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Basra: Protesters Took Back to Streets after One Killed by Police

BAS News - 2018-08-16 15:19
ERBIL — Hundreds of Iraqis took back to streets in the southern province of Basra on Thursday to condemn the killing of another protester by the security forces. Demonstrations have been ongoing in Iraq’s for about two months, in which people demand bett ...

Watch: Protests Resumed in Basra, One Demonstrator Killed

BAS News - 2018-08-15 16:31
ERBIL - At least one Iraqi protester was killed on Wednesday evening by the security forces after the troops opened fire to disperse the demonstrators on a main road leading to the oilfields in the province of Basra, local sources reported. According to ...

Car Bomb Explosion in Kirkuk Kills, Wounds Three People

BAS News - 2018-08-15 14:42
ERBIL - At least three Iraqi people were killed or wounded in southern Kirkuk province after a car bomb went off on Wednesday morning, security forces said in a statement. Head of Kirkuk security service (Asayish) media Goran Abdullah, told BasNews that ...

Four People Injured During Protests in Basra

BAS News - 2018-08-15 00:54
ERBIL - At least four people, including civilians, were injured while the security forces were trying to disperse the Iraqi protesters in the oil-rich province of Basra on Tuesday, a police source said. The source told Almaalomah news agency that, a huge ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Five Women in Mosul over Links with IS

BAS News - 2018-08-14 17:13
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces arrested five women in the northern city of Mosul whom were identified as Islamic State (IS) members, interior ministry said. According to a statement by the ministry, the five women used to work for IS’s morality police whi ...

Mosul: Iraqi Troops Kill One IS Member, Capture Seven

BAS News - 2018-08-14 00:04
ERBIL - At least one member of the Islamic State (IS) was killed by the Nineveh police forces on Monday, while seven others were captured in Mosul, a police officer said. Captain Amir Wathiq told BasNews that the security forces had intelligence informat ...

Shahid Idris Academy Graduates its 26th course

SDF Press - 2018-08-13 11:38
shahid Idris Academy in Ain Issa, graduated its 26th training course for the internal security forces in Raqqa and its countryside, it carries name of the shahid “Ahmed Al-Awish,” who was martyred during his response to an attempt to infiltrate from Daesh ...

Graduation of the first Ambulance and Emergency course for the ISF

SDF Press - 2018-08-13 11:38
Tabqa – the Internal Security Forces that seek day and night to ensure security and safety in the region by opening its frequent courses in the Tabqa and its countryside of the forces of rescue and Traffic Tracks and emergency teams and ambulances under t ...

Statement regarding participation in operations in Idleb

SDF Press - 2018-08-13 11:38
We at the Syrian Democratic Forces – SDF monitoring the military and security situation and developments in Syria in general, and in Idleb, Swaidaa and Aleppo in particular. Lately, there were a lot of talking regarding the participation of the Syrian Dem ...

Finland to Send Military Advisors to Train Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-11 11:57
ERBIL — The Finnish government has announced that it will send a number of military advisors to Iraq to take part in NATO training mission for Iraqi troops. “The President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy decid ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 14 IS Militants in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-08-08 21:00
ERBIL - Over 14 Islamic State (IS) members were killed, while four of their armored vehicles were destroyed during a military operation by the Iraqi security forces in Anbar province, a military commander said on Wednesday. Speaking to BasNews, colonel S ...

Kurdish Fighters Clash with Iranian Forces near Sanandaj

BAS News - 2018-08-08 10:30
ERBIL — The Kurdish fighters of the oppositions parties clashed with the Iranian security forces on Tuesday in the rural areas of Kurdistan province, north-west Iran. According to Hangaw Organisation for Human Rights, the confrontation took place in Nawa ...

Iran Arrests Another Kurdish Journalist

BAS News - 2018-08-07 12:20
ERBIL — Iranian security forces have detained another Kurdish civil activist and journalists in the northwestern province of Kurdistan. According to Hangaw Organisation for Human Rights, Arman Ghafouri was arrested by the Iranian intelligence service in ...

