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IS Moves Headquarters from Mosul to Kirkuk's Hawija

BAS News - 2017-05-26 13:50
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) organization has moved its headquarters and bases from Mosul to Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk province, Iraqi media reported on Friday. The reports cited Anwar al-Asi, the supervisor for Hawija Liberation Force, as saying the ...

Dozens of IS Suspects Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-24 23:44
KIRKUK — Kurdish Police and security forces in Kirkuk carried out separate operations on Wednesday and managed to capture 15 people whom are suspect of Islamic State (IS) membership. Chief of Kirkuk Police forces, Sarhad Qader, confirmed the report to Ba ...

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 ...

IS Opens New Headquarters in Hawija as Loses Ground in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-23 22:13
LEEDS — The town of Hawija in the west of Kirkuk province is becoming a central haven for the so-called Islamic State (IS) as the extremist group has started opening new headquarters, a local source said on Tuesday. The source, who spoke to al-Sumaria Ne ...

Iraqi Turkmen working on making Kirkuk ‘a separate region’

E-Kurd - 2017-05-19 14:58
KIRKUK,— The spokesperson for Turkmen political parties in Kirkuk says that his people don’t want to be part of Kurdistan, that they do want a semi-independent region and they hope Turkey will help them with that. As one of Iraq’s smaller ethnic groups, ...

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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 14, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
Peshmerga thwart Islamic State attack in Tuz Khurmatu Tuz Khurmatu: Kurdish Peshmerga forces foiled an attack by Islamic State IS group (Daesh) militants in Tuz Khurmatu southeast of Kirkuk, a commander said. The head of Peshmerga frontlines in Tuz Khurm ...

Kirkuk provincial council threatens to sue Iraqi PM Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-05-15 12:54
The provincial council of Kirkuk has threatened to take legal actions against Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over failing to implement the article 140 from the country’s constitution in Kirkuk. ...

Kirkuk Council Threatens to Sue PM Abadi

BAS News - 2017-05-15 00:24
KIRKUK — The provincial council of Kirkuk has threatened to take legal actions against Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi over failing to implement the article 140 from the country’s constitution in Kirkuk. Rebwar Talabani, head of the council, told al ...

Iraqi PM Concerned over PKK Flag Raised in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-11 00:35
LEEDS — The Prime Minister of Iraq Haidar al-Abadi expressed his concern over the display of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) posters and banners in neighborhoods of the Kirkuk Province. PM Abadi warned that the PKK flag flying in the main square of Ahmedi ...

Hoisting PKK and Turkish Flags in Kirkuk Against Constitution: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-10 16:59
ERBIL — Raising Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) flag in Kirkuk city is against the Iraqi federal constitution, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Mohamed Osman, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) member of the Iraqi parliament, told BasNews that hoisting any fl ...

[IN PICTURES]: Three Wanted Suspects Arrested in Kirkuk: Police

BAS News - 2017-05-10 14:04
They are from the IS-held Hawija district KIRKUK — Kirkuk police managed to arrest three suspects on Wednesday who are wanted over terrorism charges. Brigadier Sarhad Qadir, Chief of Kirkuk's Suburban Police, said that their forces arrested three wanted ...

IS Commander of Air Defense Killed in Daquq, South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-09 14:47
DAQUQ — The Islamic State (IS) commander of air defense was killed on Tuesday in his house in Daquq town, south of Kirkuk province. An official from Kirkuk told BasNews that the IS commander of air defense was killed by an improvised explosive device (IE ...

IS Executes 40 Prisoners in Hawija, Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-09 14:47
HAWIJA — The so-called Islamic State (IS) executed 40 prisoners in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, Iraqi federal police officer said on Tuesday. According to Police Captain Hamed al-Obeidi, who spoke to Anadolu Agency, 40 IS prisoners were execute ...

KRG Refutes HRW Report on Forcing IDPs out from Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-08 18:54
ERBIL — The Kirkuk Security Department (Asayish) denied the recent allegations made by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) group about the forcible removal of internally displaced Turkmens from the region. According to the HRW report published on May 7, the Kur ...

Iraqi Turkmen Front: Baghdad Responsible for Raising PKK's Flag in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-08 18:19
KIRKUK — Iraqi Turkmen Front released a statement on Monday holding the Iraqi central government responsible for the raising of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) flag in Kirkuk. Turkmen Front described PKK's move as "provacative." The Turkmen faction sa ...

