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Iraq: Foreign Oil Companies' Compound Targeted, Two Wounded

Iraq: Foreign Oil Companies' Compound Targeted, Two Wounded

BAS News - 2019-06-19 10:48
ERBIL — A rocket landed early on Wednesday in the residential and operations headquarters of foreign oil companies near the southern Iraqi city of Basra, military sources confirmed. The target was the Burjesia compound which hosts several international o ...
Iraq: Foreign Oil Companies\' Compound Targeted, Two Wounded - BAS News

Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

FOX News - 2019-07-17 21:29
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – At least one Turkish diplomat was killed in a shooting that took place on Wednesday in the Iraqi Kurdish capital, Kurdish security officials and Turkish media stated. ...

55 fighters join a military discipline course in the Euphrates region

SDF Press - 2019-07-15 21:37
Ain Essa – With a military ceremonies the Academy of Martyr Syamand for the Syrian Democratic Forces in the Euphrates Region opened on Monday the ninth session of the military discipline, the course was named after the martyr Berkhdan and Ramyar, which in ...

Iraq Increased Oil Exports in May: Ministry

BAS News - 2019-06-25 20:03
ERBIL - Iraq was able to increase its oil exports in May, the Ministry of Oil said in a statement on Tuesday, explaining that it exported over 110 million barrels of crude oil last month. "Iraq’s total exports of crude oil in May reached about 110,737,29 ...

Iranian FM Says Trump is Right about US Forces in the Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-25 01:29
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said that US President Donald Trump is "100% right" in saying that the US forces are not needed in the Persian Gulf. ".@realDonaldTrump is 100% right that the US military has no business in the Persian Gul ...

After Tal Abyad and Kobani.. Raqqa city announces the formation of its military counil

SDF Press - 2019-06-21 12:55
Raqqa – In coordination with the General Command of SDF, the military forces in Raqqa region announced the formation of its military council in a ceremony attended by the leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Women’s Protection Units, the Military ...

Iraq takes security measures over attack on US oil firm

Waar Media - 2019-06-20 17:05
WAAR_DUHOK Iraq’s Oil Ministry has said that it took measures to tighten security in oil facilities after a rocket attack on the headquarters of U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil in Iraq’s southern province of Basra. Condemning the attack and its perpetrators, t ...

Newest rocket attacks hit Iraqi military base in Mosul, foreign oil firms in Basra

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-19 16:23

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 ...

Rocket targets foreign oil workers in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 09:44
Three rocket attacks hit targets in Basra, Mosul, and Taji Base in the past two days. ...

Kuwaiti emir to visit Iraq on Wednesday

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 02:10
The two countries hope to strengthen relations after recent attacks in Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman ...

Emir of Kuwait to Visit Iraq on Wednesday

BAS News - 2019-06-18 13:27
ERBIL — Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, is scheduled visit Iraq on Wednesday heading a high-level delegation. The office of Kuwaiti Emir and ministry of foreign affairs confirmed the state visit, as reported by KUNA. Sabah wi ...

Hakari, Zebari tribes gunfight leaves five people wounded in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-15 10:58
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Five people were wounded in a fight between two families in Bazhera village in Akre district in Iraqi Kurdistan on Thursday, according to the Akre Health Directorate. Two of the wounded had severe injuries, so they were e ...

Targeted tankers were only miles from important Iranian naval base at Jask (with sources)

Seth Frantzman - 2019-06-14 01:45
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN The alleged attack on two oil tankers off the coast of Iran in the Gulf of Oman occurred within miles of the Iranian naval base at […] ...

Update: US assesses Iran responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
IRNA reported Iran has rescued 44 sailors of two foreign oil tankers ...

2 oil tankers in Gulf of Oman on fire: Iran local media

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Two oil tankers attacked earlier on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman were still ablaze, Iranian local media reported. Iranian Press TV and Fars News Agency had reported that two oil tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman. After the explosio ...

Iraq faces potential energy crisis as end to Iran sanctions waiver looms

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-12 18:37
An oil refinery in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) ...

Turkish army targeted two villages in Afrin

ANF - 2019-06-10 08:46
The invading Turkish army and its mercenary allies have targeted villages in the province of Şera in Afrin, local sources reported. ...

Syrian Kurds repatriate 2 women, 6 children from Islamic State families to U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria. The move is part of an effort ...

Hoshyar Zebari Urges Iraq to Act to Fire Incidents in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-05-27 00:04
ERBIL - Kurdish politician and former foreign minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, has expressed concerns over the recent fire incidents in the disputed areas which have targeted the farms of Kurdish citizens, urging Iraq to put the issue into consideration ...