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UN Prevented from Reaching Afrin IDPs: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2018-04-19 22:57
ERBIL — The United Nations on Wednesday said that its workers are being denied access to the Kurdish civilians displaced from their homes in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin since the Turkish military incursion into the area. Some 137,000 Kurds are sa ...

Armed Men Wound Four People in Khanaqin in Attempted Abduction

BAS News - 2018-04-18 21:59
ERBIL — A group of armed men on Wednesday attempted to kidnap two civilians near Kurdistan Region’s Khanaqin district, and failed but wounded four people. Sarwar Ali, an activist from the area told BasNews that the two civilians were injured after attemp ...

BCF Delivers Aid to over 6,000 People in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-04-17 22:22
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered on Monday food assistance to thousands of civilians in northern city of Mosul. The delivery, provided in cooperation with the government of Kuwait, was distributed between 6,458 individuals. Since the be ...

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. ...

Turkey Welcomes Western Strikes on Syrian Regime

BAS News - 2018-04-14 10:11
ERBIL - Turkey has welcomed the airstrikes carried out by the US and its allies UK and France early on Saturday against the Syrian regime in retaliation to a poison gas attack which killed dozens of civilians last week. "We welcome this operation which h ...

Mass Grave with Bodies of 60 Victims Found Near Mosul

BAS News - 2018-04-11 23:23
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have discovered a new mass grave in southern Mosul, north of Iraq, a security source said. “Security forces found a mass grave which contained 60 bodies of civilians,” Capt. Amir Wathiq told BasNews. He stated that the victi ...

UK's May: Indications Show Assad Behind Syria Gas Attack

BAS News - 2018-04-11 19:01
ERBIL - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday that "all indications are" that the Syrian President Bashar al-Asad is behind the chlorine gas attack on a rebel-held town in the country which left dozens of civilians dead, said a report. "We ...

Over 780 Syrian Civilians Killed in March: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-10 22:01
ERBIL — A total of 783 civilians, including many women and children, were killed in March across the war-torn Syria, a human rights monitoring group said. “At least 620 people were killed [in these massacres], including 142 children and 105 women,” the S ...

Explosion Kills Eleven in Syria's Idlib

BAS News - 2018-04-10 14:24
ERBIL - At least eleven civilians were killed on Monday when a huge explosion destroyed a multi-story building in Idlib, in northwestern Syria, a monitor said. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), eighty more were wounded in the a ...

Iraq Sentences Seven IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2018-04-09 20:06
ERBIL — An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced seven individuals to death over their membership to the Islamic State (IS) and crimes against civilians. “Seven IS leaders were handed down death sentences as they were convicted of killing 200 civilian people i ...

Trump on Syria Chemical Attack: US Deciding on Response Soon

BAS News - 2018-04-09 20:06
ERBIL — US President Donald Trump on Monday said that his administration is likely to make a decision before the end of the day about a response to Syrian regime’s suspected chemical attack against civilians. “We’ll be making that decision very quickly,” ...

UNSC to Meet on Monday, Discuss Syria Chemical Attack

BAS News - 2018-04-08 22:50
ERBIL — The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold an urgent meeting on Monday on the reports about chemical attacks in Syria against civilians. Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) and the civil defense service said that a Saturday bombardme ...

Unknown Armed Group Kill Three Civilians South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-04-07 22:34
ERBIL — At least three civilians were killed on Saturday in an attack carried out by an armed group in southern Kirkuk province, a source said. Speaking to Iraqi media, a security source revealed that the attack had taken place near Kief village of Dubiz ...

Seven Kurdistan Villages Evacuated as Turkey Intensifies Bombardment

BAS News - 2018-04-05 23:32
ERBIL — Following intensified artillery attack on Kurdistan Region’s border areas, at lease seven villages have reportedly been evacuated for the safety of civilians. Meanwhile, Turkish fighter jets are said to have been carrying out airstrikes in the Si ...

Three Civilians Injured in Bombing North of Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-04-05 22:04
ERBIL — At least three civilians were wounded in a bombing on Thursday in a town north of Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, security sources said. Cited by Iraqi media, unknown security sources said the blast had rocked the centre of Tarmiyah town, located s ...

Hundreds of civilians flee Afrin

Nadia Murad - 2018-04-03 20:21
"Yezidi genocide survivor and UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad issued a warning on Monday about the safety of the Yezidi minority and the whole civilian population in Afrin. “There is only one road through which people can leave the city” that is “unde ...

