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174 IS Members from Turkey Surrender

174 IS Members from Turkey Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-08 19:19
ERBIL — A total of 174 Islamic State (IS) militants from Turkey have surrendered to the Joint Iraqi Forces and the Kurdish Peshmergas since the liberation of Mosul and its neighboring town of Tel Afar. Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) is in cl ...
174 IS Members from Turkey Surrender - BAS News

MiT Chief Visits Erbil for Release of Two Personnel Abducted by PKK

BAS News - 2017-09-14 10:41
ERBIL — Chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MiT), Hakan Fidan, traveled to Kurdistan Region on Tuesday, September 12 to discuss with the Kurdish officials the issue of the two MiT personnel abducted by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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) ...

Developing PKK kidnapping story concerns KRG officials / Fazel Hawramy

KurdPress - 2017-09-06 09:07
Information on the reported seizure of two Turkish spies by members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the city of Sulaimaniyah on Aug. 3 is scarce, as Turkey stays silent and the PKK and the Iraqi Kurds refrain from divulging details about what ha ...

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 ...

Turkey: 48 IS Suspects Detained in August

BAS News - 2017-09-04 17:49
ERBIL — A total of 48 suspects were arrested over alleged links to the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the month of August across Turkey, according to information collected by Anadolu Agency. According to that information, there were many foreign suspect ...

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 ...

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 ...

Seven Yezidi Abductees Freed from IS Since Launch of Tel Afar Assault

BAS News - 2017-08-24 14:10
DUHOK — Since the beginning of the operation to liberate Tel Afar on 20th August, a total of seven Kurdish Yezidi abductees have been rescued from the grip of Islamic State (IS), a Kurdish official said. A woman, 23, with three of her children are among ...

Key District Liberated From IS in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-22 16:32
ERBIL — Iraqi armed forces announce on Tuesday the liberation of a key district in the northern city of Tel Afar from the clutch of the Islamic State (IS). Al-Nour neighbourhood was recaptured after fierce confrontations between pro-government Shi’ite Ar ...

Tel Afar: Iraqi Forces make Further Territorial Gains against IS

BAS News - 2017-08-21 20:01
ERBIL — The joint Iraqi forces have retaken five more villages in the area of Tel Afar, located about 65 kilometers west of Mosul, from the so-called Islamic State (IS), the Tel Afar Operations Command said on Monday. Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarall ...

Three Yezidi Children Rescued on First Day of Tel Afar Assault

BAS News - 2017-08-21 00:18
ERBIL — Three Kurdish Yezidi children were liberated from Islamic State (IS) captivity on Sunday amid Iraqi army advancements against the jihadist group in Tel Afar, some 65 kilometres west of Mosul. A military source said two of them were rescued in a v ...

US-led Coalition Welcomes Launch of Tel Afar Assault

BAS News - 2017-08-20 14:56
ERBIL — The US-led coalition has welcomed the beginning of Tel Afar operation by the Iraqi armed forces on Monday, reiterating support to the troops fighting the Islamic State (IS) on the ground. “The Global Coalition Against ISIS welcomes Iraqi Prime Mi ...

Iraqi Forces Kill IS-Assigned Mayor of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-16 22:46
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed the assigned by the so-called Islamic State (IS) "mayor" of Tel Afar and the group's local police chief as they were trying to escape the area on Wednesday, a security source said. According to the source, who spoke to the Nat ...