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Four Members of a family Murdered in Divandarreh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-04-20 02:00
A local member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of Divandarreh attacked his ex-wife’s family and killed four of them with a military gun. An informed source told Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) that at, 6:20 pm today, on Wednesday, A ...

Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Russia Hold Anti-terrorism Meeting

BAS News - 2018-04-19 23:43
ERBIL — Military officials from Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Russia gathered on Thursday in Baghdad to discuss the joint effort in the battle against terror in the region. "Cooperation in intelligence between the four countries for common aims and anti-terrori ...

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 ...

Jabhat al-Nusra, FSA pulles 12,000 militants to attack Assad regime

Waar Media - 2018-04-19 14:13
WAAR-DUHOK: Further provocations with improvised chemical weapons are not excluded in Syria to justify a possible Jabhat al-Nusra-led offensive on government troops in southern Syria, a military diplomatic source said on Thursday. According to the source ...

Austria Calls on Russia, US to Ease Tensions over Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-19 01:08
ERBIL — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday called on sides involved in the tensions over Syria to ease the situation. "I have just discussed the situation in Syria with Chancellor Merkel. We agreed that there is no military solution to the c ...

Iranian defense minister in Baghdad for security cooperation

Waar Media - 2018-04-18 16:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday and is expected to meet with Iraqi military officials, as reported by Iranian news outlets. Hatami was received by Secretary General of the Iraqi Ministry ...

Iraqi Forces Kill Senior IS Leader in Iraqi-Syrian Border: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-18 13:51
ERBIL - A senior Islamic State (IS) leader was killed on Wednesday by the Iraqi security forces at the Iraqi-Syrian border areas, a military source said. According to AlSumaria, the IS leader is identified as Abu Huzaida al-Iraqi, responsible for carryin ...

Trump Tweets support for American pastor on trial in Turkey

Reuters - 2018-04-18 06:51
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump voiced his support on Tuesday for Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey on charges he was linked to a group accused of orchestrating a failed 2016 military coup, in a case that has compounded strains in U ...

At Least Eight Turkish Troops Killed in PKK Attack

BAS News - 2018-04-16 12:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters have carried out a massive attack against Turkish military bases in the border areas of the Kurdistan Region, killing at least eight Turkish troops, reports said. According to PKK-affiliated ANF News Agency ...

PKK Kills Three Turkish Soldiers

BAS News - 2018-04-16 11:40
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Monday morning attacked two Turkish military bases on border areas, killing three soldiers and wounding one. They have carried out the attack in Sirnak province in the Kurdish region of Turkey. According to T ...

Putin Warns of “Chaos” If Syria Attacked Again

BAS News - 2018-04-16 01:18
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that any further military attack against the Syrian government by the Western countries could lead to “chaos” in the international order. The statement was made during a phone conversation between P ...

US Warns Hashd al-Shaabi to Not Target Its Forces in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-04-14 23:29
ERBIL — The United States has warned the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi about any possible military move against the US forces across Iraq, a source claimed. A political source, quoted by the Iraqi media outlets, said that the United States h ...

Syria says West’s ‘brutal, barbaric aggression’ will ‘fail’

Waar Media - 2018-04-14 11:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Syria’s government on Saturday denounced Western strikes on its military installations as a “brutal, barbaric aggression” that violated international law. The US, France, and Britain launched a volley of strikes Saturday morning on positions ...

US, UK, France Launch Airstrikes in Syria

BAS News - 2018-04-14 10:11
ERBIL - US, UK, and France pounded Syria early on Saturday in retaliation to a chemical gas attack which killed scores of people last weekend. The US President Donald Trump declared the military action from the White House, saying " we are prepared to su ...

US, Britain, France launch airstrike in Syria

K24 - 2018-04-14 08:06
A plane preparing to take off as part of the joint airstrike operation by the British, French and US militaries in Syria, is seen in this picture obtained on April 14, 2018 via social media. (Photo: French Military) ...

