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Iraq secures total $12b international loan

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 18:05
Protesters hold national flags as they chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration against the security forces' failure to protect them from car bombs at the site of yesterday's car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital's eastern district of Sadr City ...

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 battle is now house to house: Iraqi commander

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Smoke billows from the positions of the Islamic State militants after an artillery attack by the Iraqi forces in western Mosul, Iraq, June 19, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis) ...

IS in Control of Only 1% of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-26 01:51
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants have lost the majority of territories they once held in Mosul, and they are now in control of only 1% of the major city in northern Iraq, said the commander of joint forces in a statement on Sunday. The Iraqi forces c ...

Iraqi Forces Block Wave of IS Suicide Attack in Mosul’s Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-25 22:10
MOSUL — Iraqi government forces blocked on Sunday a wave of suicide attacks by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents near western Mosul’s Old City where fierce clashes are ongoing between the two sides. According to a military statement, the attacks targeted ...

Iraqi Forces Seize IS’s Drone Factory

BAS News - 2017-06-25 16:45
MOSUL — Advancing into the remaining areas under the control of Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, the Iraqi government forces seized on Sunday a factory where the jihadists had used to develop weaponized drones. In an official statement, Iraq’s Defenc ...

UN Envoy to Iraq: Days of IS are Numbered

BAS News - 2017-06-25 14:38
BAGHDAD — On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has remembered the sacrifices made by the Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in the war on terrorism, wishing for peace and ...

Less Then 200 IS Militants Remain in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-24 23:45
SOFIA — Less than 200 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in western Mosul's Old City, as the Iraqi forces prepare to storm the center of the district, according to a military source. Iraqi media cited a military source on Saturday, who has confirmed tha ...

IS Leader Responsible for IED Making Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-22 14:26
MOSUL — Iraqi forces on Thursday killed an Islamic State (IS) high-ranking member, responsible for the making of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Mosul's Old City. According to a security source, who spoke to Shafaq News on condition of anonymity, ...

IS Explodes Ancient Mosque and Minaret in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 22:18
ERBIL— As Iraqi forces tighten the siege on Islamic State (IS) militants in the Old City of Mosul, the trapped jihadists on Wednesday exploded an ancient mosque and minaret in the area. The medieval Grand al-Nouri Mosque, where the IS leader Abu Baker al ...

Famous IS Journalist Captured in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 20:14
ERBIL— Alaa Sami Khatib, a prominent journalist serving the Islamic State (IS) organization, was arrested on Wednesday by security forces in the liberated eastern part of Mosul. Haidar Waeli, an Iraqi army officer, told media outlets that upon receipt of ...

Iraqi Forces 200m Away from Grand Mosque in Mosul: CTS Commander

BAS News - 2017-06-21 12:11
MOSUL — Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces managed to further advance towards Nuri Grand Mosque, located in Mosul’s Old City district, where the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi declared his self-styled caliphate back in June 2014. The Command ...

U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

Waar Media - 2017-06-21 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria’s southeast on Tuesday, in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its all ...

Iraqi Troops Recapture Al-Khazraj Area in Mosul’s Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-21 11:40
MOSUL — Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces managed on Wednesday to fully recapture al-Khazraj area in the centre of the Old City district of Mosul and further isolate the Islamic State (IS) militants in the city. "The anti-terrorism forces have managed to co ...

Iraqi Forces Retake Fifth Bridge of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 19:56
ERBIL— The last and firth bridge of Mosul on the Tigris was controlled by the Iraqi forces on Tuesday, adding to the current direct routes between the eastern and western banks of the city, the spokesperson for the major operation to liberate Mosul annou ...

IS Media Deputy Minister Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 14:10
Iraqi forces recaptured two areas in Mosul’s Old City district MOSUL — On Tuesday, Iraqi security forces stormed the Dekka Baraka area within the Old City district of Mosul and managed to clear it from Islamic State (IS) militants. The forces were also a ...

Italy Arrests Iraqi National on Terrorism Charges

BAS News - 2017-06-20 03:15
ERBIL — Italian security forces arrested on Monday an Iraqi asylum seeker who was said to be suspected of having ties to terrorist groups. The 29-year-old had been housed at a System for the Protection of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR) facility near ...

