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Around 12 IS Children Held by Iraqi Authorities in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:06
BAGHDAD — More than 12 children affiliated to the so-called Islamic State were taken by the Iraqi authorities and are held in social care, according to a government minister. Mohamed Shayya al-Sudani, Iraq’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, told Al ...

Coalition Conducts 18 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:06
ERBIL — The US-led coalition announced on Thursday it conducted 18 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, destroying fighting positions and equipment belonging to the group. Near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the coalition war ...

Two Civilians Killed by IS in Central Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-10 17:04
ERBIL— Two civilians were killed and three more sustained wounds by the Islamic State (IS) militants in central Mosul on Thursday, said a Nineveh police officer. The people were crossing the Nasr Bridge on foot when the extremists from the right bank of ...

Tel Affar Operation Less Difficult: Iraqi Defence Ministry

BAS News - 2017-08-10 14:47
BAGHDAD — The battle for recapturing the town of Tel Afar from the Islamic State (IS) is expected to be less difficult, a commander of the Iraqi Defence Ministry's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Thursday. Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati, comma ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 5

BAS News - 2017-08-10 14:47
Sinjar, a predominantly Kurdish Yezidi town in the Kurdistan Region, has now become a symbol for the huge damage an extremist ideology and its inhuman crimes could bring to humanity. The city was overrun by Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or ...

Canada to Send Police Officers to Iraq’s Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-10 10:32
ERBIL — To ensure “stability in the region”, Canada has decided to send up to 20 police officers to Iraq’s Mosul after its liberation from Islamic State (IS). According to a press release by the Canadian government, the police officers will begin arrivin ...

Coalition Resumes Airstrikes Against IS in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) resumed airstrikes in the town of Tel Afar, amid preparations by the French army to decisively drive the IS extremists out of the area. According to Musa Ali Julaq, commander of the Shi'ite Arab ...

Iraqi Jets Pound 6 IS Headquarters in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Air Force (IAF) warplanes bombed six headquarters of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in al-Qa'im town, west of Anbar province, killing dozens of the group's militants, the Iraqi War Media Cell (WMC) said on Wednesday. IAF warplanes conduct ...

Iraqi Police Killed Senior IS Judge in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Police forces killed a senior Islamic State (IS) judge in a raid in western Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday as the forces continue to clear the city from any remaining IS presence. Shaker Jawdat, chief at the Iraqi federal Police said ...

IS Stole Around $750 Million from Iraqi Banks Since 2014

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) stole roughly $750 million from Iraqi provinces since it emerged back in 2014, the Central Bank of Iraq declared on Tuesday. The Iraqi Central Bank said in a statement that the extremist group confiscated assets, ...

IS Militants Pass By Shi'ite Militias Freely in Hamrin Basin: Source

BAS News - 2017-08-09 16:38
The extremists are resorting to guerrilla warfare in the area ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants move freely within the terrain of Hamrin basin in Diyala province while the Shi'ite paramilitary forces act as only bystanders, according to an informed ...

Report on Sinjar Massacre by IS Submitted to Mayors for Peace

BAS News - 2017-08-09 14:51
ERBIL — In hopes of bringing the perpetrators to justice, the Kurdistan Regional Government has submitted a comprehensive report on Islamic State (IS) atrocities against the Kurdish Yezidis since 2014. Mayor of the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinajr, Ma ...

Barzani: Causes of Rise of IS in Iraq Must Be Uprooted

BAS News - 2017-08-09 11:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that after defeating the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, the Iraqi government needs to deal with the factors that led to the emergence and growth of the organization. “We should not only deal with the o ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy 37 IS Positions in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes on Monday, destroying 37 Islamic State (IS) positions in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. According to the statement released on Tuesday, the coalition ...

Iraqi Shiite militia says 40 of its fighters killed in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 16:42
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Shiite militia said Tuesday that at least 40 of its militiamen were killed in an attack the previous day on its positions across the border in Syria. The militia blamed the U.S.-led coalition for the assault but the Islamic State group ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest IS Intelligence Official in Eastern Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:09
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces arrested a senior intelligence official of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the eastern areas of Mosul, a security source said on Tuesday. The source, who spoke to Shafaaq News on condition of anonymity, said that the Ira ...

PICTURE: 9-Year-Old Yezidi Girl Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-08 14:28
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi child has been rescued from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) militants with the help of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Vian Dakhil, the sole Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament, confirmed the report in a tweet on ...

Coalition Rejects Report of Strike on Hashd al-Shaabi

BAS News - 2017-08-08 13:59
ERBIL — The US-led international coalition against Islamic State (IS) has rejected the allegations claiming the coalition stroke the fighters of the Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. “Allegations of Coalition strikes vs. Popular Mobilizatio ...

