Contents tagged with Kurdistan

  • Explosive device detonated under Russian military patrol in Syria

    In Syria, unknown assailants detonated an improvised explosive device under a Russian military police patrol vehicle, reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the report of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria.

    It all happened on the morning of June 9 near the town of Kobani in Syria's Kurdistan. Unknown people tried to force the patrol to turn back. "During a U-turn at the end of the route there was an explosive device triggered under Russian car," the military said.

    No one was …

  • Kurds: 850 ISIS fighters have escaped from prison camp in northern Syria

    The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), comprised primarily of Kurds, have been publishing reports about a problem that has arisen in connection with the Turkish military operation in northern Syria. Turkey’s “Operation Peace Spring” has been underway for several days already, involving the so-called Free Syrian Army and a contingent of the Turkish Armed Forces.

    SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali said that prison camps for previously captured ISIS terrorists have been left virtually unguarded due to …

  • Israel ready to assist Syrian Kurds

    Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a Facebook post.

    “Israel is ready to provide humanitarian assistance to the courageous Kurdish people,” he wrote.

    The EU has also condemned the Turkish army’s operation to purge the Syrian regions bordering on Turkey of Kurdish militia, which Ankara considers terrorist groups.

    In response, …

  • Russia's oil conglomerate Rosneft increases advance payment to Kurdistan to $2.1 billion

    In 2017 Rosneft issued the Kurdistan government an advance of $2.1 billion (122 billion rubles at the official exchange rate at the time) as part of a contract to buy oil, the company stated in an annual report according to IFRS standards.

    This is 60% more than was previously thought: in November 2017 Rosneft reported that it had given Kurdistan an advance of $1.3 billion for supplying oil.

    In February 2017, Rosneft announced that it had signed a contract with Kurdistan’s government to buy …

  • Iraqi Kurds hope for more weapons from Russia

    Iraqi Kurds are expecting the delivery of hundreds of Russian ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, according to a representative of northern Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Moscow, Aso Talabani, as reported by Interfax.

    On March 14th, Russia gave the Kurdish Peshmerga forces five such anti-aircraft installations.

    “I hope there will be more supplies. Russia delivered five installations the day before, and I think this is just the beginning,” Talabani told Interfax.

    "We need hundreds of …

  • Russia supplies Kurdish Peshmerga with weapons

    Russia has supplied Iraqi Kurds with five ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft guns, as reported by RIA Novosti.  The weapons were transferred on March 14th in the presence the Russian Consulate General and Russian Ambassador, as well of the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.

     "The arms shipment came the day before yesterday, on the 14th of March, and was intended for the armed forces of Iraqi Kurdistan — the Peshmerga. The weapons were transferred in the presence of the …