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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ten IS Members Captured in Mosul, Four Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-10-21 02:08
ERBIL - At least ten members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured on Saturday in the group's previously stronghold city of Mosul. "During a security campaign to arrest the wanted persons in Nineveh province, security forces apprehended 10 militants be ...

A Detained Kurdish Citizen Released on Bail

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-20 02:10
Hoshyar Kasraei, a citizen from the village of Nay of Marivan who had been arrested by security forces earlier this year on July 11, 2018, was released from Marivan Prison on a bail of 200 million Tomans. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been inf ...

Erbil Security Refutes Reports of Arresting Personnel

BAS News - 2018-10-17 19:47
ERBIL - Erbil Security (Asayish) has refuted the reports claiming that the forces had taken a number of their officers into custody over an alleged involvement in a case related to oil. Head of Erbil Security (Asayish), Tariq Nouri, told Kurdistan 24 tha ...

Kirkuk: 50 Families Escape Again as IS Threat Persists

BAS News - 2018-10-14 11:46
ERBIL — At least 50 civilian families have once again escaped their homes as the Iraqi security forces failed to protect them against the Islamic State (IS) in southern Kirkuk province. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the civilians have ...

People from Anbar Banned from Traveling to Baghdad: MPs

BAS News - 2018-10-14 11:05
ERBIL — Iraqi lawmakers have warned against a travel ban on the people of western province of Anbar that prevents them from entering Baghdad. Several members of the parliament said in a statement on Saturday that the Iraqi security forces do not allow pe ...

Duhok: Two Suspects Captured with 50 kg of Drugs

BAS News - 2018-10-13 20:50
ERBIL - Kurdish security forces were able to capture two suspects in possession of 50 kg of heroin in the province of Duhok on Saturday, reportedly attempting to smuggle it abroad. Kurdistan 24 cited Colonel Faraj Kouger, the head of the Anti-Drug Direct ...

Iraq Boosts Military Presence on Border with Syria

BAS News - 2018-10-12 15:20
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has taken every measure possible to strengthen its control over the border strip with Syria so as to block the infiltration path of escaping Islamic State (IS) insurgents, the Iraqi security forces said. "Presence [of the Iraqi for ...

Two Civil Activists Arrested in Saghez and Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2018-10-12 02:01
In the past few days, security forces have arrested two activists called Mohammad Saleh Shokri (resident of Saqqez) and Zanyar Dabbaghian from Sanandaj. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has been informed that security forces arrested teachers Mohamma ...

Turkey: At Least Seven People Arrested over Suspected Links to IS

BAS News - 2018-10-09 23:08
ERBIL - At least seven people were arrested by the Turkish security forces in Elazig province on Tuesday over suspected ties with the Islamic State (IS). Talking to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity, a police source said that four Syrian and three ...

PKK's Political Activist Arrested in Turkey

BAS News - 2018-10-09 21:30
ERBIL - A political activist of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was arrested by the Turkish security forces on Tuesday, local reports said. Dawlat Aslan, head of the PKK activities in Belgium, was in a visit in Turkey when she was taken into custody i ...

Kurdish Women’s Rights Activist Arrested in Iran

BAS News - 2018-10-09 13:40
ERBIL — Iranian security forces have arrested a Kurdish advocate of women’s right while her family remains uninformed about her whereabouts. Mina Rad, who is also a known Kurdish poet, was summoned by Iranian intelligence service last Saturday, and since ...

Iraq Security: Tara Fares assassinated by local extremist group in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-10-08 15:16
Tara Fares, 22, was one of Iraq’s best known social media figures WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s Minister of Interior Qasim al-A’raji said on Saturday evening that an extremist group is behind the assassination of Iraqi model Tara Fares. “The security forces are spa ...

Iraq's Interior Minister: An Extremist Group Behind Death of Tara Fares

BAS News - 2018-10-07 21:02
ERBIL - Iraq's Minister of Interior Qasim al-A'raji said on Saturday evening that an extremist group is behind the assassination of Iraqi model Tara Fares. "The security forces are sparing no efforts to arrest the assassins and reveal them to the Iraqi p ...

British-Australian woman kidnapped by the PUK in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-10-07 14:25
Vanessa Powell | Exclusive to Ekurd On the 1st of December 2017, I was unlawfully abducted by Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) security forces in the city of Sulaymaniyah from outside my home in Qaiwan City, one of Sulaymaniyah’s most exclusive compoun ...

