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Turkey jets attacks Shingal, Syria’s northeast

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
Turkey jets bombed the Iraqi northern city of Shingal and some Kurdish regions in Syria northeast which is under the control of the Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate 12 Villages South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-25 21:53
MOSUL — Iraqi government forces managed on Tuesday to liberate 12 villages from Islamic State (IS) in south of Mosul, north of the country, Iraqi War Media Cell said. According to an official statement, the remarkable territorial gains were made during a ...

Scores of Mosul's Besieged Residents Die of Starvation

BAS News - 2017-04-25 21:53
ERBIL- Due to lack of food, tens of residents of Mosul have died of hunger and many more are threatened by starvation in the battle zone of the right bank of Mosul, warned the head of human rights committee at the Iraqi House of Representatives. Addressi ...

IS Kills Scores of Jovial Women and Children in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-25 20:59
The militants deceived the cheerful victims ERBIL— A big number of women and children in Mosul's Old City were shot dead by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday, according to Iraqi War Media Cell. The source reported that the victims were deceived ...

Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-25 09:07
MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cra ...

WHO Sends 15 More Ambulances to Mosul Frontlines

BAS News - 2017-04-24 23:53
SOFIA — Iraqi health authorities will be receiving 15 additional ambulances in order to improve the transportation from the frontline to the trauma stabilization points and hospitals, the United Nations World Health Organization said in a statement on Mo ...

IS Militants Capture Parts of Highway Between Rutba and Jordan

BAS News - 2017-04-24 17:34
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants took control over part of the highway between Iraq and neighboring Jordan, an Iraqi Federal police officer said on Monday. Police Captain Ahmed al-Duleimi said on Monday that IS militants have overrun part of the high ...

Majority of Iraqis Trust Abadi to Run Office for Second Term: Survey

BAS News - 2017-04-24 17:05
ERBIL— Most of the residents of the southern and central Iraqi provinces believe that the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is qualified to run for another term, according to the results of a survey. The survey, conducted by the Shorouq Media Foundati ...

Iraqi Forces Rescue a Group of Children Held by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-24 15:56
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces liberated a group of children who were detained by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the district of al-Zanjili, a source said on Monday. According to the source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, the ...

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 ...

IS Claims Killing 25 Iraqi Soldiers in Hamam Alil, South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-24 12:04
ERBIL – Islamic State (IS) militants known as Inghimasi and tasked with conducting hit-and-run operations targeted a number Iraqi military bases in Mosul. The insurgent group's website, Amaq Agency, claimed the suicide attacks against Iraqi troops near t ...

KDP and PUK discuss formation of referendum joint committee

KurdPress - 2017-04-24 11:22
Kurdistan Regions two parties of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburos met on Sunday April 23 to discuss a range of pressing issues, particularly the referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, Iraqi news r ...

9 Iraqi Soldiers Killed, 7 Abducted by IS Militants in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-23 21:43
18 other Iraqi troops were injured ANBAR — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked on Sunday the Iraqi troops in Rutba town located in western Anbar province near the Syrian border, killing and injuring 18 soldiers, and abducting 7 others. A security sourc ...

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 ...

Mosul: Extremists Execute Dozens of Civilians for Refusing to Join IS

BAS News - 2017-04-23 00:32
MOSUL — At least 42 civilians in the past few days were executed by Islamic State (IS) militants for rejecting to join the extremist group in Mosul, Iraqi News cited a parliamentary source. With the noose being tightened around IS insurgents in the secon ...

Iraqi Forces Recaptured 63 West Mosul Districts Since February

BAS News - 2017-04-22 21:27
SOFIA — The Iraqi Federal Police announced on Friday that since the start of the operations for liberating western Mosul, the forces have managed to regain control in 63 areas and kill 20 Islamic State (IS) leaders. According to Lt. General Shaker Jawdat ...

