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1,400 Foreign Wives, Children of IS Suspects Held by Iraqi Authorities

1,400 Foreign Wives, Children of IS Suspects Held by Iraqi Authorities

BAS News - 2017-09-11 13:56
ERBIL — As the Islamic State (IS) is nearing its end in Iraq, Baghdad authorities revealed that they are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of IS suspects. Cited by al-Arabia, unnamed Iraqi intelligence officers said that most of the women and chil ...
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Seven Yezidis Freed from IS Captivity in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2017-10-10 11:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Directorate of Yezidi Abductees' Affairs stated that seven Kurdish Yezidis have been rescued from Islamic State (IS) over the past 24 hours. Hussein Qaidi, head of the directorate, told BasNews “a woman aged 30 ...

A Yezidi Girl Held by IS in Hawija Rescued

BAS News - 2017-09-30 13:01
ERBIL — A Yezidi girl, who was held by Islamic State (IS) in Hawija, the last-IS stronghold in Kirkuk Province, was rescued and arrived at the Peshmerga positions in southern Kirkuk. Kamal Kirkuki, Commander of the Peshmerga forces for southern Kirkuk fr ...

UK Air Forces Hit 1,602 IS Positions in Iraq, Syria Since 2014

BAS News - 2017-09-28 20:46
ERBIL — UK Royal Air Forces have hit 1,602 Islamic State (IS) positions across Iraq and Syria since the start of the US-led coalition operation against the extremist group in September 2014, UK Defense Ministry said on Thursday. According to a statement ...

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 ...

Number of IS Supporters Increase Online

BAS News - 2017-09-17 23:06
ERBIL — “Dedicated supporters" of the so-called Islamic State (IS) are growing online, Europol warned on Friday. According to a statement made by the European policing agency, the extremist group is using online social platforms and apps to keep its infl ...

Six Yezidi Women and Children Freed from IS

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
DUHOK — Six Kurdish Yezidi women and children whom were once abducted by the Islamic State (IS), have been freed from the grip of the extremist group, confirmed an official. Among them is a woman, identified as Shirin Dakhil, with three of her children, ...

Talented child participates in 3rd Children Festival

ANHA - 2017-09-12 12:58
A child at 13 composes and performs theater performances, and he is participating in the 3rd Child Festival as he derived his talent from his society and attempts to pass on his ideas to other children. Moreover, the 3rd Children Festival is being held in ...

Three IS Suspects Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-12 12:43
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured overnight on Monday three Islamic State (IS) suspects who had previously been involved in the group’s acts of terrorism. The insurgents had previously been issued arrest warrants by a Kirkuk court, said ...

IS Chief of Intelligence in Iraq Killed: Kurdistan CTD

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:30
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Counter Terrorism Directorate (CTD) has confirmed the killing of a senior Islamic State (IS) militant in western Iraq. In a statement published on its official Facebook page, the CTD said US-led coalition fighter jets killed IS ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sold for $60: Yazidi children describe cruel life as IS slaves

Brenda Stoter - 2017-09-08 02:00
Publication: Middle East Eye DUHOK, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Umm and Abu Ahmed could not have children of their own. So when the middle-aged Sunni couple from Mosul heard the Islamic State (IS) group was selling Yazidi orphans, they decided to take one ...

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 ...

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 ...

IS Rule on the Decline; Influx of IDPs to Kurdistan Still on the Rise

BAS News - 2017-09-02 02:46
ERBIL — Even though Islamic State (IS) rule in most of the strategic cities and towns of Iraq has been drawn to a close, yet the number of civilians escaping their homes to seek refuge in Kurdistan Region is on the rise. During our visit to Hasan-Sham ca ...

UK Sends Additional Troops to Fight against IS in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 11:59
ERBIL— As the battle against the Islamic State (IS) enters its final push, the UK has decided to send additional troops to Iraq, raising the number of British personnel in the country to around 600, according to media reports. The UK Defense Secretary Mi ...

IS Threat to UK Increasing as It is Defeated in Iraq, Syria: Minister

BAS News - 2017-08-19 14:43
ERBIL — The threats of Islamic State (IS) terror attacks in the UK is on the rise as the group is suffering from bitter defeats in Iraq and Syria, warned UK’s Security Minister Ben Wallace. "I think the threat is still increasing, partly driven by the fa ...

IS Takes Down Flags from Its Positions in Tal Afar to Evade Strikes

BAS News - 2017-08-19 11:43
The battle to retake Tal Afar to begin soon MOSUL — Local sources from Tal Afar district reported that the Islamic State (IS) has removed all references to its positions following the air strikes of the International Coalition and the imminent launch of ...