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Brother of Iraqi MP Arrested for Involvement in Sinjar Massacre

BAS News - 2018-02-20 21:33
MOSUL — The brother of and Iraqi lawmaker was arrested on Tuesday by the security forces after he was accused of involvement in the Islamic State’s (IS) massacre against the Kurdish Yezidis in Sinjar back in 2014. The suspect was arrested while visiting ...

The continued arbitrary detention of citizens Kurd in Sanandaj, Ilam and Bukan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2018-02-20 13:54
Kurdistan Human Right Association: Three citizens in the cities of Sanandaj, Boukan and Mehran from eastern Kurdistan have been arrested in separate cases by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces in these cities. On 17,February,2018 “Bahman Khosh ...

Blast Kills 4 in Rojava’s Qamishlo

BAS News - 2018-02-18 22:23
ERBIL — At least four people were killed on Sunday after a bomb exploded their vehicle in Qamishlo, the Syrian Kurdistan. According to Kurdistan 24, the explosion took place in Gharbi neighbourhood of Qamishlo where local security forces have already lau ...

Passengers at Baghdad Airport Can Take Weapons Aboard

BAS News - 2018-02-17 22:54
BAGHDAD — An Iraqi lawmaker has warned about the incompetence of the security forces at the international airport of Baghdad where passengers take weapons aboard without the security noticing. Adil Nouri, a spokesperson for the parliamentary committee of ...

Mass Grave of 100 Victims of IS Found South of Mosul

BAS News - 2018-02-17 22:54
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have discovered another huge mass grave in north of the country where up to 100 victims of the Islamic State (IS) were buried. Saleh al-Sherifi, commander of Nineveh Operations Command, told BasNews on Saturday that locals i ...

Masrour Barzani: Security Situation Worsening in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2018-02-17 16:06
ERBIL — The Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has laid the responsibility for the deteriorating security situation across the disputed Kurdish territories on the Iraqi government and its forces. “The security situat ...

Turkey Imposes Curfew on Several Areas in Diyarbakir

BAS News - 2018-02-14 15:40
ERBIL — Turkish security forces have imposed curfews on at least 176 villages in the province of Diyarbakir, the Kurdish-majority province in Turkey. According to sources, the curfews were imposed on 71 villages and 105 hamlets in the province in the pre ...

Kirkuk Residents Want Kurdish Security Forces Back: Goran Official

BAS News - 2018-02-14 09:40
ERBIL - Since the October events, the residents in Kirkuk province are not comfortable with their security and they wish the Kurdish security forces would replace the Iraqi forces in the city once again.Mohammed Nasradin, head of a branch of Change Movem ...

KRG refutes HRW accusations against Peshmerga

Waar Media - 2018-02-10 13:07
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday refuted accusations the Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently made against the Kurdish Peshmerga and security forces. Dindar Zebari, head of KRG’s committee for monitoring and responding internati ...

KRG Refutes HRW Allegations Against Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-02-10 01:09
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Friday refuted accusations the Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently made against the Kurdish Peshmerga and security forces. Dindar Zebari, head of KRG’s committee for monitoring and responding international ...

Iraqi Kurdistan accused of carrying out ‘mass executions’

E-Kurd - 2018-02-09 22:31
BAGHDAD,— Human Rights Watch on Friday accused Iraqi Kurdish security forces of carrying out mass executions of detainees alleged to be members of the Islamic State jihadist group. The watchdog said the Kurdish peshmerga fighters detained Iraqis and fore ...

4,000 IS Suspects Held in Kurdistan: Official

BAS News - 2018-02-07 00:52
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces are holding up to 4,000 suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) whom have been captured through the three-years of war against the terror group, a Kurdish official confirmed. Dindar Zebari, head of Kurdistan Region’s o ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 5 IS Militants South of Mosul

BAS News - 2018-02-05 23:06
MOSUL — At least five militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during a fire exchange between them and Iraqi security forces in south of Mosul. The jihadists were hiding in Birhevi village near Hammam Alil district of southern Mosul, a source said ...

Yezidis Call on Peshmerga to Return to Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-02-01 23:51
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi population of Sinjar demand Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces to return to their town as security situation there continues to deteriorate, a local official said. “The Yezidi families who have returned to their homes in Sinjar ar ...

IS Top Oil Official Captured in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-01 22:00
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Thursday captured a high-ranking member of the Islamic State (IS) who was reportedly responsible for the extremist group’s oil trade. The IS official, identified by Iraqi media as Abdulghani Zargham Abdulsama was captured ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Citizens in Makhmoor

BAS News - 2018-01-29 12:57
According to sources, the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi have launched a operation for checking residential houses in Makhmoor, a town in Kurdistan Region, under the name of the federal security forces and arrested at least 6 people under the pretext of ...

