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Video: PKK Fighters Set up Camp in Northern Iraq

Hundreds of Kurdish fighters have arrived in northern Iraq as part of a peace deal with Turkey. The pact, which was signed in March, ended a decades-long conflict that killed about 40,000 people. Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports from the Iraqi border with Turkey, where he was given access to one of the PKK's […]

Video: First Kurdish Fighters Arrive in Iraq

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The first group of Kurdish fighters leaving Turkey as part of a peace drive with Ankara arrived to handshakes and embraces in Iraqi Kurdistan early Tuesday after a gruelling week-long journey. (Source: AFP)

Video: PKK Fighters Arrive in Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey is edging closer to ending its 30-year conflict with the PKK. The separatist group is withdrawing as part of a peace process. The first group of fighters has now arrived in Iraq. […]

Video: Iraq Rejects PKK Transfer to Kurdistan

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The withdrawal of Kurdistan Workers' Party militants into Iraq's Kurdistan Region has raised controversy in Baghdad. PKK militants are leaving Turkey and moving to Kurdistan under an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government. […]

Iraq Rejects Entry of PKK

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on the reported movement of PKK fighters from Turkey into Iraq: News agencies and media reports circulated reports on the start of the withdrawal of PKK armed men from Turkey into Iraqi territories. At the time the Iraqi government welcomes any political […]

Video: PKK Fighters in Turkey to Withdraw to Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On Wednesday Kurdish rebels say they'll start pulling their fighters out of Turkey into Iraq as part of a peace plan with the Turkish government. The Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK, was founded in […]

Kurdish Villagers Demand Compensation for Forced Evacuations

By Abdul-Khaleq Dosky. 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. Almost 30 years ago they were forced from their land so Turkish military could freely hunt rebels across the border. Now the Kurdish villagers, who have […]

Weekly Security Update for 20th June 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. AKE documented more incidents than in any other seven-day period since the March 2010 elections. At least 137 people were killed and 307 injured in nationwide attacks. This is the highest figure recorded in any week since May 2010. Over the course of the week a total […]

Weekly Security Update for 13th June 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. At least 79 people were killed and 207 injured in nationwide incidents, more than double the figure recorded the previous week. A total of 21 non-suicide bomb attacks left 24 people dead and 36 injured. This is a relatively standard figure for the country. However, a suicide […]

Weekly Security Update for 30th May 2012

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq last week. At least 43 people were killed and 125 injured in nationwide incidents. A total of 43 bomb attacks left 24 people dead and 106 injured. There were no suicide bombings recorded although a number of militants were killed whilst handling explosive devices that detonated prematurely. A […]

Weekly Security Update for 6th April 2012

Levels of violence fell last week amid the extensive security measures implemented for the Arab League Summit. Nonetheless, some attacks still took place, highlighting the fact that the measures at the disposal of the Iraqi authorities remain far from exhaustive. Normal patterns in militancy are also likely to resume once the security measures currently in […]