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Iraqi Forces Arrest Off-Duty Peshmerga in Kirkuk

Iraqi Forces Arrest Off-Duty Peshmerga in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter while off duty in the disputed province of Kirkuk. Unofficial sources claimed that Rebaz Rasoul, 27, was arrested by Iraqi security forces earlier on Saturday. Secretary G ...
Iraqi Forces Arrest Off-Duty Peshmerga in Kirkuk - BAS News

IS Attacks Iraqi Police Checkpoint, Kills Three

BAS News - 2019-05-07 11:01
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants overnight on Monday carried out a surprise attack against a checkpoint of Iraqi federal police in Kirkuk province. The attack, which led to fire exchange between the jihadists and police forces, took place near Kalor ...

ISIS attacked Iraqi police in Kirkuk: 3 dead

ANF - 2019-05-07 10:38
3 Iraqi police were killed and 2 others wounded as result of an armed attack that targeted a police checkpoint in Kirkuk. ...

Iraqi Forces Conducts Anti-IS Operation in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have carried out an operation in the province of Salahaddin to clear an island from the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. According to a statement by the Security Media Cell on Sunday, the military campaign ...

Coalition and Iraqi forces attack ISIS sleeper cells in Hamrin mountains

The Defense Post - 2019-05-01 06:42
CJTF-OIR and Iraqi forces attacked ISIS sleeper cells in northern Iraq, destroying tunnel systems, buildings, caves, and command positions The post Coalition and Iraqi forces attack ISIS sleeper cells in Hamrin mountains appeared first on The Defense Pos ...

Iraqi Forces Target Daesh Sleeper Cells in northern Iraq

CENTCOM - 2019-04-30 23:00
SOUTHWEST ASIA – In the largest combined operation since the defeat of Daesh’s so-called physical caliphate, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve supported an Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service attack on Daesh sleeper cells and its support ...

Makhmour: Iraqi Forces Wound a Kurdish Citizen, Arrest Several

BAS News - 2019-04-29 00:36
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces on Sunday evening wounded a Kurdish citizen while arresting several more in the disputed Kurdish town of Makhmour, a local source said. Explaining to BasNews on condition of anonymity, the source pointed out that the Iraqi t ...

Three IS Militants Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested three people who belong to the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk, north of the country. An official statement said the suspects were captured during a special operation by elite counter-terror service on Sunday. The ...

Kirkuk: Arabs Form Higher Coordination Body

BAS News - 2019-04-27 21:41
ERBIL - Arabs in the disputed province of Kirkuk have formed a Higher Coordination Body which represents all Arab political parties and entities in the city, an official confirmed on Saturday. Talking at a press conference, the leader of the Arab League, ...

Over a Dozen IS Insurgents Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-26 21:10
ERBIL - Over a dozen insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Thursday in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Iraqi police said on Friday. The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service carried out on Thursday a military operation against the jihadi ...

Iraqi forces, coalition kill 6 gunmen in anti-ISIS operation in Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2019-04-26 16:41

Iraqi Soldier Killed by Unknown Gunmen in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-04-24 01:04
ERBIL - Unidentified armed men gunned down an Iraqi soldier on Tuesday in the province of Diyala, a security source said. Talking to Baghdad Today, the source pointed out that the incident occurred in the area of al-Katoon, western Diyala, where unknown ...

Iraq Dismisses Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-21 14:57
ERBIL — Authorities ordered the dismissal of another Kurdish official in the disputed province of Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Jihan Ibrahim, manager of Kirkuk acting directorate of water and sewage is replaced by a new figur ...

Kurdish Villagers Protest Arabization Campaign in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-19 19:42
ERBIL - A great number of Kurdish villagers gathered in the disputed province of Kirkuk on Friday to protest the arabization campaign in the area. The Kurdish demonstrators in the Sargaran subdistrict of Kirkuk also condemned the "occupation" of their ag ...

Three health centers which work for free opened in the western countryside of Raqa

SDF Press - 2019-04-17 00:52
Raqa – The Health Committee of the civil council of Raqa opened three health centers in the western countryside of Raqa, in Abu Qubayeh, Kadiran and Qahtaniyah. A delegation from the health committee, the council of martyrs families, the office of handica ...

IED Blast Injures 17 Iraqi Soldiers in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-04-16 15:33
ERBIL — A bomb went off at a unit of the Iraqi forces on Tuesday in the western province of Anbar where it wounded at least 17 soldiers, a security source confirmed. The army soldiers were clearing mines in Naimiyah, south of Fallujah, when an explosive ...

[VIDEO] Iraqi Forces Arrest Four People Smuggling SIM Cards to IS

BAS News - 2019-04-16 14:36
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terror forces on Tuesday announced the arrest of four people carrying 600 SIM cards to the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the western province of Anbar. “The four, including a woman, were arrested with 600 mobile phone SIM cards in ...

KDP, Turkmeneli Agree on Normalizing Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-11 20:35
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Turkmeneli Party have agreed to work jointly on normalizing the situation in the disputed province of Kirkuk, an official confirmed on Thursday. Delegates from the KDP met with the members of the Turkm ...

PUK Releases Dozens of Terror Convicts in a Backroom Deal

BAS News - 2019-04-11 19:33
ERBIL - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has released dozens of terror convicts in a backroom deal with the Sunni Arab figures in the disputed province of Kirkuk, a source familiar with the issue revealed to BasNews on Thursday. In an exclusive sta ...

Arab Figure Assassinated in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-06 22:39
ERBIL - An Arab figure was assassinated in the disputed province of Kirkuk on Saturday by unknown armed men. According to the information BasNews has learned, the victim was identified as Saed Adnan Hamid N'aemi who was a well-known figure in Kirkuk. A g ...