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KAREL SCHWARZENBERG : Turkish attacks on Kurds is an act of betrayal.

Dr. Yekta Uzunoglu - 2017-06-24 00:29
In a defiant manner, the Turkish President Erdogan is abusing the war against the Islamic state to attack the Kurds. For purely internal political reasons, his agenda is to strengthen his domestic position. President Erdogan’s double-edged war against the ...

Political Vacuum Threatening Post-IS Mosul: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-23 22:19
MOSUL — A political vacuum is suspected to further deteriorate the situation in Iraq’s Mosul even after the city is liberated from Islamic State (IS), said a Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official. Ismat Rajab, head of KDP’s branch office in Mosul, sa ...

Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain: Ifax quotes Russian senator

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 11:57
WAAR-DUHOK: The likelihood that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed is close to 100 percent, Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defense committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday. ...

US Assures Turkey of Taking Back Arms from Syrian Kurds

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:57
ERBIL — Defense Secretary James Mattis has reported ensured his Turkish counterpart that all the weapons Washington has sent to the Syrian Kurds will be taken back once the war on Islamic State (IS) is concluded. According to a Turkish translation of the ...

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 ...

ISESCO Condemns Destruction of Al-Nuri Mosque

BAS News - 2017-06-23 03:15
SOFIA — The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) condemned the destruction of the Al-Nuri Mosque and Al-Hadba minaret committed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul. The Mosque, which is of great historic val ...

Mosul Seeks to Expel Families of Islamic State Members

The Wall Street Journal - 2017-06-22 22:36
Local governments in northern Iraq are seeking to punish the families of Islamic State members, in defiance of warnings by the nation’s leader that the policy will further fragment the country as it emerges from years of war. ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Launches an Offensive Against IS in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-06-22 19:40
DIYALA — The paramilitary Hashd al-Shaabi forces announced the launching of an offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in the area of Naft Khana, northeast of Diyala, a media service said on Thursday. According to the release, the offensive will be carr ...

IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead: Russia Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-06-22 19:06
ERBIL— Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that it was “highly likely” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS), was killed in Syria in May. Quoting information provided by the Russian Defense Ministry ...

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, ...

US tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 14:20
WAAR-DUHOK: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...

Bombing Grand Nuri Mosque By IS Signals Group’s Defeat: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-06-22 11:34
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said that destroying al-Hadbaa Minaret and Nuri Grand Mosque by the Islamic State (IS) militants in west Mosul indicates the group’s defeat. “Bombing al-Hadbaa Minaret and Nuri Mosque by IS is an official decl ...

Australia to Resume Airstrikes on IS in Syria Soon

BAS News - 2017-06-22 01:21
ERBIL — Australia Defence chief said on Wednesday that his country will soon resume airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria as part of the US-led anti-IS efforts. "It won't be long before you start to see the operations again," Australian Def ...

EU Considers Dispatching a Security Mission to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — The European Union considers dispatching a security mission to help stabilise Iraq after the liberation of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS). EU ministers held an initial discussion on Monday, considering the deployment of A multi-count ...

Feuds Between IS Families and Iraqi Civilians Arise in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-22 00:55
SOFIA — Feuds have arose recently between families and tribes in Mosul, mostly between Islamic State (IS) members and civilians who had relatives killed by the group, Nineveh province council said on Wednesday. According to Hossam al-Abbar, a council mem ...

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 ...

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 ...

EU Renews Call for Protection of Civilians in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:49
SOFIA — The European Union (EU) once again called for protection of the Iraqi civilians trapped in the city of Mosul, as the operation for liberating the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS) enters its final stage. The Union further expressed stron ...

Mosul City Council Deports IS Families from Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-21 02:05
SOFIA — Mosul City Council made a decision on Tuesday to deport all families of Islamic State (IS) members, but firstly relocate them to special camps, where they can receive rehabilitation. The council said in a statement it will no longer allow familie ...

IS Grand Mufti Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 21:31
ERBIL— The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) said in a statement on Tuesday that the IS chief cleric or grand mufti was killed in a May airstrike in Syria. Turki Binali was killed on May 31 in the airstrikes on the city of Mayadin, Deir ez- ...

