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IS Attacks Syrian Government, SDF Forces in Deir Ezzor

BAS News - 2018-08-19 23:33
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) extremists attacked on Sunday the Syrian regime headquarters as well as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Deir Ezzor, a report said. According to Enab Baladi News, as cited by Iraqi News, the militants have targeted ...

Mirani: KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani to visit turkey soon

Waar Media - 2018-08-19 14:57
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani is set to visit Turkey soon for talks on bilateral ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fazil Mirani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) politburo told reporters during a press co ...

PM Barzani to Visit Turkey for Talks on Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-08-18 22:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region PM Nechirvan Barzani is set to visit Turkey soon for talks on bilateral ties with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Fazil Mirani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) politburo told reporters during a press confer ...

Start a project to rehabilitate the sewage networks in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2018-08-17 22:03
Tabqa – The Local Administration and Municipalities Committee of the Democratic Civil Administration of Tabqa started on Tuesday the project of maintenance of sewerage networks after the completion of the maintenance of drinking water networks, paving roa ...

The Committee of Agriculture in Tabqa reviews its completed work.

SDF Press - 2018-08-17 22:03
Tabq- The Committee of Agriculture in the Democratic Civil Administration in Tabqa city its work completed during the last period, within a seminar held in the building of Tabqa civil Council . The seminar began with a minute of silence and then reviewed ...

KDP and PUK Political Parties Hinder Democracy in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-08-17 15:59
Hassan Ali | Exclusive to Ekurd.net North of Iraq which is also called Kurdistan of Iraq, has been under the rule of two corrupt political parties named Kurdistan Democratic party KDP and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan PUK, since 1991. These two political ...

Barzani Again Calls on Sides to Unite in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - It is time for all sides in the Kurdistan Region to review themselves and turn a new page, the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, said on Thursday. Barzani made the remarks on the 72nd anniversary of his par ...

HDP Condemns Turkey's Air Raid on Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has condemned an airstrike conducted by Ankara Air Force against the Yezidi populated region of Sinjar on Wednesday which was also coordinated with local intelligence and killed a senior leader ...

Kabila Shows His Hand in DR Congo’s Electoral Poker

International Crisis Group - 2018-08-16 20:52
As election preparations in the Democratic Republic of Congo proceed, President Joseph Kabila has announced he will not run for re-election. He may hope this important move will relieve outside pressure for free and fair elections. International actors s ...

KDP followers commemorate 72nd anniversary

Waar Media - 2018-08-16 14:34
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is celebrating the anniversary of its establishment after 72 years. The KDP, which is now the largest Kurdish political party in Iraq, was established in 1946 in Mahabad (Iranian Kurdistan) by Kurdish lead ...

KDP Firm with On-time Election: Official

BAS News - 2018-08-16 12:46
ERBIL — A leading member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has made it clear that his party will not retreat from its position to hold the parliamentary election on time with no delay. “The KDP is strongly opposing the efforts which aim at postponi ...

KDP Celebrates Its 72nd Anniversary

BAS News - 2018-08-16 11:43
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is celebrating the anniversary of its establishment after 72 years. The KDP, which is now the largest Kurdish political party in Iraq, was established in 1946 in Mahabad (Iranian Kurdistan) by Kurdish leader M ...

Syrian Kurdish authorities hold new round of talks with Damascus

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-14 11:45
The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) which administers Kurdish-controlled areas and is considered the political wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), held their third congress in Tabqa, Raqqa governorate, Syria, July 19, 2018. (Photo: SDC m ...

The Jerusalem Post: Three Kurdish groups in Iran are now fighting the IRGC

Justice for Kurds - 2018-08-14 05:15
The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Sunday that they had killed 10 militants in the Kurdish region of Iran. The same day the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) said they had engaged in “heavy clashes” with the IRGC near the cit ...

Kino Gabriel, portaveu cristià de les SDF: La prioritat, ara, és Efrîn

KurdisCat - 2018-08-13 18:01
El portaveu de les Forces Democràtiques Sirianes (Syrian Democratic Forces, SDF) ha negat que unitats militars de la seva milícia estiguin desplaçant-se a Idlib per col·laborar amb l'Exèrcit Sirià Àrab (SAA). "L'alliberament d'Efrîn continua sent la nost ...

KDPI Confirms Six Peshmerga Killed in Clash with IRGC

BAS News - 2018-08-13 15:29
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) has confirmed that six of its Peshmerga forces were killed in an armed confrontation with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). In a statement published Monday on Kurdistan Media, the mouth ...

The Education Office in MSD recognizes the Internal system for education

SDF Press - 2018-08-13 11:38
In preparation for the academic year which will start in the beginning of the ninth month of this year, the office of Education in the Syrian Democratic Council held an expanded meeting of the Education Committees in Manbij, Raqqa, Deir Ez-Zour and Tabqa ...

