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Duhok: Seven Terror Suspects Die in Failed Escape Attempt

BAS News - 2018-05-26 18:18
ERBIL - At least seven inmates were killed on Saturday in Duhok jail as clashes erupted between them and the security forces when they attempted to break the prison and escape from it, a source said. A source who spoke to BasNews on the condition of anon ...

No US Ground Troops in Baghdad: Parliament Committee

BAS News - 2018-05-24 14:29
ERBIL - Chief of Iraq's parliamentary Defense and Security Committee Hakim al-Zalmi refuted on Thursday the claims of presence of any American ground forces in Baghdad. Several people in Baghdad had claimed on social media that some American troops had b ...

PKK Arrests Kurdish Activist in Syria's Kobani: Sources

BAS News - 2018-05-24 13:26
ERBIL - The security forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have arrested a Kurdish activist in the Kurdish city of Kobani in Syria, said local sources. According to sources in the city, Abu Amar had come from Turkey to visit his paren ...

IS Threatens to Target Certain Districts in Baghdad: Sources

BAS News - 2018-05-24 12:43
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) jihadists have threatened to enter some certain neighborhoods and districts in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, said security sources on Thursday. According to the information obtained by the Iraqi security forces, the milita ...

Senior IS Commander Arrested in Kirkuk: Reports

BAS News - 2018-05-22 12:02
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces arrested overnight on Monday an Islamic State (IS) commander in Kirkuk province who was in charge of executing people, said reports. According to Iraqi media outlets, Abu Wahab Iraqi with four of his fellows were captured in ...

Kurdistan: 38 Kg of Drug Shipment Seized

BAS News - 2018-05-21 00:19
ERBIL - Kurdish Security forces in coordination with the Peshmerga Intelligence agency captured on Sunday 38 kg of drug attempted to be shipped from Turkey into the Kurdistan Region, said a police official. Sadiq Khorki, head of Police Directorate in Sor ...

Three Kurdish Labor Activists Released from Sanandaj Central Prison On Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-17 02:02
Three labor activists from Sanandaj, who were arrested by security forces two weeks ago, were released on bail from Sanandaj Central Prison yesterday. On may 01 (the International Workers’s Day), Yadi Samadin (the Secretary to the Sanandaj Bakery Sendicat ...

Iraqi Forces Capture Three IS Insurgents in Mosul: Report

BAS News - 2018-05-15 15:07
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces said on Tuesday that they have arrested three Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Mosul, said a police chief. "Nineveh police arrested the three militants upon accurate intelligence data in Mosul city," Nineveh Police Chief Bri ...

Coalition congratulates Iraqi people, security forces

The Global Coalition - 2018-05-14 20:05
The Coalition congratulates the people of Iraq and Iraqi Security Forces on the successful completion of the first Parliamentary election since Iraq declared the full liberation of its population from... L’article Coalition congratulates Iraqi people, se ...

Abadi’s Statement on Post-Election Violence in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-13 11:59
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called on security forces to keep the situation in Sulaymaniyah under control after some violent acts between the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Gorran over disputes about election process occurred ...

PUK Security Forces Attack Kurdistan TV Crew in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2018-05-12 22:13
ERBIL — For the second time in a week, security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) attacked the journalists for the Kurdistan TV. Hevi Hiwa, the news channel’s reporter, confirmed to BasNews that she was beaten by the PUK force ...

Two Labor Activists Still Detained in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-05-12 02:01
Two labor activists who were arrested by security forces on the International Labor Day are still being held in the Sanandaj Intelligence Detention Centre. Kurdistan Human Rights Network KHRN has been informed that on may 01 (the International Wworker’s D ...

Sulaymaniyah: PUK Forces Beat Kurdistan TV Crew Covering Election

BAS News - 2018-05-10 16:40
SULAYMANIYAH — A group of security forces affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) reportedly attacked a cameraman and reporter at a polling station in Sulaymaniyah. Since Thursday morning, the early election for armed forces and security p ...

Iraq: Suspect Behind of Killing Two School Students Arrested

BAS News - 2018-05-06 19:14
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces arrested on Sunday a fisherman in Dhi Qar governorate after he was found guilty of killing two school students earlier the day with his created landmine, a security source said. Earlier on Sunday morning, a landmine went off ...

