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UN Security Council Asks All Sides in Iraq to Refrain from Use of Force

BAS News - 2017-10-19 10:54
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over recent reports of violence near the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. “Council members called on all sides to refrain from the threat and use of force, and to engage in constr ...

Four ISIS members surrender to SDF in Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-10-15 21:06
RAQQA – Clashes continue between fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS gangs in central Raqqa. Four gang members have surrendered to fighters. The last phase of the Raqqa Liberation Campaign, named Martyr Adnan Abu Amjad, continues to pr ...

275 ISIS members from Raqqa surrender to SDF

ANHA - 2017-10-15 18:29
275 ISIS gang members have surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with their families upon the request of Raqqa tribal leaders and sheikhs. ...

Raqqa campaign: Berid neighbourhood liberated, two fronts meet

ANHA - 2017-10-15 14:46
RAQQA – The western and northern fronts in Raqqa have met after the liberation of the Berid neighbourhood. 11 ISIS gang members have been killed in clashes. The Raqqa Liberation Campaign continues with the Adnan Abu Amjad last phase. Heavy clashes are ta ...

Heavy clashes in central Raqqa: 16 ISIS members killed

ANHA - 2017-10-14 18:35
RAQQA – Clashes in central Raqqa are continuing intensively. 16 ISIS gang members have been killed in clashes so far. Heavy clashes have been reported between ISIS gangs and fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighbourhoods located in centr ...

100 IS Militants Surrender in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-10-14 17:47
ERBIL— As a US-led coalition is on the verge of taking the full control of Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State (IS) organization, around 100 members of the group have surrendered since Friday, according to a report by Reuters. The report also stated the ...

Attacks repelled in Deir ez-Zor campaign, 6 ISIS members killed

ANHA - 2017-10-13 22:54
DEIR EZZOR – Fighters of the SDF continue advancing in the Deir ez-Zor campaign. 6 ISIS gang members have been killed in clashes, it has been reported. Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to progress on the Siwer and Mergede fronts in ...

Pictures: Peshmerga Arrests 1,000 IS Members During Hawija Fight

BAS News - 2017-10-10 10:25
KIRKUK — The Directorate of Asayish (Security) in Dibis district in Kirkuk Province announced on Monday the arrest of about a thousand members of the Islamic State (IS) organization since the start of the operation to liberate Hawija district, southern K ...

Suspected ISIS Members Surrender in Iraq

New York Times - 2017-10-09 07:12
In the days since Iraqi forces declared victory over Islamic State fighters in Hawija, the group’s final urban stronghold in the country, more than 1,000 men have turned themselves in to the Kurdish authorities. ...

Heavy clashes in Til Kesra Jor, two ISIS members captured

ANHA - 2017-10-04 22:38
Deir Ezzor – Heavy clashes are taking place in the Til Kesra Jor village in the Cezra region of Deir Ezzor. Fighters have captured two ISIS members alive. The Storm of Jazira Campaign continues to progress. Heavy clashes are taking place between SDF fight ...

Gathering in Erbil Calls on UN to Support Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-04 22:33
ERBIL — Scores of people and members of NGOs gathered on Wednesday in front of the United Nations office in Erbil to call on the international community to support the democratic voice of Kurds. The participants flew colourful balloons and freed white do ...

Al-Shahba communes’ co-chairs swore oath

ANHA - 2017-10-02 10:26
AL-SHAHBA- 92 co-chairs of al-Shahba canton’s communes and its districts swore the oath in front of the members of the Executive Body of Democratic North-Syria Federation to start their work in the communes of the region. The co-chairs of the communes of ...

Waves of IS Members from Hawija Surrendering to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-30 13:01
The IS militants and their families are fleeing Hawija in large numbers KIRKUK — After the operation to recapture Hawija district began, the Islamic State (IS) militants and their families are surrendering to Peshmerga forces in large numbers in southern ...

IS Releases Audio Message from Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-09-29 01:50
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) released an audio message on Thursday, of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, exhorting the group’s members to keep fighting despite major losses in both Syria and Iraq. The audio reportedly includes religious scriptures, and ...

