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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 ...

Yezidi Girl Held by Mosul Family Freed

BAS News - 2017-08-10 15:57
ERBIL— A 16-year-old Yezidi girl who was held by a family in the right bank of Mosul was freed on Thursday, said an official. The girl, local to Kojo village near Sinjar, reunited with her family right away after she was rescued, Barakat Shamo, a Yezidi ...

Canada to Send Police Officers to Iraq’s Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-10 10:32
ERBIL — To ensure “stability in the region”, Canada has decided to send up to 20 police officers to Iraq’s Mosul after its liberation from Islamic State (IS). According to a press release by the Canadian government, the police officers will begin arrivin ...

US building military base in Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 10:07
The US is establishing a military base near Mosul, north of Iraq to boost its military presence in the region. ...

Iraqi Police Killed Senior IS Judge in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Federal Police forces killed a senior Islamic State (IS) judge in a raid in western Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday as the forces continue to clear the city from any remaining IS presence. Shaker Jawdat, chief at the Iraqi federal Police said ...

US Building Additional Military Base in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-09 16:58
ERBIL — The US is establishing a military base near Mosul, north of Iraq to boost its military presence in the region. According to Iraqi Lt. Col. Mahdi al-Khafaji who spoke to Anadolu Agency, the base is located in Zummar district of Nineveh province. “ ...

Barzani: Causes of Rise of IS in Iraq Must Be Uprooted

BAS News - 2017-08-09 11:54
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani said that after defeating the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul, the Iraqi government needs to deal with the factors that led to the emergence and growth of the organization. “We should not only deal with the o ...

Iraqi Forces Impose Curfew in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — Curfew has been imposed in Mosul's Old City following reports of an armed group of men hiding in tunnels and houses in the area, Iraqi Federal Police announced on Tuesday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Federal Police, the claims ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest IS Intelligence Official in Eastern Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:09
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces arrested a senior intelligence official of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the eastern areas of Mosul, a security source said on Tuesday. The source, who spoke to Shafaaq News on condition of anonymity, said that the Ira ...

Iraqi Army Continues Security Measures in Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi army will continue being responsible for security in the recently liberated city of Mosul until the local federal police forces restore their pre-Islamic State (IS) capabilities, a military spokesperson said on Monday. According to Brig ...

UNESCO Condemns Killing of Iraqi Journalists in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — UNESCO condemned on Monday the killing of two Iraqi journalists, whose bodies were discovered in a village south of Mosul last month. The UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, condemned the killing of the two journalists, saying such actions are ...

US Military Evacuates Spies Planted Within the IS Ranks

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — The US military has recently made an airdrop of troops, aiming to evacuate US spies, who have been planted within the Islamic State (IS) ranks in western Mosul, a military source was quoted saying. According to an unnamed Iraqi military source, w ...

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 ...

Sudanese IS Commander Killed Near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-05 21:24
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) chief of prisons in the so called Khayr Willayat was killed during a recent operation near Mosul, according to a report. A Sudanese website which monitors the extremist organizations stated on Saturday that Ali Abdulma'ruf, ...

Mass Grave Found in Mosul Market

BAS News - 2017-08-05 19:36
ERBIL— A mass grave containing the bodies of 30 people was discovered Saturday in a popular market in western Mosul. The people in the grave, which was found in Maash market, were all shot in the head by the Islamic State (IS) extremists, said Capt. Ahme ...

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 ...

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 ...

Old City of Mosul 100% Razed: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-03 17:59
ERBIL— The Old City of Mosul has been destroyed completely and over 70% of the right bank of Mosul has also been damaged in the course of war against the Islamic State (IS), said Mosul mayor. Abdulsattar Habo stated on Thursday the houses in the Old City ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 4

BAS News - 2017-08-03 15:52
After crossing the Syrian borders into Iraq and seizing control of Mosul, in north of the country, Islamic State (also referred to as IS, ISIS or Daesh) attacked Shingal (a town in Iraq's Kurdistan Region also called Sinjar), where most of the people liv ...

Two Civilians Die in Mosul House Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-02 19:10
ERBIL— A booby-trapped house in central Mosul exploded on Wednesday, killing two members of the same family and wounding a third. The Russian Sputnik news, citing an informed security officer from Mosul, reported that the Islamic State (IS) war remnant d ...

