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US Military Support to Peshmerga Continues: Commander

BAS News - 2018-02-14 21:04
ERBIL — The United States will continue its military support to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces, said the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel. The US commander, heading a military and diplomatic delegation, met with Kur ...

Peshmerga Ministry Clarifies over Trainings by NATO Allies

BAS News - 2018-02-10 19:48
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga ministry issued a statement on Saturday to provide clarification pertaining to the military trainings provided by the international partners to the Kurdish forces. Ministry Spokesperson Halgord Hikmat said in an offic ...

KRG refutes HRW accusations against Peshmerga

Waar Media - 2018-02-10 13:07
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday refuted accusations the Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently made against the Kurdish Peshmerga and security forces. Dindar Zebari, head of KRG’s committee for monitoring and responding internati ...

KRG Refutes HRW Allegations Against Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-02-10 01:09
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday refuted accusations the Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently made against the Kurdish Peshmerga and security forces. Dindar Zebari, head of KRG’s committee for monitoring and responding international ...

Iraqi Kurdistan accused of carrying out ‘mass executions’

E-Kurd - 2018-02-09 22:31
BAGHDAD,— Human Rights Watch on Friday accused Iraqi Kurdish security forces of carrying out mass executions of detainees alleged to be members of the Islamic State jihadist group. The watchdog said the Kurdish peshmerga fighters detained Iraqis and fore ...

Yezidis Call on Peshmerga to Return to Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-02-01 23:51
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi population of Sinjar demand Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to return to their town as security situation there continues to deteriorate, a local official said. “The Yezidi families who have returned to their homes in Sinjar ar ...

Kurdish Peshmerga nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-02-01 21:22
Norwegian lawmaker Himanshu Gulati has nominated the forces of the Kurdish Peshmerga for the Nobel Peace Prize for their contributions in the fight against "the greatest enemy of humanity." ...

Peshmerga Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

BAS News - 2018-01-31 19:31
LODZ — A Norwegian lawmaker has nominated Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, saying that the Kurdish fighters played a decisive role fighting terror. "The Peshmerga have been crucial to the fact that we have been able ...

Chamchamal Family of Killed Peshmerga Appeals in Court

BAS News - 2018-01-27 12:08
The brother of the victim killed by the Special Forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Kurdistan Region’s Chemchemal city, revealed that they have appealed in court against the forces. Nazim Hama Sleman, a commander of Peshmerga forces and t ...

Peshmerga Captives of IS Being Sentenced by Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-01-18 23:22
ERBIL — A number of missing Kurdish Peshmerga troops whom had been once captured by the Islamic State (IS) during war, are now at the hand of Iraqi forces in Baghdad, facing unjust trials, said a Kurdish lawmaker. A total of 62 Peshmerga fighters went mi ...

Chamchamal: Family of Killed Peshmerga Holds Lahour Jangi Responsible

BAS News - 2018-01-18 17:03
ERBIL — The brother of the victim killed in Kurdistan Region’s Chemchemal city by the Special Forces of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) criticized Lahoor Jangi, the commander of the Special Forces, for allowing the his men to shoot his brother rat ...

IS Not Completely Eliminated from Iraq: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2018-01-08 23:23
ERBIL — Contradictory to Baghdad’s announcement of fully defeating the Islamic State (IS), a Kurdish Peshmerga commander says that the extremist group still maintains presence in the country. Mardan Chawshin, commander of Peshmerga forces on Qaratapa-Ham ...

Sunni Arabs Ask for Coalition Forces in Nineveh Plains

BAS News - 2018-01-07 20:16
ERBIL — The Sunni Arab tribes of Nineveh Plains in northern Iraq have renewed a call on the US-led coalition forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga to protect them against the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. Calling the Shi’ite militias “mercenarie ...

Peshmerga Position in Int. Coalition Not Bound to Iraqi Army: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-01-07 17:53
ERBIL — For the vital role Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces played in the anti-terror campaigns, their position in the International Global Coalition is not bound to the Iraqi armed forces, said a Peshmerga official. In response to an agreement signed ...

PDKI ha matat 3 guàrdies revolucionaris islàmics iranians a Piranshahr

KurdisCat - 2018-01-03 23:09
Els guàrdies revolucionaris islàmic iranians, coneguts com a IRGC per les seves sigles en anglès, han reconegut les tres baixes mortals. Els peshmerga han atacat una columna de les forces ocupants a Zewe, Piranshahr, a la província d'Azerbadjan Oest, avu ...

PKK Forces Yezidis to Attend Meetings, Induces Them to Join the Party

BAS News - 2018-01-02 19:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Tuesday obliged the Yezidi population of Khansure subdistrict near Sinjar to attend a meeting with the party’s leadership in the area, said Peshmerga commander Qasim Shasho. “They intend to induce the Yezidis ...

Security Vacuum in the Absence of Peshmerga in Disputed Kurdish Areas

BAS News - 2017-12-30 19:53
ERBIL — The Kurdish territories disputed between Erbil and Baghdad are now under serious threat since the Iraqi army and Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi pushed the Peshmerga forces back from the areas, said a Kurdish lawmaker. “In the absence of the ...