Iran Arrests 15 Kurds for Links to Kurdish Oppositions

BAS News - 2018-01-28 16:53
ERBIL — Iranian security forces arrested at least 15 Kurdish citizens within two days in the villages around Shno (Oshnaviyeh) district of Western Azerbaijan Province. Local sources, cited by Iranian Kurdish human rights monitoring group of Hangaw, said ...

Coalition’s Friendly Fire Kills 10 Iraqi Soldiers

BAS News - 2018-01-27 17:56
BAGHDAD — The US-led Coalition jets on Saturday killed 10 Iraqi soldiers in an airstrike described as friendly fire. Security officials said that they had called for an airstrike on a group of local police forces whom were mistaken for militants. The inc ...

Eight dead as US strike hits Iraq forces

Waar Media - 2018-01-27 13:56
WAAR-DUHOK: Eight Iraqis were killed on Saturday, most of them security personnel, in a US air strike that apparently targeted them by mistake, a provincial official said. “Eight people — a senior intelligence official, five policemen and a woman — were ...

Explosive Material Found in the House of Hashed al-Shaabi Member

BAS News - 2018-01-25 14:57
ERBIL — Head of security forces in Daquq revealed that they found a big amount of explosive material in the house of one of Hashd al-Shaabi members in the city. Faroq Mahmood, head of the security forces in Daquq told BasNews that they have captured expl ...

Watch: Iranian Kurdistan Protests Turkish Assault on Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-24 15:15
ERBIL — Scores of Iranian Kurds took to the streets on Wednesday to condemn the Turkish military attacks against Syrian Kurds in Afrin. Amateur footages circulating on social media show Iranian security forces attempting to disperse the gathering while p ...

Mattis says Turkey gave U.S. heads-up on Syria operation against Kurds

E-Kurd - 2018-01-21 23:23
WASHINGTON,— Turkey gave Washington advance warning before launching an operation against US-allied Syrian Kurdish forces, and Ankara has “legitimate” security concerns in the area, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday. “Turkey was candid. They warne ...

SDF Academy graduated border security forces course

ANHA - 2018-01-19 15:31
the martyr Dejuar Afrin Academy has graduated a training border security forces course, it is the 2nd of which includes fighters from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) of the Arab and Kurdish components. ...

Turkey Committed in Military Incursion into Afrin

BAS News - 2018-01-16 21:58
ERBIL — Turkish security forces on Monday hit several Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) targets in the Syrian Kurdish-populated canton of Afrin, stating that it was acting to prevent a “terror corridor” from forming along Turkey’s borders. T ...

Global Coalition forming border, security force led by SDF

ANHA - 2018-01-15 10:15
NEWS DESK- The Global Coalition against IS announced that they are working on forming a new security force to spread it on the Syrian border with Turkey, Iraq and east of the Euphrates, and that is led by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The coalition that ...

Second Kurdish Detainee Dies in Iranian Prison

BAS News - 2018-01-14 23:16
ERBIL — A second detainee lost his life in prison in Iran allegedly under torture of security forces. Iranian Kurdish human rights monitoring group Hangaw said on Sunday the dead body of Kianoush Zandi has been delivered to his family in Sanandaj after 1 ...

Kurdish Detainee Dies in Iran Prison

BAS News - 2018-01-14 15:00
ERBIL — A Kurdish young man from Iranian Kurdish city of Sanandaj has lost his life while under detention by Iranian security forces. Saro Ghahramani, 24, was arrested 11 days before security forces notify his family on Friday of a his death in prison. A ...

Internal Security Forces promise to reveal crime’s circumstances

ANHA - 2018-01-12 14:21
Families of Hanan Mohammed Omar al-Jeri and Abud Hussain al-Majnan demanded the Internal Security Forces to expedite the detection of those who killed their sons, while receiving the bodies of their sons, the Internal Security Forces promised to investiga ...

Another Mass Grave of Yezidis Discovered in North of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-01-10 21:32
DUHOK — Iraqi security forces found on Wednesday another mass grave where Islamic State (IS) terrorists had buried bodies of their Yezidi victims, said an official. Fallah Hassan, a member of Kurdistan Region’s committee for documenting Yezidi genocide b ...

3,700 Iranian Protesters Detained, Two Committed Suicide

BAS News - 2018-01-09 18:50
ERBIL — As the result to a crackdown on the recent angry anti-government protests across Iran, over 3,700 arrests have been made by Iranian security forces, a lawmaker said. Human rights activists and some government sources have confirmed that at least ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Forces in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-01-06 21:38
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants once again on Saturday attacked the Iraqi forces in the northern province of Diyala, a security source said. The jihadists carried out the attack on Iraqi joint forces’ checkpoint 55 kilometres east of Baquba dist ...

