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An anti-armor missile was found in al-Raqqa

SDF Press - 2019-08-22 17:51
Al-Raqqa – Al-Raqqa Military Council found an anti-armor missile and / 3 / missile launchers leftovers from the Islamic State terrorists in an abandoned building in al-Tayyar neighborhood on Thursday. After receiving a complaint from one of the residents ...

German defense minister meets Islamic State victims in Iraq | News | DW | 21.08.2019

DW - 2019-08-21 23:23

Kurdish Boys from Kobane Detail Awful Abuses at the Hands of the Islamic State - VICE

VICE - 2019-08-21 14:56

Germany takes back four Islamic State children from Syria

Jerusalem Post - 2019-08-20 18:35
Thousands of Islamic State members, including foreigners, women and children, are being held by Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria. ...

Islamic State fighter stripped of UK citizenship hopes Canada will take him

E-Kurd - 2019-08-20 17:24
LONDON,— A Muslim convert who was stripped of his British citizenship after traveling to Syria to fight with Islamic State said on Monday he hoped Canada, where he is a citizen, would take him from the Kurdish prison in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) he is be ...

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul, Afghanistan wedding that killed 63 [Video]

Yahoo - 2019-08-20 01:00

ISIS Resurgence: confirmed by US Air Force statistics

Kurdistan24 - 2019-08-19 23:30
Although the Islamic State no longer controls territory, it still has thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria. (Photo: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images) ...

Syrian Kurds hand over four Islamic State children to Germany

Gulan Media - 2019-08-19 22:52

4 German children born to IS to return home from Syria

Washington Times - 2019-08-19 17:52
BEIRUT (AP) - Four German children fathered by Islamic State militants, including an ill toddler, were handed over to Germany on Monday by Syria's Kurdish-led administration, a Kurdish official and Germany's foreign minister said. The children had been h ...

Syrian Kurds hand over four Islamic State children to Germany: official

E-Kurd - 2019-08-19 17:30
SIMALKA CROSSING, Syrian Kurdistan,— The Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria Monday handed over four children linked with the Islamic State group to Germany in their first such repatriation to the European country, an offi ...

Syrian Kurds hand over four ′Islamic State′ children to Germany | News | DW | 19.08.2019

DW - 2019-08-19 16:53

Pentagon IG: Islamic State 'Consolidated Its Insurgency' in Iraq and Syria

Breitbart - 2019-08-18 06:07

Captured ISIS fighters get short sentences and art therapy in Syria

Washington Post - 2019-08-14 17:55
The Syrian Kurds hope leniency will boost reconciliation and prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State. ...

Three Yazidi girls freed from Islamic State captivity in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-08-14 14:14
DUHOK, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The director of the Yazidi Rescue Center in Duhok city in Iraqi Kurdistan, Hussein Qaidi, said on Wednesday that three Yazidi girls had been rescued from Islamic State group (ISIS) captivity. Qaidi said the girls are betw ...

Insurgents and the Flip Side of Special Operations

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-08-13 22:31
While the Islamic State’s physical caliphate is no more, it is clear that the group has successfully transitioned back to a uniform insurgency contesting for influence in areas of Syria and Iraq. Certainly, its far-flung affiliates in Asia and Africa beli ...

ISIS sleeper cell preparing for an attack neutralized by YPG

ANF - 2019-08-12 18:12
Alongside Turkey's invasion threats, sleeper cells of the "Islamic State" have been activated in northern and eastern Syria recently. ...

Islamic State says will step up fight against Syrian Kurds, coalition

E-Kurd - 2019-08-12 11:25
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State group vowed to intensify its fight against the US-led coalition and Kurds in eastern Syria, in a video posted Sunday on its Telegram channel. “The fire of the battle between us and them has been reignited and will intensify,” t ...

