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Iraq’s Forces Find Mass Grave While Searching for Oil, South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-20 14:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces discovered a mass grave on Sunday inside oil wells near the mountains of Hamrin, south of Kirkuk province. Security sources said that the mass grave contained the remains of civilians executed by the Islamic State (IS) near the m ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Militias Kidnap Three Civilians in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-18 18:26
ERBIL — The militiamen from Hashd al-Shaabi abducted on Friday three civilians in Dibis district in southern Kirkuk province. Ali Mohammed, head of Dibis Security (Asayish) confirmed to BasNews that three civilians from Qaradara area in Dibis were kidnap ...

IS mercenaries committed a massacre in Deir ez-Zor

ANHA - 2017-11-17 13:57
DEIR EZ-ZOR -IS mercenaries committed a massacre of civilians in Faraj village through a bombing of a car bomb among civilians resulted in the loss of life of 20 civilians , and 30 others have been wounded. At 13:30 in the afternoon on Friday, IS mercenar ...

KCD calls for people of world to help Başûr, Rojhilat people

ANHA - 2017-11-13 16:08
Democratic Society Conference (KCD) appealed, by a statement, to all the Kurdish and peoples in the world to provide help to Başûr and Rojhilat Kurdistan’s people after the earthquake that stroke the area, and resulted in killing hundreds of civilians. ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Loots 30 Civilian Houses in Zummar, NW Mosul

BAS News - 2017-11-11 11:16
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi pillaged dozens of civilians properties in Zummar district, northwest of Mosul. Apart from abducting and humiliating civilians, the Shi’ite militias have looted 30 houses of the residents in ...

A number of mercenaries’ warehouses found in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-11-08 14:27
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) found a number of Russian and homemade rockets and some weapons and ammunition, as well as tools used to beheading civilians in warehouses that belong to IS mercenaries. ...

SDF help civilians, regime obstructs

ANHA - 2017-11-05 17:17
NEWS DESK- The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights stated that the regime forces pull the chain on the civilians in Howayja Qate of the Euphrates River, and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) strive at helping the civilians to reach the eastern banks of the Eu ...

Two Killed, Nine Wounded in Two Blasts in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-11-05 13:22
ERBIL — Two civilians were killed and nine others were injured in two separate bombings in northern and western parts of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Sunday, security sources reported. An improvised explosive device (IED) went off in a shopping area i ...

Picture: Kurdish Civilian Injured by Hashd Al-Shaabi in Khanaqin Dies

BAS News - 2017-11-05 11:35
Shi’ite militias opened fire at civilians in Khanaqin on October 19 ERBIL — A Kurdish civilian who was wounded by Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Khanaqin city on October 19 died today. Hussein Ahmed Aziz Daloyi, was one of the protesters who rose against th ...

Fire Exchange Between Shi’ite Militias and Civilians West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-03 22:36
KIRKUK — Armed clashes erupted on Friday between the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and civilians in Qarahanjir district, some 30 kilometres west of Kirkuk. Rebwar Ali, a military official from the area, confirmed the report to BasNew ...

Number of IDPs from Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu Reaches over 180,000

BAS News - 2017-11-02 21:11
ERBIL — Since the invasion of Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu and other disputed Kurdish territories by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, a total of 183,000 civilians have been displaced from their homes, the Office of the United Nations Human ...

Picture: Iraqi Federal Police Savagely Tortures a Kurdish Youth

BAS News - 2017-11-02 13:32
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police forces are seen in pictures and videos circulated on social media websites torturing and insulting civilians in Kirkuk, especially Kurdish youths. In a picture, obtained by BasNews, Iraqi federal police members appear torturi ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi’s Shelling Displaces 700 Christian Families in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-11-02 11:00
ERBIL — 700 Christian families have fled their homes in Nineveh Plain due to the latest shelling of the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi which wounded two civilians and destroyed properties in their town. Lara Yusuf, Mayor of Alqosh, a Christia ...

KRG Decries “Cowardly” Attack in New York

BAS News - 2017-11-01 20:55
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has condemned Tuesday’s terrorist attack in New York City which left eight people dead. “Terrorism and terrorists seize every chance to spill the blood of innocent civilians, and they uncover their ugly fac ...

Four Landmine Casualties in One Month in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-11-01 19:50
SULAYMANIYAH — At least three civilians have lost their lives in landmine explosions during October in Raparrin district of Sulaymaniyah Province, an official confirmed. One other civilian was also critically injured, according to Shorish Ismail, a local ...

