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Captured IS Families Will Be Treated According to International Laws: Peshmerga Official

Captured IS Families Will Be Treated According to International Laws: Peshmerga Official - BAS News

Half of IS Families Detained in Mosul are Turkish: Iraqi PM

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL — Around a half of the hundreds of families held in a camp near Mosul for suspected links to the so-called Islamic State (IS) are Turkish nationals, said the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi. According to a statement made by the Iraqi PM, ma ...

British MP on the Sykes–Picot: Time to Revisit; Sensitively

BAS News - 2017-09-12 10:47
ERBIL — As the Kurdistan Region is fast approaching the referendum on its independence, Mike Gapes, a British Labour MP for Ilford South, said that he recently signed a motion to be tabled at the House of Commons, according to which a YES vote “would be ...

Barzani to UN Envoy: Referendum Will Not Be Postponed

BAS News - 2017-09-11 18:24
ERBIL— Kurdistan Region President restated on Monday that the vote on the independence of the Kurdistan Region will be held as scheduled on 25th September. President Barzani received the Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis on ...

Barzani to UN: Holding Referendum “Legitimate Right”

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani has made it clear that the people in the region have the right to hold a referendum and determine their future as it is legitimate and natural. The vote will be held on time as the decision has been made ...

3,000 Christians Families Return to Liberated Areas of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
MOSUL — Nearly 3,000 Iraqi Christian families have been repatriated since the liberation of the Nineveh Province from the so-called Islamic State (IS), a local official said on Sunday. According to Dureid Hekmat, advisor for the governor of Nineveh in re ...

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 ...

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 ...

80,000 People to Be Displaced in Battle of Hawija: Report

BAS News - 2017-09-04 18:49
ERBIL— The civilians in central Hawija and its surrounding areas will be used by the Islamic State (IS) militants as human shields in the battle to retake the town from the extremists, said Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights. The non-governmental organiz ...

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 ...

Seven IS Militants Killed After Attempting to Flee Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-30 23:22
ERBIL — Seven Islamic State (IS) members were killed while trying to flee northwestern Mosul, a security source said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, seven IS militants attempted to escape north ...

Over 150 IS Militants Killed by Peshmerga near Tel Afar: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-29 16:37
ERBIL—In the past two weeks, the Islamic State (IS) militants lost over 150 members in Tel Afar while confronting Kurdistan Peshmerga forces, said the deputy for Peshmerga Chief of Staff. Speaking to BasNews on Tuesday, Salar Mohammad Jabari said the Isl ...

Turkey-Iran Joint Operation Against PKK on Agenda: Erdogan

BAS News - 2017-08-21 15:40
ERBIL — After the visit of chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces to Ankara, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint Turkish-Iranian military plan against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was on the agenda. "It is always ...

Three IS Militants Killed in Headquarter Shelling in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-19 23:40
ERBIL — Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a shelling that targeted the group’s headquarters in western Anbar, a security source said on Saturday. According to the source, who spoke to Alghad Press on condition of anonymity, the shelling t ...

IS Militants Killed Amid Booby-trapping a Car

BAS News - 2017-08-19 19:28
ERBIL — Several Islamic State (IS) militants were killed or wounded while booby-trapping a vehicle in the town of Tel Afar, a local source said on Saturday. According to the source, who spoke to al-Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, several IS membe ...

Plans Under Way to Strengthen Washington-Erbil Military Ties: Official

BAS News - 2017-08-14 13:43
ERBIL — The military ties between Erbil and Washington will further develop after the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS), according to a senior Peshmerga official. Deputy of Peshmerga Forces' Chief of Staff, Salar Mohamed Jabari, told BasNew ...