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Iraqi forces clash with ISIS militants in Mosul, residents flee
NRT - 2017-03-27 22:47

At least 11 dead in suicide bombing and gun attack in southern Yemen
Reuters - 2017-03-27 19:54
ADEN (Reuters) - At least 11 people were killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack by suspected al Qaeda militants on a local government compound in southern Yemen on Monday, a Yemeni government media office said in a statement. ...

Islamic State tunnels under al-Bab point to hard fighting ahead
Reuters - 2017-03-27 17:22
AL-BAB, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian rebels who drove Islamic State from the town of al-Bab in northwest Syria this year discovered an extensive network of tunnels dug by militants as part of their defenses, a tactic that has slowed the military campaign agai ...

Kenyan forces kill 31 al Shabaab militants in Somalia: statement
Reuters - 2017-03-27 12:55
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 31 Islamist al Shabaab militants in a raid on two of their bases in the southern Somali region of Jubbaland, the Kenyan military said on Monday. ...

Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'
Reuters - 2017-03-27 09:22
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. ...

Syrian opposition 'fed up with terrorists', seeks help against Assad
Reuters - 2017-03-26 22:17
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition rejects terrorism and is "fed up" with banned militants but they cannot be stopped if Syria continues evicting populations of besieged areas, opposition negotiator Basma Kodmani said on Sunday. ...

U.S-backed forces storm IS-held Tabqa military airport in northern Syria: spokesman
Reuters - 2017-03-26 19:26
AMMAN (Reuters) - A United States-backed alliance of militias fighting Islamic State have stormed the Tabqa military airport held by militants, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman said on Sunday. ...

Nine Civilians Killed and Dozens Wounded in IS Attack on East Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-26 14:17
The attack was conducted by 3 mortars and a suicide bomber MOSUL — Nine civilians were killed and dozens others wounded in an offensive conducted by the Islamic State (IS) militants on east Mosul on Sunday morning. The militants conducted a violent attac ...

IS Captures Nearly 200 Children in Mosul to Use Them As Human Shields
BAS News - 2017-03-26 13:03
The number of civilian casualties is increasing in Mosul MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) militants have reportedly taken nearly 200 children hostage in west Mosul in order to use them as human shields to resist the Iraqi forces' advance on the IS-held are ...

U.S.-led coalition helps train Raqqa police: Syrian Kurdish officials
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 22:56
The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is helping to train a police force for the Syrian city of Raqqa in anticipation of its capture from the militants, two Kurdish officials said on Friday. ...

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties
Reuters - 2017-03-25 12:15
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. ...

Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with PKK
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
A Turkish soldier was killed and four others were wounded in an armed attack by the Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish military said on Thursday. ...

U.S.-led coalition helps train Raqqa police: Syrian Kurdish officials
Reuters - 2017-03-24 21:11
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State is helping to train a police force for the Syrian city of Raqqa in anticipation of its capture from the militants, two Kurdish officials said on Friday. ...

Iraqi forces prepare new push, tactics in Mosul as civilians flee city
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:19
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are preparing a fresh push against Islamic State using new tactics, but operations to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country are on hold, military officials said on Friday. ...

IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria's Palmyra
BBC - 2017-03-24 02:08
Lyse Doucet finds the trail of destruction left by Islamic State militants in Palmyra extends beyond the ancient Syrian city's famous ruins. ...

Tillerson: Defeating ISIS ‘No. 1 Goal’ for U.S., But Others Should Do More
Waar Media - 2017-03-23 15:51
WAAR-DUHOK: Defeating the Islamic State is the top U.S. priority in the Middle East, but other countries will be expected to contribute more to stabilize Iraq and Syria once the militants are expelled, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday. “Th ...

Child victims of Mosul battle fill emergency hospital
Reuters - 2017-03-23 11:25
BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtua ...

One Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants
Jerusalem Post - 2017-03-23 08:10
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One Turkish soldier killed, four wounded in clashes with Kurdish militants: army
Reuters - 2017-03-23 07:04
ANKARA (Reuters) - One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, the Turkish military said on Thursday. ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in operations against Kurdish PKK
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Two Turkish soldiers have been killed in operations against the Kurdish militants of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Lice district of the southeastern Kurdish province of Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan, s ...

