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Peshmerga Demands Coalition to Review Relations

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 ...
Peshmerga Demands Coalition to Review Relations - BAS News

White House urges Kurdistan Region to call of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The White House has said the plan for an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region later this month distracts from efforts to defeat the Islamic State (IS) and urged Kurdish leaders to call off the vote. ...

Arab IDPs Return to Peshmerga-held Areas in Zummar

BAS News - 2017-09-04 15:00
ERBIL — A number of displaced Arab families returned to their areas on western Tigris River in northwest of Mosul after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ordered the Peshmerga forces to facilitate their return. Arab families who were dislodged fr ...

Wife of IS Member Surrenders to Peshmerga in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-02 11:09
ERBIL— The wife of an Islamic State (IS) member has surrendered to Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar frontlines, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The woman, Kazhal Ali, is from the Kermanshah city in Iranian Kurdistan. She claimed tha ...

Peshmerga Will Have Effective Role in Hawija Operation: Townsend

BAS News - 2017-09-01 10:02
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces will have an "effective" role in the imminent operation to free the town of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS), stated the commander of the US-led coalition against the IS. Addressing reports on Thursday, Lt. Gen. ...

Iraqi Government Announces Liberation of Tal Afar

The Global Coalition - 2017-08-31 17:38
The Global Coalition to defeat Daesh (ISIS) congratulates Prime Minister Al-Abadi and all Iraqi Security Forces on their stunning victory in Tal Afar and Northern Ninewah Province, Aug. 31. ...

IS Intends to Strike "Big Blow" before Last Breath: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-08-31 17:03
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants are planning to strike a "big blow" from their last stronghold in Iraq, Hawija, before their authority in the country fades away completely, said a Peshmerga commander. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Lt. Col. Him ...

IS Demands Members to Grow Hair Or Else Get Whipped

BAS News - 2017-08-14 19:47
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) organization in Hawija, 60 km southwest of Kirkuk, has demanded its members not to cut their hair short or they will be whipped. Iraqi al-Sumania news, citing informed sources from Kirkuk, reported on Monday that the IS memb ...

A Few Turkish Troops Wounded in Northern Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-07 12:54
A planted bomb, belonging to Iraqi Baath regime, exploded ERBIL — The explosion of a planted bomb near Zakho city in northern Kurdistan Region led to a number of injuries among the Turkish troops in border areas of northern Kurdistan Region. Mohamad Hasa ...