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IS Kills Two Iraqi Policemen in Makhmour

BAS News - 2018-11-19 20:42
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents killed on Monday two Iraqi federal policemen in an attack on a checkpoint in the disputed Kurdish district of Makhmour. A local security source told BasNews that the militants carried out the offensive through ex ...

US Soldiers Visit Syria-Turkey Border to Ensure Security

BAS News - 2018-11-19 08:59
ERBIL — A group of US soldiers on Sunday visited the Syrian Kurdistan’s border strip with Turkey after recent tensions and Turkish shelling concerned the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The US military delegation met with commanders from the ...

US Congressman Hails Kurdistan as Model of Coexistence

BAS News - 2018-11-18 14:15
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) Chancellor Masrour Barzani received on Sunday US Congressman Thomas Garrett who highlighted the peaceful coexistence among people in the Kurdistan Region. “In the meeting, both sides reviewed the measures ...

Ten IS Insurgents Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2018-11-18 10:49
ERBIL - At least ten Islamic State (IS) militants were killed by the Iraqi security forces in the province of Salahaddin, a security official said on Sunday. The Security Media Center's spokesperson, Yahya Rasoul said in a statement that the Salahaddin O ...

Another Basra Protests Organizer Assassinated

BAS News - 2018-11-17 23:15
ERBIL - Another organizer of the demonstrations in Iraq's Basra was assassinated by unknown armed men on Saturday, a security source said. The source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said in a statement that the activist, who was also a religious fig ...

Teachers Hold the Second Round Of Sit-Ins At Schools Across Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-16 02:00
The second round of teachers’ sit-in, which began on November 13 across Iran including various cities and villages of Kurdistan, still continues despite the pressures and threats of Iranian security forces. Several Kurdish teachers participating in this s ...

Pictures: Self-Proclaimed Wizard Captured in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-11-15 23:24
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Thursday arrested “one of the most dangerous self-proclaimed wizards” in the western province of Anbar. “Based on intelligence tips, security forces arrested one of the most dangerous wizards in northwest of Anbar,” a sec ...

Security Forces Capture 14 IS Militants North of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-11-14 13:54
ERBIL — At least 14 Islamic State (IS) insurgents were captured during an operation by the Iraqi forces in the north of the country, an official statement confirmed. The operation was carried out in Badush district of Nineveh province, north of Mosul, th ...

Interruption of Phone Lines and Tight Security Measures in Shaho Mountain

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-14 02:02
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of Kamyaran has Interrupted the operation of phone lines across the Shaho Mountain and has turned the area into a military garrison through widespread deployment of military forces. The Kurdistan Human Rights N ...

Kurdistan: Archeological Artifacts Seized from Smugglers

BAS News - 2018-11-13 11:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region security forces announced on Tuesday the seizure of several dozens of artifacts from a group of smugglers. During an operation based on previous intelligence, the security forces captured a group of smugglers with 80 pieces of “i ...

Nine People Assassinated by Unknown Gunmen in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-11-12 23:14
ERBIL - At least nine Iraqi people, including an officer from the Tribal Mobilization Forces, were assassinated on Monday by a group of unidentified armed men in Anbar province. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said in a statement t ...

Sadr movement warns of Mosul’s current situation

Waar Media - 2018-11-12 17:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Sadr movement warned on Monday that a big security threat is present in Nineveh province. We have warned of possible threats on Mosul outskirts along to the province’s border with Syria days ago, but our warnings were ignored.” Stated H ...

Coalition Announces Killing of 5 Senior IS Leaders in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-11-11 10:02
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition on Sunday announced the killing of at least five senior Islamic State (IS) members together with dozens more jihadists in a recent operation in Iraq’s Salahaddin province. “Iraqi Security Forces and Iraqi Counter Terrorism Se ...

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Indeed #KurdishJobs - 2018-11-11 03:01
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IS Militant, Disguised in Women's Outfit, Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2018-11-09 00:17
ERBIL - An Islamic State (IS) member was killed on Thursday in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin who had disguised himself in women's clothes, attempting to sneak into other cities. A security source from the city told al-Maalomah website that the militan ...

