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U.S. bombers hit Islamic State militants in Libya: U.S. defense officials
Reuters - 2017-01-19 16:00
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. B-2 bombers carried out air strikes against Islamic State camps outside of Sirte, Libya, on Wednesday night, killing dozens of militants, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday. ...

Iraq counts on U.S. advisers, mostly out of sight, in war on Islamic State
Reuters - 2017-01-19 15:49
BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Iraqi forces faced a fierce Islamic State counter-attack last month at a hospital in Mosul they had stormed without enough troops to hold it, U.S. advisers behind the front lines shepherded them to safety. ...

Most Islamic State commanders in Mosul already killed, Iraqi general says
Reuters - 2017-01-19 14:43
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Most Islamic State (IS) commanders in Mosul have been killed in battles with Iraqi government forces that raged over the past three months in the eastern side of the city, an Iraqi general said on Thursday. ...

Syria: Islamic State group 'kills 12' in Palmyra
BBC - 2017-01-19 14:34
Islamic State jihadists behead four people and shoot eight dead in the ancient Syrian city, monitors say. ...

Iraqi sheep, locals, environment suffer Islamic State oil fires
Reuters - 2017-01-19 12:13
QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Shepherds herd blackened flocks through the Iraqi desert. Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source. ...

Islamic State kills 12 in Palmyra, among them teachers, soldiers: monitor
Reuters - 2017-01-19 09:54
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants put at least 12 people to death in execution-style killings in the ancient city of Palmyra, which they re-captured from the government for a second time in December, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights report ...

Malaysian PM tells Myanmar to 'stop the killing' of Rohingya, as Muslims meet
Reuters - 2017-01-19 09:15
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on Myanmar on Thursday to stop all discrimination and attacks on Rohingya Muslims, and urged the world's Islamic countries to act to end an unfolding "humanitarian tragedy". ...

Iraq announce liberation of eastern Mosul
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 08:55
Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces have announced the complete liberation of eastern Mosul – the left bank of the Tigris River – from Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday, January 18. ...

Russia, Turkey conduct first joint air operation in Syria’s al-Bab
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 08:55
Russian and Turkish warplanes conduct first joint operation against the Islamic State (IS) targets in al-Bab on Jan. 18, the Russian Interfax news agency has reported. ...

IS lost nearly a quarter of its territory in 2016: report
Daily Mail - 2017-01-19 03:36
The Islamic State group lost nearly a quarter of its territory in Iraq and Syria last year, according to a report released Thursday by research firm IHS Mark... ...

Russia, Turkey join in airstrikes against Islamic State in northern Syria - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-01-19 03:32

Syria conflict: Russia and Turkey 'in first joint air strikes on IS'
BBC - 2017-01-19 03:10
Moscow says nine of its jets and eight of Turkey's pounded so-called Islamic State targets. ...

Russia, Turkey conduct joint air strikes on Islamic State in Syria - The Globe and Mail
Theglobeandmail - 2017-01-19 02:13

Why al Qaeda and Islamic State Threats To Attack The West Should Be Taken More Seriously Now
Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2017-01-19 00:18
Much like other moments when al Qaeda seemed destined for defeat, an emerging force arises to breath life into the ranks of global jihadists: this time, it was election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States. Trump’s foreign policy rhetoric ...

Istanbul nightclub attacker says was directed by Islamic State
NRT - 2017-01-18 20:24

Iraq special forces chief says mission accomplished in east Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-01-18 20:12
Waar, Duhok: Elite Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State fighters from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the city’s eastern half under government control. ...

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq
Waar Media - 2017-01-18 20:12
Waar, Duhok: Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central Baghdad – the start of a spate of attacks that appear to signal a shift in tactics by the Islamist group. The ...

Turkey says Russian planes attack Islamic State targets south of al-Bab
Reuters - 2017-01-18 17:52
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's military said Russian warplanes had carried out air strikes on Tuesday on Islamic State targets south of Syria's al-Bab in coordination with Turkey. ...

In northern Aleppo, children return to school used as Islamic State prison
Reuters - 2017-01-18 15:49
AL-RAI, Syria (Reuters) - Sifting through ripped up textbooks and writing on broken whiteboards, Syrian children returned this week to a dilapidated small-town school that was used by Islamic State militants as a prison for more than two years. ...

