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Turkey jets attacks Shingal, Syria’s northeast

KurdPress - 2017-04-25 23:15
Turkey jets bombed the Iraqi northern city of Shingal and some Kurdish regions in Syria northeast which is under the control of the Kurdish forces of Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG). ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate 12 Villages South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-25 21:53
MOSUL — Iraqi government forces managed on Tuesday to liberate 12 villages from Islamic State (IS) in south of Mosul, north of the country, Iraqi War Media Cell said. According to an official statement, the remarkable territorial gains were made during a ...

Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-25 09:07
MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cra ...

Iraqi Forces Rescue a Group of Children Held by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-24 15:56
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces liberated a group of children who were detained by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the district of al-Zanjili, a source said on Monday. According to the source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, the ...

Iraqi Forces Recaptured 63 West Mosul Districts Since February

BAS News - 2017-04-22 21:27
SOFIA — The Iraqi Federal Police announced on Friday that since the start of the operations for liberating western Mosul, the forces have managed to regain control in 63 areas and kill 20 Islamic State (IS) leaders. According to Lt. General Shaker Jawdat ...

Iraqi Forces Foil Two IS Suicide Attacks in Baiji

BAS News - 2017-04-22 01:37
ISTANBUL — Two Islamic State (IS) militants on a suicide mission were killed in the city of Baiji, located about 170 km from Mosul, before they could realize their plan. The militants' target was the village of Malha, said Saad Nafous al-Hamad, commander ...

Official Refutes Yezidi Girl's Liberation by Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-04-21 13:30
He says it took nine days for his office to free the little girl ERBIL— The reports which claim the Iraqi police has freed a Yezidi girl under the Islamic State (IS) control in Mosul are baseless, said the chief for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG ...

Hashd Forces Accuse Turkey's Erdogan of Interfering in Iraqi Affairs

BAS News - 2017-04-21 09:47
Spokesperson says 70% of Iraqi MPs recognized the Shi'ite forces as legal ERBIL— Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan is interfering in the internal affairs of the Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces, spokesperson for the forces said. During an interview wi ...

Resentment festers in Mosul: just ask Saddam Hussein

Reuters - 2017-04-20 21:44
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - If you want to hear the resentment people of Mosul feel now that Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State out of most of the city, you should talk to Saddam Hussein. ...

Iraq to Summon Turkish Ambassador over Erdogan's Comments Against Hashd

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi Foreign Ministry will summon Turkish ambassador to Baghdad to hand over a letter of protest against the recent remarks by Turkish President Recep Teyyip Erdogan against the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization or Hashd al-Shaabi Forces. The letter i ...

Army Launches Operation to Free West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:38
ERBIL— Iraqi army announced that it launched on Thursday a new operation to liberate the areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS) west of Anbar province. Jazira Operations Command issued a statement on Thursday saying the army, security forces, fighter ...

Hashd MPs Will Not Be Stripped off Parliament Membership: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:49
Parliament may vote on MP's absence due to Hashd service ERBIL— Iraqi lawmakers who instead of the Iraqi House of Representatives serve at the ranks of the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (better known as Hashd forces) will not be deprived from their ...

IS Chemical Weapons Chief Killed by Iraqi Artillery Fire

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:21
Four more IS chiefs were killed in Western Mosul ERBIL— Five chiefs of the Islamic State (IS) organization have been killed west of Mosul, an Iraqi Federal Police commander confirmed on Thursday. Federal Police forces shelled a headquarter of the organiz ...

IS Chemical Attack Has No Impact on Iraqi Forces in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-20 00:33
SOFIA — A chemical attack conducted by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul against the Iraqi Security forces in the area has not resulted in any actual impact on the forces or the US advisers traveling with them. Commanding General Joseph M ...

U.S. trying to identify chemical agent used in Mosul attack: general

Reuters - 2017-04-19 21:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants used a chemical in an attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul over the weekend, and the agent has been sent for testing to try to identify it, the U.S. general commanding coalition ground forces in Iraq said on Wedne ...

30% of Mosul's Old City Recaptured from IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-04-19 16:39
A third of the Old City neighborhood in west Mosul is under Iraqi forces' control MOSUL — A spokesperson for Iraq's Interior Ministry's Rapid Response Forces, Abdul-Amir al-Mohammadawi, said that the incursions inside the Old City are ongoing and that a ...

New Pontoon Bridge Built in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
ISTANBUL — A new pontoon bridge built by the Iraqi army in Mosul was opened today. Due to damages caused by the international coalition forces, the four permanent bridges over the Tigris river had been rendered unusable. Pontoon bridges were built to all ...

PM Abadi Promises Pay Raise to Hashd Militias

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
He refutes the allegations against the Shi'ite forces ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi stated on Thursday that as of May 2017 the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (best known as Hashd al-Shaabi) will enjoy a pay raise. Abadi announced the n ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Health Dept. Office, Kill Russian Militant

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
ISTANBUL — A Russian member of the Islamic State (IS) was killed by the Iraqi police forces in western Mosul. The man known as Abu Hajir al-Rusi was killed by the Iraqi forces in a rocket attack in the al-Thawra district. In a nearby district of al-Farou ...

