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SDF commanders promise protecting civilians

ANHA - 2017-09-24 14:31
The spokesperson in the name of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Talal Silo and the general commander of Deir ez-Zor Military Council Ahmad Abu Khawla stated that they are part and parcel of Deir ez-Zor Civil Council, and promised to protect people who are ...

Turkish occupation bombarded Afrin, YPG responded

ANHA - 2017-09-23 15:43
Turkish occupation mercenaries bombarded some villages of Afrin region with heavy weapons, and the bombardment resulted in inflicting the civilians’ properties financial damage, and People Protection Units responded. ...

Three Die in House Blast in Sinjar Vicinity

BAS News - 2017-09-22 20:08
ERBIL- A house booby-trapped by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Gir Uzer district of Sinjar (Nineveh province) exploded on Friday evening, leaving three civilians dead. The IDPs return to their homes without making sure whether their houses are bombe ...

KRG condemns Turkish airstrikes killing 7 civilians in Duhok province

Waar Media - 2017-09-21 18:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional government has condemned the killing of seven civilians by Turkish airstrikes that happened on Tuesday in a village in Duhok Province, about 150 kilometers northwest of Erbil. “We as the Kurdistan Regional Government co ...

Iran: 4 Kurds Detained for Hoisting Kurdistan Flag

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
ERBIL — Iranian security forces have detained four Kurdish citizens after they were found planting the Kurdistan flags in several locations around a village in Sanandaj province. According to Hangaw, a human rights monitoring group, the four civilians we ...

He came from Germany, heals al-Raqqa people

ANHA - 2017-09-21 11:49
The German doctor Michael Wilk came from Germany to the Syrian north in order to provide the civilians who have been liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in al-Raqqa with first aids and help. ...

Kurdistan: Number of Civilian Casualties in Turkish Airstrikes Reached 9

BAS News - 2017-09-21 00:28
DUHOK — The Turkish airstrikes on Kurdistan Region territories overnight Tuesday has costed the lives of nine people, all of whom are said to be civilians. Citing a local official earlier on Wednesday, BasNews reported that three people have lost their l ...

KRG Decries Turkish Airstrikes Which Killed Several Civilians

BAS News - 2017-09-21 00:28
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government issued on Wednesday an official statement to condemn recent Turkish airstrikes which took the lives of seven civilians in Duhok Province. According to the statement, the victims had visited the suburb areas of Sh ...

1,500 refugees reached Afrin

ANHA - 2017-09-20 15:47
AFRIN – More than 1,500 civilians reached Afrin region on Wednesday morning after camps have been opened to shelter them by Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) in Afrin region. Afrin region is considered one of the areas that the refugees head to b ...

SDF liberated civilians east of the Euphrates

ANHA - 2017-09-20 14:29
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Deir ez-Zor Military Council liberated hundreds of eastern of the Euphrates villages' people, and they were taken to safe areas. ...

Four Civilians Killed in Turkey’s Anti-PKK Airstrikes in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-20 13:55
DUHOK — Turkish fighter jets carried out overnight on Tuesday multiple airstrikes allegedly to target the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas, but they left four civilians dead in Kurdistan Region’s Duhok Province. Head of Sheladze Local Administra ...

Explosion Hits Qamishlo, Rojava

BAS News - 2017-09-18 20:20
ERBIL- A bomb-laden motorbike exploded on Monday night in the city of Qamishlo, Rojava (Northern Syria), leaving behind at least four civilians wounded. According to a breaking news on Kurdistan 24 news channel, the explosion occurred in Siyahi neighborh ...

40 civilians liberated in al-Raqqa’s al-Rowda

ANHA - 2017-09-18 13:29
AL-RAQQA- Special Teams of the Syrian Democratic Forces liberated 40 civilians from al-Rowda neighborhood east of the city. The campaign to liberate the city of al- Raqqa is ongoing with all its forces to defeat IS mercenaries amid remarkable advance of f ...

