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“What happened in Kirkuk is the same as the attacks on Xakurke"

“What happened in Kirkuk is the same as the attacks on Xakurke"

ANF - 2019-06-06 16:03
Political Observer Rauf said Turkey's intervention against Kirkuk and the attacks against Xakurke are not independent from each other and added: “They continue on with chaos and war so Kurds don’t achieve their rights and the region doesn’t have peace.” ...
“What happened in Kirkuk is the same as the attacks on Xakurke\

IED Blast Hits Iraqi Police Convoy in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at an Iraqi federal police convoy patrolling an area in Kirkuk province on Tuesday, a source confirmed. The explosion left one officer killed and three others injured, Sumariya News cited an informed ...

Turkey’s jailed Ocalan reportedly tells Kurds to stay neutral in Istanbul election

E-Kurd - 2019-06-21 14:19
ANKARA,— Turkey’s imprisoned Kurdish leader and the founder of Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, called on supporters of a pro-Kurdish political party to remain politically neutral ahead of a local election in Istanbul this weekend, suggesti ...

5 fighters were injured while participating in putting out the fire

SDF Press - 2019-06-13 00:10
News Center – Five fighters from the Syrian Democratic forces were injured while they were helping the fire brigades and the people of the area in putting out the fires that flamed in the wheat fields in Chalabiya and the southern villages of Kobani. As w ...

Kirkuk: Three IS Insurgents Killed

BAS News - 2019-06-11 23:20
ERBIL - At least three members of the insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) were killed in Kirkuk province on Tuesday. The trio was killed during a military operation carried out by the Iraqi Federal Police forces in the disputed province where they also ...

[PICTURE]: IS Hideout Discovered in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-09 11:51
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Saturday raided a location used by Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells in Kirkuk, an official statement said. Federal police forces and Iraqi aircrafts were engaged in the operation, during which dried food, military outfits, telecom ...

“Turkish state engages in espionage in Kirkuk through the MIT”

ANF - 2019-06-04 17:02
YNK Kirkuk Office Administrator Xazi Kerkuki said the Turkish state has increased the number of MIT operatives in Kirkuk. ...

Urfa Bar Association: Torture in Halfeti is systematic since 2015

ANF - 2019-06-04 08:19
Urfa Bar Association published a report on allegations of torture against detainees after what happened in Halfeti on May 18. ...

Polls closed in 4 of the 7 new elections ruled by YSK

ANF - 2019-06-02 20:13
Polls have closed in four of the seven region for which the High Election Board (YSK) ruled elections to be rerun. ...

ISIS sets fields on fire in Kirkuk

ANF - 2019-05-31 15:34
ISIS gangs started to set the villagers’ fields on fire in Kirkuk. ...

Latest Updates on Thursday Bombings in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 13:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Health Ministry said on Friday that at least two people were killed and 38 others were injured in a series of terrorist attacks in Kirkuk. Overnight on Thursday, seven blasts hit central Kirkuk while the security forces said two other bombi ...

Barzani Condemns Deadly Bombings in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 00:51
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former President of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has condemned Thursday's deadly bomb explosions in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk where six people were killed and over a dozen more were injured. Acc ...

Oil Smuggling Continues in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 00:51
ERBIL - Making holes into the pipelines and smuggling oil in Kirkuk province have been continued and the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias are accused of being involved in the process, an official revealed on Thursday. Talking to BasNews, Mariwan Jala ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy Seven IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-28 13:28
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Tuesday that hey have destroyed seven hideouts in Kirkuk used by Islamic State (IS) militants. According to an official statement, the operation was led by Iraqi federal police on Monday, in an area known as Mam ...

Young Kurdish Man Gunned Down in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-27 13:23
ERBIL — A group of armed men opened fire at a young Kurdish man in the early hours on Monday in Kirkuk and killed him instantly. A family member of the victim said “Jum’aa Yousif” was shot dead at around 02:00 am while walking to his home in Panja Ali ne ...

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 ...

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 ...