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The U.S. air force has been much more careful about its bombing around Mosul so far, but it, too, will end up having to choose between bombing the city heavily and seeing the Iraqi government's attack fail. Both Mosul and eastern Aleppo are Sunni ...
An Iraqi government official said the statements of U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter claiming that Iraq and Turkey have agreed in principle over the latter's much-debated involvement in a military operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State ...

Asked if there could be a role for a New Zealand and Australian civilian force to help rebuild Iraq post-ISIS, she said it was up to the Iraqi government. "If they asked, of course we would consider it." Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee leaves New ...
A member of the Iraqi government forces takes a position on top of a vehicle as smoke rises on the outskirts of the Qayyarah area, some 35 miles south of Mosul, on October 20, 2016, during an operation against Islamic State group jihadists to retake ...
"In the liberation of Mosul overland only the Iraqi government's army and peshmerga forces will take part. The US and other coalition member countries will provide technical support and carry out air strikes.

"We, the civilized people of Mosul, don't want to hand our city over, after liberation, to the tribes or to the Kurds, or the Popular Mobilization Units, or any other faction that is out of the Iraqi government," he wrote on twitter. "We also believe ...
Turkey, which seems determined to join the Mosul battle, claims the troops are training Iraqi fighters to help retake the city, and that they are there with the permission of the Iraqi government. The Iraqi government denies that it has granted the ...
Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday that Iraqi government and paramilitary forces detained, tortured or killed hundreds of Sunni Arab civilians fleeing IS-held areas during the operation to retake the Sunni city of Fallujah, west of ...
Hisham al-Hashimi, an expert on IS who advises the Iraqi government, said the militant group currently makes about $4 million per month from taxes in Mosul alone.
The Popular Mobilization Force (PMF), a coalition of mostly Iranian-trained militias, said late on Tuesday it would back Iraqi government forces advancing toward Tal Afar, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) west of Mosul. Taking Tal Afar would effectively ...
[JURIST] Iraqi government and paramilitary forces are committing serious human rights abuses [press release] and war crimes, according to an Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] report [text, PDF] Tuesday.
The Iraqi government is complicit in brutal revenge attacks on Sunnis. According to Amnesty International, thousands of older boys and men have been tortured and executed by Shia paramilitary groups, Kurdish peshmerga forces and government troops.
Iran fully supports the government of Iraq and its people in their war against terrorism till reaching complete victory over Daesh and expressed satisfaction with the launch of a military offensive to liberate Mosul by the Iraqi government, according ...
Turkey says the troops are training Iraqi fighters to help retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, and that they are there with the permission of the Iraqi government. Baghdad denies it granted permission and has ordered them to withdraw -- a call ...
A prominent rights group has called on the Iraqi government to ensure Shia militias are prevented from "appalling abuse" of Sunni civilians during the battle for the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul.
Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway.

