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IS Emir Captured in Diyala Province

BAS News - 2017-11-24 00:54
BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces captured on Thursday a senior member of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Diyala, officials confirmed. “The military intelligence department arrested in an operation a terrorist in Diyala,” the department said in a ...

5th issue of Protection magazine released

ANHA - 2017-11-23 14:31
QAMI ŞLO – The fifth issue of the magazine “Protection” which speaks in the name of the military forces in Rojava and North Syria, the magazine dealt in its new issue various topics including the philosophy that by virtue of which, al-Raqqa city has been ...

Imminent military operation, curfew declared in Farqin

ANHA - 2017-11-23 11:57
NEWS DESK- The Turkish authorities have announced a curfew in Farqin district’s villages, in preparation for a military operation. The Wali of the Amed city has announced the curfew, in preparation for a military operation by the Turkish occupation forces ...

US Congress Abandons Bounding Peshmerga Aid to ‘Unified Iraq’

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2017-11-22 20:13
In the final version of a national defense legislation, the US Congress has omitted a condition which had bounded US military aid to “contingent upon KRG’s participation in the government of a unified Iraq”. ...

Cyprus Delivers Military Assistance to Peshmerga

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2017-11-22 20:02
Cyprus Foreign Minister has revealed that they recently sent a shipment of military assistance to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces as part of the international partnership for the war against Islamic State. ...

ISIS Has Been Militarily Defeated in Iraq and Syria

The Kurdish Project - 2017-11-22 04:45
The following article was originally published in Business Insider. Iraqi Prime Minister Hadir Al-Abadi declared military victory over the Islamic State in Iraq on Tuesday, just hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Iranian-backed f ...

Lebanese army calls for its forces to be alert

ANHA - 2017-11-21 14:13
NEWS DESK- The Lebanese army called for its forces on the southern borders of Lebanon to be completely ready to face the threats of Israel. The commander of the Lebanese army Joseph Aoun called for the military forces on the southern borders to be prepare ...

YPG, YPJ responded to mercenaries’ attacks

ANHA - 2017-11-20 13:07
AFRIN- People Protection Units (YPG) and Women Protection Units (YPJ) responded to the frequent attacks of the Turkish occupant army and its mercenaries against Afrin canton. A military source in YPG stated that the mercenaries of the Turkish occupation a ...

Talks Between Erbil, Baghdad ‘Going Well’: Canada DM

BAS News - 2017-11-20 11:59
ERBIL — Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan stated that there is no timeline to resume the mission of the Canadian military personnel in the Kurdistan Region due to Erbil-Baghdad tensions. Talks between the Iraqi government and representatives of the ...

Iraqi Kurdistan faces first major oil outage since referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
LONDON,— Iraq’s Kurdistan’s oil exports more than halved on Wednesday in the first major supply disruption since the independence referendum last month as Iraqi military retook some of the biggest fields from Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces. Kurdish oil exp ...

Eight Turkish troops killed in clashes with Kurdish PKK militants

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
ANKARA,— Eight members of the Turkish security forces were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants on Thursday in Turkey’s restive southeast, the army said. Six Turkish soldiers and two military security guards died while two soldiers were wounded — one ...

‘I Don’t Want to Shoot a Gun at Anybody Ever Again’

WarIsBoring - 2017-11-17 20:52
In 2015 Hanna Bohman, a 48-year-old Canadian with no military experience, joined a Kurdish militia battling Islamic State in Syria. “I had always been interested in military stuff but never joined because they don’t let women fight,” Bohman said. “One of ...

What to do During a Coup? Shocked Citizens of Zimbabwe Weigh Their Options

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-11-17 03:25
A visitor to Zimbabwe's capital city could be forgiven for missing the apparent military coup underway at Harare’s "Blue House." But despite business-as-usual in much of the city, anxiety and confusion are rife beneath the surface. The post What to do Du ...

Iraqi Kurds end parliament boycott in concession to Baghdad

FOX News - 2017-11-16 20:19
Iraq's Kurdish lawmakers have ended their boycott of the national parliament in an apparent concession to Baghdad after a prolonged military and political standoff following the controversial Kurdish independence vote in September. ...

Zimbabwe’s Very Peculiar Coup

International Crisis Group - 2017-11-16 19:15
Zimbabwe’s military has detained the country’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace Mugabe, and taken control of the streets of the capital and the main television station. The next step – apparently, a legitimate-looking transfer of p ...

Mugabe Is Out, but Don’t Look Away from Zimbabwe Just Yet

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-11-15 20:30
Zimbabwe and the rest of the world awoke this morning to an apparent military coup that has so far remained bloodless. After President Robert Mugabe dismissed his vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, last week on charges of plotting a takeover, members of ...