Statement regarding participation in operations in Idleb

SDF Press - 2018-08-13 11:38
We at the Syrian Democratic Forces – SDF monitoring the military and security situation and developments in Syria in general, and in Idleb, Swaidaa and Aleppo in particular. Lately, there were a lot of talking regarding the participation of the Syrian Dem ...

Kurdish Opposition Kills 12 Iranian Soldiers in Fierce Clash

BAS News - 2018-08-11 15:14
ERBIL — Kurdish opposition fighters clashed with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the early hours of Saturday, killing at least 12 Iranian soldiers, a monitoring group said. The Peshmerga command of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Ira ...

Kurdish leader reveals details of first meeting with Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-09 14:01
Salih Muslim, former co-president of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), currently a top official in Rojava Foreign Relations Body, speaks to Kurdistan24 from the Syrian predominantly Kurdish northeastern city of Qamishlo, Rojava, Syria, July ...

KDP Insists on Holding Election as Scheduled: MP

BAS News - 2018-08-06 15:36
ERBIL — Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the largest Kurdish political faction, insists that the parliamentary election should be held on time as scheduled, said party’s lawmaker. “KDP’s position in the discussions over the timing of the election is cry ...

KDP, PUK to Meet over Election

BAS News - 2018-08-06 11:08
ERBIL — The politburos of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Monday for discussions over the upcoming parliamentary election in the Kurdistan Region. The vote is scheduled for 30 September this ...

Heavy weapons training in “Bager” regiment began in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2018-08-06 01:25
Tabqa_ Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces began Friday their military training on heavy weapons within the shahid ”Bager” regiment in Tabqa city. The exercises include theoretical courses on the features and specifications of each weapon, and a process ...

IS Ambushes Iraqi Federal Police Near Makhkour

BAS News - 2018-08-05 22:17
ERBIL - Clashes erupted on Sunday between the Iraqi Federal Police and Islamic State (IS) insurgents in a village near Makhkour, said an official. Kirmanj Abdullah, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in the area, told his party official media ou ...

HDP Responds to Erdogan, Says Turkish President Building Empire of Fear

BAS News - 2018-08-05 12:03
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has responded to the threatenings Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently made, saying that the Turkish President is working to build an “empire of fear” in the country. Earlier on Saturday, Erdogan indirectl ...

SDF advance 37 km south and liberate Azraq and al-Malah oilfields

SDF Press - 2018-08-04 18:25
News Center – Syrian Democratic forces during the second phase of the campaign of the island storm (Asfat al-Jazeera) to liberate the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zour and the border line with Iraq managed to eliminate the last pockets of Daesh. And in ...

In Pictures: KDP Branch Office in Sulaimaniya Attacked

BAS News - 2018-08-04 11:40
ERBIL - The office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) Leadership Council in Sulaimaniyah came under fire early morning on Saturday by an unknown group of armed men, an official said. A member from Sulaimaniya Provincial Council, Dana Shahid Jaza, to ...

Release of a number of suspects on security issues

SDF Press - 2018-08-02 23:49
Raqqa – In the framework of the release of prisoners suspected of security issues, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)released nine prisoners of suspects, in coordination with the Office of Public Relations of SDF and the elders and dignitaries of the tribes. ...

Start of the military training in shahid Qandil Salhabia regiment

SDF Press - 2018-08-02 23:49
Many of Tabqa and Raqqa sons joined to the shahid Qandil Salhabia regiment to organize them within the shahid Qandil regiment of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Tabqa city. They receive military training, lessons and lectures about SDF and its morals Af ...

Graduation of the tenth course of Democratic Society academy

SDF Press - 2018-08-02 23:49
Ain-Issa – The Democratic Society Academy in Ain Issa town graduated its tenth course in the name of the shahid Kivara. It included 32 trainees from the heads and members of the councils, municipalities and commins. The course lasted for 20 days. The trai ...

Political statement of the “MSD”

SDF Press - 2018-07-30 21:44
On Sunday, 29-7-2018, the Democratic Council of Syria held an expanded meeting of all political forces and parties in the Council, at its headquarters in Darbasiya. All aspects related to meeting the delegation of the Syrian Democratic Council were discus ...

KDP, PUK Meet to Reiterate Unity in Baghdad Politics

BAS News - 2018-07-29 20:08
ERBIL — While visiting Sulaymaniyah to open a power plant in Baziyan, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, who also serves as vice-president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), met with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) top offici ...

