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Turkey Claims It Killed 70 PKK Guerrillas in Tuesday Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-04-26 00:13
SOFIA — The Turkish military has claimed the killing of 40 Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters in northern Iraq and 30 more in northeast Syria on Tuesday, the Turkish General Staff said. According to a statement released by the Turkish General Staff ...

An IED Planted by PKK Kills Three Yezidis in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-25 14:31
The area is controlled by PKK SINJAR — A landmine planted by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas in Sinjar killed three Kurdish Yezidi civilians and wounded two others. An improvised explosive device (IED) went off on the main road of Sikini vi ...

PKK Should Withdraw from Sinjar: Peshmerga Ministry's Official

BAS News - 2017-04-25 11:54
We don't want Sinjar to be part of regional conflicts, a Peshmerga Ministry's official says ERBIL — An official from the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga Ministry stated that a number of Peshmerga troops were killed and a Peshmerga base was burned by the Tur ...

At least 10 in minibus killed by roadside bomb Pakistan, official says

Reuters - 2017-04-25 08:07
PARACHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A remote-controlled roadside bomb targeting a minibus killed at least 10 people and wounded several others in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Tuesday, an official in the region said. ...

Venezuela death toll rises as unrest enters fourth week

Reuters - 2017-04-25 01:31
CARACAS (Reuters) - At least one person was killed in political unrest in Venezuela on Monday as anti-government protests entered a fourth week with mass "sit-ins" to press demands for early elections. ...

U.S. sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center

Reuters - 2017-04-24 20:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday blacklisted 271 employees of a Syrian government agency it said was responsible for developing chemical weapons, weeks after a poison gas attack killed scores of people in a rebel-held province in Syria. ...

Al-Tabqa: the fiercest confrontations, 72 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-04-24 14:38
Clashes which erupted on Sunday resulted in dealing strong blows to the mercenaries, 2 amirs and 72 mercenaries were killed and others were captivated. in addition, 10 vehicles were destroyed, two Syrian Democratic Forces fighters have fallen in the battl ...

SDF repels Daesh attacks, 70 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-04-24 11:35
AL-RAQQA- IS gangs attacked on Sunday the liberated villages in al-Raqqa city but fighters repelled the attack and 70 mercenaries have been killed during the clashes, it has been reported. IS gangs have attacked on Sunday afternoon Bir Jarbo, Jarwa, Rihan ...

Afghan defense minister, army chief of staff resign over deadly attack

Reuters - 2017-04-24 09:18
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accepted on Monday the resignation of the defense minister and army chief of staff after more than 140 government soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on an army base last week, the president's office sa ...

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 ...

Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

Reuters - 2017-04-23 21:06
KABUL (Reuters) - Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local sold ...

Two Civilians Killed in Sinjar Blast

BAS News - 2017-04-23 18:14
One more was wounded ERBIL— An improvised explosive device (IED) planted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar, Nineveh province, detonated on Sunday, claiming the lives of two civilians. Speaking to BasNews, Khalil Shvan, media secretary of Pesh ...

Member of security watchdog OSCE killed in Ukraine

Reuters - 2017-04-23 14:41
(Reuters) - One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. ...

SDF Kills 30 IS Militants North of Raqqa, Makes Territorial Gains

BAS News - 2017-04-23 10:46
ERBIL — At least 30 militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during military confrontations with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who are closing in on IS’s proclaimed capital, Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Confirmed. Acc ...

Philippine troops kill three more militants on tourist island

Reuters - 2017-04-23 09:27
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers have killed three more Islamic State-linked militants on a resort island where they were hiding after a failed attempt to kidnap tourists, a military spokesman said on Sunday. ...

13 PKK fighters killed in Kurdish southeast in 2 days: local media

KurdPress - 2017-04-23 08:03
A total of 13 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed during the Turkish security forces’ operations carried out within the last two days in the southeastern part of the country, local media reported on Saturday. ...

Head of IS Education in Tel Afar Killed: Kurdistan CTD

BAS News - 2017-04-23 01:21
ERBIL — US-led coalition warplanes on Saturday killed an Islamic State (IS) leader who was responsible for the group’s educational body, Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Counter-Terrorism (CTD) said. “On 22nd April, terrorist Ali Raza Mahmoud, head of t ...

Turkey Claims Killing 13 PKK Guerrillas

BAS News - 2017-04-22 22:46
ISTANBUL — Turkish army claimed on Saturday that it forces have killed 13 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past two days in the country’s southeastern regions. Turkish General Staff said in a statement that the military operations w ...

Mexico kills Gulf cartel boss in Reynosa shootout

Reuters - 2017-04-22 22:23
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican marines killed a drug gang leader in a gun battle that raged through the night across the border city of Reynosa and left dozens of burned vehicles in its wake, the government said on Saturday. ...

'He was like gold dust'

BBC - 2017-04-22 21:35
The BBC's Nick Garnett recalls interviewing Xavier Jugelé, the officer killed on the Champs Elysees. ...

Venezuela opposition march to honor those killed in violence

Reuters - 2017-04-22 17:35
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition prepared to march in silence on Saturday to honor a dozen people killed in three weeks of protests demanding that the government of President Nicolas Maduro hold delayed elections and address a growing economic c ...

