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US-backed SDF take Raqqa district from Islamic State

Kom News - 2017-06-26 10:17
A US-backed Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advanced against Islamic State in the jihadists’ Syrian capital of Raqqa on Sunday, taking the al-Qadisia district, they said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began its assault on Raqqa earlier t ...

Paul Bremer: Peshmerga most consistent ally of US

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:11
Former head of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Iraq in 2003 Paul Bremer during an interview with Kurdistan24 in Washington, DC, United States, March 31, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Russian warning: US planes in W. Syria are targets

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-23 00:03
Roji kurd: Moscow Monday, June 19, issued a sharp warning to the United States over its operations in Syria: “Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by Russi ...

IS Grand Mufti Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 21:31
ERBIL— The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) said in a statement on Tuesday that the IS chief cleric or grand mufti was killed in a May airstrike in Syria. Turki Binali was killed on May 31 in the airstrikes on the city of Mayadin, Deir ez- ...

Coalition Conducting Airstrikes Against IS in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 22:16
SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 22 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria on Sunday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Monday. Twelve airstrikes engaged with 10 IS tactical units and destroye ...

Syrian regime: a fighter downed by global coalition

ANHA - 2017-06-19 17:24
NEWS DESK- The Defense Ministry in the Syrian regime confirmed that one of its fighter planes has been downed in the southern countryside of al-Raqqa, the regime claimed that it was targeting IS positions. In turn, some local sources assured that the Syr ...

Syrian Government Says Its Jet Downed by US-led Coalition

BAS News - 2017-06-18 22:41
ERBIL — The US-led coalition has reportedly shot down a fighter jet belonging to the Syrian government amid parallel military advancements. Citing a statement by the Syrian Defence Ministry, country’s media said the warplane was downed in southern Raqqa ...

Belgium extends its mission against IS in Iraq and Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced, on Saturday, that his country decided to extend its mission within the US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Michel said that Belgium is an importa ...

Belgium Extends Anti-IS Mission in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-17 15:32
ERBIL — Belgium decided on June 16 to extend its anti-terrorism efforts within the Global Coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Belgian fighter jets will continue to operate over Iraq and Syria to fight IS until the end of 2017 and ...

Coalition Jets Conduct 35 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-17 00:53
SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 35 airstrikes consisting of 84 engagements against the Islamic State (IS) militants in both Syria and Iraq on Thursday, including 20 strikes near the IS stronghold of Raqqa, the Operation Inherent Resolve said in a ...

UN Concerned About Increasing Civilian Casualties in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-14 19:48
ISTANBUL — US-led coalition airstrikes have resulted in a "staggering loss of civilian life" in Syria, the UN war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. "We note in particular that the intensification of air strikes, which have paved the ground for an S ...

US Sends More Investigators to Syria, Iraq to Probe Civilian Deaths

BAS News - 2017-06-13 23:58
ERBIL — The US military has doubled the size of the team that investigates reports of civilian deaths as a result of airstrikes conducted by the US- led coalition in Iraq and Syria. Recently several independent human rights activist groups raised concern ...

IS Senior Member Killed in an Airstrike in Central Hawija

BAS News - 2017-06-12 16:31
HAWIJA — A senior member of the Islamic State (IS) organisation was targeted in an air raid by the US-led International Coalition air force on Sunday. Kurdistan Region Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) reported that Ibrahim Bag Dalis, known as Simar Gle ...

SDF Captures Neighborhood of Romaniah in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-11 22:41
RAQQA — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) backed by the US-led coalition captured the neighborhood of Romaniah in Raqqa after two days of fighting, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The fighting in the area has left 12 Islamic State (IS) gunmen ...

20 Civilians Killed in Airstrikes in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-11 22:13
MOSUL — US-led coalition airstrike killed 20 civilians under debris of a house in western Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi activist said. Luqman Omar al-Ta'iy, who spoke to Anadolu Agency said fighter jet, believed to be part of the US-led international coaliti ...

Allawi heads Iraqi delegation to Erbil about Kurdistan referendum plan

Waar Media - 2017-06-11 14:33
WAAR-DUHOK: President of the Iraqi National Coalition Ayad Allawi is warning Kurds “not to ponder separation” from Iraq and for this purpose he is going to visit Erbil to discuss an independence referendum the Kurdish government said it would hold on Sep ...

SDF Opens New Front Against IS in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-11 03:48
SOFIA — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the US-led coalition, broke into the western part of the Syrian city of Raqqa on Saturday, opening a second front inside the IS-held city. According to a report released by the Syrian Observatory for ...

