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Protestas en Suecia por los ataques turcos contra Sinjar y Makhmur

ANF - 2018-12-16 07:23
Protestas en Gotenburgo y Helsingborg por los ataques del Estado de Turquía contra Makhmur y Sinjar. ...

Protestas en toda Europa condenando los ataques contra Makhmur y Sinjar

ANF - 2018-12-16 07:06
Los kurdos y sus simpatizantes están tomando las calles en protesta por los bombardeos turcos del pasado jueves contra una población de Sinjar y el campamento de refugiados de Makhmur bajo protección de la ONU en Bashur. ...

Bombardeando un campo de refugiados con aviones de combate

ANF - 2018-12-16 06:19
Tras las amenazas de invasión contra el norte y el este de Siria, las fuerzas aéreas de Turquía atacaron el campamento de refugiados de Makhmur y Sinjar. ...

Reopening the main road between Duhok and Sinjar

Kurdiu - 2018-12-15 20:59

Nadia Murad intends to build a hospital with prize money in Sinjar

Waar Media - 2018-12-15 19:14
Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman held as a sex slave by ISIS militants who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday she intended to build a hospital in Iraq, for victims of sexual abuse using the prize money. The Yazidi survivor was speaking t ...

WATCH: Sihela – Sinjar road opens more than a year after Kurdish, Iraqi forces clashed

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-15 18:03

Sihela-Sinjar Highway Reopened

BAS News - 2018-12-15 17:23
ERBIL - The highway between Kurdistan Region's Duhok province and the Yezidi residential region of Sinjar was reopened on Saturday. The main road, which is better known as Sihela highway, had been closed since last year, when the Iraqi forces and pro-Ira ...

Turkey Responds to Iraq's Condemnation of Makhmour, Sinjar Airstrikes

BAS News - 2018-12-15 12:14
ERBIL - As a response to Iraq's condemnation of Turkish airstrikes in Sinjar and Makhmour regions, near Kurdistan Region's capital city, Ankara has vowed to continue on carrying out such offensives against the alleged positions of Kurdistan Workers' Part ...

El KCDK-E llama a protestar contra el bombardeo turco contra Makhmur y Sinjar

ANF - 2018-12-15 06:52
Llamamiento del KCDK-E a manifestarse en Europa contra los bombardeos perpetrados por el Estado de Turquía ayer por la noche contra Makhmur y Sinjar. ...

Iraq Condemns Turkish Airstrikes in Sinjar, Makhmour Areas

BAS News - 2018-12-14 18:26
ERBIL - Iraq's Foreign Ministry condemned in a statement on Friday the Turkish airstrikes which targeted the regions of Sinjar and Makhmour, near Kurdistan Region capital city of Erbil. The ministry called the air raids as a "violation to Iraq's sovereig ...

Iraq's Halbusi: We will Allocate Budget to Compensate the IDPs in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-12-14 17:02
ERBIL - Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi has vowed to allocate a special budget for compensating the IDPs in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar. Halbusi made the remarks on Friday at a press conference during a visit in the distri ...

Turkish fighter jets bomb alleged PKK positions in Iraq’s Sinjar and Makhmour

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 15:06
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Turkish warplanes bombed several areas in Sinjar and Makhmour in northern Iraq on Thursday night. Turkish jets conducted airstrikes against alleged PKK targets in the Sinjar and Qarachogh mountains, Turkey’s Defenc ...

Latest Updates on Turkish Airstrikes in Sinjar, Makhmour Regions

BAS News - 2018-12-14 12:38
ERBIL - Thursday night's Turkish airstrikes against the alleged Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in the regions of Sinjar and Makhmour, resulted in four casualties, an official revealed on Friday. Tara Hussein, deputy co-chair of the Kurdistan Fr ...

Kurdistan: l’aviation turque bombarde Sinjar et Makhmour - RojInfo

Rojinfo - 2018-12-14 06:15

A Way Forward for Sinjar

International Crisis Group - 2018-12-13 23:20
Sinjar, the Iraqi district that was the site of the Yazidi genocide in 2014, still carries the wounds of that horrible time. But today a confluence of national and international interests holds the promise to revitalise the area and deliver it to local g ...

