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Kirkuk Should not Have the Same Future as Mosul

Lawk Ghafuri - 2017-10-22 21:01
Photo of Peshmerga statue in Kirkuk via Sputnik International By Lawk Ghafuri On 2014, Iraqi forces left Mosul and all the disputed areas without firing a single bullet against the so-called “Islamic State”, also known as “ISIS” and gave up on the areas ...

Del califato en Siria e Irak a la ciberguerra

Larazon - 2017-10-22 13:24
El primer grupo terrorista que intentó construir un Estado, el Estado Islámico, casi ha perdido su guerra territorial. Con la caída de la capital siria del califato, Raqa, y sin su base iraquí de Mosul, el Estado Islámico o Daesh ha quedado reducido a ce ...

Syrian Democratic Forces Liberate Raqqa

The Global Coalition - 2017-10-20 18:17
The Coalition congratulates our Syrian Democratic Forces partners on their announcement of the liberation of Raqqa, Syria, from Daesh occupation Oct. 20. Daesh's loss of Mosul and now Raqqah are turning points for the terrorist organization whose leaders ...

Erbil, Baghdad to Return to Pre-Mosul Agreement on Borders

BAS News - 2017-10-17 19:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government border will be redrawn in accordance to a previous agreement signed by Erbil and Baghdad prior to the launch of Mosul operation, the Peshmerga Ministry said. “According to the agreement for Mosul Operatio ...

Four continents. Six months. 130 million girls.

Malala - 2017-10-16 22:13
Before beginning university, Malala travelled to North America, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America on her #GirlPowerTrip. Malala at a camp for Mosul evacuees in Iraqi-Kurdistan. (Credit: Malin Fezehai for Malala Fund)Malala’s journey took her to ...

The Wild West is Back in Action

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:35
Prof. Jamal Ameen | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Since the creation of Iraq and forcefully linking Mosul Vilayet to it, all attempts by the Kurdistanis to secure a safe and decent way of living within its borders has failed with blood penalties paid every time ...

Kurdistan says Iraqi forces preparing major attack in oil-rich Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained Iraqi paramilitaries are “preparing a major attack” on Kurdish forces in the Kurdish-held oil-rich region of Kirkuk and near Mosul in northern Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Wed ...

Erbil Notifies US of Baghdad’s Intention to Attack Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-10-12 20:53
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry has notified US diplomatic mission of Baghdad’s military mobilisations against Kurds in south of Kirkuk and north of Mosul. The Peshmerga official held a meeting on Thursday with US Consul General in Erbil, K ...

Baghdad Issues a Decision Against Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 2017-10-11 15:39
Iraq has decided to move the government offices from Sinjar to Mosul ERBIL — The Iraqi government has decided to move the public institutions of Sinjar from the district to central Mosul, a move seen by the population of Sinjar as unlawful. Waisi Naif, h ...

Another Kurdish Yezidi Child Found After Surviving IS

BAS News - 2017-10-09 02:02
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces found on Sunday another Kurdish Yezidi child who has survived Islamic State (IS) slavery in the northern city of Mosul. Hashim Hishami, a security affairs expert posted the picture of a girl on his twitter account, saying th ...

KRG, Mosul Administration Facilitating Return of IDPs

BAS News - 2017-10-08 18:02
MOSUL — Deputy governor of Nineveh revealed that the local administration in Mosul has devised a plan in cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to facilitate the return of internally displaced persons (IDP) to their homes in post-Islami ...

UNDP: Mosul Is One of Biggest Stabilization Challenges

BAS News - 2017-10-08 14:35
300 projects are underway in Mosul MOSUL — At the request of Iraq, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has established the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) to help rapidly stabilize the areas liberated from the Islamic State (IS). “More t ...

Mosul Tribes Trying to Prevent Iraqi Polls in Their Areas

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:08
ERBIL— The Sunni Arab tribes of Nineveh province are striving to prevent the Iraqi general elections from taking place in their areas. Sheikh Muzahim al-Huwet, the spokesperson for the Arab tribes of Nineveh, told BasNews on Saturday that the tribes have ...

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 ...

