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Turkey Strikes PKK in Southeastern Turkey and Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-04-29 14:02
The Turkish army claims to have killed 14 PKK members ERBIL — The Turkish Air Force targeted the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in southeastern Turkey's Kurdish region and in the northern Kurdistan Region on Friday evening, the Turkish army sta ...

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 ...

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Reuters - 2017-04-27 16:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan overnight on Wednesday, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday. ...

Duhok Provincial Council Condemns PKK for Strikes against Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-26 21:22
The members accuse PKK of imposing itself on Kurdistan ERBIL— The airstrikes against the Peshmerga forces in Sinjar was the result of the presence of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and their policies, the entire factions in Duhok Provincial Council ( ...

Turkish Authorities Console Barzani for Loss of Peshmergas

BAS News - 2017-04-26 20:58
Six Peshmergas died in the Turkish airstrikes against PKK ERBIL- Senior Turkish authorities extended their condolences to the President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani for the death of the six members of the Peshmerga forces who died in the recent ...

Brazil indigenous protest over land rights turns violent

Reuters - 2017-04-26 01:07
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Indigenous people and police clashed in Brazil's capital city on Tuesday, as officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas while tribe members shot arrows in return during a protest against farmers' encroachment on reservations. ...

KDP Condemns Turkey's Deadly Strike against Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-25 18:46
Apart from war and trouble, PKK is of no use to Sinjar, it says ERBIL— The politburo of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Thursday strongly denounced the airstrikes by the Turkish jets in Sinjar, which left five members of Peshmerga forces dead and cau ...

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 ...

Coalition Jets Hit IS Gathering in Mosul, Kill 11 Jihadists

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:05
SOFIA — US-led coalition warplanes managed to kill 11 Islamic State (IS) members in western Mosul on Monday, a military officer said. Air Force officer Maen Abdullah who spoke to Anadolu Agency on Monday said that a coalition F-16 fighter jet managed to ...

IS Executes Large Number of Its Foreign Members in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-04-24 10:00
Local militants accuse the foreign ones of spying RAQQA — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the international coalition, revealed on Sunday that they have received intelligence information indicating that the Islamic State (IS) has began to e ...

Turkey Claims Killing 13 PKK Guerrillas

BAS News - 2017-04-22 22:46
ISTANBUL — Turkish army claimed on Saturday that it forces have killed 13 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past two days in the country’s southeastern regions. Turkish General Staff said in a statement that the military operations w ...

Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed

Reuters - 2017-04-21 22:32
DOHA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Twenty-six Qataris, including members of the Gulf state's ruling royal family and two Saudis, were freed on Friday after being kidnapped and held in Iraq for nearly a year and a half, Qatari officials said. ...

Airstrike Kills Dozens of IS Militants West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:13
SOFIA — Dozens of Islamic State (IS) members were killed in an airstrike west of Mosul, which further destroyed four explosives plants belonging to the extremist group, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense's War Media Cell said on Thursday. According to a state ...

Brazil agrees to lower police retirement age after violent protest

Reuters - 2017-04-20 01:31
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government on Wednesday agreed to lower the minimum retirement age for police officers in a pension reform, a day after members of their unions stormed Congress to protest the controversial bill aimed reining in soaring ...

More Yezidis Abandon PKK: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-04-19 01:29
SOFIA — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander said on Tuesday that 50 more senior Yezidi members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have recently left the organization in the Sinjar district to join Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces. Qasim Dirbo, a Peshmerg ...

Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron Deployed to Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-04-19 00:31
ISTANBUL — A tactical helicopter squadron from Edmonton, Canada, was deployed to Kurdistan Region on Monday. The 408 Squadron includes 60 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and four CH-146 Griffon helicopters. The deployment is part of Operation Imp ...

Brazil police unions protest pension reform, repelled with tear gas

Reuters - 2017-04-18 21:40
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Congressional police in riot gear used tear gas to drive back hundreds of members of police unions who tried to invade the Brazilian legislature on Tuesday to protest a pension reform bill that would cut back their benefits. ...

Over 350 HDP Members Arrested on Referendum Day: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-04-17 22:38
ERBIL — The pro-kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has said that 353 members of the party were detained by authorities on the day of the referendum. Dozens of others were not able to cast their votes at several polling stations, said the party’s spo ...

Tabqa Operation: 15 ISIS members killed

ANHA - 2017-04-15 02:21
RAQQA – While the attacks on Uwayic village were repelled, 15 ISIS members were killed in ongoing clashes in Ibad village near Tabqa city. Clashes are ongoing around Tabqa city which is encircled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from four fronts. In ...

