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Iraqi war games: Army trains in desert, defeats ‘militants’

Rûdaw - 2019-04-18 18:06
"Our job is to keep the Iraqi security forces trained up to speed" ...

IED Blast Injures 17 Iraqi Soldiers in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-04-16 15:33
ERBIL — A bomb went off at a unit of the Iraqi forces on Tuesday in the western province of Anbar where it wounded at least 17 soldiers, a security source confirmed. The army soldiers were clearing mines in Naimiyah, south of Fallujah, when an explosive ...

SDF Hands Over Another 200 IS Militants to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday sent over 200 Islamic State (IS) prisoners to the Iraqi authorities. An Iraqi security source confirmed that the Iraqi army’s 8th Division received the jihadists and transferred them to a m ...

OPERATION CHAMMAL: Task Force Monsabert trains Iraqi medics

CENTCOM - 2019-04-05 23:00
Millions of people are currently gathered in Baghdad for the Shiite pilgrimage of Al Kadhimiya, one of the most important in the region. This event is a real challenge for the 6th Iraqi Army Division in charge of security in the capital. It also represent ...

Ex-Chief of Staff Suggests Erbil-Baghdad Summit on PKK-Turkey Conflict

BAS News - 2019-03-31 17:09
ERBIL — Iraqi army’s former chief of staff has suggested a high summit to be held between Erbil and Baghdad to discuss the ongoing conflict between Turkey and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Iraq and Kurdistan territories. For decades, the PKK has set ...

IS Shifts Back to Insurgency Fight: Former Chief of Staff

BAS News - 2019-03-28 13:08
ERBIL — Since it has been defeated on the frontlines in both Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State (IS) militants have now begun an insurgency fight on both sides of the border, said Babakir Zebari, the former Chief of Staff of the Iraqi army. IS was defeate ...

Iraqi Army Expects PKK to Either Handover Weapons or Prepare for War in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-26 22:51
ERBIL - Iraqi Army in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar have warned the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to either handover their weapons or be prepared for a military confrontation with the national forces, a security source said on Tuesday. ...

Diyala: Iraqi Soldier Killed by IS

BAS News - 2019-03-26 20:35
ERBIL - An Iraqi soldier was killed by the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Diyala province on Tuesday while the militant group has, over a year ago in Iraq and recently in Syria, been announced as fully defeated. The Iraqi army soldier was on dut ...

Iraq, PKK Deploy Reinforcement to Sinjar as Relations Sour

BAS News - 2019-03-25 11:43
ERBIL — The Iraqi army and affiliated groups of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have significantly increased their forces in Sinjar after a recent confrontation. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, Wais Naif, head of Sinjar Mayor Council, confirmed the arr ...

Iraqi army sends reinforcement to Yazidi Sinjar district after YBS clashes

E-Kurd - 2019-03-22 21:01
SINJAR, northwest Iraq, The Iraqi army dispatched more than 50 armoured vehicle to the Yazidi Sinjar city and its outskirts on Friday. More than 50 military vehicles belonging to the Iraqi army’s infantry Brigade 9 have been deployed to the area, NRT TV ...

Iraqi Army Sends Reinforcement to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-22 14:29
ERBIL — The Iraqi army on Friday sent a massive reinforcement to Snune area of Sinjar to control the border crossing with Syria. The deployment of additional troops and heavy arms to the border area comes days after deadly clashes erupted in the region b ...

Iraqi army says two soldiers killed in clashes with PKK fighters | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-03-22 00:56

Sinjar: Iraq Gives PKK 72 Hours to Hand Over Certain Commanders

BAS News - 2019-03-20 14:24
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces have given the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) affiliated Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) fighters 72 hours to hand over four commanders or they would be attacked by the country's army. The two sides clashed twice this week in the t ...

Ambush north of Baghdad kills 3 Iraqi soldiers, wounds 5

Seattle Times - 2019-03-20 01:50
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security and hospital officials say three soldiers have been killed and five wounded in an ambush on an army patrol north of Baghdad. The officials say a group of militants opened fire on the patrol Tuesday in the town of Tarmiyah, a ...

Clashes between Iraqi Army and YBS again heat up in western Shin

Rûdaw - 2019-03-19 18:35

Iraqi Army Warns PKK agains Border Violations near Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-18 15:30
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has warned the Sinjar Resistance Unites (YBS) forces, which are affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), against movements between Iraq and Syria borders in the areas north of Sinjar. The warning came a day after YBS and ...

