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Abadi, Sadr form political alliance

Waar Media - 2018-06-24 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and influential Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Saturday announced a political alliance between their blocs. The decision was publicised after Abadi, who is also the leader of the Victory Alliance, visit ...

Iraqi Shi'ite Politician Accuses US of Letting IS Re-emerge

BAS News - 2018-06-24 12:57
ERBIL - An Iraqi politician has accused the United States of switching its policies against the Islamic State (IS), claiming that it might let the extremist group return to some parts of Iraq once again. Baqir Jabr Al-Zubeidi, a former commander of the B ...

Abadi and Sadr Declare Political Alliance

BAS News - 2018-06-24 00:26
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minsiter Haider al-Abadi and influential Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Saturday announced a political alliance between their blocs. The decision was publicised after Abadi, who is also the leader of the Victory Alliance, visited N ...

Electoral Commission Begins Manual Vote Recount in Erbil

BAS News - 2018-06-24 00:26
ERBIL — Iraqi electoral commission’s provincial office in Erbil announced on Saturday that the manual recount of votes from last month’s Iraqi parliamentary election had begun the same day. Ali Qader, head of the office, confirmed the report to Russia To ...

Iraqi Jets Kill Forty Five IS Members in Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-23 16:51
ERBIL - At least 45 Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed in an air strike conducted by the Iraqi warplanes, targeting three houses in the Syrian town of Hajin, used by the militant group's leaders for meetings, a military source said on Saturday. "Ir ...

Speaker: Iraqi Parliament to extend its own term

Waar Media - 2018-06-23 16:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi parliament speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, said on Friday that the legislative body is committed to extend its own term as disputes over the results from the recent election are yet to be resolved. In an online statement on his Facebook feed ...

IS Fires Mortars at Hawija

BAS News - 2018-06-23 15:38
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) militants fired several mortars at a village in Hawija district in west of Kirkuk province, leaving several people dead and wounded, Iraqi sources reported on Saturday. According to Iraqi media outlets, the jihadists have t ...

IS Kills Senior IRGC Commander in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-23 12:14
ERBIL - A senior commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was killed while fighting with the Islamic State (IS) insurgents on Iraqi-Syrian borders, multiple reports said on Friday. Fara News Agency reported that Brigadier Shahrkh Dayi Pu ...

Kurdish Politician Warns of Coup over Democracy in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-06-22 23:26
ERBIL — Kurdish politician and former foreign minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, has warned of a possible coup over the democratic and federal system in Iraq if the parliament extend its own mandate. The Iraqi parliament held an extraordinary session on F ...

Watch CCTV Showing Assassination of Iraqi Official in Broad Daylight

BAS News - 2018-06-22 23:26
ERBIL — Iraqi media published a CCTV footage purportedly showing the assassination scene of an Iraqi official in the southern province of Babil in broad daylight. The victim is identified as Safa Hassan, head of directorate of passport office in the prov ...

Iraqi Parliament Committed to Extend Its Own Term: Speaker

BAS News - 2018-06-22 21:46
ERBIL — Iraqi parliament speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, said on Friday that the legislative body is committed to extend its own term as disputes over the results from the recent election are yet to be resolved. In an online statement on his Facebook feed, Ja ...

HRW Urges Iraq to End “Rushed Trials” for IS-Linked Women, Children

BAS News - 2018-06-21 23:58
ERBIL — The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday urged the Iraqi judicial authorities to change the approach to foreign women and children linked to the Islamic State (IS). “Iraq’s ‘one size fits all’ approach to women who traveled to live under ISIS or ...

Coalition kills Daesh criminal leader, followers

CENTCOM - 2018-06-21 23:00
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Four Daesh members affiliated with the group’s Oil and Gas Network were killed during Coalition operations on May 26 in the Middle Euphrates River Valley of Syria. Abu Khattab al-Iraqi, the network’s leader, managed revenue generation thr ...

Iraqi Forces Kill Three IS Jihadists Trying to Enter Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-21 15:16
ERBIL - At least three jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were killed by the Iraqi forces in southern Kirkuk province while trying to enter the city, said a security source on Thursday. The source was quoted by the Iraqi website Almaalomah, as saying th ...

