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Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-23 19:01
AUCH DER SYRISCHE KURDISTAN WIRD SEINE PESHMERGA HABEN – MIT DER UNTERSTÜTZUNG DER USA. ES HANDELT SICH UM EINEN HISTORISCHEN DURCHBRUCH. Konferenztisch in der kurdischen Erbil Nicht nur für die Kurden, sondern für die Stabilisierung des gesamten Nahen Os ...

4 gün içerisinde 48 milyon Dinar bağış toplandı

BAS News - 2017-06-23 18:14
BasNews- Yardıma muhtaç ve sakat insanlar için düzenlenen bağış kampanyasında 4 gün içerisinde 48 milyon Dinar toplandığı açıklandı. Gazeteci Naz Abdulla tarafından düzenlenen basın toplantısında, 18-21 Haziran tarihleri arasında Erbil’in Şaneder parkınd ...

EU to Continue Its Support for Peshmerga Forces: EP Speaker

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:41
ERBIL — The President of European Union Parliament Antonio Tajani reiterated the union's support for the Peshmerga forces in the fight against terrorism. Tajani said that their military assistance to the Peshmerga forces will continue as part of the anti ...

39 People Arrested in Kirkuk over "Terrorism" Charges

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:03
ERBIL— During an inclusive raid and search operation in central Kirkuk early on Friday, police arrested nine wanted people and 30 suspects. Kikuk Police Commander Brig. Khatab Omar told a press conference that the seven-hour operation began on 2:00 a.m. ...

Kurdistan Resumes Oil Exports to West after Three Years Halt

BAS News - 2017-06-23 13:16
ERBIL— An oil tanker which transports crude oil from the Kurdistan Region is heading to the west, likely to the US, recommencing oil import from the region after three years of pause, Bloomberg news reported on Thursday. According to the data obtained by ...

Two Turkish Soldiers Killed in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:57
ERBIL — Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Thursday during military confrontations with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the east of the country, Turkish General Staff said. “The soldiers were initially hospitalized after the attack in Tatvan on th ...

US Assures Turkey of Taking Back Arms from Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:57
ERBIL — Defense Secretary James Mattis has reported ensured his Turkish counterpart that all the weapons Washington has sent to the Syrian Kurds will be taken back once the war on Islamic State (IS) is concluded. According to a Turkish translation of the ...

PKK’s Presence on KRG Borders Posing Threat to Civilians: Soran Mayor

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:15
SORAN — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has seized the situation on the borders between Kurdistan Region and Turkey to impose its control on the area which is considered a threat to civilians there, said mayor of Soran city, located northeast Erbil. Even ...

Washington Post: Kürdistan’ın kazanımları güçlenecek

Roja Welat - 2017-06-23 02:01
Gazetenin deneyimli iki Orta Doğu uzmanı Morgan Kaplan ve Ramzy Mardini’nin imzasıyla yayınlanan analizde referandumun Bağdat ile ilişkilerde Erbil'in elini güçlendireceğini ve bölgesel anlamda Kürdistan'a kazanç sağlayacağı vurgulandı ...

Kurdish MP Responds to Expelling Threats against Kurds in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-06-22 21:52
ERBIL— The threats by a member of Bagdad Provincial Council against Kurds who reside in Baghdad does not represent the position of the Iraqi government, said a Kurdish lawmaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives. Tareq Gardi responded to Saad al-Mutla ...

(In Pictures): First Shop in Erbil Exclusive to Kurdistan Gifts Opened

BAS News - 2017-06-22 20:39
ERBIL— A shop offering customers special miniature gifts which copy the natural attractions of Kurdistan and its symbols was opened on Thursday evening in Erbil’s Family Mall. The inauguration ceremony kicked off with the slogan “A Gift from the Heart of ...

IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead: Russia Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-06-22 19:06
ERBIL— Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that it was “highly likely” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS), was killed in Syria in May. Quoting information provided by the Russian Defense Ministry ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Top EU Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-06-22 17:44
Barzani: Kurdistan Region will play a more active role in the anti-terrorism efforts ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani met with a top European Union (EU) delegation headed by Patrick Simmonet, the European Uni ...

One Kolber Killed, Two Wounded by Iranian Security Forces

BAS News - 2017-06-22 14:26
ERBIL — The Iranian border guards fatally shot a Kurdish backpack carrier known as 'kolber' and wounded two others in Piranshahr city in Iran's Kurdish northwest. Hengaw Kurdish website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan reported that the Iranian ...

