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Erbil Security Forces Arrest Man in Possession of Over 4kg of Heroin

Erbil Security Forces Arrest Man in Possession of Over 4kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-06-12 16:16
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Erbil announced the capture of a drug dealer who had more than 4.1 kilograms of heroin in possession at the time of the raid. In an official press release, Erbil Directorate of Security Affairs said the man was original ...
Erbil Security Forces Arrest Man in Possession of Over 4kg of Heroin - BAS News

KTCC Change of Command took place in an official ceremony

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-07-01 16:47
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On June 26, 2019, the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center (KTCC) underwent its change of command in an official ceremony. The ceremony was attended by a representative from the Ministry of Peshmerga and a number of ...

Erbil Police Arrests Several People for Forging Visas, Passports

BAS News - 2019-06-27 14:02
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces and police announced the arrest of a group of men in Erbil over multiple cases of forged visas, passports, and other documents. During a press conference on Thursday, Sami Jalal, a director and Kurdistan Region’s ministry ...

One Turkish Soldier Killed, Five Injured in Clash with YPG: Statement

BAS News - 2019-06-26 13:42
ERBIL — Turkish army and Syrian Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) clashed on Wednesday, which left at least one Turkish soldier killed. According to an official press release by the Turkish defense ministry, five other Turkish troop ...

Kurdish Security Forces Seize Nearly 50kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-06-17 01:08
ERBIL - The general directorate of Erbil security announced on Sunday night the seizure of nearly 50 kilograms of heroin on Kurdistan Region borders with Iran. According to a statement by the directorate, a copy of which was shared with BasNews, the forc ...

Three IS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces discovered and destroyed three hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Saturday. War Media Cell confirmed the report in an official press release, saying that several military equipm ...

Former Governor of Kirkuk Arrives in Erbil After Arrest Reports in Lebanon

BAS News - 2019-06-16 11:51
ERBIL — Former governor of the Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, arrived in Erbil on Saturday evening. Previous reports claimed Karim’s arrest during his recent trip to Lebanon, which were soon refuted by the Kurdish politician himself. A sour ...

Two Men Arrested over May Terrorist Attacks in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-15 15:07
ERBIL — Iraqi intelligence and security forces arrested two men whom are suspected of carrying out the chain of explosions in central Kirkuk last month. In an official press release, Iraq’s War Media Cell revealed that the men are members of the Islamic ...

Grenade Attack Kills One, Wounds Four in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-06-11 22:13
ERBIL - An Iraqi security man was killed on Tuesday while four others were injured in a grenade attack carried out by a "criminal" in capital Baghdad, a security source said. The incident took place while the security forces were carrying out a military ...

Self – Defense Forces In Tabqa .. A Watchful Eye on The Security of the People

SDF Press - 2019-06-10 22:50
Tabqa – After liberating north and east Syria from the terrorist organization ISIS. The self-defense forces effectively contributed in the battles fought by the Syrian democratic forces, especially in Tabqa city. These forces which consist of Tabqa’s citi ...

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 ...

Turkish FM Meets with Masrour Barzani While in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-10 10:04
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met in Erbil on Monday. Cavusoglu arrived in Erbil earlier the day where he will attend the inauguration of Kurdistan’s new president, ...

[PICTURES]: Kurdish Security Forces Intercept Tourist Bus Carrying Illicit Drugs

BAS News - 2019-06-09 13:27
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Sulaymaniyah province have seized a large stash of illicit drugs packed into a passenger bus heading to Baghdad. Police said they had received intelligence on the illegal shipment, and they managed to ambush the smuggle ...

Iraqi Forces Kill IS Militant in Diyala, Capture Another in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces killed during clashes an Islamic State (IS) insurgent in the province of Diyala on Saturday while apprehending another one in Anbar province, a security source said. The forces clashed with the extremists on the outskirt ...

Kurdish Yezidi Man Shot Dead in Baghdad Apartment

BAS News - 2019-06-08 12:05
ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi man was found dead at his residence in Iraq’s capital city on Friday. Shamo Darwesh, from Khatari village of al-Qoush in northern Iraq, was killed with multiple bullets at his personal apartment. A family member of Darwesh said a ...

Historical houses in Malatya in danger of disappearing

ANF - 2019-06-07 11:06
Historical houses in Malatya and Boztepe are in danger of collapsing. ...

Arabs Burn Kurdish-owned Crops in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2019-05-31 23:26
ERBIL - A group of Arabs on Friday set a number of Kurdish-owned wheat lands on fire in the village of Palkana near Dubis in northwest of Kirkuk, an official confirmed. The Arabs had already threatened to burn the agricultural fields if the Kurds refuse ...

The death of chief Police Criminal Investigation Department of Eslamabad-e-Gharb in an armed conflict

Kurdpa - 2019-05-28 09:25
Kurdpa Agency: the chief Police Criminal Investigation Department of Eslamabad-e-Gharb was killed in an armed conflict ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police carried out an operation on Monday during which at least two hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants were destroyed in Kirkuk province. Federal Police said in an official statement that the operation was carried out in W ...

Abdul-Mahdi Lands in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-05-15 20:08
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has arrived in Turkey to discuss several regional and international issues with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported on Wednesday. Abdul-Mahdi was received by Erdogan in an official ceremony at the presid ...

Large number of armed Arabs moving to Kurdish village in Kirkuk: official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-14 23:19
KIRKUK,— More than fifteen Arab families attempting to move to a village in Kirkuk province have encountered resistance from Kurdish residents, a member of the Sargaran sub-district council said on Tuesday. Locals from a predominately-Kurdish town outsid ...