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Winning the Post-ISIS Battle for Iraq in Sinjar

International Crisis Group - 2018-02-20 16:38
Though the Islamic State (ISIS) is beaten in Iraq, the battle for the country’s political soul is not over. Baghdad should act to restore local governance in Sinjar, where ISIS terrorised the local community, and encourage the district’s displaced people ...

The continued arbitrary detention of citizens Kurd in Sanandaj, Ilam and Bukan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2018-02-20 13:54
Kurdistan Human Right Association: Three citizens in the cities of Sanandaj, Boukan and Mehran from eastern Kurdistan have been arrested in separate cases by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces in these cities. On 17,February,2018 “Bahman Khosh ...

“Ramin Hossein Panahi”and ”Hedayat Abdollahpour” Sentenced to death

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2018-02-20 13:54
Kurdistan Human Right Association: On 15,January,2018 “Ramin Hosein Panahi”Held her court on He was tried in the first branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of the Republic of Iran on charges of membership in Komala and Baghī, meaning a coping with th ...

Iraq Sentences Turkish Woman to Death for Joining IS

BAS News - 2018-02-19 19:45
ERBIL — An Iraqi court has sentenced a Turkish woman to death for joining the Islamic State (IS). According to a spokesman of the criminal court in Baghdad, cited by Reuters, the convict was sentenced to death “by hanging”. Abdul-Sattar al-Birqdar has al ...

Iraq: German ISIS girl sentenced to 6 years in prison

Waar Media - 2018-02-19 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: A German schoolgirl who ran away to join the “Islamic State” terror group has been handed a six-year jail sentence in Iraq, according to media reports. Linda W. was arrested by Iraqi troops during the battle for Mosul. A court in Iraq has sen ...

Turkish ISIS woman sentenced to death in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-02-19 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: An Iraqi court has sentenced a Turkish woman to death by hanging for joining Islamic State (ISIS), a spokesman for the criminal court in Baghdad said on Monday. Ten other women of various nationalities were sentenced to life in prison, Reuter ...

IS Kills Hashd al-Shaabi Abductees

BAS News - 2018-02-19 12:22
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday killed the abducted militias of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi who were kidnaped by the extremist group a day earlier.An official of Hashd al-Shaabi said on Monday that they had failed to find and re ...

YPG: 3 Foreign Fighters Killed in Clashes with Turkey, IS

BAS News - 2018-02-19 00:06
ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Sunday confirmed that three foreign fighters were killed by Turkey in the battle of Afrin and in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Deir ez-Zor. The YPG named the fighters as French n ...

IS Kidnaps 25 Hashd al-Shaabi Militias in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-19 00:06
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants on Sunday abducted dozens of militias of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi near Hawija district of southwest Kirkuk province. According to several Iraqi media, the convoy of Hashd al-Shaabi intelligence body was caug ...

IS Plans to Return to Nineveh: Iraqi Official

BAS News - 2018-02-18 13:03
ERBIL - The extremist group of the Islamic State (IS) is planning to invade a Kurdish city in Kurdistan Region, according to Saudi media outlets."The Islamic State has been trying to attack Kirkuk province and occupy it once again so that it can have con ...

Relations with the US ‘at a very critical stage,’ Turk FM says

Kathimerini - 2018-02-18 00:04
ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara has demanded. Turkey’s foreign minister assailed... against Islamic State militants as an excuse not to cut ties with Syrian Kurdish militiamen as Ankara...” with IS militants intact to justify continued coope ...

Mass Grave of 100 Victims of IS Found South of Mosul

BAS News - 2018-02-17 22:54
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have discovered another huge mass grave in north of the country where up to 100 victims of the Islamic State (IS) were buried. Saleh al-Sherifi, commander of Nineveh Operations Command, told BasNews on Saturday that locals i ...

Un governador de l'IS dirigeix les forces pro turques que ataquen Efrîn

KurdisCat - 2018-02-17 21:50
Sayf Bolad Abu Bekir era el valí (governador) de l'Estat Islàmic (IS, Islamic State) a Al Bab. Prèviament havia estat a Alep a les files dels grups islamistes de l'oposició. A les fotografies de les forces mercenàries que ataquen el cantó kurd d'Efrîn ha ...

Outraged by the Attacks on Yazidis? It Is Time to Help.