Duhok-Sinjar Highway to be Reopened on Friday: Source

BAS News - 2018-12-13 21:51
ERBIL - The main road between Kurdistan Region's Duhok province and Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar will be reopened on Friday, a source said. According to a source who wished to remain anonymous, the Kurdish Yezidi winner of 2018 Nobel Peace ...

Turkish Jets Shell Alleged PKK Positions in Sinjar, Makhmour Regions

BAS News - 2018-12-13 20:55
ERBIL - Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes on Thursday night in the regions of Sinjar and Makhmour, near Erbil province, allegedly targeting Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in the area. Turkey's ministry of defence confirmed in a statement ...

Road Closure Prevents Yezidis from Visiting Sinjar Ahead of Religious Holiday: Mayor

BAS News - 2018-12-12 23:46
ERBIL - The Kurdish Yezidis will not be able to visit their religious sites in Sinjar while all the roads to the region are currently closed, a senior official said on Wednesday. Sinjar Mayor Mahma Khalil told BasNews that the minority group is going to ...

Pictures: BCF Delivers Winter Aid to Yezidi Children in IDP Camp

BAS News - 2018-12-12 13:59
ERBIL — The Barzani Charity Organization (BCF) on Wednesday delivered another shipment of humanitarian aid to the Yezidi children in an IDP camp of Mount Sinjar. BCF representative in Sinjar told BasNews that more than 7,500 children received winter clot ...

In Pictures: Flood Destroys Civilians' Houses in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-12-09 00:27
ERBIL - Saturday's heavy rains destroyed a dozen of civilians' houses in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar, an official said. Talking to BasNews, Khairi Ziban, a member of Sinjar mayoral council, said that a resident with three of his childr ...

Sinjar: Over 16,000 Civilian Houses Still in Ruins

BAS News - 2018-12-08 10:08
ERBIL — More than 16,000 civilian properties are severely damaged in the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinjar as the result of Islamic State (IS) attacks and the campaign to oust the jihadist group, a local official said. Sinjar was overran by IS in Augus ...

PKK Affiliated Armed Men Raid PUK Headquarters in Sinjar: Report

BAS News - 2018-11-30 19:03
ERBIL - A group of armed men affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) raided on Friday a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan's (PUK) headquarters in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar, a report said. Shafaq News reported that the gunmen dr ...

Nobel laureate Nadia Murad secures €1mn EU backing for ‘Sinjar Action Fund’

Rûdaw - 2018-11-27 16:37
Murad and Dr Mukwege were jointly awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ...

Mount Sinjar: Yezidi IDPs' Situation Deteriorated due to Recent Floods

BAS News - 2018-11-27 00:43
ERBIL - The recent flash floods have deteriorated the situation of thousands of Kurdish Yezidi IDPs living in the camps on the Mount Sinjar, an official said on Monday. Qasim Shasho, a Peshmerga commander in the area, confirmed to BasNews that the civili ...

2018 Report on the Status of Sinjar

Nadia Murad - 2018-11-21 17:35

Sinjar: Another Mass Grave of Yezidis Found

BAS News - 2018-11-18 00:18
ERBIL - A total of 5 bodies of Kurdish Yezidi civilians were discovered on Saturday in a mass grave in Sinjar, an activist said. Talking to BasNews, Basim Qasim, a Yezidi activist, confirmed that the bodies were found in northern Sinjar near Gir Uzeir su ...

President Macron announces his support for Nadia's Initiative's Sinjar Action Fund at The Paris Peace Forum

Nadia Murad - 2018-11-14 02:53
President Macron announces his support for Nadia's Initiative's Sinjar Action Fund at The Paris Peace Forum ...

Press release - France's contribution to the fund launched by Nadia Murad

Nadia Murad - 2018-11-14 02:53
On the occasion of the Paris Peace Forum, the President of the Republic sponsored the launch by Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize 2018, of a fund for the reconstruction of the Iraqi Sinjar region, particularly marked by the Daesh abuses. France will mobilize ...

