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Over 100,000 Hawija Civilians Displaced Since August 2016

Over 100,000 Hawija Civilians Displaced Since August 2016

BAS News - 2017-09-12 19:53
ERBIL — More than 100,000 civilians have been displaced from Islamic State (IS)-held city of Hawija between August 2016 and September 2017, said the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The majority of the internally displaced persons (IDP) have entered t ...
Over 100,000 Hawija Civilians Displaced Since August 2016 - BAS News

Seven Yezidis Freed from IS Captivity in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-10-10 11:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Directorate of Yezidi Abductees' Affairs stated that seven Kurdish Yezidis have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) over the past 24 hours. Hussein Qaidi, head of the directorate, told BasNews “a woman aged 30 ...

Over 90% of Raqqa Recaptured by SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2017-09-20 11:18
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have cleared 90% of the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) militants, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). “The battle of Raqqa nears to its end after the [Islamic] State retre ...

Detained Families of Foreign IS Militants Moved to a Mosul Military Base

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
MOSUL — The Iraqi security forces have reportedly moved over 1,000 family members of the foreign Islamic State (IS) insurgents from a camp to a military base in the north of Mosul. According to media reports, the total number of the detained individuals ...

Turkish army resumed building barrier in Bulbul

ANHA - 2017-09-18 15:16
The Turkish occupation army resumed building the barrier between Baliya village in Rajo area in Afrin region and Mercoq village in Bakur Kurdistan after it has stopped building and digging since August 20. The Turkish occupation also is putting surveillan ...

Ten Civilians Dead, Wounded by Landmines since January: MAA

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — At least six people were killed since January by the landmines remained from war eras in the Kurdistan Region, an official said. Another four civilians were also wounded in different incidents across the region, said Mohammed Ahmed, head of Kurdi ...

Kurdistan Referendum Will Not Delay Hawija Operation: MP

BAS News - 2017-09-10 17:50
ERBIL— The operation to retake the control of the Islamic State (IS)-held town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, will launch before the end of September, said an Arab MP from Kirkuk on Sunday. Khaled al-Mafraj was cited by some Iraqi media reports as sayin ...

Iraqi Jets Drop Leaflets over Hawija, Urging IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:58
HAWIJA — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) dropped thousands of leaflets over the town of Hawija on Friday, calling on the Islamic State (IS) militants to surrender ahead of the upcoming military operation against the extremist group. According to Iraqi Defense ...

The Rakhine State Danger to Myanmar's Transition

International Crisis Group - 2017-09-09 00:47
The violence since 25 August that has driven 270,000 Rohingya civilians over Myanmar’s border into Bangladesh is not just causing a humanitarian catastrophe. It is also driving up the risks that the country’s five-year-old transition from military rule w ...

Iraq’s Oil Exports Slightly Dropped in August

BAS News - 2017-09-06 14:01
BAGHDAD — The oil exports by the Iraqi federal government recorded a slight decrease over the past month of August, whereas revenues from crude shipments increased. Crude shipments decreased from 3.23 million barrels per day (bpd) in July to 3.216 millio ...

Homeless, displaced in al-Tabqa living under cracking roofs, rubble

ANHA - 2017-09-06 11:26
The lack of shelter has forced many displaced people into al-Tabqa to live among the rubble of buildings that are not habitable, yet they pay housing rent amid rubble, amid fears that these buildings will collapse over the heads of their inhabitants at an ...

Over 100,000 Civilians Remain Trapped in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-06 00:26
ERBIL — More than 100,000 civilians remain trapped in Hawija, as the Iraqi forces are preparing to launch an operation against the Islamic State militants in the town, an Iraqi official said on Tuesday. The town of Hawija (located about 65 kilometers sou ...

80,000 People to Be Displaced in Battle of Hawija: Report

BAS News - 2017-09-04 18:49
ERBIL— The civilians in central Hawija and its surrounding areas will be used by the Islamic State (IS) militants as human shields in the battle to retake the town from the extremists, said Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The non-governmental organiz ...

UN Delegation to Monitor Human Rights in Tal Afar Battle

BAS News - 2017-08-24 21:00
ERBIL— A delegation from the UN Human Rights Council will arrive in Tal Afar soon to monitor the human rights situation in the battle to retake the town from the Islamic State (IS). Ali Ardawani, a human rights observer from the Kurdistan Region, told Ba ...