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Peshmerga review – an intellectually gripping tribute to Kurdish fighters battling Isis | Film | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-01-14 13:58

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- ...

WATCH: 765 Kurdish Peshmerga finish 114-day military training

Kurdistan24 - 2019-01-11 21:42

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 ...

These Women Are Kurdish Peshmerga Fighters, Not The Indian Army | BoomLive

Boomlive - 2019-01-05 07:01

Armed Groups Exploit Instability in Sinjar: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-01-03 13:46
ERBIL — There are certain armed groups present in the Kurdish Yezidi town of Sinjar who exploit the ongoing instability in the region and prevent the stabilization efforts, said a commander. Since October 2017, Sinjar is in control of Iranian-backed mili ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Interior Ministries Agree to Cooperatively Foil IS Infiltrations

BAS News - 2018-12-27 00:05
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Peshmerga and Iraqi Defense Ministries have agreed on cooperatively foiling the Islamic State (IS) insurgents from infiltrating on the border areas. According to a statement by the Iraqi ministry, the Kurdish and Iraqi officials ...

The Peshmerga & His Son: Generational tale of the Kurdish strugg

Rûdaw - 2018-12-22 17:30

Syria IS: Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces 'cross into Kobane' - BBC News

BBC - 2018-12-20 01:59

Kurdish peshmerga forces arrive in Kobani to bolster fight against Isis | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2018-12-20 01:59

Can these Kurdish fighters help the U.S. out of a crisis in Syria?

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-19 23:32
The Rojava Peshmerga stand against ISIS as Turkey and US tussle over the Kurdish future. ...

Student and Teacher of “Martyr Fakhir Mergasory” School present flag to Ministry of Peshmerga on Kurdish Flag Day

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-18 22:46
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On morning of December 17th, 2018, a number of teachers and student from Martyr Fakhir Mergasory School visited the KRG Ministry of Peshmerga and were received by the Peshmerga Secretary General, Deputy Chief of Staff, ...

KRG Council of Ministers honors the Kurdish Flag Day

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-17 23:18
Today, on Monday December 17th, 2018, the Council of Ministers honored the Kurdish Flag Day in a flag raising ceremony. The ceremony was attended by a number of ministers, cadre and employees from a number of KRG ministries and agencies. After the Kurdis ...

Ministry of Peshmerga’s flag raising ceremony in honor of Kurdish Flag Day

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-17 21:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Today, December 17th, 2018, the Kurdish Flag was raised and honored in commemoration of the National Kurdish Flag Day. Attending the ceremony were Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar (Secretary General), Deputy Chief of St ...

Biography of Kurdish Officers

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-17 18:53
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga A part of our military history This book has been compiled by Colonel Faisal Rasul Khoshnaw and revised by PhD Shwan Hamadamin Khoshnaw. The first edition of this book was in 2018 in the Rojhelat Print-house and regist ...

Sinjar-Sahela Road is Now Open

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-17 15:45
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After a series of negotiations between Kurdistan Regional Government and the Central Government, the Sinjar (Shingal) – Sahela Road is now open and operating as usual from both sides of the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi ...

Kirkuk Infantry Military Training Center [Photo Story]

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-17 01:08
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga A series of photographs depicting the training of the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces by the Coalition Forces at the Kirkuk Infantry Training Center ...

US Considers Deployment of Roj Peshmerga to East Euphrates in Rojava: Source

BAS News - 2018-12-16 13:41
ERBIL — As Turkey is threatening to launch a new military operation against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unites (YPG), the United States is considering available options to maintain stability in the region without losing either sides of its all ...

Zakho Military Academy held 24th Graduation ceremony

Waar Media - 2018-12-14 23:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The Military Academy of Zakho in the presence of President Massoud Barzani held its 24th graduation ceremony on Wednesday, where 395 new Kurdish Peshmerga officers were graduated. Military Academy in Zakho held the 24th graduation ceremony in ...

Wearing the combat gear and berets of brave Kurdish fighters battling ISIS, crowds of cheering Iraqi students pay especially poignant tribute on National Peshmerga Day | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2018-12-14 20:50

Kirkuk Students Prevented from Remembering Fallen Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-12-13 23:09
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces and the presidency staff of the University of Kirkuk prevented on Thursday the Kurdish students from remembering the fallen Peshmerga fighters during a special exhibition, an official said. An exhibition was hosted by Kirkuk Univ ...

