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Erbil: Minister of Peshmerga attends Armistice Day ceremony, in honor of the lives of British soldiers

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-12 18:58
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On November 11, 2019, Shorsh Ismael (KRG Minister of Peshmerga), along with Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga) and a number of high officials from the MOPE, participated in a ceremony hosted in Erbil for Arm ...

KRG Minister of Peshmerga: “Our door is always open towards International Humanitarian Organizations.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-12 06:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga acknowledges the positive role of the international humanitarian organization in their support and cooperation with the Ministry of Peshmerga and says, “The Ministry of Peshmerga’s door is alw ...

Kurdistan Region President calls for progress with Peshmerga Ministry reforms

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-11 21:19

Kurdistan President, Peshmerga Ministry Discuss Reform Plan

BAS News - 2019-11-11 20:33
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani met on Monday with senior officials from the Ministry of Peshmerga to discuss the reform program at the ministry. Barzani during the meeting called for stronger efforts for reforms and reorganizing the ...

HE President Nechirvan Barzani emphasizes the importance of MOPE’s reform process

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-11 14:45
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga HE President Nechirvan Barzani remarks that the Ministry of Peshmerga’s reform process and reorganization efforts are one of the priorities in his agenda and has tasked the Kurdistan Region Presidency and Ministry of P ...

Turkey Starts Repatriation of Foreign IS Jihadists

BAS News - 2019-11-11 13:28
ERBIL — Turkey said on Monday it has begun the repatriation process of foreign members of the Islamic State (IS) currently under its detention. A spokesperson for the Turkish Interior Ministry said the repatriation process had already begun with an “Amer ...

Car Bomb Kills Eight People in Tel Abyad

BAS News - 2019-11-10 21:43
ERBIL - At least eight people were killed on Sunday as a result of a car bomb in the border city of Tel Abyad (Gire Sipi) in north of Syria. Turkey's National Defense Ministry said in a statement that the bomb explosion, carried out via a vehicle-borne i ...

Clarification of the Aviation Program announcement

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-10 19:12
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Regarding the Aviation Program, which was announced earlier by the Ministry of Peshmerga and local media outlets, we have received a number of common questions and confusions. Below, we clarify a number of the mentione ...

Research team from Oslo University visit the Ministry of Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-08 20:45
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 29, 2019, Brigadier-General Hazhar Omar, MOPE Director of Cooperation & Relations, received a team of Norwegian researchers from Oslo University. During the meeting, the researchers clarified the purpose of ...

KRG Launches Online Portal for Job Seekers

BAS News - 2019-11-07 12:13
ERBIL — As part of the efforts to address unemployment, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has launched an online job portal for those seeking employment. Arian Ahmed, a spokesperson for KRG’s Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, told BasNews that ...

Israel Assisting Syrian Kurds: Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2019-11-06 23:14
ERBIL - Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's offer for assisting the Syrian Kurds has been accepted, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has revealed. The Israeli official noted that they “are assisting them through a number of channels," and that advocati ...

U.K. Minister for Armed Forces: “We will continue to support the Peshmerga.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-06 17:07
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga Mark Lancaster, U.K. Minister for Armed Forces, shared some words regarding their role in Iraq and Kurdistan Region during a Parliament session and said, “The United Kingdom is committed to support the Iraqi Security F ...

Turkey Takes Fight Against Kurdish Fighters to Iraq As It Struggles in Syria

Newsweek - 2019-11-05 21:01
The Turkish Defense Ministry announced that up to seven Kurdish PKK fighters were killed in back-to-back strikes in northern Iraq as deadly clashes continued across the border in Syria. ...

Five members of Kurdistan Workers’ Party killed in Turkish airstrike in Iraq

TASS - 2019-11-05 11:44
Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense stressed that such operations in Iraq would continue ...

Berlin Concerned About Mayors Removal In Turkey - Foreign Ministry - UrduPoint

Urdupoint - 2019-11-05 09:27

Turkey’s Defense Ministry says car bomb explodes in northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad, killing 13 civilians | The Spokesman-Review

Spokesman - 2019-11-05 08:52

ISIS confirms the death of Abubakr Baghdadi and appointed a new leader and spokesperson

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-05 03:41
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After the U.S. Special Forces’ operation on the midnight of October 27-28, 2019, which resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abubakr Baghdadi, some of his family members, spokesperson and other key ISIS figures in Syria ...