Russia starts T-90S main battle tank deliveries to Iraq

Waar Media - 2017-11-15 15:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia is implementing a contract for the delivery of T-90S main battle tanks to Iraq, the press office of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation told press at the Dubai Airshow 2017 on Wednesday. “The contract is bei ...

Syria wants US troops to leave

Rûdaw - 2017-11-15 06:18
Foreign military presence in Syria 'constitutes an act of aggression,' said Syria's FM ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest: al-Shel village liberated, 11 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-11-14 10:19
DEIR EZ-ZOR- The fighters of al-Jazeera Tempest liberated al-Shel al-Gharby village southeast of Deir ez-Zor from IS mercenaries. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters carried out on Sunday night a military operation to liberate al-Shel al-Gharby vi ...

Turkish Jets Strike Northern Kurdistan Region Areas: Turkish Military

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in northern Kurdistan Region areas near the Turkish border on Sunday, the Turkish military said. The Turkish jets hit a number of targets in northern Iraq's Zap, Mount Qandil, Sina ...

YPG delivered IS families to Russian representatives

ANHA - 2017-11-13 12:58
The General Command of People Protection Units (YPG) handed over a number of families of IS mercenaries to the Russian Federation during a press conference held between YPG and Russia military commands. ...

Mass Graves Containing 400 IS Victims Found in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-11-12 12:05
KIRKUK — Mass graves containing around 400 bodies, believed to be Islamic State (IS) victims, have been discovered in Hawija district, southern Kirkuk Province. The graves were found at al-Bakkara military base, 3 km to southwest of Hawija, which IS had ...

Iraqi Helicopter Crashes in Wasit, 3 Personnel Killed

BAS News - 2017-11-12 12:05
ERBIL — Three Iraqi military personnel died on Sunday after a helicopter crashed during training in Wasit Province, Iraqi Air Force reported. The crash of an mi-17 helicopter belonging to the Iraqi Army Air Force in Wasit Province resulted in the deaths ...

US Congress Abandons Bounding Peshmerga Aid to “Unified Iraq”

BAS News - 2017-11-11 16:29
ERBIL — In the final version of a national defense legislation released on November 8th, the US Congress has omitted a condition which had bounded US military aid to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to “contingent upon KRG’s participation in the gover ...

Turkish occupation crosses Black River, builds a bridge on it

ANHA - 2017-11-11 16:09
The Turkish occupation army crossed the Black River on the artificial border between Bakur “North Kurdistan" and Afrin canton, and began building a bridge on the river for the purpose of passage of its military machineries. ...

Cyprus Delivers Military Assistance to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-11-10 19:59
ERBIL — Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has revealed that they recently sent a shipment of military assistance to Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces as part of the international partnership for the war against Islamic State (IS). He stated th ...

Baghdad-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Warns about IS Emergence

BAS News - 2017-11-10 12:05
The governor has spread fear among the residents of Kirkuk KIRKUK — The current governor of Kirkuk Province called on Baghdad to send military reinforcement to the province under the pretext of the potential emergence of the Islamic State (IS) in the pro ...

Survey Conducted on US Presence, Role of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-09 16:09
ERBIL — A survey has been conducted in the Shi’ite militia-controlled cities in Iraq regarding the presence of the US military in the country and the role of Qassem Soleimani in supporting the Iraqi army. It is not clear what party has organized the surv ...

Barzani: US Knew About Baghdad’s Plan to Attack Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-08 03:32
We should have held the referendum earlier, Barzani said. In his latest interview with Newsweek, President Barzani discusses his views on the recent political and military developments in the region, especially the tensions between Baghdad and Erbil afte ...

German FM Urges Parliament to Extend Military Assistance in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-11-08 00:55
ERBIL — German Foreign Minister urged his country’s parliament on Tuesday to extend military mission training Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces. “A withdrawal would be the wrong signal to the parties to the conflict, as if we were resigned to accepting ...

Kirkuk Provincial Council May Not Convene with Hashd al-Shaabi in Town

BAS News - 2017-11-07 20:43
KIRKUK — The Kirkuk Provincial Council cannot hold a regular meeting with the presence of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi setting up the military positions in the city, said a member of the council. The council has since the invasion o ...

Military Operations Won’t Resolve Erbil-Baghdad Issues: KDP

BAS News - 2017-11-07 18:31
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council met on Tuesday and discussed the current political and military situation in Kurdistan Region and the internal party’s issues. President Barzani chaired an inclusive meeting of the KDP Leade ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Region Will Review Relationship With US

BAS News - 2017-11-07 12:04
ERBIL — President Barzani stated that he had no regrets for the independence referendum held by the Kurdistan Region on September 25 which followed by Baghdad’s military operation against the region in response to the vote. “I am very proud of the result ...

