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SDF Declares Full Takeover of Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-10-17 13:50
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed alliance of Kurds and Arabs announced on Tuesday the recapture of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) after a four-month long operation. The SDF spokesperson announced on October 17 the liberation of ...

First scenes of al-Raqqa’s National Hospital

ANHA - 2017-10-17 13:48
First scenes of al-Raqqa’s National Hospital AL-RAQQA- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were able to completely liberate the National Hospital during a qualitative process from IS mercenaries’ hands, and the clashes are still continuing in the surroundi ...

IS Militants Capture Two Villages in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-17 12:13
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) captured on Monday two villages, west of Kirkuk Province, following the conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the province. The IS militants took advantage of the security gap made by the Iraqi forces assault on ...

only 9 years; child witnessed his sister’s death by IS mine

ANHA - 2017-10-17 11:03
The first mine blasted at his sister and killed her, the second one blasted at him and his right leg got wounded. He was lost and separated from his family that was liberated by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), now, he is reunited with his family.The famil ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest: village, dozens of hamlets liberated

ANHA - 2017-10-17 11:03
DEIR EZ-ZOR- Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters liberated al-Rwayshed village and dozens of hamlets around it that have been encircled by the fighters since a week. Al-Jazeera Tempest campaign that was launched by SDF in September 9 continues at high ...

Reports: Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq forces enter Sinjar

Seth Frantzman - 2017-10-17 10:13
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN After the rapid conquest of Kirkuk on October 26th there are reports that the Iraqi Security Forces and particularly the Hashd al-Shaabi or Shia militias, have […] ...

National Hospital liberated, 22 foreigners killed

ANHA - 2017-10-17 09:54
AL-RAQQA – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated the National Hospital in al- Raqqa, and killed 22 foreign mercenaries from IS during the clashes that took place since yesterday evening. The final stage of the campaign to liberate al-Raqqa city as ...

Iraqi forces drive Kurds from disputed areas near Kirkuk

Washington Times - 2017-10-17 06:35
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk, as fighting erupted just outside the disputed northern city. Kurdish force ...

The Latest: Iraqi forces seize oil fields in Kirkuk

Washington Times - 2017-10-17 06:35
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) - The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have moved into the disputed northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces have pulled out (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The Pentagon is declining to blame the Iraqi government for the violence in K ...

Iraqi forces retake Kirkuk from Kurdish control

Washington Times - 2017-10-17 06:35
Long-simmering tensions between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan broke out into open warfare Monday as Iraqi troops and Shiite paramilitaries recaptured the oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk from Kurdish control. Iraqi military and militia forces began t ...

Les forces de Bagdad reprennent Kirkouk aux Kurdes

Le Monde - 2017-10-17 04:41
Cette opération surprise de l’armée irakienne est une réponse au référendum d’autodétermination organisé fin septembre dans la région autonome du Kurdistan irakien. ...

Iraq Ousts Kurdish Forces From Kirkuk

New York Times - 2017-10-17 04:28
Three weeks after the Kurds voted for independence, Iraqi forces overtook the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its valuable oil fields on Monday. ...

Les forces irakiennes progressent rapidement à Kirkouk face aux Kurdes

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-10-17 03:30
Champ pétrolier, base et aéroport militaires: les troupes irakiennes ont rempli lundi, sans quasiment combattre, une partie de leurs objectifs dans la riche province de Kirkouk, au coeur d'un contentieux entre Bagdad et Erbil, exacerbé par le référendum ...

Irak: la crise depuis le référendum kurde

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-10-17 03:30
Les autorités irakiennes, dont les forces ont pris lundi le contrôle du siège du gouvernorat de la province de Kirkouk, et la région autonome du Kurdistan sont en crise ouverte depuis le référendum du 25 septembre sur l'indépendance kurde. ...

Week in brief: Prisoners without rights

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2017-10-17 02:03
Iran security forces interrogate Kurdish labour activists The Law Enforcement Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have questioned four Kurdish labour activists in Sanandaj following a new wave of clampdown on labour activists in Iran’s Kurdish areas. T ...

US “Very Concerned” by Violence in Kirkuk: State Department

BAS News - 2017-10-17 01:35
ERBIL — The United States is “very concerned” about the situation in Kirkuk and the military clashes between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Baghdad-backed militias, said State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert. “We are monitoring the situation closely ...

Peshmerga in Full Control of Makhmour, Gwer Districts

BAS News - 2017-10-17 00:35
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga commander has rejected the media reports claiming that the Iraqi forces and Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi are busy with military mobilisation near the Peshmerga positions in Makhmour and Gwer, south and west of Erbil. Qa ...

Les YPG / SDF conquereixen 6 barris de Raqqà en un cop definitiu

KurdisCat - 2017-10-16 21:48
La batalla per la ciutat, iniciada el 6 de juny, és en la seva base final. Les darreres hores les forces kurdes han conquerit Kurdan, Bedû, Sexanî, Methene, Andalus i Matar. Els darrers nuclis de l'Estat Islàmic resten atrinxerats en un triangle definit ...

PUK Peshmerga Commander Missing: Source

BAS News - 2017-10-16 21:26
ERBIL — A source from Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga has confirmed that Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, commander of PUK’s Unit 70 of the Peshmerga forces, has gone missing after the conflicts in Kirkuk. On Monday, Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Has ...

Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

Reuters - 2017-10-16 20:47
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country. ...

Baath regime forces attack SDF positions in Deir ez-Zor

ANHA - 2017-10-16 20:09
DEIR EZZOR – The forces of the Baath regime attacked the positions of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters. Four SDF fighters were wounded in the attack. During the afternoon hours on Monday, the Baath regime forces carried out an attack against th ...

US Senator Warns Against Misuse of US Weapons by Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-10-16 18:37
ERBIL — US Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a statement today on reports of clashes between Iraqi forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga in Kirkuk, stating that he is deeply concerned about the military advances ag ...

Tensions high as Iraqi forces near Kirkuk

CNN - 2017-10-16 18:01
Iraqi forces are approaching the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, with Iraq's Prime Minister calling on residents in the oil-rich city to cooperate with its security forces. ...
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