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120 Kurdish Kolbars Killed, Wounded by Iran in 2017 in Urmia

BAS News - 2017-11-25 10:28
ERBIL — According to reports, 120 Iranian Kurdish backpack carriers known as Kolbars have been killed or wounded in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan Province, northwest of Iran, in 2017. Hengaw, a website for tracking human rights violations in Iranian Kurd ...

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 ...

Earthquake Again Strikes Halabja Province

BAS News - 2017-11-22 19:54
HALABJA — After last week’s deadly earthquake, border areas of Halabja province were shaken by two successive quakes late on Wednesday. Dara Hassan, head of the Department of Meteorology and Seismology in Sulaymaniyah, confirmed the report to BasNews and ...

New mass grave found west of Kirkuk

ANHA - 2017-11-22 16:07
Iraqi authorities have found mass grave containing dozens of civilians bodies kidnapped and executed by IS militants southwest of the Iraqi province Kirkuk. ...

Mass Grave Found in South-west Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-22 13:49
KIRKUK — A new mass grave containing dozens of bodies of civilians, massacred by Islamic State (IS), has been found in Kirkuk province. Alsumaria News on Wednesday quoted a local source as saying that a mass grave was found on the international road in L ...

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 ...

PKK Announces Death of 13 Guerrillas in Şırnak, Turkey

BAS News - 2017-11-21 12:36
ERBIL — The PKK's armed wing, the People's Defence Forces (HPG), announced on Tuesday the death of 13 fighters in the latest clashes with the Turkish army in Şırnak province in the Kurdish region of Turkey. HPG has stated that 13 of its members, includin ...

Iranian Kurdistan Hit by Another Earthquake

BAS News - 2017-11-20 23:01
SULAYMANIYAH — Following a deadly earthquake last week, another quake stroke Ilam province of the Iranian Kurdistan on Monday. Dara Hassan, head of the Department of Meteorology and Seismology in Sulaymaniyah, told BasNews that the quake was also felt in ...

Iraq’s Forces Find Mass Grave While Searching for Oil, South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-20 14:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces discovered a mass grave on Sunday inside oil wells near the mountains of Hamrin, south of Kirkuk province. Security sources said that the mass grave contained the remains of civilians executed by the Islamic State (IS) near the m ...

Over 1,000 Bangladeshis Detained in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2017-11-19 22:00
BASRA — The Iraqi authorities in the southern province of Basra have placed up to 1,000 Bangladeshi nationals in detention, the Bangladeshi Ambassador to Iraq confirmed. The detainees have overstayed in Iraq after their residence permit ended, according ...

IRGC Extracts Iraq’s Kifri Oil with Support from a PUK Group

BAS News - 2017-11-19 11:14
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran last week deployed hundreds of troops to an area between Tuz Khurmatu and Kifri districts in northern Iraq’s Diyala province, in an attempt to extract oil in the area. A Kurdish official in Kirkuk, confirmed to BasNew ...

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 ...

PUK Escorts Hashd Al-Shaabi to Darbandikhan, SE Sulaymaniyah: Official

BAS News - 2017-11-18 18:26
ERBIL — A Kurdish official stated on Saturday that a group within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has helped Hashd al-Shaabi forces travel to Darbandikhan district in southeast of Sulaymaniyah province. Sheikh Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa, head of the Ku ...

Iraq forces take two largest Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
Iraq warns Kurdistan not to shut down Kirkuk oil flows KIRKUK,— Iraqi forces took control of the two largest oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk on Tuesday dealing a heavy blow to the finances of the autonomous Kurdistan government. Th ...

Iraq court rules no region can secede after Kurdistan independence bid

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday that no region or province can secede, strengthening the government’s hand as it seeks to prevent a repeat of September’s Kurdish independence vote. The ruling was a response to a request from the ce ...

Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for disputed Kirkuk oilfields

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 04:03
KIRKUK,— Iraq aims to double the output of oilfields in the northern province of Kirkuk retaken from the Kurds to one million barrels per day (bpd), Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi said Monday. “The priority is to resume oil exports from Kirkuk through the ...

Turkey says two troops killed in Duhok Province attacked by PKK

Waar Media - 2017-11-17 18:28
WAAr-DUHOK: The Turkish army on Thursday announced the killing of two soldiers and wounding of another in clashes with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) guerrillas inside the Kurdistan Region. In a press release, the army’s general staff said fighting e ...

Iraqi forces control of Rawa district

ANHA - 2017-11-17 13:57
NEWS DESK – Iraqi forces took control today, Friday of the whole Rawa district which was the last stronghold of IS mercenaries in Iraq. The Iraqi forces launched a campaign to liberate Rawa district in al-Anbar province, which was the last stronghold of ...

Abu-Maria Al-Qahtani… Turkey’s compass to Adlib

ANHA - 2017-11-16 11:19
The sudden Turkish intervention in Adlib surprised many public, local, political and social sides and became the focus questions on how to facilitate the Turkish intervention in the Adlib province without any confrontation, to expand its occupation from A ...

