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Iraq Protests: UN "Extremely" Saddened to Witness Horrific Injuries

BAS News - 2019-11-26 23:33
ERBIL - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said on Tuesday that she was "extremely" saddened to witness the horrific injuries as a result of the clashes between the security forces and protesters. The ...

Large scale Turkish military operation in Dersim

ANF - 2019-11-23 15:47
In the Northern Kurdistan province of Dersim, 2,250 members of special forces have moved out for a military operation. ...

Latest News of Protests in Kurdish Cities

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-22 02:00
Although the security situation in Kermanshah has calmed down as compared to the last few days of protests hit Iran, the presence of Special Forces around Azadi Square, Jafarabad, Boulevard, Dolatabad and… The post Latest News of Protests in Kurdish Citi ...

US Special Forces soldier wears BANNED Kurdish patch as troops pull out of Syria | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-11-21 07:22

UK special forces may help British orphans escape Syria | Politics | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-11-18 21:33

Panorama Investigation: War crimes scandal exposed

BBC - 2019-11-18 01:02
British Special Forces have been accused of covering up the killings of four young Afghans in 2012. ...

Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb, JFK Advisory Council member, on why America’s decision to abandon the Kurds is shameful

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-11 20:30
US has left many allies bewildered and stranded – they deserve better Lieutenant General Sir Graeme Lamb is the former Director of UK Special Forces and the ex-Deputy Commander of US-led forces in Iraq. Here, he explains why he believes America’s decision ...

Five Italian special forces personnel injured in IED explosion in northern Iraq

The Defense Post - 2019-11-11 09:44
Five Italian special forces personnel were wounded when they were struck by an IED while supporting Kurdish Peshmerga in northern Iraq The post Five Italian special forces personnel injured in IED explosion in northern Iraq appeared first on The Defense ...

As U.S. troops withdraw, others move into Syria to help guard oil fields

NBC News - 2019-11-06 15:31
U.S. special operations forces who were targeting ISIS are leaving Syria. They're being replaced by infantry who are helping Syrian Kurds hold territory. ...

ISIS confirms the death of Abubakr Baghdadi and appointed a new leader and spokesperson

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-11-05 03:41
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga After the U.S. Special Forces’ operation on the midnight of October 27-28, 2019, which resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abubakr Baghdadi, some of his family members, spokesperson and other key ISIS figures in Syria ...

Ahval News: Turkey’s Erdoğan protected ISIS leader Baghdadi

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-03 00:04
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan protected Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – and U.S. President Donald Trump should have known. In his national address announcing that U.S. Special Forces killed Baghdadi, Trump commended Turkey while turni ...

Global coalition partners’ statements on the Death of Daesh leader

The Global Coalition - 2019-11-02 00:27
On Sunday, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has killed in a raid by US special forces in NW Syria. Below is a selection of some of the reactions from partners in the Global Coalition Against Daesh. United Kingdom Death of Daesh’s leader: UK government statement The ...

IS Confirms al-Baghdadi’s Death, Names New Leader

BAS News - 2019-10-31 18:51
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) on Thursday confirmed the death of its founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed on 27th October during a raid by the US Special Forces in northern Syrian province of Idlib. Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi, IS’s new spokesman, mad ...

US special forces used Kurdish intel to bag ISIS leader - Israel National News

Israelnationalnews - 2019-10-31 10:52

RAID IN PHOTOS: Images from daring Special Operations forces mission that killed Al-Baghdadi

FOX News - 2019-10-28 23:44

Top Pentagon officials on al-Baghdadi raid, Syria security

CBS News - 2019-10-28 20:12
Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley briefed reporters Monday after the Special Forces operation resulting in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Esper reiterated that oil fields in northern ...

Baghdadi Already Designated a Successor: Report

BAS News - 2019-10-28 18:20
ERBIL - The top Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi, had already designated a successor for himself before he was killed by the US special forces in Syria's Idlib province on Saturday, a report has revealed. According to a report by Newsweek ...

Islamic State leader Baghdadi is dead, Trump says

E-Kurd - 2019-10-27 18:43
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, in a major blow to the jihadist group. Baghdadi killed himself during the raid ...

Trump Confirms Death of IS Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2019-10-27 15:26
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump confirmed in an official statement on Sunday the death of the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi in an operation by the US special forces in Syria's Idlib province. Earlier the day, a US defense official ...

