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Türkischer Luftangriff in Shingal: 6 Tote, mehrere Verletzte

EzidiPress - 2017-04-26 02:03
Shingal. Der türkische Luftangriff in der nord-irakischen Region Shingal von Dienstagnacht hat mehreren Menschen das Leben gekostet. Wie das kurdische Peshmerga-Ministerium bestätigte, seien bei einem Luftschlag fünf Peshmerga getötet und weitere verletzt ...

Peshmerga, Injured by Turkish Airstrike, Receive Treatment in Turkey

BAS News - 2017-04-26 00:13
DUHOK — Three injured Kurdish Peshmerga forces will be sent to Turkey for medical treatment after they were injured by Turkish airstrikes on Mount Sinjar. Early morning on April 25th, Turkish fighter jets bombarded areas around the predominantly-Yezidi t ...

KDP Condemns Turkey's Deadly Strike against Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-25 18:46
Apart from war and trouble, PKK is of no use to Sinjar, it says ERBIL— The politburo of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Thursday strongly denounced the airstrikes by the Turkish jets in Sinjar, which left five members of Peshmerga forces dead and cau ...

Turkish Airstikes on Sinjar Kill 5 Peshmerga, Wound 9: Peshmerga Ministry

BAS News - 2017-04-25 18:19
ERBIL — Turkish airstrikes which targeted the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in Sinjar and resulted in the deaths of five Peshmerga fighters, wounding nine more are “unacceptable,” said the General Command of the Peshmerga forces in their lates ...

PKK Should Withdraw from Sinjar: Peshmerga Ministry's Official

BAS News - 2017-04-25 11:54
We don't want Sinjar to be part of regional conflicts, a Peshmerga Ministry's official says ERBIL — An official from the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Ministry stated that a number of Peshmerga troops were killed and a Peshmerga base was burned by the Tur ...

No Change in IS Presence in Qara Tapa after Three Years: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-24 17:34
ERBIL— The number of Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the town of Qara Tapa (Diyala province) has increased to the same level it was once when the militants entered the area for the first time in 2014, said the Peshmerga commander in Qara Tapa. Speaking t ...

Germany Received List of Weaponry for Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-23 12:17
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s Peshmerga Ministry has provided the German government with a list of required military equipment for the Kurdish forces, said an official. The list includes various types of equipment, including anti-tank wea ...

Sangre fluyó en lugar de lágrimas-3.

Hawar News - 2017-04-23 08:21
Sulayma Salem Khider, a pesar de su corta edad, se han convertido en otra víctima al igual que muchas otras mujeres Yazidi que fueron cautivadas por las bandas IS, dijo Khider: YPG nos ayudó a mí y a muchos otros yazidíes mientras el Peshmerga nos dejó. ...

Blood flowed instead of tears- 3

ANHA - 2017-04-22 14:58
Sulayma Salem Khider, despite her young age, have become another victim just like many other Yazidi women who were captivated by IS gangs, Khider said” YPG helped me and many other Yazidis while the Peshmerga left us behind” ...

More IS Militants Surrendering to Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-20 23:45
KIRKUK — A growing number of Islamic State (IS) militants are surrendering to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province as the group is approaching its end in Iraq, a local Kurdish security official said. Kirkuk Chief of Police, Sarhad Qadir, said more ...

Blood flowed instead of tears-1

ANHA - 2017-04-20 14:13
The Yazidi women that were liberated by Women Protection Units (YPJ) stated that KDP forces left them alone during IS attack on Şengal and said "IS said to us that Peshmerga sold you for money, and instead of going to Kirkuk, we came to Şengal" ...

U.S. to sell $295 million worth of military equipment to KRG

Waar Media - 2017-04-20 11:43
WAAR-DUHOK: US State Department approved a sale of military equipment to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces worth around $295.6 million. The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that the US State Department has agreed to sell military equipment for the a ...

US Approves Sale of Military Equipment to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-19 23:06
SOFIA — US State Department approved a sale of military equipment to the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces worth around $295.6 million. The Pentagon announced on Wednesday that the US State Department has agreed to sell military equipment for the artil ...

Peshmerga Wraps up Training Against Chemical Weapons

BAS News - 2017-04-19 18:43
The Pentagon offered the training ERBIL— Kurdistan Peshmerga forces have concluded a training course on protection against the chemical weapons which was arranged by US Department of Defense. Reports indicated that the training in Erbil was for a number ...

More Yezidis Abandon PKK: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-04-19 01:29
SOFIA — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander said on Tuesday that 50 more senior Yezidi members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have recently left the organization in the Sinjar district to join Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces. Qasim Dirbo, a Peshmerg ...

US Sends Peshmerga over $20 Million Monthly: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-04-19 00:11
ERBIL — In accordance to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga and United States’ Department of Defense, Washington continues providing 26 billion Iraqi Dinnar (approximately $20.3 million) monthly to Kurd ...