Nadia Murad - 2018-02-17 00:44
"Over the past three years, the world has come out in support of the Yazidis. But now we need to move away from the personal stories of survivors and take practical steps, steps toward prosecuting the Islamic State militants responsible for these crimes ...

IS Committed Genocide Against Kurdish Yezidis: German Defence Minister

BAS News - 2018-02-16 20:00
ERBIL — The Defence Minister of Germany, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Friday that what the Islamic State (IS) committed against the Kurdish Yezidis was genocide. During a speech at the inauguration of 2018’s Munich Security Conference, Ursula von der Le ...

Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish Fighters from anti-Islamic State force

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-16 00:02
Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded that the United States expel a Kurdish militia from the ground forces it backs in Syria, underscoring the widening gulf between the NATO allies since Ankara launched a new Syrian offensive last month. Roji Kurd: Tie ...

Turkey demands U.S. expel Kurdish militia from anti-Islamic State force

Reuters - 2018-02-15 18:35
BRUSSELS/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Thursday it had demanded the United States expel a Kurdish militia from forces it backs in Syria, setting up the visiting U.S. secretary of state for tough talks on an issue that has strained ties between the all ...

Baghdad Government Disappointed in Kuwait, Received $30 Billion Only

BAS News - 2018-02-14 22:27
ERBIL — International donors pledged $30 billion to help the reconstruction of Iraq in the post-Islamic State (IS) era. The funds came after a three-day international conference held in Kuwait. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and Turkey have promised the lar ...

Iran Causes Water Scarcity in Iraq: Official

BAS News - 2018-02-14 19:31
ERBIL — A member of the Shi'ite coalition accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of stemming the drinking water resources of Iraq. Adnan al-Asadi, a member of the Shi'ite Coalition said that they have learned that Iran has stemmed the water flows of some r ...

Sihrab Mikael: Turkey distorts Islamic religion , Afrin will prevail

ANHA - 2018-02-14 08:50
Sihrab Mikael explained that the Islam is not only a name, it is content, and Islam is a free will and life, Islam is respect for others, Islam is peace, and anyone who claims Islam and contradicts what was said, as Turkey does now, is distorting the Isla ...

US clarifies confusion over 2019 funds for SDF

K24 - 2018-02-14 05:34
The United States views the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) as a valuable ally in the ongoing battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. (Photo: Archive) ...

Kurdistan: IS Member Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

BAS News - 2018-02-13 20:58
ERBIL — Garmiyan Criminal Court sentenced an Islamic State (IS) member to 5 years in prison. "After investigations were conducted, the criminal court of Garmiyan sentenced an Islamic State member identified as Omer Rabi to 5 years in jail," said Osman Ab ...

Pentagon 2019 budget allocates $550 million for SDF

Waar Media - 2018-02-13 17:13
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon released a budget blueprint today that calls for retaining some 6,000 US troops in Iraq and Syria, even as the Islamic State (ISIS) has been all but defeated in both countries. The troop number is included in a $15.3 billion requ ...

IS Leader Spends His Last Days: Official

BAS News - 2018-02-13 12:05
ERBIL - An official from the Iraqi Intelligence and Counterterrorism Department revealed the current health status of the Islamic State (IS) leader."Baghdadi is spending his last days since he has a big fracture in one of his legs and he cannot move with ...

Yezidi Girl Freed from IS

BAS News - 2018-02-12 23:29
ERBIL — A 12-year-old Kurdish Yezidi girl was freed on Monday after three years in Islamic State (IS) captivity. She was liberated in Syria’s Raqqa, said Hussein Qa’edi, head of Kurdistan Region’s office of Yezidi abductees’ affairs. The official did not ...

IS Leader Baghdadi Alive but Disabled: Official

BAS News - 2018-02-12 20:42
ERBIL — Head of Iraqi Intelligence and Counterterrorism Department stated that the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi is still alive, but disabled. "Baghdadi in July 2017 was severely wounded in a Russian airstrike in Syria and he was immedia ...

Syrian militia says large number of IS foreign fighters held

FOX News - 2018-02-12 17:07
The head of the Syrian Kurdish militia partnering with the U.S-led coalition to fight Islamic State militants says it is holding a "huge number" of foreign fighters in Syria and none of their home countries want them back. ...