Turkey detains Islamic State suspects over planned attacks: police

Reuters - 2017-04-14 16:37
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Police in Istanbul have detained seven suspects, two of them believed to be members of Islamic State, who were plotting to carry out attacks in Turkey ahead of a referendum on Sunday, a police statement said on Friday. ...

Two IS Jihadists Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-13 14:41
Police says they participated in beheading members of Peshmerga forces ERBIL— Two members of the Islamic State (IS) organization have been arrested in Kirkuk province, according to a report by Kurdistan24 news channel. Depending on intelligence informati ...

Thousands Await Kurdistan Presidency's Order for Joining Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-04-13 13:38
Kurdish MP says the people are from different components of disputed areas ERBIL— In order to protect their own areas against further offensives and damage, members of different components in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad are ready to join ...

IS Kills 2 Own Members for Killing Third Member in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-04-13 01:29
SOFIA — The Islamic State (IS) killed two of its own members on Wednesday, after they they were accused of assassinating another IS militant in the town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk. Kurdistan’s Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) released a statement o ...

Three Kurds Elected as Council Members in Finland

BAS News - 2017-04-13 01:29
ISTANBUL — Three Kurdish men from the National Coalition Party (NCP) were elected as council members in Finland on Sunday. This is the third consecutive victory of the National Coalition Party (NCP) in the municipal elections. In this election, 36 of the ...

2nd strike’s day: The Kurd’S will is stronger than Turkey

ANHA - 2017-04-12 18:45
The activity of hunger strike is continuing its 2nd day successively in Dêrik. The members of Martyrs Family Council in Girkê Legê area participated in the strike in order to stand in solidarity with the political detainees in Bakur Kurdistan. ...

Hundreds of Former PKK Fighters Join Peshmerga in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-04-11 12:24
SINJAR — Close to 500 former members of the Yezidi forces operating in conjunction with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have joined the military forces of the Kurdistan Region, known as the Peshmerga forces. Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) was formed by ...

Over 40 Islamic State Members Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-10 21:28
ISTANBUL — At least 43 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed as a result of the US-led coalition airstrikes in western Mosul on Monday. The strikes targeted a gathering of IS members inTamuz district. Along with the IS militants, their medical an ...

Niger forces kill 57 members of Boko Haram: defense ministry

Reuters - 2017-04-10 21:26
NIAMEY (Reuters) - Niger security forces killed 57 members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram who attacked a village in the southeastern Diffa region overnight, the defense ministry said in a statement on Monday. ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 30 IS Suicide Bombers in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:23
SOFIA —Iraqi security forces stormed a stronghold building that was used by Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers in western Mosul, killing at least 30 of the extremist group members, a counter-terrorism officer said on Sunday. According to Colonel Hashim F ...

Turkey Claims Killing 7 “Senior” PKK Members

BAS News - 2017-04-09 19:36
ERBIL — Turkish government on Sunday claimed it has killed seven “senior” members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in a military confrontation southeast of the country. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that the senior PKK members were responsib ...

Nearly 500 Yezidis Have Abandoned PKK: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-04-09 17:08
He says they are now receiving training by Peshmerga forces ERBIL — Some 484 Yezidi members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have left the party and joined Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Peshmerga forces, said a Peshmerga commander. During an i ...

Danish MPs call on Turkey to release Kurdish politicians

Waar Media - 2017-04-09 14:44
WAAR-DUHOK: Members of the Danish Parliament have called on Turkey’s authorities to release Kurdish officials of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). 17 MPs from Enhedslisten – The Red-Green Alliance, SF – The Socialist People’s Party and The Alternative ...

Kurdish PUK-KDP delegation meets with Iraqi officials in Baghdad

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
BAGHDAD,— A Kurdish delegation including members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday to discuss relations between Baghdad and the region as well as the situation in Kirkuk. Th ...

Kirkuk referendum is fraught with a new civil war in Iraq: analyst

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
KIRKUK,— On April 4, the Kirkuk Provincial Council had voted to hold a referendum on joining the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. All Kurdish councilmen voted for the decision, while Arab and Turkmen members boycotted the vote. Turkey does not like the idea of ...

Iraqi Military Helicopter Crashed In East Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-06 16:42
Th two crew members on board died MOSUL — An Iraqi military helicopter with two crew members on board has crashed in east Mosul on Thursday afternoon, a source from the police forces said. Majid Mahjoub Abdul Samad, an officer from Nineveh police, told B ...

On Ocalan birthday, Afrin people vow to escalate struggle

ANHA - 2017-04-04 21:23
AFRIN– Hundreds of Rajo and Bulbul districts people in Afrin canton celebrated the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan birthday, and promised to step up the struggle for the oppressed people to gain their freedom. Bulbul District The members of Star Con ...

