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IS Kills Two Iraqi Policemen in Makhmour

BAS News - 2018-11-19 20:42
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents killed on Monday two Iraqi federal policemen in an attack on a checkpoint in the disputed Kurdish district of Makhmour. A local security source told BasNews that the militants carried out the offensive through ex ...

Iranian Kurdish Fighters Kill, Injure 3 Iranian Soldiers

BAS News - 2018-11-19 12:22
ERBIL — A group of Iranian Kurdish fighters earlier this week carried out an attack against the Iranian soldiers near the country’s Kurdish city of Baneh, Kurdistan Province, killing and wounding three soldiers. According to a statement, the Zagros Eagle ...

Turkey Bombs Kurdistan Border Village in Response to PKK Attack

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:54
ERBIL — The Turkish army on Wednesday heavily bombarded Kurdistan Region’s border villages in Sidakan area. The bombardment started at 09:10 (local time), less than an hour after Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters attacked a Turkish army base in the ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Federal Police in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-11-14 11:27
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants carried out another attack against a unit of Iraq federal police forces in central Kirkuk on Wednesday. The Iraqi forces came under attack in the industrial zone of Kirkuk. It led to heavy fire exchange, an inform ...

Why the Khashoggi Scandal Won’t Change Much

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2018-11-12 21:55
Analysts have heralded the Khashoggi scandal—the mysterious killing of Saudi-born Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October—as the biggest rift in U.S.-Saudi relations since the September 11 attack ...

IS attack kills 12 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor

The Kurdish Project - 2018-11-09 04:18
An SDF spokesman, however, denied any members of his Kurdish-led alliance had been killed. The post IS attack kills 12 US-backed fighters in east Syria: monitor appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Peshmerga Fighter Assassinated by Unknown Gunmen in Daquq

BAS News - 2018-11-09 00:17
ERBIL - A Peshmerga fighter was assassinated on Thursday night by a group of unidentified armed men in the district of Daquq, in southern Kirkuk province. Talking to Kurdistan 24, a brother of the victim explained that the attack was carried out in the v ...

Turkish forces targeting a village of Tel Abyad

Waar Media - 2018-11-07 22:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish forces targeted another village of Tal Abyad in the Western Kurdistan, and shelled it with light weapons. After a couple of days of a stop in cross-border attack, the village of Sosak in the western of Tal Abyad was shelled by the Tur ...

IS Kills, Wounds 32 SDF Fighters in Eastern Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-11-04 22:02
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists killed in a surprise attack on Sunday 12 fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 20 more SDF troops wer ...

Kurdistan PM Condemns Terrorist Attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

BAS News - 2018-11-03 11:29
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani has condemned the terrorist attack on the Coptic Christians in Egypt's Minya region, in which several members of the religious group were killed or wounded. The Kurdish premier has also extended condolences t ...

IS Kills Six Iraqi Troops in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-11-03 11:29
ERBIL - At least six Iraqi troops were killed in an attack by the extremist members of the Islamic State (IS) in western Ninevah, a security official said on Saturday. Raed Karim al-Obeidi, on official from the Iraqi army, told reports that the insurgent ...

Arabization of Daquq: Arabs Attack Indigenous Kurds

BAS News - 2018-11-01 14:37
ERBIL — A group of armed Arabs attacked indigenous Kurds on Thursday in the suburb of Daquq district, south of Kirkuk province. Goran Abdullah, a spokesperson for Kirkuk Police told BasNews that clashes had erupted after the non-local Arabs attacked the ...

Bawa Mahmoud Shrine Exploded by Unidentified Armed Men in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-10-31 19:24
ERBIL - The tomb of Bawa Mahmoud in Khanaqin, Diyala province, was exploded by unidentified armed men on Wednesday evening, a security source said. No groups or terrorist organizations have yet been accused of carrying out the attack. According to the in ...

SDF Halts Its Campaign Against IS in Eastern Syria Amid Turkish Attack

BAS News - 2018-10-31 17:20
ERBIL - The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement on Wednesday evening that it has "temporarily" stopped its military operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's Deir ez-Zor after Turkish president’s recent threatenings and attacks ...

