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Barzani to Release a Statement on Situation in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-17 13:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is expected to release a statement on Tuesday, October 17 about the latest situation in Kurdistan. Following the offensive by the Iraqi government against Kirkuk on Monday, Barzani is expected to address ...

Iran Seizes Region’s Largest Oil Fields in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-17 12:13
ERBIL — Iran has seized control of the largest oil fields in Iraq and Kurdistan after the assault of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias on Kirkuk Province. After the October 16 offensive of Hashd al-Shaab militias backed by the Iranian Revolutio ...

Iraqi Forces, Backed by IRGC, Attacked Kirkuk: Peshmerga Command

BAS News - 2017-10-16 15:36
ERBIL — General Command of the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Forces stated that the offensive on Kirkuk was launched by the Hashd al-Shaabi and Iran’s Quds Forces. “On the dawn of October 16, IRGC and Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) under the command of I ...

Coalition to React to Any Offensive on Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-15 02:30
KIRKUK — The US-led coalition has made it clear that any military force conducting offensives against Kirkuk would come under coalition attack, said an official form Kirkuk. The Coalition has notified Iraqi armed forces about their position on the issue, ...

Peshmerga to Defend Kirkuk “at Any Cost”: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-13 03:49
ERBIL — Thousands of heavily-equipped Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been deployed in Kirkuk to defend the province against any possible military offensive by Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, a Kurdish official said. “Thousands of heavi ...

In Picture: Peshmerga Reinforcement in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-13 02:21
ERBIL — Peshmerga Commander Mohammed Haji Mahmoud moved a large unite of Peshmerga troops overnight Thursday to Kirkuk for defending the city against any possible Baghdad military offensive. Mahmoud, who is also the president of the Kurdistan Socialist D ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi’s Attempt to Attack Kurdistan Failed: Commander

BAS News - 2017-10-12 13:17
ERBIL — Shi’ite Arab militia forces of Hashd al-Shaabi were attempting to conduct a major offensive against Peshmerga in south of Kirkuk last night, said a Peshmerga commander. Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of Peshmerga forces in southern Kirkuk, told Kurdist ...

Peshmerga Foils IS Attack South-west Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-09 13:02
IS militants attacked Peshmerga early Monday southwestern Kirkuk KIRKUK — Peshmerga forces managed to foil the offensive carried out by Islamic State (IS) extremists early Monday against Peshmerga on south-western Kirkuk’s front. Kamal Kirkuki, Peshmerga ...

IS Militants Attack Peshmerga South-West Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-09 12:19
Fierce clashes are ongoing between Peshmerga and IS KIRKUK — Islamic State (IS) extremists launched early on Monday an offensive against the Peshmerga forces on south-western Kirkuk front. Kamal Kirkuki, a Peshmerga commander of the front, told BasNews t ...

Syrienkonflikt: Türkei rückt in die Rebellen-Provinz Idlib ein

Der Spiegel Online - 2017-10-09 01:47
Die türkische Armee rückt in den Nordwesten Syriens ein. Laut Staatschef Erdogan soll damit sichergestellt werden, dass die vereinbarte Waffenruhe eingehalten wird. Kurdische Rebellen fürchten eine Offensive der Türkei. ...

IOM: Over 30 Thousand People Displaced by Hawija Operations

BAS News - 2017-10-07 09:49
Erbil — The military operations in Hawija district, southern Kirkuk, left over 30 thousand people displaced. “More than 33,000 people have been displaced since the launch of the offensive two weeks ago,” IOM reported. However, after the district was decl ...

Salih Muslim: Den Kurden geht es nicht bloß um Autonomie

Civaka Azad - 2017-10-06 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Gamze Kafar im Interview mit Salih Müslüm, dem ehemaligen Co-Vorsitzenden der PYD, über das Referendum im kurdischen Autonomiegebiet im Irak, über die Offensive auf Deir ez-Zor und die Erklärung aus Damaskus zu ei ...

