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Explosion Hits Tuz Khurmatu, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2017-11-21 14:50
ERBIL — An explosion was heard on Tuesday afternoon in the district of Tuz Khumratu, leaving dozens of people dead or injured, according to local sources. The explosion has targeted the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who took over Tuz Khurmatu on Oc ...

Kurdish Mayor of Daquq District in Kirkuk Deposed by Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-11-21 14:50
ERBIL — The mayoral council of Daquq district in southern Kirkuk removed the mayor of the district under the pressure of the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who took over the province on October 16. Ameer Khwakaram, Mayor of Daquq, told BasNews on Tu ...

Three Hashd al-Shaabi Militias Killed by IS in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-20 01:50
KIRKUK — At least three militias of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi were killed on Sunday after they ran into an Islamic State (IS) ambush. Five other Shi’ite militias were wounded after a fire exchange erupted with IS militants in Ghara village of Du ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Abducts Two KDP Members in Pirde, SE Erbil

BAS News - 2017-11-19 17:13
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi abducted on November 14 two members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Pirde town, 50 km to the southeast of Erbil. Confidential sources told BasNews that Hashd al-Shaabi militias abducted Ba ...

Militias Attack Journalists in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-11-18 18:26
MOSUL — Iraqi Observatory for Freedom of Press condemned on Friday the violent acts against a group of journalists in Mosul by local Sunni mobilisation forces. The monitoring group revealed that reporters and a cameraman for Mosulia Channel were bitten b ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Militias Kidnap Three Civilians in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-18 18:26
ERBIL — The militiamen from Hashd al-Shaabi abducted on Friday three civilians in Dibis district in southern Kirkuk province. Ali Mohammed, head of Dibis Security (Asayish) confirmed to BasNews that three civilians from Qaradara area in Dibis were kidnap ...

Iraq Now an Iranian Colony

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net The recent shift takeover of Kirkuk by the Iranian backed militias and Iraqi army clearly illustrates that now Iran is calling shots in every important decision of Iraq. This whole operation and withdrawal of PUK peshmerga without ...

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and his Shiite Militias

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
Dana Berzinjy | Exclusive to Ekurd.net The Iraqi army and the Shiite militia under the name of Hashd Al-Shaabi attacked the Iraqi Kurdistan cities on 16th October 2017 such as Kirkuk, Khanaqin, Tuz Khurmatu and the other cities after the referendum was t ...

Hashd al-Shaabi’s Arabisation Process in Kirkuk Ongoing

BAS News - 2017-11-12 21:20
KIRKUK — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have started moving their families to settle in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk as part of Baghdad’s process of Arabisation against Kurdistan, an official said. “Also in Tuz Khurmatu, Hashd a ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Deploys Additional Forces in Pirde, Southeast Erbil

BAS News - 2017-11-11 17:35
ERBIL — A Kurdish official stated on Saturday that Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias have sent additional forces to Pirde town, 50 km to the southeast of Erbil. “A large number of Hashd al-Shaabi forces have been deployed in Pirde since Friday, Nov ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Impeding IDPs Returns to Mosul: MP

BAS News - 2017-11-11 15:14
MOSUL — An Iraqi lawmaker, representing Nineveh Province in the Iraqi parliament, says that the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are preventing the displaced people from returning to their areas in Mosul. Ahmad Madloul, representative of Nineveh to th ...

Peshmerga Calls for Clarification on Use of US Weapons by PMF

BAS News - 2017-11-11 13:49
ERBIL — A Peshmerga official stated that the use of the US-provided weapons by the Iranian-backed militias (known as PMF) against Kurds has raised great concern, and the US needs to provide clarification on that. “The use of Abrams Tanks and how they hav ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Loots 30 Civilian Houses in Zummar, NW Mosul

BAS News - 2017-11-11 11:16
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi pillaged dozens of civilians properties in Zummar district, northwest of Mosul. Apart from abducting and humiliating civilians, the Shi’ite militias have looted 30 houses of the residents in ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Mobilising Forces Towards Prde

BAS News - 2017-11-10 19:59
ERBIL — Units of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have reportedly been mobilised towards Prde district in south of Erbil, said a Kurdish commander. Their intention, whether to carry out an attack against the Kurdish forces or conducting ...

