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[PICTURES]: Turkish Drone Crashes in Kurdistan

[PICTURES]: Turkish Drone Crashes in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-15 13:32
ERBIL — A Turkish military drone crashed on Wednesday in the border areas of Kurdistan Region, near Amdedi district of Duhok province. An eyewitness told BasNews that they saw the drone burning approximately 100 meters away from the main road leading to ...
[PICTURES]: Turkish Drone Crashes in Kurdistan - BAS News

Two Earthquakes Hit Kurdistan Border Areas

BAS News - 2019-06-05 17:17
ERBIL - A couple of earthquakes hit on Wednesday morning the Kurdistan Region's border areas, with no possible casualties or serious damages reported yet. According to a statement by Kurdistan’s Earthquake Data Center, a magnitude 4.5 shake took place at ...

Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdistan Region’s Sheladize Area

BAS News - 2019-05-29 15:54
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again bombarded the border areas of Kurdistan Region, allegedly targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions. The airstrikes on Wednesday were focused on the surrounding of Amedi district, east of Duhok province. BasN ...

Roadside bomb kills 9 Turkish soldiers in Iraqi Kurdistan: agency

E-Kurd - 2019-05-21 13:41
AMEDI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— According to Roj News Agency citing local sources, 9 Turkish soldiers were killed as a result of last week’s roadside bomb attack on two buses carrying Turkish security personnel in Iraqi Kurdistan, while 21 people were w ...

At Least 19 Christians from Nineveh Still Missing after IS Abduction: MP

BAS News - 2019-05-20 16:25
ERBIL — A member of Kurdistan Region Parliament said at least 19 Christians whom were abducted by the Islamic State (IS) in Nineveh province of Iraq, remain missing. MP Robina Tiyari told BasNews that they are concerned with the fate of the people abduct ...

Turkish state terror in Urfa

ANF - 2019-05-18 17:21
Turkish soldiers set a house on fire in a neighborhood of Urfa following a clash in which Turkish security members suffered casualties and injuries. ...

Turkish helicopter damaged by guerrillas crashes in Igdir

ANF - 2019-05-17 12:56
One of the two Turkish helicopters damaged by the guerrilla in an action in Igdir’s Aralik district on May 1 is reported to have failed, crashing to the ground and killing its pilots. ...

Database of Human Rights violators in Kurdistan

Kurdpa - 2019-05-17 12:18
The Kurdistan Press Agency published names of several other human rights violators in Kurdistan ...

PKK-Turkish Clash Leaves Civilian Killed in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-15 15:29
ERBIL — One civilian was killed near a village on Kurdistan Region after he was caught in the crossfire between Turkish forces and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters. The victim visited farms on the outskirt of his village in Mergasour region of Erb ...

VIDEO: Turkish drone crashes in Kurdistan Region's Duhok

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-15 14:19

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 ...

Facing lack of opportunity at home, foreign workers seek jobs in Kurdistan

Rûdaw - 2019-05-12 20:51
“In one day, 800 to 1,000 people come to apply for work permit in the Kurdistan Region" ...

Police Arrests Arms Dealer in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-12 11:50
ERBIL — Police forces in Kurdistan Region’s capital city arrested a man in possession of a large quantity of arms. Police chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that the man was arrested during a special operation at his place, where they initially found ...

HRE: 2 Turkish soldiers and 3 jihadists killed in Azaz and Afrin

ANF - 2019-05-10 16:53
Afrin Liberation Forces continue to strike Turkish-backed jihadists in occupied areas. ...

Five More Yezidis Reunite with Family in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-05-09 00:09
ERBIL - Another five Yezidis reunited with their family members on Wednesday in an IDP camp in Kurdistan Region. The civilians included a woman and four of her children who had been kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) from the Yezidi majority populated r ...

Man Killed By His Wife and Son in Erbil: Police

BAS News - 2019-05-08 16:13
ERBIL — A man has been found dead outside Erbil, police said on Wednesday, revealing that he was killed by his own wife and son. Erbil Police Chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that they have arrested the suspects and investigations are underway. The ...

Turkish Forces Arrest Man over Suspected PKK Link

BAS News - 2019-05-01 15:13
ERBIL — Turkish security forces announced on Wednesday that they had arrested a man in Istanbul over suspected links with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Citing an unnamed security source, state-run Anadolu Agency said the man, identified as Mehmet H ...

Turkish Jets Again Strike Border Areas of Duhok

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again on Tuesday (30th April) bombed the border areas of Kurdistan Region in Duhok province. Turkey carries out regular bombardments in the region, allegedly targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions. Today’s airst ...

Prime Minister Barzani and U.S. Vice President discuss developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq

KRG-Spain - 2019-04-30 00:01
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) – Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani held a phone call with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. They discussed the latest security developments in the disputed territories and the political situation in the Kurdis ...

Turkish Jets Again Strike Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2019-04-24 12:42
ERBIL — Turkish warplanes once again bombarded the border areas of Duhok province on Wednesday. The airstrikes targeted the vicinity of Bakirman village near Akre district, a local official told Kurdistan 24. No casualties or serious damages to resident’ ...

MPs in Baghdad Looking for Kurds Who Joined IS

BAS News - 2019-04-17 11:36
ERBIL — Kurdish lawmakers are working to find out if the Kurdish members of Islamic State (IS) are among those jihadists arrested now in Baghdad. MP Nasr Harki told BasNews that they have prepared a list of those believed to have left Kurdistan to join t ...