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Turkish intelligence kills a senior PKK official in northern Iraq

Turkish intelligence targeted the PKK member who was in charge of the group’s so-called “health committee” since last year. Turkish intelligence has “neutralised” a senior PKK in northern Iraq, security sources said. Okkes Develi was targeted in an operation by Türkiye’s National Intelligence Organisation in the Gara region, said the …

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Explosion in Iraqi Kurdistan leaves 12 injured (video)

Media sources reported early Thursday that an explosion in Sulaymaniyah city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq left at least 12 wounded. “An explosion was heard in northern Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, and ambulances rushed to the scene,” Iraqi sources reported early Thursday. The source also added that Iraqi Kurdistan media say …

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Iraqi warplanes attack PKK site in Sinjar

The Iraqi army aviation bombarded a communication center for the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)  in Sinjar district, a security source reported. The source told Alghadeer news that the operation was carried out based on accurate intelligence information. Earlier today, two YBS snipers were killed in an airstrike of the Iraqi …

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Clashes Erupted Between the Iraqi Army and PKK (Videos)

A new bout of fire exchange erupted in the district of Sinjar which has been the battlefield of ongoing confrontations between the Iraqi army and forces aligned with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). A source told Alghadeer News that the clashes took place near the Hetteen compound when the Iraqi …

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Rockets target Ain al-Asad military base in western Iraq

A barrage of rockets has reportedly landed close to an airbase in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, where American military forces are stationed. News outlets reported that at least four BM-21 Grad rockets were launched at Ain al-Asad Airbase, located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of the capital Baghdad, …

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Turkey launches new offensive in Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Turkish warplanes, helicopters, and drones hit Kurdish militant targets, camps, tunnels, shelters, and ammunition storage areas in the Kurdistan Region, Northern Iraq, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency. The operation, which Akar said targeted the Metina, Zap, and Avasin-Basyan areas of the …

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Dust storm kills five, hospitalized hundreds in Iraq

A severe dust storm sweeping Iraq and the Kurdistan Region has resulted in five deaths in Salahaddin province’s Tuz Khurmatu along with hundreds of hospitalizations in Erbil and Sulaimani. “Five civilians have died of dust in Khurmatu and others have suffered from strain and are receiving treatment due to the …

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Baghdad says almost 4,000 repatriated from Belarus borders

Iraq has repatriated almost 4,000 of its citizens stuck on the Belarus borders with European Union members Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia in recent weeks, Iraq’s foreign minister said Sunday. Since November 18, the Iraqi government has organized “10 flights from Baghdad to Belarus” to repatriate its citizens, Fuad Hussein told …

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Flash Floods hit Erbil, Northern Iraq

Erbil experienced flash floods again on Thursday (January 13) due to heavy rainfall that started late Wednesday night. The neighborhoods of Shari Mamostayan, Sheikh Ahmad, and Shorsh all experienced floods. Ainkawa, 60 Meter Road, 100 Meter Road, Hawleri New, Tayrawa, Bahrka, Sebardan, Nusaran, and Gulan also dealt with a heavy …

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Iraq – Severe Floods Hit Erbil, claims 11 lives

The death toll from the floods that swept Erbil, northern Iraq, today has reached 11. Erbil city center deputy commissioner, Nabz Abdulhamid, said that among the victims were a Turkish man and another Filipino. Since yesterday evening, heavy floods swept Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region causing casualties and great material damages.

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Civilian wounded in Turkish shelling on Duhok

An official security source reported that a 45-year-old civilian was wounded by Turkish army artillery shelling on the Kani Masi district, north of Duhok governorate. On Wednesday, Iraqi Kurdistan Coordinator for International Advocacy, Dindar Zebari, announced that more than 800 villages were evacuated due to the ongoing conflict between the …

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