Turkmen Leader Demands Independence Referendum to Include Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-08 15:44
ERBIL — Turkmen People's Party reiterated its support for the Kurdistan Region independence and stressed out the inclusion of Kirkuk province in the imminent referendum on independence. Irfan Jamal Kirkukli, the leader of Turkmen People's Party, told Bas ...

Turkmen Leader Demands Independence Referendum to Include Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-05-08 15:37
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkmen People’s Party reiterated its support for the Kurdistan Region independence and stressed out the inclusion of Kirkuk province in the imminent referendum on independence. Irfan Jamal Kirkukli, the leader of Turkmen People’s Party, told ...

Ataque IS fallado por Peshmerga y Guerrilla.

Hawar News - 2017-05-08 09:49
NEWS DESK- Cinco mercenarios suicidas de IS murieron durante los ataques en una de las áreas relacionadas con Peshmerga y la Guerrilla el domingo por la mañana en Kirkuk. Fuentes de la zona señalaron que dos de los mercenarios suicidas que atacaron la bas ...

An IS’ attack failed by Peshmerga and Guerilla

ANHA - 2017-05-07 15:02
NEWS DESK- Five suicidal mercenaries of IS were killed during their attacks’ on one of the areas related to Peshmerga and Guerilla on Sunday morning in Kirkuk. Sources from the area stated that two the suicidal mercenaries who attacked Kiwan base have bla ...

[IN PICTURES]: Five IS Suicide Attackers Eliminated in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-07 13:21
They attacked the Peshmerga forces at K1 base in Kikruk KIRKUK — Five Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers were eliminated when they attacked Kaywan (K1) military base in Kirkuk province, northern Iraq. A group of five militants, disguised in Peshmerga uni ...

Pictures: PKK Raises Its Flag in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-07 12:07
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has hoisted the flag of the party in central Kirkuk province, refusing to abide by the instructions of the security forces of the city. According to the pictures taken by a local and sent to BasNews, PKK has raised ...

Peshmerga Wards off IS Attack on Kaywan Base in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-07 09:53
KIRKUK — Peshmerga forces managed to ward off an attack carried out by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Kaywan military base in Kirkuk province in the early hours of Sunday. On Sunday morning, a number of IS militants, including suicide bombers, attac ...

Trukmens Blame Iraqi Gov. for Security Situation in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-06 21:42
KIRKUK — Turkmens in Kirkuk blame the Iraqi government for failing to protect the city in northern Iraq, calling for immediate action to improve the security situation in Kirkuk. Head of Turkmen Front, Hassan Turan, said on Saturday that Baghdad is urged ...

IED kills Peshmerga officer, injures two more in roadside south of Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-05-05 13:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) in western Tuz Khurmatu claimed the life of a Peshmerga officer and caused injuries to two other members of the Kurdish forces on Friday. Faruq Ahmed, Tuz Khurmatu’s Asayish (Kurdish secur ...

IS Executes 14 Own Members

BAS News - 2017-05-05 00:26
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) has recently executed 14 members of its own after accusing them of escaping the battlefield against the Iraqi forces in north of the country. A security source from Kirkuk has revealed that the IS Deputy Governor of Diyala, kno ...

Ministry of Interior to Investigate Assassinations in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-04 16:43
ERBIL— Iraqi Minister of Interior Qasim al-A'araji has ordered to form a committee to summon the security officials in Kirkuk and investigate a number assassinations committed in the province, said the spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior. Addressin ...

A KDP Senior Member Fatally Shot in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-05-02 10:48
He was also the deputy director of NGC in Kirkuk KIRKUK — A senior member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) was fatally shot on Tuesday morning while travelling to work in central Kirkuk, according to a security source. Mohamed Khurshid, head of KD ...

Iraqi state gas firm official shot dead in Kirkuk city: police

Reuters - 2017-05-02 10:36
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a senior official of Iraq's state-run North Gas Company (NGC) on Tuesday as he was heading to his office in the northern oil city of Kirkuk, police and company sources said. ...

Iraqi Govt Recommences Operation at Kirkuk's Old Oil Refineries

BAS News - 2017-05-01 19:34
It has plans to construct three more ERBIL— The Iraqi government has already launched the operation at an old oil refinery in Kirkuk and is expected to develop two more refineries before operating them for provision of fuel for Kirkuk province. BasNews h ...

