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

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

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 ...

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 is trying to activate parliament through YNK

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani is trying to activate the parliament through the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (YNK) after it was closed in the fall of 2015 for a law about presidency of the region ...

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 ...

Iraqi govt denounces decision to include Kirkuk in Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Saad al-Hadith, the Spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, denounced on Tuesday a decision to include Kirkuk in the Kurdish independence referendum, calling the move “illegal and unconstitutional”. “Provinces that don’t belong to t ...

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 ...

In Pictures: Hashd al-Shaabi Recruiting Children in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-29 11:40
KIRKUK — Iraqi pro-government Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi continue recruiting and training locals under the legal age in Kirkuk province so as to prepare them for battlefields. The local administration has launched an investigation into the ...

No Hashd al-Shaabi Ranks Withdrew from Tal Afar Battle: Statement

BAS News - 2017-08-23 18:04
ERBIL— The reports which allege some ranks of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces have withdrawn from the operation to retake Tal Afar are "baseless", according to a statement by the Joint Operation Command. The statement published by Iraqi War Media Cell refuted ...

Three Trillion Dinar from Iraq’s Annual Budget Goes to Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-08-23 15:44
ERBIL — A huge amount of Iraq’s annual budget has been allocated to the Shi’ite Arab militia groups of Hashd al-Shaabi since its formation back in 2014, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said. “Hashd al-Shaabi receives a total fund of three trilli ...

New Hashd al-Shaabi Brigade Created in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-16 17:23
ERBIL— In preparation to liberate Hawija, 60 km south west of Kirkuk, a new force of the Hashd al-Shaabi militias is recruiting conscripts from all the components of Kirkuk province, including Kurds. The 2nd Brigade of Kirkuk, Ahrar (Freemen) Force, is p ...

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 ...