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More than 13 people were wounded and were transferred by Iraqi forces to a military base near the village. Some of the suicides bombers blew themselves up in two houses and the rest were killed by Iraqi security forces, a police official said. A few ...
The Federal police units were now very close to al-Sarj Khana district, one of the last remaining IS strongholds in the Old City.
The fight to retake Iraq's second largest city was launched more than eight months ago, and while Iraqi forces experienced periods of swift gains, fighting inside the city has been slow and deadly for both Iraqi security forces and civilians. In ...
"The (Special Operations Task Force) provides its expertise to Iraqi security force to detect, identify and defeat Daesh activities from well behind the Iraqi security force front line in Mosul," it added, using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State ...
Iraq's federal police chief has praised the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), commonly known as Hashd al-Sha'abi, for contributing significantly to the fight against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group.
One official claimed the decisions have been made following pressures from the Pentagon to avoid complicating assistance to the Iraqi and Afghan militaries, which are close US allies in the fight against ISIS. ... But child soldiers International, a UK ...
Iraqi government army and police have reportedly forced the last surviving Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters into a small area of Mosul's "Old City" district.
In an exclusive interview with France 24, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan Massoud Barzani says he will not back down on plans to hold a referendum on the semi-autonomous region's full independence from Baghdad.
(Beirut) - The Kurdistan Regional government's (KRG) peshmerga forces are stopping thousands of civilians fleeing territory held by the Islamic State (also ...
Bruno Geddo, the Iraq representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said on June 16 that the civilians in Mosul's Old City, where the militants are surrounded by Iraqi forces, are "basically held as human shields." "There ...
The SRA alleged that legal claims advanced by Leigh Day and Phil Shiner of Public Interest Lawyers - suggesting that British soldiers tortured and murdered Iraqi detainees after the so-called Battle for Danny Boy near Basra in 2004 - had been pursued ...
During the last eight months, Iraqi forces have fought to corner Islamic State militants into an ever-dwindling area of the city of Mosul.
Tikrit, Iraq, June 20 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces killed on Tuesday 12 suicide bombers before they carry out deadly attacks in Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, the provincial governor said. Based on intelligence reports, the troops ...
Davis said today is Day 121 of the operation to liberate West Mosul in Iraq. Iraqi forces have reached the Old City neighborhood and have effectively surrounded ISIS, he said.
Masgouf, as it's called in Iraq, is a whole carp, grilled until black, covered with lemons and doused in spices. ... Each night, the four of us - a translator, a driver, a security adviser and me - would unroll our sleeping bags and find a spot on ...
The PMF formed in 2014 following Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's fatwa to drive the Islamic State from Iraq (though Sistani later clarified that he intended to strengthen Iraqi security forces, not legitimize paramilitary groups). IRGC commanders were ...
"Repeated military actions by US aircraft against the lawful armed forces of a United Nations member state, under the guise of a 'fight against terrorism,' are a profound violation of international law and, in fact, military aggression against the ...
Iraqi families, who fled the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, cook next to a trench created by Kurdish forces to demarcate their border, as they wait to cross to the Kurdish areas, in the Nineveh plain, northeast of Mosul ...
ROME, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Italian security forces have arrested an Iraqi asylum seeker for instigation to terrorism, Italian state police said Monday. The 29-year-old housed at a System for the Protection of asylum seekers and refugees (SPRAR) facility ...
In light of recent developments, the Council discussed and adopted conclusions on Iraq. In its conclusions, the Council commends the Iraqi government of Prime Minister al-Abadi and the Iraqi security forces for the significant advances they have made ...
Iraqi forces on Sunday launched an assault to retake Mosul's Old City and push out the ISIL Takfiri group, three years after the terrorists seized the city and announced their "caliphate".
ija (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants executed 34 civilians for collaborating with security forces and attempting to flee regions under the group's control, local sources in Kirkuk said Sunday.
Syrian troops and allied militias met up with Iraqi forces at one crossing point along their shared border Sunday for the first time in years, in a step described as a major achievement by the Syrian military in their fight against the Islamic State group.
The assault began at dawn, with airstrikes and a push by Iraq's counterterrorism forces into the neighborhoods of the old city.