IS Deputy Governor of Hawija Eliminated by Iraqi Air Force

BAS News - 2017-05-01 10:00
HAWIJA — The Iraqi War Media Cell announced the death of the Islamic State (IS) deputy governor of Hawija city, west of Kirkuk, and a number of militants in the air strikes conducted by the Iraqi Air Force on Sunday. Based on the information of the Gener ...

IS Digging Trench Around Hawija to Prevent Civilians' Escape: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-29 20:01
He questions the delay in liberating the town ERBIL—The Islamic State (IS) militants are creating a "big" trench around the town of Hawija, south of Kirkuk province, to prevent the citizens flee the town, according to an informed official. The Islamic ji ...

Head of IS Intelligence in Kirkuk Captured

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
Two other prominent members of the group have also been arrested KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces have captured three Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk among which was the group’s head of IS Intelligence Affairs in the area. The insurgents were prio ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 63 IS Members in Kirkuk IDP Camps

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
KIRKUK — During an operation on Thursday, Kurdish security forces captured 63 Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk who had sneaked into the camps disguising as civilian IDPs. The insurgents were located and captured in the IDP camps of Leylan 1, Leylan ...

Kurdish Parties Unanimous over Referendum in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-27 15:43
The independence referendum will include Kirkuk as well, KDP official ERBIL — The Kurdish political parties have agreed to hold the Kurdistan Region independence referendum in Kirkuk and all the other Kurdish areas outside the Kurdistan Regional Governme ...

An Oil Well in Kirkuk's Bai Hassan Field Exploded

BAS News - 2017-04-26 09:38
KIRKUK — An explosion in Kirkuk's Bai Hassan oil field occured early on Wednesday causing serious damage to an oil well in the field. A source from Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) said that at 2 am overnight on Wednesday, oil well ...

Kurdistan Region and Kirkuk may hold referendum concurrently

KurdPress - 2017-04-26 09:30
The struggle for running the independence referendum of Kurdistan Region from Baghdad is stepping up and there are reports that parallel with Kurdistan, survey will also be held in the ethnically mixed Kirkuk province. ...

Kurdistan and Kirkuk May hold Referendum Concurrently

BAS News - 2017-04-25 20:59
MP says Baghdad should recognize Kirkuk council's voting for running the survey ERBIL— The struggle for running the independence referendum of Kurdistan Region from Baghdad is stepping up and there are reports that parallel with Kurdistan, survey will al ...

Two IS Militants Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:39
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces on Monday captured two Islamic State (IS) members in Kirkuk, one of whom was previously appointed as the group’s preacher in a village near Hawija, west of Kirkuk. Arrest warrants were issued for the two militants who had ...

Erbil Funds Kirkuk as Baghdad Fails: Governor

BAS News - 2017-04-23 15:16
KIRKUK — Kirkuk has been deprived of its financial rights by Baghdad, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) continues to send funds to the multi-ethnic province, said Kirkuk’s Governor, Najmaddin Karim. The oil-rich province of Kirkuk, located in n ...

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 ...

Turkmen MP Blames Baghdad for Recurrent Assaults on Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-21 09:47
ERBIL— As long as the Iraqi government delays the operation to free the town of Hawija, south of Kirkuk, the daily missile attacks on Kirkuk and its surrounding will continue, said a Turkmen MP. Hasan Toran pointed the finger at the Iraqi government for ...

More IS Militants Surrendering to Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-20 23:45
KIRKUK — A growing number of Islamic State (IS) militants are surrendering to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province as the group is approaching its end in Iraq, a local Kurdish security official said. Kirkuk Chief of Police, Sarhad Qadir, said more ...

Blood flowed instead of tears-1

ANHA - 2017-04-20 14:13
The Yazidi women that were liberated by Women Protection Units (YPJ) stated that KDP forces left them alone during IS attack on Şengal and said "IS said to us that Peshmerga sold you for money, and instead of going to Kirkuk, we came to Şengal" ...

A Senior IS Security Official Along with 9 Militants Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-18 11:15
They were struck by the Global Coalition's air force ERBIL — Kurdistan Region's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) announced on Tuesday that a senior Islamic State (IS) security official was struck on Monday in south of Kirkuk. CTD reported on Tuesday th ...
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