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28 IS Militants Killed in Nineveh Strikes

BAS News - 2017-04-28 19:38
A weapon cache was also destroyed ERBIL— Nineveh Operation Command conducted three airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) targets in Tal Afar and Qayrawan towns near Mosul, killing 28 militants. Iraqi War Media Cell said in Qadesiyah neighborhood of Tal A ...

Friendly fire may have killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan - Pentagon

Reuters - 2017-04-28 19:37
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. special forces troops killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday may have been struck by friendly fire in an operation targeting the emir of Islamic State militants in Afghanistan, a Pentagon spokesman said on Friday. ...

A Number of Southern Tabqa Neighborhoods Recaptured by SDF

BAS News - 2017-04-28 16:05
ISTANBUL — Multiple neighborhoods of Tabqa have been recaptured from Islamic Sate (IS) militants by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday, according to their latest statement. The SDF have taken the southern neighborhoods of Nababila and Zahra on ...

Coalition, Iraqi Forces Kill 27 IS Militants, Including Commanders

BAS News - 2017-04-27 22:09
MOSUL — US-led coalition warplanes and the Iraqi army on Thursday killed at least 27 Islamic State (IS) insurgents in northern Iraq and damaged the group's facilities and military positions. According to military sources, the coalition jets heavily pound ...

Head of IS Intelligence in Kirkuk Captured

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
Two other prominent members of the group have also been arrested KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces have captured three Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk among which was the group’s head of IS Intelligence Affairs in the area. The insurgents were prio ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 63 IS Members in Kirkuk IDP Camps

BAS News - 2017-04-27 21:35
KIRKUK — During an operation on Thursday, Kurdish security forces captured 63 Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk who had sneaked into the camps disguising as civilian IDPs. The insurgents were located and captured in the IDP camps of Leylan 1, Leylan ...

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan: Pentagon

Reuters - 2017-04-27 16:54
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan overnight on Wednesday, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday. ...

Suspected U.S. drone strike targets Pakistani Taliban militants: sources

Reuters - 2017-04-27 15:21
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed several Pakistani Taliban militants in North Waziristan close to the Afghanistan border, one militant commander and intelligence sources said on Thursday, in a rare strike on Paki ...

Pope heads to Egypt with Christians in retreat across Middle East

Reuters - 2017-04-27 11:43
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis flies to Cairo on Friday, less than a month after church bombings killed 45 people in two Egyptian cities as part of a concerted campaign by Islamist militants to rid the Middle East of Christians. ...

4 IS Militants and One Iraqi Soldier Killed in Al-Mutaibaija, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-26 22:02
SALAHUDDIN — An airstrike killed four Islamic State (IS) militants in al-Mutaibaija area located on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces on Wednesday, said a commander of the Tigris Operations. Lieutenant General Mazhar al-Ezzawi said in a ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Taking Over Headquarters of Kurdish Parties in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-26 15:50
Hashd al-Shaabi has deployed forces in Sunni areas in Mosul MOSUL — The Shi'ite militia forces of Hashd al-Shaabi have begun taking over the headquarters of the Kurdish parties in Mosul after they were liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants. Far ...

IS Kills Scores of Jovial Women and Children in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-25 20:59
The militants deceived the cheerful victims ERBIL— A big number of women and children in Mosul's Old City were shot dead by the Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday, according to Iraqi War Media Cell. The source reported that the victims were deceived ...

Iraqi forces using siege and stealth to evict Islamic State from Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-25 09:07
MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are using siege and stealth tactics to drive Islamic State militants out of Mosul's Old City, an Iraqi general said, as his forces sought to minimize casualties among hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the cra ...

Two IS Militants Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:39
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces on Monday captured two Islamic State (IS) members in Kirkuk, one of whom was previously appointed as the group’s preacher in a village near Hawija, west of Kirkuk. Arrest warrants were issued for the two militants who had ...

