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Two Civilians Die in Mosul House Blast

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 ...
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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, ...

Only 20 Kurdish IS Members Alive: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-28 13:21
ERBIL — Only 20 Kurdish members of the Islamic State (IS) have so far survived within the ranks of the extremist group, and they are believed to have recently been deployed to Hawija, said a Kurdish official. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) previousl ...

PYD Frees 75 IS Captives in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-13 16:54
ERBIL— The forces affiliated with the Democratic Union Party (PYD) on Sunday freed some 75 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization in Raqqa who had recently surrendered to the Kurdish forces. Raqqa Civil Council, formed by the PYD, said in a state ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

KRG Interior Minister: 1,700 IS Members Arrested among IDPs

BAS News - 2017-08-07 20:44
ERBIL— Some 1,700 members of the Islamic State (IS) organization who tried to cross the borders into the Kurdistan Region along the IDPs have been arrested, according to a report. Kurdistan 24 news channel on Monday cited Kurdistan Regional Government (K ...

Iranian authorities executed two Kurdish prisoners in Urmia

Hengaw - 2017-08-06 03:00
Hengaw: Two Iranian Kurdish prisoners were executed on Saturday, August 5th, by the Iranian authorities in Urmia city of West Azerbaijan province The post Iranian authorities executed two Kurdish prisoners in Urmia appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Baghdad-Tehran Agree on Joint Investment in Two Oil Fields

BAS News - 2017-07-30 18:16
ERBIL— Iraq and Iran have reached an initial agreement for joint investment in two oil fields in Khanaqin and Basra, Iraqi oil minister stated Sunday. Abdul-Jabbar al-Luaibi told reporters after meeting with Iranian official in Tehran that there is an in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Over 40,000 Civilians Killed in Mosul Battle: Ex-Iraqi Minister

BAS News - 2017-07-21 10:44
Hoshyar Zebari reveals some details of IS bribing Iraqi military forces ERBIL- During the nine months of the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), more than 40,000 civilians were killed by the parties to the war, as stated by the former Ira ...

35 IS Militants Killed While Fleeing Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-07-09 00:02
MOSUL — At least 35 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in a failed attempt to flee western Mosul on Saturday, according to the Iraqi military. The Iraqi forces further detained another 6 IS militants, who also tried to escape the battlefield i ...

Iraqi Security Forces Recapture al-Jamhuri Hospital in Western Mosul

BAS News - 2017-07-03 19:52
ERBIL— Iraqi security forces recaptured the al-Jamhuri hospital, one of the two last remaining holdouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul, spokesperson of the US-led coalition said on Monday. According to Ryan Dillon, spokesperson for ...