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NATO member states including Slovenia may withdraw their forces from the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Slovenian defence minister says.
The ISIS terrorist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was said to be killed earlier this year, has reportedly fled from Iraq to Syria in a yellow taxi in a bid to avoid drawing suspicion.
A senior Kurdish diplomat has revealed that Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani had warned the Iraqi Kurdish officials of the consequences of their independence referendum.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for the total annulment of the recent Kurdish secession referendum in northern Iraq, apparently rejecting the Kurdish leader’s recent decision to merely freeze the results of the unconstitutional vote.
With the arrival of Iraqi federal forces in Nineveh Province in northern Iraq, five thousand Peshmerga forceshave joined the Iraqi army with all their military equipment.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haideral-Abadi, who has arrived in Tehran at the top of a delegation, has discussed issues of mutual interest with Iranian First Vice-PresidentEs’haqJahangiri.
A top advisor to Iran’s Leader says the recent recapture of Kirkuk thwarted a plot to disintegrate Iraq, adding the days of the US’ presence and influence in the region are numbered.
A political analyst says the president of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masoud Barzani, has made the greatest profit from the oil-rich Kirkuk province over the past 14 years.