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IS Attacks Local Fighters in Western Iraq, Kills One

IS Attacks Local Fighters in Western Iraq, Kills One

BAS News - 2019-04-10 13:04
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants overnight Tuesday attacked the local Sunni Arab fighters in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, local security sources confirmed. The targeted forces were a Sunni Arab fighters affiliated with the Shi’ite militias of Ha ...
IS Attacks Local Fighters in Western Iraq, Kills One - BAS News

Islamic State is about Ideology, not Territory: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2019-04-23 16:05
ERBIL — Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani, received on Tuesday the Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat Islamic State Ambassador William Roebuck to review the latest developments in security challenges of ...

Shi'ite Militias Tax Foreign Oil Companies in Basra: Expert

BAS News - 2019-04-17 22:42
ERBIL - Certain Shi'ite militias have harassed the foreign oil companies in the Iraqi city of Basra by taxing them while the federal government keeps silent on the issue, an expert said on Wednesday. A petroleum engineer spoke to BasNews on condition of ...

Iraq begins trial proceedings for 900 Islamic State suspected militants

E-Kurd - 2019-04-15 12:04
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has begun trial proceedings for nearly 900 Iraqi suspected members of the Islamic State group caught fleeing jihadist territory in neighbouring Syria, a judicial source told AFP on Sunday. They were handed over to Iraqi authorities by the ...

Iraqi forces kill Islamic State commander, four fighters

Reuters - 2019-04-15 06:14
Security forces killed an Islamic State commander and four fighters in the Hamrin Mountains area of northeast Iraq on Sunday, the military said. ...

Iraq Exhumes Three Mass Graves of Kurdish Victims of “Anfal”

BAS News - 2019-04-15 01:16
ERBIL — Authorities in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna announced on Sunday that they have begun unearthing three mass graves which contain remnants of several dozens of Kurdish victims killed by the Baath regime. Holding a skull and an earring recove ...

IS Wali Killed in Northern Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-14 21:43
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces killed an Islamic State (IS) Wali [Commander] in northern areas near Mount Hamrin. Commander of Join Operation Commands, Yahya Rasool, said the jihadist was apprehended during an aerial operation with fighter jets and helico ...

It Is Time to Dissolve Hashd al-Shaabi: Allawi

BAS News - 2019-04-14 16:04
ERBIL — Iraqi prominent Shi’ite politician and the president of Iraqi National Alliance, Ayad Allawi, has suggested that the time to dissolve the Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi has came. Speaking on Radio Sawa, Allawi argued that Hashd al-Shaabi was ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Strongly Rejects US' Designation of IRGC as Terrorist Organization

BAS News - 2019-04-13 20:17
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi in Iraq has strongly rejected the US' decision of designating Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) as a "terrorist organization". The Shi'ite militias reiterated their backing to the people of Iran and the I ...

[PICTURES]: Second Mass Grave of Yezidis Exhumed in Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-04-13 16:00
ERBIL - The second mass grave of Yezidi victims of the Islamic State (IS) genocide was exhumed in the town of Sinjar on Friday. Head of the Iraq's Medico-Legal Directorate under the Ministry of Health, Zaid Ali Abbas, said in a statement that the grave h ...

Mass grave with Kurdish Anfal victims found in southern Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 11:22
SAMAWAH, southern Iraq,— Local authorities from a southern Iraqi province began on Friday the exhumation of a mass grave containing bodies of Kurds believed to have been killed during the former Baathist regime’s deadly Anfal campaign against the Kurds. ...

[PICTURES]: Mass Grave of Kurds Discovered in South of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — Another mass grave containing bodies of Kurdish victims of the 1980s Anval Campaign has been discovered in Iraq’s southern province of Musanna. During 1980s, Saddam Hussein’s Baath Regime massacred hundreds of thousands of Kurdish civilians, incl ...

IS Logistic Man Arrested in Kala: Kurdish Security

BAS News - 2019-04-11 13:34
ERBIL — A man has been arrested in the Kurdish city of Kalar, south of Kurdistan Region, who was a member of the Islamic State (IS) and responsible for the group’s logistics in Kirkuk, security forces said. Head of press office at Garmiyan Directorate of ...

Iraq Arrests Man Involved in Speicher Camp Massacre

BAS News - 2019-04-10 15:55
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces confirmed on Wednesday that they had captured a man who is suspected of involvement in Speicher Camp Massacre in 2014. The man, a member of the Islamic State (IS) jihadists group, took part in slaughtering 1,566 Shi’ite sold ...

IS Imposes Serious Threat to Civilians in Makhmour: Official

BAS News - 2019-04-08 22:19
ERBIL - Although it has lost all its territories in both Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group's sleeper cells have lately intensified their violations against civilians in the disputed Kurdish town of Makhmour, an official said on Monday ...

Iraq: 14 IS Militants Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-05 14:25
ERBIL — Iraqi warplanes killed at least 14 Islamic State (IS) militants on Friday in north of the country. The jihadists came under airstrikes in two separate raids in southern areas of Kirkuk province. The first airstrike killed six jihadists and eight ...

Authorities in Deir al-Zor Deny the Escape of IS Prisoners

BAS News - 2019-04-04 22:59
ERBIL - Local reports in Syria aligned with the Deir al-Zor Military Council (DMC) have denied the reports claiming that some 30 jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) had managed to escape from a jail in the eastern province. "Some hostile pages have repor ...

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 ...

Demonstrations banned in Turkey’s eastern province of Muş, pro-Kurdish HDP appeals poll results | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2019-04-02 20:05

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 ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Western Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-03-14 23:13
ERBIL - Islamic State (IS) carried out an attack on the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in western disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Thursday night. The jihadists targeted the Shi'ite militias in the village of Mahouz in western Kirkuk at aroun ...