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IS Stranded Convoy Arrives in IS-held Areas in Deir Ezzor, Syria

IS Stranded Convoy Arrives in IS-held Areas in Deir Ezzor, Syria

BAS News - 2017-09-14 11:47
ERBIL — The busloads of the Islamic State (IS) militants and their families stranded in the Syrian desert finally arrived in the IS-held territories of Der Azzor Province in eastern Syria. The IS convoy that set out from Lebanon’s Qalamoun town on August ...
IS Stranded Convoy Arrives in IS-held Areas in Deir Ezzor, Syria - BAS News

Kurdish Iraqi Former President Talabani’s Body Arrives in Sulaymaniyah

BAS News - 2017-10-06 11:52
ERBIL — The deceased Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani arrived in Sulaymaniyah Province on Friday where a special funeral is held for his burial. Talabani, the former Iraqi President and Secretary General of the Patriotic Union Party (PUK) passed away at a h ...

Waves of IS Members from Hawija Surrendering to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-30 13:01
The IS militants and their families are fleeing Hawija in large numbers KIRKUK — After the operation to recapture Hawija district began, the Islamic State (IS) militants and their families are surrendering to Peshmerga forces in large numbers in southern ...

Iraqi Army Commences Attack on Last IS-held Towns in Anbar

BAS News - 2017-09-19 14:56
ANBAR — Iraqi security forces and paramilitary units launched early Tuesday a massive offensive against one of the Islamic State (IS) group's last bastions in the western Anbar Province near Syria’s border. Iraqi Joint Operations Command said on Tuesday ...

SDF Vows No Clash with Syrian Regime in Deir ez-Zor

BAS News - 2017-09-12 00:42
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has promised not to clash with the Syrian Regime forces while both are advancing against Islamic State (IS) in Deir ez-Zor. "We have clear instructions that after Daesh is eliminated, we should not a ...

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 ...

Al-Jazeera Tempest enter the Industrial City in Deir ez-Zor

ANHA - 2017-09-10 15:46
The Syrian Democratic Forces’ press center pointed out that Deir ez-Zor Military Council and the allied forces have entered the Industrial City in Deir ez-Zor governate, noting that the clashes are still ongoing in the Industrial City. ...

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 ...

SDF Announces Operation in IS-held Deir al-Zor

BAS News - 2017-09-09 12:42
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Saturday a major military operation against Islamic State (IS) in the province of Deir al-Zor, an official said. The SDF, backed by the US-led coalition, has been in fierce fighting with ...

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 ...

IS Arms Depot Set on Fire in Hawija

BAS News - 2017-08-31 22:40
ERBIL — Islamic State's (IS) arms depot caught on fire in the group's stronghold town of Hawija, a local source said on Thursday. According to the source, who spoke to Almaalomah news website, unknown perpetrators set fire to the IS-held facility in cent ...

IS Fighters Arrive at Anbar from Lebanon Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-30 20:41
ERBIL—The Islamic State (IS) members who were bussed from Lebanon borders to eastern borders of Syria, near Iraq, have already penetrated into the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a related MP confirmed Wednesday. Mohammad Karboli, a member of the securi ...

IS Fighters Arrives at Anbar from Lebanon Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-30 20:41
ERBIL—The Islamic State (IS) members who were bussed from Lebanon borders to eastern borders of Syria, near Iraq, have already penetrated into the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a related MP confirmed Wednesday. Mohammad Karboli, a member of the securi ...

Over 1,400 IS Militants Remain in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-20 23:30
ERBIL — More than 1,400 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in Tel Afar as the town is now under heavy attack by Iraqi government forces, according to the Joint Operations Command. Brigadier General Yehia Rasool, spokesperson of the Joint Operations Comm ...