Ministry of Peshmerga: Opening ceremony of rock display symbolizing Kurdish-Hungarian Relations

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-12 18:38
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Today morning, on December 12th, 2018, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga) and Lieutenant General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief of Staff) and Jabbar Yawar (Secretary General) received General Ferenc Korom ( ...

Colonel Iachetti: “Upon my return to Italy, I will be a humble ambassador for Kurdish rights.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-10 22:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Colonel Iachetti, former KTCC commander, shared in an interview with the Peshmerga Media Center after the command change ceremony, “KTCC was established by the Coalition Forces in 2014 and has trained over 13,000 Peshm ...

Kurdish Man Gunned Down in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-12-10 08:59
ERBIL — A Kurdish man was shot dead in central Kirkuk by a group of armed men overnight on Saturday. Ali Osman, 29, was originally from Chamchamal and served as a member of Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces. According to the information obtained by BasNe ...

ISIS attacked a Kurd-inhabited village near Kirkuk, leaving one civilian killed and two injured

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2018-12-06 22:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Amidst the recent terrorist acts committed by ISIS in Kurdish regions outside the governance of the Kurdistan Regional Government, ISIS terrorists attached a Kurd-inhabited village near Kirkuk last night, leaving three ...

Coalition works with Peshmerga Ministry for reform and unity of Peshmerga forces

The Kurdish Project - 2018-12-06 09:28
“The Peshmerga forces have proven themselves in combat already, and they have proven themselves worthy to fight against ISIS." The post Coalition works with Peshmerga Ministry for reform and unity of Peshmerga forces appeared first on The Kurdish Project ...

International Peshmerga Aid Organization Established

BAS News - 2018-11-29 18:02
ERBIL - An international Peshmerga humanitarian organization was announced on Thursday in the Kurdistan Region, an official said. International Peshmerga Aid Organization UK-Kurdistan has been established by a British Kurdish citizen, and it was register ...

Mount Sinjar: Yezidi IDPs' Situation Deteriorated due to Recent Floods

BAS News - 2018-11-27 00:43
ERBIL - The recent flash floods have deteriorated the situation of thousands of Kurdish Yezidi IDPs living in the camps on the Mount Sinjar, an official said on Monday. Qasim Shasho, a Peshmerga commander in the area, confirmed to BasNews that the civili ...

Iraqi Federal Police Detains, Disarms Peshmerga Squad in Kirkuk: Source

BAS News - 2018-11-26 20:40
ERBIL - A squad of Peshmerga forces containing 20 fighters were detained on Monday by the Iraqi Federal Police in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, a local source said. Talking to BasNews on condition of anonymity, the source explained that the Pe ...

Peshmerga seeking support in visit to Hungary

The Kurdish Project - 2018-11-24 02:09
A delegation from the Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Peshmerga left on Sunday for Hungary, seeking a continuation and expansion of current administrative and medical aid provided by the country, a senior Kurdish military commander said shortly before dep ...

Process of unifying two KDP and PUK Peshmerga units progressing: official

E-Kurd - 2018-11-20 14:32
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The process of unifying the party-affiliated 70th and 80th Force Units of the Peshmerga (Kurdish militias) into a non-partisan brigade is moving ahead, a senior official said on Monday. The Kurdish Peshmerga in Ira ...

BCF, American Organization Launch medical Project for the Underprivileged

BAS News - 2018-11-18 19:52
ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) cooperatively with the American Surgical and Medical Support Group (GSMSG), the American University of Kurdistan (AUK), the Directorate of Health in Duhok, and Ministry of Peshmerga are set to offer a ...

Iraqi Forces Incapable of Securing Kirkuk without Peshmerga: PUK Commander

BAS News - 2018-11-16 00:48
ERBIL — Different divisions of the Iraqi armed forces are not able to protect Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish territories from terrorist attacks if the Peshmerga forces are not there, said a Kurdish commander. “While the Peshmerga forces were in contro ...

Kurdistan 24: Bernard-Henri Levy honored for ‘Peshmerga’ and ‘The Battle of Mosul’

Justice for Kurds - 2018-11-15 02:17
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan24) – The French writer, philosopher, and film director, Bernard-Henri Levy, was honored in Washington for two films about the Kurdish fight against the Islamic State (IS): “Peshmerga” and “The Battle of Mosul.” The organization, A ...

