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The Jerusalem Post: Is Saudi Visit To Eastern Syria Prelude To Greater U.S., Saudi Role?

Justice for Kurds - 2019-06-18 02:05
The Saudi Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer Al-Sabhan visited eastern Syria and met US officials over the weekend. It is his second known visit since 2017 when he traveled to Raqqa after its liberation from Islamic State. The visit has fueled rumors that t ...

Congress expands Pentagon aid in Syria to cover Islamic State prisoners

Al Monitor - 2019-06-17 23:36

Coalition Jets Kill 16 IS Jihadists in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-06-17 22:08
ERBIL - The US-led coalition warplanes carried out an airstrike on Monday in the Iraqi province of Nineveh, killing 16 Islamic State (IS) jihadists, the federal police said in a statement. The air raid targeted a tunnel belonging to the militants in the ...

Crop fires in Iraq and Syria may be start of larger disaster

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-06-17 02:17
In Iraq and Syria, fires are destroying wheat, barley and lentil crops. Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells may be to blame, but other factors should not be ruled out. Rainfall was abundant in the north of both countries over the winter, reaching levels that ...

IS Militants' Plot to Sneak into Salahaddin Foiled

BAS News - 2019-06-16 22:49
ERBIL - A plot by the Islamic State (IS) militants to infiltrate into the Iraqi province of Salahaddin was foiled by the pro-Iranian Shi'ite militias on Sunday. The jihadists had attempted to sneak into the city of al-Madarat, in Samarra, but they were t ...

Iran to Take Second Step in Reducing Nuclear Deal Commitments: Report

BAS News - 2019-06-16 14:06
ERBIL — The Islamic Republic of Iran will announce its plan on Monday to further reduce its commitment to the 2015’s Nuclear Deal. “Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation tomorrow at the Arak heavy water site will announce the preparatory steps that have been ...

Dozens of Kurdish Yezidi Families to Return from Syria to Sinjar

BAS News - 2019-06-16 13:06
ERBIL — Several Kurdish Yezidi families, whom were displaced from their hometowns after the Islamic State (IS) massacre in 2014, are expected to return to Sinjar in the nearest future, said an official. In August 2014, IS attacked Sinjar where it killed ...

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 Men Arrested over May Terrorist Attacks in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-15 15:07
ERBIL — Iraqi intelligence and security forces arrested two men whom are suspected of carrying out the chain of explosions in central Kirkuk last month. In an official press release, Iraq’s War Media Cell revealed that the men are members of the Islamic ...

UK Holds Iran Responsible for Tankers Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Alike the United States, the UK on Friday laid the blame for the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on the Islamic Republic of Iran. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt condemned the attack and said that London believes no other state o ...

Belgium Repatriates Six Children of IS Parents

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Six Belgian children of Islamic State (IS) parents were taken back to their home country from Syria on Friday, officials confirmed. They were stranded at a camp under the control of the US-backed Kurdish fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces. “The ...

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 ...

Defeating the Islamic State of Idlib | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-06-14 01:31

Syria: Belgium Repatriates Six IS Children

BAS News - 2019-06-14 00:31
ERBIL - Belgium has repatriated six children of the Islamic State (IS) from Syria, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesperson said on Thursday. "Belgium repatriated 6 orphans of ISIS of Belgian origin on Tuesday. Glad to see more countri ...

U.S. sanctions Iraqi company suspected of ties to Iran’s IRGC

E-Kurd - 2019-06-13 15:30
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds force evade sanctions by smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of weapons. ...

Fire at Sinjar Farms Risk Evidences on IS Crimes: Nadia Murad

BAS News - 2019-06-13 11:52
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi human rights activist and Nobel Prize-winner Nadia Murad has warned that frequent fire at the farms around Sinjar are threatening the evidences proving the Islamic State (IS) crimes in the area. In the past few weeks, hundreds of f ...

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union visits the Kurdistan Communist Party

Kurdiu - 2019-06-13 02:28

US Sanctions Iraqi Company over Alleged Arms Smuggling for Iran

BAS News - 2019-06-12 22:51
ERBIL - The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an Iraqi company reportedly over smuggling hundreds of millions of dollars worth of arms for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force. "Treasury is taking action to shut down Iranian ...

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 ...

Syria Kurds hand over 14 French, Dutch orphans from Islamic State families - CNA

Channelnewsasia - 2019-06-12 09:59

Kirkuk: Three IS Insurgents Killed

BAS News - 2019-06-11 23:20
ERBIL - At least three members of the insurgent group of Islamic State (IS) were killed in Kirkuk province on Tuesday. The trio was killed during a military operation carried out by the Iraqi Federal Police forces in the disputed province where they also ...

