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Turkey and Russia Judged Bigger Risk Than Islamic State for U.S. Troops in Syria | The Seattle Times

Seattletimes - 2019-12-13 19:38

President Trump's betrayal of the Kurds risks an Islamic State revival

Telegraph - 2019-12-13 02:30

Islamic State militants with the badges of Turkey-backed Syrian FSA and SNA

E-Kurd - 2019-12-12 19:49
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Islamic State members along with Turkish army participated in the occupation of the Kurdish towns of Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ain) and Girê Spî (Tel Abyad) in Syrian Kurdistan, under the Turkish flag and in the uniform of the so-ca ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Police in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-12-10 22:02
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) carried out an attack on the Iraqi federal police forces in the disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk on Tuesday night. A police source told Kurdistan 24 that the incident occurred near the village of Hatin l ...

The World Should Not Underestimate the People’s Uprising in Iraq

Kurdistantribune - 2019-12-10 20:59
By Arian Mufid: When the USA invaded Iraq they didn’t realise they were going to build a proxy state of Iran. Iraq has become a failed state through the last two decades of rule by different Islamic parties, all driven primarily by Iranian interests. The ...

Turkey: A Dozen Arrested over Alleged Ties with IS

BAS News - 2019-12-10 19:57
ERBIL - A dozen of people have been arrested in Turkey over their alleged ties with the Islamic State (IS), security sources said on Tuesday. Anadolu Agency cited sources as explaining that eight suspects were arrested by the Turkish police forces during ...

Iraq Launches New Phase of Anti-IS Operation

BAS News - 2019-12-10 12:10
ERBIL — The Iraqi army has launched a new phase of the operations against the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) across the country, spokesperson Joint Operations Command spokesman Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji. According the military official, the ope ...

IS Fires Rockets at Kurdish Village near Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-12-10 11:34
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a Kurdish village south of Kirkuk province overnight Monday. A resident of Tobzawa village confirmed to BasNews that at least three rockets had landed inside the village. Tobzawa is a Kurdish village populate ...

Five IS Members Captured in Mosul

BAS News - 2019-12-10 01:14
ERBIL - At least five members of the Islamic State (IS) were captured in the Iraqi province of Mosul, Interior Ministry said in a statement. The five jihadists were arrested by the Nineveh police forces after receiving accurate intelligence information f ...

Russian Forces Enter Raqqa

BAS News - 2019-12-10 01:14
ERBIL - The Russian forces on Monday entered Raqqa, the former de facto capital of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Syria, as the US troops have already withdrawn from several areas of the Middle Eastern country. RIA news agency cited Vladimir Va ...

Large Caches of IS Bombs Discovered in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-12-09 18:01
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces raided several locations in Kirkuk province where the Islamic State (IS) jihadists used as hideouts, seizing large caches of bombs and explosive devices. According to Kirkuk Join Operations Command, seven hideouts were disco ...

Hashd al-Shaabi Sends Reinforcements to Iraq-Syria Border

BAS News - 2019-12-08 23:50
ERBIL - Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi on Sunday sent reinforcements to the border areas between Iraq and Syria to foil possible infiltrations by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Shafaq News cited a statement by Hashd al-Shaabi as explaining that large mil ...

KRG Urges International Community to Foil IS Resurgence

BAS News - 2019-12-08 23:50
ERBIL - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has called on the international community to foil the Islamic State (IS) resurgence as the insurgent group has intensified its terrorist attacks in the region. The call was made by head of the Department of ...

Turkey Extradites Captured IS Militant to Australia

BAS News - 2019-12-08 14:17
ERBIL — Turkish authorities sent another detained member of the Islamic State (IS) to his home country as part of government’s push to repatriate all foreign members of the jihadists group. According to a statement by Turkish Interior Ministry, one IS me ...

Barzani, US Special Presidential Envoy Discuss IS in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-12-07 13:10
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, received a US delegation led by James Jeffrey, the Special Presidential Envoy to Syria Affairs and the Coalition against Islamic State (IS), du ...

