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Hawija: Hashd al-Shaabi bulldozing Civilian Houses to Ground

BAS News - 2018-02-19 23:07
The action is in retaliation for 27 Shi’ite militias IS killed a day earlier there KIRKUK — Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have started bulldozing houses belonging to Sunni Arab civilians near Hawija, reportedly retaliating for 27 militias of ...

Iraqi Oil Minister to Visit Ankara for Talks over Kirkuk Oil

BAS News - 2018-02-19 23:07
ERBIL — Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi is invited by his Turkish counterpart to visit Ankara and discuss the resumption of Iraq’s oil export through Turkey’s Ceyhan Port. The visit is expected to take place later this week, according to a statement b ...

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 ...

KDP boycotts Iraqi parliamentary election in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2018-02-15 23:49
WAAR-DUHOK: The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has confirmed that it will boycott the Iraqi parliamentary elections in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. “We won’t take part in the polls for the council of representatives of Iraq in Kirkuk ...

Kirkuk: K1 Military Base Under Heavy Rocket Attack

BAS News - 2018-02-15 20:36
KIRKUK — The strategic military base of K1 in Kirkuk Province came under fierce rocket attack Thursday evening, security sources confirmed to BasNews. The location from where the rockets are launched, and the perpetrators are not identified yet. An ammun ...

KDP Boycotts Iraqi Parliamentary Election in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-15 18:12
ERBIL — The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has confirmed that it will boycott the Iraqi parliamentary elections in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. “We won’t take part in the polls for the council of representatives of Iraq in Kirkuk [pr ...

Hashd al-Shabbi Attempts to Apply More Arabization in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-14 14:10
ERBIL - The militias of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi is trying new methods to apply more Arabization in Kirkuk by giving land ownership to Shi'ite Arabs in the province."The militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have once again started their process of Arabi ...

Kirkuk Residents Want Kurdish Security Forces Back: Goran Official

BAS News - 2018-02-14 09:40
ERBIL - Since the October events, the residents in Kirkuk province are not comfortable with their security and they wish the Kurdish security forces would replace the Iraqi forces in the city once again.Mohammed Nasradin, head of a branch of Change Movem ...

Explosion Hits Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-11 20:03
ERBIL — An explosion occurred on Sunday in central Kirkuk, causing damage to civilian properties only. According to sources speaking to BasNews, the explosion was carried out via a handmade IED which had been placed under a civilian vehicle in a parking ...

Unknown Group Explodes Temple in Kirkuk, Kidnaps the Owner

BAS News - 2018-02-11 11:05
ERBIL - A group of unknown armed men exploded a temple and kidnapped the onwner in Kirkuk province.According to the information obtained by BasNews, a group of unknown armed men overnight on Saturday attacked a temple in Daquq, a town in Kirkuk province ...

Violations Reach Alarming Level in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-09 01:38
ERBIL — Instability in Kirkuk province has extremely arisen since ever it was over taken by the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi on October 16th last year. “The situation in Kirkuk is totally out of control due to the excessive number of violations such as ...

Iraq’s Oil Ministry Signs Agreement to Install Refinery in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-08 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has signed an agreement with a local company to establish an oil refinery in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk. According to al-Sumaria News, Iraq’s oil ministry intends to reconstruct an oil refinery that would be able to refin ...

Baghdad Minister Neglects Kurds Displaced from Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-08 15:09
ERBIL — A Kurdish MP strongly criticises the Ministry of Displacement and Migration in Iraq for being negligent in delivering aid to the Kurds displaced by Hashd al-Shaabi in Kirkuk and other disputed Kurdish territories. According to information obtaine ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Kills University Professor in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-06 13:35
Erbil - A university lecture was assassinated in Kirkuk province."An unknown group of armed men opened fire at a university teacher identified as Ali Yilmaz while dropping off his car in the city center of Kirkuk," revealed by Iraqi media outlets on Febr ...

