Turkish forces have launched airstrikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. It comes amid fresh attacks on ISIL targets in Syria.
Turkish Air forces have expanded their cross border operations to Iraq and hit several PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) bases. The PKK responded by
Iraq puts its Tikrit offensive on pause, asking for more airstrikes as Kurdish officials claim two new chemical attacks by ISIL.
It emerged as an offshoot of al-Qaeda and was reinforced by the chaos generated by the civil war in Syria. In 2014 the self-styled Islamic State
In Iraq’s Kurdistan region a two-day military assault by Peshmerga forces has helped free hundreds of minority Yazidi people who have been trapped on
ISIL insurgents clashed with Kurdish peshmerga forces south of Iraq’s strategic oil city of Kirkuk late on Tuesday (November 25) and continuing into
According to a recent paper by UNESCO, half of the 57 million children currently out of school live in conflict zones. Despite urgent calls by the
Deserted streets in a desolate town, Makhmour, shows all the signs of a community on the frontline. Lying between Mosul and Kirkuk in north central
For months, only the Kurds have been fighting Islamic State radicals (ISIL) on the ground, first in Iraq, also in Syria, notably in Kobani. Without
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It is a country tipping on the brink of civil war, coupled with a catastrophic humanitarian and economic situation, and religious divisions that the
As the situation in Iraq deteriorates further on the ground the Sunni extremists of Islamic State gain more territory. Only the Kurdish peshmurga