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Security Forces Kill 17 IS Militants North of Iraq

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 ...
Security Forces Kill 17 IS Militants North of Iraq  - 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 ...

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 ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 2 IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-09-08 00:50
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday two Islamic State (IS) members who had participated in offensives against Peshmerga forces. The first insurgent is revealed to be from Riyaz district of Kirkuk province, whose father was a m ...

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 ...

Aldar Khalil: Syrian North is on verge of milestone

ANHA - 2017-09-07 16:11
member of the Executive Body of Democratic Society Movement, Aldar Khalil said that the north of Syria is about witnessing a new stage and, namely the stage of federalism, and stressed the need to choose the appropriate person able to represent the voice ...

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 ...

7 Civilians Killed in IS Attack North of Baghdad

BAS News - 2017-09-02 22:07
ERBIL — At least seven civilians lost their lives, whereas another dozen were injured after the Islamic State (IS) militants carried out a bomb attack on a power plant north of Baghdad, an Iraqi security official said on Saturday. According to the offici ...

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 ...

Iraqi Security Forces Capture 50 IS Militants in a Tunnel in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 16:12
MOSUL — The Iraqi forces captured 50 Islamic State (IS) militants in Tel Afar during the mopping-up operations on Monday. Major Salam al-Khalaf from the Iraqi Army told BasNews on Monday that the joint security forces have begun the mopping-up operations ...

Iraqi War Media Cell Declares Complete Liberation of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-27 13:32
MOSUL — Iraqi War Media Cell, affiliate with the Joint Operations Command published a new map showing the complete liberation of Tel Afar city in western Nineveh province. The green color, which represents the liberated areas, covers the whole map of Tal ...

Iraqi Forces Discover 500 Corpses in Two Mass Graves in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-25 21:36
ERBIL — The remains of 500 prisoners executed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) back in 2014 were found in recently liberated Mosul, Iraqi military media reported on Friday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Ce ...

Iraqi Air Force Launches Air Attack on IS in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-15 10:12
The ground attack will begin soon ERBIL — Iraqi Defense Ministry announced on Monday night the start of the battle of Tal Afar, saying that the aerial attack was launched to pave the way for a ground attack. Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesperson Mohammad a ...

Tel Affar Operation Less Difficult: Iraqi Defence Ministry

BAS News - 2017-08-10 14:47
BAGHDAD — The battle for recapturing the town of Tel Afar from the Islamic State (IS) is expected to be less difficult, a commander of the Iraqi Defence Ministry's Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Thursday. Lieutenant General Talib Shaghati, comma ...

Iraqi Jets Pound 6 IS Headquarters in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-09 23:47
ERBIL — Iraqi Air Force (IAF) warplanes bombed six headquarters of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in al-Qa'im town, west of Anbar province, killing dozens of the group's militants, the Iraqi War Media Cell (WMC) said on Wednesday. IAF warplanes conduct ...