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UK Provides More Financial Support to UNMAS in Iraq

UK Provides More Financial Support to UNMAS in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-06 00:26
ERBIL — The UK contributed an additional £4 million ($5.22 million) towards the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) programme in Iraq, allowing the clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to continue in areas newly liberated from the Isla ...
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UN Activities in Kurdistan to Continue “Unhindered”: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-25 21:56
ERBIL — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres expects that United Nations mandated activities across Iraq, including in the Kurdistan Region, will be allowed to continue unhindered, said a spokesperson. Following the end of Kurdistan Region’s ...

Anah in Western Anbar Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2017-09-21 19:52
ERBIL— The town of Anah in western Anbar province was liberated from the Islamic State (IS) on Thursday, as reported by Iraqi War Media Cell. The cell, affiliated with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, quoted Abdulamir Yarallah, deputy commander for Joint O ...

Kurdistan Mine Action Agency Removes 350 Mines in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-09-19 11:04
ERBIL — Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (KMAA) cleared a large area from land mines and war remnants in Sulaymaniyah Province of Kurdistan Region. The agency reported its teams successfully detonated dozens of mines on September 18 in Golini Barbi minefield ...

High Referendum Council says process of independence vote to continue

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 11:04
High Referendum Council of the Kurdistan Region has stated that the process of referendum on independence of the region will continue, few days after representatives from U.N., U.S., U.K., Germany and France suggested alternatives to postpone referendum. ...

It's a Shame to Stay with Iraq: Yezidi Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 17:11
ERBIL— The officials and personalities of the ethno-religious Yezidi community in Iraq state the Yezidi people yearn for a life with no more catastrophes and have pinned their entire hope on the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. This time ...

Threats Likely to Continue in Post-IS Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-06 11:38
ERBIL — The threats challenging Iraq may not be brawn to a close by even the final defeat of Islamic State (IS) due to a prolonged complicated situation in the country, said Iraqi Vice President Ayad Alawi. The issues pertaining to millions of internally ...

More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi forces killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 50 suicide bombers during a major offensive to free Tal Afar area in west of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Saturday. “The IS total casualties in the blitzkrieg du ...

Nearly 5.5 Million Eligible to Vote in Kurdistan Referendum

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region's Independence High Elections and Referendum Commission (IHERC) expects that approximately 5.5 million people are eligible to vote in the Kurdistan independence referendum. Sherwan Zrar, IHERC spokesperson stated that the number i ...

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 ...

Britain to boost troops in Iraq in final push against terror group

Waar Media - 2017-09-02 01:07
WAAR-DUHOK: Some 44 Royal Engineers are being sent to Al Asad airbase in Anbar province, western Iraq, Sir Michael Fallon said. It takes the number of British personnel at the camp to more than 300 and the total in Iraq to around 600. ISIS has been on th ...

UK Sends Additional Troops to Fight against IS in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 11:59
ERBIL— As the battle against the Islamic State (IS) enters its final push, the UK has decided to send additional troops to Iraq, raising the number of British personnel in the country to around 600, according to media reports. The UK Defense Secretary Mi ...

Kurds no longer welcomed in Iraq: Barzani

KurdPress - 2017-08-31 09:31
The Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated that the Kurds are not welcomed in Iraq anymore and Kurdistan independence is to prevent new catastrophes. ...

Kirkuk: Peshmerga Snipers Take Down IS Militants While Planting IEDs

BAS News - 2017-08-27 14:26
KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga snipers gunned down one Islamic State (IS) insurgent and injured another in west of Kirkuk while planting improvised explosive devices (IED) near the Peshmerga positions, an official confirmed. “At around 06:15 local time, four ...

Erbil and Baghdad likely to continue talks on referendum: official

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
A member of the Iraqi National Coalition Alliance stated that a delegation from the Iraqi ventral government is likely to make a visit to Kurdistan Region in order to continue bilateral ties between the region and Baghdad over the planned referendum of th ...

IS VBIEDs Prepared to Attack Peshmerga Detonated by Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-08-17 10:34
KIRKUK — Two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) prepared by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Qara Tapa town in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala to be used against the Peshmerga forces were detonated by the anti-IS Coalition jets on W ...