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Iraq seeks to reassure over reservoirs and dam pressures

Rûdaw - 2019-04-09 22:06
Rains, compounded by melting snow in Turkey and Iran, have almost filled Iraq's four central reservoirs and swelled the Tigris and Euphrates ...

Many drown in Iraq’s Tigris river in Kurdish new year celebrations | world-news | videos | Hindustan Times

Hindustantimes - 2019-04-05 11:51

Central Areas of Iraq on High Alert for Flood Threats

BAS News - 2019-04-01 16:09
ERBIL — The Iraqi central province of Salahaddin was put on high alert on Sunday evening as pouring rainfalls could signal floods in the region. Authorities issued a warning to locals in Samarra and the surrounding districts of Tigris river to fully or p ...

Engineer insists Mosul Dam not in danger despite heavy rain

Rûdaw - 2019-03-30 21:41
If Mosul Dam fails, cities along the length of the Tigris River would suffer ...

Mosul tourist facility owners arrested in Iraqi Kurdistan over ferry disaster

E-Kurd - 2019-03-30 18:49
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi and Kurdish authorities have arrested in Erbil the owners of the Mosul tourist facility where a ferry capsized earlier this month. On March 21, an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris killing more than 100 peo ...

The Implications of Mosul’s Ferry Drowning

E-Kurd - 2019-03-30 06:11
Dr. Diyari Salih | Exclusive to Ekurd.net Coinciding with the Iraqis celebrations of Spring’s coming , unexpected disaster occurred when a ferry conveying more than 200 people sank in the Tigris River near Iraqi Mosul city. That accident, resulting in ma ...

Hundreds of Mandaeans attend Tigris ritual in Iraqi capital

Rûdaw - 2019-03-25 15:42
Around 10,000 Mandaeans are left in Iraq today ...

Iraqi Parliament Sacks Governor after Mosul Ferry Incident

BAS News - 2019-03-24 14:31
ERBIL — The Iraqi parliament on Sunday dismissed governor of Nineveh Province, Nawfal Akub, and his two deputies. The majority vote came days after a tourist ferry capsized in Mosul’s Tigris river and killed over 100 people. Among the victims were many w ...

Scores of Holiday Revelers Killed as Overloaded Ferry Sinks in Iraq

New York Times - 2019-03-22 17:49
The vessel, carrying Iraqis celebrating the Kurdish New Year, sank in the Tigris River near Mosul, killing at least 94 people. ...

Almost 100 dead in ferry catastrophe in Mosul

ANF - 2019-03-22 12:49
A ferry loaded over its capacity sank on the Tigris River in Mosul, killing almost 100 people. ...

Tragödie auf dem Tigris – über 80 Tote bei Fährunglück im Nordirak

Watson Schweiz - 2019-03-22 06:20
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85 Tote bei Fährunglück auf dem Tigris

Tagesspiegel - 2019-03-22 06:13
Mossul war eine Hochburg der Terrormiliz IS. Mittlerweile ist die Stadt befreit. Nun erschüttert ein Unglück auf dem Tigris die Menschen. ...

River ferry sinks in Tigris near Iraq's Mosul, killing 71

Washington Times - 2019-03-22 03:14
BAGHDAD (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 71 people, mostly women and children, officials said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil ...

Tragödie auf dem Tigris: 85 Tote bei Fährunglück im Nordirak

TT - 2019-03-22 03:12
Mossul war über Jahre eine Hochburg der Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat. Mittlerweile ist die Stadt befreit, große Teile liegen aber noch in Trümmern. Nun erschüttert ein Unglück auf dem Tigris die Menschen. ...

Barzani Sends Condolences to Mosul Victims after Sinking Ferry

BAS News - 2019-03-21 22:13
ERBIL — Former president of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani has sent condolences to the people of Mosul and families of the victims who lost their lives on Thursday in Mosul. Earlier the day, a tourist ferry capsized in Tigris river in the northern city ...

KRG Offers Help in Response to Mosul Ferry Sinking: PM

BAS News - 2019-03-21 22:13
ERBIL — The Kurdistan Regional Government is ready to offer every assistance possible in response to the deadly incident of ferry sinking in Mosul’s Tigris river, Prime Minister Barzani said. He also sent condolences to the family of the victims and wish ...