Shiites Threatening Faili Kurds in Arab Areas Due to Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-22 14:26
ERBIL — Following the announcement of the referendum date by the Kurdistan Region, the Shi’ite Arabs, especially those who are close to Nouri al-Maliki, launched an aggressive campaign against the Faili Kurds living in central Iraqi provinces. In a video ...

Bombing Grand Nuri Mosque By IS Signals Group’s Defeat: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-06-22 11:34
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that destroying al-Hadbaa Minaret and Nuri Grand Mosque by the Islamic State (IS) militants in west Mosul indicates the group’s defeat. “Bombing al-Hadbaa Minaret and Nuri Mosque by IS is an official decl ...

1,075 Iraqi Children Killed Since 2014, 5 Million Need Urgent Aid: UNICEF

BAS News - 2017-06-22 11:34
ERBIL — After three years into the violence in Iraq, children are still trapped in an endless cycle of violence and increasing poverty, according to a UNICEF assessment entitled ‘Nowhere to Go’ released on Thursday. “Across Iraq, children continue to wit ...

Barzani addresses Arab tribal figures about Kurdistan Referendum

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 11:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani gave a seminar in Erbil on Wednesday to address the Arab tribal figures and personalities from Nineveh province and Makhmour city about the latest political developments and the situation of Mosul as ...

Australia to Resume Airstrikes on IS in Syria Soon

BAS News - 2017-06-22 01:21
ERBIL — Australia Defence chief said on Wednesday that his country will soon resume airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria as part of the US-led anti-IS efforts. "It won't be long before you start to see the operations again," Australian Def ...

Kurdistan Invites Int. Organisations to Monitor Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:28
ERBIL — In order to ensure the independence referendum is abide to democratic and legal principles, the Kurdistan Region invites all international organisations to monitor the process which is scheduled for 25th September, according to Kifah Mahmoud, the ...

Barzani: No Turning Back on Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-21 23:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated on Wednesday that the independence referendum of his region will take place on time in September as planned, and that there is no turning back on this issue. In an interview with FRANCE 24, the ...

IS Explodes Ancient Mosque and Minaret in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 22:18
ERBIL— As Iraqi forces tighten the siege on Islamic State (IS) militants in the Old City of Mosul, the trapped jihadists on Wednesday exploded an ancient mosque and minaret in the area. The medieval Grand al-Nouri Mosque, where the IS leader Abu Baker al ...

Watch: PKK Sends Sinjar Youth to Raqqa Battle

BAS News - 2017-06-21 21:48
ERBIL — In the past 48 houses, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) sent tens of Kurdish youth from the Yezidi town of Sinjar, Nineveh province, to the war to liberate Raqqa, Syria. Informed sources told BasNews that the youth have been trained in a camp i ...

Famous IS Journalist Captured in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 20:14
ERBIL— Alaa Sami Khatib, a prominent journalist serving the Islamic State (IS) organization, was arrested on Wednesday by security forces in the liberated eastern part of Mosul. Haidar Waeli, an Iraqi army officer, told media outlets that upon receipt of ...

"Mistaken" Airstrike Kill Four Civilians in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-06-21 19:55
ERBIL— Iraqi warplanes on Wednesday "mistakenly" bombed a house in Rutbah town, western Anbar province, killing four civilians and wounding 12 more. An Iraqi army officer, who demanded anonymity, was quoted in several reports saying the strike on the hou ...

Barzani's Aide: Iraq Failed Federalism and Power-Sharing

BAS News - 2017-06-21 18:37
Hwarami said Kurdistan referendum will not affect Iraq's international borders ERBIL— The chief for political and public relations at Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani's office stated in Ankara that the plan for the independence referendum of Kur ...

Barzani Addresses Personalities from Nineveh Province

BAS News - 2017-06-21 17:33
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani gave a seminar in Erbil on Wednesday to address the Arab tribal figures and personalities from Nineveh province and Makhmour city about the latest political developments and the situation of Mosul as well ...

Two Iranian Kurdish Prisoners Executed

BAS News - 2017-06-21 09:46
ERBIL — Two Iranian Kurdish prisoners were executed by Iran’s judiciary in the past few days, a human rights organisation said on Wednesday. Hengaw organization for human rights in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhalat) reported on Wednesday that two Kurdish inmat ...

Italy Supports Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum: KRG Envoy

BAS News - 2017-06-21 01:30
ERBIL — The Italian government is not against the independence of Kurdistan and its official during several meetings have expressed support for an imminent referendum on the region’s independence form Iraq, said Rezan Qader, Kurdistan Regional Government ...

