Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 23, 2017

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PUK journalist: Armed men raided my house, took my brother in Erbil Erbil: Armed men raided the home of a Kurdish journalist who was working for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Press Bureau in the KDP-controlled Erbil city, according to the reporter. Journalist Sartip Jawhar told NRT men associated with PUK First Deputy Secretary-General Kosrat […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 22, 2017

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Latest news every 30 min Kurdish official: Delayed Hawija operation increases threat on Kirkuk security Kirkuk: Kurdish officials say the continued delay of the Hawija offensive, and Islamic State IS defeats in Mosul have led to increased, but ineffective morale-boosting attacks against Kurdish Peshmerga lines in Tuz Khurmatu town, about 75 kilometers, south of Kirkuk. […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 21, 2017

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Latest news every 30 min Turkish jets shell foothills of Qandil Mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil: Turkish warplanes shelled villages in the foothills of the Qandil Mountains in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region on Tuesday evening. Councilor of Abubakir village in the foothills of the Qandil Mountains, Musa Ali, told NRT that a number of Turkish military jets […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 20, 2017

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Latest news every 30 min Kurdish forces repel another Islamic State assault on Khurmatu, fatalities reported Tuz Khurmatu: Kurdish Peshmerga forces defeated a widespread IS assault on their bases in the town of Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk on Tuesday. In the confrontation, which lasted three hours, a number of Islamic State group IS [Daesh] militants […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 19, 2017

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One Kurd killed, 3 foreign journalists injured after explosion in Mosul Mosul: A planted bomb exploded near four journalists, hitting three French people and a Kurdish man in the troubled Old Mosul district on Monday, as Iraqi forces push Islamic State group IS out of the group’s last and symbolic holdout in the city. The Kurdish […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 18, 2017

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Latest news every 30 min Barzani’s KDP hopeful to have Gorran participation in reactivated parliament Erbil: A high-ranking Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official said on Saturday they are doing their outmost to reactivate Iraqi Kurdistan parliament with the participation of the Change Movement (Gorran) which has been at odds with the KDP on two issues: the […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 17, 2017

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Fuad Hussein: US proposed Kurds to postpone independence referendum Erbil: The US suggested Kurdistan Region delay its planned referendum on independence until after Iraqi elections, due to be held in March, a proposal rejected by Kurdish leaders who do not want their historic vote tied to an uncertain Iraqi process. “We didn’t agree with this because it’s unclear […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 16, 2017

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Massoud Barzani says I want to die in the shadow of the flag of an independent Kurdistan Erbil: Massoud Barzani said when asked whether negative backlash from its neighbors could result in the Kurdistan region’s isolation after decision to hold a referendum on independence, he said Kurds would rather die of starvation than live under […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 15, 2017

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Latest news every 30 min PUK MP says party officials divided over Kurdistan parliament reactivation Sulaimani: Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) senior officials are divided within the party over an agreement with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on how to break Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament stalemate, a PUK lawmaker said on Wednesday. Arez Abdullah said that the […]

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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – June 14, 2017

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Latest news every 30 min Oil fire exposes alleged Iraqi Shiite militants smuggling route in southern Kirkuk Kirkuk: A massive oil fire at a storage facility said to be used by Iraqi Shiite forces of Hashd al-Shaabi to smuggle oil out of the south of Kirkuk province was extinguished after six hours by workers from […]

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