IS Cameraman Found Beheaded SW of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-20 20:54
ERBIL— A cameraman who served at Islamic State (IS)'s Amaq television channel, was found dead Tuesday southwest of Kirkuk province. Lieutenant Khalid Nu'man, a police officer from Kirkuk, was quoted by Iraqi media sources saying the cameraman was beheade ...

IS Militants Use Civilians' Cars for Protection in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-06-20 19:42
TEL AFAR — Islamic State (IS) militants confiscated dozens of vehicles belonging to civilians in the town of Tel Afar, west of Mosul, a local source said on Tuesday. According to the source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News, the IS militants in Tel Afar used ...

Six Shi'ite Militants Killed in Clashes with IS on Syrian Border

BAS News - 2017-06-20 18:45
ERBIL— An offensive by the Islamic State (IS) extremists on the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) near Iraq-Syria borders left six Shi'ite militants dead on Tuesday. Eight more militants from the Shi'ite paramilitaries suffered injuries in the at ...

Yezidi Abducted Girl Freed from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 17:04
ERBIL— A Yezidi girl from Sinjar who was kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) extremists was rescued and returned to safety in the Kurdistan Region. Hussein Qaedi, who runs the Office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, told BasNews on Tuesday that the girl, n ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Forces Repel Another IS Attack in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-06-20 11:11
TUZ KHURMATU — Peshmerga forces thwarted an assault of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out late on Monday in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. IS militants orchestrated an offensive against Peshmerga forces in Zarga village in Tuz Khurmatu at around 11 ...

11-Year-Old Yezidi Girl Rescued from IS

BAS News - 2017-06-20 11:11
DUHOK — Another Kurdish Yezidi girl was freed from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday, Kurdistan Region’s office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs said on Tuesday. Hussein Qaidi, head of Kurdistan Region’s office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs ...

Coalition Conducting Airstrikes Against IS in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 22:16
SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 22 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria on Sunday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Monday. Twelve airstrikes engaged with 10 IS tactical units and destroye ...

Turkish Court Sentences Two Iraqi Nationals to Jail for Helping IS

BAS News - 2017-06-19 22:16
SOFIA — Turkish court handed down a 15-month jail sentence to two Iraqi nationals for having links to the so-called Islamic State (IS), a police source said on Monday. According to the source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity, the tw ...

Most of Yezidi Children Held by IS Are in Raqqa: Yezidi MP

BAS News - 2017-06-19 14:32
Some of the Yezidi children have been used in terrorist missions ERBIL — A large number of Kurdish Yezidi children are still held by the Islamic State (IS) militants and some of them have been used in terror attacks by the extremists , said a Kurdish Yez ...

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- ...

Kurdish-led SDF captures new district in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-19 13:12
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday captured a new district in the city of Raqqa, northern Syria, after heavy clashes with Islamic State’s (IS) jihadists, military sources reported. ...

Commander denies rumors related to IS in Ilam

KurdPress - 2017-06-19 08:40
Substitute Commander of Ilam Amir almo’menin Corps Colonel Abdosaheb Tahmasebi said on Sunday that people should not pay attention to rumors concerning presence of Islamic State (IS) group in the province and avoid dissemination and repeating such false n ...

At least 7 Iraqi Troops Killed in Sunday's Push into West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-19 00:29
MOSUL — Pushing deeper into the remaining areas under the control of the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul’s Old City, at least severn Iraqi troops were killed on Sunday. Iraqi army officer Sa’id Nadawi confirmed the figures and revealed that all of th ...

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 ...

Yezidi Girl Freed and Returned from Syria's Mayadin

BAS News - 2017-06-18 20:08
ERBIL— A 11-year-old Yezidi girl who was kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) extremists and moved to Mayadin, Syria, was freed from the IS captivity on Sunday. Hussein Qaedi, who directs the office for the affairs of the abducted Yezidis, told BasNews th ...

"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 ...