Land Mine Kills Two in Sulaymaniya: Police

BAS News - 2018-04-02 11:36
ERBIL - A land mine killed on Saturday afternoon two Kurdish people in Sulaymaniya province, said police officer. "Two civilians 27 and 35 years old lost their lives when touched a land mine, causing it to explode in Mawat district," Aso Ahmed, spokesper ...

The whistle of the game whistling again in the black stadium in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2018-04-02 10:14
The Civil Council opened yesterday a football league for the first time in the Raqqa city in the black stadium after the departure of the terrorist organization and urged the city, which was a supporter used as a prison to torture civilians and used all k ...

Australia Admits Killing Two Iraqi Civilians Last Year

BAS News - 2018-03-30 00:44
ERBIL — The Australian military admitted on Thursday that reports of two Iraqi civilians killed in an Australian airstrike back in 2017 were “credible”. Australian Defence Force Major General Greg Bilton told reporters that the casualties were the result ...

Newroz monument torn down in Nusaybin (North Kurdistan)

Waar Media - 2018-03-29 17:29
WAAR-DUHOK: District Governor appointed to Mardin’s Nusaybin Municipality as a trustee Ergün Baysal ordered the demolition of the Newroz Monument which had been erected in the memory of 16 civilians who had been massacred when state forces opened fire on ...

IS Kidnaps Four Civilians in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-03-27 22:14
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants overnight on Monday attacked a village near Qara Tappa district of Diyala province and kidnapped four civilians. Mohammed Omer, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan representative in the district confirmed the report to Bas ...

Turkish airstrikes kill four civilians in Kurdistan Region

Waar Media - 2018-03-22 22:14
WAAR-DUHOK: According to residents and local activists, overnight Turkish airstrikes killed four civilians camping in rural areas as part of Newroz celebrations in the Choman district of the Kurdistan Region, 160 kilometers northeast of Erbil. Residents ...

KRG on Four Civilians Killed in Turkish Airstrikes

BAS News - 2018-03-22 17:18
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Thursday expressed its concern over +the Turkish airstrikes expanding on Kurdistan Region territories and targeting civilians. “We deliver our condolences to the families of the martyrs. We also express ...

Four Civilians Killed in Turkish Airstrikes on Kurdistan Territories

BAS News - 2018-03-22 14:29
ERBIL — Turkish airstrikes overnight on Wednesday killed four civilians in the mountainous areas of Choman district, northeast Erbil province. The victims were camping in the region as part of the Nawroz (Kurdish New Year) celebration when the Turkish je ...

Merkel calls Turkey’s invasion of Afrin “unacceptable”

Waar Media - 2018-03-21 21:08
WAAR-DUHOK: In a statement in the German parliament Chancellor Angela Merkel said that what is happening in Syria, where thousands of civilians are persecuted, killed or forced to flee, is unacceptable. “That too we condemn in the strongest terms” she sa ...

Erdogan’s Threats Affect Yezidi Civilians

BAS News - 2018-03-20 13:11
ERBIL - After the threats made by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to invade Sinjar in northern Iraq, the people of the city have started to live in fear, said an official. "We don't want what happened to the people in Afrin to happen in our ci ...

Kirkuk: IS Sets Up Fake Checkpoint, Kills Two

BAS News - 2018-03-19 21:28
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants overnight on Monday set up a fake checkpoint near Hawija (some 55 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk province) and killed at least two civilians, a security source said. Three other civilians were wounded in the attac ...

The Yesterday of Tomorrow

Justice for Kurds - 2018-03-19 16:15
Thirty years ago, Iraqi aircrafts dropped chemical bombs on Halabja, penetrating sweet-apple & clove gasses into the bodies of over 5,000 civilians and causing thousands more to suffer from detrimental implications for generations to come. Now history see ...

FSA Commits Violations Against Civilians in Afrin: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-19 10:46
ERBIL: After the invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria by the Turkish Army and its backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Sunday, the Syrian rebels have soon started committing violations against the civilians in the city, a report said. According ...

IS Attack Kills 5 Civilians Southwest Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-03-18 21:53
ERBIL — At least five civilians were killed in an Islamic State (IS) attack on a village near Riyadh subdistrict of southwest of Kirkuk province, a security source said. Speaking to al-Sumariyah News, the source said one woman is among the victims. Secur ...

Bombardment and heavy fighting in Afrin

Waar Media - 2018-03-18 11:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Hediye Yusuf told The Associated Press that Turkey has not captured Afrin and fighting continues on Sunday. Yusuf, a founding member of the self-declared Democratic Federal System of Northern Syria, said Kurdish forces evacuated civilians fro ...