Hezbollah Says IS Chief Baghdadi Was in Syrian Town Recently Retaken

BAS News - 2017-11-10 14:42
ERBIL — A Hezbollah-run media unit said on Friday Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi was in the Syrian border town of Albu Kamal during the recent operation conducted by the Syrian army and the militias loyal to Assad to liberate it. The sou ...

Pictures: Hashd Al-Shaabi Spreads Forces in Kurdish District in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-10 13:32
KIRKUK — The Iranian-controlled militias of Hashd al-Shaabi spread forces across a Kurdish neighborhood in Kirkuk after last night’s confrontations between a group of unknown armed men and the Iraqi forces in the area. Unidentified armed men attacked a p ...

Smashing a critical American ally

Washington Times - 2017-11-10 05:36
On Oct. 16, Iranian-backed Shia militias, together with 9,000 Iraqi government forces, armed and trained by the U.S., invaded and took Kirkuk from the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. It appears that the Iranians saw an opportunity to extend their influ ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Checkpoint Comes Under Attack in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-09 19:42
KIRKUK — A group of unidentified armed men attacked on Thursday a checkpoint of Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk. Media sources said that a fierce fire exchange erupted following the attack in Kirkuk’s Shorija district. No con ...

WATCH: Shi’ite Militias Detonate Civilian House in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-11-09 10:41
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled militias of Hashd al-Shaabi released a footage of detonating a civilian house in Tuz Khurmatu after they took over the city on October 16. The Shi’ite militias are seen in the video exploding a house after it had been rigge ...

PMF, Some PUK Officials Plundering Kirkuk Oil, Selling It to Iran

BAS News - 2017-11-08 14:46
ERBIL — A number of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officials who have handed over Kirkuk to the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are now, along with the militias, transporting Kirkuk’s oil to Iran by oil tankers. BasNews has lea ...

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 ...

Yezidis Flee Their Homes As Hashd Al-Shaabi Takes Over Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-07 16:59
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are deploying more forces to Sinjar, the Yezidi majority region, an official said, stating that the residents are fleeing the areas under the militia. Ghazwan Dawdi, a member of the Nineveh P ...

Shi’ite Cleric Calls on His Militias to Withdraw from Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-07 13:14
ERBIL — The Prominent Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Tuesday ordered his militia within Hashd al-Shaabi to withdraw from Kirkuk and close down their offices in the city. The leader of al-Sadr Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, called on his militia to withdra ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Making Random Arrests of Kurds, Sunnis in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-06 14:42
ERBIL — Following the suicide attacks against the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk on Sunday, the militias launched random arrests and raid campaigns against Kurds and Sunni Arabs. BasNews has learned that Hashd al-Shaabi mili ...

Arabisation of Kirkuk by Hashd al-Shaabi Continues: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-06 14:42
KIRKUK — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi continue relocating Arabs in Kirkuk while the Kurdish indigenous have been forced to escape the city, according to a Kurdish official. The new wave of people brought in by Hashd al-Shaabi ar ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Mobilizes Forces Near Faysh Khabur: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-11-06 11:18
A Peshmerga commander warns against any advances ERBIL — A commander of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces warned about the mobilization of forces by the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in northwest of Mosul near the Faysh Khabur area. Bahjat Selk ...

Baghdad-Appointed Governor Asks for Additional Troops in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-05 19:14
KIRKUK — The governor of Kirkuk, whom has recently been appointed to the position by Baghdad under the pressure of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, has asked the Iraqi government to deploy additional troops to the city. The call co ...

Two Bomb Blasts Target Hashd Al-Shaabi Militias in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-05 13:22
The explosions caused over a dozen casualties ERBIL — A suicide attack rocked Kirkuk city on Sunday after it was taken over by the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, leaving five people dead and over 10 others injured, security sources said. The suicid ...