Majority of IS Suicide-Bombers Are Iraqis: IS Expert

BAS News - 2017-06-18 19:13
ERBIL— Most of the suicide-bombers of the Islamic State (IS) organization are Iraqi nationals, says an IS affairs expert. Hashim al-Hashimi, who resides in Baghdad, has conducted a survey, saying in the past seven months the extremist organization conduc ...

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 move into Mosul’s Old City, last ISIS stronghold

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in the country’s second largest city of Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of an eight-month campaign. The ISIS group capt ...

Belgium extends its mission against IS in Iraq and Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced, on Saturday, that his country decided to extend its mission within the US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Michel said that Belgium is an importa ...

40 IS Militants Killed During Push into Last IS-held District in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-18 11:21
MOSUL — After nine months into the military operations to liberate Mosul, Nineveh Operations Command announced on Sunday the start of new push into the Old City, the last district held by the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul. So far, around 40 IS militants ha ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Forces Thwart IS Attack on Airbase in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-06-18 10:18
ERBIL — Peshmerga forces foiled an offensive of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out early on Sunday on an airbase in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. Around four IS suicide bombers had managed to sneak into Hiliwa airbase in Tuz Khurmatu where regimen ...

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 ...

Over 11,000 Yezidi IDP Families Returned Home: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-17 22:09
SINJAR — A total of 11,025 Kurdish Yezidi families, which were displaced by the Islamic State (IS), have now returned to their homes in different areas of Sinjar Region, said Mayor Mahma Khalil. “At least 600 families from central Sinjar are among those ...

Over 40 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes SE Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-17 19:51
ERBIL— More than 40 Islamic State (IS) members, mostly leaders from the organization, were killed in Saturday airstrikes southwest of Kirkuk province. Ali Hashim al-Hussaini, the official spokesperson for the Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi, to ...

Senior IS Media Official Killed in Afghanistan

BAS News - 2017-06-17 16:03
ERBIL— US military on Friday confirmed in a statement the death of a top Islamic State (IS) media official in Afghanistan as well as the destruction of a media center of the organization in the country. The statement said Jawad Khan, the senior director ...

Belgium Extends Anti-IS Mission in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-17 15:32
ERBIL — Belgium decided on June 16 to extend its anti-terrorism efforts within the Global Coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Belgian fighter jets will continue to operate over Iraq and Syria to fight IS until the end of 2017 and ...

100,000 Iraqi Civilians Remain Trapped in West Mosul: UNHCR

BAS News - 2017-06-17 15:32
MOSUL — More than 100,000 Iraqi civilians remain trapped in Islamic State (IS)-held areas in the western parts of Mosul, after nearly nine months of military operation against the extremist group, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday. The rep ...

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 ...

Russia says might have killed IS leader Baghdadi

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 13:30
Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian northern city of Raqqa may have killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS or Daesh) in late May, R ...

Syria’s Kurds get 50 trucks of US armored vehicles, munitions

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 06:39
In line with attempts to supply the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with ammunition to fight the Islamic State terrorist group, the U.S. delivered 50 truckloads on Friday alone to the forces, Turkish media said. ...

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 ...

Coalition Jets Conduct 35 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-17 00:53
SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 35 airstrikes consisting of 84 engagements against the Islamic State (IS) militants in both Syria and Iraq on Thursday, including 20 strikes near the IS stronghold of Raqqa, the Operation Inherent Resolve said in a ...

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 ...

Spirits high among Kurds in Syria as battle for Raqqa goes on

Kom News - 2017-06-16 17:30
Kurdish fighter Habun Kamishli proudly recalled the cat and mouse game she played with an Islamic State suicide bomber in the Syrian town of Raqqa, where the militant group is likely to make its last stand. “I was standing on a rooftop yesterday as our f ...

"Tree of Martyrs of Freedom" Exhibited in Peshmerga Museum

BAS News - 2017-06-16 15:44
ERBIL— The daughter of a Peshmerga from Soran, Erbil, has created a piece of art work to honor some 128 Peshmerga members who died in the battle against the Islamic State. Shadi Muhyaddin Harki has designed a wall tableau in the form of a tree on whose l ...

