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34 IS Militants Killed in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-05-23 19:23
ERBIL— In the past 48 hours Iraqi forces, backed by the Iraqi and international coalition's warplanes, eliminated 34 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization in Anbar province, according to a report. Iraq War Media Cell reported on Tuesday that thr ...

Seven IS Militants Killed in Coalition Strike in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-22 22:07
LEEDS — Seven Islamic State (IS) militants were killed when an US-led coalition drone targeted and hit their location in western Mosul on Monday. Lieutenant Yazan Abdul-Kafi of the Iraqi Air Forces told Rudaw that the coalition drone hit a house in the d ...

Coalition Airstrike Kills IS Head of Administrative Affairs

BAS News - 2017-05-21 17:26
MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) head of administrative affairs in Nineveh and the Syrian city of Raqqa was killed in an airstrike in western Mosul, Iraqi military intelligence department said on Sunday. According to a statement released by the military in ...

McGurk has full support, backing, US state department spokesperson says

Waar Media - 2017-05-21 15:53
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement that McGurk “has the full support and backing” of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the White House, and that he had done “tremendous work” so far to coordinate the coalition ...

Ammar al-Hakim congratulates Rouhani on his re-election

KurdPress - 2017-05-21 08:51
Chairman of Iraqi National Coalition Seyyed Ammar al-Hakim congratulated President Hassan Rouhani on his re-election as Iran’s president hours after he was officially announced winner of the 12th presidential election. ...

Sadr Proscribes Alliance with Maliki

BAS News - 2017-05-20 16:00
ERBIL— The clerical leader of the Shi'ite Sadr Movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, on Saturday warned senior Iraqi politicians and statesmen against forming coalition with the former prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki. During a televised interview, along others Sadr ...

Mattis, Dunford, McGurk Cite Coalition Progress to Annihilate ISIS

US-Defense Gov - 2017-05-20 03:56
The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will accelerate the campaign to destroy the group wherever it tries to form, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said, accompanied by Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chie ...

Masrour Barzani and Brett McGurk Reviewing IS Battle

BAS News - 2017-05-19 19:53
LODZ — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani on Friday met with Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the anti-Islamic State Coalition, to review the war on the extremists in Iraq. No further details are ava ...

U.S. air strike hit 'military point': Syrian military source on state TV

Reuters - 2017-05-19 10:01
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A military source on the Syrian government side said on Friday that an air strike by the U.S.-led coalition against a pro-Damascus militia the day before hit "one of our military points", without elaborating, Syrian state TV reported. ...

U.S. Strikes Advancing Syrian-Led Troops

WSJ - 2017-05-19 03:47
The U.S.-led military coalition in Syria launched airstrikes on Syrian forces and their allies as they approached U.S.-backed rebels in al-Tanf, on the border with Jordan, according to U.S. officials, marking an expansion of hostile U.S. action toward the ...

US Forces Bomb Pro-Bashar al-Assad Militias in Syria

BAS News - 2017-05-18 23:05
ERBIL — Warplanes belonging to the US-led coalition on Thursday carried out an airstrike on militia forces aligned with the Syrian regime in the south of the county, a Pentagon official has confirmed. The strike took place in At Tanf near Syria's border ...

US special representative visits Syrian Kurdistan, meets SDF, YPG

KurdPress - 2017-05-18 11:02
The US Special Presidential Envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk reportedly traveled on Wednesday to the Syrian Kurdistan to meet with local military officials and review the latest developments in the region. ...

U.S. envoy McGurk, State Department officials visit Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2017-05-18 04:52
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— U.S. officials, including the Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) Brett McGurk, visited Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) [Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria]. Firat News Agen ...

US Special Envoy Meets SDF, YPG in Rojava

BAS News - 2017-05-17 20:13
ERBIL — The US Special Presidential Envoy to the anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition, Brett McGurk reportedly traveled on Wednesday to the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) to meet with local military officials and review the latest developments. The influential U ...

US delegation meet Rojava’s officials

Waar Media - 2017-05-17 16:29
WAAR-DUHOK: US President Donald Trump’s representative in the global coalition against ISIS Brett Mc Gurk arrived in Rojava yesterday with officials from the US State Department. McGurk’s first stop was the Ayn Isa town. The US delegation first met with ...

Prime Minister Barzani meets US Special Presidential Envoy

KRG-Spain - 2017-05-17 00:02
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (cabinet.gov.krd) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the US Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Brett McGurk, and his accompanying delegation, including the US Ambassador to Iraq and th ...