Overloaded ferry sinks in Tigris river near Iraq’s Mosul, killing dozens

E-Kurd - 2019-03-21 20:01
MOSUL,— A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year sank in the Tigris river near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing at least 40 people, an official said. Col. Hussam Khalil, head of the Civil Defense in the Nineveh province ...

Irak: Mindestens 71 Menschen sterben bei Fährunglück auf Tigris

Der Spiegel Online - 2019-03-21 17:58
Dutzende Menschen, darunter Kinder, sind bei einem Fährunglück im Irak gestorben. Sie wollten während des kurdischen Neujahrsfests Newroz zu einem beliebten Picknickplatz übersetzen. ...

Mindestens 71 Tote bei Fährunglück auf Fluss Tigris

TT - 2019-03-21 17:51
Auf dem Schiff befanden sich Familien, die während der Feierlichkeiten zum kurdischen Neujahr zu einem beliebten Picknick-Platz übersetzen wollten. ...

Overloaded ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq's Mosul, killing 71

NBC News - 2019-03-21 17:43
The people were celebrating Nowruz, which marks the Kurdish new year and the arrival of spring, when the ferry sank due to a technical problem. ...

55 dead after ferry sinks in Tigris River near Iraq's Mosul; incident occurred during Kurdish new year celebrations - Firstpost

Firstpost - 2019-03-21 17:02

55 döda i färjeolycka på floden Tigris nära Mosul i Irak

Expressen - 2019-03-21 16:22

[VIDEO] Mosul: 60 People Die after Tourist Ferry Capsizes in Tigris River

BAS News - 2019-03-21 16:00
ERBIL — At least 60 people died on Thursday after a tourist ferry capsized in the Tigris river which crosses through Mosul in northern Iraq. Local officials said 35 bodies have so far been recovered. According to Mosul mayor who spoke to Kurdistan 24, do ...

Archäologie: Die Geheimnisse des Hügels

Die Zeit - 2019-03-09 17:59
Im Irak, unweit des Tigris, sind deutsche Archäologen auf die Ruinen einer mächtigen Stadt gestoßen. Unser Autor hat die Ausgrabungen begleitet – und kennt ihr Geheimnis. ...

Turkey will start filling Ilisu dam in June, drowning Kurdish Hasankeyf town: Erdogan

E-Kurd - 2019-03-09 14:19
ANKARA,— Turkey will start filling the Ilisu dam on the Tigris river in June, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, despite protests from Iraq when the dam briefly began holding back water in mid-summer a year ago. The 12,000-year-old Kurdish Hasank ...

El río Tigris cada vez más contaminado

ANF - 2019-03-07 09:42
La situación del río es alarmante. Las presas y embalses así como las aguas residuales sin tratar vertidas al río han causado un serio deterioro. Muchas especies del río han quedado extintas. ...

Tigris River getting more polluted every day

ANF - 2019-03-06 08:32
The river, which did not flow as clean and healthy as it used to be, was seriously damaged by the dams and ponds. ...

El Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos no se responsabiliza de Hasankeyf

ANF - 2019-02-23 08:56
Crítica a las instituciones europeas que afirman tener altos estándares democráticos, pero no han asumido responsabilidades en un caso crucial como el Hasankeyf y el río Tigris, un emplazamiento arqueológico de más de 12.000 años de antigüedad. ...

“ECHR takes no responsibility for Hasankeyf”

ANF - 2019-02-22 09:20
“The decision of the ECHR is more than regrettable, it is an evaded responsibility in order to save the 12.000 years old Hasankeyf and the surrounding Tigris Valley which have an outstanding universal value,” said the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive. ...

Iraq forces in Mosul punch to Tigris for first time

Yahoo - 2019-02-01 03:01

Coalition airstrikes kill 6 ISIS near Tigris: Peshmerga

Rûdaw - 2019-01-25 20:05

Lower water levels in Tigris a growing concern in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2019-01-23 18:38

Turkey’s 12,000-year-old Kurdish Hasankeyf town about to be engulfed

E-Kurd - 2019-01-08 14:42
HASANKEYF, Turkey Kurdistan,— From the ancient citadel overlooking the valley, Ridvan Ayhan looks at the Tigris with a furrowed brow. The river that supported his family’s town for generations will soon destroy it. “My grandchildren will not see where I ...

Disaster Flood in the Tigris – Made by a Turkish Dam

ANF - 2018-12-20 11:49
The Mesopotamia Ecology Movement (MEM) critized that the current state policies of the Turkish state aim to dominate fully nature with engineering and narrow economic approaches. ...