Nearly 85% of Yezidis Yet to Return to Sinjar Because of Hashd al-Shaabi: Official

BAS News - 2018-11-13 17:56
ERBIL - Nearly 85% of the Yezidis are yet to return to Sinjar region because of the presence of pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in the area, a Peshmerga commander said on Tuesday. Peshmerga commander in Sinjar, Qasim Shasho, told BasNews ...

Today Marks the 3rd Anniversary of Sinjar Liberation

Gulan Media - 2018-11-13 13:49

Today Marks the 3rd Anniversary of Sinjar Liberation

BAS News - 2018-11-13 11:24
ERBIL — Today, 13 November, marks the third anniversary of the liberation of Sinjar from the Islamic State (IS). The massive operation with thousands of Kurdish forces was led by the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and backed by the US-led Coalition. It marke ...

PKK Impeding Return of Sinjar to “Legitimate” Local Government

BAS News - 2018-11-06 13:32
ERBIL — The self-governing council of Sinjar, which is affiliated to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), is preventing the return of legitimate Sinjar administration to the city, resorting to Baghdad for help. The PKK-backed council was established in Si ...

La gente de Sinjar protesta contra el gobernador del KDP

ANF - 2018-11-01 05:21
La gente de Sinjar está protestando contra el gobernador del KDP. Han cruzado las barreras impuestas pese al ataque de las fuerzas iraquíes. ...

When the weapons fall silent: Reconciliation in Sinjar after ISIS -

ECFR - 2018-10-31 14:08

Nadia’s Initiative and The Big Heart Foundation

Nadia Murad - 2018-10-30 01:30
Nadia’s Initiative is grateful to the Big Heart Foundation for supporting its work to engage global leaders in peace building initiatives to rebuild Sinjar. ...

President Macron agrees to expand his support for the Yazidi homeland of Sinjar.

Nadia Murad - 2018-10-27 20:06
"The President of the Republic today received Nadia Murad, whom he had invited to Paris after obtaining, jointly with Denis Mukwege, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. He paid tribute to Nadia Murad's fight for women victims of sexual violence and against ethni ...

Macron meets Nadia Murad and promises to bring 100 Yazidis families to France

Waar Media - 2018-10-26 11:54
Murad, far right, was one of the thousands of Yazidi women captured by ISIS before they were driven out of Sinjar and other parts of Kurdistan Region-Iraq WAAR-DUHOK: French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to bring to France 100 Yazidi women who we ...

PKK Opens 3 New Bases in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-24 13:34
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has opened three new military bases around the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinjar, said a local representative. According to Qader Qachaq, a representative for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the area, ...

Irak: l’impossibilité d’exhumer les fosses communes empêche les yézidis de faire leur deuil @MiddleEastEyeFr

L'Important - 2018-10-24 00:04
Cela fait quatre ans que l’État islamique a saccagé la région de Sinjar, tuant des milliers de yézidis, mais les querelles politiques entre le gouvernement central irakien et les responsables kurdes ont rendu impossible l’exhumation des ...

PICTURES: 131-Years-Old Yezidi Woman Lives in IDP Camp

BAS News - 2018-10-21 15:56
ERBIL — A Yezidi woman, who is known as the oldest person in Kurdistan, is living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province. Rawshe Qasim Hussein, 131, has been displaced from her home in Sinjar since August 20 ...

Yezidi Party Warns About Hashd al-Shaabi’s Atrocities in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-21 14:04
ERBIL — The Yezidi Development Party has warned about Hashd al-Shaabi’s policies in Sinjar and other Yezidi-populated areas, saying that the Shi’ite militias are abducting civilians. The party said in an official statement on Saturday that the Iranian-ba ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Arrests Two Kurdish Press Members in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-20 21:17
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi arrested a Kurdistan 24 news reporter and a cameraman of the agency on Friday morning in the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar. The Shi'ite armed men had accused the two of working in an ar ...

