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France's Macron urges 'morally weak' rivals to unite against Le Pen

Reuters - 2017-04-28 23:45
CHATELLERAULT, France (Reuters) - French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron launched a scathing attack on Friday against politicians who have failed to endorse him against far-right rival Marine Le Pen, saying they were making France "morally weak" and ...

German police arrest German soldier suspected of planning attack

Reuters - 2017-04-27 13:44
BERLIN (Reuters) - German police have arrested an army officer suspected of planning an attack, the prosecutor's office in the city of Frankfurt said on Thursday, giving no details on the potential target, motive or weapons he had planned to use. ...

YPG responds, wreaks a Turkish tank

ANHA - 2017-04-27 12:58
YPG responded to the attack that was launched by the Turkish occupation troops. Some reports stated that some elements of the Turkish occupation forces have been killed. An armored vehicle was wrecked in Firfirk village in Rajo district. ...

UK could join U.S. action in event of new Syria chemical attack: Johnson

Reuters - 2017-04-27 10:49
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain would find it difficult to refuse a request for military assistance in Syria from the United States if President Donald Trump decided to take action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over chemical weapons use, foreign min ...

Scenes express Turkish mercenaries’ barbarity

ANHA - 2017-04-26 15:54
AL-SHAHBA- Turkish occupation mercenaries have inflicted huge damage to the civilians’ properties in al-Shahba region villages. The Turkish occupation mercenaries have launched a massive attack on al-Shahba region villages” al-Wahshiya, al-Shahba Dam, al- ...

A KDP-S Leader's House Comes Under Attack in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-26 12:18
ERBIL — A group of armed men in Rojava (the Kurdish region in Syria) raided the house of a leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Afrin city on Tuesday evening. Abdulrahman Apo, a leader of KDP-S, said in a statement that four ablazing ...

French intelligence report says Assad forces behind April 4 sarin attack

Reuters - 2017-04-26 10:59
PARIS (Reuters) - French intelligence services have concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or his closest entourage ordered the strike, a declassifie ...

Masrour Barzani: Turkish Bombing Raids on Mount Sinjar "a Surprise"

BAS News - 2017-04-26 10:37
ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said the Turkish bombing raids on Mount Sinjar were unexpected as the Turkish military had never bombed the area before. “It [Turkish attack on Mount Sinjar] was a surpris ...

Turkish warplanes strike YBS targets in Kurdistan’s Sinjar

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People’s Defense Units (YPG) in Rojava (northern Syria). Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tues ...

Base attack another blow to struggling Afghan military

Reuters - 2017-04-25 17:10
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Samad always worried that something might happen to his brother, Shah Mohammad, a three-year veteran of the Afghan army, even though his job was to train soldiers, not to fight. ...

Turkish Jets Hit PKK and YPG Headquarters in Sinjar and Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-25 10:34
SINJAR — Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People's Defense Units (YPG) in northern Syria. Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tuesday at 2:00 ...

ases statement on the attack in Qereçox

ANHA - 2017-04-25 09:27
NEWS DESK- The YPG General Command made a statement about the attack on its centre in Qereçox and called the people to have their legitimate power. The statement is as following; “At 2 AM on Tuesday April 25, 2017, Turkish airplanes launched a large-scal ...

Turkish Military Strikes PKK Positions in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-25 09:02
SINJAR — Turkish airplanes launched a massive attack on the positions of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sinjar and People's Defense Units (YPG) in northern Syria. Turkish military launched the large-scale attack against PKK and YPG on Tuesday at 2:00 ...

U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center

Reuters - 2017-04-24 20:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. ...

Bomb attack hits U.S. base in eastern Afghanistan

Reuters - 2017-04-24 13:54
KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Suspected Taliban insurgents on Monday attacked a U.S.-operated base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost, officials said, but gave few immediate details of an assault that coincided with a visit to Kabul by U.S. Secre ...

Kurds Commemorate 43rd Anniversary of Qalladze Bombardment

BAS News - 2017-04-24 12:56
Over 350 people died in the attack launched by the former Iraqi government ERBIL — April 24, 2017 marks the 43rd anniversary of the Qalladze bombardment by the former Iraqi government which resulted in the deaths of over 450 people and injuries for many ...

SDF repels Daesh attacks, 70 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-04-24 11:35
AL-RAQQA- IS gangs attacked on Sunday the liberated villages in al-Raqqa city but fighters repelled the attack and 70 mercenaries have been killed during the clashes, it has been reported. IS gangs have attacked on Sunday afternoon Bir Jarbo, Jarwa, Rihan ...

