Campaign rejecting Kurdistan referendum to kick off on Saturday

September 09 2017 12:55 AM
Kurdistan referendum
Kurdistan referendum

A campaign calling for putting a moratorium on the plaanned independence referendum in Kurdistan will kick off on Saturday, according to reports.

In a statement, the anti-independence campaigners said that conferences will be held to raise awareness regarding the impact of holding the referendum at the time.

We will call for a No vote in case of insisting on going ahead with the referendum as scheduled, activists of the campaign said.

‘No to referendum’ is a Kurdish body which includes politicians, lawmakers and independent figures who are opposed to holding the divisive referendum.

On Friday, office of the Iraqi premiere Haider al-Abadi said the government of Baghdad will not abide by the results of the referendum.

Last Modified: 09 09 2017 01:15 AM


Iraqi jets drop leaflets over Shirqat calling on ISIS to capitulate


September 08 2017 09:58 PM

Iraqi jets have dropped thousands of leaflets over Huwaijah and Shirqat, activists on Facebook and Twitter said on Friday.
By these leaflets, the Iraqi forces have called on ISIS terrorists entrenched in the two cities to lay down arms and capitulate.
The Iraqi forces have accomplished preparations for a fresh offensive against ISIS to retake Huwaijah and the areas neighboring provinces of Salahuddin and Kirkuk.
Sources say the Iraqi army mobilized 40, 000 fighters provided with sophisticated weaponry.
They added US tanks will partake in the battle which will be covered from land by artillery as well as air support.


Prime Minister: We will not recognize the results of the Kurdistan referendum and do not want to enter into an internal conflict

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Friday that the government would not abide by the results of the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan region, .


“The independence that the Kurdistan region wants is illegal and unconstitutional and does not coincide with the vision of the Iraqi government to preserve the unity of the country,” he said. “There is no desire to accept the idea of ​​independence in the country and the region enjoys With federal powers, according to the Constitution, and that no party has the right to change the reality of the situation in Iraq by unilateral desire, without the consent of the other party. “

“We do not want to enter into an internal conflict, but the results of this referendum will not be committed by the state,” he concluded. AH

(Photo) celebrates the center of Erbil with the participation of thousands in support of the independence referendum


Cities and towns of Kurdistan organized similar concerts …

(Photo) celebrates the center of Erbil with the participation of thousands in support of the independence referendum

With the participation of thousands of people of the city, began on Friday evening rally rally on the street housing, one of the most famous streets of central Arbil, in support of the referendum on independence.

The gathering was accompanied by singing links and national songs. The participants performed their enthusiastic melodies with the Kurdish Dabke waving flags of Kurdistan that covered the place.

The resort of Shaklawa near Erbil, in turn witnessed a similar ceremony with the participation of the townspeople and tourists who interacted with the ceremony and participated in the applause and singing songs. The town of Qushiba, near Erbil, also witnessed a similar ceremony.

The Independent Electoral Commission for elections and referendum, set Tuesday the fifth of September, the official date for the launch of the propaganda campaign for the independence referendum in the Kurdistan region scheduled for the 25 of this month.