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Iraq: Another Protester Killed

BAS News - 2018-07-21 23:36
ERBIL — Another Iraqi protester who was shot by the security forces in the southern city of Basra succumbed to his injuries on Saturday. A medical source told Shafaq News that the victim was hit on his head during demonstrations last Sunday. According to ...

Mosul: Bomb Explosion Kills IDP Family of Five

BAS News - 2018-07-21 16:38
ERBIL - An IDP family of five members were all killed simultaneously in Mosul Governorate on Saturday after a bomb went off in their house, a security official said. Amir Wasiq, a police official in Ninevah province told BasNews that the family had just ...

KRG Urges Iraqi Security Forces, Protesters to Negotiate Peacefully

BAS News - 2018-07-21 15:18
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) urged on Saturday both the Iraqi authorities and civil demonstrators to peacefully address the issues between them for the sake of protection of the public institutions. Demonstrations have been staged over ...

Officials Warn of IS Sleeper Cells in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-21 13:37
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) has already regrouped itself in areas around the province of Kirkuk and it has lately increased the number of its sleeper cells inside the city and put the security at a great risk, a security official said on Saturday. Far ...

A Labor Activist Arrested in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-21 02:01
Peyman (Hawar) Abdi, a labor activist from Marivan, was arrested by security forces in Marivan and transferred to Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Centre in the city of Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the Kurdish ac ...

Two Protesters Killed in South of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-07-21 00:48
ERBIL — As violence in protests across the southern Iraqi provinces further escalates, two civilians were killed on Friday. A security guard reportedly opened fired at the protesters outside the local headquarter of the Iranian-backed Badr Organisation i ...

Iraqi protests 'illegal' says security commander

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-20 11:43
Iraqi riot police prevent protesters from storming the Basra Provincial Council building during a demonstration in the southern oil-hub, July 15. (Photo: AP) ...

Assassination of a Kurdish Activist in Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-20 02:00
The dead body of Eghbal Moradi, a member of the Kurdistan Human Rights Association(KMMK) and the father of Zanyar Moradi’s (a Kurdish political prisoner sentenced to death) was discovered Yesterday morning at 1:30 by security forces in the Penjwen distric ...

Kirkuk: People Suffer from Deteriorated Security, Poor Public Services

BAS News - 2018-07-19 11:54
ERBIL - Apart from the deteriorated security in Kirkuk province, the people of the city are also suffering from poor public services, a Kurdish official said on Thursday. Adnan Kirkuki, a spokesperson for Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leadership counc ...

Senior IS Intelligence Official, Two Members Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-18 20:25
ERBIL - At least three Islamic State (IS) members, including a senior intelligence official, were captured by the Iraqi security forces in southwestern Kirkuk on Wednesday, said a report. "The 19th brigade launched a security operation in southwestern Ki ...

Turkey Arrests 5 Iraqis over IS Links

BAS News - 2018-07-17 21:10
ERBIL — Turkish security forces have arrested five Iraqi nationals in north of the country for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS). The arrests were maid during multiple raids in Turkey’s Samsun province, an unnamed source told Anadolu Agency. No ...

Iraqi Demonstrations Might Expand to Khanaqin: Official

BAS News - 2018-07-17 11:11
ERBIL - The Directorate of Human Rights in Khanaqin has warned of gatherings against the security of the city and lack of efficient public services, and the government's attempts to ban the predicted demonstrations. "Based on our researches, the situatio ...

A Kurdish Citizen Killed by Security Forces in Miandoab

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-17 02:02
The security forces have targeted a Kurdish citizen’s vehicle on the Miandoab route to Bokan. This attack resulted in the death of a Kurdish citizen while there is no information on the fate of the other three passengers in the vehicle. Kurdistan Human Ri ...

A Yarsan Cultural Activist Realised on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-17 02:02
Sam Abbasi Goorejooyi (an artist and Yarsan activist), who was arrested on Thursday, July 12 by security forces, has been released on bail. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that this artist was released on bail on July 14, after bei ...

