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Turkey Claims It Killed Nearly 100 PKK Fighters in Two Weeks

Turkey Claims It Killed Nearly 100 PKK Fighters in Two Weeks

BAS News - 2017-09-10 10:48
ERBIL — Turkish security forces claimed on Saturday they have killed 99 guerrillas of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the past two weeks. According to an official statement, the Kurdish fighters were targeted in Sirnak and Hakkari provinces where ...
Turkey Claims It Killed Nearly 100 PKK Fighters in Two Weeks - BAS News

Sweden; home of the Kurdish books in exile

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-10-02 16:18
Kurdish printing house in Sweden. Rudaw photo. STOCKHOLM, Sweden—With over 4,000 Kurdish books printed in Sweden over the past three decades, the Nordic country can easily claim to have been an exceptional promoter of Kurdish culture, according to several ...

Turkey rebukes Belgium over 'unacceptable' court ruling on PKK

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 11:41
Turkey lashed out at Belgium on Sept. 15, accusing it of being a "weak link" in the fight against terrorism after a Belgian court ruled that an outlawed Kurdish group could not be prosecuted for terrorist activities. ...

Turkey Claims It Killed over 1,800 PKK Fighters Since January

BAS News - 2017-09-13 10:57
ERBIL — The Turkish General Staff released an official statement on Tuesday to claim that its forces have killed more than 1,800 members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) since the beginning of this year. A total of 562 military operations, including ...

KDP, PUK, Gorran hold Joint meet over reactivating Parliament

Waar Media - 2017-09-12 17:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The three main Kurdish parties, KDP, PUK and Gorran to hold a joint meeting on Tuesday over reconvening the Kurdistan Region’s parliament after it has been adjourned since 2015. According to an official, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Patr ...

"IS Princess" Killed near Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-07 18:39
ERBIL— The chief of Women Battalion in the Islamic State (IS) organization has been killed with her husband and their two sons around Hawija (60 km southwest Kirkuk). An informed source from Kirkuk told Iraqi al-Sumaria news that the woman, who is known ...

Turkey Claims It Killed 2 PKK Guerrillas on KRG Border

BAS News - 2017-09-07 15:50
ERBIL — Turkish security forces claim that they have killed two members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Wednesday after a counterattack on Kurdistan Region’s border with Turkey. Hakkari governor's office said in a statement that the counterattac ...

Turkish Jets Target PKK Positions in subdistricts in Duhok Province

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish fighter jets once again on Monday bombarded Kurdistan Region border areas allegedly targeting the military positions used by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Mahmoud Nihili, head of the local administration of Nihel subdistrict in Duho ...

What motivates ISIS fighters

CNN - 2017-09-05 02:35
Scott Atran and his research colleagues were sitting face-to-face with captured ISIS fighters in Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq, near the front lines of battle. ...

Turkish Jets Target PKK Positions in KRG Border Areas

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
DUHOK — Turkish fighter jets once again on Monday bombarded Kurdistan Region border areas allegedly targeting the military positions used by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Mahmoud Nihili, head of the local administration of Nihel subdistrict in Duhok Pr ...

Kurdish-led SDF Kill Dozens of IS Militants in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-31 16:39
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Thursday that they've killed dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants, including a number of snipers, in the city of Raqqa. According to an online statement released by the SDF, 40 IS milita ...

PKK Accused of Killing 3 Workers in Southeast Turkey

BAS News - 2017-08-28 14:05
ERBIL — Three construction workers were killed on Monday in an attack allegedly carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey’s southeastern Kurdish areas. The attack was carried out on a road construction site in the Dugundagi neighborhood of ...

Thousands of Iraqi IDPs Return Home in Nineveh Plains

BAS News - 2017-08-19 19:09
ERBIL — Around 17,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) return to their homes in the Nineveh Plains, the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement said on Saturday. According to an official statement released by the ministry, its office in the Ninev ...

Turkey Claims Killing 28 PKK Members Past Week

BAS News - 2017-08-14 13:43
ANKARA — Turkish Interior Ministry claimed that the country’s army has killed 28 members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the past seven days. The ministry also said that 14 guerrillas have surrendered themselves amid the military confrontations ...