UNAMI: 358 Civilians Killed or Injured in Iraq in October

BAS News - 2017-11-01 15:31
ERBIL – A total of 114 Iraqi civilians were killed and 244 others injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in October 2017, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The num ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Setting up Checkpoints in Sinjar, Spreading Panic

BAS News - 2017-10-28 20:17
SINJAR — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are now increasing the number of checkpoints across the Yezidi city of Sinjar which has led to panic among civilians, said a local official. “The Hashd al-Shaabi militias are usually stoping ...

Iranian-backed Militias Explode Civilian Houses in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-10-28 11:58
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi continue to destroy the houses of Kurdish civilians in Tuz Khurmatu city, south of Kirkuk Province. A local source, who declined to be named, told BasNews “The militias of Hashd al-Shaabi ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Sexually Abuse Civilians in Kirkuk: KRG

BAS News - 2017-10-23 15:13
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have committed various crimes against civilian Kurds since their military aggression in Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu and other areas, with reports of sexual assault on women, said a Kurdish official. ...

Al-Raqqa liberated, bitter memories engraved in civilians’ hearts

ANHA - 2017-10-23 10:51
His family and he had been used by IS mercenaries as human shields, and his disabled son was killed and continued to live within a suffocating siege in al-Raqqa city for more than four months until the sun of freedom rose and they have liberated by Syria' ...

120,000 Kurdish Civilians Displaced from Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu: Ministry

BAS News - 2017-10-22 01:16
ERBIL — Since the beginning of military confrontations between the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Kurdish Peshmerga forces, nearly 120,000 civilians have been displaced from their homes in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu, according to Iraq’s Ministry of ...

Two Yezidi Civilians Killed in a House Blast near Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-10-21 20:47
SINJAR — Two Kurdish Yezidis were killed on Saturday after returning to their abandoned home which was rigged with explosives near Sinjar. Two other people were reportedly injured in the incident, all of whom are from one family, said Khalaf Qasim, a mem ...

Dilar Dirik: Free Abdullah Öcalan!

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-10-20 15:30
Millions of Kurds view Öcalan as their political representative. His freedom is directly linked to a democratic and peaceful solution to the war in Turkey. Wounded people trapped in basements, civilians burned alive, children shot on the streets, dead wom ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Open Fire at Civilians in Kirkuk, Injure One

BAS News - 2017-10-20 00:37
KIRKUK — The Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi wounded overnight Thursday a Kurdish youth in Kirkuk after tensions erupted with civilians. The injured young man is is identified as Sattar Namiq. He was among a group of civilians who had stood up agains ...

UN Concerned about Violence in Tuz Khurmatu and Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-19 14:58
Hashd al-Shaabi militias are looting and destroying houses of civilians ERBIL — The United Nations is concerned about reports regarding the destruction and looting of houses, businesses and political offices, and forced displacement of civilians, predomi ...

As Iraqi Forces Consolidate Control in North, Kurds Flee

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-19 07:06
Thousands of Kurdish civilians fled their homes in northern Iraq, fearing harassment by government forces and Shiite militias who have taken control of a vast swath of territory from Kurdish fighters. ...

Kurds Escaping Kirkuk as Hashd al-Shaabi Militias Enter

BAS News - 2017-10-16 21:04
KIRKUK — Following the overrun of Kirkuk on Monday by the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias, the people of the city have now started escaping to Erbil as the Hashd al-Shaabi militias are posing threat to the Kurdish civilians. The Shi’ite militias found th ...

SDF rescues 550 more civilians from Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-15 15:47
RAQQA – SDF special teams have rescued 550 more civilians from central Raqqa, where clashes continue. Clashes between fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS gangs continue in the central neighbourhoods of Bedu, Hurriye, Endulus, Sexani, M ...

SDF liberated 550 civilians in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-15 15:47
AL-RAQQA- Short while ago, the special groups for liberating the civilians in the ranks of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated 550 civilians from al-Raqqa city’s neighborhoods. The strong clashes between SDF and IS mercenaries are ongoing in al-Bedou ...

The final days of battle in Raqqa

Al Jazeera - 2017-10-15 13:11
Kurdish and Arab fighters of the SDF push the front line, as civilians continue to flee the former ISIL stronghold. ...

Deir ez-Zor Civil Council condemns massacre against civilians

ANHA - 2017-10-14 16:02
The Deir ez-Zor Civil Council denounced the bombing that took place in the area of ​​Abu Fas and called on the international community to stand by the people of Deir ez-Zor in their suffering, as well as condolences to the family of ANHA correspondent Del ...

Footage of Abu Fas’ horrific massacre by IS mercenaries

ANHA - 2017-10-14 14:17
DEIR EZ-ZOR– ANHA has received videos of the moment of the terrible attack carried out against civilians fleeing from the brutality of IS mercenaries towards the liberated areas which was liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces in the eastern bank of the E ...