Iraqi Forces Evacuate Thousands of Civilians From Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-19 19:25
MOSUL — About 2,300 civilians were evacuated by the Iraqi troops from the battlefields in western Mosul, an official from the Joint Operations Command said. According to Brigadier General Yehia Rasool, spokesperson of the Joint Operations Command, who sp ...

Iraqi Police kill senior ISIS leader in western Mosul, recapture mosque

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 14:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi government troops recaptured a mosque in western Mosul’s Old City and killed a senior Islamic State leader as troops attack the group’s last enclave in the city. Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaer Jawdat, said his forces liberated al- ...

IS Assigns Syrian Commander as Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-06-18 20:57
ERBIL— Islamic State (IS) organization has assigned one of its "wildest" Syrian commanders as the governor for its self-proclaimed wilayat of Kirkuk in Iraq, said a spokesperson for the Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi forces. On Sunday the Iraqi Sumaria news cited ...

"Iraqi Govt Sent Thousands of Tons of Medicine to IS"

BAS News - 2017-06-18 19:13
ERBIL— In a video footage a member of Iraqi security forces accuses the government of sending thousands of tons of medicine to the Islamic State (IS) organization. The source says the loads which were recently confiscated from a hospital in Sinjar Gate w ...

IS Sends Women to Frontlines to Fight Iraqi Forces in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-18 15:12
MOSUL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) sends women to fight the Iraqi forces in the western parts of Mosul, where the extremist group is surrounded from all sides. Female fighters and suicide bombers are becoming increasingly common on the frontlines i ...

Iraqi Troops Begin Push into Last IS-held District in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-18 10:18
MOSUL — Iraqi Counter Terrorism and Federal police forces started push into the Old City neighbourhood, the last district held by the Islamic State (IS) in West Mosul. The Iraqi military says the troops launched early on Sunday an assault on Mosul's Old ...

Iraqi forces say started storming Islamic State-held Mosul Old City

Kom News - 2017-06-18 09:39
Iraqi forces started storming the Islamic State-held Old City of Mosul on Sunday, a military statement said. The historic district is the last still under control of the militants in the northern Iraqi city, which used to be their capital in Iraq. The US ...

MP Accuses PMF of Detaining 8,000 Sunnis in Secret Prisons

BAS News - 2017-06-17 19:51
ERBIL— A Sunni MP to the Iraqi House of Representatives on Saturday accused the Shi'ite militias of Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) of detaining thousands of kidnapped Sunnis in secret prisons. Speaking at a televised interview, Badr al-Fahl from the S ...

Mosul: 14 IS Militants Killed, 70% of Shifa Neighbourhood Retaken

BAS News - 2017-06-17 14:54
MOSUL — The Iraqi security forces have taken control of at least 70% of Shifa neighbourhood within the Old City district, the last Islamic State (IS)-held area in west Mosul, said a police source. Captain Ahmed al-Obeidi, an officer from the Iraqi federa ...

Iraqi Forces Retake 30% of Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-17 00:53
SOFIA — The Iraqi forces have taken control over 30% of the last district held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) near western Mosul’s Old City, the Federal Police chief said on Friday. Lieutenant General Shaker Jawdat said the Iraqi forces have further ...

30% of Mosul's Shifa Neighborhood Controlled

BAS News - 2017-06-16 19:11
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Friday retook 30% of the last district held by Islamic State (IS) militants in the historic part of Mosul, the Old City, the Federal Police chief said. Lt. Gen. Shakir Jawdat said the Federal Police forces took over 30% of al-Shifa ...

Iraqi forces say about to encircle Islamic State in Mosul’s Old City

Kom News - 2017-06-16 09:48
Iraqi forces said they were about to complete the encirclement of Islamic State’s stronghold in the Old City of Mosul, after taking control of a neighbouring district on Thursday. Iraq’s military said it had captured Bab Sinjar, north of the historic, de ...

Iraqi Forces Recapture Main Entrance to Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-15 17:18
MOSUL — Iraqi forces recaptured the main entrance to the Old City district, located in the western part of the city on Thursday. Saleh Harz, commander of the 34th Brigade of the Iraqi Army’s 9th division, said in statement that the Iraqi forces have take ...

