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French-Peshmerga op kills 3 extremists in Tuz Khurmatu – Kurdish

Rûdaw - 2019-05-24 13:13

Suspension of German, US Military Trainings Include Kurdistan: Peshmerga Ministry

BAS News - 2019-05-15 14:35
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga official said Kurdistan was included in the suspension of German military trainings which was revealed to the media earlier the day. Secretary General of the Peshmerga Ministry, Jabbar Yawar, confirmed to BasNew that not only ...

Khanaqin: Locals Seek Return of Peshmerga Amid Deteriorated Security

BAS News - 2019-05-13 23:50
ERBIL - Locals in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin have demanded the return of the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces to the area as the security continues to deteriorate. Head of Swrameri tribe in Khanaqin, Kamil Jamil, said in a statement that vi ...

A Collapse in October 2017 — Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-02 01:27
Luqman Hma Salih | Exclusive to Phobia, terror, and trepidation dominated Kirkuk and the peshmerga who held disputed territories. Even the panorama of events of that day were very unforeseen, the Kurdish peshmerga fighter fled in front of the S ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Off-Duty Peshmerga in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter while off duty in the disputed province of Kirkuk. Unofficial sources claimed that Rebaz Rasoul, 27, was arrested by Iraqi security forces earlier on Saturday. Secretary G ...

Duhok Training Center completes another Wide Ground Security Training Program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-25 08:47
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On April 18, 2019, amidst the continuous training process of the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces through the help of Coalition partner, Duhok Training Center concluded another training program. The graduation ceremony was att ...

[PICTURES]: Kurdistan-Germany Friendship Tree Planted in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - Kurdish and German military officials, during a special ceremony to hand the Berlin-funded Peshmerga Hospital over to the Ministry of Peshmerga on Wednesday, planted a friendship tree inside the medical center. They also uncovered a metal scriptu ...

Media Center commemorates Kurdish Journalism Day

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-04-23 13:11
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga We, at the Media Center, the Ministry of Peshmerga’s official voice and media, congratulate all journalists of Kurdistan in regards to the anniversary of the first Kurdish newspaper. We are happy to say that, since our ...

New Conspiracy Underway Against Kurds in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-20 12:26
ERBIL — Since the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and legitimate local administration have been pushed out of Kirkuk, the Kurdish province and other areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad are facing drastic instability along with a new wave of Arabization of ...

Kurdish Security Chief, US Delegation Discuss Coalition Support for Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-04-15 14:03
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received on Monday a US military delegation led by Major General Patrick Roberson of Operation Inherent Resolve to discuss the latest security developments in the region. Barzani tha ...

Kurdish Film on Peshmerga Wins al-Nahj Film Festival

Gulan Media - 2019-04-10 21:54

Kurdish Film on Peshmerga Wins al-Nahj Film Festival

BAS News - 2019-04-10 16:42
ERBIL — Kurdish film “Facing Death with Wirecutter” has won the first place at the 2019 Al-Nahj International Film Festival. The film highlights the bravery of Kurdish Peshmerga forces who face death with a wirecutter to defuse Islamic State (IS) bombs. ...

SDF Thanks Peshmerga for Joining Kurdish Fighters Against IS

BAS News - 2019-04-09 21:48
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has thanked the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces for joining the US-backed Kurdish fighters against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. After the militant group attacked Kobane in 2014, former Presid ...

Happy Kurdish New Year 2719

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-03-30 06:42
We extend our happiest wishes to all our brave Peshmerga and every individual in Kurdistan and celebrate the Kurdish New Year. We send our regards and respect to the pure souls of those martyrs that along their Peshmerga fellows sacrificed their lives fo ...

IS Only Removed from Populated Areas: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-03-27 16:39
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander has warned of Islamic State (IS) insurgency activities, saying that the group has only been eliminated from populated areas while it is still active in remote areas. The Iraqi government declared full victory over IS ...

Abadi Hopes to Harm Relations Between Erbil and Baghdad: Barzani Headquarter

BAS News - 2019-03-26 15:27
ERBIL - Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has criticized Haider al-Abadi over his recent remarks about Kurdistan Region, Peshmerga forces and Kirkuk, saying that Abadi hopes to damage the relations between ...

Peshmerga Commander Warns of IS Resurgence in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-03-25 20:13
ERBIL - A Peshmerga commander has warned of the resurgence of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed Kurdish territories, saying that the military group still imposes threat in Iraq despite its defeat in neighboring Syria. "We understand that the terrori ...

