Category Archives: Iraq

Erbil and Baghdad agree on 4 points for a solution

Federal Kurdistan Region’s President Barzani has come to an agreement on 4 points with Iraqi Vice Presidents Allavi and Nuceyfi for a solution to the issues between Erbil and Baghdad.

Federal Kurdistan Region Presidential Council Chairperson Fuad Hussein announced that the 3-party meeting has concluded with agreement on 4 points for a solution to the issues.

Kurdish Democratic Party media silent on Erdoğan’s insults against Barzani

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Police Academy, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed Barzani in degrading manner. “Just sit back. You’ve got money, oil, so stay where you are! (He says that) it would be an independent state (!). This adventure will end in disappointment” he said.

Initial results show 93% of voters support Kurdistan Independence

Initial results have shown that 93 of Iraqi Kurds support Kurdistan independence from Iraq, the electoral commission supervising the independence referendum said Tuesday.

US-Trained Iraqi Soldiers Committing War Crimes in Mosul

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There have been more than a few stories in the last couple of weeks detailing myriad war crimes by the Iraqi military in Mosul. A new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) takes that a step further by linking a specific Iraqi Army division, the 16th Division, to multiple incidents.

The massacre of Mosul: 40,000 feared dead in battle to take back city from Isis as scale of civilian casualties revealed

by Patrick Cockburn

More than 40,000 civilians were killed in the devastating battle to retake Mosul from Isis, according to intelligence reports revealed exclusively to The Independent – a death toll far higher than previous estimates.