BCF Delivers Assistance to 650 Displaced Children

BAS News - 2017-10-01 15:30
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered food assistance to hundreds of children of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Hasan Sham camps. BCF teams delivered formula milk to 650 children in Hasan Sham camp near Mosul, the foundation, whi ...

Two Kurdish Yezidi Children Found in Mosul Mosque After Surviving IS

BAS News - 2017-09-30 17:52
ERBIL — Two Kurdish Yezidi girls from Sinjar region were found overnight on Friday in Raqib Mosque in Mosul after they survived the Islamic State (IS) slavery. Nazha Hassan, 11, and Ibro Hassan 8, were found taking shelter inside the mosque before the pr ...

Shi'ite Militias Insult Christian Women at Checkpoint in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-09-28 11:06
ERBIL — The Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi hurled insults at a group of Christian women at a checkpoint in Hamdaniyah District in the north-east of Mosul on Wednesday. A local source from Hamdaniyah told BasNews that the Shi’ite militias stopped a g ...

Japan Grants UNHCR $4.5m to Assist Mosul IDPs

BAS News - 2017-09-19 16:39
BAGHDAD, (UNHCR) — The Government of Japan has announced emergency funding of $4.5 million dollars to support UNHCR’s humanitarian assistance for families affected by the Mosul crisis. The new funding will be targeted to help improve the daily living con ...

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 ...

Kurdistan’s BCF Delivers Aid to Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
MOSUL — The Kurdish humanitarian organisation, Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), delivered on Sunday a sizeable amount of supplies to the people in the newly liberated Mosul, northern Iraq. In their most recent campaign, the BCF, in cooperation with the ...

UNAMI: IS Terrorists Continue to Kill Despite Defeat on the Battlefield

BAS News - 2017-09-18 12:02
BAGHDAD (UNAMI) — The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has been informed of an explosion that killed a number of people, including members of the Popular Mobilization Units and civilians, in a village west of Mosul today. The explosion ...

Half of IS Families Detained in Mosul are Turkish: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL — Around a half of the hundreds of families held in a camp near Mosul for suspected links to the so-called Islamic State (IS) are Turkish nationals, said the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi. According to a statement made by the Iraqi PM, ma ...

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 ...

Canadian Special Forces to Assist Iraqis in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — Canadian special forces who assisted the Iraqi and Peshmerga troops in the battle of Mosul moved into Kirkuk for backing up the Iraqi forces in the offensive to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold of Hawija. The Iraqi military, Kurdi ...

8 Killed, 16 Injured in Explosion West of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
MOSUL — Eight people were killed and sixteen others were injured after an explosion at a school-based training camp for local militia near the city of Mosul, a local source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Sputnik on condition of ano ...

Barzani Foundation Delivers Clothing Assistance to Mosul IDPs

BAS News - 2017-09-13 15:28
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered clothing assistance to around 1,500 displaced families settled in Dibaga and Hasan Sham camps near Erbil. BCF teams delivered the clothes aid, provided by REDTAG, to 491 displaced families in Dibaga 1 ca ...

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 ...

17 Fleeing IS Fighters Killed in Peshmerga Ambush

BAS News - 2017-09-11 18:05
Two of them exploded themselves ERBIL— A group of foreign Islamic State (IS) fighters who tried to escape from Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul) to Syria were ambushed by Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and were all eliminated. The extremists tried to traverse P ...

3,000 Christians Families Return to Liberated Areas of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
MOSUL — Nearly 3,000 Iraqi Christian families have been repatriated since the liberation of the Nineveh Province from the so-called Islamic State (IS), a local official said on Sunday. According to Dureid Hekmat, advisor for the governor of Nineveh in re ...

Peshmerga Forces Ambush a Group of IS Militants, Kill 6

BAS News - 2017-09-08 20:10
ERBIL — A number of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Friday after they were ambushed by Peshmerga in northern Tel Afar, some 65 kilometres west of Mosul. Peshmerga commander Badirkhan Zebari confirmed to BasNews that six jihadists were gunned ...

174 IS Members from Turkey Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-08 19:19
ERBIL — A total of 174 Islamic State (IS) militants from Turkey have surrendered to the Joint Iraqi Forces and the Kurdish Peshmergas since the liberation of Mosul and its neighboring town of Tel Afar. Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) is in cl ...

