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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 ...

Barzani refuses Macron’s suggestion to delay referendum

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-23 00:02
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – French President called his Kurdish counterpart on Thursday afternoon local time, urging him to postpone the referendum. Emmanuel Macron praised the role of Kurds in defeating Islamic State (IS) and embracing refug ...

Turkish jets continue striking Kurdistan Region territories

Waar Media - 2017-09-22 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish fighter jets bombarded the villages located on the outskirt of Mount Qandil on Thursday evening, allegedly targeting the presence of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Local sources reported the Turkish military jets bombed several areas ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest: clashes erupted in Sor

ANHA - 2017-09-21 22:41
DEIR EZ-ZOR- Sor area that is located on the Iraqi-Syrian border in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor witnessed on Thursday afternoon strong clashes between Deir ez-Zor Military Council’s fighters and IS mercenaries. Strong clashes erupted on Thursda ...

Turkish Jets Strike Northern Kurdistan Region Areas

BAS News - 2017-09-21 22:31
ERBIL — Turkish fighter jets bombarded the villages located on the outskirt of Mount Qandil on Thursday evening, allegedly targeting the presence of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Local sources reported the Turkish military jets bombed several areas in ...

Anah in Western Anbar Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2017-09-21 19:52
ERBIL— The town of Anah in western Anbar province was liberated from the Islamic State (IS) on Thursday, as reported by Iraqi War Media Cell. The cell, affiliated with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, quoted Abdulamir Yarallah, deputy commander for Joint O ...

Barzani to Macron: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

BAS News - 2017-09-21 18:43
ERBIL— There will be no changes to Kurdistan independence referendum, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani told French president on Thursday. In a phone call today, French President Emmanuel Macron commended Kurdistan Region's role in the battle aga ...

EU, Canada free-trade deal comes into force

Waar Media - 2017-09-21 18:21
WAAR-DUHOK: A long-awaited free-trade deal between the European Union and Canada came into force on Thursday but it has not yet been “fully implemented,” according to the EU Commission. The agreement, which the commission says will “save EU businesses €5 ...

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 ...

Referendum Council: Kurdistan Goes Ahead with Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-21 18:07
ERBIL— The Senior Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region on Thursday convened and agreed that the referendum on the independence of the Kurdistan Region should take place as scheduled. The meeting, chaired by Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ...

Khamenei's Photo Appears on Poster for Killed Shi'ite PMF Commander

BAS News - 2017-09-21 16:21
ERBIL— The Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi (Public Mobilization Forces) on Thursday published posters for a killed commander on which the photo of the Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Akbar Khameniei also appears. Badr forces' commander, Nahz Karim D ...

Iraqi PM Announces First Stage of Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-21 09:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the first stage of Hawija operation early on Thursday. “With the dawn of a new Iraqi day, we announce the launch of the first stage of the liberation of Hawija to fulfill our pledge to o ...

A 16-year-old Girl in Saqez Ended her life by Hanging Herself

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-09-16 02:02
According to the report received by Kurdistan Human Rights Network, on Thursday night, Sep 14, 2017, a 16-year-old teenager called “Asra Mirzaei” ended her life by hanging herself in her house in Baharestan area (in Saqez) due to family problems. The rema ...

Karim says will continue as Kirkuk governor

KurdPress - 2017-09-15 23:31
Governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim on Thursday said the Iraqi Parliament's decision to dismiss him is "illegal," saying he will continue in his post as Governor and extend support to the upcoming referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region. ...

At least 50 killed in bomb attacks in southern Iraqi city

Waar Media - 2017-09-15 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Suicide bombers attacked a restaurant and a police checkpoint on a highway near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on Thursday, killing at least 50 and wounding more than 80, police and medical sources said. One attacker detonated his explo ...

Turkish Ministry warns KRG of paying a price in case referendum held

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish warned Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of paying a price for insisting on holding an independence referendum on Sept. 25, in a foreign ministry statement on Thursday. The statement, which welcomed Iraqi parliament vote that reject ...

