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Six Members of Yezidi Family Rescued from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-24 17:58
ERBIL— Six members of a Yezidi family were able to escape from the Islamic State (IS) dominated areas of Syria with the support of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s Office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, according to the director of the office. Fo ...

US Central Command Confirms Death of IS Finance Emir in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-24 14:37
ERBIL — US Central Command announced on Friday that Fawaz Muhammad Jubayr al-Rawi, a facilitator who handled millions of dollars for the Islamic State (IS), was killed in an airstrike on June 16 in Abu Kamal, Syria. Al-Rawi's financial network was target ...

Turkey won’t allow establishment of a state in northern Syria: Erdogan

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 12:37
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey will “never” allow the establishment of a state in northern Syria, criticizing the United States for cooperating with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG ...

Russian navy launches missile strikes at IS targets in Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-24 09:34
Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria's Hama province, destroying command posts and weapon and ammunition depots, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday, June 23. ...

British YPG fighters release statement on Grenfell disaster

Kom News - 2017-06-23 16:48
British fighters in the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria have released a video statement on the Grenfell Tower fire which authorities say killed 58 people as flames engulfed the building. Locals, however, claim the death toll is much high ...

Russian Warships, Sub Launch Cruise Missiles at ISIS Targets in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 14:08
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian Defense Ministry stated that Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria. Two Russian Navy warships and a submarine launched six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIS targets in Syria, t ...

Turkey and Russia to deploy in Syria’s Idlib: Erdogan spokesman

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 09:14
WAAR-DUHOK: Turkish and Russian personnel will be deployed in Syria’s northern Idlib region as part of a de-escalation agreement brokered by Russia last month, Turkish broadcasters quoted President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman as saying on Thursday. Ibrahi ...

Kazakh foreign minister denies talks on sending troops to Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-23 09:14
WAAR-DUHOK: . Kazakhstan has not been involved in any negotiations on the deployment of its servicemen in Syria, Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Friday. “Providing a platform for meetings of all parties concerned is our country’s practical c ...

Russian warning: US planes in W. Syria are targets

Roji Kurd - 2017-06-23 00:03
Roji kurd: Moscow Monday, June 19, issued a sharp warning to the United States over its operations in Syria: “Any aircraft, including planes and drones belonging to the international coalition operating west of the Euphrates River will be tracked by Russi ...

IS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Dead: Russia Foreign Ministry

BAS News - 2017-06-22 19:06
ERBIL— Russia’s Foreign Ministry stated on Thursday that it was “highly likely” that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the extremist group of Islamic State (ISIS), was killed in Syria in May. Quoting information provided by the Russian Defense Ministry ...

US tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish YPG forces

Waar Media - 2017-06-22 14:20
WAAR-DUHOK: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told his Turkish counterpart that weapons provided to the Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) in Syria would be taken back once Islamic State was defeated, Turkish defence ministry sources said on Thursday. ...

U.S. will continue its support to Syrian Kurds

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 12:09
Washington-based analyst Nicholas A. Heras, Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), told ARA News in reaction to recent remarks by U.S. former envoy to Syria Robert Ford that the US will keep supporting the Kurds in Syria. ...

Turkey sends military reinforcements into Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 10:11
The Turkish authorities on Wednesday sent new military reinforcements into northern Syria, including troops, vehicles and equipment, local sources reported. ...

US will betray Kurds: Former envoy to Syria

KurdPress - 2017-06-22 10:11
Robert Ford, who served as envoy to Syria under former U.S. President Barack Obama from 2011 through 2014, said that the US “will betray the Kurds” and would not defend them against Syrian government. ...

Daesh Areas of Influence – May 2017 Update

The Global Coalition - 2017-06-22 04:17
Between March 1st and May 31st, Daesh lost further territory in Iraq, as well as in Syria. The group have now lost 70% of the territory they controlled in Iraq in August 2014, and 51% in Syria, as they are continually defeated on the battlefield. ...

Australia to Resume Airstrikes on IS in Syria Soon

BAS News - 2017-06-22 01:21
ERBIL — Australia Defence chief said on Wednesday that his country will soon resume airstrikes on Islamic State (IS) positions in Syria as part of the US-led anti-IS efforts. "It won't be long before you start to see the operations again," Australian Def ...

Watch: PKK Sends Sinjar Youth to Raqqa Battle

BAS News - 2017-06-21 21:48
ERBIL — In the past 48 houses, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) sent tens of Kurdish youth from the Yezidi town of Sinjar, Nineveh province, to the war to liberate Raqqa, Syria. Informed sources told BasNews that the youth have been trained in a camp i ...

U.S. shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

Waar Media - 2017-06-21 12:04
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S. military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria’s southeast on Tuesday, in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its all ...