Picture: Kurdish Civilian Injured by Hashd Al-Shaabi in Khanaqin Dies

BAS News - 2017-11-05 11:35
Shi’ite militias opened fire at civilians in Khanaqin on October 19 ERBIL — A Kurdish civilian who was wounded by Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Khanaqin city on October 19 died today. Hussein Ahmed Aziz Daloyi, was one of the protesters who rose against th ...

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 ...

Arabisation of Kirkuk on the Rise: MP

BAS News - 2017-11-04 22:50
KIRKUK — Iraqi authorities and the Iranian-backed militias have stepped up the systematic process of Arabisation of Kirkuk since they occupied the city last October, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament. MP Shakhawan Abdullah told BasNews that t ...

Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Proud to Be US’s Enemy: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-11-04 21:49
ERBIL — The Iraqi Hezbollah group, part and parcel of the Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi, is proud of being enemy of the United States, a spokesperson for the group said. The US has started designating some Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia groups as terro ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militias Looting Beiji Railway, Oil Refinery: MP

BAS News - 2017-11-04 20:32
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have started looting the train station of Beiji district in northern province of Salahaddin, an Iraqi lawmaker said. “After looting the Beiji oil refinery, electricity power plant, other gove ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Arabizing Names of Kirkuk Streets

BAS News - 2017-11-04 13:52
ERBIL — As part of the Arabization process of Kirkuk Province, Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias have begun changing the names of the streets in the city. “Hashd al-Shaabi have launched an intensive process of Arabizing Kirkuk as they have started ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Preparing for Imminent Attack on Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-04 13:52
ERBIL — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are preparing for an assault against the Peshmerga forces and the international community has been informed about the plan, according to a Peshmerga official. Halgurd Hikmat, Director of Media, C ...

A Woman Displaced by Hashd Al-Shaabi in Tuz Khurmatu Commits Suicide

BAS News - 2017-11-04 10:08
ERBIL — A woman who was displaced by the Iran-backed militias in Tuz Khurmatu city, south of Kirkuk Province, committed suicide in Sulaymaniyah. The Iranian-controlled militias in Iraq, equipped with US-supplied heavy arms, took over Kurdistan Region’s d ...

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 ...

Number of IDPs from Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu Reaches over 180,000

BAS News - 2017-11-02 21:11
ERBIL — Since the invasion of Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu and other disputed Kurdish territories by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, a total of 183,000 civilians have been displaced from their homes, the Office of the United Nations Human ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Militias to Run for Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections

BAS News - 2017-11-02 20:20
BAGHDAD — Dozens of political parties and entities registered for Iraq’s upcoming parliamentary elections are directly linked with the Iranian-backed militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi, a source for the Iraqi High Independent Electoral Commission confirme ...

In Pictures: Destruction Brought by Shi'ite Militias in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-11-02 14:40
ERBIL — Pictures released by media outlets show the aftermath of the destruction brought about by the Iranian-controlled Iraqi militias in Tuz Khurmatu after they took over the city on October 16. The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias, equipped with US-pro ...

A Number of PUK Officials Transporting Kirkuk's Oil to Iran

BAS News - 2017-11-02 12:52
ERBIL — A number of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) officials who handed over Kirkuk to the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have begun to transport Kirkuk’s oil to Iran by oil tankers. Adnan Kirkuki, the spokesperson for the Kur ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi’s Shelling Displaces 700 Christian Families in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-11-02 11:00
ERBIL — 700 Christian families have fled their homes in Nineveh Plain due to the latest shelling of the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi which wounded two civilians and destroyed properties in their town. Lara Yusuf, Mayor of Alqosh, a Christia ...

Car Bomb Kills 5 Hashd al-Shaabi Militias North of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-11-01 21:53
MOSUL — At least five Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi were killed on Wednesday after a car bomb hit their passing convoy in northern Mosul’s Rashidiyah district. One civilian was also killed in the incident with four others wounded, police officer Mu ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Ordered to Prepare for War Against Peshmerga: Commander

BAS News - 2017-11-01 14:53
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq’s army have been ordered to prepare for an assault against Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces. Kamal Kirkuki, a Peshmerga commander on Prde frontline, south of Erbil, told BasNews ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Abducts Six PUK Members in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-01 14:06
Lahur Talabani is trying to free them from the militias ERBIL — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have kidnapped six members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Ali Javanmardi, an independent journalist in Washington DC and Report ...

