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IS Extremists Execute Ten Civilians in Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-10-14 23:54
ERBIL - The extremist members of the Islamic State (IS) have executed ten civilians in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the innocent ordinary individuals have been held in the militant gr ...

Kirkuk: 50 Families Escape Again as IS Threat Persists

BAS News - 2018-10-14 11:46
ERBIL — At least 50 civilian families have once again escaped their homes as the Iraqi security forces failed to protect them against the Islamic State (IS) in southern Kirkuk province. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the civilians have ...

A flash about a martyr life

SDF Press - 2018-10-11 23:25
Martyr Mohammed al-Nuaimi, one of those martyrs who gave his blood cheap for the sake of his people and his nation. He was born in Raqqa city, 40 years old, married and has five children. He worked in the motorcycle trade. He was the same as the civilians ...

IED Blast Wounds Three North of Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-10-09 12:38
ERBIL — At least three civilians were wounded after an improvised explosive device (IED) went off on Tuesday in Salahaddin province, north of Baghdad. The explosion took place near a water supply project in Beiji, according to media reports. Security off ...

Watch: RPG Fired to Celebrate Barham Salih’s Presidency

BAS News - 2018-10-07 09:54
ERBIL — Following the controversial election of Barham Salih as Iraq’s president, celebratory gunfires left several civilians killed or injured across Sulaymaniyah and Halabja provinces. Salih, who rejoined the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) after ab ...

Four Dead in Latest IS Attacks in North of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-06 17:20
ERBIL — At least four people were killed in two separate Islamic State (IS) attacks in northern Iraq, while several others were injured. The first attack took place in al-Asadiyah town, south of Mosul, where the IS insurgents killed three civilians, Firs ...

At Least Two Civilians Killed in Celebratory Shooting in Sulaimaniya

BAS News - 2018-10-02 23:21
ERBIL - At least two civilians were killed in Kurdistan Region's Sulaimaniya province due to a celebratory shooting as a crowd was celebrating the election of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) nominee, Barham Salih, as the new Iraqi president on T ...

At Least 75 Civilians Killed in Iraq in September: UNAMI

BAS News - 2018-10-01 23:37
ERBIL - A total of 75 Iraqi civilians were killed, while 179 more were wounded in terrorist activities, acts of violence, and armed confrontations in Iraq in September only, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Mo ...

“Nobody Wants Us”: The Alienated Civilians of Eastern Ukraine

International Crisis Group - 2018-09-28 20:36
With living conditions worsening, and crossfire still claiming casualties, people residing in eastern Ukraine’s conflict zone feel increasingly abandoned by the central government. Reintegrating the area requires Russian withdrawal, but in the meantime K ...

Kirkuk: IS Kidnaps Two Civilians at Fake Checkpoint

BAS News - 2018-09-18 12:58
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants overnight on Monday kidnapped two civilians near Riyadh district of Kirkuk province. BasNew has learned that the abduction was after the insurgents set up a fake checkpoint on the road connecting Kirkuk to Hawija. The ...

IS Attacks Village near Khanaqin, Wounds Several

BAS News - 2018-09-18 10:33
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants overnight Monday attacked a village near Khanaqin district of Diyala province, wounding at least five civilians. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the village of Qaya is populated by Shi’ite Arabs. ...

IS Abducts Two Civilians in Southwestern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-17 21:18
ERBIL - Islamic state insurgents have kidnapped two civilians in Hawija (some 55 kilometres southwest Kirkuk), an official said on Monday. According to a statement by the former head of Tuz Khurmatu media, Mohammed Fayaq, posted on his Facebook page, the ...

Pictures: Car Bomb Attack Kills Two in Central Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-12 13:10
ERBIL — A terrorist attack in Iraq’s central province of Salahaddin on Wednesday has claimed the lives of a least two civilians. The attack, according to media reports, was carried out via a vehicle rigged with explosives in Hajjaj district of Tikrit. In ...

Kurds Gather at Erbil’s UN Office to Condemn Iranian Attack in Koya

BAS News - 2018-09-12 13:10
ERBIL — Hundreds of political and civic society activists, journalists, and civilians gathered on Wednesday outside the United Nations office in Erbil to decry the recent Iranian deadly attack against the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition pa ...

