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Iraqi Forces Liberate 12 Villages South of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-25 21:53
MOSUL — Iraqi government forces managed on Tuesday to liberate 12 villages from Islamic State (IS) in south of Mosul, north of the country, Iraqi War Media Cell said. According to an official statement, the remarkable territorial gains were made during a ...

Scores of Mosul's Besieged Residents Die of Starvation

BAS News - 2017-04-25 21:53
ERBIL- Due to lack of food, tens of residents of Mosul have died of hunger and many more are threatened by starvation in the battle zone of the right bank of Mosul, warned the head of human rights committee at the Iraqi House of Representatives. Addressi ...

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 ...

A walk through western Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-25 16:12
IRAQ, Mosul (Reuters) - Inside are tattered curtains, crumbling walls and torn up floors. Outside is a near ghost town. ...

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 ...

WHO Sends 15 More Ambulances to Mosul Frontlines

BAS News - 2017-04-24 23:53
SOFIA — Iraqi health authorities will be receiving 15 additional ambulances in order to improve the transportation from the frontline to the trauma stabilization points and hospitals, the United Nations World Health Organization said in a statement on Mo ...

US-led Coalition Conducted 31 Airstrikes Against IS on Sunday

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:05
The raids targeted areas in Mosul and Raqqa SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 31 airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), consisting of 97 engagements in both Syria and Iraq on Sunday, according to Operation Inherent Resolve’s (OIR) latest report. ...

Coalition Jets Hit IS Gathering in Mosul, Kill 11 Jihadists

BAS News - 2017-04-24 22:05
SOFIA — US-led coalition warplanes managed to kill 11 Islamic State (IS) members in western Mosul on Monday, a military officer said. Air Force officer Maen Abdullah who spoke to Anadolu Agency on Monday said that a coalition F-16 fighter jet managed to ...

Iraqi Forces Rescue a Group of Children Held by IS in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-24 15:56
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces liberated a group of children who were detained by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the district of al-Zanjili, a source said on Monday. According to the source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, the ...

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 ...

Yezidi Girl Freed from IS Grip

BAS News - 2017-04-23 21:43
ERBIL— An abducted Yezidi girl from the Solagh district of Mosul was freed on Sunday, according to Baba Sheikh's (the head of the Yezidi Spiritual Council) son. On his Facebook account, Hadi Baba Sheikh announced that Husena Hussein Shamo has been freed ...

Hundreds flee Mosul fighting as others return to liberated areas

Reuters - 2017-04-23 16:13
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Heavy two-way traffic of carts carrying children, clothes, and the elderly crowded the main Baghdad-Mosul road on Sunday as hundreds of Iraqis fled heavy fighting or made their way back to areas liberated from Islamic State. ...

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 Forces Recaptured 63 West Mosul Districts Since February

BAS News - 2017-04-22 21:27
SOFIA — The Iraqi Federal Police announced on Friday that since the start of the operations for liberating western Mosul, the forces have managed to regain control in 63 areas and kill 20 Islamic State (IS) leaders. According to Lt. General Shaker Jawdat ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Ready to Liberate Tal Afar, West of Mosul: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-04-22 20:03
MOSUL — The government-backed Shi'ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi is now fully ready to liberate the city of Tal Afar, and are waiting for the decision of the General Command of the Armed Forces, said the spokesperson of the militia. According to the Spokesp ...

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 ...

Official Refutes Yezidi Girl's Liberation by Iraqi Forces

BAS News - 2017-04-21 13:30
He says it took nine days for his office to free the little girl ERBIL— The reports which claim the Iraqi police has freed a Yezidi girl under the Islamic State (IS) control in Mosul are baseless, said the chief for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Opens Tens of Offices in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-21 00:13
ERBIL — As part of the Mosul operation, the Iraqi Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi have entered the predominantly-Sunni city in north of Iraq and opened dozens of offices which locals consider as a threat. According to the information BasNews has obta ...

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 ...

Resentment festers in Mosul: just ask Saddam Hussein

Reuters - 2017-04-20 21:44
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - If you want to hear the resentment people of Mosul feel now that Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State out of most of the city, you should talk to Saddam Hussein. ...

In Army Uniforms Shi'ite Forces Establish Their Offices in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-20 19:58
Military expert says Hashd militias enforce Iran's agenda for Shi'ite Crescent ERBIL— In the liberated areas of the mainly Sunni city of Mosul, the extremist groups of the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces have opened a number of offices which a milita ...

IS Chemical Weapons Chief Killed by Iraqi Artillery Fire

BAS News - 2017-04-20 18:21
Four more IS chiefs were killed in Western Mosul ERBIL— Five chiefs of the Islamic State (IS) organization have been killed west of Mosul, an Iraqi Federal Police commander confirmed on Thursday. Federal Police forces shelled a headquarter of the organiz ...