Iraqi Parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Parliament in a majority vote decided to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk. On Thursday, the Iraqi Parliament has voted to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim from his position, shortly after Iraqi Prime Minist ...

Iraqi PM Abadi Calls for Removal of Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-14 13:38
ERBIL — The Office of the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, said on Thursday, that it has received a request from the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Office asking the parliament for a vote to dismiss the governor of Kirkuk from the office. “We ...

Iraqi Parliament Votes to Remove Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-14 13:38
ERBIL — The Iraqi Parliament voted in a session on Thursday to remove the Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim from the office. The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Office sent a request to the Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Thursday, asking the ...

Kurdistan Parliament Session's Deferred over Regulation

BAS News - 2017-09-13 20:37
ERBIL— Due to an internal regulation, Kurdistan Parliament will reopen on Friday, not Thursday as it was scheduled. The legislative body is due to hold its first session after almost two years of being closed down over political differences. Speaking to ...

Number of MPs Required for Quorum to Attend Kurdistan’s Parliament

BAS News - 2017-09-13 14:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region Parliament is expected to convene on Thursday after the number of MPs required for a quorum decided to attend the session. The parliament’s media department said in a statement on Wednesday required number of MPs for a quorum ...

Kurdistan Parliament to Finally Resume Sessions Thursday

BAS News - 2017-09-10 18:25
ERBIL— After nearly two years of closure, Kurdistan Parliament will resume its ordinary sessions on Thursday, stated the High Referendum Council. The council met on Sunday and discussed the recent developments and reparations for the vote on independence ...

Kurdistan parliament to reactivate on Thursday, September 14

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: The two main ruling parties in the Kurdistan Region have agreed to reactivate the suspended Kurdish parliament on September 14 following a high level meeting in Erbil on Sunday, a source with knowledge of the meeting told reporters. It is abo ...

Delegation of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Moscow

KNC Geneva - 2017-09-08 23:58
At the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a delegation of the KNR in Syria under the leadership of President Ibrahim Biro traveled to Russia this week. On Thursday, 7 September 2017, the delegates met the Russian Deputy Foreign Ministe ...

Russia Emphasizes the Involvement of Kurds in Intra-Syria Talks

BAS News - 2017-09-08 15:33
ERBIL — Russian President's special envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, has reaffirmed the importance the presence of Syrian Kurds in the talks on peace settlement in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Bogdanov met ...

IS Oil Stocks near Hawija Destroyed

BAS News - 2017-09-08 10:29
ERBILL— The oil stocks of the Islamic State (IS) organization in the vicinity of Hawija (55 km southwest of Kirkuk) were destroyed in an air strike on Thursday night. Iraqi al-Sumaria news, citing an informed source, reported on Friday that the internati ...

Sanandaj High Security Space

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-08 01:42
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association: Today, on Thursday 7 September 2017, following a call by the activists of the city of Sanandaj for solidarity with the protesters a few days earlier in Baneh,they called for a silent gathering in this c ...

EU: Possibility of Increased IS Attacks

BAS News - 2017-09-08 00:50
ERBIL — EU official warned on Thursday that there might be negative consequences for Europe after the ongoing fight against Islamic State (IS). Julian King, EU Commissioner for the Security Union, said during a press conference that there is a possibilit ...

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 ...

PUK Votes to Reactivate Parliament with KDP

BAS News - 2017-09-07 16:31
ERBIL— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)'s leadership council voted on Thursday afternoon to work for calling the suspended parliament of Kurdistan back into session, if its ally, the Change Movement (Gorran), keeps boycotting the process. Two-third of ...

Israeli jets strike ‘chemical weapons factory’ in Syria’s Hama

Waar Media - 2017-09-07 14:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel targeted a military facility in western Syria’s Hama province early on Thursday, Syria’s army said, breaching Lebanese airspace to carry out the strikes. The army statement said the airstrike killed two people and caused material damag ...

