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#FranklySpeaking #ISIS  is still a serious threat in the region and is reorganizing in the mountains aroun #Erbil  in #iraq '>Norther #Iraq  , @sirwan_mustafa '>Peshmerga Genera @sirwan_mustafa  tell @FranklySpeaking  |

Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters once again on Saturday opened fire at the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces in Matina Mountain near Amedi, a senior official confirmed.

Peshmerga soldiers are taking part in combat training to gain the skills necessary to fight & thrive on the battlefield. The female soldiers have proven their role as a vital component of the military & as defenders of their homeland. @CJTFOIR  is committed to partner with them.

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Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Ministry said on Saturday that it had received more military assistance from the US-led Coalition to combat the Islamic State (IS).

Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs is ready to form two joint brigades with the Iraqi Defense Ministry to intensify the ongoing operations against Islamic State (IS) remnants, a Kurdish official said.

@FarhangNamdar  @AlMonitor . @vvanwilgenburg  "Lahur might have incurred the anger of senior PUK figures such as Kosrat Rasul Ali, Sheikh Jafaar, Mahmoud Zangawi, Ata Sarawi (who showed support for Bafel) and Mala Bakhtiar, Mustafa Chawrash (of which some have their own military forces within the Peshmerga "

The European Union has reaffirmed its support to the ongoing reforms at the Peshmerga Ministry of Kurdistan Region. #Kurdistan  #Peshmerga  #TwitterKurds  #EU 

Joint coordination centers between the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga and Iraqi forces are important steps to deter threats of the Islamic State (IS) in the region, Kurdistan Region PM Masrour Barzani stated on Wednesday.

#UPDATED : Kurdistan Region’s Security Council (KRSC) on Monday published the confession of a surrendered regional commander of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) about the party’s provocative plans against the Peshmerga Forces of Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region’s Security Council (KRSC) on Monday published the confession of a surrendered regional commander of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) about the party’s provocative plans against the Peshmerga Forces of Kurdistan.

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peshmerga'>Female Peshmerga forces have become active fighters on the front lines of the battle against ISIS. These women fight bravely and demonstrate that they are a valuable asset to combat forces.

Earlier today the Coalition divested 98 vehicles to our Peshmerga partners through the Counter ISIS train and equip fund. Vehicles divested include ambulances, armored Humvees, and regular trucks. We remain committed to supporting our partners as they fight to #DefeatDaesh .

Today I received US delegations led by James Jeffrey, Special Envoy to the Global Coalition against ISIS, and General Kevin Kobsey, Deputy Commander of Coalition Forces in Iraq and Syria, to discuss regional security and coordination between Peshmerga forces and Iraqi Army.

Six years ago, ISIS seized Mosul. A horror. Thank God the heroes of the Iraqi Security Forces, Mosul SWAT, Golden Brigade, & Peshmerga united to liberate Mosul w/ @CJTFOIR  support. Rebuilding continues. The @coalition  has provided $1.19 billion for humanitarian aid to Iraqis. ??

Encouraging talks with Maj Gen Eric Hill, Commander@SOJTFOIR , on tackling the recent resurgence of ISIS. He and I agree that the threat remains very real, and are committed to strengthening coordination between Peshmerga and Coalition forces as we work to eliminate it.

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Last night's terrorist attack in the Garmiyan area which resulted in the martyrdom of 2 Peshmerga forces is a reminder that the #ISIS  terrorists continue to constitute a threat. It is imperative that the anti-terrorism efforts by Erbil, Baghdad and the coalition remain a priority

On International Women's Day, I wish the women of Kurdistan and the world a happy and blessed day. The role of the women of Kurdistan was indispensable during the freedom-seeking revolutions of our people. Their support for the Peshmerga has indeed been of immense value.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the March 11 Agreement, an event that due to the resilience and sacrifices of the Peshmerga and people of Kurdistan, compelled the Iraqi regime to formally and for the first time recognize the rights of our people.

Today I chaired a productive meeting - joined by @qubadjt  - of ministers to discuss Peshmerga modernisation and reform. Our Peshmerga are heroes. This government is committed to providing the support they deserve- mb.

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