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Wife of IS Member Surrenders to Peshmerga in Tel Afar

Wife of IS Member Surrenders to Peshmerga in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-02 11:09
ERBIL— The wife of an Islamic State (IS) member has surrendered to Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar frontlines, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The woman, Kazhal Ali, is from the Kermanshah city in Iranian Kurdistan. She claimed tha ...
Wife of IS Member Surrenders to Peshmerga in Tel Afar - BAS News

IS Militant Surrenders to Peshmerga SW Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-24 20:57
ERBIL— An Islamic State (IS) militant on Sunday gave himself in to the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces near the town of Dubz, southwest of Kirkuk. Mansur Maftuh surrendered to Peshmerga forces at 4.00 p.m. at the heights of Alagher village near Dubz, said Moh ...

Iraqi Plane Lands in Damascus Airport for "Technical" Issue

BAS News - 2017-09-09 20:04
ERBIL— An Iraqi airplane, en route from Lebanon to Iraq, landed in Damascus International Airport due to a "technical" issue, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The report said there are 50 Kurds on board the plane, along 33 other passengers ...

Peshmerga Forces Ambush a Group of IS Militants, Kill 6

BAS News - 2017-09-08 20:10
ERBIL — A number of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Friday after they were ambushed by Peshmerga in northern Tel Afar, some 65 kilometres west of Mosul. Peshmerga commander Badirkhan Zebari confirmed to BasNews that six jihadists were gunned ...

Peshmerga Forces Defeat IS Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-07 16:31
ERBIL — The Kurdish Peshmerga forces warded off overnight on Wednesday an offensive of the Islamic State (IS) militants in southern Kirkuk, killing a number of the jihadists. There was no report of casualties on the side of Peshmerga, but the IS extremis ...

IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-09-02 02:46
ERBIL — Even though Islamic State (IS) rule in most of the strategic cities and towns of Iraq has been drawn to a close, yet the number of civilians escaping their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region is on the rise. During our visit to Hasan-Sham ca ...

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 PM Declares Complete Victory over IS in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-31 15:32
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, released an official statement on Thursday to announce the conclusion of the battle against Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar district, northwest of Mosul. "I declare to you that resilient Tel Afar joined libera ...

Peshmerga Wards off IS Suicide Attack near Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-31 10:14
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces gunned down three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers who attempted to approach the Peshmerga bases early on Thursday near al-Ayadiyah, the last district held by IS in Tel Afar city. According to military sources, three IS suici ...

500 IS Militants Besieged in Ayadiyah Area of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-30 14:05
TEL AFAR — Iraqi military estimates that 500 Islamic State (IS) militants are remaining inside Ayadiyah, the last district held by the IS militants in Tel Afar. Iraqi media outlets, quoting military sources in Tel Afar, reported that 500 armed members of ...

Over 150 IS Militants Killed by Peshmerga near Tel Afar: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-29 16:37
ERBIL—In the past two weeks, the Islamic State (IS) militants lost over 150 members in Tel Afar while confronting Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, said the deputy for Peshmerga Chief of Staff. Speaking to BasNews on Tuesday, Salar Mohammad Jabari said the Isl ...

Peshmerga Kills 130 IS Militants Escaping Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:08
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga General Command has confirmed the killing of at least 130 Islamic State (IS) militants while trying to escape from Tel Afar to Syria. “After being defeated in Tel Afar and Ayaziya [districts in west of Mosul], the rem ...

Peshmerga Forces Capture 11 IS Suicide Bombers

BAS News - 2017-08-29 14:06
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces captured on Tuesday 11 Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers in Sahl Malih village, on the outskirt of Tel Afar, northern Iraq. Peshmerga officer Bedar Lazgin confirmed to BasNews that the captures were made after ...

Iraqi Security Forces Capture 50 IS Militants in a Tunnel in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 16:12
MOSUL — The Iraqi forces captured 50 Islamic State (IS) militants in Tel Afar during the mopping-up operations on Monday. Major Salam al-Khalaf from the Iraqi Army told BasNews on Monday that the joint security forces have begun the mopping-up operations ...

Peshmerga Kills Number of IS Militants on Western Tigris Front

BAS News - 2017-08-28 12:27
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces killed a number Islamic State (IS) militants early on Monday on the western Tigris Frontline in Hardan area, northwest of Tel Afar district. Scores of IS militants attempted to approach the Peshmerga forces on Western Tigris Fr ...

Three More Yezidi Women Freed in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
ERBIL— Amid the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar district, 65 km west of Mosul, three Kurdish Yezidi abductees, including a woman and two girls, were rescued in the district. Hussein Qaidi, director of Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

Iraqi Troops Discover IS Prison with Torture Rooms in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
TEL AFAR — Iraqi forces seized on Monday an Islamic State (IS) prison in Tel Afar, west of Mosul, containing torture rooms and drugs as well. Federal Police Chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat stated on Monday that the troops seized a prison of the IS ...

Arrest of Kurdish girl in the Bane

Hengaw - 2017-08-25 03:00
Hengaw: a human rights news agency reported that a Kurdish woman, Sara Rostami, 28, was arrested on August 21 by the Iranian The post Arrest of Kurdish girl in the Bane appeared first on Human Rights News. ...

Peshmerga Kills IS Insurgent in North of Diyala Province

BAS News - 2017-08-17 15:38
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) insurgents was killed on Thursday after the Kurdish Peshmerga forces surrounded him in the suburb areas of Jalawla, north of Diyala province. Identified as Rafid Abdulazziz, the militant is said to be originally from Qaya vi ...