Iran’s Supreme Leader to Iraqi PM: Don’t Trust Washington

BAS News - 2017-06-21 00:18
ERBIL — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei men on Thursday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to warn him about the role of the US in Baghdad’s policies, claiming that Washington is not “trustworthy”. “In no way trust the Americans because they ar ...

IS Grand Mufti Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 21:31
ERBIL— The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) said in a statement on Tuesday that the IS chief cleric or grand mufti was killed in a May airstrike in Syria. Turki Binali was killed on May 31 in the airstrikes on the city of Mayadin, Deir ez- ...

IS Cameraman Found Beheaded SW of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-20 20:54
ERBIL— A cameraman who served at Islamic State (IS)'s Amaq television channel, was found dead Tuesday southwest of Kirkuk province. Lieutenant Khalid Nu'man, a police officer from Kirkuk, was quoted by Iraqi media sources saying the cameraman was beheade ...

Gulf Countries' Tourists Destined to Kurdistan Attractions in July

BAS News - 2017-06-20 20:31
ERBIL— Several tour operators from the Gulf countries have signed contracts with Kurdistan Board of Tourism (KBT) to introduce tourists from their countries to the Kurdistan Region's tourist attractions. KBT Chairman Mawlawi Jabbar told BasNews on Tuesda ...

Iraqi Forces Retake Fifth Bridge of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 19:56
ERBIL— The last and firth bridge of Mosul on the Tigris was controlled by the Iraqi forces on Tuesday, adding to the current direct routes between the eastern and western banks of the city, the spokesperson for the major operation to liberate Mosul annou ...

Six Shi'ite Militants Killed in Clashes with IS on Syrian Border

BAS News - 2017-06-20 18:45
ERBIL— An offensive by the Islamic State (IS) extremists on the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) near Iraq-Syria borders left six Shi'ite militants dead on Tuesday. Eight more militants from the Shi'ite paramilitaries suffered injuries in the at ...

Başkan Barzani ve BM heyeti referandum konusunu tartıştı

BAS News - 2017-06-20 17:53
BasNews- Kürdistan bölgesini ziyaret eden Birleşmiş Milletler (BM) Genel Sekreteri Antonio Guterres’in Irak Özel Temsilcisi Jan Kubis ve beraberindeki heyet, Kürdistan Bölge Başkanı Mesud Barzani tarafından kabul edildi. Başkanın Erbil’in Selahaddin kasa ...

Yezidi Abducted Girl Freed from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 17:04
ERBIL— A Yezidi girl from Sinjar who was kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) extremists was rescued and returned to safety in the Kurdistan Region. Hussein Qaedi, who runs the Office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, told BasNews on Tuesday that the girl, n ...

Barzani and UN SG Envoy for Iraq Discuss Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-20 16:25
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani on Tuesday met with Jan Kubiš, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq. During the meeting, Barzani and the UN official discussed a range of topics, particularly the fo ...

Hoshyar Zebari to UN: Independence Referendum Will Be Held on Time

BAS News - 2017-06-20 15:41
ERBIL — The forthcoming vote on independence of the Kurdistan Region will be held on the scheduled date, said Hoshyar Zebari, a Kurdish politician. On Tuesday, June 20, Hoshyar Zebari, a politburo member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) received Jan K ...

Zebari, İran Erbil Konsolosu ile referandum sürecini görüştü

BAS News - 2017-06-20 14:18
Diyar Eziz BasNews – PDK Politbüro Üyesi Hoşyar Zebari, İran’ın Erbil Konsolosu ile yaptıkları görüşmede, Kürdistan’ın bağımsızlık referandumunu değerlendirildiğini açıkladı. PDK Politbüro Üyesi Hoşyar Zebari resmi Facebook hesabında yaptığı açıklamada, ...

French Journalist Dies After Wounded in Explosion in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 12:03
ERBIL — After the Kurdish reporter Bakhtiyar Hddad was killed on Monday by a landmine blast in Mosul’s Old City district, the French journalist Stephan Villeneuve who was injured by the same blast succumbed to his wound on Tuesday. An explosion in the Ol ...

Abadi Meets with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:54
ERBIL — After arriving in Saudi Arabia late on Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with King Salman bin Abdulaziz to discuss mutual relations and regional developments. Further details about the talks are yet to be revealed to the press, but ...

PKK Missile Attack Kills 1 Turkish Soldier, Injures 6

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:54
ERBIL — One Turkish soldier was killed on Monday in a missile attack carried out by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the east of the country, Turkish General Staff said. The Kurdish fighters used rocket launchers and long-barreled weapons to attack ...

