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Kurdish MPs Say Iraq’s New Deployment to Kirkuk “Suspicious”

Kurdish MPs Say Iraq’s New Deployment to Kirkuk “Suspicious”

BAS News - 2019-05-19 14:47
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has reportedly deployed two additional brigades to the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk under the pretext of battling the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants. However, Kurdish lawmakers believe that there are other agen ...
Kurdish MPs Say Iraq’s New Deployment to Kirkuk “Suspicious” - BAS News

Coalition Jets Kill 16 IS Jihadists in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-06-17 22:08
ERBIL - The US-led coalition warplanes carried out an airstrike on Monday in the Iraqi province of Nineveh, killing 16 Islamic State (IS) jihadists, the federal police said in a statement. The air raid targeted a tunnel belonging to the militants in the ...

IS Militants' Plot to Sneak into Salahaddin Foiled

BAS News - 2019-06-16 22:49
ERBIL - A plot by the Islamic State (IS) militants to infiltrate into the Iraqi province of Salahaddin was foiled by the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias on Sunday. The jihadists had attempted to sneak into the city of al-Madarat, in Samarra, but they were t ...

Iraq Sentences Last Two French IS Militants to Death

BAS News - 2019-06-03 17:42
ERBIL — A court in Iraq’s capital Baghdad sentenced the last two Frenchmen to death for their membership in Islamic State (IS). Bilel Kabaoui, 32, and Mourad Delhomme, 41, are the last two French jihadists from the group of 11 whom the Syrian Democratic ...

IS Kills 4 Civilians in Iraq’s Salahaddin Province

BAS News - 2019-05-25 13:45
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants carried out an attack in Shargat district of Salahaddin province on Saturday and killed at least four people. According security sources cited by Iraqi media, the attack targeted a district populated by Jimela tribe. ...

French telecom giant Orange stripped of stake in Iraq’s Korek Telecom

E-Kurd - 2019-05-24 23:53
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi industry regulator has stripped France’s Orange SA of its stake in wireless operator Korek and handed it to a group of local investors, according to an official document seen by Bloomberg. An administrative order from Iraq’s Communicat ...

Iraq Receives New Batch of T-50 Jets from S. Korea

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Iraq’s air force said on Tuesday that it has receive a new batch of four KAI T-50 Golden Eagle jets from South Korea. The warplanes will join Iraq’s airpower to continue the battle against the Islamic State (IS) in the country. In December 2013, ...

Kurdish PJAK rebels ‘won’t sit idly by’ if U.S. goes to war with Iran: chief

E-Kurd - 2019-05-23 13:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) fighters will not “sit idly by” if the U.S. goes to war with Iran, and could form a democratic front against the regime in Tehran, militia chief Zilan Vejin said in comments publish ...

WFP’s new programme to Iraq

The Global Coalition - 2019-05-22 18:30
Article WFP’s new programme to Iraq Appeared first on The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

KRG Delegation Searching for Kurdish Mass Grave in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-19 14:47
ERBIL — A delegation from Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Martyrs and Anfal Affairs is visiting Iraq’s southern province of Muthanna where they believe is home to several mass graves of the Kurdish victims of Baath genocidal attacks. The delegation has so ...

Prime Minister Barzani receives Egypt's new Consul to Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Regional Government - 2019-05-18 00:41

SDF Launches Operation to Capture Remaining IS Militants East of Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-16 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it has begun an operation to find and arrest the militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor province, east of Syria. The US-backed forces confirmed in a statement that they have so fa ...

U.S. orders ‘non-emergency’ government employees to leave Iraq

Waar Media - 2019-05-15 15:27
WAAR_DUHOK The State Department on Wednesday ordered all “non-emergency U.S. government employees” to leave Iraq amid soaring tensions with Iran, which backs proxy forces there. It said in a statement that the announcement affects both the U.S. Embassy i ...

U.S. orders some government employees to leave Iraq, Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-05-15 14:59
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The U.S. State Department on Wednesday ordered the departure of “non-emergency government employees” from Iraq, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad said in a statement. Referring to the embassy and the U.S. consulate in Ir ...

Former PM's new party to target conservative Kurds in Turkey - DW | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-05-14 13:58

Turkey’s New Warning to Cyprus: “Remember 1974” Invasion - The National Herald

Thenationalherald - 2019-05-13 02:37

IS Leader Baghdadi Appears in Video Message

BAS News - 2019-04-29 19:50
ERBIL - The top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first after since 2014 in a video message published by the militant group. The footage was released by the jihadist group's Al Furqan media network in which the top IS le ...

Iraq Sentences 4 IS Militants to Death

BAS News - 2019-04-21 13:43
ERBIL — A court in Iraq has sentenced four people to death for joining the Islamic State (IS) and carrying out terrorist attacks in Iraq and Syria. A judiciary statement revealed on Sunday that the four men were previously captured by the Kurdish-led Syr ...

France Pledges Continued Support to Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2019-04-20 11:00
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron Received a delegation from Syrian Kurdistan on Friday and promised to continue supporting the war against the remaining Islamic State (IS) jihadists. The presidency office confirmed that a delegation from the Kurd ...

France’s Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows to support in fight against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 19:50
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, assuring them of France’s support in the fight against remaining jihadists. The US-backed Syrian Demo ...