers Erbil Hub which held in Amman Capital city of Jordan. During the 3 days of the conference, I had meetings with some international and reg ...

Why Kurdistan is Transforming From a Conflict Region into a Peaceful State

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-07-17 20:49
Photo Source: Scott Peterson/Getty Images By Lawk Ghafuri Since the end of WWI until the fall of Baathist Regime in Iraq, Kurdistan Region fought for their freedom against Baghdad, as many revolutions have been implemented by the Peshmerga forces all lead ...

KRG Calls for More US Support for Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-07-17 14:37
ERBIL — A joint Iraqi-Kurdish delegation is visiting Washington to meet with US officials to discuss a number of security issues. The delegation includes representatives of the Iraqi prime minister's office, military officials as well as representatives ...

Peshmerga Commander Stresses Close Coordination for Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-17 13:12
KIRKUK — For Hawija operation, there needs to be a full coordination between the Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces, said a Peshmerga commander on Monday. Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga Forces in Kirkuk’s southern front line, told BasNews that close ...

Peshmerga Ready for Controlling Hawija: Commander

BAS News - 2017-07-16 17:08
ERBIL— Kurdistan Peshmerga forces have set all the arrangement for participating in the battle for retaking the town of Hawija, south of Kirkuk, from the Islamic State (IS) organization, said the commander for the Fourth Peshmerga Frontline in Southern K ...

Peshmerga held by ISIS freed by counter-terror forces

Waar Media - 2017-07-16 13:22
WAAR-DUHOK: The Peshmerga troop who was released by the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk on Saturday was exchanged for four trucks of food and medicine supplies, according to a security source from Kirkuk. However, the security officials from the Patriotic U ...

IS Exchanges Peshmerga Captive for Food, Medicine Supplies: Source

BAS News - 2017-07-16 12:14
ERBIL — The Peshmerga troop who was released by the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk on Saturday was exchanged for four trucks of food and medicine supplies, according to a security source from Kirkuk. However, the security officials from the Patriotic Union ...

Peshmerga Captive Freed in Exchange for IS Emir

BAS News - 2017-07-15 19:57
ERBIL— A Peshmerga troop was released in Kirkuk on Saturday after setting an Islamic State (IS) emir free, a Peshmerga commander stated. Abdulla Bor, Peshmerga commander at Tuz Khurmatu frontlines, told Kurdistan24 news channel that the Peshmerga member, ...

400 Yezidi Peshmerga Troops Conclude Military Training

BAS News - 2017-07-14 23:10
SINJAR — 400 Yezidi Peshmerga fighters graduated on Thursday from their military training with the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces. 400 Peshmerga troops completed a three month training course in a Peshmerga base located near the Mosul Dam, according ...

Wounded Peshmerga Troops to Be Sent Abroad for Treatment: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-07-14 12:35
ERBIL — More than one thousand Peshmerga forces, wounded in the battle against Islamic State (IS), have been sent abroad for treatment over the past six months. Head of Peshmerga Ministry’s Health Directorate, Shamal Jabar Yawar, told BasNews “1012 wound ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Releases the 3 Detained Peshmerga Troops

BAS News - 2017-07-12 17:33
BASHIQ — The paramilitary of Hashd al-Shaabi released the three Kurdish Peshmerga fighters which were captured on Monday near Bashiq area in northern Iraq. Brigadier Halgurd Khidir, commander of the Peshmerga’s Safeen battalion, told Kurdistan24 on Tuesd ...

Pictures: Peshmerga Kills 17 IS Militants Northwest Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-12 12:39
MOSUL — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces managed to successfully foil an offensive of the Islamic State (IS) and eliminate 17 militants late on Tuesday in Rabia region in north-west of Mosul near the Syrian border. The IS militants attempted to attack t ...

Hashd al-Shaabi arrest 3 Peshmerga fighters in Bashiqa

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: A Peshmerga commander has said that 3 of their fighters have been arrested by the mainly-Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi in Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul on Monday. The commander of Safeen Command said that the incident happened in Pis Khrap area in Bas ...

Hashd al-Shaabi leader threatens to use force against Peshmerga

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: A leader of pro-government paramilitary forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) has threatened to use force against Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga troops to drive them out of areas recaptured from the Islamic State. Jawad al-Tleibawi, a senior leader of the P ...
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