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Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting IS militants

Washington Times - 2017-10-20 08:12
BEIRUT (AP) - A Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule. In a highly symbolic gesture, ...

Iraq’s Shia Militia Problem Always Felt a Lot Like 2007

WarIsBoring - 2017-10-18 18:48
In August 2014, Islamic State militants seemed poised to seize Amerli, a Shia Turkmen town in northern Iraq. Had they done so, there’s little question the result would have been mass slaughter—just like happened when the Islamists captured the Kurdish Yez ...

Rojhilat-Başûr crossings handed over to Popular Crowd

ANHA - 2017-10-18 14:26
NEWS DESK- The crossings between Başûr “South of Kurdistan” and Rojhilat ” East of Kurdistan “had been handed over to the militants of the Popular Crowd. After the attacks by the Iraqi army and the Popular Crowd on Başûr “South Kurdistan,” the Haji Omran ...

YBŞ commander: Our troops are stationed at their trenches

ANHA - 2017-10-17 15:44
The commander of Şengal Resistance Units (YBŞ) in Dijwar Faqeer pointed out that the militants of the Popular Crowd entered the areas controlled by Kurdistan Democratic Party’s Peshmerga, noting that their forces are stationed in their trenches, stressing ...

IS Militants Capture Two Villages in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-17 12:13
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) captured on Monday two villages, west of Kirkuk Province, following the conflict between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the province. The IS militants took advantage of the security gap made by the Iraqi forces assault on ...

Intrusion de militants kurdes au siège parisien de l'AFP

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-10-16 07:53
Un petit groupe d'une vingtaine de militants de la cause kurde ont occupé dimanche pendant plus d'une heure les locaux du siège parisien de l'AFP pour réclamer la libération d'Abdullah Öcalan, leader du PKK emprisonné depuis 1999 en Turquie. ...

Hashd al-Shabbi’s attack to Kurdistan or Iran’s attack?

Roji Kurd - 2017-10-15 00:06
Roji Kurd; Iraq’s Prime Minister Abadi and Iran-led Hashd al-Shabbi militants demand the surrender of all oil fields at Kirkuk, the transfer of the airport, a military base and all IS prisoners. They also demand that the Iraqi army be able to revert to al ...

100 IS Militants Surrender in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-10-14 17:47
ERBIL— As a US-led coalition is on the verge of taking the full control of Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State (IS) organization, around 100 members of the group have surrendered since Friday, according to a report by Reuters. The report also stated the ...

Two IS Militants Surrender to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-10-14 16:14
KIRKUK — Two insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) surrendered themselves to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in southern Kirkuk province, a source said. The jihadists are Arab nationals originally from Hawija, a Peshmerga commander confirmed to BasNews, wish ...

US-backed forces in Syria say ‘final’ battle for Raqqa is on

Washington Post - 2017-10-14 12:05
The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria said on Saturday that they are waging the “final” battle to uproot the extremists from the northern city of Raqqa, once the de facto capital of the militant group. ...

Peshmerga Forces Capture Dozens of IS Wives

BAS News - 2017-10-12 01:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces have captured dozens of wives of Islamic State (IS) militants while attempting to escape recent fighting between Iraqi army and the jihadist group south and southwest of Kirkuk, a Kurdish official confirmed. “I ...

Peshmerga Foils IS Attack South-west Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-09 13:02
IS militants attacked Peshmerga early Monday southwestern Kirkuk KIRKUK — Peshmerga forces managed to foil the offensive carried out by Islamic State (IS) extremists early Monday against Peshmerga on south-western Kirkuk’s front. Kamal Kirkuki, Peshmerga ...

IS Militants Attack Peshmerga South-West Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-09 12:19
Fierce clashes are ongoing between Peshmerga and IS KIRKUK — Islamic State (IS) extremists launched early on Monday an offensive against the Peshmerga forces on south-western Kirkuk front. Kamal Kirkuki, a Peshmerga commander of the front, told BasNews t ...

Efforts Underway to Extinguish Fire on Oil Fields in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-08 15:40
The IS militants set the oil fields on fire to block the Iraqi military's advance KIRKUK — Following the liberation of Hawija district from the Islamic State (IS), the fire crews have begun major efforts to put out the blaze set by the militants on the o ...

