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Special Team Exhuming Yezidi Mass Graves Come Under Fire

Special Team Exhuming Yezidi Mass Graves Come Under Fire

BAS News - 2019-04-22 21:40
ERBIL - The special investigative teams, who have kicked off a campaign to exhume the mass graves of Kurdish Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) genocide in Sinjar region, came under fire on Monday by unknown armed men, a report said. Kurdistan 24 cited ...
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UN Team Exhumed 12 Mass Graves of Yezidi Victims So Far

BAS News - 2019-05-21 15:55
ERBIL — A US special team investigating Islamic State (IS) crimes in Iraq has so far unearthed 12 mass graves of Yezidi victims, according to a UN report seen by AFP. The team began work last year in October, but it discovered and exhumed the first mass ...

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

Syrian Journalist continued his work under Daesh despite the risks

The Global Coalition - 2019-04-29 19:45
Despite these risks, Melad continued his work in Aleppo, reporting Daesh’s crimes to the world. Article Syrian Journalist continued his work under Daesh despite the risks Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

Talks with US Impossible Under Economic Pressure: Iran's Quds Commander

BAS News - 2019-04-29 13:30
ERBIL — Commander of Iran’s Quds force, Qasem Soleimani, has made it clear that negotiations with the US will not happen under the current circumstances. Cited by Fars News, Soleimani explained that Iran’s clerical establishment will not enter talks with ...

‘They Lack More Ear Than Mouth’ – Neymar Criticises Young PSG Team-Mates

Waar Media - 2019-04-28 23:44
WAAR_DUHOK Neymar urged his younger team-mates to listen to the experienced members of the Paris Saint-Germain squad as the superstar voiced his displeasure after a forgettable night in the Coupe de France final. Rennes won the Coupe de France 6-5 on pen ...

Yezidi Religious Leaders Clarify on Fate of Children of IS Rape

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — The Yezidi Supreme Spiritual Council clarified on a previous statement about the possibility of accepting into the community the children born to Yezidi women as the result of Islamic State (IS) sexual abuse. On Saturday, the council said the pre ...

Netherlands Sends Yezidi Asylum Seekers Back to Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-28 00:20
ERBIL - The Dutch government is reportedly sending back the Yezidi asylum seekers to the refugee camps in the Kurdistan Region, arguing that they have enough access to food and shelter in the region. Their asylum cases have been rejected by the Dutch Imm ...

Local Arabs Impede Exhumation of Yezidi Mass Graves in Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-25 15:10
ERBIL — A local official from Sinjar has warned about an intention in the area to impede the exhumation of the mass graves where the Islamic State (IS) militants buried Yezidi victims in 2014. The United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountabili ...

Iraq Criticizes Mass Executions in Saudi Arabia

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - The Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq has strongly criticized the mass executions carried out by Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. A total of 37 people, 32 of them being from the country’s Shi'ite minority, were executed by Saudi Arabia for alleged "acts of ...

Turkey's ruling party comes under fire on social media over attack against opposition leader | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-22 09:48

Iraq Allocates Financial Grants to Yezidi Women Who Survived IS

BAS News - 2019-04-18 22:10
ERBIL - Iraqi Minister of Displacement and Migration revealed on Thursday that the federal government will start its delivery of financial grants to each Yezidi girl or woman who has been freed from Islamic State (IS) captivity. Nofal Mousa made the rema ...

Bahrain revokes citizenship of 138 people after mass trial

BBC - 2019-04-17 01:26
The defendants were convicted after a mass trial of being members of an Iran-linked "terrorist cell". ...

[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 ...

IS Ambushes Hashd al-Shaabi in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-04-13 11:56
ERBIL - The jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) ambushed overnight on Friday the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin. Talking to BasNews, Abu Montarz, a Hashd al-Shaabi commander, confirmed that the militants ra ...

IS Remnants Still Active in Raqqa: SDF

BAS News - 2019-04-03 23:50
ERBIL - Although the militant group of Islamic State (IS) was defeated in Syria's Raqqa nearly two years ago, the insurgent group's remnants are still active in the region, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday. Talking to the ...

Garmiyan: Four Citizens Sentenced to over Five Years in Jail on Terror Charges

BAS News - 2019-04-03 21:41
ERBIL - A court in the Kurdistan Region's Garmiyan area sentenced on Wednesday four people to five years and one month over alleged links to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS), a spokesperson confirmed. Explaining to BasNews, spokesperson for the G ...

Flood Threatening Yezidi IDPs on Mt. Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-03-31 13:57
ERBIL — Thousands of Kurdish Yezidi families who still live in camps on Mount Sinjar are being challenged by heavy rainfalls with a flash flood expected. Following the Islamic State (IS) massacre in Sinjar back in 2014, hundreds of thousands of Yezidis e ...

IS Kills SDF Fighter in Deir ez-Zor

BAS News - 2019-03-30 22:22
ERBIL - The insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) has killed a fighter of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a bomb attack in Deir ez-Zor province. According to an online statement by SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali, the militants carried ou ...

SDF Captures Australian IS Member in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-27 22:41
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has captured an Australian Islamic State (IS) member in the last enclave of the militant group, a report said on Wednesday with no specific time for the arrest. The suspect, identified as Mahir Absar ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on SDF in Manbij

BAS News - 2019-03-26 23:31
ERBIL - The insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the Syrian's Manbij city where seven US-backed Kurdish fighters were killed. According to a statement by the ...