Posts Tagged ‘iraqi’

Iraqi forces liberate last Daesh-held town near Syria border

Press TV – Iraqi armed forces have liberated Rawa, the last remaining town under the grip of the Daesh terror group, hours after they launched the offensive. Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said in a statement from the Joint Operations Command on Friday that Iraqi forces “liberated Rawa entirely, and raised the Iraqi flag […]

Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP and Gorran meet to discuss unified front

nsnbc : The Kurdistan Democratic party (KDP) and the Gorran (Change Movement) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region are meeting on Thursday in Sulaimani to […]

Iraqi Kurds Renounce Secession Claims – Will Remain Part of Iraq

On the 25th of September, Iraqi Kurds held a secessionist vote based on the principles of extreme ethno-nationalist, where Kurds voted to separate from Iraq. The referendum was boycotted by Arabs, Assyrians, Armenians and local Turkmen and was doubly controversial as it included areas of Iraq that had been unilaterally occupied by Kurdish militants, which […]

UK COLUMN: Marwa Osman on Saudi Purge, Iraqi PMU’s Defeat ISIS, Paradise Papers & More

A Saudi purge is underway. What will it lead? Also, ISIS is nearly defeated in Iraq thanks to the brave efforts of the People’s Mobilization Units aka Hashed al-Shabbi forces. Meanwhile, the establishment’s media arm mounts another major distraction – a paper tiger drift-out another toothless ‘journalist investigation’ of offshore paperwork under the marketing banner […]

Iraqi Kurdish MPs facing possible death sentences for voting in idependence referendum

nsnbc : Fourteen Kurdish members of the Iraqi parliament are facing the threat of possible death sentences from Baghdad for voting in Kurdistan Autonomous Region’s independence […]

2.3 million Iranians get Iraqi visa for Arbaeen: Official

Tasnim– Iraq has so far granted more than 2.3 million Iranian applicants visas for going on pilgrimage to the Arab country to perform mourning rituals marking Arbaeen, an Iranian official announced. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency in Iran’s western city of Kermanshah on Sunday, Shahriar Heidari, spokesperson for a headquarters handling the Arbaeen travels, […]

Iraqi Kurds proposed 7-point plan on borders and territorial disputes to Baghdad

nsnbc : Jabar Yawar, Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry of Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) said the Kurdish military delegation in charge of […]

Iranian, Iraqi central banks to form joint committee

Iranian Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari, in line with his earlier talks with a number of senior Iraqi officials, attended a meeting with Ali Mohsen Al-Allaq, Governor of Central Bank of Iraq. The session aimed at facilitation of trade transactions between the two countries and agreed that a joint commission be formed […]

Iraqi military and Hashd al-Shaabi captured al-Qaim near Syrian border from ISIS

nsnbc : The Iraqi army announced that it together with both Shia and Sunni militia organized in the Hashd al-Shaabi entered al-Qaim, one of the […]

US behind Iraqi Kurdistan’s secession attempt: Iran’s Top General

Tasnim – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said “a secret team” from the US provoked authorities in Iraq’s Kurdistan region to hold an independence referendum despite Washington’s pretense of opposing the vote. “The US, via a secret advisory team, provoked the leaders of the Kurdistan region to […]

President in a meeting with Iraqi PM: Iran to always support Iraqi gov’t, nation in fighting terrorism, boosting unity The president described unceasing support and devotion of the people, officials and wisdom of the authorities in Iraq in resolving its problems and crises, and stated: “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported the Iraqi nation and government in fighting terrorism, strengthening unity and solidarity, and maintaining Iraq’s territorial integrity and will continue […]

Iraqi Commander Calls For Immediate Withdrawal Of US Troops From Iraq

A senior commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces has called for the immediate withdrawal of US forces from Iraq after the elimination of ISIS terrorists. Qais al-Khazali, head of the Iranian-funded Hashd al-Sha’abi tweeted on Monday night that US troops who are currently in Iraq as part of the coalition against ISIS, must prepare to […]

Iraqi PM meets with Turkish president on Kurds

AP— The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local): 1 p.m. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on the independence referendum held by Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region which both countries strongly opposed. Al-Abadi, who arrived in Ankara on Wednesday, is also scheduled to meet with Prime […]