Iraqi Federal Supreme Court cannot rule on Kurdistan flag in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2018-02-05 21:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq on Monday declared it cannot rule on the legality of the Kurdistan national flag being flown in the disputed province of Kirkuk, while a Kurdish official affirmed the ruling is in favor of the symbolic Kurdis ...

Flying Kurdish Flag in Kirkuk Is Constitutional: Iraq’s Supreme Court

BAS News - 2018-02-05 17:01
Erbil - After the sumitted complaint of the Turkmen against Rebwar Talabani, the head of Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC) for raising the Kurdistan flag over the public offices in the city, the Iraqi Supreme Court made a final decision on the case. "Flyin ...

Masrour Barzani: Kirkuk is Occupied with Current Situation

BAS News - 2018-02-05 14:30
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani reiterated on Monday that Erbil does not accept the current imposed governing system in Kirkuk, and that it considers the Kurdish province as occupied. Speaking to reporters o ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Kidnappes Two Kurdish Civilians in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-02-03 22:48
KIRKUK — Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi overnight on Saturday kidnapped two Kurdish civilians in central Kirkuk for an unknown reason. A security source, wishing to remain anonymous, told BasNews that the two abductees were working in a cafe ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Doubles Number of Militias in Kirkuk: Source

BAS News - 2018-02-03 20:12
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi has recently begun increasing the number of its militias stationed in Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu and other disputed Kurdish territories, said a source. According to an official statement, Hashd al-Shaabi leaders and o ...

Kirkuk und Shingal – was ist los?

Enno Lenze - 2018-01-31 19:00
was bisher geschah … In Kirkuk war ich in den vergangenen Jahren immer wieder. Zuletzt stand ich vor drei Wochen vorm Disneyland und sprach mit Leuten in der Stadt. Kirkuk ist seit Langem ein Pulverfaß – aber es war soweit ruhig. Was ist also seit dem pas ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Abuse Citizens in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-31 15:00
KIRKUK — A leading member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) revealed that the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias are abusing the residents of Kirkuk province. "The militias of Hashd al-Shaabi mistreat or even abuse all residents in Kirkuk, the ...

Mass Grave of Kurdish Citizens Found in Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-29 20:31
KIRKUK — A mass grave containing several corpses has been discovered in central Kirkuk. The victims in the mass grave are believed to be of Kurdish origin after initial investigations proved their Kurdish costumes, said Parwin Nouri, an official at Kurdi ...

Iraqi Parliament Session on Budget and Kirkuk Postponed

BAS News - 2018-01-28 15:07
BAGHDAD — According to a member of the Iraqi parliament from the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), today’s parliament session was postponed for tomorrow, January 29th. Ashwaq Jaff, a member of the Iraqi council of representatives stated today January 28t ...

Kirkuk Under Massive Campaign of Arabisation

BAS News - 2018-01-28 13:54
KIRKUK — A list of Arabic residents has been released in which some families have been informed through official letters to invade the areas where Kurdish people live in Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, in an attempt to Arabize, ...

New Governor Steps Up Arabisation Campaign in Kirkuk

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-01-28 13:37
The new governor of Kirkuk who was appointed by the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, Rakan Saeed, helps the Arabisation campaign against the indigenous Kurdish population of the province. ...

Ismail Bashkaji: Afrin is Kurdistan, Afrin will not be like Kirkuk

ANHA - 2018-01-28 11:23
NEWS DESK – Turkish academic Prof. Ismail Bashkaji said that “Afrin is Kurdistan, Afrin will not be like Kirkuk.” Bishkaji ‘s statement came during an interview with the Turkish newspaper “Dofar” to talk about attacks by the Turkish occupation army on the ...

Afrin Will Not Have the Fate of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-27 13:37
İsmail Beşikçi, a well-known Turkish sociologist, and philosopher stated that Afrin, a Kurdish city in northern Syria, will not fall in the hand of the enemies like Kirkuk did since there is no betrayal in the city.In a statement to Gazete Duvar, a Turks ...
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