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Turkey: 48 IS Suspects Detained in August

Turkey: 48 IS Suspects Detained in August

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL — A total of 48 suspects were arrested over alleged links to the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the month of August across Turkey, according to information collected by Anadolu Agency. According to that information, there were many foreign suspect ...
Turkey: 48 IS Suspects Detained in August  - BAS News

Half of IS Families Detained in Mosul are Turkish: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL — Around a half of the hundreds of families held in a camp near Mosul for suspected links to the so-called Islamic State (IS) are Turkish nationals, said the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi. According to a statement made by the Iraqi PM, ma ...

1,400 Foreign Wives, Children of IS Suspects Held by Iraqi Authorities

BAS News - 2017-09-11 13:56
ERBIL — As the Islamic State (IS) is nearing its end in Iraq, Baghdad authorities revealed that they are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of IS suspects. Cited by al-Arabia, unnamed Iraqi intelligence officers said that most of the women and chil ...

174 IS Members from Turkey Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-08 19:19
ERBIL — A total of 174 Islamic State (IS) militants from Turkey have surrendered to the Joint Iraqi Forces and the Kurdish Peshmergas since the liberation of Mosul and its neighboring town of Tel Afar. Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) is in cl ...

Iraq exported 3.216 mln bpd of oil in August exclude Kirkuk: ministry

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports slipped to 3.216 million barrels per day in August from 3.230 million bpd in July as no shipments were made from the northern Kirkuk field, the oil ministry said on Saturday. All the volumes shipped in August came from the so ...

Report on Human Rights violation in East Kurdistan “August” 2017.

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 06:54
The human rights situation report is from Tuesday 1 August 2017 untill on Thursday 31 August 2017, in eastern Kurdistan, an effort by the Kurdistan Human Rights Association, based on numerous reports from the human rights organization. It is worth noting ...

BCF Helps Over 214 Thousand Families in August

BAS News - 2017-09-02 15:36
ERBIL — Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) released in a statement on Saturday the charity activities of the foundation in August from which 214,513 families benefited across Kurdistan Region. 214,513 families (1,161,500 individuals) received humanitarian ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi Forces Discover 500 Corpses in Two Mass Graves in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-25 21:36
ERBIL — The remains of 500 prisoners executed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) back in 2014 were found in recently liberated Mosul, Iraqi military media reported on Friday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Ce ...

IS Suspect Stabs Turkish Officer to Death in Istanbul

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ISTANBUL — A suspected member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed to death a Turkish police officer in the city of Istanbul on Sunday. The IS suspect, who was detained earlier for planning a suicide attack in Turkey, stabbed the officer at around ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Senior IS Commander in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ERBIL — A senior military commander of the so-called Islamic State (IS) was arrested in the recently liberated areas of Mosul, Iraqi military intelligence service said on Monday. According to the service, the arrested IS commander was responsible for the ...

Four Detainees Dead After Fire Caught IS Prison

BAS News - 2017-08-14 00:10
ERBIL — Four civilians detained by the so-called Islamic State (IS) died and another was severely injured after fire caught the prison they were held in, a local source said on Sunday. According to the sources, who spoke to al-Sumaria News on condition o ...

Around 12 IS Children Held by Iraqi Authorities in Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-08-10 23:06
BAGHDAD — More than 12 children affiliated to the so-called Islamic State were taken by the Iraqi authorities and are held in social care, according to a government minister. Mohamed Shayya al-Sudani, Iraq’s Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, told Al ...

IS Claims Killing Over 60 Iraqi Soldiers

BAS News - 2017-08-08 00:14
ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) claimed on Monday, its militants killed more than 60 Iraqi soldiers in a suicide bombing attack near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a message intercepted by the SITE Intelligence Group, the extremist group sa ...

Turkey Arrests Three Iraqis Affiliated to IS

BAS News - 2017-08-06 23:55
ERBIL — Three Iraqi men were arrested by the Turkish authorities on suspicion of being affiliated to the so-called Islamic State (IS), a Turkish security source said on Sunday. According to the source, who spoke to Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymit ...