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Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Stand Guard Near Mosul

Outrage as Iraqi PM Omits Kurdish Peshmerga from Islamic State Victory Speech

Iraqi Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in response to the backlash, had a change of heart and added the Kurdish Peshmerga into his speech about Iraq’s victory of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), listing them among the armed groups he praised for their contribution to the demise of the jihadist group.

TOPSHOT - An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter, next to an Iraqi Kurds flag, holds a position in Sheikh Ali village near the town of Bashiqa, some 25 kilometres north east of Mosul, on November 6, 2016 during an operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to retake the main hub …

Iran-Allied Militia Attacks Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq

A group affiliated with a predominantly Shiite paramilitary force backed by Iran and legally operating as a component of the Iraqi military has reportedly bombed Kurdish Peshmerga positions in northern Iraq’s Sinjar region, Rudaw reports.

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Islamic State Takes 25,000 Civilian Human Shields in Kirkuk, Iraq

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists have reportedly captured 25,000 civilians from northern Iraq to serve as future human shields in the latest desperate effort to prevent the advance of tens of thousands of U.S-backed Iraqi troops.

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Iraqi Experts Probe Mass Grave Site Found Near Mosul

Iraqi investigators were probing a mass grave on Tuesday that was discovered the previous day by Iraqi troops advancing further into Islamic State-held territory near the city of Mosul.

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Report: West’s Kurdish Allies Committing War Crimes In Middle East

The Kurdish forces that were until recently considered to be terrorist groups in Europe are charged with systematically cleansing northern Iraq of their ethnic enemies, so finds a report by Amnesty International. The groups were quickly catapulted to the status of valued

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Iraq Complains Turkish Troops Crossed Border Near Mosul Without Its Consent

While the world waits to see if the tension between Turkey and Russia escalates, Turkey has also become embroiled in a dispute with the Iraqi government that has the potential to become more serious: Turkish troops have been crossing the border into Iraq without permission.