Different Perpetrator; Same Destruction Process in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-02-12 14:09
ERBIL - %85 of Sinjar, the Kurdish Yezidi majority region, has been devastated by the attacks of the Islamic State (IS) in 2014 as well as the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias since October of last year."Due to the attacks carried out by both the ...

One in Four Iraqi Children Lives in Poverty: UNICEF

BAS News - 2018-02-12 00:46
LODZ — The war against the Islamic State (IS) has put at least 4 million Iraqis in need of humanitarian aid with one in four children living in poverty across the country, the United Nation’s children agency reported. According to the latest UNICEF repor ...

KRG Delegation Heads to Iraq Reconstruction Conference in Kuwait

BAS News - 2018-02-12 00:46
ERBIL — A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), including ministers and governors, departed on Saturday form Erbil to Kuwait to attend an international conference on reconstruction of post-Islamic State (IS) Iraq. Headed by KRG Ministe ...

Several Killed in Clashes Between IS, Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2018-02-11 21:48
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Sunday near Tuz Khurmatu, said a local official. Clashes erupted between the sides near Palkan and Gharra villages, where several from both sides were killed ...

PYD: US Ethically Should Stand with Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2018-02-10 21:55
ERBIL — The United States and its anti-Islamic State Coalition ethically should stand with the Syrian Kurds at the face of the Turkish military offensives on Afrin, said a prominent Syrian Kurdish politician. Speaking to EuroNews, Salih Muslim, former Co ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Bodies of Kidnapped Civilians Found

BAS News - 2018-02-10 19:48
ERBIL — The five people who were kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) were found dead in Tuz Khurmatu. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the five bodies have been found in Tuz Khurmatu on Saturday who were abducted by the IS a day earlier. ...

HRW Sources IS Militants in Reports Against Kurds: MP

BAS News - 2018-02-10 17:44
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker at the Iraqi parliament has criticized the Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports accusing the Kurdish forces of mass killings of Islamic State (IS) militants, saying that the international organisation sources jihadists in their rep ...

Mass Grave Discovered in Central Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-02-10 17:44
SINJAR — Authorities found on Saturday another mass grave of civilian victims of the Islamic State (IS) in central Sinjar. The mass grave contains six bodies, all of which are believed to be Kurdish Yezidi civilians from the city, said human rights activ ...

Iraqi Kurdistan accused of carrying out ‘mass executions’

E-Kurd - 2018-02-09 22:31
BAGHDAD,— Human Rights Watch on Friday accused Iraqi Kurdish security forces of carrying out mass executions of detainees alleged to be members of the Islamic State jihadist group. The watchdog said the Kurdish peshmerga fighters detained Iraqis and fore ...

Syrian Kurds capture Islamic State infamous British fighters

E-Kurd - 2018-02-09 22:31
AMUDA, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian force confirmed on Friday that it had caught British Islamic State group fighter Alexanda Amon Kotey last month as he attempted to flee from Syria to Turkey. “We captured some big commanders. One o ...

Five Civilians Kidnapped by IS near Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-02-09 21:42
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) on Friday abducted five civilians from a village on the suburb of Tuz Khurmatu, officials confirmed. “Two of the abductees are Shi’ite Turkmen and the rest are Sunni Arabs from the area,” said Kawa Parwez, chef of Tuz Khurm ...

2 of ISIS’ Infamous British Fighters Are Captured by Syrian Kurds

The Kurdish Project - 2018-02-09 19:36
The following article was originally published in The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Syrian Kurdish fighters have detained two British men infamous for their role in the Islamic State’s imprisonment, torture and killing of Western hostages, according to Am ...

Turkey's Kurdish Deputy PM vows to 'rebuild' Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 02:10
Residential buildings seen destroyed during the Iraqi campaign to capture the country's second largest city from the Islamic State (IS) group, July 7, 2017. (Photo: Reuters) ...

US lacks policy to contain Tehran

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) ride on a tank during a battle with Islamic State (IS) group militants, at the Um Jaris village on the Iraqi border with Syria. (Photo: Reuters) ...

US General: American troops would remain in Manbij

Waar Media - 2018-02-08 12:39
WAAR-DUHOK: On the ground in Syria, the top U.S. general in the coalition fighting the Islamic State group pledged on Wednesday that American troops would remain in the northern Syrian Kurdish town of Manbij despite Ankara’s demands for a U.S. pullout. “ ...

