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Attack on Afghan checkpoint kills 10 security forces | Arab News

Attack on Afghan checkpoint kills 10 security forces | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-24 03:32

Attack on Afghan checkpoint kills 10 security forces | Arab News - Arabnews

Turkish attack on Afrin villages kills a child

ANF - 2019-04-06 17:59
Turkish forces bombed villages in Afrin, killing a child and wounding more civilians. ...

Erbil Security Forces Arrest Group Behind Assassination Attempts

BAS News - 2019-04-04 19:26
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Erbil announced on Thursday that they have arrested a group of four people in the capital city who have already admitted to assassination plots. The group, including a woman, previously attempted to kill “any member” fr ...

Turkish army attack on graves of guerrillas protested in Bismil

ANF - 2019-04-02 14:29
A protest was held against the Turkish soldiers’ attack on the graves of YPG and HPG fighters in Bismil. ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on SDF in Manbij

BAS News - 2019-03-26 23:31
ERBIL - The insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Syrian's Manbij city where seven US-backed Kurdish fighters were killed. According to a statement by the ...

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Kurdish forces in north Syria | Reuters

Reuters - 2019-03-26 16:35

Attack on Syrian Kurdish forces checkpoint in Manbij kills 7

E-Kurd - 2019-03-26 13:56
MANBIJ, Syria,— An official with the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force in Syria says gunmen have attacked one of their checkpoints in the northern town on Manbij, killing seven fighters. Sharfan Darwish, of the Kurdish-led Manbij Military Council, told The A ...

IS Attacks Oil Field in Northern Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-25 11:43
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) insurgents carried out an armed attack on Alaas oilfield in Salahaddin province of Iraq, a statement confirmed on Monday. After a fierce armed clash, the police forces managed to thwart the attack, said Iraq’s North Oil Company ...

Iraqi security forces defeat ISIS attack on Salahadin oilfield

Rûdaw - 2019-03-25 09:55
ISIS suffered casualties as a number of the attackers were killed ...

SDF fighters close in on last Daesh-held village in Syria | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-24 17:20

Afghan attack won’t change Kandahar security situation — US Defense chief Mattis | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-21 07:41

Trump policies unite allies against him at European security forum | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-20 22:45

Afshin Sheikholeslami Mother: I am Waiting for the Release of My Son by Newroz

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-20 02:00
Kurdish Human Rights Network (KHRN): Afshin Sheikholeslami Vatani, the environmental activist who was arrested On Sunday, February 17 by security forces in Sanandaj, has been able to make a brief call to his mother. However, his family is still unaware of ...

Labour Activist Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-19 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN): Eqbal Shabani, a labour activist and inspector of the Sanandaj Bakery Association, was temporarily released on a bail of 100 million Tomans from Sanandaj Central Prison. He was arrested by security forces on February ...

PUK Security Forces Raid PKK-Affiliated Office in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-03-13 10:05
ERBIL — Security forces in Sulaymaniyah raided on Wednesday the office of Kurdistan Free Society Party (Tevgeri Azadi) in another political crackdown agains the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Previously, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), which is ...

Daesh attack on US-led coalition wounds Syria fighters | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-09 20:56

A Kurdish Singer Sentenced to Two Years of Imprisonment and Deprived of Artistic Activity

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-03-09 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): A Kurdish singer ‘Peyman Mirzadeh’, arrested on Thursday, February 20 by security forces, was sentenced to 2 years of imprisonment and permanent deprivation of singing by branch one of the Islamic Revolutionary Court ...

Kurdish Security Forces Arrest IS Militant South of Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2019-02-25 15:10
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) jihadists who had sneaked into the Kurdistan Region was captured by the Kurdish security forces in Darbandikhan, south of Sulaymaniyah province of Kurdistan Region. Introduced by first initials only, the 41-year-old member o ...

Two Kurdish Journalists Flee Kirkuk After Threatenings from Security Forces

BAS News - 2019-02-22 23:02
ERBIL - A couple of Kurdish journalists have fled the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk to Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil after they were threatened by the local security forces, an official said on Friday. Mariwan Jalal, a spokesperson for the Kurdi ...