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Syrian Kurdish-led forces say capture ‘most dangerous’ Islamic State security leader

Syrian Kurdish-led forces say capture ‘most dangerous’ Islamic State security leader

E-Kurd - 2018-12-01 14:36
BEIRUT,— US-backed forces said Friday they had captured a leader of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria where the Kurdish-led fighters have been battling the jihadists. A statement by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) identified the suspect as Osam ...
Syrian Kurdish-led forces say capture ‘most dangerous’ Islamic State security leader - E-Kurd

Kurdish fighters rescue over 1,000 terrorist hostages in eastern Syria - agency

TASS - 2018-12-24 00:04
Kurdish units carried out successful operations against the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) near Shafaa, Sousa and Baghuz on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River ...

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

FOX News - 2018-12-14 14:06
U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants' single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces take the last Islamic State-held town of Hajin

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 11:17
BEIRUT,— U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants’ single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. The fall of Hajin is a blow to the ext ...

Senior Syrian Kurdish Official: No-fly Zone Necessary in Northeastern Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-06 00:33
ERBIL - A senior Syrian Kurdish official has called on the US to build a no-fly zone in the country's northeast in hopes of preventing any attacks by the Turkish army, a report said on Wednesday. The Kurdish co-head of the Defense Office in the self-admi ...

WATCH: US-Backed SDF Liberates over 1000 Civilians from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-05 10:33
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have freed around 1,200 civilians from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria. The SDF, whose main component are the Syrian Kurdish fighters, is now leading a large-scale operation to liberate ...

UN to Begin Investigations into IS Crimes in Early 2019

BAS News - 2018-12-05 09:16
ERBIL — The United Nations special investigative team will finally begin investigating massacre of Kurdish Yezidis and other atrocities by the Islamic State (IS) in early 2019, head of the investigative team said. Earlier in September 2017, Kurdish Yezid ...

SDF Captures IS Leader’s Assistant

BAS News - 2018-12-01 12:35
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Friday that it had arrested an Islamic State (IS) official known as being the assistant to the group’s leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi. According to a statement by the SDF, the insurgent wa ...

Yezidi Women Join Court Case Against French Company Accused of Funding IS

BAS News - 2018-12-01 10:26
ERBIL — A group of Kurdish Yezidi women, who have survived the Islamic State (IS) sex slavery, have applied to join a court case which is now underway against a giant French cement company. Lafarge Company is now under investigation in France over charge ...

This year 280 schools have been rebuilt in Mosul

The Global Coalition - 2018-11-30 11:14
This year 280 schools have been rebuilt in Mosul L’article This year 280 schools have been rebuilt in Mosul est apparu en premier sur The Global Coalition Against Daesh. ...

IS Planning Chemical Attack against Kurdish-led SDF in Syria: Moscow

BAS News - 2018-11-29 10:47
ERBIL — Russian Ministry of Defense has warned of a possible chemical attack by the Islamic State (IS) against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor. The Ministry said in a statement that he had receive ...

Syrian Arab tribes call for Turkish intervention against Kurdish YPG forces | Arab News

Arabnews - 2018-11-28 20:02

Islamic State assault killed 92 Syrian Kurdish-led forces: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-11-26 20:39
Fighting between Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Islamic State group kills more than 200 in three days, monitor says QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A major attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed 92 US-backed Kurdish-led forces in three ...

US sends large supply of weapons to Kurdish-led forces in Syria

Almasdarnews - 2018-11-25 17:43

US Signs MoU to Train 30,000 SDF Fighters in Rojava

BAS News - 2018-11-25 10:12
ERBIL — The United States has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to train an additional number of 30,000 fighters of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), a source said. An unnamed commander from the People’s ...

IS’s Second-in-Command Captured by SDF in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2018-11-25 10:12
ERBIL — One of the top leaders of the Islamic State (IS) has been captured in a joint operation by the US-led Coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, a source said. Osama Awaid Al-Ibrahim, also known a ...

US-backed Syrian fighters resume offensive against IS

Seattle Times - 2018-11-11 17:51
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say they have resumed their ground offensive against the Islamic State group in the last territories controlled by the extremists in eastern Syria. The Syrian Democratic Forces said in a statement Sunday that the ...

IS Kills, Wounds 32 SDF Fighters in Eastern Syria: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-11-04 22:02
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists killed in a surprise attack on Sunday 12 fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 20 more SDF troops wer ...

Senior SDF Commander, Two Fighters Killed by Unknown Gunmen in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2018-11-03 17:24
ERBIL - A security commander as well as two fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were killed on Saturday by unidentified armed men in Syria's Deir Ezzur. The SDF commander was gunned down on a road to Ziban al-Tiyanah region in easter ...

Iraq's Dhi Qar: Three Suicidal Cases Recorded in 24 Hours

BAS News - 2018-11-01 17:39
ERBIL - At least three people committed suicide in an Iraqi city of Dhi Qar province in the past 24 hours only, a local security source said on Thursday. According to a statement by the source, the incidents occurred in the city of Shiyukh of Dhi Qar pro ...