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France challenged over refusal to allow Islamic State’s children home

France challenged over refusal to allow Islamic State’s children home

E-Kurd - 2019-05-07 15:13
PARIS,— The grandparents of two children stranded with their French jihadist mother at a camp in Kurdish-held Syria filed a lawsuit at Europe’s top rights court Monday over France’s refusal to allow them home, lawyers said. It was the latest challenge to ...
France challenged over refusal to allow Islamic State’s children home - E-Kurd

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 ...

Syria Kurds hand over five Islamic State orphans to Norway

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
Al-Hol Camp, Syria,— The Kurdish administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Monday handed over five orphans from families of the Islamic State group to Norwegian authorities, a spokesman said. “Following a request made by the Kingd ...

Syria Kurds handed over 148 Uzbek Islamic State women, children: officials

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 09:49
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) on Wednesday handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to the Islamic State group to diplomats from the Central Asian country for repatriation, officials said. In total m ...

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 ...

Kurdish forces crack down on Islamic State fighters in Syria’s Deir al Zor

E-Kurd - 2019-05-16 14:25
DEIR al-ZOR,— U.S.-backed Kurdish-led forces said on Wednesday they had begun a campaign against “terrorists” linked to Islamic State in a strategic town in the oil rich eastern province of Deir al Zor that residents and witnesses say has been at the cen ...

Nearly 3,000 Yazidis abducted by Islamic State still missing: KRG official

E-Kurd - 2019-05-13 17:01
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Coordinator for International Advocacy Dindar Zebari said on Sunday that 2,913 out of the 6,284 Yazidis who were abducted by Islamic State (IS/ISIS) militants remain missin ...

Islamic State claims ‘province’ in India called ‘Wilayah of Hind’

E-Kurd - 2019-05-11 17:38
NEW DELHI,— Islamic State (IS) claimed for the first time that it has established a “province” in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in the contested Kashmir region killed a militant with alleged ties to the group. IS’s Amaq News ...

Islamic State claims responsibility for Baghdad blast: statement

Reuters - 2019-05-10 00:40
Islamic State claimed responsibility on Thursday for a blast in Baghdad, saying a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive vest in the northeastern Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital and killed eight people. ...

Arab protests against Syrian Kurds reportedly ‘grow’ in Deir al-Zor: residents, locals

E-Kurd - 2019-05-08 12:52
AMMAN,— Arab inhabitants of Syria’s Deir al-Zor began a third week of protests against Kurdish rule, the largest wave of unrest to sweep the oil-rich region since the U.S.-backed forces took over the territory from Islamic State nearly 18 months ago, res ...

Anti-Kurdish protests grow in Syria's Deir al-Zor: residents, locals

Reuters - 2019-05-08 06:04
Arab inhabitants of Syria's Deir al-Zor began a third week of protests against Kurdish rule, the largest wave of unrest to sweep the oil-rich region since the U.S.-backed forces took over the territory from Islamic State nearly 18 months ago, residents, w ...

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 ...

Confining Families with Alleged IS Links in Iraq “a Form of Collective Punishment”: HRW

BAS News - 2019-05-07 16:55
ERBIL — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticized Iraq for the reports indicating that the country is planning to detain families with perceived affiliation to the Islamic State (IS). “The Iraqi government proposal to confine alleged families of ISIS membe ...

France challenged over refusal to allow jihadist's children home

Rûdaw - 2019-05-06 19:48
Grandparents of two children are filing a lawsuit, claiming Franch is violating the family's rights ...

Tajikistan Repatriates 84 IS Children from Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-02 13:07
ERBIL — The Tajik government has repatriated 84 children whose mothers are imprisoned in Iraq for belonging to the Islamic State (IS). After their arrival on April 30, local authorities planned a medical checkup for the children before being given to the ...

Why India's IED supply route to the Islamic State not mapped? | KashmirWatch

Kashmirwatch - 2019-05-02 01:38

Islamic State airs rare video from leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

E-Kurd - 2019-04-29 23:12
CAIRO,— Islamic State’s media network published on Monday a video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadists’ now-defunct “caliphate” five years ago. In the 18-minut ...

France’s Macron meets Syrian Kurds, vows to support in fight against Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-19 19:50
PARIS,— French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday hosted representatives of the Kurdish-led force that defeated Islamic State (IS) extremists in Syria, assuring them of France’s support in the fight against remaining jihadists. The US-backed Syrian Demo ...

Syria Kurds return 25 Yazidis freed from Islamic State to Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-04-13 19:23
QAZLAJOKH, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurds on Saturday repatriated 25 women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi minority after freeing them during the final push against the Islamic State group, a local official said. The US-backed Kurdish fighters say they ...

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 ...