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 ...

From Raqqa, with a Christian Unit on the Front Lines of the Caliphate War

National Review - 2017-08-01 21:35
Raqqa, Syria — The coalition airstrikes lit up the night sky, perhaps a mile and a half away. The blast appears to be near the Old City, where ISIS is making its last stand, as it did in Mosul’s Old City weeks earlier. “Whatever’s there is important,” say ...

Two More Yezidi Girls Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-08-01 19:02
ERBIL— Two abducted Yezidi girls were rescued from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Mosul Tuesday. The four-year-old Shilan Faruq, from Nasri village of Sinjar was freed today, said Barakat Shamo, Yezidi representative at Nineveh Provincial Council. S ...

BCF Delivers Humanitarian Aid to West Mosul Residents

BAS News - 2017-07-31 15:20
The aid was offered by the Kuwaiti government MOSUL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) delivered the third batch of Kuwaiti humanitarian aid to west Mosul in two weeks. On Monday, BCF teams, in collaboration with the Kuwaiti state, delivered food parcels ...

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 ...

16 Mosul Employees Arrested for Links with IS

BAS News - 2017-07-30 21:09
ERBIL— Some 16 employees from Nineveh Municipality Directorate have been arrested for suspected links with the Islamic State (IS). Capt. Amir Wasiq, from Nineveh police service, told BasNews on Sunday that police has confirmed information about the compl ...

IS Mufti's Wife Burns Herself And Her Children Alive

BAS News - 2017-07-29 20:25
ERBIL— The wife of the Islamic State (IS) Mufti in Tal Afar (nearly 60km west of Mosul) killed herself and her three children on Saturday. An informed source from Nineveh province was cited in the Iraqi media reports as saying the women set herself and t ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi to Participate in Tel Afar Assault: Abadi

BAS News - 2017-07-29 17:04
ERBIL — The Shi’ite Arab militia of Hashd al-Shaabi, along with other Iraqi forces, will take part in the offensive to retake the city of Tel Afar in west of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Saturday. Addres ...

Nineveh Police Arrests 15 Lawyers for Collaborating with IS

BAS News - 2017-07-29 14:15
MOSUL — A source from Nineveh police announced that a number of lawyers were arrested in Nineveh province on charges of collaborating with members of the Islamic State (IS) in Mosul and assisting them in terrorist operations. Capt. Ahmad al-Obeidi from N ...

IS Cuts off Ears of 23 Own Jihadists

BAS News - 2017-07-27 17:19
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) Sharia court decided on Thursday to cut off the ears of 23 own jihadists for escaping the battlefield. Iraqi security sources from Mosul said that the court said the insurgents did not resist in the face of the military assa ...

HRW Urges US to Halt Military Support for Iraqi Army’s 16th Devision

BAS News - 2017-07-27 16:20
ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Thursday on the US government to suspend its military support to the Iraqi army’s 16th devision, saying the army has executed several dozen of prisoners in Mosul’s Old City and committed crimes. “The US governme ...

KRG Delivers Assistance to Christian Returnees in Telskuf

BAS News - 2017-07-27 11:15
The assistance was worth $100,000 ERBIL — KRG delivered assistance to the Christian returnees to Telskuf town, 30 km north of Mosul. Ismail Mohamad, head of the Board of Humanitarian Affairs in Duhok province, told BasNews that the board delivered on Wed ...

Story of Yezidi Child Survivors of the IS Hell - Part 3

BAS News - 2017-07-27 09:04
After crossing the Syrian borders into Iraq and seizing control of Mosul in north of the country, Islamic State, (also referred to as IS, ISIS, ISIL and Daesh), overrun Shingal — a town in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region also called Sinjar — where most of the po ...

At least 16 ISIS female jihadists detained in Mosul

Aranews - 2017-07-27 05:50
At least Sixteen jihadist women, including a 16-year-old German girl who ran away from home, have been arrested in Mosul as Iraqi forces re-captured the northern city from the Islamic State (ISIS). Three Iraqi intelligence officials told the Associated P ...