Iraqi President's Guards Still Missing

BAS News - 2017-04-22 20:29
ERBIL— There is no information on whereabouts of three guards of Iraqi President Fuad Ma'sum who went missing almost one year ago. Abdullah Alyawayi, an advisor for the Iraqi president, told BasNews on Saturday that it's not clear which party, Islamic St ...

Iraqi Troops Gain Further Ground in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-22 19:28
The army liberated another district in west Mosul MOSUL — The al-Sihha al-Thaniya district, located in western Mosul, has been recaptured from Islamic State (IS) militants. “The army’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) freed al-Sihha al-Thaniya district in ...

IS Moving Capital from Raqqa to Deir ez Zor: Report

BAS News - 2017-04-22 17:54
It's closer to Iraqi borders ERBIL— The extremist Islamic State (IS) organization is moving the capital city of its self-proclaimed caliphate form Raqqa in Syria to the nearby Deir ez Zor province, close to Iraqi borders, according to a report by Sky New ...

26 Qatari Hunters, Abducted a Year Ago in Iraq, Released

BAS News - 2017-04-22 02:28
SOFIA — Twenty-six Qatari nationals were handed over to the Iraqi authorities after being abducted for more than an year by an unidentified armed group, an Iraqi Interior Ministry source said on Friday. According to an anonymous source who spoke to Anado ...

Iraqi Forces Foil Two IS Suicide Attacks in Baiji

BAS News - 2017-04-22 01:37
ISTANBUL — Two Islamic State (IS) militants on a suicide mission were killed in the city of Baiji, located about 170 km from Mosul, before they could realize their plan. The militants' target was the village of Malha, said Saad Nafous al-Hamad, commander ...

Iraqi Gov.’s Red Tape Hinders US Trainers Mission: DoD

BAS News - 2017-04-21 23:42
SOFIA — Pentagon watchdog agency said on Friday that there are warehouses full of weapons and equipment to train Iraqi counter-terror troops fighting the Islamic State group, but Iraqi red tape is keeping it locked up. According to a report released on F ...

Iraq Summons Turkish Envoy Over Erdogan's Remarks on Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-04-21 19:18
ERBIL — Iraqi Foreign Minister summoned the Turkish ambassador to Baghdad after an interview in which the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan used the word "terrorist" to describe an Iraqi parliamentary organisation. The Spokesperson for the Foreign ...

Official Refutes Yezidi Girl's Liberation by Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-04-21 13:30
He says it took nine days for his office to free the little girl ERBIL— The reports which claim the Iraqi police has freed a Yezidi girl under the Islamic State (IS) control in Mosul are baseless, said the chief for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG ...

Hashd Forces Accuse Turkey's Erdogan of Interfering in Iraqi Affairs

BAS News - 2017-04-21 09:47
Spokesperson says 70% of Iraqi MPs recognized the Shi'ite forces as legal ERBIL— Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan is interfering in the internal affairs of the Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces, spokesperson for the forces said. During an interview wi ...

Turkmen MP Blames Baghdad for Recurrent Assaults on Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-21 09:47
ERBIL— As long as the Iraqi government delays the operation to free the town of Hawija, south of Kirkuk, the daily missile attacks on Kirkuk and its surrounding will continue, said a Turkmen MP. Hasan Toran pointed the finger at the Iraqi government for ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Opens Tens of Offices in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:13
ERBIL — As part of the Mosul operation, the Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have entered the predominantly-Sunni city in north of Iraq and opened dozens of offices which locals consider as a threat. According to the information BasNews has obta ...

Airstrike Kills Dozens of IS Militants West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:13
SOFIA — Dozens of Islamic State (IS) members were killed in an airstrike west of Mosul, which further destroyed four explosives plants belonging to the extremist group, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense's War Media Cell said on Thursday. According to a state ...

Iraq Supports Extension of OPEC Oil Supply Cut

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:13
ISTANBUL — Iraq favors the extension of Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s deal to reduce the global oil supply in order to increase oil prices, said Ammar al-Hakim, an Iraqi cleric and politician who leads an Islamist party known ...