US envoy decries lack of response from Islamic world to China's attacks on Uighurs | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-06-11 16:54

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

Seattle Times - 2019-06-11 06:18
BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior off ...

Kurdish Political Prisoner Transferred to IRGC Intelligence Unit

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-06-11 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN): The political prisoner “Esmat (Mohammad) Salahshour“, detained at the Orumiyeh Central Prison, was transferred to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) intelligence unit for the second time in the past two mo ...

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans - ABC News

GO - 2019-06-10 22:00

New Zealand to withdraw troops from Iraq by June 2020

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 21:57
WELLINGTON,— New Zealand will withdraw its troops from Iraq by June next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, ending a mission that helped train Iraqi defence forces to fight Islamic State militants. New Zealand, which has up to 95 soldier ...

Syrian Kurds hand over 14 French, Dutch orphans from Islamic State families

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 18:53
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have handed over 14 orphans born to jihadist families to government delegations from France and the Netherlands, in the latest repatriations of foreigners living in crowded camps. Abdelkarim Omar, the top Kurdis ...

French, Dutch Islamic State Orphans Repatriated From Syria-Kurdish-Led Authority | Small Wars Journal

Smallwarsjournal - 2019-06-10 15:53

French, Dutch Islamic State orphans repatriated from Syria | World | News | The Journal Pioneer

Journalpioneer - 2019-06-10 14:34

French, Dutch Islamic State orphans repatriated from Syria-Kurdish-led authority - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-06-10 12:18

Islamic State expands reach in Afghanistan, threatening West

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
JALALABAD, Afghanistan,— The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States ...

Syrian Kurds refused to try Islamic State members out of Syria

E-Kurd - 2019-06-10 11:34
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurdish parties refused any proposal or decision to try Islamic State group ISIS members out of Syria and called to try them in Syria in the areas of the Kurdish autonomous administration in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). ...

Today Marks 5th Anniversary of Fall of Mosul

BAS News - 2019-06-10 10:04
ERBIL — Five years ago on this day, the Iraqi army collapsed at the face of a few hundreds of Islamic State (IS) militants in Mosul. On 6th June 2014, nearly 400 IS jihadists crossed the Syrian border into Iraq. Within three days, they, and hundreds more ...

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 ...

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 ...

[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 ...

Iraqi Forces Kill IS Militant in Diyala, Capture Another in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-06-09 01:49
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces killed during clashes an Islamic State (IS) insurgent in the province of Diyala on Saturday while apprehending another one in Anbar province, a security source said. The forces clashed with the extremists on the outskirt ...

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. ...

Kurzii au anunţat înfrângerea completă a Statului Islamic în Siria. "Mii de martiri" - Stirileprotv.ro

Stirileprotv - 2019-06-06 17:47

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 ...

Khamenei implores Iranians to focus on economy

Rûdaw - 2019-06-04 23:30
Iran's Supreme Leader addresses crowd on 30th anniversary of Islamic Revolution founder's death. ...

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 ...

Gunmen attack Iraqi Communist, Islamic Dawa party offices

Kurdistan24 - 2019-06-04 02:43

Updated Figures: 2,941 Kurdish Yezidis Still Missing

BAS News - 2019-06-04 02:27
ERBIL — Despite thousands being already rescued from the Islamic State (IS), a total number of 2,941 Kurdish Yezidis are still missing, latest statistics shows. In August 2014, IS jihadists carried out a barbaric attack on Sinjar where they killed thousa ...

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 ...

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 ...

Iraq Sentences Last Two French IS Militants to Death

BAS News - 2019-06-03 17:42
ERBIL — A court in Iraq’s capital Baghdad sentenced the last two Frenchmen to death for their membership in Islamic State (IS). Bilel Kabaoui, 32, and Mourad Delhomme, 41, are the last two French jihadists from the group of 11 whom the Syrian Democratic ...

PUK Proposes Relocation of Foreign IS Detainees from Syria to Garmiyan

BAS News - 2019-06-03 17:42
Its security officials seek “millions of dollar” for such a contract with the Coalition ERBIL — A faction within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has proposed to the US-led Coalition to move tens of thousands of Islamic State (IS) detainees and the ...

[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 ...

Iran rules out talks unless US ‘changes behaviour’

Waar Media - 2019-06-03 14:10
WAAR_DUHOK Iran on Sunday ruled out talks with Washington unless it changes its general behavior, after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington was ready to negotiate with Iran with “no pre-conditions”. “The Islamic Republic of Iran ignores w ...