Iraq’s Abadi meets with U.S. president Trump at White House
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he won assurances of greater U.S. support in fighting Islamic State militants in talks on Monday with President Donald Trump and top advisers, but cautioned that military might alone would not be suf ...

Islamic State shells areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSUL,— Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City. Heavy mortar fire killed ...

Mosul: Iraqi Forces Kill 15 IS Militants, Arrest Several Others
BAS News - 2017-03-22 22:24
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces killed 15 Islamic State (IS) militants and arrested several sleeper cells belonging to the extremist group in central Mosul, a federal police officer said on Wednesday. Captain Khalil Haider from the Iraqi Federal Police sai ...

Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul
Reuters - 2017-03-22 14:23
MOSUL (Reuters) - Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City. ...

Blasts kill four, injure 18 in northeastern Nigeria, police say
Reuters - 2017-03-22 09:23
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Multiple blasts at camps for people who have fled the Islamist militants Boko Haram killed four and injured 18 in the northeastern Nigeria city of Maiduguri, the state police commissioner said on Wednesday. ...

Belgium struggles to open police to Muslim minority
Reuters - 2017-03-21 19:23
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Tarek Chatt says he is one of only two Brussels policemen of Moroccan descent who grew up and is working in the same streets as the Islamist militants who attacked Paris and Brussels. ...

U.S. drone kills militant blamed for attack on Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan
Reuters - 2017-03-21 14:14
DERA ISMAIL KHAN (Reuters) - A U.S. drone airstrike in Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant accused of involvement in a deadly attack on a bus carrying Sri Lanka's cricket team in 2009, Pakistani security sources and Islamist militants said. ...

740 Kurdish militants kinalawit - Abante News Online
Abante - 2017-03-21 13:23

IS Kidnaps 9 Iraqi Troops in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday kidnapped nine Iraqi soldiers in Mosul as military confrontations between the sides is further escalating, said a source form the Iraqi Interior Minister. One colonel is among the kidnapped, the source, who ...

As Iraqi forces fight to take Mosul, car bomb in Baghdad kills 23 people
Reuters - 2017-03-20 20:42
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western Mosul, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. ...

Islamic State militants capture Iraqi police colonel, eight officers in west Mosul: official
Reuters - 2017-03-20 19:50
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers in western Mosul after they ran out of ammunition during fierce clashes early Monday morning, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. ...

Anger and frustration in Kurdish southeast to shape Turkey's referendum
Reuters - 2017-03-20 15:33
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Thronged with shoppers and men sipping tea on a warm day in early spring, the main streets of Turkey's Diyarbakir show few signs of the devastation wrought by months of fighting last year between Kurdish militants and securi ...

Izvestia: PYD’s Kurds gear up to storm Raqqa
Waar Media - 2017-03-20 14:31
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State has declared martial law in Raqqa, a city claimed by the terrorists as their capital, Russian Newspaper Izvestia writes. Militants have to prepare to defend the city, with the Kurdish armed groups closing in on it. Represent ...

Turkey detains 2,000 people over alleged links to Erdogan rival Gulen, Kurdish militants - Turkey - Haaretz
Haaretz - 2017-03-20 11:50

Pakistan PM orders border re-opening amid tense Afghanistan ties
Reuters - 2017-03-20 10:42
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered the re-opening of the two main border crossings to Afghanistan, after their closure last month following a series of attacks that Islamabad blamed on militants operating from acr ...

Crushing Islamic State Just Won’t End Sunni Insurgency in Iraq
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Manish Rai | Ekurd.net The Iraqi military and its allies have nearly defeated Islamic State in its final and largest Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in his recent visit to Mosul said the defeat of Islamic State militants in Mosu ...

UN says Syrian Kurdish YPG forcibly conscripts men, boys for military service
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
GENEVA,— The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) of Syrian Kurdistan continues to forcibly conscript men and boys for military service in Syria in the fight against Islamic State (IS) militants, the United Nations said. The U.N. Independent Internati ...

Islamic State militants are not be allowed to escape Iraq’s Mosul: spokesman
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— The U.S.-led Coalition said Islamic State (IS) militants are now completely surrounded in Mosul by Iraqi security forces. “They are not gonna be allowed to escape, they are gonna surrender into the Iraqi security forces or they are gonna be kil ...

