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Russian-Iranian consortium will develop two oil fields near the Iraqi border, after signing a contract with National Iranian Oil Company for 740 million USD. The agreement provides for a daily yield of 48,000 barrels of crude oil for its 10-year period of operation from the Aban and West Paydar oil fields in the ...
The defeat of IS - remnants are still active near the Syrian-Iraqi border and parts of northern Iraq - has reportedly renewed a sense of national identity amongst large parts of the population. Slogans like 'Iraq is one' were prominently displayed on Iraqi television during military operations against IS. "There is ...

The helicopter crashed near Al Qaim, a town along Euphrates River along the Iraqi border that was recently wrested from the Islamic State's control. The Islamic State still controls towns along the Euphrates on the Syrian side of the border. Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of ...
An Iraqi Parliament member for Diyala Province, Forat al-Tamimi, speaking to al-Sumeriya news agency, said five members of the Iraqi Border Police, including two officers, were killed in an ambush by IS militants east of the province. He added that the border Police members were targeted on the Mandali-Baladroz road ...
Now the coalition is helping the Syrian Democratic Forces to finish off IS remnants in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border. IS global ideology. Cattler said IS ideology continues to resonate globally as it tries to adjust to the losses in the region. In Syria, he warned that gains are threatened by increased ...

AMMAN -- Around 80 Jordanian trucks laden with various types of commodities unload their freight at the Jordanian-Iraqi border every day, with the number expected to rise sharply soon, the Jordan Truck Owners Association said on Monday. "Currently, there is back-to-back unloading at the borders, ...
The Kurdish-led S.D.F. was the driving force last fall in routing the Islamic State from its self-proclaimed headquarters in Raqqa and chasing insurgents fleeing south along the Euphrates River Valley to the Iraqi border. That fight now is largely reliant on Syrian Arab fighters who make up a majority of the ...
As the Syrian Democratic Forces pull out of positions along the Syrian-Iraqi border and civilians return to the nearby town of Qaim, several remaining security forces are coordinating to maintain the peace. MAHMUD SALEH/AFP/Getty Images. An Iraqi security forces member holds position as they advance ...
At least 20 Iraqi smugglers were killed in an ambush by Daesh terrorists on Wednesday on the Syrian side of the two countries' shared border, according to an Iraqi military source. Army Colonel Waleed al-Dulaimi said the smugglers had attempted to drive a convoy of trucks from Syrian territory into the ...
Peshmerga forces, Falah Mustafa told Al-Monitor in a November interview, are already integrated with the Iraqi border force and taking directions from Baghdad. "We already have border guards," Mustafa said. "Border guards are wearing Iraqi uniforms, they are on the payroll of the Iraqi government, they ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Iraqi border guards free nearly a dozen Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters from ISIS in western Anbar near the Iraq-Syria border ... Hashd al-Shaabi announced that upon the command of the Hashd al-Shaabi Operations Command, the Iraqi border guards freed 11 SDF fighters from ISIS on ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:25 P.M.) - Iraqi forces have foiled a huge Islamic State offensive launched against their border positions from inside Syria almost being overrun at first but holding out long enough for air support to arrive an annihilate the terrorist onslaught. On early Tuesday morning, Islamic State ...
Authorities agreed to reopen the border crossings temporarily on condition that a quality control office ensured goods exchanged at the locations meet standards in line with customs regulations that govern official crossings, he explained. According to the Iranian consul general in Erbil, the Iraqi border patrol guards gave 72 ...
Soldiers hold the Turkish and Iraqi flags while standing in the turret of a Turkish armored vehicle participating in a military exercise near the Turkish-Iraqi border in Şırnak, Sept. 26, 2017.
Fighters loyal to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) have attempted to relive their self-proclaimed caliphate by taking advantage of fleeing U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces to storm the Iraqi border, according to local reports. A group of ISIS fighters active in one of the group's last remaining bastions in ...
In an official statement, the Iraqi Border Crossing Authority said it had arrested three Iranians who each carried an estimated 20 grams of the illegal Trika drug, commonly known as Xanax. The border security added it had also detained two Iraqis coming from Iran who were in possession of 40 grams of ...

