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Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack

1 year, 5 days ago
BAGHDAD: Tensions escalated between Iraq's Kurds and Baghdad on Thursday as warnings of a "major attack" by government forces prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily block roads from other parts of the country. The move came…

Peshmerga bolster Kurd defenders of Syrian town

3 years, 11 months ago
SURUC, TURKEY: Kurdish peshmerga forces streamed across the Syrian border from Turkey late Friday to bolster defenders in the key border town of Kobane which is under assault by Islamic State group jihadists.

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State

3 years, 11 months ago
SURUC, TURKEY: A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish…

Iraqi peshmerga fighters head for Syria to fight Islamic State

3 years, 11 months ago
ARBIL, IRAQ/MURSITPINAR, TURKEY: Iraqi peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobani on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the…

Kurds thwart new IS bid to cut off Syria’s Kobane

3 years, 11 months ago
MURSITPINAR, TURKEY: Kurdish forces have thwarted a new attempt by Islamic State group fighters to cut off the Syrian town of Kobane from the border with Turkey before Iraqi Kurdish reinforcements can deploy.