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Iraqi Forces Send Reinforcements to Western Anbar

Iraqi Forces Send Reinforcements to Western Anbar

BAS News - 2017-09-12 00:42
ERBIL — Iraqi forces dispatched military reinforcements to the outskirts of Anah city in the western part of Anbar province, as part of the operation to retake the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS). According to Army Colonel Walid al-Duleimi, wh ...
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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 ...

Canadian Special Forces to Assist Iraqis in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — Canadian special forces who assisted the Iraqi and Peshmerga troops in the battle of Mosul moved into Kirkuk for backing up the Iraqi forces in the offensive to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold of Hawija. The Iraqi military, Kurdi ...

Military operation launched by Iraqi forces west al-Anbar

ANHA - 2017-09-16 17:05
NEWS DESK- Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation to free the Akashat area west of al-Anbar province. Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation to liberate Akashat region west of al-Anbar province from IS mercenaries. Local medi ...

Iraqi Parliament votes to remove Kirkuk governor

Waar Media - 2017-09-14 15:43
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi Parliament in a majority vote decided to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk. On Thursday, the Iraqi Parliament has voted to remove the Kurdish governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim from his position, shortly after Iraqi Prime Minist ...

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 ...

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 ...

[VIDEO]: Iraqi Forces Capture Turkish IS Female Suicide Bomber

BAS News - 2017-09-10 11:42
She was persuaded to defuse her explosive belt ERBIL — Iraqi forces arrested a Turkish female suicide bomber of Azeri origin who attempted to blow herself up against the Iraqi forces in the town of Ayadiyah, 15 km north of Tel Afar. Al-Iraqiya state-run ...

Anbar: Seven Family Members Die in Airstrikes

BAS News - 2017-09-07 18:39
ERBIL — Seven people, members of the same family, were killed in airstrikes conducted by unidentified warplanes in western Anbar on Thursday. According to a local Iraqi military source who spoke to Alquds Alarabi, the unidentified warplanes bombarded a h ...

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Commander to Lead Hawija Operations

BAS News - 2017-09-06 16:06
ERBIL — Lieutenant-general Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, a Commander of the Iraqi counter-terrorism Forces, has been nominated as the commander of the imminent Hawija operation, according to Iraqi media outlets. The Iraqi military along with the Peshmerga forces ...

Over 100,000 Civilians Remain Trapped in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-09-06 00:26
ERBIL — More than 100,000 civilians remain trapped in Hawija, as the Iraqi forces are preparing to launch an operation against the Islamic State militants in the town, an Iraqi official said on Tuesday. The town of Hawija (located about 65 kilometers sou ...

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 ...

Iraqi govt denounces decision to include Kirkuk in Kurdistan referendum

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Saad al-Hadith, the Spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, denounced on Tuesday a decision to include Kirkuk in the Kurdish independence referendum, calling the move “illegal and unconstitutional”. “Provinces that don’t belong to t ...

Iraqi Forces Discover 500 Corpses in Two Mass Graves in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-25 21:36
ERBIL — The remains of 500 prisoners executed by the so-called Islamic State (IS) back in 2014 were found in recently liberated Mosul, Iraqi military media reported on Friday. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense Ministry's War Media Ce ...

SDF Takes Control Over Iconic Clock Tower in Raqqa

BAS News - 2017-08-24 23:45
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured Raqqa's iconic clock tower in the center of the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS). The SDF released a video on Wednesday showing the clock tower, located at the end of al-Qawatli St ...

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 ...

Iraqi Troops Ready to Storm Tel Afar: US

BAS News - 2017-08-18 23:55
ERBIL — Iraqi armed forces are prepared for their next major campaign against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the town of Tel Afar, according to top US commanders. Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, a top US commander, said on Friday, the Iraqi for ...

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 ...

IS Suspect Stabs Turkish Officer to Death in Istanbul

BAS News - 2017-08-14 14:29
ISTANBUL — A suspected member of the so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed to death a Turkish police officer in the city of Istanbul on Sunday. The IS suspect, who was detained earlier for planning a suicide attack in Turkey, stabbed the officer at around ...

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 ...