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Turkey denies shutting military base in Qatar

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 09:34
Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states on Friday, June 23, to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha, Reuters reported. ...

Iran:Three Sunni Kurdish Prisoners Sentenced in Total to 25 Years in Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-06-24 02:02
Three Sunni Kurdish prisoners, in the Orumiyeh Central Prison were sentenced to 25 years Imprisonment in total, by the Revolutionary Court of Orumiyeh for membership in extremist groups. In June, 2016, security forces arrested Tofiq Abdollahi from Mahaba ...

Security Information Service (BIS) – Questions interdites

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:00
Je suis conscient de la dangerosité des questions que je pose, mais même s’ils me tuent dans ce pays, dont vous êtes corresponsables concernant sa sécurité, il n’y aura qu’un martyr de plus dans les rangs des Kurdes valeureux. Je suis conscient de la dang ...

Security Information Service (BIS) – die verbotene Fragen

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-23 19:01
Die Gefahr der gestellten Fragen ist mir bewusst, aber selbst wenn sie mich in diesem Land, für dessen Sicherheit sie mitverantwortlich sind, töten, den tapferen Kurden wird nur ein weiterer Märtyrer hinzugefügt. Security Information Service (BIS), sowie ...

North Korea Must Apologise for American Tourist Warmbier’s Death

International Crisis Group - 2017-06-23 15:49
A public apology for death of American tourist Otto Warmbier is the best way for North Korea to show it did not plan this tragedy, keep over-zealous public security officials in line and improve the chances of any dialogue with the outside world. ...

Masrour Barzani Meets with Top EU Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-06-22 17:44
Barzani: Kurdistan Region will play a more active role in the anti-terrorism efforts ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani met with a top European Union (EU) delegation headed by Patrick Simmonet, the European Uni ...

One Kolber Killed, Two Wounded by Iranian Security Forces

BAS News - 2017-06-22 14:26
ERBIL — The Iranian border guards fatally shot a Kurdish backpack carrier known as 'kolber' and wounded two others in Piranshahr city in Iran's Kurdish northwest. Hengaw Kurdish website for human rights in the Iranian Kurdistan reported that the Iranian ...

IS Leader Responsible for IED Making Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-22 14:26
MOSUL — Iraqi forces on Thursday killed an Islamic State (IS) high-ranking member, responsible for the making of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Mosul's Old City. According to a security source, who spoke to Shafaq News on condition of anonymity, ...

U.S. will continue its support to Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 12:09
Washington-based analyst Nicholas A. Heras, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), told ARA News in reaction to recent remarks by U.S. former envoy to Syria Robert Ford that the US will keep supporting the Kurds in Syria. ...

EU Considers Dispatching a Security Mission to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — The European Union considers dispatching a security mission to help stabilise Iraq after the liberation of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS). EU ministers held an initial discussion on Monday, considering the deployment of A multi-count ...

Famous IS Journalist Captured in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 20:14
ERBIL— Alaa Sami Khatib, a prominent journalist serving the Islamic State (IS) organization, was arrested on Wednesday by security forces in the liberated eastern part of Mosul. Haidar Waeli, an Iraqi army officer, told media outlets that upon receipt of ...

Major Efforts Needed to Bring Life in Mosul Back to Normal: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-21 17:33
MOSUL — Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement calls on all other Iraqi ministries to put best efforts into repairing the liberated areas of west Mosul, providing security for all local residents. The Ministry released a statement on Wednesday, urg ...

Turkey aims to cripple, not contain, PKK / Metin Gurcan

KurdPress - 2017-06-21 13:14
Security forces have been conducting intensive operations against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) since March in southeast Turkey, particularly along a stretch of the border with Iraq between Silopi and Semdinli and in the Van Lake region on the Iranian ...

IS Media Deputy Minister Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 14:10
Iraqi forces recaptured two areas in Mosul’s Old City district MOSUL — On Tuesday, Iraqi security forces stormed the Dekka Baraka area within the Old City district of Mosul and managed to clear it from Islamic State (IS) militants. The forces were also a ...

Italy Arrests Iraqi National on Terrorism Charges

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:15
ERBIL — Italian security forces arrested on Monday an Iraqi asylum seeker who was said to be suspected of having ties to terrorist groups. The 29-year-old had been housed at a System for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) facility near ...

Suicide Bomber Killed Before Reaching Target: Qara Tapa

BAS News - 2017-06-18 23:18
ERBIL — Security forces killed overnight on Sunday a would-be suicide bomber in Qara Tapa subdistrict of Khanaqin, south of Kurdistan Region, before the assailant could reach his target. Mohammed Omer, a local official for the Patriotic Union of Kurdista ...