Iraq Informed of IS Leader Baghdadi's Death in Syria

BAS News - 2019-10-27 12:13
ERBIL - After multiple reports said that the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reportedly killed in an operation carried out by the US special forces in Syria's Idlib province on Saturday, Iraq said that it had been informed of the d ...

Turkey bombs US Special Forces in Syria; Pentagon warns of defensive action

Ibtimes - 2019-10-24 23:46

Retired US Special Forces soldier who fought alongside Kurds blasts Trump's Syria policy - CNN Video

CNN - 2019-10-24 17:12

Turkish Offensive in Syria Undermines Anti-IS Fight: US Envoy

BAS News - 2019-10-23 00:44
ERBIL - The recent Turkish offensive against the Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria has undermined the fight against the Islamic State (IS), US President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Syrian conflict argued on Tuesday. Turkey began a military ca ...

Brett McGurk: Syria crisis 'going to get worse'

Washington Times - 2019-10-21 23:42
President Trump's former special envoy to the fight against Islamic State warned on Monday that the situation in northern Syria is "going to get worse" following the withdrawal of U.S. forces from the region and a burgeoning clash between NATO ally Turke ...

Turkey Just Bombed US Special Forces 'Apparently by Mistake': Report

Thenewcivilrightsmovement - 2019-10-18 12:29

Turkey bombed position with U.S. special forces present: Report

Noqreport - 2019-10-16 06:33

Turkey Mistakenly Shells U.S. Special Forces in Syria: Report | National Review

Nationalreview - 2019-10-15 12:13

3 devastating quotes about Trump's Kurdish betrayal, by U.S. Special Forces

Yahoo - 2019-10-15 08:44

Turkey bombs US special forces despite ‘knowing they were there’ – forcing American troops to leave post – The Scottish Sun

Thescottishsun - 2019-10-15 03:05

3 devastating quotes about Trump's Kurdish betrayal, by U.S. Special Forces

Theweek - 2019-10-14 19:29

Turkey Reportedly Bombs U.S. Special Forces Amid Chaotic Attack On Kurdish Forces

Inquisitr - 2019-10-14 13:15

Chaos in Syria: ISIS Detainees Escape as the U.S. Pulls Out

NewYorker - 2019-10-14 03:15
Robin Wright writes on the chaos unfolding in northern Syria, as American Special Forces leave and the Turkish military launches an offensive against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. ...

Sanandaj Security Forces Tighten Measures to Prevent Rally Against Turkish Army Attack on North and East Syria

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-10-13 02:00
The security forces in Sanandad city has tightened security measures and widely spread riot police and special guards on all the streets leading to the Azadi square to prevent a possible rally… The post Sanandaj Security Forces Tighten Measures to Preven ...

Turkish troops 'accidentally' open fires at US Special Forces unit in northern Syria | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-10-12 02:01

Turkey Bombards US Forces in Syria: Report

BAS News - 2019-10-11 22:31
ERBIL - Turkish artillery has bombarded US Special Forces in northern Syria, as Ankara has intensified its operations against the Kurdish forces in the region, a report revealed on Friday. In an inclusive report, Newsweek said that it had learned through ...

Exclusive: Turkey Bombs US Special Forces in Syria Attack, Apparently by Mistake

Newsweek - 2019-10-11 21:02
President Trump's announced pullout of U.S. troops from Syria prompted an attack by Turkey on Syrian Kurds. U.S. special forces were shelled. ...

Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time in my career'

FOX News - 2019-10-10 03:00
A U.S. Special Forces soldier serving alongside the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin on Wednesday they were witnessing Turkish atrocities on the frontlines. ...

Overnight Defense: US, Russia tensions grow over nuclear arms | Highlights from Esper's Asia trip | Trump strikes neutral tone on Hong Kong protests | General orders ethics review of special forces | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-08-15 06:47

8 terrorists were arrested during raids in Deira Zour

SDF Press - 2019-07-30 14:04
Deira Zour – With the support of the special forces of Deira Zour military council, the Anti-terrorists Units (HAT) arrested eight ISIS terrorists after conducting raids in the early hours on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in the villages of Ziban, Shahal and Al ...

Rouhani: World owes IRGC debt of gratitude for keeping Persian Gulf safe

Rûdaw - 2019-07-24 21:44
IRGC special forces seized the British-flagged Stena Impero on Friday ...

