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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Israel strikes Hamas militants over rocket fire

Waar Media - 2017-08-09 12:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Israeli warplanes early Wednesday launched airstrikes on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket attack by militants in the coastal enclave. “A short while ago, a projectile hit an open region in the Ashkelon region. No injuri ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Syrian Democratic Forces capture more ground in Raqqa

Aranews - 2017-08-02 02:34
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Tuesday made new gains in the fight against ISIS militants in Raqqa city, advancing in two neighbourhoods. The SDF leadership said that advances continue in the neighbourhoods of Nazlah Shehada a ...

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 ...

“Azad Mineh Abdoli” Kurdish carrier was injured

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-08-01 01:16
The Kurdistan Human Rights Association has reportedly been severely injured by another Iranian Kurdish carrier in direct shootings by militants from the Islamic Republic of Iran in eastern Kurdistan and was transferred to Urmia health centers by local peo ...

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 ...

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 ...

ISIS militants fight back in Raqqa, hit SDF-held areas

Aranews - 2017-07-29 02:28
ARA News Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) stepped up their resistance against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the city of Raqqa, targeting areas recently lost to the SDF. The radical group attacked headquarters of the Kurdish ...

Turkey needs new Syria plan as CIA ends rebel support / Fehim Tastekin

KurdPress - 2017-07-29 02:16
US President Donald Trump’s recent decision to terminate a covert CIA program to train and equip Syrian opposition militants is generating multiple potential scenarios of the beginning of the end for Ankara’s plans in northern Syria, which included expand ...

ISIS kills four Kakai Kurds, kidnaps others southern Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-07-27 14:26
WAAR-DUHOK: A number of ISIS militants wearing Peshmerga clothing stormed a village near Daquq town in southern Kirkuk, killing several people. Early Thursday morning the militants had attacked the house of a Kakai Kurd in the village of Liheb resulting ...

IS Militants Kill 4 Kurdish Kakayis, Abduct 4 Others

BAS News - 2017-07-27 11:15
The militants attacked a Kakayi village in Kikruk KIRKUK — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a Kurdish Kakayi village in Daquq town of Kirkuk province. A local official from Daquq stated that the IS militants had managed to sneak into Shashayi villag ...

Syrian Democratic Forces advance in Raqqa, hit ISIS defences

Aranews - 2017-07-27 04:00
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday made new gains in the battle for Raqqa city after heavy clashes with Islamic State’s (ISIS) militants. The US-backed forces seized more ground in Raqqa city after hitting ISIS’s defences. ...

US-led coalition strikes last ISIS stronghold in Iraq’s Tel Afar

Aranews - 2017-07-27 01:42
ARA News The US-led coalition launched several airstrikes targeting ISIS’s hideouts in the district of Tel Afar in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh province, officials said on Sunday. More than 20 militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) were reportedly killed a ...

Three Bombed Houses Exploded in Sinjar, One Died

BAS News - 2017-07-26 19:39
ERBIL— Three houses in Gr Uzair parish of Sinjar which were booby-trapped by the Islamic State (IS) militants exploded on Wednesday, leaving one civilian dead. Khayri Ziban, a member of Sinjar local council, told BasNews that the three houses were next t ...

Four Iraqi Policemen Killed in IS Attack on Mosul Market

BAS News - 2017-07-25 19:38
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants on Tuesday assaulted the Iraqi security force who were stationed in a local market in central Mosul, killing four policemen. Col. Amir Watheq of Nineveh police service told BasNews that the militants gunned down th ...

IS Burns 10 Own Members, Including Non Iraqis, in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-25 16:10
They had attempted to abandon IS TEL AFAR — The Islamic State (IS) militants burned on Tuesday 10 members of the organization, including four Syrians and one Saudi, in central Tel Afar district, 70 km northwest of Mosul. Brigadier General Mohammed al-Jub ...

[IN PICTURES]: IS Armoured VBIEDs Confiscated in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-25 14:46
MOSUL — the Islamic State (IS) militants developed civilian vehicles into precision-guided munitions and vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs). The militants largely relied on these suicide car bombs when the US-led coalition and Iraqi forc ...

45% of Raqqa city liberated, operations ongoing: SDF

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported on Monday that 45 per cent of Raqqa city has been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants since the launch of a major operation to retake the city from the radical group last month. ...

Conflicts Between Shi’ite, Sunni Militias in Mosul on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:58
MOSUL — As the Mosul was announced fully liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants after three years, conflicts between various Iraqi militia forces present in the city is on the rise. Earlier on 21st July, military confrontations broke out between ...

Several IS Insurgents killed in Southwest Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-07-22 14:13
KIRKUK — The US-led coalition warplanes bombarded on Friday military positions belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Kirkuk province, killing and injuring a number of jihadists. Peshmerga command on the frontline said in a press r ...

SDF cleared 30 percent of Raqqa: Brett McGurk

KurdPress - 2017-07-22 11:11
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have cleared 30 percent of Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) militants in the last week, the U.S. special envoy said. ...

IS Starts Emptying Prisons in Tel Afar for Epidemic Spread

BAS News - 2017-07-21 23:29
IZMIR — The Islamic State (IS) has started emptying some of its prisons in the town of Tel Afar, due to an epidemic spread, a local source said on Friday. According to the source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, the IS militants i ...

