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ISIS shells, attacks Kurdish village in Iraqi disputed territory: Source

ISIS shells, attacks Kurdish village in Iraqi disputed territory: Source

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-18 10:47

ISIS shells, attacks Kurdish village in Iraqi disputed territory: Source - Kurdistan24

Three Turkish soldiers killed, seven wounded in clash with PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 18:44
ANKARA,— Three Turkish soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a clash with Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan region, the Turkish defence ministry said Sunday. The statement came after Turkey on Friday launched the third phase of an operation b ...

Animals taken from the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan must be returned to sanctuary: rangers

E-Kurd - 2019-08-25 03:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Though animals and their pelts can be bought, the Sulaimani Forests Department says they will return any animals to wildlife sanctuaries if they are found to have been taken out of the wild in Iraqi Kurdistan region. ...

Turkey begins third phase ‘Operation Claw 3’ against PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-24 16:09
ANKARA,— Turkey’s defense ministry says it has launched a third military operation against Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan region, state-run Anadolu agency reported. The ministry, in a statement Saturday, announce ...

Second Roj News journalist arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan capital

E-Kurd - 2019-08-21 21:33
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A reporter for outlet Roj News was arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday by the security forces, the pro-Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Roj News reported. Bryar Muhammad was arrested in Erb ...

No information about the Fate of Three Kurdish Detainees in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-08-16 02:00
Although one month have passed since the arrest of three Kurdish civilians including “Saber Kamani”, “Kamran Kamani” and Keyvan Mokaremi” residing at “Anbeh village” of Taregor Region of Orumiyeh, there is still… The post No information about the Fate of ...

Three Yazidi girls freed from Islamic State captivity in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-08-14 14:14
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The director of the Yazidi Rescue Center in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Hussein Qaidi, said on Wednesday that three Yazidi girls had been rescued from Islamic State group (ISIS) captivity. Qaidi said the girls are betw ...

Arrest of a Kurdish researcher in Tehran

Kurdpa - 2019-08-14 10:43
Kurdpa Agency: A Kurdish researcher was arrested in his own home in Tehran. ...

Arrest of a Kurdish citizen in Ilam

Kurdpa - 2019-08-13 16:56
Kurdpa Agency: Intelligence forces arrested a Kurdish citizen in Ilam. ...

Conviction of three Kurdish citizens in Urmia and Sanandaj

Kurdpa - 2019-08-13 16:56
Kurdpa Agency: Three Kurdish citizens were sentenced to imprisonment by the Iranian judiciary in the cities of Urmia and Sanandaj. ...

ISIS gunmen kill two Iraqi federal police near village in Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-12 18:38

Killing of stray dogs causes concern in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-08-11 22:56
GARMIAN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Residents and activists in the Garmian area in Iraqi Kurdistan have called on the government to rethink the methods it uses to control populations of stray animals, which usually involves killing them. Under current law, which ...

Arrest of a Kurdish activism in Marivan

Kurdpa - 2019-08-03 01:20
Kurdpa Agency: Intelligence forces raided the personal home of a Kurdish activism in Marivan and arrested her. ...

Hazim Tahsin Beg sworn in as new Yazidi leader in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-27 22:16
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hazim Tahsin Beg was inaugurated as leader (Mir) of global Yazidi community on Saturday at Lalish Temple, the faith’s most holy site, located in Duhok province in Iraqi Kurdistan. Hazim Tahsin Beg was chosen as the new Ya ...

A Village in my country … Hawija Faraj Village

SDF Press - 2019-07-27 21:47
Raqqa- Hawija Faraj village is located in the western countryside of Raqqa city. It is 30 km away from Raqqa. It is a small residential grouping that extends from the outskirts of the Al-Salhbiya Kharbi village in the north to the Euphrates River in the s ...

Hazim Tahsin Beg chosen as new Yazidi leader in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-25 17:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Hazim Tahsin Beg was chosen as the new Yazidi leader (Mir) in iraqi Kurdistan on Wednesday, according to the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council. The decision comes nearly six months after the passing of his father an ...

ISIS attacked village in Daquq, Iraqi police shot civilian vehicl

ANF - 2019-07-25 10:05
4 civilians were wounded when ISIS gangs attacked a village in Daquq. A vehicle going to Daquq was hit by fire shot by Iraqi federal police, killing 9 members of the family. ...

Video footage of Turkish diplomat killing in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-24 10:42
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Video footage (see below) purportedly showing the moment a Turkish diplomat was shot dead in an Erbil restaurant in Iraqi Kurdistan on July 17 has surfaced on social media. Kurdish security officials are yet to ver ...

Squeezed by sanctions, Iranian Kurds seek day jobs in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-07-20 06:09
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— When the car pulled up to the curb in Iraqi Kurdistan’s Erbil, a half-dozen Iranian labourers swarmed around it. Squeezed by US sanctions on Tehran, they were hunting for work across the border. Mostly Kurds themse ...

Turkey carries out airstrikes in Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat’s murder

The Defense Post - 2019-07-19 18:02
Turkey launched an airstrike in Qandil, Iraqi Kurdistan in response to the killing of a Turkish diplomat in the region The post Turkey carries out airstrikes in Iraqi Kurdistan after diplomat’s murder appeared first on The Defense Post. ...