Recent News Headlines : Iraqi Kurdish Forces

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 10

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 105

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 24

A DIVIDED IRAQ TESTS U.S. INFLUENCE AS FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE WANES


After years of focusing divided Iraq on a shared fight against the Islamic State group, the United States is now straining to leverage its limited influenc... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 0

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 3101

KURDISH PROTESTERS ATTACK IRAQI EMBASSY IN LONDON (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)


The Iraqi PM earlier said the operation was aimed at protecting the unity of Iraq following Kurdistan's independence vote... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 158

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 1316

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE KIRKUK GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN PUSH AGAINST KURDS


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

16th October, 2017 105

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 2508

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 1571

IRAQI FORCES DRIVE KURDS FROM DISPUTED AREAS NEAR KIRKUK


Iraq's Interior Ministry said in a brief statement that federal forces have taken control of a power plant, a police station and industrial areas near Kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 234

IRAQI KURDS SAY FEDERAL FORCES ATTACK NEAR DISPUTED KIRKUK


Iran closed its three official crossings with the Kurdish region Sunday, Kurdish media reported... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 626

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 1299

IRAQ PM DENIES ATTACK PLAN AS TENSIONS RISE WITH KURDS


Iraqi Kurdish forces closed the two main roads connecting Arbil and Dohuk with the northern city of Mosul for several hours, a Kurdish military official said... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 0

KURD FIGHTERS IN IRAQ BRIEFLY BLOCK ROADS TO MOSUL


Move comes after Kurdish authorities said they feared Iraqi forces were preparing to launch an assault on the region... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 40

IRAQ'S VICE PRESIDENT WARNS OF CIVIL WAR THREAT AMID KIRKUK TENSIONS


Iraq's prime minister Haidar al-Abadi demanded the Kurdish self-government annul the results and called for joint administration over Kirkuk... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

IRAQI KURDISTAN THE FLY TO REGIONAL SPIDERS TURKEY, IRAQ, IRAN


Iran and Turkey are both part of the Astana negotiations aimed at effecting closure in Syria... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 10841

ERDOGAN, ROUHANI UNITED IN OPPOSITION TO KURDISH STATE


In the last week following the Kurdish referendum, Turkey has held joint military exercises with Iraq... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 6702

KURDISH SECESSION TOPS ERDOGAN'S AGENDA IN IRAN VISIT


In the last week following the Kurdish referendum, Turkey has held joint military exercises with Iraq... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 3967

KURDISH POLITICIANS SKIP IRAQ PARLIAMENTARY SESSION AMID TENSIONS OVER VOTE


Politicians also dismissed the ethnically mixed Kirkuk province's Kurdish governor who supported the referendum... READ MORE

3rd October, 2017 0

CAPTURED ISIS FIGHTERS REFRAIN I WAS ONLY A COOK


Among thousands of civilians fleeing to Kirkuk after an Iraqi offensive are hundreds of Islamic State fighters. Many claim they were noncombatants... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 2336

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

US DOES NOT RECOGNIZE KURDISTAN INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


The United States does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government's unilateral referendum held on Monday, he said in a statement... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 0

IRAN AND IRAQ TO HOLD JOINT BORDER DRILLS


The Iranian and Iraqi armies will hold joint drills at several crossings on Iran's border with the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan, according to officials... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 5133

IRAN BANS CRUDE TRANSPORTATION FROM IRAQ'S KURDISTAN


Iran has already closed its airspace to the flight commuting between Iraqi Kurdistan region and the country... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

US DOES NOT RECOGNIZE KURDISTAN INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


The United States does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government's unilateral referendum held on Monday, he said in a statement... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

TILLERSON SAYS KURDISH INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM IS ILLEGITIMATE


Turkey and Iran, which have their own restive Kurdish populations, opposed the referendum, as did the United States... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 873

AS KURDISH BORDERS CLOSE WAR OF WORDS HEATS UP


Mr. Ali also scoffed at Iraqi threats to move troops into Kirkuk, the oil-rich city claimed by both Arabs and Kurds... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 1039

FLIGHT BAN IMPOSED ON IRAQ'S KURDISH AIRPORTS FOLLOWING POLL GOES INTO EFFECT


While Baghdad controls the airspace over the Kurdish region, immigration and security inside the airports are controlled by local Kurdish region officials and security forces... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 0

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

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

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

IRAQ ESCALATES DISPUTE WITH KURDS THREATENING MILITARY ACTION


All three countries have been conducting military exercises near the border of Iraqi Kurdistan this week... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2537

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

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

BAGHDAD PILES PRESSURE ON IRAQI KURDS TO REVERSE OVERWHELMING INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Iran and Turkey also oppose any move toward Kurdish secession and their armies have started joint exercises near their borders with Iraqi Kurdistan in recent days... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 2053

IRAQI BAN ON FLIGHTS TO KURDISH CITIES BEGINS FRIDAY


Iraq's Transport Ministry ordered international airlines to halt service to Erbil, the Kurdish regional capital, and Sulaimaniyah, its second city... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 1902

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

HAIDER AL-ABADI VOWS TO USE LAW TO CONTROL KURDS


Turkey, also home to a large Kurdish minority, is especially concerned and has threatened a series of measures to isolate the Iraqi Kurds... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 1526

AIR STRIKES 'STALL IS SYRIA ADVANCE'


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

10th October, 2014 1490

BAGHDAD PILES PRESSURE ON IRAQI KURDS TO REVERSE OVERWHELMING INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Iran and Turkey also oppose any move toward Kurdish secession and their armies have started joint exercises near their borders with Iraqi Kurdistan in recent days... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 1473

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

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

THEY FREED A SYRIAN TOWN FROM ISIS. NOW THEY HAVE TO GOVERN IT.


A cage in which Islamic State militants temporarily held people caught smoking while the militants held control of Tal Abyad, in Raqqa province... READ MORE

31st October, 2015 667


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