Kurds aim for decentralized Syria in talks with government

The Defense Post - 2018-07-29 05:33
The Syrian Democratic Council said on Saturday that it is seeking a roadmap for a decentralized Syria after meetings with the government in Damascus The post Kurds aim for decentralized Syria in talks with government appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

Kurdish authorities reveal results of meetings with Syrian government

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-28 18:43
An archive photo shows an agreement between the Syrian army and the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) when the latter handed over a series of villages west to Manbij to the Syrian government forces in 2017. In this photo, Syrian army s ...

SDF, Assad Regime Approaching Agreement

BAS News - 2018-07-28 12:52
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), revealed on Saturday that they had decided with the Syrian regime to form committees in hopes of developing negotiations. The aim would be to "chart a roadm ...

Syrian Kurdish-backed council holds talks in Damascus

Reuters - 2018-07-27 11:58
A senior Syrian Kurdish official is in Damascus this week for talks with Syrian government officials at the head of a delegation including members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an official said, their first declared visit to the capital. ...

SDF Hands Over Two IS Members to US

BAS News - 2018-07-27 00:29
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed over two American members of the Islamic State they had previously captured, to the US. “At the request of US citizens to go home and request the FBI, the Public Relations Office of the W ...

Tabqa National Hospital receives five new ambulances

SDF Press - 2018-07-26 15:03
Tabqa-the Democratic Civil Administration in Tabqa city and in coordination with one of the humanitarian organizations, provided Tabqa national hospital with five ambulances, equipped with all the emergency equipment needed by the patient before arriving ...

KDP chooses candidates for upcoming September Parliamentary Election

Waar Media - 2018-07-25 12:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has chosen on Wednesday a hundred candidates by lottery for the upcoming September 30 Kurdistan Region’s parliamentary election, an official said. Talking to reporters, Khasraw Goran, an official r ...

Wounded from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

SDF Press - 2018-07-22 14:09
The wounding increases their determination and adherence to their goal, so they are the fighters of SDF. Firas al-Ahmad is a militant fighter who hopes to recover as soon as possible to join his comrades and participate in the elimination of the last terr ...

KDP Branch Office in Chamchamal Comes Under Fire

BAS News - 2018-07-21 00:48
ERBIL — A group of unidentified armed men opened fire on Friday at a branch office for the ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Chamchamal, Sulaymaniyah province. An employee from the office confirmed the report to BasNews, revealing that the gunme ...

opening of an intellectual course at the Academy of Democratic Society

SDF Press - 2018-07-20 17:57
Ain Issa – Academy of Democratic Society in Ain Issa town inaugurated an intellectual course under the named shahid Givara, during which trainees will receive intellectual lessons and training on how to manage the comins and municipalities councils. Where ...

SDF open a course for “30” fighters

SDF Press - 2018-07-20 11:58
Academy of shahid “Rojda Manbij” opened on Tuesday, 2018/7/17, a training course for “30” woman fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces, under the name shahid ” Darin Manbaj”, with military ceremonies. The ceremony began with the greetings of shahid, fo ...

Kirkuk: People Suffer from Deteriorated Security, Poor Public Services

BAS News - 2018-07-19 11:54
ERBIL - Apart from the deteriorated security in Kirkuk province, the people of the city are also suffering from poor public services, a Kurdish official said on Thursday. Adnan Kirkuki, a spokesperson for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership counc ...

The first session of the Syrian-Syrian Dialogue Forum

SDF Press - 2018-07-18 20:36
Ain Issa_ sponsored by Syrian Democratic Council held today the first meeting of the Forum dialogue. The Syrian-Syrian Dialogue held a two-day meeting, which will last for two days, in the presence of representatives from various sectors of the Syrian peo ...

Syrian-Syrian Dialogue Conference

SDF Press - 2018-07-18 12:38
The Syrian-Syrian Dialogue Conference begins at the headquarters of Syrian Democratic Council (Ain Issa) in Ain Issa district of the province of Gree Spey / Tal Abyad. In the presence of the Joint Presidency of the Syrian Democratic Council “Riad Darar an ...

Rudaw: KDP and PUK finalizing agenda for Baghdad negotiations

Justice for Kurds - 2018-07-18 00:25
PIRMAM, Kurdistan Region — Politburo members from the Kurdistan Democratic Party hosted their Patriotic Union of Kurdistan counterparts in Erbil on Sunday to finalize an agenda for going to Baghdad. The aim of the KDP-PUK meeting is to complete a mutual p ...

Two Iranian Peshmerga Fighters Killed in IRGC Shelling

BAS News - 2018-07-17 22:43
ERBIL — Two Peshmerga fighters for the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) lost their lives on Tuesday as the result of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) bombardments of Kurdistan Region border areas. The party has confirmed the report of ca ...