Kurds to release 800 Syrians from Al-Hol camp, including kin of Islamic State fighters, official says | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-06-03 07:50

Iraq court sentences two more French Islamic State fighters to death, 9 so far

E-Kurd - 2019-06-02 20:51
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court sentenced two French men to death on Sunday after finding them guilty of being members of ISIS, a prosecutor told Reuters. Iraq is conducting trials of thousands of suspected ISIS fighters, including hundreds of foreigners, with ...

Iraqi court sentences two French men to death for being Islamic State fighters

Kurdiu - 2019-06-02 17:17

Kurdistan Islamic Union congratulates Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal)

Kurdiu - 2019-06-02 17:17

Iraq Sentences Two More French IS Members to Death

BAS News - 2019-06-02 15:33
ERBIL — An Iraqi court has sentenced two more French nationals to death after finding them guilty for involvement in Islamic State (IS) crimes, Reuters cited a prosecutor on Sunday. Iraq previously gave death penalties tow seven other French men for memb ...

Migration from Kurdistan Region on Decline: NGO

BAS News - 2019-06-02 02:21
ERBIL — Migration of people from Kurdistan Region to the Western countries has significantly increased since last year, according to Lutka Organization for Refugees. After the emergence of Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, millions of people escaped ...

Kurdistan Islamic Union congratulates the Patriotic Union on the anniversary of its founding

Kurdiu - 2019-06-01 18:43

Iraqi Forces Unearth Mass Grave in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-06-01 16:41
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces said a new mass grave of civilians was found and uncovered in the western province of Anbar. The mass grave contains remnants of five people, all executed by Islamic State (IS), a source told Sumariya News. A member of the j ...

OIC Summit Condemns Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

BAS News - 2019-06-01 14:42
ERBIL — The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, saying that any position to help the prolonged occupation of Palestine is denounced. The OIC held a summit in Mecca, ...

U.S. envoy leading coalition fight against Islamic State quits over Trump’s Syria move - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-01 14:06

14th Islamic Summit kicks off in Mecca today

Gulan Media - 2019-05-31 22:16

Iraq rejects anti-Iran stance of leaders at summit in Saudi Arabia

Rûdaw - 2019-05-31 15:53
Salih: Security and stability of a neighboring Islamic country is in our interests ...

Iraq hands over 188 kids of Islamic State suspects to Turkey and condemns militant pair to death | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-05-31 15:32

Islamic theology: Turning over a new page - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-31 01:02

UK Sends Forces to Iraq to Capture IS Leader Baghdadi

BAS News - 2019-05-30 23:32
ERBIL - The UK has deployed special forces to Iraq for a "kill or capture" mission aiming to find the top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a report revealed on Thursday. According to a report by The Mirror, around 30 British Army’s Special ...

Turkey: Four People Arrested for Alleged Ties to IS

BAS News - 2019-05-30 21:30
ERBIL - Turkish security forces arrested on Thursday four people for their alleged ties to the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS), security sources said. The four were arrested in the southern province of Adana after police squads raided the locations ...

Interview with radical Islam expert Peter Neumann: Islamic State′s looting economy - Qantara.de

Qantara - 2019-05-30 17:38

Iraq sentences 7th French Islamic State member to death

E-Kurd - 2019-05-30 16:09
BAGHDAD,— A Baghdad court has sentenced a seventh French jihadist to death for joining the Islamic State group. Yassin Sakkam was among 12 French citizens transferred to Iraqi authorities in January by a US-backed Kurdish-led force fighting the jihadist ...

Yezidi Woman Freed from IS in Western Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-30 15:09
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces liberated another Kurdish Yezidi woman from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in western Iraq. The woman was reportedly abducted by IS back in 2014 when the jihadist group overran Sinjar and kidnapped more than 6,000 people fro ...

IS Ambushes Kurdish Farmers, Kills One, Injures Nine

BAS News - 2019-05-30 13:23
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants killed at least one Kurdish farmer and injured nine others after setting fire to wheat farms and ambushing those who rushed to extinguish the blaze. The attack, according to local security sources, took place overnigh ...

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

Kurdiu - 2019-05-30 01:49

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 ...

Iraqi Security Forces Kill 14 IS Militants in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-05-29 23:29
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces on Tuesday were able to kill 14 militants of the Islamic State (IS) insurgent group in Mosul city, the Security Media Cell said in a statement. The 14 extremists, according to the statement, were killed during a military ...

Exclusive: Islamic State suspects sent by U.S. from Syria to Iraq - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-05-29 17:23

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 ...

Yezidi Woman Found in Syria’s al-Hol Camp

BAS News - 2019-05-29 16:52
ERBIL — The authorities in charge of al-Hol Camp in the Syrian Kurdistan have found another Kurdish Yezidi woman at the camp whom was abducted by the Islamic State (IS) since 2014. According to local sources who confirmed the report to BasNews, Suham Raf ...

