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An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S.

An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S.

New York Times - 2019-06-08 17:42
Kurdish authorities are releasing some of the 12,000 foreign women and children affiliated with the Islamic State held in detention camps in Syria. ...
An American Family Detained in Syria Is Sent Back to the U.S. - New York Times

Oil rig count in US falls by 1 to 788 this week

Waar Media - 2019-06-15 11:52
WAAR_DUHOK The number of oil rigs in the U.S. decreased by 1 this week, from the previous week, according to data released by oilfield services company Baker Hughes on Friday. The oil rig count in the U.S. reached 788 for the week ending June 14, from 78 ...

U.S. delegation holds talks with Kurds in Syrian Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A US delegation visited Syria’s Kurdish areas on Wednesday discussed the country’s support for the people in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), the northern and eastern Syria, Hawar News Agency ANHA reported. The delegation headed by ...

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria's Idlib: Russian news agencies

Reuters - 2019-06-12 22:46
Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria's Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian military as saying on Wednesday. ...

HDP members detained in Hasankeyf tortured in police bus

ANF - 2019-06-12 12:56
HDP members detained in Hasankeyf were tortured in the police bus. The police battered detainees and shot tear gas into the vehicle. ...

Bomb Attack on SDF Convoy Kills 4 Fighters in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-11 11:28
ERBIL — A roadside bomb targeted a convoy of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) military vehicles near Raqqa in Syria, leaving at least four Kurdish fighters killed. The blast has also injured nine other fighters, according to Sputnik. The attack took pl ...

Turkish F-35 pilots training in the U.S. grounded

ANF - 2019-06-11 11:05
The U.S. military has grounded the Turkish pilots training on the F-35 fighter jet in the United States over its plans to purchase a missile system from Russia. ...

Eight Americans, including six children, detained during ISIS battles in Syria are sent home

Washington Post - 2019-06-05 17:55
The eight, including two women, were among around 13,000 foreigners being held by U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria. ...

2 American women captured with ISIS sent back to U.S. with kids

CBS News - 2019-06-05 17:43
U.S.-allied Kurdish administration in north and east Syria says the 8 were repatriated at U.S. request "without any pressure or coercion" ...

Hundreds of IS Relatives Released from al-Hol Camp in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-06-04 13:41
ERBIL — A total of 800 women and children related to the Islamic State (IS) militants have been released from the al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdish province of Hassakah. According to local officials and witnesses, at least 17 buses were seen leaving the ...

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 ...

[PICTURE]: Kurdish Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-03 15:32
ERBIL — Another Kurdish Yezidi girl has been freed from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in Syria, a member of the family confirmed. Yousra Mustafa Ammi was kidnapped by IS jihadists during the Sinjar massacre back in 2014, the source wrote on Facebook. He ...

Twin Blasts Leave Dozens Killed, Injured in Syria’s Raqqa

BAS News - 2019-06-02 02:21
ERBIL — Two explosions rocked central Raqqa in northern Syria overnight Saturday, killing at least ten people while over 20 others were injured, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The first explosion was carried out via an improvised e ...

Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria

The Defense Post - 2019-05-30 21:56
Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 148 Uzbek women and children linked to ISIS for repatriation The post Uzbekistan repatriates 148 women and children linked to ISIS from Syria appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

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 Sentences Seven French IS Members to Death in Four Days

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a total of seven French nationals to death in four days only over alleged membership to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A court in Iraq on Sunday issued death penalties to three French men for ties with the extremist gro ...

Iraq:Two Other French IS Members Sentenced to Death

BAS News - 2019-05-28 20:47
ERBIL - An Iraqi court has sentenced two more French nationals to death over alleged ties to the Islamic State (IS), raising the number to six in three days only. AFP reported on Tuesday that Brahim Nejara and Karam El Harchaoui, both in their 30s, recei ...

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 ...

SDF Launches Operation to Capture Remaining IS Militants East of Syria

BAS News - 2019-05-16 12:57
ERBIL — Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said it has begun an operation to find and arrest the militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) in Deir al-Zor province, east of Syria. The US-backed forces confirmed in a statement that they have so fa ...

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 ...

[PICTURES]: IS Sets Fire to Farms in Makhmour

BAS News - 2019-05-14 11:18
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) have set fire to a number of farms near the Qarachoukh mountains in disputed town of Makhmour, an official confirmed on Tuesday. According the information BasNews has learned, the incident occurred in the v ...