ANHA’s reporter Delishan martyred, Rizgar and Hogir wounded

ANHA - 2017-10-13 17:02
Hawar news agency’s(ANHA) reporter Delishan Ibish martyred, Rizgar Deniz and Hogir Muhamad were wounded in the massacre that IS gangs committed against civilians who wanted to flee the Baathist regime areas in Deir ez-Zor to the liberated areas by the Syr ...

Material damage to Iska village by Turkish mercenaries’ shelling

ANHA - 2017-10-13 14:49
Material damage to Iska village by Turkish mercenaries’ shelling AFRIN- Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries’ shelling on Iska village in Sherewa district in Afrin canton left material damage to civilians’ properties. The Turkish occupation army an ...

49 civilians liberated in al-Raqqa city

ANHA - 2017-10-13 12:05
AL-RAQQA- 14 Daesh mercenaries have been killed during the clashes that erupted within al-Raqqa city, Syrian Democratic Forces’ special teams to liberate civilians managed to release 49 civilians from IS’ grip. Al-Raqqa liberation campaign continues deali ...

Special teams have liberated 100 more civilians

ANHA - 2017-10-12 17:38
Al-RAQQA– The Syrian Democratic Force’ special teams for liberating have liberated 100 civilians from neighborhoods in the city of al- Raqqa, amid continuing strong clashes in the neighborhoods still occupied by IS mercenaries. In the context of the liber ...

40 other civilians were liberated in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-11 13:19
40 other civilians were liberated in al-Raqqa AL-RAQQA– The Syrian Democratic Forces’ special teams for liberating the civilians have liberated 40 civilians from the clutches of IS mercenaries in al- Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces are continuing the ...

7 mercenaries killed, 13 civilians liberated in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-11 11:54
During the clashes ongoing in the center of al-Raqqa city, 7 mercenaries were killed, and another one surrendered himself to the fighters of Syrian democratic Forces (SDF). Moreover, the special groups for liberating the civilians liberated 13 civilians. ...

155 civilians have been liberated in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-10 15:19
155 civilians have been liberated in al-Raqqa AL-RAQQA– The Syrian Democratic Forces’ special teams for liberating the civilians have liberated 155 civilians in neighborhoods where strong clashes between SDF fighters and Isis mercenaries intensify in the ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest progress outcome in a month

ANHA - 2017-10-10 15:19
Al-Jazeera Tempest campaign completed its first month, and the fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated 3468 km2, and 156 mercenaries were killed. In addition to that 50,000 civilians were liberated. ...

10 mercenaries killed, 195 civilians liberated in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-10 11:54
AL-RAQQA- 10 IS elements have been killed during the clashes that erupted in the center of the city of al-Raqqa, in addition, the fighters managed to liberate 195 civilians in the city. The clashes continue in the center of the city of al-Raqqa between th ...

10 mercenaries, killed, 195 liberated in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-10 09:32
AL-RAQQA- 10 IS elements have been killed during the clashes that erupted in the center of the city of al-Raqqa, in addition, the fighters managed to liberate 195 civilians in the city. The clashes continue in the center of the city of al-Raqqa between th ...

46 civilians saved, a bombed vehicle destroyed

ANHA - 2017-10-09 13:01
Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated on Monday morning 46 civilians most of them are women and children, those civilians were used as human shields, a bombed vehicle was also destroyed. ...

70 civilians liberated, 6 mercenaries killed in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-08 12:36
AL-RAQQA- The fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated 70 civilians during the strong clashes that have erupted since Saturday night and lasted till Sunday morning hours between SDF and IS mercenaries. Moreover, the clashes resulted in killing ...

90 civilians liberated in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-07 09:28
AL-RAQQA- On Friday evening, clashes erupted between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and IS mercenaries in the center of al-Raqqa city, and the fighters liberated 90 civilians from IS mercenaries’ hands. The fighters continue progressing towards the center ...

IS Militant Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-05 20:09
KIRKUK — The Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday a member of the Islamic State (IS) who had taken part in several acts of terrorism against civilians across the region. Kirkuk’s Chief of Police, Sarhad Qader, revealed to BasNews that t ...

SDF: Our aim is to accelerate reaching and releasing civilians

ANHA - 2017-10-05 14:09
The Syrian Democratic Forces' fighters (SDF) have assured that their main purpose of forming al-Jazeera Tempest campaign is to liberate civilians and protect them from IS mercenaries. The fighters said "when we reach the towns and villages in the northern ...
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