IS Militants Capture Parts of Highway Between Rutba and Jordan

BAS News - 2017-04-24 17:34
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants took control over part of the highway between Iraq and neighboring Jordan, an Iraqi Federal police officer said on Monday. Police Captain Ahmed al-Duleimi said on Monday that IS militants have overrun part of the high ...

No Change in IS Presence in Qara Tapa after Three Years: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-24 17:34
ERBIL— The number of Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the town of Qara Tapa (Diyala province) has increased to the same level it was once when the militants entered the area for the first time in 2014, said the Peshmerga commander in Qara Tapa. Speaking t ...

IS Claims Killing 25 Iraqi Soldiers in Hamam Alil, South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-24 12:04
ERBIL – Islamic State (IS) militants known as Inghimasi and tasked with conducting hit-and-run operations targeted a number Iraqi military bases in Mosul. The insurgent group's website, Amaq Agency, claimed the suicide attacks against Iraqi troops near t ...

U.S. defense secretary in Afghanistan as U.S. looks to craft policy

Reuters - 2017-04-24 10:30
KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on Monday as President Donald Trump's administration looks to construct its strategy for the war-torn country, where resurgent Taliban militants continue to make gains. ...

IS Executes Large Number of Its Foreign Members in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-04-24 10:00
Local militants accuse the foreign ones of spying RAQQA — The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the international coalition, revealed on Sunday that they have received intelligence information indicating that the Islamic State (IS) has began to e ...

9 Iraqi Soldiers Killed, 7 Abducted by IS Militants in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-23 21:43
18 other Iraqi troops were injured ANBAR — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked on Sunday the Iraqi troops in Rutba town located in western Anbar province near the Syrian border, killing and injuring 18 soldiers, and abducting 7 others. A security sourc ...

Afghan Taliban's brazen attack eclipses Trump's 'mother of all bombs'

Reuters - 2017-04-23 21:06
KABUL (Reuters) - Eight days after the U.S. military dropped its largest ever conventional bomb on suspected Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, Taliban militants breached an army base in the north of the country and killed scores of local sold ...

Two Civilians Killed in Sinjar Blast

BAS News - 2017-04-23 18:14
One more was wounded ERBIL— An improvised explosive device (IED) planted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Sinjar, Nineveh province, detonated on Sunday, claiming the lives of two civilians. Speaking to BasNews, Khalil Shvan, media secretary of Pesh ...

To undermine women’s will, they sold them-4

ANHA - 2017-04-23 14:23
Kurdistan Democratic Party(KDP) militants have not supplied Yazidis with any arms to defend themselves, Daesh having seized Yazidi women, and aiming to undermine their will, Yazidis have been sold. ...

SDF Kills 30 IS Militants North of Raqqa, Makes Territorial Gains

BAS News - 2017-04-23 10:46
ERBIL — At least 30 militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during military confrontations with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who are closing in on IS’s proclaimed capital, Raqqa, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) Confirmed. Acc ...

Philippine troops kill three more militants on tourist island

Reuters - 2017-04-23 09:27
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine soldiers have killed three more Islamic State-linked militants on a resort island where they were hiding after a failed attempt to kidnap tourists, a military spokesman said on Sunday. ...

Mosul: Extremists Execute Dozens of Civilians for Refusing to Join IS

BAS News - 2017-04-23 00:32
MOSUL — At least 42 civilians in the past few days were executed by Islamic State (IS) militants for rejecting to join the extremist group in Mosul, Iraqi News cited a parliamentary source. With the noose being tightened around IS insurgents in the secon ...

Iraqi Troops Gain Further Ground in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-22 19:28
The army liberated another district in west Mosul MOSUL — The al-Sihha al-Thaniya district, located in western Mosul, has been recaptured from Islamic State (IS) militants. “The army’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) freed al-Sihha al-Thaniya district in ...

Over 400 Thousand People Displaced by Military Operations in Mosul: IOM

BAS News - 2017-04-22 18:44
MOSUL — The operation to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants has resulted in a cumulative total of nearly 434,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), according to the latest Emergecy Tracking Fact Sheet by the International Org ...