German FM Sigmar Gabriel Arrives in Bashiq, Northeast Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-20 15:06
BASHIQ — Following his meeting with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in Erbil on Thursday, Sigmar Gabriel, the German vice-chancellor and foreign minister, arrived in Bashiq town, 12 km north-east of Mosul. The German foreign minister is expecte ...

IS Chemical Attack Has No Impact on Iraqi Forces in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-20 00:33
SOFIA — A chemical attack conducted by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul against the Iraqi Security forces in the area has not resulted in any actual impact on the forces or the US advisers traveling with them. Commanding General Joseph M ...

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 ...

Abadi Visits Liberated Areas of Mosul to Review Developments

BAS News - 2017-04-19 21:16
SOFIA — The Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, arrived in the city of Mosul on Wednesday to meet with military officials in the city and discuss the latest developments following the liberation of most of the city. The Prime Minister’s media office ...

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 ...

For Mosul, Baghdad to Import Electricity from Erbil

BAS News - 2017-04-19 17:05
ERBIL — Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity is looking to the Kurdistan Region to supply Mosul and its surrounding areas with electricity. The Iraqi Minister of Electricity, Qasim al-Fahdawi, travelled to Erbil to discuss the matter with Mass Group Holding, a ...

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 ...

At Least 16 Civilians Dead by Car-bomb Attack in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-19 01:03
SOFIA — At least 16 civilians were killed in a car-bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul on Tuesday, according to an Iraqi military source. Captain Khader al-Asadi of the Iraqi Army told Anadolu Agency that an IS suicide bomb ...

New Pontoon Bridge Built in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
ISTANBUL — A new pontoon bridge built by the Iraqi army in Mosul was opened today. Due to damages caused by the international coalition forces, the four permanent bridges over the Tigris river had been rendered unusable. Pontoon bridges were built to all ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Health Dept. Office, Kill Russian Militant

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
ISTANBUL — A Russian member of the Islamic State (IS) was killed by the Iraqi police forces in western Mosul. The man known as Abu Hajir al-Rusi was killed by the Iraqi forces in a rocket attack in the al-Thawra district. In a nearby district of al-Farou ...

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-18 17:07
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi's army has built a new pontoon bridge over the Tigris river south of Mosul, after flooding had blocked all crossing points, opening an escape route for families fleeing fighting between government forces and Islamic State. ...

Report of IS Chemical Attacks on Peshmerga Ready for UN

BAS News - 2017-04-18 16:17
Peshmerga commander says the chemical weapons were made in Mosul ERBIL— The detailed report of the chemical attacks conducted by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists against the Peshmerga forces is ready to be handed to the UN and the US, according to a Pesh ...

Over 160,000 New Mosul IDPs Arrived in Kurdistan since October 2017

BAS News - 2017-04-17 23:48
ERBIL — Since the beginning of the Mosul operation on 17th October last year, nearly 164,000 new IDPs have arrived in Kurdistan Region, mostly settled in Erbil or Duhok provinces, said the Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC). “Nearly 10,000 people are ...

Three Senior IS Officials Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-17 18:53
The Iraqi nationals were killed in different locations ERBIL— Three senior Islamic State (IS) officials have been killed on the right bank of Mosul since Sunday evening during the airstrikes and clashes with the Iraqi forces, Iraqi media reported. The IS ...

75% of West Mosul Under Iraqi Forces' Control

BAS News - 2017-04-17 17:55
Hundreds of civilians have died over the past weeks in airstrikes MOSUL — Hundreds of civilians have been killed over the past weeks as a result of airstrikes by the US-led international anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition forces in Mosul, according to the ...

Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month

Reuters - 2017-04-17 13:27
MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces gained fresh ground in door-to-door fighting in the Old City of Mosul, a military spokesman said on Monday, as the U.S.-backed offensive to capture Islamic State's de facto capital in Iraq entered its seventh m ...

Pontoon Bridges Over Tigris River in Mosul Unusable

BAS News - 2017-04-16 20:26
People are crossing the river by boats ISTANBUL — Mosul’s permanent bridges over the Tigris river having been damaged by the international coalition forces, two temporary bridges built in their place are now also rendered unusable due to the latest flood ...

Flooding cuts off aid supplies, escape route from west Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-16 18:39
THIBANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Flooding has made all bridges across the Tigris in and out of western Mosul impassable, cutting off aid supplies and escape routes for people fleeing the Islamic State-held part of the Iraqi city. ...

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 ...
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