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US ‘mulling airstrikes against Islamic State in Philippines’

US ‘mulling airstrikes against Islamic State in Philippines’

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon is reportedly mulling plans to conduct airstrikes against ISIS terrorist targets in the Philippines. A recent surge of terrorist networks affiliated to Islamic State of (ISIS), including an ongoing assault on the southern city of ...
US ‘mulling airstrikes against Islamic State in Philippines’ - Waar Media

Twelve Islamic State militants killed as fighter jets bombard Tal Afar

Waar Media - 2017-08-15 12:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S.-led coalition launched air raids against Islamic State locations in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, an Iraqi army officer was quoted saying. Speaking to Shafaq News, Lt.Gen. Thiyab Abdullah al-Amri said twelve militants, including prom ...

Massoud Barzani says Turkmens of Iraq’s Tal Afar loyal to Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani has said that most of Sunni Turkmen citizens in Nineveh’s Tal Afar in northwest Iraqi are loyal to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Barzani’s remarks on Wednesday to Saudi Arabic newspaper Al Haya ...

Syrian Kurds say 17 Indonesians who escaped Islamic State leave Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman i ...

Barzani, US State Secretary Discuss Referendum, Ties

BAS News - 2017-08-11 17:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and US State Secretary Rex Tillerson discussed during a phone conversation on Thursday the latest political developments including an imminent referendum on Kurdistan’s independence. According to a press ...

Coalition Conducts 18 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:06
ERBIL — The US-led coalition announced on Thursday it conducted 18 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, destroying fighting positions and equipment belonging to the group. Near the Syrian city of Raqqa, the coalition war ...

Coalition Resumes Airstrikes Against IS in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) resumed airstrikes in the town of Tel Afar, amid preparations by the French army to decisively drive the IS extremists out of the area. According to Musa Ali Julaq, commander of the Shi'ite Arab ...

After military shake-up, Erdogan says Turkey to tackle Kurds in Syria

Waar Media - 2017-08-07 19:12
WAAR-DUHOK: Days after a reshuffle of Turkey’s top military commanders, President Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State. Kurdish militia are ...

Nine Islamic State militants killed in Kirkuk air raid

Waar Media - 2017-08-04 13:34
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi warplanes killed nine Islamic State militants while moving in a convoy for an attack on security forces near Salahuddin, a local source in Kirkuk was quoted saying on Friday. Alsumaria News quoted the source saying that the strike, carr ...

Peshmerga Forces repel ISIS Attack in southern Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-07-30 12:58
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces on Saturday repelled an attack by the Islamic State (ISIS) extremists near Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk. The Peshmerga forces on Saturday thwarted an IS attack on its front lines in Zarga village, near the ...

LGBT unit joins Kurdish forces in fight against ISIS extremists in Syria

Aranews - 2017-07-26 19:18
ARA News A group of volunteer fighters have joined the ranks of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against ISIS extremists. The group announced the first LGBT brigade formed to combat Islamic State’s (ISIS) jihadists. The Queer I ...

IS Militants Raid a Village in Diyala, Kill a Woman

BAS News - 2017-07-17 11:20
They attempted to abduct two civilians DIYALA — Islamic State (IS) militants attempted to abduct two individuals last night and killed their mother in Gulala district of Khanaqin city in Diyala province, an official said on Monday. Sheikh Yaqoob Lihebi, ...

Peshmerga held by ISIS freed by counter-terror forces

Waar Media - 2017-07-16 13:22
WAAR-DUHOK: The Peshmerga troop who was released by the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk on Saturday was exchanged for four trucks of food and medicine supplies, according to a security source from Kirkuk. However, the security officials from the Patriotic U ...

Islamic State declares Baghdadi dead, rampage flares over succession

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The Islamic State has declared its runaway supreme leader dead, announcing it was going to name a successor soon, a source in Nineveh province said, the latest episode in clashing, unconfirmed reports around the leader’s survival. Alsumaria N ...

KRG attends conference of Global Coalition against Islamic State

Waar Media - 2017-07-11 14:30
WAAR-DUHOK: The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will attend this week’s conference in Washington DC of the Global Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State (ISIS). The State Department is hosting three days of meetings, which begin today and run through ...