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Three Turkish Police Officers Killed, Injured in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2017-05-24 23:24
ERBIL — One Turkish police officer was killed during military confrontations with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Wednesday, a Turkish police source said. The fire exchange had reportedly taken place in the mainly Kurdish-populated province of Sirn ...

Blast in Somali capital kills five, injures six: official

Reuters - 2017-05-24 18:39
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A blast in the Somali capital killed five civilians and injured six more on Wednesday, a city spokesman said, underscoring the ability of Islamist insurgents to carry out bombings despite territorial losses. ...

Dozens of IS Militants Killed in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-24 16:42
15 wanted and suspects were also arrested in the province ERBIL— As a result of coalition airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) bases in western Kirkuk, dozens of IS members were killed. Also in separate operations, 15 people were arrested over "terrorism" ch ...

Iraqi Forces Control 97% of West Mosul, 350 IS Militants Remaining

BAS News - 2017-05-24 16:42
MOSUL — A federal police officer said on Wednesday that dozens of Islamic State (IS) men were killed and three car bombs were detonated following the incursion into the al-Zanjili neighborhood in west Mosul. Capt. Ahmed al-Obeidi told Basnews that "Polic ...

Manchester attack: Bomber not acting alone, says Amber Rudd

Waar Media - 2017-05-24 15:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The man who carried out a suicide attack in Manchester was “likely” to have not acted alone, Home Secretary Amber Rudd says. Salman Abedi killed 22 and injured 64 when he blew himself up at the Manchester Arena on Monday night – 20 people are ...

Iraq orders investigation into abuses reported in Mosul battle

Reuters - 2017-05-24 14:29
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's interior minister on Wednesday ordered an investigation into allegations that members of the security forces had tortured, killed and abused civilians in the campaign to oust Islamic State militants from Mosul. ...

Three Kenyan police killed by suspected al Shabaab landmine

Reuters - 2017-05-24 09:54
MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Three police officers were killed in eastern Kenya on Wednesday when their vehicle hit a landmine believed to have been laid by Somali jihadist group al Shabaab, a senior official said. ...

Britain deploys troops to prevent attacks after Manchester bombing

Reuters - 2017-05-24 08:49
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Soldiers were being deployed to key sites in Britain on Wednesday to prevent attacks after the terror threat level was raised to its highest level following a suicide bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people, including c ...

Australian police did not act fast enough to deadly siege: coroner

Reuters - 2017-05-24 05:42
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police failed to respond quickly enough to the threat posed by a gunman responsible for a 16-hour siege at a Sydney cafe in 2014 in which three people including the hostage-taker were killed, a coroner said in a report on Wed ...

Mosul: 13 Hashd al-Shaabi Militias Killed in Clashes with IS

BAS News - 2017-05-24 00:46
LEEDS — At least 13 Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaani were killed in the fight to recapture the Islamic State (IS)-held al-Qayrawan, in western Mosul, on Tuesday. Mohammad Reda al-Hassani, commander in the Shi'ite militia, told Anadolu Agency that at l ...

Sardashti woman killed by brother in East Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-23 22:12
According to reports received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , Saturday 20 May 2017, a woman named ” Sheno Moein ” from Sardasht, who is married and has a son, a brother named (Shwaneh Moein ) the pretext of honor, shot dead was. It should be n ...

Official Accuses PKK of Assassinating over 30 Civilians of Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-05-23 20:44
ERBIL— More than 30 civilians from the mainly Kurdish town of Sinjar and its surrounding areas in Nineveh province have been killed by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) guerrillas, according to a report on Tuesday. Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s off ...

Multiple U.S. troops injured in Yemen raid: Pentagon

Reuters - 2017-05-23 20:31
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Multiple U.S. troops were injured in a Tuesday raid against a compound associated with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen in which at least seven militants were killed, the Pentagon said. ...