Iraq Cannot Protect Yezidis: Commander

BAS News - 2018-10-13 15:35
ERBIL — Yezidi commander who now leads the Yezidi Democratic Party (YDP), Haider Shasho, said that the Iraqi government has proven its incapability in protecting the Yezidis and their region. Shasho said during an interview with Kurdistan 24 that Sinjar ...

Erdogan vows to ‘finish’ Kurdish militants in Iraq to avenge dead soldiers

The Kurdish Project - 2018-10-11 06:35
“We will finish them by going into their dens, their holes. We will end them in Sinjar and in Qandil.” The post Erdogan vows to ‘finish’ Kurdish militants in Iraq to avenge dead soldiers appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

France’s Macron to Visit Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-09 10:18
ERBIL — French President Emmanuel Macron will be visiting the Kurdish Yezidi town of Sinjar in the near future to observe the current situation of its people, said UN Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad. After four years since the Islamic State (IS) massacre ...

Erdogan vows to 'finish' Kurdish militants in Iraq to avenge dead soldiers

Reuters - 2018-10-06 16:27
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday vowed to "finish" Kurdish militants in Iraq's Sinjar and Qandil regions to avenge eight Turkish soldiers killed in a bomb attack in southeastern Turkey earlier this week. ...

Yezidis Hold Jamayi Eid after Four Years Since Sinjar Massacre

BAS News - 2018-10-06 10:19
ERBIL — Thousands of Kurdish Yezidis have gathered in the religious temple of Lalish to celebrate the Jamayi Eid after four years since the Islamic State (IS) attack on Sinjar. Over 150,000 Yezidis are expected to visit Lalish and take part in religious ...

Erdoğan Threatens to Attack PKK in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-10-02 18:47
ERBIL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again threatened to extend his country's military operations to the Yezidi majority populated region of Sinjar in an attempt to eliminate the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the region. Erdoğan made th ...

Barzani: Nothing More Painful than Sinjar Tragedy

Gulan Media - 2018-09-28 01:06

Barzani: Nothing More Painful than Sinjar Tragedy

BAS News - 2018-09-27 15:55
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Thursday that nothing had hurt him more than the massacre of Yezidis in Sinjar at the hand of the Islamic State (IS). “No tragedy hurt me more than what ha ...

Los yezidíes de Afrin culpan al mundo por haber permitido otro “Sinjar”

Kurdistan America Latina - 2018-09-18 23:57
Forzados al destierro en la región contigua de Shehba por […] ...

Turkish security arrests suspected former IS military head for Sinjar

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-18 22:02
Abdulkhaliq al-Kurdi (R) and his son Mehdi al-Kurdi (L). (Photo: Social Media) ...

Baghdad Prevents Kurdish Education Programme in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-09-18 13:36
ERBIL — The Iraqi government, which is now in control of Sinjar, is preventing the schools in the predominantly Yezidi town from running Kurdish-language education programme, a local official said. “The Iraqi government prevents the re-opening of Kurdish ...

“I Survived IS, Now I’m a Child with No Fear” - Part 10

BAS News - 2018-09-15 11:51
Sinjar, a predominantly Kurdish Yezidi town in the Kurdistan Region, has now become a symbol for the huge damage an extremist ideology and its inhumane crimes could bring to humanity. The city was overrun by the Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISI ...

Large number of civilians flee bombardments ahead of Idlib assault

Kurdistan24 - 2018-09-11 06:08
Displaced Syrians who fled the fighting in Idlib province's southeastern town of Sinjar drive on the road in a rebel-held area near the city of Saraqib. (Photo: AFP) ...

PKK : Turkish attack on Sinjar was with US approval

Kurdiu - 2018-09-06 19:34

YBS Clashes with Iraqi Forces near Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-09-03 10:37
ERBIL — The armed forces for the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS), which is an affiliated group for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), reportedly clashed with the Iraqi army in west of the Yezidi town of Sinjar on Sunday. According to Qasim Shasho, the com ...