Russia says joins forces with Turkey to bomb Syria militants
Reuters - 2017-01-18 15:49
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday Russian war planes had joined forces with Turkish jets to target Islamic State militants holding the town of al-Bab around 40 km (25 miles) northeast of Aleppo. ...

Amar Hakim is not to visit Kurdistan Region: official
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 14:12
A leader of Iraq Islamic Supreme Council stated that the chief of Iraq National Coalition, Amar al-Hakim, is not planned to visit the Iraqi northern autonomous region of Kurdistan to discuss National Peace Plan. ...

Iraqi troops advance in northeastern Mosul - military
Daily Mail - 2017-01-18 13:23
BAGHDAD, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Iraqi army units advanced further into northeastern Mosul on Wednesday, pushing back Islamic State as they fought for the few dis... ...

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq
Reuters - 2017-01-18 12:53
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central Baghdad - the start of a spate of attacks that appear to signal a shift in tactics by the Islamist grou ...

Iraqi troops advance in northeastern Mosul: military
Reuters - 2017-01-18 12:32
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army units advanced further into northeastern Mosul on Wednesday, pushing back Islamic State as they fought for the few districts still held by militants east of the Tigris river, a military statement said. ...

Pentagon asks Obama to arm Syrian Kurds
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 12:04
The Pentagon has asked U.S. President Barack Obama to arm Kurds in Syria as a way to fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and defeating the group. ...

Istanbul nightclub attacker says was directed by Islamic State: report
Reuters - 2017-01-18 11:35
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An Uzbek gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day told police he had to change target at the last minute to avoid heavy security and acted with direct orders from Islamic State in Syria, a newspaper said ...

U.S. carries out strikes near Syria's al-Bab after Turkish criticism
Daily Mail - 2017-01-18 02:57
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it carried out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets of interest to both Washin... ...

US-led coalition strikes IS near Syria's Al-Bab
Daily Mail - 2017-01-18 02:57
The US-led coalition has conducted four strikes near the Syrian town of Al-Bab, a significant move that will help Turkish forces fighting the Islamic State g... ...

U.S. carries out strikes near Syria's al-Bab after Turkish criticism
Reuters - 2017-01-18 00:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday it carried out air strikes in Syria against Islamic State targets of interest to both Washington and Ankara near the town of al-Bab, following Turkish criticism of insufficient U.S. support for its ...

Captured suspect in nightclub attack is Uzbek with Islamic State ties, Turkey says - The Washington Post
Washingtonpost - 2017-01-17 17:19

Iraqis who escaped Islamic State grapple with trauma
Daily Mail - 2017-01-17 14:56
By Stephen Kalin DEBAGA, Iraq, Jan 17 (Reuters) - While fleeing Islamic State rule in northern Iraq three months ago, Laila saw two of her daughters die in f... ...

Iraqi forces push into IS-held pocket in Mosul: military
Reuters - 2017-01-17 12:22
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed into a pocket of Islamic State-held territory in eastern Mosul on Tuesday, the military said, seeking to recapture the remaining districts under the group's control east of the Tigris river. ...

War against Islamic State costs Iraq $35 billion so far: Abadi
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
BAGHDAD,— The fight against Islamic State (IS) has cost the Iraqi government $35 billion, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Saturday. Abadi said while speaking at Baghdad Dialogue convention held in the Iraqi capital that $35 billion had been s ...

Turkey says If U.S. wants Kurds at Syria talks, invite Islamic State too
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ISTANBUL,— If the United States wants to invite Kurds to the upcoming Syrian peace talks it might as well invite the Islamic State jihadist group too, said Turkey’s foreign minister Saturday whose country views Kurdish fighters in Syria as extremists. The ...

Metro center says violations against journalists ongoing in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy said journalists were not only killed on the frontlines against Islamic State (ISIS) in 2016, but were also killed and kidnapped in cities in the Kurdistan Region. ...