Mount Hamrin Cleared from IS

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:52
ERBIL— The Iraqi army with the support of the Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi were able to free the whole Mount Hamrin chain from the Islamic State (IS) militants. Gen. Abdulamir Yarallah, the commander of Hawija Operation, declared in a statem ...

Turkey backs Syrian rebels for "serious operation" in Idlib

Reuters - 2017-10-07 14:42
ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation, backed by Turkish forces from inside Turkey, in a northern Syrian province largely controlled by jihadist militants, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturda ...

Picture: Yezidi Child Found in Mosul Doesn’t Know Her Name, Parents

BAS News - 2017-10-07 13:24
She is living in an orphanage now ERBIL — A Kurdish Yezidi child who was abducted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar in 2014 has been found in Mosul, knowing neither her name nor her parents’. The Kurdish Yezidi representative in the Iraqi par ...

Coalition: Peshmerga Killed, Captured 1000 IS Militants Since August

BAS News - 2017-10-06 19:24
LODZ — The US-led Coalition revealed on Friday that Kurdish Peshmerga forces have killed or captured 1000 jihadists since the beginning of Tel Afar assault on 20th August. In response to BasNews, Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, a Spokesperson for Operation Inh ...

Iraqi Troops Reache Centre of Hawija, Pushing IS Back

BAS News - 2017-10-05 00:06
ERBIL — The Iraqi armed forces have managed to further push Islamic State (IS) militants back from their positions in the centre of strategic town of Hawija, some 55 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk province in northern Iraq. According to Iraq’s state TV, ...

Five Children Seriously Wounded in Sinjar Blast

BAS News - 2017-10-04 18:04
ERBIL— A mine planted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in a sub-district of Sinjar exploded on Wednesday, leaving behind five children wounded. Speaking to BasNews, Khalaf Qasm, a member of Sinjar local council, said the explosion occurred in Bare par ...

Turkey seeks to isolate Syria Idlib jihadists opposing truce

Reuters - 2017-10-03 18:11
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey is luring militants away from the jihadist alliance that controls Syria's northwestern Idlib province as a step toward implementing a deal to reduce violence there, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday. ...

IS Kidnaps Village Headman in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-10-03 18:09
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday night abducted a village headman and his son in the town of Qara Tapa (adjacent to the volatile town of Tuz Khutmatu) in Diyala province. The IS militants cordoned off Sayf Saad village at nearly 20.00 p. ...

Waves of IS Members from Hawija Surrendering to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-30 13:01
The IS militants and their families are fleeing Hawija in large numbers KIRKUK — After the operation to recapture Hawija district began, the Islamic State (IS) militants and their families are surrendering to Peshmerga forces in large numbers in southern ...

A Kurdish Journalist and film-maker killed by Isis militants in Syria

Roji Kurd - 2017-09-29 00:02
Mehmet Aksoy, Kurdish journalist and film-maker, from London, was working as a press officer for Kurdish forces in Raqqa when military base was attacked Roji Kurd: A Kurdish journalist and film-maker from London has been killed while working alongside Kur ...

557 IS Militants Killed in First Phase of Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-09-27 22:36
KIRKUK — Joint Iraqi forces have killed 557 Islamic State (IS) militants in the first phase of the operation for liberating Hawija district in southern Kirkuk Province, the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said on Wednesday. According to a stateme ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Forces in Three Areas in Ramadi, Anbar

BAS News - 2017-09-27 11:37
ANBAR — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked on Wednesday several positions held by Iraqi forces in Anbar Province, west of Baghdad. The militants managed to seize a few districts in Ramadi, the centre of Anbar, killing around 10 Iraqi soldiers and woun ...

Iraq Executes 42 IS Militants in Nasiriyah

BAS News - 2017-09-25 21:45
ERBIL — the Iraqi authorities executed 42 Islamic State (IS) militants, convicted of terrorism for killing members of the security forces and conducting deadly attacks in the country. The decision of the court to execute the 42 militants affiliated with ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Forces in Tuz Khurmatu, 9 Militants Killed

BAS News - 2017-09-24 10:09
TUZ KHURMATU — After the Islamic State (IS) militants attacked Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi troops in Tuz Khurmatu last night, the Iraqi jets pounded the positions of the militants. Head of Tuz Khurmatu District’s Media Department, Mohamed Fayaq, told BasNe ...