No Iraqi region is able to become a state: Ammar al-Hakim

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 13:30
The leader of the Iraqi National Coalition, Ammar al-Hakim, stated that no region in the country is able to declare independence, noting that the culture of stepping down from demands for all can solve all troubles in the country. ...

Iraqi Forces Declare Control over Zanjili District in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-10 12:20
MOSUL — Iraqi army declared Zanjili district in west Mosul free on Saturday. Iraqi military, backed by US-led coalition, completely recaptured Zanjili district in western part of Mosul on Saturday. By liberating Zanjili neighbourhood, only one district r ...

La coalition internationale intensifie ses frappes sur Raqa

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-06-09 20:12
La coalition internationale sous commandement américain intensifie ses raids aériens sur Raqa et sa banlieue, tuant de nombreux civils, alors que les forces arabo-kurdes poursuivent leur progression dans le principal fief du groupe Etat islamique (EI) en ...

17 Civilians Killed in Coalition Airstrikes Near Raqqa: Monitor

BAS News - 2017-06-09 01:04
ERBIL — At least 17 civilians were killed in an airstrike carried out by coalition warplanes overnight Thursday in Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). "At least 17 civilians were killed during the night in US-led coalition strikes ...

Coalition to Continue Backing SDF in Raqqa Assault: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-06-08 23:25
ERBIL — The US-led coalition will continue backing the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in its large-scale operation aiming at the liberation of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS), said the Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). "We expect to have the coalition ...

Le Kurdistan irakien, une province riche en pétrole

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-06-08 00:54
Le Kurdistan irakien, dont la présidence a annoncé mercredi un référendum sur son indépendance le 25 septembre, est une région autonome depuis 1991 devenue alliée de la coalition internationale antijihadistes. ...

Ammar al-Hakim denounces Tehran terrorist attacks

KurdPress - 2017-06-07 23:24
Head of Iraq National Coalition Ammar al-Hakim condemned Wednesday's terrorist attacks in Tehran and underlined that the extremism should be uprooted in the region. ...

Shi'ite Paramilitaries Recognize No Borders: SLC MPs

BAS News - 2017-06-07 16:33
ERBIL— Four lawmakers from the Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law Coalition (SLC) warn Kurdistan Region leadership that the Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi do not recognize any borders. Askandar Watut, Nahla Hababi, Falih Khaz ...

Coalition Jets Strike Pro-Syrian Regime Forces Again

BAS News - 2017-06-07 01:45
ERBIL — The US-led coalition has destroyed on June 6th additional pro-Syrian regime forces which “advanced inside the well-established de-confliction zone in southern Syria”, the US Central Command said. “Despite previous warnings, pro-regime forces ente ...

KRSC Confirms Killing of Top IS Religious Advisor in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-07 00:36
LODZ — Kurdistan Region’s Counter-Terrorism Directorate (CTD) on Tuesday confirmed the killing of Islamic State’s top religious advisor Turk Binali in Syria. “Our Counter-Terrorism Directorate confirms [US-led] coalition airstrikes in Mayadin on 1st June ...

Assault on ISIS's Syria Stronghold Begins

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-06-06 23:08
The American general commanding the anti-Islamic State coalition says the battle by U.S.-backed Kurdish and Arab forces for Islamic State-controlled Raqqa will deal a ‘decisive blow’ to the extremist group. ...

Senior IS Member Killed in Iraq’s Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-06-06 21:54
LEEDS — A senior Islamic State (IS) member and four other aides were killed in airstrikes by the US-led coalition warplanes west of Mosul on Tuesday, according to an Iraqi officer Colonel Khaled al-Jawari, from the Joint Operations Command, told BasNews ...

US Focuses Airstrikes on Raqqa as Liberation Assaults Starts

BAS News - 2017-06-06 21:39
LEEDS — The US-led coalition carried out 40 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq on Monday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Tuesday: Near the Syrian city of Raqqa, 24 coalition airstrikes engaged 18 ...

SDF Begins Raqqah Offensive

The Global Coalition - 2017-06-06 21:17
The Syrian Democratic Forces and their Syrian Arab Coalition partners launched the offensive to unseat Daesh (ISIS) from the city of Raqqah in northern Syria, June 6. Release courtesy of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. ...

Raqqa operation was launched on June 3: Turkish PM

KurdPress - 2017-06-05 13:00
The United States-led international coalition’s operation to recapture the Syrian northern city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) started on the night of June 2, Turkey’s prime minister has said, informing that Washington briefed Ankara ahead of the op ...

Coalition Rejects Turkey’s Claim on Raqqa Operation

BAS News - 2017-06-04 23:13
ISTANBUL — Turkish claims that the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which are leading the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the operation to oust Islamic State (IS) militants from Raqqa and its vicinity, have began their advance into the city’s borders w ...