Ethnic-Religious Groups in Duhok Campaign for Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-09-07 12:59
DUHOK — The followers of different religions and ethnicities rallied in support of Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum in Duhok Province on Thursday. Representatives and followers of various ethnic-religious groups, including Muslims, Christians, ...

The hunger strike of five Kurdish prisoners in Kermanshah Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 16:15
Five Sunni Kurdish prisoners went on hunger strike in Kermanshah prison in eastern Kurdistan. According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, five Kurdish Sunni inmates have started their hunger strike on Thursday 31 August 2017, in Diz ...

Blast hits bus carrying Turkish prison guards in Izmir, several wounded

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
ANKARA,— Seven people were wounded when an explosion hit a shuttle bus carrying prison guards in the Turkish coastal province of Izmir on Thursday, and authorities were investigating a possible terrorist attack, the local mayor said. The bus was hit as i ...

Iraqi PM declares Nineveh province fully liberated from Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday declared the town of Tal Afar “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group after a nearly two-week operation, the latest blow to the extremist group which ran nearly a third of the country three years ago. Ir ...

Report on Human Rights violation in East Kurdistan “August” 2017.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 06:54
The human rights situation report is from Tuesday 1 August 2017 untill on Thursday 31 August 2017, in eastern Kurdistan, an effort by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, based on numerous reports from the human rights organization. It is worth noting ...

Iranian cleric meets Nouri al-Maliki, says IS is a US trick

KurdPress - 2017-09-02 09:48
Chairman of Iran's Expediency Council Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said in a meeting with Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki on Thursday, August 31, that the that US claim of fighting against the Islamic State (IS) is a lie, describing it ...

Iraqi Army Warns Hawija Residents ahead of Liberation Offensive

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
ERBIL— Through messages dropped on Hawija (Kirkuk province) on Thursday, the Iraqi army informed the residents that the liberation of their town from the Islamic State (IS) is imminent. Millions of leaflets which contained the messages were dropped on Ha ...

Peshmerga Will Have Effective Role in Hawija Operation: Townsend

BAS News - 2017-09-01 10:02
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces will have an "effective" role in the imminent operation to free the town of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS), stated the commander of the US-led coalition against the IS. Addressing reports on Thursday, Lt. Gen. ...

IS Leader al-Baghdadi Believed to Be Alive and Hiding

BAS News - 2017-08-31 22:40
ERBIL — The leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be alive and hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, between Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon official said on Thursday. According to General Stephen Townsend, Chie ...

IS Arms Depot Set on Fire in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-08-31 22:40
ERBIL — Islamic State's (IS) arms depot caught on fire in the group's stronghold town of Hawija, a local source said on Thursday. According to the source, who spoke to Almaalomah news website, unknown perpetrators set fire to the IS-held facility in cent ...

Kurdistan Again Hit by Earthquake

BAS News - 2017-08-31 19:03
ERBIL — For the third time in less than a month, Kurdistan Region is hit by another earthquake, causing no casualties or serious damages. Kurdistan Region's Weather Forecast and Seismology Directorate said that Thursday’s quake was measured at 3.4 on the ...

Children Hospital liberated, 23 mercenaries killed

ANHA - 2017-08-31 18:49
AL-RAQQA- Al-Nahda and Al-Miror neighborhoods west of al-Raqqa city witnessed on Thursday strong battles as 23 mercenaries were killed. Moreover, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated Children Hospital in al-Miror neighborhood. The fighters of SDF cont ...

No One Authorized to Decide for Turkmens in Kirkuk: Turkmen Leader

BAS News - 2017-08-31 17:43
ERBIL—The Turkmen people back the Kurdistan Region in its pursuit for independence by all means and have submitted their conditions for partnership in the would-be "State of Kurdistan," stated a Turkmen leader. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Turkmen De ...

IS Intends to Strike "Big Blow" before Last Breath: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2017-08-31 17:03
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants are planning to strike a "big blow" from their last stronghold in Iraq, Hawija, before their authority in the country fades away completely, said a Peshmerga commander. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Lt. Col. Him ...