Kirkuk Bans Gatherings as Protests in South Turn Violent

BAS News - 2018-07-16 22:14
ERBIL — Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk has banned demonstrations in the Kurdish province disputed between Erbil and Baghdad, said a Kurdish official. Adnan Kirkuki, a spokesperson for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership council in Kirkuk, t ...

KDP, PUK Present 'Joint National Program' to Negotiate with Federal Gov.

BAS News - 2018-07-16 17:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) politburos met on Monday for talks on a 'national project to address the constitutional rights of Kurds in Baghdad', spokespersons said at a press conference held after t ...

KDP, PUK issues Common Worksheet for talks with Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-16 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) held a meeting early Monday. The two major Kurdish political parties discussed a draft of the package (Worksheet) for talks in Baghdad over Erbil’s demand pertaining ...

KDP, PUK to Meet This Week Prior to Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-07-15 01:37
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Monday this week. The two major Kurdish political parties will discuss a draft of package for talks in Baghdad over Erbil’s demand pertaining to the fu ...

KDP, PUK Politburos to Discuss Joint Program on Iraqi Future Government

BAS News - 2018-07-11 15:59
ERBIL - The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are expected to hold a meeting on Thursday for talks on a joint program regarding their participation in the future political process in Iraq. PUK Spokesper ...

Armed Group Kills, Wounds Several Iranian Border Guards

BAS News - 2018-07-10 23:47
ERBIL — An armed group attacked the Iranian border guards on Monday near the Kurdish city of Bana, killing and wounding several troops. According to the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI), the confrontation took place in Khela Rash border areas of ...

Syrian Regime Not Serious About Solution to Crisis: Kurdish Leader

BAS News - 2018-07-10 00:15
ERBIL — The prominent Syrian Kurdish leader and former co-chairman of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Salih Muslim has accused Damascus of not being serious in the dialogue with the Kurdish factions to find a solution to the current crisis in Syria. “T ...

Iranian Kurdish Peshmerga Kill, Wound Four IRGC Forces

BAS News - 2018-07-09 00:34
ERBIL — The Peshmerga forces for the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) on Sunday killed and wounded at least four member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Kurdish areas of northwestern Iran. The Iranian Kurdish oppositi ...

Barzani Calls for National Awareness to Encounter Despair

BAS News - 2018-07-08 22:36
ERBIL — President of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, has reiterated that national awareness is key to instil the spirit of sacrifice in the next generation, and fight despair. The remarks were made when Barzani received the leadersh ...

Barzani receives State of Law and al-Fatih Coalition in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-07-08 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Delegations from the State of Law and al-Fatih Coalition met with Kurdish leader and president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on Saturday to discuss the future Iraqi government. The visiting delegation reportedly hopes to invite the larg ...

Les SDF expulsen l'Estat Islàmic de 330 km2

KurdisCat - 2018-07-07 15:23
El Comandament General de les Forces Democràtiques Sirianes (Syrian Democratic Forces, SDF) ha avaluat l'Operació Tempesta de Jazira contra l'Estat Islàmic (IS) entre el 24 de juny i el 5 de juliol. Després de la ciutat de Dashisha al sud d'Hesekê (Al Has ...

Syria: 18 People, Including 11 SDF Fighters, Killed in Car Bomb

BAS News - 2018-07-07 13:55
ERBIL - A car explosion killed on Friday at least 18 people in the Syrian eastern province of Deir al-Zour, and more than half of them, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), were fighters from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces ...

KDP, PUK politburos to hold meeting over joint delegation to Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-07-04 18:36
WAAR-DUHOK: The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss a joint delegation to Baghdad. The joint delegation would be negotiating over the future government in Baghdad. ...

Syrian Kurds Warn Turkey Not to Enter Manbij

BAS News - 2018-07-03 23:07
ERBIL — The Manbij Military Council, which is part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has warned the Turkish army to avoid entering the town or they will be fired upon. The warning comes weeks after the Turkish forces have started patroll ...

KDP, PUK Politburos to Meet over Next Round of Talks with Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-07-03 22:36
ERBIL — The politburos of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to meet on Wednesday to discuss a joint delegation to Baghdad. The joint delegation would be negotiating over the future government in Baghdad. PUK ...

Kurdistan 24: Kurds: A force of democratic change in the region

Justice for Kurds - 2018-06-30 23:07
After the tyrannical period of former dictator Saddam Hussein’s rule, Kurdistan became the most prosperous, secular part of the new Iraq, in a close working relationship with the West. It welcomed modernity as much as the historical conditions made it pos ...

PYD Intensifies Oil Smuggling from Syria to Iran: Source

BAS News - 2018-06-30 16:32
ERBIL - As the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party's (PYD) role and the administration has begun to approach its end in Syria, it has therefore started to "intensify the smuggling of oil to Iran through Sinjar in hopes of getting as much money as possi ...
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