Shi’ite Militants Displace Sunnis West of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-24 01:43
ERBIL — Shi’ite militants from the Iraqi Hezbollah faction have raided the Sunni village of Makr al-Deeb in western Iraq, forcing villagers to flee to the desert, according to an Iraqi tribal member. Sheikh Jabbar al-Hamoud, an elderly member of a local ...

Three Die in House Blast in Sinjar Vicinity

BAS News - 2017-09-22 20:08
ERBIL- A house booby-trapped by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Gir Uzer district of Sinjar (Nineveh province) exploded on Friday evening, leaving three civilians dead. The IDPs return to their homes without making sure whether their houses are bombe ...

Over 90% of Raqqa Recaptured by SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2017-09-20 11:18
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have cleared 90% of the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State (IS) militants, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). “The battle of Raqqa nears to its end after the [Islamic] State retre ...

Detained Families of Foreign IS Militants Moved to a Mosul Military Base

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
MOSUL — The Iraqi security forces have reportedly moved over 1,000 family members of the foreign Islamic State (IS) insurgents from a camp to a military base in the north of Mosul. According to media reports, the total number of the detained individuals ...

Hawija: Leaflets Urge IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
KIRKUK — Thousands of leaflets have been dropped over the territories remaining under the control of Islamic State (IS) in southwest of Kirkuk, urging the jihadists to surrender. Kurdish Peshmerga Commander Kamal Kirkuki told BasNews that the leaflets al ...

Turkey sends more forces to Syrian border

KurdPress - 2017-09-18 08:46
Turkey deployed more forces to the border with Syria amid tension between Ankara and Washington over Kurdish militants in northern Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. ...

Les forces d'ocupació turques assassinen 3 militants del PKK

KurdisCat - 2017-09-17 20:08
Les Hêzên Parastina Gel (Forces de Defensa Popular, HPG) i Yekîneyên Jinên Azad ên Star (Unitats de Dones Lliures-Ishtar, YJA-Star) han informat de l'assassinat, per part de les forces d'ocupació turques d'Hasan Olca (Sadik Botan), Vedat Kilinç (Felat Ne ...

Iraqi Army Says 1,500 IS Militants Surrendered in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
Iraqi Air Force dropped thousands of leaflets on Hawija city ERBIL — Iraqi army said that 1,500 Islamic State (IS) militants surrendered to the Iraqi forces during the battle of Tel Afar district, west of Mosul. The Iraqi Air Force dropped leaflets on IS ...

More Than 30 IS Militants Killed in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
MOSUL — More than thirty members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in an operation in western Mosul, the pro-government paramilitary announced on Sunday. According to Ahmed Nasrallah, the deputy commander of the 13th Brigade of the Shi'ite Arab milit ...

IS attacks US military base in Makhmour

KurdPress - 2017-09-17 13:21
Four Islamic State (IS) militants launched a failed attack late Saturday night on a US military base in the Makhmour area in northern Iraq. ...

ISIS execute senior leader for fleeing Kirkuk stronghold

Waar Media - 2017-09-15 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State (ISIS) militants have executed a senior leader for attempting to flee the group’s stronghold in southwestern Kirkuk, a local source was quoted saying on Friday. Iraqi news website SNG quoted the source saying that the so-nicknam ...

IS Stranded Convoy Arrives in IS-held Areas in Deir Ezzor, Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-14 11:47
ERBIL — The busloads of the Islamic State (IS) militants and their families stranded in the Syrian desert finally arrived in the IS-held territories of Der Azzor Province in eastern Syria. The IS convoy that set out from Lebanon’s Qalamoun town on August ...

IS Seeking to Attack Peshmerga in Name of Shi'ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-09-13 15:57
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants are trying to turn Peshmerga and Shi'ite paramilitaries in the town of Hawija against each other, warned a Peshmerga commander on Wednesday. Speaking to BasNews, Kamal Kirkuki who commands Peshmerga forces in weste ...

Coalition Airstrikes Kill at Least 14 IS Militants in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-12 22:16
ERBIL — At least 14 Islamic State (IS) members were killed in a series of airstrikes carried out by a US-led coalition in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province, a local security source said on Tuesday. According to Khalid al-Numan, a police officer in Kirkuk, ...

80 IS Militants Killed in Northern Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-11 20:17
ERBIL— In a mopping up operation against the remaining Islamic State (IS) fighters in northern Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul), Iraqi forces eliminated 80 extremists, including 15 suicide-bombers. In a statement, Brig. Yahya Rasoul, the spokesperson for t ...
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