Latest news

Peshmerga

Kirkuk Should not Have the Same Future as Mosul

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-10-22 21:01
Photo of Peshmerga statue in Kirkuk via Sputnik International By Lawk Ghafuri On 2014, Iraqi forces left Mosul and all the disputed areas without firing a single bullet against the so-called “Islamic State”, also known as “ISIS” and gave up on the areas ...

IRGC Casualties in Offensive Near Erbil Taken Back to Iran

BAS News - 2017-10-22 11:40
ERBIL — Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who were embedded with the Iran-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi were killed in the offensive against Peshmerga near Erbil on Friday, October 20. According to reports circulated on ...

120,000 Kurdish Civilians Displaced from Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-10-22 01:16
ERBIL — Since the beginning of military confrontations between the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, nearly 120,000 civilians have been displaced from their homes in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu, according to Iraq’s Ministry of ...

KDPI Forces on Alert as Iranian-backed Militias Approach Their Bases

BAS News - 2017-10-22 00:50
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) are now on full alert after Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias and military personnel of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) attempted on Saturday to approach the opposition grou ...

Iraqi forces, Peshmerga clash near Kirkuk

CNN - 2017-10-21 21:31
Clashes between Iraqi forces and Peshmerga fighters broke out Friday as Iraqi forces moved north of Kirkuk to the town of Altun Kupri. ...

Has American Policy Created a Monster in Iraq?

National Review - 2017-10-21 14:28
On October 20, Iraqi Security Forces battled Kurdish Peshmerga near the town of Altun Kupri. The Iraqi forces cradled U.S.-made M-16s and rode on black-coated American Humvees. The Peshmerga, defending a berm near the town, were also shown on video using ...

U.S. "very concerned" about reports of Kirkuk confrontation

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
The U.S. State Department said on Sunday it was watching developments in the disputed region of Kirkuk and was “very concerned” about reports of a confrontation, after Iraqi government forces clashed with Kurdish Peshmerga, Reuters reported. ...

Abadi orders PMU to advance towards central Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the militias of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) or Hashd al-Shaabi to advance against the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk. ...

KDP forces left Gwer region: PUK official

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) stated that the Peshmerga forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) left the region of Gwer, southern Erbil. ...

Barzani ordered Kirkuk withdrawal: PUK Peshmerga commander

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
A commander of the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), has claimed that the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces from Kirkuk was conducted under the order of Kurdistan Region President, and Peshmerga general c ...

Iraqi forces take complete control of Kirkuk province

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said. ...

Peshmerga Commanders Discuss Military Issues Near Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-21 13:39
ERBIL — The Peshmerga commanders held a meeting near Pirde town, south of Erbil, where the Peshmerga forces clashed with the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Friday. The commanders discussed the situation of the area and securing the area in the fa ...

US Congress Members Urge Washington to Mediate Between Erbil and Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-21 02:12
ERBIL — Four members of US Congress have called on the country’s Secretary of State to broker and immediate ceasing of hostilities between the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and the Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Region. “We have noted ...

Peshmerga Command Reveals Casualty Figures of Friday Clashes

BAS News - 2017-10-20 23:38
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Command has released an official statement on the military confrontations between the attacking by Baghdad-backed Hashd al-Shaabi on the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, saying that nearly 150 Shi’ite militias were killed or ...

Belgian Journalist Wounded in Crossfire South Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-20 21:10
ERBIL — A Belgian journalist has reportedly sustained injuries while covering the military confrontations between the attacking Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces. The journalist was identified as Jonathan Raa, 41 ...

Iranian Artillery Units Back Shi’ite Militias in Attack Prde

BAS News - 2017-10-20 16:37
ERBIL — Using the US-donated arms and backed by the Iranian artillery units, the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi assaulted the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Prde district located on the road between Erbil and Kirkuk, said the Peshmerga Command in a sta ...

Clashes Between Peshmerga and Shi’ite Militias Ongoing Near Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-20 16:37
Hashd al-Shaabi militias were inflicted with heavy damage ERBIL — The offensive conducted on Friday by the Shi’ite militias against the Peshmerga forces in Pirde town south of Erbil was strongly repelled and a number of militias along with their vehicles ...

