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Baghouz: Coalition Jets Kill Tens of IS Insurgents

Baghouz: Coalition Jets Kill Tens of IS Insurgents

BAS News - 2019-03-28 22:38
ERBIL - The US-led international coalition warplanes killed on Thursday tens of Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement that the airstrike ...
Baghouz: Coalition Jets Kill Tens of IS Insurgents - BAS News

US Delivers Military Assistance to SDF: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-04-08 21:56
ERBIL - The US-led coalition has delivered new military convoys to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that the military assistance included 700 ...

SDF Foils Escape Attempt by IS Detainees in Northeast of Syria: Coalition

BAS News - 2019-04-07 00:03
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) successfully foiled a prison break attempt by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northeastern Syria on Saturday, said the US-led coalition. The militant detainees reportedly tried to escape from the ...

Kurdish Village Near Makhmour Evacuated in Fear of IS Attack

BAS News - 2019-04-03 13:50
ERBIL — A Kurdish village near Makhmour district, southwest of Erbil, was evacuated on Wednesday after Islamic State (IS) threats put civilian lives at stake. The village of Girdgraw is located near Qarachogh mountain around Makhmour, a disputed area und ...

Root Cause of IS Emergence Persists: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-03 11:38
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani has warned of the Islamic State (IS) comeback, saying that the extremist group is defeated on the ground but the root causes which led to its emergence in Iraq years ago are yet to be addressed. Barzani mad ...

Solidarity hunger strike started in London

ANF - 2019-04-02 13:50
“As hunger strikers melt away ounce by ounce every day, what needs to be done is total resistance. As tens of thousands of people resist, what needs to be done is total resistance.” ...

US-led Coalition Says 1,257 Civilians Killed in Anti-IS Air Raids

BAS News - 2019-03-29 22:13
ERBIL - A total of 1,257 civilians have been killed in Iraq and Syria since the US-led international coalition started airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in the two countries in 2014, the coalition said in a statement. According to ...

Raqqa: Thousands of Residents Still Missing

BAS News - 2019-03-29 22:13
ERBIL - Thousands of residents are still missing in the Syrian city of Raqqa where was once occupied by the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in the past few years, a monitoring group said on Friday. Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said in a st ...

Iraq to Receive Thousands of IS Suspects from SDF Soon

BAS News - 2019-03-26 22:51
ERBIL - Iraq is expected to receive thousands of Islamic State (IS) suspects from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the near future as the militant group has been declared fully defeated in neighboring Syria. The SDF will hand over nearly ...

Tens of Bodies of Mosul Ferry Incident Victims Still Missing

BAS News - 2019-03-26 22:27
ERBIL - Days after the tragic incident of the sinking ferry in Iraqi city of Mosul, which killed over 100 people including women and children, tens of bodies of the victims are yet to be found. Last Friday a ferry with over 200 people on board capsized a ...

Peshmerga Commander Warns of IS Resurgence in Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-03-25 20:13
ERBIL - A Peshmerga commander has warned of the resurgence of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed Kurdish territories, saying that the military group still imposes threat in Iraq despite its defeat in neighboring Syria. "We understand that the terrori ...

IS Attacks Oil Field in Northern Iraq

BAS News - 2019-03-25 11:43
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) insurgents carried out an armed attack on Alaas oilfield in Salahaddin province of Iraq, a statement confirmed on Monday. After a fierce armed clash, the police forces managed to thwart the attack, said Iraq’s North Oil Company ...

Kurdish Security Chief Warns of IS Re-emergence “in a New Form”

BAS News - 2019-03-23 18:46

Syrian Kurds announce demise of IS caliphate | MEO

Middle East Online - 2019-03-23 12:27

Airstrikes Target Last Defenders of IS Caliphate

Voanews - 2019-03-22 02:45

SDF Enters IS Encampment in Baghouz: Spokesperson

BAS News - 2019-03-19 12:06
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has entered the Islamic State (IS) encampment in the village of Baghouz, eastern Syria, a spokesperson said on Tuesday. "SDF is in control of Daesh encampment area in Baghouz," Mustafa Bali, a SDF sp ...

Afrin: Over 2,600 Civilians Kidnapped in One Year

BAS News - 2019-03-18 09:36
ERBIL — More than 2,600 people were abducted by Islamist groups in the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin during the last 12 months, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Afrin came under a massive military offensive dubbed “Olive Branch Operati ...

IS Targets US-backed Forces in Syria

BAS News - 2019-03-10 00:14
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) attacked the US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria on Saturday, where two Kurdish fighters were wounded. The attack was carried out via a suicide car bomb, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, explaining that a jihadis ...

Nearly 150 IS Militants Surrender to SDF in Baghouz: Monitor

BAS News - 2019-03-04 15:33
ERBIL — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that nearly 150 Islamic State (IS) militants surrendered to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern Syria on Monday. The surrendering of the IS jihadists comes as the Kurdish-led SDF f ...

IS Putting up Resistance in Eastern Syria by Deploying Car Bombs: SDF

BAS News - 2019-03-04 13:45
ERBIL — The remaining Islamic State (IS) jihadists in eastern Syrian village of Baghouz are putting up fierce resistance to prevent the fall of their last pocket, carrying out car bomb attacks to survive. The militants are under heavy fire from the Kurdi ...

French IS Media Official Killed in Eastern Syria: Coalition

BAS News - 2019-02-28 23:16
ERBIL - The French Islamic State media official, Abu Anas al Faransi, has reportedly been killed in the Syrian eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, the US-led international coalition said on Thursday. Al Faransi, who was also known as Fabien Clain, was targe ...