Iraq Condemns Protestors’ Attack on Iranian Consulate in Karbala

BAS News - 2019-11-04 19:53
ERBIL — Iraq’s Foreign Ministry condemned on Monday an attack by protestors on the Iranian consulate building in Karbala. "The security of the[diplomatic] missions and consulates is a red line that cannot be breached," the foreign ministry said in a stat ...

MOPE is preparing a project on Cooperation with Iraqi Ministry of Defense and resolving their current issues

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-04 08:41
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 28, 2019, a meeting was conducted regarding the cooperation project between the Ministry of Peshmerga and Iraqi Ministry of Defense, proposed by MOPE Directorate of Reform. The meeting was attended by Shorsh ...

Baghdad Urges Foreign Countries to Avoid Interference in Iraq’s Affairs

BAS News - 2019-11-02 20:38
ERBIL — While deadly protests continue on Baghdad streets for over a month, Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday asked foreign countries not to interfere in country’s affairs through their statements on the protests. Following a fast increase i ...

Masrour Barzani: “We thank Germany for continuing the training of the Peshmerga Forces.

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-02 17:17
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 28, 2019, Masrour Barzani, KRG Prime Minister, received Ole Diehl, German Ambassador to Iraq. During the meeting, also attended by Barbara Wolf, German Consul General in Erbil, the parties discussed Iraq’s a ...

Rocket Attack near US Embassy Kills Iraqi Soldier

BAS News - 2019-10-31 09:43
ERBIL - A rocket attack near the US embassy in Baghdad has resulted in the Killing of one Iraqi soldier, said the Defense Ministry in a statement. The ministry's Security Media Cell said that Katyusha rockets were seen flying over the Green Zone, where t ...

SDF General Command on Syrian Ministry of Defense statement

ANF - 2019-10-30 22:46
The General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has responded tonight to the statement of the Syrian Ministry of Defense calling on the SDF to join the Syrian Army. ...

Global Coalition Spokesperson: “We will never forget the sacrifice and bravery of the Peshmerga, and will continue to support them.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-30 20:34
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 29, 2019, Colonel Myles Caggins, Spokesperson of the Global Coalition to fight ISIS, conducted a press conference. During the press conference, in which a number of notable TV channel from Kurdistan, Iraq an ...

US-led Coalition to Deliver New Military Assistance to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2019-10-30 19:58
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition continues to support the Peshmerga ministry of Kurdistan Region, and it is planning to deliver a new shipment consisting of military hardware, a Kurdish official said. Since the formation of the anti-Islamic State Coalition, ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in attack by Kurdish militants: ministry - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-10-30 19:30

Iranian Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Shiraz Keeps Political Activist Detained

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-30 02:01
A Yasuj-based political activist is “still” being questioned at the Ministry of Intelligence Detention Centre in Shiraz known as the No.1 Detention Center,” a source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Mohammad… The post Iranian Ministry of Intel ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff received the Commander of U.S. Security Office in Iraq

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-29 18:38
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 29, 2019, Lieutenant-General Jamal Mohammad, Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff, received and met with Colonel Vantris, Commander of the U.S. Security Office in Iraq, and his accompanying delegation. Attending the mee ...

Iran Urges Its Nationals Not to Travel to Iraq Amid Protests

BAS News - 2019-10-29 14:43
ERBIL - Iran has urged its nationals not to travel to neighboring Iraq as protests against the government have continued and scores of people have been killed since Friday. Iran's Foreign Ministry called in a statement on the Iranian citizens, especially ...

Operation to kill ISIS leader, under the name “Kayla Mueller”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-29 13:22
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The death of Abubakr Baghdadi, ISIS leader, was a major historical event regionally and globally, and influenced the future of the terrorist organization and terrorism in the region. The operation that took place at mi ...

Completion of a Wide Ground Security Training program at Suleimani Training Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-28 06:11
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 24, 2019, Suleimani Training Center concluded a Wide Ground Security Training program dedicated for the MOPE 2nd Battalion of the 11th Brigade as well as the 75th Female Peshmerga Unit. The ceremony was atte ...

