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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. ...

Feuds Between IS Families and Iraqi Civilians Arise in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — Feuds have arose recently between families and tribes in Mosul, mostly between Islamic State (IS) members and civilians who had relatives killed by the group, Nineveh province council said on Wednesday. According to Hossam al-Abbar, a council mem ...

Mosul City Council Deports IS Families from Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:05
SOFIA — Mosul City Council made a decision on Tuesday to deport all families of Islamic State (IS) members, but firstly relocate them to special camps, where they can receive rehabilitation. The council said in a statement it will no longer allow familie ...

Turkey Claims Killing 17 PKK Members in Turkey and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-18 15:12
ERBIL — At least 17 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed on Saturday in military operations in northern Kurdistan Region, and eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey, Turkish military claimed. According to a statement issued by ...

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 ...

An arrest warrant 12 members of Erdogan’s bodyguards in America

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-17 10:48
According to reports on the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , two of the assailants when Trump at the White House meeting, Erdogan and Kurdish protesters attack in America were arrested. According to news agency ” Roj News” police America yesterday, Th ...

Erdoğan slams US decision to charge his bodyguards for Washington brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 16:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed a recent decision by US authorities to announce criminal charges against 12 members of Erdoğan’s security detail for attacking protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on May 16. Spe ...

"Tree of Martyrs of Freedom" Exhibited in Peshmerga Museum

BAS News - 2017-06-16 15:44
ERBIL— The daughter of a Peshmerga from Soran, Erbil, has created a piece of art work to honor some 128 Peshmerga members who died in the battle against the Islamic State. Shadi Muhyaddin Harki has designed a wall tableau in the form of a tree on whose l ...

US issues warrants for 12 Erdogan aides over embassy brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 09:03
WAAR-DUHOK: US authorities said Thursday they have issued arrest warrants for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail accused of assaulting protesters during a street brawl in Washington. Washington Police Chief Peter Newsh ...

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-14 22:32
Syrian Kurds are freeing Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS members. Get the full story here. The post Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

IS Attack in Mosul Kills Dozens of Soldiers, Civilians

BAS News - 2017-06-14 19:09
ISTANBUL — Eleven members of the Iraqi Federal Police forces and six civilians died during attacks perpetrated by about 100 Islamic State (IS) militants on Wednesday, according to Iraqi sources. An Iraqi police officer was killed and another was injured ...

PUK removes Ala Talabani from head of party faction

KurdPress - 2017-06-14 12:49
The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) decided on Monday to dismiss the head of the party’s faction in the Iraqi Parliament, asking the faction members to select a successor, NRT reported. ...

Turkish Army Claims Killing 21 PKK Members in Turkey and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-13 23:13
ERBIL – Twenty-one members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in an "anti-terror operation" carried out since Monday, in the areas of southeastern and eastern Turkey and northern Iraq, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) said in a statement. Ac ...

Stories of Ramadan: A “Tattooed Identity” Daesh Could Never Change

The Global Coalition - 2017-06-13 04:11
One would think that since Daesh is so strict with civilians when it comes to fasting, its members would observe the holy month of Ramadan scrupulously. However, things are a bit different in the areas under their control, where Zaina (56) used to live wi ...

Iran says arrested 48 IS terrorists

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 07:36
Iran says that it has arrested nearly 50 members of the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) Takfiri terrorist group across the country following recent twin terrorist attacks in the capital Tehran. ...

Suicide Attack Hits Checkpoint in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-06-06 01:59
LEEDS — A suicide attack on a checkpoint in Balad Ruz District, east of Baqubah, injured two security members, Diyala Police Command announced, on Monday. Colonel Ghalib Attiyah, spokesperson for the Diyala Police said in a statement that the checkpoint ...

Turkmen Girl Kidnapper Flees to Turkey

BAS News - 2017-06-04 20:30
ERBIL— Three of the people who were involved in abducting a Turkmen girl in Kirkuk have been arrested and the efforts to arrest the remaining two members of the group are ongoing, local officials confirmed on Sunday. Speaking at the press conference, Kir ...

US Continues Supporting Iraq’s ERD Despite Congress Ban

BAS News - 2017-06-02 23:32
LEEDS — The US military continues assisting the Emergency Response Division (ERD), which was put on the blacklist by the US Congress. Last year, members of the ERD were photographed torturing and killing civilians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. How ...

HDP party in Iraqi Kurdistan says 29 members ousted by KDP to Sulaimani

E-Kurd - 2017-06-01 18:17
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The representative of the Turkey’s Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil said in a statement on Wednesday that 29 of the party’s members have been forcefully ousted from E ...

Turkey Claims It Killed 5 PKK Guerrillas

BAS News - 2017-06-01 02:15
LEEDS — Five members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in an operations conducted by the Turkish military in southeastern Diyarbakır province and Kurdistan Region’s Qandil region, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement on Wednesday. ...

