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PUK to oust members who participated in anti-referendum campaign

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 13:14
Gali Kurdistan, the media center of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has reported that the party has decided to oust the members of the party who participated in an anti-referendum campaign held in the city of Sulaimani early this week. ...

Six IRGC Members Killed in Kamyaran, Iran

BAS News - 2017-08-10 10:32
ERBIL — Six members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were killed over the past two days due to the armed conflicts that erupted between IRGC and a group of unidentified armed men in Kamyaran, a county in Kurdistan Province of Iran. A local ...

Iraq to Hang 27 IS Members for Involvement in Camp Speicher Massacre

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi Central Criminal Court sentenced 27 'terror suspects' to death on Tuesday in the case known in the media as the "Camp Speicher massacre." According to a statement by Abdul-Sattar Al-Biraqdar, spokesperson of Iraq's Supreme Judicial Coun ...

KRG Interior Minister: 1,700 IS Members Arrested among IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-07 20:44
ERBIL— Some 1,700 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization who tried to cross the borders into the Kurdistan Region along the IDPs have been arrested, according to a report. Kurdistan 24 news channel on Monday cited Kurdistan Regional Government (K ...

IS Members Continue infiltrating Kirkuk IDP Camps: Officials

BAS News - 2017-08-05 21:06
ERBIL— Despite the security measures, Islamic State (IS) members and officials continue infiltrating into the camps around Kirkuk which host IDPs from the IS-held areas. Brig. Sarhad Qader, police chief for Kirkuk districts, told BasNews that recently in ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy IS Financial Headquarters in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-04 23:51
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced that its warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes on Thursday in the area of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, destroying the group's financial headquarters and killing two senior IS members. Acco ...

Three Peshmerga Troops Killed in Eastern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 17:53
KIRKUK — Three members of Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces died on Friday as a result of improvised explosive device that went off in Kirkuk province, according to a local security source. “Two bombs went off while Peshmerga forces were conducting a s ...

Two Civilians Die in Mosul House Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-02 19:10
ERBIL— A booby-trapped house in central Mosul exploded on Wednesday, killing two members of the same family and wounding a third. The Russian Sputnik news, citing an informed security officer from Mosul, reported that the Islamic State (IS) war remnant d ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture Two IS Militants in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-02 10:03
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces captured on Tuesday two members of Islamic State (IS) in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk province, after a search operation in the area. According to a press release by Kirkuk Directorate of Security Affairs, the two jiha ...

UN Security Council Decries Attack On Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

BAS News - 2017-08-01 10:57
ERBIL — The United Nation's Security Council strongly condemned Monday’s terrorist attack against the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, carried out by four Islamic State (IS) members. “The members of the Security Council condemned in the st ...

Barzani Approves Coalition’s Plan for Reorganizing Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-01 10:57
Peshmerga ministry will soon proceed to enforce the plan ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani approved the plan which was proposed by the International Coalition members for restructuring the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces. Brigadier General Hazha ...

Nineveh Police Arrests 15 Lawyers for Collaborating with IS

BAS News - 2017-07-29 14:15
MOSUL — A source from Nineveh police announced that a number of lawyers were arrested in Nineveh province on charges of collaborating with members of the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul and assisting them in terrorist operations. Capt. Ahmad al-Obeidi from N ...

A year since Qamishlo terror attack

ANHA - 2017-07-27 11:36
in July 27, 2016, at 09:25, Qamishlo people opened their eyes on a truck explosion which hit their city leaving 58 martyrs most of them were women and children, also 3 members of Asayîş martyred, 177 people were wounded and massive damage was inflicted to ...

Three IS Fighters Found Dead in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-26 19:25
ERBIL— The bodies of three Islamic State (IS) members, who were shot in the head, were discovered in the west bank of Mosul, Iraqi Shafaq News reported. An informed security source was cited in the reports as saying the people were handcuffed behind thei ...

German Mother and Daughter Among Captured IS Members in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-26 13:27
ERBIL — Following the media reports revealing the capture of several foreign elements of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq, German newspaper Die Welt related that two of them are mother and daughter, both German citizens, who had joined the extremi ...

