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UK: Man Arrested for Joining YPG in Syria

UK: Man Arrested for Joining YPG in Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-13 13:28
ERBIL — A British citizen who had joined the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units to help the fight against the Islamic State (IS), has been arrested upon his arrival back to his home country. Nottinghamshire police said that Aiden Aslin, 23, was bei ...
UK: Man Arrested for Joining YPG in Syria - BAS News

IS Preacher in Hit Arrested upon Requesting Salary

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— Iraqi intelligence service on Sunday arrested the preacher of the Islamic State (IS) organization in the town of Hit, in Anbar province. Iraqi media reported an informed source as saying Mullah Salih Abdullah Jubair was arrested as he submitted a ...

KODAR calls for radical change in Iranian regime

ANHA - 2017-09-13 14:52
Democracy and Freedom Association in East Kurdistan (KODAR)called for a radical change in the Iranian regime that discriminates between the different sectors of society in Iran and Rojhilat Kurdistan. The association was surprised by what the Iranian regi ...

Coalition Conducts 78 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq Over The Weekend

BAS News - 2017-09-11 20:57
ERBIL — The US-led coalition carried out 78 airstrikes consisting of 91 engagements against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Syria and Iraq, the Jointly Task Forces said on Monday. The Coalition conducted 34 airstrikes near the Syrian city of Raq ...

Turkish ISIS woman arrested before suicide attack in Tal Afar

Waar Media - 2017-09-11 16:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi army forces arrested a Turkish woman before she blew herself up in the troops northwest of Nineveh, state TV reported on Sunday. Al Iraqiya TV said the woman, of an Azebaijani origin, tried to storm into the troops and blow herself up i ...

Russia Emphasizes the Involvement of Kurds in Intra-Syria Talks

BAS News - 2017-09-08 15:33
ERBIL — Russian President's special envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, has reaffirmed the importance the presence of Syrian Kurds in the talks on peace settlement in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Bogdanov met ...

Israeli jets strike ‘chemical weapons factory’ in Syria’s Hama

Waar Media - 2017-09-07 14:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel targeted a military facility in western Syria’s Hama province early on Thursday, Syria’s army said, breaching Lebanese airspace to carry out the strikes. The army statement said the airstrike killed two people and caused material damag ...

US will continue with YPG after Raqqa operation: commander

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 13:57
Outgoing U.S. army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), has made it clear that Washington will continue to cooperate with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...

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 ...

The tale of a farewell to arms / Fatih Cekirge

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
The U.S. claims that it will retrieve 1,000 trucks of weaponry after giving them to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), once the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ends. Is it possible to believe this? ...

Erdogan, Mattis discuss US backing for PYD, KRG referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-24 11:12
The U.S.’s ongoing support for the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) dominated Pentagon chief Jim Mattis’s talks in Ankara on Aug. 23, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan complaining about Washingto ...

Russian news agency: US sends 60 trucks of military equipment to SDF

Waar Media - 2017-08-21 19:24
WAAR-DUHOK: According to the report, the US sent heavy weapons and armored vehicles to the SDF, which also includes the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), as part of Raqqa operations. One SDF member said the US also sent small Toyota trucks for fig ...

British NGO Opens Center for Mosul Orphans in Erbil IDP Camp

BAS News - 2017-08-21 18:02
ERBIL— A center for the orphans who lost their parents in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul was opened Sunday in Hassan Sham IDP Camp near Erbil. The center, called "Orphan Care Center" was opened today at the presence of the British Con ...