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"IS Princess" Killed near Hawija

"IS Princess" Killed near Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-07 18:39
ERBIL— The chief of Women Battalion in the Islamic State (IS) organization has been killed with her husband and their two sons around Hawija (60 km southwest Kirkuk). An informed source from Kirkuk told Iraqi al-Sumaria news that the woman, who is known ...
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IS Commander Close to Baghdadi Killed near Hawija

BAS News - 2017-10-07 17:08
ERBIL- A commander from the Islamic State (IS) organization with close ties with the IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed on Saturday. Russia Today reported Abu Tareq, a former senior Iraqi army official who had escaped from a prison in Iraq, was am ...

IS Preacher in Hit Arrested upon Requesting Salary

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL— Iraqi intelligence service on Sunday arrested the preacher of the Islamic State (IS) organization in the town of Hit, in Anbar province. Iraqi media reported an informed source as saying Mullah Salih Abdullah Jubair was arrested as he submitted a ...

IS investigations chief killed

ANHA - 2017-09-13 14:52
NEWS DESK- The investigations chief of IS was killed in Hawija town in Iraq. Information sources from Hawija town announced that some elements from IS in checkpoints had faced strong attack and through this aerial attack, the IS investigations’ chief who ...

IS Investigation Officer in Hawija Killed by Iraqi Air Force

BAS News - 2017-09-13 10:57
KIRKUK — Iraqi war jets pounded Islamic State (IS) positions inside Hawija district in southern Kirkuk, leaving a senior commander of the group and four of his aides dead. Intelligence sources inside Hawija reported on Wednesday, the air strikes against ...

80 IS Militants Killed in Northern Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-11 20:17
ERBIL— In a mopping up operation against the remaining Islamic State (IS) fighters in northern Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul), Iraqi forces eliminated 80 extremists, including 15 suicide-bombers. In a statement, Brig. Yahya Rasoul, the spokesperson for t ...

17 Fleeing IS Fighters Killed in Peshmerga Ambush

BAS News - 2017-09-11 18:05
Two of them exploded themselves ERBIL— A group of foreign Islamic State (IS) fighters who tried to escape from Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul) to Syria were ambushed by Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and were all eliminated. The extremists tried to traverse P ...

Kurdistan Referendum Will Not Delay Hawija Operation: MP

BAS News - 2017-09-10 17:50
ERBIL— The operation to retake the control of the Islamic State (IS)-held town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, will launch before the end of September, said an Arab MP from Kirkuk on Sunday. Khaled al-Mafraj was cited by some Iraqi media reports as sayin ...

IS Oil Stocks near Hawija Destroyed

BAS News - 2017-09-08 10:29
ERBILL— The oil stocks of the Islamic State (IS) organization in the vicinity of Hawija (55 km southwest of Kirkuk) were destroyed in an air strike on Thursday night. Iraqi al-Sumaria news, citing an informed source, reported on Friday that the internati ...

4 IS Warlords Killed in Russian Airstrikes near Deir ez-Zor

BAS News - 2017-09-08 09:24
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) commanders near the Syrian city of Dier ez-Zor were targeted by the Russian airstrikes which killed about 40 militants, including four "influential" warlords, Russian Ministry of Defense stated on Friday. The Ministry's stat ...

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 ...

Shi'ite Militias Preparing for Hawija Operation: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
ERBIL— The Shi'ite Hashd al-Shaabi forces will participate in the battle to liberate Hawija (60 km southwest of Kirkuk) and have already launched coordination with the Iraqi Army for the imminent offensive, said a spokesperson for the paramilitary forces ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

IS Demands Members to Grow Hair Or Else Get Whipped

BAS News - 2017-08-14 19:47
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) organization in Hawija, 60 km southwest of Kirkuk, has demanded its members not to cut their hair short or they will be whipped. Iraqi al-Sumania news, citing informed sources from Kirkuk, reported on Monday that the IS memb ...