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Over 100,000 Civilians Remain Trapped in Hawija

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 ...
Over 100,000 Civilians Remain Trapped in Hawija  - BAS News

Western officials are trying to avert the next war in Iraq

The Economist - 2017-10-02 04:44
AS THE jihadists of the so-called Islamic State (IS) retreat, the Arab and Kurdish forces allied against it in Iraq are turning their arms towards each other. Rather than celebrate victory, Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, called a refer ...

Over 100,000 Hawija Civilians Displaced Since August 2016

BAS News - 2017-09-12 19:53
ERBIL — More than 100,000 civilians have been displaced from Islamic State (IS)-held city of Hawija between August 2016 and September 2017, said the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The majority of the internally displaced persons (IDP) have entered t ...

KRG Preparing to Rescue Yezidi Abductees ahead of Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-11 13:05
DUHOK — As the Iraqi armed forces are preparing for a massive operation to liberate the last Islamic State (IS)-held pocket in the country, the Kurdistan Regional Government is setting the ground to rescue the Kurdish Yezidi abductees held by the extremi ...

French magazine must pay 190,000 euros over Kate topless snaps

Waar Media - 2017-09-05 17:54
WAAR-DUHOK: A French court ruled Tuesday that a French celebrity magazine must pay 100,000 euros in damages to Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate over topless photos of the duchess published in 2012. The court also ordered Closer magazine’s edito ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Will Have Effective Role in Hawija Operation: Townsend

BAS News - 2017-09-01 10:02
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces will have an "effective" role in the imminent operation to free the town of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS), stated the commander of the US-led coalition against the IS. Addressing reports on Thursday, Lt. Gen. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraqi PM Rejects Bahrain's Invitation to Join Boycott on Qatar

BAS News - 2017-08-14 22:26
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi turned down an invitation from Bahrain’s Foreign Minister ,Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, to join the boycott on Qatar, an Iraqi official said on Monday. According to the official, who spoke to Kurdistan2 ...

UN Increases Humanitarian Support for Returning Mosul Civilians

BAS News - 2017-08-12 19:30
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) is increasing humanitarian aid for thousands of Iraqi civilians returning to the recently liberated parts of Mosul after the declared victory over the Islamic State (IS), an UN official said on Saturday. The spokesperson o ...

Over 100 Iraqi Shi’ite Militias Killed, Injured in Coalition Airstrike

BAS News - 2017-08-08 10:14
ERBIL — More than 100 fighters of the Iraqi Shi’ite Arab militia troops of Hashd al-Shaabi were mistakenly killed or injured on Monday in an airstrike near the Iraq-Syria border. According to a press release by Sayed al-Shohada brigade of Hashd al-Shaabi ...