IS Burns 10 Own Members, Including Non Iraqis, in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-25 16:10
They had attempted to abandon IS TEL AFAR — The Islamic State (IS) militants burned on Tuesday 10 members of the organization, including four Syrians and one Saudi, in central Tel Afar district, 70 km northwest of Mosul. Brigadier General Mohammed al-Jub ...

Gorran Elects New Leader

BAS News - 2017-07-25 16:10
SULAYMANIYAH — The Change Movement (Gorran) elected on Tuesday Omar Sayid Ali as the new General Coordinator of the party. 38 members of Gorran Council unanimously elected Ali to take over the party’s leadership after the death of the former leader Nawsh ...

60 victims found in mass grave in Mosul

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 08:19
Nineveh Police forces have found a mass grave in Midan area in Mosul’s Old City district, containing 60 bodies of mostly former members of Nineveh security forces. ...

Foreign policy of the new Turkey / Nuray Mert

KurdPress - 2017-07-24 23:38
The growing tension between Germany and Turkey is culminating to alarming levels. The crisis recently intensified after Germany reacted against the arrest of a German citizen along with Turkish NGO members, who are being accused of plotting against Turkey ...

Mass Grave Containing 60 Victims Found in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-24 15:22
The victims are mostly former Nineveh security members MOSUL — Nineveh Police forces have found a mass grave in Midan area in Mosul’s Old City district, containing 60 bodies of mostly former members of Nineveh security forces. The security forces have fo ...

10 IS Fleeing Members Killed near Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2017-07-23 18:07
ERBIL— While they were trying to flee to Syria, 10 Turkmen members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday by the Iraqi forces southwest of Mosul. Lt. Col. Hussein Imad from Nineveh police service told BasNews that the extremists were moving from ...

IS Members Bribing Their Way Out of Mosul: Ex-Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2017-07-23 17:33
ERBIL— Several Islamic State (IS) members and commanders have been able to escape from Mosul by bribing the related officials or through fake IDs, said the former governor of Nineveh province. Athil al-Nujaifi issued a statement on Sunday saying the offe ...

Three IS Policewomen Arrested in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-07-23 17:33
ERBIL— Three members of the female police service of the Islamic Service (IS), known as Diwan al-Hasba, were arrested on Sunday west of Mosul. Capt. Amir Wasq, from Nineveh police service, told BasNews that the women were arrested after they returned the ...

House members demand apology from Turkish president

K-Medya - 2017-07-22 02:52
WASHINGTON Standing on the site of a recent violent altercation between protesters and bodyguards of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, members of Congress from both parties condemned what they said was an assault on American values and demanded an a ...

Syrian, Lebanese troops join Hezbollah in major ground offensive

Waar Media - 2017-07-21 14:39
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian army and members of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the years-long presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries. The offensive was widel ...

Airstrike Kills IS Chief of Communications in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-20 21:04
IZMIR — The "Emir of communications," of the Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar was killed in a airstrike, together with six other members of the group, local source said on Thursday. According to the local source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition o ...

The fires Pataq in Sarpol Zahab are advancing forward.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-19 00:11
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association Report, the fires in the city of Sarpol Zahab continue and are still not under control. According to the latest announcement by members of the Zagros Green Association, it has been a burning down and dem ...

The endless excuses for European convert ISIS members

Seth Frantzman - 2017-07-18 21:58
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Recently a woman alleged to be a German convert who became a “teenage ISIL bride” was pulled from the rubble of Mosul. “[She was] from the […] ...

EU Adopts Crisis Management Concept to Assist Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-18 00:06
ERBIL — European Union (EU) Council met on Monday to adopt a crisis management concept for a new civilian CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy ) mission in Iraq. The decision of the EU members comes after a request by the Iraqi government. The adopte ...

The Global Coalition – Working to Defeat Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-17 15:19
Since its formation in 2014, the Global Coalition has worked diligently to reduce the threat Daesh (ISIS) poses to international security and our homelands. Coalition members are united in common cause to defeat Daesh through a robust approach, including ...

