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Coalition Conducts 18 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:06
ERBIL — The US-led coalition announced on Thursday it conducted 18 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, destroying fighting positions and equipment belonging to the group. Near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the coalition war ...

Coalition Resumes Airstrikes Against IS in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) resumed airstrikes in the town of Tel Afar, amid preparations by the French army to decisively drive the IS extremists out of the area. According to Musa Ali Julaq, commander of the Shi'ite Arab ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy 37 IS Positions in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes on Monday, destroying 37 Islamic State (IS) positions in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. According to the statement released on Tuesday, the coalition ...

Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 16:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group ...

Coalition Rejects Report of Strike on Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-08-08 13:59
ERBIL — The US-led international coalition against Islamic State (IS) has rejected the allegations claiming the coalition stroke the fighters of the Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. “Allegations of Coalition strikes vs. Popular Mobilizatio ...

Over 100 Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Killed, Injured in Coalition Airstrike

BAS News - 2017-08-08 10:14
ERBIL — More than 100 fighters of the Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militia troops of Hashd al-Shaabi were mistakenly killed or injured on Monday in an airstrike near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a press release by Sayed al-Shohada brigade of Hashd al-Shaabi ...

Coalition Jets Destroys IS Vigilantes Office in West Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, destroying an Islamic State (IS) vigilantes office, according to an Iraqi army source. The source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity said t ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum

KurdPress - 2017-08-06 11:23
The US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, Brett McGurk, said that his country is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ...

US firmly opposes Kurdish independence referendum: official

Aranews - 2017-08-06 04:55
ARA News Brett McGurk, the US envoy to the international anti-ISIS coalition, said that the United States government is firmly opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum planned for 25th September in the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq. ”We do not ...

U.S. foreign minister phones Barzani and Abadi

KurdPress - 2017-08-05 11:10
The U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has phoned Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in two separate days, the U.S. special envoy to the anti-IS coalition Brett McGurk stated. ...

US-led coalition denies delivery of tanks to Syrian Democratic Forces

Aranews - 2017-08-05 01:44
ARA News Coalition spokesperson Ryan Dillon on Thursday denied reports that the US-led coalition is providing tanks to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). “If that is the question and you had asked about the SDF receiving tanks from the Unite ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy IS Financial Headquarters in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-04 23:51
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced that its warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes on Thursday in the area of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, destroying the group's financial headquarters and killing two senior IS members. Acco ...

Coalition Air Force Kills Over 600 Civilians in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-04 20:00
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced on Friday that it has "unintentionally" killed 624 civilians in both Iraq and Syria, while carrying out airstrikes against the extremist group. According to a statement released by the ...

Nine IS Commanders Killed SW Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 09:54
ERBIL— Nine commanders of the Islamic State (IS) organization were killed Thursday night in airstrikes southwest of Kirkuk. Media reports citing informed officials stated the coalition fighter jets targeted an IS convoy near Abbasi parish (some 35km sout ...

Coalitions Forces Strike IS Fort West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 08:55
ERBIL— Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an air raid against an IS fort west of Kirkuk Thursday. A press release by the Peshmerga forces in Western Kirkuk Battlefield indicated that the airstrike was carried out by coalition warplanes ...

From Raqqa, with a Christian Unit on the Front Lines of the Caliphate War

National Review - 2017-08-01 21:35
Raqqa, Syria — The coalition airstrikes lit up the night sky, perhaps a mile and a half away. The blast appears to be near the Old City, where ISIS is making its last stand, as it did in Mosul’s Old City weeks earlier. “Whatever’s there is important,” say ...

MSD: NC deviated Syrian revolution

ANHA - 2017-08-01 11:53
The presidential body of Democratic Syrian Council (MSD) stated that the so-called Syrian Opponent Coalition is the main reason of deviating the Syrian revolution and preventing Syrian people from achieving their aspirations describing the statement as "f ...

Barzani Approves Coalition’s Plan for Reorganizing Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-01 10:57
Peshmerga ministry will soon proceed to enforce the plan ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani approved the plan which was proposed by the International Coalition members for restructuring the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces. Brigadier General Hazha ...

Barzani seeking to pressure Baghdad through referendum: deputy

KurdPress - 2017-07-31 15:09
An Iraqi parliament deputy from the National Coalition Alliance stated that Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani’s plan to hold the referendum of independence is an attempt to pressure Baghdad for achieving more privileges. ...

YPG may leave Raqqa operation if Turkish attacks continue: commander

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
A commander of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the largest component of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stated that the forces may leave the coalition operation in Raqqa if Turkish forces continue to attack Kurdish-dominated regions ...

À la reconquête de Raqqa, avec la Brigade de la liberté

Le Figaro - 2017-07-29 23:31
REPORTAGE - La bataille de Mossoul achevée, une autre se poursuit pour reprendre la ville de Raqqa, capitale autoproclamée du groupe Etat islamique en Syrie. Nos reporters ont suivi les hommes de la Brigade de la liberté qui, dans une coalition arabo-kurd ...

Maliki Responds to Reports on Dividing SLC

BAS News - 2017-07-29 19:57
ERBIL— The State of Law Coalition (SLC) leader Nouri al-Maliki states he will resort to the elections law against efforts to divide his coalition. Iraqi Vice President Maliki, who also heads the Shi'ite Da'wa Party, commented on the reports over the inte ...

US-led coalition strikes last ISIS stronghold in Iraq’s Tel Afar

Aranews - 2017-07-27 01:42
ARA News The US-led coalition launched several airstrikes targeting ISIS’s hideouts in the district of Tel Afar in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province, officials said on Sunday. More than 20 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were reportedly killed a ...

[IN PICTURES]: IS Armoured VBIEDs Confiscated in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-25 14:46
MOSUL — the Islamic State (IS) militants developed civilian vehicles into precision-guided munitions and vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs). The militants largely relied on these suicide car bombs when the US-led coalition and Iraqi forc ...

Washington's Dead End in Syria / Sam Heller

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
On July 4, the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), broke into the Old City of Raqqa, the jihadist pseudo-state’s de facto Syrian capital. Although fighting in R ...

Islamic State loss of Mosul may presage greater victory in Iraq

Washington Times - 2017-07-24 15:20
The fight to drive Islamic State from Iraq will likely get tougher for Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-backed coalition supporting them, despite Baghdad securing one of the most important victories of the three-year war against the terrorist group. Th ...

Robert Jones met al-Raqqa Civil Council

ANHA - 2017-07-23 15:06
The Global Coalition commander's deputy to fight IS Robert Jones with a group of his military experts met al-Raqqa Civil Council in Ayn Issa town to discuss the latest civil situation and how to cooperate in order to serve the city after its liberation by ...

Several IS Insurgents killed in Southwest Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
KIRKUK — The US-led coalition warplanes bombarded on Friday military positions belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Kirkuk province, killing and injuring a number of jihadists. Peshmerga command on the frontline said in a press r ...

Remarks at Global Coalition Small Group Meeting – July 13 2017

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-17 23:31
Read remarks made by Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to defeat Daesh, Brett McGurk, and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Iraq Dr Naufel al Hassan at the Small Group Meeting of the Global Coalition, which took place in Was ...

The Global Coalition – Working to Defeat Daesh

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-17 15:19
Since its formation in 2014, the Global Coalition has worked diligently to reduce the threat Daesh (ISIS) poses to international security and our homelands. Coalition members are united in common cause to defeat Daesh through a robust approach, including ...

US Building Third Airport in Rojava, Northern Syria

BAS News - 2017-07-15 13:01
ERBIL — An informed source from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a military alliance backed by the US-led Coalition against Islamic State (IS), revealed that the US has begun to establish a third airport in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). "American experts ...

U.S. against Kurdistan Region holding referendum in September: Envoy

KurdPress - 2017-07-14 18:14
U.S. envoy to the coalition confronting the extremist group of the Islamic (IS) has stated that the referendum on independence in Iraq’s Kurdistan region should not take place in September as planned because it would be destabilizing at time when the figh ...

