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 Zerqa, Iraq

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Hawija is 210 kilometers north of Baghdad, one of several towns the Iraqi government has battled to recapture from armed groups as it sweeps northwards to Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. More than 213,000 people have been displaced along that route ...
... and for all end the opposition's resistance in the city. US officials said they were seeing signs that thousands of troops from across the Shia world - including Syrian regime soldiers, Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Hizbollah fighters, Iraqi ...

Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the now dead leader of the Iraq-based militant group that later evolved into ISIL, was from the town of Zarqa, north of Amman, and drew several fellow Jordanians into his ranks. Zarqawi and his associates tried to target Jordan ...
Sean Callahan speaks with young Syrian refugees at a school in Zarqa, Jordan. 2012 photo by Sam Tarling for Catholic Relief ... When we were traveling in Iraq, it turned out we were 10 miles from ISIS-held territory. Probably the most dangerous one was ...
In Jordan, 1,123 benefited from a 3RP partner Cash for Rent project in Irbid, Mafraq, Zarqa, Ajloun and Al-Balqa. Around 100 housing units have been completed in unfinished ... In Iraq, the total shelter capacity of Syrian refugee camps is now nearly ...
When we were traveling in Iraq, it turned out we were 10 miles from ISIS-held territory. Probably the most dangerous one was when we were in Sri Lanka, and my daughter had a high fever in India.

When we were traveling in Iraq, it turned out we were 10 miles from ISIS-held territory. Probably the most dangerous one was when we were in Sri Lanka, and my daughter had a high fever in India.
The vote comes at a time of regional turmoil, including domestic and external security threats to pro-Western Jordan by Islamic State extremists who control large areas in neighboring Syria and Iraq. In holding regular elections, Jordan seeks to ...
Given the task of finding connections between Zarqawi and Saddam Hussein in Iraq, a CIA task force discovered that he was operating in the country, this was around the time of the 2003 U.S.
Muslims exchange greetings after Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jalil Khayat mosque in Erbil, Iraq, Sept. 12, 2016. Stephanie Keith/Reuters ... A child plays with an animal at a temporary cattle market in Zarqa, Jordan, Sept. 11, 2016. Anadolu Agency via ...
That photograph did not cause me any greater pain than the memory of the barefoot Yazidi ragamuffins who gathered round me with their tear-stained faces and clutched my hands on the Kurdish mountain roads between Dyarbakir in eastern Turkey and Duhok ...
ZARQA, Jordan - Intissar Ghozlan's two youngest boys haven't been in school since the family fled from Syria to Jordan two years ago.
ZARQA, Jordan (AP) - Intissar Ghozlan's two youngest boys haven't been in school since the family fled from Syria to Jordan two years ago.
In one instance, twelve Iraqi journalists were arrested in Amman, Jordan for criticizing Jordan's foreign policy matters with Iraq. journalist Zaki Bani Irshad was imprisoned 2 years in the Hashemite Kingdom for impolite comments against the UAE ...
Attacks from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also called Daesh, a derogatory Arabic term meaning "conquerors" or "invaders") have hit targets both domestic and foreign.
Lebanon's Hezbollah, the Iraqi Harakat Al-Nujaba militia and the Palestinian refugee Al-Quds brigade joined forces with the army's Tiger Forces and Republican Guard in a bid to close the mile-wide breach in the encirclement.
Lebanon's Hezbollah, the Iraqi Harakat Al-Nujaba militia and the Palestinian refugee Al-Quds brigade joined forces with the army's Tiger Forces and Republican Guard in a bid to close the mile-wide breach in the encirclement.