IS Attacks Iraqi Police near Jalawla, Injures Three

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out an attack on the Iraqi forces overnight on Friday near Jalawla in Diyala province, injuring at least three policemen. Local sources confirmed the report to BasNews and said that heavy fire exchange had tak ...

PM Barzani Receives US Special Presidential Envoy to Anti-IS Coalition

BAS News - 2019-12-07 11:12
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Saturday received James Jeffrey, the US Special Presidential Envoy to the Coalition against Islamic State (IS). PM Barzani and the US envoy are expected to discuss a range of issues related to Ku ...

Terrorists will seize northern Syria if Turkish troops leave, Ankara says

TASS - 2019-12-06 19:54
Turkey plans to resettle refugees in northern Syria where it has carried out three large-scale military operations against the Islamic State and Kurdish forces, including the People's Protection Units, which Ankara deems a terrorist organization ...

Roundtable: Iranian Missiles on Parade

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-12-06 17:54
On December 4, 2019, the New York Times reported that the Islamic Republic of Iran had exported ballistic missiles to its non-state clients in Iraq. The news is similar to Tehran’s activities in Yemen, where Iranian forces have sent ballistic and cruise m ...

The Latest: US, Kurds target Islamic State in joint action

KSAT - 2019-12-06 12:28

Peshmerga Ministry Pledges Continued Battle against IS after Wednesday’s Attack

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs has pledged continue its battle with full determination to root out the Islamic State (IS) after a deadly attack overnight Wednesday. IS jihadists, for the second time in a week, attacked Peshmerga ...

IS Still a Serious Threat to the Region: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-12-05 15:13
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and the president of ruling Kurdistan democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani, on Thursday warned that the Islamic State (IS) is still a serious threat to the security and stability of the entire region despite groups’ def ...

The Latest: US, Kurds target Islamic State in joint action

Clickondetroit - 2019-12-05 13:53

Kurdistan President Urges Coalition to Continue Serious Battle against IS

BAS News - 2019-12-05 11:21
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani said on Thursday that the Islamic State (IS) is yet to be eradicated, for which the US-led Coalition is required to continue the battle against the jihadist group with full commitment. Barzani made the ...

Three Peshmerga Troops Killed in IS Attack near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-12-05 09:06
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out an attack near Kullajo district of Khanaqin overnight Wednesday, in which three Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed and two others were wounded, officials said. A commander from the area told BasNews th ...

Yezidi Girl Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2019-12-05 01:27
ERBIL - A Yezidi girl was liberated on Wednesday from the Islamic State (IS) captivity in Syria, several years after she was kidnapped by the insurgents, Kurdistan Region’s special office for Yezidi abductee affairs said. Speaking to BasNews, Hussein Qa’ ...

Khanaqin: IS Attacks Peshmerga, Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-12-04 22:17
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out an attack on the Kurdistan Region's Peshmerga forces in the disputed town of Khanaqin on Wednesday night, with casualties reported. Jimoor Rostam, a Peshmerga commander in the area, confirmed to BasNew ...

Syrian Kurdish Forces Arrest Man Helping IS Detainees Escape al-Hol Camp

BAS News - 2019-12-04 20:37
ERBIL — The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Wednesday the capture of a man who is accused of smuggling the Islamic State (IS) detainees out of al-Hol Camp in north of Syria. Al-Hol Camp is home to 73,000 detained members of IS and ...

Explained: Kerala’s Islamic State connection | Explained News, The Indian Express

Indianexpress - 2019-12-04 12:09

Baghdadi's Former Representative in Kirkuk Captured

BAS News - 2019-12-04 08:27
ERBIL - The representative of slain Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Kirkuk was captured on Tuesday. Iraq's Security Media Cell said in a statement that the senior IS member was arrested by a Hawija police force based on intelligence inf ...

