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UN Team Exhumed 12 Mass Graves of Yezidi Victims So Far

UN Team Exhumed 12 Mass Graves of Yezidi Victims So Far

BAS News - 2019-05-21 15:55
ERBIL — A US special team investigating Islamic State (IS) crimes in Iraq has so far unearthed 12 mass graves of Yezidi victims, according to a UN report seen by AFP. The team began work last year in October, but it discovered and exhumed the first mass ...
UN Team Exhumed 12 Mass Graves of Yezidi Victims So Far - BAS News

Dozens of Kurdish Yezidi Families to Return from Syria to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Several Kurdish Yezidi families, whom were displaced from their hometowns after the Islamic State (IS) massacre in 2014, are expected to return to Sinjar in the nearest future, said an official. In August 2014, IS attacked Sinjar where it killed ...

Fire at Sinjar Farms Risk Evidences on IS Crimes: Nadia Murad

BAS News - 2019-06-13 11:52
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi human rights activist and Nobel Prize-winner Nadia Murad has warned that frequent fire at the farms around Sinjar are threatening the evidences proving the Islamic State (IS) crimes in the area. In the past few weeks, hundreds of f ...

Sinjar: Residents Call for Special Cemetery for Yezidi Victims of IS

BAS News - 2019-05-28 00:33
ERBIL - Yezidi residents have called for the creation of a special cemetery for their relatives that were victims of Islamic State (IS) genocide in Sinjar. Back in August 2014, the militant group attacked Sinjar, soon after they overran a vast area in Ir ...

Families of Yezidi genocide victims ask for construction of memorial in Shingal

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-27 23:26

Kobani still bears the scars of war – and so do its people

Rûdaw - 2019-05-26 22:44
The high cost of materials has slowed reconstruction efforts ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Recent Fire Incidents in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-25 22:33
ERBIL - The insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the recent fire incidents in the disputed areas where several farms of the Kurdish residents have so far been burned. Only in the past few weeks, a number of farms belonging ...

Duhok: Only One Third of IDPs So Far Returned to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-25 15:13
ERBIL — Despite having declared the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq for more than a year, only one third of the Iraqi IDPs in Kurdistan’s Duhok province have so far returned to their homes, an official said. After IS invaded a massive ar ...

Rehabilitation of innocent victims can be strongest weapon against extremism | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-05-25 12:40

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 ...

UN team unearths 12 mass graves in Iraq probe of ISIS crimes

Rûdaw - 2019-05-21 10:17
“Progress had been slower than hoped” ...

KRG: Exhuming Anfal mass graves with 200 bodies to start in June

Rûdaw - 2019-05-20 15:26

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 ...

KDP Bloc Preparing Bill to Compensate Yezidi Survivors of IS

BAS News - 2019-05-16 15:36
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) faction at the parliament of Kurdistan Region is working on a bill to compensate the Yezidis who have survived the Islamic State (IS) crimes. MP Liza Falakaddin told BasNews that the KDP faction has suggested to t ...

Iraq unearths mass grave of Kurds killed by Saddam - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-05-14 18:37

Nearly 3,000 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State still missing: KRG official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Sunday that 2,913 out of the 6,284 Yazidis who were abducted by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants remain missin ...

Islamic State claims ‘province’ in India called ‘Wilayah of Hind’

E-Kurd - 2019-05-11 17:38
NEW DELHI,— Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the contested Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group. IS’s Amaq News ...

Confining Families with Alleged IS Links in Iraq “a Form of Collective Punishment”: HRW

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Iraq for the reports indicating that the country is planning to detain families with perceived affiliation to the Islamic State (IS). “The Iraqi government proposal to confine alleged families of ISIS membe ...

Turkey Arrests 22 People, Including Iraqis, Suspected of IS Links

BAS News - 2019-04-29 16:14
ERBIL — Turkish police arrested 22 suspected Islamic State (IS) members on Monday in Ankara, according to TRT Haber. The suspects are 17 Iraqis and five others from Syria. The report said the suspects were preparing to recruit people and connect them to ...

Special Team Exhuming Yezidi Mass Graves Come Under Fire

BAS News - 2019-04-22 21:40
ERBIL - The special investigative teams, who have kicked off a campaign to exhume the mass graves of Kurdish Yezidi victims of Islamic State (IS) genocide in Sinjar region, came under fire on Monday by unknown armed men, a report said. Kurdistan 24 cited ...