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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 ...

Security Forces Kill 17 IS Militants North of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-07 00:37
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed 17 Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern province of Nineveh on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing operations against the extremist group. The Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement the Army’s 15th D ...

Iraq outraged by deal to transfer Islamic State fighters to its border

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi criticised the ceasefire deals that saw hundreds of Islamic State (IS) group militants evacuated from an enclave on the Lebanese-Syrian border. The militants were given safe passage to the Syrian province o ...

Iraqi PM declares Nineveh province fully liberated from Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday declared the town of Tal Afar “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group after a nearly two-week operation, the latest blow to the extremist group which ran nearly a third of the country three years ago. Ir ...

U.S. commander says Islamic State chief Baghdadi probably still alive

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
WASHINGTON,— Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears to be still alive, a top US military commander said on Friday, contradicting Russia’s claims that it probably killed the top counter terror target months ago. “Do I believe he’s alive? ...

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 ...

Islamic State war crimes see prosecutorial delays in Iraq

Washington Times - 2017-08-24 07:10
Many in the international community agree the Islamic State has carried out war crimes in northern Iraq, but human rights activists say bureaucratic bungling by the Iraqi central government has delayed the prospect of international criminal trials agains ...

Iraqi Kurds to Defy US in Pressing Ahead with Independence Referendum

The Kurdish Project - 2017-08-17 19:35
The following article was originally published in The Independent. Iraqi Kurds have decided to proceed with a referendum on independence despite a US request to postpone the vote. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had asked Kurdistan Regional Government ( ...

Islamic State militants die booby-trapping donkey in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-08-17 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Eight Islamic State militants were killed and wounded when explosives they were fitting to a donkey exploded in Kirkuk, a security source was quoted saying. The source told Alsumaria News that eight militants were putting an explosives vest o ...

Twelve Islamic State militants killed as fighter jets bombard Tal Afar

Waar Media - 2017-08-15 12:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S.-led coalition launched air raids against Islamic State locations in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, an Iraqi army officer was quoted saying. Speaking to Shafaq News, Lt.Gen. Thiyab Abdullah al-Amri said twelve militants, including prom ...

Massoud Barzani says Turkmens of Iraq’s Tal Afar loyal to Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani has said that most of Sunni Turkmen citizens in Nineveh’s Tal Afar in northwest Iraqi are loyal to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Barzani’s remarks on Wednesday to Saudi Arabic newspaper Al Haya ...

Syrian Kurds say 17 Indonesians who escaped Islamic State leave Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman i ...