Sold for $60: Yazidi children describe cruel life as IS slaves

Brenda Stoter - 2017-09-08 02:00
Publication: Middle East Eye DUHOK, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Umm and Abu Ahmed could not have children of their own. So when the middle-aged Sunni couple from Mosul heard the Islamic State (IS) group was selling Yazidi orphans, they decided to take one ...

Mass Grave of Peshmerga Troops Discovered near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-06 19:53
ERBIL— The bodies of three Peshmerga troops were found in a mass grave near Mosul on Wednesday. The troops were martyred during an Islamic State (IS) offensive against a Peshmerga post in Kaske district on August 2, 2014, said Omar Mohammed, the commande ...

More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi forces killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 50 suicide bombers during a major offensive to free Tal Afar area in west of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Saturday. “The IS total casualties in the blitzkrieg du ...

Duhok-Mosul Road to Reopen Soon

BAS News - 2017-09-04 18:49
ERBIL— The major road connecting the city of Duhok in the Kurdistan Region to Mosul will reopen for normal traffic soon, said a member of Duhok Provincial Council. The route will reopen after it was closed down for nearly three years, due to the Islamic ...

Arab IDPs Return to Peshmerga-held Areas in Zummar

BAS News - 2017-09-04 15:00
ERBIL — A number of displaced Arab families returned to their areas on western Tigris River in northwest of Mosul after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ordered the Peshmerga forces to facilitate their return. Arab families who were dislodged fr ...

Search for IS Suicide Bombers in Mosul Woods Underway

BAS News - 2017-09-02 14:13
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Saturday morning cordoned off the woodland area in Mosul, searching for two female suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) organization. The forces have prevented the civilians move into the area, after they received intelligen ...

Iraqi PM Declares Complete Victory over IS in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-31 15:32
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, released an official statement on Thursday to announce the conclusion of the battle against Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar district, northwest of Mosul. "I declare to you that resilient Tel Afar joined libera ...

Iraqi army says fighting near Tal Afar worse than Mosul

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi forces battling to retake the small town of al-’Ayadiya where militants fleeing Tal Afar have entrenched themselves, saying on Tuesday the fighting is “multiple times worse” than the battle for Mosul’s old city. Hundreds of battle-harde ...

Seven IS Militants Killed After Attempting to Flee Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-30 23:22
ERBIL — Seven Islamic State (IS) members were killed while trying to flee northwestern Mosul, a security source said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, seven IS militants attempted to escape north ...

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces Kill 225 IS Militants in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:57
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have killed 225 members of the Islamic State (IS) during the liberation of Tel Afar district, northwest of Mosul, a senior Iraqi military commander said. Iraqi counter-terrorism forces have killed 225 IS militants, ...

Peshmerga Kills 130 IS Militants Escaping Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:08
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga General Command has confirmed the killing of at least 130 Islamic State (IS) militants while trying to escape from Tel Afar to Syria. “After being defeated in Tel Afar and Ayaziya [districts in west of Mosul], the rem ...

IS Female Suicide Bomber Among IDPs Targets Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:08
TEL AFAR — A Peshmerga officer on Tuesday reported a suicide bombing targeting the Peshmerga forces near al-Ayyadiyah area of Tel Afar district, west of Mosul. The officer said a female Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber who had infiltrated herself into t ...

Six Yezidi and Christian Abductees in Tel Afar Freed

BAS News - 2017-08-28 17:19
ERBIL— Six abducted people were rescued on Monday in Ayaziyah district of Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul), an official told BasNews. One of the abductees was a Christian and the rest were Kurdish Yezidi women and girls, said Hussein Qaedi, the director of ...

Iraqi Security Forces Capture 50 IS Militants in a Tunnel in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 16:12
MOSUL — The Iraqi forces captured 50 Islamic State (IS) militants in Tel Afar during the mopping-up operations on Monday. Major Salam al-Khalaf from the Iraqi Army told BasNews on Monday that the joint security forces have begun the mopping-up operations ...

Mosul Crises Worst Than IS: Ex-Governor

BAS News - 2017-08-28 16:12
ERBIL — The crises which the northern Iraqi city of Mosul is suffering from are graver than the Islamic State (IS) which has already been militarily defeated, said the former governor of the province, Atheel al-Noujaifi. He explained that the Nineveh Pro ...

