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As Iraqi Forces Consolidate Control in North, Kurds Flee

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-19 07:06
Thousands of Kurdish civilians fled their homes in northern Iraq, fearing harassment by government forces and Shiite militias who have taken control of a vast swath of territory from Kurdish fighters. ...

Families continue to flee Kirkuk in fear of Hashd Al-Shaabi

Waar Media - 2017-10-18 22:53
WAAR Thousands of families continue to flee Kirkuk towards Erbil and Sulaimani in fear of abuse by Hashd Al-Shaabi PMU militias. Some of the families including a few Arab families fleeing said PMU try to prevent families from fleeing but the situation is ...

Thousands call for Ocalan’ freedom in Afrin canton

ANHA - 2017-10-18 10:06
Thousands of Kurdish, Arabic men, women, children of Afrin canton have taken to streets chanting "There is no life without the leader, no to the Turkish occupation" in a mass demonstration in which they came out to prove to the world that they are on the ...

Voices demanding Ocalan’s status disclosure rise in Girê Sipî

ANHA - 2017-10-17 15:10
A massive demonstration was launched in the city of Girê Sipî (Tel-Abyed) in which thousands of people from the canton of Girê Sipî in the Euphrates region, demanding the disclosure of the status of Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan health and lifting isolat ...

Aleppo People: We will not rest until we reassure our leader’s health

ANHA - 2017-10-17 11:03
The voices of thousands of Aleppo's people rose saying "We will not rest until we reassure the health of the leader," demanding lifting isolation on the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocalan and the detection of his health as quickly as possible, and prom ...

Thousands arrive to Amuda to participate in demo

ANHA - 2017-10-16 14:11
Thousands of people from al-Jazeera region arrived to Amuda district of Qamishlo canton to participate in the demonstration condemning the isolation imposed on the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan and the detection of his health status. ...

Jalal Talabani laid to rest in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Tens of thousands of people gathered Friday for the funeral of Iraqi former president Jalal Talabani, in an emotional send-off for the veteran of the struggle for Kurdish self-rule. Talabani died in Germany on Tuesday ...

Iraqi Kurds Send Reinforcements to Kirkuk Amid Army ‘Threats’

The Kurdish Project - 2017-10-14 07:18
The following article was originally published in BBC. Thousands of Kurdish fighters have been deployed to Iraq’s disputed Kirkuk region, officials say, amid fears that government forces want to retake it. The autonomous Kurdistan Region’s Vice-President ...

Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to Kirkuk amid army ‘threats’

The New Mail - 2017-10-13 18:54
Thousands of Kurdish fighters have been deployed to Iraq’s disputed Kirkuk region, officials say, amid fears that government forces want to retake it. The autonomous Kurdistan Region’s Vice-President, Kosrat Rasul,… The post Iraqi Kurds send reinforcemen ...

Tens of Thousands of Peshmerga Troops Arrive in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-13 11:17
Peshmerga prepares to respond to Baghdad’s threats KIRKUK — A security source from Kirkuk revealed that tens of thousands of Peshmerga forces equipped with heavy arms arrived in Kirkuk Province to respond to any offensives by the Iraqi forces. Security f ...

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 ...

Extractions of the Kobani march calling for Ocelan’s freedom

ANHA - 2017-10-10 13:48
Extractions of the Kobani march calling for Ocelan’s freedom Extractions of the Kobani march calling for Ocelan’s freedom Extractions of the Kobani march calling for Ocelan’s freedom KOBANI- Thousands of Kobani people revolted on Monday saying aloud” we d ...

“We will continue revolting till our leader liberated”

ANHA - 2017-10-09 13:01
Thousands of Kobani canton people have taken to streets in massive demonstration to denounce the international conspiracy on the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan where marchers chanted” we will continue revolting till our leader is liberated”. ...

Iraq's ex-President Talabani buried in Kurdish region

FOX News - 2017-10-07 14:46
Thousands of Iraqi Kurdish mourners, Iraqi officials and world dignitaries attended the funeral of Jalal Talabani, the country's first president in a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq and once a symbol of national unity. ...

Catastrophic drop in water threatens thousands’ lives in north Syria

ANHA - 2017-10-04 15:06
The Turkish government has deliberately cut off water to the Syrian lands thus the water level of the Euphrates River has decreased impacting negatively the agricultural and power outages in the region. Moreover, it threatens the lives of thousands of res ...

