Peshmerga Brigadier General Barzani discusses Iraq’s Mosul offensive

Peshmerga Brigadier General Barzani discusses Iraq’s Mosul offensive

Kurdish Peshmerga Brigadier General Sirwan Barzani talked to FRANCE 24 about the offensive on the Iraqi city of Mosul as the battle entered its second day on Tuesday. Barzani said the offensive had got off to a quick start. “Our timeline was 12 hours, but the Peshmerga just liberated nine villages in seven hours,” he […]

Peshmerga will not enter Mosul’, Kurdish Iraqi minister tells FRANCE 24

Peshmerga will not enter Mosul’, Kurdish Iraqi minister tells FRANCE 24

Kurdish peshmerga troops will not enter Mosul if allied forces battling the Islamic State (IS) group recapture the northern Iraqi city, Falah Mustafa Bakir, the foreign minister of Iraqi Kurdistan told FRANCE 24. The pledge is significant, since Baghdad is concerned that the Kurdish peshmerga might seize parts of Mosul, which would give them more […]

Peshmerga, Iraqi forces agree on Mosul battle plan, Kurdish leader

Peshmerga, Iraqi forces agree on Mosul battle plan, Kurdish leader

Military plans to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) group are ready, the president of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region told FRANCE 24 on Friday, claiming the Iraqi city could be retaken before the end of 2016 if a deal on its future administration is reached. The Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by […]