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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 ...

Two Suspects Arrested over Saturday Car Bomb Attack in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-14 09:44
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terror forces announced the capture of two people who are suspected to have been behind the car bomb attack in central Kirkuk overnight on Saturday. The attack took place in Tanak district of Kirkuk and it wounded at least eight peo ...

In Pictures: Car Bomb Explosion Hits Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-13 21:05
ERBIL - A car bomb explosion hit central Kirkuk province on Saturday night, and three people have so far have been reported injured in the attack. According to a statement by the Kurdistan Region anti-terrorism department on its Facebook feed, the bombin ...

Explosiones en Kirkuk y Tikrit

Anf Spanish - 2018-10-12 05:00
Dos explosiones han tenido lugar en Kirkuk y Tikrit dejando dos víctimas mortales. ...

Kirkuk.. Bomb blasts several people killed and injured

Waar Media - 2018-10-11 13:08
Bomb blasts in central Kirkuk. WAAR-DUHOK: A bomb blast rocked central Kirkuk on Thursday and left several people killed and injured. BasNews has learned that the explosive device was attached to a vehicle and went off on a street near the local administ ...

Several People Killed, Injured as Bomb Blasts in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-11 10:44
ERBIL — A bomb blast rocked central Kirkuk on Thursday and left several people killed or injured. BasNews has learned that the explosive device was attached to a vehicle and went off on a street near the local administration of Kirkuk. It has reportedly ...

New Iraqi oil contracts to require local workforce be hired

Kurdistan24 - 2018-10-10 12:38
An Iraqi army vehicle stands at the Bai Hassan oil field west of Kirkuk on October 17, 2017 as Iraqi forces seized major oil fields in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces. (Photo: AFP) ...

Police Veteran Assassinated in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-09 11:15
ERBIL — A group of armed men assassinated a police veteran overnight on Monday in central Kirkuk. The victim, identified as ‘Basim Nouri Habawi’ was gunned down on Quds street of Kirkuk. The assassins managed to flee the scene immediately before the secu ...

Rebwar Talabani Accuses Abadi of Changing the Demography in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-08 21:47
ERBIL - Iraqi outgoing PM Haider al-Abadi has followed military means to resolve the disputes between Erbil and Baghdad and he has caused a demographic change in Kirkuk province, the head of Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC), Rebwar Talabani, argued. Talab ...

IS Destroys Three Water Pipelines in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-08 20:05
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants have destroyed a number of water pipelines in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, an official said on Monday. Talking to Turkish media outlet Anadolu Agency, Majid Ahmed, a commander from the federal police i ...

Provincial Council Calls on Parliament to Address Crises in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-08 15:49
ERBIL — Head of Kirkuk Provincial Council, Rebwar Talabani, has called on Iraq’s newly formed parliament to take immediate measures and address the deteriorating situation in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. In an official statement on Monday, Ta ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Taxes People in Kirkuk, Abuses Public Land: Official

BAS News - 2018-10-07 20:28
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk province, apart from continuing the process of arabization, they have also started to tax the residents in the city, an official said on Sunday. Talking to BasNews, the director of Kur ...

Twin Explosions Hit Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-03 23:14
ERBIL - At least four people were wounded overnight on Tuesday in two bomb explosions in Kirkuk province, locals reported. According to security sources, the first attack was carried out via a bomb attached to car, wounding three people in a district in ...

IS Assassinates Village Chief near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-03 17:04
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants kidnapped the chief of Zabra village near Kirkuk’s Riyadh subdistrict overnight on Tuesday, said an official. The victim’s body, identified as Ahmed Hamid Ubeid, was later found outside the village, according Moha ...

At Least 14 Villages Cleared from IS Remnants in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-03 00:20
ERBIL - At least 14 villages in the district of Hawija in Kirkuk province were cleared from the Islamic State (IS) remnants on Tuesday, a report said. Federal police chief Raed Shawkat said that the 14 villages were "completely" rescued from the extremis ...