Clashes between PKK-affiliate and Iraqi army in Sinjar leave two soldiers dead: military

E-Kurd - 2019-03-18 12:50
BAGHDAD,— Clashes between the Iraqi army and Kurdish PKK-affiliate militia from the Yazidi Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) killed two Iraqi soldiers and wounded five of the militants on Sunday, the Iraqi military said in a statement. The clashes took place ...

Yezidi convoy says it was ambushed by Iraqi Army in Shingal

Rûdaw - 2019-03-18 09:31

At Least 2 Killed, 5 Hurt in Iraqi Army Clashes With Kurdish PKK - Reports - Sputnik International

Sputnik - 2019-03-17 22:37

A tripartite meeting between the chiefs of staff of the Iraqi, Iranian and Syrian army

Kurdiu - 2019-03-17 19:16

Public Seeks Truth Behind Releasing Pilot Who Bombed Halabja

BAS News - 2019-03-17 14:34
ERBIL — The victims of Halabja Chemical Attack are now asking the local authorities to reveal the truth behind the sudden and unexpected release of an Iraqi pilot who bombed Halabja in 1988. Tariq Ramazan was a pilot in the former Iraqi army who dropped ...

Iraqi Army Designates Anbar Deserts as “Military Zone”

BAS News - 2019-03-04 12:31
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has warned civilians against entering the vast desert area in Anbar province after declaring it a “military zone”. The warning is reportedly given via leaflets distributed among locals. The Iraqi army made it clear that civilians s ...

Operation against ISIS by Iraq and the Coalition

ANF - 2019-02-28 12:31
The Iraqi army and the International Coalition carried out an operation against ISIS in and around Kirkuk with air strikes. 4 ISIS members were killed in the operation. ...

Coordination between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army to counter terrorism

Kurdiu - 2019-02-26 17:38

Hundreds more alleged ISIS suspects handed over to Iraqi Army

Rûdaw - 2019-02-25 07:53
Only Iraqi nationals were included in the handover ...

Peshmerga and the Iraqi army conduct a joint survey in the disputed areas

Kurdiu - 2019-02-23 21:32

Iraqi army and Peshmerga survey disputed territories ahead of joint operations

The Defense Post - 2019-02-22 07:05
The KRG Peshmerga and Iraqi Army began surveying areas of Iraq’s disputed territories in preparation for joint operations more than a year after relations broke down The post Iraqi army and Peshmerga survey disputed territories ahead of joint operations ...

Syrian Democratic Forces turn over 150 captured IS fighters to Iraq

The New Mail - 2019-02-22 06:18
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces turned over 150 captured Islamic State fighters to the Iraqi Army on Thursday. The Iraqi army received the 150 Islamic State militants “north of the… The post Syrian Democratic Forces turn over 150 captured IS fig ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi army prepare to work together in disputed areas

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-22 00:52

SDF gives Iraqi Army custody of 150 alleged ISIS suspects

Rûdaw - 2019-02-21 14:07
The majority of the militants were Iraqis and had been detained by the SDF in al-Baghouz ...

Iraqi Forces Capture 24 IS Militants Escaping Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-21 11:45
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested 24 jihadists after they infiltrated the northern areas bordering Syria, a top military commander said. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Iraqi Army's Chief of Staff Othman al-Ghanimi said that four group lead ...

IS Kills Five Iraqi Troops West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-02-17 12:35
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) jihadists on Sunday morning killed at least five Iraqi soldiers in an area west of Kirkuk province. According to media reports, the militants attacked a military base of the Iraqi army near Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest ...

Additional US Deployment Arrives on Iraq-Syria Border

BAS News - 2019-02-10 10:03
ERBIL — The US army in Iraq has reportedly sent additional forces to the border areas with Syria as the operation to re-capture the last pockets from the Islamic State (IS) over the border begins. Iraqi military sources in Anbar province confirmed the ar ...

Joint Committee between Ministry of Peshmerga and Iraqi Defense Ministry meet in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-09 02:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On February 4th, 2019, Karim Sinjari (Minister of Interior and acting Minister of Peshmerga) received Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Rashed Barallah (Deputy Chief of Staff, Iraqi Army Operations) and his accompanying de ...

Iraqi army official says no agreement on return of Peshmerga to Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-02-08 12:10
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq,— Spokesperson for Iraqi central government’s Joint Operations Command Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul denied reports on Wednesday of an agreement that would involve Kurdish Peshmerga forces deploying to Kirkuk province. Earlier, a s ...