The dangers of the Tigris Dam

ANF - 2018-12-19 10:55
The water level in the Tigris River continues to rise in parallel with the flow of water after a hatch in the Tigris Dam in Amil's Eğil district was closed. ...

Turkey’s thirst for power threatens water war with Iraq

Diliman Abdulkader - 2018-12-05 01:24
Iraq, already ravaged by decades of ethnic and sectarian warfare, has quietly suffered a water shortage over the past decade. Including the Kurdistan region, Iraq relies on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers for 98 percent for its drinking, irrigation and sa ...

Sağanak nedeniyle taşan kanalizasyondan bebek cesedi çıktı!

BAS News - 2018-11-30 13:15
BasNews- Batman’da günlerdir etkili olan sağanak yağış nedeniyle kent merkezinde taşan kanalizasyondan bebek cesedi çıktı. Tigris haberde yer alan habere göre; Merkez Kültür Mahallesi Mezopotamya Caddesi’ndeki kanalizasyon aşırı yağmur nedeniyle taştı. A ...

The fourth Martyr “Hawker” festival of the Tigris and Euphrates begins in Tabqa city

SDF Press - 2018-11-16 11:06
Tabqa- in Tabqa city, the fourth festival of Martyr “Hawker” of culture and art launched in the culture and art center in Tabqa city, attended by members of Tabqa democratic civil administration of and delegations from the cities of Kobany, Qamishli, the ...

Iraq's fishermen are disappearing from the Tigris River's low, polluted waters

Rûdaw - 2018-10-21 15:11
Fish from the Tigris are a delicacy loved by Iraqis ...

Water pollution threatens Sabean-Mandaeans religious rites in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2018-10-18 00:07
BAGHDAD,— Every Sunday in Iraq, along a strip of embankment on the Tigris River reserved for followers of the obscure and ancient Mandaean faith, worshippers bathe themselves in the waters to purify their souls. But unlike in ancient times, the storied r ...

Irán continúa reduciendo el caudal de agua que llega a Irak

ANF - 2018-10-12 05:11
Irán acaba de anunciar que reducirá en 7 mil millones de metros cúbicos el agua que fluye a Irak por el Río Tigris. La situación de desabastecimiento de agua se agrava aún más en Irak, golpenado con virulencia algunas ciudades como Basra. ...

Tragic Christian-Muslim love story made into film in Diyarbakir

Kurdistan24 - 2018-10-09 03:01
A film crew works on the Dehderî Bridge over the River Tigris in the Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, Oct, 2018. (Source: Kurdistan 24) ...

Turquia prepara l'anegament del complex neolític d'Hasankeyf de 12.000 anys i tallarà l'aigua a l'Iraq

KurdisCat - 2018-10-08 12:13
El genocidi cultural turc contra el Kurdistan agafa una nova dimensió amb la presa d'Ilisu. Es tracta d'un projecte, presentat cap a 1950, per retenir l'aigua del riu Tigris. Va rebre una immensa oposició al carrer i els tribunals. A part dels motius medi ...

Pictures: Barzani Celebrates Eid with Peshmerga Forces

BAS News - 2018-08-23 18:28
ERBIL — Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani visited the Peshmerga forces on the West Tigris front to celebrated Eid al-Adha with them. “Visited the Peshmerga forces in West Tigris to wish them and their families a happy and meaningful Eid,” Barzani w ...

Barzani visits Peshmerga on West Tigris front on occasion of Eid al-Adha

Waar Media - 2018-08-23 17:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Prominent Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani visited Peshmerga forces on the West Tigris front to celebrated Eid al-Adha with them. “Visited the Peshmerga forces in West Tigris to wish them and their families a happy and meaningful Eid,” Barzani w ...

Pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi militias withdraw from areas west of Tigris River (Nineveh)

Waar Media - 2018-08-12 13:29
WAAR-DUHOK: Iranian-backed militias have retreated from a number of areas west of the Tigris River in the Nineveh province, according to local officials which have labelled the move “dangerous” as it could lead to the re-emergence of the Islamic State (I ...

La lucha por el oro azul en Oriente Próximo

Kurdistan America Latina - 2018-07-12 14:16
Antiguos conflictos como los relativos a los ríos Tigris y […] ...