IS Executes 9 Own Leaders of Multiple Nationalities in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-05-31 16:05
The group is facing internal conflicts MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) executed on Wednesday nine prominent members of the group in Tal Afar district which is still under the control of the militant group west of Mosul. Mutaz Idris al-Hamdani, an officer ...

Kurdish PKK militants kill three Turkish security force members

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Two Turkish soldiers and a policeman have been killed in two separate clashes with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in Turkish Kurdistan, eastern Turkey, security sources said on Thursday. Early on Thursd ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – May 28, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
Turkish fighter jets bomb PKK targets in Iraqi Kurdistan Ankara: The Turkish military said in a statement that its military killed 13 members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in Iraqi Kurdistan on Sunday. The warplanes struck ...

2nd conference of DAA in Şengal initiated

ANHA - 2017-05-30 12:43
The activities of the second conference of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) Council in Şengal started, and 400 Yazidis including the members of Şengal institutions ...

14 IS Militants Killed, Nine Bombed Motorbikes Destroyed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-29 19:24
ERBIL— Iraqi Federal Police forces on Monday killed 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization and destroyed nine motorbikes in the Old City of Mosul, according to an official statement released by the forces. The militants were killed during an o ...

IS Kills 13 Iraqi Soldiers in Mosul Ambush

BAS News - 2017-05-28 16:48
Jihadists retake the control of a recently liberates area ERBIL— In an ambush set by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday 13 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in central Mosul and the troops were forced to retreat from an area that t ...

Turkish Military Says It Killed 13 PKK Members in Border Areas

BAS News - 2017-05-28 14:10
ISTANBUL — Thirteen Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members were killed by the Turkish Air Force in northern Iraq on Sunday morning. The deaths resulted from an air operation targeting the Avasin-Basyan region in Duhok province of Kurdistan Region. The gu ...

ENKS Cadre Abducted by PKK Missing for Nearly Two Months

BAS News - 2017-05-26 15:24
ERBIL— Kurdistan National Council of Syria (ENKS) issued a statement on Friday urging the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to disclose the whereabouts of one of its members kidnapped by the PKK. Adnan Mahmud, a senior ENKS cadre, has been abducted by a mas ...

Air strike in east Syria kills 35: Observatory

Reuters - 2017-05-26 08:36
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike on Thursday evening killed at least 35 civilians, including family members of Islamic State fighters, in al-Mayadin, a town held by the jihadists near Deir al-Zor in Syria, a war monitor reported. ...

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 ...

The risk of deportation “Anwar Moradi Zar” to Iran by the German government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-05-24 16:19
According to the report, the Iranian Communist Party published and a copy of it to Kurdistan Human Rights Association has been sent, a citizen of Kurdish people of the Sanandaj in East Kurdistan called “Anwar Moradi Zar” members of the Communist Party of ...

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. ...

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 ...

Oil prices hit month-high on optimism ahead of OPEC meeting

Waar Media - 2017-05-22 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: A barrel of North Sea Brent crude rose above $54 for the first time in a month on Monday on growing optimism before the next Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting. Members of the cartel along with Russia and other p ...

450 IS Fighters Cordoned off in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-21 19:28
ERBIL— Only 3% of Mosul is left under the control of Islamic State (IS) organization, while 450 members of the organization are besieged by Iraqi forces in the city. The Arabic Sputink news quoted a member of Nineveh Provincial Council as saying 97% of e ...

Fate of Three KDP-S Leaders Abducted by PKK in Rojava Unknown

BAS News - 2017-05-21 10:49
PYD, a PKK affiliate, continues to crack down on opposition parties ERBIL — The fate of three members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) politburo, who have been abducted by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), remains unknown. Torin Shamdin ...

KDP Politburo Offers Condolences on Gorran Leader’s Death

BAS News - 2017-05-19 19:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) politburo on Friday issued a statement to deliver condolences to the family members of the Gorran (Change) Movement leader Nawshirwan Mustafa who died at the age of 73 the same day. The KDP statement also offers c ...

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 ...

Faithfulness candles lit at martyrs’ tombs

ANHA - 2017-05-18 14:37
AFRIN- Martyrs’ families and many institutions’ members have lit candles on the tombs in Martyr Rafiq and Martyr Seydo in Afrin canton. Commemorating May martyrs, members of Martyrs’ Families Council, Kongra Star, TEV-DEM and martyrs’ families in Afrin ca ...

KDP delegation lead by Masrour Barzani heads to U.S.

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of Iraqi Kurdistan Security Council is leading a high-level delegation this week to Washington, D.C., where they will meet principle members of the US National Security Council (NSC) ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP members still in detention in Erbil: envoy

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A number of members of the Turkey’s Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) remain in detention in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil after they were detained by security forces two months ago, the party’s repre ...
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