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IS is not a threat to Kurds: Peshmerga official

capital of Erbil, according to a Peshmerga official. Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters currently pose no threat to the Kurdish capital Erbil, as Peshmerga forces continue to drive Islamist fighters out of Iraq’s semi-autonomous region, a Peshmerga official said. ...

18/09/2014 - 09:50 - comment 0

Turkey allows 200 peshmerga access to Kobani

200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to Kobani via Turkish territory. Kurdish ... a deal has been agreed to send 200 Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to the Syrian border town via Turkish ... Party in Syria) forces in Kobani. However cooperation with Free Syrian Army and Peshmerga forces ...

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

Iraqi peshmerga allowed to cross into Kobani - Erdogan

'already said' the Iraqi peshmerga would be allowed to enter Kobani through the Turkish border, ... Turkey has offered northern Iraqi peshmerga fighters  passage into the besieged Syrian town of Kobani ... Turkey) Turkey has offered northern Iraqi peshmerga fighters passage into the besieged Syrian town ...

22/10/2014 - 18:09 - 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 ... of anonymity, said Peshmerga fighters launched pre-dawn attacks against IS positions in the border town of Rabia ...

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

Kurdish forces attack ISIS militants in northern Iraq

the Islamic State in northern Iraq. Kurdish forces, or the Peshmerga, continue to battle militants from the Islamic State in northern Iraq. Peshmerga troops attacked Islamic State ... in Makhmur,” said Jabbar Yawar, Secretary General of the ministry of the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. ...

06/08/2014 - 14:17 - comment 0

Turkey helping Kurds cross border to join Kobani battle

Monday that Turkey is helping Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga troops cross its border to join Kurdish fighters in Syria, AFP reports. “We are assisting peshmerga forces to cross into Kobani . We have no wish ... to be terrorists, but generally has good relations with peshmerga troops.  ...

20/10/2014 - 13:28 - comments 3

Kurdish forces make gains against ISIS in Iraq

Peshmerga forces in Iraq made significant gains ... Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq have retaken the town of Makhmour near the Kurdish city of Erbil from ... Peshmerga have been here for several days fighting back ISIS militants’ advance . We have cleansed ...

12/08/2014 - 08:30 - comment 0

Kurds retake strategic mountain from IS

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have strengthened their hold ... militants, Press TV reports. Kurdish Peshmerga forces have strengthened ... of the Kurdish Parliament Peshmerga Committee, told Press TV. The Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga plan ...

07/09/2014 - 06:51 - comment 0

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

Kurdish Peshmergas backed by U.S. air strikes launched ... Islamic State militants. The Peshmergas are t rying to take control of the country’s largest dam ... army. These are American weapons. The ones we are using are old,” said Peshmerga officer Derya Cashkri. ...

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

US to bypass Baghdad and arm Kurds directly

only through the central government, and are now directly arming the Kurdish Peshmerga ... recently seized. But directly arming the Peshmerga risks alienating the Iraqi government even more, as the Peshmerga has not only fought ISIS but seized several Iraqi cities as well in recent months, and now has ...

13/08/2014 - 16:03 - comment 0