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US-led coalition will continue to train Iraqi forces, amid Iran tensions

US-led coalition will continue to train Iraqi forces, amid Iran tensions

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-15 21:29

US-led coalition will continue to train Iraqi forces, amid Iran tensions - Kurdistan24

PUK Proposes Relocation of Foreign IS Detainees from Syria to Garmiyan

BAS News - 2019-06-03 17:42
Its security officials seek “millions of dollar” for such a contract with the Coalition ERBIL — A faction within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has proposed to the US-led Coalition to move tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) detainees and the ...

Peshmerga, Coalition Forces Launch Anti-IS Operation near Kifri

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces and the US-led Coalition launched an operation to mop up the Islamic State (IS) militants hiding in the remote areas near Kifri, southwest of Sulaymaniyah. Jamal Salih, head of the local administration in Zanan ...

SDF Captures 42 IS Insurgents in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-17 20:15
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured a total of 42 Islamic State (IS) insurgents in eastern Syria. The SDF said in a statement that the Kurdish fighters backed by the US-led coalition forces launched a military operation in ...

Coalition to Resume Training Peshmerga Next Week: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-17 01:22
ERBIL - The US-led International Coalition will resume its military training to the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces next week, said the Ministry of Peshmerga on Thursday in a statement. Following a security alert by the US Department of State on Wedn ...

Kirkuk: Iraqi Forces Destroy Houses of Four Kurdish Residents

BAS News - 2019-05-17 00:37
ERBIL - Houses of four Kurdish residents in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk were completely destroyed by the Iraqi forces. The incident took place in the neighborhood of Arafa, northwestern Kirkuk, where bulldozers flattened the four houses to th ...

Prisoner coughing up blood: “I will continue my protest”

ANF - 2019-05-16 13:01
Gullu Dasci, who has been on a hunger strike in the Mardin Type E Closed Prison against the isolation, started to cough up blood. Dasci announced that she will continue her protest nonetheless. ...

US-led Coalition: ISIS not defeated

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-16 10:24

US Not Allowed to Use Iraqi Territory to Attack Iran: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-05-15 23:42
ERBIL - The US is not allowed to use the Iraqi territory for attacking neighboring Iran, Iraqi ambassador to Russia Haidar Mansour Hadi has said, adding that his country does not want a "devastating" new war in the Middle East. The Iraqi envoy made the c ...

Iraq may stand to benefit from heightened US-Iran tensions

Rûdaw - 2019-05-15 11:46
Central Iraqi government inhabits a position where it may be able to capitalise off of US-imposed sanctions on Iran. ...

No War to Occur Between Iran and US: Khamenei

BAS News - 2019-05-14 20:58
ERBIL - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that no war would occur between the United States and Iran, while stressing that Tehran will continue to resist Washington, state media said. The Iranian leader's comments come amid the ...

Women from Rojava: Resisting mothers are not alone

ANF - 2019-05-14 15:08
"We started a resistance, and we will not stop until the last drop of our blood. We will continue to be in the streets. Erdogan should know that like we broke ISIS attacks, today Erdogan will end. History will one day hold him to account." ...

Kirkuk: Iraqi Forces Arrest Men Wearing Shorts in Public

BAS News - 2019-05-11 15:42
ERBIL — Iraqi forces have decided to arrest the men who wear shorts in public. Photographs have gone viral on social media showing a group of men packed in a police pickup vehicle in Kirkuk. They were reportedly arrested for wearing shorts and walking on ...

Brotherhood vows to remain ‘peaceful’ despite US plans

Waar Media - 2019-05-01 11:49
WAAR_DUHOK Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said it will continue to work in line with “peaceful and moderate thought” despite U.S. plans to designate it as a “terrorist” organization. On Tuesday, the White House confirmed the administration of President Donal ...

Coalition and Iraqi forces attack ISIS sleeper cells in Hamrin mountains

The Defense Post - 2019-05-01 06:42
CJTF-OIR and Iraqi forces attacked ISIS sleeper cells in northern Iraq, destroying tunnel systems, buildings, caves, and command positions The post Coalition and Iraqi forces attack ISIS sleeper cells in Hamrin mountains appeared first on The Defense Pos ...

US Service Member Dies in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-20 15:53
ERBIL — A US service member died in Iraq’s Nineveh province, north of the country, on Saturday, the US-led Coalition said on Saturday. It revealed that the soldier died in a “non-combat incident”. The statement did not provide details for the incident, n ...

Iraqi Forces Don't Allow Kurdish Party to Open Headquarters in Diyala: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-19 22:51
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces have prevented the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) from opening a headquarter in the Qara Tapa district, northern Diyala province, an official confirmed. Talking to BasNews, Mohammed Omer, a PUK representative in the area, exp ...

Iraq frees Frenchman who entered Syria to 'support Yazidis' It is unclear why Syrian Kurdsih forces or the US-led coalition handed the man to Iraqi authorities April 18, 2019

The National AE - 2019-04-18 22:45

Iraqi Airstrike Kills 20 IS Militants in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-16 15:18
ERBIL — Iraqi fighter jets carried multiple airstrikes in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 20 members of the Islamic State (IS). “Iraqi jets, backed by the US-led Coalition, targeted an IS gathering in Daquq, east of K ...