PKK roadside bomb kills Two Turkish soldiers in Kurdish region
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Wednesday in a roadside bomb attack in the southeast blamed on Kurdish militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), local media reported. The attack took place when secu ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 17, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Turkish intelligence chief holds talks in Duhok and Shinjar: Roj news Erbil: Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan has visited the militants groups in Sinjar after meeting with KDP officials in Iraqi Kurdistan where he also visited a Turkish base. Relia ...

Iraq receives first batch of South Korean T-50 fighter jets
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— Iraq received on Thursday the first batch of South Korea’s T-50 light fighter jets, said the Iraqi Defense Ministry in a statement. The jets received aim to support Iraqi forces in dislodging Islamic State (IS) militants from the city of Mosul. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 18, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Roadside bomb wounds four Peshmerga militants near ethnically mixed Tuz Khurmatu Tuz Khurmatu: Four Peshmerga fighters on board a military vehicle were wounded after a roadside bomb blew up at Khurmatu frontline on Saturday, a Peshmerga commander told NR ...

Thousands of Iraqi civilians flee Mosul as battle edges into Old City
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Thousands of Iraqis surged out of western Mosul on Saturday during a lull in heavy fighting in districts around the densely populated Old City where Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants. Five months into the batt ...

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
ISTANBUL,— Turkey summoned Germany’s ambassador to express its fury over a Frankfurt rally where protesters brandished insignia of Kurdish militants, the presidential spokesman said Sunday, denouncing it as a “scandal”. Some 30,000 Kurdish protesters att ...

Iraqi Forces Capture 15 IS Militants in Qayyarah
BAS News - 2017-03-19 20:43
LEEDS — Iraqi forces captured 15 members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) during an extensive search operation conducted in the area of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, an officer in the Nineveh Operations Command said on Sunday. Major Aziz Tayeh said in a s ...

12 Civilians Injured By IS Chemical Attack In Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-18 23:20
MOSUL — Twelve civilians were injured in a chemical attack conducted by the so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. The attack was launched on the liberated areas of Mosul, using highly toxic gases, a police officer in the province of Nineveh sa ...

Two Kurdish Yezidi Families Freed from IS
BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
The abductees were rescued from Raqqa, now in Kobani DUHOK — Two Kurdish Yezidi families have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria’s Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital city. Head of the office for Yezidi Abductee Affairs, Hussein Qa’i ...

Raids en Turquie contre des militants kurdes, 740 arrestations - L'Orient-Le Jour
Lorientlejour - 2017-03-18 19:39

Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul as battle edges into Old City
Reuters - 2017-03-18 17:41
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis surged out of western Mosul on Saturday during a lull in heavy fighting in districts around the densely populated Old City where Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants. ...

Turkey detains 740 suspects in operations against Kurdish militants: Anadolu
Reuters - 2017-03-18 16:32
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have detained 740 people for suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) over the last three days, state media reported on Saturday citing an Interior Ministry source. ...

Nigeria militant amnesty program faces cash crunch, says official
Reuters - 2017-03-17 19:45
YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's amnesty program which provides vocational training and stipends to former militants who attacked oil facilities in its Niger Delta energy hub is struggling with a shortfall of funds, a special adviser to the presiden ...

Pentagon denies striking mosque in Syria, says it killed al Qaeda militants
Reuters - 2017-03-17 17:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Friday denied that it had targeted a mosque in the Western Syrian province of Aleppo, saying that it had carried out a strike against an al Qaeda meeting place and believed that it had killed dozens of militants. ...

Airstrike kills 21 people in Mosul as army battles ISIS militants
NRT - 2017-03-17 15:57

Iraqi forces advance into Mosul's Old City, Nuri mosque in sight
Reuters - 2017-03-17 11:37
MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces battling Islamic State in Mosul advanced into the Old City and around the al Nuri mosque on Friday trying to seal off a main road to prevent militants sending in suicide bombers. ...

U.S. air strike killed militants in Idlib: U.S. military
Reuters - 2017-03-17 03:04
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An air strike carried out by U.S. forces on Thursday in Idlib, Syria, killed several al Qaeda militants, U.S. Central Command said in a statement. ...

