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Barzani and Abadi Discuss Cooperation on Anti-IS Efforts

Barzani and Abadi Discuss Cooperation on Anti-IS Efforts

BAS News - 2017-09-02 22:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone on Saturday to discuss the latest developments in the war against Islamic State (IS), said Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP). Barzani emphasis ...
Barzani and Abadi Discuss Cooperation on Anti-IS Efforts - BAS News

France’s Macron Invites Barzani, Abadi to Paris over Growing Rift

BAS News - 2017-09-30 01:42
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron has reportedly invited Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Paris in hopes of easing tensions between the two sides arose after Monday’s independence referendum in ...

Iraqi PM Releases Over 15 Statements in 4 Hours Against Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-25 10:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi posted over 15 statements on his official Facebook account against Kurdistan Region's independence referendum in just four hours. In 19 different statements on Facebook, Abadi reiterated his opposition to the ...

Masrour Barzani: Kurds Seek Peace, But Won't Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-22 10:33
ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said that they expect the world to recognize all what the Kurds have done for them, in reference to the war against Islamic State (IS). “I think that we have done for the ...

Prime Minister Barzani’s message on Eid al-Adha

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, issued the following message: On the occasion of Eid al-Adha I extend my best wishes to the families of our martyrs and congratulate all Mu ...

Barzani and Abadi discuss cooperation against IS on phone

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 09:39
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone on Saturday and discussed the latest developments in the war against Islamic State (IS), said Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP). ...

Barzani And Abadi Discussed IS Captives Issue over Phone

BAS News - 2017-09-02 09:09
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani about the destiny of the Islamic State (IS) members who surrendered to Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar. Dozens of IS militants from the Azaziyah ...

1,200 IS Militants Killed in Tel Afar Operation

BAS News - 2017-08-31 19:21
ERBIL— Some 1,200 Islamic State (IS) extremists were eliminated in the battle to liberate Tel Afar, stated Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the US-led anti-IS coalition in Iraq and Syria. Townsend noted over 100,000 square kilometers have been cle ...

Independent Kurdistan Remains Committed to Anti-IS Campaign: FM

BAS News - 2017-08-30 13:32
ERBIL — After the referendum and upon the declaration of independence, Kurdistan Region will certainly remain committed to the ongoing international campaign against terrorism in the region, said Falah Mustafa, Head of Department of Foreign Relations. “T ...

US Diplomats, Military Officials Meet with Barzani in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-29 23:10
ERBIL — A number of US diplomatic and military envoys met on Tuesday with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil to review the latest political and security developments. The delegation was headed by Douglas Silliman, the US ambassador to Ira ...

U.S. foreign minister phones Barzani and Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has phoned Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in two separate days, the U.S. special envoy to the anti-IS coalition Brett McGurk stated. ...