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Several Killed in Clashes Between IS, Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2018-02-11 21:48
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Sunday near Tuz Khurmatu, said a local official. Clashes erupted between the sides near Palkan and Gharra villages, where several from both sides were killed ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Bodies of Kidnapped Civilians Found

BAS News - 2018-02-10 19:48
ERBIL — The five people who were kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) were found dead in Tuz Khurmatu. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the five bodies have been found in Tuz Khurmatu on Saturday who were abducted by the IS a day earlier. ...

Five Civilians Kidnapped by IS near Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-02-09 21:42
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) on Friday abducted five civilians from a village on the suburb of Tuz Khurmatu, officials confirmed. “Two of the abductees are Shi’ite Turkmen and the rest are Sunni Arabs from the area,” said Kawa Parwez, chef of Tuz Khurm ...

Iraqi forces attack ISIS remnants around Tuz Khurmatu

The Defense Post - 2018-02-07 22:05
Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led Coalition began a major operation against Islamic State fighters hiding out in a northeastern desert region, the military said. The post Iraqi forces attack ISIS remnants around Tuz Khurmatu appeared first on The Defen ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Doubles Number of Militias in Kirkuk: Source

BAS News - 2018-02-03 20:12
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi has recently begun increasing the number of its militias stationed in Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu and other disputed Kurdish territories, said a source. According to an official statement, Hashd al-Shaabi leaders and o ...

Lahour Jangi Allies with Shi'ite Militias in Anti-Kurdish Operation

BAS News - 2018-02-03 17:15
Erbil — Lahour Jangi visited Tuz Khurmatu to conduct an operation in collaboration with the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi against the new born group of armed men who fight for their rights in the city after the October 16th invasion. "According to the i ...

PUK Reaches Primary Agreement with Arab Coalition in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-02-03 13:54
Erbil - The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has reached a primary agreement with the Arabs who are close to the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi in Tuz Khurmatu.Arlasan Ali, a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official in Tuz Khurmatu told BasNews that t ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Bombards Villages In Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-02-01 13:31
The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi bombarded a village located in the Kurdish city of Tuz Khurmatu.According to the information obtained by BasNews, the militias of Hashd al-Shaabi bombarded a village in Tuz Khurmatu overnight on January 31st ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Deploys Additional Men to Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-01-31 18:25
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashed al-Shaabi have stationed more armed men around the Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmatu. According to sources, the militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have mobilized a squad of soldiers with tens of military vehicles to a vi ...

Car Bomb Blasts in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-01-27 10:17
According to information obtained by BasNews, a car bomb on Friday night has exploded in front of a restaurant in the city center of Tuz Khurmatu. The information also revealed that the explosion has not resulted in any casualties, but a lot of damage to ...

Iraqi Interior Minister Visits Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-01-22 18:05
ERBIL — Iraq’s Interior Minister Asim al-Araji has paid a visit to the conflicted town of Tuz Khurmatu and met with local administrative and security officials. According to Iraqi media outlets, Araji visited Tuz Khurmatu on January 22nd. The visit comes ...

Turkmens Boycott Iraqi Provincial Election in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-01-21 16:08
KIRKUK — Iraqi Turkmen representatives revealed that they will boycott the elections which are going to be held under the authority of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi in the Kurdish areas of Kirkuk, Tuz Khurmatu, and Khanaqin. In a press release of wh ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Commanders in Tuz Khurmatu Arrested

BAS News - 2018-01-18 23:22
ERBIL — Iraqi Rapid Response Forces on Thursday arrested two Shi’ite militia commanders in Tuz Khurmatu from Badr Brigade and Hezbollah faction, both part and parcels of the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi. Atif Najjar and Ahmed As’aad, from Badr Brigade ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Appoints New Mayor in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-01-18 17:03
“The Arabic faction representatives have voted under the threat of the Iranian-backed militias Hashd al-Shaabi” ERBIL — A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) representative to Tuz Khurmatu said that a Shi’ite Turkman figure from Tuz Khurmatu has been appoin ...

Kirkuk: Hashd al-Shaabi Gives Rise to Violations Against Journalists

BAS News - 2018-01-16 18:36
KIRKUK — In a press conference on Tuesday, January 16th, Luqman Sherwani, the head of Bestwn Media Institute revealed that the violations towards media outlets as well as journalists in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu after the October 16th invasion of Kirkuk an ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Kidnaps Off-Duty Peshmerga

BAS News - 2018-01-11 21:39
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Thursday kidnapped an off-duty Kurdish Peshmerga while travelling between Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu in northern Iraq. The abducted Peshmerga is identified as Farhad Nihad Qader, from the 3rd Brigade of K ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Sacks Kurdish Mayor of Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2018-01-11 00:51
ERBIL — Under the pressure of Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, the local council of Tuz Khurmatu decided on Wednesday to dismiss Shalal Abdul from Mayor office, said an official. The decision however was made in the absence of Kurdish members of the counc ...