Elections atmosphere in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-09-22 22:56
AFRIN- Thousands of al-Shahba and Afrin cantons’ people are flocking towards ballot boxes to vote for the communes’ co-chairs in the region. The photos which Hawar news agency’s reporters took in Afrin region elections’ centers show the atmosphere of elec ...

Barzani: Kurdistan Ready to Pay Any Price for Its Independence

BAS News - 2017-09-22 19:40
ERBIL—The people of the Kurdistan Region have paid the price for their independence but are ready for any further prices to secure this right, stated Kurdistan Region President on Friday. Addressing tens of thousands of pro-independence supporters in Kur ...

With attendance more than 100,000 people, Erbil Independence rally starts

Waar Media - 2017-09-22 19:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurds gathered in Erbil on Friday to hold a massive rally in support of a “Yes” vote for the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum scheduled for Sep. 25. Tens of thousands of people have attended the rally as the number continues to incr ...

Hawija: Leaflets Urge IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
KIRKUK — Thousands of leaflets have been dropped over the territories remaining under the control of Islamic State (IS) in southwest of Kirkuk, urging the jihadists to surrender. Kurdish Peshmerga Commander Kamal Kirkuki told BasNews that the leaflets al ...

Yezidi MP Demands Use of Detained IS Families to Find Missing Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi MP Vian Dakhil expressed surprise at Iraqi government’s lenient treatment towards the detained Islamic State women and children while thousands of Iraqis, particularly Yezidis, are still in the hands of the extremists. “We are ...

Iraqi Army Says 1,500 IS Militants Surrendered in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
Iraqi Air Force dropped thousands of leaflets on Hawija city ERBIL — Iraqi army said that 1,500 Islamic State (IS) militants surrendered to the Iraqi forces during the battle of Tel Afar district, west of Mosul. The Iraqi Air Force dropped leaflets on IS ...

Afrin region schools opened

ANHA - 2017-09-17 15:42
AFRIN- Afrin region schools are opened receiving 2018 session of primary, preparatory and secondary stages after the summer holiday ended. Thousands of students flocked towards primary, preparatory and secondary schools on Sunday morning in Afrin and al-S ...

How do displaced people live in al-Tabqa?

ANHA - 2017-09-11 12:20
Hundreds of thousands of displaced people in al-Tabqa and rural areas continue to live in tragic conditions after fleeing the war to come across a package of unrealistic UN and international promises to help them, forcing them to live amid the rubble of w ...

The History of Kurdish Language

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-09-11 11:34
The unprejudiced academics that study Kurdish history are united in the view that the Kurds are an ancient race (1). The Kurds have lived for many thousands of year’s -even longer than written documentation can reflect-in a land that has been described as ...

Iraqi Jets Drop Leaflets over Hawija, Urging IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:58
HAWIJA — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) dropped thousands of leaflets over the town of Hawija on Friday, calling on the Islamic State (IS) militants to surrender ahead of the upcoming military operation against the extremist group. According to Iraqi Defense ...

In smartphone age, the hajj is for sharing

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Arm outstretched, Abdul Rahman sweeps his mobile phone across the vista of Mecca, the Great Mosque dazzling in the sun, so his son in Tanzania can experience the pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest sites. He may be thousands of kilometres (miles) a ...

Al-Tabqa displaced suffer from moody relief orgs

ANHA - 2017-08-30 12:53
Displaced people in al-Tabqa city complain about the moody international and UN organizations that distribute scarce aid, with some families arriving, while thousands of families still do not know how about the aid. ...

Pollution threatens the Ahwazi Arabs of Iran

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-30 00:00
Roji Kurd: The Ahwazi Arabs live in southern Iran. Activists in the Ahwazi region have circulated images of what they call an environmental tragedy affecting the area, including the Falahiyeh wetlands, which are vital for the livelihood of thousands of Ah ...

Official Blames Baghdad for Ignoring Yezidi Captives in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-26 16:41
ERBIL— Hundreds of Yezidi captives are still missing in Tal Afar because Baghdad had no plans to liberate them, said a related official on Saturday. Hussein Qaedi, whose office in Duhok has so far freed thousands of Yezidi abductees in Iraq and Syria wit ...