Iraqi Forces Demand Peshmerga to Hand Over Areas in Garmyan

BAS News - 2017-12-26 10:23
Peshmerga forces have been deployed to frontline ERBIL — The Iraqi army and the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have warned the Peshmerga forces to withdraw from some areas in Garmyan region in northern Diyala Province, said an official. Lieutenant S ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Setting Up More Checkpoints in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-12-23 22:22
SINJAR — The Shi’ite militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi, which are led and supported by Tehran, have started setting up additional checkpoints in the Yezidi town of Sinjar, said a military official. Qasim Shasho, commander of Peshmerga forces in Sinjar, t ...

Belgium Continues to Train Peshmerga Forces

BAS News - 2017-12-23 15:12
ERBIL — The Belgian Council of Ministers, on Friday, voted in favor of continuing the country's military training of the Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region. A statement by the Belgian government said that despite the liberation of a vast territory ...

IS Militant Captured in Makhmour

BAS News - 2017-12-22 02:07
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces captured on Thursday a member of the Islamic State (IS) who was engaged in last Tuesday’s clashes with Peshmerga forces near Qarachugkh mountains in Makhmour district. Ibrahim Fakhir, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) o ...

8 IS Militants Killed by Peshmerga in Clashes Near Makhmour

BAS News - 2017-12-19 15:26
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces carried out an operation against a group of remaining Islamic State (IS) militants on Tuesday afternoon on the outskirts of Qarachugkh mountains in Makhmour district. The clashes erupted between the Peshmerga forces and the remai ...

Clashes Erupt Between Peshmerga and IS Militants Near Makhmour

BAS News - 2017-12-19 13:14
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces carried out an operation against a group of remaining Islamic State (IS) militants on Tuesday afternoon on the outskirts of Qarachugkh mountains in Makhmour district. Sirwan Barzani, Commander of Peshmerga forces on Makhmour Fron ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Attacked by Unknown Gunmen in Pirde, SE Erbil

BAS News - 2017-12-19 10:05
ERBIL — A number of armed men attacked the Hashd al-Shaabi forces last night in Pirde town, 50 km to southeast of Erbil, where they have been deployed since Baghdad’s October attack on disputed territories. Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga Forces on ...

KRSC: Iraqi Forces, Hashd al-Shaabi Planning Attack on Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-12-18 15:20
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said on Monday that the Iraqi forces, together with the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Federal Police are now preparing an attack on Peshmerga positions near Makhmour, south west of Erbil. ...

Barzani Celebrates Kurdistan Flag Day Among Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-12-18 11:09
ERBIL — Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani visited on Sunday the Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Region to celebrate the national flag day. According to Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Barzani commended the Peshmerga role and their sacrifices as he was celebr ...

No Agreement on Peshmerga Withdrawal from Gwer: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-16 14:31
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces will not withdraw from Gwer (al-Kuwayr) district, around 50 km to the southwest of Erbil, said a Peshmerga official, denying any agreement between Erbil and Baghdad over the withdrawal. Halgurd Hikamt, head of Peshmerga Ministry’ ...

Germany Prolongs Mission for Peshmerga Military Training

BAS News - 2017-12-12 18:43
ERBIL — German parliament decided on Tuesday to extend the country’s military mission against the Islamic State (IS), as part of which it continues to train Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces. As of October this year, a total of 150 German military advi ...

Iraq Deploys More Forces Near Peshmerga Positions: Commander

BAS News - 2017-12-12 12:39
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has deployed more troops to the lines of contact between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces, said a Peshmerga commander, affirming that the Peshmerga forces are prepared to respond to any aggressions. Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga ...

Barzani Hails Kurdistan Women Union on 65th Anniversary

BAS News - 2017-12-11 23:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan leader Masoud Barzani on Monday praised the role of Kurdish women during decades of national struggle, hoping that they continue standing by the cause and supporting the Peshmerga forces. Barzani made the remarks in a statement to mark ...

Coalition’s Military Support for Peshmerga Continuing: Official

BAS News - 2017-12-08 14:08
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition to counter the Islamic State (IS), is continuing to offer military support and training to Peshmerga forces, said a Peshmerga official on Friday. “The Coalition’s support for Peshmerga is continuing through military training ...

Peshmerga Ministry Responds to Abadi’s Statement

BAS News - 2017-12-08 00:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga has strongly criticised remarks by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi who said the war against Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk last October was equally important to the battle against Islamic State (I ...

Scotland Sends 100 Soldiers to Train Peshmerga in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-12-06 19:05
ERBIL — Scotland has deployed over 100 military personnel to the Kurdistan Region to train the Peshmerga forces, a military official confirmed on Tuesday. The Scottish troops will stay in the Kurdistan Region for six months, during which they will be giv ...

Barzani, Senior Peshmerga Officials Discuss Military Situation

BAS News - 2017-12-06 09:31
ERBIL — President Barzani met with senior Peshmerga officials on Monday to discuss the latest military situation in Kurdistan Region, particularly Baghdad’s October attack. Sheikh Jaafar, the Commander of Peshmerga Unit 70 Forces and Mustafa Chawrash, a ...

