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Iraqi Airstrike Kills 20 IS Militants in Kirkuk

Iraqi Airstrike Kills 20 IS Militants in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-16 15:18
ERBIL — Iraqi fighter jets carried multiple airstrikes in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing at least 20 members of the Islamic State (IS). “Iraqi jets, backed by the US-led Coalition, targeted an IS gathering in Daquq, east of K ...
Iraqi Airstrike Kills 20 IS Militants in Kirkuk - BAS News

Over a Dozen IS Insurgents Killed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-26 21:10
ERBIL - Over a dozen insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Thursday in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, Iraqi police said on Friday. The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service carried out on Thursday a military operation against the jihadi ...

Kirkuk: Six IS Militants Killed

BAS News - 2019-04-25 20:48
ERBIL - At least six jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were killed by the Iraqi security forces in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Thursday. The forces, backed by the international coalition, carried out an operation in Wadi al-Shai, Daqouq, ...

Iraq Dismisses Another Kurdish Official in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-21 14:57
ERBIL — Authorities ordered the dismissal of another Kurdish official in the disputed province of Kirkuk. According to the information obtained by BasNews, Jihan Ibrahim, manager of Kirkuk acting directorate of water and sewage is replaced by a new figur ...

Police Reveals Details on Oil Smuggling in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-04-17 22:13
ERBIL - Police forces of the North Oil Company have revealed that oil smuggling in disputed Kirkuk province continued while the Iraqi top officials have stayed silent towards the issue. The police pointed out that they, cooperatively with the intelligenc ...

[VIDEO] Iraqi Forces Arrest Four People Smuggling SIM Cards to IS

BAS News - 2019-04-16 14:36
ERBIL — Iraqi counter-terror forces on Tuesday announced the arrest of four people carrying 600 SIM cards to the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the western province of Anbar. “The four, including a woman, were arrested with 600 mobile phone SIM cards in ...

IS Releases Video Showing Execution of Several Iraqis

BAS News - 2019-04-15 15:26
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants released a new propaganda video purportedly showing a group of Iraqis being executed. The victims were said to be members of Iraqi paramilitary forces and village chiefs accused by IS of passing information to the Ira ...

Baghdad Delegation to Visit Erbil, Discuss Disputed Areas

BAS News - 2019-04-14 22:28
ERBIL — A delegation from Baghdad is set to visit Erbil on Monday to discuss the current situation and future plans in Kirkuk and other areas disputed between Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Iraqi government. Peshmerga official Qaraman Kamal ...

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 ...

SDF Hands Over Another 200 IS Militants to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-04-12 19:48
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on Friday sent over 200 Islamic State (IS) prisoners to the Iraqi authorities. An Iraqi security source confirmed that the Iraqi army’s 8th Division received the jihadists and transferred them to a m ...

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 offers to try all Islamic State foreigners for a fee: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-04-11 00:29
BAGHDAD,— Iraq has offered the US-led coalition to put hundreds of accused foreign Islamists on trial in Baghdad in exchange for millions of dollars, three government sources have told AFP. Western countries have been rocked by fierce public debate over ...

Chauvinist Mentality Hinders Progress and Rule of Law in Kirkuk: Najmaddin Karim

BAS News - 2019-04-10 15:21
ERBIL — The former governor of Kirkuk until Iraq’s assault in 2017, Najmaddin Karim, said on Wednesday that the persisting chauvinist mentality has created obstacle to the progress and rule of law in the disputed Kurdish province. “For the chauvinist men ...

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 ...

Twin explosions kill at least 9 in northern Syria city - reports

Rûdaw - 2019-04-09 22:06
State-run SANA news agency claimed the bombing targeted the US-led 'coalition' and 'SDF' ...

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 ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Smuggles Kirkuk Oil to Iran Through Basra: Former Iraqi MP

BAS News - 2019-04-05 19:39
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias have used a new way to smuggle oil from the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk to Iran through Basra city, a former Iraqi lawmaker revealed on Friday. Talking to BasNews, Shakhawan Abdullah, a former member o ...

Kirkuk: Four IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-04-01 21:11
ERBIL - At least four members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Monday, a spokesperson confirmed. Al-Maalomah news agency cited a statement by Interior Ministry spokesperson, M.G Saad Maan, as explainin ...

KDP Won't Participate in Kirkuk Elections Unless the Province is Stabilized

BAS News - 2019-03-30 22:22
ERBIL - The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has made it clear that it would not participate in the provincial elections in disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk unless the security and military situation is normalized in the area. Talking to the Vo ...

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 ...

Baghouz: Seven IS Insurgents Killed in Coalition Airstrikes

BAS News - 2019-03-17 20:27
ERBIL - At least seven insurgents were killed on Sunday in an airstrike carried out by the US-led coalition in the Syrian village of Baghouz, the militant group's last enclave. An Iraqi military source told Baghdad Today that the jihadists were killed wh ...