Turkey Bombs PKK Positions in Kurdistan, Claims Killing Several

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:15
ERBIL — During multiple airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey and Kurdistan Region, at least nine Kurdish guerrillas were killed, claimed the Turkish army. The strikes in the Kurdistan Region’s Zap and Gara areas killed two PKK ...

Italy Arrests Iraqi National on Terrorism Charges

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:15
ERBIL — Italian security forces arrested on Monday an Iraqi asylum seeker who was said to be suspected of having ties to terrorist groups. The 29-year-old had been housed at a System for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) facility near ...

Turkish Military: PYD Attacks Civilians in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 20:25
Two people have been killed ERBIL— Turkish military on Monday issued a statement accusing the guerrillas of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) of killing two civilians and wounding seven more in Syria. According to the statement, the PYD forces she ...

Kurdistan President's Aide: Kurdistan Firm to Run Referendum on Time

BAS News - 2017-06-19 20:07
ERBIL- Hemin Hawrami, the senior assistant to Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani, reiterated on Monday that Kurdistan holds a firm position over running its independence referendum as it has been planned. Hawrami, who is also responsible for polit ...

Iranian Kurdish Singer Arrested for Singing "Long Live Kurdistan"

BAS News - 2017-06-19 19:25
ERBIL— For using the words Kurdistan and Peshmerga in his song, a Kurdish singer was arrested three weeks ago by the intelligence service in Iran's Northern Khorasan province. Kurdish human rights organization, Hengaw, reported on Monday that the intelli ...

Kurdish Journalist Killed in Mosul Blast

BAS News - 2017-06-19 16:17
ERBIL-— An improvised explosive device (IED) on Monday went off in the Old City of Mosul, claiming the life of a Kurdish interpreter and journalist. BasNews has learnt that Bakhtiyar Abdullah Haddad was accompanying a group of French journalists in the h ...

Most of Yezidi Children Held by IS Are in Raqqa: Yezidi MP

BAS News - 2017-06-19 14:32
Some of the Yezidi children have been used in terrorist missions ERBIL — A large number of Kurdish Yezidi children are still held by the Islamic State (IS) militants and some of them have been used in terror attacks by the extremists , said a Kurdish Yez ...

UN Urges Iraq to Deliver Justice to Victims of Sexual Violence

BAS News - 2017-06-19 13:40
ERBIL — On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, urged the Government of Iraq to pursue accountability for the perpetrators ...

Iraqi PM Begins Middle East Tour, Heads to Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2017-06-19 11:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi headed to Saudi Arabia earlier today after his trip which was scheduled for Wednesday was postponed due to internal reasons. Iraq's PM Abadi headed on Monday to Saudi Arabia, as part of a Middle East tour that ...

Pentagon: Syrian Aircraft Downed by US for Attacking SDF

BAS News - 2017-06-19 10:39
ERBIL — Pentagon confirmed that the Syrian army’s SU-22 fighter jet was shot down by an F/A-18E Super Hornet after it had dropped bombs near the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Syrian government condemned the incident, calling it a "flagrant at ...

PKK Raising Funds from People in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-06-19 00:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has reportedly launched a fund raising campaign in Kurdistan Region’s capital city, Erbil. According to the information obtained by BasNews, a number of PKK-affiliated figures on Saturday visited several residen ...

Suicide Bomber Killed Before Reaching Target: Qara Tapa

BAS News - 2017-06-18 23:18
ERBIL — Security forces killed overnight on Sunday a would-be suicide bomber in Qara Tapa subdistrict of Khanaqin, south of Kurdistan Region, before the assailant could reach his target. Mohammed Omer, a local official for the Patriotic Union of Kurdista ...

Syrian Government Says Its Jet Downed by US-led Coalition

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:41
ERBIL — The US-led coalition has reportedly shot down a fighter jet belonging to the Syrian government amid parallel military advancements. Citing a statement by the Syrian Defence Ministry, country’s media said the warplane was downed in southern Raqqa ...

$200 Million Loan to Peshmerga Already Approved by US: Kurdish Official

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:05
ERBIL — The United States has approved a loan to the Iraqi government from which $200 million will be granted to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry, said a Kurdish official. “The [financial] assistance is part of a 2016 agreement between the US and Ir ...

IS Assigns Syrian Commander as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-06-18 20:57
ERBIL— Islamic State (IS) organization has assigned one of its "wildest" Syrian commanders as the governor for its self-proclaimed wilayat of Kirkuk in Iraq, said a spokesperson for the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi forces. On Sunday the Iraqi Sumaria news cited ...

Yezidi Girl Freed and Returned from Syria's Mayadin

BAS News - 2017-06-18 20:08
ERBIL— A 11-year-old Yezidi girl who was kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) extremists and moved to Mayadin, Syria, was freed from the IS captivity on Sunday. Hussein Qaedi, who directs the office for the affairs of the abducted Yezidis, told BasNews th ...

