The helicopters, which carried several PKK terrorists, are said to have been bought by the Talabanis' PUK party with the help of Washington during the Iraq war.
Six rockets land near an oil refinery in northern Iraq's Erbil city, anti-terrorism authorities in KRG region say, adding they were launched from Nineveh province.
The success of the cross-border offensive depends on the military’s airborne operations and the role of the Kurdish Peshmerga.
Amid the reshuffling of regional dynamics and the wider tug-of-war between the US and Russia, Tehran has reverted to its modus operandi of violence and chaos.
The court decision stated that the oil and gas law of the Kurdish Regional Government goes against the constitution of the country.
Expect more Turkish operations taking place simultaneously in Iraq and Syria.
US-Iran geopolitical challenges and a dysfunctional Iraqi government mean the country is teetering on a precarious edge.
Maintaining the tenuous peace in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk will require a nuanced approach as part of a wider strategy to counter Daesh.
While the Kurdish region of Iraq is known to be relatively stable and prosperous compared to the rest of the country, economic and political woes are pushing Kurds to take the perilous journey to Europe in large numbers.
Security officials say flight operations at Erbil International Airport resumes on Thursday morning as Iraqi PM Mustafa Al Kadhimi orders an investigation into the drone strike.
Tehran’s political and military involvement in Syria and Iraq have helped to turn their state structures upside-down.
The first order of business between the Biden administration and Ankara should be a mutual and honest assessment of critical events.
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