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PKK Arrests Member of KDP-S Local Council in Rojava

PKK Arrests Member of KDP-S Local Council in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-14 10:48
ERBIL — The security forces of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), arrested on Saturday a local official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S) in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan). A local officia ...
PKK Arrests Member of KDP-S Local Council in Rojava - BAS News

Turkey Claims It Killed Nearly 100 PKK Fighters in Two Weeks

BAS News - 2017-09-10 10:48
ERBIL — Turkish security forces claimed on Saturday they have killed 99 guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past two weeks. According to an official statement, the Kurdish fighters were targeted in Sirnak and Hakkari provinces where ...

Turkey Claims It Killed 2 PKK Guerrillas on KRG Border

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:50
ERBIL — Turkish security forces claim that they have killed two members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Wednesday after a counterattack on Kurdistan Region’s border with Turkey. Hakkari governor's office said in a statement that the counterattac ...

PKK Establishes Ezidkhan Self-Governance Council in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 15:59
PKK aims to separate Sinjar from Kurdistan Region, says Mayor of Sinjar SINJAR — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has established a self-governance council in Sinjar, in a bid to separate the Yezidi region from Kurdistan. According to a report by Kurdistan ...

A student from Ilam in eastern Kurdistan was arrested by security forces

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-19 22:34
According to a report from the Kurdistan Human Rights Association,on Wednesday 16 August 2017, a student at the Bakhtar University of Ilam was arrested by security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Kurdistan Center for Democracy and Human Rights ...

KDP, Gorran, KIG to Meet This Week

BAS News - 2017-08-19 10:41
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is said to hold meetings this week with the Change Movement (Gorran) and Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) in hopes of finding a solution to their prolonged political disputes. Nouri Hama Ali, a leading member of KDP, ...

38th year of Khomeini’S Fatwa against the Iranian Kurds

Roji Kurd - 2017-08-19 00:01
Roji Kurd: In mid-August, without sufficient preparations and regardless of army’s advice, the Revolutionary Guard marched on the Kurd-held town of Paveh, falling into a major ambush. The defeat prompted Khomeini to approach the heads of the army and the ...

[IN PICTURES]: IS Member Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-17 10:34
KIRKUK — Security forces in Kirkuk arrested a member of the Islamic State (IS) in the city on Wednesday. According to a statement of Kirkuk Security Directorate, security forces arrested a man who was issued an arrest warrant by the city’s prosecutor bas ...

Arrest of 10 carrier (innocent civilians) in Oraman, East of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-14 14:23
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association on Saturday 12 August 2017, 10 Kurdish carrier was arrested by a member of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s police force. According to the kmmk report, a noncommissioned officer called “Afradeh” at one of ...

Massoud Barzani says Turkmens of Iraq’s Tal Afar loyal to Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani has said that most of Sunni Turkmen citizens in Nineveh’s Tal Afar in northwest Iraqi are loyal to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Barzani’s remarks on Wednesday to Saudi Arabic newspaper Al Haya ...

Sinjar to Become Member of Mayors for Peace: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-10 12:57
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi region of Sinjar will officially become a city member of the Mayors for Peace in the next two years and it will take part in the treaty’s conferences, said the mayor of Sinjar. Mahma Khalil, Mayor of Sinjar, told BasNews that S ...

Kurdish MP Arrested in Turkish Airport

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:48
ERBIL— Saadet Becerikli, a Kurdish lawmaker from the People's Democratic Party (HDP), was arrested on Saturday by Turkish police in Batman Airport. Turkish media reported that Becerikli was taken to an unknown destination after landing in the airport in ...