Kurdish Peshmerga

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.

Turkey says it is withdrawing more troops from flashpoint in Iraq

The Turkish government says its soldiers in Iraq are on training missions with Sunni Arab groups and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters who are battling the Islamic State organization.