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Former Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs and finance Hoshyar Zebari said that the kidnapping of the Qatari hunters represented a defeat for Iraq's sovereignty and ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces arrested a group of Islamic State members who were planning an attack with chemical weapons against troops in western Mosul, an intelligence source was quoted saying Sunday.
New Zealand's latest group of troops have completed training with their Australian counterparts and are ready to participate in Task Group Taji in Iraq.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara would not tolerate the presence of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq's Sinjar region and northern Syria, hinting about an operation to flush militants out of the areas in Turkey's south. "Turkey knows ...
An Iraqi security forces mechanical digger operates next to buildings destroyed during fighting in west Mosul. A U.S.
Backed by the Iraqi Air Force, The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), the umbrella organization of diverse militias, launched an offensive this week in Nineveh.
... late Friday night. The attack comes as Iraqi forces struggle to push back Islamic State group militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the last pocket of major urban territory the group holds in Iraq. ... Baghdad (AP) - A car bomb at a ...
Two Turkish soldiers were wounded, and two Turkish tanks and some other vehicles were damaged. These clashes ... Ankara's undeclared intention appears to be creating situations on the ground to probe the intentions and seriousness of the United States ...
Mosul - Iraqi forces continued their push on Friday (April 28) from the south of Mosul's Old City towards the north controlled by Islamic State (ISIS), as part of the siege and stealth tactics to drive the militants out of the historic neighborhood ...
According to al-Dulaimi, there has been a continuous, intense aerial bombardment b y fighter jets from the U.S.-led coalition on Annah, with the aim of exhausting the group's fighting capabilities before invasion by security and tribal forces. Islamic ...
No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but IS has carried out similar attacks targeting Iraqi security forces in the past. Iraqi and coalition officials have warned that as IS loses ground in Iraq the group will increasingly return ...
A fire erupts as smoke billows from the site of a car bomb, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Baghdad. Iraqi police and hospital officials said a car bomb at a police station in central Baghdad killed four and wounded eight late Friday night. The attack comes ...
WELLINGTON, April 28 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand and Australian troops in Iraq will train about 2,000 Iraqi security forces personnel in the next fortnight to fight Islamic State insurgents, the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) said Friday. "A steady flow ...
militants loyal to the Islamic State group (ISIS) have disguised themselves as pro-Iraqi government forces to slaughter civilians and Iraqi soldiers in an attempt to defend their final, embattled stronghold of Mosul, according to local officials. One ...
Iraqis carry the coffins of fallen members of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces, who support Iraqi forces in the battle against the Islamic State (IS) group, during a funeral on April 27, 2017, in the holy city of Najaf ...
Task Group Taji Five will deploy to Iraq from next week as part of an ongoing operation to train the Iraqi security forces in their efforts to defeat the Daesh terrorist group. Commander of TGT-5 Colonel Steve D'Arcy said it had been a long training ...
A month later, soldiers who appeared to be wearing insignia badges for the Iraqi Special Forces, filmed themselves crushing a Sunni child under a tank.
Tikrit, Iraq, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces on Wednesday launched an operation to dislodge Islamic State (IS) militants from a rugged area along the border between the central provinces of Salahudin and Diyala, a security source said. The ...
I along with the other Rudaw teams left our vehicles in the courtyard of the Federal police's headquarters. Suddenly, a police commander came out ordering the police forces to close all gates. He was worried that a car bomb might be on its way to the ...
Iraqi security forces, al-Duleimi said, were now in the process of clearing the area of mines and explosive devices planted by the militants.
Iraqi forces reasserted control over the international highway linking Iraq's western Anbar Province to Jordan one day after its capture by Daesh terrorists, Iraqi ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Ministry of Defense's war Media Cell announced, on Tuesday, that security forces managed to liberate 12 villages in al-Hadher ...
"But it is one of supporting, above all of training, the Afghan and Iraqi security forces - both military and police - to ensure that they have the ability to defend their own country, to push back the terrorists where they've made gains and to secure ...
With the Islamic State nearly defeated in Iraqi cities, disputes between PMU-affiliated Shiite factions and the Iraqi government have surfaced, threatening future ...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attended an ANZAC Day ceremony at Camp Baird in the Middle East with Chief of the Defence Force Air Marshall Mark Binskin after visiting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Tuesday 25 April 2017. ... "But it is one of ...