Iraqi Forces Capture 20 IS Suspects in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-07-16 15:34
SOFIA — About 20 suspected members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) were captured by the Iraqi elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) units in the past few days in an underground tunnel in Mosul's Old City, Turkish media reported on Sunday. According t ...

More Than 250 IS Members Arrested in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-15 19:29
MOSUL — More than 250 Islamic State (IS) members were arrested in Mosul on Saturday, five days after the city was announced liberated, the Joint Operations Command reported. According to a statement, made by the Joint Operations Command, the Iraqi forces ...

Mercenaries use civilians to open mined roads

ANHA - 2017-07-13 11:58
Eyewitnesses among civilians who were liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that IS mercenaries sent some mercenaries to areas planted by mines in the frontal axis of al-Diriya neighborhood and most of the members of two families lost their l ...

IS persists in Iraq despite fall in Mosul

Kurdistan24 - 2017-07-11 17:26
Members of Iraqi Federal police carry suicide belts used by Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Hundreds of IS Members Including Foreigners Surrender in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-11 10:16
MOSUL — Hundreds of Islamic State (IS) militants and their families, mostly foreigners, surrendered to the Iraqi army in Mosul after the organization faced complete defeat in the city. Colonel Jassim al-Araji, an official of the Iraqi army’s Rapid Respon ...

Turkish Airstrikes Kill at Least 3 PKK Members in Northern Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-10 22:47
ERBIL — At least three members of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in a counter-terrorism operation in northern Iraq on Monday, Turkish military said. The Turkish General Staff released a statement earlier on Monday, saying that the Turkish Air ...

IS Hangs Seven Children in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-10 16:41
ERBIL— In reprisal for the escape of their family members, seven children were hanged by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Tal Afar, west of Mosul. Jabbar al-Ma'muri, a leader of the Shi'ite paramilitary forces, stated on Monday that the IS committed t ...

35 IS Militants Killed While Fleeing Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-07-09 00:02
MOSUL — At least 35 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in a failed attempt to flee western Mosul on Saturday, according to the Iraqi military. The Iraqi forces further detained another 6 IS militants, who also tried to escape the battlefield i ...

Coalition Members to Discuss Support for Iraq After IS

BAS News - 2017-07-09 00:02
ERBIL — A meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) will be hosted next week, in order for member states to discuss means of supporting Iraq after the defeat of the extremist group. Brett McGurk, US Special Presidential Envoy for ...

Barzani: Kurdish People Do Not Want to Be Dependent Anymore

BAS News - 2017-07-06 19:21
President Barzani received members of Delegations for Dialogue ERBIL— The peoples of Kurdistan refuse to be subordinate and depended on an Iraq whose successive governments violated the power-sharing principle, said Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barz ...

2 members of Turkish ruling party killed, 35 arrests

Kom News - 2017-07-02 20:15
Two officials, members of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), were shot dead on Saturday night. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus claimed Sunday that militants of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) were behind the assasinatio ...

2 members of Turkish ruling party killed in Northern Kurdistan, 35 arrests

Waar Media - 2017-07-02 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Two officials, members of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), were shot dead on Saturday night. Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus claimed Sunday that militants of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) were behind the ...

Turkish Army Claims Killing 60 PKK Members in One Week

BAS News - 2017-06-30 11:43
Eight soldiers were killed in the same duration ERBIL— In series of operations conducted by Turkish army in southern and southeastern provinces of Turkey in the past week some 60 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed, according to a s ...

US presidential envoy is in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-06-28 15:50
US Special presidential envoy to the Global Coalition Brett McGurk met al-Raqqa Civil Council members and representatives in Ayn Issa Council office on Wednesday afternoon. ...

Lebanese woman married to IS mercenary tells her story

ANHA - 2017-06-28 10:06
Nour al-Hodua says not only has she easily reached Syrian lands crossing the Turkish borders before Turkish army members’ eyes, but also massive gangs of Dawa’sh( IS mercenaries) or an army are existing in Turkey now, they even have official divans gettin ...

10 PKK Guerrillas Killed in Turkish Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-06-27 21:03
Three soldiers were shot dead by the PKK ERBIL— Some 10 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed on Tuesday by Turkish army, while the Kurdish guerrillas gunned down three soldiers in southeastern Turkey, the country's military said in t ...

