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Iraqi Aircrafts Kill Four IS Insurgents in Ninevah

BAS News - 2018-12-17 00:06
ERBIL - The Iraqi warplanes killed on Sunday four insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) in the province of Ninevah, the army said in a statement. The Ninevah Operations Command forces discovered a tunnel in Atshana Mountains belonging to the militant grou ...

Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State ... | KIRO-TV

Kiro7 - 2018-12-16 13:01

Is the ′Islamic State′ making a comeback in Iraq? | Middle East| News and analysis of events in the Arab world | DW | 21.11.2018

DW - 2018-12-16 10:44

IS Regional Leader Arrested in Kirkuk: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-12-15 23:00
ERBIL — The Iraqi forces have captured an Islamic State (IS) leader in the south of Kirkuk province, Iraqi ministry of interior announced on Saturday. The IS leader was on terror list of the intelligence forces and he had served as the aide to IS top mil ...

Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State ... | WJAX-TV

Actionnewsjax - 2018-12-15 20:11

Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State group in country's east - SFChronicle.com

Sfchronicle - 2018-12-15 16:01

Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State ... | FOX13

Fox13memphis - 2018-12-15 07:55

Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State ... | WPXI

WPXI - 2018-12-15 07:04

APPEAL: Don’t let the Syrian Kurds, who defeated the Islamic State along with their allies, get butchered by Turkey!

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-12-14 23:50
Turkish president Erdoğan announced that in a few days he will invade the rest of the predominantly Kurdish region in northern Syria. After unjustly occupying the region between Jarabulus and Azaz in 2016, followed by Afrin at the beginning of this year, ...

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

VICE - 2018-12-14 20:50

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say they hold Islamic State leader's assistant

Yahoo - 2018-12-14 20:11

ISIS' sex slave market: How Islamic State is wiping out Iraq's Yazidi minority - Haaretz - Israel News | Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2018-12-14 19:59

Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State group - Washington Times

Washingtontimes - 2018-12-14 18:53

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take last town held by Islamic State | BreakingNews.ie

Breakingnews - 2018-12-14 18:53

Syrian activists: US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters take last town held by Islamic State ... | WFTV

WFTV - 2018-12-14 17:57

Islamic State not defeated, just transforming: experts

Rûdaw - 2018-12-14 15:00
ISIS has already restructured into an insurgency ...

Syrian Kurdish-led fighters take Hajin, last town held by IS

FOX News - 2018-12-14 14:06
U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants' single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. ...

Masrour Barzani to Yezidis: I am Humbled by Your Resilience in Facing Genocide

BAS News - 2018-12-14 13:53
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has praised the resilience of the Yezidis in facing the genocide committed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group against the religious minority a few years ago. The Kurdi ...

Syrian Kurds say fight against Islamic State threatened by Turkey

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 11:17
BEIRUT,— The main Syrian Kurdish-led militia warned on Thursday that threats by Turkey’s president to launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria will negatively impact their fight against the Islamic State group. Nuri M ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces take the last Islamic State-held town of Hajin

E-Kurd - 2018-12-14 11:17
BEIRUT,— U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led fighters captured the last town held by the Islamic State group on Friday, after days of intense battles in the militants’ single remaining enclave in eastern Syria, activists said. The fall of Hajin is a blow to the ext ...

SDF Declares Full Victory over IS in Syria's Hajin: Monitor

BAS News - 2018-12-14 10:39
ERBIL - The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared on Friday morning the full victory over the Islamic State (IS) in the Syrian town of Hajin in eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, a monitor said. "After a week of heavy fighting and air strikes ...

PM Barzani: We Won't Stop Unless Every Yezidi is Freed from IS Captivity

BAS News - 2018-12-14 09:54
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has vowed that his government will not stop unless every Yezidi is rescued from the Islamic State's (IS) captivity. The Kurdish premier made the remarks on Friday in a congratulatory message to th ...

