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Yezidis Massacred by IS for Their Ethnic, Religious Identity: MP

Yezidis Massacred by IS for Their Ethnic, Religious Identity: MP

BAS News - 2017-08-03 14:59
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis have several times been massacred throughout history for their Yezidi religion and Kurdish nationality, said Vian Dakhil, the sole Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament. Marking the third anniversary of the Islamic State (IS) ...
Yezidis Massacred by IS for Their Ethnic, Religious Identity: MP - BAS News

IS Fighters Arrives at Anbar from Lebanon Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-30 20:41
ERBIL—The Islamic State (IS) members who were bussed from Lebanon borders to eastern borders of Syria, near Iraq, have already penetrated into the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a related MP confirmed Wednesday. Mohammad Karboli, a member of the securi ...

Two Civilians Killed by IS in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-10 17:04
ERBIL— Two civilians were killed and three more sustained wounds by the Islamic State (IS) militants in central Mosul on Thursday, said a Nineveh police officer. The people were crossing the Nasr Bridge on foot when the extremists from the right bank of ...

Report on Sinjar Massacre by IS Submitted to Mayors for Peace

BAS News - 2017-08-09 14:51
ERBIL — In hopes of bringing the perpetrators to justice, the Kurdistan Regional Government has submitted a comprehensive report on Islamic State (IS) atrocities against the Kurdish Yezidis since 2014. Mayor of the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinajr, Ma ...

IS remnants threaten people’s lives

ANHA - 2017-08-09 11:19
The people of hundreds of villages in al-Raqqa countryside were happy for their villages' liberation, but what IS mercenaries have left; mines and bombs in the villages and hamlets threaten the civilians' lives and worry dozens of them. ...

Iraqi Forces Discover Network of Tunnels Used by IS in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — Iraqi forces discovered a long network of tunnels used by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the recently liberated areas of western Mosul, Iraqi Federal Police commander said on Saturday. Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat, commander of the ...

Yezidis Seeking Their Areas to Be Part of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
SINJAR — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants , the Kurdish Yezidi minority in the city of Sinjar is seeking for their areas to be part of the Kurdistan Region. Mahma Khalil, mayor of Sinjar region, told BasNews tha ...

[IN PICTURES]: Yezidi Women Demand Freedom for Their Abductees

BAS News - 2017-08-03 12:53
ERBIL — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar genocide, Yezidi women and girls in all the camps across Duhok province arranged gatherings, demanding freedom for the Yezidis remaining in Islamic State’s captivity. Dilvin Khalaf, head of Kurdistan Women Union’s ...

Yezidi IDPs Commemorate 3rd Anniversary of Sinjar Genocide by IS

BAS News - 2017-08-02 10:03
SINJAR — Kurdish Yezidi community will commemorate the third anniversary of Sinjar genocide which was carried out against the community by the Islamic State (IS) extremist organization on August 3, 2014. Sleman Fano, head of Lalish Cultural and Social Ce ...

Arrests of 213 Kurds in northern Kurdistan by the Turkish government

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-01 23:22
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, end of week of July 2017, the Turkish government and its ruling party, led by Erdogan, during their recent repression in northern Kurdistan, arrested more than 213 people by their military ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

BAS News - 2017-07-31 16:10
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Monday. Three IS militants managed to breach the compound of the Iraqi embassy in Kabul after the fourth suicide ...

Four Iraqi Policemen Killed in IS Attack on Mosul Market

BAS News - 2017-07-25 19:38
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants on Tuesday assaulted the Iraqi security force who were stationed in a local market in central Mosul, killing four policemen. Col. Amir Watheq of Nineveh police service told BasNews that the militants gunned down th ...

How the Islamic State Rose, Fell and Could Rise Again in the Maghreb

International Crisis Group - 2017-07-24 19:55
Despite its ongoing demise in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State (ISIS) could prove resurgent in the Maghreb if past lessons and lingering threats remain unheeded. Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia should go beyond security and military measures to addr ...

250 Iraqi Families Remain Held by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-20 23:49
IZMIR — Around 250 Iraqi families remain held by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul's Old City, Turkish media reported. Lieutenant General, Haider Ali al-Shemari, of the Iraqi elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), told Anadolu Agency on Thursday ...

IS Emir Responsible for VBIED Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-17 18:09
ERBIL- The Islamic State (IS) emir who was responsible for the organization’s Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (VBIED) has been killed, according to a report by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). The agency, citing informed officials, said tha ...