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Several IS Insurgents killed in Southwest Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
KIRKUK — The US-led coalition warplanes bombarded on Friday military positions belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Kirkuk province, killing and injuring a number of jihadists. Peshmerga command on the frontline said in a press r ...

Kirkuk Administration Refuses Creation of Turkmen Force

BAS News - 2017-07-21 17:59
ERBIL— The local officials in the multiethnic Kirkuk administration refuse to allow for the creation of Turkmen force in the province, according to a report. The Kurdish section of the Voice of America reported that the Turkmen Front is striving to creat ...

Kirkuk Governor Urges Abadi to Launch Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-17 18:43
ERBIL— Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim on Monday called on the Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to launch the operation to liberate the town of Hawija, south of Kirkuk province. During a meeting with the directors of the governmental agencies in Kirk ...

Peshmerga Commander Stresses Close Coordination for Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-17 13:12
KIRKUK — For Hawija operation, there needs to be a full coordination between the Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces, said a Peshmerga commander on Monday. Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga Forces in Kirkuk’s southern front line, told BasNews that close ...

IS Female Health Official Stabbed to Death in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-07-16 20:03
ERBIL— A Sudanese-British Islamic State (IS) female physician who also ran the health office of the organization in Hawija was stabbed to death on Sunday in the town, south of Kirkuk. An informed official from Kirkuk, who demanded anonymity, was quoted b ...

Peshmerga Ready for Controlling Hawija: Commander

BAS News - 2017-07-16 17:08
ERBIL— Kurdistan Peshmerga forces have set all the arrangement for participating in the battle for retaking the town of Hawija, south of Kirkuk, from the Islamic State (IS) organization, said the commander for the Fourth Peshmerga Frontline in Southern K ...

More Troops to Be Deployed for Securing Kurdistan Borders: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-16 14:38
KIRKUK — A Kurdish lawmaker stated on Sunday that Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has ordered reinforcement of border security forces and a plan to deploy more troops on border areas is underway. Shakhawan Abdullah, a Kurdish member of the Iraq ...

PKK Releases Recruited Girls from Kirkuk Under Pressure

BAS News - 2017-07-16 14:38
KIRKUK — After Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) recruited two Kurdish girls, their families have taken them back from the party’s bases in Qandil to Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Lara Othman and Hevin Tofiq were recruited by PKK ...

Peshmerga held by ISIS freed by counter-terror forces

Waar Media - 2017-07-16 13:22
WAAR-DUHOK: The Peshmerga troop who was released by the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk on Saturday was exchanged for four trucks of food and medicine supplies, according to a security source from Kirkuk. However, the security officials from the Patriotic U ...

IS Exchanges Peshmerga Captive for Food, Medicine Supplies: Source

BAS News - 2017-07-16 12:14
ERBIL — The Peshmerga troop who was released by the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk on Saturday was exchanged for four trucks of food and medicine supplies, according to a security source from Kirkuk. However, the security officials from the Patriotic Union ...

Peshmerga Captive Freed in Exchange for IS Emir

BAS News - 2017-07-15 19:57
ERBIL— A Peshmerga troop was released in Kirkuk on Saturday after setting an Islamic State (IS) emir free, a Peshmerga commander stated. Abdulla Bor, Peshmerga commander at Tuz Khurmatu frontlines, told Kurdistan24 news channel that the Peshmerga member, ...

IS Education Minister Arrested in Daquq, Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-07-14 23:10
ERBIL — Security forces in Daquq town, located in southern Kirkuk province, arrested on Friday a woman who has been the education minister in the Islamic State (IS). “Daquq police managed to arrest a woman in an IDP camp in the town who has been the educ ...

Political Agenda Behind Delaying Hawija Liberation: MP

BAS News - 2017-07-13 12:44
ERBIL — Iraqi government is intentionally delaying the operation to retake Hawija city, the last area held by the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk province, due to political agendas, said a member of the Iraqi parliament on Thursday. Shakhawan Abdullah, a Ku ...

