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Baghdad to give land to families of Iraqi soldiers, Peshmerga killed in ISIS war

Baghdad to give land to families of Iraqi soldiers, Peshmerga killed in ISIS war - Rûdaw

Iraqi Forces Further Closing in on IS in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-25 10:37
TAL AFAR — Iraqi forces are making further gains in their drive to expel the Islamic State (IS) militants from Tal Afar, their last stronghold in Nineveh. The Iraqi army has made new gains in their push against the IS in Tal Afar as it has recaptured a f ...

Seven Iraqi Soldiers Killed in IS Suicide Attack

BAS News - 2017-08-16 15:16
ERBIL — At least seven Iraqi soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an Islamic State (IS) suicide attack in Beiji, a northern province of Salahaddin. The attack, carried out by five IS insurgents, intended to penetrate a military base, said Sa’d Ma’an, a s ...

Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 16:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group ...

IS Claims Killing Over 60 Iraqi Soldiers

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) claimed on Monday, its militants killed more than 60 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bombing attack near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a message intercepted by the SITE Intelligence Group, the extremist group sa ...

Intl Arm Wrestling Champion Killed in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-07 20:00
ERBIL— Unidentified gunmen shot a former Iraqi and world arm wrestling champion in Baghdad early Monday morning. Majed Ahmed Mohammed was killed in front of his home in Dora district of Baghdad, the Iraqi media cited the brother of the victim as saying. ...

Two Detainees Dead at Miandoab Prison due to Lack of Medical Care

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-08-04 02:01
Two ordinary prisoners detained in ward 2 of Miandoab Prison who urgently needed to be transferred to outpatient treatment centres, died within a week in prison due to lack of medical care. ” On 2nd and 7th of August, two prisoners of drug offences in th ...

Iraqi IHEC Ready to Assist Kurdistan’s IHEC: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-02 14:28
ERBIL — Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) is ready to provide support to Kurdistan’s IHEC if asked by the latter for running the upcoming independence referendum, said an official from the Iraqi IHEC. Ali Qadir, head of Iraqi IHEC in Erb ...

Iraqi oil delegation to visit Erbil

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
A member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Energy and Oil Commission stated that a delegation from Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, is planned to make a visit to Erbil, the capital of the northern autonomous region, in order to discuss the region’s independent oil exp ...

Two Kurdish Yezidis Killed in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-07-30 10:35
ERBIL — A number of unknown armed men killed overnight on Saturday two Kurdish Yezidi people in Iraq’s capital, Baghdad. The two individuals are from the Yezidi areas around Sinjar in northern Iraq, and currently living with their families in an IDP camp ...

Open Letter to the UN Secretary-General on Peacekeeping in DRC

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-27 21:34
While the presence of the UN peace operation MONUSCO in the DRC is crucial, it needs to adapt to the deepening crisis as violence escalates in parts of the country, and recognise President Kabila’s role in the country’s instability. The UN should use its ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Attempting to Appoint Own Mayor for Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-25 13:10
SINJAR — The Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Hashd al-Shaabi is attempting to appoint a mayor of their own in Sinjar, the Kurdish Yezidi hometown in west of Mosul. Saido Chato, the head of Brotherhood and Coexistence Bloc in Nineveh provincial coun ...

Peshmerga Commanders Call on Baghdad to Schedule Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-07-24 17:13
ERBIL — Commanders of Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces call on Iraqi government to avoid further delaying the operation to liberate Hawija city in southern Kirkuk province from the Islamic State (IS). Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, a senior commander of Peshmer ...

47 Iraqi Journalists Killed in Mosul Operation: Report

BAS News - 2017-07-13 19:29
ERBIL— During the major operation to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) some 47 Iraqi journalists were killed and 55 more sustained injuries while covering news from the battle zones, RT Arabic reported on Thursday. The Russian news agency cited ...

10 Iraqi Fighters Killed in IS Attack Near Iraq-Syria Border

BAS News - 2017-06-30 23:56
SOFIA — At least 10 Iraqi soldiers and pro-government fighters were killed in an attack conducted by the Islamic State (IS) militants near the border with Syria, on Friday, according to a local military officer. According to the military officer, who spo ...

Turkish Army Claims Killing 60 PKK Members in One Week

BAS News - 2017-06-30 11:43
Eight soldiers were killed in the same duration ERBIL— In series of operations conducted by Turkish army in southern and southeastern provinces of Turkey in the past week some 60 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed, according to a s ...