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Turkey's War in Northern Iraq: By the Numbers

By Michael Knights, for the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey's War in Northern Iraq: By the Numbers Ankara is fighting a lethal and largely hidden counterinsurgency against PKK elements across the border, but the […]

Sinjar latest Flashpoint for Iran-Turkey Tensions in Iraq  

From Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sinjar becomes latest flashpoint for Iran-Turkey tensions in Iraq   New Pentagon IG report says that the Turkey-PKK conflict and Iranian militias are contributing to instability in Iraq. Click here to read the […]

Video: Pipeline Explosion appears caused by Falling Pylon

By John Lee. Australia's SBS News has published CCTV footage purporting to show the explosion that temporarily closed the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline earlier this week. It appears to show an electricity pylon falling on the pipeline. According to Kurdish news agency Rudaw, a group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) had claimed responsibility for the […]

Erdogan's plans in Iraqi Kurdistan may Backfire

By Fazel Hawramy for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. For about 10 years, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which controls Erbil and Dahuk provinces in Iraq, has enjoyed close working relations with the Turkish government on trade, energy […]

Baghdad seeks Concessions before Negotiating with Kurds

By Kamal Chomani for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Trying to jump-start discussions with Iraq's central government, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Erbil recently announced it will respect the Iraqi Federal Court's ecision that the KRG independence referendum was unconstitutional. But Baghdad has amplified its demands for opening a dialogue, which […]

Qandil: Controversial Kurdish Region, Inside the Kurdish Region

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. You don’t need to drive very far from the major Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaymaniyah to exit the terrain controlled by the government of Iraqi Kurdistan. Twenty minutes from the […]

Video: The struggle for an independent Sinjar

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A power struggle is underway in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. Much of it is in ruins after Kurdish fighters, aided by US air strikes, defeated ISIL. But many of them are […]

Iran, Turkey fight over Tal Afar

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  “Tal Afar will be the cemetery of Turkish soldiers should Turkey attempt to take part in the battle,” Hadi al-Amiri, the head of the Badr Organization and a leader in […]

PKK "planning to Sell Oil trough Iran"

By John Lee. BasNews reports that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is planning to extract crude oil in the border areas it controls in the Kurdistan Region and transport it to Iran by truck. According to some local sources, a PKK team is building a new 5-km road across the border areas of Kurdistan Region […]

Turkey Thwarts Bomb Attack on KRG’s Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. The Tukish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has said its security forces defused a bomb on Saturday on the oil pipelines between Iraqi Kurdistan and Ceyhan port in Turkey. The ministry claimed that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was behind the attempted attack. (Source: BasNews) (Sabotage image via Shutterstock)