France’s Macron accuses Turkey of working with Islamic State proxies

E-Kurd - 2019-12-04 08:23
LONDON,— French President Emmanuel Macron accused Turkey on Tuesday of working with Islamic State proxies and said Ankara’s ambiguity toward the group was detrimental to its NATO allies fighting in Syria and Iraq. Relations between Macron and Turkey’s Pr ...

Macron Accuses Turkey of Working with "IS Proxies"

BAS News - 2019-12-03 21:09
ERBIL - French President Emmanuel Macron has accused Turkey of working with the Islamic State (IS) "proxies," saying that Paris cannot recognize the Syrian Kurdish forces as terrorists. Relations between France and Turkey started to deteriorate after Ank ...

Yazidi survivor still hears brothers before Islamic State kills them in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2019-12-02 13:37
UNITED NATIONS,— A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on November 26 that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremist ...

Separate IS attacks in Iraq Leave Several Troops Killed and Injured

BAS News - 2019-12-02 12:13
ERBIL — Islamic State (IS) militants carried out three separate attacks on Iraqi army and Shia militias of Hashd al-Shaabi overnight Sunday, killing and injuring several armed forces. According to local sources, the first attack targeting Iraqi army troo ...

Turkish ISIS member: Turkey’s soldiers helped us cross the border

ANF - 2019-12-01 14:06
An ISIS member from Turkey arrested in Northern Syria reports in detail in an ANF interview how Turkish policemen and soldiers helped him to cross the border into the "Islamic state". ...

IS Claims Responsibility for London Bridge Attack

BAS News - 2019-12-01 12:42
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) on Saturday claimed responsibility for Friday’s London Bridge attack which left two people killed. Amaq, a news agency affiliated with the jihadist group, said the perpetrator of the deadly attack was a member of IS. It did ...

IS Still Present on the Ground: Peshmerga Minister

BAS News - 2019-12-01 10:26
ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) is still active on the ground and it is still a threat, said Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Minister Shorish Ismail. “The recent attacks by IS prove that they are still alive and it is yet to be rooted out,” the Kurdish minis ...

Eradicating IS Requires Greater International Cooperation: Barzani

BAS News - 2019-11-30 17:25
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has argued that eradicating the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group requires greater international cooperation. Barzani made the remarks in a message of condolen ...

Portuguese Parliament Recognizes Yezidi Genocide Committed by IS

BAS News - 2019-11-30 12:52
ERBIL — The parliament of Portugal unanimously voted on Friday to recognize the genocide committed by the Islamic State (IS) against the Kurdish Yezidis in 2014. After the fall of Mosul into the hands of IS, on 3rd August 2014, the IS jihadists attacked ...

PM Barzani Sends Condolences after IS Kills Kurdish Security Forces

BAS News - 2019-11-30 11:59
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani sent condolences after Islamic State (IS) attacked the security forces in Garmiyan, killing three personnel and wounding eight others. “I send my condolences to the families of the victims, may they ...

Kurdish Yezidi Girl Faces Former IS Captor: “Why? I was Only 14”

BAS News - 2019-11-30 10:54
ERBIL — Kurdish Yezidi survivor of Islamic State (IS) brutality faced her captor years after she escaped the jihadists group, collapsing soon after speaking with the handcuffed man who had raped her while She was only 14 years old. Ashwaq Ta’lo made the ...

IS Mortar Attack Wounds Several Civilians, Security Forces in Jalawla

BAS News - 2019-11-29 22:48
ERBIL - The jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) attacked Jalawla, in south of disputed Kurdish province of Kirkuk, on Friday night, resulting in the wounding of several civilians and security forces. Speaking to BasNews, Luqman Mohammed, an eyewitness, p ...

Assad says Islamic State members in Syrian Kurdish jails to stand local trial

E-Kurd - 2019-11-28 17:24
DAMASCUS, Syria,— Syrian President Bashar Assad said in remarks published Wednesday that members of the Islamic State group held in the country will stand trial in local courts specialized in terrorism cases. Assad made his comments in an interview with ...