Monday’s Anti-IS Operation Costed the Lives of Five Peshmerga Troops

BAS News - 2018-07-17 00:59
ERBIL — Five Kurdish Peshmerga troops were killed during Monday’s operation against the Islamic State (IS) near Makhmour. The Kurdish forces, together with the US-led Coalition and Iraqi security forces, conducted an operation in the early hours on Monda ...

Over 200 Iraqis Killed, Wounded Since Beginning of Protests

BAS News - 2018-07-16 21:30
ERBIL — A total of 219 people have been killed or injured since the beginning of public protests across the southern provinces of Iraq. The casualty figures includes civilians, police and security forces, Sputnik cited Ali al-Bayati, member of the High C ...

Watch: Iraqi Protester Severely Wounded by Security Forces

BAS News - 2018-07-16 17:37
ERBIL — A footage has gone viral on Iraqi social media in which a protester is seen to have been shot by the security forces and badly wounded in the southern province of Musanna. Thousands of people, since the beginning of last week, have been demonstra ...

Abadi Sends More Security Forces to Protect Jails in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2018-07-16 13:10
Angry protesters might attempt to break the prisons ERBIL - The Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi, who also serves as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, has deployed more security forces to southern provinces to make sure the jails won't be broken into b ...

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 ...

Internal Security regulates traffic on Aleppo-Raqqa International road

SDF Press - 2018-07-16 10:42
Aleppo-Raqqa International road is considered one of the most important commercial land road in Syrian north, as it connects the north-east of Syria with its south and west, and represents the lifeline of Raqqa city. This road is witnessing increasing nat ...

To our people and public opinion:

SDF Press - 2018-07-16 10:42
The social media have recently dealt with several issues affecting the security of the homeland and provoking sedition and unrest among the citizens of the north of Syria in general and Raqqa in particular, all due to the rumors and mass media promotion p ...

Netanyahu, Trump talk prior to president’s summit with Putin

Waar Media - 2018-07-16 02:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said he discussed security and diplomatic issues by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump. Netanyahu said on Sunday at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting that he had spoken with Trump and thank ...

A Yarsani Cultural Activist Arrested in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-16 02:03
Sam Abbasi Goorejooyi (an artist and Yarsani activist) has been arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that the activist was arrested by security forces on Thursday, July ...

Alcohol Banned in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-07-16 00:06
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities have banned alcohol beverages in the northern city of Mosul a year after its liberation from the Islamic State (IS) which had imposed strict Islamic Sharia laws in the city. An unnamed security source told Ghad Press on Sunday t ...

Iraq Declares State of Emergency in Musanna Province

BAS News - 2018-07-15 22:50
ERBIL — Iraqi authorities on Sunday declared state of emergency in Samawa, the capital city of southern province of Musanna. The decision came after violent clashes amid protests between people and security forces in the city. Media reports said at least ...

Two Civilians Killed as Protesters Clash with Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-07-15 21:24
ERBIL — At least two civilians were killed on Sunday during the public protests in Iraq’s southern province of Muthanna. The casualties were the result of violent clashes between the protesters and security forces who fired bullets at the crowd. Elsewher ...

Iraqi Protests: 165 Security Personnel, Civilians Injured in Muthanna

BAS News - 2018-07-15 17:17
ERBIL - At least 165 people were wounded during Sunday's protests in the Iraqi governorate of Muthanna in the south of the country, state media reported. Iraqi media outlets stated that in clashes between the security forces and demonstrators in the city ...

Security forces deployes to streets in Baghdad over protestations

Waar Media - 2018-07-15 15:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Large numbers of security forces were deployed to the streets of the Iraqi capital Saturday evening as authorities fear the current unrest in Basra may spread. A night-time curfew has been imposed on Basra. Facebook and other online services ...

Facebook: New systems guarantee transparency

Waar Media - 2018-07-15 15:22
WAAR-DUHOK: Facebook’s top security executive Guy Rosen spoke to Calcalist about the technology behind the company’s war on fake news. At the end of 2017, Facebook’s vice president of product management Guy Rosen received a personal email from Mark Zucke ...

