Kurdish authorities arrest 1700 Islamic State militants among displaced civilians

Iraq arrest 1700 Islamic State militants among displaced civilians

Erbil : Kurdish security services have arrested around 1700 Islamic State militants among the displaced civilians at refugee camps, according to Karim Sinjari, Interior Minister of the Kurdistan region. During a meeting on Sunday with a Kuwaiti media delegation in Erbil, Sinjari said, “despite the liberation of Mosul, the war against IS will last for long due to presence of

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Islamic State gunfires, bombs kill 28 civilians in Mosul’s Old City

Islamic State gunfires, bombs kill 28 civilians in Mosul’s Old City

Mosul : Gunfire and landmines planted by Islamic State militants killed 28 civilians in western Mosul’s Old City on Sunday as operations continue to clear the last few meters held by the group. Maj. Maan Omar, from the Nineveh police department, told BasNews that 28 civilians, including 13 children and seven elders, died from gunshots and IED explosions while fleeing

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Islamic State militants burn 15 civilians, including children, for fleeing Kirkuk

Islamic State burn dead 15, including children, for fleeing Kirkuk

Kirkuk : Islamic State militants have burned to death 15 civilians, including children, for attempting to escape areas under the extremist group’s control, according to a security source. “Daesh (Islamic State) militants have burned to death 15 civilians belonging to three families from al-Shajarah village in Hawija (55 km southwest Kirkuk),” a security source told Alsumaria News on Saturday. The

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Islamic State has damaged 1000 civilian houses in eastern Mosul : Official

Islamic State has damaged 1000 civilian houses in eastern Mosul

Nineveh : Islamic State militants caused damages to nearly 1000 houses in eastern Mosul since they took over the city in 2014 and until security forces recaptured that region, an official said Thursday. Hossam al-Abbar, a member of the Nineveh Governorate Council, was quoted by Almaalomah website as saying that IS had damaged 1000 houses during its occupation of Mosul

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Islamic State burn 10 civilians dead for treason, kill 7 members for fleeing

Islamic State burn 10 civilians dead for treason, kill 7 members for fleeing

Nineveh : Islamic State militants have burned a number of civilians to death for collaborating with security forces, while executing members for escaping the city, a military source said Wednesday. DPA quoted Col. Khaled al-Jawari as saying that the group burned 20 civilians to death over charges of providing information about the group to security forces via cell phones. The

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Islamic State executes 5 civilians for trying to escape from western Mosul

Islamic State executes 5 civilians for trying to escape from western Mosul

Nineveh : An Iraqi army officer revealed on Monday that the Islamic State group executed five civilians in western Mosul for trying to escape toward the eastern side of the city. Lieutenant Nayef al-Zubaidi said in a press statement, “Intelligence information declared that the Islamic State group executed five civilians for trying to flee from western Mosul toward the eastern

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Islamic State using drones to drop explosives on civilians and troops advancing on Mosul

Colonel Brett Sylvia, who commands an "advise and assist" US unit in Iraq, said IS fighters are attaching small munitions to quadcopters in an attempt to kill local forces as they retake Mosul CREDIT: ROBERT MACPHERSON/AFP

Mosul : The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has evolved the use of drones to release explosive devices which they are dropping on civilians in districts of Mosul. Isil has previously carried out surveillance with drones – usually commercially produced hobbyist quadrocopters but also larger homemade fixed wing craft. Until recently though there was little evidence they had

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