President Barzani Condemns Killing of Kurdish Journalist in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-01 10:06
The crime is a clear example of the chauvinist culture which has imposed itself on Kirkuk, Barzani says ERBIL — President Barzani condemned the murder of the Kurdish journalist Arkan Sharif by the Hashd al-Shaabi militias on October 30 in Kirkuk. The Ira ...

Hundreds of Displaced Children in Tuz Khurmatu Lose School

BAS News - 2017-10-31 15:46
Hashd al-Shaabi militias forced Kurds to flee home in the city ERBIL — A local official from Tuz Khurmatu said hundreds of schoolchildren have had their education interrupted after their families were forced by Hashd al-Shaabi to flee their homes. Tariq ...

Kurdish Civilian Found Brutally Murdered in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-31 14:24
Hashd al-Shaabi is believed to be behind the crime ERBIL — A Kurdish civilian was found dead in central Kirkuk on Tuesday and the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, who have invaded the city since October 16, are believed to be behind the crime. A sour ...

Metro Center Condemns Murder of Kurdish Journalist by Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-10-30 13:39
ERBIL — Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy decried the killing of the Kurdish journalist Arkan Sharif by the Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Kirkuk. The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi attacked last night the ...

Iranian-backed Militias Fatally Stab Kurdish Journalist in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-30 12:11
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi murdered last night a Kurdish photojournalist in Daquq district, southern Kirkuk Province after they invaded the province on October 16. Hashd al-Shaabi militias attacked last night the h ...

Iranian-backed Hashd Al-Shaabi Militias Murder a Kurdish Journalist

BAS News - 2017-10-30 08:34
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi murdered a photojournalist of Kurdistan TV in Daquq district, southern Kirkuk Province. According to local sources, Hashd al-Shaabi militias attacked last night the house of the cameraman ...

Israeli Druze diplomat: We stand in solidarity with Kurdistan

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-29 00:04
As the Iraqi Army, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Shia militias attacked Iraqi Kurdistan, Israeli MK Akram Hasson and Israeli diplomat Mendi Safadi reiterated Israel’s support for an independent Kurdistan. After the Iraqi Army, the Iranian Revol ...

PICTURES: Hashd al-Shaabi Militias Raid Kirkuk Cafe, Make Arrests

BAS News - 2017-10-28 22:58
KIRKUK — A group of Shi’ite militias of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi attacked a cafe in Kirkuk overnight on Saturday and arbitrarily arrested dozens of young Kurdish people at the scene. Social media activists affiliated to Hashd al-Shaabi have bee ...

1,300 Yezidi Families Displaced Again, This Time by Shi’ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-10-28 22:35
ERBIL — The military invasion of Kurdish Yezidi areas by Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi has resulted in the displacement of nearly 1,300 families, said an official. Representative of Yezidis at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG ...

Kirkuk Under Martial Rule After Hashd al-Shaabi’s Invasion: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-28 21:14
KIRKUK — Since the invasion of the city by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in mid-October, Kirkuk is being ruled by an actual martial law at the hand of the militias, said a local official. The current acting governor of Kirkuk, wh ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Setting up Checkpoints in Sinjar, Spreading Panic

BAS News - 2017-10-28 20:17
SINJAR — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are now increasing the number of checkpoints across the Yezidi city of Sinjar which has led to panic among civilians, said a local official. “The Hashd al-Shaabi militias are usually stoping ...

Tehran Pushing Baghdad on Crackdown Against Iranian Kurdish Oppositions

BAS News - 2017-10-28 20:17
ERBIL — The threats Islamic Republic of Iran is posing to the Kurdish opposition parties in Kurdistan Region are “real”, said an official. After invading Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu and other Kurdish disputed territories, the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of ...