US-backed Syria Kurds say fight against Islamic State threatened by Turkey

Militarytimes - 2018-12-14 06:54

Foreign wives and widows face conveyor-belt justice in Iraqi courts after the defeat of Islamic State

Telegraph - 2018-12-13 21:59

Syrian Kurdish force: Turkey attack would impact war on IS

FOX News - 2018-12-13 18:02
The main Syrian Kurdish-led militia warned on Thursday that threats by Turkey's president to launch a new military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria will negatively impact their fight against the Islamic State group. ...

IS Attacks Village Chieftain Home near Khanaqin, Kidnaps One

BAS News - 2018-12-13 11:16
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the residence of a village chieftain around Khanaqin overnight on Wednesday, abducting at least one. A source confirmed to BasNews that the son of Sheikh Mahdi, the chieftain of Darwesh village, is now mi ...

Amnesty says Islamic State group decimated rural Iraq

FOX News - 2018-12-13 10:28
The Islamic State group's deliberate destruction of agriculture in northern Iraq has hindered the return of hundreds of thousands of residents, Amnesty International said in a report released Thursday. ...

SDF Liberates 50% of Hajin in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-13 09:27
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has so far liberated 50% of Hajin town, one of the last Islamic State (IS) pockets in eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor. A military source confirmed the report and stated that the US-backed forc ...

Three IS Insurgents Killed in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-12-13 00:12
ERBIL - At least three insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were killed during a military operation conducted by the Iraqi forces in Mosul province on Wednesday. According to Almaalomah news agency, the military campaign was carried out by the Iraqi army ...

Task Force Commander: ISIS Forces Degraded From Caliphate to Caves

CENTCOM - 2018-12-12 23:00
At one time, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria controlled a self-proclaimed caliphate that stretched from Syria to Iraq, but now that force in Iraq has been degraded so much that the remnants are hiding in caves, deep wadis and tunnels in the desert and ...

From sniper to writer: How one woman took on the Islamic State gr

Alaraby - 2018-12-12 15:39

Polish Aid Minister Hails KRG’s Generosity in Hosting Millions of IDPs

BAS News - 2018-12-12 12:58
ERBIL — The Polish Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Beata Kempa has commended the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for its generous efforts to host nearly two million Iraqi IDPs and refugees during the years-long Islamic State (IS) crisis in the regio ...

Kirkuk: Five IS Militants Killed, Wounded in Iraq-US Joint Operation

BAS News - 2018-12-11 22:37
ERBIL - At least five members of the Islamic State (IS) insurgent group were either killed or wounded in a joint operation conducted by the Iraqi and US forces in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Tuesday. According to the information BasNews ha ...

IS Attacks Police Forces in Khanaqin, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2018-12-11 22:15
ERBIL - A group of Islamic State (IS) insurgents attacked on Tuesday night a unit of the Iraqi Federal Police in the disputed Kurdish town of Khanaqin, in Diyala province, killing one policeman and injuring five others, an official said. Head of local ad ...

Syrian army rescues Islamic State hostages - Syria - Haaretz.com

Haaretz - 2018-12-11 21:46

Kurdistan 24 in Hajin: US-backed forces advance amid Islamic State tunnels, snipers

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-11 21:40

Iraqi Aircrafts Kill 44 IS Insurgents in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-11 18:52
ERBIL - The Iraqi warplanes have killed a total of 44 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) in neighboring Syria's Deir el-Zour, a report said on Tuesday. The Joint Operations Command said in a statement that the Iraqi jets carried out the first operation ...

Saddam-era officer confesses to parading Kurds in cages

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-11 17:23
Iraqi authorities released a video of the confession of Jamal al-Mashadani, a Saddam Hussein-era intelligence officer who later became a senior member of the so-called Islamic State. ...

IS Sleeper Cell Captured in Central Baghdad: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-12-11 15:23
ERBIL — Iraqi intelligence and security forces have captured an Islamic State (IS) sleeper cell in the center of the capital during a special operation, the country’s ministry of defence confirmed. The ministry revealed that the sleeper cell was made up ...

Masoud Barzani: Fight against Islamic State harder after military defeat

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-11 11:24
Kurdish leader highlighted the ongoing challenges of fighting IS after the groups’ 2017 military defeat in Iraq. ...

