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Coalition Targets IS Militants on Iraq-Syria Border

Coalition Targets IS Militants on Iraq-Syria Border

BAS News - 2017-09-07 00:37
ERBIL — The US-led coalition stroke 85 Islamic State (IS) militants and 40 vehicles belonging to the extremist group near a convoy stranded on the Iraq-Syria border, Joint Task Forces-Operation Inherent Resolve said on Wednesday. According to a statement ...
Coalition Targets IS Militants on Iraq-Syria Border - BAS News

557 IS Militants Killed in First Phase of Hawija Operation

BAS News - 2017-09-27 22:36
KIRKUK — Joint Iraqi forces have killed 557 Islamic State (IS) militants in the first phase of the operation for liberating Hawija district in southern Kirkuk Province, the Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said on Wednesday. According to a stateme ...

Coalition Airstrikes Kill at Least 14 IS Militants in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-12 22:16
ERBIL — At least 14 Islamic State (IS) members were killed in a series of airstrikes carried out by a US-led coalition in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province, a local security source said on Tuesday. According to Khalid al-Numan, a police officer in Kirkuk, ...

IS Militants Attempting to Flee Hawija Ahead of the Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-10 10:48
KIKRUK — The Islamic State (IS) militants in Hawija, southern Kirkuk, are attempting to flee ahead of the imminent battle on the city. A large number of IS militants along with their families have managed to escape Hawija district as they are certain of ...

Iraqi Jets Drop Leaflets over Hawija, Urging IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-09 15:58
HAWIJA — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) dropped thousands of leaflets over the town of Hawija on Friday, calling on the Islamic State (IS) militants to surrender ahead of the upcoming military operation against the extremist group. According to Iraqi Defense ...

Peshmerga Forces Ambush a Group of IS Militants, Kill 6

BAS News - 2017-09-08 20:10
ERBIL — A number of Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Friday after they were ambushed by Peshmerga in northern Tel Afar, some 65 kilometres west of Mosul. Peshmerga commander Badirkhan Zebari confirmed to BasNews that six jihadists were gunned ...

Security Forces Kill 17 IS Militants North of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-07 00:37
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed 17 Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern province of Nineveh on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing operations against the extremist group. The Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement the Army’s 15th D ...

IS Militants in Hawija Considering to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-05 23:33
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants in Kirkuk consider surrendering to the Iraqi forces who are currently preparing to recapture the group's stronghold in the province, a local source said on Tuesday. According to the source, who spoke to Al Sumaria New ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – August 30, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Kurdistan security questions ‘suspicious’ transfer of Islamic State to Iraq border Erbil: Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s security body has many questions about the “suspicious” transfer of hundreds of Islamic State group IS militants from the Syria-Lebanon bor ...

Iraq outraged by deal to transfer Islamic State fighters to its border

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi criticised the ceasefire deals that saw hundreds of Islamic State (IS) group militants evacuated from an enclave on the Lebanese-Syrian border. The militants were given safe passage to the Syrian province o ...

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 ...

Coalition Conducts 30 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 21:39
ERBIL — US-led coalition carried out 30 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS), consisting of 52 engagements in both Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Forces- Operation Inherent Resolve officials said on Friday. According to the officials, ...

Kurdish-led SDF Kill Dozens of IS Militants in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-31 16:39
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Thursday that they've killed dozens of Islamic State (IS) militants, including a number of snipers, in the city of Raqqa. According to an online statement released by the SDF, 40 IS milita ...

Five Yezidi Abductees Freed from IS in Iraq, Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-31 12:08
ERBIL — A fourteen-year-old Kurdish Yezidi girl was freed from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) militants on Thursday in Syria, KRG’s office for Yezidi Abductees announced. Hussein Qaidi, Head of Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Office for Yezidi ...

Dozens of IS Militants in Tel Afar Surrender to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 18:12
ERBIL— Fleeing with their families, tens of Islamic State (IS) members gave themselves in to the Peshmerga forces on Tuesday, according to a report. Iraqi al-Sumaria news cited an informed source from Kurdistan Peshmerga forces as saying the IS members a ...

US-led Coalition Strikes IS Convoy in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 22:39
ANBAR — US-led Coalition jets struck an Islamic State (IS) convoy heading towards western Anbar, a security source has said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Alghad Press on condition of anonymity, the US-led coalition warplanes targete ...

Coalition Airstrikes Destroy 37 IS Positions in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-08 23:36
ERBIL — The US-led coalition conducted a series of airstrikes on Monday, destroying 37 Islamic State (IS) positions in the Syrian city of Raqqa, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement. According to the statement released on Tuesday, the coalition ...