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IS Ambushes Iraqi Police Convoy in Kirkuk, Kills Two

IS Ambushes Iraqi Police Convoy in Kirkuk, Kills Two

BAS News - 2019-05-16 12:57
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants ambushed a convoy of the Iraqi federal police in the early hours on Thursday in Kirkuk province, killing at least two policemen. The ambush was set up near Tel Sousa village of Hawija district, some 55 kilometers sout ...
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Lightning Strike Kills Two in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — At least two people were killed by separate lightning strikes in the rural areas of Kermanshah province, west o Iran. In the first accident, a 30-year-old man was killed after he was struck by lightning while he was tending to his farm near Chagh ...

Sudan crisis: Security forces condemned for violence against protesters

BBC - 2019-06-04 00:02
Security forces attack pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum, reportedly killing at least 30 people. ...

Northern Iraq oil city targeted by 6 blasts; at least 4 killed, 23 wounded, officials say

FOX News - 2019-05-31 08:07
Iraqi security officials say a series of explosions in the northern city of Kirkuk has killed at least four people and wounded 23. ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police carried out an operation on Monday during which at least two hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants were destroyed in Kirkuk province. Federal Police said in an official statement that the operation was carried out in W ...

A dozen of Houses Burned by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - The insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) have burned a dozen of houses in the Iraqi city of Mosul, a security source said. Talking to Al-Sumariyah News, the source said that the extremists set fire to 12 houses in the village of Tel Rumman, weste ...

‘Great leeway’ given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan, government says

E-Kurd - 2019-05-18 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari has said that a great deal of leeway is given to journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in accordance with the journalism law. ...

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 ...

Large number of armed Arabs moving to Kurdish village in Kirkuk: official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 23:19
KIRKUK,— More than fifteen Arab families attempting to move to a village in Kirkuk province have encountered resistance from Kurdish residents, a member of the Sargaran sub-district council said on Tuesday. Locals from a predominately-Kurdish town outsid ...

KDP Bloc at Iraqi Parliament Decries Latest Arabization Attempt in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-14 15:52
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) bloc at the Iraqi parliament has condemned the recent attempt by Arabs to forcefully occupy the Kurdish villages in Kirkuk province. “There is a plot to change the demography of Palkan and 17 other villages. We st ...

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 ...

Iraqi authorities ban and arresting people wearing shorts in Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-11 17:38
KIRKUK,— Iraqi Security Forces in Kirkuk are arresting anyone seen wearing jean shorts or ripped jeans, a police spokesperson said on Saturday. Colonel Afrasyaw Kamel, a spokesperson for Kirkuk Police, told K24 TV the decision to ban jean shorts and ripp ...

Kirkuk: Iraqi Forces Arrest Men Wearing Shorts in Public

BAS News - 2019-05-11 15:42
ERBIL — Iraqi forces have decided to arrest the men who wear shorts in public. Photographs have gone viral on social media showing a group of men packed in a police pickup vehicle in Kirkuk. They were reportedly arrested for wearing shorts and walking on ...

Iraqi Forces Seize Missile Depot in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have confiscated a military depot containing a number of missiles, shells and explosive devices in Kirkuk. According to a statement by Iraq’s Interior Ministry, 17 anti-aircraft missiles and six Austrian-made mortar shells a ...

IS Slaughters Family of Eight in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-09 20:23
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists have slaughtered a family of eight in eastern part of Mosul, a security source confirmed on Thursday. The incident occurred in the area of Kawar, where they killed the chief of the region, his wife, and his six ch ...

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 ...

Roadside Bomb Hits Police Convoy in Diyala: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-06 13:59
ERBIL — Police forces in Diyala province of Iraq were hit by a roadside bomb on Monday, a security source told BasNews. The blast left at least one officer injured who was rushed to a nearby hospital, according to Ghalib Atiyah, a spokesperson for Diyala ...

Blast Injures Two in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-25 12:14
ERBIL — A bomb blast hit the Kurdish disputed city of Kirkuk in the early morning on Thursday and left at least two people injured. The bombing targeted a public terminal where drivers gather to transport passengers between Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu. Two p ...

Explosions In Sri Lanka Kill At Least 138: Reports

Waar Media - 2019-04-21 13:23
WAAR_DUHOK At least 138 people were killed in multiple blasts targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. The explosions that targeted three churches and three hotels amid Easter Sunday ceremony also injure ...

Iraqi Airstrike Kills 20 IS Militants in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-16 15:18
ERBIL — Iraqi fighter jets carried multiple airstrikes in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 20 members of the Islamic State (IS). “Iraqi jets, backed by the US-led Coalition, targeted an IS gathering in Daquq, east of K ...