Turkish warplanes struck targets in northern Syria and the area of Sinjar in northern Iraq. The Turkish Armed Forces issued a statement saying it had "neutralized" 70 PKK "terrorist" fighters -- 40 in northern Iraq and 30 others in northeastern Syria ...
Australian forces involved in the Building Partner Capacity Mission at Taji have now trained more than 20,000 Iraqi security forces personnel and 3000 federal police. In Baghdad, Mr Turnbull thanked Special Forces troops for their service, and handed ...
On April 7, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Turkish forces would enter Iraq to put an end to the terror groups' threat and will not let the PKK create its base in the Iraqi town of Sinjar. The PKK already has a base, located in the ...
The police station has been used as a staging ground for operations in Mosul. The largest city in northern Iraq, Mosul was captured by ISIL in mid-2014.
HABBANIYH, Iraq - Islamic State group fighters disguised as soldiers ambushed a government convoy in a remote desert region of western Iraq Sunday, killing 10 members of the security forces, commanders said. "Daesh (IS) members armed with assault ...
According to Iraqi federal police, four IS suicide bombers died after Iraqi forces suppressed the attack. The IS militants, traveling south from Mosul, infiltrated through a village called al-Reej, where Iraqi forces have set up a base. "Da'esh [IS ...
NRT English brings you the latest news from Kurdistan, Iraq, and the region.
Senate armed forces Chairman John McCain, who is considered to be a war hawk, had written in a January white paper that the Department of Defense needs a $640 billion budget for 2017.
The attack was launched by what seem to be ISIS sleeper cells, after the area was liberated last November by the Iraqi Federal police. Iraqi commanders told Rudaw that the ISIS militants were disguised in military uniforms. Iraqi security forces have ...
Baqubah (IraqiNews.com) Commander of Tigris Operations, Lieutenant General Mazhar al-Ezzawi, on Saturday, announced destroying a hideout belonging to the Islamic State group, and dismantling four improvised explosive devices by a military operation, ...
... by Iraqi forces to seize the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Photo Credit: Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty Images CTS commander Major General Maan Saadi said his troops were linking up with Iraq's Federal police moving in on the Old ...
By "popular," he means paramilitary groups, like IRGC-backed militias in the PMF, formed in parallel to regular Iraqi security forces. Masjedi hopes to exploit the opportunity to expand the footprint of the IRGC-backed network under the cover of ...
Baghdad (AFP) - Iraqi forces in Mosul have freed an 11-year-old Yazidi girl who was kidnapped and sold as a slave by the Islamic State group in 2014, the federal police said Friday. The girl was taken by the jihadists from the village of Kosho, south ...
"The money that has been allocated for these weapons in part of - they call it Iraq Train and Equip Fund in English," BAYAN Sami Abdul Rahman told Rudaw.
Kurrajong soldier tells his story of spending time in Iraq training local fighters to defend themselves against Daesh.
The head of Iraq's federal police, Raed Shakir Jawdat, also said in a statement that Iraqi forces had killed a senior Daesh operative, who had been in charge of chemical weapons for the group in Mosul, in a guided missile strike in the Zanjili ...
As part of a cooperation with Sweden, some bomb disposal experts from the engineering forces may be sent to the country within the MUNISMA mission.
ISIS's capability and cohesion as an organization are weakening, and the terrorists are under pressure throughout Iraq, Martin said.
The security forces of the PYD-led Rojava Self-Administration on Thursday reclosed the office of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Qamishli city, in northeastern Syria, after the KNC decided to reopen it.
A family displaced by fighting between ISIS and Iraqi security forces carry their belongings as they walk through the destroyed western neighbourhood of Al ...
By Mahmoud Mourad and Ulf Laessing Cairo, Egypt/Erbil, Iraq, April 20 (Reuters) - Iraq's Shi'ite ruling coalition would oppose Kurdish plans to hold a referendum on independence after the defeat of Islamic State, its president, Ammar al-Hakim, has said ...
Australian and American defence leaders have refused to say whether coalition soldiers were with Iraqi forces on the streets of Mosul when they were caught in a chemical attack by Islamic State extremists.
British air strikes in Iraq have killed more than 1300 Islamic State fighters in 12 months, according to new figures.
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has deployed four CH-146 Griffon helicopters to Iraq in support of Operation Impact.
The security forces of the PYD-led Rojava Self-Administration on Thursday reclosed the office of the Kurdish National Council (KNC) in Qamishli city, in northeastern Syria, after the KNC decided to reopen it.


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