SDF liberates Samra village in eastern Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-09-29 00:21
RAQQA – Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated the village of Samra. 16 ISIS gang members were killed as a result of the clashes which took place, while three were captured alive. The cleansing operation launched in Samra resulted in the ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 11 IS Members Including a Commander in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-09-26 21:15
ANBAR — Iraqi commando forces from the Army’s 7th Division killed eleven members of the Islamic State (IS), including a high-ranking leader of the group at the outskirts of Rawa in western Anbar Province. According to the Iraqi Alghad news agency, the Ir ...

Iraq Executes 42 IS Militants in Nasiriyah

BAS News - 2017-09-25 21:45
ERBIL — the Iraqi authorities executed 42 Islamic State (IS) militants, convicted of terrorism for killing members of the security forces and conducting deadly attacks in the country. The decision of the court to execute the 42 militants affiliated with ...

128 Members of Oscar Academy Voice Support for Kurdistan Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-25 19:13
ERBIL— In response to a call by famous Kurdish filmmaker, Bahman Ghobadi, 128 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voice their support for the independence of the Kurdistan Region. Ghobadi has been emailing the members of the Academ ...

Gorran Allows Members to Vote "Yes" to Kurdistan Referendum: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-24 20:33
ERBIL— The Change Movement (Gorran) has decided to allow for its members to vote "Yes" to the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region if they wish, according to an informed Gorran official. The National Council of the Party is currently meeting i ...

Canadian MPs Voice Support for Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-24 01:43
ERBIL — Members of the Canadian Parliament extended their support for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for the 25th of September. Two Canadian MPs, who spoke to Kurdistan24 on Thursday, expressed their support for Kurdistan’s desi ...

UN Security Council expresses concern over Kurdistan Referendum

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-23 00:02
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday voiced concerns over the Sep. 25 referendum in the Kurdistan Region, claiming it would destabilize the region. “The members of the Security Council expressed c ...

Afrin politicians voted

ANHA - 2017-09-22 21:36
AFRIN– Each of Rohlat Aref, Meh ed-Din Sheikh Aly, Hevy Mustafa and Othman Sheikh Issa voted the communes’ co-chairs elections in Afrin region. The members of the Executive Body of Democratic North-Syrian Federation Council in Afrin canton Rohlat Aref hea ...

Mob attack on Kurdish funeral sparks outrage in Turkey / Sibel Hurtas

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
Aysel Tugluk, the deputy chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), is a well-known Kurdish politician in Turkey who is currently in jail on terrorism-related charges, like many other HDP members. But the reason her name made headlines this week was un ...

Detained Families of Foreign IS Militants Moved to a Mosul Military Base

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
MOSUL — The Iraqi security forces have reportedly moved over 1,000 family members of the foreign Islamic State (IS) insurgents from a camp to a military base in the north of Mosul. According to media reports, the total number of the detained individuals ...

UNAMI: IS Terrorists Continue to Kill Despite Defeat on the Battlefield

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been informed of an explosion that killed a number of people, including members of the Popular Mobilization Units and civilians, in a village west of Mosul today. The explosion ...

Referendum Council Reiterates Independence Vote Will Be Held as Scheduled

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— The Senior Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region declared on Sunday that Kurdistan Region will go ahead with its imminent independence referendum, set for September 25. The members of the council convened Sunday evening. Kurdistan Region Pres ...

More Than 30 IS Militants Killed in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
MOSUL — More than thirty members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in an operation in western Mosul, the pro-government paramilitary announced on Sunday. According to Ahmed Nasrallah, the deputy commander of the 13th Brigade of the Shi'ite Arab milit ...

Over 60 Kurdish MPs Ready to Hold the Parliamentary Session Friday

BAS News - 2017-09-14 11:47
ERBIL — More than 60 members of the Kurdistan Region Parliament are now ready to convene on Friday and reactivate the parliament which has suspended sessions since October 2015, a lawmaker said. Speaking to Kurdistan24, MP Firsat Sofi said that there is ...

Asayîş trainees: training is an opportunity to build character

ANHA - 2017-09-13 17:56
GULISTAN FAJER ALEPPO – The members of the Asayîş women who participated in the first training course in Aleppo noted that they were able to develop their character during the course, stressing that the course is an opportunity not to be missed so that t ...