Car Bomb Blast Kills, Wounds 25 in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2018-11-08 17:22
ERBIL - A car bomb explosion resulted in the killing and wounding of 25 people in the Iraqi province of Mosul on Thursday evening, locals reported. Kurdistan 24 cited local security sources as saying that the blast took place in front of the Abu Layla Re ...

KRSC Chancellor, Belgian Ambassador Discuss Regional Developments

BAS News - 2018-11-08 15:27
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, received Belgium’s ambassador to Iraq and Jordan, Hendrik Van de Velde on Thursday to discuss the political and security developments in the region. Barzani touched upon ...

Iranian Security Forces Gun Down Young Kurdish Man

BAS News - 2018-11-08 14:20
ERBIL — A young Kurdish man was gunned down on Thursday in the city of Piranshahr, Western Azarbaijan Province, by the Iranian security forces. Salah Esfandwand, 28, was behind the wheels when he came under the fire of the security forces who suspected h ...

Continued Detention of Environmental Activists in Sanandaj and Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-08 02:00
Five environmental activists, called Arman Ghafouri, Sahar Kazemi, Kaveh Babamoradi,Varia Khosravi and Shawgar Golabi who were arrested by security forces in the cities of Sanandaj and Marivan, are still detained by the Ministry of Intelligence and the Ir ...

Masrour Barzani Hopes PM Abdul-Mahdi Begins New Chapter

BAS News - 2018-11-07 14:33
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has expressed hopes for the new Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi to begin a new chapter in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani discussed the issue whil ...

Mosul: Mass Grave of Former Parliament Candidates Discovered

BAS News - 2018-11-07 13:57
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Wednesday the discovery of another mass grave in the Nineveh province, north of the country. “The grave in Badush, northwest of Mosul, contains the remains of more than 30 people,” Anadolu Agency quoted Army Cap ...

Turkey Arrest 15 People over Alleged PKK Links

BAS News - 2018-11-07 13:57
ERBIL — Turkish security forces announced the arrest of 15 people on Wednesday who are allegedly linked to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The arrests were made in the eastern province of Agri during an operation, said an unnamed security source, as ...

Iraq: Security Official Survives Assassination

BAS News - 2018-11-07 10:21
ERBIL — An Iraqi security official survived an assassination attempt in the south of the country when a group of armed men attacked him behind the wheels. Ismail Jabiri, Manager of Imarah Prison, was attacked while driving on Madaris street of Maysan, so ...

Three IS Leaders Killed in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-11-06 23:07
ERBIL - Three leaders of the extremist group of Islamic State ( IS) were killed on Tuesday during clashes with the Iraqi forces in the province of Diyala. "Intelligence officers carried out a security operation in the depth of Hamrin Mountains, 75 km nor ...

IS Woman Responsible for Medical Treatments Arrested in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-11-05 11:13
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Monday announced the arrest of a woman in Kirkuk who is suspected of treating Islamic State (IS) jihadists during the wartime. Shakir Jawdat, Chief of Federal Police, confirmed the report and told Iraqi news channels that ...

Iranian Security Forces Arrest Kurdish Civilians in Several Cities

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-05 02:00
Iranian security forces have detained three more Kurdish civilians in the Iranian Kurdish cities of Saqqez, Oshnavieh (Shno in Kurdish) and Sanandaj over the past few days. Meanwhile, officers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have questione ...

A Kurdish Civilain Arrested by Security Forces in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-05 02:00
Parastoo Mirza’i, a Kurdish civilian from Sanandaj, was arrested by the security forces following a telephone summons to the headquarters of the Sanandaj Intelligence Bureau. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) informed that Parastoo Mirza’i was arreste ...

KRSC Releases Report of IS Attacks in Disputed Territories in October

BAS News - 2018-11-04 16:31
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), in its monthly report, has warned of an increase in the terrorist attacks conducted by the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed areas in October, mostly through vehicle-borne improvised explosive device ...

Kurdish Security Forces Seize 7kg of Heroin, Arrest One

BAS News - 2018-11-04 13:53
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Soran district of Erbil province have arrested one individual with 7.2 kilograms of heroin. Head of Soran Directorate of Security Affairs, Siddiq Ali, said that they had received information on the shipment, and it was ...

