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 …

Turkish soldiers injured by suspected IED blast in Duhok Governorate

Two Turkish soldiers were injured Saturday when their vehicle was hit by an explosion north of Nineveh in Duhok province, the mayor of Shekhan town said. A Turkish army convoy was targeted with a suspected improvised explosive device while traveling Read More …

Iraq: Explosive-laden drone hit Erbil airport, aimed at U.S. base

A drone attacked Erbil airport in northern Iraq with explosives on Tuesday, aimed at the U.S. base on the airport grounds, Kurdish security sources said. Sirens were blaring from the U.S. consulate in the city, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, Read More …

Turkish military destroys IEDs planted by PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish security forces have neutralized improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by the PKK terrorists in Operation Claw-Lightning and Claw-Thunderbolt areas in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Turkish soldiers in the Metina, Avashin-Basyan regions in northern Iraq have exterminated Read More …

Turkish Army destroys seized explosives in Northern Iraq

Turkish security forces destroyed seized improvised explosive devices (IED) in northern Iraq Sunday, as part of the country’s ongoing counterterror Operation Claw-3. “In line with the successfully ongoing Operation Claw-3, a total of four IEDs were destroyed,” the Ministry of Read More …