Turkish police politically exterminating HPD MPs

ANHA - 2017-09-13 16:34
NEWS DESK- The Turkish police raided on Wednesday morning the houses of the parliamentarians in Democratic Peoples’ Party in Konya city, and arrested many members of the party. The co-chair of Democratic Peoples’ Party Erol Şan and the last two administra ...

Turkey Claims It Killed over 1,800 PKK Fighters Since January

BAS News - 2017-09-13 10:57
ERBIL — The Turkish General Staff released an official statement on Tuesday to claim that its forces have killed more than 1,800 members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) since the beginning of this year. A total of 562 military operations, including ...

Coalition Airstrikes Kill at Least 14 IS Militants in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-12 22:16
ERBIL — At least 14 Islamic State (IS) members were killed in a series of airstrikes carried out by a US-led coalition in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province, a local security source said on Tuesday. According to Khalid al-Numan, a police officer in Kirkuk, ...

NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

Shi’ite Militias Force Kurdish Officials in Mandali to Sign Resignation

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
MANDALI — A group of Shi’ite Arab Militias of Asaib Ahl al-Haq — an armed militia group of the Hashd al-Shaabi, raided on Monday the headquarter of Mandali Municipality after forcing its Kurdish members to resign from their positions. Head of the city’s ...

174 IS Members from Turkey Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-08 19:19
ERBIL — A total of 174 Islamic State (IS) militants from Turkey have surrendered to the Joint Iraqi Forces and the Kurdish Peshmergas since the liberation of Mosul and its neighboring town of Tel Afar. Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) is in cl ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 2 IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-09-08 00:50
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday two Islamic State (IS) members who had participated in offensives against Peshmerga forces. The first insurgent is revealed to be from Riyaz district of Kirkuk province, whose father was a m ...

Anbar: Seven Family Members Die in Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-09-07 18:39
ERBIL — Seven people, members of the same family, were killed in airstrikes conducted by unidentified warplanes in western Anbar on Thursday. According to a local Iraqi military source who spoke to Alquds Alarabi, the unidentified warplanes bombarded a h ...

Turkey Claims It Killed 2 PKK Guerrillas on KRG Border

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:50
ERBIL — Turkish security forces claim that they have killed two members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Wednesday after a counterattack on Kurdistan Region’s border with Turkey. Hakkari governor's office said in a statement that the counterattac ...

HDP members begin ‘justice watch’ outside Ankara court

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on Tuesday began a “conscience and justice watch” in front of the Constitutional Court in Ankara to protest unfair treatment of detained party members. ...

Developing PKK kidnapping story concerns KRG officials / Fazel Hawramy

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
Information on the reported seizure of two Turkish spies by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the city of Sulaimaniyah on Aug. 3 is scarce, as Turkey stays silent and the PKK and the Iraqi Kurds refrain from divulging details about what ha ...

Barzani And Abadi Discussed IS Captives Issue over Phone

BAS News - 2017-09-02 09:09
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani about the destiny of the Islamic State (IS) members who surrendered to Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar. Dozens of IS militants from the Azaziyah ...

Subcommittee to take over elections in al-Shahba canton

ANHA - 2017-08-31 13:57
The Electoral Commission of the canton of Al-Shahba formed a subcommittee composed of 21 members to follow up the electoral process and assume the functions of managing the elections scheduled for September 22 to conduct the communes’ elections ...

Seven IS Militants Killed After Attempting to Flee Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-30 23:22
ERBIL — Seven Islamic State (IS) members were killed while trying to flee northwestern Mosul, a security source said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, seven IS militants attempted to escape north ...

IS Fighters Arrive at Anbar from Lebanon Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-30 20:41
ERBIL—The Islamic State (IS) members who were bussed from Lebanon borders to eastern borders of Syria, near Iraq, have already penetrated into the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a related MP confirmed Wednesday. Mohammad Karboli, a member of the securi ...

IS Fighters Arrives at Anbar from Lebanon Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-30 20:41
ERBIL—The Islamic State (IS) members who were bussed from Lebanon borders to eastern borders of Syria, near Iraq, have already penetrated into the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a related MP confirmed Wednesday. Mohammad Karboli, a member of the securi ...

500 IS Militants Besieged in Ayadiyah Area of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-30 14:05
TEL AFAR — Iraqi military estimates that 500 Islamic State (IS) militants are remaining inside Ayadiyah, the last district held by the IS militants in Tel Afar. Iraqi media outlets, quoting military sources in Tel Afar, reported that 500 armed members of ...