Iraqi PM Rebuffs U.S. Decree That ‘Foreign Shia Militias’ Should Leave Country

Ever since ISIS appeared in Iraq in 2014, both the policies and strategies coming out of Washington have ranged from confused to inept, as politicians and Pentagon officials spar over whether or not to cooperate with various Iranian-affiliated Shia militias and People’s Mobilization Units (PMF), led by Hash d’ al-Shaabi and Badr Organisation. The driving […]

Netanyahu Very Upset with Iraqi Forces Capturing Kirkuk, Takes Action to Reclaim Oil

Iraqi Shia Hashd al-Shaabi leader asked U.S. to prepare to withdraw troops from Iraq

nsnbc : Qais al-Khazali, the powerful leader of a Shiite group within Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces a.k.a. Hashd al-Shaabi, has asked U.S. Secretay of […]

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes

Iraqi military and Hashd seize Kirkuk and oil fields from Kurdish Peshmerga

nsnbc : Armed clashes, posturing and positioning continues between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi military and security forces as well as Iranian-backed, predominantly Shia Hashd […]

Iraqi PM Appoints Arab Acting Governor for Kirkuk

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has assigned Deputy Governor of Kirkuk Rakan Saeed al-Jobouri to run the city until a new governor is chosen in accordance with the local municipals’ elections, parliamentarian Jasim Mohamed Jafaar told al-Sumaria TV on Monday. Al-Jobouri is the first Arab governor in Kirkuk since 2003, according to Iraqi media reports. […]

Kirkuk wells under Iraqi Federal Gov’t control

IRNA – Iraqi forces captured Lilan region, Baba Gurgur oil wells, and the headquarters of the North Oil Company (NOC), northwest of Kirkuk. Iraq’s army said in a statement that they have gained control of K1 airbase, N Kirkuk, too. The statement also demanded that all state employees, especially security forces, such as police forces, […]

Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga

The “attack” on Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk by Iraqi troops is “a flagrant declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan,” the Peshmerga General Command said in a statement, as cited by Rudaw. Baghdad sends military to take control of Kirkuk from Kurds The Peshmerga described Baghdad’s move as “retaliation against the right of the people to […]

Iraqi military, Iran-backed militia attack Kurdish troops near Kirkuk

nsnbc : Fierce clashes erupted in the early hours of Monday, between Iraqi – Kurdish Peshmerga, predominantly Shiite, Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi a.k.a Popular Mobilization […]

Amidst concerns about war, Iraqi court orders arrest of members of Kurdistan’s High Electoral and Referendum Commission

nsnbc : An Iraqi court in the capital Baghdad has issued arrest warrants for members of the Kurdistan Autonomous Region’s High Electoral and Referendum […]

Shiite Iraqi militia leader Qais al-Khazaali threatens Kurdish troops

nsnbc : Qais al-Khazaali, a senior predominantly Shiite Iraqi paramilitary leader has repeated warnings to Kurdish troops against staying in the disputed province of Kirkuk, […]

10 Iraqi MPs risk being stripped of their seats for voting in Kurdistan referendum

nsnbc : A committee of Iraq’s federal government in Baghdad has provided the names of 10 Kurdish MPs who voted in the referendum on […]

Iran to tighten border check with Iraqi Kurdistan: Brig. Gen. Jazayeri

MNA– Brigadier General Jazayeri of Iran says that Iran will have stricter controls over borders with Iraqi Kurdistan, on the request of Iraqi central government. “The independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan was US conspiracy to sabotage the Resistance Axis,” commented Brigadier General Seyyed Massoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, on […]

Iraqi Kurdish referendum ‘illegitimate,’ Trump’s Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says

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Turkey to take stronger steps in response to Iraqi Kurdish referendum: Erdogan

Reuters – Turkey will take stronger steps in retaliation for the Iraqi Kurdish referendum last week, having already taken some measures in coordination with the Iraqi central government and Iran, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. At a joint news conference in Tehran with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, broadcast live on Turkish television, Erdogan said […]

Iran and Turkey boost military alliance after Iraqi Kurdistan referendum

     Turkey and Iran have agreed to boost military ties following the referendum in the Iraqi Kurdistan where more than 90 percent of voters supported the idea of independence from Iraq. Turkish and Iranian chiefs of staff of the armed forces held a meeting on Monday in Tehran and agreed to expand military cooperation between […]

Trump administration urges Iraqi Kurds to not hold referendum for independence

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