La presa controlada por Turquía seca el Tigris y alarma a la región

Kurdistan America Latina - 2018-06-08 16:34
El lecho pedregoso del milenario río Tigris ha emergido por […] ...

Turkey’s thirst for power threatens water war with Iraq

The Defense Post - 2018-06-08 01:46
Iraq, including Kurdistan, relies on the Euphrates and Tigris for 98 percent of its water. Hydroelectric dam building in Turkey is blamed for a 40 percent drop in water levels The post Turkey’s thirst for power threatens water war with Iraq appeared firs ...

Turkey delays filling Tigris dam following Iraqi complaints of water shortages: Ambassador

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-08 00:06
A general view shows a construction site of the Ilisu Dam by the Tigris River that flows through the ancient town of Hasankeyf, which will be significantly submerged by the dam being constructed, in southeastern Turkey, Sep. 27, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Umit ...

Turkey Suspends Filling of Ilisu Dam After Concerns in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-06-07 23:16
ERBIL — Following wconcerns raised by the Iraqi government, Turkey has suspended the filling of Ilisu dam on the Tigris river which flows through Turkey into Iraq, said the Turkish envoy to Iraq. “As of this moment, Tigris waters are being transferred to ...

Wasser-Streit - Türkei füllt Ilisu-Staubecken, Irak droht Wassermangel

Der Standard - 2018-06-06 14:08
Tigris führt Niedrigwasser, Kurden werfen dem Iran vor, den Kleinen Zab zu blockieren ...

Iraqi PM: AKP's Dam Construction is to Win Farmers' Votes in Turkish Snap Election

BAS News - 2018-06-06 10:11
ERBIL - Turkish government's aim in building the Ilisu dam on the Tigris river is to win the votes of the farmers of the area as part of the upcoming snap electoral campaign, said Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi in his weekly press conference, referring to the ...

Turkey ambassador to Iraq says ‘sufficient’ water supply will be released to Tigris

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-05 20:34
Significantly lower water levels are seen on the Tigris River, in Baghdad, Iraq, June 5, 2018. (Photo: Associated Press/Hadi Mizban) ...

Maliki's Coalition: We Should Send Turkish Ambassador Back to Ankara

BAS News - 2018-06-04 20:46
ERBIL — An Iraqi MP from the State of Law Coalition has called on Baghdad to halt its economic and trade ties with Ankara as Turkey has recently built a dam in Sirnak province on the Tigris river which flows into Iraq, causing serious problems to Iraq's ...

Iraqi President and VPs discuss Tigris water crisis, elections

Kurdistan24 - 2018-06-04 01:01
Iraqi President Fuad Masum (center) meets Vice-Presidents Nouri al-Maliki (left), Ayad Allawi (on Masum's left), and Osama al-Nujaifi at Qasr al-Salam (Peace Palace) in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, June 3, 2018. (Photo: Iraqi Presidency) ...

HÜDA-PAR, AK Parti'nin oylarını böler mi? Zekeriya Yapıcıoğlu cevapladı

ZERnews - 2018-05-31 13:04
HÜDA-PAR eski Genel Başkanı ve Diyarbakır Bağımsız Milletvekili adayı Zekeriya Yapıcıoğlu bağımsız adaylığı, partisinin Erdoğan'ı destekleme kararına ve HDP'ye ilişkin olarak Tigris gazetesine konuştu.Ramazan ayı nedeniyle seçim çalışmalarının pek göze ç ...

HÜDA PAR Genel Başkanı'ndan Demirtaş'ın tutukluğuna ilişkin flaş açıklama

ZERnews - 2018-05-22 13:47
HÜDA PAR Genel Başkan Yardımcısı Hüseyin Yılmaz, partisinin seçim çalışmaları, ittifaklar, HDP lideri Demirtaş’ın tutukluluğu, Kürt sorununun çözümü ve Kudüs meselesi üzerinden iktidar partisinin tutumu üzerine önemli açıklamalarda bulundu. Tigris'ten Al ...

HAK PAR neden Kürt Seçim İttifakı'nın dışına çıktı?

ZERnews - 2018-05-07 17:03
"Kürdistani Partilerin" seçim ittifakından son anda ayrılan HAK-PAR'ın Genel Başkanı Refik Karakoç, HDP ile ittifakın zayıf bir ihtimal olduğunu, bu nedenle "Kürdistani Partilerin" kendi alternatifini yaratması gerektiğini belirtti.Tigris Gazetesine değe ...