Destruction and Confiscation of Personal Belongings of Political and Religious Prisoners at Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-07-04 02:00
30 special forces of Orumiyeh Central Prison and special guard forces raided religious and political prisoners’ ward while confiscating and destroying their personal belongings, handicrafts and tools that were their only source… ...

Syrian Kurds sign agreement with UN to end, prevent use of child soldiers

E-Kurd - 2019-07-02 14:29
GENEVA,—The United Nations has signed an agreement with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to end and prevent the recruitment and use of child soldiers by the US-backed group, the United Nations said on Monday. Special Representative of the U ...

UN, SDF Sign Action Plan to End Recruitment of Children

BAS News - 2019-07-02 12:16
ERBIL — The United Nations has signed an action plan with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ban the recruitment of children by the US-backed forces. During a ceremony on Saturday in Switzerland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary- ...

The weapons and equipment seized by anti-terror units of SDF

SDF Press - 2019-06-15 19:20
News center-In coordination with the coalition Forces, the anti-terror units of the Syrian Democratic Forces had carried out a special operation in Raqqa on June13, 2019 against one of the ISIS backed cells. The Anti-terror units had arrested 7 members wh ...

WATCH: Kurdish Special Forces Rescue Indian National Taken Hostage in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-06-02 17:44
ERBIL — Erbil Directorate of Security Affairs announced on Sunday the rescue of an Indian national who was taken hostage by a group of gangs in Erbil. Nisara Ahmed Ghafour, who runs a family business in Erbil, was kidnapped last Tuesday in Ainkawa distri ...

UK Sends Forces to Iraq to Capture IS Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2019-05-30 23:32
ERBIL - The UK has deployed special forces to Iraq for a "kill or capture" mission aiming to find the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a report revealed on Thursday. According to a report by The Mirror, around 30 British Army’s Special ...

US Doesn’t Have a Political Future for SDF: Ambassador Jeffrey

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — The US has once again reminded the Syrian Kurdish forces that Washington has no place for a separate political entity in the future for the areas in northern Syria, mainly the Kurdish territories. The remarks were made by US Special Representativ ...

150 fighters joined the commandos training course

SDF Press - 2019-05-21 20:40
The commando academy in Ain Issa opened today a training course for the special forces, included 150 fighters, the course was named after martyr Adel Manbaj. The leaders of the Syrian Democratic Forces attended the ceremony. The opening began with a minut ...

The death toll in Amadiya explosion rose up

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 19:24
WAAR_DUHOK The death toll in Aamadiya explosion rose 5 soldiers and two policemen. The bomb exploded on the roadside with a special bus for Turkish troops. A security source confirmed that the Turkish forces control the road and do not prevent the right ...

Breaking news: A roadside bomb explodes on the Amadiyah-Duhok road

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK A roadside bomb exploded on Thursday on the Duhok-Amadiya road with a special bus for Turkish troops. The explosion, which hit the private bus of the Turkish forces, wounded four elements. A security source confirmed that the Turkish forces co ...

Police Arrests Arms Dealer in Erbil

BAS News - 2019-05-12 11:50
ERBIL — Police forces in Kurdistan Region’s capital city arrested a man in possession of a large quantity of arms. Police chief Abdulkhaliq Talaat told BasNews that the man was arrested during a special operation at his place, where they initially found ...

Iraq Considers Creation of Detention Camp for Repatriated IS Detainees

BAS News - 2019-05-02 20:13
ERBIL - Iraqi officials are reportedly making efforts to establish a special camp for 30,000 Iraqis who were captured by the US-backed Kurdish forces in eastern Syria in March. Officials in Iraq have had many discussions with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democ ...

Our forces arrested a terrorist cell

SDF Press - 2019-04-29 23:25
After doing the necessary investigation by our special anti-terrorist units, our units managed to arrest a terrorist cell in a special operation in Al-Jadidat village, east of Raqqa city, on Sunday (April 28, 2019). The cell consisted of two persons, The ...

Three IS Militants Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested three people who belong to the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk, north of the country. An official statement said the suspects were captured during a special operation by elite counter-terror service on Sunday. The ...

No Foreign Forces Allowed to Stay in Iraq: Hadi al-Amiri

BAS News - 2019-04-25 00:06
ERBIL - No foreign forces are allowed to stay in Iraq, Head of Fatih Coalition Hadi al-Amiri said on Wednesday during a special ceremony held to remember the fallen militiamen of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi during the war against the Islamic State (I ...

