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US Provides Iraq with Information about Location of Unexploded Bombs in Mosul

US Provides Iraq with Information about Location of Unexploded Bombs in Mosul - BAS News

Two Kurdish Yezidi Children Found in Mosul Mosque After Surviving IS

BAS News - 2017-09-30 17:52
ERBIL — Two Kurdish Yezidi girls from Sinjar region were found overnight on Friday in Raqib Mosque in Mosul after they survived the Islamic State (IS) slavery. Nazha Hassan, 11, and Ibro Hassan 8, were found taking shelter inside the mosque before the pr ...

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 ...

Opening of pickle factory in Amuda

ANHA - 2017-09-17 15:42
AMUDA- The Council of Martyrs’ Families in Amuda district opened a cooperative association called “Newroz Factory” for pickling, during an opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was attended by the Council of Martyrs’ Families in the district , the Union ...

News of a massacre in Deir ez-Zor by regime

ANHA - 2017-09-11 15:46
ALEPPO- Activists reported the killing of 15 civilians in Deir ez-Zor after the Russian air strikes on the city. The Syrian warplanes launched several raids targeting the area of the Panorama Square in Deir ez-Zor, accompanied by violent clashes between D ...

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 ...

[In Pictures] Festival in Support of Kurdistan Referendum in Oslo

BAS News - 2017-09-09 19:39
ERBIL— Hundreds of Kurdish diaspora in Europe gathered on Saturday in Oslo, Norway, to attend a festival organized for supporting the independence referendum of the Kurdistan Region. The Kurds, from Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Syria, all holding Kurdistan fla ...

Moscow: ISIS ‘minister of war’ killed in Russian airstrike

Waar Media - 2017-09-08 13:06
WAAR-DUHOK: Russia claimed Friday to have killed several top commanders of ISIS group in an airstrike in Syria, including the so-called Emir of Deir Ezzor and the “Minister of War”. “As a result of a precision airstrike of the Russian air forces in the v ...

Army, allies to retake Hawijah from IS terrorists soon: Iraqi PM

KurdPress - 2017-09-07 10:34
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that army troops, backed by allied Kurdish forces of Peshmerga, will soon launch a multi-pronged operation to liberate the city of Hawijah in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk from Islamic State (IS) ...

US will continue with YPG after Raqqa operation: commander

KurdPress - 2017-09-03 13:57
Outgoing U.S. army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, the Iraq-based commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS), has made it clear that Washington will continue to cooperate with the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) ...

Search for IS Suicide Bombers in Mosul Woods Underway

BAS News - 2017-09-02 14:13
ERBIL— Iraqi forces on Saturday morning cordoned off the woodland area in Mosul, searching for two female suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) organization. The forces have prevented the civilians move into the area, after they received intelligen ...

Iraq Addressing Strategic Urban Development of Pilgrimage Provinces

BAS News - 2017-08-27 15:49
KARBALA, (UNAMI) — UN-Habitat and UNDP are helping Iraq address strategic urban development of the Pilgrimage provinces of Najaf and Karbala. Nearly thirty Iraqi officials convened in the holy city of Karbala, on 22-23 August 2017, to partake in an inten ...

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 ...

Iraqi Authorities in Mosul Sentence Four IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2017-08-22 03:18
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities in Mosul sentenced four Islamic States (IS) members to death on Sunday, including a man who was recruiting militants across the Nineveh province. The death sentences are the first ones issued in liberated Mosul, Kurdist ...

UN Warns about Thousands of People Expected to Flee Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-21 11:36
ERBIL — Over 30,000 people have thus far fled Tal Afar district and thousands more are expected to be dislodged by the fighting in the district. Iraqi forces launched an operation to liberate Tal Afar city, in west of Mosul, from the Islamic State (IS) o ...