The Turkish invasion army commits massacres against the Afrin hospital

SDF Press - 2018-03-17 23:39
The Turkish invasion army tries to hide its crimes and massacres against civilians in Afrin, and mislead the media and public opinion by fabricating lies to hide those crimes that express his brutality On March 16, 2018, Afrin hospital was bombed by the T ...

Occupying Turkish army’s warplanes bomb Afrin amid heavy clashes

ANHA - 2018-03-17 22:38
AFRIN – The occupying Turkish army is carrying out heavy air strikes on the city centre of Afrin. Heavy clashes are also taking place in various areas. Tens of civilians were killed, and dozens were injured in today’s attacks on Afrin. Ten thousands of ci ...

Strikes on Afrin hospital and civilian convoys kill 47: SDF, monitor

K24 - 2018-03-17 16:04
Syrian civilians wounded in a hospital in the northwest Syrian city of Afrin after the city and the hospital were bombarded by the Turkish army and their allied militiamen, Afrin city, Rojava, Syria, March 16, 2018. (Photos: Afrin Media Center) ...

More than 200,000 civilians flee Afrin in three days

Waar Media - 2018-03-17 15:39
WAAR-DUHOK: More than 200,000 civilians have fled the city of Afrin in northern Syria in less than three days to escape a Turkish-led military offensive against a Kurdish forces, a war monitor said Saturday. “There was fierce fighting throughout the nigh ...

Turkish occupation burns Afrin, civilians are still under rubble

ANHA - 2018-03-17 14:17
With the continued massacres committed by Turkish occupation army against the people of Afrin, Turkish occupation targets the city of all types of weapons and aircraft, and its goal is "burning Afrin", as well as information on the presence of 3 civilians ...

Deadliest Day in Afrin, Hundred People Killed, Injured: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-17 10:10
ERBIL - At least 38 civilians were killed in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria on Friday due to the continuous bombardments by the Turkish army and its backed Syrian rebels, a report said. Tens of thousands of civilians have continued to flee from Af ...

Turkish warplanes bomb Avrin Hospital

ANHA - 2018-03-16 20:47
AFRIN – The occupying Turkish army’s warplanes bombed Avrin Hospital, which has received injured civilians ever since the attacks on Afrin began. While Avrin Hospital is the biggest hospital in the Afrin Canton, many civilians are under treatment at the h ...

An Urgent Call to Save the Lives of Tens of Thousands of Civilians

SDF Press - 2018-03-16 20:45
The Turkish army and allied jihadist groups have been shelling civilians in Afrin for 56 days, targeting men, women and children. For 56 days and the international community remains silent about this horrific crime and the genocidal war declared and justi ...

Thousands of the Netherlands’ Kurds go on sit-in before Russian embassy

ANHA - 2018-03-16 17:16
THE NETHERLANDS– Thousands of Kurds in the Netherlands have gone on a sit-in to condemn the Turkish occupation army’s massacres committed in Afrin. In order to condemn the Turkish occupation army’s massacres against civilians and children, thousands of Ku ...

18 civilians killed in Syria’s Kurdish Afrin by Turkish fire: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-03-16 15:34
AFRIN, Syrian Kurdistan,— Turkish artillery fire on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northern Syria killed at least 18 civilians on Friday, a monitor said. “Since midnight (2200 GMT Thursday), 18 civilians, including five chil ...

UN says Syrian Kurdish forces blocking civilians from leaving Afrin

E-Kurd - 2018-03-16 15:34
GENEVA,— The United Nations said Friday there were “alarming reports” that Kurdish forces are blocking civilians from leaving the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin faced with a looming siege, and could be using them as “human shields”. The UN rights office ...

Over 2,500 Civilians Displaced from Afrin in Past Few Hours: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-03-16 14:10
ERBIL — More than 2,500 civilians have been displaced from their homes in Afrin since after midnight on Thursday as the Turkish army intensified its bombardments on the centre of the Kurdish city, said a monitoring group. The huge influx of IDPs are esca ...

What was targtting Turkish occupation today in Afrin city ?

ANHA - 2018-03-16 12:50
The Turkish occupation army targeted on the center of Afrin city densely inhabited by thousends of people by dozens of missiles and air raids using warplanes and heavy artillery, which caused great human and fincial damage to civilians 's properties . ...

Nasr al-Din Ibrahim: World powers partner in killing of civilians

ANHA - 2018-03-16 11:59
The secretary of the Kurdish Democratic Party in Syria and a member of the presidential body in the Kurdish National Alliance, Nasr Eddin Ibrahim, that the silence of world powers opens the way to attacks and massacres of the Turkish occupation in Afrin, ...
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