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IS Kills 4 Civilians in Iraq’s Salahaddin Province

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. ...
IS Kills 4 Civilians in Iraq’s Salahaddin Province - BAS News

At Least 7 Killed in Baghdad Mosque Bombing

BAS News - 2019-06-21 15:25
ERBIL — An explosion at a Shi’ite mosque in Iraq’s capital left at least seven people killed on Friday. According to police sources, the explosion hit Imam al-Muntazir mosque in Baladiyat neighborhood, east of Baghdad. Preliminary reports said another 20 ...

3 injured as rocket hits US oil firm in Iraq’s Basra

Waar Media - 2019-06-19 15:44
WAAR_DUHOK Three people were injured on Wednesday in a rocket attack on the headquarters of giant U.S. oil company ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. In a statement, the ministry said a Katyusha rock ...

Bomb Attack on SDF Convoy Kills 4 Fighters in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-11 11:28
ERBIL — A roadside bomb targeted a convoy of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) military vehicles near Raqqa in Syria, leaving at least four Kurdish fighters killed. The blast has also injured nine other fighters, according to Sputnik. The attack took pl ...

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. ...

US Forces on Alert in West of Iraq: Source

BAS News - 2019-05-30 10:22
ERBIL — US forces in Iraq’s western province of Anbar have been put on alert while the military bases were fortified, said a source from Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias. US Forces are stationed at the Ain al-Assad Airbase in Anbar province where ...

Iraq Sentences Seven French IS Members to Death in Four Days

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist gro ...

Turkey launches operation against PKK fighters in northern Iraq

Al Jazeera - 2019-05-28 21:52
Defence ministry says nine Kurdish fighters have been killed in the operation taking place in Iraq's Hakurk region. ...

France ‘opposes in principle’ Iraq's death penalty for nationals

Rûdaw - 2019-05-27 14:55
"It respects the sovereignty of Iraq's institutions ...

Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria

Rûdaw - 2019-05-27 14:55
"The planes targeted civilians who were buying food for their children ...

Car Bomb on Iraq-Syria Border Kills Five

BAS News - 2019-05-26 17:12
ERBIL — A car bomb blast in the border areas between Iraq and Syria on Sunday has left at least five people killed, Iraqi military sources said. The terrorist attack was carried out in Awinat village of Rabi’aa, western Iraq. Preliminary reports said als ...

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 ...

Demonstration in Baghdad Calls on Iraq to Avoid Iran-US Conflict

BAS News - 2019-05-25 01:06
ERBIL — Thousands of people gathered in Iraq’s capital Baghdad overnight Friday to urge the Iraqi government to stay out of the growing conflict between Iran and the United States. The protests came after Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shi’ite cleric and th ...

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 ...

Archbishop of Erbil Concerned Over Christians' "Plight" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-22 01:10
ERBIL - Bashar Warda, the archbishop of Erbil's Chaldean Catholic Church, in the Kurdistan Region, has expressed deep concerns over the "plight of Christians in Iraq," as the number of the minority group's members in the country has drastically decreased ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Conflict Between Two Families Kills, Injures Two in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2019-05-14 21:36
ERBIL - A conflict between two families in the Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province on Tuesday evening resulted in the killing and wounding of two people, local police confirmed. Explaining to BasNews, spokesperson for Sulaimaniya Police Directorate, ...

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 ...

Kirkuk: Six IS Militants Killed

BAS News - 2019-04-25 20:48
ERBIL - At least six jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were killed by the Iraqi security forces in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Thursday. The forces, backed by the international coalition, carried out an operation in Wadi al-Shai, Daqouq, ...