Iraq: Five Peshmerga dead and four injured in ISIS Diyala attack

Five Peshmerga were killed and five injured in an Islamic State (ISIS) attack in Diyala province on Saturday, a Peshmerga source told Rudaw Sunday morning. Militants attacked the Peshmerga in the Kolajo sub-district at around 10:15pm, a commander of the Read More …

5 brothers on mission to educate rural communities about threat of landmines in Kurdistan Region

The loss of their father has motivated five brothers to embark on a mission to raise awareness among local communities in mountainous border areas in the Kurdistan Region of the danger they face from thousands of unexploded mines planted there Read More …

Turkish soldier succumbs to injuries from northern Iraq bomb blast

A Turkish soldier was killed in northern Iraq after he was wounded in a bomb blast, the National Defense Ministry said Friday. Infantry specialist sergeant Umit Solak was seriously injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in the Read More …

Iraq’s Erbil airport targeted in drone attack

Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq has been targeted in a drone attack, Kurdish security officials said, the latest in a series of similar incidents over the past year. The internal security service for Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, of which Read More …

Iraqi military says thwarted attack on coalition logistical support convoy

The Iraqi military on Sunday said that members of the security forces thwarted an attack on a convoy transporting logistical supplies for the international US-led coalition south of Baghdad. The Security Media Cell said in a statement that an intelligence Read More …

Landmines don’t expire: the deadly legacy of war weapons in Kurdistan

Chalak Taha has spent most of the last 27 years searching the mountains for danger. Tucked among dry grasses on a steep hillside outside Wilyawa village in Sulaimani province, a member of his demining team has found one of potentially Read More …

EU pledges additional $8 million for explosives clearance in Iraq

The European Union’s ambassador to Iraq on Friday said the bloc would allocate an additional $8 million (€6.7 million) for the detection and destruction of explosives left by ISIS. Martin Huth said in a tweet that the money would be Read More …