Iraq Hands over 188 Turkish Children of IS Suspects

BAS News - 2019-05-29 16:52
ERBIL — Iraq, in cooperation with the UNICEF, handed over at least 188 children of suspected Islamic State (IS) jihadists to Turkey. Reuters said Iraqi judicial authorities and UN representatives were present on Wednesday at the Baghdad International Air ...

Turkey marks 566th anniversary of conquest of Istanbul

Waar Media - 2019-05-29 14:53
WAAR_DUHOK Turkey’s presidential communications director commemorated the 566th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul with a post on social media Wednesday. “We shout out! We say persistently to those who cannot stand Istanbul to become an Islamic city ...

Iraq sentences two more French Islamic State members to death, 6 so far

E-Kurd - 2019-05-29 13:46
BAGHDAD,— An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced two high-profile French members of the Islamic State group to death, including one who featured in a propaganda video praising the 2015 Paris attacks, bringing the total number of French former jihadis condem ...

KRG Introduces New Project for Yezidi Children

BAS News - 2019-05-29 12:05
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is working on a new project that helps rehabilitation of the Yezidi children who survived Islamic State (IS) brutality. The project mainly includes the Yezidi children who were liberated from the extremist ...

Islamic party Komal likely to enter KRG opposition: leader

Rûdaw - 2019-05-29 09:07
"The opposition must make constructive criticism" ...

Salahaddin: Ten IS Militants Killed

BAS News - 2019-05-28 21:45
ERBIL - At least ten Islamic State (IS) insurgents were killed on Tuesday in an airstrike carried out by the Iraqi warplanes in the province of Salahaddin. The Security Media Cell explained that the air raid was conducted in the district of Allas, in Sal ...

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 ...

Baghdad Court Sentences 4th French Islamic State Member To Death

Inhomelandsecurity - 2019-05-28 17:19

Iraqi Forces Destroy Seven IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-28 13:28
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Tuesday that hey have destroyed seven hideouts in Kirkuk used by Islamic State (IS) militants. According to an official statement, the operation was led by Iraqi federal police on Monday, in an area known as Mam ...

Sinjar: Residents Call for Special Cemetery for Yezidi Victims of IS

BAS News - 2019-05-28 00:33
ERBIL - Yezidi residents have called for the creation of a special cemetery for their relatives that were victims of Islamic State (IS) genocide in Sinjar. Back in August 2014, the militant group attacked Sinjar, soon after they overran a vast area in Ir ...

Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Islamic Union visiting the family of martyr Hoshyar Ismail

Kurdiu - 2019-05-28 00:06

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 ...

Iraq Sentences 4th French IS Member to Death

BAS News - 2019-05-27 16:04
ERBIL — Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced another French national to death on Monday for his membership in the Islamic State (IS). Citing a court source, AFP said Mustapha Merzoughi, 37, was sentenced to death by hanging. "The evidence and the confess ...

France on Death Penalty for 3 French in Iraq: Execution Opposed in Principle

BAS News - 2019-05-27 14:55
ERBIL — A day after Iraqi judicial authorities sentenced three French nationals to death for their membership to the Islamic State (IS), the French government said it is opposed in principle to the practice of death penalty. “France is opposed, on princi ...

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 ...

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 ...

Anbar: Dangerous IS Member Captured

BAS News - 2019-05-26 23:25
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces captured on Sunday a dangerous member of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Anbar, confirmed the Military Intelligence Directorate in a statement. The directorate explained that the IS militant was identified as A ...

Iraq Sentences Former Minister to Seven Years in Jail

BAS News - 2019-05-26 22:35
ERBIL - Iraq has sentenced a former minister to seven years in jail over alleged corruption during his time in the office, an Iraqi source revealed to RT on Sunday. "Former Minister of Culture Asaad al-Hashemi, who belonged to the Islamic Party, was sent ...

Iran needs America’s help to pivot away from the past

Rûdaw - 2019-05-26 19:24
“As long as the Islamic Republic is in power, the shadow of war will loom over Iran” ...

Islamic State: Iraq sentences French citizens to death - BBC News

BBC - 2019-05-26 17:35

Iraq Sentences Three French Men to Death

BAS News - 2019-05-26 16:29
ERBIL — An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced three French nationals to death for their membership in the Islamic State (IS), Reuters cited court officials. “They were sentenced to execution after it was proven that they were members of the terrorist Islami ...

Kirkuk: Bomb Blast Kills, Injures 15

BAS News - 2019-05-26 00:10
ERBIL - A bomb explosion in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk went off on Saturday night which resulted in the killing and wounding of 15 people, locals reported, adding that the bomb had been planted by the Islamic State (IS) insurgents. The bombi ...
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