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Kurdish-Arab forces close to control IS command center in Raqqa: spokesman

Kurdish-Arab forces close to control IS command center in Raqqa: spokesman - KurdPress

No forces are allowed in Kirkuk, official tells Kurdpress

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that the situation in the Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq and the capital of Kirkuk province, is stable after clashes on Monday in a rally supporting the referendum of Kurdistan Region, set for Septe ...

IS Stranded Convoy Arrives in IS-held Areas in Deir Ezzor, Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-14 11:47
ERBIL — The busloads of the Islamic State (IS) militants and their families stranded in the Syrian desert finally arrived in the IS-held territories of Der Azzor Province in eastern Syria. The IS convoy that set out from Lebanon’s Qalamoun town on August ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 2 IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-09-08 00:50
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday two Islamic State (IS) members who had participated in offensives against Peshmerga forces. The first insurgent is revealed to be from Riyaz district of Kirkuk province, whose father was a m ...

Russian troops killed amid Syrian regime advance on Deir ez-Zour

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 12:55
WAAR-DUHOK: The Russian defence ministry says two Russian troops have been killed in shelling in Syria’s east as Russian-backed regime forces come close to breaking IS siege on Deir ez-Zour. The ministry’s statement quoted by Russian news agencies late o ...

Arab IDPs Return to Peshmerga-held Areas in Zummar

BAS News - 2017-09-04 15:00
ERBIL — A number of displaced Arab families returned to their areas on western Tigris River in northwest of Mosul after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ordered the Peshmerga forces to facilitate their return. Arab families who were dislodged fr ...

Erdogan repeats threat to attack northern Syria

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 13:57
Turkey will launch a new cross-border military operation into Syria if its national security is threatened by the Islamic State (IS), Kurdish militants and political turmoil in Syria and Iraq. ...

IS Arms Depot Set on Fire in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-08-31 22:40
ERBIL — Islamic State's (IS) arms depot caught on fire in the group's stronghold town of Hawija, a local source said on Thursday. According to the source, who spoke to Almaalomah news website, unknown perpetrators set fire to the IS-held facility in cent ...

al-Shahba forces respond to shelling inflicting heavy losses

ANHA - 2017-08-30 12:53
AFRIN– Revolutionary forces and People Protection Units inflicted heavy losses of equipment and lives among the mercenaries of the Turkish occupation army, following its response to the sources of shelling in the areas of al- Shahba. The Turkish occupatio ...

The tale of a farewell to arms / Fatih Cekirge

KurdPress - 2017-08-28 11:29
The U.S. claims that it will retrieve 1,000 trucks of weaponry after giving them to the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), once the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ends. Is it possible to believe this? ...

IS Anthem Singer Killed in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-06 18:58
ERBIL— The Tunisian anthem singer for the Islamic State (IS) organization Muhammad Qamari was killed in Raqqa, according to some reports. Qamari was killed in recent confrontations between the IS and The Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, Syria. He had j ...