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Nueva fosa común encontrada al oeste de Kirkuk.

Hawar News - 2017-11-22 20:39
NEWS DESK– Las autoridades iraquíes han encontrado una fosa común que contiene docenas de cuerpos civiles secuestrados y ejecutados por militantes del EI al suroeste de la provincia iraquí de Kirkuk. Una fuente local en la provincia de Kirkuk dijo a Al-Su ...

New mass grave found west of Kirkuk

ANHA - 2017-11-22 16:07
Iraqi authorities have found mass grave containing dozens of civilians bodies kidnapped and executed by IS militants southwest of the Iraqi province Kirkuk. ...

Mass Grave Found in South-west Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-22 13:49
KIRKUK — A new mass grave containing dozens of bodies of civilians, massacred by Islamic State (IS), has been found in Kirkuk province. Alsumaria News on Wednesday quoted a local source as saying that a mass grave was found on the international road in L ...

24 Killed, 85 Injured in Tuesday’s Blast in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-11-22 09:54
ERBIL — At least 24 people were killed and dozens were injured on Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack targeting a crowded market in the center of the district of Tuz Khurmatu, a multi-ethnic city, south of Kirkuk. A car bomb exploded in a popular grocer ...

The Kurds and Kirkuk, before and after October 16

Jerusalem Post - 2017-11-22 04:07
The Kurds of Kirkuk do not go out at night because they are afraid and do not trust Iraqi forces. Before October 16, Kurds ruled the city, but now are treated as a minority. ...

Kurdish Mayor of Daquq District in Kirkuk Deposed by Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-11-21 14:50
ERBIL — The mayoral council of Daquq district in southern Kirkuk removed the mayor of the district under the pressure of the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who took over the province on October 16. Ameer Khwakaram, Mayor of Daquq, told BasNews on Tu ...

Kirkuk Council Meeting Postponed Due to Disagreements Over Location

BAS News - 2017-11-21 12:36
ERBIL — The head of Kirkuk Provincial Council Rebwar Talabani, postponed Tuesday’s meeting of the council due to disagreements over the location of the meeting. A few factions represented in the council failed to reach an agreement on the location of the ...

100,000 Turkmens from Telafar Remain Displaced: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-21 11:16
ERBIL — Leader of Turkmen Development Party Mohammed Saadadin said Turkmens have also been displaced due to Hashd al-Shaabi’s takeover of Kirkuk and around 100,000 Turkmens from Telafar remain displaced. Hashd al-Shaabi was ostensibly established to figh ...

Iraq’s Forces Find Mass Grave While Searching for Oil, South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-20 14:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces discovered a mass grave on Sunday inside oil wells near the mountains of Hamrin, south of Kirkuk province. Security sources said that the mass grave contained the remains of civilians executed by the Islamic State (IS) near the m ...

Three Hashd al-Shaabi Militias Killed by IS in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-20 01:50
KIRKUK — At least three militias of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi were killed on Sunday after they ran into an Islamic State (IS) ambush. Five other Shi’ite militias were wounded after a fire exchange erupted with IS militants in Ghara village of Du ...

Unidentified Gunmen Kidnap North Oil Company Employee in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-19 17:13
ERBIL — A number of armed men on Sunday kidnapped an employee of the North Oil Company (NOC) in the Kurdish district of Asraw Mafqudin in central Kirkuk. Colonel Afrasyaw Kamil, spokesperson for Kirkuk Police, confirmed to BasNews that the NOC employee w ...

IRGC Extracts Iraq’s Kifri Oil with Support from a PUK Group

BAS News - 2017-11-19 11:14
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran last week deployed hundreds of troops to an area between Tuz Khurmatu and Kifri districts in northern Iraq’s Diyala province, in an attempt to extract oil in the area. A Kurdish official in Kirkuk, confirmed to BasNew ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Militias Kidnap Three Civilians in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-18 18:26
ERBIL — The militiamen from Hashd al-Shaabi abducted on Friday three civilians in Dibis district in southern Kirkuk province. Ali Mohammed, head of Dibis Security (Asayish) confirmed to BasNews that three civilians from Qaradara area in Dibis were kidnap ...

Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk city as Kurdish peshmerga fighters withdrew

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
KIRKUK,— Iraqi army and Shiite forces entered Kirkuk and take full control of the mixed city on Monday following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. Shia militia, known as Hashid al-Shaabi, clashed with some armed residents who vowed to fig ...

Iraq forces take two largest Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
Iraq warns Kurdistan not to shut down Kirkuk oil flows KIRKUK,— Iraqi forces took control of the two largest oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk on Tuesday dealing a heavy blow to the finances of the autonomous Kurdistan government. Th ...

What is American policy toward Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
Michael Rubin | American Enterprise Institute The Kirkuk crisis seems largely over. With the exception of a pocket here or there, Iraq has regained areas lost or abandoned in 2014, while the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) retains control of those re ...

‘The Low and High in Peshmerga’s recent history’

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
Yassin Ahmed | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The opinions expressed are the author’s alone and do not necessarily represent the views of Ekurd.net or its editors. Few days passed since the withdrawal of Peshmerga forces from Kirkuk and other disputed areas betw ...

Iraq Now an Iranian Colony

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net The recent shift takeover of Kirkuk by the Iranian backed militias and Iraqi army clearly illustrates that now Iran is calling shots in every important decision of Iraq. This whole operation and withdrawal of PUK peshmerga without ...

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and his Shiite Militias

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Dana Berzinjy | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Iraqi army and the Shiite militia under the name of Hashd Al-Shaabi attacked the Iraqi Kurdistan cities on 16th October 2017 such as Kirkuk, Khanaqin, Tuz Khurmatu and the other cities after the referendum was t ...

Iraq to probe disappearance of Arabs arrested by Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation after dozens of complaints from Arab families about relatives they say have not been heard from since their arrest by Kurdish forces. Kurds control an autonomous Kurdistan region ...

Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for disputed Kirkuk oilfields

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
KIRKUK,— Iraq aims to double the output of oilfields in the northern province of Kirkuk retaken from the Kurds to one million barrels per day (bpd), Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi said Monday. “The priority is to resume oil exports from Kirkuk through the ...

XIYANET – VERRAAD (Reber Dosky)

Koerdisch Instituut - 2017-11-16 14:55
Koerdische Peshmerga-strijders hebben zich gisteren zonder veel strijd teruggetrokken uit de stad Kirkuk. Vandaag hebben ze de stad Sinjar aan zijn lot overgelaten. Ik probeer uit te zoeken en te begrijpen wat er aan de hand is. Omdat elke Koerdische poli ...

L'Iraq purga 47 policies kurds i cessa 22 funcionaris a Kirkuk

KurdisCat - 2017-11-13 05:27
A més els ha requisat els vehicles i material policial. El decret de Bagdad congela els rangs i purga els agents. La decisió suposa una clara política de neteja ètnica doncs els agents policials kurds, els qui han plantat cara a l'Estat Islàmic en els any ...

Hashd al-Shaabi’s Arabisation Process in Kirkuk Ongoing

BAS News - 2017-11-12 21:20
KIRKUK — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have started moving their families to settle in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk as part of Baghdad’s process of Arabisation against Kurdistan, an official said. “Also in Tuz Khurmatu, Hashd a ...

PUK Turns in Over 150 IS Terrorists to Baghdad Authorities

BAS News - 2017-11-12 19:17
KIRKUK — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has turned in over 150 Islamic State (IS) terrorists to the Iraqi authorities, an official said. Speaking to Ghad Press, Ma’an Saa’d, who is now appointed as the man in charge for security affairs in Kirkuk ...

We Oppose Creation of Kirkuk Autonomous Region: Turkmen MP

BAS News - 2017-11-12 15:56
ERBIL — Turkmen population in Kirkuk Province opposes the attempts by some parties to make the province a federal region. Muna Qahwachi, the head of Turkmen faction in the Kurdistan Region parliament, told BasNews on Sunday that the proposal of turning K ...

Mass Graves Containing 400 IS Victims Found in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-11-12 12:05
KIRKUK — Mass graves containing around 400 bodies, believed to be Islamic State (IS) victims, have been discovered in Hawija district, southern Kirkuk Province. The graves were found at al-Bakkara military base, 3 km to southwest of Hawija, which IS had ...

