Recent News Headlines : Iraqi Kurdish Forces

BRITISH MAN FIGHTING ISIS IN SYRIA HAS BEEN KILLED IN RAQQA, SOURCES SAY


Oliver Hall, 24, who travelled to Syria last August, is believed to have been clearing mines with the Kurdish YPG... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 4124

'US BETRAYAL OF KURDS AN ATTEMPT TO FIX TROUBLED RELATIONS WITH TURKEY & FAILED SYRIA POLICY'


Of course, they have never been fighting against the Syrian government forces... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 1967

BRITON HELD IN TURKEY ON TERRORISM CHARGES RELEASED ON BAIL


Former soldier Joe Robinson was arrested while on holiday in July after spending a month in Syria with Kurdish militia in 2015... READ MORE

25th November, 2017 156

RESCUERS CONTINUE SEARCH FOR SURVIORS OF IRAN-IRAQ EARTHQUAKE


Officials in Iran say the deathtoll in the country's deadliest earthquake in more than decade will rise as rescuers continue to search for people trapped... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 7

DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO AT LEAST 530


Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported the new death toll Tuesday and said 7,460 people were injured... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 1063

HOW SOCIAL MEDIA TOLD STORY OF IRAN-IRAQ EARTHQUAKE


The 7.3 magnitude quake on Sunday hit the Iraqi town of Halabjah, southeast of Sulaymaniyah, a city in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 1135

IRAN ENDS EARTHQUAKE RESCUE OPERATIONS AS DEATH TOLL PASSES 450


The rescue operations in the western Kermanshah province have ended, Pir-Hossein Kolivand, head of Iran's Emergency Medical Services, said on state TV on Tuesday... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 29

STRONG EARTHQUAKE IN IRAN-IRAQ BORDER AREA KILLS HUNDREDS


The head of Iranian Red Crescent said more than 70,000 people were in need of emergency shelter... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 8

IRAN-IRAQ EARTHQUAKE: RESCUERS IN RACE FOR SURVIVORS


In 2003, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake flattened the historic city of Bam in southeastern Iran, killing some 26,000 people... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 2425

AT LEAST 135 KILLED AS STRONG QUAKE ROCKS IRAN-IRAQ BORDER


In 1990, a 7.4-magnitude quake near the Caspian sea in northern Iran killed 40,000 people and left 300,000 more injured and half a million homeless... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 173

STRONG EARTHQUAKE HITS IRAQ AND IRAN, KILLING MORE THAN 130[1]


At least 129 people were killed in Iran's Kermanshah province on the Iraqi border, the provincial deputy governortold state television... READ MORE

13th November, 2017 2785

WITH IRAQI-KURDISH TALKS STALLED PHONE DIPLOMACY AVERTS NEW CLASHES


With the deadline past, Mr. Abadi instead ordered the federal forces to push into Kirkuk, and then farther north toward the Turkish border... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 860

WHY A GROWING NUMBER OF RELIGIOUS WOMEN WANT TO SERVE IN THE ISRAELI MILITARY


Since 2010, the Israel Defense Forces has recorded a surge in the number of religious women who want to serve... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 1094

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN SYRIA FOLLOWING IS DEFEATS?


Earlier this week IS's last urban bastion in eastern Syria, Deir al-Zour, hard up against the Iraqi border, fell to Assad government forces... READ MORE

5th November, 2017 206

'WHY WOULD WASHINGTON PUNISH US?' RESIGNING IRAQI KURDISTAN LEADER ACCUSES US OF BETRAYAL


Prior to the independence referendum, the Kurds fought alongside Iraqi forces in their US-backed campaign against Islamic State terrorists... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 1644

IRAQI KURDISH LEADER TO STEP DOWN OVER FALLOUT FROM INDEPENDENCE POLL


Erbil's friends and foes alike had strongly opposed the holding of the referendum, leaving Barzani isolated before it was held and marooned ever since... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 261

KURDISH LEADER MASOUD BARZANI WILL NOT EXTEND TERM


Barzani's legacy The president only recently re-activated parliament to vote through the controversial September 25 referendum on secession, which Barzani wanted to be his legacy... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 183

IRAQI KURDISTAN LEADER BARZANI WILL HAND OVER PRESIDENTIAL POWERS AT END OF TERM ON WEDNESDAY


Iraqi Kurdistan's veteran leader Massoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday. His d... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 0

IRAQI KURDISTAN LEADER BARZANI WILL HAND OVER PRESIDENTIAL POWERS ON NOVEMBER 1


Iraqi Kurdistan's veteran leader Masoud Barzani will not extend his presidential term beyond Nov. 1, a Kurdish government official said on Saturday... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 866

LOVE NOT WAR FORCED OUTCAST UNWED IRAQI COUPLE TO SMUGGLE THEIR WAY TO FRANCE AS MIGRANTS


Love not war forced outcast unwed Iraqi couple to smuggle their way to France as migrants... READ MORE

