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France Pledges Continued Support to Syrian Kurds

France Pledges Continued Support to Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-04-20 11:00
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron Received a delegation from Syrian Kurdistan on Friday and promised to continue supporting the war against the remaining Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The presidency office confirmed that a delegation from the Kurd ...
France Pledges Continued Support to Syrian Kurds - BAS News

Kurdish MPs Say Iraq’s New Deployment to Kirkuk “Suspicious”

BAS News - 2019-05-19 14:47
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has reportedly deployed two additional brigades to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk under the pretext of battling the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants. However, Kurdish lawmakers believe that there are other agen ...

Residents of 50 Villages in Iraq to be Armed for Self-defense Against IS

BAS News - 2019-05-09 21:20
ERBIL - Residents of 50 villages in the Iraqi province of Nineveh will be armed so that they can defend themselves against the Islamic State (IS) jihadists, a commander confirmed on Thursday. Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri, commander of Nineveh Operations Com ...

Over a Dozen of IS Jihadists Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-07 20:21
ERBIL - Over a dozen of Islamic State (IS) jihadists have been killed during an operation in the Iraqi western province of Anbar. Iraqi Ministry of Defense explained in a statement that a fighter jet was targeted with gunfire in Qaem city, in Anbar, wher ...

Syrian Kurds to React If Damascus Attacks: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-04-21 13:15
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish forces are ready to strongly repel any military attacks by the Syrian regime, said the spokesperson for People’s Protection Units (YPG). Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Nouri Mohammed said the Kurdish forces will defeat any threat co ...

France’s Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows to support in fight against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 19:50
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, assuring them of France’s support in the fight against remaining jihadists. The US-backed Syrian Demo ...

Syrian Kurds fear return of Assad regime control

E-Kurd - 2019-04-18 19:29
QAMISHLO. Syrian Kurdistan,— At first glance, it seems as though life has returned to normal in the main Kurdish city of Qamishlo in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in Syria’s northeast. Even though the wind-down of anti-ISIS operations last month and Turkey’ ...

Netanyahu secures votes to form next Israeli government

Waar Media - 2019-04-16 16:31
WAAR_DUHOK Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secured the required Knesset (parliament) support to form the upcoming government, according to Israeli media. The right-wing parties of Yisrael Beiteinu and United Right on Tuesday informed Presid ...

Seven key figures accused of transferring millions of dollars to Daesh in a network across the Middle East, Europe and East Africa are targeted with sanctions by US Treasury

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-16 07:02
Washington – Today, the U.S. Treasury has “designated” seven individuals and one company as part of powers which target terrorists – and those providing support to terrorists. When a person becomes a “Specially Designated National”, their assets are bloc ...

U.S. pressing Syrian Kurds to accept Turkish troops - report | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-15 22:53

Nineveh: IS Kidnaps Two Brothers

BAS News - 2019-04-15 22:25
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists have kidnapped a two brothers from the Iraqi province of Nineveh, a security source confirmed on Monday. Talking to Baghdad Today, the source pointed out that the incident took place in the district of al-Ba'aj, N ...

US to ask Syrian Kurds to let Turkish forces through the door

Al Monitor - 2019-04-15 21:50

Ken Loach sends solidarity to 7000 Kurdish hunger strikers

ANF - 2019-04-14 12:41
Film director Ken Loach sends solidarity and support to the Kurdish hunger strikers. ...

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from Islamic State to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
QAZLAJOKH, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said. The US-backed Kurdish fighters say they ...

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 ...

SDF Foils Escape Attempt by IS Detainees in Northeast of Syria: Coalition

BAS News - 2019-04-07 00:03
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) successfully foiled a prison break attempt by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northeastern Syria on Saturday, said the US-led coalition. The militant detainees reportedly tried to escape from the ...

Masrour Barzani Thanks France for Continued Support to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-02 13:29
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Tuesday a delegation of French diplomats led by Ambassador Bruno Aubert in Erbil. The top Kurdish security chief thanked Paris for its support to the Kurdistan Region t ...

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 ...

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 ...

Syrian Kurds call for international court to try Islamic State militants

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 21:44
AIN ISSA, Syria,— Syria’s Kurds on Monday called for an international court to be set up in the country to try suspected Islamic State group jihadists following the announced fall of their “caliphate”. IS imposed its brutal interpretation of Islam on mil ...