Coalition Continues Military Support for Peshmerga in 2018: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-30 15:08
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition to counter the Islamic State (IS), will continue to offer military support and training to Peshmerga forces, said a Peshmerga official on Thursday. Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry, Major General Qa ...

Cyprus Delivers Military Assistance to Peshmerga

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2017-11-22 20:02
Cyprus Foreign Minister has revealed that they recently sent a shipment of military assistance to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces as part of the international partnership for the war against Islamic State. ...

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk city as Kurdish peshmerga fighters withdrew

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
KIRKUK,— Iraqi army and Shiite forces entered Kirkuk and take full control of the mixed city on Monday following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. Shia militia, known as Hashid al-Shaabi, clashed with some armed residents who vowed to fig ...

Iraqi Kurdistan faces first major oil outage since referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
LONDON,— Iraq’s Kurdistan’s oil exports more than halved on Wednesday in the first major supply disruption since the independence referendum last month as Iraqi military retook some of the biggest fields from Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces. Kurdish oil exp ...

‘The Low and High in Peshmerga’s recent history’

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
Yassin Ahmed | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The opinions expressed are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Ekurd.net or its editors. Few days passed since the withdrawal of Peshmerga forces from Kirkuk and other disputed areas betw ...

US Congress Abandons Bounding Peshmerga Aid to “Unified Iraq”

BAS News - 2017-11-11 16:29
ERBIL — In the final version of a national defense legislation released on November 8th, the US Congress has omitted a condition which had bounded US military aid to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to “contingent upon KRG’s participation in the gover ...

Cyprus Delivers Military Assistance to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-11-10 19:59
ERBIL — Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has revealed that they recently sent a shipment of military assistance to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces as part of the international partnership for the war against Islamic State (IS). He stated th ...

Smashing a critical American ally

Washington Times - 2017-11-10 05:36
On Oct. 16, Iranian-backed Shia militias, together with 9,000 Iraqi government forces, armed and trained by the U.S., invaded and took Kirkuk from the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. It appears that the Iranians saw an opportunity to extend their influ ...

German FM Urges Parliament to Extend Military Assistance in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-08 00:55
ERBIL — German Foreign Minister urged his country’s parliament on Tuesday to extend military mission training Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces. “A withdrawal would be the wrong signal to the parties to the conflict, as if we were resigned to accepting ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Mobilizes Forces Near Faysh Khabur: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-11-06 11:18
A Peshmerga commander warns against any advances ERBIL — A commander of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces warned about the mobilization of forces by the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in northwest of Mosul near the Faysh Khabur area. Bahjat Selk ...

Disputes Between Erbil and Baghdad Political Not Military: Peshmerga SG

BAS News - 2017-11-05 17:59
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces are part of the defense system of Iraq, Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Ministry’s Secretary-General Jabbar Yawar said Sunday, stating that they don’t want conflicts with the Iraqi forces. “We do not want to clash with the Iraqi f ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Preparing for Imminent Attack on Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-04 13:52
ERBIL — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are preparing for an assault against the Peshmerga forces and the international community has been informed about the plan, according to a Peshmerga official. Halgurd Hikmat, Director of Media, C ...

Border crossings re-escalate between Baghdad and Hewler

ANHA - 2017-11-02 13:23
NEWS DESK– Iraqi forces accused Peshmerga forces of reneging on their commitments and did not abide by agreements on border crossings and Peshmerga denies “We did not agree on anything to retreat”. On Wednesday, Iraqi forces threatened to resume operation ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Ordered to Prepare for War Against Peshmerga: Commander

BAS News - 2017-11-01 14:53
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq’s army have been ordered to prepare for an assault against Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces. Kamal Kirkuki, a Peshmerga commander on Prde frontline, south of Erbil, told BasNews ...

Alto el foc entre les forces peshmerga kurdes i les forces iraquianes

KurdisCat - 2017-10-28 02:20
No se'n coneixen els detalls, de fet continuen els combats en alguns punts. L'exèrcit iraquià i els seus paramilitars annexos de les Hashd al-Shaabi (Unitats de Mobilització Popular, PMU) van iniciar l'atac el 16 d'octubre i han ocupat un 40 % del Kurdist ...

Erbil, Baghdad Reach Ceasefire Agreement: Coalition

BAS News - 2017-10-27 15:56
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga and Iraqi forces reached an agreement on Friday to halt military operations against each other, the US-led coalition has confirmed. The ceasefire is agreed to cover all the fronts, Reuters cited Army Colonel Ryan Dill ...

US Col. Dillon: There is a ceasfire between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Waar Media - 2017-10-27 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: The US-led Global Coalition has confirmed that there is a ceasefire in place between the Iraqi and Kurdish security forces, following ten days of sporadic clashes. Colonel Ryan Dillon, the spokesperson for the Coalition in Baghdad, told Kurdi ...
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