Barzani: Blood of Martyrs Will Not Go to Waste

BAS News - 2017-08-31 16:39
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani reiterated on Thursday that through the sacrifices made by martyrs, Kurdistan will attain independence. In a message for congratulating Eid al-Adha (falling on Friday), Barzani wrote to the families of the ...

Kurdish-led SDF Kill Dozens of IS Militants in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-31 16:39
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Thursday that they've killed dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants, including a number of snipers, in the city of Raqqa. According to an online statement released by the SDF, 40 IS milita ...

Iraqi PM Declares Complete Victory over IS in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-31 15:32
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, released an official statement on Thursday to announce the conclusion of the battle against Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar district, northwest of Mosul. "I declare to you that resilient Tel Afar joined libera ...

Peshmerga repels ISIS suicide attacks near Tel Afar

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga forces gunned down three Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bombers who attempted to approach the Peshmerga bases early on Thursday near al-Ayadiyah, the last district held by IS in Tel Afar city. According to military sources, three IS s ...

Five Yezidi Abductees Freed from IS in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-31 12:08
ERBIL — A fourteen-year-old Kurdish Yezidi girl was freed from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) militants on Thursday in Syria, KRG’s office for Yezidi Abductees announced. Hussein Qaidi, Head of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Office for Yezidi ...

Peshmerga Wards off IS Suicide Attack near Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-31 10:14
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces gunned down three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers who attempted to approach the Peshmerga bases early on Thursday near al-Ayadiyah, the last district held by IS in Tel Afar city. According to military sources, three IS suici ...

Islamic Republic of Iran’s law enforcement forces in the area of “Asnouri” Marivan and “Hashtian” of Urmia a number of carrier (innocent civilians) shooting target.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-28 01:43
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, on Thursday evening 24 August 2017, a number of district policemen from the “Sheler” bordered by the villages “Barika in” and “Hanjiran” the security forces were ambushed. According to new ...

HDP condemns Turkish expulsion of PUK representative

KurdPress - 2017-08-25 21:35
Turkey's pro-Kurdish Democratic Peoples' Party on Thursday blasted the Turkish authorities for deporting the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (YNK) representative in Ankara Behroz Gelali. ...

Chechen President: Kurdistan Helped Free 12 CIS Individuals in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-25 10:37
ERBIL— President of Chechen Republic stated on Thursday that with the assistance of the Kurdistan Region 12 people from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CID) were rescued in Tal Afar. Ramazan Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram account that six of the p ...

US-backed Iraqi forces expel ISIS from five villages near Tal Afar

Aranews - 2017-08-25 08:59
Iraqi forces made further gains in their offensive to dislodge ISIS from Tal Afar, seizing five more villages on the eastern and southern outskirts of the city, the military said on Thursday. In the fifth day of their onslaught, Iraqi forces continued to ...

Wounded a businessman in Baneh

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-25 05:16
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Thursday 24 August 2017, a businessman called “Nezhad Mohammadi” from the village of Kileh, from Baneh, east of Kurdistan province, was severely wounded by the military forces of the Isl ...

A vendor in Marivan his property burnt.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-25 05:16
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Thursday 24 August 2017, due to pressure from the Islamic Republic of Iran affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran forces on the Marivan vendors in the east of Kurdistan who are forced to subsist ...

UN Calls for Pause of Airstrikes in Raqqa for Civilian Evacuation

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:06
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) called on the US-led coalition to pause airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, in order to give civilians a chance to escape. The UN call came on Thursday, after several reports were released, saying ...

Ancient Sites of Raprin to Go on Google Earth

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:54
ERBIL—The entire ancient and archeological sites within Raprin administrative area (Sulaimaniyah province) will be registered in Google Earth program, a related official stated. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Barzan Bayiz, Raprin archeology director, s ...

Iran-Kurdistan Discuss Construction of Railway System

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:20
ERBIL— The Islamic Republic of Iran has demanded to extend its railway service to the Kurdistan Region, according to a statement by Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Transportation and Communications. The statement published on Thursday said Iran has alread ...

