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Iraq Exhumes Three Mass Graves of Kurdish Victims of “Anfal”

Iraq Exhumes Three Mass Graves of Kurdish Victims of “Anfal”

BAS News - 2019-04-15 01:16
ERBIL — Authorities in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna announced on Sunday that they have begun unearthing three mass graves which contain remnants of several dozens of Kurdish victims killed by the Baath regime. Holding a skull and an earring recove ...
Iraq Exhumes Three Mass Graves of Kurdish Victims of “Anfal” - BAS News

Tree Kurdish Tradesmen Killed during the Attack of Iranian Law Enforcement Officers

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-05-07 02:00
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): Two Kurdish Tradesmen were killed by direct shootings of law enforcement forces in Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish). A Tradesman from Saqqez passed away due to the cardiac arrest during the chase by police forces. “On Apr ...

Man Suspected of Rigging IDs for IS Members Arrested in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-27 14:41
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Friday that they had arrested a man who is suspected of forging documents and ID cards for members of the Islamic State (IS). Iraq’s Interior Ministry said the man had provided fake IDs and citizenship declarati ...

Mass graves uncovered in Muthanna contain Anfal victims: Deputy PM Talabani

Rûdaw - 2019-04-15 18:10
"Initial indications have shown that it contains the honorable Anfal [victims] of Kurdistan" ...

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein's crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader's forces three decades ago. ...

Iraqi president attends unearthing of mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 19:17
SAMAWA, Iraq,— Iraq must never forget Saddam Hussein’s crimes or allow his party to return, President Barham Salih said on Sunday after attending the unearthing of a mass grave of Kurds killed by the former leader’s forces three decades ago. The grave, f ...

Second in a Week: Kurdish Porter Killed by Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2019-04-14 16:04
ERBIL — Iranian forces on the northwestern borders killed another Kurdish porter on Sunday near the city of Khoy, Western Azarbaijan province. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights reported that the victim was killed after the Iranian border guards opened ...

Victims of Anfal Genocide remembered in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-04-14 13:57
Victims of the Anfal Genocide campaign conducted against the Kurds by the Saddam regime in South Kurdistan, are being remembered with various events. ...

Iraqi Shiite militias reject U.S. naming of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group

E-Kurd - 2019-04-14 12:52
NAJAF, Iraq,— A group of Iraq’s Shi’ite militia groups said on Saturday that they strongly rejected the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the United States. The groups, backed and trained by Teh ...

Iraq Should Compensate Victims of Anfal: PM Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-14 12:07
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is responsible to compensate those affected by the genocidal Anfal campaign at the hand of former Baath Regime, reiterated Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. He made the call in an official statement on the 31 ...

[PICTURES]: Second Mass Grave of Yezidis Exhumed in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-04-13 16:00
ERBIL - The second mass grave of Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) genocide was exhumed in the town of Sinjar on Friday. Head of the Iraq's Medico-Legal Directorate under the Ministry of Health, Zaid Ali Abbas, said in a statement that the grave h ...

Mass grave with Kurdish Anfal victims found in southern Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 11:22
SAMAWAH, southern Iraq,— Local authorities from a southern Iraqi province began on Friday the exhumation of a mass grave containing bodies of Kurds believed to have been killed during the former Baathist regime’s deadly Anfal campaign against the Kurds. ...

Another mass grave opened in Kocho village in Shengal

ANF - 2019-04-13 00:07
Mass graves of Yazidis who were massacred in the August 3, 2014 ISIS attacks in Shengal are being opened. ...

PM Barzani Urges Iraq to Compensate Anfal Campaign Victims' Families

BAS News - 2019-04-12 23:50
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has called on the Iraqi government to compensate the family members of the victims of Anfal campaign by the former Iraqi regime Saddam al-Hussein. The Kurdish premier made the call in a statement on the anniv ...

[PICTURES]: Mass Grave of Kurds Discovered in South of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — Another mass grave containing bodies of Kurdish victims of the 1980s Anval Campaign has been discovered in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna. During 1980s, Saddam Hussein’s Baath Regime massacred hundreds of thousands of Kurdish civilians, incl ...

Syria: Mass Grave of IS Victims Discovered

BAS News - 2019-04-12 00:07
ERBIL - A mass grave of victims of the Islamic State (IS), including nearly two dozens of bodies, was discovered on Thursday in eastern Syria. The grave was found in the town of Mayadeen, eastern Deir ez-Zor province, which included 23 bodies, field sour ...

Iraq Receives Another Batch of F-16s

BAS News - 2019-04-08 11:08
ERBIL — Iraq announced on Sunday that it has received another batch of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the US. The delivery was made up of six new jet that will join Iraq’s airpower to bring the total number to 27, Yahya Rasoul, the spokesperson for Iraqi Sec ...

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 ...