Turkey will open a new checkpoint in Sirnak province bordering Iraq, Turkey's Customs and Trade Ministry told Trend on Feb. 22. The new checkpoint will be opened in Uludere district, the ministry said. Work on creation of the new checkpoint's infrastructure is currently ongoing, the ministry noted.
The US has carved out territory east of the Euphrates and south towards the Iraqi border, just as the other regional powers have done, the newspaper adds. British special forces are working alongside the US as part of the operation in support of the Syrian Kurdish fighters. Turkey and its proxies control ...
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State members have killed twenty residents from Anbar near the Iraqi-Syrian borders, west of the province, a security source was quoted saying. Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, "twenty smugglers from Anbar were trapped by IS members at the Syrian side from ...
Ankara (Sputnik) - Two Turkish servicemen were killed near the Turkish-Iraqi border as a result of an explosion of a booby trap staged by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), banned in the country, the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces said on Wednesday in a statement. "On February ...
At least 20 Iraqi smugglers were killed in an ambush by Daesh terrorists on Wednesday on the Syrian side of the two countries' shared border, according to an Iraqi military source. army Colonel Waleed al-Dulaimi said the smugglers had attempted to drive a convoy of trucks from Syrian territory into the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Iraqi border guards free nearly a dozen Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters from ISIS in western Anbar near the Iraq-Syria border ... Hashd al-Shaabi announced that upon the command of the Hashd al-Shaabi Operations Command, the Iraqi border guards freed 11 SDF fighters from ISIS on ...
Still, Erdogan has taken the dramatic step of ordering the military into battle against forces that are allied with the United States and at least implicitly has threatened American personnel in vowing to sweep into the town of Manbij and farther east to the Iraqi border. This area is where U.S. special forces ...
The conflict in Syria seems to be hotting up again, just as it should be cooling down. Today US forces launched air strikes - the first for some time - in support of rebel forces that had come under Syrian government attack in a disputed area near the Iraqi border. Just a few days before, the UK Minister for the ...
The fighting took place Deir al-Zour Province in eastern Syria, between the Euphrates and the Iraqi border. Central Command said the pro-Assad forces had attacked about five miles east of "the agreed-upon Euphrates river de-confliction line." The area has developed into a potential flash point, with the ...
Erdogan has threatened to extend the operation eastward towards Manbij, where the United States has forces, and as far as the Iraqi border. The United States and the global anti-ISIS coalition have said they do not intend to withdraw their forces from Manbij, despite Turkey's demands they do so.
... however, remain in eastern Syria between the Euphrates river and the Iraqi border. American and Syrian Kurdish commanders at the Manbij outpost said that low-level clashes between Turkish-backed forces and the U.S.-backed fighters were a regular occurrence. But Funk downplayed the significance ...
Beirut, Lebanon (6:25 P.M.) - Iraqi forces have foiled a huge Islamic State offensive launched against their border positions from inside Syria almost being overrun at first but holding out long enough for air support to arrive an annihilate the terrorist onslaught. On early Tuesday morning, Islamic State ...
In the fall of 2016, a number of Kurdish IS militants led by Abu Aisha came to an Iraqi border village near Halabja to try to establish a base of operations which could carry out attacks in both Iran and Iraq, according to Iraqi security officials familiar with the matter. peshmerga killed Abu Aisha in December ...
"There are definitely ties between the Iranian and Iraqi extremists on the two sides of the border," Seid told Reuters in the Iraqi border village of Tawila, only a few ... In the fall of 2016, a number of Kurdish IS militants led by Abu Aisha came to an Iraqi border village near Halabja to try to establish a base of ...
Authorities agreed to reopen the border crossings temporarily on condition that a quality control office ensured goods exchanged at the locations meet standards in line with customs regulations that govern official crossings, he explained. According to the Iranian consul general in Erbil, the Iraqi border ...
Iran's Revolutionary Guards clash with Islamic State near Iraqi border. Last June, Islamic State attacked the Iranian parliament in Tehran and ... The attackers were all Iranian Kurds from the Kurdish region of western Iran near the Iraqi border. Iran's Revolutionary Guards fired several missiles at Islamic State ...
Turkish military operations in Syria will reach as far as the Iraqi border in order to clear the entire border of terrorists, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed, pointing to Manbij as the next target after Afrin despite the U.S. military presence ther. "'Operation Olive Branch' will continue until it reaches its ...
