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People to Gather in Erbil on First Anniversary of October 16 Events

BAS News - 2018-10-13 18:40
ERBIL - A gathering will be held on October 16 in the Kurdistan Region capital city to protest the Iraqi military incursion into the disputed Kurdish areas on the first anniversary of the event. Talking to BasNews, Hawar Mohammed, one of the organizers o ...

Freed pastor Brunson leaves Turkey, due in U.S. Saturday

Reuters - 2018-10-13 07:22
A U.S. pastor was flown out of Turkey on Friday after a court freed him from two years of detention, in a step that could improve U.S.-Turkish ties strained by disputes over Syria, Iran and Ankara's planned purchase of Russian military equipment. ...

Turkish military drone shot down by PKK in Iraqi Kurdistan: footage

E-Kurd - 2018-10-12 16:59
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Kurdish fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have shot down a Turkish drone in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, the group’s affiliated media reported. PKK-affiliated media released footage showing a drone do ...

Iraq Boosts Military Presence on Border with Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-12 15:20
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has taken every measure possible to strengthen its control over the border strip with Syria so as to block the infiltration path of escaping Islamic State (IS) insurgents, the Iraqi security forces said. "Presence [of the Iraqi for ...

Daily military exercises in regiment Martyr “Redor” in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2018-10-12 15:02
Tabqa – SDF strengthen its forces and expand its military range, in conjunction with its liberation of various regions and the increase of geographical area, especially after its recent victories in the battle to defeat terrorism. Military and political e ...

“House of the wounded” holds its periodic meeting

SDF Press - 2018-10-12 15:02
Raqqa – The Department of “Dar Al-Jarha” in Raqqa city on Saturday, a meeting to discuss the situation of the wounded fighters of SDF who suffered various injuries while performing their military duties. “Mahmoud Sino”, the administrative house of the wou ...

Office of Military Relations in the Eastern Region

SDF Press - 2018-10-11 23:25
Hasakah – Military Office Relations in SDF in the Eastern Region continues to hold meetings with elders and dignitaries in the eastern region to resolve outstanding problems among the tribes and open a dialogue among all, and listen to the opinions of the ...

Head of Fatih Coalition Urges Turkey to Withdraw its Forces from Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-11 21:05
ERBIL - Head of Iraqi Shi'ite Fatih Coalition, Hadi al-Amiri, has called on Turkey to withdraw its military forces from its neighboring country. The Shi'ite official made the request during a meeting with the Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu in Baghdad on Thu ...

Turkey Initiates Talks with Baghdad to Use PUK Against PKK: Source

BAS News - 2018-10-11 13:16
ERBIL — As part of a plan to limit the military movements by the forces linked to Iran, the Turkish government is reportedly beginning talks with Baghdad to encounter the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) with the help of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (P ...

Top Swedish Military Delegation in Erbil to Discuss Continued Cooperation

BAS News - 2018-10-10 13:02
ERBIL — A top military delegation from Sweden arrived in Erbil on Wednesday to meet with Peshmerga officials and exchange views about the country’s continued military cooperation and trainings. Acting Peshmerga Minister Karim Sinjari received the delegat ...

Bashar al-Assad offers general amnesty to army deserters

Waar Media - 2018-10-09 16:57
President Bashar al-Assad of Syria during an interview with a Russian newspaper. WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has granted a general amnesty for men who deserted the army or have avoided military service. A decree published by state media ...

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 ...

Turkish Army Claims it Neutralized Nine PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-10-08 20:43
ERBIL - The Turkish military claimed that it had neutralized nine members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Kurdistan Region border areas. Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Twitter that the PKK fighters were neutralized in air strikes o ...

Kurdistan Has Turned into A Military Garrison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-07 02:01
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp, in coordination with the Ministry of Intelligence of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has turned the Kurdish cities such as Sanandaj, Kamyaran, Shaho, Paweh, Mariwan and Sarwabad into a military garrison through dispatc ...

Kurdish leaders in Syrian Kurdistan see new U.S. interest

E-Kurd - 2018-10-04 03:04
BEIRUT,— U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement in April that he wanted to pull U.S. troops out of Syria left the country’s Kurds fearing they would be abandoned by their most important military ally. Six months later, as the battle against Islamic S ...

IS Leader Baghdadi’s Sun Killed

BAS News - 2018-10-03 16:03
ERBIL — Another son of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the supreme leader of the Islamic State (IS), has been killed in a Russian airstrike, an Iraqi military source said. According to Jabbar al-Ma’mori, a commander in Hashd al-Shaabi, Russian jets killed Baghdadi ...

