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Mosul Seeks to Expel Families of Islamic State Members

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-06-22 22:36
Local governments in northern Iraq are seeking to punish the families of Islamic State members, in defiance of warnings by the nation’s leader that the policy will further fragment the country as it emerges from years of war. ...

Feuds Between IS Families and Iraqi Civilians Arise in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — Feuds have arose recently between families and tribes in Mosul, mostly between Islamic State (IS) members and civilians who had relatives killed by the group, Nineveh province council said on Wednesday. According to Hossam al-Abbar, a council mem ...

Mosul City Council Deports IS Families from Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:05
SOFIA — Mosul City Council made a decision on Tuesday to deport all families of Islamic State (IS) members, but firstly relocate them to special camps, where they can receive rehabilitation. The council said in a statement it will no longer allow familie ...

IRGC Arrested Two Kurdish Youth

Kurdistan Voice - 2017-06-20 10:49
Despite tracks of their families, there is no information about their keeping place and the cause of their arrest. ...

Over 11,000 Yezidi IDP Families Returned Home: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-17 22:09
SINJAR — A total of 11,025 Kurdish Yezidi families, which were displaced by the Islamic State (IS), have now returned to their homes in different areas of Sinjar Region, said Mayor Mahma Khalil. “At least 600 families from central Sinjar are among those ...

BCF Delivers Aid to Families of Peshmerga Martyrs and Disabled Persons

BAS News - 2017-06-17 16:55
ERBIL — As part of Ramadan aid campaign, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), in collaboration with Korek Telecom, distributed assistance to 300 disabled people in Erbil.“The aid delivery took place today on 14th June 2017 where 300 disabled people from Zhe ...

MSF Cares for Hundreds of Malnourished Babies from West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-13 12:21
ERBIL — Doctors Without Borders (MSF) reported on Tuesday that it has treated 300 malnourished babies whose families fled west Mosul where the fight has been ongoing since February. Due to lack of formula milk and the incapability of mothers to breastfee ...

IS Abducts 60 Families in Shifa District, West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-11 15:39
MOSUL — the Islamic State (IS) militants abducted on Sunday 60 families from Shifa neighbourhood in west Mosul where fierce clashes are ongoing between the Iraqi forces and the the militants. Colonel Khudair Saleh, an officer from the Iraqi federal polic ...

Pope Francis denounces Tehran terrorist attacks

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 07:36
Pope Francis expressed his condolences on Friday to the Iranian families who lost their loved ones in Wednesday's terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital and described as barbaric such attacks. ...

PM Barzani Decries Terrorist Attacks in Tehran

BAS News - 2017-06-07 23:23
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani decried Wednesday’s terrorist attacks in Tehran, reiterating further international coordination is needed to encounter terrorism. “We offer our condolences to the families of the victims, people ...

President Barzani strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Tehran

Waar Media - 2017-06-07 15:58
WAAR-DUHOK: In a statement on Wednesday, President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani condemned the “terrorist” attacks in Tehran. Barzani expressed his condolences to the families of the victims, the government, and the people of Iran. “Terror is th ...

Other 11 families reached Eastern Manbij Camp

ANHA - 2017-06-04 10:16
Manbij Organization for Relief and Development distributed aids including home simple needs (blankets, mats, weatherproof coats and solar charger), and kitchen equipment in addition to aids provided by UN on other 11 families who reached the Eastern Manbi ...

UN Chief Condemns Recent IS Attacks in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-05-31 09:35
ERBIL — The United Nation’s Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Baghdad, which caused many casualties among civilians. “The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the vict ...

PM Barzani “Strongly” Decries Manchester Terrorist Attack

BAS News - 2017-05-23 19:46
LODZ — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has condemned the terror attack in the UK which killed 22 people and wounded 59 others at Manchester Arena on Monday night. “I offer my condolences to the families affected, British people and gove ...

Over 165,000 IDP Families Returned to Anbar

BAS News - 2017-05-22 19:41
ERBIL— As of September 2016, some 165,089 displaced families form Anbar returned to their original places in the province after elimination of Islamic State (IS) threats in their areas, an official said. Most of these people resided in the Kurdistan Regi ...

BCF Provided Food Packages to over 3,500 IDP Families

BAS News - 2017-05-21 17:26
ERBIL— Barzani Charity Foundation on Sunday issued food packages to 3,586 families in three IDP camps. Each family in Mam Rashan, Garmaw, and Shekhan camps received a 73kg package which the charity organization issues to the families on a monthly basis. ...