Resentment festers in Mosul: just ask Saddam Hussein

Reuters - 2017-04-20 21:44
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - If you want to hear the resentment people of Mosul feel now that Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State out of most of the city, you should talk to Saddam Hussein. ...

Iraq to Summon Turkish Ambassador over Erdogan's Comments Against Hashd

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi Foreign Ministry will summon Turkish ambassador to Baghdad to hand over a letter of protest against the recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan against the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization or Hashd al-Shaabi Forces. The letter i ...

Army Launches Operation to Free West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi army announced that it launched on Thursday a new operation to liberate the areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) west of Anbar province. Jazira Operations Command issued a statement on Thursday saying the army, security forces, fighter ...

Hashd MPs Will Not Be Stripped off Parliament Membership: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:49
Parliament may vote on MP's absence due to Hashd service ERBIL— Iraqi lawmakers who instead of the Iraqi House of Representatives serve at the ranks of the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (better known as Hashd forces) will not be deprived from their ...

IS Chemical Weapons Chief Killed by Iraqi Artillery Fire

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:21
Four more IS chiefs were killed in Western Mosul ERBIL— Five chiefs of the Islamic State (IS) organization have been killed west of Mosul, an Iraqi Federal Police commander confirmed on Thursday. Federal Police forces shelled a headquarter of the organiz ...

Iraqi Cultural Advisor (ICA) - Tri-Cor Industries - United States

Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2017-04-20 03:03
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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 ...

Iranian Military General Takes over as New Ambassador in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-04-19 23:52
BAGHDAD — Iran’s new ambassador to Iraq, a general from the country’s Revolutionary Guards, started his mission in Baghdad on Wednesday. Iraj Masjedi, had arrived in the Iraqi capital a day earlier and was received by Iranian diplomats and a number of Ir ...

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 ...

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 ...

Only 13 Neighborhoods of Mosul Left Under IS Control

BAS News - 2017-04-19 19:46
Islamic jihadists use hit and run tactics ERBIL— Islamic State (IS) organization now applies hit and run tactics in the battle of Mosul while only 13 neighborhoods are left under militants' authority, said an Iraqi army officer. Brig. Mohammed Abdali, an ...

KDP May Boycott Next Iraqi govt. if "Maliki's Wish" Comes True: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-19 19:05
The prospect is bound to success or failure of majority principle ERBIL— Should the majority principles that the former Iraqi premier Nouri al-Maliki is striving for succeed, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will boycott the general elections and will no ...

For Mosul, Baghdad to Import Electricity from Erbil

BAS News - 2017-04-19 17:05
ERBIL — Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity is looking to the Kurdistan Region to supply Mosul and its surrounding areas with electricity. The Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Qasim al-Fahdawi, travelled to Erbil to discuss the matter with Mass Group Holding, a ...

German Foreign Minister to Visit Erbil Tomorrow

Waar Media - 2017-04-19 16:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Sigmar Gabriel, the German vice-chancellor and foreign minister, is expected to visit Iraq and Kurdistan Region on Thursday where he will meet Iraqi and Kurdistan officials. The German foreign minister will arrive in Baghdad on Thursday, and ...

30% of Mosul's Old City Recaptured from IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-04-19 16:39
A third of the Old City neighborhood in west Mosul is under Iraqi forces' control MOSUL — A spokesperson for Iraq's Interior Ministry's Rapid Response Forces, Abdul-Amir al-Mohammadawi, said that the incursions inside the Old City are ongoing and that a ...

German Foreign Minister to Visit Erbil, Meet Barzani

BAS News - 2017-04-19 14:23
He will arrive in Baghdad on Thursday ERBIL — Sigmar Gabriel, the German vice-chancellor and foreign minister, is expected to visit Iraq and Kurdistan Region on Thursday where he will meet Iraqi and Kurdistan officials. The German foreign minister will a ...
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