Posts Tagged ‘iraqi’

From Baghdad to Istanbul: How Iraqi Kurds Could End Up Under De facto Turkish Rule

21st Century Wire says… After seven years of war in Syria, and three years of ISIS marauding through Iraq, one thing is for sure: Iraqi Kurdistan is not what it was five years ago – when its geopolitical chaperone in Washington was still militarily occupying Iraq, and with oil pegged above $100 per barrel and […]

Only hours before independence referendum, Iran bombards border to Iraqi Kurdistan

Turkish, Iraqi and Iranian military leaders meet as Turkey upscales military drill on border to Iraqi Kurdistan

nsnbc : Turkey’s armed forces, on September 23, increased the level of the ongoing surprise military drill on the border to Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region […]

IRGC official warns of serious regional challenges after Iraqi Kurdistan referendum

FNA- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander for political affairs Brigadier General Rasoul Sanayee Rad warned that the referendum for independence in the Iraqi Kurdistan region will lead to serious regional problems. “Holding a referendum under the conditions that we are moving to the post-ISIL era can pave the ground for serious regional challenges […]

Iraqi court sentenced captured Russian ISIS fighter to death

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iraq’s High Judicial Council announced that a criminal court in the capital Baghdad has sentenced a Russian man to death […]

Iran backs Iraqi talks on referendum: FM spokesman

IRNA – Iran is interested in mediating between Iraqi Kurdistan region and Baghdad on the issue of referendum, Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman said on Monay. Iran supports the talks already started between Iraq’a Irbil and Baghdad, and hopes that the negotiations will result in positive outcomes, Bahram Qasemi said in his weekly press briefing. Iran’s […]

Iraqi F-16 pilot involved in fatal crash in Arizona

nsnbc : The Iraqi Air Force confirmed that one of its pilots died in a crash while on a training flight in Arizona, USA. The U.S. […]

Attacks by Turkish warplanes caused panic near Dukhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan

nsnbc : Eyewitnesses near Dukhok reported that Turkish warplanes carried out attacks in in the Iraqi Kurdistan Autonomous Region near the Turkish border, causing […]

Chief of Iran’s Expediency Disernment Council claims Iraqi Kurdish independence leads to war

nsnbc : Mohsen Rezaei, the head of Iran’s powerful Expediency Discernment Council, appointed by Iran’s Supreme Leader, warned Iraqi Kurds about the likelihood of a 20-year-long […]

ACLU: US Immigration Authorities Abusing Iraqi Detainees

US authorities are abusing Iraqi immigrants facing deportation and coercing them into waiving their legal rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a court filing on Thursday. A federal judge in Detroit halted the deportations of all Iraqis in July to allow the immigrants to obtain the paperwork and legal representation they need […]

Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader threatens war if Kirkuk joins Kurdistan in referendum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Iraq’s Shi’ite, Iranian-backed Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces, threatened on Friday that should Kirkuk […]

Iraqi Kurdistan delegation visits Finland

nsnbc : A delegation from the Interior Ministry of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq is in Finland on official invitation to exchange idea […]

Iraqi Yezidi families given property deeds in UN-Germany program

nsnbc : Hundreds of Yezidi families in Iraq were given the ownership deeds of their homes for the first time in modern history in a […]

Iraqi court sentences ISIS’s “chemical emir” Zeyad Tarek to death

nsnbc : Iraq’s Central Criminal Court, on Sunday, sentenced the prominent Islamic State chemical weapons expert Zeyad Tarek to death after convicting him of […]

Iraqi Army fights for Tal Afar center as displaced locals survive in ‘dire conditions’ (VIDEO)

By Saturday, Iraqi forces captured around 70 percent of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari announced. “God willing, the remaining part will be liberated soon,” Jaafari said at a news conference in Baghdad as he was receiving a delegation of French officials.  Iraq’s new ground zero: […]