Iraqi forces push into new Mosul district in clashes with Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
MOSUL,— Iraqi special forces pushed into a new district in Mosul near the Tigris river and battled Islamic State militants there on Monday, bringing them closer to recapturing the east of the city. The clashes took place in the Shurta district, a Reuters ...

VIDEO: Mosul child loses sight by IS mortar, calls for help
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 15:23
Du'aa, a 7-year-old child from Mosul, lost her sight after being hit by a mortar shell from the so-called Islamic State (IS). (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Teachers kidnapped by suspected Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan
Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: Suspected Islamic State militants kidnapped 12 teachers and two other staff of a religious school in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, officials said. The teachers were taken on Sunday when a group of Islamic State (IS) fighters enter ...

Iraqi forces push into Mosul district in clashes with Islamic State
Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: Iraqi special forces pushed into a new district in Mosul near the Tigris river and battled Islamic State militants there on Monday, bringing them closer to recapturing the east of the city. The clashes took place in the Shurta district, a Reu ...

Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State
NRT - 2017-01-16 14:11

Dozens reported dead as Syrian army fights Islamic State
Reuters - 2017-01-16 13:15
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Fighting between Islamic State and the Syrian army has killed dozens since Saturday in Deir al-Zor, where the militant group has launched an assault to capture a government enclave in the city, a monitoring group reported. ...

Iraqi forces push into Mosul district in clashes with Islamic State
Reuters - 2017-01-16 11:26
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed into a new district in Mosul near the Tigris river and battled Islamic State militants there on Monday, bringing them closer to recapturing the east of the city. ...

Spain arrests Moroccan accused of leading Islamist militant cell
Reuters - 2017-01-16 09:27
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of leading an Islamist militant cell which recruited volunteers to travel to Turkey for training by Islamic State, the Interior Ministry said on Monday. ...

Three Malaysian ISIS jihadists killed in Raqqa airstrike
ARA News - 2017-01-16 01:54
ARA News Damascus – Three Malaysian members of the Islamic State (ISIS) extremist group, have been killed in an airstrike in Syria’s northeastern Raqqa city, officials said on Sunday. The three ISIS militants, identified as Zainuri Kamaruddin, Ahmad Asyra ...

ISIS militants capture new areas in Deir ez-Zor amidst Syrian army retreat
ARA News - 2017-01-15 22:38
ARA News Deir Ezzor – Subsequent to clashes with the Syrian regime’s army forces, militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) imposed their control over new areas in Deir ez-Zor Governorate, in eastern Syria, local sources reported on Sunday. ISIS fighters laun ...

Syrian regime, allied militias join battle for al-Bab to impede Turkish progress
ARA News - 2017-01-15 22:38
ARA News Aleppo – Backed by Iraqi and Iranian militias, Syrian army forces on Sunday struck the al-Bab city in the northern countryside of Aleppo, targeting major Islamic State (ISIS) headquarters. This comes amid continued military operations by Turkey a ...

Turkey: Islamic State Jihadi Escapes With Son After Deadly Attack On Reina Nightclub - Breitbart
Breitbart - 2017-01-15 22:03

Iraqi special forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants: spokesman
Reuters - 2017-01-15 17:22
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces swept through the campus of Mosul University on Sunday to clear it of any remaining Islamic State militants after taking full control of the area, a spokesman said. ...

3,000 civilians displaced in Mosul on daily basis
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 13:00
Displaced Iraqi people, who fled the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul, make bread at Khazir camp, Kurdistan Region, Dec. 10, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Ammar Awad) ...

In parts of Mosul, a semblance of normality despite war
Reuters - 2017-01-15 08:40
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - In some parts of Mosul, you can almost forget that a war is being waged over the city between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants who still control more than half of it - at least momentarily. ...

Islamic State Launches Fresh Assault on Eastern Syrian City
WSJ - 2017-01-15 04:37
Islamic State militants launched a new offensive on government-held areas in the contested city of Deir Ezzour, attacking the eastern city from several sides in the most intense action in a year. ...

Islamic State attacks Syria's Deir al-Zor city, dozens dead - monitor
Jerusalem Post - 2017-01-15 03:21

Deadly IS assault on east Syria city leaves 30 dead
Daily Mail - 2017-01-15 03:15
The Islamic State group on Saturday launched one of its fiercest assaults yet on the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, leaving more than 30 regime fighters... ...