Iraqi Forces Begin New Push to Retake Center of Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-04 10:08
KIRKUK — Iraqi army announced on Wednesday, October 4, a new offensive to retake the center of Hawija district, located in southern Kirkuk Province. The Iraqi troops launched on Wednesday a new operation as part of the second phase of the Hawija operatio ...

Offensive auf Deir ez-Zor dauert an

Civaka Azad - 2017-10-03 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Pressemitteilung, Civaka Azad – Kurdisches Zentrum für Öffentlichkeitsarbeit e.V., 02.10.2017 Die vom Militärrat von Deir ez-Zor und den Demokratischen Kräften Syriens (SDF) am 9. September begonnene Operation „Ge ...

Iraqi PM: Forces begin offensive to retake Hawija from ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-09-21 18:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq has begun an offensive to retake Hawija, one of two remaining bastions of the Islamic State group in the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday. “At the dawn of a new day, we announce the launch of the first stage ...

Iraqi Army Commences Attack on Last IS-held Towns in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-09-19 14:56
ANBAR — Iraqi security forces and paramilitary units launched early Tuesday a massive offensive against one of the Islamic State (IS) group's last bastions in the western Anbar Province near Syria’s border. Iraqi Joint Operations Command said on Tuesday ...

Canadian Special Forces to Assist Iraqis in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — Canadian special forces who assisted the Iraqi and Peshmerga troops in the battle of Mosul moved into Kirkuk for backing up the Iraqi forces in the offensive to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold of Hawija. The Iraqi military, Kurdi ...

Airstrike wounds 6 U.S.-backed fighters in eastern Syria

Los Angeles Times - 2017-09-17 02:46
A U.S.-backed force in Syria said a Russian airstrike wounded six of its fighters Saturday near the eastern city of Dair Alzour, while in southeastern Syria, government troops and their Iran-backed allies began a new offensive to capture areas along the ...

US Troops Preparing for Hawija Battle: Reports

BAS News - 2017-09-09 17:18
ERBIL— US forces are setting the stage for the offensive to liberate Hawija (45 km southwest of Kirkuk) from the Islamic State (IS) militants, Iraqi media reported on Saturday. The troops have been deployed to Qaraj sub-district of Makhmur (50 km east of ...

Syrie: offensive d'une force arabo-kurde contre l'EI à Deir Ezzor

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-09-09 14:29
Une alliance de combattants kurdes et arabes syriens soutenue par les Etats-Unis a lancé samedi une offensive pour chasser les jihadistes du groupe Etat islamique (EI) de l'est de la province de Deir Ezzor dans l'est du pays. ...

In Syria, New Conflict Looms as ISIS Loses Ground

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-09-07 19:25
The Syrian regime’s successful offensive in Deir Ezzour this week pushed it ahead in the race against America’s Kurdish-led allies over who will inherit Islamic State’s remaining Syrian real estate. ...

Peshmerga Forces Defeat IS Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-07 16:31
ERBIL — The Kurdish Peshmerga forces warded off overnight on Wednesday an offensive of the Islamic State (IS) militants in southern Kirkuk, killing a number of the jihadists. There was no report of casualties on the side of Peshmerga, but the IS extremis ...

Mass Grave of Peshmerga Troops Discovered near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-06 19:53
ERBIL— The bodies of three Peshmerga troops were found in a mass grave near Mosul on Wednesday. The troops were martyred during an Islamic State (IS) offensive against a Peshmerga post in Kaske district on August 2, 2014, said Omar Mohammed, the commande ...

More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi forces killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 50 suicide bombers during a major offensive to free Tal Afar area in west of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Saturday. “The IS total casualties in the blitzkrieg du ...

Hawija Operation to Start within Days: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-04 13:03
Hashd al-Shaabi is ready to participate in the offensive, spokesperson says ERBIL — The spokesperson for the Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, Ahmed al-Asadi said the start of Hawijah operation is a matter of days and Hashd al-Shaabi is ready to ...
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