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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Erbil Notifies US of Baghdad’s Intention to Attack Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-10-12 20:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry has notified US diplomatic mission of Baghdad’s military mobilisations against Kurds in south of Kirkuk and north of Mosul. The Peshmerga official held a meeting on Thursday with US Consul General in Erbil, K ...

Peshmerga Won’t Retreat from Disputed Kurdish Areas: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-10-09 22:00
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces will certainly not withdraw from the Kurdish disputed territories they liberated from the Islamic State (IS), said a ministry official. “Any armed forces [of the Iraqi government] intending to enter the Kurdish ...

No Plan Yet to Include Peshmerga in Hawija Assault: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-20 19:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that there is no agreement yet to include the Peshmerga forces in an imminent military operation to liberate Hawija from Islamic State (IS). The Secretary General for Peshmerga Ministry, Jabbar Yaw ...

Baghdad Hands Hawija Operation Plan to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-20 13:55
KIRKUK — Iraqi government has presented the plan for Hawija operation to the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga, said a Peshmerga commander. Wasta Rasoul, Commander of Peshmerga Forces in southern Kirkuk front, told BasNews “An Iraqi military deleg ...

Peshmerga Demands Coalition to Review Relations

BAS News - 2017-09-06 11:38
Peshmerga calls for further expanding the scope of work with the Coalition ERBIL — As the fight against the Islamic State (IS) has entered a new phase, Peshmerga Ministry of the Kurdistan Region has called on the anti-IS US-led Global Coalition to revisi ...

Pentagon Chief to Visit Erbil on Tuesday

BAS News - 2017-08-22 11:05
ERBIL — US Secretary of Defence James Mattis is scheduled to visit Kurdistan Region after concluding his visit to Baghdad on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Peshmerga Ministry said. “The US senior military delegation will arrive in Erbil later today and ...

US Support for Peshmerga Continues: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-16 13:07
ERBIL — The US-led coalition continues its support for the Kurdistan Region and it will proceed with the reforming and reorganising process of the Peshmerga ministry. Jabar Yawar, the Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry, said on Wednesday that he re ...

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 ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Ministry Reviewing Defence System of Kurdistan Region: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-04 15:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry is planning to review the defence system of the region, said Jabar Yawar, Secretary General of Peshmerga Ministry. Yawar told Kurdistan24 that the Peshmerga Ministry is currently working on a project call ...

Giant Peshmerga Statue Set up in Kirkuk, to Be Unveiled

BAS News - 2017-07-03 00:46
KIRKUK — An enormous sculpture has been erected in central Kirkuk to pay the city’s tribute to the sacrifices they made to defend the people against Islamic State (IS). According to Peshmerga Ministry of Kurdistan Regional Government, the Statue is 21 me ...

$200 Million Loan to Peshmerga Already Approved by US: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:05
ERBIL — The United States has approved a loan to the Iraqi government from which $200 million will be granted to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry, said a Kurdish official. “The [financial] assistance is part of a 2016 agreement between the US and Ir ...

US to Equip and Train Two Peshmerga Brigades

BAS News - 2017-05-29 10:44
Peshmerga Ministry will receive $200 million from the $1 billion US loan to Iraq ERBIL — After the US equipped and trained two brigades of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces, it is expected to fully arm and train two more brigades with the Peshmerga’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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. ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...

Two More Peshmerga Brigades to Be Armed and Trained by US: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-29 14:51
ERBIL — After arming and training two brigades of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces, the United States will fully arm and train two more Peshmerga brigades, Jabar Yawar, the Secretary General of Peshmerga Ministry, told BasNews. Yawar told BasNews on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Ministry Seeking to Expand Erbil-Washington Protocol: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-06 15:10
ERBIL — An official from the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Ministry stated that the latest visit of the US delegation to Erbil had a major impact on the Washington-Erbil relations. Halgurd Hikmat, head of the Peshmerga Ministry's Media Department, told BasN ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Chemical Defense Unit Concludes Training

BAS News - 2017-03-13 12:39
The Iraqi defense ministry supervised the training ERBIL — Peshmerga Chemical Defense Unit on Sunday wrapped up a three-month training course on protection against chemical weapons. Islam Chali, chief of the Board to Combat Chemical Weapons (BCCW) in the ...

PKK Presence in Kurdistan Against Iraqi Constitution: Official

BAS News - 2017-03-09 16:18
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) presence in Kurdistan Region is not legal, said a Kurdish official. “According to the Iraqi constitution, the presence of any armed forces in Kurdistan Region, outside the control of Peshmerga Ministry, is against l ...

Barzani orders Peshmerga Ministry to seek stabilisation in Shingal

Waar Media - 2017-03-04 17:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is concerned about the recent incidents that took place in Shingal (southern Kurdistan Region) and has instructed the Ministry of Peshmerga to stabilize the situation, said the spokesperson for the Ku ...

Barzani Directs Peshmerga Ministry to Stabilize Situation in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-04 15:14
KRP spokesperson says Barzani is deeply saddened by the recent incidents in Sinjar ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is concerned about the recent incidents that took place in Sinjar and has instructed the Ministry of Peshmerga to stabili ...

Peshmerga Free to Move Everywhere Within KRG Territories: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-03-03 12:09
ERBIL — In response to the military clashes between the PKK-affiliated fighters and Peshmerga forces near Sinjar, Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Peshmerga said that their forces have all the right to mobilize wherever they want inside Kurdistan Region. I ...

PKK Attacks Roj Peshmerga Forces near Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-03-03 11:08
SINJAR — Military confrontation erupted late on Thirsday between the Roj Peshmerga forces and a group of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)-affiliated fighters near Sinjar. Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Peshmerga confirmed in a statement that the PKK-affili ...

Barzani Meets with Russian Foreign Ministry Delegation

BAS News - 2017-03-01 14:20
Russian delegation praised the role of Peshmerga in meeting with Barzani ERBIL — During a meeting with a senior Russian delegation, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated Erbil's willingness to strengthen ties with Moscow and hoped that Kurdist ...

Turkmen demanded a special brigade from Peshmerga ministry

Waar Media - 2017-02-09 21:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Aydin Maarouf Turkmen Front politburo member and a head of Turkmen block in Kurdistan parliament, announced to Anadolo agency that they (Turkmen front) has demanded from Peshmerga Ministry to take a practical step for establishing a Turkmen b ...

Arab Peshmerga Brigade Wraps Up Training

BAS News - 2017-02-07 18:12
The forces from the Sunni Arab tribes are commanded by the Kurdistan Ministry of Peshmerga ERBIL — 1,000 Peshmerga troops from the Sunni Arab tribes of Nineveh Plains on Tuesday concluded their military training and will operate under the command of Kurd ...

Canada to arm Iraqi Kurdish forces fighting IS

KurdPress - 2017-02-07 07:33
The Canadian Defense Ministry says it has received official approval from Iraqi authorities to supply Kurdish Peshmerga forces with light weapons, communication tools, defense equipment and medicine to help them fight Islamic State terrorists in Iraq. ...

Global Coalition Forces to Increase Military Advisors in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-02-02 18:55
ERBIL — Some countries in the international coalition against Islamic State (IS) will increase the number of their military advisors to Iraq and the Kurdistan Region as part of Iraq, said the secretary for Kurdistan Ministry of Peshmerga. Countries as th ...

US to arm two Peshmerga brigades: Jabar Yawar

KurdPress - 2017-01-27 10:51
The secretary general of the Peshmerga Ministry of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) revealed the US would continue its support for Peshmerga forces this year. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 To Demand Additional Support From French President

Roji Kurd - 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 ...
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