Afrin people congratulate martyrs’ families on Eid al-Fitr

ANHA - 2017-06-27 14:29
AFRIN- A delegation of Martyrs’ Families Council and members of the Democratic Society Movement (TAV DAM) in addition to a number of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Bulbul district visited the martyrs’ families’ houses in the district to congratulate ...

VIDEO: Kurdish-led forces release IS members in Raqqa

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-27 13:43
A prisoner formerly recruited by the Islamic State (IS) in Raqqa speaks about his experience with the militant group, Ain Issa, Raqqa Province, Syria, June 25, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Dark Phantom releases new album

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-27 03:05
Band Members: Murad guitarist, Rebeen guitarist, Mir vocalist, Sermet bass guitarist, Mahmmod drummer. (Photo: Dark Phantom) ...

Kurds reaching critical juncture in US partnership / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-06-26 16:33
US President Donald Trump is wavering between members of his team who want to expand the war in Syria by also targeting Iranian-linked elements and those who say such a step would mean endless conflict in the region. This internal US disarray further comp ...

Kurds united despite Shia rivalry in Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Members of the Iraqi parliament gather to vote on Iraq's new government at the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad, in this September 8, 2014 file photo. (Reuters) ...

Agriculture Ministry suffers from budget cuts

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Abdulsattar Majid is the Kurdistan Region Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources. He is one of the senior official members of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal). He is also the member of Komal Politburo. In an interview with K24 on Dec. 27, he discu ...

Dark Phantom: We rise above the war

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Band Members: Murad guitarist, Rebeen guitarist, Mir vocalist, Sermet bass guitarist, Mahmmod drummer (Photo: Dark Phantom). ...

Erdogan's bodyguards not above the law: DC Mayor

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Two members of Erdogan's security detail seen kicking a man lying on the ground as DC police try to engage with other assailants, Washington DC, May 16, 2017. (Source: VOA) ...

US Representatives urge weapons block to Turkey over DC assault

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's entourage seen kicking a man lying on the ground as Washington police try to engage with other assailants, Washington, DC, United States, May 16, 2017. (Source: VOA) ...

Iraqi Jets Kill 30 IS Members in West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-06-25 22:59
SOFIA — Thirty Islamic State (IS) members were killed in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqi Air Force on Sunday, Iraqi ministry of defense said. The Ministry of Defense's War Media Cell released a statement on Sunday, announcing that the Iraqi Air Force ...

5 Members of a Family Killed in Mosul Airstrike

BAS News - 2017-06-25 21:18
SOFIA — Five members of the same family were killed when their home in western Mosul was hit by an airstrike, a local activist said on Sunday. According to Mohamed Hussein al-Heyali, an activist and resident of Mosul, who spoke to Anadolu Agency, five pe ...

Detention of five members of Hussein Panahi’s family in Kurdistan East

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-25 15:38
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , this morning Sunday 25 June 2017, Anvar Hussein Panahi Iran while returning from Tehran to meet with his parents was arrested by the Eslamic Republic of Iran forces in Kurdistan East. las ...

Members of IS-affiliated terror group arrested: Intelligence Ministry

KurdPress - 2017-06-25 10:37
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that members of a terror group affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) intended to conduct terrorist activities in central provinces and religious cities were detained during operations conducted b ...

Six Members of Yezidi Family Rescued from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-24 17:58
ERBIL— Six members of a Yezidi family were able to escape from the Islamic State (IS) dominated areas of Syria with the support of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, according to the director of the office. Fo ...

Primary human identity

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
Never for a moment did our secondary or tertiary identities take precedence over our primary, original identity, over the fact that we are people, fighting for a more just world. My speech for the prize ceremony in 2006 Uzunoglu – thanks speech Members of ...

Mosul Seeks to Expel Families of Islamic State Members

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-06-22 22:36
Local governments in northern Iraq are seeking to punish the families of Islamic State members, in defiance of warnings by the nation’s leader that the policy will further fragment the country as it emerges from years of war. ...
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