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U.S. expressed deep concern over Turkish strike against Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
The United States on Tuesday expressed "deep concern" over Turkish air strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq and said they were not authorized by the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State (IS), Reuters reported. ...

Cyber spies target German party think-tanks ahead of election

Reuters - 2017-04-25 18:58
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two foundations tied to Germany’s ruling coalition parties were attacked by the same cyber spy group that targeted the campaign of French presidential favorite Emmanuel Macron, a leading cyber security expert said on Tuesday. ...

Ahmad: coalition must determine its attitude about Turkish aggression

ANHA - 2017-04-25 17:13
NEWS DESK- The Co-Chair of the Democratic Syrian Council Ilham Ahmad demanded the international coalition to determine its real attitude about the Turkish aggression on Rojava and said “from now on, we would not accept our areas that contain hundred thous ...

Muslim: The international coalition must not stand silent

ANHA - 2017-04-25 13:46
NEWS DESK- The Co-Chair of Democratic Union Party Saleh Muslim said “Rojava and Şengal are being targeted, but there are resistant people, and our people would express their attitude resolutely, and the international coalition must not stay silent”. The c ...

US-led Coalition Conducted 31 Airstrikes Against IS on Sunday

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:05
The raids targeted areas in Mosul and Raqqa SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 31 airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), consisting of 97 engagements in both Syria and Iraq on Sunday, according to Operation Inherent Resolve’s (OIR) latest report. ...

Coalition Jets Hit IS Gathering in Mosul, Kill 11 Jihadists

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:05
SOFIA — US-led coalition warplanes managed to kill 11 Islamic State (IS) members in western Mosul on Monday, a military officer said. Air Force officer Maen Abdullah who spoke to Anadolu Agency on Monday said that a coalition F-16 fighter jet managed to ...

YPG Hindered US Aerial Support for Turkish Operation in Syria: FM

BAS News - 2017-04-24 21:47
SOFIA — Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) has called on the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) to stop supporting the Turkish army, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday. Cavusoglu spoke to reporters about Turkey's p ...

IS Executes Large Number of Its Foreign Members in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-04-24 10:00
Local militants accuse the foreign ones of spying RAQQA — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the international coalition, revealed on Sunday that they have received intelligence information indicating that the Islamic State (IS) has began to e ...

IS Chief of Euphrates Area Injured in Coalition Airstrike: KRSC

BAS News - 2017-04-23 15:16
ERBIL — Islamic State’s (IS) Chief of the Euphrates area was “seriously injured” as a result of a US-led coalition airstrike carried out on April 22nd, according to the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC). “Hassan Saoud Khalil Khalifa Al-Jabouri, al ...

Head of IS Education in Tel Afar Killed: Kurdistan CTD

BAS News - 2017-04-23 01:21
ERBIL — US-led coalition warplanes on Saturday killed an Islamic State (IS) leader who was responsible for the group’s educational body, Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Counter-Terrorism (CTD) said. “On 22nd April, terrorist Ali Raza Mahmoud, head of t ...

US-led Coalition Conducts 45 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-23 00:20
SOFIA — The Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve released a report on Saturday saying that the US-led international coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria carried out 45 airstrikes consisting of 91 engagemen ...

Only Israel would recognize a Kurdish state, Iraq’s al-Hakim says

Waar Media - 2017-04-21 16:26
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq’s National Coalition Chief, Ammar al-Hakim, said on Wednesday that Israel would be the only country to recognize a Kurdish state if it were declared. Hakim stated the U.S. administration has repeatedly declared its commitment to the terr ...

Raqqa Operation to Launch in Summer: John Dorrian

BAS News - 2017-04-21 12:39
He says US still regards PKK a "terrorist" entity ERBIL- The major operation to liberate Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) grip will launch in summer 2017, said the spokesperson for the international coalition against IS. During an interview with Kurdist ...

Kurdistan Security Council Announces Death of Two IS Chiefs

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:21
They were killed by airstrikes in Iraq and Syria ERBIL— The Counter-Terrorism of the Kurdistan Region's Security Council confirmed in a statement on Thursday that two Islamic State (IS) chiefs were killed in the airstrikes conducted by coalition forces. ...

U.S. trying to identify chemical agent used in Mosul attack: general

Reuters - 2017-04-19 21:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants used a chemical in an attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul over the weekend, and the agent has been sent for testing to try to identify it, the U.S. general commanding coalition ground forces in Iraq said on Wedne ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy Booby-Trapped IS Vehicles West Of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-19 00:11
SOFIA — Airstrike on Tuesday destroyed two booby-trapped vehicles belonging to the so-called Islamic State (IS) west of Anbar, the Iraqi Army's 7th Brigade Command said. The command announced in a statement that the US-led coalition air force conducted a ...

PYD Storms and Seals ENKS Office in Qamishlo

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
The Kurdish forces arrested an ENKS official ERBIL— Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces of Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) on Thursday afternoon stormed an office of the Kurdish opposition coalition, closing down the office and arresting an opposition official ...

