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US Won't Stop Efforts to Oust Iranian Forces from Syria: Official

US Won't Stop Efforts to Oust Iranian Forces from Syria: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:56
ERBIL - One of Washington's main goals in Syria is to oust the Iranian forces from the country, a top US official was quoted as saying, noting that "there are a lot of tools we can use." Talking to The National on Monday, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of ...
US Won\'t Stop Efforts to Oust Iranian Forces from Syria: Official - BAS News

SDF Won’t Be a Threat to Turkey: Co-chair

BAS News - 2019-05-08 15:35
ERBIL — As the establishment of a ‘Safe Zone’ in the Kurdish territories of northern Syria is in the heated debate related to the region, Turkey continues insisting on having control over the proposed safe zone while the US rejects the idea. Turkey says ...

Instability Forces IDPs to Return to Camps in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-06 23:44
ERBIL - Hundreds of IDPs have again returned to the camps in Kurdistan Region since January due to instability in their places of origin, an official was quoted as saying on Monday. "Over 530 IDP families have come back to the camps [in the Kurdistan Reg ...

Hunger striker Iba: You step forward, because we won’t step back

ANF - 2019-04-22 14:06
Hunger striker Yusuf Iba said, “We won’t stop our protest until we achieve our goals,” as his health deteriorates. Iba called on peoples and institutions to support the resistance. ...

Ilhan Omar: The 9/11 row embroiling the US congresswoman

BBC - 2019-04-14 03:29
Representative Ilhan Omar says she won't be silenced after coming under attack from Republicans. ...

Iraqis Should Choose Either Washington or Tehran: US Envoy

BAS News - 2019-04-10 23:48
ERBIL - Washington's top envoy in Iraq has argued that the people of the country have to make a choice between the US and Iranian forces, saying that they cannot side with both states simultaneously. The warning was issued by Joey Hood, chargé d'affaires ...

Bomb Attack in Raqqa Kills, Wounds 11

BAS News - 2019-04-09 19:12
Casualties include members of the SDF. ERBIL - At least eight people, including Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) members, were killed in a bomb explosion in Syria's Raqqa on Tuesday, a security source was quoted as saying. Apart from four fight ...

Iranian MPs Go to Parliament in IRGC Uniform to Condemn US Decision

BAS News - 2019-04-09 10:52
ERBIL — A group of Iranian lawmakers and the speaker went to the legislative on Monday in Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) uniforms after the US designated the forces as a “foreign terrorist organization”. The lawmakers entered the assembly chan ...

US Increasing Troops in Iraq to Protect IS Leader Baghdadi: Iraqi Expert

BAS News - 2019-04-08 23:13
ERBIL - The United States' aim in increasing its forces in Iraq is to protect the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi expert was quoted as saying. Al-Maalomah news agency quoted Kazzem al-Haaj as claiming that Washington is tryin ...

Russia calls on US to leave Iraq-Jordan-Syria camp amid humanitarian concerns

Rûdaw - 2019-04-08 16:57
The US plans to leave 200 forces at its nearby At Tanf garrison ...

Iran Warns of Reciprocal Action if US Recognizes IRGC as Terrorist Organization

BAS News - 2019-04-07 16:44
ERBIL — Iran has warned of a tit-for-tat measure if the US realises its plan to designate Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, said a top commander. Head of the Guards, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said on Sunday that th ...

Kirkuk: Efforts Intensified to Oust Kurdish Families

BAS News - 2019-04-07 00:03
ERBIL - As the arabization continues in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, tens of Kurdish families have been ordered to evacuate a certain neighborhood within a week, sources revealed. According to the information BasNews has learned from local so ...

France won’t take back Islamic State fighters, families from Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-04-06 13:49
PARIS,— France has ruled out the repatriation of French Islamic extremists and their families detained in Syria after the fall of ISIS’ “caliphate”, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said Friday. France and other European nations have been wrestling ...

‘Bipartisan’ is an understatement: Lawmakers in both houses of Congress press Trump to speed up withdrawal from Syria - Conservative Review

Conservativereview - 2019-04-04 18:16

EU Won’t Be Held Hostage to UK’s Brexit Crisis: Macron

Waar Media - 2019-04-03 12:01
WAAR_DUHOK The European Union will not be held “hostage” by the political crisis in the UK over Brexit, French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. “The EU cannot be held hostage to the resolution of a political crisis in the United Kingdom on a long- ...

US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria - Pompeo - BBC News

BBC - 2019-04-03 00:15

US suspends F-35 deliveries to Turkey over S-400

Waar Media - 2019-04-02 14:11
WAAR_DUHOK The U.S. announced Monday that it has suspended “deliveries and activities” related to Turkey’s procurement of the F-35 fifth-generation stealth fighter jet over Ankara’s plans to buy Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system. “We very much ...

Nasir Yagiz: They can’t stop the glorious uprising

ANF - 2019-03-19 16:39
Nasir Yagiz commemorated Zulkuf Gezen, who carried out a sacrifice action against the isolation, and said; “Those who impose intimidation and fear can’t stop the glorious uprising, whatever they do.” ...

Italy to Prolong Military Assistance to Peshmerga if KRG Requests: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-03-17 20:54
ERBIL - Italy has promised to prolong its military assistance to the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces as long as the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) requests that, Italian Ambassador to Iraq Bruno Pasquino was quoted as saying. The Italian envoy m ...

Turkey Won't Change Its Mind About Purchasing S-400: Erdogan

BAS News - 2019-03-14 22:33
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has again said that his country would not change its mind about purchasing Russia's S-400 missile defense system. Erdogan made the comment during an interview with the Haberturk on Thursday. Asked if it was ...

Buldan: We won’t give up the struggle for democracy and justice

ANF - 2019-03-14 16:45
"People are on hunger strike demanding the end of isolation, demanding justice and law to be respected. You cannot play three monkeys, we won’t accept this and we condemn this.” ...