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Coalition to Continue Supporting Peshmerga Despite Referendum Results: Spokesperson

Coalition to Continue Supporting Peshmerga Despite Referendum Results: Spokesperson - BAS News

Iraqi National Alliance to visit Kurdistan Region over referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-04 15:05
A member of the Kurdistan Region’s High Referendum Council, Majid Bazrgan said on Sunday, September 4, that a delegation from the Iraqi Shia National Alliance is set to visit the region this week for talks on the independence referendum, NRT reported. ...

Iraq's Kirkuk province to vote in Kurdish independence referendum

Reuters - 2017-08-29 23:13
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraq's oil-producing region of Kirkuk will vote in a referendum on Kurdish independence on Sept. 25, its provisional council decided on Tuesday, a move that could increase tension with Arab and Turkmen residents. ...

Peshmerga Kills Number of IS Militants on Western Tigris Front

BAS News - 2017-08-28 12:27
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces killed a number Islamic State (IS) militants early on Monday on the western Tigris Frontline in Hardan area, northwest of Tel Afar district. Scores of IS militants attempted to approach the Peshmerga forces on Western Tigris Fr ...

Erbil and Baghdad likely to continue talks on referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
A member of the Iraqi National Coalition Alliance stated that a delegation from the Iraqi ventral government is likely to make a visit to Kurdistan Region in order to continue bilateral ties between the region and Baghdad over the planned referendum of th ...

Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation discusses referendum with Iraqi PM

Waar Media - 2017-08-15 12:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region’s senior delegation on independence referendum concluded late on Monday a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad. Erbil’s delegation expressed Kurdistan Region’s firmness on its decision to hold the refe ...

Kurdistan Region Parties to Discuss Reconvening Parliament

BAS News - 2017-07-30 10:35
High Committee of Referendum will convene on Sunday ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s High Committee of Referendum will convene today for discussions over the forthcoming independence referendum of Kurdistan Region set for September 25th. The meeting will be ch ...

HRW Urges US to Halt Military Support for Iraqi Army’s 16th Devision

BAS News - 2017-07-27 16:20
ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Thursday on the US government to suspend its military support to the Iraqi army’s 16th devision, saying the army has executed several dozen of prisoners in Mosul’s Old City and committed crimes. “The US governme ...