Release of a number of suspects on security issues

SDF Press - 2018-08-02 23:49
Raqqa – In the framework of the release of prisoners suspected of security issues, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)released nine prisoners of suspects, in coordination with the Office of Public Relations of SDF and the elders and dignitaries of the tribes. ...

People’s municipality in Raqqa removes soil berms of Daesh

SDF Press - 2018-08-02 23:49
People’s municipality in Raqqa city, in coordination with the Internal Security Forces, removes the soil berms established by Daesh on the public roads, the entrances to the city and its secondary streets. People’s municipality in Raqqa city began today t ...

Iraqi Troops Kill Four IS Militants in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2018-07-29 14:51
ERBIL - At least four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a military operation by the Iraqi forces in the province of Salahaddin, a security spokesperson said on Sunday, adding that three of the extremists were suicide bombers. "Troops from the S ...

KIG member and his son arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan after Erbil attack

E-Kurd - 2018-07-29 00:10
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish security forces in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil have arrested a member of the Kurdistan Islamic Group (KIG) and his son on July 23 after an armed attack on the Erbil Governorate building, which res ...

High-ranking IS Member Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-07-26 00:58
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Wednesday captured a high-ranking Islamic State (IS) member in the northern city of Mosul where was once the group’s stronghold in Iraq. According to a statement by Iraqi Security Media Center, cited by Iraqi News, the in ...

Iraq executes Islamic State member who partook in Shingal massacre

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-25 22:27
Near the end of June, Iraq carried out the execution of 12 convicted terrorists in response to the Islamic State’s abduction, murder, and mutilation, and later dumping of Iraqi self-described security forces. (Photo: Archive) ...

IS Commander Captured Before Entering Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-07-24 22:57
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces arrested on Tuesday an Islamic State (IS) commander while trying to enter Kirkuk province from Diyala. Commander Mazhar al-Azzawi for Diyala Operations Command confirmed the report to al-Ghad Press, noting that the intellige ...

Iraqi Vice President Praises Kurdistan for Fighting Terrorism

BAS News - 2018-07-24 15:46
ERBIL - Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi has praised the role of the Kurdistan Region security forces for combating terrorism, adding that Monday's terrorist attack on Erbil Governor's Office "was a meaningless dream of terrorists". "We thank the leaders ...

HRW: Iraqi Security Forces Fire at Demonstrators

BAS News - 2018-07-24 13:06
ERBIL - Human Rights Watch (HRW) revealed on Tuesday multiple cases in which the Iraqi security forces have been involved in shooting and beating the demonstrators in the southern parts of the country who have been protesting against the lack of efficien ...

Three gunmen attack on Erbil Governorate

Waar Media - 2018-07-23 16:16
WAAR-DUHOK: Security forces killed three militants as an hours-long siege Monday morning on the Erbil Governorate building came to an end, a Kurdish security source confirmed early afternoon. The gunmen injured a policeman and entered the building around ...

Erbil Governorate Facility Secured

BAS News - 2018-07-23 12:07
ERBIL - The security forces have been able to secure the Erbil Governorate building and the situation is now stable, after they killed all of the armed men, who had attacked the facility. A group of three unknown gunmen whose identity and their motive be ...

Two of Militants Attacking Erbil Governorate Building Killed

BAS News - 2018-07-23 10:21
ERBIL - Two of the three militants, who have raided the Erbil Governorate building since Monday early morning, were killed by the security forces, while the last one has been injured but yet to be "neutralized", multiple reports said. BasNews reporter sa ...

831 People Killed, Injured in Iraqi Protests So Far: Observatory

BAS News - 2018-07-22 16:39
ERBIL - At least 831 people have so far been killed or injured in the past ten days of protests in Iraq, a Baghdad-based war monitor said on Sunday. "The clashes between security forces and protesters in Iraq’s south and center left 831 people dead and i ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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] ...
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