Iranian IRGC Colonel Assassinated in Tehran

The Cradle The body of IRGC Colonel Hassan Sayyad Khodaei lays motionless in his car outside his home after being assassinated by unknown armed assailants, likely hired by the Israeli Mossad, on 22 May 2022. (Photo credit: IRNA) Many are pointing towards the Mossad as being behind the assassination Unknown assailants shot and killed an…

Turkey Continues to Exploit Iraq Crises to Create Safe Zone

Arab Weelky Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar meets with military personnel at a command centre, in Ankara, April 18, 2022. (Reuters) ANKARA – Turkey is reportedly seeking to create a safe zone in northern Iraq, just as it did in Syria, where it succeeded in controlling a strip of land that includes Kurdish areas and…

Turkey Launches Bombing Campaign on the PKK in Northern Iraq

The Cradle Baghdad has condemned the ongoing violations of its territory by Ankara’s forces The Turkish army launched a bombing campaign against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq on 17 April, Turkey’s Defense Ministry said in a statement a day later. Turkish drones, warplanes, and artillery units attacked PKK camps and ammunition depots,…

Iranian Delegation Meets Kurdish Officials in Erbil

The Cradle This marks the first diplomatic meeting between Iran and the semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government following an IRGC strike on a Mossad compound in Erbil An Iranian delegation traveled to Erbil, Iraq on 10 April to meet with several high-ranking Kurdish officials. The delegation met with Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party leader Massoud Barzani,…

Kurdish Official Reveals that Erbil is ‘a Hub’ for the Mossad

The Cradle The secret Mossad training facility targeted by a dozen IRGC missiles on 13 March remains standing despite Kurdish and US officials claiming it was a “civilian residence.” (Photo credit: MEE/Wladimir van Wilgenburg) Over recent years Erbil has been the target of more than two dozen attacks against alleged Israeli targets by Iran or…

Erbil Strikes: Are Mossad Illegally Operating in Iraqi Kurdistan?

Hedwig Kuijpers A story of oil, gas, espionage, subterfuge and sabotage sprung to the fore after Iran’s missile strikes on a Mossad base in Erbil revealed some unsavory connections in Iraqi Kurdistan The Tehran-Tel Aviv war is out in the open. Israel’s Mossad is actively pursuing an infiltration of Iran’s strategic depth and edging up to…

PKK Begins Winter Offensive ‘to Defeat Fascism’ in Iraqi Kurdistan

Steve Sweeney KURDISTAN Workers’ Party (PKK) guerilla fighters have launched a winter offensive against Turkey’s occupying forces in Iraqi Kurdistan, the organisation said yesterday. The new offensive comes as evidence of Ankara’s alleged use of chemical weapons in the region continues to mount. PKK officials told the Morning Star that the resistance was not merely…

Erdogan Threatens Fresh Military Campaign Against Kurdish Militants in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to launch a new military campaign on the Syrian soil after a rocket attack blamed on Kurdish militants killed two Turkish special force police in Northern Syria. “We have run out of patience regarding certain areas in Syria that have been the source of terrorist attacks on…

IRGC Commander Repeats Demand from Iraqi Kurdistan Region to Expel Terrorists

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour repeated his demand from the Iraqi Kurdistan region officials to expel the terrorist groups which threaten Iran’s security, warning of the IRGC’s action. General Pakpour made the remarks in a ceremony to commemorate the martyrs during the Sacred Defense (Iraqi-imposed…

Militants Killed in Clashes with Iranian Security Forces on Iraqi Kurdistan Borders

Al Mayadeen Al Mayadeen correspondent reports about clashes between militants and Iranian security forces on the border with Iraqi Kurdistan, confirms that the militants were in the process of carrying out attacks and assassinations against the Iranian armed forces. Today, Sunday, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported the death of militants and the arrest of others during clashes with…

Meet the Anglo-Turkish Oil Company with an Iron Grip on KRG Oil

Hedwig Kuijpers Anglo-Turkish oil company Genel Energy has been the front-runner for Kurdish oil contracts and is unprepared to let go. Photo Credit: The Cradle The Kurdistan Regional Government has sold its soul to Turkish oil predators and Iraq is paying the price. Genel Energy is one such company, and the debt it has generated…

Arab Parliamentary Union Condemns Aggressive Practices of Turkish Regime against Syria

7 August، 2021 Damascus, SANA The Arab Parliamentary Union condemned the continued aggressive practices of Turkey’s regime against Syria, particularly cutting off water in Hasaka province. “The Arab Parliamentary Union expresses its deep concern over the repeated aggressive Turkish practices against the brotherly Syrian people in the neighboring areas of Turkey, especially the repeated practices…