Erbil, Baghdad Seeking Coordinations in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-02-06 23:24
ERBIL - Kurdish and Iraqi military officials have stressed the need to cooperate in the efforts between the sides to fight terrorism across the country, an Iraqi official said on Wednesday. Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Othman Ghanmi told Kurdistan 24 that b ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Army form committees to start joint ops in disputed areas

Rûdaw - 2019-02-06 14:54
“Now, the Iraqi Federal Government has come to the realization that what they did [on October 16] was wrong ...

Iraqi army and police score rare victory in the battle for Baghdad

NEWS - 2019-02-06 07:48

Understandings between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army to fight ISIS

Kurdiu - 2019-02-05 23:30

Iraq Redeploys Military Forces in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2019-02-03 11:00
WAAR_DUHOK Iraqi military forces on Sunday were redeployed in the northern Kirkuk province, according to an army officer. “The redeployment came shortly after the forces arrived in the area,” the officer told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity beca ...

Former Top Iraqi General Warns of Another IS

BAS News - 2019-01-29 10:36
ERBIL — Iraq’s former army chief of staff Babakir Zebari has warned of the Islamic State (IS) to make a comeback or other extremist groups emerging in Iraq if the root causes are not addressed. Speaking to Kurdistan 24 on Tuesday, Zebari stated that IS i ...

Iraqi Army on Alert in Border Region with Syria

BAS News - 2019-01-29 09:48
ERBIL — Iraq has set its armed forces on alert along its western border with Syria, said a military source. Over the border in eastern Syria, Kurdish-led forces are fighting to retake the last pockets held by the Islamic State (IS). Speaking to Russia To ...

De-escalation Efforts: Baghdad Deploys New Army Brigade to Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-01-28 22:44
ERBIL - Brigade 61 from the Iraqi army was deployed to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Monday to replace the counter-terrorism forces in the city. The brigade, which is commanded by Lieutenant General Karim Abboudi al-Tamimi, is expected to be ...

Turkish military presence on Iraqi parliament's agenda

ANF - 2019-01-28 16:36
The people of Sheladize in Kurdistan Region on January 26 rose up against the killing of four civilians by the occupying Turkish army, and stormed the Sire Turkish base. During the protests, 2 civilians were killed and six others were severely injured. ...

US urges Peshmerga, Iraqi army to cooperate ‘more’

Waar Media - 2019-01-22 10:47
The U.S.-led coalition has called for “further cooperation” between the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the fight against the ISIS. This came in a meeting held on Monday between U.S. Brigadier General Austin Renforth and Kurdish Regional Secur ...

Iraqi Army denies claims of clashes with Kurdish Peshmerga near Syrian border

Almasdarnews - 2019-01-14 13:58

Erbil, Baghdad Initially Agreed on Peshmerga Return to Disputed Areas: Official

BAS News - 2019-01-13 13:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry and Iraq’s Ministry of Defense have initially agreed on the return of the Kurdish forces to the disputed territories where security is still in peril. Since 16th October 2017, when the Iraqi army and Iranian- ...

Deployment of US Forces to Iraq's Mosul Denied

BAS News - 2019-01-13 00:19
ERBIL - The Iraqi army has denied the reports claiming that the US forces had been deployed to the province of Mosul instead of the Iraqi forces. Iraqi News cited a statement by the Security Media Center as calling the reports "untrue" and arguing that t ...

Five IS Senior Members Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-01-12 21:03
ERBIL - At least five leaders of the Islamic State were killed on Saturday in the Iraqi province of Anbar, an army commander confirmed. Commander of Anbar Operations Major General Mahmood al-Falahi told IKH News that the senior IS members were targeted d ...

US Troops Replace Iraqi Shi’ite Militias in Kirkuk’s K1 Base

BAS News - 2019-01-07 13:23
ERBIL — US military in Iraq has notified the Iraqi troops and Shi’ite militias to leave K1 military base in Kirkuk where the US troops are being stationed, a Kurdish commander said. K1 military base is known as a strategic base used by the US army betwee ...

9 Kurds had been given the post of Defense Minister

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-01-07 00:55
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Kurdish Officers in the Iraqi Army (1921-2003) This book is a compilation of the biographies of thousands of Kurdish Officers from 1921-2003 that have played a role in the establishment of Iraqi Army. Retired Major Gen ...