Turkey's military forces on Saturday crossed the border into Iraq and clashed with rebel fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in Iraqi Kurdistan's territory. The PKK leadership ... "At least 14 Turkish soldiers were killed in the clashes," the ...
Iraqi forces say they have launched an assault on Mosul's Old City, the last district held by so-called Islamic State. Special forces are advancing on the district from the west and federal police are on the southern front, a statement said. The UN ...
Beirut - Iraqi forces captured Saturday a border crossing point to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this month ...
Iraqi forces captured today a border crossing point to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this month for the ...
Beirut: Iraqi forces captured Saturday a border crossing point to Syria from Daesh, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this month for the first time ...
Beirut (AP) - Iraqi forces captured Saturday a border crossing point to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian troops and their allies who reached the border earlier this ...
Tribal forces and border police, supported by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aircraft, took part in the operation to take the al-Waleed crossing, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement. Al-Waleed, in the far west of Iraq, fell to the ...
Earlier this month, the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) that rules from the Iraqi city of Erbil announced that it would be holding an independence referendum, in what Kurdish quarters have hailed as the realisation of a long-held Kurdish dream.
The son of Christian Missionaries from Texas, Eubank had earlier served in the U.S. armed forces, enlisting at the age of 18 and eventually rising to lead a military free fall team with the First Special Forces Group. There, he ran missions in Central ...
WHEN Omar returned home after 40 days in a boot camp run by Islamic State, it was obvious something had snapped. Once a quiet boy and a fan of ...
With a population of about 5 million, Iraq's Kurdish region already enjoys a high degree of autonomy, including its own parliament and armed forces. Since 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, relations with the central government in ...
Iraqi security forces said earlier on Thursday they had evacuated more civilians from the battlefield in western Mosul as encounters continue with Islamic State militants near their last bastion in the Old City.
Navistar Defense has received an USD18.8 million US Foreign Military Sales contract to provide 115 International 7000-MV medium tactical vehicles for the Iraqi ministries of interior and defence, the company announced on 13 June. The 7000-MV, similar ...
ISIS is firmly on the defensive in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, where U.S. and Iraq coalition forces are pushing forward in a pitched and bloody battle to retake the city. Though the terror group ... ISIS soldiers killed at will and forcibly ...
Mosul - Iraqi forces repelled a major counter-attack by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters, many of them wearing suicide vests, in a district south of the Old City of Mosul, their remaining enclave in the city, at dawn on Wednesday (June 14), a police ...
A Lebanese Hezbollah media arm released a photo of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Qods Force chief Qassem Soleimani today "by the Syrian border with Iraq." On Monday, Tasnim news agency - a Propaganda outlet ... These groups are members of the Popular ...
Use of white phosphorus has been called into question, as it puts civilians in danger, but Iraqi security forces (ISF) claimed on 4 June that it was used to create a smoke screen.
Task Group Taji is a combined force of about 100 New Zealand and 300 Australian Defence Force personnel based north of Baghdad.
Iraqi forces on Tuesday reported progress in the U.S.-backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State from Mosul, announcing the capture of a district just north the city's historic center, Reuters reported.
The corpses had been tossed on both sides of a virtually deserted side road leaving the village of Hamam Alil, 15 miles south of Mosul.
U.S. Army Colonel Ryan Dillon told the Washington Post that the U.S. military only uses white phosphorus in "accordance with the law of armed conflict" - for example "for screening, obscuring and marking in a way that fully considers the possible ...
Meanwhile, the General Command of the army and the armed forces sais, the liberation of vast territories in Badiyat ash-Sham (Syrian Desert) from ISIS, as well as the arrival of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies at the Syrian-Iraqi border will ...
The team heard all ECHO partners argue that they consider the principles when they set priorities, negotiate access, and decide on the type and level of engagement with armed forces. They also use the ... The balance between seeking access and the ...
Iraqi forces discovered rocket launcher manufacturing equipment, as well as large quantities of explosives and ballistic missiles in a factory in the Zanjili neighborhood of western Mosul on June 10, according to the Iraqi Federal police. Islamic State ...
Iraqi forces captured more ground in Mosul, edging closer to retaking the last enclaves held by ISIL. And the militant group had been expelled from a town just ...


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