Iraqi militias threaten US and Israel

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-21 14:42
Fighters from the Iranian-backed Shia militia Kata'ib Hizbolla, part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), at one of the front lines in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) ...

Iran Hands Over to Iraq Remains of 128 Soldiers Killed in 1980-88 War

BAS News - 2018-06-20 22:39
ERBIL - Iran on Wednesday handed over the remains of a total of 128 soldiers killed in the 1980-88 war, said the Iraqi Defense Ministry. The ministry, after a DNA test, sent back the bodies to their family members, among which were Kurds as well, accordi ...

Iraq police in armed clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

Waar Media - 2018-06-20 19:17
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi police surrounded the headquarters of an Iran-backed militia and detained one of its members after an armed clash Wednesday left three people wounded in Baghdad, a security official said. The powerful Hezbollah Brigades militia is part ...

Iraqi Police Clashes with Pro-Iranian Militia in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-06-20 15:59
ERBIL — Iraqi police forces reportedly clashed with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in central Baghdad on Wednesday, officials confirmed. The clash broke out after Hezbollah refused to hand back the army vehicles which the Iraqi government had recen ...

Pentagon decides to freeze its own plans in Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-06-20 11:40
WAAR-DUHOK: The Washington Times reported that the Pentagon has frozen the Pentagon’s plans for Iraq despite the talk of a partnership between the United States and NATO to train and advise Iraqi forces in order not to allow the return of a ” As it drew ...

Coalition, Partners Continue Progress Against ISIS in Iraq, Syria

US-Defense Gov - 2018-06-20 01:35
A coalition strike in Syria killed an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leader, further dismantling the group's long-term access to reliable funding, and Iraqi forces seized a large ISIS-owned cache of weapons and explosives in northern Iraq, an Operation I ...

Baghdad Sends Rejected Iraqi Asylum Seekers Back to Finland

BAS News - 2018-06-19 23:18
ERBIL — Baghdad authorities have sent back a number of Iraqi nationals whose asylum applications were rejected in Finland. According to activists cited by Sputnik, the authorities at the Baghdad International Airport refused to take in the Iraqi deportee ...

Coalition Announces Killing of IS Oil and Gas Head in Syria

BAS News - 2018-06-19 23:18
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition announced on Tuesday it has killed the head of the Islamic State (IS) oil and gas network, Abu Khattab al-Iraqi, in Syria last month. The Coalition also revealed in a statement that three other IS jihadists were killed alongs ...

Iraq's Salahadin: Bomb Explosion Kills, Wounds Two People

BAS News - 2018-06-19 15:22
ERBIL - At least two Iraqi civilians were killed and wounded on Tuesday in a bomb attack in the province of Salahaddin, said a security source. "An explosive charge went off while a private car was crossing a road in Albu Issa village in Salahuddin near ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Mistreats Kurdish Shabaks, KDP Supporters in Mosul: MP

BAS News - 2018-06-19 15:22
ERBIL - Iranian-backed militias of Hahsd al-Shaabi, apart from mistreating the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) officials in Nineveh province, they also insult the Kurdish Shabaks in the city, a Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said on Tuesday. "Ha ...

Iraqi Kurdistan launches first Kurdish airline, Fly Erbil

E-Kurd - 2018-06-19 07:29
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s only Kurdish airline launched on Monday with a flight to Sweden, after years of delays owing to the Islamic State’s offensive in the country. Officials hope Fly Erbil’s take-off is a sign of changing fortune ...

Iraqi Kurdistan not to allow hostile action against Iran from its soil

E-Kurd - 2018-06-18 22:08
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) spokesman, Safeen Dizayee said on Sunday that Erbil will not allow hostile action to originate from the region’s soil against Iran. His remarks came in response to the rec ...