Central Erbil Fully Secured: Governor

BAS News - 2017-10-20 15:02
ERBIL — The Governor of Erbil ensured the people of full security in the capital as clashes are reported on the outskirt of the city between the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. Nawzad Hadi told Reporters e ...

Peshmerga Defeats Hashd Al-Shaabi’s Attack Near Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-20 13:14
ERBIL — The offensive of the Shi’ite militias against Peshmerga forces in Pirde town south of Erbil on Friday was firmly responded. Heavy clashes erupted between Peshmerga Forces and the Iran-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Pirde (Altun Kop ...

Heavy Clashes Erupt Between Peshmerga and Hashd Al-Shaabi Near Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-20 11:11
ERBIL — Heavy clashes erupted between Peshmerga Forces and the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi militia on the outskirt of Erbil early on Friday. The clashes broke out after the Iraqi Forces and Hashd al-Shaabi, attempted to move onto t ...

Kurdistan VP accuses certain PUK leaders of fall of Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-10-18 22:53
WAARmedia The vice president of Kurdistan and deputy leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) denounced those among the PUK who ordered the withdrawal of the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk, which eventually led to the city’s takeover by Iraqi and Ira ...

Peshmerga Ministry Reorganizing Forces: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-18 15:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Ministry is reorganizing the Peshmerga troops, in a bid to station them in the areas where they existed before October 17, 2016. Deputy of Peshmerga Forces' Chief of Staff, Salar Mohamed Jabari, told BasNews that the Pe ...

Iraq takes control of Sinjar after Kurdish army withdraws

The New Mail - 2017-10-18 14:06
Peshmerga forces gave up the Kurdish town of Sinjar to a pro-Iraqi paramilitary group and the Iraqi army, Baghdad’s army said Tuesday. Sinjar is composed of Yazidi Kurds, a non-Muslim… The post Iraq takes control of Sinjar after Kurdish army withdraws ap ...

Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjar, hand control over to Iranian militias

Washington Times - 2017-10-18 13:31
Kurdish peshmerga units have withdrawn from the heavily contested area of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Tuesday, handing control over the enclave to Iranian-backed paramilitaries tied to Iraq's security forces. The Kurdish fighters reportedly left the major ...

PMU is poised to attack Bashiqa

Waar Media - 2017-10-18 03:16
WAAR-Duhok Iraq’s Shiite militias of PMU is poised to attack Peshmerga forces in Bashiqa, Nineveh. sources on ground said MPU militias have sent reinforcements to frontlines near Peshmerga-held Bashiqa town and Peshmerga forces are on alert and ready to ...

Irak: Schiitische Milizen übernehmen Kontrolle über Shingal-Stadt

EzidiPress - 2017-10-18 02:02
Shingal. Im Nordirak haben schiitische Milizen und irakische Truppen binnen weniger Stunden die Stadt Shingal eingenommen. In der Nacht von Montag auf Dienstag marschierten die schiitischen Milizen auf die Stadt vor, die zuvor von Peshmerga kontrolliert w ...

Irakische Truppen marschieren in Bashiqa ein

EzidiPress - 2017-10-18 02:02
Bashiqa. Die irakische Regierung hat die Rückeroberung der umstrittenen Gebiete im Irak fortgesetzt. Nachdem unter anderem am Dienstag die Shingal-Region im Nordirak von den Peshmerga aufgegeben und unter irakische Kontrolle gefallen ist, marschieren irak ...

Peshmerga in Full Control of Makhmour: Commander

BAS News - 2017-10-18 00:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces have rejected the reports claiming that the Kurdish forces retreated from their positions in Makhmour district, southwest of Kirkuk, a commander said. “I am speaking from central Makhmour and I ensure that the ...

Erbil, Baghdad to Return to Pre-Mosul Agreement on Borders

BAS News - 2017-10-17 19:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government border will be redrawn in accordance to a previous agreement signed by Erbil and Baghdad prior to the launch of Mosul operation, the Peshmerga Ministry said. “According to the agreement for Mosul Operatio ...

YBŞ commander: Our troops are stationed at their trenches

ANHA - 2017-10-17 15:44
The commander of Şengal Resistance Units (YBŞ) in Dijwar Faqeer pointed out that the militants of the Popular Crowd entered the areas controlled by Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Peshmerga, noting that their forces are stationed in their trenches, stressing ...