ISIS leader, Abubakr Baghdadi, dead

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-27 21:59
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On the morning of October 27, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted “Something very big has just happened.” He is expected to give a formal speech regarding the incident at 5pm Erbil’s time, whereas the U.S. Secret ...

Syrian Regime Welcomes SDF Withdrawal from Turkish Border

BAS News - 2019-10-27 20:02
ERBIL — The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Sunday welcomed the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces from the border areas between Syria and Turkey as part of a previous deal to create a so-called ‘Safe Zone’ north of the country. “"The Syrian Arab Republic welco ...

One Turkish soldier killed, five wounded in northeast Syria - ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-27 10:51
One Turkish military personnel was killed and five were wounded in Syria's Ras Al-Ayn region after a rocket and mortar attack by Kurdish YPG militia, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Sunday. ...

Armored vehicles delivered to Syria to assist Russian military police

TASS - 2019-10-27 07:22
The Russian Defense Ministry informed that the military equipment will head to the northern part of the country, where Russian military police will facilitate the withdrawal of the Kurdish forces and equipment to the depth of 30 km from the Syrian-Turkish ...

Completion ceremony of a training program at Kirkuk Infantry Training Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-27 03:31
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 24, 2019, Kirkuk Infantry Training Center concluded a training program. The ceremony was attended by the center’s Commander and Deputy Commander, Commander of Peshmerga 6th Infantry Brigade and a number of C ...

Russia says U.S. presence in Syria illegal, protects oil smugglers

E-Kurd - 2019-10-26 16:27
MOSCOW,— Russia’s defense ministry on Saturday attacked U.S. plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as “international state banditry” motivated by a desire to protect oil smugglers and not by real security concerns. U ...

More Russian military police arrive in Syria under peace deal with Turkey

Reuters - 2019-10-25 15:23
Around 300 more Russian military police have arrived in Syria, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria. ...

Five Turkish military personnel wounded in Syria after Kurdish militia attack: ministry - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-24 17:42

Russia to Send Additional Military Police to Northern Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-24 17:19
ERBIL — Russia said it will send more military police to northern Syria as part of the truce deal it made with Turkey, according to Russia’s RIA news agency. A source from the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the report to the agency, revealing that a ...

Russia to promote implementation of Adana Pact in Syria — Turkish Foreign Ministry

TASS - 2019-10-23 12:40
The Adana Pact aims at protecting Turkey from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party and preventing its attacks against Turkish territory ...

No Need for New Operation in Syria: Turkey

BAS News - 2019-10-23 11:07
ERBIL — Turkish Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that there was no need to push deeper into Syria after Washington assured of Kurdish fighters’ withdrawal. Turkey previously agreed to a ceasefire deal brokered by the US, giving 120 hours to the Syrian ...

Turkey signals it's holding back on resuming Syria push

Washington Times - 2019-10-23 10:59
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's Defense Ministry is signaling it won't resume its offensive in northeast Syria, following agreements reached with the U.S. and Russia. The ministry said early on Wednesday the U.S. had announced Syrian Kurdish fighters comp ...

U.S. tells Turkey withdrawal of Kurdish fighters complete: Turkish defense ministry - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-10-23 01:41

U.S. tells Turkey withdrawal of Kurdish fighters complete: Turkish defense ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-23 01:20
The United States told Turkey the withdrawal of Kurdish militants from the "safe zone" Ankara demands in northern Syria was complete, the Turkish defense ministry said in a statement early on Wednesday. ...

Interview with Barbara Wolf, German Consul General in Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-22 22:15
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga MOPE Media Center’s interview with Barbara Wolf, German Consul General in Kurdistan Region, at the opening ceremony of the Peshmerga Language Center. ...

Russia-Turkey 10-point agreement disclosed

ANF - 2019-10-22 21:37
Russia Foreign Ministry disclosed the 10-point agreement with Turkey. The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lasted 6 hours. ...

Interview with James Thornton, British Consul General in Kurdistan Region

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-22 12:08
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga MOPE Media Center’s interview with James Thornton, British Consul General in Kurdistan Region, at the opening ceremony of the Peshmerga Language Center. ...