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-18 17:07
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi's army has built a new pontoon bridge over the Tigris river south of Mosul, after flooding had blocked all crossing points, opening an escape route for families fleeing fighting between government forces and Islamic State. ...

Three Senior IS Officials Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-17 18:53
The Iraqi nationals were killed in different locations ERBIL— Three senior Islamic State (IS) officials have been killed on the right bank of Mosul since Sunday evening during the airstrikes and clashes with the Iraqi forces, Iraqi media reported. The IS ...

75% of West Mosul Under Iraqi Forces' Control

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:55
Hundreds of civilians have died over the past weeks in airstrikes MOSUL — Hundreds of civilians have been killed over the past weeks as a result of airstrikes by the US-led international anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition forces in Mosul, according to the ...

Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month

Reuters - 2017-04-17 13:27
MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces gained fresh ground in door-to-door fighting in the Old City of Mosul, a military spokesman said on Monday, as the U.S.-backed offensive to capture Islamic State's de facto capital in Iraq entered its seventh m ...

Iraqi Troops Drive Closer to Nuri Mosque in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-16 18:38
Another attack on IS militants was launched by the Iraqi forces on Sunday, a federal police official says MOSUL — The Iraqi forces are now approximately 200 meters deeper into the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul. Their aim is to get closer to the ...

Iraqi forces making new push toward Old City in Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-16 13:33
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched a new attack on Islamic State in Mosul's Old City on Sunday, military officials said, trying to break the stalemate in attempts to seize the militants' last stronghold. ...

Sunnis Probably Boycott Upcoming Iraqi Polls: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-15 22:20
The lawmaker attributes the stance to Shi'ites' ruling ERBIL— The Iraqi government is no longer a coalition government and this has made the Sunni forces reluctant to participate in the upcoming elections in the country, said a Kurdish MP to the Iraqi Ho ...

IS Wali of Baaj, West of Mosul, Killed in Internal Fight

BAS News - 2017-04-15 15:26
The coalition jets also struck a number of militants in west Mosul MOSUL — a number of Islamic State (IS) militants, including leaders, were eliminated during the Global Coalition's airstrikes and clashes between the Iraqi forces and the militants in wes ...

In Battle for Mosul, New US Strategy Takes Shape

Waar Media - 2017-04-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: Although training of the Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga is a major part of the operation, the overall narrative has changed; the US is more humble and modest in its approach than a decade ago. The tactical assembly area for US forces sout ...

Iraqi Police Discovers Illegal Oil Pipeline

BAS News - 2017-04-14 01:39
BAGHDAD — Iraqi security forces on Thursday discovered a pipeline which was used to illegally transport crude from Baghdad to Diyala, Iraqi Interior Minister said. After the police intelligence service discovered the illegal pipeline, federal police forc ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate Halila Village West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-13 23:42
MOSUL — The Iraqi village of Halila in west of Mosul was liberated on Thursday by the "We Are Coming Nineveh" operation , a commander of the operations said on Thursday. Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah, said in a statement on Thursday that troops ...

West Mosul: Iraqi Forces Storm Al-Abar District, Kills 17 Militants

BAS News - 2017-04-13 18:32
Counter-terrorism forces also pushed into al-Tanak district in West Mosul MOSUL — Iraqi forces raided the district of al-Abar in west Mosul on Wednesday, and announced the liberation of nearly half of the district on Thursday, killing 17 Islamic State (I ...

Packed Iraq morgue reveals toll of Mosul conflict

Reuters - 2017-04-12 17:32
QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - The stench hits you long before you reach the morgue where the latest casualties of war between Islamic State militants and Iraqi forces are kept. ...

IS Bomb Experts Killed in Mosul Airstrike

BAS News - 2017-04-11 02:53
MOSUL — A number of Islamic State (IS) bomb experts have recently been by the Iraqi forces, said country’s military intelligence service. Based on previous gathered intelligence, Iraqi jets heavily pounded and a factory belonging to IS where the militant ...

IS Executes Pregnant Woman with Her Husband in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-11 02:14
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants have killed a pregnant woman in western Mosul where the group suffers from great damages inflicted by the Iraqi government forces and the US-led coalition airpower. According to Iraqi media, the victim and her husband ...

28 out of 38 Mosul Districts Freed by Iraqi Army

BAS News - 2017-04-10 21:28
ISTANBUL — The Iraqi forces have recaptured 28 districts from the Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul. Out of 38 districts which have been assigned to the Iraqi Army’s Counter-Terrorism Forces, 28 have been recaptured as of Monday, said Iraqi A ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 30 IS Suicide Bombers in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-10 00:23
SOFIA —Iraqi security forces stormed a stronghold building that was used by Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers in western Mosul, killing at least 30 of the extremist group members, a counter-terrorism officer said on Sunday. According to Colonel Hashim F ...

IS Militants Abduct Two Locals in Areas Under Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-04-09 18:34
The IS militants are able to sneak into the areas held by Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi troops in Diyala DIYALA — A Kurdish official from Qara Tapa town of Diyala province stated that the Islamic State (IS) militants can freely move across the areas of the t ...