IS Kills Two Civilians near Hawija

BAS News - 2018-09-11 16:46
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village near Hawija (some 55 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk) overnight on Monday, killing at least two civilians. Mohammed Fayeq, former spokesperson for Tuz Khurmatu mayoral office, identified the victims ...

ISIS beheads four Kurds in Khanaqin

Waar Media - 2018-09-10 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State (ISIS) militants attacked a Kurdish village in the vicinity of Khanaqin district, north of Diyala province, overnight on Sunday and kidnapped four Kurdish civilians, a source said. Four kidnapped Kurds were killed and decapitate ...

IS Kidnaps, Beheads Kurdish Civilians in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-09-10 10:25
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a Kurdish village in vicinity of Khanaqin district, north of Diyala province, overnight on Sunday and kidnapped four Kurdish civilians, a source said. The beheaded bodies of the victims were later found outsi ...

Idlib offensive pushing civilians toward occupied Afrin

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-09 00:15
A Syrian woman, displaced from southern Idlib due to the fighting between government forces and the opposition, carries humanitarian aid at a makeshift camp in Batabu, 40 kilometers west of Aleppo, on Jan. 24. (Photo: AFP) ...

IS Kills Seven Civilians near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-03 11:48
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village in Kirkuk province early morning on Monday, and killed at least seven civilians, according to a security source. The attack was carried out in the village of Albushahir, some 12 kilometres southwest ...

Over 200 Iraqi Civilians Killed, Injured in August

BAS News - 2018-09-03 10:37
ERBIL — A total of 90 Iraqi civilians were killed and 117 others were wounded across the country in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in August 2018, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for ...

UN: 90 civilians killed in Iraq in August

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-03 00:34
An explosion at a busy market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad kills three people and injures four on Aug. 14, 2018. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

Mass Shooting in Kirkuk Leaves Several Killed

BAS News - 2018-09-01 23:20
ERBIL — A group of armed men attacked a public marketplace in Kirkuk overnight on Saturday, and killed several civilians. According to a security source, the attack was carried out in Kirkuk’s southern district of Nida. The exact number of casualties is ...

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. ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Kidnaps Kurdish Civilians for Ransom: KDP Official

BAS News - 2018-08-27 13:22
ERBIL — A representative from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has revealed that the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi arbitrarily kidnaps civilians from disputed territories, and demand ransom to release them. “Besides widespread looting, H ...

HRW: IS Taking 27 Syrians, Including Children, Hostage

BAS News - 2018-08-25 20:34
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) militants have taken at least 27 civilians, including 16 children hostage in the Sweida desert in southern Syria, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday. According to the human rights group, citing witnesses and relatives, t ...

Bombing Leaves Two Civilians Wounded in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-21 16:18
ERBIL — A bombing struck Iraqi capital city overnight Monday, leaving at least tow civilians injured, security sources said. The blast, carried out via an IED attached to a minibus, took place in the easter district of Baladiyat. No groups or organisatio ...

Twin Bomb Explosions Wounds Five Civilians in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-21 00:53
ERBIL - At least five Iraqi civilians were wounded on Monday in a twin bomb explosions in the capital city, security sources said. "A bomb, went off inside a vehicle carrying commuters in al-Baladiyat region," the source told Almaalomah website, as quote ...

Twin Bomb Explosions Wound Six Civilians in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-17 01:16
ERBIL - At least six civilians were wounded in a twin bomb explosions in northern Baghdad on Wednesday, police source reported. "A bomb went off targeting civilians in al-Jaza’er district in al-Shaab region, leaving four people seriously injured," the so ...

Four People Injured During Protests in Basra

BAS News - 2018-08-15 00:54
ERBIL - At least four people, including civilians, were injured while the security forces were trying to disperse the Iraqi protesters in the oil-rich province of Basra on Tuesday, a police source said. The source told Almaalomah news agency that, a huge ...

Afrin: Ankara-backed Rebels Confiscate Civilian Properties

BAS News - 2018-08-14 16:44
ERBIL — Islamist armed groups which are supported by Turkey continue unlawfully confiscating properties belonging to civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, northwest of Syria. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the armed men of the Fre ...

Bombing Kills Mother and Child in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-14 16:08
ERBIL — A bomb blast hit the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing and injuring several civilians. At least two people, a mother and her child, succumbed to their injuries at the hospital after the bombing, local media reports said. Several others were injur ...
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