Islamic State group vows to escalate fight against Syrian Kurds, US-led coalition | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2019-08-12 01:19

Islamic State vows to step up fight against Syria Kurds, U.S.-led coalition | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-08-12 00:35

Syrian Kurdish official warns of 'big war' and Islamic State resurgence if U.S. talks fail to block Turkish onslaught | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-08-09 12:56

Islamic State wages desert-based insurgency in Iraq and Syria | FDD's Long War Journal

Longwarjournal - 2019-08-08 21:07

Islamic State is ‘resurging’ in Syria as U.S. withdraws troops, watchdog says

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
BEIRUT,— The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group is “resurging” in Syria even as the United States withdrew troops, and is solidifying its insurgent capabilities in neighboring Iraq, a Defense Department watchdog said Tuesday. The Islamic jihadists — who s ...

Islamic State car bomb kills 5 in Syrian Kurdistan: monitor

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 17:49
AL-QAHTANIYA,— A car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed five people, including three children, in a Kurdish town in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeast Syria on Wednesday, a war monitor said. The explosive-rigged vehicle detonated in Al ...

Islamic State has as much as $300 million to fight, says UN chief

E-Kurd - 2019-08-07 14:23
UNITED NATIONS,— Secretary-General António Guterres says in a report that the Islamic State extremist group IS/ISIS has been left with as much as $300 million following the loss of its so-called “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, “with none of the financial ...

Defense Sources: Turkey Aiding Islamic State Resurgence

Breitbart - 2019-08-04 14:20

Islamic State still has 15,000 fighters in Iraq and Syria: U.S. envoy Jeffrey

E-Kurd - 2019-08-02 10:09
WASHINGTON,— The Islamic State group (ISIS) still has nearly 15,000 fighters active across Iraq and Syria, Ambassador James Franklin Jeffrey, the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISI ...

Islamic State 'Beatles' El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey could be tried in UK - BBC News

BBC - 2019-07-30 18:51

Report exposed relations between Turkey and the Islamic State

ANF - 2019-07-27 09:00
The Rojava Center for Strategic Studies (NRLS) published a detailed report on the foreign relations of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization and the Turkish state. ...

In the Islamic State’s Former Stronghold, a Secret Yearning for Assad – Foreign Policy

Foreignpolicy - 2019-07-26 20:16

Iraqi forces clear farmland near Baghdad of IS militants

Seattle Times - 2019-07-24 10:29
TARMIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces were sweeping villages and farmland north of Baghdad on Tuesday as part of an operation aimed at clearing remnants of the Islamic State group from around the capital. A military helicopter soared overhead as tr ...

Dutch court convicts Islamic State militant of war crimes

Gulan Media - 2019-07-23 21:53

Bodies of 94 Yazidis exhumed from mass grave in Iraq’s Sinjar

E-Kurd - 2019-07-22 21:55
SINJAR, Northwest Iraq,— The bodies of 94 Yazidis killed by Islamic State (ISIS) militants have been recovered by a joint team of Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government specialists from a mass grave in Kocho village in Sinjar district. The federal Natio ...

Brooklyn Man Charged with Being Islamic State Emir | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-07-20 01:20

US citizen Ruslan Maratovich Asainov charged with IS terror offences

BBC - 2019-07-20 01:09
Ruslan Maratovich Asainov is accused of being a sniper and trainer for the Islamic State group. ...

Treasury Department bureaucrats risk jumpstarting Islamic State resurgence | TheHill

Thehill - 2019-07-18 17:21

State Department bureaucratic bloat undercuts Syria and Islamic State strategies

Washingtonexaminer - 2019-07-18 06:44

Could foreign Islamic State suspects be tried in Syrian Kurdistan?

E-Kurd - 2019-07-16 19:06
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Months after the territorial defeat of the Islamic State group, Syria’s Kurds are pushing for an international tribunal to try alleged jihadists detained in their region. The Kurds run an autonomous administration in Syrian K ...

ISIS Islamic State: Oil minister killed in Syrian hideout, according to reports

9news - 2019-07-15 06:04

Islamic State Terror Group Ramping Up Video Messaging | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2019-07-13 06:27

Bringing Kurdish History & Culture to Light: An Interview with Mohammed A. Salih

The Kurdish Project - 2019-07-13 03:13
The Kurdish Project had the opportunity to interview Mohammed A. Salih, doctoral student at UPenn’s Annenberg School for Communication and former freelance journalist covering the Islamic State as well as Kurdish and Iraqi affairs. Learn more about Moham ...