Iraq: governo iracheno riprende controllo confine Kurdistan siriano e area di Sinjar | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2018-08-31 19:00

Baghdad Retakes Control of Sinjar-Rojava Border from PKK

BAS News - 2018-08-31 17:13
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has reportedly retaken control of the border between Sinjar and Syrian Kurdistan to limit Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from movements and business, a source said. “The PKK and its affiliated forces [in Sinjar] shall no long ...

Baghdad Helps the Return of Those who Welcomed IS to Sinjar: Mayor

BAS News - 2018-08-29 12:55
ERBIL — The Iraqi central government is helping the return of those who welcomed the Islamic State (IS) in 2014 to Sinjar, said the mayor of the Kurdish Yezidi town. “Hundreds of families have been brought back to the village of Gulat and other areas in ...

Commander Rejects Hashd al-Shaabi’s Withdrawal from Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-27 13:22
ERBIL — A commander for the Yezidi unit of Hashd al-Shaabi has rejected the recent reports which claimed the Iranian-backed militias had retreated from Sinjar. Khal Ali, commander of the Yezidi unit which operates under the command of Imam Ali Brigade of ...

PKK Official Reveals Iraqi Airforce Coordinated Turkish Strike Which Killed Leader in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-25 14:37
ERBIL — An official for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar has revealed that two helicopters of the Iraqi airforce had been surveying the area on 15th August when the Turkish warplanes killed PKK leader Zaki Shingali. Harbo Khidir, a co-leader ...

Only 10% of Yezidis so far Returned to Sinjar: MP

BAS News - 2018-08-25 11:34
ERBIL — A Kurdish lawmaker has revealed that only 10% of Yezidis have so far retuned to their homes in Sinjar, and they are leading a difficult life with minimum services and maximum life threatening conditions. MP Shamo Shekho, a Yezidi member of Kurdis ...

Yezidi Leader Refutes Accusations of Involvement in Killing a PKK Leader

BAS News - 2018-08-25 00:37
ERBIL - Head of the Ezidkhan Democratic Party in Sinjar has refuted the accusations of any involvement in the killing of a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader who was targeted by the Turkish army last week. Zeki Shingali, a PKK leader was killed in a T ...

UPDATED: Coalition helicopter crashes in Sinjar, kills service member

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-21 18:57

Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad gets married in Germany

E-Kurd - 2018-08-20 18:58
BERLIN, Germany,— Yazidi human rights activist, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Islamic State group IS survivor, Nadia Murad Basee Taha, on Sunday got married to a Yazidi man, Abid Shamdin in Germany. Both are from the Sinjar (Shingal) region in northwest Ira ...

Se está llevando a cabo el funeral de Zeki en Sinjar

ANF - 2018-08-20 06:02
Está siendo llevado a cabo el funeral del miembro de la Coordinadora de la Sociedad Yazidí que perdió la vida en los bombardeos turcos. ...

El Consejo de Sinjar condena la actitud del gobierno iraquí

ANF - 2018-08-20 05:51
El Consejo de Sinjar se reunió con el gobierno iraquí para negociar un permiso para que un convoy de Norte de Siria pudiera asistir al funeral de Zeki Şengali, asesinado por el estado turco. El gobierno iraquí se ha negado conceder el permiso. ...

IS-planted Bomb Kills Young Kurdish Yezidi Man in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-19 14:55
ERBIL — A young Kurdish Yezidi man was killed on Sunday after an Islamic State (IS)-planted IED went off at his home in Sinjar. Yezidi activist, Qasim Khudeda, identified the victim as Haji Abdullah Ilyas. He revealed that Ilyas was returning to his home ...

Baghdad Denies Coordination in Turkish Airstrike on PKK in Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-18 10:00
ERBIL — Iraq’s Foreign Ministry has decried the Turkish airstrike targeting Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Sinjar, saying there had been no coordination between Baghdad and Ankara for the raid. In a statement on Friday, ministry spokesperson Ahmed Mah ...

