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Search for IS Suicide Bombers in Mosul Woods Underway

Search for IS Suicide Bombers in Mosul Woods Underway

BAS News - 2017-09-02 14:13
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Saturday morning cordoned off the woodland area in Mosul, searching for two female suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) organization. The forces have prevented the civilians move into the area, after they received intelligen ...
Search for IS Suicide Bombers in Mosul Woods Underway - BAS News

Iran Stepping up Pressure on PUK to Call Off the Referendum in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
KIRKUK — The Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC), Qassem Soleimani has reportedly once again visited some officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to convince them to put off the planned independence r ...

Iraqi Forces Send Reinforcements to Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-09-12 00:42
ERBIL — Iraqi forces dispatched military reinforcements to the outskirts of Anah city in the western part of Anbar province, as part of the operation to retake the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS). According to Army Colonel Walid al-Duleimi, wh ...

[VIDEO]: Iraqi Forces Capture Turkish IS Female Suicide Bomber

BAS News - 2017-09-10 11:42
She was persuaded to defuse her explosive belt ERBIL — Iraqi forces arrested a Turkish female suicide bomber of Azeri origin who attempted to blow herself up against the Iraqi forces in the town of Ayadiyah, 15 km north of Tel Afar. Al-Iraqiya state-run ...

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 ...

Peshmerga repels ISIS suicide attacks near Tel Afar

Waar Media - 2017-08-31 14:04
WAAR-DUHOK: Peshmerga forces gunned down three Islamic State (ISIS) 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 s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

IS Female Suicide Bomber Among IDPs Targets Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:08
TEL AFAR — A Peshmerga officer on Tuesday reported a suicide bombing targeting the Peshmerga forces near al-Ayyadiyah area of Tel Afar district, west of Mosul. The officer said a female Islamic State (IS) suicide bomber who had infiltrated herself into t ...

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 ...

Yezidi Girl Rescued in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-27 19:14
ERBIL— A seven-year-old Yezidi girl who was held by a family in Mosul was freed on Sunday but her entire family is still in Islamic State (IS) captivity. The girl, Leyla, will soon be sent to her relatives in Duhok, said Barakat Shamo, the Yezidi represe ...

Tel Afar: Iraqi Forces make Further Territorial Gains against IS

BAS News - 2017-08-21 20:01
ERBIL — The joint Iraqi forces have retaken five more villages in the area of Tel Afar, located about 65 kilometers west of Mosul, from the so-called Islamic State (IS), the Tel Afar Operations Command said on Monday. Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarall ...

Iraqi Forces Advance Towards Southern Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 23:30
ERBIL — The joint Iraqi forces have advanced three kilometers towards the town of Tel Afar from its southern areas, according to a statement by the Shi'ite Arab militias of Hashd al-Shaabi. The statement released on Sunday, said the joint Iraqi forces ad ...

Iraqi Forces Evacuate Over 500 Civilians from Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-16 23:13
ERBIL — Iraqi forces have evacuated more than 500 civilians from Tel Afar within the past 24 hours, in preparation of the upcoming operation for liberating the town from the Islamic State (IS), a local military source said on Wednesday. According to Army ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Forces Discover Network of Tunnels Used by IS in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-05 23:30
ERBIL — Iraqi forces discovered a long network of tunnels used by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the recently liberated areas of western Mosul, Iraqi Federal Police commander said on Saturday. Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat, commander of the ...