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IS Calls to Sympathizers to Use Whatever Weapons for Terror Attacks: US

BAS News - 2018-09-20 13:45
ERBIL — The US has revealed that the Islamic State is calling on its followers to use whatever arms available, including chemical weapons, to carry out terrorist attacks. The State Department said in a report on Wednesday that the terrorist group used ru ...

Ayub Nuri: Being Kurdish in a Hostile World

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2018-09-17 17:58
Description In Being Kurdish in a Hostile World, Ayub Nuri writes of growing up during the Iran-Iraq War, of Saddam Hussein’s chemical attack that killed thousands in Nuri’s home town of Halabja, of civil war, of living in refugee camps, and of years of s ...

Germany Cannot Remain Indifferent to Chemical Attacks: Merkel

BAS News - 2018-09-12 12:17
ERBIL — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country could respond to chemical attacks if carried out in Syria. Speaking to Bundestag lower house of parliament on Wednesday, Merkel said that Germany could not look away if chemical weapons ...

U.N. fears chemical weapons in Syria battle with '10,000 terrorists'

Reuters - 2018-08-30 17:37
The United Nations called on Russia, Iran and Turkey on Thursday to forestall a battle in Syria's Idlib province which would affect millions of civilians and could see both militants and the government potentially using chlorine as a chemical weapon. ...

US warns Syria, Russia on use of chemical weapons

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-29 11:22
A man carries the body of a dead child after the regime’s use of sarin gas in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, April 4, 2017. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Kurdish Film on Halabja Chemical Attack Competes in Int. Festival

BAS News - 2018-08-28 10:04
ERBIL — A documentary film about the Baath regime’s atrocity of chemical attack against Kurds in Halabja is now competing alongside dozens of other works in an international festival. Halabja, a city in Kurdistan Region, came under chemical bombardment b ...

France Says Will Strike Syria If It Uses Chemical Weapons Again

BAS News - 2018-05-08 15:39
ERBIL - Paris may carry out new airstrikes against the Syrian regime if any reports reveal that the regime has used chemical weapons again, said French Defense Minister Florence Parley while speaking on air on the radio station RTL on Tuesday. In retalia ...

WATCH: Kurdish Film Wins Moscow Film Festival

BAS News - 2018-04-28 14:38
ERBIL — A Kurdish film about the tragic chemical attack on Halabja, has won the first place in Moscow International Film Festival. The film, titled “3/16”, is directed by Kurdish filmmaker Dani Darin. The festival was held between 23 and 27 April in Mosc ...

Witnesses claim Douma chemical attack was staged

Waar Media - 2018-04-27 14:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia has presented what it says are witnesses from Douma in Syria who support its claim that an alleged chemical attack on the town was staged. At the headquarters of the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons, which is investi ...

Iraqi FM: Former Iraqi regime used chemical weapons against Kurds

Waar Media - 2018-04-25 19:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq is totally against the using of chemical weapons as we understand how brutal it was when the former regime killed 5,000 Kurds in 1980s, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al- Jaafari said on Wednesday in a press conference in Brussels. “We d ...

Iraqi FM: Former Iraqi Regime Killed 5,000 Kurds with Chemical Weapons

BAS News - 2018-04-25 15:26
ERBIL - Iraq is totally against the using of chemical weapons as we understand how brutal it was when the former regime killed 5,000 Kurds in 1980s, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al- Jaafari said on Wednesday in a press conference in Brussels. "We don't ...

German parliament slams US, UK, France strikes in Syria as “Illegal”

Waar Media - 2018-04-22 11:33
WAAR-DUHOK: Germany’s parliament slammed on Friday the US, France and Britain for carrying out military strikes against the Syrian regime for its use of chemical weapons, claiming the attacks violated international law.“The implementation of military vio ...

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Arrive in Syria's Douma: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-21 18:01
ERBIL - Chemical Weapons Inspectors have reportedly arrived in Syria's Douma where an alleged poison gas attack took place on April 7, said the Russian foreign ministry. It's been a week that a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical W ...

Jabhat al-Nusra, FSA pulles 12,000 militants to attack Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 14:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Further provocations with improvised chemical weapons are not excluded in Syria to justify a possible Jabhat al-Nusra-led offensive on government troops in southern Syria, a military diplomatic source said on Thursday. According to the source ...

