Arabic: قرية بشير
Bashir (Arabic: قرية بشير, Turkish: Beşir alternate spellings include Beşiir Kasabasi, Beshir, Bushariya and Bayshir) is a Shia Turkmen village in Iraq south of Kirkuk. The village was captured by ISIL in June 2014. It was reportedly recaptured by pro-Iraqi government forces on 1 May 2016.
Bashiri, along with Altun Kupri, Amerli, Bustamli, Mahalabiyah, Qarah Tappah, Sulaiman Bek, Tal Afar, Taza Khurmatu, Tuz Khormato, and Yankjah, make up the largest Turkmen-majority cities in Iraq, while Mosul, Kirkuk, Kifri, Daquq, Muqdadiyah, Jalawla, and Saadiyah have significant Turkmen minority populations.
- "Peşmerge, Türkiye ve IŞİD arasında Türkmen bunalımı - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- "Iraq: 25 IS militants including 3 senior leaders killed in artillery strike in southern Kirkuk". AhlolBayt News Agency. 6 March 2016.
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