Iraq’s PUK Peshmerga willing to help Syrian Kurdish forces if Turkey attacks

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-12 14:38

[PICTURES]: Today Marks 28th Anniversary of Erbil Uprising

BAS News - 2019-03-11 10:20
ERBIL — On 11th March 1991, the people of Erbil joined the uprising across Kurdistan and liberated the capital Kurdish city from the brutality of the Baath Regime. The uprising by the people was supported by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces who returned to t ...

IS Insurgents Helped to Move from Syria to Sinjar Region: Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-03-07 11:02
ERBIL — Members of the Islamic State (IS) are being helped to escape their collapsing so-called caliphate in Syria and move to northern Iraq, in the areas around Sinjar, a Kurdish military source said. IS is facing its final defeat in the last pocket it ...

KRG Urges Baghdad to Find Peshmerga Troops Captured by IS

BAS News - 2019-03-05 14:23
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has urged the central government in Baghdad to take serious measures to reveal the fate of the Kurdish Peshmerga troops taken captive by the Islamic State (IS). Since the beginning of the war agains IS in 2 ...

[PICTURES]: Peshmerga Opens Museum of Explosives Seized from IS

BAS News - 2019-02-28 10:01
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan Region have opened a museum to exhibit explosives they seized from the Islamic State (IS) during the deadly war between 2014 and 2017. The Kurdish forces were fighting the jihadists group on the forefront of an inter ...

IS Injures One Off-Duty Peshmerga near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-02-27 15:28
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a Kurdish-populated village near Khanaqin in Diyala province overnight on Tuesday, injuring at least one. The attack was carried out by a group of IS insurgents in the village of Yousif Bag, Khanaqin police c ...

IS Militants Move to Sinjar Countryside after Defeat in Syria: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-02-25 12:22
ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi Peshmerga commander has warned of the Islamic State (IS) jihadists escaping Syria to return to their families in the villages of Sinjar countryside. The countdown until the end of IS has already started with the group under fierc ...

Joint Field Committees between Iraqi Security Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga Forces began their operations

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-21 08:35
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After the high military delegation of the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s visit to the Ministry of Peshmerga and meeting, a number of joint committees were created. Starting this week, the committees began their operations in ...

German Defense Minister: We will continue our training for the staff of the Peshmerga Hospital

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-02-17 20:36
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Ursula von der Leyen, German Minister of Defense, gave a number of interviews to a Kurdish and foreign TV channels – depicting the bravery and role of Peshmerga in the fight against ISIS as well as Germany’s dedicating ...

Peshmerga Refutes Reports Claiming It Withdrew from KRG-Syria Border

BAS News - 2019-02-17 18:53
ERBIL - A Peshmerga official has refuted the reports claiming that the Kurdish fighters have withdrawn from a border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). Certain reports close to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Forces Coordination Essential for Disputed Areas: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-02-16 18:40
ERBIL - Combined security mechanisms between the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces are essential for the disputed areas, Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said. The Kurdish top security official m ...

Peshmerga Ministry Rejects Reports on Forming Operation Room in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-02-13 15:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga has reject media reports claiming the establishment of a join military operation room in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. The ministry said in an official statement on Wednesday that the reports, w ...

No Peshmerga Deployment to Disputed Areas Yet: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-02-12 09:47
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry said on Tuesday that they haven’t mobilized any Peshmerga unit into the Kurdish territories disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. Ministry’s Secretary General, Jabar Yawar, told BasNews that the media reports c ...

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 ...

Kurdish peshmerga's torture of children in KRG must stop - analyst | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-02-04 23:02

First hospital for Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga fighters opens in Erbil

E-Kurd - 2019-01-31 18:21
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Construction for the first military hospital for Kurdish Peshmerga fighters completed on Thursday in Erbil with Ministry of Peshmerga officials, commanders, and German coalition members in attendance. The facility ...

Barzani: IS Still a Threat in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-01-30 12:06
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) is defeated militarily, but it remains a serious threat in both Iraq and Syria, said prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani. The Kurdish Peshmerga forces, however, were the key for ...

US Considers New Security Structure for Kirkuk, Including Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-01-24 22:02
ERBIL - The US has considered a new security structure for the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk which includes the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, a source revealed on Thursday. The source, who wished to remain anonymous, told BasNews that the US Embassy in ...

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 ...

IS Threatens Kurdish Villagers in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-01-17 23:55
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents have begun to threaten the Kurdish villagers in the disputed Kurdish city of Khanaqin, an official said on Thursday. The Peshmerga commander in the area told Kurdistan 24 that the residents have called for the de ...

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) ...
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