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And also in the south of Mosul they are almost freezing the operation. Another problem for them is they don't go to liberate various areas as they do not feel safe there.
ISIL forces surged back into the city in December and overwhelmed the few Syrian soldiers and Shia militia fighters who had been left to guard the city.

Q. Experts worry about the fate of those Sunni Iraqis and whether Shia militias will go after them if and when the city is liberated.
Iran, whose entire Middle East policy rests on Syria, took an entirely different stance, supporting the Assad government and mobilising its allies in Lebanon, including Hizbullah, and other networks: Iraqi Shia militias, as well as Shia volunteers from ...
Sadr said his militia is more "disciplined" and "less bad" than al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), the conglomerate of Shia militias which are already taking part in the battle and enjoying government support and recognition as a national ...
Soleimani now appears prominently wherever the Iranians deploy Shia militias to weaken existing states and regimes in the broader Middle East.

To retake Fallujah, Baghdad relied on its regular forces but also on the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation), a paramilitary organisation dominated by Shia militia groups with close ties to Iran. The police chief insisted that "only the army and ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Disagreements persist between the federal government in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region Government over the participation of Shia militias into the awaited liberation of Islamic State-held regions in Kirkuk. Ahmed al-Askari, a ...
... first vice-president Eshaq Jahangiri and the Syrian PM amount to a clear nod of appreciation from Syrian head of state Basher al-Assad's government for the help they received from Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) troops and Tehran-backed Shia ...
Obama's somewhat incoherent policies resulted in a greater intervention in Iraq by both US forces, who finally came back in the form of special forces, but also the Iranian military and infamous Shia militias who are currently doing all the really ...
Was it militants of the self-proclaimed Sunni caliphate of the Islamic State (ISIS) or was it carried out by forces loyal to the secular/Alawite Assad regime, backed by Shia militias from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan? The strength of ...
Are you establishing Shia militias modeled after the Iranian Revolutionary Guards? 'Yes, and today the funding for the Mahdi Army comes from Iran'.
While government forces in the CTS, backed by Shia militias with ties to Iran and the Kurdish peshmerga, initially advanced rapidly to the outskirts of Mosul, the offensive became bogged down in November and early December.
The Mosul offensive, supported by US coalition air power, involves 100,000-strong combined forces of Iraqi troops, Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Shia militias. As IS has lost territory in its Mosul bastion, it has carried out bombing attacks in ...
In October, the American coalition, consisting of the Iraqi Army, the Kurdish peshmerga, Shia militias like the PMU, Christian militias, and the Turkish Nineveh Guard, descended upon Mosul to free it from the Islamic State.
Obama's somewhat incoherent policies resulted in a greater intervention in Iraq by both US forces, who finally came back in the form of special forces, but also the Iranian military and infamous Shia militias who are currently doing all the really ...
Up to 30 civilians have allegedly been killed in an air strike targeting an ISIS commander in Mosul as Iraqi forces continue their advance into their city.

