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Hashd al-Shaabi Threatens to Declare Anti-US War If It Targets Iran

Hashd al-Shaabi Threatens to Declare Anti-US War If It Targets Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-08 20:40
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi has threatened to declare war against the United States if the western country targets Iran as Washington has recently deployed reinforcements to the Middle East. The threatenings were made by Jabar al-Ma'mouri, a Hash ...
Hashd al-Shaabi Threatens to Declare Anti-US War If It Targets Iran - BAS News

US Doesn’t Have a Political Future for SDF: Ambassador Jeffrey

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — The US has once again reminded the Syrian Kurdish forces that Washington has no place for a separate political entity in the future for the areas in northern Syria, mainly the Kurdish territories. The remarks were made by US Special Representativ ...

Iraq Considers Attack on Green Zone an Attempt to Trigger US-Iran War

BAS News - 2019-05-21 01:11
ERBIL - Iraq has said that it views the Sunday's rocket attack in the Green Zone where the US embassy and several other foreign diplomatic buildings are located as an attempt to trigger a war between the US and Iran. The comments were made by the spokesp ...

Zarif Says No War to Occur Between US and Iran

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that there would be no war between the US and Iran. The US has recently deployed forces to the Gulf, a move which soon resulted in an escalation in the ties between Washington and Teh ...

Two Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen Arrested over Taxing People in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2019-05-15 00:17
ERBIL - A couple of Hashd al-Shaabi militiamen were arrested on Tuesday over taxing people in the disputed town of Tuz Khurmatu. According to the information BasNews has learned, Haji Shakir Abudi, a leader of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq, an Iranian-sponsored S ...

Iran to “Suffer Greatly” If It Does Anything against US: Trump

BAS News - 2019-05-14 16:22
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump once again warned Iran against doing anything that will hurt the US. “We’ll see what happens with Iran. If they do anything, it will be a very bad mistake,” Reuters quoted the president while speaking at the White House. ...

SDF Wants Part of US Forces to Stay in Syria: Top Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-13 23:50
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) wants the US to keep part of its forces in Syria to not repeat a mistake Washington made in Iraq, a top Kurdish commander has said. The comments were made by General Mazlum Kobani, the Commander-in-C ...

Three IS Suicide Bombers Killed in West of Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-13 21:00
ERBIL - At least three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers were killed on Monday in western parts of Iraqi city of Mosul. The trio were killed in the town of Qairawan, western Mosul, by the Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias, according ...

UN Welcomes Political Progress in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-13 17:54
ERBIL - The United Nations has welcomed the political progress in the Kurdistan Region as a new government is imminent to be formed in Erbil. The comments were made by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary- General for Iraq Jeanine H ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Withdraws from Western Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-05-13 01:45
ERBIL - Iraqi officials said on Sunday that the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have already started to withdraw from the western parts of Nineveh province. Talking to Alarabia al-Jadid Newspaper, officials revealed that the national army and federa ...

Iran Considers US Forces in Gulf a Target, Not a Threat: Commander

BAS News - 2019-05-13 01:45
ERBIL - Iran has said that it does not see the US forces in the Gulf as a threat as much as it does as a target, reports said on Sunday. The comments were made by a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander, Amirali Hajizadeh, who is the head of the ...

IS Threatens to Set Fire to Kurdish Farms in Makhmour: Residents

BAS News - 2019-05-12 13:35
ERBIL — Locals from Makhmour district and its surrounding villages gathered on Sunday at the parliament of Kurdistan Region to call for protection against the increasing security risks in their areas posed by the Islamic State (IS). Makhmour is a small t ...

Iran to Declare Plans to "Diminish Commitment" to Nuclear Deal

BAS News - 2019-05-07 23:45
ERBIL - Tehran will reportedly announced plans to "diminish its commitments" to Iran Nuclear Deal on Wednesday while giving no further details on the country's future plans towards the deal. Iran pointed out that it is not willing to fully withdraw from ...

France challenged over refusal to allow Islamic State’s children home

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
PARIS,— The grandparents of two children stranded with their French jihadist mother at a camp in Kurdish-held Syria filed a lawsuit at Europe’s top rights court Monday over France’s refusal to allow them home, lawyers said. It was the latest challenge to ...

Trump threatens to raise Chinese tariffs [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-05-06 06:53

Outraged Shi’ite Militia Blocks Khanaqin-Baghdad Road

BAS News - 2019-05-04 12:47
ERBIL — An Iraqi Shi’ite militia, outraged by Hashd al-Shaabi, has unilaterally blocked a main road connecting Khanaqin and Baghdad, local officials confirmed. Earlier this month, Hashd al-Shaabi headquarters ordered the closure of its 24th brigade near ...

What you need to know about US military involvement in Syria as Trump orders withdrawal - ABC News

GO - 2019-05-03 13:32

Iraqi Militiamen Deployed to Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-04-23 20:14
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have been deployed to the Iranian Kurdish areas of northwest Iran, reportedly making preparations for an operation against the Kurdish opposition forces, a monitoring group said. Hangaw Organization for Human ...

Rouhani Calls on Countries in Middle East to Unite Against US

BAS News - 2019-04-18 23:20
ERBIL - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has urged the countries in the Middle East to come together against the US as the relations between Tehran and Washington have dramatically deteriorated after Trump administration's withdrawal from Iran Nuclear De ...

Iranian Parliament Labels US Forces in Middle East as "Terrorists"

BAS News - 2019-04-17 02:00
ERBIL - Iranian Parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill on Tuesday to label the US troops in the Middle East as terrorists, only a day after Washington's decision of recognizing the Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) took effect. The bill was int ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Strongly Rejects US' Designation of IRGC as Terrorist Organization

BAS News - 2019-04-13 20:17
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq has strongly rejected the US' decision of designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a "terrorist organization". The Shi'ite militias reiterated their backing to the people of Iran and the I ...