Peshmerga, Coalition discuss Islamic State movements in Kirkuk, Nineveh

The Kurdish Project - 2018-09-29 10:44
The global coalition will continue the training program for the Peshmerga forces to enable them further to confront terror. The post Peshmerga, Coalition discuss Islamic State movements in Kirkuk, Nineveh appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

Twin Bombings Kill, Wound Three near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-27 13:39
ERBIL — Two blasts in the Kirkuk province have costed the life of one Iraqi police officer and wounded two others on Thursday. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the first explosion was on the road between Kirkuk and Riyadh district. The s ...

IS Attacks Village in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-26 10:28
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants carried out an armed attack in southwest Kirkuk province overnight on Tuesday. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the attack took place in Abbassi subdistrict where the Iraqi federal police forces encou ...

IDPs Can’t Return to Militarized Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-09-25 14:12
ERBIL — The Kurds who fled Kirkuk last year at the wake of Iraqi army’s attack are not willing to return to their homes in a militarized city, said a Kurdish official. “The Kurdish residents of Kirkuk have not been able to return to their homes as milita ...

Pictures: Kirkuk Hoisting Kurdistan Flag to Mark Independence Referendum

BAS News - 2018-09-25 10:10
ERBIL — People in Kirkuk have raised the Kurdistan flags across the disputed Kurdish city to mark the first anniversary of the landmark of the independence referendum a year earlier. According to the information and photographs obtained by BasNews, Kurdi ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Hawija

BAS News - 2018-09-23 10:35
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Hawija (some 55 kilometers southwest Kirkuk) on Saturday, the paramilitary forces said. It was swiftly repelled by the Iranian-backed militias who killed at least two IS jihadi ...

Baghdad Sets up Customs Offices on Border with KRG

BAS News - 2018-09-22 20:37
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk has established customs offices on the main roads leading into the Kurdistan Region. The customs offices, ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, are set up on Kirkuk-Erbil and Kirkuk-Sulaymaniyah ...

Baghdad’s Rule Orders Kurds Evacuate Their Homes in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-19 12:17
ERBIL — Baghdad-appointed authorities in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk have stepped up their efforts to oust Kurds from the city, according to officials. Kirkuk, an oil-rich province disputed between Erbil and Baghdad, has fallen under the rule of Irani ...

Iraqi Jets Kill Six IS Insurgents Near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-19 00:07
ERBIL - Iraqi warplanes killed on Tuesday in an air strike six militants of the Islamic State (IS) in an area located between Kirkuk and Salahaddin provinces, a security source said. The source told Baghdad Today that Iraq conducted the air operation in ...

Three Gunmen Kill Kurdish Civilian in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-18 16:35
ERBIL — Three unidentified armed men attacked a house on Tuesday, killing the owner and stealing his cash. The victim, identified as Younis Sattar, had sold his personal car a day earlier, and the assailants robbed his money as they seemingly were aware ...

Masrour Barzani Says IS Remains Dire Threat to the Region

BAS News - 2018-09-18 14:40
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants are still a main threat to the security and stability of the region, especially in the areas of Mosul, Anbar, and vicinity of Kirkuk, Masrour Barzani, top security official and Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security ...

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 ...

Najdmaddin Karim on Kirkuk: Kurds Being Discriminated Speaking Kurdish

BAS News - 2018-09-18 11:27
ERBIL — The legitimate governor of Kirkuk, Najmaddin Karim, who is ousted by Baghdad from his position since the Iraqi government took over the Kurdish province last October, said Kirkuk is under a “threatening” campaign of Arabisation. In a statement ma ...

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 ...

Three More Kurds Replaced by Arabs, Turkmens in Kirkuk: Document

BAS News - 2018-09-16 23:32
ERBIL - Three more Kurdish officials have been removed from offices in Kirkuk province, and they were replaced by Arabs and Turkmens, according to a formal document. BasNews has obtained a copy of the document which is signed by Karim Wali Jamil, directo ...

Barzani: No Compromise on Kurdistani Identity of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-16 17:05
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has reiterated that Kirkuk remains as a symbol for peaceful coexistence, but they will not make any compromises on its identity as part of Kurdistan. Hosting a lar ...

IS Attacks Villages near Hawija

BAS News - 2018-09-16 09:19
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants on Saturday attacked the village of Gharib near Hawija (some 55 kilometres southwest Kirkuk), killing and wounding several people. According to media reports, one police officer and a civilian were killed in the attac ...