Arab Family in Mosul Refuses to Give Yezidi Child Back

BAS News - 2018-12-11 10:53
ERBIL — Despite more than 3,000 Yezidi women, men and children being rescued from Islamic State (IS) captivity, there are an almost equal number of people from the religious community still missing. The latest information shared with the media by Kurdist ...

Iraqi Senior Official Calls for Withdrawal of Hashd al-Shaabi from Sunni Areas

BAS News - 2018-12-10 22:28
ERBIL - An Iraqi well-known official has called for the withdrawal of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias in the Sunni and liberated areas from the Islamic State (IS). Talking to BasNews, head of the Future Iraqi Constitutional Party, Entifadh Qanba ...

Germany to Allocate 22 Million Euro for Iraq's Stabilization

BAS News - 2018-12-10 18:31
ERBIL - Germany has announced the allocation of 22 million Euro for helping Iraq in stabilizing the areas liberated from the Islamic State (IS). Germany's funding is part of the UN project to assist Baghdad in reconstructing the devastated areas where th ...

Islamic State detonates explosives inside hospital in remaining Syrian stronghold

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-10 17:13

UK worries about Islamic State chemical attack

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-10 14:10

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on 1st Anniversary of Liberation of Iraq from IS

BAS News - 2018-12-10 14:02
ERBIL — The United States embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens in Baghdad as celebratory gunfire is expected on Monday. It marks the first anniversary of Iraq’s liberation from the Islamic State (IS). “In observance of the Libe ...

Over 90,000 Ezidis left Iraq, Kurdistan since 2014 Islamic State attack

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-10 13:30

UK Committed to Cooperation with Erbil: Ambassador

BAS News - 2018-12-10 10:22
ERBIL — British Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, has reiterated his country’s commitment to cooperation with the Kurdistan Region in the war against the Islamic State, and the efforts for finding a solution to the Erbil-Baghdad disputes. Wilks made the rem ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi in Diyala

BAS News - 2018-12-10 10:22
ERBIL — Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi came under another attack by the Islamic State (IS) overnight Sunday in Diyala province. The attack was carried out on Hashd al-Shaabi’s 110 Brigade which consists of Kurdish Fayli locals of Khan ...

A Dozen of IS Members Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-12-09 23:55
ERBIL - A dozen of Islamic State (IS) insurgents were captured on Sunday while they were attempting to sneak into the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, a security commander said. Commander of the Second Special Operations Command, Major General Moen w ...

IS Still Active Around Makhmour: Commander

BAS News - 2018-12-09 19:48
ERBIL - Nearly a hundred members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group are currently hiding in the areas around Makhmour district in southwest Erbil, a Peshmerga commander said on Sunday. "The majority of the Daesh members in this area are foreign, th ...

On eve of Nobel Peace Prize, Nadia Murad calls prosecution of Islamic State members to begin

Gulan Media - 2018-12-09 19:35

Former British soldier jailed for nearly 8 years in Turkey after being accused of fighting against Islamic State

Telegraph - 2018-12-09 11:12

IS Senior Media Person Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-12-08 21:08
ERBIL - A senior Islamic State (IS) media person was captured on Saturday by the Iraqi security forces in the province of Mosul. Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate said in a statement that the IS senior member, who was identified as the "IS mouthpie ...

Three IS Militants Killed in Latest Iraqi Airstrikes

BAS News - 2018-12-08 12:04
ERBIL — Iraqi warplanes killed on Saturday at least three Islamic State (IS) insurgents in the country’s western province of Anbar. The airstrikes targeted the militants while riding two motorbikes towards Wadi al-Shaib, which leads to al-Kasrat area, we ...

Sinjar: Over 16,000 Civilian Houses Still in Ruins

BAS News - 2018-12-08 10:08
ERBIL — More than 16,000 civilian properties are severely damaged in the predominantly Yezidi town of Sinjar as the result of Islamic State (IS) attacks and the campaign to oust the jihadist group, a local official said. Sinjar was overran by IS in Augus ...