Report of IS Chemical Attacks on Peshmerga Ready for UN

BAS News - 2017-04-18 16:17
Peshmerga commander says the chemical weapons were made in Mosul ERBIL— The detailed report of the chemical attacks conducted by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists against the Peshmerga forces is ready to be handed to the UN and the US, according to a Pesh ...

Tuz Khurmatu Arab Chieftain Urges Peshmerga To Stop "Hashd's Violence"

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:23
He accuses the Shi'ite militias of killing civilians ERBIL— The leader of the Arab tribes in the disputed Tuz Khurmatu (Kirkuk province) called on Kurdistan Region Peshmerga as well as coalition forces to confront the "violations" by the Shi'ite Hashd mi ...

Heroics of Peshmerga Inspire Kurdish MMA Fighter to Win

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:04
ERBIL — Ahva Abdurraham, an eighteen-year-old Kurdish national born in the US, was victorious over his opponent Ben Brown, in the competition that took place in Tennessee, United States, on Saturday.Following the completion of his fifth amateur bout, and ...

KRG Compensates Wounded Peshmerga: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-15 01:27
France will provide free medical treatment to 22 Kurdish troops ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to compensate the Peshmerga fighters who were injured while fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, said Parliamentary Committee for Pe ...

In Battle for Mosul, New US Strategy Takes Shape

Waar Media - 2017-04-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Although training of the Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga is a major part of the operation, the overall narrative has changed; the US is more humble and modest in its approach than a decade ago. The tactical assembly area for US forces sout ...

Growing Ethnic Diversity among Peshmerga Facilitates Referendum: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-14 00:36
ERBIL — With more people from various ethnic components of Kurdistan Region joining the Peshmerga forces, a prosperous independence referendum is expected, said a Kurdish lawmaker. “The enrollment of all these people into the Peshmerga forces proves the ...

Two IS Jihadists Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-13 14:41
Police says they participated in beheading members of Peshmerga forces ERBIL— Two members of the Islamic State (IS) organization have been arrested in Kirkuk province, according to a report by Kurdistan24 news channel. Depending on intelligence informati ...

Thousands Await Kurdistan Presidency's Order for Joining Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-13 13:38
Kurdish MP says the people are from different components of disputed areas ERBIL— In order to protect their own areas against further offensives and damage, members of different components in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad are ready to join ...

UK Promises Continued Support to KRG and Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-12 16:30
ERBIL — The United Kingdom will continue supporting Kurdistan Region and it encourages Erbil and Baghdad to jointly govern Nineveh province after the province is fully liberated from the Islamic State (IS), said Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister f ...

Hundreds of Former PKK Fighters Join Peshmerga in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-11 12:24
SINJAR — Close to 500 former members of the Yezidi forces operating in conjunction with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have joined the military forces of the Kurdistan Region, known as the Peshmerga forces. Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) was formed by ...

Nearly 500 Yezidis Have Abandoned PKK: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-04-09 17:08
He says they are now receiving training by Peshmerga forces ERBIL — Some 484 Yezidi members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have left the party and joined Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Peshmerga forces, said a Peshmerga commander. During an i ...

Turkish Historian Ismail Beshikchi Says Kirkuk Is a Kurdish City

BAS News - 2017-04-09 13:26
Turkish writer says Peshmerga protected Kirkuk against IS ERBIL — Ismail Beshikchi, the prominent Turkish writer, historian and philosopher, believes Kirkuk is a Kurdish city and part of the Kurdistan Region territory.During an interview with the Turkish ...

PKK Once Again Displaced Yezidis: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-08 21:20
The party’s policies has resulted in no willingness for IDPs to return home SINJAR — Since the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked Roj Peshmerga forces near Khansur subdistrict of Sinjar on 3rd of March, no Yezidi IDP has returned to their home in Sn ...

Peshmerga Receives All Deserting PKK Guerrillas: Commander

BAS News - 2017-04-06 17:21
He says a great number of Yezidis leave PKK ERBIL — The guerrillas from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who leave the party are being incorporated in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Peshmerga forces, a Peshmerga commander said.Speaking to BasNews ...

A Peshmerga Brigade of Turkmens to Be Established

BAS News - 2017-04-05 14:38
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP stated that a brigade of Turkmens will be created within the Peshmerga forces, saying that Peshmerga needs to be composed of all Kurdistan Region entities as it does not belong to Kurds alone. Shakhawan Abdullah, a Kurdish member of ...

Is the Kurdish Peshmerga a militia? / Michael Rubin

KurdPress - 2017-04-04 12:51
Representatives of 68 states wrapped up meetings last week to discuss strategies to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh). The Islamic State’s defeat may end one chapter in Iraq’s history, but it simply pushes other suppressed issues to the forefro ...

Iraqi Kurdistan has over 150,000 Peshmerga fighters: data

E-Kurd - 2017-04-04 00:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The number of troops affiliated with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraqi Kurdistan has exceeded 150,000 militants, many of them recruited in the aftermath of the Islamic State war nearly three years ago, accordin ...