Suicide bomber kills five in Somalia's northern Puntland region

Reuters - 2017-05-23 19:48
BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed five people, including a policeman, and injured 12 others on Tuesday at a police checkpoint in Somalia's northern Puntland region, a local governor said, the first such attack in three years. ...

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 ...

34 IS Militants Killed in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-05-23 19:23
ERBIL— In the past 48 hours Iraqi forces, backed by the Iraqi and international coalition's warplanes, eliminated 34 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization in Anbar province, according to a report. Iraq War Media Cell reported on Tuesday that thr ...

2 villages liberated, 21 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-05-23 17:53
The fighters of the Democratic Syrian Forces (SDF) liberated other two villages, and killed at least 21 mercenaries during the clashes. In addition to that, the fighters destroyed two booby-trapped vehicles. The clashes are still ongoing in Hamrat Nasser ...

Three dead in clashes between police and ex-rebels in Ivory Coast

Reuters - 2017-05-23 15:53
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Three demobilized ex-rebel fighters were killed in Ivory Coast's second-biggest city of Bouake on Tuesday, as they clashed with police attempting to end their protest over bonus payments, a policeman and a spokesman for the former figh ...

Congo opens investigation into ex-minister over Kasai violence

Reuters - 2017-05-23 14:36
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's attorney general said on Tuesday he had opened an investigation into a former minister over allegations he played a role in militia violence in central Congo that a U.N. employee was investigating shortly before she was killed ...

Trump calls Nazi Holocaust 'history's darkest hour'

Reuters - 2017-05-23 13:57
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump paid tribute at Israel's Yad Vashem memorial on Tuesday to the six million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust, calling it an indescribable act of evil. ...

At least 22 killed in suspected Manchester ‘terrorist attack’

Waar Media - 2017-05-23 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: As many as 22 people have been killed and another 59 injured in the explosion that hit Manchester Arena, the Guardian reported citing police sources. According to law enforcement agencies, there are children among those killed. The terror att ...

IS Claims Manchester Attack That Killed 22, Wounded 59

BAS News - 2017-05-23 09:45
MANCHESTER — 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 others were injured in a suicide bombing which took place late Monday at 10:30pm in the foyer outside the main hall of the Manchester Arena during a concert by the American singer Ariana Gran ...

Suicide attack near Iraq’s oil-rich Basra kills at least 8

E-Kurd - 2017-05-23 08:58
BAGHDAD,— A suicide bombing near the oil-rich city of Basra killed at least eight people as the Islamic State group took the fight against Iraqi forces deep into the country’s south, a military commander said Saturday. Five civilians and three troops wer ...

Yemen raid kills seven al Qaeda militants: U.S. military

Reuters - 2017-05-23 05:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States military said a raid against an al Qaeda compound in Yemen on Tuesday morning (local time) killed seven militants, with two U.S. officials saying the primary objective of the raid was to gather intelligence. ...

Two Citizens Killed and Wounded in a Landmine Explosion in Sarpol-e Zahab

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-05-23 02:03
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) – one citizen died and another citizen was seriously wounded on Sunday, May 21, 2017 by an explosion of a landmine in the Sarghala Area situated in Sarpol-e Zahab (Kermanshah province). As a result of landmine explos ...

Seven IS Militants Killed in Coalition Strike in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-22 22:07
LEEDS — Seven Islamic State (IS) militants were killed when an US-led coalition drone targeted and hit their location in western Mosul on Monday. Lieutenant Yazan Abdul-Kafi of the Iraqi Air Forces told Rudaw that the coalition drone hit a house in the d ...

Another step towards al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-05-22 15:19
The fighters of Wrath of Euphrates Operation Room liberated al-Salhabiyah al-Garbiyah. Moreover, the clashes are still ongoing in Hamrah Nasser town, and 31 mercenaries were killed during the clashes which lasted for two days. ...