Destiny of Political Prisoners Held by PYD in Rojava Unknown

BAS News - 2017-04-03 20:05
There are children among the prisoners ERBIL — The members of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) detained by the ruling Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) are still held in prisons. Saeed Omar, a leader from Kurdistan Democ ...

Tens of ISIS gang members killed in clashes in Tabqa

ANF/English - 2017-04-02 10:00
Tens of ISIS gang members have been killed during the clashes that broke out after the gangs' assault on Tabqa Airport, and the bodies of 24 gang members and an armored panzer have been seized. ...

Iraqi Parliament Approves Decision to Ban Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-01 14:37
The Kurdish factions objected to the decision ERBIL — Kurdish members of the Iraqi parliament left a parliamentary session on Saturday after it issued a decision against raising the Kurdistan flag on state buildings in Kirkuk province. The Iraqi parliame ...

Clashes in eastern Icêl village east of Raqqa

ANF/English - 2017-04-01 12:59
Heavy clashes are taking place between SDF and ISIS in eastern Icêl village east of Raqqa. A bomb-laden vehicle of the ISIS gangs was destroyed and many corpses of ISIS members were seized in the village. ...

PYD Continues to Arrest Members of Opposition Parties in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-04-01 12:58
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) continues to crack down on political opposition parties in the Syrian Kurdish region known as Rojava. Germany-based Democracy Center for Human Rights in Kurdistan (DCHRK) said in a statement on Satu ...

Book: The History of the Kurdish People

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
The History of the Kurdish People: The Survival of the White & Aryan Kurds in Last 12,000 Years (Caucasian Civilization) (Volume 1) A book by Hamma Mirwaisi The History of the Kurdish People The comprehensive history of the Kurdish people as members of t ...

Do AKP members carry guns in Europe’s capital?

ANF/English - 2017-03-31 10:34
NAV-BEL Co-chair Arife Soysüren spoke on the attack on the Kurds going to vote in Belgian capital Brussels and said that there were some groups that patrolled the streets armed with guns and knives for some days now. ...

Anarchy in the European Union?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-03-30 06:31
This is a historic week for Europe, for better or worse. On March 25, the members of the European Union gathered in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. That historic document created the European Economic Communit ...

DBP and HDP members meet with several country delegations

ANF/English - 2017-03-29 20:49
As the 32nd session of the Local and Regional Administrations Congress continues in the Council of Europe (CoE), members of the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) held a series of meetings with committees from several member states. ...

YPG: 45 ISIS members killed in Shaddadi

ANF/English - 2017-03-28 17:34
YPG Press Office announced that 45 ISIS members were killed in Shaddadi, and the Turkish army and allied gangs continue to attack the lands of Rojava. ...

Dozens of ISIS members killed in Shaddadi

ANF/English - 2017-03-28 13:59
SDF fighters inflicted heavy blows against the ISIS gangs that attacked Azawî village in Shaddadi region yesterday. The attacks were repelled and dozens of ISIS members were killed. ...

Riots in Paris after Chinese man shot dead

Reuters - 2017-03-28 12:38
PARIS/BEIJING (Reuters) - French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering riots in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a diplomatic protest by Beijing. ...

Tillerson will not meet Turkey opposition in Ankara visit this week

Reuters - 2017-03-28 02:23
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not meet members of Turkish opposition groups during a one-day visit to Ankara this week where talks with President Tayyip Erdogan will focus on the war in Syria, senior U.S. officials said ...

U.S. strike kills an al Qaeda 'leader' in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Reuters - 2017-03-26 04:11
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Saturday a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan this week killed an al Qaeda militant who was responsible for the death of two American service members and accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying S ...

PYD Steps Up Threats Against ENKS Members

BAS News - 2017-03-25 14:00
PKK pressures PYD to close down ENKS headquarters in Rojava ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), has threatened the political parties in the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) with expulsion and withdrawal of their licenses. Khalid Ali, a memb ...

HRW criticizes Turkey’s crackdown on Kurdish opposition

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ISTANBUL,— The Turkish government has jailed 13 members of the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition in parliament on terrorism charges and taken direct control of 82 municipalities in the Kurdish southeast region, suspending and incarcerating elected mayors ...

Iraqi Sunni militia recruits Kurds in disputed city: PUK official

E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
TUZ KHURMATU, Iraq,— The Sunni backed militia group known as the Hashd al-Watani has recruited around 250 Kurdish members in the volatile Tuz Khurmatu city where tensions between Kurds and Arab Shiites and Sunni communities led to deadly confrontations l ...
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