Scandalous IS Leader Killed in Mosul: Official

BAS News - 2018-04-29 17:02
ERBIL - Iraqi pro-government forces killed on Sunday an Islamic State (IS) leader in northern Nineveh province who was well-known for major crimes, a security official said. "The 90th brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi killed Ibrahim el-Yassin, a prominent IS ...

Turkey Arrests Dozens over Suspected PKK Links

BAS News - 2018-04-28 14:38
ERBIL — Turkish security forces on Friday arrested a total of 45 people across the country for suspected links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). According to an anonymous source cited by state-run Anadolu Agency, the arrests were made in Istanbul, A ...

Iraqi Shi’ite Candidate Arrested After Calling Himself “Prophet”

BAS News - 2018-04-25 22:08
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Wednesday arrested a Shi’ite cleric who is running for the upcoming parliamentary election, accusing him of calling himself a “prophet” as part of his election campaign. Yasir Naser Hassan, the founder and secretary gener ...

Kurdistan 24: US promoting cooperation between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Justice for Kurds - 2018-04-25 17:39
WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Col. Ryan Dillon, Spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force—Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), the anti-ISIS Coalition, affirmed on Tuesday US support for cooperation between the Peshmerga and Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). ...

Thirty Six Kurds Detained in Iran since March 21: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-04-24 14:26
ERBIL - At least 36 Kurdish people have been detained by Iranian security forces since March 21, said a human rights group. According to Hangaw Organisation for Human Rights, nine of them have been released, but the rest are still remaining in detention. ...

Turkey Claims Killing of Two PKK Fighters

BAS News - 2018-04-23 23:41
ERBIL — Turkish authorities claimed on Monday that country’s security forces had killed two fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the easter province of Tunceli. Governor’s office, as quoted by state-run Anadolu Agency, said in a statement th ...

Iraqi Troops Kill IS Leader's Right-Hand Man

BAS News - 2018-04-20 21:42
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have killed the right-hand man of group’s first-in-command Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi in Diyala, said a report. "The airstrike targeted a rest house by Islamic State members in al-Zor basin, northeast of Baquba, which left two Is ...

Iraqi Officers Confiscate IS Suspects’ Homes: HRW

BAS News - 2018-04-19 22:57
ERBIL — Officers from the Iraqi forces have reportedly confiscated the houses of suspected Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern city of Mosul and surroundings, said the Human Rights Watch. “Iraqi security officers are denying immediate relatives ...

Six IS Members Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2018-04-19 10:31
ERBIL - Six Islamic State (IS) members were killed on Wednesday by the Iraqi security forces, said the Security Press Center. A Spokesperson for the center, Brigadier General Yahiya Rasul said that the militants were killed during a cooperative operation ...

Iraqi Forces Kill Senior IS Leader in Iraqi-Syrian Border: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-18 13:51
ERBIL - A senior Islamic State (IS) leader was killed on Wednesday by the Iraqi security forces at the Iraqi-Syrian border areas, a military source said. According to AlSumaria, the IS leader is identified as Abu Huzaida al-Iraqi, responsible for carryin ...

Warrant Issued for SWAT Commander's Arrest in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-04-17 17:41
ERBIL - A warrant has been issued to arrest a commander of elite Iraqi SWAT forces in Kirkuk, including a number of his fellow colleagues, a security source told Kurdistan 24 on Tuesday. The warrant comes after some other members of the unit were previou ...

Kurdish Senior Citizens Detained in Iran for Son's Political Activities

BAS News - 2018-04-16 22:27
ERBIL - Iranian security forces have detained two Kurdish senior citizens whose son is already on a death row for political activities. According to Hangaw Organisation for Human Rights, the parents of Ramin Hussein Panahi were detained in Sanandaj by Ir ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Army Near Mosul

BAS News - 2018-04-12 22:59
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) jihadists on Thursday carried out a surprise attack against the Iraqi Army’s 16th brigade in Ba’aj district of northwest Mosul. Speaking to Arabi Jadid website, a security source said that the Iraqi forces had no intelligen ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Six IS Members in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-04-12 19:03
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested six Islamic State insurgents in eastern Mosul, a police officer said on Thursday. The six IS militants were captured in al-Wahda neighborhood in eastern Mosul, said spokesperson of the Interior Ministry, Saad M ...