"Iraqi Govt Sent Thousands of Tons of Medicine to IS"

BAS News - 2017-06-18 19:13
ERBIL— In a video footage a member of Iraqi security forces accuses the government of sending thousands of tons of medicine to the Islamic State (IS) organization. The source says the loads which were recently confiscated from a hospital in Sinjar Gate w ...

Majority of IS Suicide-Bombers Are Iraqis: IS Expert

BAS News - 2017-06-18 19:13
ERBIL— Most of the suicide-bombers of the Islamic State (IS) organization are Iraqi nationals, says an IS affairs expert. Hashim al-Hashimi, who resides in Baghdad, has conducted a survey, saying in the past seven months the extremist organization conduc ...

Kurdish Representatives Seek UNHRC's Support for Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-18 16:47
ERBIL— In series of conferences held in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) office in Geneva, Kurdish activists and officials discussed Kurdistan Region's appeal for running the independence referendum. In the conferences held June 9-16, Kurd ...

PUK Leaders Vote to Support Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-18 16:05
ERBIL— Leaders of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Sunday agreed to support Kurdistan independence referendum with a majority vote. The decision was made during a meeting of the PUK leadership council. A statement issued after the assembly stres ...

Turkey Claims Killing 17 PKK Members in Turkey and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-18 15:12
ERBIL — At least 17 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed on Saturday in military operations in northern Kurdistan Region, and eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey, Turkish military claimed. According to a statement issued by ...

'Bağımsız Kürdistan'ı ilk tanıyacak ülkeler...

ZERnews - 2017-06-18 13:05
İzlandalı gazeteci Erlendur Haraldsson, bazı Batılı ülkelerin 'Bağımsız Kürdistan'ı hemen tanıyacağını belirtirken, Kürt özgürlük mücadelesine ilişkin önemli açıklamalarda bulundu. Erlendur Haraldsson, geçtiğimiz günlerde Erbil Uluslararası Havalimanı yol ...

Turkey’s reaction to Erbil’s referendum not to be harsh: expert

KurdPress - 2017-06-18 12:57
An expert in Carnegie Endowment believes that Turkey’s response to Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) plan to secede from Iraq is not expected to be harsh and, despite Baghdad which seems to stand up against the effort, Ankara does not seem to go again ...

Peshmerga Forces Thwart IS Attack on Airbase in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-06-18 10:18
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces foiled an offensive of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out early on Sunday on an airbase in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. Around four IS suicide bombers had managed to sneak into Hiliwa airbase in Tuz Khurmatu where regimen ...

BM’de Basın Brifingi!

Vengma - 2017-06-18 00:04
Kürdistan Yönetimi, Birlemiş Milletler’de ilk kez resmi bir basın toplantısı düzenledi. Erbil’in ABD temsilcisi Bayan Sami Rahman toplantıda, “Bağımsızlık için neden daha fazla bekleyelim?” diye sordu. Kürdistan Yönetimi’nin ABD temsilcisi Bayan Sami Rahm ...

Three Turkish Soldiers Killed by PKK, Several More Injured

BAS News - 2017-06-17 22:09
ERBIL — At least three Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday in attacks carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas in the east and southeast of the country. The first attack was conducted via a roadside bomb which targeted a passing secu ...

Turkey Claims Killing Two PKK Guerrillas

BAS News - 2017-06-17 22:09
ERBIL — Turkish army has claimed the killing of two guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Saturday in the Kurdistan Region, whereas two Turkish troops were also injured. Country’s General Staff said in a statement that attack drones were us ...

Italian Coast Guard Arrests 38 Kurdish Migrants

BAS News - 2017-06-17 21:51
ERBIL — Italian coast guard has arrested 38 migrants from Kurdistan Region during the past two days for trying to illegally enter the country on their way to northern European countries. According to local sources cited by Kurdistan24, 10 men, 11 women a ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew on 39 Diyarbakir Villages

BAS News - 2017-06-17 21:51
ERBIL — Turkish local authorities have placed dozens of Kurdish villages in Diyarbakir province under curfew for a new phase of military operations. According to an official statement by Diyarbakir Governorate, 39 villages of the province are included in ...

Over 40 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes SE Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-17 19:51
ERBIL— More than 40 Islamic State (IS) members, mostly leaders from the organization, were killed in Saturday airstrikes southwest of Kirkuk province. Ali Hashim al-Hussaini, the official spokesperson for the Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi, to ...
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