Preparations for Referendum Set in Sinjar and Yezidi IDP Camps

BAS News - 2017-08-24 18:09
ERBIL— The preparations for holding the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region in the township of Sinjar and the IDP camps of the Yezidis have been set. Speaking to BasNews on Thursday, Waysi Nayf, the chairman of Sinjar local council, said diff ...

Tal Afar Operation: IS Pushed Back Further

BAS News - 2017-08-24 17:44
ERBIL— The Iraqi and coalition forces on Thursday managed to liberate a village and two more neighborhoods of Tal Afar from the Islamic State (IS) authority. Lt. Gen. Abdulamir Yarallah, the commander of Tal Afar operation, announced that Qara Tapa villa ...

Barzani to EU Amb: Referendum Decision Unwavering

BAS News - 2017-08-24 17:15
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's independence referendum has priority over all the other causes and the decision to hold the vote on 25th of September this year is unwavering, Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated Thursday. Today the EU Ambassador to ...

Bahceli blames KRG planned referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 14:35
A Turkish opposition leader on Thursday said next month’s planned independence vote in the Kurdistan Region could potentially lead to war, Anadolu news agency reported. ...

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 ...

Referendum won’t affect war against IS: Barzani tells US official

KurdPress - 2017-08-18 18:34
The President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, on Thursday discussed the latest military developments with US army officials, affirming the upcoming Kurdistan Region referendum would not affect the war against the Islamic State (IS), Kurdistan 24 ...

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 ...

PYD Preventing 200 Hajj Pilgrims to Cross into Aleppo

BAS News - 2017-08-18 10:26
ERBIL— The Kurdish ruling party in Rojava (Northern Syria) has withheld nearly 200 people en route to Hajj pilgrimage near the camps of Hasaka province, according to a report. Arabi al-Jadid news website reported on Thursday that the security forces of t ...

Kurdistan Entitled to Determine Its Destiny: Palestinian Diplomat

BAS News - 2017-08-18 09:24
ERBIL— Consul General of Palestine in Erbil Nazmi Hozouri stated on Thursday that the people of Palestine appreciate the demand by the people of Kurdistan for holding independence referendum and believe that they have the right to choose their destiny. H ...

Yezidi Boy Reunited with Family After Being Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-17 23:13
ERBIL — A 12-year-old Yezidi boy, who was freed from Islamic State (IS) captivity was reunited with his refugee mother in Canada on Thursday. Emad Mishko Tammo expressed his gratitude for the Canadian government and the president of the Liberation of Chr ...

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 ...

PUK Punishes Members in Anti-Referendum Campaign: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-08-17 19:54
ERBIL— Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) backs holding the referendum on independence of Kurdistan Region and will punish any members who support the anti-referendum campaign, the spokesperson for PUK's Central Council stated on Thursday. Latif Nerwayi ...

Gorran and KDP Likely to Make New Agreement: Gorran Official

BAS News - 2017-08-17 18:37
ERBIL— Change Movement (Gorran) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) will meet to settle their issues and there is a chance that they also work out a new agreement, said a Gorran official. In a statement to BasNews on Thursday, Sheikh Omar Kakahama, ...

Bulgaria plans to station 600 troops on its border with Turkey

Waar Media - 2017-08-17 18:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Bulgarian Defense Minister Krassimir Karakatschanow said Thursday he plans to deploy armed troops to “strengthen our border security” with Turkey and halt any potential flow of migrants. Speaking to German daily Die Welt, Karakatschanow said ...

Three IS Militants Killed in Donkey Bomb Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-17 17:53
ERBIL— While planting explosives on a donkey on Thursday, three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and five more were wounded southwest of Kirkuk. Iraqi media cited informed sources that the event occurred in Rashad parish, 35 km southwest of Kirku ...

Barzani Calls on US to Understand Determination of People of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-08-17 17:37
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani on Thursday urged the US to understand the determination of the people of Kurdistan for holding the independence referendum. Barzani told a visiting delegation of senior US commanders that in the same wa ...
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