Mosul Victory Not Possible Without Peshmerga: Iraqi Envoy to US

BAS News - 2017-07-21 19:50
ERBIL — Iraq’s Ambassador to the US, Farid Yassin, has said that the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) militants would have not been achieved without the vital role of Kurdish Peshmerga forces. “The great victory [Mosul liberation] would no ...

Syrian, Lebanese troops join Hezbollah in major ground offensive

Waar Media - 2017-07-21 14:39
WAAR-DUHOK: The Syrian army and members of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the years-long presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries. The offensive was widel ...

250 Iraqi Families Remain Held by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-20 23:49
IZMIR — Around 250 Iraqi families remain held by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul's Old City, Turkish media reported. Lieutenant General, Haider Ali al-Shemari, of the Iraqi elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), told Anadolu Agency on Thursday ...

[IN PICTURES]: IS Suspects Huddled Together in a Prison Near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-20 15:28
ERBIL — Newly released photos reveal violations of the Iraqi army in dealing with the Islamic State (IS) suspects and other detainees in prisons near Mosul. A large number of suspected IS militants are being held in a cramped jail in Mosul amid claims th ...

Fighter Jets Pound IS Weapons Cache in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-20 11:41
ERBIL — Iraqi fighter jets bombarded on Thursday a weapons cache in Tel Afar belonging to the Islamic State (IS) militants. Iraq’s War Media Cell (WMC) said in a press release that the warplanes also pounded two other IS bases near the town, killing at l ...

Four Peshmerga Detainees Found in IS Prison in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-20 10:48
ERBIL — A Kurdish official announced the liberation of four Peshmerga detainees held by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. Ismat Rajab, head of Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP) branch office in Mosul, stated that the Iraqi troops discovered on ...

IS Commanders Seek Smugglers' Assistance to Flee Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-19 19:40
ERBIL— While the Iraqi forces are preparing to launch the operation to free Tal Afar, Nineveh province, the besieged Islamic State (IS) militants and their foreign and Iraqi commanders are trying to flee the district. Col. Khaled Jiwari from Nineveh poli ...

IS Mufti Urges Non-Iraqi Arab Militants to Migrate to Egypt and Palestine

BAS News - 2017-07-18 11:51
TEL AFAR — After most of the Islamic State (IS) non-Iraqi Arab insurgents fled Mosul and moved to Tel Afar city in southern Nineveh province, the mufti of the extremist group in the city has reportedly called on them to head towards Egypt and Palestine. ...

Iraqi Warplanes Kill 30 IS Militants in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-18 00:06
ERBIL — Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) warplanes killed more than 30 Islamic State (IS) militants in a series of airstrikes in the town of Tel Afar, west of Mosul on Monday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Cell, the fi ...

Mosul: Families of IS Militants Threatened with Revenge

BAS News - 2017-07-17 16:10
MOSUL — After the city of Mosul was pronounced liberated from the Islamic State (IS), the IDPs began to return home and rebuild their ruined lives but the relatives of the IS extremists are being threatened with retaliation if they return to their areas. ...

17 Turkish soldiers injured in PKK attack in Hakkari

KurdPress - 2017-07-17 13:16
Seventeen Turkish soldiers were injured when Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants detonated a bomb as a military vehicle was passing by in the Yuksekova district of Hakkari province on Monday. ...

IS Militants Raid a Village in Diyala, Kill a Woman

BAS News - 2017-07-17 11:20
They attempted to abduct two civilians DIYALA — Islamic State (IS) militants attempted to abduct two individuals last night and killed their mother in Gulala district of Khanaqin city in Diyala province, an official said on Monday. Sheikh Yaqoob Lihebi, ...

Over 500 Iraqi Children Killed, Injured in First Half of 2017

BAS News - 2017-07-17 00:27
ERBIL — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that 506 children were killed or injured during the military conflicts between the Iraqi army and Islamic State (IS) militants during the first half of 2017. The Chief of Field Operation at ...

IS Executes 12 Commanders over Escaping Fight in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-07-16 20:57
MOSUL — the Islamic State (IS) militants in Tel Afar executed 12 of their commanders, as a punishment for trying to flee the area, a local source said on Sunday. According to the source, the IS front in Tel Afar has collapsed after the group's defeat in ...

13 IS Militants Killed in Western Anbar Province

BAS News - 2017-07-16 14:38
ANBAR — 13 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed by a military operation of al-Jazeera Operations Command forces in Anbar province on Sunday, a source from the command said. "Intelligence information enabled the Iraqi army and al-Jazeera Operations to ...

30 IS Militants Killed in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-07-13 18:15
IS chief of checkpoints was also arrested ERBIL— The coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State (IS) militants in western Anbar province on Thursday, killing some 30 militants. Also today in a separate operation in Anbar the IS chief of checkpoints was ...

Pictures: Peshmerga Kills 17 IS Militants Northwest Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-12 12:39
MOSUL — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces managed to successfully foil an offensive of the Islamic State (IS) and eliminate 17 militants late on Tuesday in Rabia region in north-west of Mosul near the Syrian border. The IS militants attempted to attack t ...
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