Iran to Implement Kurdish Activist Execution

BAS News - 2018-04-12 15:13
ERBIL - Supreme Court of Iran has approved the execution sentence of the Kurdish activist Ramin Hossein Panahi who was captured in 2016 by the Iranian security forces in Sanandaj, said a report. According to Hangaw Organisation for Human Rights, the cour ...

Mass Grave with Bodies of 60 Victims Found Near Mosul

BAS News - 2018-04-11 23:23
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have discovered a new mass grave in southern Mosul, north of Iraq, a security source said. “Security forces found a mass grave which contained 60 bodies of civilians,” Capt. Amir Wathiq told BasNews. He stated that the victi ...

Mass Grave Found West of Mosul

BAS News - 2018-04-09 19:40
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have discovered another mass grave in the north of the country which contains the bodies of scores of victims killed by the Islamic State (IS). The remainings of at least 40 people were recovered from the site, located near ...

Nine Iraqi Troops Killed, Wounded by IS Suicide Bomb Attack in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-04-09 10:38
ERBIL - Four IS jihadists have carried out a suicide attack on the Iraqi forces on Monday morning, leaving at least nine troops killed or wounded in western Iraq. "They attacked al-Askari district in the town of Haditha," a security source confirmed to K ...

Iran Arrests Four Kurdish Porters

BAS News - 2018-04-07 10:50
ERBIL - Iranian border security forces have arrested four Kurdish Porters in the Kurdish province of Piranshahr on Thursday, a human rights group said. According to the Iranian Kurdish human rights monitoring group, Hangaw, the detainees are identified a ...

Iraqi Security Forces Kill 65 IS Militants in Anbar: Report

BAS News - 2018-04-03 09:38
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces on Monday killed 65 Islamic State (IS) militants in a well-planned ambush in the province of Anbar, according to Iraqi sources. IKH News quoted a military source who wished to remain anonymous, saying that the security force ...

Six Turkish security forces killed in Kurdish PKK attack: governor

E-Kurd - 2018-03-30 14:50
ANKARA,— Six Turkish security forces were killed on Friday after an attack by Kurdish militants in the southeastern Kurdish province of Siirt in Turkish Kurdistan, in the southeast of the country, local officials said. Three other village guards and four ...

Pictures: IS Member Captured, Yezidi Captive Freed

BAS News - 2018-03-29 20:56
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Thursday captured a member of the Islamic State (IS) in the country’s capital city where he was holding a Kurdish Yezidi captive. A security source confirmed the report to Iraqi media outlets, saying that the Yezidi girl, ...

KDP security forces attack protesters in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-03-28 18:40
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Security forces from Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP led by Massoud Barzani attacked an elderly man in Duhok city as public servants started demonstrations against austerity measures and salary delays in the city on Tuesda ...

Another Kurdish Porter Killed By Iranian Border Guards: Report

BAS News - 2018-03-27 16:06
ERBIL - The Iranian border security forces has opened fire at a group of Kurdish Porters overnight on Monday on Kurdistan Region-Iran border area, killing one instantly, a human rights group said. The victim is identified as Ibrahim Slemani who was marri ...

The ISF graduates a specialized course in first aid in Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2018-03-18 22:28
Shahid Mousa Al-Ahmad Academy in Al-Tabqa graduated with a special training course for the Internal Security Forces, in the name of Martyr Shorsh’s course, during which the trainees received lessons in advanced first aid and disaster management and in the ...

Iraq will reopen Kurdistan region’s airports

Jerusalem Post - 2018-03-18 11:54
According to Kurdish media outlet Rudaw, the airports will come under the Federal Interior Ministry and be run in coordination with security forces in Baghdad. ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Forces, Kills Seven

BAS News - 2018-03-16 13:10
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the Iraqi security forces on Friday in the western province of Anbar, killing at least seven troops. Military confrontations between the sides erupted after units of Iraqi security forces were deployed to the ...
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