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Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk city as Kurdish peshmerga fighters withdrew

E-Kurd - 2017-11-18 13:24
KIRKUK,— Iraqi army and Shiite forces entered Kirkuk and take full control of the mixed city on Monday following soaring tensions over an independence referendum. Shia militia, known as Hashid al-Shaabi, clashed with some armed residents who vowed to fig ...

Peshmerga in Full Control of Makhmour: Commander

BAS News - 2017-10-18 00:28
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces have rejected the reports claiming that the Kurdish forces retreated from their positions in Makhmour district, southwest of Kirkuk, a commander said. “I am speaking from central Makhmour and I ensure that the ...

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 ...

100 IS Militants Surrender in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-10-14 17:47
ERBIL— As a US-led coalition is on the verge of taking the full control of Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State (IS) organization, around 100 members of the group have surrendered since Friday, according to a report by Reuters. The report also stated the ...

SDF Announces Full Control over Raqqa's Old City

BAS News - 2017-09-02 11:59
ERBIL — US-backed alliance, known as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), announced on Friday the complete control of the Old City in Raqqa after engaging in heavy clashes with the Islamic State (IS) militants. The SDF stated on Friday that its fighters r ...

Iraqi military media says Tal Afar recaptured by 100%

Waar Media - 2017-08-27 15:18
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi military media said Sunday government troops and allied paramilitary forces had retaken full control over Tal Afar, Islamic State’s last holdout in Nineveh province. The War Media Cell, the Joint Operations Command’s media service, post ...

Kurdish-led SDF advances against IS in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 09:09
The U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the verge of seizing full control of the southern neighborhoods of Islamic State-held Raqqa, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. ...

SDF in Full Control of Half of Raqqa: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-07-25 18:52
ERBIL— The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have full control over half of Raqqa and have managed to break the second defense line of the Islamic State (IS) in the city, said the spokesperson for Euphrates' Rage Operation. Jihan Sheik Ahmed stated the SDF ...

Iraq army: ISIS will fall in Mosul ‘in a few days’

Waar Media - 2017-06-27 15:10
WAAR-DUHOK: The battle to wrest full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State (ISIS) group will be over in a few days, according to the Iraqi military. Lieutenant-General Abdul Ghani al-Assadi, commander of the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS ...

Iraqi Military Close to Declare Full Liberation of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-26 17:05
MOSUL — Iraqi forces announced Wednesday control over al-Faruq neighbourhood within Old City district in Mosul. The commander of Nineveh Operations Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah said the Iraqi counter-terrorism forces managed to take full control of al-Far ...

Mosul Liberation to Be Announced Soon: Abadi

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:15
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promissed on Thursday to conclude the military operations in Mosul very soon and announce the full liberation of the city which has been under the control of Islamic State (IS) since June 2014. Abadi told a ...

SDF Close in on Central Raqqa: Monitor

BAS News - 2017-05-25 00:14
ERBIL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the coalition forces, have taken full control of “the last” Islamic State (IS)-held village in eastern Raqqa, Syria. According to the information obtained buy the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( ...

Ancient Town of Hazar in Nineveh Liberated

BAS News - 2017-04-26 19:03
ERBIL— Shi'ite paramilitaries on Wednesday announced that they have gained full control over the town of Hazar, south of Mosul. Media outlets affiliated with the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization (Hashd al-Shaabi) forces reported that the forces have liberate ...

Ilham Ahmed calls for urgent help for IDPs from Raqqa

ANHA - 2017-04-22 12:49
RAQQA – The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue their Operation Wrath of Euphrates at full force. SDF fighters are transferring the civilians in ISIS-occupied areas to safe zones under their control. During the past three days more than 10.000 civilia ...

Iraqi Troops Liberate Naft Neighbourhood in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-13 10:26
MOSUL — Nineveh Operations Command declared on Monday full control over Naft neighbourhood in west Mosul near Old Mosul area in which fierce clashes are ongoing between the Iraqi troops and the Islamic State (IS) militants. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, who leads ...

Iraqi forces see off Islamic State attack, seize road out of Mosul

Reuters - 2017-03-08 15:57
MOSUL/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces saw off an overnight Islamic State counter-attack near Mosul's main government buildings and took full control on Wednesday of the last major road leading west to the militant-held town of Tal Afar, the mil ...

Iraq Announces Full Control of Mosul Airport

BAS News - 2017-02-24 15:07
MOSUL — Since the start of the operation to reclaim the western half of Mosul on February 19, Iraqi security forces have completely taken the city's airport under their control.The announcement that the Mosul airport was liberated from Islamic State (IS) ...

Iraqi Troops Begin Operations to Liberate West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-02-01 18:44
The federal police and counter-terrorism forces have begun pushing towards western part of Mosul MOSUL — After reclaiming full control of the eastern part of Mosul, Iraqi Counter-terrorism forces started on Wednesday a push towards the western part of th ...

Losing in Iraq, Islamic State seeks to shore up Syria presence

Reuters - 2017-01-20 17:18
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State is fighting hard to reinforce its presence in Syria as it loses ground in Iraq, deploying fighters to seize full control of a government-held city in the east while at the same time battling enemies on three other fronts. ...