Mass Grave of Senior IS Members Discovered in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-01-05 18:24
ERBIL - A mass grave of senior members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group was discovered on Saturday in western Mosul province, an official said. A source from the Iraqi army explained to BasNews that the grave, which included 38 insurgents, was fo ...

Iraqi Forces Discover, Destroy 4 IS Tunnels near Mosul

BAS News - 2019-01-03 14:25
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Wednesday destroyed four tunnels near Mosul in northern Iraq previously used by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents. Yahya Rasool, a spokesperson for Iraqi army's Joint Operations Command, was quoted by Iraqi media as sayin ...

IS Insurgents Kill, Wound Four Iraqi Soldiers in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-01-01 11:50
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents carried an attack on the Iraqi army overnight on Monday in Diyala province, killing and wounding four soldiers, a source said on Tuesday. The source told Dijlah TV channel that the militants launched the offensiv ...

Coalition Forces support Iraqi Security Forces with airstrike against ISIS

CENTCOM - 2018-12-30 23:00
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition Forces conducted an airstrike in support of Iraqi Security Forces taking smalls arms fire west of Mosul, Dec. 15, 2018. 20th Iraqi Army Division troops received small arms fire during a routine patrol in the Atshanah Mountains. T ...

Iraqi army and Kurdish politicians question Iran's involvement in Iraq | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2018-12-28 06:10

Agreement between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga on the infiltration of terrorists

Kurdiu - 2018-12-27 15:48

IS Attacks Iraqi Checkpoint, Kills One

BAS News - 2018-12-23 13:50
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces came under an attack overnight Saturday by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists near Khanaqin in Diyala province. “The attack took place at 9:30 pm local time targeting a joint security checkpoint of federal police and Iraqi army in ...

‘Turkish Cyber Army’ hacks Twitter account of Kurd who served in Iraqi gov't

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-22 09:52

Iraqi Aircrafts Kill Four IS Insurgents in Ninevah

BAS News - 2018-12-17 00:06
ERBIL - The Iraqi warplanes killed on Sunday four insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Ninevah, the army said in a statement. The Ninevah Operations Command forces discovered a tunnel in Atshana Mountains belonging to the militant grou ...

Kara: The Iraqi state and the UN must act after Makhmur bombing

ANF - 2018-12-14 11:09
There are around 13 thousand people living in Makhmur. The camp was set up in the ‘90s when Kurdish people were forced to flee from their houses bombed and burned down by the Turkish army. ...

Reviving UN Mediation on Iraq’s Disputed Internal Boundaries

The International Crisis Group - 2018-12-13 18:26
The fallout is settling after the Iraqi army’s seizure of territories disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdish region. More conflict over these areas, particularly oil-rich Kirkuk, is predictable. The UN should take advantage of today’s quiet ...

Shi’ite Militias Prevent US Planes from Landing in Anbar Airbase

BAS News - 2018-11-19 11:40
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militias, who maintain close ties with Iran, prevented the US planes from landing in an airbase in Iraq’s western province of Anbar where the Iraqi army and Coalition forces are working to eliminate the last Islamic State (IS) pocke ...

Iraqi Forces Amassed Around Makhmour for Anti-IS Assault

BAS News - 2018-11-12 13:40
ERBIL — The Iraqi army and Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have reportedly sent reinforcement to the suburb of Makmour district, southwest Erbil, in preparation for a fresh campaign against the Islamic State (IS) in the area. Kirmanj Abdullah, a loca ...

Mosul: Mass Grave of Former Parliament Candidates Discovered

BAS News - 2018-11-07 13:57
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Wednesday the discovery of another mass grave in the Nineveh province, north of the country. “The grave in Badush, northwest of Mosul, contains the remains of more than 30 people,” Anadolu Agency quoted Army Cap ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen's Salaries Now on a Par with Iraqi Army

BAS News - 2018-11-06 23:21
ERBIL - Iraqi new PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi issued a decree to make the salaries of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen on a par with the national army. The Iraqi parliament voted on the proposal on Tuesday where a representative for the Hashd al-Shaabi ...

At Least 25 IS Jihadists Killed in Northern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-11-05 00:08
ERBIL - At least 25 extremist members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in an airstrike by the US-led coalition in northern Kirkuk province on Sunday. Major General Maan al-Saadi, commander of the second division of the Iraqi army, said in a media st ...

IS Kills Six Iraqi Troops in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-11-03 11:29
ERBIL - At least six Iraqi troops were killed in an attack by the extremist members of the Islamic State (IS) in western Ninevah, a security official said on Saturday. Raed Karim al-Obeidi, on official from the Iraqi army, told reports that the insurgent ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Kirkuk Crisis

BAS News - 2018-10-31 14:06
ERBIL — The new Iraqi parliament is expected to soon discuss the situation in Kirkuk during a special session, said deputy parliament speaker Bashir Haddad. Kirkuk is being challenged by security and administrative challenges since the Iraqi army and Ira ...

Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi Army Attacked in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-27 14:14
ERBIL — A checkpoint of the Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi militias came under mortar attack on Saturday. Local media reports said the attack was carried out in Shalalt subdistrict of Hawija, southwest Kirkuk province. Possible casualties is not known ye ...

IS Executes Five Civilians in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-26 18:31
ERBIL - The extremist group of Islamic State (IS) has executed five civilians in the group's previously stronghold city of Mosul, a source from the Iraqi army said on Friday. Col. Thamer Abdullah confirmed to BasNews that the militants had abducted the f ...

Kirkuk: Kurds Hope New Iraqi Government will Stabilize Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2018-10-26 01:20
ERBIL - Kurdish people in Kirkuk province have hoped that the new government of Iraq will normalize the situation in the disputed Kurdish city. Iraqi army and pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have entered the disputed areas since October, ...

Pirde remains tense one year on from Peshmerga-Iraqi Army clash

Rûdaw - 2018-10-20 20:33
"The situation is unstable" ...

Forces Put on Alert in Kirkuk One Day Ahead of October 16 First Anniversary: Official

BAS News - 2018-10-16 06:23
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces in Kirkuk province have tightened the security measures a day ahead of the first anniversary of the October 16 military incursion in the disputed Kurdish areas by the national army and pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Sha ...

Iraq Boosts Military Presence on Border with Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-12 15:20
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has taken every measure possible to strengthen its control over the border strip with Syria so as to block the infiltration path of escaping Islamic State (IS) insurgents, the Iraqi security forces said. "Presence [of the Iraqi for ...

New Iraqi oil contracts to require local workforce be hired

Kurdistan24 - 2018-10-10 12:38
An Iraqi army vehicle stands at the Bai Hassan oil field west of Kirkuk on October 17, 2017 as Iraqi forces seized major oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces. (Photo: AFP) ...

Iraqi Army Launches Mop-up Operation Against IS Remnants near Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-07 15:43
ERBIL — They Iraqi army on Sunday launched a fresh operation around the northern city of Tel Afar, west of Mosul, to hunt down the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants. The operation is being carried out jointly with the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Sh ...

Iraqi PM sacks Basra army commander amid ongoing demos

Kurdiu - 2018-09-27 23:01

HRW: Iraqi forces disappeared dozens of mostly Sunni Arabs since 2014

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-27 11:08
Iraqi army soldiers bring in a blindfolded and handcuffed suspected al-Qaeda member to detention centers in an Iraqi army base in Baghdad, Iraq, June 16, 2010. (Photo: AP) ...

Iraqi Military Responsible for Disappearance of Dozens of Sunnis: HRW

BAS News - 2018-09-27 10:15
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) holds the Iraqi army and security forces responsible for the disappearance of “dozens of mostly Sunni Arab males since 2014, including children as young as 9”. In a report on Thursday, the HRW revealed that the Shi’it ...

IDPs Can’t Return to Militarized Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-09-25 14:12
ERBIL — The Kurds who fled Kirkuk last year at the wake of Iraqi army’s attack are not willing to return to their homes in a militarized city, said a Kurdish official. “The Kurdish residents of Kirkuk have not been able to return to their homes as milita ...

Iraq Launches Mop-up Operation against IS in Three Provinces

BAS News - 2018-09-22 13:28
ERBIL — The Iraqi army on Saturday announced the launch of a massive military operation to clean up Islamic State (IS) remaining insurgents in the deserts of Anbar, Nineveh, and Salahaddin provinces. According official statements, the Jazira Operation Co ...

Kurdish Commander of Iraqi Army Dies

BAS News - 2018-09-20 19:41
ERBIL - A Kurdish commander of Iraq's elite Golden Division, Fazil Barwari has died due to a heart attack. Details to follow.. ...