Coalition forces are attacking the last remnants of the Islamic State in the Euphrates river valley of Syria, near the Iraqi border. But as that campaign begins to wane, the American partnership with the Kurds is bringing it into ever-more-direct conflict with Turkey. While the Turkish military incursion into Afrin ...
7 Russian declaration that IS had been defeated in Syria, some villages and areas in the east near the Iraqi border remain under the extremist group's control. The former rapper and IS convert known as Deso Dogg was reportedly killed Jan. 17 in an airstrike on Gharanij, one of the three main towns of the ...
Erdogan has indicated the incursion could broaden, vowing on Saturday to "annihilate the terror corridor up to the Iraqi border." analysts say that could ignite a broader conflict across northern Syria, which could be exploited by jihadist groups including ISIS. ISIS fighters have recently appeared in the south ...
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the United States "does not want to keep Syria as a state in its current borders", accusing Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity along Turkish and Iraqi border zones. Speaking at an annual press conference in Moscow to review the ...
The SDF also captured other areas from IS in the northern countryside of Deir al-Zour late last year to consolidate its positions near the Iraqi border. The situation in northern Syria and the growing influence of the Kurdish militias have raised the ire of the Syrian government, which has for long accused ...
The force will be deployed along the border with Turkey to the north, the Iraqi border to the southeast, and along the Euphrates river Valley, which broadly acts as the dividing line separating the U.S.-backed SDF and Syrian government forces backed by Iran and Russia. The coalition said the BSF would ...
The first members of the Iraqi border Guard Force have completed 12 days of training under the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. The Defense Department said Sunday the Iraqi border Guard Force was formed to strengthen border security against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
First Iraqi border guards complete coalition training. By Rudaw 1/1/2018. An Iraqi Army Border Guard receives a graduation certificate from Spanish trainers on Sunday. Photo: US Army. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - With the military defeat of ISIS' so-called caliphate in Iraq and Syria this year, the global coalition is focusing on ...
Beirut, Lebanon (4:55 P.M.) - The Iraqi armed forces killed several Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists that were attempting to infiltrate from the Syrian border this week. According to a military report from Baghdad, the Iraqi border Guards, alongside Hashd Al-Sha'abi, were involved in a fierce battle with ...
On its website, the Hashd al-Shaabi, also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), claimed to have repelled the attack at the Syrian-Iraqi border. The area is located west of the town of Baaj in the Nineveh Province. Sorry, we have no imagery here. Sorry, we have no imagery here. Sorry, we have ...
The Coalition-led Syrian Democratic Forces (of which Kurdish militias represent a core component) are approaching a highly-strategic city that was recently liberated from ISIS by pro-government forces last month. According to reports released by media outlets affiliated to the Kurdish Peoples Protection ...
Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces deployed 13 brigades to the Syrian border, however in a statement released on Saturday, the Iraqi military denounced rumors that the brigades were sent to support Iraqi border guard forces who were rumoured to have been involved in a gunfire attack this past Tuesday.
Beirut, Lebanon (9:25 P.M.) - The Turkish army killed 32 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the Iraqi border on Friday, Ankara reported tonight. According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, their forces attacked a large group of PKK fighters that were moving cross the Iraqi border this ...
A series of moderate earthquakes struck near the Iran-Iraq border and other areas of Iran on January 11, most of them occurring in the same region hit by a major quake in November that killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries from the latest quakes and little damage was reported, ...
Pickart said the area where most of the concerning encounters have occurred is in the airspace over the Middle Euphrates river Valley between the Syrian town of Mayadin and the Iraqi border, where the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and Iraqi government troops are fighting the remnants of ISIS.
Beirut, Lebanon (1:35 P.M.) - The Iraqi armed forces have liberated the entire border with Syria, today, after conducting a swift operation between the Al-Anbar and Nineveh governorates. Led by the army and Hashd Al-Sha'abi, the Iraqi armed forces pushed their way north from the border-city of ...


 

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