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IS Demands Members to Grow Hair Or Else Get Whipped

IS Demands Members to Grow Hair Or Else Get Whipped

BAS News - 2017-08-14 19:47
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) organization in Hawija, 60 km southwest of Kirkuk, has demanded its members not to cut their hair short or they will be whipped. Iraqi al-Sumania news, citing informed sources from Kirkuk, reported on Monday that the IS memb ...
IS Demands Members to Grow Hair Or Else Get Whipped - BAS News

US Troops Preparing for Hawija Battle: Reports

BAS News - 2017-09-09 17:18
ERBIL— US forces are setting the stage for the offensive to liberate Hawija (45 km southwest of Kirkuk) from the Islamic State (IS) militants, Iraqi media reported on Saturday. The troops have been deployed to Qaraj sub-district of Makhmur (50 km east of ...

IS Oil Stocks near Hawija Destroyed

BAS News - 2017-09-08 10:29
ERBILL— The oil stocks of the Islamic State (IS) organization in the vicinity of Hawija (55 km southwest of Kirkuk) were destroyed in an air strike on Thursday night. Iraqi al-Sumaria news, citing an informed source, reported on Friday that the internati ...

"IS Princess" Killed near Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-07 18:39
ERBIL— The chief of Women Battalion in the Islamic State (IS) organization has been killed with her husband and their two sons around Hawija (60 km southwest Kirkuk). An informed source from Kirkuk told Iraqi al-Sumaria news that the woman, who is known ...

Shi'ite Militias Preparing for Hawija Operation: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces will participate in the battle to liberate Hawija (60 km southwest of Kirkuk) and have already launched coordination with the Iraqi Army for the imminent offensive, said a spokesperson for the paramilitary forces ...

Iraqi forces retake most of Tal Afar from Islamic State: military

Reuters - 2017-08-27 16:58
BAGHDAD/ERBIL (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have retaken almost all of Tal Afar, Islamic State's stronghold in the country's northwest, the Iraqi military said on Sunday. ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 25 IS Suspects

BAS News - 2017-08-17 23:13
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces together with Iraqi federal police units detained 25 Islamic State (IS) suspected members in northwest Kirkuk Province on Thursday. Kurdish security forces, known as Asayish, in collaboration with Kirkuk local police units ...

IS VBIEDs Prepared to Attack Peshmerga Detonated by Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-08-17 10:34
KIRKUK — Two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs) prepared by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Qara Tapa town in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala to be used against the Peshmerga forces were detonated by the anti-IS Coalition jets on W ...

Yousef: elections to be held is the first experience in Syria

ANHA - 2017-08-17 10:15
The Democratic North-Syria Federation is getting ready to hold elections which is considered the first experience in the region and Syria since 7 years. ...

Seven Iraqi Soldiers Killed in IS Suicide Attack

BAS News - 2017-08-16 15:16
ERBIL — At least seven Iraqi soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an Islamic State (IS) suicide attack in Beiji, a northern province of Salahaddin. The attack, carried out by five IS insurgents, intended to penetrate a military base, said Sa’d Ma’an, a s ...

Thousands flee as Iraq steps up airstrikes on IS-held town

Rûdaw - 2017-08-16 08:16
Tal Afar Op. is not expected to begin for another few weeks ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Training 180 Children in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-14 19:18
ERBIL— The Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi are giving military training to 180 children, including 10-year-old ones, in Kirkuk, according to a report. The Jordanian al-Arab al-Yawm newspaper reported on Monday that the training is delivered in ...

On 5th day, youth marchers head for Bulbul district

ANHA - 2017-08-14 14:05
AFRIN- Hundreds of youth marchers are heading from Rajo area to Bulbul district in Afrin region. The march organized by Rojava Youth Union on August 10 in Afrin region continues, a campaign” the homeland is ours and revenge is our promise” to condemn the ...

US seeks Syria’s disintegration with Kurdish help: expert

KurdPress - 2017-08-10 10:07
Washington’s chief objective in Syria is either toppling Bashar al-Assad or destroying Syria’s integrity, in particular, with the help from Syrian Kurds’ armed groups, said Boris Dolgov, a Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Center ...

Turkey is targeting Afrin to send a message to Syria's Kurds

Alaraby - 2017-08-09 21:17

Children’s suffering increase in Ain Issa camp

ANHA - 2017-08-09 11:19
Al-Raqqa people and particularly children’s suffering is increasing due to the high temperature that exceeded 45o Celsius degree, consequently, many diseases broke out among children due to drinking the hot water. ...

A delegation from the Kurdistan Region is visiting Baghdad to negotiate on the referendum

Kurdiu - 2017-08-07 23:42

Explosion in Hawija Kills Top IS Toxic Gases Expert

BAS News - 2017-08-03 18:29
KIRKUK — The toxic gases expert of the so-called Islamic State (IS) was killed along with three of his guards in areas southwest of Kirkuk on Thursday, a local security source said. According to the source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of an ...

45% of Raqqa city liberated, operations ongoing: SDF

KurdPress - 2017-07-25 11:57
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) reported on Monday that 45 per cent of Raqqa city has been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) militants since the launch of a major operation to retake the city from the radical group last month. ...

IS Members Bribing Their Way Out of Mosul: Ex-Nineveh Governor

BAS News - 2017-07-23 17:33
ERBIL— Several Islamic State (IS) members and commanders have been able to escape from Mosul by bribing the related officials or through fake IDs, said the former governor of Nineveh province. Athil al-Nujaifi issued a statement on Sunday saying the offe ...

IS Female Health Official Stabbed to Death in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-07-16 20:03
ERBIL— A Sudanese-British Islamic State (IS) female physician who also ran the health office of the organization in Hawija was stabbed to death on Sunday in the town, south of Kirkuk. An informed official from Kirkuk, who demanded anonymity, was quoted b ...