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Mass Graves Containing 400 IS Victims Found in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-11-12 12:05
KIRKUK — Mass graves containing around 400 bodies, believed to be Islamic State (IS) victims, have been discovered in Hawija district, southern Kirkuk Province. The graves were found at al-Bakkara military base, 3 km to southwest of Hawija, which IS had ...

Two IS Militants Surrender to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-10-14 16:14
KIRKUK — Two insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) surrendered themselves to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in southern Kirkuk province, a source said. The jihadists are Arab nationals originally from Hawija, a Peshmerga commander confirmed to BasNews, wish ...

Map: Hawija District Entirely Cleared from IS

BAS News - 2017-10-11 10:44
ERBIL — The Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell released an updated map of Hawija on Wednesday which shows the district has been completely cleared from Islamic State (IS). The green area, covering the entire Hawija district, indicates the liberated ...

Pictures: Peshmerga Arrests 1,000 IS Members During Hawija Fight

BAS News - 2017-10-10 10:25
KIRKUK — The Directorate of Asayish (Security) in Dibis district in Kirkuk Province announced on Monday the arrest of about a thousand members of the Islamic State (IS) organization since the start of the operation to liberate Hawija district, southern K ...

Unknown Armed Men Set Fire to Civilian Properties in Liberated Shirqat

BAS News - 2017-10-09 23:14
ERBIL — A group of unidentified armed men have recently started setting the civilian houses on fire in the newly liberated villages around Shirqat district, some 80 kilometres west of Hawija in northern Iraq, a security source said. On Monday also the un ...

Suspected ISIS Members Surrender in Iraq

New York Times - 2017-10-09 07:12
In the days since Iraqi forces declared victory over Islamic State fighters in Hawija, the group’s final urban stronghold in the country, more than 1,000 men have turned themselves in to the Kurdish authorities. ...

Tensions Rise Between Iraqis and Kurds After Referendum

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-10-09 03:11
The defeat of Islamic State in Hawija, Iraq, removed the last buffer between Kurdish and Iraqi forces just as tensions between their respective leaders are intensifying over last month’s referendum in which Kurds voted overwhelmingly for independence. ...

Only 3 Yezidis Freed During Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-10-09 02:02
ERBIL — During the Iraqi army-led Hawija operation against Islamic State (IS), only three Kurdish Yezidi abductees were freed from the extremist group, for which Baghdad is to be blamed, said a Kurdish official. “Several strategic positions, including Fa ...

Efforts Underway to Extinguish Fire on Oil Fields in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-08 15:40
The IS militants set the oil fields on fire to block the Iraqi military's advance KIRKUK — Following the liberation of Hawija district from the Islamic State (IS), the fire crews have begun major efforts to put out the blaze set by the militants on the o ...

Close Cooperation Between Peshmerga and Iraqi Forces: Coalition

BAS News - 2017-10-08 11:14
ERBIL — Brigadier General Andrew A. Croft, the coalition's deputy air force commander, said that there is high cooperation between the Iraqi forces and the Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces in the fight against the Islamic State (IS). During Hawija opera ...

Mount Hamrin Cleared from IS

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:52
ERBIL— The Iraqi army with the support of the Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi were able to free the whole Mount Hamrin chain from the Islamic State (IS) militants. Gen. Abdulamir Yarallah, the commander of Hawija Operation, declared in a statem ...

IS Commander Close to Baghdadi Killed near Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:08
ERBIL- A commander from the Islamic State (IS) organization with close ties with the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed on Saturday. Russia Today reported Abu Tareq, a former senior Iraqi army official who had escaped from a prison in Iraq, was am ...

Iraqi Army Did Not Fight for Hawija; Made a Deal with IS

BAS News - 2017-10-07 15:23
ERBIL — Despite the claims by the Iraqi government of liberating Hawija after a days-long fierce fighting against the Islamic State (IS), reliable sources indicated that the town was recaptured with simple confrontations if not any. According to the info ...

