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Nikki Haley: “Iran treats Iraq like it’s not an independent nation,”

Waar Media - 2018-09-21 15:05
WAAR-DUHOK: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, presiding over a session of the Security Council on Thursday, lambasted the Iranian regime, specifically their destabilizing activities in Iraq via proxies and the Koya missile attack. “Across the Middle E ...

Masrour Barzani to Students: Learn and Build a Strong Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-09-20 20:27
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, encouraged students to know no limits in expanding their knowledge in order to build up a strong Kurdistan for next generations. Barzani made the remarks while delivering a ...

New Zealand Envoy Meets with KRG PM, Praises Kurdistan’s Role in IS War

BAS News - 2018-09-20 16:37
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Thursday New Zealand's Ambassador to Iraq Bradley Sawden in Erbil. The pair reviewed the latest political and security developments in the region, discussing the side’s contribution to ...

IS Relocates Thousands of Jihadists from Syria to Afghanistan: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-20 15:22
ERBIL — Thousands of Islamic State (IS) militants have already left Syria for Afghanistan after suffering from major losses on the battlefield, said the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). “Over 2,500 ISIL members redeploye ...

Increase of Security Atmosphere in Some Areas of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-09-20 02:00
Following the recent conflict between a group of Grila of the Democratic Society and Free of East of Kurdistan (KODAR) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Friday, Sept 7, 2018 near the village of Pirbagh of Kamyaran, reports indicate tight ...

Italy to Continue on Military Assistance for Peshmerga: Commander

BAS News - 2018-09-19 19:20
ERBIL - Italy will continue its military assistance for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, said the head of the Italian command center in Iraq during a meeting with the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani in Erbil on Wednesday. Du ...

Masrour Barzani: Next Iraqi Government Should Not Overlook Any Component

BAS News - 2018-09-19 16:02
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani reasserted that the Kurds expect the next Iraqi government to reflect the people of the country, and it does not overlook any component. Barzani discussed the issue while rece ...

Masrour Barzani receives McGurk in Erbil

Waar Media - 2018-09-19 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani received on Tuesday the US special presidential envoy to the international coalition against the Islamic State (ISIS) Brett McGurk for talks on the ongoing efforts in the ...

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 ...

Masrour Barzani Receives US Delegation to Discuss Iraqi Political Process

BAS News - 2018-09-18 21:38
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani received on Tuesday the US special presidential envoy to the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) Brett McGurk for talks on the ongoing efforts in the proces ...

Abducted Iraqi Journalist Found Dead in Northern Tikrit

BAS News - 2018-09-18 20:51
ERBIL - The body of an Iraqi journalist, who had been kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents overnight on Monday, was found in a village in northern Tikrit, a security official said on Tuesday. The extremists had disguised in the national army un ...

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 ...

Iraq to deploy federal guards in Kurdistan along border with Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-09-17 11:24
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi government decided on Sunday to deploy federal guards along the border between Iraq’s semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan and Turkey. The decision was made during a government security meeting chaired by outgoing Prime Minister Haider ...

A Flash of a martyr Life

SDF Press - 2018-09-15 14:14
Our martyrs remain those candles that illuminate the future generations way, and they are the bridge that will lead us to live in peace and security. Martyr “Mohammed Aboud Al-Ahmad” from electricity neighborhood joined SDF ranks to defend his people and ...

Graduation of a new training course in Hasakah

SDF Press - 2018-09-15 14:14
Hasakah – The Martyr Jinda Academy Hasakah graduated 56 fighters and female fighters in a course bearing the name of the martyr “Amira Kashi”, “, where they received political lectures on the security systems and ethics of fighters of SDF , for 90 days.. ...

Barzani receives McGurk to discuss political developments in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-09-14 12:09
WAAR-DUHOK: The prominent Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Thursday the special US presidential envoy to the anti-Islamic State (ISIS) coalition, Brett McGurk, to discuss the political and security ...