Damascus Has a Plan If Turkey Attacks East Euphrates: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-31 10:18
ERBIL — The Syrian regime is planning to exploit a possible military confrontation between Turkish army and Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in east Euphrates to attack Qamishlo and Hasakah and Qamishlo, a source said. Turkish President Recep Tayy ...

PICTURES: Bombing Targets Hashd al-Shaabi in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-10-31 09:41
ERBIL — At least two militiamen for the Hashd al-Shaabi were wounded overnight on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack near Tuz Khurmatu. Ali Husseinin, a spokesperson for the Iranian-backed militias, confirmed the report to BasNews and revealed that the at ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Khanaqin Bombing

BAS News - 2018-10-31 08:56
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on Tuesday in Khanaqin, northern Diyala province, according to group’s Amaq news agency. The attack, carried out via an improvised explosive device (IED), targeted Shi’ite pilg ...

The Iranian plot that shut down Denmark

Seth Frantzman - 2018-10-31 01:34
Now we know why Denmark cut itself off from Germany and Sweden and launched a massive security operation in September. It wasn’t against an ISIS-style terror attack, but against an […] ...

KRG Condemns Terrorist Attack in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-10-30 22:54
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has condemned the Tuesday's terrorist attack in Khanaqin, Diyala province. KRG spokesperson, Saffen Dzayi, in a statement, also extended condolences to the family members of the victims, wishing a quick rec ...

Turkey’s Erdogan Vows to Soon Attack Kurds in East Euphrates

BAS News - 2018-10-30 13:47
ERBIL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to launch an operation “in the near future” to remove the Kurdish forces from the areas of east Euphrates in northern Syria. "We are ready to destroy the terrorist structure east of the Euphrates. ...

Syrian Kurdish special forces join offensive against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2018-10-29 18:19
BEIRUT,— Syrian Kurdish special forces have joined an offensive against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a commander said, after the jihadists recovered ground from U.S.-backed forces in a fierce counter attack. Islamic State (IS) launched the a ...

France has expelled an Iranian diplomat

Roji Kurd - 2018-10-28 00:08
France had fired an Iranian diplomat about one month ago in connection with an attack on the June gathering of the MKO in northern Paris, but this news was not publicly disclosed,according five diplomatic sources close to the Western intelligence service ...

Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi Army Attacked in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-27 14:14
ERBIL — A checkpoint of the Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi militias came under mortar attack on Saturday. Local media reports said the attack was carried out in Shalalt subdistrict of Hawija, southwest Kirkuk province. Possible casualties is not known ye ...

Trump signs new Hezbollah sanctions bill in anti-Iran push

Waar Media - 2018-10-26 11:54
President Donald Trump speaks at a reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of the attack on Beirut Barracks in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. WAAR-DUHOK: President Donald Trump has signed legislation imposin ...

A Closer Look to ‘The Last Yezidi Genocide’ Book!

E-Kurd - 2018-10-25 17:40
Aram Duhoki — Exclusive to Ekurd.net After the attack of ISIS in the Yezidi region and had practised the horrific act against them, the event became the concerns of so many people around the world especially to those who are activist of human right and d ...

PUK Making Every Compromise to Retake Kirkuk Governor’s Office: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-24 10:53
ERBIL — The faction of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) who is responsible for the fall of Kirkuk, is now making every possible compromise in order to have the post of Kirkuk governor. Following the Iraqi government’s attack on Kirkuk, Baghdad unilater ...

PICTURES: Ten Civilians Injured by Car Bomb South of Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-23 11:19
ERBIL — At least ten people, all civilians, were wounded on Tuesday after a car bomb went off in Qayyara district, south of Mosul, the security sources confirmed. The terrorist attack reportedly took place in a marketplace near a restaurant in Qayyara. T ...

Outcome Of Engagements In The Battle To Defeat Terrorism

SDF Press - 2018-10-23 02:10
1-Al-Bagouz axis: Terrorists of Deash tried to attack the positions of our forces, and then violent engagements broke out, and our artillery bombed the positions of the terrorists. The front saw engagements with PKc and RPG when the terrorists tried to at ...

Kandahar Assassinations Show Rising Taliban Strength in Afghanistan

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-20 01:31
The Taliban have claimed the assassination of an influential Afghan police chief and another official in an attack that narrowly missed the head of U.S. forces. Senior Analyst Borhan Osman and Consultant Graeme Smith explain the repercussions for politic ...
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