Global Coalition’s Ground Forces to Participate in Raqqa Assault

BAS News - 2017-06-04 14:58
ERBIL — Apart from air support for the Raqqa operation, the US-led Global Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) is planning to participate in the battle with its ground forces. A confidential source from Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) revealed to BasNews t ...

SAC and SDF Liberate Tabqah

The Global Coalition - 2017-06-03 03:58
The Syrian Arab Coalition and their Syrian Democratic Force partners completed the liberation of the Tabqah Dam, as well as the city of Tabqah and its nearby airfield May 10. Release courtesy of Combined Joint Taskforce - Operation Inherent Resolve ...

Coalition’s Air Force Strikes IS Arms Depot in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-02 11:46
A number of IS militants were also killed in the airstrike KIRKUK — The air force of the International US-led Military Alliance against the Islamic State (IS), in coordination with Peshmerga intelligence teams, pounded last night an arms depot belonging ...

Coalition Airstrike Destroy IS Oil Warehouse in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-06-02 01:08
LEEDS — US-led coalition airstrike destroyed an oil warehouse and 12 tanks belonging to the Islamic State (IS) in Hawija, west of Kirkuk province, a security source said on Thursday. The source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, said ...

IS Left With Only 10 Square Kilometers in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-01 23:45
LEEDS — The Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul are currently in control of less than ten square kilometers of land, US-led coalition spokesperson said on Thursday. Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), said ...

U.S. hikes 'combat power' in Syria, with eye on Iran-backed militia

Reuters - 2017-06-01 21:50
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Thursday it had bolstered its "combat power" in southern Syria, warning that it viewed Iran-backed fighters in the area as a threat to nearby coalition troops fighting Islamic State. ...

IS Grand Mufti Struck by Coalition's Air Force in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-01 16:30
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) Grand Must, Turki al Binali, one of the senior IS leaders was killed in an air strike of the International Coalition in the Syrian city of Raqqa in the past 48 hours, according to reports released on Thursday. IS extremist ...

IS’ Amaq agency founder killed

ANHA - 2017-06-01 13:19
NEWS DESK- Founder of Amaq IS agency has been killed in al-Mayadeen city after a strike carried out by the global coalition. Muhamad Bara’ Kadik known as Ryan Mushal, brother of IS Amaq agency founder pointed out, on his facebook page, that his brother wa ...

Co-founder of IS’s Amaq News Agency Killed

BAS News - 2017-06-01 02:15
ERBIL — The co-founder of Islamic State’s Amaq News Agency has been killed in an airstrike carried out by the US-led coalition in Syria, unverified reports said. Rayan Mash’al, also known as Muhammad Bara’a Qadek, was killed in the IS-held Mayadin city o ...

47 Civilians Killed in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-01 02:15
LEEDS — Forty-seven civilians were killed in attacks carried out by the so-called Islamic State (IS) and airstrike conducted by coalition warplanes in residential parts of western Mosul, according to an Iraqi police source. Police Captain Safok Mohamed a ...

Intl Coalition Command Concerned over Hashd "Violations"

BAS News - 2017-05-31 19:21
ERBIL— The Commanding General of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve voiced his concerns over the violations against the tripartite agreement that the US, the Iraqi government and Kurdistan Region worked out for liberating Nineveh ...

Iraq’s Maliki criticizes Barzani’s policies over independence

E-Kurd - 2017-05-31 11:21
BAGHDAD,— Former Iraqi PM and the head of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Dawa party, head of the State of the Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki expressed his strong opposition against the Kurdistan Region’s independence and lashed out at Massoud Barzani. M ...

Jordanian IS Leader Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-05-30 18:26
ERBIL— Omar Mahdi Ahmed Zedan, best known as Abu Munzr al-Urduni, was killed during the international coalition airstrikes in Mosul in the past two days, Kurdistan Region's Counter-Terrorism reported on Tuesday. On their Facebook account, the counter-ter ...

Italy Values “Strong” Ties with Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-05-28 23:36
ISTANBUL — Cooperation between Italy, the second largest contributor to the US-led anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition and the Kurdistan Region is strong on many levels according to Italian officials. The relationship between Italy and the Kurdistan Region ...

PKK Striving to Stay in Iraq via Maliki's Coalition: MP

BAS News - 2017-05-28 17:40
ERBIL— With the support of the State of Law Coalition (SLC), led by the Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is trying hard to guarantee its stay in Iraq to the dismay of the Kurdistan Region authorities, said an MP to the ...
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