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Two Protesters Killed in South of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-07-21 00:48
ERBIL — As violence in protests across the southern Iraqi provinces further escalates, two civilians were killed on Friday. A security guard reportedly opened fired at the protesters outside the local headquarter of the Iranian-backed Badr Organisation i ...

Iraq Sentences Two Men to Death over al-Qaeda Terrorism

BAS News - 2018-07-20 00:45
ERBIL — An court in Iraq’s Dhi Qar province sentenced two men on Thursday to death. The men admitted to carrying out several terrorist attacks on civilians under the command of al-Qaeda terrorist organisation. One of the convicts is said had been serving ...

Watch: Civilians Escape Kurdistan Border Areas Amid Iranian Bombardments

BAS News - 2018-07-17 14:45
ERBIL - Although the Iranian army has been bombarding the Kurdistan Region border areas in the past few years under the pretext of targeting opposition groups, it indeed affects mainly the local civil residents. A footage has gone rival on social media s ...

Kurdish IDPs from Afrin Die at Aleppo Hospital Due to Medicine Shortage

BAS News - 2018-07-17 00:59
ERBIL — Five civilians displaced from the Syrian Kurdish town of Afrin lost their lives at a hospital in Aleppo due to medicine shortage, said the hospital on Monday. Among the victims was a one-year-old child. Their death was confirmed by an official fr ...

Over 200 Iraqis Killed, Wounded Since Beginning of Protests

BAS News - 2018-07-16 21:30
ERBIL — A total of 219 people have been killed or injured since the beginning of public protests across the southern provinces of Iraq. The casualty figures includes civilians, police and security forces, Sputnik cited Ali al-Bayati, member of the High C ...

Iraq's electricity deal with Iran fails as protests rage on

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-16 17:47
A banner (right) by protesters in Basra displays extreme temperatures civilians have to endure ranging between 45 to 55 degrees Celsius while the 'Governor' enjoys zero to -20 degrees Celsius; on the left, another banner reads: "We need water and electric ...

Iran: Three Kurds Arrested over Suspected Ties with Opposition Groups

BAS News - 2018-07-16 15:26
A ten-year old boy is among the three civilians. ERBIL - The Iranian authorities have reportedly arrested three Kurdish people, one of which is only a ten-year old boy, in the Kurdish city of Bokan of western Azerbaijan province over suspected ties with ...

Two Civilians Killed as Protesters Clash with Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-07-15 21:24
ERBIL — At least two civilians were killed on Sunday during the public protests in Iraq’s southern province of Muthanna. The casualties were the result of violent clashes between the protesters and security forces who fired bullets at the crowd. Elsewher ...

Iraqi Protests: 165 Security Personnel, Civilians Injured in Muthanna

BAS News - 2018-07-15 17:17
ERBIL - At least 165 people were wounded during Sunday's protests in the Iraqi governorate of Muthanna in the south of the country, state media reported. Iraqi media outlets stated that in clashes between the security forces and demonstrators in the city ...

Over 2,200 Syrian Civilians Killed in 2018’s First Half: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-07-08 01:06
ERBIL — A total of 2,257 civilians in Syria were killed as the result of violence during the first half of the current year, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a report on Saturday that at least 186 “mass ...

Bomb Blast Kills Three Farmers near Hawija

BAS News - 2018-07-08 00:09
ERBIL — At least three civilians were killed in a bomb explosion near Riyadh subdistrict of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk province, a source said. The victims are said to be farmers from the vicinity of Hawija. The bodies were taken to forensic medicine de ...

IS Executes Seven Civilians in Iraq’s Diyala

BAS News - 2018-07-07 22:57
ERBIL — At least seven Iraqi civilians were executed by the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Diyala, a source said on Saturday. The execution came after the IS jihadists had set up a fake checkpoint and abducted the victims on the road between Baqub ...

Unidentified Gunmen Kill Man with Three of His Kids in Northwest Mosul

BAS News - 2018-07-05 20:42
ERBIL - An unidentified group of armed men opened fire on Thursday evening at a man and three of his children in northwest of Mosul, killing the four civilians instantly, a security spokesperson said. The spokesperson for Ninevah police, Taqriq Jalil, co ...

Twin Blasts in Baghdad Kill, Wound a Dozen

BAS News - 2018-07-04 23:47
ERBIL — At least 12 civilians were killed or wounded overnight on Wednesday after two successive bombings hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. According to local security sources, the bombings had taken place in Shoula district of Baghdad, killing one and wou ...

