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Israel intends to hit Iranian sites in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-07-22 00:38
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida was told by undisclosed sources that “Israel has drawn up a list of targets within Iraqi territory, in preparation for a strike, claiming that they are Iranian military sites used to transport weapons and equip ...

SDF open a course for “30” fighters

SDF Press - 2018-07-20 11:58
Academy of shahid “Rojda Manbij” opened on Tuesday, 2018/7/17, a training course for “30” woman fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces, under the name shahid ” Darin Manbaj”, with military ceremonies. The ceremony began with the greetings of shahid, fo ...

South Korean military helicopter crash kills five

Waar Media - 2018-07-17 17:35
WAAR-DUHOK: A South Korean military helicopter crashed during a test flight on Tuesday in the southeastern city of Pohang, killing five people and injuring one, the Marine Corps said. The craft crashed from a height of about 10 m (33 ft) on a runway at a ...

Iraqi Policemen Assassinated in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-07-17 01:37
ERBIL — A group of unknown armed men raided the home of an Iraqi policeman in country’s northern city of Mosul on Monday, gunning him down immediately, a military source confirmed. The assailants were in military uniforms at the time of assassination whi ...

Peshmerga, Coalition command operation against ISIS on Mount Qarachukh

Waar Media - 2018-07-16 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga, along with Iraqi security forces and with the support of the US-led coalition, launched a military operation on Monday early morning targeting remnants of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Mount Qarachukh near Makhmour town, southwest of ...

Canada offers to lead NATO training mission in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-07-12 16:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Canada on Wednesday offered to lead NATO’s new military training mission in Iraq, as the world’s biggest security alliance seeks to prove it remains relevant despite deep trans-Atlantic divisions over trade, Iran and climate change. With Pres ...

Canada to Lead NATO Mission in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-07-11 23:17
ERBIL — Canada has assumed command of NATO mission to train the Iraqi troops. The decision was made on Wednesday during a NATO summit in Brussels. Over 250 Canadian soldiers will be sent to Baghdad to build up Iraqi’s military capacity in encountering th ...

Kirkuk Airport Not for Civil Aviation: Official

BAS News - 2018-07-11 21:35
ERBIL — A Kurdish official has refuted the reports of launching civil flights from Kirkuk airport, saying that the facility lacks infrastructure for non-military aviation. Speaking to BasNews, Azad Jabbari, a member of Kirkuk Provincial Council, said tha ...

Mosul: Iraqi Troops Kill 20 IS Insurgents

BAS News - 2018-07-11 16:26
ERBIL - At least 20 Islamic State (IS) insurgents were killed in a military operation conducted by the Iraqi forces on Wednesday in northwest of Mosul. Brig. Gen. Mohamed al-Jabouri, the spokesman for Nineveh Operations Command, told BasNews that among t ...

A year since Mosul liberation

The Global Coalition - 2018-07-11 15:11
July 10th is the one-year anniversary of the #MosulLiberation. On this day, #Iraqi forces recaptured the city through their military campaign to #DefeatDaesh. L’article A year since Mosul liberation est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against ...

Kirkuk-Baghdad Highway: Two Filipino Women Abducted

BAS News - 2018-07-07 16:46
ERBIL - Two Filipino women were abducted on Saturday by unidentified armed men on the Baghdad-Kirkuk highway, military, police, and local officials told Reuters. According to the report, citing a military source, the two were on their way, alongside thre ...

Kurdistan: Turkey-PKK Prolonged Military Conflict Affects Tourism

BAS News - 2018-07-05 15:38
ERBIL - The use of the Kurdistan Region territories by the Turkish army and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to continue their prolonged military confrontation has affected some strategic touristic destinations in the region, said a Kurdish official. The m ...

Patriotic Mobilisation in Russia

International Crisis Group - 2018-07-04 22:05
The Kremlin is fostering a culture of military-tinged patriotism, partly to rally support for armed interventions abroad. The sentiment springs from pride in Russia’s past as a global power and desire to reclaim that status. Its possible co-optation by f ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Eight Iraqi Troops Killed, Wounded During Anti-IS Operation

BAS News - 2018-07-04 12:36
ERBIL - At least eight Iraqi troops were either killed or wounded in a bomb explosion during a military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Tuz Khurmatu on Wednesday morning, said a Kurdish official. Head of a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) d ...

Syrian Kurds Warn Turkey Not to Enter Manbij

BAS News - 2018-07-03 23:07
ERBIL — The Manbij Military Council, which is part of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has warned the Turkish army to avoid entering the town or they will be fired upon. The warning comes weeks after the Turkish forces have started patroll ...

Iraq Ready to Work with Turkey in Anti-PKK Op. in Qandil: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-07-03 22:17
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is now ready to cooperate with Turkey in the military operations aiming at ousting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from Kurdistan’s border areas, Iraq’s interior ministry said. Speaking to reporters, ministry spokesperson Ahme ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Commander Killed on Kirkuk-Tuz Highway: Sources

BAS News - 2018-07-03 13:06
ERBIL - A military commander of Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi has been killed by an unidentified group of armed men on the Kirkuk-Tuz Khurmatu highway, said the Shi'ite group on Tuesday. Media outlets affiliated with the Hashd al-Shaabi asse ...