Iraqi Militia Kills Kurdish Taxi Driver in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-01-04 00:27
MOSUL — An armed man from the Shabak militia forces on Wednesday killed a Kurdish civilian in western Kirkuk, a security source said. The Shabak militia, who operates within the Iranian-backed groups of Hashd al-Shaabi, opened fire at the Kurdish taxi dr ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest 3 Kurdish Activists in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-03 00:07
KIRKUK — At least three Kurdish activists were lately arrested by the Iraqi security forces for protesting the Arabisation campaign by Baghdad authorities in Kirkuk. According to Kurdistan 24, a group of Kurds were gathering in Kirkuk to protest the Arab ...

12 protesters killed in Iran

ANHA - 2018-01-01 14:39
NEWDESK – 12 people have been killed by Security forces during protests for the 5 day in Iran and numbers the victims have risen continuously Iranian state television announced that 12 people had been killed in the protests in the country, claiming that t ...

Turkish occupation army forces al-Shabba youth to join it

ANHA - 2017-12-31 12:29
The Turkish occupation army have forced the young men and women of the occupied areas of al-Shahba, to join the so-called police and public security, which he have formed recently, on charges of flimsy, as the Turkish occupation army are still continuing ...

Security Vacuum in the Absence of Peshmerga in Disputed Kurdish Areas

BAS News - 2017-12-30 19:53
ERBIL — The Kurdish territories disputed between Erbil and Baghdad are now under serious threat since the Iraqi army and Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi pushed the Peshmerga forces back from the areas, said a Kurdish lawmaker. “In the absence of the ...

Checkpoints to provide security as new year approaches

ANHA - 2017-12-30 14:33
Manbij – The Internal Security Forces in Manbij and its countryside have reinforced their checkpoints inside the city to maintain security and stability as the new year approaches. The internal security forces in Manbij and rural areas put up checkpoints ...

Targeting another checkpoint in Manbij with a car bomb

ANHA - 2017-12-30 08:40
MANBIJ-The mercenaries of Turkish occupation, “Euphrates Shield” targeted once again a check-point of the Internal Security Forces in Manbij city, without causing casualties on Friday evening. According to our correspondents from Manbij, a suicide bomber ...

IS Executioner Who Stoned People Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-12-30 00:46
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces have reportedly captured a member of the Islamic State (IS) who had appeared in several photographs and footages where he takes part in stoning people under the rule of IS in Mosul. The suspect is identified as “Abu Omer” wh ...

Iraq Mobilizes Forces as IS Challenges Hawija Security

BAS News - 2017-12-30 00:46
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has reportedly mobilized additional troops equipped with armoured vehicles towards Hawija district of southwestern Kirkuk Province to encounter the new wave of Islamic State (IS) attacks there. A military source told al-Hurra that ...

Organized Crime Combating Office arrested brokerage cell in al-Tabqa

ANHA - 2017-12-29 16:32
The Organized Crime Combating Office in Internal Security Forces at al-Tabqa city has arrested a network of brokers who were exploiting citizens fleeing from conflict zones and receiving high transportation fees more than three times the basic tariff set ...

A motorcycle explodes at Jarablus checkpoint

ANHA - 2017-12-29 14:24
MANBIJ- A suicide bomber from the so-called “Euphrates Shield” has launched a booby trapped motorcycle attack at the Internal Security Force checkpoint north of Manbaj city, caused martyrdom of two members of the Internal Security Forces and injuring two ...

Protester loses his life as result of being shot

ANHA - 2017-12-29 14:24
NEWS DESK – Protester lost his life after being shot by security forces in Koya city in Basur Kurdistan, during his participation in the protests which have been witnessed in the city last week The citizen known as Professor Hersh Omar, died in Friday fro ...

Attack on church in Egypt, killing 3 attackers

ANHA - 2017-12-29 14:24
NEWS DESK – Mar Mina al-Ajaybi Church in the Egyptian Helwan has been attacked by an armed attack. Egyptian security forces killed 3 of the attackers. Sputnik quoted by a security source at the Cairo Security Directorate as saying that the church had been ...

Concern Over the Fate of Kurdish Singer Detainee in Orumiyeh

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-12-29 02:01
In recent days, a young Kurdish singer from Orumiyeh has been arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location. “On Monday, Dec 18, 2017, Security forces entered the home of a young singer known as Peyman Mirzadeh in Gangachin village at ...

