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  • Iraqi Troops, Police Pressure al Qaeda in Northern Iraq

    09/30/2007 6:37:30 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 140+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2007 – Iraqi soldiers and police have al Qaeda terrorists on the run in the northern city of Mosul and its outlying areas, an Iraqi general posted in the region said today. Brig. Gen. Moutaa Habeeb Jassim, commander of the 2nd Iraqi Army Division, said his soldiers and local police have “broken the back” of al Qaeda operations in his sector of Ninewah province. Mosul, a city of more than 1.5 million inhabitants, is about 225 miles northwest of Baghdad. “We still have good control of Mosul, and we still have good opportunity to attack the enemy...
  • "Kurdistan, Oh Kurdistan"

    07/31/2007 3:27:31 PM PDT · by Clinger · 4 replies · 387+ views ^ | 07-31-2007 | Charles Lingerfelt- (Clinger)
  • Clinger's New Website

    07/23/2007 5:40:50 PM PDT · by Clinger · 135+ views
    07-23-2007 | Clinger
    Charles Lingerfelt and Don English established a New "Kurdish American School" in Kurdistan- Northern Iraq- in the Fall of 2006. They are teaching English as "a second language" to young college-level and young adult Kurdish Students. Also, they're teaching Government, Democracy and Democratic principles. They are returning on September 1, 2007, for the Fall Quarter 2007. For further Info: contact Charles at:
  • Spies working for Saddam reinstated to the leadership council of the PUK

    01/14/2007 2:32:15 PM PST · by TexKat · 2 replies · 493+ views
    KurdishMedia ^ | 1/13/2007
    The local Kurdish media is reporting that four former spies were re-elected to the leadership of the Jalal Talabani’s PUK. Various Kurdish media sources are reporting this story, which has shaken the PUK grassroots organisation and Kurdish society, prompting outrage and statements that both spies and patriots are working together to lead the PUK. According to local reports, Saadi Ahmad Pira, Aso Almani, Mustafa Chawrash and Shalaw Ali Askari were discovered to be working for the former Iraqi regime while acting as high ranking officials within the PUK. Dismay and anger has been the response of many Kurds upon hearing...
  • Iraqi Kurds SPANK Arianna Huffington (After Disparaging Remarks About Kurds Under Saddam Hussein)

    09/14/2006 5:24:40 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 83 replies · 6,191+ views
    Kurdistan Development Corporation | 09/14/2006 | Bayan Rahman
    BLOG ALERTCommentator Arianna Huffington Makes Disparaging Remarks About Plight of Iraqi Kurds Under Saddam Hussein* Chairman of Kurdistan Development Corporation Invites Ms. Huffington to Visit Iraqi Kurdistan to Gain a Better Understanding for Herself In an appearance last night on the O'Reilly Factor, commentator Arianna Huffington, who runs the blog website, dismissed the plight of the Kurds under dictator Saddam Hussein. Huffington also attacked a television ad campaign by the Kurds to thank Americans for helping liberate them from Hussein's reign of tyranny. Huffington inaccurately stated that, "I think the Kurds were free before we invaded Iraq. But how...
  • Soldiers take weapons, terrorists off streets in northern Iraq

    11/01/2005 3:22:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 287+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Nov 1, 2005 | unattributed
    MOSUL, Iraq (Army News Service, Nov. 1, 2005) – Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom killed two terrorists, wounded three, detained 11 suspected terrorists, and seized weapons caches in northern Iraq Oct. 28-31. Soldiers from Task Force Freedom were engaged with rocket-propelled-grenade and small-arms fire before returning fire and killing two terrorists. The Soldiers searched a vehicle, discovering AK-47s, a machine gun, hand grenades, and ammunition. Soldiers seize three caches Soldiers from the 503rd Military Police seized a cache consisting of rolls of detonation cord, numerous rounds of rocket-propelled grenade and mortar rounds, a mortar tube, an improvised rocket launching...

    10/02/2005 9:48:59 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 1 replies · 337+ views
    IRAN PRESS SERVICE ^ | Posted Sunday, October 2, 2005 | By Georges Malbrunot-Safa Haeri
    PARIS, 2 Oct. (IPS) Under pressures from the Americans, Israel has drastically limited the scope of its decades-long secret operations and cooperation with the Iraqi Kurds in the one hand and also a lucrative trade realized by Kurdish, Iraqi and Jordanian intermediaries, according to reports in the French centrist newspaper “Le Figaro”. As from early 2004, more than 1.200 agents from Mossad, Israel’s intelligence and secret services and the military intelligence used to operate in the Iraqi Kurdistan, training Kurdish peshmergas, or freedom fighters, and forming special commandos to face the millions of Shi’ites manipulated in one way or another...
  • Iraqi Police Foil Terrorist Attack

    03/01/2004 4:47:41 PM PST · by Calpernia · 6 replies · 237+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | March 1, 2004 | Combined Joint Task Force 7
    Iraqi police nabbed two persons Feb. 29 who were apparently preparing to launch a rocket-propelled-grenade attack on a local council meeting in Bajar, northern Iraq. The suspects, according to a Combined Joint Task Force 7 press release, were arrested and then turned over to coalition forces along with one RPG launcher and three RPG rounds. Also Feb. 29, U.S. 14th Cavalry Regiment soldiers detained three persons suspected of anti-coalition activities during an operation in Rabiyah in northern Iraq, and American 23rd Infantry Regiment troops in Mosul seized two persons suspected of stealing and selling weapons in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, in...
  • Three U.S. soldiers killed in attack in Northern Iraq