Dozens of IS Militants in Tel Afar Surrender to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 18:12
ERBIL— Fleeing with their families, tens of Islamic State (IS) members gave themselves in to the Peshmerga forces on Tuesday, according to a report. Iraqi al-Sumaria news cited an informed source from Kurdistan Peshmerga forces as saying the IS members a ...

Over 150 IS Militants Killed by Peshmerga near Tel Afar: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-29 16:37
ERBIL—In the past two weeks, the Islamic State (IS) militants lost over 150 members in Tel Afar while confronting Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, said the deputy for Peshmerga Chief of Staff. Speaking to BasNews on Tuesday, Salar Mohammad Jabari said the Isl ...

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces Kill 225 IS Militants in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:57
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have killed 225 members of the Islamic State (IS) during the liberation of Tel Afar district, northwest of Mosul, a senior Iraqi military commander said. Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have killed 225 IS militants, ...

Only 20 Kurdish IS Members Alive: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-28 13:21
ERBIL — Only 20 Kurdish members of the Islamic State (IS) have so far survived within the ranks of the extremist group, and they are believed to have recently been deployed to Hawija, said a Kurdish official. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) previousl ...

Turkey Arrests IS Leader Who Planned to Kill Maliki: Reports

BAS News - 2017-08-26 21:19
ERBIL— In a search campaign against the Islamic State (IS) members in Turkey, an IS leader who was convicted of setting assassination plot against former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki was arrested, Turkish media reported on Saturday. The 41- year- ...

Gorran delegation confers with Iranian envoy

KurdPress - 2017-08-23 11:37
Kurdistan region’s Change Movement parliament members on Tuesday met the Iranian envoy and discussed this autonomous region's ties with the Iraqi central government. ...

Barcelona attack suspects questioned in court

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Four men suspected to be the surviving members of the 12-man group which plotted the August 17 Barcelona attack appeared in court in Madrid on Tuesday. They were brought to the Spanish capital in a convoy of police vehicles to answer charges ...

Iraqi Authorities in Mosul Sentence Four IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2017-08-22 03:18
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities in Mosul sentenced four Islamic States (IS) members to death on Sunday, including a man who was recruiting militants across the Nineveh province. The death sentences are the first ones issued in liberated Mosul, Kurdist ...

Tribes’ notables call for Tel Abyad people to partake elections

ANHA - 2017-08-20 13:03
One of Bagarah clan's members Mustafa al-Arran and the member of the Executive Body of the Constituent Council of Democratic North-Syria Federation Muhammad al-Tayeh called for the people of Tel Abyad to participate in the communes' elections. They said t ...

PUK to oust anti-referendum members: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-20 12:54
A member of the central council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) warned the party would punish and even oust those members who go against the planned referendum in Kurdistan Region. ...

Peshmerga Arrests 15 IS Members Disguised as Tal Afar IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-19 16:38
ERBIL— During the past week, Kurdistan Peshmerga forces apprehended 15 Islamic State (IS) members who tried to cross Peshmerga checkpoints as IDPs from Tal Afar, according to a report on Saturday. As the time for liberating the town of Tal Afar (nearly 7 ...

Peshmerga Kills IS Militants Who Attacked Iraqi Officer in Dibis, Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-19 09:24
KIRKUK — The Islamic State (IS) militants who raided the house of a police officer and killed seven members of his family in Dibis district in northwestern Kirkuk Province on Thursday were killed by the Peshmerga forces. Police Captain Ali Mohamed, head ...

Perpetrators of Two Catalonia Terror Attacks Members of 12-Person Cell

Waar Media - 2017-08-18 14:42
WAAR-DUHOK: The perpetrators of two terrorist attacks in Spain’s Barcelona are members of a 12-person cell, El Pais newspaper reported Friday. A van drove into a crowd of pedestrians in the central Ramblas area in Barcelona on Thursday, leaving 13 people ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 25 IS Suspects

BAS News - 2017-08-17 23:13
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces together with Iraqi federal police units detained 25 Islamic State (IS) suspected members in northwest Kirkuk Province on Thursday. Kurdish security forces, known as Asayish, in collaboration with Kirkuk local police units ...
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