Today Marks the 3rd Anniversary of Sinjar Liberation

BAS News - 2018-11-13 11:24
ERBIL — Today, 13 November, marks the third anniversary of the liberation of Sinjar from the Islamic State (IS). The massive operation with thousands of Kurdish forces was led by the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and backed by the US-led Coalition. It marke ...

Iraqi Forces Not Able to Stabilize Disputed Territories, Prevent IS Re-emergence: Official

BAS News - 2018-11-12 16:52
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces have not been able to secure the disputed Kurdish territories, the Islamic State (IS), as a result, has lately reorganized itself in those areas, a Peshmerga official said on Monday. Talking to BasNews, deputy chief of the Genera ...

Documentary on Peshmerga to Go on Screen at Cologne Film Festival

BAS News - 2018-11-05 14:10
ERBIL — A new short documentary by Kurdish filmmaker Mehmed Salih Bedirxan will go on the silver screen to take part at the 2018 Film Festival Cologne. The 12-minute documentary sheds light on the Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK) and the ...

Abducted Peshmerga Found Dead in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-11-03 11:29
ERBIL - The body of one of the two Peshmerga troops who were abducted by the Islamic State (IS) extremists in northwestern Kirkuk province on Friday night, was found on the following day. The two Kurdish soldiers were kidnapped by the militants in a vill ...

Life returns to Kirkuk: ISIL still threating resident

Al Jazeera - 2018-11-02 17:31
People who fled the Iraqi city of Kirkuk are slowly returning, a year after government forces took back control from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. But the threat of violence still hangs over the city ...

Three IS Militants Killed in Coalition-Peshmerga Operation

BAS News - 2018-10-31 10:49
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga troops, together with the US-led Coalition forces, launched an operation on Wednesday against the Islamic State (IS) near Kifri in Garmiyan bloc, killing at least three insurgents. The operation targeted the IS hideouts around t ...

Ankara Accuses Man of Terrorism over Fighting Alongside Kurdish Peshmerga against IS

BAS News - 2018-10-30 23:55
ERBIL - Turkey has accused a Kurdish man of " membership in a terrorist group and propaganda" for fighting alongside the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces against the Islamic State (IS) in the past few years, a report said on Tuesday. The extremist gro ...

Italy to Start Withdrawing its Forces from Iraq: Minister

BAS News - 2018-10-29 18:50
ERBIL - The Italian government has started the preparations to withdraw its forces from Iraq after being stationed in the country to support the Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the past few years against the Islamic State (IS), the country's Defens ...

Barzani hails Peshmerga’s braveness on 1st Anniversary of Sahela Battle

Waar Media - 2018-10-26 15:34
Former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, hailed Peshmerga braveness and sent gratitude to the Peshmerga forces who fought last year in the “epic battles of S ...

Barzani Salutes Peshmerga on 1st Anniversary of Sahela Battle

BAS News - 2018-10-26 13:06
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has sent gratitudes to the Peshmerga forces who fought last year in the “epic battles of Sahela and Mahmoudiya”. “Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the epic battles of S ...

Holding the line: Why the Peshmerga’s stand at Pirde matters

Rûdaw - 2018-10-21 18:08
Kurdish forces successfully repelled an Iraqi advance ...

Barzani Salutes Peshmerga on Anniversary of “Epic Prde Battle”

BAS News - 2018-10-20 16:37
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani has hailed the Peshmerga forces on the first anniversary of the Prde Battle. “Today marks the one year anniversary of the epic battle of Pirde. My salutes to the souls of the martyred heroes of that day and ...

Several Iraqi Kurdish officials, Peshmerga officers detained over IS trade

E-Kurd - 2018-10-17 18:49
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A number of Kurdish officials and Peshmerga officers in Iraqi Kurdistan Region have been taken into custody over suspected business links with Islamic State (ISIS/IS) militants. The spokesman of the Kurdistan Regio ...

Double Bomb Blasts Target Peshmerga House in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-10-16 06:23
ERBIL - A double bomb explosions targeted the house of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter in the disputed Kurdish city of Khanaqin on Monday evening. According to local sources, two bombs which were planted near the home of the Kurdish fighter, went off, result ...

A Kurdish Citizen Killed by the IRGC Forces in Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-15 02:41
A Kurdish citizen was killed during the conflict between the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces and Peshmerga of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) near the city of Paveh. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed th ...

