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IS Resurgence Serious in Certain Iraqi Parts: Source

IS Resurgence Serious in Certain Iraqi Parts: Source

BAS News - 2019-06-10 00:06
ERBIL - An official source has warned of serious Islamic State (IS) resurgence in certain parts of Iraq, stressing on further intelligence efforts. The source was quoted by an Arab newspaper as saying that terrorist activities by the extremist group's sl ...
IS Resurgence Serious in Certain Iraqi Parts: Source - BAS News

UK F-35 Join Anti-IS Missions in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-06-25 14:50
ERBIL — UK’s defense secretary said on Tuesday that his country’s Lightning F-35B have joined the ongoing mission against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt was quoted in an official statement as saying that the je ...

Mass Grave of Kuwaiti People Discovered in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-21 00:44
ERBIL - A mass grave of Kuwaiti people has been discovered in Iraq which includes victims from the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Al-Jarida newspaper cited on Thursday an international committee from the Red Crescent Society in Iraq as saying that the grave include ...

Two IS Jihadists Killed in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-06-19 22:00
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State(IS) jihadists were killed on Wednesday in an airstrike conducted by the Iraqi warplanes in the province of Diyala. Baghdad Today cited a statement by the Iraqi security media cell as saying that the two extremists were t ...

Three IS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces discovered and destroyed three hideouts of the Islamic State (IS) militants in the Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Saturday. War Media Cell confirmed the report in an official press release, saying that several military equipm ...

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- ...

The first founding conference of the Young Women’s Union was held in Tabqa

SDF Press - 2019-06-12 03:03
Tabqa – Under the slogan “struggle, resist, organize and liberate yourself” The first founding conference of the Young Women’s Union in Tabqa city was held today in the center of culture and art in Tabqa. Members and representatives of the committees and ...

Gunmen open fire at Gorran headquarters in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-11 20:34
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A group of unknown gunmen on Tuesday opened fire at the headquarters of the Change Movement (Gorran) in Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, killing a security guard Reband Farhad. The headquarters’ guards responded to the a ...

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 ...

10-Year-old girl raped, murdered in Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 12:13
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish police in central Duhok, Iraqi Kurdistan region, said it had found the body of a 10-year-old girl on Saturday after her parents reported her missing. Dlin Walid had gone missing last Wednesday during the Eid al-Fi ...

[PICTURE]: IS Hideout Discovered in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-09 11:51
ERBIL — Iraqi forces on Saturday raided a location used by Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells in Kirkuk, an official statement said. Federal police forces and Iraqi aircrafts were engaged in the operation, during which dried food, military outfits, telecom ...

American English lecturer dies in balcony fall in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-09 00:56
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An American English lecturer Peter Jacksen Choi has died after falling from his balcony in the city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan on Saturday, police said. Head of Sulaimani Police Communication and Press Office Sar ...

Animal abuse in Iraqi Kurdistan sparks international criticism on social media

E-Kurd - 2019-06-07 13:59
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Animal abuse in the Iraqi Kurdistan region sparked criticism on social media in places as far as the UK as videos documenting acts cruelty emerged. Alarming video has been shared of a group of Kurdish men smashing a lion ...

65 illegal oil refineries still in operation in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-06 15:36
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There are still 65 out of 124 illegal refineries in Erbil province in Iraqi Kurdistan and they are still in operation and smuggle oil. According to NRT the illicit refineries do not had any legal, environmental and ...

New Kurdish film ‘Paykari Dil’ premieres in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan

E-Kurd - 2019-06-03 21:50
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish ‘Paykari Dil’ (‘Heart Statue’) film premiered Sunday night in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan. Its actors and actresses walked the red carpet before the movie was premiered and hundreds of filmmakers, ac ...

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 ...

Archbishop of Erbil Concerned Over Christians' "Plight" in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-22 01:10
ERBIL - Bashar Warda, the archbishop of Erbil's Chaldean Catholic Church, in the Kurdistan Region, has expressed deep concerns over the "plight of Christians in Iraq," as the number of the minority group's members in the country has drastically decreased ...

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 ...

Global energy investments rise by $1B after 3 year fall

Waar Media - 2019-05-14 18:37
WAAR_DUHOK Global energy investments increased by $1 billion year on year to $1.84 trillion last year after three years of decline, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. “More spending on oil, gas and coal supply was offset by lower spen ...

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 ...