Over 200 Iraqi Civilians Killed, Wounded in June: UNAMI

BAS News - 2018-07-01 22:11
ERBIL — A total of 76 Iraqi civilians were killed and 129 others were wounded across the country as the result of acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during the month of June, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assis ...

Statement of Deir al-Zour military council to public opinion

SDF Press - 2018-07-01 20:57
“Recently in Deir al-Zour there have been many movements of dormant cells of Daesh , the Al-Furat Brigades(Der al-Furat), Al-Qaeda and the Syrian regime at the same time targeted civilians and military, and we have a number of martyrs in this period, and ...

Russian Jets Allegedly Kill Twenty Two Civilians in Southern Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-28 15:39
ERBIL - Russian warplanes allegedly killed on Thursday at least 22 civilians in a rebel-held town, said a human rights group. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Russian jets carried out several airstrikes on rebel-held areas of souther ...

Bomb Blast Wounds Three North of Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-06-28 00:54
ERBIL — At least three civilians were injured after a bomb blast occurred in northern Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. The bomb was attached to a civilian vehicle before it went off in Kadimiyah district of northern Baghdad, a source told Almaalomah website ...

Iraq's Salahadin: Bomb Explosion Kills, Wounds Two People

BAS News - 2018-06-19 15:22
ERBIL - At least two Iraqi civilians were killed and wounded on Tuesday in a bomb attack in the province of Salahaddin, said a security source. "An explosive charge went off while a private car was crossing a road in Albu Issa village in Salahuddin near ...

IS Blocks Kirkuk-Baghdad Highway for Hours, Kill, Abduct Nine Civilians

BAS News - 2018-06-18 12:26
ERBIL - As the Islamic State (IS) has lately regrouped itself in the absence of the Peshmerga forces in the disputed territories, the group's jihadists reportedly blocked the main road between Kirkuk and Baghdad provinces for about six hours overnight on ...

Syrian Democratic Forces fighters are a Lighthouse not extinguished

SDF Press - 2018-06-13 04:39
SDF fighters remain a symbol of resistance and a strong bridge to cross civilians, free them from the hand of terrorism and defend them, and move forward on the path that shahid drew with their blood for a free and dignified life that includes all Syrian ...

Three Civilians Detained by PKK Freed After Eight Days

BAS News - 2018-06-12 11:53
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Tuesday freed the three civilians it had arrested near Rawanduz district of Erbil Province. Sabir Abdullah, one of the arrestee’s brother, confirmed the report to BasNews, revealing that the three were set fre ...

IS Abducts Six Civilians in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-11 12:06
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents abducted in the early morning on Monday six people in Daquq district of southern Kirkuk province, a Kurdish official said. Hiwa Rashid, head of a Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) division in Daquq, confirmed to ...

UNAMI Condemns Bombing in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-10 00:25
BAGDAD (UNAMI) — Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the bombing that took place late on Friday in Kirkuk. “This is yet another cowardly attack on innocent civilians as they went a ...

Bomb Explosion Wounds Three in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-06-09 22:40
ERBIL - At least three people were wounded on Saturday in a bomb explosion in northern Baghdad, said a report. "A bomb went off near the busy street markets in al-Tarmia district in northern Baghdad, leaving three civilians wounded," a source told Alghad ...

Kirkuk: Bombings Kill Two Policemen, Wound Four Civilians

BAS News - 2018-06-04 00:38
ERBIL — At least two Iraqi police officers were killed and four civilians were wounded as the result of two separate bombings in Kirkuk province, security sources confirmed. The first bombing took place in al-Nusaif village, southwest of Kirkuk where two ...

Officers killed, civilians injured in Kirkuk bombing attacks

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-03 20:38
Although no one has claimed responsibility for the incidents, Iraqi authorities point fingers at Islamic State sleeper cells that carry out small-scale attacks, especially in the Kirkuk and Diyala provinces. (Photo: Waar Media) ...

An armed group bombs a number of civilians in Raqqa

SDF Press - 2018-06-03 04:07
At 9 pm, unidentified armed groups threw a grenade at civilians riding a motorcycle and a van on Saif al-Dawalah Street, causing a number of wounded civilians Syrian Democratic Forces and internal security forces are pursuing criminals to arrest them. SDF ...

Over 250 Iraqi Civilians Killed, Wounded in May Only: UNAMI

BAS News - 2018-06-01 01:07
ERBIL — A total of 95 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 163 were wounded in the month of May as the result of acts of terrorism, violence, and armed conflicts, said the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). “The figures include ordina ...