US ‘mulling airstrikes against Islamic State in Philippines’

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon is reportedly mulling plans to conduct airstrikes against ISIS terrorist targets in the Philippines. A recent surge of terrorist networks affiliated to Islamic State of (ISIS), including an ongoing assault on the southern city of ...

IS Claims Killing Over 60 Iraqi Soldiers

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) claimed on Monday, its militants killed more than 60 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bombing attack near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a message intercepted by the SITE Intelligence Group, the extremist group sa ...

Iraqi Army Continues Security Measures in Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi army will continue being responsible for security in the recently liberated city of Mosul until the local federal police forces restore their pre-Islamic State (IS) capabilities, a military spokesperson said on Monday. According to Brig ...

Civilians in Anbar Rely on Themselves for Protection From IS

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — Civilians in Iraq’s Anbar Province are relying on themselves for protection, as they believe the work of the Iraqi Security forces is ineffective in regards to attacks by the Islamic State (IS). According to one of the residents in the town of Hi ...

KRG Interior Minister: 1,700 IS Members Arrested among IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-07 20:44
ERBIL— Some 1,700 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization who tried to cross the borders into the Kurdistan Region along the IDPs have been arrested, according to a report. Kurdistan 24 news channel on Monday cited Kurdistan Regional Government (K ...

After military shake-up, Erdogan says Turkey to tackle Kurds in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-07 19:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Days after a reshuffle of Turkey’s top military commanders, President Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State. Kurdish militia are ...

IS Making Unsuccessful Plan Against Peshmerga in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-07 15:17
ERBIL — A Kurdish official has revealed a new plan by the Islamic State (IS) militants to establish a new front and area of military influence in southern Kirkuk province as the group has suffered serious defeats elsewhere. Head of Kurdistan Democratic P ...

SDF secured 50 percent of Raqqa from IS: YPG spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 10:33
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are involved in a “big battle” with Islamic State (IS) militants in their Syrian de-facto capital of Raqqa, where 50 percent of the territory is secured, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG said on Sunday, August ...

One Peshmerga Killed in IED Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-07 09:05
ERBIL — A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter was killed as the result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the Islamic State (IS). The bomb went off late on Sunday while a military engineering team of the Peshmerga forces were busy defusing the expl ...

Coalition Jets Destroys IS Vigilantes Office in West Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, destroying an Islamic State (IS) vigilantes office, according to an Iraqi army source. The source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity said t ...

Turkey Arrests Three Iraqis Affiliated to IS

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — Three Iraqi men were arrested by the Turkish authorities on suspicion of being affiliated to the so-called Islamic State (IS), a Turkish security source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymit ...

1,050 Yezidi Survivors Received Treatment in Duhok: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-06 19:48
ERBIL—Some 1,050 Yezidi survivors of the Islamic State (IS) oppression have received physical and psychological treatment in Duhok, an official stated. Nzar Ismat, Duhok health director, told BasNews on Sunday that most of the Yezidi survivors suffer fro ...

IS Anthem Singer Killed in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-06 18:58
ERBIL— The Tunisian anthem singer for the Islamic State (IS) organization Muhammad Qamari was killed in Raqqa, according to some reports. Qamari was killed in recent confrontations between the IS and The Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, Syria. He had j ...

Teenager Kills IS Official for Having Affair with His Mother

BAS News - 2017-08-06 17:44
ERBIL— An Islamic State (IS) teenager on Sunday gunned down an IS official in Tal Afar and wounded his own mother seriously. According to a report by Iraqi al-Sumaria news, when he returned to their home in Tal Afar, the young IS recruit saw the chief fo ...

Syria army ‘takes last ISIS-group held town in Homs’

Waar Media - 2017-08-06 17:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Syria’s army seized the last Islamic State (ISIS) group stronghold in the country’s Homs province on Saturday, clearing their path to attack the jihadists in the country’s east, a monitor said. Al-Sukhna, some 70 kilometres (45 miles) northea ...

Romania to Take in 400 Yezidi Survivors for Medical Treatment

BAS News - 2017-08-06 15:10
ERBIL — The Romanian government has agreed to take in 400 Kurdish Yezidi women who have survived the Islamic State (IS) and now suffering from physical and psychological traumas, Sinjar Mayor Mahama Khalil said. According to the official, the Romanian go ...

Tel Affar: IS Militants Digging Trenches, Preparing to Resist

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants have started digging trenches inside and around the northern Iraqi town of Tel Affar as the Iraqi government forces a preparing for a major assault on the extremist group there. The IS leadership has also put its jiha ...