Iraqi Forces Killed 512 IS Militants Since February: Commander

BAS News - 2017-04-09 01:04
77 snipers among the eliminated jihadists MOSUL — Since the beginning of the military operation to liberate western neighborhoods of Mosul on 19th February this year, a total number of 512 Islamic State have been killed by the Iraqi air force, the the fe ...

Large Amount Of IS Weapons Seized In a Tunnel In Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-08 16:50
MOSUL — Iraqi forces seized large quantities of weapons inside an underground tunnel belonging to the Islamic State (IS), south of Mosul, a police officer in the Nineveh province said on Saturday. Captain Jassim Mohamed from the Nineveh Police revealed i ...

Islamic State shoots down Iraqi army helicopter in Mosul, pilots killed

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
MOSUL,— Two Iraqi army pilots were killed on Thursday when their helicopter was shot down over the city of Mosul by Islamic State, according to a military statement. The helicopter was providing air support to Federal Police forces battling Islamic State ...

Iraqi Military Helicopter Crashed In East Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-06 16:42
Th two crew members on board died MOSUL — An Iraqi military helicopter with two crew members on board has crashed in east Mosul on Thursday afternoon, a source from the police forces said. Majid Mahjoub Abdul Samad, an officer from Nineveh police, told B ...

IS Executes Three Civilians in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-04-06 00:17
The victims were accused of cooperating with Iraqi government forces ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) Sharia court on Wednesday sentenced three civilians to death, accusing them of cooperation with the Iraqi government forces. A source told the Iraqi media tha ...

Iraqi Forces Recapture Another District from IS in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-06 00:17
MOSUL — Iraqi counter-terrorism forces late on Wednesday liberated Maghrib neighborhood of western Mosul from the grip of Islamic State (IS) militants. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh operations, confirmed the report and stated that IS flag ...

After grueling journey, Mosul's displaced find refuge in camp

Reuters - 2017-04-06 00:13
HAMMAM AL-ALIL CAMP, Iraq (Reuters) - The husband of Orouba Abdelhamid was killed in a rocket strike when Iraqi government forces arrived in her home city Mosul as part of the military campaign to expel Islamic State fighters. ...

Iraqi Forces Kill Senior IS Leader In West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-05 00:49
SOFIA — Iraqi forces have eliminated a senior Islamic State (IS) leader in the city of Mosul, the Iraqi Federal Police told said on Tuesday. A source from the Iraqi Federal Police who spoke to Sputnik said the senior leader known as Abu Muhajir al-Rusi, ...

Mass Grave with 20 Bodies Discovered South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-04 20:19
Most of the victims are women and children MOSUL — Iraqi government forces on Tuesday discovered another mass grave where the Islamic State (IS) militants have buried the bodies of 20 civilians. The mass grave is reportedly located in southern Mosul, Kur ...

IS Chief Al-Baghdadi Has Fled Mosul Long Time Ago: PM Abadi

BAS News - 2017-04-04 18:39
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that the information available about the Islamic State (IS) chief Abubakir al-Baghdadi indicates that he has fled Mosul a long time ago. Abadi pointed out that the Iraqi forces liberated the left side of ...

Iraqi Kurdistan has over 150,000 Peshmerga fighters: data

E-Kurd - 2017-04-04 00:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The number of troops affiliated with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraqi Kurdistan has exceeded 150,000 militants, many of them recruited in the aftermath of the Islamic State war nearly three years ago, accordin ...

No Halt in Mosul Operations: Commander

BAS News - 2017-04-03 22:21
MOSUL — The anti-Islamic State (IS) operations in western Mosul are ongoing with no suspension, said Colonel Ma’an Sa’d, a commander at the Iraqi elite counter-terrorism forces. He explained to BasNews that CT forces alongside the federal police forces c ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate More Areas in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-03 22:21
SOFIA — Iraqi security forces managed to liberate several strategic areas in western Mosul, a source from the Iraqi Federal Police said on Monday. Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat, Commander of Federal Police service, told BasNews that the Iraqi for ...

200 People Joined Hashd al-Shaabi in Tuz Khurmatu: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-03 21:39
TUZ KHURMATU — The Iraqi Shi’ite militia group, known as Hashd al-Shaabi or Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), has established a brigade in Tuz Khurmatu with at least 200 locals already enrolled for the armed group, a local official said. “The Hashd al-S ...

Iraqi Forces Foil IS Attack West of Mosul, Kill 32 Jihadists

BAS News - 2017-04-02 21:59
MOSUL — Iraq’s Federal Police Forces on Sunday foiled an Islamic State (IS) offensive in western Mosul, killing dozens of jihadists, a military source said. Colonel Zargham Mighdad, from Federal Police Forces, confirmed that they gunned down at least 32 ...

IS Leader Believed to Be Surrounded on West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-02 21:06
SOFIA — The leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakir al-Baghdadi is believed to be surrounded by the Iraqi government forces in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, an Iraqi army source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Sputn ...
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