Aleppo celebrates Christmas in hope peace has returned

Aranews - 2016-12-26 02:46
Christians in Aleppo celebrated under a giant Christmas tree lit up for the first time in five years, hailing what many described as the return of peace to a city that came back under full government control last week. The fall of rebel-held east Aleppo w ...

Aleppo Christians celebrate holiday in hope peace has returned

Reuters - 2016-12-26 01:06
AMMAN (Reuters) - Christians in Aleppo celebrated under a giant Christmas tree lit up for the first time in five years, hailing what many described as the return of peace to a city that came back under full government control last week. ...

Syria army tells last rebels to quit Aleppo

Dailymail - 2016-12-21 03:06
Syria's army on Tuesday urged the last remaining rebels and civilians to leave the besieged opposition enclave in Aleppo as it prepares to take full control ... ...

Eastern Aleppo as pro-Assad forces move in – in pictures

The Guardian - 2016-12-14 02:10
After weeks of heavy fighting, regime forces were poised to take full control of Aleppo, dealing the biggest blow to Syria’s rebellion in more than five years • Deal reached to evacuate rebels and civilians Continue reading... ...

Syrian army recaptures part of rebel-held east Aleppo

The Guardian - 2016-11-28 04:02
Bashar al-Assad’s army claims it has taken full control over the Hanano housing district, which is on the northeast frontline of the city’s eastern sectorThe Syrian army has claimed control of an important district in rebel-held eastern Aleppo after fierc ...

Bashiqa not liberated, Iraqi Kurdish forces struggle to seize IS-held town

E-Kurd - 2016-11-08 14:54
BASHIQA, Iraq,— Shortly after 2 p.m. local time Monday, the Iraqi Kurdish news agency Rudaw flashed on its website, “Bashiqa is liberated; Peshmerga in full control.” That seemed wildly inaccurate. From where I stood a couple of kilometers away from one o ...

Kurdish forces retake ‘full control’ of Iraq’s Bashiqa

E-Kurd - 2016-11-08 14:54
BASHIQA,— Iraqi Kurdish forces have seized the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from the Islamic State group, an official said Tuesday, as US-backed militia forces advanced on the jihadists’ Syrian stronghold Raqqa. Capturing Bashiqa was one of the final steps ...

Iraqi Oil Ministry seeks full control over Kirkuk oil fields: PM

KurdPress - 2016-09-18 16:02
The press office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday denied a new deal had been reached on the sharing of oil revenue between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, NRT reported. ...

Iraqi Oil Ministry seeks full control over Kirkuk oil fields: PM

KurdPress - 2016-09-11 11:26
The press office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday denied a new deal had been reached on the sharing of oil revenue between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi Ministry of Oil, NRT reported. ...

Kurds Close to Control of Northeast Syria Province

The Kurdish Project - 2016-08-30 07:57
The following article was originally published in The New York Times on August 23, 2016. BEIRUT, Lebanon — Kurdish militias took a major step toward full control of a northeast Syrian province on Tuesday, signing a cease-fire with the government that gave ...

SDF shows its support for Jarablos factions

ANHA - 2016-08-23 13:27
SDF have declared its full support for the provisions of the statement issued by the military factions of Jarablos against the Turkish efforts to take control of the city. ...

Iraqi forces regain district northeast of Fallujah from IS

Kurd Press - 2016-05-28 00:29
Iraqi security forces have regained full control of the district of al-Karma northeast of Fallujah following operations to liberate the city from the Islamic State (IS), Federal Police Commander Shakir Jawdat said. ...

Gorran Asks PKK’s Support to Control Sulaymaniyah and Garmiyan

BasNews - 2016-02-16 16:03
Through an uprising plot backed by the PKK guerrillas, Gorran hopes to bring the area under its full control SULAYMANIYAH — Gorran (Change Movement) has allegedly demanded the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PUK) to help them increase their influence across Su ...

Iraqi army announces full control of Ramadi

Kurd Press - 2016-02-14 00:35
Iraqi army announced on Tuesday the “full liberation” of Ramadi, capital of the northern province of Anbar, from militants of the Islamic State (IS). ...

Iraqi army announces full control over Ramadi after battles with ISIS

Aranews - 2016-02-10 01:58
ARA News ERBIL – Iraqi army announced on Tuesday the “full liberation” of Ramadi city, capital of Anbar province, from militants of the Islamic State (ISIS). Backed by the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrikes, Iraqi army forces have been engaged in fierce batt ...

Syria Kurds in near complete control of Hasaka

Kurd Press - 2015-07-22 07:42
A Syrian Kurdish militia said on Monday it was in near full control of the north-eastern city of Hasaka, expanding its sway at the expense of the Damascus government in the wake of an IS attack in the area. ...

Syrian Kurds recover full control of Tal Abyad

Kurd Press - 2015-07-01 22:08
A Syrian Kurdish militia said on July 1 it had recovered full control of the border town of Tal Abyad after the Islamic State (IS) fighters raided its outskirts the day before in preparation for a larger assault. ...

YPG forces retake control of Kobani

Kurd Press - 2015-06-29 11:54
Syrian Kurdish YPG forces expelled Islamic State fighters from Syria's Kobani on Saturday and took back full control of the town on the Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. ...
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