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7 Civilians Killed in IS Attack North of Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-09-02 22:07
ERBIL — At least seven civilians lost their lives, whereas another dozen were injured after the Islamic State (IS) militants carried out a bomb attack on a power plant north of Baghdad, an Iraqi security official said on Saturday. According to the offici ...

Peshmerga Kills IS Insurgent in North of Diyala Province

BAS News - 2017-08-17 15:38
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) insurgents was killed on Thursday after the Kurdish Peshmerga forces surrounded him in the suburb areas of Jalawla, north of Diyala province. Identified as Rafid Abdulazziz, the militant is said to be originally from Qaya vi ...

Trump: Military ‘locked and loaded’ for possible North Korea action

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-12 00:00
mRoji Kurd: President Trump threatened military action against North Korea in a tweet on Friday. “Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Mr. Trump tweeted ...

Syrian Kurds say 17 Indonesians who escaped Islamic State leave Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman i ...

US building military base in Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 10:07
The US is establishing a military base near Mosul, north of Iraq to boost its military presence in the region. ...

US Building Additional Military Base in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-09 16:58
ERBIL — The US is establishing a military base near Mosul, north of Iraq to boost its military presence in the region. According to Iraqi Lt. Col. Mahdi al-Khafaji who spoke to Anadolu Agency, the base is located in Zummar district of Nineveh province. “ ...

US sends 112 truckloads of military equipment to YPG

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The US has sent 112 more truckloads of military equipment to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Tuesday. ...

Syrian Kurds are not fighting for independence: Salih Muslim

KurdPress - 2017-08-09 10:22
The co-Leader of Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim, stated that the goal of the Kurds in the north of the country is not to become independent, adding that Kurds are not alone in the region and there are other ethnics who are f ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 4

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
After crossing the Syrian borders into Iraq and seizing control of Mosul, in north of the country, Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan Region also called Sinjar), where most of the people liv ...

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 ...

PYD dismisses reports of Turkish forces entering villages near Kobane

KurdPress - 2017-08-01 13:07
The reports about the Turkish forces entering several villages near the Syrian city of Kobane are untrue, Rezan Hiddo, the representative of the Syrian Democratic Council, which includes the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Sputnik on Monday. ...

Syrian Kurds to hold local elections

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
The Syrian Kurdish Constituent Council decided on a number of deadlines for the elections in the "federation" in the north of Syria. ...

Russia deploys military police in southern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
Russia deployed its military police in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus to try to enforce a de-escalation zone it said it had agreed with the Syrian opposition. ...

Parks in Memory of Martyrs of IS Battle to Be Build in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-07-22 19:47
ERBIL— In most towns and cities of the Kurdistan Region parks will be built up in memory of the martyrs who scarified their lives in the battle against the Islamic State (IS). Luqman Sherwani, the spokesperson for Kurdistan Board of Environment Protectio ...

The execution of a prisoner charged with murder in the central prison of Orumieh

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-13 22:29
According to a report from Kurdistan Human Rights Association,on Wednesday 12 July 2017, a Kurd prisoner with the identity of “Borzou Shaikhi” son of Lotfali, with a postgraduate degree in mathematics and mathematics, charged with murder in the Central Pr ...

Construction of military bases in sensitive areas of Zaribar Marivan wetland

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-07-10 22:06
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, the military forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in recent months, have been campaigning for the construction of a military base at the critical points of the Zaribar Wetland and They ...