PDKI Announces Loss of Two Peshmerga Fighters in Clashes with Iranian Army

BAS News - 2018-10-12 22:07
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI) announced on Friday evening the loss of two of its Peshmerga fighters during clashes with the Iranian forces in the Kurdish province of Kirmanshan. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, c ...

Iranian Kurdish Opposition Party Refutes Evacuation from Koya

BAS News - 2018-10-11 19:45
ERBIL - The Iranian Communist Party, which is based in the Kurdistan Region's Koya district, refuted the reports claiming that the party's Peshmerga fighters have evacuated the area due to Iran's repeated threatenings. Talking to BasNews, Farhad Shaabani ...

Coalition Airstrike Kills 5 IS Militants near Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-06 17:20
ERBIL — US-led Coalition fighter jets carried out an airstrike against a group of IS insurgents on Saturday near Kushaf village in Nineveh province of northern Iraq, killing at least five jihadists. Kurdish Peshmerga commander, Sirwan Barzani, confirmed ...

Iranian Drones Bombard Kurdistan Border: PDKI

BAS News - 2018-09-30 13:41
ERBIL — Iranian military drones heavily pounded Kurdistan Region border areas on Sunday, wounding one Kurdish Peshmerga fighter, said Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI). The Iranian Kurdish opposition party said that the airstrike was carried out ...

Peshmerga, Coalition discuss Islamic State movements in Kirkuk, Nineveh

The Kurdish Project - 2018-09-29 10:44
The global coalition will continue the training program for the Peshmerga forces to enable them further to confront terror. The post Peshmerga, Coalition discuss Islamic State movements in Kirkuk, Nineveh appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

PM Barzani Hails Kurdish Forces for Stabilizing Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-09-27 17:49
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has thanked the Peshmerga and other Kurdish security forces for the stability they have provided for Kurdistan through their sacrifices in the front lines and service inside the region. The Kurdis ...

BCF Donates School Materials to Children of Fallen Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-09-27 13:39
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) on Thursday distributed school materials to the children of Kurdish Peshmerga martyrs who were killed during the war against the Islamic State (IS). A total of 167 students benefited from the initiative. The donat ...

Trump: Kurds are Great People, We Have to Help Them

BAS News - 2018-09-27 09:25
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump has once again applauded Kurd’s contribution to the war against terror in the Middle East, saying they are “great people”. During a press conference on Wednesday, Trump highlighted the sacrifices the Kurdish Peshmerga fo ...

Two Kurdish Pilots Participate in International Free Flight Festival

BAS News - 2018-09-20 18:35
ERBIL - A couple of Kurdish pilots, representing the Kurdistan Region and its Ministry of Peshmerga, participated in the 45th Coupe Icare international free flight festival in France. Talking to BasNews, one of the pilots, Kurdawan Naqishbandi, said that ...

Italy to Continue on Military Assistance for Peshmerga: Commander

BAS News - 2018-09-19 19:20
ERBIL - Italy will continue its military assistance for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, said the head of the Italian command center in Iraq during a meeting with the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani in Erbil on Wednesday. Du ...

The Politics in Kurdistan Region of Iraq and weak front of Opposition parties

Lawk Ghafuri - 2018-09-19 03:31
The dynamics of the politics in the Kurdistan region of Iraq has changed greatly post-2003 US invasion of Iraq. The Kurds finally achieved the right of federalism that had been a goal for most Kurdish politicians and Peshmerga fighters for centuries. Also ...

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters

Nation - 2018-09-18 01:24

German Defense Minister thanks ‘Peshmerga bravery for making IS defeat possible’

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-17 19:11
Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Monday visited German soldiers and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Erbil, Sep. 17, 2018. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Peshmerga Unit Arrives in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-09-16 21:45
ERBIL — A unit of Kurdish Peshmerga forces arrived on Sunday in the Kurdish disputed town of Khanaqin at the request of local authorities. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) representative, Jafaar Mustafa, confirmed the report to BasNews, saying the deploy ...

German Defence Minister Arrives in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-09-16 21:05
ERBIL — German Defense Minister von der Leyen arrived in Kurdistan Region’s capital in the evening on Sunday. Von Der Leyen is expected to meet with top Kurdish officials to discuss bilateral ties, cooperations with Peshmerga forces, as well as the lates ...