Three IS Fighters Found Dead in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-26 19:25
ERBIL— The bodies of three Islamic State (IS) members, who were shot in the head, were discovered in the west bank of Mosul, Iraqi Shafaq News reported. An informed security source was cited in the reports as saying the people were handcuffed behind thei ...

Committee Formed in Mosul for Documenting IS Crimes Against Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-07-26 19:25
The committee is gathering documents of IS crimes against Yezidis MOSUL — A committee has been established in Mosul, in a bid to document the crimes committed by the Islamic State (IS) against the Yezidi abductees in the city. Gulistan Hasan, a member of ...

Iraqi Officers Involved in Smuggling IS Leaders Under Investigation

BAS News - 2017-07-26 14:13
ERBIL — After the battle in Mosul came to an end, cases of corruption that accompanied the course of the offensive are beginning to unfold. Iraqi officials have revealed that nine senior officers of the Iraqi army and federal police, and at least 30 sold ...

German Mother and Daughter Among Captured IS Members in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-26 13:27
ERBIL — Following the media reports revealing the capture of several foreign elements of the Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq, German newspaper Die Welt related that two of them are mother and daughter, both German citizens, who had joined the extremi ...

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 ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Attempting to Appoint Own Mayor for Sinjar: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-25 13:10
SINJAR — The Iraqi Shi’ite paramilitaries known as Hashd al-Shaabi is attempting to appoint a mayor of their own in Sinjar, the Kurdish Yezidi hometown in west of Mosul. Saido Chato, the head of Brotherhood and Coexistence Bloc in Nineveh provincial coun ...

KRG Pays Contractors for Public Service Projects in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-07-25 12:13
DUHOK — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has paid around 1 billion Iraqi dinars (equivalent to $800,000) to 69 contractors for public service projects in Sinjar, the Yezidi majority region in west of Mosul. Osman Yunis, deputy governor of Duhok provin ...

IS Moves Yezidi Abductees to Hawija, Southern Kirkuk: Official

BAS News - 2017-07-25 11:03
ERBIL — Before being completely defeated in Mosul, the Islamic State (IS) extremist group transferred a number of Kurdish Yezidi abductees to Hawija city in southern Kirkuk province. Barakat Shamo, the representative of Yezidis in Nineveh Provincial Coun ...

60 victims found in mass grave in Mosul

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 08:19
Nineveh Police forces have found a mass grave in Midan area in Mosul’s Old City district, containing 60 bodies of mostly former members of Nineveh security forces. ...

Mass Grave Containing 60 Victims Found in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-24 15:22
The victims are mostly former Nineveh security members MOSUL — Nineveh Police forces have found a mass grave in Midan area in Mosul’s Old City district, containing 60 bodies of mostly former members of Nineveh security forces. The security forces have fo ...

Islamic State loss of Mosul may presage greater victory in Iraq

Washington Times - 2017-07-24 15:20
The fight to drive Islamic State from Iraq will likely get tougher for Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-backed coalition supporting them, despite Baghdad securing one of the most important victories of the three-year war against the terrorist group. Th ...

10 IS Fleeing Members Killed near Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2017-07-23 18:07
ERBIL— While they were trying to flee to Syria, 10 Turkmen members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Sunday by the Iraqi forces southwest of Mosul. Lt. Col. Hussein Imad from Nineveh police service told BasNews that the extremists were moving from ...

IS Members Bribing Their Way Out of Mosul: Ex-Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2017-07-23 17:33
ERBIL— Several Islamic State (IS) members and commanders have been able to escape from Mosul by bribing the related officials or through fake IDs, said the former governor of Nineveh province. Athil al-Nujaifi issued a statement on Sunday saying the offe ...

Three IS Policewomen Arrested in Nineveh

BAS News - 2017-07-23 17:33
ERBIL— Three members of the female police service of the Islamic Service (IS), known as Diwan al-Hasba, were arrested on Sunday west of Mosul. Capt. Amir Wasq, from Nineveh police service, told BasNews that the women were arrested after they returned the ...

Iran Threatened with Fall of Mosul for Turning Back on Maliki: Nujaifi

BAS News - 2017-07-23 16:51
ERBIL— Former speaker to the Iraqi House of Representatives, Osama al-Nujaifi stated on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran threatened him with the fall and occupation of Mosul. In a televised interview with the Sky News Arabic, Nujaifi stated fou ...
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