Iraq Condemns Turkish Strikes on Sinjar | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2018-08-18 02:39

Iraq. Aerei turchi bombardano Sinjar, nel silenzio di Baghdad | Notizie Geopolitiche

Notiziegeopolitiche - 2018-08-18 02:31

La communauté yézidie demande l’interdiction de l'espace aérien de Sinjar - RojInfo

Rojinfo - 2018-08-18 02:19

Iraq condemns Turkish airstrikes on Sinjar, denies coordination

E-Kurd - 2018-08-17 20:41
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday denounced Turkish airstrikes on the Yazidi district of Sinjar (Shingal) in northwest Iraq, which killed the commander of PKK forces in the area. The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed Mahjoub, denied any coo ...

KNK PRESS REALEASE: The Turkish State Attacks the Yezidis in Sinjar

Koerdisch Instituut - 2018-08-17 11:16
The Turkish state’s hostility towards the Kurdish people and the Yezidi people continues, and their campaign of violent attacks persists. Yesterday, on 15 August 2018, Turkish warplanes bombed the Sinjar region of Iraq and killed and injured many Yezidis. ...

HDP Condemns Turkey's Air Raid on Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has condemned an airstrike conducted by Ankara Air Force against the Yezidi populated region of Sinjar on Wednesday which was also coordinated with local intelligence and killed a senior leader ...

Footage of Turkish Airstrike on Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-16 23:37
ERBIL - Turkish military has released the footage of one of its air strikes on the Yezidi populated region of Sinjar conducted on Wednesday in which five members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (KDP), including a senior official known as Zeki Shingali, w ...

Turkey kills PKK leader in Sinjar

Al Monitor - 2018-08-16 19:51

L'Etat turc attaque les yézidis à Sinjar - RojInfo

Rojinfo - 2018-08-16 16:44

Iraqi Airpower Engaged in Turkish Attack on PKK’s Sinjar Forces: Commander

BAS News - 2018-08-16 14:34
ERBIL — During the Turkish airstrikes against the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) on Wednesday in Sinjar, Iraqi helicopters were reportedly flying over the region, a Kurdish commander said. Turkish airstrikes resulted in the killing of three PKK commander ...

Baghdad Backstabs Its PKK Ally

BAS News - 2018-08-16 10:23
ERBIL — Following the Turkish multiple airstrikes on Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) positions in Sinjar, and the killing of several PKK members, including commanders, there are indications that the attack was coordinated by the Iraqi army and Iranian-bac ...

Turkey says PKK leader in northern Iraq ‘neutralized’ after reports of Sinjar airstrike

The Defense Post - 2018-08-16 09:12
Turkey carried out an operation in the Sinjar area of northern Iraq, which the armed forces said killed PKK leader Zeki Shingali The post Turkey says PKK leader in northern Iraq ‘neutralized’ after reports of Sinjar airstrike appeared first on The Defens ...

Turkish Jets Strike Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-08-15 23:50
ERBIL — Only a day after Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi’s visit to Ankara, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes in Sinjar area. The strike reportedly targeted a checkpoint belonging to the armed forces affiliated with the Kurdistan Worker’s Party. A l ...

Iraqi Forces Can’t Secure Sinjar Without Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2018-08-13 10:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi army and Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi may not be able to secure the Yezidi populated town of Sinjar and its surrounding areas without Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces, said a Kurdish official. Deputy Peshmerga Minister ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Withdraws from Sinjar and Zummar: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2018-08-09 16:02
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander revealed on Thursday that the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have withdrawn from Zummar (some 60 kilometres north west of Mosul), and they are planning to evacuate Sinjar on Friday. Qasim Shasho, commander of P ...

3 août à Sinjar, Irak, plaies ouvertes et fosses communes | KEDISTAN

Kedistan - 2018-08-07 04:24

Der 4. Jahrestag des Sinjar Massakers von ISIS

KRG Austria - 2018-08-06 16:48
Am 3. August 2014 wurde der brutalste Angriff des IS gegen die Jesiden in Sinjar verübt. ...