"Iraqi Govt Sent Thousands of Tons of Medicine to IS"

BAS News - 2017-06-18 19:13
ERBIL— In a video footage a member of Iraqi security forces accuses the government of sending thousands of tons of medicine to the Islamic State (IS) organization. The source says the loads which were recently confiscated from a hospital in Sinjar Gate w ...

Increase the number of mine victims Aghdareh events Thursday to 13

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-18 12:26
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , the number of victims Aghdareh village Orumieh Province East Kurdistan , beaten by the security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran were to 13 people. The report said that some of them have been adm ...

Mosul: 14 IS Militants Killed, 70% of Shifa Neighbourhood Retaken

BAS News - 2017-06-17 14:54
MOSUL — The Iraqi security forces have taken control of at least 70% of Shifa neighbourhood within the Old City district, the last Islamic State (IS)-held area in west Mosul, said a police source. Captain Ahmed al-Obeidi, an officer from the Iraqi federa ...

PYD Armed Men Arrest Dozens of Youths in Hasaka

BAS News - 2017-06-17 14:06
ERBIL — The security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), raided on Friday a village in Hasaka province of Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) with dozens of military vehicles, and arrested many residen ...

Kirkuk Security Arrests Hashd Al-Shaabi Member Carrying a Bomb

BAS News - 2017-06-17 11:07
KIRKUK — The security forces found a bomb in one of Hashd al-Shaabi member’s car in central Kikruk, and therefore they arrested him. Kirkuk Security Department (Asayish) said in a statement that they arrested someone last night who was carrying a Hashd a ...

Beat people villages of Aghdareh by security forces

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-17 10:48
According to reports Kurdistan Human Rights Association , the evening of Thursday 15 June 2017,security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran crackdown on protesters villages Aghdareh in the city Tekab Province Urmia East Kurdistan, a number of civilians ...

Erdoğan slams US decision to charge his bodyguards for Washington brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 16:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed a recent decision by US authorities to announce criminal charges against 12 members of Erdoğan’s security detail for attacking protesters outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence on May 16. Spe ...

US issues warrants for 12 Erdogan aides over embassy brawl

Waar Media - 2017-06-16 09:03
WAAR-DUHOK: US authorities said Thursday they have issued arrest warrants for 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail accused of assaulting protesters during a street brawl in Washington. Washington Police Chief Peter Newsh ...

Five People Arrested in Kirkuk over "Terrorism" Charges

BAS News - 2017-06-15 18:23
ERBIL— Kirkuk Asayish (Security) Directorate said in a statement on Thursday that five people wanted over "terrorism" charges have been arrested. According to the statement, the people were apprehended by forces from the directorate today in Laylan Paris ...

Masrour Barzani and British Ambassador Discuss Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-06-15 17:18
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani and British Ambassador to Baghdad Frank Baker on Thursday stressed the coordination between Kurdistan Region and the UK in the war on terrorism should not be affected by any devel ...

A major IS headquarter found in al-Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-06-15 17:02
Interior Security Forces came across one of the biggest headquarters of IS in al-Raqqa which is used to booby-trap cars and make IEDs. ...

Iraqi and Syrian Defense Officials Discuss Border Security

BAS News - 2017-06-15 15:31
ERBIL — Iraqi officials met with a high-level delegation from the Syrian Defense Ministry in Baghdad this week. The talks between the two parties centered on border security and the coordination of the ongoing battles against Islamic State (IS) militants ...

Masrour Barzani Calls for New Form of Relations with Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-06-14 16:17
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani on Wednesday met with Iraqi National Congress (INC) senior officials where he highlighted the need to find a new form of relations with the Iraqi government. In the meeting in Pir ...

Arrested citizens “Bukan” in East Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-14 15:11
According to a report received by Kurdistan Human Rights Association , Monday 12 June 2017, citizens from “Bukan” as ” Fatahipour” and “Mohammadi ” except active religious are, by security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran were arrested and have no i ...

Misdirected Strikes Target Police and Civilians in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-14 15:07
MOSUL — One police member was killed and three others, including an officer, were wounded due to a misdirected attack by the Iraqi Air Force in west Mosul, a police source said on Wednesday. "The security forces in the first regiment of the local police ...

Dozens of IS Militants Return to Two Liberated Areas in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-14 12:07
Heavy clashes are ongoing between the militants and Iraqi security forces MOSUL — A police officer said Wednesday that dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants had infiltrated into the liberated areas of al-Dandan and Nabi al-Sheet in west Mosul. Capt. Ami ...