Syria government urges U.N. chief to avert 'looming dam catastrophe'
Reuters - 2017-03-16 23:50
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria's government urged U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to demand that a U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants stop targeting the Euphrates and Tishrin dams and surrounding areas "to forestall a loo ...

Abadi Wants Fewer US Soldiers in Iraq after IS Defeated
BAS News - 2017-03-16 21:17
ISTANBUL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider a-Abadi wants a reduction in the number of US military personnel in Iraq following the defeat of the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. "As we are crushing Daesh, it is clear that there is a need to reduce the n ...

At Least 14 Civilians Killed in IS Attack West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-16 20:46
LEEDS — Twenty-seven civilians were killed or wounded by shelling carried out by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the areas of al-Yarmouk and al-Jadida in western Mosul, a police officer said on Thursday. Captain Amir Wathiq said in a statement that 1 ...

IS Militants Lacking Purpose, Motivation and Direction in Mosul: US Military Official
BAS News - 2017-03-16 11:59
Less than 2,000 militants are remaining in Mosul, according to Pentagon MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) fighters are continually being weakened by the approaching Iraqi forces coupled with the US-led the international coalition’s aerial and armament support. ...

Four Islamic State-linked militants killed in raid in Bangladesh: police
Reuters - 2017-03-16 06:55
DHAKA (Reuters) - Four suspected militants, including a woman, from a group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State were killed in a shootout on Thursday when Bangladesh police raided their hideout in the southeast, a senior police official said. ...

Suspected Boko Haram militants attack northeast Nigeria town: witnesses
Reuters - 2017-03-15 21:52
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected members of Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacked a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state on Wednesday, shooting indiscriminately and forcing locals to flee their homes, witnesses said. ...

Two officers hurt as Bangladesh police arrest three suspected militants
Reuters - 2017-03-15 18:45
DHAKA (Reuters) - Two police officers were injured in a raid on a house in the Chittagong district of Bangladesh, where three people identified as militants were arrested on Wednesday, police said. ...

IS Burns 9 Civilians Attempting to Flee Hawija
BAS News - 2017-03-15 16:23
There were children among the civilians burnt by IS militants KIRKUK — Nine civilians, including children, were burned alive for attempting to escape the Islamic State (IS)-held territories in the Kirkuk province. The civilians were charged with "abandon ...

German court sentences 'racist terrorists' for planned refugee attacks
Reuters - 2017-03-15 15:49
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court sentenced four far-right militants to between three and five years behind bars on Wednesday for forming a "terrorist association" with racist and anti-Semitic aims and planning to attack refugees. ...

PM Abadi: Battle Against IS in "Final Stages" in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-15 15:06
IS militants must surrender or be prepared to die, Haidar al-Abadi says MOSUL — Iraqi forces are on a mission to recapture the Grand Mosque in Mosul’s Old City area, where the Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed himself the ruler ...

Two Turkish soldiers killed in southeast after Kurdish militants detonate mine: DHA
Reuters - 2017-03-15 09:24
ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers were killed after a mine was detonated by Kurdish militants on a highway between the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir and Mardin, Turkey's private Dogan news agency said on Wednesday. ...

Heavy street clashes continue in west Mosul as army closes in on old town
Rûdaw - 2017-03-15 08:37
ISIS militants fight until they die and don’t seem to surrender ...

Mosul battle reaching final stages: Abadi
Reuters - 2017-03-15 08:36
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the government offensive to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants was in its final stages. ...

Iraqi Forces Advance Towards The Iron Bridge in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-14 22:27
MOSUL — Iraqi forces killed an Islamic State (Is) commander in the Old City of Mosul on Tuesday, as the government forces continue to advance towards a bridge crossing the Tigris River. Following a series of heavy clashes between the IS militants and the ...

ISIS cemetery found near Fallujah
Rûdaw - 2017-03-14 21:47
As seen in the pictures, many of the slain militants were killed in 2016. ...

Around 700 ISIS militants killed since operation in west Mosul, army
Rûdaw - 2017-03-14 17:08
more frequent house-to-house gun battle is expected in the central parts of the city ...