Syrian Democratic Forces Continue to Drive Out ISIS, OIR Spokesman Says

CENTCOM - 2018-02-08 11:06
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2017 — The Syrian Democratic Forces continue their momentum to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria out of Syria in their advance against the enemy in the Khabur River area of the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Army Col. Ryan S. ...

Iraqi forces attack ISIS remnants around Tuz Khurmatu

The Defense Post - 2018-02-07 22:05
Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led Coalition began a major operation against Islamic State fighters hiding out in a northeastern desert region, the military said. The post Iraqi forces attack ISIS remnants around Tuz Khurmatu appeared first on The Defen ...

U.S.-Backed Syrian Fighters Peel Away to Counter Turkey

The Wall Street Journal - 2018-02-07 05:27
Syrian fighters who played a critical role in the collapse of Islamic State have begun leaving that operation to oppose Turkey’s offensive against Kurds along its border with Syria, officials say. ...

4,000 IS Suspects Held in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2018-02-07 00:52
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces are holding up to 4,000 suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) whom have been captured through the three-years of war against the terror group, a Kurdish official confirmed. Dindar Zebari, head of Kurdistan Region’s o ...

Iraq Issues 2nd List of Most Wanted, Includes IS Leader This Time

BAS News - 2018-02-06 23:30
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities on Tuesday issued a second list of the most-wanted people only a few days after issuing another including 60 fugitives. The new list includes Islamic State (IS) top leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi after the Iraqi government ...

Yezidi Girl Scummed to Trauma After Surviving IS Captivity

BAS News - 2018-02-06 19:11
ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi girl on Tuesday died of physical and physiological injuries from the time she was captive at the grip of Islamic State (IS) militants. Shahd Khidr Mirza, 16, was enslaved by the IS back in 2014 when the terrorist group overrun th ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 5 IS Militants South of Mosul

BAS News - 2018-02-05 23:06
MOSUL — At least five militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during a fire exchange between them and Iraqi security forces in south of Mosul. The jihadists were hiding in Birhevi village near Hammam Alil district of southern Mosul, a source said ...

Baghdad: US Forces Withdraw from Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-05 20:32
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has confirmed the reports on withdrawal of US troops from Iraq as Baghdad has already declared victory over the Islamic State (IS). In a statement made on Monday, government spokesperson Saa’d al-Hadithi said that the withdra ...

KDP MP Obtains New Information on Peshmerga Captives in IS Jails

BAS News - 2018-02-05 14:30
Erbil - A Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament obtained new information about the Peshmerga captives who were captured by the Islamic State (IS). "I've recently been working on the issue of the Peshmerga captives who were captured by IS, and for this reaso ...

Iran Shows Its Stand On Turkish Attacks in Afrin

BAS News - 2018-02-05 14:30
Erbil - Spokesperson to Islamic Republic of Iran ministry of foreign affairs in a press conference asserted that Turkey should stop its attacks on Afrin, a Kurdish city in Syria. "The Turkish army has to put an end to its attacks on Afrin since it only w ...

IS Kills Mayor of a Village in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-02-04 22:50
ERBIL — Head of local administration of al-Sadiya revealed on February 4th that the Islamic State (IS) killed the mayor of one of the surrounding villages of the town. "The mayor of one of the villages around al-Sadiya was killed by the extremist jihadis ...

Iraq Launches New Anti-IS Operation Months After Declaring Victory

BAS News - 2018-02-03 23:53
ERBIL — The Iraqi army on Saturday launched a massive military operation against the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants in the western province of Anbar, official said. Ground troops will be backed by Iraq’s airforces during the operation which will ...

The ghost of Kurdistan Region of Iraq on the Iranian regional hegemony

Waar Media - 2018-02-03 13:08
WAAR-DUHOK: By Yousif Zawi Since decades, the Kurds in Iraq has been in a solid relationship with regimes in Iran, in the above and following the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Within the different periods of Kurdish struggle against Bagdad governments, fre ...

Another Kurdish activist has been sentenced to death in Iran

Roji Kurd - 2018-02-03 00:06
Ramin Hossein panahi, the Kurdish politic activist, who has been arrested by the Iranian Intelligence Agency, 23 June 2017, has been sentenced to death by the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Rojikurd: Ramin Hossein panahi, has been sentenced to ...
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