Iraq to export Kirkuk oil to Iran

Waar Media - 2017-11-11 21:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq and Iran Friday agreed in principle to export Kirkuk oil to Iran, according to Iraqi oil ministry. Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said in a statement that 30,000-60,000 barrels of oil per day would be exported to Iran’s Kermanshah p ...

Oil Well in Kirkuk On Fire

BAS News - 2017-11-11 18:03
KIRKUK — An oil well in southern Kirkuk province has caught fire, said a local source on Saturday. The reason behind the fire breakout is not known yet, but it erupted after a massive amount of oil had leaked, according to the source. He said that huge d ...

Kurdistan Expects Greater US Role to Ease Tension with Baghdad: Envoy

BAS News - 2017-11-11 10:04
Kurdistan Regional Government’s Representative to the US, Bayan Sami Abdulrahman, has explained the current relations between Washington and Erbil as tensions between Kurdistan and Iraq growing. The Kurds, since Baghdad’s incursion in Kirkuk, have been c ...

Pictures: Hashd Al-Shaabi Spreads Forces in Kurdish District in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-10 13:32
KIRKUK — The Iranian-controlled militias of Hashd al-Shaabi spread forces across a Kurdish neighborhood in Kirkuk after last night’s confrontations between a group of unknown armed men and the Iraqi forces in the area. Unidentified armed men attacked a p ...

Baghdad-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Warns about IS Emergence

BAS News - 2017-11-10 12:05
The governor has spread fear among the residents of Kirkuk KIRKUK — The current governor of Kirkuk Province called on Baghdad to send military reinforcement to the province under the pretext of the potential emergence of the Islamic State (IS) in the pro ...

Smashing a critical American ally

Washington Times - 2017-11-10 05:36
On Oct. 16, Iranian-backed Shia militias, together with 9,000 Iraqi government forces, armed and trained by the U.S., invaded and took Kirkuk from the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. It appears that the Iranians saw an opportunity to extend their influ ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Checkpoint Comes Under Attack in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-09 19:42
KIRKUK — A group of unidentified armed men attacked on Thursday a checkpoint of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk. Media sources said that a fierce fire exchange erupted following the attack in Kirkuk’s Shorija district. No con ...

PMF, Some PUK Officials Plundering Kirkuk Oil, Selling It to Iran

BAS News - 2017-11-08 14:46
ERBIL — A number of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officials who have handed over Kirkuk to the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are now, along with the militias, transporting Kirkuk’s oil to Iran by oil tankers. BasNews has lea ...

Barzani: US Knew About Baghdad’s Plan to Attack Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-08 03:32
We should have held the referendum earlier, Barzani said. In his latest interview with Newsweek, President Barzani discusses his views on the recent political and military developments in the region, especially the tensions between Baghdad and Erbil afte ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council May Not Convene with Hashd al-Shaabi in Town

BAS News - 2017-11-07 20:43
KIRKUK — The Kirkuk Provincial Council cannot hold a regular meeting with the presence of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi setting up the military positions in the city, said a member of the council. The council has since the invasion o ...

Shi’ite Cleric Calls on His Militias to Withdraw from Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-07 13:14
ERBIL — The Prominent Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday ordered his militia within Hashd al-Shaabi to withdraw from Kirkuk and close down their offices in the city. The leader of al-Sadr Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called on his militia to withdra ...

PKK Deploys Forces, Arms in Daquq, Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-07 10:36
PKK and Hashd al-Shaabi have made an agreement on the deployment ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in coordination with the Hashd al-Shaabi militia, deployed forces and arms in Daquq district, southern Kirkuk Province. BasNews has learned that PKK ...

PETROL VE “TARTIŞMALI” KERKÜK

BAS News - 2017-11-07 09:03
Kerkük bir kez daha Irak Ordusu ve Haşdi Şabi’nin saldırıları ile “tartışmalı-disputed” hale geldi. Oysa olaylar farklı gelişmekteydi. Kirkuk'un valisi Necmettin Kerim; "Peşmerge güvenlik güçleri Irak ordusunun yerini aldı ve İŞİD'in kontrol ettiği alanl ...
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