New Pontoon Bridge Built in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
ISTANBUL — A new pontoon bridge built by the Iraqi army in Mosul was opened today. Due to damages caused by the international coalition forces, the four permanent bridges over the Tigris river had been rendered unusable. Pontoon bridges were built to all ...

Amar al-Hakim sympathizes with victims Iran’s recent floods

KurdPress - 2017-04-18 14:49
Head of National Iraqi Alliance Coalition (INC), Ammar al-Hakim, on Monday extended his condolences on the sad occasion of the Friday devastating floods in northwestern Iran that claimed the lives of dozens of people. ...

A Senior IS Security Official Along with 9 Militants Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-18 11:15
They were struck by the Global Coalition's air force ERBIL — Kurdistan Region's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) announced on Tuesday that a senior Islamic State (IS) security official was struck on Monday in south of Kirkuk. CTD reported on Tuesday th ...

75% of West Mosul Under Iraqi Forces' Control

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:55
Hundreds of civilians have died over the past weeks in airstrikes MOSUL — Hundreds of civilians have been killed over the past weeks as a result of airstrikes by the US-led international anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition forces in Mosul, according to the ...

Tuz Khurmatu Arab Chieftain Urges Peshmerga To Stop "Hashd's Violence"

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:23
He accuses the Shi'ite militias of killing civilians ERBIL— The leader of the Arab tribes in the disputed Tuz Khurmatu (Kirkuk province) called on Kurdistan Region Peshmerga as well as coalition forces to confront the "violations" by the Shi'ite Hashd mi ...

Pontoon Bridges Over Tigris River in Mosul Unusable

BAS News - 2017-04-16 20:26
People are crossing the river by boats ISTANBUL — Mosul’s permanent bridges over the Tigris river having been damaged by the international coalition forces, two temporary bridges built in their place are now also rendered unusable due to the latest flood ...

Sunnis Probably Boycott Upcoming Iraqi Polls: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-15 22:20
The lawmaker attributes the stance to Shi'ites' ruling ERBIL— The Iraqi government is no longer a coalition government and this has made the Sunni forces reluctant to participate in the upcoming elections in the country, said a Kurdish MP to the Iraqi Ho ...

Coalition Airstrikes Kill Several IS Militants West Of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-15 22:20
SOFIA — US-led coalition destructed four vehicles belonging to the so-called Islamic State (IS), west of the province of Anbar, a security source said on Saturday. The source who spoke to al-Sumaria news on condition of anonymity said that the internatio ...

IS Wali of Baaj, West of Mosul, Killed in Internal Fight

BAS News - 2017-04-15 15:26
The coalition jets also struck a number of militants in west Mosul MOSUL — a number of Islamic State (IS) militants, including leaders, were eliminated during the Global Coalition's airstrikes and clashes between the Iraqi forces and the militants in wes ...

Two Islamic State Officials Killed in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-14 19:50
ISTANBUL — Two Islamic State (IS) officials were killed by the missile strikes in western Mosul, Iraqi Federal Police announced on Friday. The aim of the strikes was the IS security building, said Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat. Earlier on Thursday, coalition je ...

Coalition Jets Kill 12 IS Militants, Including Commanders

BAS News - 2017-04-14 16:34
MOSUL — The US-led coalition jets on Thursday killed two Islamic State (IS) commanders alongside several other jihadists in western Mosul, said Kurdistan Region’s Counter-Terrorism Directorate (CTD). Ali Khalaf and Ismail Younis al-Afari were both killed ...

IS Mufti Killed in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-14 03:06
MOSUL — Warplanes belonging to the US-led coalition have killed Islamic State (IS) Sharia jurist (Mufti) in western Mosul, north of Iraq. Abdullah Bardani, known as Abu Ayoub Attar, was IS’s authorized figure for giving religious rulings in the city, sai ...

“Misdirected” Coalition Airstrike Kills 18 SDF Fighters

BAS News - 2017-04-14 01:39
ERBIL — The US-led coalition fighter jets have mistakenly killed 18 fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement. “A Coalition air strike in support of partnered forces fighting ISIS sout ...

Three Kurds Elected as Council Members in Finland

BAS News - 2017-04-13 01:29
ISTANBUL — Three Kurdish men from the National Coalition Party (NCP) were elected as council members in Finland on Sunday. This is the third consecutive victory of the National Coalition Party (NCP) in the municipal elections. In this election, 36 of the ...

Coalition Airstrike Kills Several IS Leaders

BAS News - 2017-04-13 01:29
SOFIA — Six elite leaders of the so-called Islamic State (IS) were either killed or wounded by an airstrike conducted by the US-led coalition, the Iraqi Intelligence Service said on Wednesday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Intelligence S ...

In Picture: IS Leader in Charge of Smuggling Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-04-12 15:13
The militant is said to be an Uzbek national ERBIL — The US-led coalition has killed an Uzbek national who was a leader of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, said Kurdistan Region’s Counter-Terrorism Directorate (CTD). Geiratzon Ozimovie, known as Abdulrah ...