IS Suicide Bombers Attack Iraqi Military Training Camp in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-05-22 14:01
Five militants have been Killed DIYALA — An Iraqi security source said on Monday that five suicide bombers of the Islamic State (IS) were killed while attempting to storm a training camp in Diyala province, east of Baghdad. The source, who requested anon ...

Landmine blast in Kermanshah leaves 1 killed, 1 injured

KurdPress - 2017-05-22 11:08
Explosion of a landmine left from the 1980-1988 Iraqi imposed war against Iran in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah Province, kiled one person and injured another, a police official says. ...

Chinese paper applauds anti-spy efforts after report CIA sources killed

Reuters - 2017-05-22 05:10
BEIJING (Reuters) - An influential state-run newspaper applauded China's anti-espionage efforts on Monday after the New York Times said China had killed or imprisoned up to 20 CIA sources, hobbling U.S. spying operations in a massive intelligence breach. ...

At Least 17 Iraqi Soldiers Killed in IS Suicide Attacks

BAS News - 2017-05-21 23:01
MOSUL — At least 17 Iraqi soldiers were killed in suicide attacks carried out by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday, a local security official said. Six Iraqi soldiers were killed in a suicide car explosion in northw ...

East Libyan forces launch strikes after air base attack

Reuters - 2017-05-21 20:17
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - East Libyan forces have targeted rival brigades with a series of air strikes in the southern region of Jufra, officials and witnesses said on Sunday, three days after dozens of their men were killed in a surprise attack on an a ...

Al-Raqqa: village liberated, 13 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-05-21 19:42
SDF fighters managed to liberate Serhiba Sharqi village, and two neighborhoods in Hamarat Nasir village, 13 IS mercenaries have been killed amid violent clashes in the remaining neighborhood of Hamarat Nusra and Serhiba Gharbi. ...

Coalition Airstrike Kills IS Head of Administrative Affairs

BAS News - 2017-05-21 17:26
MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) head of administrative affairs in Nineveh and the Syrian city of Raqqa was killed in an airstrike in western Mosul, Iraqi military intelligence department said on Sunday. According to a statement released by the military in ...

20 IS Militants Killed Near Old Bridge in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-21 14:02
They attempted to target the security forces MOSUL — Twenty Islamic State (IS) militants were eliminated while attempting to enter a security forces' base near the Old Bridge in Mosul, said an officer from Joint Operations Command on Sunday. Brigadier Ge ...

One killed in northern Kenya after rally attended by President Kenyatta

Reuters - 2017-05-21 11:34
ISIOLO, Kenya (Reuters) - Police shot dead one person in northern Kenya's Isiolo county after a political rally attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta at which supporters of rival political candidates for regional government positions clashed, police said. ...

At least 20 Afghan police killed in Taliban ambushes: officials

Reuters - 2017-05-21 09:59
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in south central Afghanistan, officials said on Sunday, as security forces sought to dislodge insurgents in multiple districts. ...

At least 22 dead in clashes over Central African Republic town: U.N.

Reuters - 2017-05-20 14:31
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Fighting this week between rival Christian and Muslim militias in the Central African Republic town of Bria killed at least 22 people, including 17 civilians, and forced some 10,000 others to flee, the country's United Nations mission ...

Suspect in Champs Elysees shooting under formal investigation

Reuters - 2017-05-20 12:54
PARIS (Reuters) - A man believed to have been an accomplice of the shooter who killed a policeman on Paris' Champs Elysees in April was placed under a formal investigation and remanded in custody, a judicial source said on Saturday. ...

Bombings in Basra and Baghdad Kill 28, Wound Dozens

BAS News - 2017-05-20 09:40
Islamic State claimed the Basra attacks ERBIL — Iraq's Interior Ministry said that 13 people were killed and others were 15 wounded, including 9 policemen, as a result of the explosions of two car bombs in southern Baghdad, according to the initial repor ...

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: U.N.

Reuters - 2017-05-19 11:46
GENEVA (Reuters) - South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017, as well as committing uncounted rapes, looting and torture, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday. ...