U.S.-led coalition denies air strikes on militant held Syrian town

Reuters - 2017-05-16 21:45
AMMAN (Reuters) - The U.S-led coalition on Tuesday denied its warplanes bombed a Syrian border town in the Islamic held eastern province of Deir al-Zor, a day after a war monitor and activists said air strikes there had killed scores of civilians, includi ...

Trump hosting Turkey's Erdogan as tensions simmer

Reuters - 2017-05-16 18:33
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was set to hold talks on Tuesday with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan amid tensions over the U.S. decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria that angered Ankara, a crucial partner in the U.S.-led coalition aga ...

IS on the Brink of Total Defeat in Mosul: Coalition's Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-05-16 14:41
IS is controlling only 12 square km in west Mosul, an official says MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) militants are controll only 12 square kilometers in western half of Mosul and the Iraqi forces have launched a massive operation to thrust into the last IS ...

Iraq Urges US to Assist with Rebuilding Efforts

BAS News - 2017-05-16 01:44
ISTANBUL — Major General Muhammed al-Shimary with Nineveh Operations Command who on Monday met with Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS), during the latter’s visit to Iraq, asked the US offic ...

Dutch government coalition talks break down over immigration

Reuters - 2017-05-15 19:43
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Talks between Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's conservative VVD Party and three other parties to form a centrist coalition broke down on Monday over a failure to agree on immigration policy, the official overseeing talks said. ...

Barzani and McGurk Review Anti-IS Military Campaign

BAS News - 2017-05-15 15:19
Barzani met with a US delegation headed by Brett McGurk in Erbil ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Brett McGurk, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) discussed the anti-IS military e ...

McGurk and PM Barzani Stress Close Ties Between Erbil and Washington

BAS News - 2017-05-15 10:01
Nechirvan Barzani and Brett McGurk met in Erbil on Sunday ERBIL — Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Nechirvan Barzani met with the US Special Presidential Envoy to the International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), Brett McGu ...

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

US-Defense Gov - 2017-05-13 04:57
U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 106 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. ...

Silence in Shahba after Jaysh al-Thuwar responds

ANHA - 2017-05-12 22:45
SHAHBA/EFRIN- After the Jaysh al-Thuwar forces (Army of Revolutionaries) responded to the Syrian coalition gangs (SNC), there is silence in the Shahba region since the morning hours. On the other hand, a Fatah al-Sham (Al-Nusra) gang member was also kille ...

U.S.-backed Syrian forces expects Raqqa assault soon, await weapons

Reuters - 2017-05-12 11:42
TABQA, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian Democratic Forces said on Friday that they would soon begin an attack to retake Raqqa city from Islamic State and that they expected the U.S.-led coalition to supply them with weapons including armored vehicles as the a ...

US-led Coalition Conducts 22 Strikes Against IS in Syria and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-05-11 16:48
ERBIL — The US-led coalition carried out 22 airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, including four strikes near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release. According to the stateme ...

Peshmerga Concludes a 3-Month Military Training Course

BAS News - 2017-05-11 13:23
The training was offered by the anti-IS coalition personnel SULAYMANIYAH — Peshmerga forces wrapped up on Thursday a training course offered by the International Coalition's military personnel in Sulaymaniyah province of the Kurdistan Region. Brigadier-g ...

10 Civilians Killed in Coalition Airstrikes near Raqqa: Reports

BAS News - 2017-05-10 18:16
13 more were wounded ERBIL— Airstrikes in western Raqqa province claimed the lives of 10 civilians and caused injuries to 13 more, according to media reports. The airstrikes, carried out by the US-led Coalition against Islamic State (IS) hit Mansoura Par ...

Redur Khalil: arming our units, though late, a sound decision

ANHA - 2017-05-10 15:29
The official spokesperson of People Protection Units appreciated the White House decision on arming People Protection Units describing it as” a sound decision though late” and based on this, their units will be able to coordinate with the global coalition ...

The NC mercenaries attacked al-Ghazawiyah checkpoint

ANHA - 2017-05-10 15:29
AFRIN- The National Coalition’ mercenaries attacked a checkpoint in al-Ghazawiyah village in Sherawa district, and Asayîş forces responded to the attack. Moreover, strong clashes are ongoing between Asayîş forces and the mercenaries’ gangs now. Our agency ...

Four IS Leaders Killed in Coalition Airstrikes in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-05-09 16:31
ERBIL— Four senior officials of the Islamic State (IS) organization were killed on Monday in air raids in Anbar province. According to a statement published by Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism Force, Abu Khatab al-Rawi, an IS media official, was among the eli ...

IS High-Rank Member Killed in Coalition Airstrike in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-09 00:43
LEEDS — A high-ranked Islamic State (IS) member called Jassim al-Basri was killed in a US-led coalition airstrike in western Mosul, military intelligence department said on Monday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Intelligence Department, t ...