Gloves off in French election as Le Pen aide calls Macron 'arrogant'

Reuters - 2017-04-24 10:30
PARIS (Reuters) - Round two of the bitter fight for the French presidency got under way on Monday within hours of first round results with far-right leader Marine Le Pen's top aide launching a stinging attack on her centrist opponent Emmanuel Macron. ...

Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

Reuters - 2017-04-24 09:18
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defense minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week, the president's office sa ...

Gunmen Attack Kurdish Policeman's House in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-04-23 22:04
The grenade attack did not cause any casualties ERBIL— Two motorcyclists threw a grenade at the house of a Kurdish policeman in Tuz Khurmatu, Salahaddin province, on Sunday evening. No one was hurt in the attack, said Mohammed Fayeq, a spokesperson for T ...

Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

Reuters - 2017-04-23 21:06
KABUL (Reuters) - Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local sold ...

West intervenes whenever army advances: Assad

KurdPress - 2017-04-23 11:30
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the West of interfering in Syria’s affairs in favor of terrorists whenever the army makes gains, citing Washington’s missile attack on a Syrian military airbase earlier this month as an example. ...

Tens of Shi’ite Pilgrims Trampled after Suspected Suicide Attack

BAS News - 2017-04-23 11:20
BAGHDAD — Suspecting a suicide bomb attack among a large group of Shi’ite pilgrims who were marking the anniversary of the death of the 7th Shi’ite Imam, dozens of people were sustained injures from being trampled by the escaping crowd. Iraqi police offi ...

Iran denounces Paris terrorist attack

KurdPress - 2017-04-22 14:01
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Friday denounced Thursday night’s terrorist attack in Paris and expressed sympathy with families of the perished people of the bitter event. ...

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

Reuters - 2017-04-22 07:39
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. ...

Russia complains to U.S. over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Reuters - 2017-04-22 02:32
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has told the United States it regrets Washington's opposition to letting its inspectors take part in an investigation into a chemical weapons attack in Syria earlier this month, the foreign ministry said on Friday. ...

Five IS Militants Killed, Injured in South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-21 22:37
US forces carried out a missile attack on IS positions near Daquq KIRKUK — US forces carried out a missile attack on Islamic State (IS) positions near the Daquq district of the Kirkuk province on Friday. The attack resulted in the death of two jihadists ...

IS Militant Involved in Istanbul’s New Year Attack Killed

BAS News - 2017-04-21 22:37
ISTANBUL — An Islamic State (IS) member who helped organize the New Year's attack that took place in an Istanbul nightclub Reina was killed by US forces during a ground operation in Syria on April 6, said a US military official. The attack, which was IS' ...

Paris police attack gunman named

BBC - 2017-04-21 18:22
Paris Champs Elysees gunman named as Karim Cheurfi. Officials say a note from IS group was found near his body ...

Attack overshadows last campaign day in French election first round

Reuters - 2017-04-21 08:49
PARIS (Reuters) - The killing overnight of a policeman in an Islamist militant attack overshadowed the last day of France's unpredictable presidential election campaign on Friday as centrist Emmanuel Macron held onto his status as frontrunner in the polls ...

German police arrest suspect in Borussia Dortmund bus attack

Reuters - 2017-04-21 08:14
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German police arrested a man on Friday who is suspected of planting explosives targeting the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund last week, the office of the German federal chief prosecutor said. ...

Blood flowed instead of tears-1

ANHA - 2017-04-20 14:13
The Yazidi women that were liberated by Women Protection Units (YPJ) stated that KDP forces left them alone during IS attack on Şengal and said "IS said to us that Peshmerga sold you for money, and instead of going to Kirkuk, we came to Şengal" ...

IS Chemical Attack Has No Impact on Iraqi Forces in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-20 00:33
SOFIA — A chemical attack conducted by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul against the Iraqi Security forces in the area has not resulted in any actual impact on the forces or the US advisers traveling with them. Commanding General Joseph M ...

Several Iraqi Soldiers Treated after IS Chemical Attack: US

BAS News - 2017-04-19 23:42
No Serious injuries with zero killed MOSUL — Following a chemical attack by Islamic State (IS) militants against the Iraqi army over the weekend, several soldiers required medical treatment, a US official said Wednesday. Major General Joseph Martin, the ...

Israel says Assad's forces still have several tonnes of chemical weapons

Reuters - 2017-04-19 23:40
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's military said on Wednesday it believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces still possess several tonnes of chemical weapons, issuing the assessment two weeks after a chemical attack that killed nearly 90 people in Syri ...

U.S. trying to identify chemical agent used in Mosul attack: general

Reuters - 2017-04-19 21:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants used a chemical in an attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul over the weekend, and the agent has been sent for testing to try to identify it, the U.S. general commanding coalition ground forces in Iraq said on Wedne ...
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