Wrath of Euphrates: two towns liberated, 49 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-04-22 12:49
AL-RAQQA- Fighters of the Wrath of Euphrates have liberated Hazima and Mazrat Tishreen towns, in addition, 49 mercenaries have been killed including an Amir. The campaign which was launched by Syrian Democratic Forces north of al-Raqqa aiming to liberate ...

Al-Raqqa: 17 mercenaries are killed, among them are 3 amirs

ANHA - 2017-04-22 12:49
AL-RAQQA- 17 mercenaries including 3 amirs have been killed during the clashes between Syrian Democratic Forces and Daesh mercenaries in al-Tabqa city and Tishreen Dam neighborhood. ANHA reporters who are keeping up with the campaign said that clashes bet ...

Death toll in Afghan base attack rises to 140, officials say

Reuters - 2017-04-22 07:39
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said. ...

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 ...

In Pictures: Dormitory Fire Kills a Firefighter in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-04-21 23:13
Several others, including students, were injured SULAYMANIYAH — One Kurdish firefighter was killed and several other people were injured after a large fire broke out in a dormitory belonging to the Sulaymaniyah University on Friday. The fire could not be ...

Five IS Militants Killed, Injured in South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-21 22:37
US forces carried out a missile attack on IS positions near Daquq KIRKUK — US forces carried out a missile attack on Islamic State (IS) positions near the Daquq district of the Kirkuk province on Friday. The attack resulted in the death of two jihadists ...

IS Militant Involved in Istanbul’s New Year Attack Killed

BAS News - 2017-04-21 22:37
ISTANBUL — An Islamic State (IS) member who helped organize the New Year's attack that took place in an Istanbul nightclub Reina was killed by US forces during a ground operation in Syria on April 6, said a US military official. The attack, which was IS' ...

SDF fighters liberate half of Tishrin town

ANHA - 2017-04-21 19:10
RAQQA – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters liberated the hamlet of Hûkûmek from the ISIS gangs after intense conflicts, and rescued most of the town of Tishrin. Dozens of gangs were killed in the conflicts which took place. The SDF fighters headi ...

Death toll in Venezuelan protests reaches nine

Reuters - 2017-04-21 16:46
CARACAS (Reuters) - A man was killed in a protest in the Venezuelan capital on Thursday night, an official said on Friday, marking the ninth death in a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government. ...

At least 17 school children killed in minibus crash in South Africa

Reuters - 2017-04-21 15:53
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - At least 17 school children were killed when the minibus they were traveling in crashed into a truck and exploded into a ball of fire in Mpumalanga province, north of the capital Pretoria, emergency services said on Friday. ...

Paris shooting disrupts French election campaigning

Reuters - 2017-04-21 02:25
PARIS (Reuters) - Security concerns took center stage on Friday in the last days of France's tight presidential race as candidates defended their stance on the fight against terror in the wake of a shooting in Paris which killed one policeman. ...

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 ...

Russian marine major killed in combat in Syria: agencies

Reuters - 2017-04-20 20:45
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian marine major has been killed in combat in Syria, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday, confirming an earlier report that one of Moscow's highest-ranking officers there had lost his life. ...

Kurdistan Security Council Announces Death of Two IS Chiefs

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:21
They were killed by airstrikes in Iraq and Syria ERBIL— The Counter-Terrorism of the Kurdistan Region's Security Council confirmed in a statement on Thursday that two Islamic State (IS) chiefs were killed in the airstrikes conducted by coalition forces. ...

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 ...

Venezuelan opposition plans more protests against Maduro

Reuters - 2017-04-20 16:31
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition called for renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demons ...

Pakistani women kill man accused of blasphemy a decade ago: police

Reuters - 2017-04-20 15:59
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Three women dressed in burqas killed a man who had been accused of blasphemy in 2004 in a northeastern Pakistani town, police said on Thursday, the second brutal killing over alleged insults to Islam in a week. ...

Wrath of Euphrates: inflicting gangs losses, fighters enter 3 villages

ANHA - 2017-04-20 14:13
AL-RAQQA- Fighters of the Wrath of Euphrates have launched a campaign to liberate Mazrat al-Hokomiyah, Kabash Garbi, and Royal villages, during the clashes that erupted in these villages, a number of mercenaries were killed and others were wounded. The 4t ...

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 ...

Israel says Assad's forces still have several tonnes of chemical weapons

Reuters - 2017-04-19 23:40
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's military said on Wednesday it believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces still possess several tonnes of chemical weapons, issuing the assessment two weeks after a chemical attack that killed nearly 90 people in Syri ...

Deminer Killed in Khazr Battlefield's Blast

BAS News - 2017-04-19 21:16
ERBIL— The explosion of a land mine on Wednesday left a member of demining team from the Mine Advisory Group (MAG) dead. The improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Khazr battlefield near Mosul claimed t ...

Egypt police kill gunman linked to attack near St. Catherine's Monastery

Reuters - 2017-04-19 20:26
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have tracked down and killed a gunman suspected of involvement in an attack near St Catherine's Monastery in southern Sinai that left one police officer dead and three wounded, the Interior Ministry said on Wedne ...

Russia detains brother of suspected metro bombing organizer: TASS

Reuters - 2017-04-19 18:04
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's FSB state security service said on Wednesday it had detained the brother of the man suspected of orchestrating a bomb attack which killed 14 people on the St Petersburg metro this month, TASS news agency reported. ...
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