US Military Evacuates Spies Planted Within the IS Ranks

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — The US military has recently made an airdrop of troops, aiming to evacuate US spies, who have been planted within the Islamic State (IS) ranks in western Mosul, a military source was quoted saying. According to an unnamed Iraqi military source, w ...

Iraqi Forces Discover Network of Tunnels Used by IS in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — Iraqi forces discovered a long network of tunnels used by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the recently liberated areas of western Mosul, Iraqi Federal Police commander said on Saturday. Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat, commander of the ...

Sudanese IS Commander Killed Near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-05 21:24
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) chief of prisons in the so called Khayr Willayat was killed during a recent operation near Mosul, according to a report. A Sudanese website which monitors the extremist organizations stated on Saturday that Ali Abdulma'ruf, ...

IS Members Continue infiltrating Kirkuk IDP Camps: Officials

BAS News - 2017-08-05 21:06
ERBIL— Despite the security measures, Islamic State (IS) members and officials continue infiltrating into the camps around Kirkuk which host IDPs from the IS-held areas. Brig. Sarhad Qader, police chief for Kirkuk districts, told BasNews that recently in ...

Mass Grave Found in Mosul Market

BAS News - 2017-08-05 19:36
ERBIL— A mass grave containing the bodies of 30 people was discovered Saturday in a popular market in western Mosul. The people in the grave, which was found in Maash market, were all shot in the head by the Islamic State (IS) extremists, said Capt. Ahme ...

IS Leader Settles Dispute Between Three Lovers By Marrying Their Beloved

BAS News - 2017-08-05 15:16
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) leader in Iraq’s Hawija has reportedly cheated three of his men by marrying a woman they were fighting for. According to a report by Russia Today, the three IS militants were in conflict over an IS female member identified a ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy IS Financial Headquarters in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-04 23:51
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced that its warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes on Thursday in the area of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, destroying the group's financial headquarters and killing two senior IS members. Acco ...

Coalition Air Force Kills Over 600 Civilians in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-04 20:00
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced on Friday that it has "unintentionally" killed 624 civilians in both Iraq and Syria, while carrying out airstrikes against the extremist group. According to a statement released by the ...

JGO Company Tasked with Clearing Mosul from Remnants of War

BAS News - 2017-08-04 19:21
MOSUL — Janus Global Operations (JGO) has undertaken the task of clearing the Iraqi northern city of Mosul from Islamic State’s (IS) booby traps, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and explosive remnants of war. The IS militants planted numerous bombs a ...

Nine Islamic State militants killed in Kirkuk air raid

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi warplanes killed nine Islamic State militants while moving in a convoy for an attack on security forces near Salahuddin, a local source in Kirkuk was quoted saying on Friday. Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that the strike, carr ...

13 IS Militants Killed South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-04 13:29
ERBIL— Clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State (IS) militants near Shirqat district of Nineveh Friday left behind 13 militants dead. Capt. Amir Wathiq, from Nineveh police service, told BasNews that the militants had infiltrated Hud village near S ...

Nine IS Commanders Killed SW Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 09:54
ERBIL— Nine commanders of the Islamic State (IS) organization were killed Thursday night in airstrikes southwest of Kirkuk. Media reports citing informed officials stated the coalition fighter jets targeted an IS convoy near Abbasi parish (some 35km sout ...

Coalitions Forces Strike IS Fort West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 08:55
ERBIL— Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an air raid against an IS fort west of Kirkuk Thursday. A press release by the Peshmerga forces in Western Kirkuk Battlefield indicated that the airstrike was carried out by coalition warplanes ...

KMEWO’s Statement on the 3rd Anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide

Kurdish & ME Women's Organisation - 2017-08-04 03:55
Three years after the Yazidi Genocide, KMEWO calls on the Kurdish and Iraqi governments to act on the horrific human rights abuses suffered by 6,470 abducted Yazidi women and children. On August 3, 2014, Islamic State (IS) began an attack on the Yazidi c ...

UN Commends KRG for Defending Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-08-03 20:23
ERBIL — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq has valued the efforts by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to shelter and protect thousands of Kurdish Yezidis and other religious or ethnic minorities from the Islamic State (IS). The following i ...

Kurdish-British Citizen Imprisoned for IS Membership

BAS News - 2017-08-03 20:23
ERBIL — A British court on Thursday sentenced an Islamic State (IS) element to imprisonment for recruiting people for the extremist group and facilitating their travel to Syria. Awat Hamasalih, a Kurdish national aged 35, was found guilty of running an " ...