The conversation: 5 years after Islamic State massacre, Yazidi people (Iraqi minority) are transformed by trauma

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-28 06:06
It’s been five years since the Islamic State killed 3,100 Yazidi people in Iraq – mostly men and the elderly – forced 6,800 women and children into sexual slavery, marriage or religious conversion and sent hundreds of thousands fleeing. The Islamic State ...

Assad: IS members in Syrian Kurds jails to stand local trial

Washington Post - 2019-11-27 14:48
Syrian President Bashar Assad says members of the Islamic State group held in the country will stand trial in local courts specialized in cases of terrorism ...

Denmark strips 2 ISIS members of their nationality

ANF - 2019-11-27 14:10
The Danish government confirmed today that two dual Danish nationals who joined the Islamic State group in Syria have been stripped of their citizenship under a new law applied for the first time. ...

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

E-Kurd - 2019-11-27 14:00
UNITED NATIONS,— United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tu ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Hideout after Killing a Jihadist in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-11-27 13:57
ERBIL — Iraqi forces discovered an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Kirkuk province and destroyed it during a precise operation, federal police said in a statement. One jihadist was killed during the operation which took place in Abu Shahma area. A member o ...

UN Investigative Team Identifies 160 IS Jihadists Suspected of Crimes Against Yezidis

BAS News - 2019-11-27 09:24
ERBIL — The United Nations Investigative Team for the Accountability of Islamic State crimes (UNITAD) has identified up to 160 Islamic State (IS) jihadists who committed atrocities against Kurdish Yezidis during the groups’ genocidal attack on Sinjar. Ka ...

Iraqi air force drops Paveway II laser-guided bombs on ISIS positions near Tikrit

The Defense Post - 2019-11-26 23:13
Iraqi Air Force F-16 fight jets dropped GBU-10 Paveway II laser-guided bombs on Islamic State positions in northern Iraq The post Iraqi air force drops Paveway II laser-guided bombs on ISIS positions near Tikrit appeared first on The Defense Post. ...

U.N. investigators eye 160 Islamic State militants over Yazidi massacres

Reuters - 2019-11-26 23:11
United Nations investigators have so far identified 160 Islamic State militants accused of massacres of Yazidis in northern Iraq in 2014 and are building legal cases against them, the head of the team told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday. ...

Trump parades Baghdadi dog

BBC - 2019-11-26 00:03
The president honoured Conan, who was injured in the US raid that killed the Islamic State group leader. ...

PM Barzani Reaffirms Peshmerga's Commitment to Regional Security

BAS News - 2019-11-25 23:41
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has reaffirmed the Peshmerga forces' commitment to the regional security and the fight against the Islamic State (IS). The Kurdish premier made the remarks during a meeting with John Rood, the US Un ...

European police knocked out internet servers used by Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-11-25 19:09
THE HAGUE,— European police agencies have knocked out several internet servers used by Islamic State in a significant blow to the armed group’s ability to spread propaganda online, the Europol police agency said on Monday. The move shut down a large numb ...

The Latest: US, Kurds target Islamic State in joint action |

Kaaltv - 2019-11-25 06:29

IS Attacks Iraqi Army in Jalawla: Casualties Reported

BAS News - 2019-11-24 22:08
ERBIL - The Islamic State (IS) insurgents carried out an attack on the Iraqi army in Jalawla, south of Kirkuk, on Sunday night, with casualties reported. Confirming to BasNews, Mahmood Dalo, a Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) representative to the area ...

Iraq to Renovate Abu Ghraib Prison: Source

BAS News - 2019-11-24 20:54
ERBIL - The Iraqi government has plans to renovate Abu Ghraib prison in efforts to receive thousands of Islamic State (IS) prisoners, an Iraqi source revealed on Sunday. According to the source, the government has cancelled previous plans to destroy the ...