US-backed forces take half of Islamic State stronghold in east Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-07 15:20

IS Suicide Bomber Killed in Iraq’s Salahaddin Province

BAS News - 2018-12-07 13:35
ERBIL — An Islamic State (IS) jihadist wearing an explosive vest was killed in Salahaddin Province of Iraq just before he could detonate his bomb. The Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi confirmed the report in an official statement, saying that the jiha ...

US-backed forces take half of Islamic State stronghold in east Syria

Gulan Media - 2018-12-07 01:17

Canada Hosts Anti-IS Meeting for Coalition Members

BAS News - 2018-12-06 22:33
ERBIL - Canada hosted on Thursday an anti-Islamic State (IS) meeting for 13 members of the international coalition where they announced that they had been able to take back 99% of the territory once held by the militant group in Iraq and Syria. The meeti ...

US-backed SDF Liberates Parts in Syria’s Deir Ezzor

BAS News - 2018-12-06 18:07
ERBIL - The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has announced that its forces had taken control of an eastern holdout of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria's Deir Ezzor. The SDF said in an online statement that its fighters broke into the town of Hajin ...

Iraqi Man Arrested in Turkey over Links to IS

BAS News - 2018-12-06 00:33
ERBIL - An Iraqi man was arrested on Wednesday in Turkey over links with the Islamic State (IS), local reports said. According to Turkish media reports, the suspect was arrested during an anti-IS military operation in the city of Samsun. The Samsun secur ...

IS Leader al-Baghdadi Alive, Hiding in Deserts: US Commander

BAS News - 2018-12-05 10:33
ERBIL — Top Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is still alive but hiding in the deserts between Iraq and Syria to survive, a top US commander said. “I think he is a very frightened man, fleeing somewhere in the desert by the Euphrates River,” ...

WATCH: US-Backed SDF Liberates over 1000 Civilians from IS in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-05 10:33
ERBIL — The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have freed around 1,200 civilians from the grip of Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria. The SDF, whose main component are the Syrian Kurdish fighters, is now leading a large-scale operation to liberate ...

UN to Begin Investigations into IS Crimes in Early 2019

BAS News - 2018-12-05 09:16
ERBIL — The United Nations special investigative team will finally begin investigating massacre of Kurdish Yezidis and other atrocities by the Islamic State (IS) in early 2019, head of the investigative team said. Earlier in September 2017, Kurdish Yezid ...

Iraqi Elections: A Loss for the US, an Even Bigger Loss for Iran

Diliman Abdulkader - 2018-12-05 01:49
Iraq just held its first elections since the defeat of the so called Islamic State. The victory over the terror group was led by Prime Minister Haider al Abadi as he affirmed, “our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border, and thus we can announce the ...

Iraqi Elections: What it means for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Diliman Abdulkader - 2018-12-05 01:24
Iraq held its first elections since the defeat of the so called Islamic State (ISIS), the results surprised all major actors, internally, regionally and internationally. Muqtada al Sadr declared victory, he once held strong ties with Iran but was sideline ...

Latest Updates on Yezidis Abducted by IS

BAS News - 2018-12-04 16:48
ERBIL - A total of 2,745 Yezidi children have so far been orphaned by the Islamic State’s (IS) prolonged attacks in the past few years, an official said on Tuesday. Talking to BasNews, the Representative of Yezidis at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s ...

IS Kills Tribal Chief in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-12-04 14:05
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants overnight Monday attacked a village in south of Mosul and assassinated a tribal chief. According to media reports, Sheikh Ghalib Abdulmahdi al-Badrani was forced out of his home and shot dead instantly. The assassinat ...

Over 1000 IS Widows Seeking Return to Russia: Official

BAS News - 2018-12-04 11:53
ERBIL — More than 1000 Russian women, who had been married to Islamic State (IS) militants, are now requesting repatriation to their home country, an official said. After they “sustained an unimaginable violence”, the women have now lost their husbands w ...