    07/23/2003 11:35:06 PM PDT · by yonif · 40 replies · 398+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/24
    09:22 Three U.S. soldiers killed in attack in Northern Iraq
  • Turkey says U.S. detained Turkish elite troops in Iraq

    07/05/2003 4:14:35 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 23 replies · 217+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 05,2003 | Ayla Yackley
    05 Jul 2003 09:34:15 GMTTurkey says U.S. detains its troops in Iraq By Ayla Yackley ANKARA, July 5 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that U.S. troops had detained Turkish special forces in northern Iraq in what he called an "ugly incident", and demanded their immediate release. A government source said 11 or more Turkish soldiers stationed in northern Iraq had been held by U.S. forces on Friday afternoon. Ankara had made "forceful representations" to Washington. "Our foreign minister has spoken with the U.S. secretary of state...We demanded their immediate release, they said they are safe,"...
  • Army Prepares to Secure Oil Fields in Northern Iraq

    03/28/2003 6:03:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 202+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | Friday, March 28, 2003 | N/A
    <p>NEAR IRBIL, Iraq — After falling out of the sky and sleeping in the mud, American paratroopers grabbed a strategic air base on Thursday and began plotting how to cross 80 miles and thousands of Iraqi troops to seize invaluable oil fields in northern Iraq.</p>
  • Kurds Cheer Iraqi Retreat From Checkpoint

    03/27/2003 2:00:26 PM PST · by grimalkin · 9 replies · 192+ views
    AP ^ | March 27, 2003 | BORZOU DARAGAHI
    BANI MAQEM, Iraq -- A hilltop position where Iraqi forces had menaced Kurdish civilians for years fell Thursday, after several days of bombing by the U.S. military. Villagers and militiamen celebrated after Kurdish military commanders confirmed the Iraqis had abandoned the checkpoint and surrounding bunkers by mid-afternoon. The retreat came less than a day after U.S. paratroopers landed in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, opening a new front against Saddam Hussein's forces.
  • Turks hem Kurds in on three fronts

    03/24/2003 11:09:29 AM PST · by gaucho · 5 replies · 166+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 03/23/2003 | Damien McElroy
    Damien McElroy in Vamerni, Northern Iraq, is confronted by aggressive Turkish invaders defying US wishes and waiting for reinforcements. Kurdish troops inside northern Iraq were in a tense stand-off with apparently hostile Turkish forces last night after Ankara deployed tanks and commandos at least 15 miles south of the border. In the small town of Vamerni, three miles beyond the "buffer zone" announced by the Turkish government, eight Abram tanks were positioned around a bombed-out building on a strategic ridge overlooking the valley. Armoured personnel carriers and other military vehicles were also in partly concealed positions. Kurdish troops at a...
  • U.S. Missiles Hit Islamic Militants (linked to al Qaeda) in Northern Iraq

    03/21/2003 7:49:35 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 29 replies · 349+ views
    AP ^ | Friday, March 21, 2003
    <p>Washington has claimed that the group, Ansar al-Islam, connects Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to Al Qaeda. The Kurds also say Ansar could be an obstacle in any U.S.-led offensive on Saddam through the north.</p> <p>A ground assault against Ansar, using Kurdish forces, was also being prepared and could start soon after Friday night's strike, said a high-level official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, speaking on condition of anonymity.</p>
  • Turkey, Iran set sights on Northern Iraq

    03/20/2003 10:37:20 AM PST · by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig · 18 replies · 293+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 20, 2003 | Bob Novak
    Robert Novak Turkey, Iran set sights on Northern Iraq March 20, 2003 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Advertisement On Wednesday last week, a special envoy of the president of Iran traveled to Ankara for talks with Turkish leaders. What business did America's enemy (and ''axis of evil'' member) have with America's ally in NATO? The informed suspicion is that they were dividing up northern Iraq between them in advance of an anticipated U.S. military victory. That runs against American war aims. The day after the Iranian-Turkish meeting, President Bush sent a letter to Ankara that, in reportedly blunt language, told...
  • Breaking: Turkey sends convoy of 100 tanks, APCs to northern Iraq

    01/02/2003 6:08:35 AM PST · by OutSpot · 102 replies · 521+ views
    WORLD TRIBUNE ^ | Wednesday, January 1, 2003 | WORLD TRIBUNE
    Turkey sends convoy of 100 tanks, APCs to northern Iraq SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COMWednesday, January 1, 2002 ANKARA — Turkey has sent an additional 100 main battle tanks and armored personnel carriers into northern Iraq. The military convoy began moving over the weekend as armored vehicles crossed the Khabour Gate on the Iraqi-Turkish border. Turkey is said to have already sent more than 15,000 troops in northern Iraq in preparation for a U.S.-led war against the regime of President Saddam Hussein. Turkish government sources said Ankara has also sent a range of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, artillery and combat vehicles to...