The Latest: US, Kurds target Islamic State in joint action -

Startribune - 2019-11-24 15:50

The Latest: US, Kurds target Islamic State in joint action

Washington Post - 2019-11-24 06:54
American-led forces and their Syrian Kurdish allies have carried out their biggest joint operation against the Islamic State in Syria since President Donald Trump ordered a pullback of U.S. forces there ...

US, SDF to Resume Anti-IS Operations in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-23 22:32
ERBIL - The US Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie revealed on Saturday that the US forces cooperatively with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will resume the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria soon. "Now I’ve got abou ...

Syrian Kurds say repatriated Islamic State U.S. child, German and children

E-Kurd - 2019-11-23 17:43
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syria’s Kurds have handed over an American toddler and three German children and their mother to their respective governments, a Kurdish official and a Kurdish source said on Saturday. After years of leading the battle agains ...

Iraqi, Coalition Forces Arrest IS Logistic Official, Kill Several Jihadists

BAS News - 2019-11-23 12:38
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces and the warplanes of the US-led Coalition carried out separate operations in Iraq on Friday, during which they arrested an Islamic State (IS) logistics official and killed several jihadists belonging to the group. “An intern ...

Timeline of the rise and fall of the Islamic State group - POLITICO

Politico - 2019-11-22 01:53

11-month old ISIS orphan handed over to Danish delegation

ANF - 2019-11-21 15:47
The autonomous administration of North and East Syria has handed over an eleven-month-old baby to Denmark. The parents belonged to the jihadist militia "Islamic State" and died. ...

KRG Devising New Framework to Find and Free Yezidi Abductees

BAS News - 2019-11-21 13:49
ERBIL — With he recent developments and after the territorial defeat of the Islamic State (IS), the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is devising a new framework to find and rescue the remaining Yezidi abductees. In August 2014, after IS jihadists over ...

IS Attacks Hashd al-Shaabi near Khanaqin

BAS News - 2019-11-21 09:19
ERBIL - The pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi came under attack by the Islamic State (IS) jihadists near the disputed town of Khanaqin on Thursday. Confirming to BasNews, Adnan Mohammed, head of the local administration of Sharaban town, in Diyala, said that t ...

Afghanistan’s president claims victory over Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2019-11-20 14:44
JALALABAD, Afghanistan,— Security forces have “obliterated” Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in violence in the country. More t ...

Islamic State exploited Turkey’s Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon report

E-Kurd - 2019-11-20 14:44
WASHINGTON,— Islamic State has exploited Turkey’s incursion into Syrian Kurdistan, the Kurdish region in northeastern Syria, and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon’s Inspector General, ...

Turkey says it will repatriate most IS detainees by year-end

Reuters - 2019-11-19 23:24
Turkey will have repatriated most of its Islamic State detainees to their home countries by the end of the year, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday, a week after Turkish authorities began the repatriation program. ...

IS exploited Turkey's Syria invasion, drawdown of U.S. troops: Pentagon report

Reuters - 2019-11-19 23:24
Islamic State has exploited Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria and the drawdown of U.S. troops from the region, according to a report published on Tuesday by the Pentagon's Inspector General, adding that the militant group will likely have the "ti ...

Iraqi Official Warns of IS Plot to Release Prisoners in Iraq and Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-19 23:05
ERBIL - Director of Iraqi Military Intelligence Major General Saad al-Alaq has warned of a plot by the Islamic State (IS) leaders to release the group's prisoners held in Iraq and Syria. Speaking to CNN, Alaq pointed out that a number of IS senior leader ...

Total of 2,893 Kurdish Yezidis Still Missing Despite IS’s Defeat

BAS News - 2019-11-18 11:31
ERBIL — A total of 2,893 Kurdish Yezidi men, women, and children are still missing months after the last inches of territory was liberated from the Islamic State (IS) to mark the end of the so-called Caliphate. The IS jihadists abducted 6,417 Yezidis in ...