IED Blast Wounds Several Civilians in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-11-04 09:16
ERBIL — An improvised explosive device (IED) went off overnight Saturday at the center of Tuz Khurmatu in south of Kirkuk, wounding several civilians, security source said. The blast occurred near a police station, Tuz Khurmatu chief of police, Hussein A ...

IS Kills Six Iraqi Troops in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-11-03 11:29
ERBIL - At least six Iraqi troops were killed in an attack by the extremist members of the Islamic State (IS) in western Ninevah, a security official said on Saturday. Raed Karim al-Obeidi, on official from the Iraqi army, told reports that the insurgent ...

Iraq's Dhi Qar: Three Suicidal Cases Recorded in 24 Hours

BAS News - 2018-11-01 17:39
ERBIL - At least three people committed suicide in an Iraqi city of Dhi Qar province in the past 24 hours only, a local security source said on Thursday. According to a statement by the source, the incidents occurred in the city of Shiyukh of Dhi Qar pro ...

Garmiyan Court Sentences 4 IS Members to Life in Prison

BAS News - 2018-11-01 11:28
ERBIL — The Criminal Court of Garmiyan in Kurdistan Region has sentenced four people to life in prison over their membership in the Islamic State (IS) and involvement in acts of terror. Garmiyan Directorate of Security Affairs confirmed the sentences in ...

A Detained Teacher Released on Bail in Saqqez

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-11-01 02:01
Mohammad Saleh Shokri, a teacher from Saqqez who had been arrested by security forces of Saqqez on Oct 7, 2018, was released on bail on Sunday. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), Mohammad Saleh Shokri (with 24 years of teaching experi ...

Bawa Mahmoud Shrine Exploded by Unidentified Armed Men in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2018-10-31 19:24
ERBIL - The tomb of Bawa Mahmoud in Khanaqin, Diyala province, was exploded by unidentified armed men on Wednesday evening, a security source said. No groups or terrorist organizations have yet been accused of carrying out the attack. According to the in ...

Sri Lanka: Stepping Back from a Constitutional Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-31 15:09
The return to power of controversial former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka's prime minister is unconstitutional and destabilising. International actors should make future security and economic cooperation contingent on parliament reconvening im ...

Iraqi Parliament to Discuss Kirkuk Crisis

BAS News - 2018-10-31 14:06
ERBIL — The new Iraqi parliament is expected to soon discuss the situation in Kirkuk during a special session, said deputy parliament speaker Bashir Haddad. Kirkuk is being challenged by security and administrative challenges since the Iraqi army and Ira ...

The Iranian plot that shut down Denmark

Seth Frantzman - 2018-10-31 01:34
Now we know why Denmark cut itself off from Germany and Sweden and launched a massive security operation in September. It wasn’t against an ISIS-style terror attack, but against an […] ...

Mass Grave of IS Militants Discovered in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-29 23:56
ERBIL - The bodies of 34 extremists of the Islamic State (IS) were discovered on Monday in western Mosul, a security source said. "Not less than 34 Islamic State fighters were found dead inside a mass grave in Al-Aiadiya district of western Mosul," the s ...

Turkey, Russia, France, Germany Hold Summit on Syrian Crisis

BAS News - 2018-10-29 20:20
ERBIL - Presidents of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, France’s Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have met this week to discuss the latest political and security developments in Syria. During their meeting ...

Passerby Killed in Gunfire Between PUBG Gamers

BAS News - 2018-10-29 15:50
ERBIL — A civilian passing by a brawl between PUBG gamers in Kirkuk was killed on Monday, security sources confirmed. According to a report by Somaria News, two friends who were playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), started a brawl that soon esca ...

Masrour Barzani, Russian Envoy Discuss Iraqi Politics

BAS News - 2018-10-28 17:33
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) received on Sunday the Russian ambassador to Iraq, Maksim Maksimov, to discuss the issues of the politics and security in Iraq and the region. During the meeting, the pair shed light on the l ...

Media Crew Placed Under Detention in Sulaymaniyah University Campus

BAS News - 2018-10-28 13:39
ERBIL — Security forces on Sunday detained the media crew for Kurdistan TV at the campus of Sulaymaniyah University. The detention came while Kurdistan TV reporters were covering a gathering by the university students. Aras Sattar, a member of the crew, ...