IS Attack in Mosul Kills Dozens of Soldiers, Civilians

BAS News - 2017-06-14 19:09
ISTANBUL — Eleven members of the Iraqi Federal Police forces and six civilians died during attacks perpetrated by about 100 Islamic State (IS) militants on Wednesday, according to Iraqi sources. An Iraqi police officer was killed and another was injured ...

Misdirected Strikes Target Police and Civilians in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-14 15:07
MOSUL — One police member was killed and three others, including an officer, were wounded due to a misdirected attack by the Iraqi Air Force in west Mosul, a police source said on Wednesday. "The security forces in the first regiment of the local police ...

Dozens of IS Militants Return to Two Liberated Areas in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-14 12:07
Heavy clashes are ongoing between the militants and Iraqi security forces MOSUL — A police officer said Wednesday that dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants had infiltrated into the liberated areas of al-Dandan and Nabi al-Sheet in west Mosul. Capt. Ami ...

Unidentified Warplanes Kill 12 Civilians in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-13 23:45
MOSUL — Unidentified warplanes killed 12 Iraqi civilians in a neighborhood of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, where Iraqi forces continue advancing towards liberating the last Islamic State (IS)-held areas in the city. According to local residents from ...

Iraqi Troops Control Ancient Gate of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-13 20:46
ERBIL— Iraqi army and security forces managed to liberate Bab Sinjar of Mosul on Tuesday, according a report by the Russian Sputnik news. The source, depending on information obtained from Nineveh Media Center, reported the liberated area in western Mosu ...

Iraqi Forces Pushing into Last IS Stronghold in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-12 14:30
23 IS militants were killed during the clashes inside Bab Sinjar area MOSUL — An officer from Nineveh Police reported on Monday that security forces stormed into Bab Sinjar area of the Old City, the Islamic State (IS) last stronghold in Mosul. "The feder ...

Iraqi Forces Gun Down Female IS Sniper in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-12 01:34
MOSUL — Iraqi forces eliminated one of the most dangerous Islamic State (IS) snipers in western Mosul, a source from the Iraqi forces said on Sunday. Forces of the 9th Armored Division and the federal police killed a Libyan woman working as a sniper in t ...

IS Abducts 60 Families in Shifa District, West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-11 15:39
MOSUL — the Islamic State (IS) militants abducted on Sunday 60 families from Shifa neighbourhood in west Mosul where fierce clashes are ongoing between the Iraqi forces and the the militants. Colonel Khudair Saleh, an officer from the Iraqi federal polic ...

Hawija, Tel Afar Operations Imminent: Iraq’s Abadi

BAS News - 2017-06-10 22:13
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces will soon launch operations to liberate Tel Afar and Hawija towns from Islamic State (IS), Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi confirmed. The two strategic towns, in Nineveh and Kirkuk provinces, have been under the control of I ...

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 ...

Civilians Killed, Injured by Iraqi Army Shelling in Mosul’s Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-08 21:33
LEEDS — Several Iraqi civilians were killed and injured on Thursday as Iraqi troops advanced in Mosul’s Old City, according to local residents. One civilian was killed, while three others were injured as mortar missiles launched by the Iraqi forces again ...

"Most Dangerous" IS Female Sniper Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-08 18:26
ERBIL— Iraqi security forces on Thursday gunned down a Libyan female sniper at the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) organization west of Mosul, according to Russian Sputnik news. The report cited a security official saying the troops from the Ninth Divisi ...

IS Massacres nearly 160 Civilians Attempting to Escape West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-08 01:21
ERBIL — After attempting to escape Islamic State (IS)-held areas in Mosul, nearly 160 civilians were massacred by the jihadists, the UN said. Drone footage filmed by Iraqi forces shows dozens upon dozens of bodies of men, women and children gunned down a ...

Iraqi Forces to Declare Control over Zanjili District in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-07 14:00
MOSUL — A federal police officer said on Wednesday that about 95 percent of al-Zanjili, the last biggest IS stronghold in west Mosul has been liberated. "The federal forces are about to liberate al-Zanjili district completely after they have gained contr ...

