Iraqi forces repel third ISIS attack in 2019 on oilfields in Salahuddin

Islamic State remnants continue to launch attacks in Iraq despite their military defeat in 2017. (Photo: AFP/Archive) ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi security forces announced late Sunday evening that they had foiled an attack carried out by the Islamic State on oilfields in Salahuddin. It was the latest attack by the jihadist group’s remnants targeting … Continue reading Iraqi forces repel third ISIS attack in 2019 on oilfields in Salahuddin

Mass brawl breaks out on cruise ship with passengers ‘using furniture and plates as weapons’

Vincent Wood The Independent The ship had departed from Bergen, Norway some 12 hours earlier, and was en route to Southampton at the time of the incident ( Shutterstock/Photomarine ) A mass brawl that broke out on a cruise ship and left six people injured was not started by a clown, police have said. The fight, which erupted in the early hours … Continue reading Mass brawl breaks out on cruise ship with passengers ‘using furniture and plates as weapons’

As Turkey-PKK conflict escalates, new risks for KRG

PKK fighters in the Qandil Mountains of northern Iraq. For decades, the PKK has been in armed conflict with the Turkish government over Kurdish rights and identity in Turkey. (DANIEL SMITH/Iraq Oil Report) By MOHAMMED HUSSEIN, RAWAZ TAHIR, SAMYA KULLAB AND BEN VAN HEUVELEN of Iraq Oil Report Turkey is expanding its military footprint in the autonomous Kurdistan … Continue reading As Turkey-PKK conflict escalates, new risks for KRG