The mainly Sunni inhabitants of Mosul welcomed the arrival of the Sunni IS fighters because it brought an end to Shia ISF excesses against the Sunni young men of the city, and displaced the corrupt Iraqi government administrators. Iraqi special forces ...
Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway.
Despite the Iraqi government's vehement requests that Turkey withdraw its troops in Iraq, Ankara shrugs it off and says it will maintain its military presence in the neighboring country for "Iraq's stability.
Iraqi government forces and militia are engaged in torture, kidnapping, killings and illegal detention of citizens fleeing from the Islamic State jihadists, a report by an international watchdog revealed Tuesday.
After months of maneuvering, the Iraqi government's battle to reclaim Mosul, the sprawling city whose million-plus population lent the most credence to the Islamic State's claim to rule a fledgling nation, has finally begun.
Saturday's bombing was the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital since early July, and it also came at a time when Iraqi government forces are making final preparations for a battle to retake the IS-held northern city of Mosul. Hilal Khashan, who ...
He said they are working with the Iraqi government, the Kurdish regional government and various non-government organizations to position resources to help them.
Kurdish HPG fighters are fully prepared for an offensive to liberate Mosul, Jeevan said, adding they will participate in the operation even if the Iraqi government does not permit it. "We have already held talks with the Iraqi government over the ...
Defence Minister Marise Payne says the Iraqi government's battle to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State will take time.
Defence Minister Marise Payne says the Iraqi government's battle to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State will take time.
Iraqis carry a coffin during the funeral of members of the Iraqi government forces and volunteer fighters, who were killed in the Khalidiyah area of Iraq's Anbar Province in battles against Daesh, in the holy city of Najaf, August 25, 2016.
Saturday's bombing was the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital since early July, and it also came at a time when Iraqi government forces are making final preparations for a battle to retake the IS-held northern city of Mosul. Hilal Khashan, who ...
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Iraq could not handle the Mosul offensive alone, and pointed out that the presence of Turkish forces in a nearby military camp is an insurance against attacks on ...
The report also contradicted multiple press accounts since 2014 on the Iraqi government's resistance against US military intervention in the battle against the foreign-backed terrorists and its harsh criticism of multiple instances of US airstrikes ...
"Iran will stand by the Iraqi government and nation until the complete defeat of terrorists," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Saturday.
Iraqi government forces raise the Iraqi flag as they celebrate in the al-Bakr neighbourhood after they cleared the area of Islamic State group fighters.
Awatif Nima, a lawmaker from the State of Law bloc in the Iraqi Parliament, on Thursday called on the Iraqi government to allow the PKK to open representative offices in Baghdad and other governorates.
When Toner was asked whether the U.S. would continue to support the Mosul campaign if the Iraqi government wanted to include the PKK among its troops, he declined to comment saying it was a hypothetical question.
Fighters in Bashiqa will join Iraqi government forces and Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) fighters, known as peshmerga, said the sources who wished to remain anonymous.
And Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said last week that the country's forces would stay "no matter what the Iraqi government in Baghdad says." Abadi has repeatedly demanded that the Turkish troops be withdrawn ... The US State Department issued a ...
Sulaimani - An Iraqi lawmaker called on the Iraqi government to allow the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to open representative offices in Baghdad and other governorates, saying the group has not made a threat against the country.
Sulaimani - The Kurdistan Region, Iraq and the United Nations signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday (October 13) regarding people who are expected to be displaced from Mosul during operations to regain the city from the Islamic State ...
The United States has about 6,000 military personnel in Iraq. About 500 of them will participate directly in the Mosul operation and will be "in harm's way".
The Iraqi government in turn has demanded its troops play a central role and that Turkish forces should remain on base during the operation.
The ministers expressed support to the efforts by the Iraqi government to safeguard security and stability, but said they were concerned about plans to involve sectarian militias that have committed revengeful attacks, mass massacres and tortures, and ...
... Recep Tayyip Erdogan - whose own son is accused of buying smuggled oil from ISIS - demanded that his army be allowed to take part in the Mosul offensive.
Phillip Marsham, CEO, BGT, noted that the fast-track development and on-time delivery of the new terminal area was facilitated by the extremely good working relationship with the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) and other Iraqi government ...
The second suggestion was to improve the Iraqi government's screening centers. The indignities that refugees face at these centers are seared into their memories and not easily forgotten.
The Iraqi foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish ambassador on Thursday to protest the continued presence of Turkish troops in Bashiqa camp after Turkish officials refused withdrawing from city to fight against DAISH, a ministry spokesman said.
As the government of Iraq is gearing up for a major military operation to retake Mosul city, UNHCR anticipates an influx of some 90,000 Iraqi refugees arriving through Tel Sefug village, a crossing point mainly used by smugglers, located at the eastern ...
"The United States and Saudi Arabia reached the agreement to provide safe havens for the ISIS militants and their families before Iraqi government security forces storm into the city of Mosul," RIA Novosti explained. "The international coalition air ...
U.S.-backed Iraqi government forces, Sunni Muslim tribal fighters, Kurdish peshmerga, lran-linked Shiite militias, Turkmen fighters and Turkish forces have all voiced desire to take part in Mosul's liberation.
HIT, Iraq: Iraqi government forces drive in the al-Bakr neighborhood north of Hit in Iraq's Anbar Province after they cleared the area of Islamic State (IS) group fighters on October 10, 2016.


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