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New Plan for Hawija Assault Needed: Peshmerga Official

New Plan for Hawija Assault Needed: Peshmerga Official

BAS News - 2017-09-03 16:26
KIRKUK — A Peshmerga official calls for a new plan for liberating Hawija district, southern Kirkuk, from the Islamic State (IS). The Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Peshmerga, Major General Qaraman Sheikh Kamal, told BasNews that different force ...
New Plan for Hawija Assault Needed: Peshmerga Official - BAS News

Yezidi Official Calls for Liberation of Yezidis in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-21 15:56
ERBIL — KRG’s office for Yezidi Abductees' Affairs, called on the Iraqi forces participating in Hawija assault to consider the rescue of Yezidi abductees held by Islamic State (IS) in the city. Hussein Qaidi, the head of the office, told BasNews that a l ...

IS Chief of Intelligence in Iraq Killed: Kurdistan CTD

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Counter Terrorism Directorate (CTD) has confirmed the killing of a senior Islamic State (IS) militant in western Iraq. In a statement published on its official Facebook page, the CTD said US-led coalition fighter jets killed IS ...

Hawija Liberation Plan Not Discussed with Peshmerga Yet: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 14:22
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has not discussed the forthcoming Hawija operation with the Peshmerga forces, a Peshmerga official said on Sunday. "The federal government has not discussed the plan to liberate Hawija with Peshmerga so far," Jabar Yawar, Secretary ...

US Troops Preparing for Hawija Battle: Reports

BAS News - 2017-09-09 17:18
ERBIL— US forces are setting the stage for the offensive to liberate Hawija (45 km southwest of Kirkuk) from the Islamic State (IS) militants, Iraqi media reported on Saturday. The troops have been deployed to Qaraj sub-district of Makhmur (50 km east of ...

Another defeat for Islamic State

The Economist - 2017-09-09 09:03
The Syrian army pushed into the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor on September 5th, breaking the three-year-old siege of a government-held enclave by Islamic State (IS). It is a victory for Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s blood-soaked dictator, and yet another defeat ...

Hezbollah, Syrian army seek new route for stranded ISIS group convoy

Waar Media - 2017-09-03 17:00
WAAR-DUHOK: Lebanon’s Hezbollah and the Syrian army are seeking a new route for a convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families bound for the jihadists’ stronghold in eastern Syria, a commander in the military alliance backing Syria’s government sa ...

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 ...

Shi'ite Militias Preparing for Hawija Operation: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces will participate in the battle to liberate Hawija (60 km southwest of Kirkuk) and have already launched coordination with the Iraqi Army for the imminent offensive, said a spokesperson for the paramilitary forces ...

Committee Drafting Constitution for "State of Kurdistan": KDP Official

BAS News - 2017-08-28 19:05
ERBIL— A committee assigned to draft the constitution for the "State of Kurdistan" has already launched its mission, said a member of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP)'s politburo. Addressing the audience at the Panel of the Roadmap to the State of Kurdis ...

Only 20 Kurdish IS Members Alive: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-28 13:21
ERBIL — Only 20 Kurdish members of the Islamic State (IS) have so far survived within the ranks of the extremist group, and they are believed to have recently been deployed to Hawija, said a Kurdish official. Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) previousl ...

Peshmerga Ward off IS Massive Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:38
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces repelled overnight Thursday a massive attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in souther Kirkuk areas, officials confirmed. After hours of fierce fire exchange, the offensive was defeated with several jihadists killed or i ...

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 ...

IS Executes Five Own Leaders for Hesitancy to Fight

BAS News - 2017-08-16 11:23
ANBAR — The Islamic State (IS) executed five leaders of the extremist group and punished others on Tuesday in Annah town, western Anbar province, on charges of cowardice in the fighting the Iraqi forces. According to military sources, IS accused those le ...

16 IS Members Executed Ahead of Tal Afar Operation

BAS News - 2017-08-12 17:38
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) organization executed 16 IS militants on Saturday in Tal Afar, some 60km west of Mosul, Iraqi media reports indicated. A judge of the organization in the town ordered the execution of the militants and the order was enforced ...

Civilians in Anbar Rely on Themselves for Protection From IS

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — Civilians in Iraq’s Anbar Province are relying on themselves for protection, as they believe the work of the Iraqi Security forces is ineffective in regards to attacks by the Islamic State (IS). According to one of the residents in the town of Hi ...