27th October, 2017 0

IRAQI FORCES CLASH WITH KURDISH TROOPS NEAR STRATEGIC BORDER WITH SYRIA


Iraqi forces began moving on Qaim, a town that borders Syria's eastern Deir al-Zour province... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 303

ANALYSIS | IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER DEFIES PREDICTIONS OF HIS COUNTRY'S DOOM


Instead, Abadi won the backing of Iraq's neighbors and the United States, who all decried the Kurds' effort and stressed their support for Iraq's territorial unity... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 231

IRAQI KURDS PROPOSE TO FREEZE REFERENDUM RESULTS


People in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq voted to secede on September 25 in a referendum, amid rising tensions and international opposition... READ MORE

25th October, 2017 2015

FAR FROM D.C. POLITICAL PERILS, TILLERSON PAYS IMPROMPTU VISITS TO WAR ZONES IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN


Far from the Washington murmurs about his future, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to two of America's enduring war zones Monday, prodding le... READ MORE

24th October, 2017 0

IRAQ FORCES IN FULL CONTROL OF KIRKUK PROVINCE


Iraqi forces have claimed control of all of Kirkuk province after intense fighting against Kurdish Peshmerga forces... READ MORE

21st October, 2017 3223

'100,000 FLEE KIRKUK' SINCE IRAQI ARMY TAKEOVER


Baghdad has retaken five oil fields from Kurdish forces in Kirkuk, leaving the Kurds in control of only one in the province... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 272

IRAQI KURDS' INDEPENDENCE DREAMS TURN TO DESPAIR AS THEY QUIT KIRKUK AS ALLY U.S. SITS ON THE SIDELINES


In the face of the Iraqi advance, Kurdish forces retreated from Kirkuk, handing the strategic territory to Baghdad with barely a whimper... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 11

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE KIRKUK GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN ADVANCE ON KURDS


The rapid progress of Iraqi forces suggested that Kurdish fighters were withdrawing with little or no resistance in many areas... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 106

FIGHT AGAINST ISIS: IRAQI-KURDISH STANDOFF WORRIES U.S.


Standoff is tense but violence is averted as Iraqi forces move into disputed areas held by rival Kurds... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 14

BAGHDAD IMPOSES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT BAN ON IRAQI KURDISTAN AFTER REFERENDUM


The Kurds say the referendum acknowledges their contribution in confronting Islamic State after it overwhelmed the Iraqi army... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 25

Trending News Headlines : Iraqi Kurdish Forces

SYRIAN REBELS ANNOUNCE PUSH TO DRIVE ISLAMIC STATE FROM RAQQA


The Syrian forces are a ways off from assaulting Raqqa... READ MORE

6th November, 2016 14151

A NEW BATTLE IN IRAQ GIVES IRAN THE UPPER HAND


This is the result of disobedience of Masoud Barzani, the Iraqi fighter who was filming said, referring to the leader of Iraqi Kurdistan... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 8409

THESE ISRAELI SOLDIER BABES COULD KILL YOU AT FIRST SIGHT


Hot Israeli Army encourages people to submit images of beautiful women serving in the Israel Defense Forces... READ MORE

28th December, 2016 6706

ISIL 'DRIVEN OUT' FROM TURKEY-SYRIA BORDER


After crossing the border on August 24, Turkish-backed Syrian rebels captured the border town of Jarablus from ISIL in 14 hours... READ MORE

5th September, 2016 5420

GI KILLED FREEING PRISONERS OF ISIS IN IRAQ FIRST IN 4 YEARS


Iraqi officials said the raid involved American helicopters, Kurdish and American Special Operations forces, and airstrikes... READ MORE

22nd October, 2015 4946

DENNIS SKINNER WARNS AGAINST MILITARY INTERVENTION IN SYRIA'S 'CRAZY WAR'


The veteran Labour left-winger accused Britain's allies Turkey of aiding Isis by shooting down Russian jets, bombing Kurdish forces, and buying oil from the militant group... READ MORE

26th November, 2015 4781

FORMER BRITISH SOLDIER HELD IN TURKEY OVER 'PRO-KURDISH PROPAGANDA'


Joe Robinson arrested on holiday in Turkey accused of posting photos on Facebook wearing Kurdish militia uniform... READ MORE

29th July, 2017 3067

KURDS' VOTE A STEP TOWARDS MIDEAST PARTITION


Hassan Nasrallah described Kurdish referendum last week as part of an American-Israeli plot to carve up the Middle East... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 2889

REVEALED: UK MERCENARIES FIGHTING ISLAMIC STATE TERRORIST FORCES IN SYRIA


Former infantryman James Hughes, from Reading, and Jamie Read, from Lanarkshire, understood to be in Rojava, northern Syria... READ MORE

23rd November, 2014 2746

ONLY BRITISH WOMAN FIGHTING ISIS IN SYRIA SAYS SHE CAN NEVER RETURN HOME


Kimmie Taylor sits at the top of an open concrete staircase gazing at the sun as it sets over Isis-held Raqqa city, cigarette between her fingers... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2656

