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More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar

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 ...
More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar - E-Kurd

"Those who launch a war have to expect a response.” Barzani in Kirkuk

KurdisCat - 2017-09-12 19:50
The leader of Iraq’s Kurdish region defended an independence referendum planned for later this month during a visit Tuesday to the oil-rich Kirkuk province, the epicenter of a long-running dispute with the central government. Iraq’s parliament meanwhile ...

80 IS Militants Killed in Northern Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-11 20:17
ERBIL— In a mopping up operation against the remaining Islamic State (IS) fighters in northern Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul), Iraqi forces eliminated 80 extremists, including 15 suicide-bombers. In a statement, Brig. Yahya Rasoul, the spokesperson for t ...

17 Fleeing IS Fighters Killed in Peshmerga Ambush

BAS News - 2017-09-11 18:05
Two of them exploded themselves ERBIL— A group of foreign Islamic State (IS) fighters who tried to escape from Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul) to Syria were ambushed by Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and were all eliminated. The extremists tried to traverse P ...

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 ...

More than 42,000 electoral cards distributed in Qamishlo

ANHA - 2017-09-09 16:28
The Office of the High Electoral Commission in the districts of Girkê Legê and Çilaxa and Tel Koçer began distributing more than 42 thousand electoral cards to the voters with the participation of more than 1,750 teachers. ...

Over 100,000 Civilians Remain Trapped in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-06 00:26
ERBIL — More than 100,000 civilians remain trapped in Hawija, as the Iraqi forces are preparing to launch an operation against the Islamic State militants in the town, an Iraqi official said on Tuesday. The town of Hawija (located about 65 kilometers sou ...

Diyala: Nearly 50 IS Militants Killed in Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL — About fifty Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a series of airstrikes in northeastern Diyala, a local source said on Monday. According to Awwad al-Ruvai's, head of the security committee of Abu Sayda Council, Basateen al-Mekheisa, and it ...

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 ...

Seven IS Militants Killed After Attempting to Flee Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-30 23:22
ERBIL — Seven Islamic State (IS) members were killed while trying to flee northwestern Mosul, a security source said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, seven IS militants attempted to escape north ...

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 ...

Over 150 IS Militants Killed by Peshmerga near Tel Afar: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-29 16:37
ERBIL—In the past two weeks, the Islamic State (IS) militants lost over 150 members in Tel Afar while confronting Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, said the deputy for Peshmerga Chief of Staff. Speaking to BasNews on Tuesday, Salar Mohammad Jabari said the Isl ...

9 IS Leaders, Including a Russian National, Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-26 14:07
KIRKUK — Nine leaders of the Islamic State (IS) organization, including a Russian national, were killed during an air raid of the US-led Global Coalition in south-west of Kirkuk Province. Local sources confirmed on Saturday the death of nine IS leaders, ...

Two More Neighborhoods Freed in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 20:37
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Wednesday retook the control of two more neighborhoods in the center of the town of Tal Afar (70 km west of Mosul). Al-Kifah neighborhood in southern Tal Afar and al-Tanak in the eastern part of the town were liberated today, said ...

Spokesperson Reassigned for Disclosing Tal Afar Operation Timing

BAS News - 2017-08-15 19:41
ERBIL— After allegedly disclosing the timing for the operation to liberate Tal Afar (80 km west of Mosul), the spokesperson for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense was reassigned. Iraqi media reported that Mohammed Khizari has been reassigned to the office for ...

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 ...

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 ...