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Diyala: Iraqi Soldier Killed by IS

Diyala: Iraqi Soldier Killed by IS

BAS News - 2019-03-26 20:35
ERBIL - An Iraqi soldier was killed by the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Diyala province on Tuesday while the militant group has, over a year ago in Iraq and recently in Syria, been announced as fully defeated. The Iraqi army soldier was on dut ...
Diyala: Iraqi Soldier Killed by IS - BAS News

Iraq Ready to Try IS Prisoners Held in Syria for Multi-billion Dollar Fee

BAS News - 2019-04-11 01:27
ERBIL - Iraq has showed readiness to try tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) prisoners held in neighboring Syria by the US-backed Kurdish forces, with Iraqi officials seeking a multi-billion dollar fee in return, reports revealed on Wednesday. Accord ...

Kurdish Woman Killed in Norway by ex-Spouse

BAS News - 2019-04-02 12:06
ERBIL — An Iranian Kurdish woman was killed by her ex-husband earlier this week in Strommen, east of Oslo, Norway. Soheyla Gogani was found stabbed to death in her apartment by the police who later arrested the suspect. Gogani, according to Hangaw Organi ...

Trump hails fall of Islamic State 'caliphate' in Syria - BBC News

BBC - 2019-03-31 15:01

Over 50 Islamic State militants killed by U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria’s Baghouz

E-Kurd - 2019-03-29 09:46
BEIRUT,— At least 50 Islamic State IS militants were killed Thursday by U.S.-led airstrikes on a caves area in eastern Syria, a war monitor reported. The air raids targeted the caves in the Baghouz, the last IS redoubt in the eastern countryside of Deir ...

Sinjar Remains in Ruins over Three Years Since Liberation from IS: Mayor

BAS News - 2019-03-27 10:25
ERBIL — The predominantly Yezidi town of Sinjar remains in ruins over three years since it was liberated from the Islamic State (IS), said mayor Mahma Khalil. The city was overran by IS in August 2014 after the fall of Mosul. A year later, the Kurdish Pe ...

Diyala: Iraqi Soldier Killed by IS

Gulan Media - 2019-03-27 06:02

Yezidi Boy Recalls Horrific Story After Surviving IS in Baghouz

BAS News - 2019-03-26 14:11
ERBIL — A young Yezidi boy who has recently been freed from the Islamic State (IS) in Syria’s Baghouz says the jihadists were preparing him and many other children for suicide attacks before they were rescued. Mazin Salim was abducted by IS in August 201 ...

9,000 foreign Islamic State relatives in Syria camp: Kurdish official

E-Kurd - 2019-03-25 15:24
AIN ISSA, Syria,— More than 9,000 foreigners, mostly children, linked to the Islamic State group are present in a camp for the displaced in northeast Syria, a Kurdish spokesman said Monday. The total number of foreigners in Al-Hol camp includes more than ...

IS to be Defeated in Syria "By Tonight": Trump

BAS News - 2019-03-20 21:53
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the Islamic State (IS) in Syria will be "gone by tonight", showing reporters a pair of maps demonstrating the reduction of the militant group's presence in the Middle Eastern country since his elec ...

Tyler Perry steps in to help 4 children of single mom allegedly killed by boyfriend [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-03-20 08:06

Two UN peacekeepers killed by a mine in central Mali: UN | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-03-20 07:20

Friends and family pay tribute to Italian killed fighting IS in Syria - The Local

Thelocal - 2019-03-20 07:06

Italian killed fighting IS in Syria: Kurdish-led force - Channel NewsAsia

Channelnewsasia - 2019-03-20 06:22

Mexico: Journalist and Radio Host Santiago Barroso Killed by Gunmen | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-03-20 01:17

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 ...

Freed Yazidi woman in Syria endured years of Islamic State slavery

E-Kurd - 2019-03-10 09:16
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria,— Salwa Sayed al-Omar spent years as a Yazidi prisoner of Islamic State but she escaped its clutches this week, fleeing its last populated enclave in east Syria along with two Iraqi boys pretending to be her brothers. Islamic State ov ...

Iraq defeated ISIS more than a year ago. Its revival is already underway

CNN - 2019-03-06 17:43
Baghdad declared victory against ISIS just over a year ago, claiming the group had been reduced to a handful of lawless troops. Now, the militants are waging a fresh guerrilla campaign from their base in far-flung territories of northern Iraq. ...

Yazidis freed from Islamic State captivity in Syria, returned to Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-03 13:42
SINUNI, Iraq,— A group of Yazidi women and children returned to Iraq from Syria on Friday after more than four years in Islamic State captivity. The group includes three women and 18 children, witnesses told Reuters. They were greeted by residents of Sin ...

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 ...

Another Yezidi Family Freed from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-02-25 22:01
ERBIL - Another Yezidi family was rescued on Monday from the militant group of Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria, an official was quoted as saying. Talking to Kurdistan 24, Ziyad Sheikh Avdal, head of the Yezidi community in Jazeera Canton, explained t ...