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US Delivers Military Assistance to SDF: Monitor

US Delivers Military Assistance to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:56
ERBIL - The US-led coalition has delivered new military convoys to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the military assistance included 700 ...
US Delivers Military Assistance to SDF: Monitor - BAS News

Over 50 Syrian Government Forces, Allies Killed, Injured by Jihadists

BAS News - 2019-04-27 23:32
ERBIL - Over 50 Syrian government forces and allied fighters were either killed or injured in two separate attacks carried out by two jihadist groups early on Saturday, a monitor said. According to a statement by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ...

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 ...

France Calls for Continuation of Humanitarian Aid to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-11 22:01
Nearly 1.5 million IDPs and Syrian refugees are still hosted in the region. ERBIL - France has called on the humanitarian organizations to prolong their assistance to the Kurdistan Region as the autonomous region is still hosting a great number of IDPs a ...

Japan Donates Additional $9.2 Million to Help Iraq Revive after IS

BAS News - 2019-04-11 15:54
BAGHDAD (WFP) — The Government of Japan has contributed US$9.2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to enable it to transition its programmes in Iraq from primarily humanitarian to more development-related assistance. As WFP faces a s ...

US calls on UN to recognise Guaido as Venezuela's president | Venezuela News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-04-10 21:46

PM Barzani Discusses Political, Security Affairs with US Delegates

BAS News - 2019-04-09 23:06
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Tuesday a US delegation, led by Joey Hood, chargé d'affaires at the US Embassy in Baghdad, to discuss a number of political and security issues in the region. During the meeting, where ...

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 ...

US citizen arrests set to deepen divide between Trump, GOP over Saudi Arabia - CNNPolitics

CNN - 2019-04-06 20:34

US House approves resolution to end US role in Yemen war | USA News | Al Jazeera

Aljazeera - 2019-04-05 00:55

Iran Accuses US of Hampering Aid to Flood-affected Areas

BAS News - 2019-04-04 00:39
ERBIL - Iran has accused the US of hindering the humanitarian assistance to the flood-affected areas in the country, state media reported on Wednesday. The accusations were made by President Hassan Rouhani as the death toll of victims of flash floods is ...

US-backed fighters clash with IS militants in eastern Syria

Seattle Times - 2019-04-03 18:04
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish-led force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic ...

US calls on Turkey to respect election results

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-03 09:21

Syrian Kurdish-led forces clash with Islamic State militants in eastern Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-04-02 20:21
BEIRUT,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian fighters are battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria 10 days after declaring victory over the extremists, an official with the Kurdish force said Tuesday. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democrat ...

US peace envoy vows to take Afghan government on board

Waar Media - 2019-04-02 14:11
WAAR_DUHOK In a significant development, the visiting top U.S. peace envoy on Tuesday acknowledged the importance of taking Afghan government on board in the peace process. Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, rea ...

Baghouz: Coalition Jets Kill Tens of IS Insurgents

BAS News - 2019-03-28 22:38
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition warplanes killed on Thursday tens of Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement that the airstrike ...

Afrin: Over 2,600 Civilians Kidnapped in One Year

BAS News - 2019-03-18 09:36
ERBIL — More than 2,600 people were abducted by Islamist groups in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin during the last 12 months, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Afrin came under a massive military offensive dubbed “Olive Branch Operati ...

Iraqi Kurdistan responds to U.S. report on human rights

E-Kurd - 2019-03-15 17:00
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari responded on Friday to a US report that highlighted a range of human rights abuses that took place in the Kurdistan Reg ...

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 ...

IS Targets US-backed Forces in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-10 00:14
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) attacked the US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria on Saturday, where two Kurdish fighters were wounded. The attack was carried out via a suicide car bomb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, explaining that a jihadis ...