Germany must repatriate Islamic State families from Syria: court

E-Kurd - 2019-07-12 12:00
BERLIN,— A Berlin court has ruled that Germany’s foreign ministry should repatriate from Syria the German wife and three children of a suspected Islamic State fighter, in what a court spokesman said was the first such ruling against the government. The m ...

U.S.-backed forces seize Islamic State camp in Syria - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-07-11 23:46

Islamic State recruit from Melbourne languishes in Kurdish prison as his father begs for his release - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC - 2019-07-10 17:29

Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes

E-Kurd - 2019-07-09 11:57
AMSTERDAM,— A Dutch-born alleged Islamic State militant went on trial in the Netherlands on Monday for war crimes committed in Iraq and Syria, after posing with a crucified body and sharing images of dead victims online. It is the first trial in the Neth ...

Six IS Members Killed, Captured in Baghdad, Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-07-07 22:57
ERBIL - At least six members of the Islamic State (IS) were either killed or captured in the Iraqi provinces of Baghdad and Nineveh on Sunday. The Iraqi forces killed a couple of IS militants during an operation in the neighborhood of al-Ghazaliya, weste ...

Syrian Kurds host conference on Islamic State detainees

E-Kurd - 2019-07-07 18:13
BEIRUT,— Dozens of international experts gathered in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria on Saturday to discuss how to manage thousands of suspected Islamic State ISIS group members crammed into Kurdish-run prisons and camps. French lawyers a ...

Iraqi Forces Launch Fresh Operation to Hunt Down IS Remnants

BAS News - 2019-07-07 13:37
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces have launched a new “large-scale” operation to mop up a desert area in northwest of the country from the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants. The area is a triangle-like desert located in the provinces of Nineveh, Salahud ...

Operation Jihadi Bride: the man who saves women from Islamic State | The Times Magazine | The Times

Thetimes - 2019-07-07 12:35

US Calls for German Troops in Syrian Kurdistan

BAS News - 2019-07-07 11:25
ERBIL — The United States has called on Germany to send ground troops to support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against the remnants of the Islamic State (IS). "We want ground troops from Germany to partly replace our soldiers," James Jef ...

[PICTURES]: IS Judge Arrested While Disguising as a Woman

BAS News - 2019-07-06 12:49
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces arrested on Friday an senior member of the Islamic State (IS) near Mosul. According to media reports, the jihadists served as a judge with IS while the extremist group was in control of Mosul. He was disguising in women’s ou ...

Finland government said it won't take back families of ISIS

ANF - 2019-07-05 12:30
Finnish government said it will not take back mothers and children of Islamic State Finnish militants. ...

[PICTURES]: Bombs, IEDs, Explosive Belts Seized from IS Hideout in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-07-04 15:12
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police raided a suspected location in west of Kirkuk province where they discovered a large cache of explosives belonging to the Islamic State (IS). According to a press release by the police, the hideout was located in Abu Sahma ar ...

Mass Grave with 200 Corpses Found in Syria’s Raqqa

BAS News - 2019-07-03 16:21
ERBIL — A mass grave was found near the Syrian city of Raqqa where corpses of at least 200 people were buried, a monitoring group reported. The people are believed to have been executed by Islamic State (IS) between 2014 and 2017 when the jihadist group ...

Yezidi Survivors of IS Receive Financial Grant

BAS News - 2019-07-03 15:40
ERBIL — Hundreds of Kurdish Yezidis, who have have survived the Islamic State (IS) slavery received on Wednesday a financial grant as part of the humanitarian aid to help the people build a new life. Hussein Qa’edi, head of Kurdistan Region’s office for ...

Turkey: Nine People Arrested over Ties to IS

BAS News - 2019-07-03 00:10
ERBIL - At least nine foreign nationals were arrested on Tuesday in central Turkey over suspected ties to the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. A police source told Yeni Safak that the nine people were arrested during a counter-terrorism operation in th ...