Pictures: Hashd al-Shaabi Blows up House of Another Kurdish Civilian

BAS News - 2018-01-06 21:38
ERBIL — Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi on Saturday destroyed another residential building in Tuz Khurmatu which reportedly belongs to a Kurdish resident. According to the information obtained by BasNews, the bombing took place in the Kurdish- ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Detonates Building of Kurdish Civilian in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-31 11:13
ERBIL — The Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi last night detonated another building belonging to a Kurdish civilian in Tuz Khurmatu city, south of Kirkuk Province. “At 9:15 pm last night, a building of a Kurdish citizen named Shakhawan Haji Hashim in O ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Continues to Shell Kurdish Villages in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-30 11:39
ERBIL — The Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi once again shelled the areas on the outskirt of Hanjira mountain near Tuz Khurmatu city, where dozens of Kurdish villages are located. Artillery forces of the Hashd al-Shaabi militias shelled last night the ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Have Secret Prisons in Tuz Khurmatu: Deserter

BAS News - 2017-12-28 16:19
ERBIL — A member of Hashd al-Shaabi militia in Tuz Khurmatu revealed that the militia groups have secret prisons in Amerli town, south of Tuz Khurmatu district. The militia member who has abandoned Hashd al-Shaabi revealed to BasNews that the Shi’ite mil ...

Shi’ite Militias Shell Kurdish Villages Near Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-28 11:11
ERBIL — The Turkmen Shi’ite militias within Hashd al-Shaabi shelled the Hanjira mountain range, which includes Kurdish villages near Tuz Khomatu district, south of Kirkuk Province, Kurdish activists and witnesses said on Thursday. At least three artiller ...

Kurdish MP Criticises UNAMI Report on Tuz Khurmatu Crisis

BAS News - 2017-12-28 00:45
ERBIL — Kurdish lawmaker Ashwaq Jaff has criticised a recent report by the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) about the humanitarian crisis faced by Kurds in Tuz Khurmatu at the hand of Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. Jaff told BasNew ...

PUK Delegation Visits Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-12-27 22:41
ERBIL — A delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) on Wednesday visited Baghdad to discuss the current humanitarian crisis in Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmatu. “The PUK delegation discussed the destruction brought to civilian properties in Kirkuk an ...

Fate of 350 Sunnis Kidnapped by PMF Remains Unknown: Tribal Figure

BAS News - 2017-12-27 14:51
ERBIL — In an interview with BasNews, Sair al-Bayati, the representative of the Arab tribes in Tuz Khurmatu, revealed that the armed groups of Hashd al-Shaabi continue to kidnap Arab and Turkmen Sunnis in the district, saying that 950 people have been ab ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Armed Clash Erupts Between Hashd al-Shaabi Groups

BAS News - 2017-12-25 20:56
ERBIL — As tensions escalate between different armed factions of Hashd al-Shaabi across Iraq, Turkmen militias and other fighters again clashed in Tuz Khurmatu on Monday. The fire exchange begun after the Turkmen Shi’ite militias were prevented from ente ...

Efforts Underway to Document PMF’s Crimes in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-25 16:03
ERBIL — A number of journalists and lawyers, in cooperation with the AEHS foundation, have begun to collect evidence on the crimes of Hashd al-Shaabi (also known as PMF) in Tuz Khurmatu, in northern Diyala province. Garmyan Administration in the Kurdista ...

UNAMI’s Report on Violations in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-23 23:26
TUZ KHURMATU — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has recently conducted an investigation into the reported violations by Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in Tuz Khurmatu, saying their observation proved destruction of homes ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Bombs Suburb Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-21 01:21
ERBIL — Artillery units of Hashd al-Shaabi, which is led and supported by the Islamic Republic of Iran, once again on Wednesday shelled Hanjira Mount and surrounding areas near Tuz Khurmatu. Social activists said the Shi’ite militias had claimed the shel ...

Intra-Hashd Al-Shaabi Clashes Erupt in Tuz Khurmatu, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2017-12-20 14:30
ERBIL — Clashes broke out on Wednesday between two Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias in Tuz Khurmantu city, south of Kirkuk Province. Mohammed Fayaq, Director of Tuz Khurmatu Media Department, confirmed the report about armed conflict within Hashd ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Detonates 2 Houses of Kurds in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-19 10:56
ERBIL — A source from Tuz Khurmatu confirmed the detonation of two more houses, belonging to Kurds in Tuz Khurmatu, by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. Arsalan Ali, a Kurdish official from Tuz Khurmatu, told BasNews “Hashd al-Shaab ...

BCF Delivers School Supplies to IDP Students from Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-18 13:07
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered school supplies, including bags and stationery, to 150 displaced students from Tuz Khurmatu which are currently studying at schools in Kalar region in southeast of Sulaymaniyah Province. The BCF teams de ...