Temporada de verduras en los Jardines de Hevsel en Amed

ANF - 2018-04-29 05:26
En los Jardines de Hevsel, ubicados entre las murallas históricas de la ciudad de Amed (Diyarbakir) y las orillas del Tigris, crecen las verduras que cubren las necesidades de la población más allá de los límites de la ciudad. ...

Das Ilısu-Projekt ist noch lange nicht durch

Civaka Azad - 2018-04-28 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Ercan Ayboga, Initiative zur Rettung von Hasankeyf (HYG), über den Kampf und die Zerstörung in Hasankeyf (und am Tigris); für den Kurdistan Report März/April 2018 Die Diskussionen zum zerstörerischen Ilısu-Staudam ...

80 Corpses of IS Militants Found North of Iraq

BAS News - 2018-02-22 17:17
ERBIL — Eighty bodies of Islamic State (IS) fighters found under a destroyed building in Nineveh. According to Al Hadath news , 80 bodies of IS militants were found under a destroyed house near Tigris river in Nineveh who are believed to have been killed ...

Amed Tigris: Sumerî, Tofana Nûh, Cîhana Bakur a Zerdeşt û Ez

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2018-01-28 17:02
Îro serê min gêj e, xerabe ye, tevlihev e. Moralê min di bin sifirê de daketiye 51 pileyî. Ez ê li gorî vî ser û moralê xwe yê tevlihev, tehl û tirş, nivîseke tevlihev weke tirşika Amedê ji we re pêşkêş bikim. Ez hêvîdar im ku ser û moralê we jî wekî yê m ...

Turkish occupation targets Kharab Reshk village

ANHA - 2018-01-20 19:03
QAMIŞLO– Turkish army forces fired the village of Kharab Rishk of Dêrik area, resulting in damage and the killing of livestock. Sources from the village of Kharab Reshk, east of Dêrik, located on the Tigris River along the border with Bakur / North Kurdis ...

Ilısu-Staudamm wieder in der Öffentlichkeit und Kritik – aber die Zerstörung geht weiter

Civaka Azad - 2017-11-24 04:00
ISKU | Informationsstelle Kurdistan e.V. Ercan Ayboga, Initiative zur Rettung von Hasankeyf, 23.11.2017 Die Diskussion über das Ilısu-Staudamm- und Wasserkraftwerksprojekt am Dicle (Tigris) in Nordkurdistan und die Kritik daran haben im Sommer 2017 wiede ...

Projeya ‘navdewletîkirina’ zankoyên Kurdistanê kete warê cîbicîkirinê

Rûdaw - 2017-11-15 13:21
Şandeke Wezareta Xwendina Bilind, li Almanyayê beşdarî yekemîn civîna projeya “TIGRISê” bûn ...

Özge Gözke: Keeping Kurdish Language Alive

Pirtuk û Wêje - 2017-10-09 15:33
Mehmet Uzun can write in Kurdish, Turkish and Swedish, but his novels are only in Kurdish. The publishing house, GendasYayinlari, has published the writers latest novel, The Prayer of Tigris, translated into Turkish by Muhsin Kizilkaya. Mehmet Uzun is a t ...

12 IS Militants Eliminated NE Diyala

BAS News - 2017-09-10 20:05
ERBIL— The Iraqi warplanes pounded Sunday the Islamic State (IS) posts in the villages northeast of Baquba (center of Diyala), killing 12 jihadists. Brig. Gen. Ali al-Azzawi, from Tigris Operation Command, was quoted in some media reports as saying the m ...

Arab IDPs Return to Peshmerga-held Areas in Zummar

BAS News - 2017-09-04 15:00
ERBIL — A number of displaced Arab families returned to their areas on western Tigris River in northwest of Mosul after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ordered the Peshmerga forces to facilitate their return. Arab families who were dislodged fr ...

Peshmerga Kills Number of IS Militants on Western Tigris Front

BAS News - 2017-08-28 12:27
NINEVEH — Peshmerga forces killed a number Islamic State (IS) militants early on Monday on the western Tigris Frontline in Hardan area, northwest of Tel Afar district. Scores of IS militants attempted to approach the Peshmerga forces on Western Tigris Fr ...