Iraq Receives 100 IS Detainees from Syria

BAS News - 2019-07-02 20:29
ERBIL - Syria has handed 100 Islamic State (IS) detainees, including senior leaders, to Iraq as part of a previous agreement between the two neighboring countries, an Iraqi mayor revealed on Tuesday. According to the agreement, Iraq is expected to a tota ...

Joey Lawrence Documents Kurdistan’s Armed Struggle Against the Islamic State

Thedailybeast - 2019-07-02 15:15

IS Kills, Wounds 11 Syrian Regime Troops

BAS News - 2019-07-02 01:19
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group has killed or wounded 11 troops of the Syrian regime, an activist revealed. Activist Abdul Aziz al-Naser said that the regime forces had clashed with the extremists in a Syrian desert on Sunday, and that they ...

Mosul: Six IS Jihadists Killed in Joint Coalition-Iraqi Operations

BAS News - 2019-07-01 12:12
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces, in cooperation with the US-led Coalition warplanes, killed at least six Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the northern province of Nineveh, a military statement said. Coalition jets heavily bombarded an area near Ain Jahish i ...

IS Activities Increase in Khanaqin: Peshmerga Commander

BAS News - 2019-07-01 02:47
ERBIL - A Peshmerga commander has warned about the increased activities of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin as the jihadist group has conducted several attacks in the area recently. "The security gap in Khanaqin and its sur ...

Two IS Jihadists Killed on Iraqi-Syrian Borders

BAS News - 2019-06-30 23:48
ERBIL - A couple of Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed on Sunday on the borders between Iraq and Syria. The two were targeted by the forces of the Defense Ministry during a military operation in the region. The ministry explained in a statement tha ...

Iraqi Forces Discover and Destroy IS Hideouts in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-30 14:28
ERBIL — Iraqi federal police discovered several secret locations used by Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells near Riyadh district, west of Kirkuk province. The Iraqi forces raided the hideouts on Sunday and destroyed the location after seizing different mat ...

What should be done with foreigners who joined Islamic State? - SWI swissinfo.ch

Swissinfo - 2019-06-30 13:23

Italian Islamic State member handed to Rome, say Syria Kurds

E-Kurd - 2019-06-30 12:20
BEIRUT,— Kurdish authorities in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) in northeastern Syria have handed to Italy one of its citizens accused of belonging to the Islamic State group, a spokesman said Saturday. “Italian jihadist Samir Bougana (aka Abu Abdullah) who ha ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-06-30 02:07
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi was attacked by the Islamic State (IS) militants in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin on Saturday evening with casualties reported. The extremists raided a unit of the Shi'ite militias in the village of Shafiq, ...

SDF Hands Over IS Member to Italy

BAS News - 2019-06-30 00:58
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has handed over an Italian Islamic State (IS) member to the Italian government, a spokesperson confirmed on Saturday. Identified as Samir Bougana was handed over to Italy on Thursday over the country ...

Islamic State threatens attack on Iran in new video

Rûdaw - 2019-06-29 23:04
ISIS branches in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran have threatened to carry out attacks in a video posted to Telegram ...

Three IS Members Detained Over Recent Farm Fire Incidents in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-28 00:56
ERBIL - A court in Iraq announced on Thursday the arrest of three Islamic State (IS) members who confessed to have been behind the farm fire incidents in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. "The [Kharkh] criminal court is investigating three suspect ...

IS Threatens to Burn Australian Refugees

BAS News - 2019-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) have threatened to burn Australian women and children at a Syrian refugee camp in retaliation to a secret evacuation of eight orphans. The orphans were transferred on Sunday by the Australian government fro ...

SDF Captures Five IS Members

BAS News - 2019-06-27 00:56
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday that its counter-terrorism units were able to capture five Islamic State (IS) members in Manbij and Raqqa regions. "Counterterrorism units (YAT) arrested 5 members of Daesh’s sleepe ...

