Informed media sources reported the firing of US defense system missiles in the Green Zone of Baghdad, and announced that this action is part of a test exercise.
A day after the Monday deadly rocket attack on Erbil, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by phone with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi on Tuesday, February 16, and urged him to work closely with the Kurdistan Region to address violent extremists in the country.
Discussing the latest situation in Syria, including Idlib and east of the Euphrates, the Iranian and Turkish delegations in Sochi stressed the need for a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
Turkey Future Party Leader and former PM Ahmet Davutoglu criticized President Tayyip Erdogan for making serious mistakes in the Gara operation, during which 13 Turkish citizens were killed as they were held hostage by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said on February 16 that her country is “deeply worried” to see the arrests of scores of people in Turkey, including officials from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
The Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi stressed that the purpose of the rocket attack on Erbil International Airport on Monday, February 15, was to create chaos and disrupt the scene.
Nearly three months after submitting his resignation, Peshmerga commander in Shingal and member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Qasim Shasho returned to the party on Tuesday, February 16.
After an earlier statement suggesting Washington didn't necessarily buy Ankara's narrative on the killings, the State Department today said that "PKK terrorists bear responsibility."
Officials from Iran, Russia and Turkey are convening in Sochi, Russia, for a 15th round of peace talks on Syria on Tuesday, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs issued separate statements condemning the Monday Erbil Airport attack.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expresses outrage after a rocket attack in Erbil, which caused casualties.
Turket’s military operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraqi Kurdistan has ended in humiliation, with forces retreating on Sunday after air strikes killed 13 Turkish soldiers.
Reacting to Monday night missile attack on Erbil, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region underscored that maintaining security and stability in the Kurdistan Region is a red line and called for increased coordination with the Iraqi government to deal with these dangers.
Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed on February 16 to expand cross-border operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants, based in Iraqi Kurdistan, following the killing of 13 Turkish citizens in the region.
A day after a rocket attack the previous night, Head of the Erbil International Erbil Ahmad Hoshyar said on Tuesday afternoon, February 16, that the airport had resumed normal flight operations.
Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday that the suspicious attempts of linking the Erbil, Kurdistan Region, attacks to Iran are condemned.
Turkey’s main opposition leader on Tuesday questioned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the military operation into northern Iraq’s Gara region and the killing of 13 Turkish citizens over the weekend, Diken news website reported.
A newly-established militant group that calls itself “Saraya Awliya al-Dam” has claimed responsibility for the rocket attack on Erbil.
Following a rocket attack on Erbil city overnight, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior said on Tuesday, February 16, that the security forces in coordination with the International Coalition found a Kia vehicle on the Erbil-Guer road that had been used as the launchpad to fire the rockets.
The killings of 13 Turkish hostages in northern Iraq have led Ankara to increase efforts to link Kurdish militants to the domestic opposition and criticize the West over its approach to terrorism.
The US-led Coalition is building another base military base at the Iraq-Syria-Turkey triangle in the Ain Dewar area in Hasaka countryside.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Monday, February 15, summoned U.S. Ambassador David Satterfield after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Washington for supplying weapons to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The Turkish Anadolu News Agency claimed in a report that Russian army had formed a new local force in the tense region of Hasaka, Syrian Kurdistan.
Turkish military fighters once again attacked the heights of Gare Mount in the province of Dohuk in Kurdistan Region.
Turkey announced the detention of 718 people on Monday, February 15, it accuses of being part of a Kurdish militant group it says executed 13 Turks in northern Iraq.