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Iraqi Forces Arrest Senior IS Commander in Mosul

Iraqi Forces Arrest Senior IS Commander in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ERBIL — A senior military commander of the so-called Islamic State (IS) was arrested in the recently liberated areas of Mosul, Iraqi military intelligence service said on Monday. According to the service, the arrested IS commander was responsible for the ...
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3,000 Christians Families Return to Liberated Areas of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
MOSUL — Nearly 3,000 Iraqi Christian families have been repatriated since the liberation of the Nineveh Province from the so-called Islamic State (IS), a local official said on Sunday. According to Dureid Hekmat, advisor for the governor of Nineveh in re ...

Coalition, Iraqi Jets Step up Airstrikes on IS-held Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-10 00:41
ERBIL — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) and the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) have increased the airstrikes on IS positions in the town of Hawija, according to Iraq's minister of defense. According to the Iraqi Defense Minister, Er ...

Diyala: Nearly 50 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL — About fifty Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a series of airstrikes in northeastern Diyala, a local source said on Monday. According to Awwad al-Ruvai's, head of the security committee of Abu Sayda Council, Basateen al-Mekheisa, and it ...

Kurdistan’s Referendum Delegation to Meet With Ethnic, Religious Minorities

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:57
ERBIL — A delegation from Kurdistan's High Council of Independence Referendum will soon meet with Turkmen, Christian, and Arab groups living in the Kurdistan Region, a Kurdish official said on Monday. According to the Kurdistan Region Presidency's (KRP) ...

Over 2 Million Iraqi IDPs Returned Home

BAS News - 2017-08-29 00:16
ERBIL — Around 2.1 million Iraqi civilians have returned to their homes in the liberated areas of the country, the Iraqi government said on Monday. According to Saad al-Hadeethi, spokesperson for the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the programs to ...

Yezidi MP Calls on Iraqi Forces to Rescue Yezidi Abductees in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 12:17
ERBIL — The Yezidi representative to the Iraqi parliament Vian Dakhil called on commanders of Tal Afar operation which was declared today to rescue the large number of Yezidis believed to be held in the Islamic State’s (IS) captivity in the district. Com ...

Iran security forces arrest four Kurdish citizens in Shno

Hengaw - 2017-08-15 03:02
Hengaw: Four Kurdish citizens from Shno were arrested by the Iran security forces. Based on reports received by Hengaw, on Saturday, 11 The post Iran security forces arrest four Kurdish citizens in Shno appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Iraqi PM Rejects Bahrain's Invitation to Join Boycott on Qatar

BAS News - 2017-08-14 22:26
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi turned down an invitation from Bahrain’s Foreign Minister ,Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, to join the boycott on Qatar, an Iraqi official said on Monday. According to the official, who spoke to Kurdistan2 ...

Security forces arrest IS senior intelligence official in Mosul

PUK-PB - 2017-08-14 12:42

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 ...

Iraqi Forces Discover 'Largest' IS Manufacturing Workshop in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-11 20:25
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces discovered and seized the 'largest' manufacturing workshop used by the Islamic State (IS) to produce explosives in western Mosul, the Nineveh police intelligence department announced in a statement on Friday. Captain Ahmed a ...

Iraqi Jets Pound 6 IS Headquarters in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Air Force (IAF) warplanes bombed six headquarters of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in al-Qa'im town, west of Anbar province, killing dozens of the group's militants, the Iraqi War Media Cell (WMC) said on Wednesday. IAF warplanes conduct ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest IS Intelligence Official in Eastern Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 16:09
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces arrested a senior intelligence official of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the eastern areas of Mosul, a security source said on Tuesday. The source, who spoke to Shafaaq News on condition of anonymity, said that the Ira ...

Iraqi Army Continues Security Measures in Liberated Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The Iraqi army will continue being responsible for security in the recently liberated city of Mosul until the local federal police forces restore their pre-Islamic State (IS) capabilities, a military spokesperson said on Monday. According to Brig ...

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 ...

Iraqi Forces Capture 20 IS Suspects in Mosul's Old City

BAS News - 2017-07-16 15:34
SOFIA — About 20 suspected members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) were captured by the Iraqi elite Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) units in the past few days in an underground tunnel in Mosul's Old City, Turkish media reported on Sunday. According t ...