Established in 2014, Hashd al-Shaabi is an umbrella group of pro-government Shia militias formed for the express purpose of fighting Daesh.
Iraqi Shia militias now insist he is hiding west of Mosul not far from the Syrian border. U.S. Special Operations Forces who have been looking for Baghdadi from the air and on the ground have gotten clues from raids against top ISIS operatives.
Forces loyal to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and allied Shia militias advanced in a strategic valley near Damascus today, according to an organisation that monitors the conflict, and the region's governor said opposition fighters had let engineers ...
In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS militants in the northern neighborhoods of Mosul engage in combat with Shia militia under the American coalition. The photo report was released on ISIS terrorist channels on January 13.
As the nationwide ceasefire agreement nears the end of its second week, forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and allied pro-regime Shia militias continued to commit violations according to a statement issued by the National Coalition ...
His torturers "wanted me to confess to being Daesh," and they included members of the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU), predominantly Shia militias fighting alongside the Iraqi armed forces against Daesh. The captives were beaten with metal rods and ...
The ground operation to liberate it began on October 17, uniting government forces, Shia militias and Kurd peshmerga fighters.
In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS militants are shown in combat with American coalition Shiite militias in the eastern neighborhoods of Mosul, Iraq.
Ninveh (IraqiNews.com) A senior leader of the Shia militias fighting Islamic State with the Iraqi government has threatened to use force against Turkish troops in Nineveh if Ankara refuses to withdraw them.
However, none of these publicly identified hostages who was released was held by jihadist terrorist groups. Two were held by unidentified, probably criminal, groups in Nigeria and four were held by the Houthis, a Shia militia that now controls much of ...
Several bombings tore through Iraq's capital city just hours apart on Sunday. The attacks in and around Baghdad, which are believed to have primarily targeted Shiite Muslims, killed more than two dozen people and left dozens more wounded.
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Shia militias fighting Islamic State militants with the Iraqi government said Monday they killed 10 militants on Monday in western Mosul as government forces became much closer to recapture the eastern region of the city.
At least 16 countries, including the US, Europe, Russia and Iran, are providing arms and ammunition to pro-government paramilitaries in Iraq, a report by human rights organisation Amnesty International said.
These include the extremist Sunni Ahrar al-Sham, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (till recently, al Qaeda's Syria affiliate) and Jaish al-Islam among many others, the moderate Sunni Free Syrian Army, radical Shia militias such as the Sadrist Kataib al-Imam Ali ...
... Iran, launched an operation to capture Wadi Barada in rural Damascus at the tail end of 2016. Lebanon's Shia militia Hezbollah is heavily involved in operations in the area, which contains the main source of water for five million people living in ...
In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, an ISIS suicide bomber drives an explosive-laden modified car into Iraqi forces near Yusufiyah, south of Baghdad, Iraq.
The report released on Thursday said, the predominantly Shia militias have committed war crimes since they were formed in 2014 to support the Iraqi government in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
"The Shia militias' reign of terror is being enabled by a vast arsenal of weaponry eagerly supplied by the Baghdad government," Sprague was quoted in an Amnesty press release.
The group later claimed to have destroyed an advancing government tank amid heavy clashes with the Syrian regime and its allies from the Lebanese Shia militia Hezbollah. Government bombardment on the Wadi Barada area, a strategic satellite region of ...
In a new video short purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS militants at the Zuwiyya Intersection attack and kill members of the Shia militias before desecrating their corpses. The video was released on ISIS terrorist channels on January 3.
Iraqi Vice President and Secretary-General of the Islamic Dawa Party Nouri al-Maliki said the country's Shia militias, the Popular Mobilisation Forces, will travel to Syrian territories "if the need arises".
Amnesty International has today released a scathing report on "irresponsible" international arms transfers fuelling war crimes perpetrated by armed Shia militias primarily against the Sunni Arab community in Iraq. The international human rights ...
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Iran, the main backer of Assad along with Russia, must put pressure on allied Shia militias to abide by the truce that is to form the basis for a ceasefire. If the truce is properly observed, he said the peace ...
According to residents and officials in the city, members of the Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashid al-Shaabi) have violated an agreement made between the Kurdish forces and the Shia militias last year to end the clashes between both sides. Tuz ...
So far the Shia militias have kept to avenues of approach plotted along the western side of Mosul, but the name they've chosen for their offensive, Operation We Are Returning, should chill the city's Sunni inhabitants and provoke their Turkish brothers ...
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Iran, the main backer of Assad along with Russia, must put pressure on allied Shia militias to abide by the truce that is to form the basis for a ceasefire. If the truce is properly observed, he said the peace ...
Even earlier than this, foreign journalists critical of the political process and Shia militias have been targeted. In 2005, Steven Vincent was killed by suspected Mahdi Army Shia jihadists after publishing a report for The New York Times on the militants.
Baghdad - A suicide vehicle bomb driven by ISIL fighters killed at least 39 people in an attack on a busy square in Baghdad's sprawling Sadr City district.
The footage purports to show ISIS militants seizing a pick-up truck from Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a mostly Iranian-backed coalition of Shia militias. At least three bodies of purportedly PMF fighters can be seen in the video. "This road ...
Moscow (Sputnik) - Hashd al-Shaabi, the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Shia militia may provide their help in fighting Daesh in Syria after defeating the terrorists at home, Maliki said.
An umbrella group of pro-government Shia militias, the Hashd al-Shaabi was established in 2014 with the express purpose of fighting the Daesh terrorist group.
The military campaign in the Ninawa province was started on 17 October 2016 with the participation of the army, the Kurdish troops "Pashmergas" and the Shia militia pro-government "popular Multitude." Until now, the joint forces are able to advance on ...
In Iraq, U.S. supported Iraqi Army units and peshmerga forces, in collaboration with regional sunni militias and the Iranian sponsored Shia militias, have also successively rolled back the Islamic State and are now invading Mosul - IS's last major ...


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