Iraq: Islamic State Raids Village, Burns People's Properties

BAS News - 2018-05-30 10:16
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents raided on Wednesday morning a village between Nineveh and Salahaddin provinces, said a security source. The militants have burned two houses of civilians in the village of Slebi, just before they were repelled by ...

Directorate of Civil Registry in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2018-05-24 04:40
Almost a year after the liberation of Tabqa city and the establishment of the democratic civil administration of Tabqa , the establishment of official circles, including Record civilian to see the conditions of civilians, especially those who do not have ...

Four Civilians Killed IS Attack near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-05-24 00:21
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants overnight Wednesday attacked a village near Khanaqin district in Diyala province, reportedly killing four civilians. According to the official Facebook page of Kurdistan Region’s counter-terror, the assault was carrie ...

Iran: Landmines Killed, Wounded 14 Kurds in April, May

BAS News - 2018-05-19 14:27
ERBIL - At least 14 Kurdish people in Iran have been killed or wounded by war remnant from the Iran-Iraq war, said a monitoring group on Saturday. According to Hangaw Organization for Human Rights, 11 Kurdish civilians were injured while three more other ...

Suicide Bomb Kills, Wounds 15 Civilians at Baghdad Funeral

BAS News - 2018-05-16 21:49
ERBIL — A suicide bomber on Wednesday blew himself up near a funeral in the Iraqi capital, killing and wounding at least 15 civilians, security sources said. The terrorist attack took place in Baghdad’s northern district of Tarimiya. The attack comes day ...

Sulaymaniyah: Police on Alert

BAS News - 2018-05-13 23:09
ERBIL — Police forces in Sulaymaniyah have been put on alert as the results of Iraqi parliamentary election are expected to be announced soon. The Directorate of Sulaymaniyah Police warned civilians in a statement against any provocative actions that cou ...

Kirkuk: Bombing Kills Three People Amid Election

BAS News - 2018-05-12 21:20
ERBIL — At least three civilians were killed on Saturday as the result of a bomb blast in Kirkuk province while parliamentary elections were underway. Iraqi media reports cited security sources who confirmed that several other improvised explosive device ...

In Pictures: Flood Kills Four in Duhok

BAS News - 2018-05-06 12:28
DUHOK — After a heavy rain and moderate flood in the centre of Duhok province early hours Sunday, at least four civilians have lost their lives, a source said. Speaking to BasNews, Duhok Police spokesperson Bewar Abdulaziz said the majority of damages ar ...

Nearly 200 Iraqi Civilians Killed, Wounded in April: UNAMI

BAS News - 2018-05-02 19:55
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — A total of 68 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 122 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in April 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) ...

UNAMI Condemns Terrorist Attack North of Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-05-02 19:55
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist shootings at Tarmiya, north of Baghdad, in which a number of innocent civilians were killed and wounded. The ...

Iraq Denies Reports on Killing Civilians During Airstrikes in Syria

BAS News - 2018-05-02 06:02
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has denied the accusations claiming that its fighter jets killed at least 23 civilians over the border during an airstrike. In a statement on Tuesday, Iraq’s Defence Minister said it has not carried out any cross-border airst ...

Opening the Foundation of shahid families in Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2018-05-02 00:06
In a public and official presence of the military, civilians and politicians, opened today in Tabqa city the institution of shahid families in order to identify the requirements of their families and help them as much as possible. The opening began with a ...

A spot light about the life of a fighter

SDF Press - 2018-04-27 03:26
The mines left behind by Daesh in Raqqa city continue to kill the civilians and others have been injured, and those civilians are living in a horror. One of the mines victims was the fighter Mohnd Raqqa who resist and challenge the death, tells us what ha ...

FSA Loots People's Properties in Syria's Afrin: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-23 14:00
ERBIL - The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) has begun conducting violations against the civilians in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria, and looting their properties, said a human rights group on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Forces Civilians to Vote for its Candidates

BAS News - 2018-04-21 23:13
ERBIL - The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Diyala province are reportedly threatening civilians with fake terrorism charges if they refuse to vote in favour of the Shi'ite group candidates, said a Kurdish official. Ibrahim Ahmed, a Kurdist ...

IS Kills, Wounds Four Via Planted Bombs on Main Roads in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-04-21 20:09
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) insurgents have killed, wounded four civilians in two different terrorist attacks via planted bombs on the main roads between Kirkuk and Tikrit, said a report. According to Alghad Press, the crimes were committed in a village a ...

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 ...
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