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Four People Killed after Sadr Supporters Attacked Najaf Shopping Mall

Four People Killed after Sadr Supporters Attacked Najaf Shopping Mall

BAS News - 2019-05-16 10:15
ERBIL — At least four people were killed in Iraq’s southern city of Najaf where supporters of Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attacked a shopping mall overnight on Wednesday. The mall belongs to a business man close to Sadr Movement, but he was accu ...
Four People Killed after Sadr Supporters Attacked Najaf Shopping Mall - BAS News

Syria: Rocket Attacks by Militants Kill, Wound 17 Civilians

BAS News - 2019-05-27 01:28
ERBIL - At least 17 civilians were either killed or wounded on Sunday in rocket attacks carried out by militant groups on the Idlib de-escalation zone on Syria's al-Suqaylabiyah, a commander was quoted as saying. Major General Viktor Kupchishin, the comm ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger drop-kicked at South Africa event

BBC - 2019-05-19 00:02
The actor tells fans there is "nothing to worry about" after he was attacked at a public appearance. ...

ExxonMobil Evacuates Foreign Employees out of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-18 14:06
ERBIL — US giant oil company, ExxonMobil, has evacuated its foreign employees from West Qurna 1 oilfield in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, three sources told Reuters on Saturday. The evacuation comes after US State Department ordered its “non-emergen ...

Hawija: Four Iraqi Police Officers, One Soldier Killed by IS

BAS News - 2019-05-15 23:42
ERBIL - At least four Iraqi Federal Police officers and a soldier were killed on Wednesday evening in an attack carried out by the jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) in Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk). Kurdistan 24 cited a police source as ...

Deadly seaplane collision in Ketchikan Alaska

BBC - 2019-05-15 01:06
Two planes carrying tourists from the same cruise ship collide, killing at least four people. ...

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 ...

Two Members of Kurdish Political Party Killed near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-05-13 14:30
ERBIL — A group of armed men attacked a village near Khanaqin overnight on Sunday and killed two members of Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party, an official confirmed. Khanaqin is a Kurdish town disputed between Kurdistan Region and Iraq. It is under th ...

IS Attack on Village near Khanaqin Leaves Two Dead

BAS News - 2019-05-13 11:34
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the village of Ahmed Tahir overnight Sunday and killed at least two people. The village is located on the suburb of Khanaqin, a Kurdish town contested between Iraq and Kurdistan Region in Diyala province. Kur ...

DAESH killed two people from same family in Xaneqin

ANF - 2019-05-13 11:01
DAESH mercenaries killed two people from the same family. ...

Sulaimaniya: Three People Sentenced to Death on Murder Charges

BAS News - 2019-05-12 23:31
ERBIL - A court in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province has sentenced three people to death on murder charges in the disputed Kurdish city of Kirkuk. The death penalties were issued on Thursday (May 9) by the Sulaimaniya Criminal Court after findi ...

Hawija: Bodies of Hundreds of People Killed by IS Yet to be Recovered

BAS News - 2019-05-11 22:41
ERBIL - Bodies of hundreds of people who were killed by the Islamic State (IS) in Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk) in the past few years are yet to be recovered due to restrictions by the Iraqi forces. The extremists killed 7,000 to 8,000 peo ...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad blast: statement

Reuters - 2019-05-10 00:40
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a blast in Baghdad, saying a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive vest in the northeastern Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital and killed eight people. ...

Syria war: Toddler 'only one left' after air strike

BBC - 2019-05-10 00:04
Two-year-old Khadija al-Hamdan's immediate family were among dozens of people killed after air strikes were stepped up in Syria. ...

Car Accident on Erbil-Mosul Road Leaves 2 Killed, 12 Injured

BAS News - 2019-05-05 00:13
ERBIL — At least two passengers were killed on Saturday in a car accident while a dozen more were injured on the main road between Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil and Iraqi city of Mosul. A van, carrying 14 people, overturned on the highway, killing two ...

SNHR Says 324 Civilians Killed in Syria Last Month

BAS News - 2019-05-01 23:15
ERBIL - At least 324 civilians were killed last month only, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reported on Wednesday, adding that a media worker was among the casualties. Although no sides were directly mentioned as being responsible for the deat ...

Two Civilians Killed in Syrian Regime Bombardments

BAS News - 2019-04-29 23:59
ERBIL - At least two civilians were killed in the Syrian regime bombardments in the northwestern city of Idlib on Monday. According to a report by Anadolu Agency, the shelling almost hit a Turkish observation point in Zawiya area, northwestern Hama, addi ...

Sadr's Supporters Gather in Front of Bahraini Consulate

BAS News - 2019-04-28 22:07
Bahraini FM had criticized Sadr's call for ending war in Yemen, Bahrain, and Syria. ERBIL - A number of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters gathered on Sunday in front of the Bahraini Consulate in Najaf, protesting a statement by the Foreig ...

Sadr Criticizes New Iraqi Government

BAS News - 2019-04-25 22:31
ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun alliance, has strongly criticized the new government which is yet to be concluded after several months, considering the new cabinet "corrupted". Sadr said in an online statement on his Twitte ...

Notorious IS Commander Killed in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-21 15:43
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Sunday killed a notorious commander of the Islamic State (IS) in the mountainous areas of Diyala province, security sources confirmed. Media reports cited a statement by Iraq’s War Media Cell as saying that “Abu Idris”, who was am ...

Sadr Slams Persisting “Baathist Method” in Iraq’s State Institutions

BAS News - 2019-04-18 16:07
ERBIL — Influential Iraqi Shi’ite cleric and the leader of Sairoon parliamentary bloc, Muqtada al-Sadr, has fiercely criticized corruption and “Baathist method” in the state institutions across Iraq. Sadr wrote on Twitter that bribery in state institutio ...