10 million dollars found under Mosul University rubble

Waar Media - 2018-09-14 12:09
WAAR-DUHOK: Workers discovered some US $10 million, hidden under rubble from the Mosul University while doing construction work on campus, a security source said on Thursday. The massive stash of the money belonged to the Islamic State (ISIS), who were i ...

Barzani, McGurk Discuss Political Affairs in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-13 20:43
ERBIL - The prominent Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Thursday the special US presidential envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk, to discuss the political and security develo ...

Two Kurdish Yezidi Girls Freed from IS Captivity

BAS News - 2018-09-13 10:30
ERBIL — Two more Kurdish Yezidi girls have been liberated after more than four years in Islamic State (IS) captivity. Security sources identified the two as “Inas” and “Fayrouz”. They were taken by the extremist group to Syria after their abduction. Howe ...

Masrour Barzani: Terrorism Should be Eradicated from Roots

BAS News - 2018-09-12 16:35
ERBIL - The current advancements in the fight against terrorism in Iraq are at a great risk if the social and economic problems are not resolved from their roots, said the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani on Wednesd ...

Masrour Barzani: KDP makes every effort to defend right of Kurdish nation

Waar Media - 2018-09-12 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani has reiterated that the upcoming regional parliamentary election will be an opportunity for the Kurds to decide on their destiny. “Kurdistanis will have a chance on Sept 3 ...

Barzani Receives UN Envoy to Discuss Political Developments

BAS News - 2018-09-11 15:35
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Tuesday the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jan Kubiš, to discuss the latest political and security develo ...

Three Circulars Issued by The Interior Committee

SDF Press - 2018-09-11 12:12
Raqqa – The Interior Committee of Raqqa Civil Council in coordination with the security services in the city issued three circulars after consideration and follow-up in the current security situation of Raqqa city and its countryside and to preserve secur ...

Training Of The Martyr Juma al – Nazzal Academy

SDF Press - 2018-09-10 17:02
Tabqa -SDF that has worked to secure peace and security since its liberation of Tabqa and Raqqa regions by opening seven academies and regiments in Tabqa. Today, the Martyr “Juma al-Nazzal” academy is considered one of the most important military academie ...

Kurdistan Security Captures Assassins of Electoral Commission Official

BAS News - 2018-09-10 15:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s security forces announced the capture of two men responsible for the assassination of a high-ranking official from the Kurdistan Independent High Election Commission (KIHEC) last April. Faris Mohammed Sadiq, the manager of KIHE ...

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 ...

Statement issued by the Interior Committee in Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2018-09-10 09:48
The Interior Committee issued a statement on the recent events in Tabqa city of escalation by armed terrorist groups in their operations that seek to destabilize the security and stability of the region, and read the statement “oppressed Omar” member of t ...

The Internal Security Forces found quantities of weapons and ammunition

SDF Press - 2018-09-10 09:48
Tabqa-As part of the security operation carried out by SDF in its security structures in Tabqa area, quantities of weapons, ammunition and explosives held by the armed terrorist groups were confiscated. After receiving information on intention of terroris ...

Bombing Targets Kurdish Official in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-09-09 21:05
ERBIL - A bomb explosion targeted the car of a Kurdish police official in Khanaqin on Sunday night, a security source said. A source from the Khanaqin Police Directorate told BasNews that the incident occurred near the village of Mubarak where , identifi ...

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 ...

US Issues Security Alert to Americans Traveling to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-09-09 10:56
ERBIL — The US State Department has issued a new security alert at the wake of recent deadly protests in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, as well as ahead of the Shi’ite Muslim’s mourning month of Muharram. “The United States Mission in Iraq is restric ...

Latest Casualty Figures on Basra's Protests on Friday

BAS News - 2018-09-08 17:05
ERBIL - The Iraqi Ministry of Health revealed on Saturday that at least 7 people were killed and more than 50 more were wounded in Friday's protests. The ministry's spokesperson, Saif al-Badr, pointed out that amog the wounded were two security personnel ...

