Iraqi Kurds

Iraqi, Kurdish forces advance towards Mosul on first day of offensive

Iraqi troops and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by US-led air cover, Monday advanced towards Mosul on the first day of an offensive aimed at recapturing the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State extremist organization.

Turkey launches airstrikes against Kurds in northern Iraq

Turkey has launched airstrikes against alleged targets of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, where the armed group has bases, the state-run Anadolu news agency reports.

Report: Iraq Kurds capture child suicide bomber en route to attack

Iraqi Kurdish forces say they have captured a young boy wearing a suicide explosive vest who was sent to blow up a Shiite mosque in Kirkuk, in the north of the country, broadcaster Rudaw reported Monday, releasing a video of the incident.

Iraqi Kurds claim advances against Islamic State near Mosul

Iraqi Kurdish forces Sunday said they have recaptured six villages from Islamic State, some 40 kilometres south-east of the extremist group's stronghold of Mosul.

Reports: Greek police arrest three suspected arms traffickers

Greek police have arrested three Iraqi Kurds with British passports in the eastern border town of Alexandroupoli suspected of trying to move weapons towards the Middle East, state-run radio reported on Sunday.