Monday’s Airstrike Killed 13 IS Militants South of Kurdistan

BAS News - 2018-12-04 08:54
ERBIL — At least 13 Islamic State (IS) jihadists were killed Monday in multiple airstrikes carried out by the US-led Coalition in the rural areas of Kifri, south of Sulaymaniyah. A Peshmerga commander, who spoke to BasNews on condition of anonymity, reve ...

Over 4,000 Bodies Discovered in Mosul since Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2018-12-03 21:26
ERBIL - Iraq's Independent High Commission for Human Rights said in a statement on Monday that the Mosul Civil Defense Corps have so far discovered over 4,000 bodies under the devastated buildings since the defeat of Islamic State (IS) in the city. Fazil ...

Coalition Announces Senior IS Leader Killed in Syria

BAS News - 2018-12-03 11:26
ERBIL — The US-led Coalition for the war against the Islamic State (IS) announced on Sunday the killing of an IS leader in Syria who was involved in the killing of US citizens. Abu al Umarayn was targeted in an airstrike by the Coalition warplanes, accor ...

Kurdistan to follow up missing Peshmerga after Islamic State senior leader’s confession

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-03 10:43

IS Attacks Kurdish Village in Kirkuk, Kills and Wounds Three

BAS News - 2018-12-03 10:29
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) insurgents attacked a Kurdish village in Kirkuk province overnight on Saturday, killing at least one civilian and wounding two others, security sources confirmed. The attack was carried out in Nasr village, near Rashad dist ...

Three Wanted IS Insurgents Captured in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-12-01 21:13
ERBIL - At least three members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, an official said on Saturday. The Iraqi Interior Ministry Spokesperson Maj. Gen. Saad Maan said in a statement that the trio was captured b ...

Syrian Kurdish-led forces say capture ‘most dangerous’ Islamic State security leader

E-Kurd - 2018-12-01 14:36
BEIRUT,— US-backed forces said Friday they had captured a leader of the Islamic State group in eastern Syria where the Kurdish-led fighters have been battling the jihadists. A statement by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) identified the suspect as Osam ...

SDF Captures IS Leader’s Assistant

BAS News - 2018-12-01 12:35
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Friday that it had arrested an Islamic State (IS) official known as being the assistant to the group’s leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi. According to a statement by the SDF, the insurgent wa ...

IS Official Responsible for Caging, Parading Peshmerga Prisoners Captured

BAS News - 2018-12-01 11:38
ERBIL — The Iraqi authorities released a videotape on Friday showing an Islamic State (IS) operative’s confessing to his involvement in caging and parading a number of Peshmerga operatives earlier in 2015. Jamal al-Mashadani, who was known by the nom de ...

Yezidi Women Join Court Case Against French Company Accused of Funding IS

BAS News - 2018-12-01 10:26
ERBIL — A group of Kurdish Yezidi women, who have survived the Islamic State (IS) sex slavery, have applied to join a court case which is now underway against a giant French cement company. Lafarge Company is now under investigation in France over charge ...

Four IS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2018-11-29 12:28
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces announced on Thursday the discovery and destruction of four Islamic State (IS) hideouts in rural areas of Kirkuk province. Iraqi Federal Police Command revealed in a statement that the hideouts were destroyed in the villages ...

Najmaldin Karim: Islamic State is resurgent, dominated by locals

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-29 11:57
Gov. Najmaldin Karim during an interview with Kurdistan 24 in Washington DC. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ...

IS Planning Chemical Attack against Kurdish-led SDF in Syria: Moscow

BAS News - 2018-11-29 10:47
ERBIL — Russian Ministry of Defense has warned of a possible chemical attack by the Islamic State (IS) against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor. The Ministry said in a statement that he had receive ...

Berlin Considers Repatriation of German Members of IS

BAS News - 2018-11-29 09:12
ERBIL — Germany is planning to bring back home the suspected German member of the Islamic State (IS) which are now being held by the Syrian Kurdish forces. “The federal government is examining all options for a possible return of German nationals,” the G ...

IS Sniper Kills Iraqi Soldier Near Diyala

BAS News - 2018-11-29 00:55
ERBIL - An Iraqi soldier was killed by an Islamic State (IS) sniper in northern Baqubah, a security source said on Wednesday. The source told Baghdad Today that the Iraqi soldier was targeted while on his duty near a security checkpoint around the villag ...