Iraqi foreign ministry: ISIS fighters, families to return to Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-10-22 02:33

Interview with Steve Fagin, U.S. Consul General in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-22 00:37
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga MOPE Media Center’s interview with Steve Fagin, United States Consul General in Erbil, at the opening ceremony of the Peshmerga Language Center. ...

Iraq Puts Forces on Alert as Protests May Resume this Friday

BAS News - 2019-10-21 22:30
ERBIL - Iraq has put the security forces on high alert once again as protests against the government are possible to be resumed this Friday. According to an official order by Interior Ministry, the forces will be on alert from this Thursday morning until ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff received a delegation consisting of U.S. Military Consultants

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-21 11:33
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 15, 2019, Lieutenant-General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) received a U.S. Military delegation, consisting of Colonel O’brien, Captain Helen and their team of military consultants. During the mee ...

Iran Says Against Turkey’s Military Posts in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-21 10:41
ERBIL — Iran is against Turkey’s plan to establish military posts inside Syria, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said on Monday. Mousavi said the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria should be respected. “We are against Ankara ...

The Latest: Turkey says monitoring Syrian Kurdish pullout

Washington Times - 2019-10-20 17:42
AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) - The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Turkey's defense ministry says it is closely monitoring the withdrawal of Syrian Kurdish forces as required by a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. That deal ha ...

MOPE Chief-of-Staff attended the completion ceremony of a Wide Ground Military Training program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-20 14:17
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 16, 2019, Lieutenant-General Jamal Mohammad (MOPE Chief-of-Staff), Najat Ali (Commander of 80th Unit), high MOPE officials and officers and Coalition drill instructors attended the graduation ceremony of a W ...

1 Turkish soldier killed, amid shaky cease-fire in Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-10-20 14:10
AKCAKALE (AP) — Turkey’s defense ministry says one soldier has been killed amid sporadic clashes with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. Sunday’s ministry statement said that Syrian Kurdish fighters have violated the ...

Turkey says Kurdish militia kills soldier in northeast Syria despite ceasefire

Reuters - 2019-10-20 10:58
One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area. ...

Turkey says Kurdish militia kills one soldier in northeast Syria despite ceasefire

Reuters - 2019-10-20 08:53
One Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded on Sunday after an attack by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria's Tel Abyad, the defense ministry said, despite a deal to pause military operations as militants withdraw from the area. ...

[Photo Story] Opening Ceremony of Peshmerga Language Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-19 14:17
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga ...

Opening ceremony of the Language Center for Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-19 06:00
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The Ministry of Health decides to ban the use of nylon bags

Kurdiu - 2019-10-17 20:28

French FM’s Visit to Iraq Set for Thursday: Source

BAS News - 2019-10-16 14:31
ERBIL — A previously announced visit by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Iraq is taking place on Thursday, 17 October, a source from Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The source explained that Le Drian will discuss the ongoing Turkish ...

Turkish foreign minister, U.S. national security adviser to meet in Ankara on Wednesday: ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-16 12:26
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will meet with U.S. National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien at 1245 GMT in Ankara on Wednesday, Turkey's foreign ministry said, as Turkey pressed on with its military operation in northeastern Syria. ...

KRG Ministry of Peshmerga and Iraqi Ministry of Defense are planned to meet today

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-16 01:50
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga The meeting will consist of strategic discussing on Peshmerga budget and salaries, as well as Peshmerga’s participation in joint operations across the disputed territories. On the morning of October 13, 2019, a high de ...

Russian forces patrolling between Syrian, Turkish troops

E-Kurd - 2019-10-16 00:11
MOSCOW,— Russia said Thursday it was patrolling in areas along the “line of contact” between Syrian and Turkish forces, as the US-led coalition in Syria confirmed it had pulled its troops from the area. Russia’s defence ministry said the patrols were tak ...

UK Committed to Supporting Peshmerga Ministry Reform

BAS News - 2019-10-15 13:52
ERBIL — The UK is committed to the joint efforts aimed at introducing wide-range reforms at the Peshmerga ministry of Kurdistan Region, a senior military official said. During a meeting between Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani and UK’s Defens ...

Russia's military police patrol contact line between Syrian, Turkish forces: RIA

Reuters - 2019-10-15 13:38
Russian military police are patrolling the contact line between Syrian and Turkish forces in northern Syria, the RIA news agency cited Russia's defense ministry as saying on Tuesday. ...