[PICTURES]: Peshmerga Hospital Officially Open

BAS News - 2019-04-24 10:52
ERBIL — During a ceremony, a special military hospital for Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces was opened on Wednesday. The hospital is constructed and funded by the German government as part of Berlin’s support to the Peshmerga forces who fought on the forefro ...

Dangerous IS Woman Captured in Syria

BAS News - 2019-04-04 22:59
ERBIL - A dangerous Islamic State (IS) woman has been captured in Syria by a special US intelligence team cooperatively with the leaders of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an Iraqi security source revealed on Thursday. The US team was abl ...

Our Forces Clash with Terror and our Special Units arrest groups of them

SDF Press - 2019-03-19 21:29
During the ongoing clashes between our forces (SDF) and Daesh terrorists in AL- Baguoz, our Special Units were engaged in combat operations and were tasked with tracking and monitoring the movement of terrorists in anticipation of possible escape attempts ...

British special forces soldiers injured in ISIS attack in Syria

Thedefensepost - 2019-03-16 10:10

On patrol with Afghan Special Forces, without US support

BBC - 2019-03-16 02:19
At least 45,000 Afghan police and soldiers have died over the past four years. ...

5 Shows And Movies to Watch on Netflix This March

Waar Media - 2019-03-09 09:46
WAAR_DUHOK Triple Frontier Some pretty big names are in the lineup for new Netflix film “Triple Frontier“. Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal play five former special forces operatives, who reunite for a heist in S ...

SDF commander: Syria anti-ISIS forces must keep ‘special status’ - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2019-03-08 20:41

ISIS missile injures UK special forces in Syria, reports say

Local10 - 2019-02-28 09:19

Iraq deploys special forces in Kirkuk amid Kurdish flag... | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2019-02-26 12:57

Bangladesh plane 'hijacker' shot dead by special forces

BBC - 2019-02-25 01:07
A man suspected of trying to take over a flight to Dubai is killed by special forces, local media report. ...

Syria: IS Beheads 50 Yezidi Women in Last Stronghold

BAS News - 2019-02-24 21:26
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) have beheaded tens of Yezidi women in their last pocket in the eastern parts of Syria, a report revealed on Sunday. The heads of 50 Yezidi girls were found by the British Special Forces in dustbins during a ...

KRG deputy PM Talabani meets US Special Envoy Jeffrey to discuss ISIS

Rûdaw - 2019-02-22 20:35
“US forces had an important role in defeating the ISIS caliphate. But the war has not ended yet. ...

Kurdish Forces Rescue Another Yezidi Teenager from IS

BAS News - 2019-02-17 14:29
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi teenager has been freed from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, said an official. Hussein Qa’edi, head of Kurdistan Region’s special office for Yezidi abductee affairs, said the 16-year-old boy was rescued through their conne ...

Special forces commander hesitant to say US is 'winning' ISIS fi

Rûdaw - 2019-02-15 12:27

Concern Over Fate of Two Sunni Prisoners on Hunger Striker at Rajae Shahr Prisons

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-14 02:00
Two Sunni prisoner, Tohid Qureshi and Hamza Darwish, who were transferred to solitary confinement following the raid of hall 21 in ward 7 at Rajai Shahr Prison by Special Guard forces on Wednesday, February 06, are in critical condition due to being on co ...

Diyala: Two Iraqi Officers Killed, Injured While Thwarting Attack

BAS News - 2019-02-13 20:30
ERBIL - At least two officers from the Iraqi special forces were either killed or wounded on Wednesday while trying to thwart an attack conducted by unknown armed men in Diyala province. Although the Iraqi security media has not made any comments on the ...

Kurdish sleeper cell allegedly kills 12 commandos from FSA Special Forces near Turkish border

Almasdarnews - 2019-02-13 18:26

The Ward of Sunni Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison Violently Raided by Special Guard

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-08 02:00
Following the attempt of Sunni prisoners to prevent the transfer of Tohid Ghoreishi to the court, Special Guard forces targeted the prisoners in hall 21 in ward 7 at Rajai Shahr Prison by tear gas while beating them and transferring some of the prisoners ...

SDF-led special forces arrest eight foreign IS fighters, including one American

Kurdistan24 - 2019-02-07 16:23

Special Report: 40 Sunni Prisoners Pressured to Make False Confessions in TV Documentary

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-02-07 02:01
According to the information obtained by Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN), more than 40 Sunni civilians in various cities of Kurdistan have been arrested by security forces on charges of religious activities during the past seven months. These people ...

