Barzani to step down as Iraqi Kurdish leader

Barzani to step down as Iraqi Kurdish leader

"After November 1, I will no longer exercise my functions, and I reject any extension of my mandate," Massud Barzani, said in a letter read out to parliament in the Kurdish capital Erbil.

Iraq sets deadline for Kurds to quit Turkey border post

Iraq sets deadline for Kurds to quit Turkey border post

Iraqi forces set a tight deadline Friday for Kurdish fighters to withdraw from an area on the Turkish border that is critical for oil exports, a government source told AFP.

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds

Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds

In the second day of a lightning government campaign to take back towns and countryside from forces of the Kurdish autonomous region, Kurdish troops known as Peshmerga pulled out of the long disputed Khanaqin area.

Iraq holds 1,300 IS women, children

Iraq holds 1,300 IS women, children

Iraq has in its custody more than 1,300 women and children from Islamic State group families who surrendered to Kurdish Peshmerga forces, an official said Monday.

IS attacks US advisers’ Iraq base

IS attacks US advisers’ Iraq base

Multiple Islamic State suicide bombers attacked a base in northern Iraq where US military advisers are stationed, security sources said on Sunday.

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Turkish warplanes killed more than 20 Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

Iraq Kurds says won't retreat from areas retaken from IS

Iraq Kurds says won't retreat from areas retaken from IS

Kurdish Peshmerga forces "will not retreat from areas retaken" from Islamic State militants in Iraq, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said on Wednesday, according to local Rudaw TV station.

Iraq Peshmerga attack IS  town as army battles in Mosul

Iraq Peshmerga attack IS town as army battles in Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces attacked an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the jihadists in its eastern neighbourhoods.

Iraqi in wheelchair makes risky escape from IS

Iraqi in wheelchair makes risky escape from IS

Abbas Ali wept as his wife slowly pushed him in his wheelchair out of their village in northern Iraq, a risky escape along a route where Islamic State snipers three days earlier had shot dead a couple seeking freedom from their rule.

Pentagon chief reviews Mosul offensive with Kurds

Pentagon chief reviews Mosul offensive with Kurds

US Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter arrived in Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan on Sunday to review the ongoing military offensive to retake the jihadist bastion of Mosul.

Islamic State drone kills two Kurdish fighters

Islamic State drone kills two Kurdish fighters

A booby-trapped drone launched by Islamic State militants killed two Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and wounded two French soldiers earlier this month north of the IS-controlled city of Mosul, Kurdish officials said on Wednesday.