This is Aiman, Yezidi Teen Who Lived 8 Months in IS Captivity – Part 9

BAS News - 2018-08-06 10:03
There seems to be no end to the heart-rending stories from the people of Sinjar. Four years ago, the city came under brutal attack of Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) militants when the extremist group crossed Syrian border into Iraq ...

Erbil to Commemorate Sinjar Massacre This Week

BAS News - 2018-08-04 16:57
ERBIL — A special event has been organised the current week in Kurdistan Region’s capital city to commemorate the anniversary of Islamic State (IS) genocide campaign against the Kurdish Yezidis in Sinjar and surrounding areas. Four years ago, on 3rd Augu ...

Germany: Two Streets Named after Two Yezidi Villages

BAS News - 2018-08-04 15:34
ERBIL - German authorities, on the fourth anniversary of the Islamic State (IS) genocide against Yezidis, have named two streets as "Shingal" and "Kuco", the former being the Kurdish name for the mostly Yezidi populated Sinjar city. The religious minorit ...

Rescuing Ezidis, rebuilding Sinjar joint duty of all: Barzani

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-03 20:16
Ezidis from Shingal who fled the violence from the Islamic State (IS) settle in abandoned houses as they take shelter on nearby Mount Sinjar, August 13, 2014. (Photo: Reuters/Rodi Said) ...

PHOTOS: Sinjar remains destroyed on 4th anniversary of Ezidi genocide

Kurdistan24 - 2018-08-03 17:47

Quatre anys després del genocidi de Sinjar, un balanç esfereïdor

KurdisCat - 2018-08-03 14:57
Els terribles fets que van començar avui fa quatre anys, amb l'assalt a Sinjar i la regió de Shengal per part dels islamistes continuen deixant petjada. El fet que els propis veïns musulmans de la zona assenyalessin els seus veïns que eren d'una altra re ...

Two Yezidis rescued days ahead of the Fall of Sinjar anniversary

Kurdistan24 - 2018-07-30 12:22

Yezidi Girl Recalls Her Story in IS Captivity: Four Times Sold

BAS News - 2018-07-29 17:53
Sinjar, a predominantly Kurdish Yezidi town in the Kurdistan Region, has now become a symbol for the huge damage an extremist ideology and its inhumane crimes could bring to humanity. The city was overrun by Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or ...

Yezidis Run Campaign to Remove IS Mottos from Sinjar Walls

BAS News - 2018-07-27 00:29
ERBIL — Dozens of Yezidi young men and women have gathered to wash away every sign on the walls which the Islamic State (IS) painted. Sahir Mirza, one of the organisers of the campaign, told BasNews that 30 Yezidi men and women are taking part in the ini ...

Koerden weren journalisten uit Sinjar

Frederike Geerdink - 2018-07-26 14:27
Short article about media denied access to Sinjar/Shengal during the military operation to re-take the area from Daesh, November 2015. Published in Dutch weekly news magazine Groene Amsterdammer. Erbil – Sinjar is weer terug in Koerdische handen. De belan ...

Iraqi Jets Strike PKK Positions near Sinjar

BAS News - 2018-07-23 22:17
ERBIL — The positions belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were pounded by Iraqi fighter jets on Monday, a source from the party said. Eight Iraqi warplanes were hoovering over Gali Karse area of Sinjar region around 16:15 local time (+3 GMT) b ...

IS-Planted Landmine Kills Yezidi IDP Inside his Home

BAS News - 2018-07-23 15:37
ERBIL - A Yezidi IDP was killed on Monday in a landmine explosion while returning to his abandoned house after three years, an official said. Khairi Ziban, a member of Sinjar mayoral council, told BasNews that they identified the victim as Ibrahim Qolw, ...

More Help Needed for Yezidis to Rebuild Sinjar: IOM

BAS News - 2018-07-19 23:26
HARDAN (IOM) — As millions of Iraqi returnees grapple with post-conflict realities in areas devastated by war, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) has provided more than 600 Yazidi families with non-food items in villages around the town of Sinjar, about 120 k ...
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