Lieutenant Amir Mahdi Mizuri became the first Peshmerga officer to graduate from the British Royal Sandhurst Academy after 14 months, earning the equivalent of a military Bachelor’s degree, and the first to wear the Kurdistan flag patch on his uniform.
Minister of Peshmerga commemorates 33rd anniversary of Halabja chemical weapons attack
Today, March 16, 2021, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister of Peshmerga, Shoresh Ismail, his Deputy Minister, Serbast Lazgin, Secretary General, Chief of Staff, and other senior officers and employees of the Ministry of Peshmerga, observed a moment of silence to mark the 33rd anniversary of the chemical attack on the city of Halabja.
Ministry of Peshmerga Advisor receives British Army Advisors
On March 15, 2021, Advisor to the Peshmerga Minister, Brigadier General Hazhar Omer, received Colonel Steve and Colonel Charlie, British Army Advisors in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.
Head of Coalition Logistics Team visits Ministry of Peshmerga
On March 10, 2021, Chief of the fuel depot at the General Directorate of the Ministry of Peshmerga, Lieutenant Colonel Rayan Khalid Salih, welcomed the Head of the logistics team for the Global Coalition, Colonel Arnold, for a tour of the facility and operations.
Ministry of Peshmerga and Germany sign new projects
Peshmerga Minister Shoresh Ismail and Commander of the German Forces, Holvar Konckle, in the Kurdistan Region have signed on to a number of joint draft projects to increase the capabilities of the Peshmerga Forces and develop preparedness on military activities.
Minister of Peshmerga meets with High-Ranking US Military Delegation
The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister of Peshmerga, Shoresh Ismail, on March 2, 2021, received Senior US Military Commander with the Joint Security Coordination Office in the Kurdistan Region, Colonel Juliet, and Military Advisor, Colonel Cisse.
Coalition Forces meet with Joint Coalition Coordination Center forces in Erbil
A military delegation from the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the 83-member International Coalition to defeat ISIS, on February 17, 2021, visited the Joint Coalition Coordination Center (JCCC) in Erbil to meet with the Kurdistan Region and Iraq’s military and security forces.
Minister of Peshmerga meets with Coalition advisors
The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Minister of Peshmerga today, February 21, 2021, received a delegation from the Gobal Coalition, headed by Maj. Gen. Kevin Copsey, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Global Coalition Forces, the representative of the Global Coalition in the Kurdistan Region.
Statement from the Ministry of Peshmerga on alleged activities in the Makhmour and Mountain Qarajoukh regions
The Ministry of Peshmerga today released the following statement regarding alleged activities by Peshmerga forces in the Makhmour and Qarajoukh Mountain regions.
Arrival of American aid to Peshmerga forces in the new year
Thursday, 1/7/2021, a new aid convoy from the international coalition against ISIS for the Peshmerga forces arrived in the Kurdistan Region during a signing ceremony that took place in the presence of Colonel William, Deputy Commander of US Forces in Iraq, and Brigadier General Sherzad Asaad, head of the committee for the delivery of new aid from the international coalition against ISIS.