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Coalition: Erbil’s Independence Vote Won’t Affect Military Cooperation with Peshmerga

Coalition: Erbil’s Independence Vote Won’t Affect Military Cooperation with Peshmerga - BAS News

Hawija Operation Won’t Impact Independence Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
KIKRUK — Hawija operation will not have a negative impact on the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum set to happen on September 25, Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga Forces on Kirkuk’s western front said on Wednesday. Kirkuki told BasNews “Lib ...

[VIDEO]: Kurdistan’s Independence Rally in Berlin Comes Under Attack

BAS News - 2017-08-21 10:24
BERLIN — An unknown group of people attacked last night the Kurdistan Region’s independence rally organized by the Kurdish diaspora in Berlin, Germany, leaving around 15 people wounded. Kurdish diaspora in Berlin held a rally on Sunday evening in support ...

Referendum won’t affect war against IS: Barzani tells US official

KurdPress - 2017-08-18 18:34
The President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Thursday discussed the latest military developments with US army officials, affirming the upcoming Kurdistan Region referendum would not affect the war against the Islamic State (IS), Kurdistan 24 ...

Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Almost Overdue: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ERBIL — The referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq should have happened earlier as statehood may never be granted to a nation, but obtained, said Jafar Imniki, Deputy Speaker of Kurdistan Region Parliament. During a symposium in Erbil on ...

Kurdish Shabaks Hold a Conference on Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-12 14:16
The community supports independence for Kurdistan DUHOK — The Kurdish Shabak community organized a conference on Saturday, August 12, in Bardarash town in Duhok province to discuss the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence. The Shabak Ku ...

PUK Firm on Holding Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-08-05 11:16
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is serious on holding Kurdistan’s independence referendum on time, and it may not change it’s position, said an official. The remarks were made by the party’s top officials in a meeting with the Turkish Cons ...

Turkmen Leader: We Vote “Yes” to Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-26 17:18
ERBIL — Turkmens in Iraq are in favour of Kurdistan’s independence referendum and the opposition voices in Baghdad do not represent the ethnic community, said Duraid Quryali, deputy chairperson of Turkmen Shrough Party, in an exclusive interview with Bas ...