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SDF to Hand Over 250 IS Detainees to Iraq Soon: Expert

SDF to Hand Over 250 IS Detainees to Iraq Soon: Expert

BAS News - 2019-03-05 18:46
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is expected to hand over 250 more Islamic State (IS) detainees to Iraq in the upcoming hours, a military expert said on Tuesday. The extradition will be part of a previous agreement between the US-ba ...
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IS Remnants Still Active in Raqqa: SDF

BAS News - 2019-04-03 23:50
ERBIL - Although the militant group of Islamic State (IS) was defeated in Syria's Raqqa nearly two years ago, the insurgent group's remnants are still active in the region, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday. Talking to the ...

SDF Calls for an International Tribunal to Try the IS Suspects

BAS News - 2019-03-25 23:28
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which has recently announced the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, has called on the international community to set up a tribunal in the Middle Eastern country to try the detainees ...

Over 60,000 people, mostly families of Islamic State, fled Syria jihadist enclave: Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-03-17 19:07
BAGHOUZ, Syria,— The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State’s last enclave in eastern Syria since a final assault to capture it began over two months ago. The ...

US on Rouhani’s Trip to Iraq: Not in the Interest of Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-03-12 13:12
ERBIL — The United States believes that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Iraq, where he signed several agreements, is not serving the interests of the people of Iraq, US special representative on Iran, Brian Hook, said. Rouhani is now in Iraq ...

Baghdad Denies Reports Claiming More US Forces Deployed to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-11 23:09
ERBIL - Baghdad has denied the reports claiming that more US forces have been deployed to Iraq recently. Earlier the week, Israeli media reports claimed that Washington had sent more troops to Iraq, explaining that the US forces were deployed through Isr ...

SDF to Hand Over 250 IS Detainees to Iraq Soon: Expert

Gulan Media - 2019-03-05 20:11

SDF Closing in on Last IS Bastion in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-02 14:11
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is tightening the noose around the last Islamic State (IS) enclave in Baghouz, east of Syria near the Iraqi border. Following several days of attempts to fully evacuate the last IS-held pocket from c ...

Sunni Politician Denies Returning to Iraq for Unfair Accusations

BAS News - 2019-03-02 13:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Sunni politician and former Vice President, Tariq Hashimi, refused reports claiming that he will soon return to Iraq. Speaking to BasNews, Hashimi said he has no intention of returning to Iraq and work in political arena again after he was ...

SDF Delays Final Attack on IS to Spare Civilian Lives at Stake

BAS News - 2019-03-01 14:26
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has made it clear that the last offensive to eradicate the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria will not happen until all civilians are evacuated from Baghoz. IS is still in control of the small villa ...

More ISIS terrorists surrendered to the SDF in Baghouz

ANF - 2019-03-01 10:16
SDF operations continue as ISIS is about to be finished off in the region from the east of Syria to the border with Iraq. ...

Mass grave believed to be Yazidis found in last Islamic State bastion in Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-02-28 17:20
DEIR AL-ZOR PROVINCE, Syria,— A mass grave containing the bodies of dozens of people who may be Yazidis enslaved by Islamic State has been found in territory recently seized by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an SDF official s ...

SDF to Announce Victory over IS in a Week: Commander

BAS News - 2019-02-28 15:26
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is expecting the final victory over the Islamic State (IS) to come within a week, SDF commander-in-chief Mazloum Kobani said on Thursday. “We will announce the complete victory over Daesh [Islamic St ...

SDF Frees 24 Fighters from IS

BAS News - 2019-02-28 14:19
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) confirmed on Thursday that it has liberated 24 of its fighters previously captured by the Islamic State (IS). The liberation of the SDF fighters comes as the US-backed group is pushing to free the la ...

Iraq Unwilling to Take in Foreign IS Detainees from Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-27 12:28
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has made it clear that his country is not willing to take in non-Iraqi members of the Islamic State (IS) captured in Syria. As it is pushing to recapture the last IS enclave, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic ...

Iraq could take non-Iraqi Islamic State detainees from Syria: PM

E-Kurd - 2019-02-27 11:28
BAGHDAD,— Iraq could help transfer non-Iraqi Islamic State detainees held by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. Iraq will either help repatriate those citizens to their home countries ...

Syrian Kurdish forces hand over 280 Iraqi, foreign detainees to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-02-25 13:01
BAGHDAD,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed to Iraq 280 Iraqi and foreign detainees in recent days, Iraq’s military said in a statement on Sunday. An Iraqi military colonel confirmed to Reuters that 130 people were transf ...

Syrian Kurds hand Iraqi, foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-02-21 14:15
BAGHDAD,— Syrian Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) handed over more than 150 Iraqi and other foreign Islamic State fighters to Iraq on Thursday. The handover was the first of several, two Iraqi military sources told Reuters, under an agreement b ...

IS Foreign Members Held in Syria "Time Bomb": SDF

BAS News - 2019-02-18 20:03
ERBIL - Hundreds of foreign members of the Islamic State (IS) held in Syria are a "time bomb" as they could manage to escape and become a threat to the western countries, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) warned on Monday. The US-backed forc ...

Syrian Kurdish fighters advance in clashes with Islamic State: official

E-Kurd - 2019-02-11 14:01
BEIRUT,— The U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have seized ground from Islamic State in a fierce battle to capture its last enclave in eastern Syria, an SDF official said on Sunday. The SDF, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, began the ...