McGurk: War against ISIS not over yet

Waar Media - 2017-07-14 15:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Even though the Iraqi forces, backed by a US-led global coalition, have achieved their biggest success against ISIS by liberating the key city of Mosul, the war against the terrorist group is not over yet, says a top envoy. “This thing is not ...

30 IS Militants Killed in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-07-13 18:15
IS chief of checkpoints was also arrested ERBIL— The coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State (IS) militants in western Anbar province on Thursday, killing some 30 militants. Also today in a separate operation in Anbar the IS chief of checkpoints was ...

SDF not attended in anti-IS coalition meeting: US official

KurdPress - 2017-07-13 06:35
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an umbrella group overwhelmingly made up of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), has not attended any meeting in Washington of the international coalition to fight against the Islamic State (IS), a U.S. o ...

SDF Excluded From Coalition Meetings in Washington

BAS News - 2017-07-12 18:58
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has not attended any meetings of the US-led International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS), a US official told the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News on Wednesday. According to the US official, the ...

Coalition commander warns about negative impacts of referendum

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 12:43
The commander of the U.S.-led international coalition to fight against the Islamic State (IS) Stephen Twonsend warned that the planned referendum of Kurdistan Region would harm the coalitions fight against the IS in Iraq and Syria as it would spark debate ...

US Troops Should Stay in Iraq After IS: Coalition Commander

BAS News - 2017-07-12 11:31
ERBIL — Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), said on Tuesday that he didn’t expect a decrease in the US troops in Iraq after the defeat of IS in Mosul and insisted Americans its allies should st ...

U.S. says cannot confirm Baghdadi is dead

KurdPress - 2017-07-12 09:49
The U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State does not have concrete information about whether Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, the senior U.S. general leading the campaign said on Tuesday, July 11. ...

Global Coalition statement on the Liberation of Mosul

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-11 20:26
The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress in defeating Daesh. ...

KRG attends conference of Global Coalition against Islamic State

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will attend this week’s conference in Washington DC of the Global Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State (ISIS). The State Department is hosting three days of meetings, which begin today and run through ...

Iraqi Security Forces Liberate Mosul – Coalition statement

The Global Coalition - 2017-07-11 00:49
The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi's announcement of Iraq's victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress against ISIS while making extraordinary efforts to safeguard civilian lives. ...

Masrour Barzani Sends Congratulatory Message over Liberating Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-10 20:09
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Security Council Chancellor Masrour Barzani on Monday evening congratulated the Iraqi security forces, Peshmerga and the international coalition forces for liberating the city of Mosul. Barzani posted on his Twitter account the co ...

Barzani, McGurk discuss independence, Mosul operation in meeting

KurdPress - 2017-07-10 13:41
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Sunday a US delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State (IS) in Erbil where the two sides discussed issues including the upcoming ref ...

Barzani and McGurk discussed Kurdistan independence referendum

Waar Media - 2017-07-09 17:53
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani received on Sunday a US delegation headed by Brett McGurk, the Special Presidential Envoy to the Global Coalition against Islamic State (IS). Barzani and McGurk discussed a number of pressing issues i ...

PM Barzani and McGurk Discuss Future of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-09 11:51
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani met with US Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) on Saturday in Erbil. The officials discussed a number of pressing issues, including Mosul ...

Nechirvan Barzani, Brett McGurk discuss regional developments, referendum

KurdPress - 2017-07-09 10:47
Kurdistan Region Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani and Brett McGurk the US Special Presidential Envoy to the coalition to defeat IS met on Saturday in Erbil where they discussed regional issues and ties between Erbil and Baghdad, ...

Coalition Members to Discuss Support for Iraq After IS

BAS News - 2017-07-09 00:02
ERBIL — A meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State (IS) will be hosted next week, in order for member states to discuss means of supporting Iraq after the defeat of the extremist group. Brett McGurk, US Special Presidential Envoy for ...
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