Turquia comença a dinamitar el complex neolític d'Hasankeyf... de 9.000 anys

KurdisCat - 2017-08-25 15:50
El genocidi cultural turc contra el Kurdistan agafa una nova dimensió amb la presa d'Ilisu. Es tracta d'un projecte, presentat cap a 1950, per retenir l'aigua del riu Tigris. Va rebre una immensa oposició al carrer i els tribunals. A part dels motius med ...

Video: Iraqi helicopters fire on alleged ISIS militants fleeing across Tigris in Mosul

Rûdaw - 2017-07-18 12:09
The video shows helicopters firing at what the Iraqi army says are ISIS militants ...

Videos appear to show Iraqi troops killing Mosul detainees

Rûdaw - 2017-07-14 04:33
Soldiers seen carrying a man to the edge of a high wall overlooking Tigris Rive ...

Iraqi PM Abadi congratulates troops on ‘big victory’ in Mosul

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
MOSUL,— Iraq’s prime minister on Tuesday congratulated his fighters on “the big victory in Mosul” – even as fighting with Islamic State militants continued in Mosul’s Old City neighborhood where Iraqi forces are about 250 meters from the Tigris River and ...

IS Top Official Eliminated before Launching Attack in Diyala

BAS News - 2017-06-27 19:07
ERBIL— A senior official of the Islamic State (IS) organization was killed on Tuesday in Diyala province, Iraqi Defense Ministry confirmed in a statement. Hazan Shahdan Khalil Ibrahim was killed in a joint operation by the Tigris Operation Command and th ...

Iraqi Kurdistan–Rojava border affected by political rifts

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Displaced Iraqis from the Ezidi community cross the Iraq-Syria border at Faysh Khabur bridge over the Tigris River at Faysh Khabur border point, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2014. (Photo: AP) ...

Iraqi Forces Retake Fifth Bridge of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-06-20 19:56
ERBIL— The last and firth bridge of Mosul on the Tigris was controlled by the Iraqi forces on Tuesday, adding to the current direct routes between the eastern and western banks of the city, the spokesperson for the major operation to liberate Mosul annou ...

Tigris Operations Command to Dig Trenches in Disputed District

BAS News - 2017-06-05 21:10
ERBIL— Officials from Tigris Operations Command (TOC) arrived in Qara Tapa, Diyala, on Sunday to inspect some locations before digging trenches around the ethnically mixed disputed district, according to a Kurdish official. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, ...

Italy Deploys Hundreds of Troops to Mosul Dam

BAS News - 2017-05-24 01:39
ISTANBUL — Italy has deployed 500 troops to Iraq to protect the 13-kilometer-long dam on the Tigris River, which is being repaired by an Italian company. The elite 6th Bersaglieri regiment is the first Italian force with a mission to combat IS militants ...

New bridge reunites Mosul as Iraqi forces gear up for final assault

Reuters - 2017-05-23 14:52
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi military engineers installed a new floating bridge across the Tigris river on Wednesday, reconnecting the two halves of Mosul to facilitate troop deployments ahead of a final assault to dislodge Islamic State. ...

Iraqi forces secure major district, parts of Tigris River from Islamic State

NRT - 2017-05-13 14:08

Three IS Militants Arrested While Swimming

BAS News - 2017-05-07 18:51
ERBIL— Iraqi forces apprehended three members of the Islamic State (IS) organization as they were trying to cross to western Mosul through the Tigris, Iraqi media outlets reported. Col. Hussein Falih al-Azzawi from Nineveh police was quoted in the report ...

4 IS Militants and One Iraqi Soldier Killed in Al-Mutaibaija, Iraq

BAS News - 2017-04-26 22:02
SALAHUDDIN — An airstrike killed four Islamic State (IS) militants in al-Mutaibaija area located on the borders between Diyala and Salahuddin provinces on Wednesday, said a commander of the Tigris Operations. Lieutenant General Mazhar al-Ezzawi said in a ...

New Pontoon Bridge Built in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
ISTANBUL — A new pontoon bridge built by the Iraqi army in Mosul was opened today. Due to damages caused by the international coalition forces, the four permanent bridges over the Tigris river had been rendered unusable. Pontoon bridges were built to all ...

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-18 17:07
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi's army has built a new pontoon bridge over the Tigris river south of Mosul, after flooding had blocked all crossing points, opening an escape route for families fleeing fighting between government forces and Islamic State. ...

