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Coalition Conducts 78 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq Over The Weekend

Coalition Conducts 78 Airstrikes in Syria, Iraq Over The Weekend

BAS News - 2017-09-11 20:57
ERBIL — The US-led coalition carried out 78 airstrikes consisting of 91 engagements against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in both Syria and Iraq, the Jointly Task Forces said on Monday. The Coalition conducted 34 airstrikes near the Syrian city of Raq ...
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Western officials are trying to avert the next war in Iraq

The Economist - 2017-10-02 04:44
AS THE jihadists of the so-called Islamic State (IS) retreat, the Arab and Kurdish forces allied against it in Iraq are turning their arms towards each other. Rather than celebrate victory, Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan, called a refer ...

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 ...

Turkish, US army chiefs discuss developments in Syria and Iraq

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 20:52
Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar met his U.S. counterpart Joseph Dunford on the sidelines of the annual meeting of NATO’s Military Committee in the Albanian capital of Tirana where the two sides discussed the latest developments in Iraq and ...

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 ...

Coalition, Iraqi Jets Step up Airstrikes on IS-held Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-10 00:41
ERBIL — The Iraqi Air Forces (IAF) and the US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) have increased the airstrikes on IS positions in the town of Hawija, according to Iraq's minister of defense. According to the Iraqi Defense Minister, Er ...

Iraq exported 3.216 mln bpd of oil in August exclude Kirkuk: ministry

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s oil exports slipped to 3.216 million barrels per day in August from 3.230 million bpd in July as no shipments were made from the northern Kirkuk field, the oil ministry said on Saturday. All the volumes shipped in August came from the so ...

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 ...

What motivates ISIS fighters

CNN - 2017-09-05 02:35
Scott Atran and his research colleagues were sitting face-to-face with captured ISIS fighters in Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq, near the front lines of battle. ...

Coalition Conducts 30 Airstrikes Against IS in Syria and Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 21:39
ERBIL — US-led coalition carried out 30 airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS), consisting of 52 engagements in both Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Forces- Operation Inherent Resolve officials said on Friday. According to the officials, ...

IS Leader al-Baghdadi Believed to Be Alive and Hiding

BAS News - 2017-08-31 22:40
ERBIL — The leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be alive and hiding in the Middle Euphrates River Valley, between Iraq and Syria, a Pentagon official said on Thursday. According to General Stephen Townsend, Chie ...

Turkey-Backed FSA Attacks US Forces in Syria

BAS News - 2017-08-29 23:10
ERBIL — the US forces fighting against the so-called Islamic State (IS) came under direct attack near the positions of the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the Syrian city of Manbij, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday. The US forces reportedly re ...

UN Calls for Pause of Airstrikes in Raqqa for Civilian Evacuation

BAS News - 2017-08-25 00:06
ERBIL — The United Nations (UN) called on the US-led coalition to pause airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria, in order to give civilians a chance to escape. The UN call came on Thursday, after several reports were released, saying ...

US-led Coalition Strikes IS Convoy in Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-08-23 22:39
ANBAR — US-led Coalition jets struck an Islamic State (IS) convoy heading towards western Anbar, a security source has said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Alghad Press on condition of anonymity, the US-led coalition warplanes targete ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Senior IS Commander in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ERBIL — A senior military commander of the so-called Islamic State (IS) was arrested in the recently liberated areas of Mosul, Iraqi military intelligence service said on Monday. According to the service, the arrested IS commander was responsible for the ...