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IS Wali Killed in Northern Iraq

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 ...
IS Wali Killed in Northern Iraq - BAS News

Iraqi Forces Seize Missile Depot in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-11 10:55
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have confiscated a military depot containing a number of missiles, shells and explosive devices in Kirkuk. According to a statement by Iraq’s Interior Ministry, 17 anti-aircraft missiles and six Austrian-made mortar shells a ...

Iraqi Forces Conducts Anti-IS Operation in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-05-06 22:54
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces have carried out an operation in the province of Salahaddin to clear an island from the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. According to a statement by the Security Media Cell on Sunday, the military campaign ...

Iraqi Forces Arrest Off-Duty Peshmerga in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter while off duty in the disputed province of Kirkuk. Unofficial sources claimed that Rebaz Rasoul, 27, was arrested by Iraqi security forces earlier on Saturday. Secretary G ...

Makhmour: Iraqi Forces Wound a Kurdish Citizen, Arrest Several

BAS News - 2019-04-29 00:36
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces on Sunday evening wounded a Kurdish citizen while arresting several more in the disputed Kurdish town of Makhmour, a local source said. Explaining to BasNews on condition of anonymity, the source pointed out that the Iraqi t ...

Three IS Militants Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-28 15:44
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have arrested three people who belong to the Islamic State (IS) in Kirkuk, north of the country. An official statement said the suspects were captured during a special operation by elite counter-terror service on Sunday. The ...

Man Suspected of Rigging IDs for IS Members Arrested in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-27 14:41
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Friday that they had arrested a man who is suspected of forging documents and ID cards for members of the Islamic State (IS). Iraq’s Interior Ministry said the man had provided fake IDs and citizenship declarati ...

Notorious IS Commander Killed in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-21 15:43
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Sunday killed a notorious commander of the Islamic State (IS) in the mountainous areas of Diyala province, security sources confirmed. Media reports cited a statement by Iraq’s War Media Cell as saying that “Abu Idris”, who was am ...

Mosul: Two Policemen Killed in Bomb Blast

BAS News - 2019-04-20 22:50
ERBIL - A couple of Iraqi policemen were killed in a bomb attack on Saturday in the province of Mosul. The incident occurred in the village of al-Houd in Qayyarah, southern Mosul, a security source explained to al-Watan Newspaper, pointing out that one o ...

Anbar: Four IS Insurgents Captured

BAS News - 2019-04-20 19:42
ERBIL - Iraqi security forces captured four jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) in the western province of Anbar on Saturday. The four militants were arrested during a military operation in the areas of al-Husainiat and Mueishar, in Haditha district, as ...

Iraq: Two Dozens of IS Insurgents Killed, Captured in Separate Operations

BAS News - 2019-04-19 18:31
ERBIL - A couple of dozens of Islamic State (IS) insurgents were either killed or captured in separate military operations in north and west of the country, the Iraqi Security Media Cell said on Friday. The center explained in a statement that their forc ...

Turkey: 2 soldiers killed, 8 wounded in northern Iraq – Middle East Monitor

Middleeastmonitor - 2019-04-18 21:57

Turkey Says Kurdish PKK Members Attack Base in Northern Iraq

Bloombergquint - 2019-04-16 12:17

IS Regrouping in Mount Hamrin Area of Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-16 11:24
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) is eradicated from every populated area it once held in Iraq and Syria, but is now resorting to deserts and mountains to regroup and rebirth itself, according to several officials. Multiple reports recently warned of IS jih ...

Kurdish protesters sack Turkish base in northern Iraq | Milbank Monitor

Milbankmonitor - 2019-04-13 22:18

Syrian Kurds hand over 200 Islamic State militants to Iraq: source

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi security forces received Friday a batch of 200 Islamic State (IS) militants captured by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighboring Syria, a security source said. “Iraqi security forces have received 200 IS m ...

Anbar: Three IS Insurgents Killed

BAS News - 2019-04-13 16:00
ERBIL - At least three militants of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Saturday in the Iraqi western province of Anbar. A security source explained to al-Maalomah news agency that the trio was killed by the Iraqi security forces cooperatively with the ...

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 ...

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 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 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 ...