Kirkuk: IS Military Commander Captured

BAS News - 2018-09-15 21:45
ERBIL - The Iraqi forces captured on Saturday an Islamic State (IS) military commander in the province of Kirkuk, a report said, citing a statement by the federal police. According to the statement, the IS commander, nicknamed Abu Ragahd, of the militant ...

Baghdad-Appointed Governor Sacks 6 More Kurdish Officials in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-15 13:23
ERBIL — The current governor of Kirkuk province, Rakan al-Jabouri, has ordered dismissal of six more Kurds from their offices across the Kurdish disputed province. According to the order, dated 13 September, the six officials were working for Kirkuk muni ...

Bodies of Three Peshmerga Captives Discovered in Mass Grave

BAS News - 2018-09-13 10:30
ERBIL — The bodies of three Kurdish Peshmerga forces, whom were taken captive by the Islamic State (IS) in a battle, were found in a mass grave near Hawija (some 55 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk), a source said. They were identified based on the IDs ret ...

IS Kidnaps Ambulance Driver, Loots Medicine in Kirkuk: Police

BAS News - 2018-09-13 10:30
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants have kidnapped an ambulance driver in Kirkuk province, local police said on Thursday. Kirkuk Police said in a statement that the extremists raided a medical point in Dara village in the district of Daquq southern ...

Partidos kurdos se reúnen en Kirkuk por primera vez

Anf Spanish - 2018-09-13 05:15
Representantes de todos los partidos políticos kurdos se han reunido en Kirkuk. Es la primera vez que una reunión como esta se produce desde la toma de la ciudad por las fuerzas iraquíes el 16 de octubre de 2017. ...

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 ...

KRSC Releases Violence Figures in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2018-09-10 14:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has released a statement the details of acts of violence across Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish territories since 16 October 2017 when the Iraqi army and Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have t ...

Gunmen Kill Teenager in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-10 13:05
ERBIL — A group of armed men on Monday opened fire at a young boy in central Kirkuk which resulted in his instant death. Afrasyaw Kamil, a spokesperson for Kirkuk Police, identified the victim as Isa Yaqub, 17. He told BasNews that the assassination had ...

Irak: IS-Terroristen sprengen Ölpipeline in Kirkuk

Sputnik - 2018-09-10 02:02
Terroristen der Gruppierung „Islamischer Staat“* (IS) haben eine Ölpipeline in der Provinz Kirkuk im Norden des Iraks gesprengt, wie der Fernsehsender „Rudaw“ mit Verweis auf den Chef der kurdischen Sicherheitskräfte Idris Rafaat berichtet. ...

An Oil Pipeline Exploded in Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2018-09-09 17:13
ERBIL - An oil pipeline in Kirkuk province has been exploded via a twin improvised bombs, an official said on Sunday, adding that the fire is still yet to be controlled. Talking to BasNews, Idris Rafat, head of the Kirkuk Security (Asayish), explained th ...

Masrour Barzani: Kirkuk is Occupied, Needs Constitutional Solution

BAS News - 2018-09-09 14:23
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, said the Kurdish province of Kirkuk is now under occupation and an immediate solution within the framework of the Iraqi constitution is required to address the issues. H ...

Daquq: IS Militants Burn Kurdish Civilian’s House

BAS News - 2018-09-06 12:23
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village near Daquq district in southern Kirkuk province overnight on Wednesday, and burned the house for a Kurdish resident. Hiwa Rashid, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) representative in the region, con ...

At Least 16 Kurdish Journalists Arrested in Kirkuk Since October

BAS News - 2018-09-06 10:25
ERBIL — The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk has ordered the arrest of at least 16 Kurdish journalists in the disputed province since last October when the Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaabi have overrun Kirkuk. Mahdi Ziryan, the representative for Kurdi ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Attacked in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-06 09:48
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi came under rocket attack in central Kirkuk after midnight on Wednesday. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the militiamen of the Badr Brigade were stationed at the location. The buildi ...

Over 15 IS Members, Including a Judge, Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-06 00:18
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have captured a judge of the Islamic State (IS) militant group alongside 15 other extremists in southwestern Kirkuk during different military campaigns, a security source said on Wednesday. "Acting upon a tip-off, the securi ...
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