"Most Prominent" IS Women in Kirkuk Found Dead

BAS News - 2017-06-16 14:24
ERBIL— Um Jabber, regarded as the "most prominent" Islamic State (IS) women in Kirkuk province, was found dead on Friday morning in her house. Iraq media reported today that Um Jabber was killed with her two sons (one six-year-old and the other nine) in ...

Fate of 3,000 Yezidi Abductees Yet Unknown: Official

BAS News - 2017-06-16 12:54
The battle of Mosul would be incomplete without determining the fate of missing Yezidis, Mahma Khalil says ERBIL — The fate of more than 3,000 Yezidis, mostly women and children, abducted by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in 2014, is still unknow ...

Russia Says May Have Struck IS Chief Al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-06-16 10:27
ERBIL — Russian defence ministry said on Friday that one of the air strikes conducted by Russian war jets may have eliminated the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi in Raqqa, the group’s main stronghold in Syria. An air strike may have killed ...

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 ...

Notorious Shi’ite Commander Abu Izrael Issued Arrest Warrant

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:56
BAGHDAD — The pro-government Iraqi Shi’ite militia group, know as Hashd al-Shaabi, has issued an arrest warrant for one of its commenders over war crimes, including burning corpses of Islamic State (IS) militants. Ahmed Asadi, a spokesperson for Hashd al ...

Russia’s Putin Praises Kurdish Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-06-16 02:56
ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin has once again commended the role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts, vowing to further strengthen ties with the Kurdistan Region. “We have always been in good relations with the Ku ...

US Sanctions a Financial Operator for the Islamic State

BAS News - 2017-06-15 21:57
SOFIA — The US has sanctioned a financial operator for the so-called Islamic State (IS) extremist group. Umar al-Kubaysi, an Iraq-based financial operator for the Islamic State in Iraq was sanctioned by the US authorities, according to a press release by ...

IS Detonates Electricity Pylons in Baghdadi, Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-06-15 16:05
ANBAR — Three electricity pylons have been blown up by Islamic State (IS) militants, which resulted in a power outage in Baghdadi town, north-west of Ramadi and about 280 kilometers from Iraq’s capital Baghdad, an Iraqi official said on Thursday. “IS mil ...

Iraqi and Syrian Defense Officials Discuss Border Security

BAS News - 2017-06-15 15:31
ERBIL — Iraqi officials met with a high-level delegation from the Syrian Defense Ministry in Baghdad this week. The talks between the two parties centered on border security and the coordination of the ongoing battles against Islamic State (IS) militants ...

IS Uses Unseen Tactics Against Civilians in Western Mosul: US Official

BAS News - 2017-06-15 00:10
SOFIA — The Islamic State (IS) has used tactics that have never been seen before against the civilians trapped in the western part of Mosul, a US has official stated. Operation Inherent Resolve Ground Forces Commander Major General Joseph Martin explaine ...

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves

The Kurdish Project - 2017-06-14 22:32
Syrian Kurds are freeing Yazidi women enslaved by ISIS members. Get the full story here. The post Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds Free Islamic State Slaves appeared first on The Kurdish Project. ...

KRG Ministers, NGOs to Discuss Yezidi Women Abductees

BAS News - 2017-06-14 21:59
ERBIL — Several ministers of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and various NGOs are set to meet on Thursday this week and discuss the liberation of Yezidi women from the grip of the Islamic State (IS). KRG’s Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, Foreign ...

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 ...

12-Year-Old Yezidi Girl Escapes IS Captivity

BAS News - 2017-06-14 17:54
ERBIL — A 12-year-old girl from the Kurdish Yezidi community could escape from the Islamic State (IS)-held areas of Mosul on Wednesday afternoon, confirmed an official. The girl could be freed with the sup-port of benevolent donors and the joint efforts ...

Revenge for Sinjar: Syrian Kurds free Islamic State slaves

Kom News - 2017-06-14 17:27
Islamic State (IS) militants enslaved Noura Khalaf for three years, dragging her from her small Iraqi village across their territory in Syria. They bought and sold her five times before she was finally freed with her children last week. Khalaf is one of ...
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