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IS Seeking to Attack Peshmerga in Name of Shi'ite Militias

IS Seeking to Attack Peshmerga in Name of Shi'ite Militias

BAS News - 2017-09-13 15:57
ERBIL— The Islamic State (IS) militants are trying to turn Peshmerga and Shi'ite paramilitaries in the town of Hawija against each other, warned a Peshmerga commander on Wednesday. Speaking to BasNews, Kamal Kirkuki who commands Peshmerga forces in weste ...
IS Seeking to Attack Peshmerga in Name of Shi\'ite Militias - BAS News

IS Militants Attack Peshmerga South-West Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-10-09 12:19
Fierce clashes are ongoing between Peshmerga and IS KIRKUK — Islamic State (IS) extremists launched early on Monday an offensive against the Peshmerga forces on south-western Kirkuk front. Kamal Kirkuki, a Peshmerga commander of the front, told BasNews t ...

Hawija: Leaflets Urge IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
KIRKUK — Thousands of leaflets have been dropped over the territories remaining under the control of Islamic State (IS) in southwest of Kirkuk, urging the jihadists to surrender. Kurdish Peshmerga Commander Kamal Kirkuki told BasNews that the leaflets al ...

Shi'ite Force Arrives in Kirkuk "Temporarily"

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— A convoy of Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi has arrived in Kirkuk after coordinating with local security service, said a security source from the city. Some 15 vehicles carried the troops under the command of Abu Mahdi al-Muhands. The tr ...

Shi’ite Militias Force Kurdish Officials in Mandali to Sign Resignation

BAS News - 2017-09-11 15:24
MANDALI — A group of Shi’ite Arab Militias of Asaib Ahl al-Haq — an armed militia group of the Hashd al-Shaabi, raided on Monday the headquarter of Mandali Municipality after forcing its Kurdish members to resign from their positions. Head of the city’s ...

Kurdish Official in Diyala Sacked Following Shi'ite Militias' Parade

BAS News - 2017-09-10 16:08
ERBIL— Shortly after Shi'ite militias took down Kurdistan flags in Mandali (Diyala province) on Saturday, the Kurdish administrator of the parish was also sacked. After the turmoil in Mandali, Diyala Governor Muthanna al-Tamimi convened the local officia ...

Yezidis in Sinjar Seeking to Be Part of Kurdistan State: Official

BAS News - 2017-09-10 13:14
ERBIL — The Kurdish Yezidi community in Sinjar region is seeking to join the future state of Kurdistan, said a Yezidi official. Mahma Khalil, Mayor of Sinjar, said in a press conference on Sunday that the best way for Yezidis to be protected from future ...

Barzani is trying to activate parliament through YNK

ANHA - 2017-09-09 13:14
The head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani is trying to activate the parliament through the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (YNK) after it was closed in the fall of 2015 for a law about presidency of the region ...

Kurdish Security Forces Capture 2 IS Militants

BAS News - 2017-09-08 00:50
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk captured on Thursday two Islamic State (IS) members who had participated in offensives against Peshmerga forces. The first insurgent is revealed to be from Riyaz district of Kirkuk province, whose father was a m ...

Nineveh Arab Tribes Urge Arabs to Vote in Favor of Independent Kurdistan

BAS News - 2017-09-07 17:39
ERBIL— The Arab tribes of Nineveh province call for participating in Kurdistan independence referendum and voting in favor of statehood for Kurdistan, warning against any pressure to boycott the process. In a statement, the spokesperson of tribes, Muzahm ...

Seven IS Militants Killed After Attempting to Flee Mosul

BAS News - 2017-08-30 23:22
ERBIL — Seven Islamic State (IS) members were killed while trying to flee northwestern Mosul, a security source said on Wednesday. According to the source, who spoke to Baghdad Today on condition of anonymity, seven IS militants attempted to escape north ...

500 IS Militants Besieged in Ayadiyah Area of Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-30 14:05
TEL AFAR — Iraqi military estimates that 500 Islamic State (IS) militants are remaining inside Ayadiyah, the last district held by the IS militants in Tel Afar. Iraqi media outlets, quoting military sources in Tel Afar, reported that 500 armed members of ...

Dozens of IS Militants in Tel Afar Surrender to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-08-29 18:12
ERBIL— Fleeing with their families, tens of Islamic State (IS) members gave themselves in to the Peshmerga forces on Tuesday, according to a report. Iraqi al-Sumaria news cited an informed source from Kurdistan Peshmerga forces as saying the IS members a ...

Peshmerga Kills 130 IS Militants Escaping Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-29 15:08
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga General Command has confirmed the killing of at least 130 Islamic State (IS) militants while trying to escape from Tel Afar to Syria. “After being defeated in Tel Afar and Ayaziya [districts in west of Mosul], the rem ...

Peshmerga Kills Number of IS Militants on Western Tigris Front

BAS News - 2017-08-28 12:27
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces killed a number Islamic State (IS) militants early on Monday on the western Tigris Frontline in Hardan area, northwest of Tel Afar district. Scores of IS militants attempted to approach the Peshmerga forces on Western Tigris Fr ...

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 ...

IS Militants Killed Amid Booby-trapping a Car

BAS News - 2017-08-19 19:28
ERBIL — Several Islamic State (IS) militants were killed or wounded while booby-trapping a vehicle in the town of Tel Afar, a local source said on Saturday. According to the source, who spoke to al-Sumaria News on condition of anonymity, several IS membe ...