Germany Prolongs Military Training Mission in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-03 10:56
ERBIL — The German government has decided to extend its forces’ training mission in Iraq to help the country with the war against the Islamic State (IS), a government official said. “The Bundeswehr’s [the German Federal Defense Forces] mission continues ...

Erdoğan Threatens to Attack PKK in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-02 18:47
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again threatened to extend his country's military operations to the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar in an attempt to eliminate the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the region. Erdoğan made th ...

Turkey Claims It "Neutralized" Three PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-10-01 22:53
ERBIL - The Turkish military claimed on Monday it had "neutralized" three members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in an airstrike in the Kurdistan Region border areas on Monday. Anadolu Agency, citing a statement by the Turkish General Staff, said ...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fires missiles into Syria

Waar Media - 2018-10-01 17:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it launched ballistic missiles into eastern Syria targeting militants it blamed for a recent attack on a military parade, the Islamic Republic’s second such missile attack on Syria in o ...

Iran Fires Missiles at Targets in Syria in Retaliation for Ahvaz Attack

BAS News - 2018-10-01 10:52
ERBIL — Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said it fired missiles at militants in eastern Syria in retaliation for an attack on its military parade in southern city of Ahvaz. “Our iron fist is prepared to deliver a decisive and crushing re ...

Iranian Drones Bombard Kurdistan Border: PDKI

BAS News - 2018-09-30 13:41
ERBIL — Iranian military drones heavily pounded Kurdistan Region border areas on Sunday, wounding one Kurdish Peshmerga fighter, said Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (PDKI). The Iranian Kurdish opposition party said that the airstrike was carried out ...

Opening of the fourth course at Martyr “Rojda” Academy

SDF Press - 2018-09-30 03:14
Ain Essa – The Martyr “Rojda” Academy opened the fourth training course in the name of Martyr “Amarkey Deir EZ-Zour”. 32 female fighters included in the course, and they will receive political and educational lessons, military training and tactics for 45 ...

commandos’ forces training at “Juma al nazal” Academy

SDF Press - 2018-09-30 03:14
Tabqa: In order to ensure the region security and stability, SDF continue to conduct military exercises for its fighters on an ongoing and permanent basis to maintain readiness and strengthen the capabilities of the fighters. The training was conducted by ...

Iran, Syria Discuss Continued Cooperation on UNGA Sideline

BAS News - 2018-09-29 15:30
ERBIL — Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Java Zarif to discuss continued military cooperation between Damascus and Tehran. “The discussion revolved aro ...

Military Plane Crashes South of Kurdistan Region: Source

BAS News - 2018-09-29 13:43
ERBIL — A Military plane crashed on Saturday near Tuz Khurmatu and Kfri, south of Kurdistan Region. Head of Tuz Khurmatu Directorate of Security, Kamal Ahmed, confirmed the report and said it is not known whether the plane belongs to the Coalition or the ...

Federal Police: At Least 18 IS Militants Killed in Eastern Ninevah

BAS News - 2018-09-27 23:52
ERBIL - At least 18 militants of the Islamic State (IS) have been killed in an military operation in eastern Ninevah, the federal police said on Thursday. The campaign was conducted in Qurret Goukh mountains in search for the remnants of the extremist gr ...

Iraqi Military Responsible for Disappearance of Dozens of Sunnis: HRW

BAS News - 2018-09-27 10:15
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) holds the Iraqi army and security forces responsible for the disappearance of “dozens of mostly Sunni Arab males since 2014, including children as young as 9”. In a report on Thursday, the HRW revealed that the Shi’it ...

Iraq Pays Iran for Every Bullet: Official

BAS News - 2018-09-26 10:28
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has paid for every military shipment its neighboring Iran has so far provided to Baghdad’s war against terror, said an Iranian official. “The assistance we provide to Iraq, on one level is for the war against terrorism. Whene ...

Iran’s Ahvaz Attack Worsens Gulf Tensions

International Crisis Group - 2018-09-25 02:07
An attack on a military parade in Iran is raising tensions in an already volatile Gulf region. Four Crisis Group analysts give a 360-degree view of perspectives in Tehran, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Washington and warn that a single attack can trigger further ...

Iran Warns US, Israel of “Devastating” Revenge

BAS News - 2018-09-24 13:31
ERBIL — Two days after a deadly attack on a military parade in southern Iran, Tehran has warned Washington and Tel Aviv of revenge as it believes the two foes were involved in the attack. The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Monday that ...