Iraqi Protests: Four Demonstrators Killed, Injured by Security Forces

BAS News - 2018-07-15 11:21
ERBIL - At least one protester was killed and three more were wounded on Sunday by the Iraqi security forces in Basra city as the protests turned even more violent on the seventh day when the demonstrators attempted to enter the public offices, a report ...

Iraqi Protests: Sadr Calls for Restrain by Security Forces

BAS News - 2018-07-14 22:00
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged his country's security forces to exercise restraint in handling the "peaceful protests" which have been staged since last week near oil fields in the country’s southern provinces. The Shi'ite leader reje ...

Abadi Places Security Forces on High Alert as Protests Intensify

BAS News - 2018-07-14 17:51
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces were placed on 'high alert' on Saturday as the protests against the 'inefficient public services' are on going for the sixth day in the southern parts of the country. "Reinforcement troops from both the Counter Terrorism Ser ...

In Pictures: Two Killed, Several Wounded So Far in Iraqi Protests

BAS News - 2018-07-14 13:06
ERBIL - At least two Iraqi protesters have so far been killed by the security forces, despite the wounding of several more as the protests for the basic public services and jobs have lately turned violent in some parts of the country. Earlier on Friday, ...

Mass Arrests of Kurdish Activists in Different Cities of Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-13 02:01
In the past few days, security forces have arrested at least seven Kurdish civil and cultural activists in Kangavar, Kermanshah, and Koohdasht. There is no information available on the fate of several of them. An anonymous source, who did not want to be i ...

Turkey Arrests 16 People, Including 3 French, for Alleged Link to PKK

BAS News - 2018-07-13 00:25
ERBIL — Turkish security forces on Thursday announced the arrest of 16 people across the southeastern Kurdish province of Sirnak over suspected links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to a security source, cited by Reuters, three of the de ...

Basra on High Alert as Public Protests Turn Violent

BAS News - 2018-07-12 19:43
ERBIL - Security forces in the Iraqi city of Basra have been put on high alert as the protests against the 'inefficient'public services have turned into violation. The protesters, earlier the day, had encircled Exxon Mobil, PetroChina, and Lukoil from Qa ...

Oilfield Employees Air Evacuated after Protesters Attack in Basra

BAS News - 2018-07-12 17:29
ERBIL — As many of the people in Iraq's Basrah city have lately started protesting the public services in the area, they encircled on Thursday the offices of some oil fields in the city, the security forces, therefore had to use helicopters to transport ...

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 ...

One year on: Liberation of Mosul

The Global Coalition - 2018-07-12 00:32
It has been 12 months since the Iraqi Security Forces liberated Mosul. I have no words sufficient to describe the courage of those forces, nor the oppression they lifted from the people of Mosul. I am proud the Coalition – including the UK – supported th ...

Iran, Iraq to Swap Bodies of over 100 Soldiers from 1980s’ War

BAS News - 2018-07-11 19:21
ERBIL — Authorities from Tehran and Baghdad will exchange the bodies of 105 soldiers killed during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). According to a security source from Diyala province, Iraq will hand over the remains of 73 Iranian soldiers, and it will rec ...

Life in Mosul after Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2018-07-11 15:11
Hear from one Moslawi on how life has improved after the city was liberated from Daesh by Iraqi Security Forces. L’article Life in Mosul after Daesh est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

IS Kills Six Iraqi Security Personnel in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-11 11:33
ERBIL - At least six Iraqi security personnel were killed in an Islamic State (IS) attack in the district of Dibiz west of Kirkuk overnight on Tuesday, sources reported. According to the information BasNews has obtained from local sources, the militants ...

Iraq: Demonstrations Against Public Services Reach Dhi Qar

BAS News - 2018-07-10 20:10
ERBIL — As a number of people in Iraq have lately started protesting against the public services, they reached on Tuesday the Dhi Qar province, said a security source. The source said that the protesters blocked some streets in the provincial capital of ...