IS Grand Mufti Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 21:31
ERBIL— The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) said in a statement on Tuesday that the IS chief cleric or grand mufti was killed in a May airstrike in Syria. Turki Binali was killed on May 31 in the airstrikes on the city of Mayadin, Deir ez- ...

Six Shi'ite Militants Killed in Clashes with IS on Syrian Border

BAS News - 2017-06-20 18:45
ERBIL— An offensive by the Islamic State (IS) extremists on the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) near Iraq-Syria borders left six Shi'ite militants dead on Tuesday. Eight more militants from the Shi'ite paramilitaries suffered injuries in the at ...

Yezidi Abducted Girl Freed from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-20 17:04
ERBIL— A Yezidi girl from Sinjar who was kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) extremists was rescued and returned to safety in the Kurdistan Region. Hussein Qaedi, who runs the Office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, told BasNews on Tuesday that the girl, n ...

Coalition Conducting Airstrikes Against IS in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 22:16
SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 22 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria on Sunday, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a press release on Monday. Twelve airstrikes engaged with 10 IS tactical units and destroye ...

Turkish Military: PYD Attacks Civilians in Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-19 20:25
Two people have been killed ERBIL— Turkish military on Monday issued a statement accusing the guerrillas of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) of killing two civilians and wounding seven more in Syria. According to the statement, the PYD forces she ...

Ilham Ahmad: Turkey is Qatar’s partner in supporting terror

ANHA - 2017-06-19 17:24
The Co-Chair of the Syrian Democratic Board (MSB) Ilham Ahmad stated that Turkey supports Qatar as Qatar is its partner in supporting terrorism in Syria. Ilham also stated that Turkey is striving for occupying Adlib. Moreover, Ilham Ahmad assured on their ...

Russia suspends coordination with US in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 16:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia’s defense ministry says it is suspending coordination with the United States in Syria over so-called “de-confliction zones” after the Americans downed a Syrian government fighter jet. The United States and Russia, which has been provid ...

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-19 14:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Iran fired missiles on Sunday into eastern Syria, aiming at the bases of militant groups it holds responsible for attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead last week, Iran’s Tasnim news agency reported. Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched the mi ...

Anti-IS operation successful: spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-06-19 13:12
The spokesman of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC) said that according to the confirmed information, the anti-IS missile operation in Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, has been completely successful. ...

Kurdish-led SDF captures new district in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-06-19 13:12
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday captured a new district in the city of Raqqa, northern Syria, after heavy clashes with Islamic State’s (IS) jihadists, military sources reported. ...

Yezidi Girl Freed and Returned from Syria's Mayadin

BAS News - 2017-06-18 20:08
ERBIL— A 11-year-old Yezidi girl who was kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) extremists and moved to Mayadin, Syria, was freed from the IS captivity on Sunday. Hussein Qaedi, who directs the office for the affairs of the abducted Yezidis, told BasNews th ...

Belgium extends its mission against IS in Iraq and Syria

Waar Media - 2017-06-18 13:19
WAAR-DUHOK: Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced, on Saturday, that his country decided to extend its mission within the US-led international coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria. Michel said that Belgium is an importa ...

Belgium Extends Anti-IS Mission in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-06-17 15:32
ERBIL — Belgium decided on June 16 to extend its anti-terrorism efforts within the Global Coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Belgian fighter jets will continue to operate over Iraq and Syria to fight IS until the end of 2017 and ...

Syria’s Kurds get 50 trucks of US armored vehicles, munitions

KurdPress - 2017-06-17 06:39
In line with attempts to supply the Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) with ammunition to fight the Islamic State terrorist group, the U.S. delivered 50 truckloads on Friday alone to the forces, Turkish media said. ...

Coalition Jets Conduct 35 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-06-17 00:53
SOFIA — The US-led coalition conducted 35 airstrikes consisting of 84 engagements against the Islamic State (IS) militants in both Syria and Iraq on Thursday, including 20 strikes near the IS stronghold of Raqqa, the Operation Inherent Resolve said in a ...

Spirits high among Kurds in Syria as battle for Raqqa goes on

Kom News - 2017-06-16 17:30
Kurdish fighter Habun Kamishli proudly recalled the cat and mouse game she played with an Islamic State suicide bomber in the Syrian town of Raqqa, where the militant group is likely to make its last stand. “I was standing on a rooftop yesterday as our f ...

Russia Says May Have Struck IS Chief Al-Baghdadi

BAS News - 2017-06-16 10:27
ERBIL — Russian defence ministry said on Friday that one of the air strikes conducted by Russian war jets may have eliminated the Islamic State (IS) leader Abubakir al-Baghdadi in Raqqa, the group’s main stronghold in Syria. An air strike may have killed ...
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