IS Sleeper Cells Kill 7 Iraqi Troops in Liberated District of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-07 00:36
ERBIL — A group of allegedly Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells carried out on Tuesday an attack on the Iraqi forces in a previously-liberated district of Mosul, killing at least seven troops. Iraqi army officer Ibrahim Muzaffar confirmed the report and re ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Concludes Fight to Retake Baaj, West of Mosul

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-06 00:09
Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Hashd al-Shaabi completed the liberation of the Iraqi town of Baaj, located in west of Mosul near the Syrian border, from the Islamic State (IS), the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Hashd al-Shaabi forces, backed by the Iraq ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Will Retreat from Sinjar: Yezidi MP

BAS News - 2017-06-05 16:38
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis representative to the Iraqi parliament, Vian Dakhil, said on Sunday that the Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi forces have been notified to leave the Yezidi areas and avoid creating tensions. Dakhil told BasNews that the deploym ...

Maliki’s State of Law Planning to Legalise PKK’s Presence in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-05 15:32
ERBIL — The Iraqi faction of State of Law led by former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki along with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are planning to find a legal way to authorise the presence of PKK forces in Iraq even after the party is ousted from Sinjar whe ...

Iraqi Forces Resume Push into Mosul's Old City from Southern Front

BAS News - 2017-06-05 12:21
MOSUL — Iraqi forces have once again attempted to advance into the Old City neighbourhood of western Mosul from the southern front which was halted due to the difficulty of advancement from that side in late April. Consequently, a northern front was open ...

Underground Prison Containing Dozens of People Found in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-05 00:10
Dozens of individuals held in the prison were freed by Iraqi forces MOSUL — An underground prison containing dozens of people was discovered in western Mosul, according to a local source as reported by Iraqi News. “While liberating western Mosul district ...

Iraqi government forces gain more ground in west Mosul

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces have recaptured one neighbourhood in west Mosul and nearly half of another that are targets of a broad offensive against jihadists launched last week, officers said on Friday. Iraqi security forces are more than seven months into a m ...

Iraqi Shi’ite forces take Baaj town west of Mosul from Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-06-04 22:57
MOSUL,— Shi’ite paramilitaries have captured the Iraqi town of Baaj from Islamic State, further shrinking the northern region under jihadist control as part of a U.S.-backed campaign to retake the city of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Eight m ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Concludes Fight to Retake Baaj, West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-04 13:10
NINEVEH — Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Hashd al-Shaabi completed the liberation of the Iraqi town of Baaj, located in west of Mosul near the Syrian border, from the Islamic State (IS), the Iraqi military said on Sunday. Hashd al-Shaabi forces, backed ...

White Phosphorus Allegedly Used in Strike Against IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-04 00:18
LEEDS — White phosphorus was allegedly used in a strike carried out by the Iraqi government forces against the so-called Islamic State (IS), according to several social media users, as reported by Kurdistan24. The Iraqi Air Forces bombed the Islamic Stat ...

Civilians killed while fleeing Islamic State in Mosul

Reuters - 2017-06-04 00:06
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The bodies of dozens of civilians killed in the past two days while fleeing an Islamic State-held neighborhood in Mosul lay on Saturday in a street close to the frontline with Iraqi armed forces, a Reuters TV crew reported. ...

Iraqi Forces Control 3 Villages near Iraq-Syria Border

BAS News - 2017-06-03 22:05
LEEDS — The government-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, recaptured three more villages on the Iraqi-Syrian border, according to a statement released by the Shi'ite militia. In their statement, the paramilitary said that during an operation, the forces took contro ...

120 IS Militants Killed During Liberation of Sahha District in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-03 10:38
MOSUL — The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) announced the death of 120 Islamic State (IS) militants in al-Sahha district in west Mosul which was recaptured by the Iraqi forces on Friday. The CTS spokesperson Sabah al-Nu'man said that 120 IS extremi ...

More Iraqi Official Websites Hacked After Detention of a Hacker

BAS News - 2017-06-03 09:33
BAGHDAD — After the security forces arrested an Iraqi hacker who had hacked the official website for the Iraqi National Security Service, a group of his fellow hackers perpetrated a cyber attack against a number of Iraqi government websites on Friday. Hu ...
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