World Bulletin / News Desk
“Army forces downed the drone near Al-Salamiyah village in the Nimrud district southeast of Mosul,” Army Captain Bassam Saad told Anadolu Agency.
Peshmerga spokesmen and KRG officials have yet to comment on the officer’s claims.
Earlier Thursday, Peshmerga forces reportedly cut the Erbil-Mosul road in Nineveh province.
The move was reportedly based on information obtained by the KRG’s security council that Iraqi forces, including Federal Police units and Hashd al-Shaabi fighters, were preparing to launch a “large-scale” offensive in the region.
Tension has mounted between the Iraqi government and the KRG since Sept. 25, when Iraqis in KRG-controlled areas -- and in some areas disputed between Baghdad and Erbil (the KRG’s administrative capital) -- voted on whether or not to declare independence.
In the immediate aftermath of last month’s illegitimate referendum, Baghdad banned international flights from entering KRG-controlled areas and closed all foreign diplomatic missions based in the Kurdish region.
Antonio Guterres calls on both sides to ‘step back from the brink of another devastating conflict’
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says 'strict enforcement of sanctions is critical' to North's denuclearization
Turkey’s removal would result in production break, delays in delivery of nearly 100 F-35s, defense chief says
Al-Hajj was known for his zuhd (ascetism), worship, and mastering of the sciences of Islam
Trump says increasing interest rates is 'taking away our big competitive edge'
Popular protests in Iraq’s southern provinces enter second week after spreading to capital
Trump lawyer alleges payment to newspaper holding model's story was never made
Move is a reaffirmation of longstanding defense ties between the two countries, Pentagon says
Ceasefire was reached under mediation of Egypt and 'international sides', says Hamas spokesperson
Protester was killed in southern city of Najaf, says Iraq’s Health Ministry
Farc members had to deal with widespread popular anger and faced fierce opposition from center-right and right
Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said 31 people had been aboard the amphibious vessel, known as a duck boat for its wheels that allow it to ride on land in addition to floating low on the water.
After weeks of apparently fruitless negotiations, the United States early this month imposed 25 percent tariffs on approximately $34 billion of Chinese mechanical and technological products -- sparking an immediate response from Beijing, which said it would hit back dollar for dollar.
Today marks the 44th anniversary of Turkey’s military operation on the Mediterranean island
Island divided since 1974, when Turkish army interceded under Ankara’s guarantor status to protect Turkish community
18 children among dead, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry