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 tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

Tikrit (Iraq) : Islamic State has captured most of a village south of Mosul despite losing control of its stronghold in the city, an Iraqi army officer and residents said, deploying guerrilla-style tactics as its self-proclaimed caliphate crumbles. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, marking the biggest defeat for the hardline Sunni group

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Islamic State execute 12 prisoners in Kirkuk : Kurdish security

Islamic State execute 12 in Kirkuk

Erbil : Islamic State militants have executed 12 prisoners in Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region’s security council said Monday in a statement on Monday. The prisoners were executed at a road leading to Islamic State’s stronghold town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, according to the statement. The statement added that the victims were shot dead by a firing squad in the presence

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Islamic State video shows kids executing PKK informants

Islamic State video shows kids executing PKK informants

Baghdad : A new appalling Islamic State video has featured children members of the extremist group executing three Syrian Kurdish groups collaborators in an abandoned funfair in the city of Deir Azzour. The children, who belong to IS’s so-called “Cubs of the Caliphate”, the oldest of whom appears to be thirteen years old, are shown wearing army-style camouflages. An adult

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Hundreds of Islamic State ‘Caliphate Cub’ Child Soldiers Killed in Mosul Operation

Hundreds of Islamic State ‘Caliphate Cub’ Child Soldiers Killed in Mosul Operation

London : A report from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights NGO estimated that up to 300 Syrian child soldiers have died fighting for the Islamic State since the beginning of the operation to liberate Mosul, Iraq, from the control of the terrorist group. The Kurdish outlet Rudaw quotes the estimate from the UK-based rights group, noting that confirming these

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Kurdish Peshmerga forces expel Islamic State from villages near Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces expel Islamic State from villages near Mosul

Duhok : Kurdish Peshmerga on Sunday pushed the Islamic State (ISIS) out of four villages in Mosul’s northeastern periphery. Yesterday’s advance is part of the larger battle for Mosul, being waged by allied Kurdish and Iraqi forces. The Peshmerga have expelled ISIS militants from the villages of Kanouna, Abu Jarbouh, Roshbiyan and Fadiliya. A Peshmerga spokesman told ARA News that

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