Angelina Jolie thanks KRG for protecting refugees

Waar Media - 2018-06-17 18:42
WAAR-DUHOK: UNHCR special envoy and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie warned in Duhok on Sunday that IDPs and refugees are suffering “terrible humanitarian consequences” in Iraqi, most importantly medical shortages. Speaking of the refugee crisis and that ...

SDF liberate the town of Dashishah and reach 3 km from the Iraqi border

SDF Press - 2018-06-17 13:00
As a part of the second phase of the campaign to liberate Deir al-Zour, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday liberated the town of Dashishah from a terrorist organization (ISIS). According to our correspondents on the front lines, the Syrian Democ ...

Turkey says to stay in Iraqi Kurdistan until PKK are cleared

E-Kurd - 2018-06-15 04:50
ANKARA,— Turkish army will remain in Iraq’s Kurdistan region in northern Iraq until the “terrorists” are cleared from the region, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli said on Tuesday. During the interview with state-run Anadolu News Agency, he said ...

Iraqi President to BasNews: Peshmerga Votes Can’t Be Canceled

BAS News - 2018-06-14 18:35
ERBIL — Iraqi President Fuad Masum said on Thursday that the votes casted by the Kurdish Peshmerga, police and security forces in the recent parliamentary election cannot be annulled. In a statement to BasNews, Masum revealed that his office is working o ...

Iraq: 17 People So Far Arrested over Ballot Warehouse Fire

BAS News - 2018-06-14 18:35
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have so far arrested 17 people whom are suspected of involvement in the fire incident at a warehouse in Baghdad where ballot boxes from the recent election were being kept. Abdulsatar Bayraqdar spokesperson for Iraq's High J ...

Iraqi PM denies giving support for Turkish anti-PKK operation in Qandil

Waar Media - 2018-06-14 12:24
WAAR-DUHOK: There is no understanding with Turkey about the launch of military operations in the Qandil Mountains; these statements are only electoral propaganda, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday. “Iraq’s sovereignty is a red-line, an ...

Iraqi Communist Party Welcomes Sadr, Amiri New Alliance

BAS News - 2018-06-14 11:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi Communist Party has welcomed the new Alliance of Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, head of Sa'eroun and the winner of the May 12 parliamentary election, and Hadi al-Amiri, leader of Iranian-backed Hahsd al-Shaabi's Fatih Coalition. The pa ...

KDP, PUK to support Sayirun-Fatih alliance

Waar Media - 2018-06-13 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: The two leading Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) welcomed in a joint statement on Tuesday evening the new alliance of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the winner of the recent parli ...

Sulaimani.. Peshmerga protest against Iraqi parliament decision

Waar Media - 2018-06-13 13:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga, police and security forces in Sulaimani filled its streets on Wednesday protesting the annulment of their votes in Iraq’s parliamentary election and accusing certain parties from the Kurdistan Region of being complicit. Arez Abdull ...

Peshmerga Forces Protest Baghdad Annulling Their Votes

BAS News - 2018-06-13 13:01
ERBIL - Hundreds of Peshmerga fighters, including high-ranking officials on Wednesday morning gathered in front of the Iraqi parliament Office in Sulaymaniya province to protest the recent parliament's decision of annulment of Peshmerga votes casted in M ...

Baghdad Criticizes Erbil for Extradition of Murderer of German Girl

BAS News - 2018-06-13 13:01
ERBIL - After Kurdistan Region’s security forces extradited on Saturday a man who was accused of killing a 14-year-old girl in Germany, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry criticized the Kurdish and Germany authorities, calling the move as "a violation of the law ...

KDP, PUK Jointly Welcome Sadr, Amiri New Alliance: Statement

BAS News - 2018-06-12 23:21
ERBIL - The two leading Kurdish parties, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) welcomed in a joint statement on Tuesday evening the new alliance of Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the winner of recent parliamentary ...

Senior IS Leader Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-06-12 22:11
ERBIL - The Federal Police of Iraq captured on Tuesday a senior leader of Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk province, said a report. Iraqi News quoted Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, the chief of the Federal Police, as saying "the 20th brigade of the federal police m ...