Trump orders strikes against Syria over chemical weapons attack

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-14 05:16
President Trump on Friday night announced he has directed the U.S. military to conduct precision strikes in Syria, in response to the chemical weapons attack that left dozens dead on Sunday. Roji Kurd: “A short time ago, I ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to ...

After addressing Donald Trump, US bombs Syrian research institutions

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-14 05:16
At least three research centers in Damascus and Homs are said to have been hit: The US, along with France and Britain, launched a military strike in Syria. Roji Kurd: US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday night in a televised speech a joint mili ...

Joining Possible Military Action in Syria “Not on the Table”: Dutch PM

BAS News - 2018-04-13 15:57
ERBIL — The Dutch government has no plan to join a possible military attack against the Syrian regime in the aftermath of last week’s chemical attack, said Prime Minister Mark Rutte. “We have an understanding for a possible reaction, but at this time it ...

Kurdish PKK kills 19 Turkish soldiers in Iraqi Kurdistan: HPG

E-Kurd - 2018-04-13 14:42
QANDIL, Iraqi Kurdistan-Turkey border,— Nineteen Turkish soldiers have been killed in Bradost area in Iraqi Kurdistan in clashes with Kurdish rebels from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan, HPG, the military wing of PKK said in a stateme ...

PKK Claims Killing 19 Turkish Troops on Kurdistan Border

BAS News - 2018-04-12 22:14
ERBIL — At least 19 Turkish soldiers were killed in a military attack carried out by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on the borders of Kurdistan Region. According the press centre of the People’s Defence Forces (HPG), the military wing of the PKK, 10 Turk ...

Macron is considering military strike in Syria

Roji Kurd - 2018-04-12 00:04
French President Macron believes that an attack on chemical weapons in Syria is possible. A decision will be made shortly. The US has dispatched a destroyer to the region. Roji Kurd: In the case of a French military strike against Syria, according to the ...

257 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria

Waar Media - 2018-04-11 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: An Algerian military plane crashed and caught fire on Wednesday killing 257 people, mostly army personnel and members of their families, officials said. An AFP photographer at the scene saw the charred wreckage of the plane in a field near th ...

100 Dead As Algerian Military Plane Crashes Soon after Takeoff: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-11 12:12
ERBIL - At least 100 people lost their lives after an Algerian military plane crashed on Wednesday in southwest of the capital of the country, local sources said. The incident took place near the Boufarik airbase, between Algiers and the city of Bilda, a ...

Russia Urges US Avoid Military Actions Against Syria: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-11 11:09
ERBIL - Russia has called on the US to avoid conducting any military actions against Syrian government in retaliation to an alleged chemical attack on a rebel-held town in the country, a report said. "I would once again beseech you to refrain from the pl ...

Abadi: No Turkish Forces Entered Iraq

BAS News - 2018-04-10 20:24
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi refuted on Tuesday the reports claiming that the Turkish military forces have entered northern Iraqi territories. Speaking during his weekly press conference from Baghdad, Abadi said the reports were untrue an ...

Haley urges UN to ‘see justice done’ in Syria, vows US response

Waar Media - 2018-04-10 12:49
WAAR-DUHOK: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Monday urged the United Nations Security Council to act following the latest alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, warning the United States was ready to respond. Russia said a US military strike against Syria ...

Sadr Calls on Baghdad to Deter Possible Turkish Incursion

BAS News - 2018-04-09 19:40
ERBIL — Iraq’s influential Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Monday urged the Baghdad government to stand against any Turkish military incursion into northern Iraqi territories. The statement comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last month ...

Syrian Airbase Hit by Strikes, Russia Accuses Israel

BAS News - 2018-04-09 11:24
ERBIL - A Syrian military airbase has been attacked by missiles, resulting in the killing of fourteen people, according to state media. The attack targeted the Tiyas airbase also known as T4, near the city of Homs. Syria formerly accused the West of havi ...