Preparations for Running Referendum in Kirkuk Begin

BAS News - 2017-07-11 17:42
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission on Tuesday began the preparations for holding the forthcoming referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region. Karwan Jalal, a general director at the commission, told ...

Kurdistan Referendum Will Run in Kirkuk: KDP Senior Official

BAS News - 2017-07-09 16:50
ERBIL— Kirkuk cannot be assigned any identity except being part of Kurdistan and the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region will also take place in the city, said a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council. Salah Dalo, t ...

Security Forces Defuse Six IEDs in Kirkuk Province

BAS News - 2017-07-07 22:35
KIRKUK — Security forces from Kirkuk, in cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), defused six improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the northwestern area of the province on Friday. The Kirkuk Security Directorate announced in a statemen ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – July 3, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
Kirkuk provincial council head to appear in court over raising Kurdish flag Kirkuk: The head of Kirkuk Provincial Council will appear in Iraqi federal court on Monday after a lawsuit was filed against him by the Turkmen Front over the raising of the Kurd ...

Iraq Intending to Deploy Army in Kirkuk as Pretext for Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-07-04 11:24
ERBIL — Under the pretext of liberating Hawija town in southern Kirkuk province, the Iraqi army is intending to return to the province after abandoning it in the wake of the Islamic State (IS) emergence in 2014. According to sources, the Iraqi army Briga ...

Iraqi Air Force Destroys IS Bomb Factory in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-07-03 12:37
The main store of explosives in the town destroyed MOSUL — The Iraqi Air Force announced in a statement on Monday the destruction of the Islamic State (IS) explosives factory in Hawija city in western Kirkuk province. The Iraqi war jets successfully targ ...

Peshmerga repels another ISIS Attack in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-07-03 12:15
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga forces repeled an assault of Islamic State (ISIS) militants carried out last night in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. ISIS militants orchestrated an offensive against Peshmerga forces in Zarga village in Tuz Khurmatu late on Sunday. ...

Peshmerga Wards off Another IS Attack in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-07-03 10:35
TUZ KHURMATU — Peshmerga forces thwarted an assault of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out last night in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. IS militants orchestrated an offensive against Peshmerga forces in Zarga village in Tuz Khurmatu late on Sunday. ...

Giant Peshmerga Statue Set up in Kirkuk, to Be Unveiled

BAS News - 2017-07-03 00:46
KIRKUK — An enormous sculpture has been erected in central Kirkuk to pay the city’s tribute to the sacrifices they made to defend the people against Islamic State (IS). According to Peshmerga Ministry of Kurdistan Regional Government, the Statue is 21 me ...

Peshmerga Forces Foil IS Major Plot to Attack Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-30 22:56
KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces, together with Kirkuk police forces, have foiled a large-scale Islamic State (IS) attack on the city which is believed to have saved the lives of dozens. According to documents leaked to the media, between 50 to 60 IS ji ...

Maliki Plotting Conspiracy in Kirkuk Against Kurds: MP

BAS News - 2017-06-29 03:10
Kirkuk — Iraq’s former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is attempting to use his influence for sending the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi to Kirkuk as part of his conspiracy against Kurds, said a Kurdish lawmaker. MP Islam Husseing told BasNews on Wed ...

IS Security Chief of Riyaz District in Kirkuk Killed by Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-06-26 20:55
KIRKUK — Islamic State (IS) security director in Riyaz district, located in Hawija city in south-western Kirkuk province, was eliminated by Peshmerga forces. Lieutenant Colonel Himdad Omer from Peshmerga forces stationed in western Kirkuk told BasNews IS ...

Two oil wells explode in Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 18:05
One of the exploded oil wells in southwestern Kirkuk Province, May 4, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Region’s political map soon change

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Hama Haji Mahmoud, Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party, affectionately known as “Kaka Hama,” is a well-known political leader and respected Peshmerga veteran who commands Peshmerga forces in south of Kirkuk. Since the beginning o ...

