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Tag Archives: kurdish

Turkish airstrikes kill 36 in Afrin

BEIRUT, March 3, (Agencies): Turkish air strikes killed at least 36 pro-regime fighters backing Kurdish militia in Syria’s northwestern Kurdish enclave of Afrin on Saturday, a monitoring group said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democractic Forces alliance said the Turkish raids targeted pro-regime positions, but gave no death toll. The Britain-based Syrian …

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Iraq hits Kurdish banking

BAGHDAD, Nov 9, (RTRS): Iraq’s central bank has ordered private banks to close their branches in the Kurdistan region within a week to avoid a ban on dollar sales, Iraqi banking sources said on Thursday. The central bank’s deadline expires on Nov 14 and all banks must report back with …

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Iraq, Kurds negotiate ‘peshmerga’ pullback

BAGHDAD, Oct 28, (AFP): Iraqi and Kurdish commanders held talks Saturday on a withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from disputed areas after a truce was declared in clashes over a key border post, the premier’s office said. “The main task of this joint technical committee is to allow the deployment without …

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‘Kurds repel Iraq attack’ – Bid for pipeline hub

BAGHDAD, Oct 24, (Agencies): Iraqi pro-government paramilitaries launched an offensive against Kurdish troops on Tuesday near the Turkish frontier, pushing towards a strategic border crossing and oil export pipeline hub that Baghdad says must come under its control. The Iraqi government has transformed the balance of power in the north …

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Kurds leave disputed area – Germany suspends military training

BAGHDAD, Oct 18, (Agencies): Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk — a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important …

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Iraq takes Sinjar, Kirkuk oil as Kurds pull out – Kurdish faction at odds over betrayal

BAI HASSAN, Iraq, Oct 17, (AFP): Iraqi forces took control of the two largest oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk on Tuesday demolishing Kurdish hopes of creating a viable independent state. The Kurds withdrew without a fight after federal government troops and militia entered the city of …

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Iraq gains ground in Kirkuk – Kurd toll 10

KIRKUK, Iraq, Oct 16, (AFP): Iraqi forces seized the Kirkuk governor’s office, key military sites and an oil field on Monday as they swept across the disputed province following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. The rapid advance, involving troops, tanks and armoured vehicles, aims to recapture oil and military …

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Kurds, Iraq in crisis talks – US urges calm

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct 15, (Agencies): The presidents of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan held talks Sunday to defuse an escalating crisis, after a deadline for Kurdish forces to withdraw from disputed positions was extended by 24 hours. Thousands of Iraqi troops are locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters …

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PM denies attack plan … tensions rise – Peshmerga note force deployment ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 12, (Agencies): Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday denied an attack on the Kurds was imminent, in a bid to defuse tensions that had prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily seal off road links with the …

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Hundreds of IS suspects surrender – Civil war fears over Kirkuk

BAGHDAD, Oct 10, (Agencies): Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi warned on Monday there could be a “civil war” over the Kurdish-administered city of Kirkuk if talks over Kurdish independence are left unresolved. Allawi, in an interview with The Associated Press, urged Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani, as well as Iraq’s central …

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