Over 100,000 Tourists Expected to Visit Erbil on Eid al-Adha

BAS News - 2017-08-23 14:34
ERBIL — Thousands of tourists from central and southern provinces of Iraq are expected to visit Kurdistan Region’s capital Erbil during the upcoming Eid al-Adha. Erbil acting mayor, Nabaz Abdulwahid, estimates nearly 105,000 people to visit touristic att ...

Thousands of Iraqi Civilians Fleeing Tel Afar Assisted by UN

BAS News - 2017-08-22 16:32
ERBIL, (UNAMI) — IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s emergency teams are responding to thousands of civilians fleeing Tal Afar since the launch of the military campaign to retake the city from IS on August 20th. In cooperation with the Government of Iraq and ...

UN Calls on Iraq to Ensure Victims of IS Sexual Violence See Justice

BAS News - 2017-08-22 11:05
ERBIL — (UHCHR) The Iraqi Government needs to ensure that the thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other forms of sexual violence by the Islamic State (IS) fighters receive care, protection, and justice, and that the children born as a resu ...

Afrin people chanted “Freedom for Ocelan”

ANHA - 2017-08-21 20:25
AFRIN- Thousands of Afrin canton’s people in Afrin region chanted at one voice demanding the Kurdish people leader Abdullah Ocelan’s freedom. On Monday, thousands of Afrin people with various components rose up in Afrin streets condemning the isolation im ...

Ocalan isolated: thousands taking to streets in Afrin region

ANHA - 2017-08-21 13:58
a few minutes ago, a massive demonstration in the region of Afrin where thousands of people from the region have taken to streets to denounce the isolation imposed on the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan ...

UN Warns about Thousands of People Expected to Flee Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-21 11:36
ERBIL — Over 30,000 people have thus far fled Tal Afar district and thousands more are expected to be dislodged by the fighting in the district. Iraqi forces launched an operation to liberate Tal Afar city, in west of Mosul, from the Islamic State (IS) o ...

Thousands of Iraqi IDPs Return Home in Nineveh Plains

BAS News - 2017-08-19 19:09
ERBIL — Around 17,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) return to their homes in the Nineveh Plains, the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement said on Saturday. According to an official statement released by the ministry, its office in the Ninev ...

UN Increases Humanitarian Support for Returning Mosul Civilians

BAS News - 2017-08-12 19:30
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) is increasing humanitarian aid for thousands of Iraqi civilians returning to the recently liberated parts of Mosul after the declared victory over the Islamic State (IS), an UN official said on Saturday. The spokesperson o ...

Cizîre people salute Afrin and al-Shahba’s resistance

ANHA - 2017-08-06 14:35
Thousands of Ad Darbasiyah, al-Hasakah, Tel Tamir, Zarkan, and Serê Kaniyê have taken to streets in a massive demonstration to condemn the Turkish occupation and its mercenaries’ attacks on Afrin canton and al-Shahba. ...

Iraqi Kurds must protect themselves as a state: Nechirvan Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-04 20:19
In a speech marking the third anniversary of the IS invasion of Shingal and the murder and abduction of thousands of Yezidis, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said that the Kurds have lost all hope in living with ...

UN Commends KRG for Defending Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-08-03 20:23
ERBIL — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq has valued the efforts by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to shelter and protect thousands of Kurdish Yezidis and other religious or ethnic minorities from the Islamic State (IS). The following i ...

Kurdistan Marks 3rd Anniversary of ISIS Genocide Against Yezidis

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 12:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (ISIS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in ...

Kurds Mark 3rd Anniversary of IS Genocide Against Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-08-03 11:38
ERBIL — Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (IS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in and ar ...

Kurds Commemorate 34th Anniversary of Anfal Campaign Against Barzanis

BAS News - 2017-07-31 17:51
ERBIL — On 31st July Kurds commemorated the 34th anniversary of the Barzanis’ disappearance in the 1983’s genocidal campaign at the hand of the then Iraqi government. Thousands of Kurdish people consisting entirely of men and boys from the Barzani tribe ...

Trump bars transgender people from US military

Waar Media - 2017-07-27 14:26
WAAR-DUHOK: President Trump’s ban on transgender people from serving in the military, announced via a series of tweets, features sketchy math and may not have been coordinated with the Pentagon. But it could affect thousands. In what has become a tradema ...
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