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Iraq No Longer an Ally for US: General Griffith

Iraq No Longer an Ally for US: General Griffith

BAS News - 2017-07-28 19:04
ERBIL — A retired US army general has called on his country to fully support Kurdistan’s independence referendum as Baghdad is now acting against the interests of Washington. Attending a panel during an event on Kurdistan Region’s independence in the US, ...
Iraq No Longer an Ally for US: General Griffith - BAS News

Commemorating the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Against the Yazidis

Nadia Murad - 2017-08-03 09:03
Today, 3 August 2017, marks the third anniversary of the genocide against the Yazidi. In the summer of 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIS) launched a systematic campaign of mass atrocities against civilians in northern Iraq. By 3 August that ca ...

Masrour Barzani: 2017 a Year of Regeneration for Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-07-27 13:10
ERBIL — Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani said 2017 is “a year of regeneration” for the Kurdistan Region.” Barzani wrote in an op-ed published by the Washington Times on July 26 that “This is a year of regeneratio ...

Islamic State loss of Mosul may presage greater victory in Iraq

Washington Times - 2017-07-24 15:20
The fight to drive Islamic State from Iraq will likely get tougher for Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-backed coalition supporting them, despite Baghdad securing one of the most important victories of the three-year war against the terrorist group. Th ...

Baghdad Not Helping Sinjar IDPs Return Home: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-22 13:19
SINJAR — Baghdad has not assisted the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Sinjar to return to their homes in the district, said an official, stating that the government may no longer provide support to Sinjar. Sleman Fano, head of Lalish Cultural and ...

Russia Won’t Oppose Kurdistan’s Independence Vote: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-20 14:02
ERBIL — Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa in Russia's Foreign Ministry, Valerian Shuvaev, stated that his country does not oppose Kurdistan Region’s referendum on independence. Kurdistan’s bid for independence has been discussed during ...

Coalition Members to Discuss Support for Iraq After IS

BAS News - 2017-07-09 00:02
ERBIL — A meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) will be hosted next week, in order for member states to discuss means of supporting Iraq after the defeat of the extremist group. Brett McGurk, US Special Presidential Envoy for ...

US Retired General Calls on US to Support Kurdistan’s Independence

BAS News - 2017-07-04 12:30
ERBIL — Ronald H. Griffith, former Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army believes that the US should support Kurdistan Region’s independence and describes Kurds as the US best ally in the region. “The Kurds of Iraq are our best and most loyal friends in the ...

Letter from an Ahwazi freedom veteran for Maryam Rajavi

Roji Kurd - 2017-07-04 00:03
By Ahwaz Monitor Website I am a 71-year-old man from the Arab Ahwaz region which has seen nothing but brutal oppression, persecution, and rejection ever since it was forcibly annexed by Iran against the will of its Arab people in 1925. Ever since then, th ...