Chemical Weapons Inspectors Shot in Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-18 14:45
ERBIL - The UN's security team was shot at on Wednesday after they tried to conduct an investigation on the suspected chemical attack in Douma, claimed the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). Syrian government has been accused of gas ...

Mattis, Dunford Detail Attacks on Syrian Chemical Arsenal

CENTCOM - 2018-04-16 23:00
U.S., British and French forces launched attacks against the Syrian government’s chemical weapon arsenal in retaliation for the use of such weapons on civilians, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said. ...

EU Calls on Russia, Iran to Prevent Syria from Using Chemical Weapons

BAS News - 2018-04-16 14:00
ERBIL — The European Union (EU) has called on Russia and Iran to use their influence on the Syrian regime and prevent it from any possible use of chemical weapons in the future again. “The EU calls upon all countries, notably Russia and Iran, to use thei ...

Macron convinces Trump to keep troops in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-16 10:51
WAAR-DUHOK: French president Emmanuel Macron has claimed that he convinced Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria for the long term and limit Saturday’s joint strikes to chemical weapons facilities. Macron said in an interview on Sunday that restricting th ...

Hundreds of Iraqis Gather to Protest US Strikes on Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-16 00:56
ERBIL — Hundreds of Iraqis gathered on Sunday in central Baghdad to protest the US-led missile strike against alleged chemical facilities belonging to the Syrian Regime. The protesters, demonstrating in the Tahrir square were chanting against the US and ...

Haley: US Troops Remain in Syria Until Their Mission is Accomplished

BAS News - 2018-04-15 20:03
ERBIL - US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that her country would not withdraw its forces from Syria until its mission was accomplished, said a report. Haley listed three aims for the US: "Ensuring that the chemical weapons ar ...

Israel’s Netanyahu: “Total Support” for Strikes Against Damascus

BAS News - 2018-04-15 13:48
ERBIL — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country totally supports the missile strikes US, UK and France carried out on Saturday against the chemical facilities of the Syrian regime. "A year ago I gave Israel's total support for [US ...

US, France, Britain launch new UN bid for Syria chemical weapons probe

Waar Media - 2018-04-15 13:10
WAAR-DUHOK: Hours after striking Syria, the United States, France and Britain on Saturday launched a new bid at the United Nations to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The three allies circulated a joint draft resolution at the Security Coun ...

U.S., France and U.K. Strike Syria Over Chemical Attack

Waar Media - 2018-04-14 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The United States, together with France and the U.K., carried out precision air strikes against targets in Syria following a suspected nerve gas attack on the Syrian town of Douma last Saturday. Explosions were heard in Damascus, Aleppo and H ...

US, UK, France Launch Airstrikes in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-14 10:11
ERBIL - US, UK, and France pounded Syria early on Saturday in retaliation to a chemical gas attack which killed scores of people last weekend. The US President Donald Trump declared the military action from the White House, saying " we are prepared to su ...

Trump orders strikes against Syria over chemical weapons attack

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-14 05:16
President Trump on Friday night announced he has directed the U.S. military to conduct precision strikes in Syria, in response to the chemical weapons attack that left dozens dead on Sunday. Roji Kurd: “A short time ago, I ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to ...

Russia accuses Britain of staging alleged chemical attack in Syria

Waar Media - 2018-04-13 20:39
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian Defense Ministry on Friday accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma last weekend, a bold charge that comes amid Moscow’s stern warnings to the West against striking Syria. A day before a team f ...

Joining Possible Military Action in Syria “Not on the Table”: Dutch PM

BAS News - 2018-04-13 15:57
ERBIL — The Dutch government has no plan to join a possible military attack against the Syrian regime in the aftermath of last week’s chemical attack, said Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “We have an understanding for a possible reaction, but at this time it ...

Macron: we have proof Syria used chemical weapons

Waar Media - 2018-04-12 20:38
WAAR-DUHOK: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday that he had evidence that chemical weapons were used in rebel-held enclave of Douma in Syria and that the regime of Bashar al-Assad was guilty, reiterating that attacking Damascus is necessary ...
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