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IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise

IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-09-02 02:46
ERBIL — Even though Islamic State (IS) rule in most of the strategic cities and towns of Iraq has been drawn to a close, yet the number of civilians escaping their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region is on the rise. During our visit to Hasan-Sham ca ...
IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise - BAS News

White House urges Kurdistan Region to call of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
The White House has said the plan for an independence referendum in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region later this month distracts from efforts to defeat the Islamic State (IS) and urged Kurdish leaders to call off the vote. ...

Wife of IS Member Surrenders to Peshmerga in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-02 11:09
ERBIL— The wife of an Islamic State (IS) member has surrendered to Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar frontlines, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The woman, Kazhal Ali, is from the Kermanshah city in Iranian Kurdistan. She claimed tha ...

AIDS on the Rise in Iraq: MP

BAS News - 2017-08-29 17:44
ERBIL— According to the official figures some 185 Iraqis are suffering from AIDS and the condition is spreading in Iraq, warned an MP on Tuesday. Fars Brifkani, the deputy chairman of Health and Environment Committee at the Iraqi House of Representatives ...

Peshmerga Defeats IS Militants on Tuz Khurmatu Front

BAS News - 2017-08-29 11:40
TUZ KHURMATU — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces managed to repel early on Tuesday an offensive of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Tuz Khurmatu district, south of Kirkuk Province. A Peshmerga commander said that the IS militants attacked the Peshmerg ...

Manbij municipality of people to repair roads

ANHA - 2017-08-28 13:38
Manbij – The people municipality of Manbij is working on the rehabilitation of many roads inside the city and the roads that reach the city in the countryside. Due to the digging and damage to the roads, the people’s municipality in Manbij city began and ...

Peshmerga Kills Number of IS Militants on Western Tigris Front

BAS News - 2017-08-28 12:27
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces killed a number Islamic State (IS) militants early on Monday on the western Tigris Frontline in Hardan area, northwest of Tel Afar district. Scores of IS militants attempted to approach the Peshmerga forces on Western Tigris Fr ...

KIU is not a hurdle on holding referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
A Kurdistan Islamic Community (KIC) deputy in the Iraqi parliament stated that the party will not be a hurdle on holding the referendum of the region and is not with the opposition of the referendum. ...

New verdict Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of Erfan circle

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-27 17:17
According to the report of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, Mohammad Ali Taheri situation is uncertain and his new verdict has been issued but has not been communicated to him. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehee, a spokesman for the judiciary, announced ...

SDF foiled an IS attack on al-Shadady

ANHA - 2017-08-27 15:13
AL-SHDADY- The fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) foiled an IS mercenaries’ attack on al-Shadady district in al-Hasakah canton in Cizîre region, and the attack resulted in killing 12 mercenaries. IS mercenaries launched on Saturday evening at 10:0 ...

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 ...