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Peshmerga Forces Defeat IS Attack South of Kirkuk

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 ...
Peshmerga Forces Defeat IS Attack South of Kirkuk - BAS News

Kurdish Forces Capture Disguised IS Militant South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
KIRKUK — The Kurdish security forces on Wednesday captured a member of the Islamic State (IS) who was disguised as an internally displaced person (IDP) in southern Kirkuk. The insurgent, introduced by first initials only, was an active member of IS for t ...

Iraqi PM Abadi Calls for Removal of Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-14 13:38
ERBIL — The Office of the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri, said on Thursday, that it has received a request from the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Office asking the parliament for a vote to dismiss the governor of Kirkuk from the office. “We ...

IS Seeking to Attack Peshmerga in Name of Shi'ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-09-13 15:57
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants are trying to turn Peshmerga and Shi'ite paramilitaries in the town of Hawija against each other, warned a Peshmerga commander on Wednesday. Speaking to BasNews, Kamal Kirkuki who commands Peshmerga forces in weste ...

Peshmerga Holding Three Fronts in Northwest of Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-07 11:48
Peshmerga alone will lead the battle from their fronts KIKRUK — Three fronts of the long-awaited Hawija battle are currently under the control of Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces in south-western Kirkuk Province. According to military sources, around ...

PMF Spoksperson: Start of Hawijah operation is a matter of days

Waar Media - 2017-09-04 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: The spokesperson for the Shi’ite Arab militias of The People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF) Hashd al-Shaabi, Ahmed al-Asadi said the start of Hawijah operation is a matter of days and Hashd al-Shaabi is ready to take part in it. “The initial pla ...

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 ...

Barzani And Abadi Discussed IS Captives Issue over Phone

BAS News - 2017-09-02 09:09
ERBIL— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi spoke over the phone with Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani about the destiny of the Islamic State (IS) members who surrendered to Peshmerga forces in Tel Afar. Dozens of IS militants from the Azaziyah ...

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 ...

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 ...

Peshmerga Ward off IS Massive Attack South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:38
ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces repelled overnight Thursday a massive attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in souther Kirkuk areas, officials confirmed. After hours of fierce fire exchange, the offensive was defeated with several jihadists killed or i ...

Five Family Members Killed in Roadside Bomb South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-08-15 12:38
ERBIL — Five members of one family were killed on Tuesday in a roadside bomb attack near Qara Tapa town, south of Kirkuk. Mohammed Omer, head of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) branch office in the town said that the family was traveling between A ...

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 ...