Last rebels to leave Syria's Homs aboard buses: Homs governor

Reuters - 2017-05-21 15:16
HOMS, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The last buses carrying rebel fighters and their families prepared to leave a besieged district of Syria's Homs on Sunday, the provincial governor said, completing a deal to bring the whole city back under government control ...

Faithfulness candles lit at martyrs’ tombs

ANHA - 2017-05-18 14:37
AFRIN- Martyrs’ families and many institutions’ members have lit candles on the tombs in Martyr Rafiq and Martyr Seydo in Afrin canton. Commemorating May martyrs, members of Martyrs’ Families Council, Kongra Star, TEV-DEM and martyrs’ families in Afrin ca ...

Families who fled Iraq’s Mosul forced back, says HRW

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 14:12
BEIRUT,— The Iraqi army and other local security forces have forced over 300 displaced families to return to west Mosul neighborhoods still under risk of attack by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The families, ...

‘Als ik niet werk, lijdt mijn familie honger’

Brenda Stoter - 2017-05-13 02:04
Geplaatst in De Tijd op 7 mei 2016 GAZIANTEP- Meer dan de helft van alle Syrische kinderen in Turkije gaat niet naar school. In de plaats daarvan werken ze in fabrieken of bedelen ze op straat om hun families te helpen … Continue reading → ...

Over 57,000 Iraqi IDP Families Returned Home since Last Year

BAS News - 2017-05-11 23:50
BAGHDAD — Within the past year, over 57,885 Iraqi displaced families have returned to their homes after the Islamic State (IS) militants were ousted, said the country’s Ministry of Displacement and Migration. The highest number of the returned IDP famili ...

Iraqis dig their own wells in battle-scarred Mosul

Reuters - 2017-05-11 20:38
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The families start queuing every day near the well in Mosul's Karaj al-Shamal neighborhood, filling their large plastic containers with sulfurous, nearly undrinkable water. ...

A Memorial of Executed May 19 on Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-05-11 02:06
Yesterday, a group of Iranian-Kurdish citizens met with the families of the political prisoners who were hanged in May by Islamic Republic authorities to express their sympathies to the families for their loss and cherish the memory of their victims. Fiv ...

Al-Shahba: Turkish occupation army displaces native locals

ANHA - 2017-05-10 10:51
AL-SHAHBA– The Turkish occupation army has displaced 5 Kurdish and Turkmen families from Noman village and has turned the village’s school into a prison to torture detainees. A source from Noman village in al-Shahba regions told ANHA that the Turkish occu ...

Aid provided to migrant families in Manbij

ANHA - 2017-05-07 15:02
MANBIJ – The Manbij Aid Organization has identified migrant families in Manbij city and provided them with essential aid. The staff of the Manbij Aid Organization distributed aid materials to 10 families in need in the towns of Medreset El-Irûba, Dewar El ...

"Dozens of Fleeing Families Died in Anbar Deserts"

BAS News - 2017-05-03 19:26
Some were shot by IS, says Hashd leader ERBIL— Tens of the families from Anbar province who fled Islamic State (IS)- controlled areas have either died in the deserts or have been killed by jihadists in the wilderness, according to a leader from the Hashd ...

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. ...

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-18 17:07
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi's army has built a new pontoon bridge over the Tigris river south of Mosul, after flooding had blocked all crossing points, opening an escape route for families fleeing fighting between government forces and Islamic State. ...

Iran condemns terrorists’ appalling crime in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-04-16 12:09
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi denounced terrorists’ appalling crime in Syria and expressed sympathy with families of the martyrs of the bitter event, IRNA reported. ...

Syrians stuck around Aleppo as evacuation deal stalls: monitor, activists

Reuters - 2017-04-15 10:19
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians were stuck in and around Aleppo on Saturday as a deal to evacuate two Shi'ite villages in return for Sunni rebels and their families being allowed to leave two besieged towns near Damascus stalled, a monitor and act ...

Barzani: Independence the Sole Guarantee against Repetition of Anfal

BAS News - 2017-04-14 19:06
President Barzani urges Baghdad to compensate the families of Anfal victims ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated on Friday that Anfal and the entire crimes against the Kurdish people are "living pieces of evidence" that the demands and ...

Anfal Repeated under ISIL Disguise: KRG Statement

BAS News - 2017-04-14 10:46
KRG blames Baghdad for not reimbursing the families of Anfal victims ERBIL- Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Council of Ministers declared in a statement on Friday that the case of Anfal repeated itself under the disguise of the Islamic State in Ira ...