Rojava: IDPs from former ISIS strongholds allowed to return home, ISIS supporters to be prosecuted
ARA News - 2017-01-15 02:06
ARA News Hasakah – Thousands of people have been displaced from villages and towns in Hasakah Governorate due to ongoing clashes between the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants. The local Rojava Self-Administratio ...

Mosul: Iraqi forces push to retake university from IS
Waar Media - 2017-01-14 18:42
Waar, Duhok: Iraqi forces were engaged in fierce clashes with Islamic State at University in the eastern part of the city, military officials said. Elite troops entered the compound on Friday in an attempt to rescue the area. According to local media repo ...

Syria war: Dozens dead in IS attack on Deir al-Zour
BBC - 2017-01-14 17:46
So-called Islamic State has besieged government-held areas of the eastern city for months. ...

Amid primary care struggle, field hospital opens near Mosul fighting
Reuters - 2017-01-14 15:59
NEAR MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Civilians and soldiers wounded as Iraqi forces attempt to retake Mosul from Islamic State are receiving treatment in a high-tech field hospital about 20 km from the frontlines. ...

On Mosul frontlines, Islamic State's local fighters direct the battle
Reuters - 2017-01-14 12:15
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi government forces advanced towards his eastern Mosul neighborhood in November, a group of Islamic State militants stormed Abu Rami's home, put a gun to his head and told him and his family to get out immediately. ...

Islamic State attacks Syria's Deir al-Zor city, dozens dead: monitor
Reuters - 2017-01-14 12:15
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants launched their biggest attack in months on government-held areas of the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday, leaving dozens dead, a war monitor said. ...

Iraqi forces control Mosul University campus
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-14 11:40
Iraqi rapid-response forces fire mortar shells towards Islamic State (IS) positions in Wahda district of eastern Mosul on Jan. 6, 2017. (Photo: Reuters) ...

U.S. tweet about Syrian Kurdish fighters causes a storm in Turkey
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
ISTANBUL,— A tweet sent by U.S. Central Command insisting its Kurdish allies in the fight against Islamic State (IS) in Syria are not linked to Kurdish militants in Turkey whipped up a storm Thursday, with Ankara asking if Washington had “lost its senses” ...

Iraqi special forces liberate Mosul University from Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
MOSUL,— Iraqi special forces stormed the Mosul University complex in the city’s northeast on Friday and pushed Islamic State further back to reach another bridge across the Tigris river, the military said. The militants were fighting back at the universit ...

Kurdish Yazidi activist Nadia Murad visits Barcelona FC
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
BARCELONA,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad, who became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona a ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces drive Islamic State from 130 villages near Raqqa
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The powerful Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have driven the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) fighters from 133 villages in the northeastern Syrian Raqqa province during the second phase of the Operation Wrath of Euphrat ...

Air raid targeting IS militant kills up to 30 in Iraq's Mosul: residents
Reuters - 2017-01-14 09:46
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Residents of the Iraqi city of Mosul said up to 30 civilians died in an air strike on a district held by Islamic State this week. ...

Philippine Islamist militants free Korean and Filipino from cargo ship
Reuters - 2017-01-14 09:08
MANILA (Reuters) - Islamist militants in the Philippines allied with Islamic State freed on Saturday a South Korean cargo ship captain and a Filipino member of his crew held captive for more than three months on a southern island, an army spokesman said. ...

Syrian Kurds best US allies in fight against IS: official
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 21:44
US nominee for the Department of State, Rex Tillerson, stated that Kurds in Syria are best allies of his country in fight against the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS). ...

Iraqi forces storm Mosul University, secure al-Hurriya bridge
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
Iraqi special forces took part in an operation on Wednesday against Islamic State (IS) militants in Gokjali, east of Mosul, Iraq. (Photo: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters) ...

Iraqi forces push Islamic State out of Mosul university
NRT - 2017-01-13 14:59

Iraqi forces reach a second Mosul bridge, fight near university, military says
Reuters - 2017-01-13 09:25
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge that links eastern Mosul to the city's west, which is still fully controlled by Islamic State, a military statement said on Friday. ...