IOM: Over 30 Thousand People Displaced by Hawija Operations

BAS News - 2017-10-07 09:49
Erbil — The military operations in Hawija district, southern Kirkuk, left over 30 thousand people displaced. “More than 33,000 people have been displaced since the launch of the offensive two weeks ago,” IOM reported. However, after the district was decl ...

Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi prime minister, says forces have retain Hawija

Washington Times - 2017-10-05 19:29
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister says government forces have retaken the northern town of Hawija from Islamic State extremists, one of their last strongholds in Iraq. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in Paris on Thursday that "I want to announce t ...

Iraqi Military Announces Liberation of Centre of Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-05 10:13
KIRKUK — The Iraqi army announced on Thursday the liberation of central Hawija district, one of the last enclaves of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, located in southern Kirkuk Province. The Iraqi army, federal police, and Hashd al-Shaabi Shi’ite militias ...

Iraqi Troops Reache Centre of Hawija, Pushing IS Back

BAS News - 2017-10-05 00:06
ERBIL — The Iraqi armed forces have managed to further push Islamic State (IS) militants back from their positions in the centre of strategic town of Hawija, some 55 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk province in northern Iraq. According to Iraq’s state TV, ...

Iraqi Photojournalist Killed in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-10-04 18:24
ERBIL— An Iraqi war photojournalist was killed on Wednesday in the battle to liberate the town of Hawija (southern Kirkuk) from the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi Observatory for Journalistic Freedom stated that Hamza Aboudi was killed in the explosion of a m ...

IS Explosives Expert Killed in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-04 11:40
KIKRUK — A prominent Islamic State (IS) leader and a bomb expert was killed while attempting to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) on a road on the outskirts of Hawija city, southern Kirkuk Province. A source from Kirkuk told Alsumaria News that ...

Bei irakischen Peschmerga: "Wir töten täglich IS-Leute"

Tagesschau - 2017-10-04 11:19
Drei Kilometer sind es noch bis zur IS-Stellung: Kurdische Kämpfer halten die vordersten Posten nahe Hawija im Nordirak, das vom IS kontrolliert wird. Kurden und irakische Armee arbeiten hier trotz des Unabhängigkeitsreferendums zusammen. Björn Blaschke h ...

Iraqi Forces Begin New Push to Retake Center of Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-04 10:08
KIRKUK — Iraqi army announced on Wednesday, October 4, a new offensive to retake the center of Hawija district, located in southern Kirkuk Province. The Iraqi troops launched on Wednesday a new operation as part of the second phase of the Hawija operatio ...

Over 3,500 IDPs from Hawija Arrive in Peshmerga-held Areas

BAS News - 2017-10-02 23:46
ERBIL — Over three thousand people who are mostly children and women were displaced on Monday in and around Hawija district due to the fight against Islamic State (IS) in the area. The displaced people who fled their homes, fearing IS and Hashd al-Shaabi ...

2,000 Families from Hawija Arrive at Peshmerga Bases

BAS News - 2017-09-30 20:13
KIRKUK — Two thousand families, who fled the war in Hawija, arrived at the Peshmerga bases where the Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) provided them with the basic needs. Since the second phase of Hawija operation commenced on Friday, two thousand familie ...

Waves of IS Members from Hawija Surrendering to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-30 13:01
The IS militants and their families are fleeing Hawija in large numbers KIRKUK — After the operation to recapture Hawija district began, the Islamic State (IS) militants and their families are surrendering to Peshmerga forces in large numbers in southern ...

A Yezidi Girl Held by IS in Hawija Rescued

BAS News - 2017-09-30 13:01
ERBIL — A Yezidi girl, who was held by Islamic State (IS) in Hawija, the last-IS stronghold in Kirkuk Province, was rescued and arrived at the Peshmerga positions in southern Kirkuk. Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of the Peshmerga forces for southern Kirkuk fr ...