Five Sudanese soldiers killed in Yemen conflict

Reuters - 2017-04-12 09:32
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Five Sudanese soldiers have been killed while fighting for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition against Houthi forces in Yemen, a spokesman for Sudan's armed forces said on Wednesday. ...

IS Executes Pregnant Woman with Her Husband in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-11 02:14
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants have killed a pregnant woman in western Mosul where the group suffers from great damages inflicted by the Iraqi government forces and the US-led coalition airpower. According to Iraqi media, the victim and her husband ...

Over 40 Islamic State Members Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-10 21:28
ISTANBUL — At least 43 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed as a result of the US-led coalition airstrikes in western Mosul on Monday. The strikes targeted a gathering of IS members inTamuz district. Along with the IS militants, their medical an ...

Belgium Withdraws from Coalition’s Aerial Anti-IS Campaign

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:23
SOFIA — Belgium decided to withdraw its fighting jets, which were part of the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, after it was accused of massacring civilians in western Mosul. The Belgian Ministry of Defense announced on S ...

Coalition Jets Kill 3 Local IS Leaders in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-08 21:20
SOFIA — The local Islamic State (IS) leaders responsible for the communications, defense detachments and commando in the areas of western Mosul were killed in an airstrike conducted by the US-led coalition on Saturday, the Military Intelligence Directora ...

Six IS Leaders Killed in Kirkuk Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-04-08 14:59
ERBIL — In the airstrikes conducted by coalition forces west of Kirkuk province on Friday six Islamic State (IS) leaders were killed, according to an official.Brig. Sarahd Qadr, Kirkuk districts' police chief, told BasNews on Saturday that the airstrikes ...

Syrian Observatory says air strike kills at least 15 people near Raqqa

Reuters - 2017-04-08 14:18
BEIRUT (Reuters) - An air strike believed to have been carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State killed 15 people including four children in a village west of the jihadists' stronghold of Raqqa on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Hum ...

Two IS Leaders Killed in Mosul Airstrike

BAS News - 2017-04-05 22:45
MOSUL — The US-led coalition fighter jets on Wednesday targeted an Islamic State (IS) position in Mosul and killed two of the group’s leaders, said Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Counterterrorism. Hashim Mohammed Abdulwahab, known as Abu Abdullah, was ...

CDU MP: It is a responsibility to vote 'NO' in the referendum

ANF/English - 2017-04-03 15:58
Michael Gahler, an EP parliamentarian of the CDU which is part of the coalition government in Germany, stated that the situation in Turkey is alarming and voting 'NO' in the referendum would be a chance for the country. ...

Coalition Airstrike Kills 2 IS Commanders, 5 Militants

BAS News - 2017-04-02 21:59
The airstrikes were carried out in Kirkuk KIRKUK — At least two military commanders and five militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday in an airstrike south of Kirkuk province. Turkish Anadolu Agency cited a Peshmerga source who revealed ...

7 IS Militants Including 2 Leaders Killed in Southwest of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-02 13:44
KIRKUK — The Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) Air Force killed seven militants including two leaders in southwest of Kirkuk province. Depending on a source from the Peshmerga forces, Anadolu Agency reported a fighter jet belonging to the c ...

U.S. senator McCain warns of ‘tough decisions’ with Syrian Kurds

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
WASHINGTON,— The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria faces “tough decisions” on how much it should support Kurdish fighters of Syrian Kurdistan in an offensive to reclaim Raqa from the jihadists, a senior US lawmaker warned Wednesd ...

KRSC Confirms Killing of IS Media Chief in North of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-03-31 22:43
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Directorate of Counter-Terrorism on Friday confirmed the killing of the Islamic State (IS) media chief in Ba’aj, north of Iraq. “Our CT Dept. announces a targeted coalition airstrike yesterday at 1000hrs killed ISIS [Islamic St ...

IS propagandist and His Team Killed by Coalition Strike West Anbar

BAS News - 2017-03-31 18:49
ERBIL — The US Department of Defense confirmed death of the Islamic State (IS) leader and propagandist known as Ibrahim al-Ansari and his team. An airstrike by the Global Coalition against IS killed al-Ansari, a leader of propaganda operations for the ex ...

Coalition Strikes Kill 6 IS Leaders Southwest of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-03-31 17:21
KIRKUK — US-led coalition airstrikes killed six Islamic State (IS) leaders in southwest of Kirkuk on Friday, according to Kurdish military sources. The airstrikes conducted by the US-led coalition supporting the Iraqi forces in their fight against IS in ...

Coalition Jets Kill Several IS Militants West Of Ramadi

BAS News - 2017-03-31 02:08
SOFIA — US-led Coalition airstrike destroyed headquarters belonging to the so-called Islamic State (IS) on Thursday, resulting in the killing several IS militants, west of Ramadi, a military source in the province of Anbar said. According to the military ...
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