Dutch army to continue support for Kurdish Peshmerga forces

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-16 16:52

White House warns Iran on proxy rocket attacks, while Iran charges US responsible for instability

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-13 11:19
An Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga member of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDPI) inspects damage at the party headquarters in Koya, 100 kilometres east of Erbil, Sep. 12, 2018, after it was hit days earlier by an Iranian rocket attack. (Photo: AFP) ...

Three Peshmerga killed by Islamic State militants in 2014 found in Hawija

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-13 11:19
Kurdistan national flag flying over a Kurdish Peshmerga front line in the outskirt of Erbil during the fight against the Islamic State. (Photo: Kurdistan 24/Alexandre Afonso) ...

Bodies of Three Peshmerga Captives Discovered in Mass Grave

BAS News - 2018-09-13 10:30
ERBIL — The bodies of three Kurdish Peshmerga forces, whom were taken captive by the Islamic State (IS) in a battle, were found in a mass grave near Hawija (some 55 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk), a source said. They were identified based on the IDs ret ...

US reiterates condemnation of Iranian missile strike

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-12 11:15
Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga members of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDPI) inspect the damage caused by a rocket attack at their headquarters in Koya, 100 kilometres east of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdistan Region, on Sep. 8, 2018. ( ...

Over 50 Kurdish Officials Dismissed in Kirkuk Since October Events: Official

BAS News - 2018-09-03 23:17
ERBIL - Since the October events, last year, in which the Iraqi forces overran the disputed Kurdish territories, forcing the Peshmerga forces to withdraw from the areas, at least 50 Kurdish officials have been removed from their offices by the federal go ...

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 ...

Return of Peshmerga to Kirkuk Point of Disagreement between Sadr, Kurds

BAS News - 2018-08-28 23:59
ERBIL - An Iraqi lawmaker from the cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's Sa'eroun Alliance, has revealed that they have disagreements with the two major Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) over the return o ...

CJTF-OIR: We will ‘enable Peshmerga’ through training

The Kurdish Project - 2018-08-25 10:27
“We’re going to try to make [the Peshmerga] more capable and more credible,” Renforth said. The post CJTF-OIR: We will ‘enable Peshmerga’ through training appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Pictures: Barzani Celebrates Eid with Peshmerga Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-23 18:28
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani visited the Peshmerga forces on the West Tigris front to celebrated Eid al-Adha with them. “Visited the Peshmerga forces in West Tigris to wish them and their families a happy and meaningful Eid,” Barzani w ...

Barzani visits Peshmerga on West Tigris front on occasion of Eid al-Adha

Waar Media - 2018-08-23 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani visited Peshmerga forces on the West Tigris front to celebrated Eid al-Adha with them. “Visited the Peshmerga forces in West Tigris to wish them and their families a happy and meaningful Eid,” Barzani w ...

More information on the recent clash between Peshmerga and IRGC

Kurdpa - 2018-08-17 02:54
Kurdpa Agency: In a statement addressed the Kurdish nation, the Central Command of Kurdistan’s Peshmerga Forces threatened retaliation against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). ...

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 ...

Top Peshmerga Commander Comments on Hashd al-Shaabi Withdrawal from Nineveh

BAS News - 2018-08-12 14:55
ERBIL — Top Kurdish Peshmerga commander has made it clear that they are well aware of the recent withdrawal of pro-Iranian Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi from the disputed Kurdish territories in the Nineveh Plains. Commander in Chief for Kurdistan R ...

Kurdish Opposition Kills 12 Iranian Soldiers in Fierce Clash

BAS News - 2018-08-11 15:14
ERBIL — Kurdish opposition fighters clashed with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the early hours of Saturday, killing at least 12 Iranian soldiers, a monitoring group said. The Peshmerga command of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Ira ...

Kurdish Human Rights Groups Condemn Iran’s Torture of Two PAK Members

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — Five Kurdish human rights monitoring groups have condemned the Iranian government’s torture of two Peshmerga fighters from the Kurdistan Freedom Party (PAK) whom were arrested last week. Earlier on Tuesday, Iran’s state-affiliated Tasnim News Age ...

Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias withdraws from Shingal and Zummar

Waar Media - 2018-08-09 20:53
WAAR-DUHOK: A Kurdish Peshmerga commander revealed on Thursday that the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have withdrawn from Zummar (some 60 kilometres north-west of Mosul), and they are planning to evacuate Shingal on Friday. Qasim Shasho, commander ...

