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Two Dead in IS Rocket Attack in Diyala Province

BAS News - 2017-06-24 23:45
ERBIL — the Islamic State (IS) militants carried out overnight on Saturday a rocket attack on civilian-populated areas of Qara Tapa subdistrict of Diyala province which resulted in the death of two. Mohammed Fayiq, a local official in Tuz Khurmatu, confi ...

Less Then 200 IS Militants Remain in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-06-24 23:45
SOFIA — Less than 200 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in western Mosul's Old City, as the Iraqi forces prepare to storm the center of the district, according to a military source. Iraqi media cited a military source on Saturday, who has confirmed tha ...

Two IS Militants Surrender to Peshmerga in Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-24 16:32
Observers expect more IS militants to surrender KIRKUK — Two Islamic State (IS) militants surrendered to the Peshmerga forces on southern Kirkuk frontline on Saturday. A source from the southern Kikruk front stated that two IS militants surrendered to th ...

IS Executes Three Arab Shepherds in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-24 15:41
ERBIL— On Friday night Islamic State (IS) militants raided a district of Kirkuk province, abducting three shepherds from their homes who were later found dead. Police chief of Kirkuk districts, Brig. Sarhad Qader, wrote on his Facebook account on Saturda ...

Kurdish-led SDF enters two other districts in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 09:34
The fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) enter, after heavy clashes with the militants of the Islamic State (IS), into the city of Raqqa in the north. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 repels ISIS assault on Khurmatu-south Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-06-20 13:49
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdish Peshmerga forces defeated a widespread ISIS assault on their bases in the Zarga area of southern Khurmatu town, south of Kirkuk on Tuesday. In the confrontation, which lasted three hours, a number of ISIS militants and a Peshmerga sol ...

Severe clashes between PKK and Turkish army in eastern city of Hakkari

Kom News - 2017-06-20 13:00
At least one Turkish soldier has been killed and six wounded in an attack on a military convoy in eastern Turkey carried out by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants, local media reported Tuesday citing a source in the Turkish General Staff. The m ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Men Posing as IS Militants Attempt to Abduct an Official

BAS News - 2017-06-15 14:49
KHANAQEEN — A number of armed men belonging to the Iraqi paramilitary known as Hashd al-Shaabi attacked a village in Khanqeen district last night, attempting to abduct the headman of the village. Sheikh Jaafer Sheikh Mustafa, head of Kurdistan Democratic ...

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 ...

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 ...

Peshmerga repels ISIS attack southern of Kirkuk, kills seven militants

Waar Media - 2017-06-14 14:56
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State (ISIS) on Tuesday overnight attacked Peshmerga soldiers in Khurmatu area while attempting to cross the defense line, but were repelled by Kurdish forces. The attack took place at 11:00 am in Zarga Village located on the Khur ...

Dozens of IS Militants Return to Two Liberated Areas in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-14 12:07
Heavy clashes are ongoing between the militants and Iraqi security forces MOSUL — A police officer said Wednesday that dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants had infiltrated into the liberated areas of al-Dandan and Nabi al-Sheet in west Mosul. Capt. Ami ...

Iraqi Forces Pushing into Last IS Stronghold in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-12 14:30
23 IS militants were killed during the clashes inside Bab Sinjar area MOSUL — An officer from Nineveh Police reported on Monday that security forces stormed into Bab Sinjar area of the Old City, the Islamic State (IS) last stronghold in Mosul. "The feder ...

Fighting breaks out amongst Syrian rebels in city of al Bab

Reuters - 2017-06-12 03:07
AMMAN (Reuters) - Turkish-backed rebels fought each other on Sunday in the Syrian town of al Bab in the first bout of rebel fighting since they seized the town this year from Islamic State militants, rebels and witnesses said. ...

IS Abducts 60 Families in Shifa District, West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-11 15:39
MOSUL — the Islamic State (IS) militants abducted on Sunday 60 families from Shifa neighbourhood in west Mosul where fierce clashes are ongoing between the Iraqi forces and the the militants. Colonel Khudair Saleh, an officer from the Iraqi federal polic ...

PYD and IS Negotiating Withdrawal of Militants from Raqqa: Report

BAS News - 2017-06-11 13:46
ERBIL — Negotiations are under way between the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and an Islamic State (IS) delegation consisting of tribal leaders from Raqqa about handing over the city to PYD in return for providing the militants with a safe exit, ac ...