IS AND SYRIA KURDS IN FIERCE GUN BATTLES


Kurds are angry that Turkey has prevented fighters crossing the border to fight IS in Kobane... READ MORE

8th October, 2014 2323

BRITISH PM GIRLS LURED BY ISLAMIC STATE DEATH CULT


Suleyman Shah was the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire... READ MORE

21st February, 2015 2303

RUSSIA SAYS IT WILL START TRACKING U.S. PLANES AFTER DOWNING OF SYRIAN JET


Sunday's action was the first time an U.S. plane shot down a Syrian aircraft... READ MORE

19th June, 2017 2170

IRAQI FORCES MOVE INTO CENTRE OF KIRKUK


Iraqi government forces enter disputed city of Kirkuk, residents say, weeks after Kurdish independence referendum... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2145

THREE ISRAELIS KILLED IN STABBING ATTACK AT WEST BANK SETTLEMENT - LOCAL OFFICIALS


Israel Radio identified him as a 19-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank village of Khobar near Ramallah... READ MORE

22nd July, 2017 2076

GOALS DIVERGE AND PERILS REMAIN AS US AND TURKEY TAKE ON ISIS


Militias that have lately been the United States' main partners in fighting the Islamic State in Syria, but whom Turkey considers enemies... READ MORE

28th July, 2015 1823

KURDS PUSH ISLAMIC STATE OUT OF KOBANI AFTER FOUR-MONTH BATTLE


It has been a frontline in the battle against the group that has captured expanses of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed an Islamic caliphate... READ MORE

26th January, 2015 1757

AIR STRIKES 'STALL IS SYRIA ADVANCE'


Kobane air strikes stall is advance on syrian border town... READ MORE

10th October, 2014 1490

US MILITARY RUSHES TO DEFUSE LOOMING CRISIS IN KIRKUK AFTER IRAQI ARMY ADVANCES


Iraqi forces claim rapid progress in operation to 'impose security' on kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1444

AIR STRIKES KILL CIVILIANS FLEEING SYRIA'S RAQQA


Elsewhere in Syria, government air strikes have hit the town of al-Houla in Homs province, and killed at least six civilians, the Observatory reported... READ MORE

25th April, 2017 1400

1. WHY DOES THE KURDISH REGION MATTER TO OIL MARKETS?


That experience and disputes between the Kurdish government and Iraqi national authorities have kept most big oil companies away and prompted some investors to pull back... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1305

A SYRIAN AND HIS AMERICAN WIFE ARE STUCK IN IRAQ BECAUSE OF TRUMP'S BAN


IRBIL, Iraq -- Wael Resol, 30, is an interpreter for journalists in this Kurdish area of northern Iraq... READ MORE

29th January, 2017 1219

KOBANI: US DROPS WEAPONS TO KURDS IN SYRIA


47 BST The US military says it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants... READ MORE

20th October, 2014 1144

AIR STRIKES HIT ISIS POSITIONS AS JIHADISTS PUSH INTO KOBANI


Capturing Kobani would give Isis a direct link between its positions in the Syrian province of Aleppo and its stronghold of Raqqa to the east... READ MORE

7th October, 2014 1086

MACER GIFFORD WE COULD DEFEAT ISLAMIC STATE WITHIN A YEAR I KNOW BECAUSE I FOUGHT THEM


I was under no illusion that my presence on the frontline was going to win the war against Isil... READ MORE

18th September, 2015 1057

REVENGE FOR SINJAR: SYRIAN KURDS FREE ISLAMIC STATE SLAVES


They have dubbed the operation revenge for the women of Sinjar, the homeland of Iraq's ancient Yazidi minority which Islamic State overran in the summer of 2014... READ MORE

14th June, 2017 1012

VIDEO SHOWS ISRAELI SOLDIER SHOOT DEAD INJURED PALESTINIAN YOUTH LYING ON GROUND AFTER STABBING ATTACK


Video shows Israeli soldier shoot dead injured Palestinian youth lying on ground after stabbing attack... READ MORE

24th March, 2016 961

'LEFT-OF-LAUNCH' ATTACKS MAY BE BRINGING NORTH KOREAN MISSILES DOWN


Community leaders, police and local Kurdish people gathered at the scene in Shrublands Avenue on Wednesday... READ MORE

6th April, 2017 958

US TO BALKANIZE SYRIA UNDER KURDISH PRETEXT


The latest group to gain the full support of the US on the ground in Syria is the Syrian Kurdish YPG forces People's Protection Units ... READ MORE

3rd April, 2017 919

ISIS DUMPING DEAD BODIES ON SYRIAN STREETS CAUSES DEADLY 'FLESH-EATING' DISEASE TO SPREAD


A Syrian Kurdish fighter reportedly told other news agencies We did not have knowledge about this deadly disease before... READ MORE

4th December, 2015 802


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