Iraqi Forces Foil Two IS Suicide Attacks in Baiji

BAS News - 2017-04-22 01:37
ISTANBUL — Two Islamic State (IS) militants on a suicide mission were killed in the city of Baiji, located about 170 km from Mosul, before they could realize their plan. The militants' target was the village of Malha, said Saad Nafous al-Hamad, commander ...

Five IS Militants Killed, Injured in South Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-21 22:37
US forces carried out a missile attack on IS positions near Daquq KIRKUK — US forces carried out a missile attack on Islamic State (IS) positions near the Daquq district of the Kirkuk province on Friday. The attack resulted in the death of two jihadists ...

Airstrike Kills Dozens of IS Militants West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:13
SOFIA — Dozens of Islamic State (IS) members were killed in an airstrike west of Mosul, which further destroyed four explosives plants belonging to the extremist group, the Iraqi Ministry of Defense's War Media Cell said on Thursday. According to a state ...

More IS Militants Surrendering to Peshmerga: Official

BAS News - 2017-04-20 23:45
KIRKUK — A growing number of Islamic State (IS) militants are surrendering to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk province as the group is approaching its end in Iraq, a local Kurdish security official said. Kirkuk Chief of Police, Sarhad Qadir, said more ...

Several Iraqi Soldiers Treated after IS Chemical Attack: US

BAS News - 2017-04-19 23:42
No Serious injuries with zero killed MOSUL — Following a chemical attack by Islamic State (IS) militants against the Iraqi army over the weekend, several soldiers required medical treatment, a US official said Wednesday. Major General Joseph Martin, the ...

U.S. trying to identify chemical agent used in Mosul attack: general

Reuters - 2017-04-19 21:45
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Islamic State militants used a chemical in an attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul over the weekend, and the agent has been sent for testing to try to identify it, the U.S. general commanding coalition ground forces in Iraq said on Wedne ...

Deminer Killed in Khazr Battlefield's Blast

BAS News - 2017-04-19 21:16
ERBIL— The explosion of a land mine on Wednesday left a member of demining team from the Mine Advisory Group (MAG) dead. The improvised explosive device (IED) which was planted by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Khazr battlefield near Mosul claimed t ...

Only 13 Neighborhoods of Mosul Left Under IS Control

BAS News - 2017-04-19 19:46
Islamic jihadists use hit and run tactics ERBIL— Islamic State (IS) organization now applies hit and run tactics in the battle of Mosul while only 13 neighborhoods are left under militants' authority, said an Iraqi army officer. Brig. Mohammed Abdali, an ...

Civilian Council Formed to Rule Over Raqqa After It's Liberated

BAS News - 2017-04-19 17:05
ISTANBUL — US-backed military forces in Syria announced that a newly formed civilian council is to govern the city of Raqqa after its liberation from Islamic State (IS) militants. Local officials have been setting up the council for about six months, sai ...

30% of Mosul's Old City Recaptured from IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-04-19 16:39
A third of the Old City neighborhood in west Mosul is under Iraqi forces' control MOSUL — A spokesperson for Iraq's Interior Ministry's Rapid Response Forces, Abdul-Amir al-Mohammadawi, said that the incursions inside the Old City are ongoing and that a ...

A Senior IS Security Official Along with 9 Militants Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-18 11:15
They were struck by the Global Coalition's air force ERBIL — Kurdistan Region's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) announced on Tuesday that a senior Islamic State (IS) security official was struck on Monday in south of Kirkuk. CTD reported on Tuesday th ...

Violence spikes in Indian Kashmir after videos inflame tension

Reuters - 2017-04-17 10:30
SRINAGAR, India/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Militants have stepped up attacks in Indian-ruled Kashmir and police warned officers not to go home, amid a spike in violence in the contested region, after the army allegedly tied a man to the front of a jeep as a hu ...

