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IS Camp Destroyed in Anbar

IS Camp Destroyed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-18 21:03
ERBIL - A camp belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadists was destroyed in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Saturday, said the Ministry of Defense in a statement. Ayn Al Iraq news agency cited the ministry's press release as explaining that the camp had ...
IS Camp Destroyed in Anbar - BAS News

Two IS Jihadists Killed in Salahaddin

BAS News - 2019-06-12 22:20
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed on Wednesday by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the Iraqi province of Salahaddin. The militiamen identified the two militants as Abdullah Mohammed al-Jabouri and Bassam Mohammed al- ...

Iraq denies deal to commute French Islamic State jihadist death sentences

E-Kurd - 2019-06-12 12:30
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s judiciary on Tuesday denied it had struck a deal with Paris to commute the death sentences of French nationals convicted in Baghdad for belonging to the Islamic State group. A Baghdad court issued death sentences in recent weeks for 11 F ...

Two more French Islamic State members sentenced to death in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 18:50
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court on Monday, June 3 sentenced to death two more French nationals for belonging to the Islamic State group, bringing the total number of French jihadis condemned to death to 11. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in ...

Crop fields belonging to Kurds set on fire in Iraq’s Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2019-05-31 20:47
KIRKUK,— Crop fields belonging to the Kurdish villagers were torched in Prde town in north of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi federal security forces were not permitting the farmers to extinguish the fire. Kurdish farmers said over 1,000 dunams of farmland was ...

Bomb Explosion Kills, Injures Four in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-05-24 12:37
ERBIL - A car bomb explosion in the Iraqi province of Anbar on Thursday evening resulted in the killing and wounding of four people. The incident occurred in the district of Qaim, some 300 kilometers west of capital Baghdad, where a vehicle parked in the ...

Former IS Military Advisor Captured in Anbar

Gulan Media - 2019-05-23 14:19

Peshmerga, Coalition Forces Launch Anti-IS Operation near Kifri

BAS News - 2019-05-23 14:09
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces and the US-led Coalition launched an operation to mop up the Islamic State (IS) militants hiding in the remote areas near Kifri, southwest of Sulaymaniyah. Jamal Salih, head of the local administration in Zanan ...

Iraqi Forces Kill 11 IS Jihadists, Destroy 13 Hideouts

BAS News - 2019-05-21 10:05
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces conducted a large-scale operation on Monday in Salahaddin province where they killed at least 11 jihadists belonging to the Islamic State (IS). Iraqi War Media Cell confirmed in a statement that they operation also destroyed ...

IS Attacks SDF in Syria's Hasakah

BAS News - 2019-05-21 00:33
ERBIL - The insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) carried out a bomb attack on Monday against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, a spokesperson confirmed. The US-backed Kurdish fighters announced the full victory over the mi ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-20 11:46
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police carried out an operation on Monday during which at least two hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants were destroyed in Kirkuk province. Federal Police said in an official statement that the operation was carried out in W ...

Mosul: Four IS Members Captured

BAS News - 2019-05-14 22:06
ERBIL - At least four members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in separate operations in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Tuesday. Nineveh Police Captain Mohammed Jassim said in a statement that an IS member and his wife, who used to act as a tax collec ...

Getting Aid to Separatist-held Ukraine

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-14 01:46
The front lines in eastern Ukraine are slowly freezing in place, as is civilian deprivation in the conflict zone. An embargo, bureaucracy and distrust conspire to keep humanitarian aid out. Russia and Ukraine should find politically neutral ways to unblo ...

Anbar: Two IS Jihadists Captured

BAS News - 2019-05-13 21:43
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) insurgents were captured on Monday in the Iraqi province of Anbar. The two militants were arrested in the district of al-Rutba in Anbar by the Iraqi security forces, the Military Intelligence Directorate explained i ...

Is democracy dead in Turkey? The re-run of Istanbul’s mayoral race will tell

Brookings - 2019-05-13 02:37

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Residents of 50 Villages in Iraq to be Armed for Self-defense Against IS

BAS News - 2019-05-09 21:20
ERBIL - Residents of 50 villages in the Iraqi province of Nineveh will be armed so that they can defend themselves against the Islamic State (IS) jihadists, a commander confirmed on Thursday. Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri, commander of Nineveh Operations Com ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...