A Grave Containing 300 Corpses Found in Tikrit

BAS News - 2017-06-10 16:21
ERBIL — A mass grave has been found by Iraqi authorities. The grave, located in the city of Tikrit, about 230 km south of Mosul, contains approximately 300 corpses. The people were killed by Islamic State (IS) militants, according to Iraqi authorities, a ...

Kurdish-led SDF liberates first neighborhood in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-10 07:36
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated a neighborhood from Islamic State (IS) militants in the city of Raqqa, four days after the group launched an operation to liberate the city in the north of Syria. ...

Iraqi Jets Bomb IS Court in Hawija, Kill 17 Militants

BAS News - 2017-06-07 14:00
A prominent leader was killed in the air raid KIRKUK — Iraqi warplanes pounded the Islamic State (IS) Sharia Court in central Hawija city in southwestern Kirkuk province on late Tuesday, killing 17 IS militants. A security source reported that the warpla ...

IS Militants Control 4 Square Kilometers of Mosul: Commander

BAS News - 2017-06-06 16:03
MOSUL — Approximately four square kilometers of western Mosul is currently being controlled by Islamic State (IS) militants, a senior Commander in Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Monday. The CTS are waiting to be joined by the Federal Poli ...

Date of Advance into Raqqa's Border to be Announced on Tuesday: SDF

BAS News - 2017-06-05 23:02
ISTANBUL — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the operation to oust Islamic State (IS) militants out of Raqqa and its surrounding areas, will announce the date of the advance into the city’ ...

IS Militants Abduct Two Civilians in Iraq’s Diyala

BAS News - 2017-06-05 11:43
DIYALA — the Islamic State (IS) militants raided a village in Qaratapa town of Khanaqin district in Diyala province late on Sunday, abducting two civilians in the village. Ahmed Wahab, head of Qaratapa town, told BasNews that two people from Tapa village ...

Coalition Rejects Turkey’s Claim on Raqqa Operation

BAS News - 2017-06-04 23:13
ISTANBUL — Turkish claims that the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which are leading the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the operation to oust Islamic State (IS) militants from Raqqa and its vicinity, have began their advance into the city’s borders w ...

IS Shells Fleeing Civilians with Phosphorus Rockets in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-04 13:10
60 civilians have been reported killed MOSUL — the Islamic State (IS) militants have reportedly used phosphorus shells against the fleeing civilians in al-Shifa and al-Zanjili districts in northwestern Mosul, killing about 60 civilians. Major Ali Haidar ...

120 IS Militants Killed During Liberation of Sahha District in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-03 10:38
MOSUL — The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) announced the death of 120 Islamic State (IS) militants in al-Sahha district in west Mosul which was recaptured by the Iraqi forces on Friday. The CTS spokesperson Sabah al-Nu'man said that 120 IS extremi ...

Coalition’s Air Force Strikes IS Arms Depot in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-06-02 11:46
A number of IS militants were also killed in the airstrike KIRKUK — The air force of the International US-led Military Alliance against the Islamic State (IS), in coordination with Peshmerga intelligence teams, pounded last night an arms depot belonging ...

SDF Foil IS Attack, Kill 19 Jihadists

BAS News - 2017-06-02 08:50
ERBIL— Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Thursday defeated an attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants against al-Hurriyah Dam, west of Raqqa, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Friday. The Islamic jihadists launched the offensive against SDF strong ...

IS Left With Only 10 Square Kilometers in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-01 23:45
LEEDS — The Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul are currently in control of less than ten square kilometers of land, US-led coalition spokesperson said on Thursday. Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), said ...

Iraqi Forces Resume Push to Retake Last IS Strongholds in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-01 15:15
MOSUL — A source from the Iraqi federal police said on Thursday that security forces were advancing towards the center of Zanjili district with air support, killing more than 10 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers. Col. Khudair Saleh, ...

Russia Determined to Block All IS Attempts to Exit Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-06-01 14:31
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants’ attempts to exit from Syria’s Raqqa will be blocked, declared Russia, which has already rendered two such attempts unsuccessful. Russian forces will “continue to take all necessary measures to stop Islamic State u ...
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