UN Concerned About Situation in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-16 09:50
ERBIL — The United Nations on Friday expressed deep concern about the human rights violations in Tuz Khurmatu city and the conflicts which have been on the rise since Baghdad’s October 16 attack on the disputed territories. “We are seriously concerned ab ...

Iraq’s Attack Helicopters Bomb Kurdish Villages near Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-14 21:41
ERBIL — The Iraqi airforce overnight on Wednesday used attack helicopters to bombard Kurdish villages on the suburb of Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. The bombardment was carried out soon after midnight on Palkana village, said Mohammad Tofiq, head of med ...

[IN PICTURES]: Qassem Soleimani’s Senior Advisor in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-14 14:36
He is commanding Hashd al-Shaabi militias ERBIL — A senior advisor to Qassem Soleimani, Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s elite Quds Force, is in Tuz Khurmatu, commanding the Iranian-controlled Iraqi militias in the city. Soleimani’s advisor is c ...

L'exèrcit iraquià bombardeja la ciutat kurda de Tuz Khurmatu

KurdisCat - 2017-12-14 01:15
Segons les fonts iraquianes han respost a un atac amb morter "des de les zones que controlen els separatistes"* a l'est de la ciutat. Segons Rudaw almenys dos helicòpters van estar llençant bombes sobre el poble kurd de Qala on hi viuen unes vuitanta fam ...

UN Investigating Hashd al-Shaabi Abuses in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-13 20:11
ERBIL — The human rights office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) launched last week a fact-finding investigation into the abuses carried out by Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi in the Kurdish town of Tuz Khurmatu. “A te ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Hashd al-Shaabi’s Shelling Displaces More Kurds

BAS News - 2017-12-12 19:20
ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, affiliated to Tehran, carried out arbitrary shelling on Tuesday in the suburb areas of Tuz Khurmatu, forcing several Kurdish civilian families to escape their homes. Locals told Kurdistan24 that the vill ...

[IN PICTURES]: Hashd Al-Shaabi Burns House of a Peshmerga in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-12 13:42
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi has burnt the house of a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier in Tuz Khurmatu district after he fled his home in the wake of the militias’ attack on October 16. Abbas Garmiyani, a Kurdish Peshmerga who ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Shells Kurdish Neighborhoods in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-10 15:03
ERBIL — The Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi last night shelled the Kurdish neighborhoods in Tuz Khurmatu, injuring two Kurdish civilians. The militia forces of Hashd al-Shaabi shelled the Kurdish areas in Tuz Khurmatu with mortars, resulting in the w ...

Tuz Khurmatu: Kurdish Villagers Take up Arms Against Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-12-09 20:55
ERBIL — Kurdish residents of Balkana village near Tuz Khurmatu took up their arms on Saturday to fight Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi for their atrocities against local civilians. A source from the area told BasNews that at least two Hashd al ...

Rocket Attack Leaves Civilian Casualties in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-09 19:31
TUZ KHURMATU — Several rockets on Saturday targeted a neighbourhood in Tuz Khurmatu resided by civilians, resulting in several people killed and wounded. The rocket attack started around 17:30 local time and lasted for at least 30 minutes, said a Kurdist ...

60 Houses of Kurds Burned by Hashd al-Shaabi in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-07 23:15
ERBIL — The Iranian-backed militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have so far burned at least 60 houses belonging to Kurdish civilians who have now fled the city in fear of persecution at the hand of the Iraqi forces, a local official said. Hashd al-Shaabi’s destru ...

El Parlament Kurd declara com a "genocidi" la situació a Tuz Khurmatu

KurdisCat - 2017-12-07 10:43
Desenes de milers de persones kurdes han fugit de la ciutat des del 16 d'octubre. Bandes paramilitars de xiïtes àrabs d'Hashd al Shaabi, amb el suport de les tropes regulars iraquianes, controlen des de llavors la ciutat més meridional del Kurdistan. Hi ...

KRG PM Slams UN’s Inaction Towards Militias’ Crimes in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-12-05 16:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani criticized the United Nations and international organizations for their inaction towards the displacement of thousands of Kurdish civilians by Hashd al-Shaabi in Tuz Khurmatu. C ...

Tuz Khurmatu IDPs Call on UN to Help Them Return Home

BAS News - 2017-12-05 13:31
ERBIL — The residents of Tuz Khurmatu city who were forced by Hashd al-Shaabi militias to flee their homes during the October 16 attack, organized on Tuesday a demonstration in front of UN headquarters in Erbil. The Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militia ...

17 Tuz Khurmatu Policemen Who Voted in Kurdish Referendum Arrested

BAS News - 2017-12-04 11:29
Arrest warrants have been issued for 12 othersCrackdown on pro-referendum officials continues ERBIL — 17 Kurdish policemen from Tuz Khurmatu have been arrested and 12 others have been issued arrest warrants by Salahaddin Province Police for participating ...
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