Iraqi Troops Drive Closer to Nuri Mosque in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-16 18:38
Another attack on IS militants was launched by the Iraqi forces on Sunday, a federal police official says MOSUL — The Iraqi forces are now approximately 200 meters deeper into the Old City neighborhood of western Mosul. Their aim is to get closer to the ...

Iraqi forces making new push toward Old City in Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-16 13:33
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched a new attack on Islamic State in Mosul's Old City on Sunday, military officials said, trying to break the stalemate in attempts to seize the militants' last stronghold. ...

IS Car Bomb Targets SDF As Forces Close in on Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-04-16 12:37
RAQQA — Islamic State (IS) militants have carried out an explosion against advancing Syrian Kurdish forces around Raqqa. The assault was carried out by a suicide bomber at the wheel of a vehicle packed with explosives in Tel Saman town, northern countrys ...

SDF forces enter Tabqa, kill 16 IS militants

KurdPress - 2017-04-16 12:09
The forces of Syria Defense forces entered, Saturday morning April 15, t northern city of Tabqa and are clashing with the militants of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS). ...

Kurdish militants kill guard in attack on Turkish politician: sources

Reuters - 2017-04-16 07:56
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish militants killed a guard in an attack on a vehicle carrying a district official from the ruling AK Party in southeast Turkey overnight, ahead of Sunday's referendum on introducing a presidential system, security sour ...

Islamic State Militants Use Chlorine-Filled Rocket in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-15 23:01
ISTANBUL — Islamic State militants employed chemicals in their attack against the Iraqi army on Friday, according to an Iraqi military officer who spoke with the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity. A chlorine-filled rocket was launched in a n ...

Coalition Airstrikes Kill Several IS Militants West Of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-04-15 22:20
SOFIA — US-led coalition destructed four vehicles belonging to the so-called Islamic State (IS), west of the province of Anbar, a security source said on Saturday. The source who spoke to al-Sumaria news on condition of anonymity said that the internatio ...

IS Wali of Baaj, West of Mosul, Killed in Internal Fight

BAS News - 2017-04-15 15:26
The coalition jets also struck a number of militants in west Mosul MOSUL — a number of Islamic State (IS) militants, including leaders, were eliminated during the Global Coalition's airstrikes and clashes between the Iraqi forces and the militants in wes ...

Clashes Erupt Between IS and Hashd Militias in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-04-15 12:51
IS militants have alarmed the Shi'ite militias, says official ERBIL— The movements by the Islamic State (IS) fighters have created concerns in the ranks of the Shi'ite Hash militias in Tuz Khurmatu, leading to clashes between the two parties, an official ...

KRG Compensates Wounded Peshmerga: MP

BAS News - 2017-04-15 01:27
France will provide free medical treatment to 22 Kurdish troops ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to compensate the Peshmerga fighters who were injured while fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, said Parliamentary Committee for Pe ...

Eastern Mosul Free of IS but Still in Disarray

BAS News - 2017-04-14 19:06
ISTANBUL — Though the operation to liberate Mosul has resulted in the successful removal of the Islamic State (IS) militants from the eastern half of the city, three months after its liberation, the city itself remains in complete disarray. Residents are ...

Coalition Jets Kill 12 IS Militants, Including Commanders

BAS News - 2017-04-14 16:34
MOSUL — The US-led coalition jets on Thursday killed two Islamic State (IS) commanders alongside several other jihadists in western Mosul, said Kurdistan Region’s Counter-Terrorism Directorate (CTD). Ali Khalaf and Ismail Younis al-Afari were both killed ...

West Mosul: Iraqi Forces Storm Al-Abar District, Kills 17 Militants

BAS News - 2017-04-13 18:32
Counter-terrorism forces also pushed into al-Tanak district in West Mosul MOSUL — Iraqi forces raided the district of al-Abar in west Mosul on Wednesday, and announced the liberation of nearly half of the district on Thursday, killing 17 Islamic State (I ...
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