Kirkuk Governor: security is under control

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Dr. Najmaldin Karim, Governor of Kirkuk Province, specializes in Neurosurgery and received his degree from George Washington University(US). Karim was a founding member of the Kurdish National Congress of North America and its president from 1991 to 1999. ...

IS Beheads Seven Civilians in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-06-26 00:12
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded on Sunday at least seven civilians in Hawija town of Kirkuk province for alleged espionage. According to al-Sumaria which cited a security source from Kirkuk, the jihadists committed the atrocity after the co ...

Peshmerga Repels IS Attack in West Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-25 14:38
KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces successfully repelled an Islamic State (IS) offensive in west of Kirkuk, killing several jihadists. According to the information obtained by BasNews, three groups of jihadists carried out the attack early morning on Sund ...

Two IS Militants Surrender to Peshmerga in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-24 16:32
Observers expect more IS militants to surrender KIRKUK — Two Islamic State (IS) militants surrendered to the Peshmerga forces on southern Kirkuk frontline on Saturday. A source from the southern Kikruk front stated that two IS militants surrendered to th ...

IS Executes Three Arab Shepherds in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-24 15:41
ERBIL— On Friday night Islamic State (IS) militants raided a district of Kirkuk province, abducting three shepherds from their homes who were later found dead. Police chief of Kirkuk districts, Brig. Sarhad Qader, wrote on his Facebook account on Saturda ...

39 People Arrested in Kirkuk over "Terrorism" Charges

BAS News - 2017-06-23 14:03
ERBIL— During an inclusive raid and search operation in central Kirkuk early on Friday, police arrested nine wanted people and 30 suspects. Kikuk Police Commander Brig. Khatab Omar told a press conference that the seven-hour operation began on 2:00 a.m. ...

IS Cameraman Found Beheaded SW of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-20 20:54
ERBIL— A cameraman who served at Islamic State (IS)'s Amaq television channel, was found dead Tuesday southwest of Kirkuk province. Lieutenant Khalid Nu'man, a police officer from Kirkuk, was quoted by Iraqi media sources saying the cameraman was beheade ...

Peshmerga repels ISIS assault on Khurmatu-south Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-06-20 13:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga forces defeated a widespread ISIS assault on their bases in the Zarga area of southern Khurmatu town, south of Kirkuk on Tuesday. In the confrontation, which lasted three hours, a number of ISIS militants and a Peshmerga sol ...

Peshmerga Forces Repel Another IS Attack in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-06-20 11:11
TUZ KHURMATU — Peshmerga forces thwarted an assault of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out late on Monday in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. IS militants orchestrated an offensive against Peshmerga forces in Zarga village in Tuz Khurmatu at around 11 ...

Kirkuk Province Ready to Hold Independence Referendum: Governor

BAS News - 2017-06-19 15:16
KIRKUK — The governor of Kirkuk province stated the province’s preparedness for hosting the referendum on Kurdistan Region independence. During a meeting with officials of government directorates of the province on Monday, Kirkuk Governor, Najmadin Karim ...

IS Assigns Syrian Commander as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-06-18 20:57
ERBIL— Islamic State (IS) organization has assigned one of its "wildest" Syrian commanders as the governor for its self-proclaimed wilayat of Kirkuk in Iraq, said a spokesperson for the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi forces. On Sunday the Iraqi Sumaria news cited ...

Peshmerga Forces Thwart IS Attack on Airbase in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-06-18 10:18
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces foiled an offensive of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out early on Sunday on an airbase in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. Around four IS suicide bombers had managed to sneak into Hiliwa airbase in Tuz Khurmatu where regimen ...

Over 40 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes SE Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-17 19:51
ERBIL— More than 40 Islamic State (IS) members, mostly leaders from the organization, were killed in Saturday airstrikes southwest of Kirkuk province. Ali Hashim al-Hussaini, the official spokesperson for the Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi, to ...
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