A two-hour drive to the northeast, Iraq was still seething violently from the American invasion; due north was the brutal civil war in Syria, a conflict triggered partially by the impacts of the drought intensified by climate change, and from which as ...
He said about 2,000 of them are fighting in the ranks of either the Islamic State or al-Qaida in Syria and Iraq. Jordan's domestic jihadi Salafi movement goes back almost three decades, when Jordanians returning from Afghanistan spread the extremist ...
By 2003, he was in Iraq. Zarqawi led a ruthless three-year campaign of coordinated attacks against Iraqi and U.S. targets.
Since Daesh made spectacular territorial gains in Syria and Iraq, beginning of 2013, Jordan was the first Arab country to point to the geopolitical menace of this militant organisation.
As that war intensified and ISIL began capturing territory in Iraq in 2014, Jordan cracked down harder on extremist groups and their sympathisers.
On her first stop at the Caritas Community Center, Queen Rania toured the facility and met staff and beneficiaries from Jordan, Syria, and Iraq. During the meeting, Director General of Caritas Jordan Mr. Wael Suleiman briefed the Queen on the ...
On her first stop at the Caritas Community Centre, Queen Rania toured the facility and met staff and beneficiaries from Jordan, Syria, and Iraq, according to a statement from Her Majesty's office. During the meeting, Caritas Jordan Director General ...
AMMONNEWS - Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met with volunteers from the Mujaddidun Society for Charity and Development in the recreation grounds of Iraq Al Amir Secondary school for boys on Sunday, where she was briefed on several of the Society's ...
Gas production was only 0.111-mtoe and renewables at 0.145. For many years, oil imports were essentially from Iraq, by trucks from Haditha.
Mosul, with a pre-war population of about 2 million, is the largest city under control of the militants in both Iraq and Syria.
A B-52 Stratofortress receives an escort from two Royal Jordanian Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft at the start of a combined arms live-fire exercise near Al Zarqa, Jordan, during the culminating event of exercise 'Eager Lion' on 24 May 2016. ... The ...
ZARQA, Jordan, May 23, 2016 - The most critical element of Eager Lion, U.S. Central Command's largest military exercise in its area of responsibility, is the great integration between Jordanian and U.S.
Iraqi forces have taken Rutba in Al-Anbar Province, hundreds of kilometers west of the provincial capital, Ramadi, which is also now in government hands (though much of its population is displaced).
Some were able to flee from the British, including Commander Hassan Salameh, who took refuge in Iraq and then Germany. He later returned in secret to Palestine in 1944, hiding in Al-Abbasiya for a number of years, and then returned, disguised, ...
A onetime video-store clerk turned radical jihadist, Zarqawi was the mastermind behind the sectarian warfare that tore Iraq apart after the U.S. invasion, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths. It was a brutal strategy in pursuit of a singular goal ...
The industrial city of Zarqa (pop. 800,000), is best known as the birthplace of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the former leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, the group that later became Islamic State (Isis). Before he became a terrorist leader, Zarqawi was just a petty ...
(ANSAmed) - ZARQA, MAY 4 - Jordan army said Monday they shot down a drone for the Islamic State (IS) and captured "a pigeon" carrying a secrete message to one of the group followers in the kingdom.
Khrais noted that a play will also be held outside Amman in the cities of Ajloun, Mafraq, Zarqa and Irbid in order to enhance the cultural scene outside the capital.
However, what survived that attack, the Islamic State, continues to perpetuate violence in deadly ways in unexpected corners of the world - on a daily basis in Iraq-Syria, and in football stadiums, cafes, music halls and airports in Europe. The ...
All three of these recruits were Transjordanians. One place to appraise the situation is Zarqa, a large industrial city north of Amman that produced Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the infamous leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and founder of the group that later ...
A handout picture released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on March 2, 2016 shows Jordan's King Abdullah II (2-L), in the city of Zarqa, attending the funeral of Captain Rashed Zyoud, who was killed during a raid conducted in Irbid by Jordanian security ...
The Jordanian monarch was also quoted as telling US Congress members about how Jordanian special forces had joined what he called an operation by US-backed militants to retake al-Waleed, a crossing on Syria's eastern border with Iraq, in early March.
The pipeline route has also seen significant changes to circumvent territory controlled by the so-called Islamic State militant group.
"What would be of great feasibility is to build a pipeline from Iraq to the Red Sea port of Aqaba to export Iraqi oil, while at the same time building a branch line from Aqaba to the refinery in Zarqa." Oil-parched Jordan, which imports 95 percent of ...
ZARQA, Jordan -- Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday told U.S. troops who are training the Jordanian military that Islamic State extremists are "already on their heels" but defeating them will take a long time.
And you know one of the things that all your families back home understand is that you're deployed and we still have a whole helluva a lot of people deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq, and folks are still being shot at. And you are training a lot of ...
ZARQA, Jordan (AP) " Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday told U.S. troops who are training the Jordanian military that Islamic State extremists are "already on their heels" but defeating them will take a long time.
ZARQA, Jordan - Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday told U.S. troops who are training the Jordanian military that Islamic State extremists are "already on their heels" but defeating them will take a long time.
So far, nearly 350 Jordanians were killed in Syria and Iraq, out of a total of 1,300 jihadist Salafists fighting alongside Daesh or Al Nusra, which is currently in control of Daraa and has Iyad Toubasi, a Jordanian, as its commanding officer, or emir ...
The bloody impact of Syria's civil war on Jordan was brought into the spotlight once again on March 2 after the Jordanian military claimed to have broken up an Islamic State (Isis) cell in the northern city of Irbid.
... Mohammad al-Tahawi, a leading Salafi-Jihadist cleric, from his home in Irbid on the back of riots carried out by Salafi-Jihadist groups in the city of Zarqa. The pro-Western kingdom is part of a U.S.-led military coalition against IS in neighboring ...
ISIS Jordanian soldiers attend the funeral of Jordanian Capt. Rashed Zyoud, who was killed during a raid in Irbid conducted by the Jordanian security forces on Islamic State militants, in Zarqa, Jordan, March 2, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed.
But satellite imagery shows that U.S. or coalition forces had already deployed Reaper UAVs to Muwaffaq airbase in Jordan's Zarqa Governorate by March 2015. Indeed, Google ... Jordan then expanded its campaign to IS targets in Iraq, and by day three of ...


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