Peshmerga Ministry Calls for Establishment of Air Force: Official

BAS News - 2017-05-07 15:23
ERBIL — Peshmerga Ministry has demanded the anti-Islamic State (IS) International Coalition for establishment of Peshmerga Air Force, said a Peshmerga official on Sunday. Brigadier General Hazhar Omer, director of Coordination and Relations for the Minis ...

Coalition's Air Force Kills Dozens of IS Militants in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-05-06 12:08
ANBAR — The air force of the International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) launched an air strike against the IS militants near Trabil border crossing in Anbar province of western Iraq on Friday, killing dozens of militants. The Iraqi War Media ...

New Safe Zone in Syria Closed to US-led Coalition Jets: Russia

BAS News - 2017-05-05 20:28
ISTANBUL — The signing of the agreement to establish four safe zones in Syria during the fourth round of Astana peace talks on Thursday renders the engagement between the Syrian government forces and the opposition's forces impermissible in such zones. T ...

Dorrian: More than 4,000 ISIS militants still fighting in Raqqa

Waar Media - 2017-05-05 16:55
WAAR-DUHOK: Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesperson for the US-led coalition, said on Thursday that there are nearly 4,000 Islamic State (ISIS) militants fighting for Raqqa–the ISIS’ de facto capital in Syria. “We believe there are 3,000 to 4,000 ISIS fight ...

Dorrian: New Battlefront Opened in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-05 15:53
ERBIL- The spokesman for the counter-Islamic State Coalition in Iraq and Syria, John Dorrian, stated that the coalition cannot set a date for the end of war in Mosul. Speaking to Kurdistan24 news channel on Thursday, the official also said that a new fro ...

Russia: Syria safe zones to be shut for U.S., coalition planes - agencies

Reuters - 2017-05-05 10:12
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The safe zones which are being created in Syria will be closed for warplanes of the United States and those of the U.S.-led coalition, Russian news agencies quoted Russian envoy at Syria peace talks Alexander Lavrentyev as saying on Fri ...

Less Than 1000 IS Militants Left in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-04 02:11
LEEDS — Less than 1,000 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in western Mosul as the Iraqi troops, backed by the US-led coalition, continue pushing deeper into the areas held by the group, said the spokesperson of the Operation Inherent Resolve. John Dorr ...

Witnesses Reject Pentagon Statement on Civilian Casualties in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-04 00:35
ISTANBUL — Witnesses of the airstrike by the US-led coalition in Mosul are saying that the Pentagon’s explanation for the attack that killed over 100 civilians on March 17 is not correct. According to the Pentagon, the reason for the attack was that the ...

Coalition Jets Conducted 15 Anti-IS Strikes in Iraq, Syria on Monday

BAS News - 2017-05-03 00:38
LEEDS — Warplanes belonging to the US-led international coalition on Monday, May 2nd, carried out 15 airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets across Syria and Iraq, razing strategic positions on both sides of the border. According to a press release ...

Hakim Follows Maliki in Calling for Majority Govt

BAS News - 2017-05-02 20:03
ERBIL— The head of the Shi'ite National Alliance (NA) Ammar al-Hakim and the leader of the State of Law Coalition Nouri al-Maliki stressed that a majority government should be formed in order to restore stability to Iraq. According to an official stateme ...

KRG Submits Evidence on IS' Use of Chemical Weapon to Coalition

BAS News - 2017-05-02 19:11
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has gathered evidence proving the use of chemical weapons by the Islamic State (IS) against the Kurdish forces, and submitted them to the international coalition fighting the extremist group, an official said. ...

352 Civilians Killed in Coalition’s Anti-IS Airstrikes: Pentagon

BAS News - 2017-05-01 00:22
ERBIL — The airstrikes carried out by the US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) has resulted in the death of at least 352 civilians in both Iraq and Syria, the US military said in a statement on Sunday. The Combined Joint Task Force however said an ...

SDF Frees Six Districts from IS in Tabqa

BAS News - 2017-04-30 23:59
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the US-led coalition, have managed to dislodge Islamic State (IS) from six more neighborhoods of the strategic town of Tabqa in Syria, the SDF confirmed. "Our fighters, both men and women advanced yes ...

PYD’s Muslem calls on the Coalition to declare Rojava no-fly zone

Waar Media - 2017-04-30 18:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish state’s recent aerial attacks on YPG and YBŞ positions and civilian areas in Rojava and Shengal, which came as YPG-led SDF continues its operations against ISIS in Rojava and Syria at full force, caused reactions. Rojava’s Democratic ...
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