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Iraq secures total $12b international loan

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 18:05
Protesters hold national flags as they chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration against the security forces' failure to protect them from car bombs at the site of yesterday's car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City ...

Iraqi Military Close to Declare Full Liberation of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-26 17:05
MOSUL — Iraqi forces announced Wednesday control over al-Faruq neighbourhood within Old City district in Mosul. The commander of Nineveh Operations Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah said the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces managed to take full control of al-Far ...

'Surrender' at Safwan: 25th Anniversary

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
A man who identified himself as a Lt.Col in the Iraqi army talks with a U.S.Army translator after surrendering at the northernmost allied checkpoint above Safwan on Thursday, March 21, 1991 in Iraq. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson) ...

Kurds united despite Shia rivalry in Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Members of the Iraqi parliament gather to vote on Iraq's new government at the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, in this September 8, 2014 file photo. (Reuters) ...

Iraqi Kurdistan–Rojava border affected by political rifts

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Displaced Iraqis from the Ezidi community cross the Iraq-Syria border at Faysh Khabur bridge over the Tigris River at Faysh Khabur border point, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2014. (Photo: AP) ...

Shia militia involvement in Mosul political issue

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Bashar Kiki is a well-known Kurdish official from Nineveh Province who is currently the head of the Provincial Council of Nineveh. In a live broadcast interview with K24, he stressed the current developments of Mosul operation and the new arrival of Iraqi ...

Mosul battle is now house to house: Iraqi commander

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Smoke billows from the positions of the Islamic State militants after an artillery attack by the Iraqi forces in western Mosul, Iraq, June 19, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis) ...

Barzani: Independence referendum has no return

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barznai recieved the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jibouri in Salahadin, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, June 19, 2017. (Photo: KRP) ...

Canadian sniper kills IS in world's longest shot

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
The bullet was fired from a McMillan TAC-50 rifle set on a high-rise tower and took 10 seconds to travel the 2.14 miles towards the fighter, who was attacking Iraqi soldiers. ...

Iran kills three Peshmerga, wounds one

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Komalah (Society of Revolutionary Toilers of Iranian Kurdistan) is a left-wing Kurdish political party based in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan. (Photo: Archive) ...

IS in Control of Only 1% of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-26 01:51
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants have lost the majority of territories they once held in Mosul, and they are now in control of only 1% of the major city in northern Iraq, said the commander of joint forces in a statement on Sunday. The Iraqi forces c ...

Iraqi Jets Kill 30 IS Members in West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-06-25 22:59
SOFIA — Thirty Islamic State (IS) members were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqi Air Force on Sunday, Iraqi ministry of defense said. The Ministry of Defense's War Media Cell released a statement on Sunday, announcing that the Iraqi Air Force ...

Iraqi Forces Block Wave of IS Suicide Attack in Mosul’s Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-25 22:10
MOSUL — Iraqi government forces blocked on Sunday a wave of suicide attacks by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents near western Mosul’s Old City where fierce clashes are ongoing between the two sides. According to a military statement, the attacks targeted ...

Iraqi Forces Seize IS’s Drone Factory

BAS News - 2017-06-25 16:45
MOSUL — Advancing into the remaining areas under the control of Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, the Iraqi government forces seized on Sunday a factory where the jihadists had used to develop weaponized drones. In an official statement, Iraq’s Defenc ...

UN Envoy to Iraq: Days of IS are Numbered

BAS News - 2017-06-25 14:38
BAGHDAD — On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has remembered the sacrifices made by the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in the war on terrorism, wishing for peace and ...

U.S. is against Kurdish independence referendum: Tillerson tells Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-06-25 10:37
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reiterated, in a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, on his country’s position against a Kurdistan Region’s independence planned referendum, a statement from Abadi's media office said on ...

Less Then 200 IS Militants Remain in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-24 23:45
SOFIA — Less than 200 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in western Mosul's Old City, as the Iraqi forces prepare to storm the center of the district, according to a military source. Iraqi media cited a military source on Saturday, who has confirmed tha ...

8 Die as Twin Blasts Hit Eastern Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-24 20:12
ERBIL— Two suicide-bombers affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) organization exploded themselves on Saturday evening in eastern Mosul, killing eight people and wounding 19 more, Iraqi War Media Cell reported. Three policemen were among the people kille ...

Official Urges Iraqi Govt Respond to Threats against Kurds in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-06-24 16:32
He says Intl community should know there are still efforts to massacre Kurds in Iraq ERBIL— A Kurdish official urged the Iraqi government to officially voice its position with regards to the Iraqi representatives who warn Kurds in Baghdad that they will ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Creating Barriers for Iraqi Tourists Visiting Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-06-24 15:41
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Hashd al-Shaabi are constituting barriers to the tourists coming from Iraqi central and southern provinces to the Kurdistan Region. Nawzad Hadi, Erbil Governor, told reporters today while receiving tourists a ...

Prime Minister Barzani discusses the situation of displaced people

KRG-Spain - 2017-06-24 00:07
Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Amin Awad, UNHCR Director for the Middle East and North Africa Bureau and Regional Refugee Coordinator, and his accompanying delegation. Mr. Amin commended the people and government of Iraqi Kurdistan in hosti ...

US Judge Blocks Deportation of Over 100 Iraqi Nationals

BAS News - 2017-06-23 21:28
SOFIA — US judge temporarily blocked the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi nationals detained by the US Immigration authorities in Michigan. US District Judge Mark Goldsmith issued an order on Thursday, blocking the deportation of the Iraqi nationals fo ...

Mosul Liberation to Be Announced Soon: Abadi

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:15
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promissed on Thursday to conclude the military operations in Mosul very soon and announce the full liberation of the city which has been under the control of Islamic State (IS) since June 2014. Abadi told a ...

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 ...

PKK Led the Way to Hashd Al-Shaabi’s Incursion into Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-22 16:11
SINJAR — The Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Hashd al-Shaabi entered Sinjar at the request of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Yezidi region. Saido Chato, the head of the Brotherhood and Coexistence alliance in Nineveh province told BasNews th ...

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 ...

IS Leader Responsible for IED Making Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-22 14:26
MOSUL — Iraqi forces on Thursday killed an Islamic State (IS) high-ranking member, responsible for the making of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Mosul's Old City. According to a security source, who spoke to Shafaq News on condition of anonymity, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan invites observers to monitor independence referendum

Kom News - 2017-06-21 19:24
The government of the Iraqi Kurdistan autonomous region invites all international organisations to monitor the upcoming independence referendum in order to ensure that the vote will be held in a legal and democratic manner, Kifah Mahmoud, the media advis ...
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