Iraqi forces capture Tal Afar city center from Islamic State

nsnbc : Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State fighters from about 70 percent of Tal Afar and seized the citadel neighborhood in the city […]

Iraqi army kills over 300 ISIL Militants, liberates 31 Tal Afar districts

The Iraqi army has killed over 300 militants of the Daesh militant group (banned in Russia) and liberated 31 districts of the city of Tal Afar, Iraqi armyspokesman Yahya Rasul said Thursday. “A total of 302 militants were killed, 31 districts of Tal Afar were liberated,” Rasul told a joint press conference with spokesman for the US-led coalition US Army Col. Ryan Dillon. According to Rasul, there are […]

Iraqi PM al-Abadi announces operation to liberate Turkmen city of Tal Afar from ISIS

nsnbc : In the early hours of Sunday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of operations by security forces to take the […]

Iranian general simplifies the truth, claims Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum is a U.S. plot

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Iranian General Nadiq, second in command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, claimed the referendum on the independence of Iraq’s […]

Iraqi special forces abused civilians during Mosul campaign, PM admits 

“The [investigation] committee has concluded … that clear abuses and violations were committed by members of [special forces unit] the ERD,” the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement, according to Reuters. The prime minister’s office added the perpetrators would face prosecution. Torture, rape, executions: Iraq to investigate reported atrocities of […]

Iraqi Kurds’ independence referendum risks civil war: Turkish FM

Press TV- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned that a plan by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to hold an independence referendum late next month will lead to “civil war” in the conflict-stricken Arab country. “In that country (Iraq), which has been through so many problems, a referendum on independence can make the situation even worse,” Cavusoglu […]

Commission approves dates for Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum and elections

nsnbc : The High Electoral and Referendum Commission of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq will officially set the dates for presidential and parliamentary […]

Gorran wants to see Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum postponed

nsnbc : The Gorran (Change Movement) in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq (KAR) wants to see the Iraqi – Kurdish leadership to postpone […]

Top US diplomat demands delay of Iraqi Kurdistan referendum

Press TV- The US secretary of state has called on the leader of Iraq’s semi-autonomous region Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, to delay a controversial referendum on independence from the mainland slated for next month. In a telephone call on Friday, Rex Tillerson said Washington “would want for the referendum to be postponed and that the issues […]

US firmly opposes Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum on September 25: McGurk

nsnbc : Brett McGurk, the United States’ envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition, said the US’ government is firmly opposed to the referendum on the […]

Russia’s positive view on Iraqi – Kurdistan independence referendum encouraging: Hoshyar Zebari

nsnbc : Hoshyar Zebari, a member of the Kurdistan High Referendum Council in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of Iraq said the Russian view of […]

Iraqi PM calls for strengthening economic relations with Tehran

IRNA – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for continued cooperation with Tehran on economic and trade areas, Iraqi media said on Friday. Al-Abadi made the remarks during a phone conversation with Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, according to a statement released by the office of Iraq prime minister. He noted that all the Iraqi […]

Germany: Iraqi Gunman Shoots-Up Nightclub Before Getting Shot Himself

Joe JonesDaily Stormer July 31, 2017 I’m torn on this one. On the one hand I hate Moslems being violent in our society more than almost anything else, on the other hand I also hate the feminism-derived club scene more than almost anything else. I’m not sure I can find a bad […]

Saving 1,400 Iraqi Nationals From ‘Grisly Fate,’ Court Blocks Deportations

Iraqi women stand outside the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse, June 21, 2017, in Detroit. A hearing began on a lawsuit that seeks to stop the government from deporting more than 100 Iraqi nationals who were recently rounded up. (AP/Carlos Osorio) Published in partnership with Shadowproof. A federal district court in Detroit temporarily blocked the […]

Photos: Mosul liberation celebrated at Iraqi Embassy in Iran

A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on July 26 Iran Front Page- IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, July 26, and picked headlines… Source Article from

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