Iran pressures Abadi to remove 5000 U.S. experts from Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-07-10 16:40
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran is exerting pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to remove more than 5,000 U.S. experts and consultants from the country, an informed Iraqi source said on Monday. “Abadi is under Iranian pressure not to renew the security agr ...

KRG PM Nechirvan Barzani arrives in Holland to meet Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Waar Media - 2018-07-10 13:05
WAAR-DUHOK: Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Nechirvan Barzani is scheduled to meet with Dutch Prime Minister in the Hague on Tuesday to discuss security and various plans for cooperation between the two governments. “The two ministers will talk ab ...

No Information about the Fate of A Civil Rights Activist

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-10 02:02
Despite three days since the arrest of a poet and civil activist known as “Anwar Arab” from the city of Bukan by the security forces, no information has been received about his fate and whereabouts. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed ...

Kirkuk: One Policeman Killed, Three Wounded in Bomb Blast

BAS News - 2018-07-10 00:15
ERBIL — At least one Iraqi policeman was killed and three others injured in a bomb blast in Kirkuk province, a source said. Speaking to Baghdad Today news website, an unidentified security source said that the bomb had hit a police convoy near al-Bakkara ...

Iraqi Man Arrested After Claiming to be Jesus Christ

BAS News - 2018-07-09 23:49
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Monday arrested a man in Baghdad who had claimed to be Jesus Christ, returning “to bring peace to the world”. “A day after a footage went viral on social media in Iraq, in which Basim Hashim Jabar claims to be prophet Mes ...

A News Website Director Arrested in Paweh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-09 02:01
The director of a news website, called “Nooriaw“, was arrested by the security forces of Paweh for a briefing on the order of the Pave Prosecutor’s Office and transferred to Intelligence Ministry’s Detention Centre in the city of Paweh. Kurdistan Human Ri ...

One Civilian Killed in Protests South of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-07-09 00:03
ERBIL — At least one civilian was killed on Sunday after protests in Iraq’s southern province of Basra turned violent. According to Iraqi media reports, four other people were wounded in clashes with security forces who tried to disperse the crowd. The p ...

An Environment Activist Arrested in Paveh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-07-07 02:01
Erfan Rashidi, an Environment and labor Activists, was arrested last night by the security forces and transferred to an unknown location in Paveh. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that at 1:30 PM on July 05, security forces have ...

Unidentified Gunmen Kill Man with Three of His Kids in Northwest Mosul

BAS News - 2018-07-05 20:42
ERBIL - An unidentified group of armed men opened fire on Thursday evening at a man and three of his children in northwest of Mosul, killing the four civilians instantly, a security spokesperson said. The spokesperson for Ninevah police, Taqriq Jalil, co ...

Kurdistan Security Forces Seize 29-Kilogram Heroin Shipment

BAS News - 2018-07-05 00:11
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s security forces on Wednesday seized 29 kilograms of heroin and arrest two people suspected of trying to transfer the drug shipment to a neighbouring country. “On Wednesday, in coordination with Akre district Asayish [security] ...

Twin Blasts in Baghdad Kill, Wound a Dozen

BAS News - 2018-07-04 23:47
ERBIL — At least 12 civilians were killed or wounded overnight on Wednesday after two successive bombings hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. According to local security sources, the bombings had taken place in Shoula district of Baghdad, killing one and wou ...

Afghan Embassy in Baghdad Catches Fire

BAS News - 2018-07-04 21:15
ERBIL — The Afghan Embassy in Iraq’s capital caught fire on Wednesday afternoon, Baghdad’s Civil Defence confirmed. Firefighters were sent to the site immediately, and they managed to control the blaze and minimize the damages. Security sources said that ...

Peshmerga, Coalition Urge New Anti-IS Plan in Disputed Kurdish Areas

BAS News - 2018-07-03 00:32
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry and representatives from the US-led Coalition met on Monday to discuss the security challenges related to the Islamic State (IS) militants in the disputed Kurdish territories. The sides called for a new milit ...
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