Kurdistan Regional Government condems Ahvaz’s “terrorist attack”

Waar Media - 2018-09-24 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Sunday condemned a “terrorist attack” targeting a military parade in Ahvaz, Iran, that had killed dozens and wounding scores more. “The Kurdistan Regional Government is condemning the terrorist attac ...

Iran threaten to avenge military parade attack

Waar Media - 2018-09-24 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to exact “deadly and unforgettable” vengeance for an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and Tehran accused Gulf Arab states of backing the gunme ...

KRG Decries Attack on Iran Military Parade

BAS News - 2018-09-24 12:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decried the deadly attack on a military parade of the Iranian army which killed and wounded several dozens. The KRG said in an official statement that it extends condolences to the families of the victi ...

Watch: IS Claims Responsibility for Iranian Military Parade Offensive

BAS News - 2018-09-23 23:44
ERBIL - Islamic State's Amaq News Agency has published a footage in which three of its militants seem to prepare for the Saturday's attack on an Iranian military parade in southwest of the country. At least 25 people were killed while over 60 more were w ...

ISIS news agency releases video to show Ahwaz attackers pre-operation

Waar Media - 2018-09-23 23:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State’s Amaq agency has posted a video of three men in a vehicle who it said were on their way to carry out an attack on an Iranian military parade, which killed at least 25 and wounded 60 others. A man wearing a baseball cap emblazon ...

At Least 18 IS Militants Killed, Captured in Iraqi Deserts

BAS News - 2018-09-23 20:41
ERBIL - At least nine Islamic State (IS) insurgents were killed, while another nine were captured, during Saturday's military operations conducted in the Iraqi desert areas, military sources said on Sunday. "A joint force carried out a wide-ranging milit ...

On Iranian TV, IRGC’s experts discussed missile attacks

Kurdpa - 2018-09-23 14:30
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): In a special TV program, Iranian military and security experts provided analyses of the recent Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)’s missile attacks on the headquarters of the Democratic Party. The program was publis ...

Khamenei Accuses Gulf States of Involving in Military Parade Offensive

BAS News - 2018-09-22 20:37
ERBIL - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused the US-backed Gulf Arab states of conducting Saturday's offensive on a military parade in which tens of people were killed or wounded. Earlier on Saturday morning, four unidentified armed ...

Iranian Military Parade Attack: Forces Arrest People Randomly

BAS News - 2018-09-22 18:29
ERBIL - The Iranian security forces have launched a campaign to arrest people randomly after four armed men attacked a military parade on Saturday morning in which tens of people were killed or wounded in southwest of the country. At least 29 people, inc ...

After al-Ahwaz, IS Claims Responsibility for Iran Parade Attack

BAS News - 2018-09-22 15:10
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack a group of gunmen carried out on Saturday on a military parade of Iranian forces in southwest of the country. IS’s Amaq News Agency said in an online statement that its fighters ...

The outcome of combat operations in “the battle of defeat terrorism “

SDF Press - 2018-09-22 14:43
Al-Bagouz axis: – After SDF completed the liberation of the town, searched for potential hideouts inside the town and the surrounding orchards. Military engineering teams also searched for mines laid by terrorists, where dozens of mines were dismantled. – ...

Iraq Launches Mop-up Operation against IS in Three Provinces

BAS News - 2018-09-22 13:28
ERBIL — The Iraqi army on Saturday announced the launch of a massive military operation to clean up Islamic State (IS) remaining insurgents in the deserts of Anbar, Nineveh, and Salahaddin provinces. According official statements, the Jazira Operation Co ...

Updated Casualty Figures of Iran’s Military Parade Attack

BAS News - 2018-09-22 11:21
ERBIL — At least ten people were killed and 21 others were wounded at a military parade in Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan after gunmen attacked the event. Semi-official Tasnim News Agency cited local officials confirming that one journalist is ...

“Al-Ahwaz” Group Claims Responsibility for Iran Parade Attack

BAS News - 2018-09-22 11:21
ERBIL — A group calling themselves “Al-Ahwaz” has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on Iranian forces during a military parade in the country’s southwestern province of Khuzestan. A statement by the group was issued online, in which ...

A Kolbar killed, two wounded in Chalderan

Kurdpa - 2018-09-21 17:31
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): Three Kurdish Kolbars (porters) were killed and wounded of Iranian military forces’ shooting in border regions of Chalderan. ...

320 head of dairy cattle confiscated in Pawa

Kurdpa - 2018-09-21 11:40
Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa): Iranian military forces confiscated 320 head of dairy cattle belonging to Kurdish citizens in Pawa (Paweh). ...
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