Abadi Warns about IS Threat

BAS News - 2018-04-08 04:19
ERBIL — Four months after announcing the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that the group is still a threat to the county. Abadi said his country’s army continues its military operations to remove the j ...

IS Military Activity on the Rise in Diyala: Official

BAS News - 2018-04-05 23:32
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) is now regrouping in the areas between Diyala and Salahaddin provinces and they have stepped up their military activities in the region, warned a local official. Mohammed al-Ubeidi, head of local administration in Ozaim dis ...

Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north

Washington Times - 2018-04-05 06:12
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his military "won't stop" trying to oust Syrian Kurdish fighters from northern Syria, as he met with the leaders of Russia and Iran for talks on trying to resolve the confli ...

All quiet on the Nineveh front…

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-05 05:15
It was during the filming of the documentary Peshmerga that I was in the plains of Nineveh, late at night, sending a drone over Mosul to capture images. We were sleeping in the infirmary of a military base, just me and two French technicians, above the ci ...

PKK Kills Fifteen Turkish Soldiers in Siirt

BAS News - 2018-04-04 23:43
ERBIL — The People’s Defence Forces (HPG), a military wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), announced on Wednesday that its guerrillas have killed 15 Turkish forces in the southeastern province of Siirt. The casualties were inflicted on the Turkish ...

Turkish Operation in Sinjar not Allowed: Iraqi President

BAS News - 2018-04-04 17:50
ERBIL - Iraqi President Fuad Masum reiterated that Turkey 'cannot' conduct any military operation in Iraq as long as the Kurdistan Workers' Party' (PKK) has declared its withdrawal from the area, said a report. The statement comes after the Turkish Presi ...

Turkey, Russia deepen ties amid troubled relations with West

Seattle Times - 2018-04-04 07:03
ANKARA, Turkey — Ties between Russia and Turkey are growing closer than ever, as Russia runs into widespread diplomatic fallout from the poisoned spy scandal and Turkey’s relations with its Western allies worsens over human rights issues and its military ...

Russia, Iran and Turkey struggle to find common ground on Syria

Reuters - 2018-04-03 20:43
ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Three foreign powers who have shaped Syria's civil war - Iran, Russia and Turkey - will discuss ways to wind down the fighting on Wednesday despite their involvement in rival military campaigns on the ground. ...

Putin says S-400 supplies to Turkey is priority for cooperation: RIA

Reuters - 2018-04-03 20:43
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that a contract to supply Russian S-400 missile systems to Turkey is a priority in military cooperation between Moscow and Ankara, Russian state-run RIA news agency reported. ...

Iraqi Security Forces Kill 65 IS Militants in Anbar: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-03 09:38
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces on Monday killed 65 Islamic State (IS) militants in a well-planned ambush in the province of Anbar, according to Iraqi sources. IKH News quoted a military source who wished to remain anonymous, saying that the security force ...

Erbil-Makhmour Main Road Opened

BAS News - 2018-04-02 08:40
ERBIL - After nearly six months, the main road between Erbil and Makhmour in Kurdistan Region was finally opened on Monday morning. Several Peshmerga military commanders and Iraqi officials we're present when removing the block. The highway was blocked s ...

Asharq Al-Awsat: Turkish Army Penetrates Deeper in Iraqi Kurdistan

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-02 07:47
The Turkish army continues to build a military base in the Balkaya Mountain near the Turkish border with Iraq amid reports of a deeper incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan and the establishment of three permanent bases there. The installation of the base in Bal ...

Notorious IS Commander Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-04-01 19:21
ERBIL — In a military operation to mob up the Islamic State (IS) remnants in the west of Iraq, Special Forces killed a notorious jihadist know as “the IS slaughterer”. Iraqi media quoted a source from country’s intelligence services as confirming the kil ...