German ISIS returnee arrested in Frankfurt

ANF - 2019-11-17 11:44
German citizen Nasim A. was arrested at Frankfurt airport after her deportation from Turkey. The Federal High Court issued an arrest warrant for membership in the "Islamic State". ...

Four Relatives of Baghdadi Captured in Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-16 15:33
ERBIL - Turkish police said on Saturday that it had captured four close relatives of the former leader of the Islamic State (IS), Abu Bakir Al-Baghdadi, during an operation based in Turkey's central Anatolian province of Kirsehir. According to state medi ...

Germany arrests woman, accused of joining IS, on return home

Seattle Times - 2019-11-16 12:16
BERLIN (AP) — A German woman accused of joining the Islamic State group in Syria and marrying an IS fighter has been arrested on arrival in Germany. Federal prosecutors said the woman, identified only as Nasim A., was arrested Friday evening. They said S ...

Rudaw: At least 8 ISIS members among Turkish-backed proxies: Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-15 20:55
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – There are at least eight cases of proven Islamic State (ISIS) members being embedded in the ranks of the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) according to Rami Abdulrahman, the chief of the UK-based watchdog organization Syr ...

Iraqi Army Kills Five IS Militants in Mount Hamrin

BAS News - 2019-11-15 19:18
ERBIL - The Iraqi army killed on Friday five militants of the Islamic State (IS) in Mount Hamrin, in the province of Diyala. Confirming to BasNews, Nihad Mohammed, a spokesperson for Diyala Police, said that the insurgents were targeted during an operati ...

Mike Pompeo: Anti-ISIS coalition shifts focus to Africa's Sahel region

Washington Times - 2019-11-15 06:09
The global coalition to defeat Islamic State is focusing new attention on a region in North and West Africa as the terror group's "caliphate" has been mostly abolished in Syria and Iraq, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday. "West Africa and the ...

Pompeo Urges Coalition to Repatriate IS Detainees

BAS News - 2019-11-14 19:36
ERBIL - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged on Thursday the members of the international coalition to repatriate the Islamic State (IS) detainees who are held in Syria. Pompeo made the call at the opening of a meeting of foreign ministers from the gl ...

[PICTURES]: Seven IS Hideouts Destroyed in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-11-14 14:30
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces destroyed seven hideouts in Kirkuk used by Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells. Iraqi War Media Cell confirmed the report in a statement on Thursday, saying that the hideouts were destroyed during an operation near Ramal villag ...

US Troops in Syria "Only" for Oil: Trump

BAS News - 2019-11-14 00:06
ERBIL - US President Donald Trump has once again stressed in the fact that his country's troops are in Syria "only for oil." The Pentagon has previously said that Washington's mission in Syria is to fight the remnants of the Islamic State (IS), but Trump ...

As US-Turkey meeting begins, Trump praises relation with Erdogan

Kathimerini - 2019-11-13 23:44
a Kurdish militia, Washington's main partner in the fight against Islamic State. "We've been friends... America's Kurdish allies and upended the US presence there. Earlier this year, the United States ...

Germany, Netherlands to Repatriate IS Members: Turkey

BAS News - 2019-11-13 23:33
ERBIL - Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday that Germany and the Netherlands had showed their readiness to repatriate the Islamic State (IS) members held in Turkey. "I would like to thank the two countries, Germany and the Netherla ...

Turkey Captures Senior IS Leader in Syria

BAS News - 2019-11-13 17:59
ERBIL - Turkey has captured a senior member of the Islamic State (IS) during Ankara's incursion into Syria, Turkish Defence Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday. Soylu made the comments while speaking at a security training symposium, in which, he c ...

Trump says US on the hunt for new Islamic State's leader | WTVC

Newschannel9 - 2019-11-13 16:55

Three IS Jihadists Killed after Iraqi Forces Discover a Hideout near Hawija

BAS News - 2019-11-13 15:10
ERBIL — Iraqi forces carried out an operation to destroy a hideout for the Islamic State (IS) in southwest Kirkuk province on Wednesday, killing at least three jihadists after a confrontation broke out. According to local security sources, the operation ...