Coalition Delivers Another 120 Trucks of Military Supplies to SDF

BAS News - 2017-11-06 14:04
ERBIL — The US-led Global Coalition has recently delivered 120 trucks loaded with heavy armament and armored vehicles to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). "The US has supplied us with Hummer armored vehicles and heavy armament for the Deir ...

KRG Ready to Resolve Issues with Baghdad Through Dialogue: PM

BAS News - 2017-11-06 13:15
The disputes between Erbil and Baghdad cannot be resolved by military, PM Barzani says ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani expressed Erbil’s willingness to engage in talks with Baghdad to resolve the pending i ...

Disputes Between Erbil and Baghdad Political Not Military: Peshmerga SG

BAS News - 2017-11-05 17:59
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces are part of the defense system of Iraq, Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Ministry’s Secretary-General Jabbar Yawar said Sunday, stating that they don’t want conflicts with the Iraqi forces. “We do not want to clash with the Iraqi f ...

IN PICTURES: Kurds Show Disappointment at Washington’s True Friendship

BAS News - 2017-11-05 00:33
ERBIL — With the United States staying indifferent to the military offensives against Kurdistan by the Iranian-backed militias, the people of Kurdistan Region show disappointment at Washington’s true friendship. Across cities in Kurdistan Region, activis ...

Fire Exchange Between Shi’ite Militias and Civilians West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-03 22:36
KIRKUK — Armed clashes erupted on Friday between the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and civilians in Qarahanjir district, some 30 kilometres west of Kirkuk. Rebwar Ali, a military official from the area, confirmed the report to BasNew ...

Erdogan: No Permission Needed to Hit “Terrorist Camps” in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-11-03 20:41
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Friday that they need no permission for their military operations targeting the “terrorist camps” in Iraq and Syria. “I once again declare: there is nothing more important than the survival of our ...

UN: IS Members Should Face “International Crimes” Charges

BAS News - 2017-11-02 20:48
GENEVA (United National) — A UN report concludes that the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) perpetrated serious and systematic violations that amount to “international crimes” during the nine-month military campaign to liberate ...

Arab and Turkmens Monopolising Rule of Kirkuk, Neglecting Kurds

BAS News - 2017-11-02 20:20
KIRKUK — With the support of Baghdad, the Arab components of Kirkuk have prepared a proposal to distribute the leading administrative, political and military positions in the province between Arabs and Turkmens, sharing only the minor positions with Kurd ...

8 Turkish soldiers killed in Şemzînan

ANHA - 2017-11-02 13:23
NEWS DESK– People’s Defense Forces (Guerrilla) carried out a military operation against Turkish soldiers in Şemzînan related to Colemêrg, and a Turkish state source said that the operation carried out by the guerilla killed eight Turkish soldiers. After t ...

Iraq threatens to resume military operations against Kurds

Reuters - 2017-11-02 04:37
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces threatened on Wednesday to resume operations to capture northern Kurdish-held territory after accusing authorities there of delaying handing over control of Iraq's borders with Turkey, Iran and Syria. ...

Peshmerga Ministry Rejects Accusations by Iraqi Army

BAS News - 2017-11-01 22:17
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga has rejected a statement by Iraqi Joint Operations Command which has accused Erbil of regretting a previous agreement over military authority in some areas of Kurdistan Region. In an official statement lat ...

“Kobani’s resistance opened way to victories in north Syria”

ANHA - 2017-11-01 12:40
The North Syria Democratic Federation’s Executive Body of the Constituent Council pointed out that the resistance of Kobani opened the way for political and military victories and achievements in north Syria, and the federation of north Syria is the appro ...

Mustafa Manbij: Kobani triumphed by its strugglers, world solidarity

ANHA - 2017-11-01 12:40
The commander in Manbij Military Council Mustafa Manbij said that the solidarity of world's peoples with Kobani resistance on the International Day to Solidarity with Kobani "November 1st and the declaration of the general alarm has contributed greatly to ...

Erbil-Baghdad Military Talks Ongoing; No Agreement Yet: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-01 01:00
ERBIL — The military delegations from Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Governments are ongoing with no agreements reached yet, said Jabbar Yawar, Secretary General for Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, the Kurdish official al ...

US: Kurdish-Iraqi clashes undermining ISIS fight

CNN - 2017-11-01 00:56
Armed clashes between Iraqi and Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq are undermining the fight against ISIS, even as Iraqi troops launch an operation to capture what the US-led military coalition has called the terror group's "final stronghold" in Iraq. ...
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