Iraqi Forces Conduct Military Operation in South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-03-31 13:49
ERBIL - The Iraqi army and Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi Militiamen launched an operation on Saturday morning in South of the Kurdish province of Kirkuk to eliminate the remaining members of the Islamic State (IS) in the area. The campaign comes after t ...

France denies troop moves in Syria, as Turkey lashes out

Seattle Times - 2018-03-30 18:25
PARIS (AP) — France denied claims of a military buildup against Turkish forces in Syria, scrambling Friday to calm tensions with NATO ally Turkey that threaten to further aggravate the Syria war. French President Emmanuel Macron raised Turkey’s ire by me ...

France could bolster Syria role in fight against Islamic State: source

Reuters - 2018-03-30 15:46
PARIS (Reuters) - France could increase its military presence to help a U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and warned that a Turkish advance on a town controlled by Kurdish-backed militias would be "unacceptable", a presidential source sai ...

PKK Kills Six Turkish Troops, Wounding Seven

BAS News - 2018-03-30 13:23
ERBIL - Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has killed on Friday six Turkish soldiers, wounding seven more in an attack on a Turkish military base in the southeast of Turkey’s Siirt province, said France 24. According to the source, the attack happened in the ...

Australia Admits Killing Two Iraqi Civilians Last Year

BAS News - 2018-03-30 00:44
ERBIL — The Australian military admitted on Thursday that reports of two Iraqi civilians killed in an Australian airstrike back in 2017 were “credible”. Australian Defence Force Major General Greg Bilton told reporters that the casualties were the result ...

Masrour Barzani Receives US Military Delegation in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-03-28 17:21
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani received on Wednesday the new general commander of the US-led Coalition in Iraq Maj. Gen. Walter Piatt to discuss the latest political and security developments in the region ...

Iran Arrests Hundreds in Kurdish Province on Drug Offense

BAS News - 2018-03-28 16:42
ERBIL - Iran has arrested hundreds of citizens in the Kurdish city of Kirmanshan in the past few days, accusing them of using illegal drugs, said a local report. Speaking to Mehr News Agency, Ali Reza Mazrbani, an Iranian military official revealed that ...

PKK Leaves Sinjar Border to Iraqi Forces: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-28 13:39
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has handed over the administration of Khanasor border crossing in the Yezidi majority populated city of Sinjar in Iraq to the federal government, said a military official. After the withdrawal of the party from ...

In Pictures: Injured Iraqi Soldiers Demonstrate in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-03-28 12:37
The militants are demanding work in the office, not military service ERBIL - A number of injured and disabled soldiers of the Iraqi army have gathered in central Baghdad on Wednesday, demanding to work in governmental offices rather than re-joining the m ...

Erdogan: Turkey to do ‘what is necessary’ if Iraq fails in Sinjar

The New Mail - 2018-03-28 02:49
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country’s intelligence chief is set to meet an Iraqi official to discuss an Iraqi military operation in the northern Sinjar region, where… The post Erdogan: Turkey to do ‘what is necessary’ if Iraq fail ...

Turkish Soldier Killed as Clash with PKK Erupts

BAS News - 2018-03-27 21:25
ERBIL — One Turkish soldier was killed after being severely wounded in a clash with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces in the south of the country. According to Turkish military sources, the confrontation took place on Amanos Mount of Hatay Provin ...

Yezidis Under Threat of Another Genocide: Leader

BAS News - 2018-03-27 21:25
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi community in Iraq’s Sinjar and Syria’s Afrin are now under a serious threat of another genocide as the Turkish military incursion in these regions continues, said a Yezidi leader. “Yezidi Religious Council is holding a meeting ...

Iraqi Forces to be Deployed to Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-03-27 13:40
ERBIL - A squad of Iraqi Federal Police will be Deployed to Kirkuk province so as to secure the area where the Islamic State (IS) has recently reemerged, said a report. According to a military official who wished to remain anonymous, the Iraqi force are ...
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