Central Tel Afar Fully in Hands of Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-08-28 14:40
MOSUL — Tel Afar district is fully in the hands of the Iraqi security forces, except for a few parts of al-Ayadiyya area, 11 km to the northwest of Tel Afar, which is still witnessing clashes. According to the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, central Tel ...

Three More Yezidi Women Freed in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
ERBIL— Amid the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar district, 65 km west of Mosul, three Kurdish Yezidi abductees, including a woman and two girls, were rescued in the district. Hussein Qaidi, director of Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

Iraqi Troops Discover IS Prison with Torture Rooms in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
TEL AFAR — Iraqi forces seized on Monday an Islamic State (IS) prison in Tel Afar, west of Mosul, containing torture rooms and drugs as well. Federal Police Chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat stated on Monday that the troops seized a prison of the IS ...

Yezidi Girl Rescued in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-27 19:14
ERBIL— A seven-year-old Yezidi girl who was held by a family in Mosul was freed on Sunday but her entire family is still in Islamic State (IS) captivity. The girl, Leyla, will soon be sent to her relatives in Duhok, said Barakat Shamo, the Yezidi represe ...

Iraqi War Media Cell Declares Complete Liberation of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-27 13:32
MOSUL — Iraqi War Media Cell, affiliate with the Joint Operations Command published a new map showing the complete liberation of Tel Afar city in western Nineveh province. The green color, which represents the liberated areas, covers the whole map of Tal ...

1,500 People from Tel Afar Displaced

BAS News - 2017-08-27 12:22
MOSUL — The Ministry of Displacement and Migration today received 1,500 displaced persons from Tel Afar district, west of Mosul, amid the liberation of the city. "The teams of the ministry’s Nineveh branch received today 1,500 displaced people from the v ...

Tel Afar Operation: 10,000 Civilian IDPs Registered by Government

BAS News - 2017-08-26 17:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Saturday it has registered 10,000 displaced civilians from the town of Tel Afar (located about 65 kilometers west of Mosul) after the start of the operation against the Islamic State (IS) in the area. According t ...

Barzani Suggests Separate Province Status for Mosul Plains: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-26 14:07
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has suggesting the formation of a separate provincial administration to include the areas of Mosul Plains, an official said. The region, located in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh, is home to mainly r ...

Iraqi Army Retakes Citadel Neighborhood in Centre of Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-26 14:07
70 percent of the district has been liberated from IS TAL AFAR — Iraqi forces have cleared 70 percent of Tal Afar district, 70 km west of Mosul, from the Islamic State (IS) militants, including its central citadel neighborhood, sources from the army said ...

Massive IS Suicide Attack against Peshmerga Foiled

BAS News - 2017-08-26 10:31
MOSUL — The largest Islamic State’s suicide attack against the Peshmerga forces in west of Mosul was foiled by the US-led Coalition’s air force on Friday, August 25. IS militants had planned to carry out a massive attack by over 30 suicide bombers agains ...

Iraqi Forces Discover 500 Corpses in Two Mass Graves in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-25 21:36
ERBIL — The remains of 500 prisoners executed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) back in 2014 were found in recently liberated Mosul, Iraqi military media reported on Friday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Ce ...

Difficult Battle Expected in IS-held Central Tel Afar: Coalition

BAS News - 2017-08-24 13:31
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition expects the battle for liberating Iraqi town of Tel Afar from Mosul to be difficult once the Iraqi ground troops reach the centre of the town, spokesperson Colonel Ryan Dillon said. Iraqi Prime Minister announced the launch o ...

Turkey and Iraq Discuss Turkish Military Camp Near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-23 22:39
ERBIL — Turkey and Iraq will discuss the future of Bashiqa military camp, located 30 kilometers northeast of Mosul, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday. During a joint press conference for the foreign minister of Turkey and his Ir ...

Two More Neighborhoods Freed in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 20:37
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Wednesday retook the control of two more neighborhoods in the center of the town of Tal Afar (70 km west of Mosul). Al-Kifah neighborhood in southern Tal Afar and al-Tanak in the eastern part of the town were liberated today, said ...
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