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80 IS Militants Killed in Northern Tel Afar

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 ...
80 IS Militants Killed in Northern Tel Afar - BAS News

Iraqi Army Says 1,500 IS Militants Surrendered in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
Iraqi Air Force dropped thousands of leaflets on Hawija city ERBIL — Iraqi army said that 1,500 Islamic State (IS) militants surrendered to the Iraqi forces during the battle of Tel Afar district, west of Mosul. The Iraqi Air Force dropped leaflets on IS ...

More Than 30 IS Militants Killed in West Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
MOSUL — More than thirty members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in an operation in western Mosul, the pro-government paramilitary announced on Sunday. According to Ahmed Nasrallah, the deputy commander of the 13th Brigade of the Shi'ite Arab milit ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Security Forces Kill 17 IS Militants North of Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-07 00:37
ERBIL — Iraqi forces killed 17 Islamic State (IS) militants in the northern province of Nineveh on Wednesday, as part of the ongoing operations against the extremist group. The Iraqi Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement the Army’s 15th D ...

The shooting the bullet to city of Lija in Northern Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2017-09-06 05:42
In the wake of the news that the Kurdistan Human Rights Association has received, Turkish army attacks continue to the villages and towns of Kurdistan in northern Kurdistan. This time the city of Lija was attacked. It is reported that the “Mushref” villag ...

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 ...

More than 2,000 Islamic State militants killed in Iraq’s Tal Afar

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi forces killed over 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants and more than 50 suicide bombers during a major offensive to free Tal Afar area in west of Mosul, the Iraqi military said on Saturday. “The IS total casualties in the blitzkrieg du ...

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 ...

Six Yezidi and Christian Abductees in Tel Afar Freed

BAS News - 2017-08-28 17:19
ERBIL— Six abducted people were rescued on Monday in Ayaziyah district of Tel Afar (65 km west of Mosul), an official told BasNews. One of the abductees was a Christian and the rest were Kurdish Yezidi women and girls, said Hussein Qaedi, the director of ...

Three More Yezidi Women Freed in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-28 11:19
ERBIL— Amid the ongoing fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar district, 65 km west of Mosul, three Kurdish Yezidi abductees, including a woman and two girls, were rescued in the district. Hussein Qaidi, director of Kurdistan Regional Governmen ...

Two More Neighborhoods Freed in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 20:37
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Wednesday retook the control of two more neighborhoods in the center of the town of Tal Afar (70 km west of Mosul). Al-Kifah neighborhood in southern Tal Afar and al-Tanak in the eastern part of the town were liberated today, said ...

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 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 ...

Three IS Militants Killed in Donkey Bomb Blast

BAS News - 2017-08-17 17:53
ERBIL— While planting explosives on a donkey on Thursday, three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and five more were wounded southwest of Kirkuk. Iraqi media cited informed sources that the event occurred in Rashad parish, 35 km southwest of Kirku ...

At Least 17 IS Militants Killed in Coalition Airstrikes in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-15 16:19
ERBIL — US-led coalition airstrikes killed at least 17 Islamic State (IS) militants positioned in Iraq’s northwestern town of Tel Afar on Tuesday, a military officer said. According to Lieutenant Colonel Shams al-Din al-Anbari, who spoke to Anadolu Agenc ...