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Mass Grave of Peshmerga Troops Discovered near Mosul

Mass Grave of Peshmerga Troops Discovered near Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-06 19:53
ERBIL— The bodies of three Peshmerga troops were found in a mass grave near Mosul on Wednesday. The troops were martyred during an Islamic State (IS) offensive against a Peshmerga post in Kaske district on August 2, 2014, said Omar Mohammed, the commande ...
Mass Grave of Peshmerga Troops Discovered near Mosul - BAS News

Another Mass Grave of Yezidis Found in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-10-03 10:54
ERBIL — A mass grave of the Kurdish Yezidis massacred by the Islamic State (IS) was unearthed in Sinjar, the Yezidi majority town in Nineveh Plain. Qasim Darbo, Commander of Peshmerga Operations in Sinjar, told BasNews “Another mass grave was discovered ...

IS Militant Surrenders to Peshmerga SW Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-24 20:57
ERBIL— An Islamic State (IS) militant on Sunday gave himself in to the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces near the town of Dubz, southwest of Kirkuk. Mansur Maftuh surrendered to Peshmerga forces at 4.00 p.m. at the heights of Alagher village near Dubz, said Moh ...

Peshmerga Forces Defeat IS Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-07 16:31
ERBIL — The Kurdish Peshmerga forces warded off overnight on Wednesday an offensive of the Islamic State (IS) militants in southern Kirkuk, killing a number of the jihadists. There was no report of casualties on the side of Peshmerga, but the IS extremis ...

Army, allies to retake Hawijah from IS terrorists soon: Iraqi PM

KurdPress - 2017-09-07 10:34
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that army troops, backed by allied Kurdish forces of Peshmerga, will soon launch a multi-pronged operation to liberate the city of Hawijah in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk from Islamic State (IS) ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – September 5, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Up to 12 Peshmerga fighters wounded by IED in Sinjar Sinjar: Up to 12 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were wounded when a bomb exploded next to a Peshmerga forces convoy. An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blew up near a bus carrying a number of Peshmerga f ...

10 Peshmerga Troops Injured in IED Explosion in Sinjar

BAS News - 2017-09-05 11:58
SINJAR— A roadside bomb near an Arab village in Sinjar region left 10 Peshmerga troops injured on Tuesday, September 5. Qasim Darbo, Commander of Peshmerga Operations in Sinjar, told BasNews an improvised explosive device (IED) hit a convoy of Peshmerga ...

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 ...

Iraqi Troops Discover IS Prison with Torture Rooms in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
TEL AFAR — Iraqi forces seized on Monday an Islamic State (IS) prison in Tel Afar, west of Mosul, containing torture rooms and drugs as well. Federal Police Chief Major-General Raed Shaker Jawdat stated on Monday that the troops seized a prison of the IS ...

Peshmerga Kills IS Insurgent in North of Diyala Province

BAS News - 2017-08-17 15:38
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) insurgents was killed on Thursday after the Kurdish Peshmerga forces surrounded him in the suburb areas of Jalawla, north of Diyala province. Identified as Rafid Abdulazziz, the militant is said to be originally from Qaya vi ...

Seven Iraqi Soldiers Killed in IS Suicide Attack

BAS News - 2017-08-16 15:16
ERBIL — At least seven Iraqi soldiers were killed on Wednesday in an Islamic State (IS) suicide attack in Beiji, a northern province of Salahaddin. The attack, carried out by five IS insurgents, intended to penetrate a military base, said Sa’d Ma’an, a s ...

IS Attack South of Kirkuk Meant against Kirkuk Governor: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-13 17:21
ERBIL— The attack by the Islamic State (IS) organization against Peshmerga forces south of Kirkuk on Sunday morning aimed at targeting Kirkuk governor who visited the frontlines, said an official. The IS usually attacks the Peshmerga trenches through Rok ...

Peshmerga Defeats IS Attack on Daquq Front, Southern Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-12 09:30
KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces repelled an offensive carried out by Islamic State (IS) militants against Peshmerga forces on Daquq frontline last night. IS militants attacked Peshmerga forces on Daquq frontline in southern Kirkuk, but the mil ...

Report on Sinjar Massacre by IS Submitted to Mayors for Peace

BAS News - 2017-08-09 14:51
ERBIL — In hopes of bringing the perpetrators to justice, the Kurdistan Regional Government has submitted a comprehensive report on Islamic State (IS) atrocities against the Kurdish Yezidis since 2014. Mayor of the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinajr, Ma ...