Pontoon Bridges Over Tigris River in Mosul Unusable

BAS News - 2017-04-16 20:26
People are crossing the river by boats ISTANBUL — Mosul’s permanent bridges over the Tigris river having been damaged by the international coalition forces, two temporary bridges built in their place are now also rendered unusable due to the latest flood ...

Flooding cuts off aid supplies, escape route from west Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-16 18:39
THIBANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Flooding has made all bridges across the Tigris in and out of western Mosul impassable, cutting off aid supplies and escape routes for people fleeing the Islamic State-held part of the Iraqi city. ...

Iraq reopens hot springs spa in Hammam al-Alil near Mosul

E-Kurd - 2017-04-07 09:04
HAMMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq,— Some Iraqis in this town get massages in a spa or take muddy baths and relax in the morning sun on the banks of the Tigris. Others beg for food or rise at dawn to queue for water. Hammam al-Alil, a town south of Mosul once famous t ...

Iraq reopens hot springs spa amid Mosul war chaos

Reuters - 2017-04-04 14:23
HAMMAM AL-ALIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Some Iraqis in this town get massages in a spa or take muddy baths and relax in the morning sun on the banks of the Tigris. Others beg for food or rise at dawn to queue for water. ...

Bomb factories, village command posts: Islamic State's rural fight

Reuters - 2017-03-27 22:48
BADUSH, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have pulled out of this deserted village on the Tigris river, which Iraqi commanders say was a crucial outpost defending their nearby stronghold of Mosul, but signs of their presence abound. ...

Xelata fotoya herî serkeftî ji bo 'Azadiya nîvco ya li Slopiyê'

Sputnik - 2017-03-22 15:17
Rojnamevanê kurd Ilyas Akengîn ku berpirsê rojnameya Tigrisê li Amedê weşana xwe didomîn e, bi fotoyek ya li Slopiyê kişandiye şayanî xelata "Medyaya Herêmî ya sala 2016an." Hat dîtin. ...

Iraq forces face tough resistance in advance on Mosul’s Old City

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces battling Islamic State faced tough resistance from snipers and mortar rounds on Monday as they tried to advance on Mosul’s Old City and a bridge across the Tigris river in their campaign to retake the western part of the city. Progre ...

Iraqi government forces retake Mosul’s Iron bridge

E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State for Mosul took control of a main bridge over the Tigris river on Wednesday and advanced towards the mosque where the group’s leader declared a caliphate in 2014, federal police said. The seizure of t ...

Iraqi Forces Advance Towards The Iron Bridge in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-03-14 22:27
MOSUL — Iraqi forces killed an Islamic State (Is) commander in the Old City of Mosul on Tuesday, as the government forces continue to advance towards a bridge crossing the Tigris River. Following a series of heavy clashes between the IS militants and the ...

Residents flee as battle for Mosul intensifies

Reuters - 2017-03-14 10:35
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi troops battled Islamic State fighters for control of a bridge over the River Tigris in Mosul on Tuesday as civilians streamed out of recaptured western neighborhoods, cold, wet and hungry but relieved to be free of the militants' g ...

Iraq forces face tough resistance in advance on Mosul's Old City

Reuters - 2017-03-13 12:58
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi forces battling Islamic State faced tough resistance from snipers and mortar rounds on Monday as they tried to advance on Mosul's Old City and a bridge across the Tigris river in their campaign to retake the western part of the cit ...

Mosul: Iraqi Troops Retake Al-Hurriya Bridge Over Tigris River

BAS News - 2017-03-06 10:17
Al-Hurriya bridge is the second to be liberated in Mosul MOSUL — Iraqi forces on Monday managed to take over al-Hurriya bridge across the Tigris River in Mosul, leading to the center of the city which is still held by the Islamic State (IS) group. The Ir ...

Iraqi forces aim to secure Mosul bridge, link up to east bank

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSUL,— U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Sunday, aiming to capture a bridge across the Tigris which would link the city’s government-held eastern bank with the ongoing offensive against remaining militants in the west. The bri ...

Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State’s remaining stronghold in the west of the city. U.S.-backed arm ...

Mosul: Iraqi Forces to Use Floating Bridge Over Tigris River

BAS News - 2017-02-28 16:24
It will allow the Iraqi forces to send supplies from the east into the west MOSUL — Engineers have started the installation of a floating bridge that will connect east and west Mosul, and allow the Iraqi forces to enter the western areas of the city easi ...
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