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

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 ...
Sinjar: Residents Call for Special Cemetery for Yezidi Victims of IS - BAS News

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
JALALABAD, Afghanistan,— The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States ...

Yezidi orphans readjust to life in Sheikhan

Rûdaw - 2019-06-03 18:55
Hevia Sewyan creates a safe space for Yezidi children ...

[PICTURE]: Kurdish Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-03 15:32
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi girl has been freed from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a member of the family confirmed. Yousra Mustafa Ammi was kidnapped by IS jihadists during the Sinjar massacre back in 2014, the source wrote on Facebook. He ...

Call for global action for ancient Hasankeyf on 7 and 8 June

ANF - 2019-06-02 10:55
The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive and Mesopotamia Ecology Movement called on social movements, NGO's, activists to join the 3rd Global Day of Action for the defense of the 12,000 year old town Hasankeyf and the Tigris River on 7 and 8 June. ...

Turkey: Four People Arrested for Alleged Ties to IS

BAS News - 2019-05-30 21:30
ERBIL - Turkish security forces arrested on Thursday four people for their alleged ties to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS), security sources said. The four were arrested in the southern province of Adana after police squads raided the locations ...

Yezidi Woman Freed from IS in Western Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-30 15:09
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces liberated another Kurdish Yezidi woman from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq. The woman was reportedly abducted by IS back in 2014 when the jihadist group overran Sinjar and kidnapped more than 6,000 people fro ...

KRG Introduces New Project for Yezidi Children

BAS News - 2019-05-29 12:05
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is working on a new project that helps rehabilitation of the Yezidi children who survived Islamic State (IS) brutality. The project mainly includes the Yezidi children who were liberated from the extremist ...

Korean diplomat leaks Trump-Moon talk, to face charges

Waar Media - 2019-05-28 14:12
WAAR_DUHOK A South Korean diplomat based in Washington will face axe and criminal charges for leaking details of a phone call between leaders of his native and host countries, a media report said on Tuesday. In a rare diplomatic goof-up, the diplomat had ...

Turkey: Kurdish Lawmakers, Inmates End Hunger Strike after Ocalan’s Call

BAS News - 2019-05-26 16:29
ERBIL — Kurdish lawmakers and political prisoners across Turkey ended their hunger strike after jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, called for the termination of the strike. Lawmakers from Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ...

PKK Leader Ocalan Calls for Hanger Strike Ending of Supporters

BAS News - 2019-05-26 13:30
ERBIL — The jailed leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has called on his supporters to end their hunger strike. “During the meeting, Ocalan insisted on his call for the termination of hunger strikes and death-fasts, which have achi ...

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 ...

Call for 3rd Global Hasankeyf Action Day on June 7-8

ANF - 2019-05-23 14:22
The Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive and Mesopotamia Ecology Movement issued a call for 3rd Global Hasankeyf Action Day on June 7-8, 2019. ...

Yemen, Saudi Arabia Call for Stopping Houthi Fraud in Aid Distribution | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-05-22 13:23

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 ...

24 Islamic State militants killed in Tajikistan prison riot

E-Kurd - 2019-05-20 23:11
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan,— A riot at a prison in Tajikistan has left 32 people dead, including 24 members of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group and three guards, authorities said on Monday. Five of the inmates and the three guards were ...

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 ...

Yezidis on Mount Sinjar Demonstrate to Call for Resumption of BCF Aid Operations

BAS News - 2019-05-09 14:44
ERBIL — People on Mount Sinjar gathered on Tuesday at a camp on Mount Sinjar to call for the resumption of aid operations by Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF). The humanitarian aid organization was forced to close down its offices in Sinjar region after K ...

IDPs’ Movement Not Restricted Unless for Their Own Safety: KRG

BAS News - 2019-05-07 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has refuted the reports claiming that it restricts IDPs from moving outside camps freely. Following the breakout of Islamic State (IS) crisis, nearly 2 million people from Iraq and Syria escaped to Kurdistan Re ...

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

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 ...