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Iraq to Receive Thousands of IS Suspects from SDF Soon

Iraq to Receive Thousands of IS Suspects from SDF Soon

BAS News - 2019-03-26 22:51
ERBIL - Iraq is expected to receive thousands of Islamic State (IS) suspects from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the near future as the militant group has been declared fully defeated in neighboring Syria. The SDF will hand over nearly ...
Iraq to Receive Thousands of IS Suspects from SDF Soon - BAS News

Syrian Kurds hand over 200 Islamic State militants to Iraq: source

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces received Friday a batch of 200 Islamic State (IS) militants captured by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighboring Syria, a security source said. “Iraqi security forces have received 200 IS m ...

KDP not ready to fulfill demands of PUK over new Kurdistan govt: PUK

E-Kurd - 2019-04-01 16:29
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is not ready to meet the demands of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), the PUK’s spokesperson said Monday. Party spokesperson Latif Sheikh Omar told NRT TV that the party had ...

Iraq Generated over $6 Billion from March Oil Exports

BAS News - 2019-04-01 16:09
ERBIL — The oil exports from Iraq to the international market reached 104 million barrels in March, generating more than $6 billion for Baghdad, the oil ministry said on Monday. "Iraq's total exports of crude oil in March reached about 104.6 million barr ...

Thousands of voters travel from Istanbul to Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-03-30 12:31
HDP’s Mobile Voters Commission sent thousands of voters to their hometowns in Kurdistan so they can vote. ...

Thousands of ISIS fighters sit in prison. Kurdish leaders call for a special tribunal.

PRI - 2019-03-30 09:01
ISIS fighters committed heinous crimes. Thousands are now locked up in camps and prisons across northern Syria. But the evidence against them is flimsy and the cost of justice, high. What should happen to them? ...

Raqqa: Thousands of Residents Still Missing

BAS News - 2019-03-29 22:13
ERBIL - Thousands of residents are still missing in the Syrian city of Raqqa where was once occupied by the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in the past few years, a monitoring group said on Friday. Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a st ...

Washington Reaffirms Support to Iraq to Ensure IS is Fully Defeated: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-03-28 22:38
ERBIL - US has reaffirmed its prolonged commitment to coordinate with Iraq to ensure the Islamic State (IS) is fully defeated, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday. The US senior official made the remarks during a meeting with the Iraqi Parlia ...

EU-funded Programme in Iraq to Support Recovery, Stability Through Local Development

BAS News - 2019-03-28 15:21
BASRA (UNDP) — The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) continue to work together to help the people of Iraq in their pursuit of recovery and stability. On 28 March 2019 ...

Iraq to Appoint New Vice Presidents after Prolonged Dispute

BAS News - 2019-03-28 11:09
ERBIL — The positions of first and second vice presidents of Iraq are to be filled after months of political disputes that has left even the Iraqi government incomplete. MP Alia Nusaif said on Thursday that appointing the vice presidents is already overd ...

US Reiterates Commitment to Destroying IS Remnants

BAS News - 2019-03-23 23:17
ERBIL — The US Central Command is committed to work with its partners in Iraq and Syria to destroy the Islamic State (IS) remnants after the last pocket is liberated from the group, General Joseph Votel, Commander of US Central Command, said. Earlier the ...

KCK message for Qandil Newroz: This is the spring of freedom

ANF - 2019-03-21 14:30
KCK sent a message to the Newroz celebrations in Binare Qandil with thousands of attendants. The message said: “This is the spring of freedom.” ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

About 2,000 IS Militants Surrender to SDF in Eastern Syria: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-12 22:20
ERBIL - About 2,000 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian eastern province of Deir ez-Zor have surrendered to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as the US-backed Kurdish fighters continued to liberate the last enclave of the mili ...

SDF Kills "Dozens" of IS Militants in Eastern Syria: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-11 19:09
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Monday that it had killed "dozens" of Islamic State (IS) insurgents as the Kurdish fighters have resumed their operation against the militant group’s last enclave in eastern Syria. SFD spokes ...

SDF Resumes Final Operation Against IS in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-10 23:00
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) resumed its military operation to liberate the last Islamic State (IS) pocket in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, pointed out that the US-backed ...

SDF to Hand Over 250 IS Detainees to Iraq Soon: Expert

BAS News - 2019-03-05 18:46
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is expected to hand over 250 more Islamic State (IS) detainees to Iraq in the upcoming hours, a military expert said on Tuesday. The extradition will be part of a previous agreement between the US-ba ...

Mass grave believed to be Yazidis found in last Islamic State bastion in Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-02-28 17:20
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people who may be Yazidis enslaved by Islamic State has been found in territory recently seized by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an SDF official s ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces free 24 of its fighters held by Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-02-28 14:06
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia said on Thursday it had freed 24 of its fighters from Islamic State militants in the jihadists’ last enclave near the Iraqi border. The SDF provided no detai ...

Iraq could take non-Iraqi Islamic State detainees from Syria: PM

E-Kurd - 2019-02-27 11:28
BAGHDAD,— Iraq could help transfer non-Iraqi Islamic State detainees held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. Iraq will either help repatriate those citizens to their home countries ...

Syrian Kurdish forces hand over 280 Iraqi, foreign detainees to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-02-25 13:01
BAGHDAD,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed to Iraq 280 Iraqi and foreign detainees in recent days, Iraq’s military said in a statement on Sunday. An Iraqi military colonel confirmed to Reuters that 130 people were transf ...