Le tremblement de terre au Kurdistan

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-11-15 05:19
FIKP Un terrible tremblement de terre de magnitude 7,3 a fait près de 500 morts et des milliers de victimes dans la province de Kermanchah du Kurdistan iranien. Certaines localités du Kurdistan irakien comme Derbendikhan et Halabja ont également été touc ...

More Than 2000 Dead In Powerful Quake in Kermanshah province

Roji Kurd - 2017-11-15 00:01
Roji Kurd: On Sunday, at 9:48 pm local time, a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck northwest Iran near the border with Iraq. As of Tuseday, more than 2000 people had been reported dead. Thousands of people spent a second night in makeshift tents or o ...

Civilian Killed by Turkish Airstrikes in Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-11-14 01:46
ERBIL — The Turkish warplanes heavily bombarded Kurdistan Region territories overnight on Monday and killed one civilian. The airstrikes allegedly targeted the positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sidakan area of northeastern Erbil province ...

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 ...

We Oppose Creation of Kirkuk Autonomous Region: Turkmen MP

BAS News - 2017-11-12 15:56
ERBIL — Turkmen population in Kirkuk Province opposes the attempts by some parties to make the province a federal region. Muna Qahwachi, the head of Turkmen faction in the Kurdistan Region parliament, told BasNews on Sunday that the proposal of turning K ...

Turkish Jets Strike Mount Asos, Northern Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-11-12 13:31
ERBIL — Turkish Air Force once again bombarded Asos Mountain in northern Sulaymaniyah Province of the Kurdistan Region on Sunday. The Turkish jets bombed Mount Asos, 2 km from Galala village in Mawat town at 9:30am, Kamaran Hasan, Mayor of Mawat told Kur ...

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 ...

Oil Well in Kirkuk On Fire

BAS News - 2017-11-11 18:03
KIRKUK — An oil well in southern Kirkuk province has caught fire, said a local source on Saturday. The reason behind the fire breakout is not known yet, but it erupted after a massive amount of oil had leaked, according to the source. He said that huge d ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Sunni Arabs No Longer Seek Autonomy: Former Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2017-11-09 03:08
ERBIL — Former governor of Nineveh Province, Atheel al-Nujaifi has made it clear that Iraqi Sunni Arabs do not seek autonomy or a self-governing region. Nujaifi, who is now commander of a Sunni Arab militia group, argued that splitting Iraq is not in fav ...

How will the voter elect?

ANHA - 2017-11-08 12:18
The Co-Chair of the Electoral Commission in the territory of Cizîre (al-Jazeera) province Ruken Mullah Ibrahim said that to facilitate the electoral process on the voters a special color will be adopted for each box, the rejection of the electoral paper w ...

Iran Hangs Three Kurds

BAS News - 2017-11-07 19:09
ERBIL — The Iranian authorities carried out on Tuesday the death sentences a court had issued for three Kurdish citizens in Western Azarbaijan Province. The three Kurds, identified as Hussein Bashoki, Asghar Ranjbar and Hedayat Sherzad, were hanged at th ...

Iranian Border Guards Beat a 13 Year Old Kurdish Kolber to Death

BAS News - 2017-11-07 10:36
ERBIL — Iranian security forces killed a Kurdish teenager who was working as a backpack carrier, commonly known as Kolber, on KRG-Iran border areas in Khoi city of Urmia Province. According to Hengaw, a human rights news agency, Rasoul Yusufi, a 13-year- ...

PKK Deploys Forces, Arms in Daquq, Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-11-07 10:36
PKK and Hashd al-Shaabi have made an agreement on the deployment ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in coordination with the Hashd al-Shaabi militia, deployed forces and arms in Daquq district, southern Kirkuk Province. BasNews has learned that PKK ...

IS Chief Baghdadi Reportedly Flees Iraq to Syria: Sources

BAS News - 2017-11-06 17:54
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) Caliph Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi had reportedly been in Iraq’s Anbar Province until he recently fled to Syria, Iraqi Media reported on Monday. After the Iraqi forces liberated the town of Qaim in western Anbar near the Syrian borde ...

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 ...

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 ...

Clashes Erupt Between Turkish Police and PKK in Diyarbakir

BAS News - 2017-11-03 13:34
DIYARBAKIR — Clashes broke out on Friday between Turkish police and members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern Diyarbakir Province, causing casualties among both sides. According to Diyarbakir governor’s office the confrontation to ...

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 ...

Iraqi forces kill a mercenary Waly in al-Qaim province

ANHA - 2017-11-02 15:31
NEWS DESK – Iraqi forces killed a Waly of mercenaries who is responsible for al-Qaim province when he was trying to escape to Syria. Al-Sumaria site, reporting from a source that the mercenary Abu Ahmad al-Iraqi was killed by a bombardment of the Iraqi ai ...

Four Landmine Casualties in One Month in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-11-01 19:50
SULAYMANIYAH — At least three civilians have lost their lives in landmine explosions during October in Raparrin district of Sulaymaniyah Province, an official confirmed. One other civilian was also critically injured, according to Shorish Ismail, a local ...