China Urges Turkey to End Syria Offensive

BAS News - 2019-10-15 11:21
ERBIL — China has urged the Turkish government to put an end to its military incursion into Syria where over 160,000 civilians have been displaces in less than a week with several dozens killed, the foreign ministry said. Turkey has been pushing deeper i ...

China urges Turkey to halt military action in Syria-foreign ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-15 10:26
China's foreign ministry urged Turkey on Tuesday to stop military action in Syria and "come back to the right track". Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comments at a daily briefing in Beijing. ...

For the first time in Kurdistan, a language center dedicated for the Peshmerga will be established

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-15 06:56
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga For the first time in Kurdistan, the Minister of Peshmerga, jointly with the Coalition Forces, is establishing a language center for the Peshmerga. The center will focus on the English and German languages, and will be ...

MOPE and Coalition Forces conduct their periodic meeting

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-15 02:12
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga During the periodic meeting between MOPE and Coalition Forces, KRG Minister of Peshmerga emphasized on increased relations and cooperation between them. On October 14, 2019, Shorsh Ismael (KRG Minister of Peshmerga) su ...

Staff of Peshmerga Hospital participate in a training program and receive certificates of completion

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-14 20:19
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 10, 2019, active staff of the Peshmerga Hospital participated in a theoretical and practical training course, supervised by the General Directorate of Medical Affairs and an American team from GSMSG, and rec ...

No Legal Justification for Turkish Offensive against Kurds: Germany

BAS News - 2019-10-14 15:34
ERBIL — Germany sees no justification for the ongoing Turkish military actions in north east Syria against the Kurds, a spokesman for the German foreign ministry said on Monday. “As things stand, we cannot see how the current situation in Syria could leg ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Kurdish militant attack in Syria -ministry

Yahoo - 2019-10-14 14:07

President Nechirvan Barzani: “War paves the way for the resurgence of more serious and vicious terror campaigns.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-13 16:39
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga President Nechirvan Barzani says the Kurdistan Region is deeply concerned about the military operation in Syria. In a statement on Thursday, the President of the Kurdistan Region called upon the international community ...

Turkish-led forces seize highway 30 km deep into Syria: ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-13 15:56
Turkish-led forces have seized control of Syria's M4 highway, some 30-35 km (19-22 miles) deep into Syrian territory, as part of its incursion against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria, Turkey's Defence Ministry said on Sunday. ...

KRG Minister of Peshmerga: “There is a strong political motive to reorganize the Peshmerga.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-13 03:28
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga emphasized on improving the salaries and conditions of the Peshmerga and states, “We will fortify our efforts on reorganization and eliminating the large gap and difference between the Peshmer ...

Germany bans exports of arms to Turkey

Reuters - 2019-10-12 20:33
Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey over its assault against Kurdish YPG militia in Syria, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday. ...

Turkish troops seize the centre of Syrian border town

Al Jazeera - 2019-10-12 20:28
Turkish forces take control of Ras al-Ain, defence ministry says in claim rebutted by Kurdish forces. ...

Syrian Kurds deny Turkey has taken battleground border Serêkaniyê town

E-Kurd - 2019-10-12 15:49
BEIRUT,— Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria denied on Saturday claims by the Turkish defence ministry that its forces had taken the battleground border town of Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain), the first in its four-day-old offensiv ...

SDF Refutes Turkey’s Claim of Control over Ras al-Ayn

BAS News - 2019-10-12 15:05
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) rejected a report by Turkey which claimed its forces had taken control of the border town of Ras al-Ayn (Sare Kani) in East Euphrates, north of Syria. The claim was made by Turkey’s Defense Ministry ...

NATO warns of increased instability and continued threat from ISIS

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-12 00:07
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On October 11, 2019, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), stated during a press conference in Turkey, “We are concerned about increased threats and instability in the re ...

