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Threats Likely to Continue in Post-IS Iraq

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 ...
Threats Likely to Continue in Post-IS Iraq - BAS News

Iraqi VP Calls on Intl Community to De-Escalate Erbil-Baghdad Tensions

BAS News - 2017-10-05 18:41
ERBIL— Iraqi Vice President Ayad al-Alawi on Thursday urged the international community to help ease recent tensions between Baghdad and Erbil which occurred as a result of Kurdistan independence referendum. In a meeting with Mathias Walters, Dutch ambas ...

Palestine's Fath Official to Maliki: Kurdistan Is Different from Israel

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— Kurdistan and Israel are completely different all respects, said a member of the executive committee of Palestinian Fath Movement in response to a recent remark by Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki. In a meeting with the US Ambassador to Iraq o ...

Half of IS Families Detained in Mosul are Turkish: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL — Around a half of the hundreds of families held in a camp near Mosul for suspected links to the so-called Islamic State (IS) are Turkish nationals, said the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi. According to a statement made by the Iraqi PM, ma ...

Barzani and Iraqi VP Allawi Meet in Erbil

BAS News - 2017-09-12 12:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi. On Tuesday, September 12, a delegation from the Iraqi National Alliance, headed by its leader Ayad Allawi, visited Barzani in Erbil for discussions ov ...

Army, allies to retake Hawijah from IS terrorists soon: Iraqi PM

KurdPress - 2017-09-07 10:34
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that army troops, backed by allied Kurdish forces of Peshmerga, will soon launch a multi-pronged operation to liberate the city of Hawijah in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk from Islamic State (IS) ...

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 ...

Bangladesh Embassy to open office in Erbil

KRG-Spain - 2017-09-06 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Mr. Abu Magsoud Forhad, Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Iraq. Ambassador Forhad discussed his government’s intention to open in Erbil an office of his ...

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 ...

Coalition Conducts 30 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 21:39
ERBIL — US-led coalition carried out 30 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS), consisting of 52 engagements in both Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Forces- Operation Inherent Resolve officials said on Friday. According to the officials, ...

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 ...

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 ...