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Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Baghdad denies deal between Peshmerga, US-led coalition

deal between Peshmerga, US-led coalition
Iraq’s Defense Ministry on Tuesday denied reports that a deal had been struck between Peshmerga forces loyal to northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government and a U.S.-led coalition to “protect” Iraq’s Kirkuk province and other “disputed” parts of the country.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Over 4,200 Kurdish Militias Killed, Held Captive in Turkish Army "Operation"/invasion in Northern Syria

Kurdish Militias
The Turkish Army General Staff announced in a statement on Saturday that a sum of 4,254 Kurdish fighters have been killed or held captive in the operation in Afrin region that started on January 20.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

U.S. airstrike kills at least 7 Iraqis in friendly fire, local forces say

Anbar province
 At least seven Iraqi police and allied militia members died in a U.S.-led coalition airstrike early Saturday that was targeting armed insurgents, Iraqi forces said.

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Barzani Says Will Step Down on Nov. 1

I will remain as a Peshmerga (Kurdish fighter)
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani on Sunday confirmed his intention to step down on Nov. 1 and asked the Kurdish parliament to take measures to fill the presidential power vacuum.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Iraq dismisses US call for Iranian-backed militias to ‘go home’

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
The Iraqi government has dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for Iranian-backed paramilitary units that helped Baghdad defeat ISIS to end operations in Iraq.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Iraqi military positioned to stake claim over Kurdish stronghold Kirkuk

Iraqi military
An elite unit of the Iraqi military on Friday took control of a military base outside Kirkuk, a site that had been under control of Kurdish forces for several years.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Turkish FM insists on 'time limit' for KRG

Kurdistan iraq
A time limit should be set up for the northern Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to reconsider from their “mistake” of holding an illegitimate referendum, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Turkey halts flights to northern Iraq, issues travel warning

Turkey halts flights to northern Iraq
Turkey has issued a new travel warning to Turkish nationals after Turkey’s consulate in Arbil announced that Turkish airline companies will halt flying to northern Iraq after 6:00 p.m. on Friday Sept. 29 until further notice at the request of Baghdad, following a referendum for independence held by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Thursday, 21 September 2017

En attendant Godot: French president asks Kurd leader to delay region poll

French president asks Kurd leader to delay region poll
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday asked Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani to postpone next week’s controversial referendum on Kurdish regional independence.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Iraq’s Kurdish parliament approves September 25 independence referendum

an independent Kurdish state could fuel separatism among their own Kurdish populations
Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region's parliament approved a plan to hold a Sept. 25 referendum on independence, ignoring Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish opposition as well as U.S and Western concern that the vote could cause new conflicts in the region.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

KRG to maintain plan for holding independence referendum: Official

Kurds turkey iran iraq syria
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will maintain their plan to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, despite a U.S. request to postpone it, a high-ranking Kurdish official told Reuters on Aug. 12.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Iraqi VP Urges Immediate Probe into US Attack against Popular Forces

al-Rutba district in Iraq’s Anbar province
 Iraqi Vice-President Nouri al-Maliki condemned the recent US strikes against Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces), and urged an immediate probe into the hostile action by Washington troops in his country.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

US contributed to ISIS creation, now tries to claim victory over it : Iraqi VP

Mosul iraq
The recapture of Mosul is an achievement of the Iraqi people while the US is trying to highjack it and claims it was them who "led that war," Iraq's Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has told the RIA Novosti news agency.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Challenges remain after Mosul liberation: UN envoy

kurds iraq
The path to conclusively defeat Daesh is fraught with difficulties despite a major victory in Mosul, the United Nations' special envoy on Iraq said Monday.

Friday, 2 June 2017

KRG PM Barzani discusses ties, war against Daesh in Iraq and Syria with Putin, Lavrov

Northern Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Friday on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

ISIL suicide bombers 'kill dozens' in northeast Syria

At least 37 people, including dozens of civilians, have been killed in an attack by ISIL suicide bombers targeting an area in northeast Syria held by US-backed Kurdish forces, according to a monitoring group.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

U.S. says raised "deep" concerns with Turkey over air strikes

The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

US Military Confirms Deaths of 21 Syrian, Iraqi Civilians in Strikes in 3 Months

Strikes by the US-led anti-terror coalition apparently led to deaths of 21 civilians in Syria and Iraq from last November through January, the US Central Command said Saturday after assessing reports of possible casualties.

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