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Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan hit by drone attacks

The internal security service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, of which Erbil is the capital, initially said three rockets had hit near the airport.A...

Why Iran carried out missile strike in northern Iraq?

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on Friday rained down missiles on the positions of the terrorist group calling itself “the Democratic Party of Kurdistan”, in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

IRGC warns of response to terrorists on border with Iraq’s Kurdistan

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has warned Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region about terrorists active in border areas.

Iran Denies Any Involvement in Erbil Attack, Urges Prosecution of Perpetrators

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman has categorically rejected allegations ascribing the Monday night's rocket attack on the city of Erbil in the Iraqi Kurdistan region to Iran, calling on the Baghdad government to prosecute the perpetrators.

Erbil Owes Existence to Gen. Soleimani, KRG Ex-President Tells Why

The review of an interview with former president of the Kurdistan Region five years after being published in a Turkish daily sheds light on how Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani literally saved Erbil after the Kurdish calls for help from the US, UK, France, Turkey and Saudis went unheeded when bloodthirsty ISIS forces were on the city’s doorstep.

IRGC Launches Retaliatory Attacks on Terrorists’ Positions

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says it has launched retaliatory attacks on positions of anti-Iran terrorist groups along the Iranian borders with the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

Iran Congratulates Barzani on Election as KRG President

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated Nechirvan Barzani on his election as the new President of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government.

Iran’s FM Meets PUK Secretary-General

The top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with Secretary-General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Kosrat Rasul.

Ties with Iran Highly Important: Barzani

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani says the ties between the Iraqi Kurdistan’s region and the Islamic Republic of Iran are very important adding that broadening cooperation in various sectors, including economic and commercial ones is part of the KRG’s policy.

Syrian Army in Manbij to Protect Kurds from Turkey

The Syrian army has entered Manbij near the Turkish border, marking the return of territories held by US-backed militants to the government fold for the first time in years, an army spokesman said Friday.