Iraq's Umm Qasr Port Closed Over Violent Protests

BAS News - 2018-09-07 19:07
ERBIL - Iraq's main seaport Umm Qasr remained closed on Friday amid angry and violent protests lately, local security sources said. Demonstrators have burned a lot of public and political parties parties' offices in the past two days, as a result, most o ...

3 Mortars hit Baghdad’s Green Zone

Waar Media - 2018-09-07 11:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Three mortar shells hit late Friday the green zone in Baghdad, which houses Iraqi authorities and the US Embassy, “without any victims or causing damage,” the head of security for the capital said. The rare assault by unidentified attackers c ...

Armed Men Kill, Wound Seven People in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-09-06 23:32
ERBIL - At least seven people were killed or wounded by unidentified armed men in the province of Diyala on Thursday, a security source said. The source told Baghdad Today that the gunmen carried out the offensive on a road between Baquba and Muqdadiya, ...

Iraqi Protests: EU Calls for Restraint by Security Forces

BAS News - 2018-09-06 23:05
ERBIL - The European Union has called on the Iraqi security forces to "show maximum restraint" in handling protests in southern province of Basra, looking forward to seeing the formation of a new government in Baghdad soon in order to address the current ...

More Offices Burned, Curfew Imposed Again in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-06 22:37
ERBIL - Apart from burning a number of public and political parties' buildings and state media Al-Iraqiya TV office on Thursday night, the angry protesters set fire to the Al-Ghadeer TV and Al-Nakhil Radio facilities, security forces, as a result, impose ...

Study: Airport security trays carry more cold germs than toilets

Waar Media - 2018-09-06 12:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Airport security is there to protect you, but it may also give you the sniffles — or worse. To all the places and surfaces we’ve been warned are teeming with germs or bacteria — your pets, the subway seat, airplane cabins, the A.T.M. — add th ...

PUK Prevents Gathering against Ramin Hossein Panahi’s Execution Sentence

BAS News - 2018-09-06 10:25
ERBIL — Security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) prevented a group of activists on Thursday from travelling to Erbil and hold a gathering against Iran’s execution sentence for the Kurdish prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi. Amjad ...

At Least Seven Iraqi Policemen Injured near Anbar

BAS News - 2018-09-06 00:34
ERBIL - At least seven Iraqi policemen were wounded in a bomb attack in the area of al-Razaza between Karbala and Anbar provinces on Wednesday, a security source said. "A bomb blast targeted a police force while on duty in al-Razaza area between Karbala ...

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 ...

Two More Protesters Killed in Basra, More Public Buildings Burned

BAS News - 2018-09-05 23:23
ERBIL - At least two more protesters were killed by the Iraqi security forces overnight on Wednesday as the demonstrations are ongoing in the southern province of Basra. A total of 9 demonstrators have been killed by the forces in the oil-rich city of Ba ...

Iraq's Masum Call Forces to Save Protesters' Lives

BAS News - 2018-09-05 22:57
ERBIL - Iraqi President Fuad Masum has called on his country's security forces to save the lives of the demonstrators amid the deteriorated situation in southern province of Basra due to angry protests against the lack of public services and unemployment ...

At least Ten Protesters Injured in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-05 21:03
ERBIL - At least ten protesters were wounded on Wednesday evening by the Iraqi security forces after the demonstrations were resumed in the southern province of Basra. The angry protesters clashed with the forces after the demonstrators blocked the main ...

Five protesters killed in Iraq’s Basra in clashes with security forces

E-Kurd - 2018-09-05 19:34
BASRA, Southern Iraq,— Five protesters were killed and 16 more were injured during a second day of clashes with security forces in Iraq’s main southern city Basra, local health and security sources said. Twenty-two members of the security forces were als ...

Masrour Barzani Congratulates 8th Kurdistan Women Union’s Congress

BAS News - 2018-09-05 18:35
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Masrour Barzani has congratulated the Kurdistan Women Union on its eighth congress, hoping that the new leadership will play a key role in preserving the rights of all women in the region. "I ...