Reopening of Erbil-Kirkuk Highway is Matter of Days: Commander

BAS News - 2018-08-09 16:02
ERBIL — A Kurdish commander of Peshmerga forces has revealed that the highway connecting Erbil with Kirkuk will be reopened in about 15 days. Mohammed Regir, a Peshmerga commander, told Kurdistan 24 that the Erbil and Baghdad authorities have reached an ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Withdraws from Sinjar and Zummar: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2018-08-09 16:02
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander revealed on Thursday that the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have withdrawn from Zummar (some 60 kilometres north west of Mosul), and they are planning to evacuate Sinjar on Friday. Qasim Shasho, commander of P ...

Italy continues to receive training and equip Peshmerga

Waar Media - 2018-08-09 14:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Sixty-five Kurdish Zeravani military policemen have graduated from a six-week training program run by the Italian military to hone their skills for repelling attacks, controlling protests, and protecting diplomatic missions. “We continue to r ...

Barzani Thanks Germany for Standing with Kurdistan During Anti-IS War

BAS News - 2018-08-08 16:36
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has thanked Berlin for supporting Erbil and Peshmerga forces in the years-long war against the Islamic State (IS). Barzani made the remarks in a meeting to welcome ...

US Envoys Visit Barzani, Say Proud of Fighting Alongside Peshmerga Against Terror

BAS News - 2018-08-01 15:20
ERBIL — The special US presidential envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk, has reiterated that his country is proud of fighting alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga forces against terrorism, stressing that collaborations will continue b ...

Barzani Receives Moroccan Activist

BAS News - 2018-07-31 13:29
She say it was her dream to visit Kurdistan and Peshmerga ERBIL - The Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, welcomed on Tuesday the well-known Moroccan Amazigh activist and poet, Malika Mazan in Erbil. Maz ...

When the Kurdish Peshmerga Fights Like an Army, It Loses | War Is Boring

Warisboring - 2018-07-27 13:51

Pentagon to fund Peshmerga with $290 million

Waar Media - 2018-07-27 09:20
WAAR-DUHOK: The US House of Representatives has passed a bill in which a total of $ 290 million from the Pentagon budget, has been dedicated to supporting the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The massive spending bill, known as the National Defense Authorizatio ...

US to Fund Peshmerga, Prevent Hashd al-Shaabi from Military Assistance

BAS News - 2018-07-26 21:30
ERBIL - The US House of Representatives has passed a bill in which a total of $ 290 million from the Pentagon budget, has been dedicated to support the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The massive spending bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act ( ...

Kurdish, Iraqi Delegates to Discuss Reopening Erbil-Kirkuk Highway

BAS News - 2018-07-24 14:59
ERBIL - Officials from the Kurdish and Iraqi Ministries of Interior are currently in Kirkuk province to discuss the issue of the reopening and repairing the Erbil-Kirkuk highway, an official said. Hama Regr, a Peshmerga commander in Kirkuk, told BasNews ...

Scottish soldiers return home after six months of training forces in Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-22 14:43
Scottish soldiers during a training mission to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region. (Photo: NC) ...

In Pictures: Iraqi Forces Torture Two Peshmerga Fighters in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-07-21 15:18
ERBIL - Iraqi Rapid Response Forces have tortured two Peshmerga fighters in the district of Tuz Khurmatu, an official revealed on Saturday. Head of Tuz Khurmatu media office, Mohammed Fayaq, told BasNews that the two Kurdish fighters were stopped by the ...

Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi Army destroy the Islamic State in Makhmour operation | SOFREP

Sofrep - 2018-07-20 21:35

The United States is still working to modernize the Kurdish Peshmerga | SOFREP

Sofrep - 2018-07-20 17:49

48 Kurdish officials left Kirkuk since October 2017: council member

E-Kurd - 2018-07-19 21:35
KIRKUK, Northern Iraq,— Up to 48 Kurdish officials have left Kirkuk since Iraqi forces retook the city from the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in October 2017, a member of Kirkuk Provincial Council has said. Speaking to Voice of America/Kurdish on Wednesday, A ...

Kurdish Delegation in Italy to Discuss Support for Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-07-19 14:50
ERBIL — A Delegation from Kurdistan’s Ministry of Peshmerga met on Thursday with officials from Italy’s Ministry of Defence in the capital city of Rome to discuss support for Peshmerga forces, a report said. "Our meeting with the Italian Ministry of Defe ...

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