Five Kurdish militants killed fighting ISIS in northern Syria
Almasdarnews - 2017-03-14 16:57

Iraqi Troops Retake Mosul Railway Station
BAS News - 2017-03-14 15:00
90 percent of Mosul's Old City district has been recaptured MOSUL — About 90 percent of Mosul's Old City district has been recaptured from Islamic State (IS) militants, said Iraq's Federal Police on Tuesday. Nineveh's railway station has also been recapt ...

Blast hits bus in Syria's Homs: state media
Reuters - 2017-03-14 11:44
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militants detonated a bomb on a bus in Wadi al-Dhahb district of the Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday and there were reports of casualties, Syrian state television and news agencies reported on Tuesday. ...

Residents flee as battle for Mosul intensifies
Reuters - 2017-03-14 10:35
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi troops battled Islamic State fighters for control of a bridge over the River Tigris in Mosul on Tuesday as civilians streamed out of recaptured western neighborhoods, cold, wet and hungry but relieved to be free of the militants' g ...

Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Hound Down IS Militants in Diyala
BAS News - 2017-03-14 02:39
LEEDS — Iraqi army forces backed by the Army Aviation of Iraq launched an offensive aiming to chase Islamic State (IS) militants in the province of Diyala, an officer from the Iraqi forces said. Captain Habib al-Shamri said in a statement on Monday that ...

Three Iraqi Soldiers Killed in IS Attack West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-14 02:39
LEEDS — Three Iraqi army soldiers were killed after government forces launched an offensive on Islamic State (IS) militants in the Old City in western Mosul, a local police officer said. Federal police officer Huzayfa al-Haj told Anadolu Agency on Monday ...

Turkey backed rebels take some towns near Syria's Manbij, Erdogan says
Reuters - 2017-03-13 19:59
ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian rebels backed by Turkish forces have taken some towns near northern Syria's Manbij, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, marking their latest advance against Islamic State militants south of Turkey's border. ...

40% of Western Mosul Infrastructure Destroyed: Official
BAS News - 2017-03-13 19:44
ISTANBUL — About 40 percent of the infrastructure in western Mosul has been destroyed by the Islamic State (IS) militants, and during the battle with the coalition forces, according to a municipal official from the Nineveh province. IS militants blew up ...

IS Militants Left in Mosul Going to Die: US Envoy
BAS News - 2017-03-13 19:44
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants remaining in western Mosul are trapped, as the last road out of the city has been cut off by the Iraqi forces, said Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS). A ...

Iraqi Troops Liberate Naft Neighbourhood in West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-13 10:26
MOSUL — Nineveh Operations Command declared on Monday full control over Naft neighbourhood in west Mosul near Old Mosul area in which fierce clashes are ongoing between the Iraqi troops and the Islamic State (IS) militants. Abdul-Amir Yarallah, who leads ...

[PICTURE]: A 12-Year-Old Yezidi Girl Freed from IS in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-13 08:51
She has forgotten her mother tongue MOSUL — As the Iraqi troops are further closing in on the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, a young Kurdish Yezidi girl who was abducted by the militants back in 2014 in Sinjar was rescued last night in a district of the ci ...

Unknown Gunmen Kill 2 IS Militants in Hawija
BAS News - 2017-03-12 20:10
LEEDS — Unidentified Gunmen killed two Islamic State (IS) militants in central Hawija, a security source in the province of Kirkuk said on Sunday. The source who spoke to al-Sumaria News on condition of anonymity said that a group of unidentified gunmen ...

Mass Grave Discovered in Northern Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-12 19:46
The grave is believed to be containing Speicher victims ISTANBUL — A mass grave containing a number of victims of a mass killing of over 1,500 Shi’ite Iraqi Air Force cadets by the Islamic State (IS) militants was uncovered by the Iraqi authorities on Su ...

Iraqi general says 30 percent of west Mosul recaptured from Islamic State
Reuters - 2017-03-12 12:54
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have retaken around 30 percent of west Mosul from Islamic State militants, a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Sunday, as soldiers pushed into more districts. ...

Policeman killed in checkpoint attack in southern Tunisia - officials
Reuters - 2017-03-12 12:54
TUNIS (Reuters) - Islamist militants attacked a checkpoint in a town in southwest Tunisia early on Sunday, killing a policeman and wounding three others, security officials said. ...

