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Iraqi Forces Conducts Anti-IS Operation in Salahaddin

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 Conducts Anti-IS Operation in Salahaddin - BAS News

Syrian Kurds repatriate 2 women, 6 children from Islamic State families to U.S.

E-Kurd - 2019-06-05 17:14
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria. The move is part of an effort ...

Iraqi Security Forces Kill 14 IS Militants in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces on Tuesday were able to kill 14 militants of the Islamic State (IS) insurgent group in Mosul city, the Security Media Cell said in a statement. The 14 extremists, according to the statement, were killed during a military ...

Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members

E-Kurd - 2019-05-29 17:00
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi authorities handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members to Turkey on Wednesday at Baghdad airport, where they boarded a plane and prepared to fly home, officials from Iraq’s judiciary and UNICEF said. Representativ ...

Iraqi court sentences three French Islamic State militants to death

E-Kurd - 2019-05-27 12:48
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court sentenced three French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of joining Islamic State, two court officials told Reuters. Iraq is conducting trials of thousands of suspected members of Islamic State, including hundreds ...

BCF to Serve Iftar to 1000 Dormitory Students in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-15 00:17
ERBIL - The Kurdish Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is expected to provide iftar meals to 1,000 dormitory students in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday. According to a statement by the foundation, a copy of which was sent to BasNews, the meals will b ...

Kurdish Forces Capture Over 45 Kg of Heroin

BAS News - 2019-05-13 22:20
ERBIL - The Kurdish security forces captured on Monday over 45 kilograms of heroin while arresting a band of illegal drug traffickers. According to a statement by the General Directorate of Combatting Narcotics in Akre district near Erbil province, the b ...

Three IS Suicide Bombers Killed in West of Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-13 21:00
ERBIL - At least three Islamic State (IS) suicide bombers were killed on Monday in western parts of Iraqi city of Mosul. The trio were killed in the town of Qairawan, western Mosul, by the Iraqi forces and pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias, according ...

Kirkuk: Iraqi Forces Arrest Men Wearing Shorts in Public

BAS News - 2019-05-11 15:42
ERBIL — Iraqi forces have decided to arrest the men who wear shorts in public. Photographs have gone viral on social media showing a group of men packed in a police pickup vehicle in Kirkuk. They were reportedly arrested for wearing shorts and walking on ...

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 ...

Seven People Killed, Injured by Unknown Gunmen in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-05-08 21:15
ERBIL - At least seven were people were either killed or injured in an armed attack carried out by unknown gunmen in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin on Wednesday. The incident occurred in the district of al-Mazare of Salahaddin province where unidentifi ...

Over a Dozen of IS Jihadists Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-07 20:21
ERBIL - Over a dozen of Islamic State (IS) jihadists have been killed during an operation in the Iraqi western province of Anbar. Iraqi Ministry of Defense explained in a statement that a fighter jet was targeted with gunfire in Qaem city, in Anbar, wher ...

Coalition and Iraqi forces attack ISIS sleeper cells in Hamrin mountains

The Defense Post - 2019-05-01 06:42
CJTF-OIR and Iraqi forces attacked ISIS sleeper cells in northern Iraq, destroying tunnel systems, buildings, caves, and command positions The post Coalition and Iraqi forces attack ISIS sleeper cells in Hamrin mountains appeared first on The Defense Pos ...

Iraqi Forces Target Daesh Sleeper Cells in northern Iraq

CENTCOM - 2019-04-30 23:00
SOUTHWEST ASIA – In the largest combined operation since the defeat of Daesh’s so-called physical caliphate, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve supported an Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service attack on Daesh sleeper cells and its support ...

Seven IS Militants Captured in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-04-30 20:26
ERBIL - At least seven insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in the Iraqi province of Nineveh on Tuesday. The seven were arrested by the intelligence forces during an operation in the district of al-Baaj, Nineveh province, Fadel Abu Reghif, ...

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 ...

Iraqi PM Says IS Leader is Possibly in “Remote Areas”

BAS News - 2019-04-30 16:23
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the leader of Islamic State (IS) Abu Bakr al-Baghdad is possibly in the “remote areas”. The statement came a day after a video was released purportedly showing Baghdadi speaking in front ...

Over 50 Syrian Government Forces, Allies Killed, Injured by Jihadists

BAS News - 2019-04-27 23:32
ERBIL - Over 50 Syrian government forces and allied fighters were either killed or injured in two separate attacks carried out by two jihadist groups early on Saturday, a monitor said. According to a statement by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ...

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 ...

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 ...