Nearly 2,000 Bodies of IS Insurgents Discovered in Mosul Since Last Year

BAS News - 2018-11-28 22:47
ERBIL - Over 1,900 bodies of Islamic State (IS) members have so far been discovered under the devastated buildings in the province of Mosul since last year, an official said on Wednesday. Fahid Abid, an official from Iraq's Civil Defense Corps in Mosul, ...

Fight against Islamic State harder after military defeat: Masoud Barzani

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-28 20:56

Iraqi government considering loans to families affected by ISIS war: official

E-Kurd - 2018-11-28 13:46
BAGHDAD,— The head of Iraq’s Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, Mustafa al-Hiti, said on Tuesday that the Iraqi government plans to offer loans to people whose houses were damaged in the war against Islamic State. “The plan i ...

Iraqi PM: IS Not Behind Recent Explosions in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-11-27 23:00
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Tuesday that the Islamic State (IS) was not behind the recent terrorist activities in the province of Mosul, suspecting other sides to have attempted to deteriorate the stability in the city. "The majority of the ...

Over 7 Million Square Meters Cleared of IS Explosives: Kurdistan Mine Action

BAS News - 2018-11-27 10:02
ERBIL — The Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) has cleared a total of 7,414,199 square meters from Islamic State (IS) explosives in the liberated areas, said Siraj Barzani, head of the agency. From the 2014 IS onslaught until October 2017, three ...

Coalition says senior Islamic State leader killed in Iraq

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-27 02:32

Over a Dozen of IS Insurgents Killed in Anbar

BAS News - 2018-11-26 21:14
ERBIL - At least 13 insurgents of the Islamic State (IS) were killed on Monday in an air operation conducted by the Iraqi Air Force in the province of Anbar. Talking to al-Maalomah website, Qutri al-Obeidi, a senior Hashd al-Shaabi commander, explained t ...

Islamic State assault killed 92 Syrian Kurdish-led forces: monitor

E-Kurd - 2018-11-26 20:39
Fighting between Syrian Kurdish-led forces and Islamic State group kills more than 200 in three days, monitor says QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A major attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria has killed 92 US-backed Kurdish-led forces in three ...

Najmaldin Karim: Islamic State in Kirkuk is dominated by locals, and it is resurgent

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-26 09:29

IS’s Second-in-Command Captured by SDF in Eastern Syria

BAS News - 2018-11-25 10:12
ERBIL — One of the top leaders of the Islamic State (IS) has been captured in a joint operation by the US-led Coalition and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, a source said. Osama Awaid Al-Ibrahim, also known a ...

Iraqi Forces, Coalition Jets Kill 14 IS Militants in Ninevah

BAS News - 2018-11-24 23:08
ERBIL - At least 14 members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in Ninevah province by the Iraqi security forces backed by the international coalition, the Security Media Center said in a statement on Saturday. The center explained that the campaign wa ...

Source Reveals Washington's "New Strategy" in Syria to BasNews

BAS News - 2018-11-24 19:43
ERBIL - A Kurdish source from the Syrian western city of Qamishlo has revealed Washington's "new strategy" in the northeastern part of the country. "The United States of America, after the elimination of an oppressive organization [Islamic State] in the ...

US-backed SDF repel Islamic State attacks, kill 50 in eastern Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2018-11-24 16:18

Iraqi Hezebollah Accuses US of Helping IS Resurgence

BAS News - 2018-11-22 12:10
ERBIL — An Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia group of Iraq has once again accused the United States and its forces in the country of helping the re-emergence of the Islamic State (IS). The spokesperson of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq, Jaafa ...

Shi’ites, Sunnis Warn of IS Resurgence in Mosul

BAS News - 2018-11-22 09:40
ERBIL — Political figures form both the Iraqi Shi’ite and Sunni sects have warned of the Islamic State (IS) trying to make a come-back to the northern province of Nineveh, accusing the government of inefficient actions. The Qarar alliance, headed by Usam ...
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