Iranian Forces Kill Kurdish Civilian

BAS News - 2018-09-05 15:06
ERBIL — Iranian security forces on Wednesday killed a Kurdish civilian driving on the suburb of the Sardasht district of Western Azarbaijan province. Naser Ibrahimi, from the village of Gullan, was gunned down by the Iranian security forces who opened fi ...

Barzani on Basra Protests: Surprising that People of Richest City Suffer

BAS News - 2018-09-05 13:16
ERBIL — The prominent Kurdish leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has expressed concerns over the demonstrations in Iraq’s southern province of Basra, in which dozens have so far been killed or injured by the Iraqi security f ...

Sadr to Iraqi Government: Don’t Try My Patience

BAS News - 2018-09-05 10:22
ERBIL — Following another wave of deadly clashes between the Iraqi security forces and protesters in the southern province of Basra, Muqtada al-Sadr, a powerful Shi’ite cleric and the leader of election winner Sairoon bloc, said that the violence by the ...

Trump to lead UN Security Council talks on Iran

Waar Media - 2018-09-05 08:56
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump plans to lead a meeting of the heads of state of the United Nations Security Council on Iran in late September, his envoy Nikki Haley announced Tuesday. With the United States now holding the presidency of the Securi ...

Basra: At least Two Protesters Killed in Clash with Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-09-04 20:37
ERBIL - At least two protesters were killed in the Iraqi southern province of Basra on Tuesday evening after they clashed with the security forces. According to Iraqi media reports, hundreds of angry protesters took into the streets in front of the city' ...

Pictures: Protester Killed by Iraqi Forces in Basra

BAS News - 2018-09-04 13:12
ERBIL - At least one protester was killed overnight on Monday by the Iraqi security forces in the southern province of Basra, local sources reported. According to the locals, identified as Maki Yasir al-Ka'abi, aged in his 30s, was killed by direct fire ...

IS Funder Arrested in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-09-04 10:43
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Monday announced the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) member who was responsible for providing the group’s sleeper cells near Mosul with goods. According to a statement the Iraqi military intelligence department, which was ...

Iraqi Forces Hand Over Four PKK Members to Turkey: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-03 23:17
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have extradited four members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who had escaped the party, to the neighboring country of Turkey, a report said on Monday. According to Turkish media Anadolu Agency, the PKK fighters were t ...

Watch: Iraqi Police Torture Demonstrators with Tear Gas

BAS News - 2018-09-03 22:32
ERBIL - A footage has gone viral on social media in which the Iraqi Federal Police torture some demonstrators with tear gas. Although the place is not identified, it looks like the security forces, who speak in Arabic language, have jailed the young prot ...

IS Kills Seven Civilians near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-09-03 11:48
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a village in Kirkuk province early morning on Monday, and killed at least seven civilians, according to a security source. The attack was carried out in the village of Albushahir, some 12 kilometres southwest ...

Mass Shooting in Kirkuk Leaves Several Killed

BAS News - 2018-09-01 23:20
ERBIL — A group of armed men attacked a public marketplace in Kirkuk overnight on Saturday, and killed several civilians. According to a security source, the attack was carried out in Kirkuk’s southern district of Nida. The exact number of casualties is ...

At Least 8 People Wounded in Basra Protests

BAS News - 2018-09-01 10:05
ERBIL — Angry protesters took to the streets once again in Iraq’s southern province of Basra overnight on Friday, which led to clashes with security forces. Sheikh Ra’id Fareji, head of Basra Tribes Council, said in a statement that at least eight people ...

The Kurds Once Again Face American Abandonment

The Kurdish Project - 2018-09-01 02:19
The United States could use its presence to provide its Kurdish allies with time, space, and security to reach an arrangement with Damascus on key questions of control and governance. The post The Kurds Once Again Face American Abandonment appeared first ...
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