Coalition Airstrike Kills 2 IS Commanders, 5 Militants

BAS News - 2017-04-02 21:59
The airstrikes were carried out in Kirkuk KIRKUK — At least two military commanders and five militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday in an airstrike south of Kirkuk province. Turkish Anadolu Agency cited a Peshmerga source who revealed ...

7 IS Militants Including 2 Leaders Killed in Southwest of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-02 13:44
KIRKUK — The Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) Air Force killed seven militants including two leaders in southwest of Kirkuk province. Depending on a source from the Peshmerga forces, Anadolu Agency reported a fighter jet belonging to the c ...

Six Peshmerga Injured in Roadside Bomb in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-04-02 13:44
TUZ KHURMATU — Two improvised explosive devices (IED) injured six Peshmerga troops in west of Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk province, early on Sunday. Mohamed Fayaq, head of Tuz Khurmatu media department said that the planted IEDs targeted a convoy of Pe ...

U.S. trained 18,000 Iraqi Kurdish fighters for Islamic State fight

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
WASHINGTON,— The United States has trained 18,000 Kurdish Peshmerga forces with Iraq Train and Equip Funding (ITEF) in order to support the ongoing operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in the country, the State Department said. The Office of th ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 27, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
Mass grave with possible Peshmerga fighters bodies found in Jalawla Diyala: A mass grave believed to contain the bodies of Peshmerga fighters has been discovered in a disputed area which was once occupied by the Islamic State (IS), a Kurdish official sai ...

Swedish Peshmerga volunteer says ‘I was not kidnapped’ by PKK

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
SINJAR,— A Swedish Peshmerga volunteer who was allegedly kidnapped by PKK affiliate in Sinjar said in a released video that he was not been kidnapped by the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS). Tony Ekman, who joined the KDP-controlled Peshmerga forces in Iraq ...

Peshmerga Forces Fully Abide by the Laws of War: KRG

BAS News - 2017-03-29 23:58
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) remains fully committed the international laws with its Peshmerga forces fully abiding by the laws of war, said Kurdistan Region’s Head of the High Committee to Evaluate and Respond to International Reports ...

Shingal: 6 IS-Terroristen bei Kämpfen getötet

EzidiPress - 2017-03-29 02:01
Shingal. Einheiten der Peshmerga haben am Dienstagmorgen einen Angriff der Terrormiliz „Islamischer Staat“ (IS) in Shingal abgewehrt. Nahe der Zementfabrik im Osten der Region attackierten mehrere IS-Einheiten Stellungen der Peshmerga. In den Gebieten von ...

The ‘Black MBW’ Sold after Saving Dozens of Lives in Kirkuk Attack

BAS News - 2017-03-29 00:59
ERBIL — The owner of the ‘Black BMW’, who saved 70 people during an Islamic State (IS) attack on Kirkuk, has sold his bulletproof car despite a worldwide reputation it had gain. Ako Duzi, a Kurdish Peshmerga from Tuz Khurmatu district, told BasNews on Tu ...

Six IS Militants Killed by Peshmerga in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-28 13:51
They were ambushed by the Peshmerga forces SINJAR — Six militants from the Islamic State (IS) were killed in eastern Sinjar district by the Peshmerga forces. According to a source from Peshmerga, six IS militants were eliminated by the Peshmerga forces a ...

PKK Kidnaps Swedish Peshmerga Volunteer near Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:58
Swedish Foreign Ministry has confirmed ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) affiliates around the Yezidi town of Sinjar kidnapped a Swedish national who had joined the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to fight the Islamic State (IS). 51-year-old Swe ...

Photo of “PESHMERGA” wins the 3rd Istanbul Photo Awards

Waar Media - 2017-03-27 18:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Frederic Lafargue’s “Fleeing from Daesh” was chosen Photo of the Year 2017 by the international jury of the 3rd Istanbul Photo Awards, and winner photo is about Peshmerga forces when they rescuing civilians who they flee from ISIS terrors. Sp ...

Peshmerga would not enter Mosul, commander tells Kurdpress

KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
a Peshmerga commander told Kurdpress that the Kurdish forces would not enter the Iraqi northern city of Mosul within the agreements made between Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, and the central government in Baghdad. ...

Over 300 Yezidis Abandon PKK in Sinjar: Peshmerga Official

BAS News - 2017-03-26 12:12
They join the Peshmerga forces after leaving PKK SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters continue to abandon the party on a daily basis in Sinjar and join the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces in the area, said a Peshmerga official. Smi Bosali ...

Yezidis Leave PKK to Join Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-03-25 18:52
SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters continue leaving the party and joining Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces in the Yezidi town of Sinjar and surrounding areas, said a security official. “The increasing number of the PKK affiliates joining ...

In Pictures: Coalition Forces Continue Training Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
ERBIL — The US-led coalition continues training Kurdish peshmerga forces as part of the global anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts. The trainings, according to the official Facebook page of the US Consulate General in Erbil, is mainly focused on counter-IED ...
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