PDK delivers Şengal to the Popular Crowd

ANHA - 2017-10-17 09:54
NEWS DESK– Democratic Party of Kurdistan’s(KDP) Peshmerga handed over the center of Şengal district and its countryside to the Popular Crowd. According to the information obtained from Şengal, Peshmerga withdrew from the center of Şengal district and its ...

After Şengal, PDK Peshmerga hand over Makhmour

ANHA - 2017-10-17 09:54
NEWS DESK– The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Peshmerga withdrew from Makhmour district south of Hewler, after it had handed over positions in the district of Şengal to the Popular Crowd. According to the Roj News news agency, the Peshmerga of the Democrati ...

US “Very Concerned” by Violence in Kirkuk: State Department

BAS News - 2017-10-17 01:35
ERBIL — The United States is “very concerned” about the situation in Kirkuk and the military clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Baghdad-backed militias, said State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert. “We are monitoring the situation closely ...

Peshmerga in Full Control of Makhmour, Gwer Districts

BAS News - 2017-10-17 00:35
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander has rejected the media reports claiming that the Iraqi forces and Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are busy with military mobilisation near the Peshmerga positions in Makhmour and Gwer, south and west of Erbil. Qa ...

Comunicado del PKK sobre los hechos de Kirkuk

KurdisCat - 2017-10-16 21:48
"El ejército iraquí y las fuerzas de Hashd al-Shaabi lanzaron ataques a la ciudad y alrededores de Kirkuk a partir de la madrugada del día lunes.A raíz de esos ataques, las fuerzas peshmerga en la región abandonaron sus posiciones y se retiraron. Frente ...

PUK Peshmerga Commander Missing: Source

BAS News - 2017-10-16 21:26
ERBIL — A source from Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga has confirmed that Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, commander of PUK’s Unit 70 of the Peshmerga forces, has gone missing after the conflicts in Kirkuk. On Monday, Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Has ...

US Senator Warns Against Misuse of US Weapons by Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-10-16 18:37
ERBIL — US Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a statement today on reports of clashes between Iraqi forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga in Kirkuk, stating that he is deeply concerned about the military advances ag ...

Baghdad-backed Shi’ite Militias Praise PUK Faction for Withdrawal

BAS News - 2017-10-16 16:50
KIRKUK — The extremist Asaib Ahl al-Haq brigade, which operates under the command of Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, has commended the faction within Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) which ordered withdrawal of Peshmerga forces from ...

Iraqi Forces, Backed by IRGC, Attacked Kirkuk: Peshmerga Command

BAS News - 2017-10-16 15:36
ERBIL — General Command of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Forces stated that the offensive on Kirkuk was launched by the Hashd al-Shaabi and Iran’s Quds Forces. “On the dawn of October 16, IRGC and Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) under the command of I ...

Peshmerga Ordered to Fight to the Last Man in Defence of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-16 15:36
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, who also serves as Commander-in-Chief of the Kurdish forces, has ordered Peshmerga to not initiate a clash, but defend Kirkuk to the last man if attacked. Since midnight Sunday, Baghdad-backed Shi’ite A ...

PUK Influential Faction Orders Withdrawal of Peshmerga from Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-10-16 14:35
TUZ KHURMATU — Ordered by a particular faction within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the Peshmerga forces have evacuated Tuz Khurmatu district in south of Kirkuk to fall into the hands of the Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. The Kurdish ...

HPG, YJA-Star form a protection line in Kirkuk

ANHA - 2017-10-16 12:49
NEWS DESK-The People Defense Forces and Women’s Free Units- Star, formed Protection line in Kirkuk to protecting the people. According to the news agency Roj News, the Popular Crowd at 02:30 attacked the points of concentration of the Peshmerga forces in ...

Clashes ongoing in Kirkuk

ANHA - 2017-10-16 09:43
NEWS DESK- The Popular Crowd launched an attack against Peshmerga Forces’ sites in Khurmatu in Kirkuk, and Duz Khurmatu in Salah al-Din. Moreover, information stated that clashes have erupted in Kirkuk. Roj News agency stated that the tension between the ...

Iranian-backed PMF Using US Military Equipment Against Peshmerga: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-16 08:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia (PMF) on Sunday night launched an attack on Kirkuk from two front lines, said Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) on Monday morning. The two forces at 23:30 advanced from Taza Khurm ...
6791 results in 0.12 sec.