Trump says US on the hunt for new Islamic State's leader | KPIC

KPIC - 2019-11-13 11:16

Today Marks the 4rd Anniversary of Sinjar Liberation

BAS News - 2019-11-13 10:40
ERBIL — Today, 13 November, marks the third anniversary of the liberation of Sinjar from the Islamic State (IS). The massive operation with thousands of Kurdish forces was led by the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces and backed by the US-led Coalition. It marke ...

Iraqi Air Force Kills Seven IS Jihadists in Diyala

BAS News - 2019-11-12 15:34
ERBIL — Iraqi attack helicopters conducted a precise attack against Islamic State (IS) militates in the remote areas of Diyala province on Tuesday, killing at least seven jihadists. A military source told BasNews that the airstrikes targeted IS hideouts ...

Turkey starts repatriating Islamic State detainees

Kathimerini - 2019-11-12 02:57
of the assault against Kurdish militia who have been holding thousands of the group's fighters and tens.... Turkey launched its offensive into northeastern Syria against the Kurdish YPG militia last month ...

Bombings kill six civilians in key Kurdish city in Syria after Islamic State takes credit for other carnage | The Japan Times

Japantimes - 2019-11-11 20:06

Iraqi Security Forces Kill 14 IS Jihadists near Mosul: State Media

BAS News - 2019-11-11 15:35
ERBIL — Iraqi security forces carried out an operation against the Islamic State (IS) near Mosul, north of Iraq, during which they killed at least 14 jihadists. According Iraq’s state-owned news agency, the operation was conducted in the remote areas sou ...

Turkey Starts Repatriation of Foreign IS Jihadists

BAS News - 2019-11-11 13:28
ERBIL — Turkey said on Monday it has begun the repatriation process of foreign members of the Islamic State (IS) currently under its detention. A spokesperson for the Turkish Interior Ministry said the repatriation process had already begun with an “Amer ...

Iraqi Military, Coalition Conduct Anti-IS Operation in Makhmour

BAS News - 2019-11-10 22:13
ERBIL - Iraqi military conducted a joint operation with the US-led coalition warplanes against the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) in the disputed town of Makhmour on Sunday. According to a statement by Iraq's Security Media Cell, a total of 14 airstr ...

Voice of America news: Chances Growing Captured Islamic State Fighters Will Return to Battlefield

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-09 18:20
U.S. counterterrorism officials are increasingly worried Islamic State fighters captured as the terror group’s caliphate collapsed in Syria will find their way back to the battlefield. The concern, they say, is most acute for the approximately 2,000 forei ...

Rockets fired on Iraq base with US troops, no one injured, Pentagon says

FOX News - 2019-11-09 17:59
An air base in northern Iraq that houses U.S. troops was targeted Friday evening with a barrage of rockets, security officials said, as violence continues to mount in parts of the country amid fights with Islamic State militants and angry anti-government ...

Reuters: Kurds tell EU: Get tough with Turkey or face Islamic State fighters

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-09 00:25
LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union could face a wave of returning battle-hardened Islamic State fighters from Syria unless it gets much tougher with Turkey, including breaking off any accession or trade talks, a senior Kurdish leader told Reuters. Pres ...

Fighting to get the Yazidi genocide recognised after surviving the horrors of the Islamic State

Heraldmalaysia - 2019-11-08 16:58

Turkey’s Syria operation in a different light

Kathimerini - 2019-11-07 18:30
to relocate there. Turkey’s operations also appear not to have dealt a significant blow to Kurdish fighters... Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was carried out in cooperation with Kurdish forces. Last but not least, the leader of the Kurdish mili ...

INDIA – IRAQ Fighting to get the Yazidi genocide recognised after surviving the horrors of the Islamic State

Asianews - 2019-11-07 14:00

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