Statement of Deir al-Zour military council to public opinion

SDF Press - 2018-07-01 20:57
“Recently in Deir al-Zour there have been many movements of dormant cells of Daesh , the Al-Furat Brigades(Der al-Furat), Al-Qaeda and the Syrian regime at the same time targeted civilians and military, and we have a number of martyrs in this period, and ...

Watch: Munitions Storage Depot Blasts in Kurdistan's Erbil

BAS News - 2018-06-30 12:19
ERBIL - A large military storage, where ammunition was kept, went off on Saturday early in the morning, in Kurdistan Region's capital city of Erbil. According to the information BasNews has learned, the incident occurred at around 4:00 am (Erbil time) in ...

Russia Pulls out 1,140 Military Personnel from Syria: Putin

BAS News - 2018-06-28 14:39
ERBIL - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that his country has pulled out 1,140 military personnel from Syria over the past few days. The Russian top official also pointed out that 13 war aircrafts were, as well, withdrawn from the Asian ...

Turkish journalist Mehmet Altan released from prison

Reuters - 2018-06-28 01:34
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish journalist Mehmet Altan was released from prison on Wednesday, one of his lawyers said, four months after he was jailed for life on charges of aiding plotters behind a failed military coup. ...

Three Turkish Soldiers Killed, Injured in Clashes with PKK

BAS News - 2018-06-27 22:35
ERBIL — Turkish army and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) clashed on Wednesday, which resulted in casualties on the side of Ankara forces. According to Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency, at least one Turkish soldier was killed and two other military per ...

Iraqi Security Forces Search For Six People IS Threatens to Execute

BAS News - 2018-06-27 16:30
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces launched on Wednesday a military operation to find the six abductees the Islamic State (IS) insurgents have threatened to execute if the country's authorities do not release the militants' jailed female members, said a milit ...

PKK Urged to Save Itself, Kurds in Turkey from Bloody War

BAS News - 2018-06-27 14:29
An international deal has been revealed about disarming the Kurdish armed group. ERBIL - A Kurdish political commentator has revealed that an international deal about disarming the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) through a strong military operation, urgin ...

YPG Responds to Assad’s Threats on Use of Force

BAS News - 2018-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - Head of Jazira Foreign Relations Commission of Syrian Kurdistan, Abdulkarim Omar replied to the country's President Bashar al-Assad's threats, saying that the Kurdish forces won't withdraw from North of Syria by military means, but they are ready ...

US Delegation in Erbil Promises Continued Military Support for Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-06-24 21:21
ERBIL — A US delegation, including military officials and diplomats, visited Erbil on Sunday and reiterated Washington’s continued support to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The remarks were made during a meeting between Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan ...

Pompeo: Iran to face ‘Wrath of Entire World’ if it pursues nukes

Waar Media - 2018-06-23 21:10
WAAR-DUHOK: The top US diplomat stressed that this warning had have nothing to do with military action, but would rather include a public thumbs-down and economic countermeasures. The statement comes amid Iran’s growing impatience over the future of the ...

KCK decision for Turkish elections: Military activity halted for 24 hours

Waar Media - 2018-06-23 18:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The People’s Defense Central Headquarters Command announced that they are halting military activity for 24 hours for the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections to be held in Turkey on June 24. The statements aid: “The KCK Executive Council ...

PKK Declares 24-hour One-sided Ceasefire With Turkey

BAS News - 2018-06-23 18:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) announced on Saturday a 24-hour one-sided ceasefire during the Turkish national elections. The cessation of military activities starts from 19:00 pm (Erbil time), said an affiliated report. "The Kurdish question in ...

Iraqi Jets Kill Forty Five IS Members in Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-23 16:51
ERBIL - At least 45 Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed in an air strike conducted by the Iraqi warplanes, targeting three houses in the Syrian town of Hajin, used by the militant group's leaders for meetings, a military source said on Saturday. "Ir ...

US General Votel: We’ll protect Manbij from any danger

Waar Media - 2018-06-21 20:17
WAAR-DUHOK: A delegation made up of US military officials, including US General Staff (CENTCOM) Commander General Joseph Votel and the US Defense Ministry, visited Manbij on Thursday. The members of the delegation were welcomed by Manbij Democratic Civil ...

Damascus Condemns Turkish, US Military Presence in Manbij

BAS News - 2018-06-20 13:53
ERBIL — Syrian Foreign ministry has decried the military presence of Turkish and US forces in near the Kurdish town of Manbij in north of the country. "Syria expresses its strong condemnation and absolute rejection of the incursion of Turkish and America ...

U.S., Turkey patrol in Syria leaves Kurds out

Washington Times - 2018-06-19 03:16
U.S. and Turkish military patrols have begun operating in the highly strategic northern Syrian enclave of Manbij, heading off a feared clash between the two NATO allies but potentially leaving the Pentagon's Kurdish allies in the region shortchanged once ...

Turkish, U.S. units begin patrols near northern Syria's Manbij

Reuters - 2018-06-18 21:34
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and U.S. soldiers have started independent patrols in northern Syria along the line separating Turkish-controlled areas from the town of Manbij where Ankara says Kurdish militia fighters are based, Turkey's military said on Mond ...

Syria says US bombs Assad army positions; US denies report

Waar Media - 2018-06-18 14:35
WAAR-DUHOK: Syrian state media, citing a military source, reported on Monday that US-led coalition aircraft had bombed “one of our military positions” in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but the US military denied carrying out strikes in th ...
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