Abducted Iraqi Journalist Found Dead in Northern Tikrit

BAS News - 2018-09-18 20:51
ERBIL - The body of an Iraqi journalist, who had been kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents overnight on Monday, was found in a village in northern Tikrit, a security official said on Tuesday. The extremists had disguised in the national army un ...

Abadi: Iraqi Army to deploy on borders over “Turkish violations”

Waar Media - 2018-09-17 12:46
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi has ordered the deployment of guards to his country’s borders with Turkey to prevent any “violations” from occurring, the premier’s office said in a statement. The Iraqi PM also vowed to take legal measures and give t ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen's Salaries to Be on a Par with Iraqi Army: PM

BAS News - 2018-09-13 22:53
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday that the salaries of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen will be on a par with the national army. The Iraqi premier made the announcement at a press conference, pointing out that the new decre ...

Iraqi Army confronts YBS due to checkpoint in Shingal

Rûdaw - 2018-09-11 14:44
Skirmishes broke out after Iraqi forces asked the PKK-affiliated YBS to remove a checkpoint near a village in western Shingal. ...

Three IS Suicide Bombers Attack Iraqi Army

BAS News - 2018-09-10 15:30
ERBIL — Three Islamic State (IS) members with explosive vests ran into a unit of the Iraqi army near Sharqat district of Salahaddin province. Mohammed Fayiq, a former spokesperson for Tuz Khurmatu mayor’s office, wrote on his official Facebook account th ...

KRSC Releases Violence Figures in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2018-09-10 14:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has released a statement the details of acts of violence across Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish territories since 16 October 2017 when the Iraqi army and Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have t ...

At Least 16 Kurdish Journalists Arrested in Kirkuk Since October

BAS News - 2018-09-06 10:25
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk has ordered the arrest of at least 16 Kurdish journalists in the disputed province since last October when the Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi have overrun Kirkuk. Mahdi Ziryan, the representative for Kurdi ...

YBS Clashes with Iraqi Forces near Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-09-03 10:37
ERBIL — The armed forces for the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS), which is an affiliated group for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), reportedly clashed with the Iraqi army in west of the Yezidi town of Sinjar on Sunday. According to Qasim Shasho, the com ...

Top Peshmerga Commander Rejects Operation Under Iraqi Army's Command in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-08-30 23:01
ERBIL - Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry, Major General Qaraman Kamal has said that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces shall not agree to operate under the command of the Iraqi army if the Kurdish forces return to the disputed territ ...

Diyala: IS Militants Attack Village in Iraqi Army Uniform

BAS News - 2018-08-26 16:09
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) insurgents, wearing Iraqi uniforms, have raided a village in Diyala province and killed a country's soldier, a Kurdish official said on Sunday. According to a statement by the former head of Tuz Khurmatu media, Mohammad Fayaq, ...

Iraqi army, Hashd al-Shaabi kidnap 15 fighters from either side over checkpoint dispute in Diyala

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-24 02:39

IS Kills, Wounds Three Iraqi Troops near Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-08-21 16:18
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a military outpost for the Iraqi army overnight Monday in a village near Tuz Khurmatu, said a source. The extremist group has killed at least one Iraqi soldier and wounded two others, said Mohammed Fayiq, for ...

Iraqi Jets Kill 28 IS Insurgents at Border With Syria: Statement

BAS News - 2018-08-18 21:25
ERBIL - Iraqi air force has killed 28 Islamic State (Is) insurgents in two airstrikes on eastern Syria, the army said in a statement. Talking to the Associated Press (AP) on Friday, security officials said that the F-16 fighter jets targeted a meeting of ...

Remains of soldier discovered in Erbil decades after Iran-Iraq war

Rûdaw - 2018-08-17 20:56
“My brother joined Iraqi Army in 1979 ...

Baghdad Backstabs Its PKK Ally

BAS News - 2018-08-16 10:23
ERBIL — Following the Turkish multiple airstrikes on Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) positions in Sinjar, and the killing of several PKK members, including commanders, there are indications that the attack was coordinated by the Iraqi army and Iranian-bac ...

Iraqi Forces Can’t Secure Sinjar Without Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2018-08-13 10:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi army and Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi may not be able to secure the Yezidi populated town of Sinjar and its surrounding areas without Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces, said a Kurdish official. Deputy Peshmerga Minister ...

US-backed forces drive out Islamic State from Syrian-Iraqi border in east Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 10:09
Officers and commanders of the Iraqi army and the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) meeting for a joint military operation at the border, Deir al-Zor Province, Syria. (Photo: ANF) ...
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