Iraqi PM: Parliament Not Authorized to Repeat Election

BAS News - 2018-06-12 18:28
ERBIL - Neither the parliament nor the government can cancel the May 12 parliamentary election outcome, said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at a press conference on Monday. The remarks were made after a parliamentary session where the Iraqi premier ...

Iraqi National Arrested in Germany for Suspected IS Link

BAS News - 2018-06-12 16:09
ERBIL — German authorities on Tuesday revealed that an Iraqi man has been arrested on suspicion of being a member of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. Akram A., 18, was detained last week on Wednesday in the southwestern Rhine-Neckar district, fede ...

Six More Korean T-50 Warplanes Handed Over to Iraq

BAS News - 2018-06-12 15:00
ERBIL — A new batch of Korean-made T-50 fighter jets have arrived in Iraq to join the country’s airpower in the war against the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi Air Force confirmed the report in a brief statement quoted by Iraqi News, saying that the newly-arri ...

Iraq’s Oil Export Increased in May

BAS News - 2018-06-12 13:24
ERBIL — The Iraqi government has revealed that its oil exports increased by 167,000 bpd to 3.803 million bpd during the month of May. State Oil Marketing Organization (SOMO) said, however, that the oil production was stable at the same range of 4.36 mill ...

Four People Arrested in Connection with Ballot Fire in Iraq

BAS News - 2018-06-12 01:08
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested four people suspected of involvement in a fire incident at a warehouse where ballot boxes from recent parliamentary election were being kept, authorities said. Among the arrestees are three police officers and ...

Election Winner Sadr Says Iraq is at Stake

BAS News - 2018-06-12 01:08
ERBIL — Iraqi populist cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc won the majority in the recent legislative vote in the country, said on Monday after the fire incident at a ballot warehouse that Iraq is now at risk with the recent developments. “The ...

Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire in Baghdad

E-Kurd - 2018-06-11 23:14
BAGHDAD,— A storage site housing half of Baghdad’s ballot boxes from Iraq’s parliamentary election in May caught fire on Sunday, just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. Prime Ministe ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Insists on Manual Recounting of Votes

BAS News - 2018-06-11 23:06
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri said on Monday that the process of manual recounting of ballots from the recent election should begin soon. He made the remarks during a meeting with parliamentary committee for legal affairs, during whic ...

Masrour Barzani: We Back Unified Agenda that Serves People

BAS News - 2018-06-11 15:21
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani received on Monday the US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman for talks on several issues related to recent Iraqi parliamentary election outcome, including formation of the next gove ...

Kurdistan Ballots are Safe: Commission

BAS News - 2018-06-11 12:06
ERBIL — The votes from the Kurdistan Region casted for the recent Iraqi parliamentary election are safe after the fire incident in Baghdad’s warehouse, an official said. Speaking to Kurdistan 24, Ali Qader, head of Iraqi electoral commission’s provincial ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker calls for new parliamentary election

Waar Media - 2018-06-10 23:52
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri on Sunday claimed the fire that broke out at a warehouse in eastern Baghdad, where the electoral commission kept ballot boxes, was deliberate and called for a new parliamentary election. Jabouri alleg ...

Abadi: “Terrorist Gangs” Behind Fire at Ballot Box Warehouse

BAS News - 2018-06-10 23:41
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has reacted to Sunday’s fire incident at a Baghdad warehouse where ballot boxes from recent parliamentary election were kept, saying “terrorist Gangs” were behind the plot. In an official statement hours after ...

Iraqi Forces Launch Anti-IS Operation in Diyala Province

BAS News - 2018-06-10 23:20
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces on Sunday launched an operation to remove the remaining Islamic State (IS) elements in Diyala province where some military movements of the insurgents have recently been reported. A local police source told Anadolu Agency th ...

Allawi Calls for Repeated Election after Blaze at Ballot Warehouse

BAS News - 2018-06-10 22:32
ERBIL — Iraq’s vice president and the president of Iraqi National Accord, Ayad Allawi called for repeated election after ballots from the recent parliamentary election burned at a warehouse in Baghdad on Sunday. He said in a statement that the election p ...
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