PUK Urged to End “Unlawful” Detention of KDP Member

BAS News - 2018-10-28 09:35
ERBIL — Kurdistan’s Parliamentary Committee for Human Rights has urged the release of a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) member who was “abducted” by the security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in Raniya. “The abduction of ...

Two IS Members Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-27 21:48
ERBIL - At least two members of the extremist group of Islamic State (IS) were captured in Kirkuk province on Saturday, a security official said. Saad Maan, spokesperson for Iraq's Interior Ministry, said in a statement that the two insurgents were arres ...

PUK Arrests KDP Member in Alleged Political Crackdown

BAS News - 2018-10-27 11:17
ERBIL — The security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Friday arrested a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Raniya, Sulaymaniyah province. Kurdistan Democratic Youth Union confirmed the report in a statement ...

Masrour Barzani: Kurds Seek Genuine Partnership in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-10-24 16:35
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has reiterated that the Kurds should be taken as real political partners in the next Iraqi government’s policy-making. The top Kurdish security official explained that the K ...

China Expands Its Peace and Security Footprint in Africa

International Crisis Group - 2018-10-24 16:22
At the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and China-Africa Defence and Security Forum, Beijing showcased an increasingly strategic approach to its defence relations with African countries and its role in managing challenges to peace and security on t ...

Opening of Women’s Council in Mashlab district

SDF Press - 2018-10-24 01:34
Raqqa – The Women’s Department in Raqqa opened a Women’s Council in Mashlab district. The opening ceremony was attended by leaders of SDF, the Internal Security Forces, members of the Civil Administrations of the Women’s Offices in the Syrian North, the F ...

Graduation of 8th session of ISF

SDF Press - 2018-10-24 01:34
Tabqa – Mansoura – Internal Security Forces in Martyr “Ali Melhem” academy in Mansoura of Tabqa countryside graduated 50 elements of the internal security forces after their training course ended which was lasted for 25 days, it was the eighth course grad ...

Bolton: Trump, Putin to meet in Paris on November 11

Waar Media - 2018-10-24 01:26
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday had a 90-minute meeting with visiting US National Security Adviser John Bolton in Moscow. WAAR-DUHOK: White House national security adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that President Trump and Russian President Vl ...

Masrour Barzani, EU Envoy Discuss Bilateral Ties

BAS News - 2018-10-23 21:04
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received on Tuesday the EU Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua to discuss a number of political and security issues. According to a statement by Barzani's office, the pair exchanged view ...

Kremlin: Putin to meet with John Bolton on October 23

Waar Media - 2018-10-23 11:20
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US National Security Advisor John Bolton WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet on Tuesday with US National Security Advisor John Bolton to hear clarifications on many topics, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry ...

PICTURES: Ten Civilians Injured by Car Bomb South of Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-23 11:19
ERBIL — At least ten people, all civilians, were wounded on Tuesday after a car bomb went off in Qayyara district, south of Mosul, the security sources confirmed. The terrorist attack reportedly took place in a marketplace near a restaurant in Qayyara. T ...

Sanandaj Prosecutor’s Office Refused to Release An Environmental Activist

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-23 02:07
The Sanandaj Prosecutor’s Office refused to temporarily release an environmental activist called Sahar Kazemi (held at Sanandaj Central Prison) who was arrested by the security forces on Aug 9, 2018. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been info ...

Duhok: Kurdish Security Captures over 100 Kilograms of Illegal Drugs

BAS News - 2018-10-23 00:41
ERBIL - Kurdish security forces have captured 101 kg of illegal drugs in the provinces of Erbil and Duhok. According to a statement by the Anti-Drug Directorate in Dohuk, a copy of which was obtained by BasNews, the forces, in a number of campaigns, have ...

Baghdad Sends Reinforcement to Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-10-22 16:48
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government has started sending reinforcement to the western Kirkuk areas since Saturday as the returning Islamic State (IS) militants challenge the security forces present in the area. Despite Baghdad’s claim of liberating the e ...

September’s Security Crisis in Kirkuk and Beyond: KRSC Statement

BAS News - 2018-10-22 16:48
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) has released its monthly report on the security crisis across Kirkuk and neighboring provinces, detailing the acts of terror during the month of September. “During September, unrest increased in Kirkuk ...
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