Iraqi Troops Control Ancient Gate of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-13 20:46
ERBIL— Iraqi army and security forces managed to liberate Bab Sinjar of Mosul on Tuesday, according a report by the Russian Sputnik news. The source, depending on information obtained from Nineveh Media Center, reported the liberated area in western Mosu ...

Iraqi Forces Pushing into Last IS Stronghold in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-12 14:30
23 IS militants were killed during the clashes inside Bab Sinjar area MOSUL — An officer from Nineveh Police reported on Monday that security forces stormed into Bab Sinjar area of the Old City, the Islamic State (IS) last stronghold in Mosul. "The feder ...

Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks, arrests more

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 10:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran said its security forces on Saturday killed the mastermind of a twin attack on Tehran that left 17 people dead this week, as security was tightened around the country to prevent other possible plots. Islamic State has claimed responsibil ...

In Kermanshah and Oraman many arrests under the pretext of Daesh began

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-06-10 12:01
Following news that is received by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association , Islamic Republic of Iran security and intelligence forces in East Kurdistan city Kermanshah and Oramanat several Kurdish citizens are arrested and transferred to an unknown locati ...

Abadi, Barzani discuss developments in Iraq on phone

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 11:57
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani discussed the latest political, security and economic situation in Iraq as well as the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, northern Iraq. ...

Iraq’s PM Abadi and Barzani Discuss Situation in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-10 10:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi and Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani discussed the latest political, security and economic situation in Iraq. In a phone call on Saturday, Barzani and Abadi discussed the overall political, security and ...

A large number of terrorists arrested: official

KurdPress - 2017-06-09 23:20
Iranian Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs Hossein Zolfaqari said on Friday that during the past 48 hours, massive operations have been carried out and a number of terrorists were identifies with weapons and explosive belts. ...

"Most Dangerous" IS Female Sniper Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-08 18:26
ERBIL— Iraqi security forces on Thursday gunned down a Libyan female sniper at the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) organization west of Mosul, according to Russian Sputnik news. The report cited a security official saying the troops from the Ninth Divisi ...

Masrour Barzani: June 7th Historic Day for Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-06-07 21:04
ERBIL— The Chancellor for Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani stated on Wednesday that June 7, 2017 marks a historic day for the people of Kurdistan in which the date for running the independence referendum was determined. "Today is ...

It Was Kurds Who Defeated IS: India’s Secretary of Economic Relations

BAS News - 2017-06-07 17:14
The Indian official and Masrour Barzani met in Erbil ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani received Amar Sinha, Secretary of India’s Economic Relations, in Erbil on Wednesday. In a meeting which was also atten ...

Iraqi Jets Bomb IS Court in Hawija, Kill 17 Militants

BAS News - 2017-06-07 14:00
A prominent leader was killed in the air raid KIRKUK — Iraqi warplanes pounded the Islamic State (IS) Sharia Court in central Hawija city in southwestern Kirkuk province on late Tuesday, killing 17 IS militants. A security source reported that the warpla ...

Tehran Security Council holds emergency meeting

KurdPress - 2017-06-07 13:22
Following two terrorist acts in Iranian parliament and Imam Khomeini Mausoleum on Wednesday morning, Tehran Security Council has started an emergency meeting since 12:00 o'clock local time. ...

Syria says US strikes damage no less than IS

KurdPress - 2017-06-06 11:45
Syria Foreign Ministry said in two separate letters to the UN and its Security Council that the damages inflicted on the Syrians’ lives by US air strikes are in no way less than those by the terrorist groups. ...

Suicide Attack Hits Checkpoint in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-06-06 01:59
LEEDS — A suicide attack on a checkpoint in Balad Ruz District, east of Baqubah, injured two security members, Diyala Police Command announced, on Monday. Colonel Ghalib Attiyah, spokesperson for the Diyala Police said in a statement that the checkpoint ...

Peshmerga's Bravery Has Echoed Around the World: Australian Vice Consul

BAS News - 2017-06-05 16:09
Masrour Barzani and Tim Stapleton discuss latest developments in the global war against terrorism ERBIL— The Chancellor for Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani and Australian Vice Consul Tim Stapleton on Monday discussed the latest d ...

Iraqi government forces gain more ground in west Mosul

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces have recaptured one neighbourhood in west Mosul and nearly half of another that are targets of a broad offensive against jihadists launched last week, officers said on Friday. Iraqi security forces are more than seven months into a m ...

Hashd al-Shaabi to Fight IS Beyond Iraqi Borders: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-04 22:07
LEEDS — Deputy chief of the Iraqi government-backed Shi'ite militia, Hashd al-Shaabi, said on Sunday that they are ready to fight the so-called Islamic State (IS) beyond the Iraqi borders, if there is any threat to Iraq's soil and national security. Abu ...
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