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US-led Coalition Strikes IS Convoy in Western Anbar

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 ...
US-led Coalition Strikes IS Convoy in Western Anbar  - BAS News

One Civilian Killed and Four Injured in Twin Blasts in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-09-22 18:04
ERBIL — One civilian was killed and four others were injured, after two bombs exploded in south and east of Baghdad, a security source said on Friday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, an IED exploded near a m ...

Seven IS Militants Killed After Attempting to Flee Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-30 23:22
ERBIL — Seven Islamic State (IS) members were killed while trying to flee northwestern Mosul, a security source said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, seven IS militants attempted to escape north ...

U.S. pays Kurdish-led forces in Raqqa

KurdPress - 2017-08-27 13:39
The Raqqa Internal Security Force (RISF) are paid by the United States as a vetted opposition force, Major General Rupert Jones, the deputy commander of the US-led coalition against IS, said. ...

Massive IS Suicide Attack against Peshmerga Foiled

BAS News - 2017-08-26 10:31
MOSUL — The largest Islamic State’s suicide attack against the Peshmerga forces in west of Mosul was foiled by the US-led Coalition’s air force on Friday, August 25. IS militants had planned to carry out a massive attack by over 30 suicide bombers agains ...

UN Calls for Pause of Airstrikes in Raqqa for Civilian Evacuation

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:06
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) called on the US-led coalition to pause airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, in order to give civilians a chance to escape. The UN call came on Thursday, after several reports were released, saying ...

IS Burns to Death 8 Civilians Including An Infant in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:06
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants burned to death eight civilians, including one infant, after trying to flee the areas held by the extremist group in southwest Kirkuk. According to a security source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anony ...

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 ...

Coalition Airstrike Kills 10 IS Militants West of Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-21 20:01
ERBIL — US-led coalition airstrikes killed ten Islamic State (IS) militants in western Anbar on Monday, according to a local security source. The source, who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, said that the coalition warplanes targeted a ...

One Killed, Four Wounded After IED Explosion in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-21 00:18
ERBIL — Five civilians were killed or wounded as a result of an IED explosion in Baghdad, a security source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, the bomb exploded near a store at al-Hamamiyat al-T ...

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 ...

Three IS Militants Killed in Headquarter Shelling in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-19 23:40
ERBIL — Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a shelling that targeted the group’s headquarters in western Anbar, a security source said on Saturday. According to the source, who spoke to Alghad Press on condition of anonymity, the shelling t ...

IS Militants Killed Amid Booby-trapping a Car

BAS News - 2017-08-19 19:28
ERBIL — Several Islamic State (IS) militants were killed or wounded while booby-trapping a vehicle in the town of Tel Afar, a local source said on Saturday. According to the source, who spoke to al-Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, several IS membe ...

IS Executes 3 Brothers for Refusing to Join the Group in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-17 13:46
ANBAR — The Islamic State (IS) executed three brothers from al-Qaim town, in western Anbar province, after they refused to join the extremist organization. Qatari al-Obeidi, a leader from a local tribal force in al-Baghdadi town, told Al Sumaria News tha ...

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 ...

Coalition Jets Destroys IS Vigilantes Office in West Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, destroying an Islamic State (IS) vigilantes office, according to an Iraqi army source. The source who spoke to Al Sumaria News on condition of anonymity said t ...

US Military Evacuates Spies Planted Within the IS Ranks

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — The US military has recently made an airdrop of troops, aiming to evacuate US spies, who have been planted within the Islamic State (IS) ranks in western Mosul, a military source was quoted saying. According to an unnamed Iraqi military source, w ...