Explosion in Hawija Kills Top IS Toxic Gases Expert

BAS News - 2017-08-03 18:29
KIRKUK — The toxic gases expert of the so-called Islamic State (IS) was killed along with three of his guards in areas southwest of Kirkuk on Thursday, a local security source said. According to the source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of an ...

Old City of Mosul 100% Razed: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-03 17:59
ERBIL— The Old City of Mosul has been destroyed completely and over 70% of the right bank of Mosul has also been damaged in the course of war against the Islamic State (IS), said Mosul mayor. Abdulsattar Habo stated on Thursday the houses in the Old City ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 4

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
After crossing the Syrian borders into Iraq and seizing control of Mosul, in north of the country, Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan Region also called Sinjar), where most of the people liv ...

Yezidis Seeking Their Areas to Be Part of Kurdistan Region

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
SINJAR — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants , the Kurdish Yezidi minority in the city of Sinjar is seeking for their areas to be part of the Kurdistan Region. Mahma Khalil, mayor of Sinjar region, told BasNews tha ...

Yezidis Massacred by IS for Their Ethnic, Religious Identity: MP

BAS News - 2017-08-03 14:59
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidis have several times been massacred throughout history for their Yezidi religion and Kurdish nationality, said Vian Dakhil, the sole Yezidi member of the Iraqi parliament. Marking the third anniversary of the Islamic State (IS) ...

[IN PICTURES]: Yezidi Women Demand Freedom for Their Abductees

BAS News - 2017-08-03 12:53
ERBIL — On the 3rd anniversary of Sinjar genocide, Yezidi women and girls in all the camps across Duhok province arranged gatherings, demanding freedom for the Yezidis remaining in Islamic State’s captivity. Dilvin Khalaf, head of Kurdistan Women Union’s ...

Kurdistan Marks 3rd Anniversary of ISIS Genocide Against Yezidis

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 12:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (ISIS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in ...

IS Car Bomb Targets Group of Journalists in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-03 11:38
Several journalists have been wounded RAQQA — A car bomb detonated by the Islamic State (IS) group in Raqqa wounded several journalists on Wednesday and destroyed one of their vehicles. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the blast took ...

Kurds Mark 3rd Anniversary of IS Genocide Against Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-08-03 11:38
ERBIL — Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (IS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in and ar ...

Commemorating the Third Anniversary of the Genocide Against the Yazidis

Nadia Murad - 2017-08-03 09:03
Today, 3 August 2017, marks the third anniversary of the genocide against the Yazidi. In the summer of 2014, the so-called Islamic State (IS or ISIS) launched a systematic campaign of mass atrocities against civilians in northern Iraq. By 3 August that ca ...

France contributes Over $980,000 to Resilience in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-02 19:33
BAGHDAD — The Government of France has contributed US$980,600 (€833,500) to UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote recovery and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ...

Two Civilians Die in Mosul House Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-02 19:10
ERBIL— A booby-trapped house in central Mosul exploded on Wednesday, killing two members of the same family and wounding a third. The Russian Sputnik news, citing an informed security officer from Mosul, reported that the Islamic State (IS) war remnant d ...

IS-appointed Governor in Tel Afar Killed in Infighting

BAS News - 2017-08-02 10:03
ERBIL — Overnight on Tuesday, internal armed clashes erupted between the Islamic State (IS) militants in Tel Afar (some 63 kilometres west of Mosul), as a result of which the group’s governor of the city, identified as Adnan Afri, was killed. Four other ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture Two IS Militants in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-02 10:03
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces captured on Tuesday two members of Islamic State (IS) in Daquq district, south of Kirkuk province, after a search operation in the area. According to a press release by Kirkuk Directorate of Security Affairs, the two jiha ...

Yezidi IDPs Commemorate 3rd Anniversary of Sinjar Genocide by IS

BAS News - 2017-08-02 10:03
SINJAR — Kurdish Yezidi community will commemorate the third anniversary of Sinjar genocide which was carried out against the community by the Islamic State (IS) extremist organization on August 3, 2014. Sleman Fano, head of Lalish Cultural and Social Ce ...

Kurdish-led SDF advances against IS in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-08-02 09:09
The U.S-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are on the verge of seizing full control of the southern neighborhoods of Islamic State-held Raqqa, a Kurdish official said on Tuesday. ...

Two More Yezidi Girls Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-01 19:02
ERBIL— Two abducted Yezidi girls were rescued from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Mosul Tuesday. The four-year-old Shilan Faruq, from Nasri village of Sinjar was freed today, said Barakat Shamo, Yezidi representative at Nineveh Provincial Council. S ...