Betrayal. Torture. Escape. An American Woman Inside the Islamic State – Mother Jones

Motherjones - 2019-06-26 21:19

Faces of war: Kurdistan’s armed struggle against Islamic State | World news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-06-26 09:53

Four IS Jihadists Captured in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-06-25 23:21
ERBIL - At least four jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) were captured on Tuesday in the Iraqi province of Nineveh. According to a report by Alghad Press, citing a statement by the Security Media Cell, the militants had used fake names while joining the ...

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 ...

IS Kills Three Villagers in Kirkuk Province

BAS News - 2019-06-25 10:53
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday attacked a village in Kirkuk province where they killed at least three civilians. The jihadists opened fire at the residents of al-Wardiya village near Abbasiya district of Kirkuk, Sumariya News reported. It ...

IS Kills Three Civilians Near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-06-25 01:29
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group killed on Monday three civilians near the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk. A security source said that the extremists killed the three individuals in the village of Wardiya, in al-Abbasy vicinity in Kirku ...

Kirkuk: 14 IS Insurgents Killed, Senior Member Captured

BAS News - 2019-06-25 00:28
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces managed on Monday to kill 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, while capturing a leader of the militant group in the area. The extremists were targeted during an operation by t ...

Barzani Receives Yezidi Girls Who Survived IS

BAS News - 2019-06-24 17:06
ERBIL — Kurdish leader and the president of leading Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received on Monday dozens of Kurdish Yezidi girls who survived the Islamic State (IS) slavery, calling them “a symbol of honor”. Secretary of Kurdistan ...

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans - StarTribune.com

Startribune - 2019-06-24 16:49

Salahaddin: Three IS Members Captured, Plot Foiled

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces managed on Sunday to capture three Islamic State (IS) militants in the province of Salahaddin while a plot by the jihadist group was foiled. The security media cell said in a statement that the trio was wanted by the Ira ...

Ten IS Tunnels Destroyed in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-06-23 22:49
ERBIL - The Iraqi security forces have destroyed ten tunnels belonging to the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in the areas between the provinces of Nineveh and Salahaddin. The security media cell said in a statement that the counter-terrorism forces, backed ...

IS Smuggler Captured in Nineveh

BAS News - 2019-06-23 00:26
ERBIL - An Islamic State (IS) smuggler was captured in the Iraqi province of Nineveh on Saturday, a security source said. The suspect used to transfer IS insurgents from neighboring Syria to Iraq, the source explained, as cited by Iraqi News. He was arre ...

Two buddies survived fighting Islamic State, but for one civilian life was too much - Los Angeles Times

Latimes - 2019-06-22 23:38

Three IS Insurgents Killed, Injured in Anbar, Three More Captured in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-06-21 00:44
ERBIL - At least three insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were either killed or wounded by the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the province of Anbar on Thursday. Apart from foiling an attack by the militants, the Anbar Operations Command of Has ...

Five years a slave of Islamic State

Newstatesman - 2019-06-20 00:14

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 ...

Germany: Syrian faces Islamic State-linked terrorism charges

Gulan Media - 2019-06-19 14:59

UN Team for Investigating IS Crimes Underscores KRG’s Role in Hosting IDPs

BAS News - 2019-06-19 13:51
ERBIL — The United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Islamic State (UNITAD), led by Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, the special adviser of the investigative team, met with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on ...

Islamic State Wants You to Fear Its Snipers | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2019-06-19 08:50

IS Claims Responsibility for Recent Attacks on SDF

BAS News - 2019-06-19 01:27
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the recent attacks against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria. Last Saturday, a bomb explosion targeted the industrial Faculty Square near the al-Tala'esh Square in the al ...

Several IS Tunnels Destroyed in Anbar

BAS News - 2019-06-18 23:43
ERBIL - Several Islamic State (IS) tunnels were destroyed on Tuesday by the Iraqi security forces in the province of Anbar. Talking to al-Maalomah news agency, a security source said that the tunnels were targeted during an operation in search for remnan ...

Barzani Receives UN Special Team Probing IS Crimes, Expresses Full Support

BAS News - 2019-06-18 16:02
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader Masoud Barzani received on Tuesday the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Islamic State (UNITAD) in Erbil to discuss the investigations as well as Kurdistan Region’s support to the pro ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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