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US-led Coalition Welcomes Launch of Tel Afar Assault

US-led Coalition Welcomes Launch of Tel Afar Assault

BAS News - 2017-08-20 14:56
ERBIL — The US-led coalition has welcomed the beginning of Tel Afar operation by the Iraqi armed forces on Monday, reiterating support to the troops fighting the Islamic State (IS) on the ground. “The Global Coalition Against ISIS welcomes Iraqi Prime Mi ...
US-led Coalition Welcomes Launch of Tel Afar Assault - BAS News

Iraq outraged by deal to transfer Islamic State fighters to its border

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi criticised the ceasefire deals that saw hundreds of Islamic State (IS) group militants evacuated from an enclave on the Lebanese-Syrian border. The militants were given safe passage to the Syrian province o ...

More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi forces killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 50 suicide bombers during a major offensive to free Tal Afar area in west of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Saturday. “The IS total casualties in the blitzkrieg du ...

1,200 IS Militants Killed in Tel Afar Operation

BAS News - 2017-08-31 19:21
ERBIL— Some 1,200 Islamic State (IS) extremists were eliminated in the battle to liberate Tel Afar, stated Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of the US-led anti-IS coalition in Iraq and Syria. Townsend noted over 100,000 square kilometers have been cle ...

Iraqi War Media Cell Declares Complete Liberation of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-27 13:32
MOSUL — Iraqi War Media Cell, affiliate with the Joint Operations Command published a new map showing the complete liberation of Tel Afar city in western Nineveh province. The green color, which represents the liberated areas, covers the whole map of Tal ...

Tel Afar Operation: 10,000 Civilian IDPs Registered by Government

BAS News - 2017-08-26 17:27
ERBIL — The Iraqi government announced on Saturday it has registered 10,000 displaced civilians from the town of Tel Afar (located about 65 kilometers west of Mosul) after the start of the operation against the Islamic State (IS) in the area. According t ...

First Journalist Killed While Covering Tel Afar Operation

BAS News - 2017-08-26 17:14
TEL AFAR — The first Iraqi journalist, covering the ongoing anti-Islamic State (IS) operation in Tel Afar, lost his life on Saturday. Sajjad Abid Ajel, a photojournalist working with Karbala News Channel, was killed by an IS-planted Improvised Explosive ...

Tel Afar: 16 Districts Fully Liberated form IS

BAS News - 2017-08-25 20:51
ERBIL — Iraqi government forces have made significant territorial gain against Islamic State (IS) in the northern Iraqi city of Tel Afar, declaring liberation of 16 districts since the launch of the offensive. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the ...

Tal Afar Operation: IS Pushed Back Further

BAS News - 2017-08-24 17:44
ERBIL— The Iraqi and coalition forces on Thursday managed to liberate a village and two more neighborhoods of Tal Afar from the Islamic State (IS) authority. Lt. Gen. Abdulamir Yarallah, the commander of Tal Afar operation, announced that Qara Tapa villa ...

Seven Yezidi Abductees Freed from IS Since Launch of Tel Afar Assault

BAS News - 2017-08-24 14:10
DUHOK — Since the beginning of the operation to liberate Tel Afar on 20th August, a total of seven Kurdish Yezidi abductees have been rescued from the grip of Islamic State (IS), a Kurdish official said. A woman, 23, with three of her children are among ...

Difficult Battle Expected in IS-held Central Tel Afar: Coalition

BAS News - 2017-08-24 13:31
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition expects the battle for liberating Iraqi town of Tel Afar from Mosul to be difficult once the Iraqi ground troops reach the centre of the town, spokesperson Colonel Ryan Dillon said. Iraqi Prime Minister announced the launch o ...

US-led Coalition Strikes IS Convoy in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 22:39
ANBAR — US-led Coalition jets struck an Islamic State (IS) convoy heading towards western Anbar, a security source has said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Alghad Press on condition of anonymity, the US-led coalition warplanes targete ...

Three Yezidi Children Rescued on First Day of Tel Afar Assault

BAS News - 2017-08-21 00:18
ERBIL — Three Kurdish Yezidi children were liberated from Islamic State (IS) captivity on Sunday amid Iraqi army advancements against the jihadist group in Tel Afar, some 65 kilometres west of Mosul. A military source said two of them were rescued in a v ...

Iraq’s Abadi Announces Tel Afar Operation

BAS News - 2017-08-20 09:46
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday the beginning of a massive operation to liberate Tel Afar from Islamic State (IS). In a televised statement, Abadi said that the remaining jihadists in Tel Afar (some 65 kilometres west of ...

Iraqi Troops Ready to Storm Tel Afar: US

BAS News - 2017-08-18 23:55
ERBIL — Iraqi armed forces are prepared for their next major campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the town of Tel Afar, according to top US commanders. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, a top US commander, said on Friday, the Iraqi for ...

Iraqi Forces Kill IS-Assigned Mayor of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-16 22:46
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed the assigned by the so-called Islamic State (IS) "mayor" of Tel Afar and the group's local police chief as they were trying to escape the area on Wednesday, a security source said. According to the source, who spoke to the Nat ...

At Least 17 IS Militants Killed in Coalition Airstrikes in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-15 16:19
ERBIL — US-led coalition airstrikes killed at least 17 Islamic State (IS) militants positioned in Iraq’s northwestern town of Tel Afar on Tuesday, a military officer said. According to Lieutenant Colonel Shams al-Din al-Anbari, who spoke to Anadolu Agenc ...

16 IS Members Executed Ahead of Tal Afar Operation

BAS News - 2017-08-12 17:38
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) organization executed 16 IS militants on Saturday in Tal Afar, some 60km west of Mosul, Iraqi media reports indicated. A judge of the organization in the town ordered the execution of the militants and the order was enforced ...

Tel Affar Operation Less Difficult: Iraqi Defence Ministry

BAS News - 2017-08-10 14:47
BAGHDAD — The battle for recapturing the town of Tel Afar from the Islamic State (IS) is expected to be less difficult, a commander of the Iraqi Defence Ministry's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Thursday. Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati, comma ...