Over 5,000 IDP Families Return to Their Homes in Anbar Province

BAS News - 2017-04-14 00:12
SOFIA — Over 5,000 displaced families were able to return to their homes in the Anbar province in western Iraq, as some of the areas of the province were liberated from the so-called Islamic State (IS). The Head of the Ministry of Displacement and Migrat ...

BCF Delivers Aid to 600 Refugee Families in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-04-11 22:08
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered assistance to 600 Syrian refugee families settled in Gawilan camp in Duhok province on Tuesday. The BCF teams at Gawilan camp, in collaboration with the Islamic Relief Iraq, distributed aid, consisting o ...

Families gather after Egypt church attack, state of emergency approved

Reuters - 2017-04-10 14:30
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - Families of victims of Sunday's bombing at Alexandria's Coptic cathedral gathered at the Monastery of Saint Mina under heavy security on Monday as Egypt's cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency ahead of a scheduled ...

PYD Delays Reunion of Yezidi Survivors with Families: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-07 00:15
DUHOK — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), creates problems for the Kurdish Yezidi survivors of Islamic State (IS) after arriving in their areas, said a Yazidi official. Hussein Qa’idi, the head of Kurdistan Regi ...

BCF Delivers Food Aid to 380 Displaced Families in Dibaga Camp

BAS News - 2017-04-05 15:22
The foundation also provided 360 children with school supplies ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) along with the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement delivered food and school assistance to hundreds of displaced families and children in cam ...

Barzani Charity Foundation Delivers Food Supplies to Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-02 22:42
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) on Sunday delivered food supplies to the liberated neighborhoods of Mosul, distributing them among over 1,500 families. The new humanitarian aid was arranged in cooperation with the Kuwaiti government. BCF Chairma ...

Frantic rescuers dig for Colombia flood victims, 254 dead

Reuters - 2017-04-02 18:44
MOCOA, Colombia (Reuters) - Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides that killed 254 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods. ...

300 Children Detained by IS in Mosul to Be Used as Human Shields

BAS News - 2017-04-01 12:58
There are children with special needs among them MOSUL — The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights (IOHR) stated on Friday that the Islamic State (IS) organization is holding dozens of families, including 300 children, and is using them as human shields in ...

Iraqi forces prepare new push, tactics in Mosul as civilians flee city

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces are preparing a fresh push against Islamic State using new tactics, but operations to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country are on hold, military officials said on Friday. Families streamed out of the northe ...

286,000 Civilians Displaced Since West Mosul Assault Late February

BAS News - 2017-03-28 17:51
MOSUL — Since 25 February, when people from West Mosul first began to flee, the IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has tracked a total of 27,634 families (165,744 individuals) in their location of displacement. The largest group of these displaced pe ...

Manbij camp: 300 families are residing the wilderness

ANHA - 2017-03-28 14:10
Manbij camp administration continues providing help for refugees escaping the oppression of the Turkish occupation and IS gangs despite their poor possiblities, at the same time however they are deprived of any aid by relief organizations. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 22, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Hundreds of displaced families return to their homes south of Kirkuk Kirkuk: Hundreds of displaced families have returned to their homes in the south of Kirkuk early on Wednesday. Head of Peshmerga Frontlines for the south of Kirkuk, Wasta Rasul, told NR ...

South Koreans could raise sunken ferry if test of lift goes well

Reuters - 2017-03-22 02:58
SEOUL (Reuters) - Salvage experts in South Korea could on Wednesday begin raising a ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing more than 300 people, most of them children on a school trip, finally meeting the demands of mourning families. ...

PYD Threatens to Expel Families of Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated to the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) have stepped up their pressure on the families of Peshmerga forces, leaving them with two options only, one of which is to leave Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). In the past ...

The Newroz torch is lit in manbij

ANHA - 2017-03-20 11:46
Newroz Eid celebrations have been begun minutes ago amid Mustafa Abo al-Foz songs, rings were held too by the celebrators, and Newroz torch was lit by Martyrs Families. ...

PKK Steps up Pressure on Yezidi Peshmerga Families

BAS News - 2017-03-19 21:29
SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has stepped up pressure on the Yezidi families whose members are working for Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), said a local official. Head of Sinjar Mayoral Council, Wais Naif, told BasNews on Sunday the Yezidi ...

Two Kurdish Yezidi Families Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
The abductees were rescued from Raqqa, now in Kobani DUHOK — Two Kurdish Yezidi families have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria’s Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital city. Head of the office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs, Hussein Qa’i ...
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