5,300 Iraqi Turkmen Resettled in the Kurdish areas of Southern Turkey
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
LEEDS — A camp built for more than 5,300 Iraqi Turkmen in the predominantly Kurdish Sivricehoyuk village in the province of Kahramanmaras received its first wave of refugees fleeing from the Islamic State (IS)-held town of Tal Afar and the city of Mosul ...

Barzani: Those Abandoning Mosul to IS Disliked Mosul Operation Enforcement
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
The Kurdish president also said that nobody has the right to object to Kurds over territorial unity of Iraq ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani stated that the people who left Mosul for the Islamic State (IS) to occupy it were also reluctant ...

Nadia Murad Visits Barcelona FC to Discuss Gender Equality
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
LEEDS — Nadia Murad, the 23 year-old Kurdish Yezidi woman who survived Islamic State (IS) captivity and became a global icon in the defense of human rights, was invited by the Barcelona Football Club Foundation to visit the Spanish city of Barcelona and ...

Turkey hopes Trump will stop backing Syrian Kurdish YPG: minister
KurdPress - 2017-01-13 00:40
Turkey hopes the incoming U.S. administration under President-elect Donald Trump will "correct the mistake" of allying with the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in the fight against Islamic State, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Thursday, Reuters reported. ...

ISIS militants execute, crucify two Syrian men for supporting Kurdish forces and US-led coalition
ARA News - 2017-01-13 00:13
ARA News Shaddadi – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Thursday executed two men in northeastern Syria after accusing them of supporting the Kurdish YPG forces and the US-led coalition, activists and eyewitnesses reported. The ISIS-led al-Hisba Pol ...

Over 530 ISIS jihadis killed, 133 villages liberated in the second phase of Kurdish-led Raqqa campaign
ARA News - 2017-01-13 00:13
ARA News Raqqa – At least 536 Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants have been killed and 133 villages liberated by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) since the launch of the second phase of the battle for Raqqa last month, military sources reported ...

Iraqi forces link up in north Mosul, make gains in southeast
Daily Mail - 2017-01-12 18:10
By John Davison and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces joined flanks in northern Mosul and drove back Islamic State militants... ...

In Syria, a rebel fighter clears Islamic State minefields
Reuters - 2017-01-12 16:57
MAREA, Syria (Reuters) - Ahmad Najjar stands in the middle of an Islamic State minefield in northern Syria holding torn camouflage rags that he said were from the clothing of a colleague recently blown up while dismantling explosives planted by the milita ...

In Mosul areas retaken from Islamic State, loss and fear linger
Reuters - 2017-01-12 15:08
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi soldiers kicked in the gate of a home in eastern Mosul and emerged moments later with two young men whose hands they bound with plastic ties and dragged off toward black Humvees. ...

Belgium charges pair over fake papers for jihadist in Paris, Brussels attacks
Reuters - 2017-01-12 10:21
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian authorities have charged two people with supplying fake documents to an Islamic State militant involved in the November 2015 attacks in Paris and who later carried out a suicide bombing on the Brussels metro, prosecutors said ...

Iraqi forces make fresh gains in southeast Mosul: military statement
Reuters - 2017-01-12 10:21
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces drove back Islamic State militants in southeastern Mosul on Thursday, making gains in an area where advances have been particularly tough, the military said in a statement. ...

ISIS security chief killed in Syrian army attack near Homs
ARA News - 2017-01-12 04:15
ARA News Homs – Syrian regime’s army forces on Thursday launched an offensive on Islamic State’s (ISIS) strongholds in the central governorate of Homs, killing and wounding several militants, activists reported. At least four ISIS jihadists were killed an ...

ISIS throws Iraqi teenager from top of building for being gay
ARA News - 2017-01-12 00:38
ARA News Duhok – Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists on Wednesday executed a young Iraqi man by throwing him from the top of a building on charges of being gay. The 17-year-old victim was arrested by the ISIS-led Islamic Police, also known as Diwan al-Hisba, ...

Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul
Daily Mail - 2017-01-11 17:53
By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in eastern Mosul and fought the militants in areas near... ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 4, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Kurdish Peshmerga ready to retake Hawija from ISlamic State, says commander Kirkuk: Kurdish Peshmerga forces are ready to participate in the liberation of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS) but the Iraqi army is not yet prepared due to the military plans ...

Canadian volunteer killed fighting Islamic State alongside Syrian Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A Canadian volunteer with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), Nazzareno Antonio Tassone, was killed in operation to retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) group, the YPG said in a statement on Tuesday. “ ...

Is Iraqi Kurdistan heading toward civil war?
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Dr. Denise Natali | Al-Monitor The campaign against the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul has diverted attention from simmering problems inside the Kurdistan Region of Iraq that will affect post-conflict stabilization. Within the last several months alone, ther ...

Nadia Murad slams Iraqi Kurdistan government over YAZDA closure
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish Yazidi activist and survivor of enslavement by the Islamic State group Nadia Murad has criticized Iraqi Kurdistan government for closing YAZDA group office in Duhok city. Murad called on Iraqi Kurdistan to r ...

70 percent of east Mosul retaken from Islamic State, Iraqi general says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi forces have retaken around 70 percent of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants and expect to reach the river bisecting the city in the coming days, Iraq’s joint operations commander told Reuters. Lieutena ...

Kurdish forces will not withdraw from Iraq’s liberated areas, ministry says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish forces will not withdraw from areas taken from Islamic State (IS) militants before the Mosul operation, the Peshmerga Ministry spokesman said in response to remarks made by former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri a ...

Iraqi forces launch offensive on Islamic State near Syria border
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces launched an offensive against the Islamic State group near the Syrian border Thursday, piling further pressure on the jihadists’ crumbling “caliphate”. Baghdad and its allies also turned up the heat on IS in its last remaining Iraqi ...

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters arrested for doing business with Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Investigations are underway of nine Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and officers arrested on charges of business deals with Islamic State (IS), Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Peshmerga ministry announced on ...

Closure of Yazda charity puts rescued Yazidi sex slaves at risk, director warns
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
LONDON,— The closure of a charity providing treatment for trauma to Kurdish Yazidi sex slaves rescued from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq will damage their chances of recovery, the charity’s head said on Wednesday. The Yazidi-led charity Yazda, ...

Turkey paying price for U.S. alliance with Syrian Kurds: defense minister
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
ANKARA,— Turkey and the region are paying the price for the United States choosing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia as a partner in the fight against Islamic State, Turkish Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday. Speaking to broadcaster Haberturk, Isik ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces seize historic castle from Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BEIRUT,— Syria’s Kurdish-led forces in north of the country say they have taken control of a medieval castle perched on a hilltop over a strategic town held by the Islamic State group, less than 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the self-declared capital of t ...

General elections likely to be delayed in Iraqi Kurdistan, KDP says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Crucial parliamentary elections set for September in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region will probably be postponed because of persisting political disputes, economic hardships and the unfinished war with the Islamic State mili ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 8, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Islamic State moves 1,200 kidnapped Yazidis to central Mosul: official Mosul: At least 1,200 Yazidis have been kidnapped by Islamic State IS militants and moved to central Mosul, according to the acting governor of Sinjar district in Iraq’s Nineveh. Mahma ...

Iraqi forces close in on Tigris in Islamic State stronghold Mosul
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
MOSUL,— Iraqi special forces closed in on the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul on Saturday, advancing in parallel with other troops and forcing Islamic State to retreat in its last major stronghold in the country. Islamic State has been driven ...

Islamic State car bomb in eastern Baghdad kills 13, wounds dozens
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Islamic State claimed a suicide bomb attack that police and medics said killed 13 people at a vegetable market in eastern Baghdad on Sunday. The Islamic Jihadi group said in an online statement that a suicide car bomber had detonated his explosi ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 9, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
14 Yazidi women and girls rescued in January, says advocacy center Duhok: Fourteen Yazidi women and girls enslaved by Islamic State (IS) have been rescued so far in January 2017, an Yazidi advocacy center announced. The Deputy Head of the Rescue Center fo ...

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