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9 IS Leaders, Including a Russian National, Killed in Kirkuk

9 IS Leaders, Including a Russian National, Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-26 14:07
KIRKUK — Nine leaders of the Islamic State (IS) organization, including a Russian national, were killed during an air raid of the US-led Global Coalition in south-west of Kirkuk Province. Local sources confirmed on Saturday the death of nine IS leaders, ...
9 IS Leaders, Including a Russian National, Killed in Kirkuk - BAS News

Senior IS Commander Killed in Airstrike Near Qaim

BAS News - 2017-09-19 01:35
ERBIL — A senior security commander of the so-called Islamic State (IS) was killed on Monday, as a result of an airstrike on positions controlled by the extremist group in western Anbar, an Iraqi security source said. US-led coalition warplanes carried o ...

Peshmerga Demands Coalition to Review Relations

BAS News - 2017-09-06 11:38
Peshmerga calls for further expanding the scope of work with the Coalition ERBIL — As the fight against the Islamic State (IS) has entered a new phase, Peshmerga Ministry of the Kurdistan Region has called on the anti-IS US-led Global Coalition to revisi ...

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 ...

Turkey security guards killed in PKK attack

KurdPress - 2017-09-02 09:48
Two security guards were killed in southeastern Turkey in an attack by the forces of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), security sources said Thursday night. ...

Kurdish-led SDF Kill Dozens of IS Militants in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-31 16:39
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Thursday that they've killed dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants, including a number of snipers, in the city of Raqqa. According to an online statement released by the SDF, 40 IS milita ...

At Least 94 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes near Syrian Border

BAS News - 2017-08-30 22:58
ERBIL— Iraqi fighter jets on Wednesday pounded Islamic State (IS) positions in western Anbar province, near Syrian borders, killing at least 94 fighters, including two IS leaders. Six IS positions near the town of Qa'em were targeted in the attack, which ...

Iraqi Forces Retake Three Villages South-west Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-26 11:44
TAL AFAR — Tal Afar Operations Command announced on Saturday the liberation of three villages in south-west of Tal Afar district from the Islamic State (IS) organization. Major Ali al-Bayati, a Commander of Tal Afar Operations, told BasNews that Iraqi ar ...

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 ...

Iraqi Authorities in Mosul Sentence Four IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2017-08-22 03:18
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities in Mosul sentenced four Islamic States (IS) members to death on Sunday, including a man who was recruiting militants across the Nineveh province. The death sentences are the first ones issued in liberated Mosul, Kurdist ...

US-backed Iraqi forces launch operation to retake Tal Afar from ISIS

Aranews - 2017-08-21 04:00
ARA News The US-led Global Coalition against ISIS welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi’s statement on Sunday announcing the launch of the offensive to liberate Tal Afar and the remainder of Ninewah province and northern Iraq from ISIS militants, said U.S. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Coalitions Forces Strike IS Fort West of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-04 08:55
ERBIL— Dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in an air raid against an IS fort west of Kirkuk Thursday. A press release by the Peshmerga forces in Western Kirkuk Battlefield indicated that the airstrike was carried out by coalition warplanes ...