Turkey loses it’s first soldier in Syrian clash with Kurdish fighters

WarIsBoring - 2019-10-11 19:59
dpa, Hamburg, Germany A Turkish soldier was killed in the cross-border offensive in north-eastern Syria, the Turkish Defence Ministry said on Friday. This is Turkey’s first reported military fatality in Operation Peace Spring that started on Wednesday. Th ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Kurdish militant attack in Syria: ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-11 18:46
Two Turkish soldiers were killed after a mortar attack hit the area near a military post in a part of northern Syria where Ankara mounted an operation against Kurdish militants last year, the defense ministry said on Friday. ...

Foreign ministry, Kurdish community condemn Turkey’s Syria offensive - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus Mail - 2019-10-11 18:26

Russia calls on Turkey, others to exercise restraint in northeast Syria

Reuters - 2019-10-11 13:37
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday called on Turkey and others to show restraint in northeast Syria, a sign of Moscow's growing concern about a Turkish military operation there against Kurdish forces. ...

Turkey Reports First Military Fatality in Syria Incursion

Time - 2019-10-11 11:08
Turkey's Defense Ministry also said the total number of Kurdish fighters killed in the incursion now numbers 277 ...

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

Washington Post - 2019-10-10 16:34
Turkey’s Defense Ministry says Turkish ground troops continuing advance against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria ...

Iran opposes any Turkish operation in Syria: foreign ministry

Gulan Media - 2019-10-10 16:31

Turkey says its forces seized targets in Syrian Kurdistan offensive: ministry

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 13:29
ISTANBUL,— Turkey said its forces seized designated targets on the second day of an offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syrian Kurdistan, northern Syrian, after a withdrawal by U.S. forces opened up a dangerous new phase in the region’s eight-year-old ...

Iran says Turkish military must immediately end attacks in Syria and withdraw

Reuters - 2019-10-10 13:10
Iran's foreign ministry called on Turkey on Thursday to immediately halt its military offensive in Syria and pull its forces out of that country. ...

MOPE Director of Media & National Awareness participated in KRG Council of Ministers’ Media and Information seminar

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-10 08:11
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Council of Minister’s Directorate of Media & Information, in an effort to increase transparency, has a new agenda to reorganize the media department of all the ministers and collecting their data through a central ...

Turkey launches ground offensive in northern Syria, Kurds say attack ‘repelled’

E-Kurd - 2019-10-10 01:42
BEIRUT,— Turkish troops and pro-Ankara Syrian Arab rebels, who are considered as mercenary fighters for Turkey, entered Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Wednesday night, the Turkish defense ministry said, starting a land offensive against ...

Turkish forces hit 181 militant targets in Syria operation: defense ministry

Reuters - 2019-10-09 23:54
The Turkish army has hit a total of 181 militant targets with air strikes and howitzers since the start of operation into northeast Syria, the Turkish defense ministry said on Wednesday. ...

KRG’s statement on the recent developments across Western Kurdistan

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-09 01:43
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga “The Kurdistan Regional Government is deeply concerned by the United States’ decision to withdraw from the safe zone in northeastern Syria and by reports of a potential unilateral military operation by Turkey. The gove ...

Iraq Protests: 165 People Killed in One Week

BAS News - 2019-10-09 00:28
ERBIL - Iraq's Ministry of Health revealed in a statement on Tuesday that 165 people were killed during the one week of protests. A source from the ministry told Iraqi media reports that the majority of the victims were protesters, while part of them wer ...

Initiative to reorganize Peshmerga Infantry Brigades has began

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-10-08 16:59
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Ministry of Peshmerga, jointly with the Coalition Forces, has began an initiative to reform and reorganize the infantry units of Peshmerga brigades. The first step towards that objective was implemented for the 4th ...

Russia, Turkey discuss northeast Syria amid tensions

Reuters - 2019-10-08 15:37
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the situation in northeast Syria with his Turkish counterpart by phone on Tuesday, the foreign ministry said, amid tensions over a possible Turkish military operation there. ...

Iran opposes Turkish military action in Syrian Kurdistan, Zarif says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-08 09:30
TEHRAN,— Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in a phone call that Tehran is opposed to military action in Syria, the foreign ministry said. “Zarif voiced opposition to military action” and “urged res ...

Turkish Defense Ministry says preparations complete for Syria offensive

Reuters - 2019-10-08 01:21
All preparations for a possible military operation into northeastern Syria are completed, the Turkish Defense Ministry said in a Twitter post late on Monday. ...
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