UNAMI: IS Terrorists Continue to Kill Despite Defeat on the Battlefield

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been informed of an explosion that killed a number of people, including members of the Popular Mobilization Units and civilians, in a village west of Mosul today. The explosion ...

Ten Civilians Dead, Wounded by Landmines since January: MAA

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — At least six people were killed since January by the landmines remained from war eras in the Kurdistan Region, an official said. Another four civilians were also wounded in different incidents across the region, said Mohammed Ahmed, head of Kurdi ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest: we liberated 63 km, evacuated 4,000 civilians

ANHA - 2017-09-17 12:59
The operations room of the Al-Jazeera Tempest stated that it has liberated a distance of 63 km since the beginning of the sentence, and freed 14 hamlets and villages in addition to the sugar factory and cotton ginnery and electricity company, and noted th ...

Over 100,000 Hawija Civilians Displaced Since August 2016

BAS News - 2017-09-12 19:53
ERBIL — More than 100,000 civilians have been displaced from Islamic State (IS)-held city of Hawija between August 2016 and September 2017, said the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The majority of the internally displaced persons (IDP) have entered t ...

News of a massacre in Deir ez-Zor by regime

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
ALEPPO- Activists reported the killing of 15 civilians in Deir ez-Zor after the Russian air strikes on the city. The Syrian warplanes launched several raids targeting the area of the Panorama Square in Deir ez-Zor, accompanied by violent clashes between D ...

The Rakhine State Danger to Myanmar's Transition

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-09 00:47
The violence since 25 August that has driven 270,000 Rohingya civilians over Myanmar’s border into Bangladesh is not just causing a humanitarian catastrophe. It is also driving up the risks that the country’s five-year-old transition from military rule w ...

Political activists on hunger strike in Rojhilat Kurdistan

ANHA - 2017-09-07 12:04
NEWS DESK – Political activists and civilians in Rojhilat Kurdistan (East Kurdistan) declared a hunger strike for 3 days in support of the laborers’ rights working on the border and denouncing violations of the Iranian regime by the Mullahs. The cities o ...

Over 100,000 Civilians Remain Trapped in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-06 00:26
ERBIL — More than 100,000 civilians remain trapped in Hawija, as the Iraqi forces are preparing to launch an operation against the Islamic State militants in the town, an Iraqi official said on Tuesday. The town of Hawija (located about 65 kilometers sou ...

Aggregation protest people Baneh front the Governor office this city.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 23:43
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Monday 4 September 2017, two dead innocent civilians named Heydar Faraji and Mam Ghader, who in the past days had been killed directly by the IRGC’s armed forces. The carrier families an ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – September 2, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Kurdistan govt, Barzani office did not condemn the attack on NRT TV office Erbil: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Massoud Barzani’s office did not denounce the attack on Kurdish NRT TV’s office in Duhok. The unknown gunmen and civilians on ...

80,000 People to Be Displaced in Battle of Hawija: Report

BAS News - 2017-09-04 18:49
ERBIL— The civilians in central Hawija and its surrounding areas will be used by the Islamic State (IS) militants as human shields in the battle to retake the town from the extremists, said Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The non-governmental organiz ...

Clashes at al-Raqqa center, SDF liberate 10 civilians

ANHA - 2017-09-04 11:35
AL-RAQQA- Syrian Democratic Forces’ special teams have liberated 10 civilians including a wounded child, while 13 mercenaries were killed during the liberation. Al-Raqqa Great Battle launched 90 days ago amid ongoing clashes between SDF fighters and IS me ...

7 Civilians Killed in IS Attack North of Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-09-02 22:07
ERBIL — At least seven civilians lost their lives, whereas another dozen were injured after the Islamic State (IS) militants carried out a bomb attack on a power plant north of Baghdad, an Iraqi security official said on Saturday. According to the offici ...

Search for IS Suicide Bombers in Mosul Woods Underway

BAS News - 2017-09-02 14:13
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Saturday morning cordoned off the woodland area in Mosul, searching for two female suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) organization. The forces have prevented the civilians move into the area, after they received intelligen ...

IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-09-02 02:46
ERBIL — Even though Islamic State (IS) rule in most of the strategic cities and towns of Iraq has been drawn to a close, yet the number of civilians escaping their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region is on the rise. During our visit to Hasan-Sham ca ...

UN Casualty Figures for Iraq for the Month of August

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — A total of 125 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 188 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in August 2017, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAM ...

Over 2 Million Iraqi IDPs Returned Home

BAS News - 2017-08-29 00:16
ERBIL — Around 2.1 million Iraqi civilians have returned to their homes in the liberated areas of the country, the Iraqi government said on Monday. According to Saad al-Hadeethi, spokesperson for the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the programs to ...

Pictures: Blast Hits Baghdad’s Sadr District, Kills Two

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
BAGHDAD — A blast rocked early morning on Monday the centre of Iraqi capital, leaving several civilians killed or wounded. The explosion, which is said to have been carried out via a car bomb, took place in Sadr district, northeast of Baghdad. At least t ...

Islamic Republic of Iran’s law enforcement forces in the area of “Asnouri” Marivan and “Hashtian” of Urmia a number of carrier (innocent civilians) shooting target.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-28 01:43
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Thursday evening 24 August 2017, a number of district policemen from the “Sheler” bordered by the villages “Barika in” and “Hanjiran” the security forces were ambushed. According to new ...

UN: Half of Remaining Civilians in Raqqa Are Children

BAS News - 2017-08-27 22:10
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) said on Sunday that at least half of the initially estimated 20,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa are children. According to Fran Equiza, an official working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), around 10,0 ...

SDF liberated 100 civilians in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-08-27 19:15
The special groups for liberating the civilians in the ranks of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have liberated 100 civilians in al-Rowda neighborhood northeast of al-Raqqa. ...

Tel Afar Operation: 10,000 Civilian IDPs Registered by Government

BAS News - 2017-08-26 17:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Saturday it has registered 10,000 displaced civilians from the town of Tel Afar (located about 65 kilometers west of Mosul) after the start of the operation against the Islamic State (IS) in the area. According t ...

Komala Peshmerga Who Killed 2 Civilians in Choman, Surrendered

BAS News - 2017-08-26 10:31
ERBIL — Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga forces of the Komala Party, who killed two civilians on Friday in the border areas of Kurdistan Region, have surrendered to police, officials said. After a clash arose between the Komala forces with four residents of Gun ...

2 Killed in Clashes with Iranian Peshmerga Forces NE Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-25 19:53
ERBIL— At least two civilians have been killed after the residents of a village in Erbil province and the Peshmerga forces from the Iranian Kurdish Komala party confronted each other on Friday evening. The confrontations occurred in Gundazhor village at ...

UN Calls for Pause of Airstrikes in Raqqa for Civilian Evacuation

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:06
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) called on the US-led coalition to pause airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, in order to give civilians a chance to escape. The UN call came on Thursday, after several reports were released, saying ...

IS Burns to Death 8 Civilians Including An Infant in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:06
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants burned to death eight civilians, including one infant, after trying to flee the areas held by the extremist group in southwest Kirkuk. According to a security source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anony ...

Thousands of Iraqi Civilians Fleeing Tel Afar Assisted by UN

BAS News - 2017-08-22 16:32
ERBIL, (UNAMI) — IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s emergency teams are responding to thousands of civilians fleeing Tal Afar since the launch of the military campaign to retake the city from IS on August 20th. In cooperation with the Government of Iraq and ...

SDF fighters continue rescuing civilians in Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-08-21 20:25
RAQQA – 10 civilians were rescued in the Mansour neighbourhood located east of the city of Raqqa on Monday. The Raqqa Liberation Campaign continues with the progress of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters and the liberation of civilians. Special u ...