Man Captured with 5 Kilograms of Drugs in Soran

BAS News - 2018-10-07 14:07
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Soran, Erbil province, have arrested a man who had in possession five kilograms of addictive drugs. According to an online statement, Soran Anti-Narcotics Police has put the individual under custody, and confiscated the ...

Turkey Arrests Dozens of People over Suspected PKK Links

BAS News - 2018-10-06 10:19
ERBIL — Turkish security forces have arrested 88 people suspected of having links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the country’s interior minister said on Friday. According to an official statement, the arrests were made across Izmir, Van, Adana, E ...

US to Sell Five Armed Bell 407GX Helicopters to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-10-05 19:46
ERBIL - The US State Department has approved to sell five armed Bell 407GX light attack helicopters to the Iraqi security forces as part of the country's fight against the Islamic State (IS), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement. T ...

Brothers Arrested in Tuz Khurmatu over IS Membership

BAS News - 2018-10-03 16:14
ERBIL — Two brothers were arrested in Tuz Khurmatu on Wednesday by security forces over their engagement in Islamic State (IS) acts of terror. The siblings, identified as Basim Nouri and Jasim Nouri, had involved in several terrorist attacks in the city, ...

At Least Seven IS Insurgents Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-10-02 18:47
ERBIL - At least seven members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in Mosul, one of whom admitted to the assassination of security forces, the Iraqi interior ministry’s spokesman said. "Karama security forces, acting upon intelligence reports, arrest ...

commandos’ forces training at “Juma al nazal” Academy

SDF Press - 2018-09-30 03:14
Tabqa: In order to ensure the region security and stability, SDF continue to conduct military exercises for its fighters on an ongoing and permanent basis to maintain readiness and strengthen the capabilities of the fighters. The training was conducted by ...

Armed forces vote in Kurdistan Parliamentary election

Waar Media - 2018-09-28 13:20
WAAR-DUHOK: Security forces, Peshmerga, and others began voting on Friday morning in the Kurdistan Region’s parliamentary election.Some 170,469 voters are eligible to vote on the special day of voting. The elections commission announced 72,653 eligible v ...

Hawija: Local Tribes Take up Arms to Encounter IS

BAS News - 2018-09-28 11:37
ERBIL — As the Iraqi security forces have failed to fully secure the area from Islamic State (IS) attacks, local tribes in Hawija have decided to take up the arms to fight back the jihadists. Member of local administrative council fo Hawija, Ahmed Khorsh ...

Sulaymaniyah: Security Forces Attack Journalist Amid Election

BAS News - 2018-09-28 11:05
ERBIL — Security forces of Sulaymaniyah, who are affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), attacked a Kurdish journalist during the parliamentary election for the armed forces. “I had accreditation from the electoral commission, as well as ...

Kurdistan Parliamentary Election: Polls Opened for Armed Forces

BAS News - 2018-09-28 09:34
ERBIL — Armed forces of Kurdistan Region are today (28 September) casting their votes for the fifth round of the parliament. The polls are open since 08:00 local time (GMT +3), and will close at 18:00. The Peshmerga, police, and security forces are votin ...

PM Barzani Hails Kurdish Forces for Stabilizing Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-09-27 17:49
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has thanked the Peshmerga and other Kurdish security forces for the stability they have provided for Kurdistan through their sacrifices in the front lines and service inside the region. The Kurdis ...

Iraqi Military Responsible for Disappearance of Dozens of Sunnis: HRW

BAS News - 2018-09-27 10:15
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) holds the Iraqi army and security forces responsible for the disappearance of “dozens of mostly Sunni Arab males since 2014, including children as young as 9”. In a report on Thursday, the HRW revealed that the Shi’it ...

Iraqi Forces Continue Arresting Activists in Basra: Report

BAS News - 2018-09-26 22:53
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have resumed arresting civil activists in the southern province of Basra, a report revealed on Wednesday. According to a report by the London-based Araby Al-Jadeed news agency, the Iraqi special forces, among which were pro- ...

Six members of Worker-Communist Party arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2018-09-22 22:13
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Security forces in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan arrested six members of the Worker-Communist Party of Kurdistan on Saturday because of their call for voters to boycott the Kurdistan parliamentary election. ...

Iranian Military Parade Attack: Forces Arrest People Randomly

BAS News - 2018-09-22 18:29
ERBIL - The Iranian security forces have launched a campaign to arrest people randomly after four armed men attacked a military parade on Saturday morning in which tens of people were killed or wounded in southwest of the country. At least 29 people, inc ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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