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Peshmerga Prevented US Delegation Get Abducted by Shi'ite Militias: Official

Peshmerga Prevented US Delegation Get Abducted by Shi\'ite Militias: Official - BAS News

US Diplomats, Military Officials Meet with Barzani in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-08-29 23:10
ERBIL — A number of US diplomatic and military envoys met on Tuesday with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil to review the latest political and security developments. The delegation was headed by Douglas Silliman, the US ambassador to Ira ...

U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Erbil city

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A US delegation including Secretary of Defense James Mattis has landed in the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil on Tuesday afternoon. It is expected Mattis will meet with Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani. The Kurdistan Region has planned ...

Barzani receives U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis in Erbil city

Waar Media - 2017-08-22 16:45
WAAR-DUHOK: A US delegation including Secretary of Defense James Mattis has landed in the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil on Tuesday afternoon. Mattis met with Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani today afternoon. The Kurdistan Region has planned a ref ...

Iraqi Forces Advance Towards Southern Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 23:30
ERBIL — The joint Iraqi forces have advanced three kilometers towards the town of Tel Afar from its southern areas, according to a statement by the Shi'ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. The statement released on Sunday, said the joint Iraqi forces ad ...

Iranian and Hizbulla Advisors Participate in Tal Afar Assault: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-20 14:56
ERBIL — The spokesperson for the Arab Shi’ite militia of Hashd al-Shaabi said that Iranian and Lebanese Hizbulla military advisors will take part in the operation to retake Tal Afar district from the Islamic State (IS). Ahmed Asadi, the spokesperson for ...

Hashd al-Shaabi: Military Clash with Peshmerga “Impossible”

BAS News - 2017-08-16 13:07
BAGHDAD — Head of Iraq’s pro-government Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi ensured that a military confrontation between his forces and Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga is “impossible”. Hadi Ameri, who also leads the Shi’ite Badr Brigade, the largest armed ...

Kurdish Civilian Kidnapped by Hashd Al-Shaabi Rescued in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-15 14:50
Hashd al-Shaabi demanded $600,000 in ransom from his family ERBIL — A Kurdish civilian who was kidnapped by the Shi’ite militia of Hashd al-Shaabi a week ago was rescued in Baghdad on Monday. Hardi Mohamad, a Kurdish truck driver from Sulaymaniyah, was k ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Training 180 Children in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-14 19:18
ERBIL— The Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi are giving military training to 180 children, including 10-year-old ones, in Kirkuk, according to a report. The Jordanian al-Arab al-Yawm newspaper reported on Monday that the training is delivered in ...

MP Warns of Growing Military Presence of Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-12 13:26
KIRKUK — The Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi must be expelled from the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, said a lawmaker as the Shi’ite militias are forming a new brigade in the area. Following the start of the Islamic State (IS) crisis in ...

Coalition Rejects Report of Strike on Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-08-08 13:59
ERBIL — The US-led international coalition against Islamic State (IS) has rejected the allegations claiming the coalition stroke the fighters of the Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. “Allegations of Coalition strikes vs. Popular Mobilizatio ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Submits Bill for Retirement of Troops: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-07-30 17:31
ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries have submitted a bill to the Iraqi Council of Ministers for the duration of service and retirement of their forces. Ahmed al-Assadi, the spokesperson for the Shi'ite militias, told Iraqi media outlets on ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi to Participate in Tel Afar Assault: Abadi

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:04
ERBIL — The Shi’ite Arab militia of Hashd al-Shaabi, along with other Iraqi forces, will take part in the offensive to retake the city of Tel Afar in west of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Saturday. Addres ...

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 ...