A Special Forces officer, Rep. Michael Waltz knows Israel's enemies firsthand | JNS.org

JNS - 2019-02-05 11:25

Syria civil war: Turkey sends 1,000 special forces on secretive mission to secure ‘security zone’ across border | The Independent

Independent - 2019-02-04 15:10

Anti-terrorism handed over the security file in Kirkuk to the special forces

Kurdiu - 2019-02-02 19:50

Iraqi special forces arrest 10 ISIS fundraisers in Baghdad and Erbil raids - The National

Thenational - 2019-01-30 19:43

Top Kurdish commander: Syria anti-Daesh forces must keep ‘special status’ | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-27 06:21

Syria anti-Daesh forces must keep ‘special status’: Kurdish commander - Saudi Gazette

Saudigazette - 2019-01-25 19:17

SDF Commander: Anti-IS forces must keep 'special status'

ANF - 2019-01-25 16:15
Any deal between Syria's Kurds and Damascus should respect the "special status" of Kurdish-led forces who fought the Islamic State group, a top Kurdish commander of those forces said. ...

Australia’s Special Forces troops Iraq bound for Islamic State fight stuck in UAE

NEWS - 2019-01-25 15:56

Syria anti-IS forces must keep 'special status': Kurdish commander

Digitaljournal - 2019-01-25 15:44

Syria anti-IS forces must keep 'special status': Kurdish commander

Rûdaw - 2019-01-25 10:44
"This is our red line and we will not concede this" ...

Special force from Baghdad to replace counter-terrorism forces i

Rûdaw - 2019-01-24 07:32

Islamic State: ISIS fights Canadian special forces, Kurds and RAF jets near Mosul in Iraq | World | News | Express.co.uk

Express - 2019-01-23 13:36

French special forces on the ground in Yemen – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-01-23 10:17

Syria CRISIS: SAS to join US special forces raids on IS Raqqa | World | News | Express.co.uk

Express - 2019-01-22 22:26

Three IS Hotbeds Destroyed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-01-22 20:09
ERBIL - Another three hotbeds of the Islamic State (IS) militant group were destroyed on Tuesday by the Iraqi forces in the province of Salahaddin. According to a statement by the Interior Ministry, a special force of Salahaddin Operations Command conduc ...

‘If you begin the war, we will end it’: Iran’s special forces chief warns Trump | World News, The Indian Express

Indianexpress - 2019-01-21 01:05

“Special forces” is graduating its first round in Euphrates”

SDF Press - 2019-01-17 21:31
News Center_ 16-1-2018, Wednesday, The special forces academy affiliated to SDF, in Euphrates district, graduated its first round of 120 fighters, entitled the martyrs (Shyar And Zagrous), the setting up started with military ceremony, where many men and ...

Iraqi special forces deployed disputed city after Kurdish party raises flag

Almasdarnews - 2019-01-13 19:38

Iraq deploys special forces in Kirkuk

NEWS - 2019-01-13 18:03

Iraq deploys special forces in Kirkuk amid Kurdish flag dispute – The Siasat Daily

Siasat - 2019-01-12 06:53

Baghdad deploys special forces in Kirkuk as Kurdish flag raised over political party HQ — RT Newsline

RT - 2019-01-11 15:47

Kurdistan flag lowered in Kirkuk after Iraq’s ultimatum

E-Kurd - 2019-01-11 14:33
KIRKUK,— A Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official confirmed that it has lowered the flag of Iraqi Kurdistan at some of its offices in Kirkuk on Friday ahead of a noon deadline previously imposed by an Iraqi special forces. Iraqi special forces deplo ...

Iraq deploys special forces to Kirkuk in flag dispute | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

Dailystar - 2019-01-11 12:20

Iraq deploys special forces in Kirkuk amid Kurdish flag dispute | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-01-11 06:27

Iraq deploys special forces in Kirkuk after Kurdistan flag raising

E-Kurd - 2019-01-10 18:52
KIRKUK, northern Iraq,— Iraqi special forces deployed Thursday in Kirkuk after the raising of the Kurdish flag over a political party headquarters revived tensions more than a year after Baghdad seized the disputed northern city. Iraq’s counter-terrorism ...
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