Hawija: IS Sets Oil Fields on Fire to Hinder Army Attacks

BAS News - 2017-09-29 17:18
ERBIL — As the Iraqi army continues advancing against the Islamic State (IS) in their last pocket of Hawija, the extremist group sets oil fields in the area on fire so as to trouble the troops make territorial gains against them. Two of the oil wells, ac ...

Havice Operasyonu başladı: Irak ordusu Kerkük sınırında savaşıyor

ZERnews - 2017-09-29 14:14
Havice (Hawija) Operasyonu Haberleri - ZERnews: Bugün sabah saatlerinde Kerkük sınırındaki Havice Kenti'ne yönelik kara operasyonu başlatıldı.Operasyona 40 bin kişilik askeri güç ile katılan Irak, Kerkük'ün güneyindeki Havice kent merkezinde doğrudan IŞİ ...

Iraqi Army Launches Second Phase of Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-09-29 13:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi army announce on Friday the beginning of the second phase of Hawija assault after successfully completing the plan for the first phase. The Hawija operation had been launched earlier on 21st September, after which the Iraqi army, alongs ...

557 IS Militants Killed in First Phase of Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-09-27 22:36
KIRKUK — Joint Iraqi forces have killed 557 Islamic State (IS) militants in the first phase of the operation for liberating Hawija district in southern Kirkuk Province, the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said on Wednesday. According to a stateme ...

Peshmerga and Iraqi army sign agreement on Hawija operation

Waar Media - 2017-09-24 19:28
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Iraqi army, in presence of a US-led coalition representative, reached a five point coordination agreement for the Hawija operation, which is in its fourth day. The Iraqi and Kurdish sides agreed that the Peshmerga ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Army Reach Agreement on Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-24 15:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army reached an agreement on Hawija operation according to which Peshmerga will be backing the Iraqi army on southern Kirkuk fronts. In a meeting, overseen by the US-led Coalition against Islamic ...

Iraqi PM: Forces begin offensive to retake Hawija from ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-09-21 18:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq has begun an offensive to retake Hawija, one of two remaining bastions of the Islamic State group in the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday. “At the dawn of a new day, we announce the launch of the first stage ...

Yezidi Official Calls for Liberation of Yezidis in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-21 15:56
ERBIL — KRG’s office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, called on the Iraqi forces participating in Hawija assault to consider the rescue of Yezidi abductees held by Islamic State (IS) in the city. Hussein Qaidi, the head of the office, told BasNews that a l ...

Iraqi Military Continues to Coordinate with Peshmerga in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-21 14:30
ERBIL — Iraqi Joint Operations Command confirmed on Wednesday the continuous coordination between the Iraqi and Peshmerga forces in Hawija operation. “The coordination continues with the Peshmerga forces for the liberation of Hawija district,” Brigadier ...

Iraqi Army Seeking Coordination with Peshmerga for Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:58
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Command has received an official request from the Iraqi army’s join operations to establish a special line of military coordinations for the Hawija assault, a Kurdish commander said. Cited by the Iraqi media, Wasta Ra ...

Iraqi PM Announces First Stage of Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-21 09:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the first stage of Hawija operation early on Thursday. “With the dawn of a new Iraqi day, we announce the launch of the first stage of the liberation of Hawija to fulfill our pledge to o ...

IS Governor of Hawija Killed

BAS News - 2017-09-21 00:54
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS)-appointed governor of Hawija was killed in an airstrike on Wednesday prior to a massive operation to fully liberate the city form the extremist group. Military sources identified the IS governor as Hassan Wali Bayati, known ...

No Plan Yet to Include Peshmerga in Hawija Assault: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-20 19:19
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that there is no agreement yet to include the Peshmerga forces in an imminent military operation to liberate Hawija from Islamic State (IS). The Secretary General for Peshmerga Ministry, Jabbar Yaw ...

Baghdad Hands Hawija Operation Plan to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-20 13:55
KIRKUK — Iraqi government has presented the plan for Hawija operation to the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga, said a Peshmerga commander. Wasta Rasoul, Commander of Peshmerga Forces in southern Kirkuk front, told BasNews “An Iraqi military deleg ...
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