Kurdish security forces discover IS hideaway
KurdPress - 2017-03-12 12:22
Kurdish security forces in Kurdistan Region announced on Saturday, March 11, that they found a plastic dwelling suspected to be hideaway belonging to Islamic State (IS) militants in the area of Bazian, west of the city of Sulaimani. ...

Another Mass Grave Near Mosul, Discovered by Iraqi Forces
Waar Media - 2017-03-12 11:14
WAAR-DUHOK: The government-backed Shi’ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi said on Saturday that their militants have discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of approximately 500 prisoners executed by the Islamic State (ISIS) in Badush prison near the north ...

Iraqi Forces Repel IS Attack on Tal Afar Airport, Kill 18 Militants
BAS News - 2017-03-12 10:57
Three militants were also captured MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) militants carried out late on Saturday a fierce attack on Tal Afar airport, 70 km south of Mosul, where they were repelled by the Iraqi forces stationed in the area. Colonel Khudhair Salih ...

Trails of destruction in newly liberated west Mosul neighborhoods
Rûdaw - 2017-03-12 04:19
ISIS militants are putting up stiff resistance ...

Iraqi Forces Repulse IS Attack in Sharqat District
BAS News - 2017-03-12 01:07
LEEDS — Iraqi forces managed to repulse an attack launched by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the western side of Sharqat District, killing 15 of them, a local source said on Saturday. The source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on Saturday said that the ...

Iraq Could Refuse UN Help Over IS Crimes Investigation
BAS News - 2017-03-12 01:07
LEEDS — The United Kingdom is currently going through a process of drafting a UN Security Council resolution aiming to establish rules for an investigation and prosecution of IS militants based on the crimes committed by them, Reuters reported. The proce ...

Iraqi Forces Discover Mass Grave Near Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-11 22:29
LEADS — The government-backed Shi'ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi said on Saturday that their militants have discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of approximately 500 prisoners executed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Badush prison near the n ...

U.N. accuses Turkey of ‘serious’ abuses, killings in Kurdish region
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
GENEVA,— The UN on Friday accused Turkish security forces of committing serious abuses during operations against Kurdish militants in Turkish Kurdistan (southeast Turkey) after a regional ceasefire collapsed in July 2015. A report from the United Nations ...

Turkey slams ‘biased’ UN report alleging Kurd abuses
E-Kurd - 2017-03-11 21:49
GENEVA,— Turkey condemned on Friday a UN report as “biased” after it accused Turkish security forces of committing serious abuses during operations against Kurdish militants in the nation’s southeast after a ceasefire collapsed in July 2015. The report f ...

Debates and Tensions Follow UNSC Session on IS Chemical Attack
BAS News - 2017-03-11 16:27
ISTANBUL — Tensions followed UN Security Council's closed session concerning the alleged use of chemical weapons by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's Mosul. The session convened at Russia’s intitiative on Friday. It followed reports by the the Inter ...

UN report: Turkey guilty of ‘serious’ abuses in Kurdish region
Rojikurd - 2017-03-11 00:06
The UN’s human rights office released a report on Friday accusing Ankara of serious human rights violations during operations targeting Kurdish militants. The report, which based its findings on “remote monitoring,” focused on”massive destruction, killing ...

Iraq says 'no evidence' of chemical weapons attacks in Mosul
Reuters - 2017-03-10 21:58
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraqi U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said on Friday there was "no evidence" that Islamic State had used chemical weapons in Mosul, where the militants are fighting off an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi forces. ...

Iraqi Forces Recapture Amle District South-West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-10 21:56
MOSUL — The Iraqi government forces liberated the district of Amle in southwest Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) militants, a local media reported on Friday. Iraqi forces have managed to liberate the district of Amle southwest Mosul, Al Masdar online ne ...

Tunnels under ancient Mosul mosque show Islamic State's focus on loot
Reuters - 2017-03-10 16:16
MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Extensive excavations by Islamic State militants under Mosul's ancient Mosque of Jonah show they took care to preserve artifacts for loot, a local archaeologist said, in sharp contrast to their public desecration of antiquities. ...

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