Rescuers scramble to save woman trapped in Sri Lanka building collapse

Reuters - 2017-05-19 09:21
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Rescuers were digging through rubble trying to save a woman they feared was trapped inside a collapsed wedding reception hall in the Sri Lankan capital on Friday, officials said after confirming that one man had been killed and 23 inju ...

Iraqi MP Calls for General Amnesty for IS Members

BAS News - 2017-05-19 08:51
He says he is ready to forgive those who killed his sons EEBIL— The members of the Islamic State (IS) organization also should benefit from the law of general amnesty in order to prevent the resurrection of the extremist organizations, said an MP to the ...

Man arrested in Times Square

BBC - 2017-05-18 21:37
A man is arrested near to a crashed red car after one pedestrian was killed and 22 injured in New York. ...

South Africa's Zuma says spate of women and child murders 'a crisis'

Reuters - 2017-05-18 17:25
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that a spate of violent attacks against women and children represented a national "crisis" as he visited the family of a three-year old girl who was raped and killed. ...

Palestinian killed as settler opens fire during West Bank clashes

Reuters - 2017-05-18 17:14
NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian man was killed in the occupied West Bank on Thursday when an Israeli settler opened fire as protesters crowded around his car and pelted it with rocks, according to multiple accounts. ...

Peshmerga forces repel ISIS attack in Khurmatu

Waar Media - 2017-05-18 16:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State (ISIS) militants on Thursday attacked Peshmerga front lines in Tuz Khurmatu, in southern Kirkuk but were thwarted as Peshmerga forces killed several of the jihadists. On early morning Thursday, IS extremists attempted to cross a ...

IS target civilians who escape towards SDF-held regions

ANHA - 2017-05-18 14:37
GIRÊ SIPÎ- IS mercenaries have killed a civilian and wounded 5 others as they were attempting to flee to the liberated areas by SDF on the outskirts of al-Raqqa city. IS mercenaries are targeting civilians who flee towards SDF-held areas about al-Raqqa ci ...

Peshmerga Forces Repel Serious IS Attack in Tuz Khumatu

BAS News - 2017-05-18 10:43
Dozens of militants were killed during the clashes TUZ KHURMATU — Peshmerga forces managed to ward off an attack carried out by Islamic State (IS) militants on Peshmerga frontline in Tuz Khurmatu city of Salahaddin provine in the early predawn hours of T ...

At least 9,900 Yazidis killed, kidnapped by Islamic State in 2014: study

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
LONDON,— At least 9,900 of Iraq’s Yazidis were killed or kidnapped in just days in an Islamic State attack in 2014, according to the first study to document the number of Yazidis affected which could be used as evidence in any trial for genocide. About 3 ...

Pentagon says no U.S. involvement in deal with IS fighters in Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
WASHINGTON,— The Pentagon said Friday it played no part in an unusual deal in which Islamic State IS jihadists were allowed to leave a key town in Syria — only for some of them to be killed anyway. The US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces SDF h ...

Venezuela sends 2,000 troops to state hit by looting, protests

Reuters - 2017-05-18 03:18
SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela said it was sending 2,000 soldiers on Wednesday to a border state that is a hotspot of anti-government radicalism after looting that killed a 15-year-old in the latest unrest roiling the nation. ...

Two Dead and Twenty Five Kulbars Injured in Car Accident In Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-05-18 02:00
Over the past two weeks, two Kulbars were killed and 25 others were injured when a car and a minibus carrying Kulbars overturned in the border region of Marivan. According to Human Rights Network Kurdistan, On Sunday 24 May, around 15, on the “Band Dezli ...

Five PKK Members Gunned down in Turkey

BAS News - 2017-05-17 21:32
ERBIL— In three separate operations in eastern and southeastern Turkey on Wednesday five members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed, Turkish Anadolu news agency reported. In two separate operations in Gurpinar and Muradiye districts of eas ...
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