Nineveh Governor Sacked over Corruption

BAS News - 2017-11-01 18:35
MOSUL — Iraq’s Nineveh Provincial Council decided on Wednesday to sack the province’s governor, Nofal Hammad. He was accused of corruption and damage of public property. The decision was made in Hammad’s absence. He later said that the meeting is illegal ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Kurdish Tradesman Killed by Iranian Military Forces in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-27 02:00
Iranian Disciplinary Force (NAJA) shot dead a Kurdish tradesman in Orumiyeh and abandoned his body. “On Monday night, Oct 23, 2017, two Kurdish tradesmen were ambushed by Iranian military forces in the border area of Al-Wassan from the Orumiyeh province. ...

What Destroyed This Abrams Tank?

WarIsBoring - 2017-10-25 17:39
On Oct. 20, 2017, the Kurdish Peshmerga claimed to have destroyed an Iraqi M-1A1 Abrams tank during fighting in Kirkuk province and took grainy video footage to prove it. It was an especially noteworthy clash given that Western allies supplied many of Ira ...

Iraq Arabizing Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu Through Hashd Al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-10-25 12:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi Government has begun the process of Arabization of Tuz Khurmatu and Kirkuk through the Iran-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who invaded the areas last week. Tuz Khurmatu, a multi-ethnic city south of Kirkuk Province, is one o ...

Mass Grave Found in South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-10-24 21:59
MOSUL — The Iraqi forces discovered on Tuesday a mass grave in southern Nineveh province containing at least 170 corpses. Police officer Anbaar Jabir said that the discovery was made after nearly three months of data collection and intelligence gathering ...

Sit-in tents witness extensive participation on its 8thday

ANHA - 2017-10-24 14:17
The sit-in tents that were erected in the center of Kobani city in the Euphrates region continue for the 8th day in a row, with an extensive participation of all groups of society, political parties and all components of the Euphrates' province to call fo ...

A Kurdish Yezidi Woman, Two Children Rescued in Syria

BAS News - 2017-10-22 10:44
ERBIL — The Office of Yezidi Abductees' Affairs in Duhok Province stated that three more Kurdish Yezidis have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) recently in Syria. Hussein Qaidi, head of the office, told BasNews that a Kurdish Yezidi woman, named Miyan ...

Pétrole: l'Irak accroît sa production dans le sud (ministre)

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-10-21 23:03
L'Irak a accru depuis samedi de 200.000 barils par jour sa production pétrolière dans le sud du pays pour compenser celle de la province de Kirkouk, où le pompage a cessé à cause du conflit avec les Kurdes. ...

7,000 Families from Tuz Khurmatu Flee to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-10-21 17:21
ERBIL— At least 7,000 families from Tuz Khurmatu, Salahaddin province, have so far left their homes behind as a result of the Shi'ite militias attack on their town. Hashd al-Shaabi militias, backed strongly by the Iranian Qods force, occupied Kirkuk, Tuz ...

Geleyeh village in Kurdistan province

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Geleyeh is a village in Kumasi rural district, in the central district of Marivan county in Iran’s Kurdistan Province. The Geleyeh village’s source of income is gardening, farming and keeping livestock. Numerous tourists are annually attracted to the beau ...

Iraqi forces take complete control of Kirkuk province

KurdPress - 2017-10-21 14:03
Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said. ...

French President Makes Phone Calls with Barzani, Abadi

BAS News - 2017-10-20 17:18
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron revealed on Friday that he had talked to Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Aabdi to discuss the military tensions in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk. Macron told reporters ...

Les forces irakiennes ont réussi à renverser leur image d'impuissance

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-10-20 10:15
La rapidité avec laquelle les troupes irakiennes se sont imposées face aux combattants kurdes quelques jours après avoir chassé le groupe Etat islamique (EI) de la province de Kirkouk montre le changement radical du rapport de forces en Irak, affirment d ...

Shi'ite Militias Gun down Kurdish Protester in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2017-10-19 17:47
ERBIL— Iran-backed Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Thursday opened fire on a crowd of Kurdish protestors in the town of Khanaqin, Diyala province, leaving one protester killed and at least three more wounded. Mohammed Nuri was a policeman from Kha ...

School for Robar camp’s children

ANHA - 2017-10-19 14:56
AFRIN– The Social Affairs and Labor Body in Afrin canton of Afrin province opened a school for the children in Robar camp. Following the coordination of the Social Affairs and Labor Body and the Democratic Community Training Committee in Sherawa district ...

Kurdish Mayor of Qara Tappa Sacked by Baghdad-backed Shi’ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-10-18 21:14
ERBIL — Head of local administration of Qara Tappa subdistrict in northern Diyala province has confirmed that Baghdad assigned on Wednesday a member of the Hashd al-Shaabi militias to his position as part of the actions against Kurds. “Today, October 18, ...

Baghdad Continues Action Against Kurds: Governor of Kirkuk Replaced

BAS News - 2017-10-18 18:40
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government officially sacked the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, after its armed forces together with the Iran-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi invaded the centre of the province. The decision was signed o ...
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