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For questions you're too embarrassed to ask, here's the basics on the army taking on IS in Iraq. Meet the PKK!

basics on an army that went from having a semi-stained world reputation, to being an international ... Party (PKK) is a Kurdish political party formed in 1978 that fought the Turkish government for an independent Kurdish state from 1984 to 2013.  Although listed as a  terrorist organisation by the UK ,  ...

Editor's Choice - 06/09/2014 - 06:00 - comment 0

Turkey fires on Kurdish region of Iraq

semi-autonomous Kurdish region. The Turkish army has shelled a village in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region , security officials and witnesses say. Local Kurdish security forces ... of reforms to parliament in December 2013 in an attempt to enhance the rights of the Kurdish community. ...

03/06/2014 - 09:32 - comment 0

Kurdish forces capture Kirkuk; US Army focused on Tikrit

US-backed Kurdish forces have captured the northern ... US-backed Kurdish forces have captured the northern Iraqi oil capital of Kirkuk, British and Turkish ... "Kurdish fighters are firing into the air to celebrate their victory. Residents of Kirkuk have spilled ...

18/05/2010 - 16:18 - comment 0

IS behead Kurdish man in Mosul

execution of civilians as well as Iraqi army troops and officers. The Iraqi army, backed by Kurdish ... showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in the city of Mosul. The ISIL group has released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a Kurdish man in the city of Mosul. The footage ...

29/08/2014 - 07:34 - comment 0

Turkey allows 200 peshmerga access to Kobani

200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to Kobani via Turkish territory. Kurdish ... territory. Kurdish political leaders say they originally asked for Turkey to help Syrian Kurdish ... in conflict with Turkey. “We can not accept reinforcements to PKK and PYD (the Kurdish Democratic Union ...

24/10/2014 - 11:00 - comment 0

IS takes control of five Kurdish villages in Syria

of at least five more Kurdish villages in northern Syria. Latest reports say the IS militants have seized control of at least five more Kurdish villages in the troubled northern Syria, increasing the number of captured villages there to 21. Local Kurdish sources say IS militants captured ...

18/09/2014 - 15:49 - comment 0

Iraqi Kurdish forces battle IS on three fronts

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are carrying out military ... Kurdish Peshmerga forces have carried out military operations against Islamic State militants on three fronts in northern Iraq, military sources say. Senior Kurdish commanders, speaking on condition ...

30/09/2014 - 12:57 - comment 0

Maliki orders Iraqi air force to help Kurds

provide support to Iraq's Kurdish forces. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has ordered the air force to provide support to Kurdish troops battling militants from ... to the leadership of the air force and the army’s aviation units to provide air support to peshmerga forces,” Maliki ...

04/08/2014 - 14:30 - comment 0

Now is the time for Kurdish independence

With Kurdish forces successfully fending off ISIL militants and establishing their own boundaries, the time is ripe for the Kurdish people to establish an independent state. John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, has urged Kurdish ...

25/06/2014 - 11:57 - comment 0

Kurdish troops backed by U.S. fight to retake Iraq's largest dam

Kurdish Peshmergas backed by U.S. air strikes launched ... Kurdish fighters backed by U.S. air strikes have launched a major offensive in northern Iraq against ... strikes targeted Islamist militants near the dam and the Kurdish capital Arbil. “The nine air ...

17/08/2014 - 11:05 - comment 0