Concern over the Fate of the Labor Activist Detainee

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-12-29 02:01
Despite the fact that three days have passed since the arrest of Ezat Nasri, a Kurdish Labor activist from Saqqez, there is no information available on his fate. “On Saturday, Dec 23, 2017, security forces arrested Ezat Nasri at Saqqez main square and tra ...

Azad Omar, other 11 released

ANHA - 2017-12-27 12:21
NEWS DESK- The security forces in al-Suleimaniyah city have released the co-chair of the Freedom Movement in al-Suleimaniyah city Azad Omar in addition to 11 demonstrators who have been detained since December 19 during a demonstration launched by the peo ...

Four People Arrested for Human Organs Traffic

BAS News - 2017-12-24 23:16
ERBIL — Security forces in Iraq’s province of Diyala have lately captured a group of people who were involved in trafficking of human organs, a news that has spread panic across the country. Ali Dayini, head of the provincial council there, said that fou ...

Four Kurdish Activists Arrested by Security Forces in Gilan-e Gharb

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-12-24 02:00
In the past few days, four Kurdish civil activists were arrested by security forces in one of the villages of Gilan-e Gharb in Kermanshah Province and transferred to an unknown location. ”On Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017, the intelligence forces of the Gilan-e-Gh ...

In Manbij city allocated phone number for emegency

ANHA - 2017-12-23 15:17
MANBIJ- In Manbij city and rural areas have been allocated a phone number by Interanl Security Forces to Manbij city and rural areas to receive all emergency situation facing the people in the Manbij city and rural Earlier, the people in Manbij city went ...

Mosul: Six IS Militants Killed by Security Forces

BAS News - 2017-12-23 14:15
MOSUL — Six Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in Hamam al-Alil district in southern Mosul city during clashes with the Iraqi security forces on Saturday. Nineveh Operations Commander Maj. Gen. Najim al-Jabouri said that after receiving an intellig ...

Iran: A Kurdish Poet Arrested by Security Forces in Ilam

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-12-23 02:00
During the past few days, a poet from Ilam was arrested by the security forces and released after three days of interrogation. “On Saturday, Dec 16, 2017, Ilam security forces entered the home of a Kurdish poet called Hossein Bagheri (known as Jakan Baran ...

IS Militant Captured in Makhmour

BAS News - 2017-12-22 02:07
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces captured on Thursday a member of the Islamic State (IS) who was engaged in last Tuesday’s clashes with Peshmerga forces near Qarachugkh mountains in Makhmour district. Ibrahim Fakhir, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) o ...

IS Executioner Arrested in Turkey While Attempting to Head to Europe

BAS News - 2017-12-21 11:36
ERBIL — The Turkish security forces arrested on Thursday an Islamic State (IS) member known as the IS executioner. The IS executioner Abdulkhaliq Abdulqadir, 28, known as Mahmoud A, was arrested in Hatay Province in Turkey on Thursday, December 21, while ...

IS Militants Infiltrate 3 Neighborhoods in Mosul, Kill 2 Policemen

BAS News - 2017-12-21 10:31
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants managed on Thursday to infiltrate three neighborhoods in southeastern Mosul after killing a number of police forces. A security source from the Nineveh Police said on Thursday that security measures were tightened ...

UN calls for calm in Iraq's Kurdish region amid protests

FOX News - 2017-12-20 16:46
The United Nations has called for calm and restraint in Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region after security forces killed and wounded number of demonstrators protesting the delay in their salaries, poor services and rampant corruption. ...

Footage: Iraqi Military Buildup Continues in and Around Makhmour: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-12-20 14:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said on Wednesday that Iraqi army continues to deploy forces in and around Makhmour city, around 60 km to the southwest of Erbil. “Iraqi military buildup in and around Makhmour, South West Erbil, has conti ...

Five people were killed as protests rock Iraqi Kurdistan for second day

E-Kurd - 2017-12-20 01:25
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Five people were killed and dozens wounded in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday as security forces opened fire during clashes with protesters amid growing anger over a failed push for independence. Demonstrators in the auton ...

NRT News Channel Shot Down for “Promoting Violence”

BAS News - 2017-12-19 20:34
SULAYMANIYAH — Security forces in Kurdistan Region’s Sulaymaniyah province raided the headquarter of Nalia Radio and Television station on Tuesday and shot the channel down, said head of Metro Centre for freedom of press. Kurdistan Region’s Minister of Y ...

NRT Owner Detained in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-12-19 20:34
SULAYMANIYAH — The owner of Nalia group of companies and Nalia Radio and Television (NRT) was detained by security forces in Sulaymaniyah for allegedly promoting violent protests in the province. Kurdistan 24 said Shaswar Abdulwahid was taken into custod ...
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