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Iraqi Forces Kill 11 IS Jihadists, Destroy 13 Hideouts

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 ...
Iraqi Forces Kill 11 IS Jihadists, Destroy 13 Hideouts - BAS News

6 orphans from Islamic State families handed over by Syrian Kurds to Belgium

E-Kurd - 2019-06-14 10:07
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), in north northeast Syria, on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said. “Six Belgian orphan children were han ...

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 ...

Nineveh: Seven IS Tunnels Destroyed

BAS News - 2019-06-09 23:09
ERBIL - At least seven tunnels belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group were destroyed on Sunday in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. The tunnel were destroyed during a military operation carried out by the Iraqi security forces in the town of Sha ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three Senior IS Leaders Captured in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-05-27 23:24
ERBIL - At least three senior leaders of the Islamic State (IS) were captured on Monday in the Iraqi province of Diyala. A security source told Baghdad Today that the trio was arrested by the intelligence forces during a military campaign in different pa ...

Iraqi Forces Foil “Huge” Terrorist Attack in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-05-27 11:38
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have foiled a car bomb attack in Baghdad which they said could have been a “huge” terrorist attack. According to multiple media reports, the Islamic State (IS) jihadists had planned a car bomb attack in the capital city with ...

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 ...

Kurdish Yezidi Journalist Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2019-05-21 10:51
ERBIL — After five years in Islamic State (IS) captivity, Kurdish Yezidi journalist Navin Rasho was freed on Monday. Suraya Press confirmed Rasho’s liberation. She had been kidnapped on 3rd August 2014 when IS jihadists attacked Sinjar. Before the IS att ...

Salahaddin: Three IS Jihadists Killed

BAS News - 2019-05-20 22:24
ERBIL - At least three members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Monday by the Iraqi forces in Salahaddin province. The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias backed by the national security forces launched an operation in Salahaddin in search for t ...

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 ...

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 ...

STA: Slovenian soldiers suspend training of Iraqi forces

STA - 2019-05-18 06:06

Kirkuk: Iraqi Forces Destroy Houses of Four Kurdish Residents

BAS News - 2019-05-17 00:37
ERBIL - Houses of four Kurdish residents in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk were completely destroyed by the Iraqi forces. The incident took place in the neighborhood of Arafa, northwestern Kirkuk, where bulldozers flattened the four houses to th ...

Iraqi forces demolish homes of 4 Kurdish families in Kirkuk

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-16 20:25

Facing the Challenge of the Islamic State in West Africa Province

International Crisis Group - 2019-05-16 06:19
Three years after Boko Haram broke apart, one faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province, is forming a proto-state in northern Nigeria. The state should press its military offensive against the jihadists but also try undercutting their appeal by ...

US-led coalition will continue to train Iraqi forces, amid Iran tensions

Kurdistan24 - 2019-05-15 21:29

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 ...

Iraqi court sentences four to death for joining Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-04-21 20:59
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court has sentenced four people to death by hanging for belonging to the Islamic State militant group and committing terrorist crimes in Iraq and Syria, a judiciary statement said on Sunday. The four men, wanted by Iraqi authorities, w ...