One Killed, Four Wounded After IED Explosion in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-21 00:18
ERBIL — Five civilians were killed or wounded as a result of an IED explosion in Baghdad, a security source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, the bomb exploded near a store at al-Hamamiyat al-T ...

Peshmerga Forces Capture 15 IS Militants Among Tel Afar IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-20 10:47
ERBIL — While taking in civilians displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Tel Afar into Kurdistan Region, the Peshmerga forces captured 15 Islamic State (IS) jihadists disguising among the IDPs. The new wave of internally displaced people comes only a ...

SDF distributes leaflets to spare civilians clashes’ zones

ANHA - 2017-08-19 16:15
AL-RAQQA – Syria Democratic Forces, in cooperation with the Global Coalition, have distributed leaflets in al-Mansoura neighborhood and St. Şibat 23 to spare civilians from the areas of clashes and to take them out of the city Amidst the progress of Syria ...

SDF liberated 300 civilians in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-08-17 10:15
The special groups for liberating the civilians liberated on Thursday morning about 300 civilians among them 10 wounded children. ...

Iraqi Forces Evacuate Over 500 Civilians from Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-16 23:13
ERBIL — Iraqi forces have evacuated more than 500 civilians from Tel Afar within the past 24 hours, in preparation of the upcoming operation for liberating the town from the Islamic State (IS), a local military source said on Wednesday. According to Army ...

Arrest of 10 carrier (innocent civilians) in Oraman, East of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-14 14:23
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Saturday 12 August 2017, 10 Kurdish carrier was arrested by a member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s police force. According to the kmmk report, a noncommissioned officer called “Afradeh” at one of ...

Turkey proceeds with separation wall at Afrin region’s border

ANHA - 2017-08-14 14:06
Turkish occupation army continues building the separation wall between Afrin region and Bakur Kurdistan near civilians’ lands and properties which is hindering their movement because the Turkish occupation army keeps targeting them. ...

20 civilians including wounded liberated in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-08-14 14:05
The SDF special teams to liberate civilians have saved around 20 civilians in al-Raqqa neighborhoods including some wounded, the teams rushed to move civilians to the hospitals and medical points to receive treatment. ...

Four Detainees Dead After Fire Caught IS Prison

BAS News - 2017-08-14 00:10
ERBIL — Four civilians detained by the so-called Islamic State (IS) died and another was severely injured after fire caught the prison they were held in, a local source said on Sunday. According to the sources, who spoke to al-Sumaria News on condition o ...

UN Increases Humanitarian Support for Returning Mosul Civilians

BAS News - 2017-08-12 19:30
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) is increasing humanitarian aid for thousands of Iraqi civilians returning to the recently liberated parts of Mosul after the declared victory over the Islamic State (IS), an UN official said on Saturday. The spokesperson o ...

Two Civilians Wounded in Iranian Bombardments against Kurdistan Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-12 18:57
ERBIL— The Iranian artillery bombardments against the Kurdistan Region's borders on Saturday left behind two civilians wounded. The shelling continues in the mountainous areas of Haji Omaran district of Erbil (called Balakayati) which is now overrun by n ...

Turkish army killing civilians in Adleb

ANHA - 2017-08-12 13:28
The Turkish occupation army killed a woman and a man by a sniper near the border between Adlib and Turkey at Sarmada area, and 7 anonymous people killed the mercenaries of the so-called "Civil Defense" who are related to the mercenaries of Hayat Tahrir al ...

Two Civilians Killed by IS in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-10 17:04
ERBIL— Two civilians were killed and three more sustained wounds by the Islamic State (IS) militants in central Mosul on Thursday, said a Nineveh police officer. The people were crossing the Nasr Bridge on foot when the extremists from the right bank of ...

SDF liberated 125 civilians in Nazlet Shuhadah

ANHA - 2017-08-10 13:05
The special teams for liberating the civilians in the ranks of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated on Thursday 125 civilians among them 2 wounded in Nazlet Shuhadah neighborhood. ...
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