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People Under Hashd Al-Shaabi in Diyala Leave Their Areas

People Under Hashd Al-Shaabi in Diyala Leave Their Areas

BAS News - 2017-09-05 15:48
DIYALA — Due to Hashd al-Shaabi militia forces’ actions in Diyala province, residents of a number of villages in Khanaqin district in Diyala have left their areas, said a local Kurdish official. Sheikh Jaafer Mustafa, Head of Kurdistan Democratic Party’s ...
People Under Hashd Al-Shaabi in Diyala Leave Their Areas - BAS News

KDP on Passing of Talabani: We Lost a Friend

BAS News - 2017-10-03 22:04
ERBIL — With the passing of Jalal Talabani, the Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and former president of Iraq, Kurds have lost a prominent politician, said the politburo of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Tuesday. After yea ...

Shi’ite Militias Force Kurdish Officials in Mandali to Sign Resignation

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
MANDALI — A group of Shi’ite Arab Militias of Asaib Ahl al-Haq — an armed militia group of the Hashd al-Shaabi, raided on Monday the headquarter of Mandali Municipality after forcing its Kurdish members to resign from their positions. Head of the city’s ...

Kurdish Official in Diyala Sacked Following Shi'ite Militias' Parade

BAS News - 2017-09-10 16:08
ERBIL— Shortly after Shi'ite militias took down Kurdistan flags in Mandali (Diyala province) on Saturday, the Kurdish administrator of the parish was also sacked. After the turmoil in Mandali, Diyala Governor Muthanna al-Tamimi convened the local officia ...

Official: PMF take Kurdistan flag down in Mandali

Waar Media - 2017-09-10 16:02
WAAR-DUHOK: Some fighters from the mainly Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi-People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF) have taken down the flag of Kurdistan Sunday over the building of the city hall in Mandali following a vote by the local government to join the Kurdish in ...

Diyala: Shi’ite Militias Warned over Taking Kurdistan Flag Down

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:52
MANDALI — The Iraqi Shi’ite militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi took down the Kurdistan flags over several buildings in the disputed Kurdish areas of Diyala province, said a local official, warning that such arbitrary actions will be encountered. Azad Hami ...

Barzani in Response to Hashd al-Shaabi: Kurds Ready to Defend Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-09 11:19
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has reiterated that Kirkuk is a Kurdish territory and they are ready to defend it whenever a threat is directed at the city. President's remarks are seemingly made in response to the threats by the Shi’it ...

Hawija Operation to Start within Days: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-04 13:03
Hashd al-Shaabi is ready to participate in the offensive, spokesperson says ERBIL — The spokesperson for the Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, Ahmed al-Asadi said the start of Hawijah operation is a matter of days and Hashd al-Shaabi is ready to ...

PMF Spoksperson: Start of Hawijah operation is a matter of days

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The spokesperson for the Shi’ite Arab militias of The People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF) Hashd al-Shaabi, Ahmed al-Asadi said the start of Hawijah operation is a matter of days and Hashd al-Shaabi is ready to take part in it. “The initial pla ...

Shi'ite Militias Preparing for Hawija Operation: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces will participate in the battle to liberate Hawija (60 km southwest of Kirkuk) and have already launched coordination with the Iraqi Army for the imminent offensive, said a spokesperson for the paramilitary forces ...

Shi'ite Militia Looting in Tel Afar: Reports

BAS News - 2017-08-30 21:21
ERBIL— The Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi are looting the public and private properties in the town of Tel Afar which has recently been retaken from the Islamic State (IS), Iraqi media reported Wednesday. The reports cited an informed army off ...

Committee Drafting Constitution for "State of Kurdistan": KDP Official

BAS News - 2017-08-28 19:05
ERBIL— A committee assigned to draft the constitution for the "State of Kurdistan" has already launched its mission, said a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s politburo. Addressing the audience at the Panel of the Roadmap to the State of Kurdis ...

PKK Arrests a KDP-S Official in Qamishlo, Rojava

BAS News - 2017-08-23 14:53
ERBIL — The Democratic Union Party (PYD), the Syrian wing of the PKK, arrested a member of the local council of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Syria (KDP-S), in the town of Karki Laki in Qamishlo in Rojava (the Syrian Kurdistan). "A patrol of PYD gunm ...

Abadi did not oppose referendum: KDP official

KurdPress - 2017-08-16 08:50
The chief of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) public relation stated that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has not opposed to the scheduled referendum of Kurdistan Region but prefers it to be postponed. ...

Kurds have no choice but to pursue independence: Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-16 08:50
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani issued on Tuesday, August 15, a statement commemorating the 71st anniversary of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) establishment and stressed that Kurds have not other choice but to pursue independence. ...

Barzani: No Choice for People of Kurdistan But Independence

BAS News - 2017-08-15 16:35
ERBIL— To avoid the recurrence of disasters that happened to them and for peace and prosperity to reign over their land, the people of Kurdistan have no option but to choose independence, stated Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani. In a message i ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...