Peshmerga Forces Stay Where They Shed Blood: Commander

BAS News - 2017-08-01 17:13
ERBIL — The Kurdish Peshmerga forces will not retreat from the areas for which they have made ultimate sacrifices, said commander Sarbast Trwanshi. The Peshmerga forces liberated these areas from the Islamic State (IS), and they are now responsible for t ...

44 Yezidi Abductees Freed from IS in July

BAS News - 2017-08-01 15:05
3,092 Yezidis have been freed from IS since August 3, 2014 ERBIL — 44 abducted Yezidis were rescued from the Islamic State (IS) militants during the last month, according to a report by KRG’s Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs. Directorate of Ye ...

UN Security Council Decries Attack On Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

BAS News - 2017-08-01 10:57
ERBIL — The United Nation's Security Council strongly condemned Monday’s terrorist attack against the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, carried out by four Islamic State (IS) members. “The members of the Security Council condemned in the st ...

60 Countries Promise Support in Rebuilding Iraq

BAS News - 2017-07-31 20:02
ERBIL— Some 60 countries have expressed their readiness to support the efforts in reconstructing the Iraqi areas damaged in the war against the Islamic State (IS). Mustafa Hiti, who supervises the state-run fund for reconstructing the damaged areas by wa ...

20 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes Near Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2017-07-31 19:08
ERBIL— The Iraqi fighter jets on Monday targeted Islamic State (IS) militants in Nineveh province near Syrian borders, killing 20 extremists. The War Media Cell of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense issued a statement today saying the airstrikes hit the IS ba ...

IS Claims Responsibility for Attack on Iraqi Embassy in Kabul

BAS News - 2017-07-31 16:10
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Monday. Three IS militants managed to breach the compound of the Iraqi embassy in Kabul after the fourth suicide ...

Five Yezidi Abductees Rescued in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-31 12:07
DUHOK — Five more Kurdish Yezidis who were kept in captivity by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul were found and rescued in Mosul on Monday, according to the office of Yezidi Abductees' Affairs. Eidan Sheikh Kalo, the acting head of the office to ...

16 Mosul Employees Arrested for Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-07-30 21:09
ERBIL— Some 16 employees from Nineveh Municipality Directorate have been arrested for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS). Capt. Amir Wasiq, from Nineveh police service, told BasNews on Sunday that police has confirmed information about the compl ...

Iraqi Intelligence Foils "Biggest IS Terror" Plot

BAS News - 2017-07-30 20:30
ERBIL— Iraqi Ministry of Interior stated Sunday that it has foiled the "biggest terror plot" by the Islamic State (IS) organization which meant to target Shi'ite sacred shines in Iraq. IS had plans to attack the Shi'ite imam shrines in Najaf, Karbala and ...

Two Tourist Compounds to Be Constructed in Duhok

BAS News - 2017-07-30 17:56
ERBIL— After Kurdistan Region's economy is put back on track, two tourist compounds will be constructed in Duhok province. The compounds will be constructed after the complete victory over the Islamic State (IS) organization is announced, said Nadr Rosti ...

At least 11 YPG fighters killed in clashes with IS in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-07-30 13:23
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) said on Saturday that at least 11 of their fighters have been killed in renewed clashes with Islamic State’s (IS) extremists in Syria’s northern Raqqa city. ...

Peshmerga Forces repel ISIS Attack in southern Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces on Saturday repelled an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) extremists near Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. The Peshmerga forces on Saturday thwarted an IS attack on its front lines in Zarga village, near the ...

Peshmerga Forces Defeat IS Attack in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-07-30 09:30
A number of insurgents were killed TUZ KHURMATU — The Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces last night repelled an attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Tuz Khurmatu, killing a number of extremists. The confrontations took place late on Saturday in Z ...

IS Mufti's Wife Burns Herself And Her Children Alive

BAS News - 2017-07-29 20:25
ERBIL— The wife of the Islamic State (IS) Mufti in Tal Afar (nearly 60km west of Mosul) killed herself and her three children on Saturday. An informed source from Nineveh province was cited in the Iraqi media reports as saying the women set herself and t ...

Peshmerga Repels IS Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-07-29 19:57
ERBIL— Kurdistan Peshmerga forces on Saturday evening drove back an Islamic State (IS) offensive in Tuz Khurmatu, Salahaddin province. Several IS jihadists launched an attack against Peshmerga trenches in Zarga battlefields near Tuz Khurmatu, about 75 km ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi to Participate in Tel Afar Assault: Abadi

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:04
ERBIL — The Shi’ite Arab militia of Hashd al-Shaabi, along with other Iraqi forces, will take part in the offensive to retake the city of Tel Afar in west of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Saturday. Addres ...
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