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Kurdish illegal immigrant in UK charged of supplying SIM cards to Islamic State

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“Support Kurdistan” Hashtag Rocks Social Media

BAS News - 2017-10-02 01:03
ERBIL — After the independence referendum last Monday, social media users now widely use a Hashtag to express support for Kurdish aspiration to self-determination. It is also intended to make the voice of the people of Kurdistan Region lauder to be heard ...

Kurdish prisoner execution in public view in Ilam

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-05 23:43
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Association: Today, on Tuesday, 5 September 2017, a prisoner was executed on charges of execution on the 22 Bahman square in Ilam, east of Kurdistan. According to the report, this prisoner, with his brother in Decem ...

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 ...

Wife of IS Member Surrenders to Peshmerga in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-02 11:09
ERBIL— The wife of an Islamic State (IS) member has surrendered to Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar frontlines, Kurdistan 24 news channel reported on Saturday. The woman, Kazhal Ali, is from the Kermanshah city in Iranian Kurdistan. She claimed tha ...

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 ...

IS Takes Down Flags from Its Positions in Tal Afar to Evade Strikes

BAS News - 2017-08-19 11:43
The battle to retake Tal Afar to begin soon MOSUL — Local sources from Tal Afar district reported that the Islamic State (IS) has removed all references to its positions following the air strikes of the International Coalition and the imminent launch of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kurdish Man Charged with Murdering His Girlfriend in Eidsvoll, Norway

BAS News - 2017-08-09 14:02
The girl was a Kurdish asylum seeker in Norway ERBIL — A Kurdish citizen, living in Norway, was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend who was also Kurdish from Iran. A Norwegian citizen, originally from Iranian Kurdistan, was charged with the murder o ...

US ‘mulling airstrikes against Islamic State in Philippines’

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon is reportedly mulling plans to conduct airstrikes against ISIS terrorist targets in the Philippines. A recent surge of terrorist networks affiliated to Islamic State of (ISIS), including an ongoing assault on the southern city of ...