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ISIS announces forced enlistment amid leadership losses in Deir ez-Zor

ISIS announces forced enlistment amid leadership losses in Deir ez-Zor - Rûdaw

Syrian rebel fighters desert opposition-led all-Arab force, join SDF

Aranews - 2017-08-27 03:35
ARA News A group of Arab rebel fighters from the Baggara and Shaitat tribes in rural Deir ez-Zor have left the Ahmad Jarba’s Syrian Elite Forces and joined the Deir ez-Zor military council, according to military sources. The Deir ez-Zor Military Council ...

Remnants of Jewish Neighborhood in Zakho on Verge of Collapse

BAS News - 2017-08-07 19:35
ERBIL— The seven remaining houses of the Jewish community in Zakho (Duhok province) may collapse due to weather conditions and lack of budget to repair them, an official warned. Zakho Archeology Directorate does not have the budget to purchase the houses ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy IS Financial Headquarters in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-04 23:51
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) announced that its warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes on Thursday in the area of Deir ez-Zor, Syria, destroying the group's financial headquarters and killing two senior IS members. Acco ...

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 ...

Kurdistan Marks 3rd Anniversary of ISIS Genocide Against Yezidis

Waar Media - 2017-08-03 12:25
WAAR-DUHOK: Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (ISIS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in ...

Kurds Mark 3rd Anniversary of IS Genocide Against Yezidis

BAS News - 2017-08-03 11:38
ERBIL — Today marks the third anniversary of the genocide against Kurdish Yezidis by the Islamic State (IS), as the result of which thousands of civilians from the religious minority were killed, injured, abducted or forced to leave their homes in and ar ...

ISIS militants fight back in Raqqa, hit SDF-held areas

Aranews - 2017-07-29 02:28
ARA News Militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) stepped up their resistance against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the city of Raqqa, targeting areas recently lost to the SDF. The radical group attacked headquarters of the Kurdish ...

SDF’s first Arab all-female battalion announced

ANHA - 2017-07-11 12:49
Arab all-female battalion was announced for the first time comprising Arab women formation within SDF in Deir ez-Zor under the name "Şehîd Amara Battalion for Arab Women". ...

Fuel storage explodes in Iraqi Kurdistan, wounds 34 people

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A fire has broken out in a fuel storage depot in Sulaimani, injuring tens of people according to officials. A fuel reservoir on Sulaimani-Arbat road caught fire and exploded on Tuesday afternoon at 4.30 pm, local medi ...

IS Guns down Iraqi Commander in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-07-06 17:00
ERBIL— A commander of the Iraqi Rapid Reaction Forces was killed on Thursday in the right bank of Mosul, according to a security source. The informed source, who was not identified by Iraqi media outlets, said Lt. Col. Hamid Mohammed, who commanded the f ...

Yezidi Abductees in Raqqa Transferred to Deir ez-Zor

BAS News - 2017-07-05 16:56
ERBIL— The Yezidi people who are held by the Islamic State (IS) organization in Syria's Raqqa are being moved to Deir ez-Zor in the country, a related official stated on Wednesday. With the onset of the operation to liberate Raqqa from the IS, the Yezidi ...