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PYD Frees 75 IS Captives in Raqqa

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 ...
PYD Frees 75 IS Captives in Raqqa - BAS News

NGO Calls on PYD to Free Kurdish Political Leaders

BAS News - 2017-09-11 16:30
ERBIL—An organization affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)-Syria on Monday issued a statement in which it appealed to the ruling Kurdish party to release opposition leaders and members. Afrin organization urged Democratic Union Party (PYD ...

In a short time, she trained hundreds of women

ANHA - 2017-09-11 12:20
In order to educate women and help them in all aspects after IS mercenaries were eliminated, a call to women in Ain Issa and the city of al-Raqqa specifically was made, the Women's Committee in al- Raqqa Civil Council opened a Women's House to create a pe ...

Wife of IS Member Surrenders to Peshmerga in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-02 11:09
ERBIL— The wife of an Islamic State (IS) member has surrendered to Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar frontlines, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The woman, Kazhal Ali, is from the Kermanshah city in Iranian Kurdistan. She claimed tha ...

UN: Half of Remaining Civilians in Raqqa Are Children

BAS News - 2017-08-27 22:10
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) said on Sunday that at least half of the initially estimated 20,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa are children. According to Fran Equiza, an official working with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), around 10,0 ...

Global Coalition and al-Raqqa Civil Council meet

ANHA - 2017-08-17 16:16
AIN ISSA – The member of General Relations Committee in Al-Raqqa Civil Council Omar Alloush stated that the council would discuss with the Global Coalition the situations of Al-Raqqa Civil Council and the active organizations in al-Raqqa to support the co ...

SDF troops capture more ground in Raqqa, expel ISIS from two districts

Aranews - 2017-08-14 01:35
ARA News The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Sunday made new gains in the fight for Raqqa city. After heavy clashes with ISIS extremists, the US-backed SDF troops seized control of two more districts in Raqqa–the ISIS’ de facto capital in S ...

Coalition Jets Strike IS Militants in Tuz Khurmatu

BAS News - 2017-08-13 15:41
ERBIL — US-led International Coalition against the Islamic State (IS) targeted last night a gathering of IS militants in Zarga area in southern Tuz Khurmatu district. Abdullah Bor, Commander of Peshmerga forces on Tuz Khurmatu front line, told BasNews “T ...

Syrian Kurdish commander sees long battle against IS in Raqqa

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
RAQQA, Syria,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces now have Islamic State fighters surrounded in central Raqqa, a Syrian Kurdish commander said, but he predicted that driving the militants out could take up to four months. “We’ve cleared about half of Old Raq ...

32 ISIS gangs killed in Raqqa, clashes in two neighbourhoods continue

ANHA - 2017-08-11 19:59
RAQQA – In Raqqa’s for districts, 32 ISIS gang members have been killed in clashes that have occurred since the morning hours of Friday. The Raqqa Liberation Campaign continues on the 67th day. 13 gangs were killed in conflicts which took place in the nei ...

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 ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy 37 IS Positions in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes on Monday, destroying 37 Islamic State (IS) positions in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. According to the statement released on Tuesday, the coalition ...

SDF secured 50 percent of Raqqa from IS: YPG spokesman

KurdPress - 2017-08-07 10:33
The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are involved in a “big battle” with Islamic State (IS) militants in their Syrian de-facto capital of Raqqa, where 50 percent of the territory is secured, a spokesman for the Kurdish YPG said on Sunday, August ...

IS Anthem Singer Killed in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-06 18:58
ERBIL— The Tunisian anthem singer for the Islamic State (IS) organization Muhammad Qamari was killed in Raqqa, according to some reports. Qamari was killed in recent confrontations between the IS and The Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, Syria. He had j ...

Robert Jones met al-Raqqa Civil Council

ANHA - 2017-07-23 15:06
The Global Coalition commander's deputy to fight IS Robert Jones with a group of his military experts met al-Raqqa Civil Council in Ayn Issa town to discuss the latest civil situation and how to cooperate in order to serve the city after its liberation by ...

5 Captives in IS Secret Jail in Nineveh Released

BAS News - 2017-07-22 18:38
ERBIL— Five people from a village of Nineveh province were freed from an Islamic State (IS) secret prison by the Iraqi forces. Cap. Mohammed Jasim, from Nineveh police, told BasNews on Saturday that the people from the village of Imam were released two d ...

Kurdish Journalist's Health Condition Deteriorating in PYD Prison

BAS News - 2017-07-20 19:48
ERBIL— A Kurdish journalist has been abducted and imprisoned by the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and his physical and psychological condition is deteriorating in the prison, according to a report by the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official p ...