Iranian-backed Militias Refuse Withdrawing from Kurdish Territories

BAS News - 2017-10-28 19:11
ERBIL — The Shi’ite militia group of Hashd al-Shaabi, backed by both Tehran and Baghdad, has welcomed dialogues to settle the differences, but rejected to withdraw its forces from the disputed Kurdish territories, an official said. The remark comes after ...

Iranian-backed Militias Explode Civilian Houses in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-10-28 11:58
ERBIL — The Iranian-controlled Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi continue to destroy the houses of Kurdish civilians in Tuz Khurmatu city, south of Kirkuk Province. A local source, who declined to be named, told BasNews “The militias of Hashd al-Shaabi ...

After Invading Kirkuk, Iranian-backed Militias Recruiting Child Soldiers

BAS News - 2017-10-26 23:53
KIRKUK — The Iranian-backed militias of Asaib Ahl al-Haq — which operates under the command of Hashd al-Shaabi — has reportedly started recruiting fighters form the Kurdish city of Kirkuk, enrolling even teenagers under 18. In an official announcement, A ...

Iranian-backed Militias Suffer from Heavy Damages on Prde Frontline

BAS News - 2017-10-26 18:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces inflicted the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias with heavy damages after clashes erupted on Thursday around Prde district south of Erbil, a Peshmerga commander said. As repelling the military assaults by Hashd al ...

Shi’ite Commander Al-Muhandis Killed by Peshmerga: Unconfirmed Reports

BAS News - 2017-10-26 15:42
ERBIL — Unconfirmed reports say that the senior Shi’ite commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of the Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, was killed on Thursday during the clashes between the militias and the Peshmerga forces in Zummar, northwes ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Treats Christians the Way IS Did: MP

BAS News - 2017-10-26 15:05
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi overrunning Christian areas in Nineveh Plains the way Islamic State (IS) jihadists did back in 2014, a lawmaker says. The recent military offensives by Hashd al-Shaabi have left several Chris ...

UN Welcomes Erbil’s Call for Ceasefire with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-26 14:14
ERBIL — The United Nations has welcomed an initiative by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to end the military conflicts between thePeshmerga forces and the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. “The UN is ready to mediate between the sid ...

Peshmerga Wards off Iran-backed Militias’ Attack Near Erbil

BAS News - 2017-10-26 11:10
ERBIL — Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias and Iraqi forces attacked on Thursday the Peshmerga positions in Pirde town, 45 km to the south-east of Erbil. Kamal Kirkuki, a Peshmerga commander on the frontline, told BasNews that the militias of Hashd ...

Peshmerga Guns Down Surveillance Drone of Iran-Backed Militias

BAS News - 2017-10-26 10:33
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces could gun down a surveillance drone of the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi while repelling an offensive of the militias in northwest of Mosul on Thursday. The Peshmerga forces managed on Thursday to defeat an unprovoked a ...

Iran-Backed Militias Launch Attack Against Peshmerga West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-10-26 09:47
ERBIL — Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) launched a fresh offensive on Peshmerga positions in north west of Mosul on Thursday. The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) reported on Thursday that the Iranian-bac ...

US House Speaker Warns Baghdad about Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-10-26 01:49
ERBIL — Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan has welcomed Erbil’s proposal to halt the military confrontations between Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and the Peshmerga forces. “Ongoing clashes between forces aligned with ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Preparing to Attack Peshmerga NW Mosul: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-10-26 00:29
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council warned late on Wednesday of imminent attack by Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi forces on the Peshmerga positions northwest of Mosul. “Imminent attack expected by Iraqi forces and Iran ...

KRG Calls for UN Investigation into Hashd al-Shaabi Atrocities

BAS News - 2017-10-25 19:56
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has renewed a call on the United Nations and the international community to prevent the Iran-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi from their continuous atrocities against the Kurdish population of are ...

US Welcomes KRG Initiatives to Halt Hostilities by Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-10-25 18:04
ERBIL — The US State Department welcomed on Wednesday the initiative by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) calling for ceasefire between Peshmerga forces and the Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. Earlier on Thursday, the KRG released a ...
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