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Four Turkish Soldiers Killed, Injured in Clash with PKK

Four Turkish Soldiers Killed, Injured in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2019-06-12 10:07
ERBIL — At least two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others were injured in a fierce fire exchange with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), media reports said on Wednesday. The clash took place in Dersim (Tunceli) province, east of Turkey. Multiple repo ...
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Turkey: Nine People Arrested over Ties to IS

BAS News - 2019-07-03 00:10
ERBIL - At least nine foreign nationals were arrested on Tuesday in central Turkey over suspected ties to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A police source told Yeni Safak that the nine people were arrested during a counter-terrorism operation in th ...

One Turkish Soldier Killed in Clash with PKK

BAS News - 2019-06-30 10:47
ERBIL — Turkish troops and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters clashed on Saturday in south eastern province of Hakkari, which left one Turkish soldier killed. Local media reports said the soldier was severely injured and he succumbed to his wounds l ...

Barzani Receives Top British Diplomat in Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-26 16:37
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Wednesday the British Consul General in Erbil, Martyn Warr. During the meeting, Barzani and Warr reviewed the latest security and political developm ...

PM-Designate Barzani to Meet with KDP Team, Set Govt.-Formation Plan

BAS News - 2019-06-15 13:44
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani will hold a meeting with Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) negotiating team to set the plan for talks over the formation of the new cabinet. According to the information obtained by Bas ...

Rockets Fall on Iraq’s Balad Airbase

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — At least two rockets were fired at the Iraqi airbase of Balad on Friday, War Media Cell confirmed. The airbase is home to Iraqi forces in Salahaddin province, north of capital Baghdad. It was not clear if the attack caused any damage. The stateme ...

Three Kurdish Porters Killed, Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-14 20:04
ERBIL - Iranian border guards have killed and wounded three Kurdish porters in the past few days, a monitoring group said on Friday. Hangaw Organization for Human Rights revealed that the Iranian forces shot a Kurdish porter, better known as Kolbers, in ...

Three Kurdish Porters Injured in Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-11 13:26
ERBIL — Three Kurdish porters were injured in separate incidents on the border between Iranian Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Region. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, Iranian border guards opened fire at a group of Kurdish porters on Sunda ...

Turkish soldiers start fires in Serekaniye

ANF - 2019-06-10 16:36
Turkish soldiers started fires in Serekaniye, while a large scale fire broke out in Tirbespiye on an unknown cause. ...

Masrour Barzani Meets With Turkish Foreign Minister While in Erbil

Waar Media - 2019-06-10 16:11
WAAR_DUHOK Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani in Erbil on Monday. Cavusoglu arrived in Erbil today to attend the taking oath ceremony of Nechirvan Barzani as the new Kurdista ...

HPG: 8 Turkish soldiers killed in Çukurca

ANF - 2019-06-10 15:42
HPG/YJA Star guerrillas carried out a series of actions in Çukurca. 8 soldiers were killed in the actions as far as could be ascertained. ...

Four killed, injured in separate IED explosions in Kirkuk villages

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-09 06:20

Four killed, injured in separate IED explosions in Kirkuk villages

Gulan Media - 2019-06-09 01:01

HPG: 3 Turkish soldiers killed in Yüksekova

ANF - 2019-06-08 16:40
Guerrillas continue inflicting blows against the Turkish army in Kurdistan territory. ...

Lightning Strike Kills Two in Iranian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-08 14:36
ERBIL — At least two people were killed by separate lightning strikes in the rural areas of Kermanshah province, west o Iran. In the first accident, a 30-year-old man was killed after he was struck by lightning while he was tending to his farm near Chagh ...

HRE: 9 Turkish soldiers and mercenaries killed in Afrin and Azaz

ANF - 2019-06-07 21:09
HRE announced the killing of at least 9 Turkish soldiers and allied mercenaries in Afrin and Azaz regions. ...

Iran doesn’t want to clash with states, powers: Rouhani

Waar Media - 2019-06-06 20:19
WAAR_DUHOK Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said his country did “not want to clash” with regional states or world powers. He made the assertion in a telephone call — made to mark the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr holiday — with Qatari Emir Ta ...

Iran could talk with US if sanctions lifted: Rouhani

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 20:32
WAAR_DUHOK Iran could engage in talks with the U.S. if Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. “The door of negotiations is not closed provided the U.S. lifts the sanctions and fulfills its commitments,” ...

PM Barzani, UK Envoy Discuss Politics, Security in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 21:24
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Wednesday the British ambassador to Iraq Jon Wilks for talks on the political and security developments in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The pair shed light on the affairs of the IDPs ...

Belarus Willing to Improve Economic, Industrial Ties with Kurdistan: Envoy

BAS News - 2019-05-15 19:31
ERBIL - Belarus has shown readiness to develop its economic and industrial relations with the Kurdistan Region, Belarusian Ambassador to Iraq Andrei Savinykh said on Wednesday. Savinykh made the comments during a meeting with the Chancellor of Kurdistan ...

ExxonMobil Evacuates Employees from Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-15 18:48
ERBIL - ExxonMobil Corporation has decided to evacuate its engineers working in the West Qurna oil field in the Iraqi province of Basra, a report said on Wednesday. The decision came amid the latest tensions in Iraq due to the escalating ties between the ...