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When the jihadists who call themselves Islamic State (IS) are beaten in Mosul it will be a serious defeat for their organisation. But it will not, magically, bring peace to Iraq.
Over the last month, the Iraqi Army has pushed into western Mosul, the northern Iraqi city that has been a hard-fought battleground.
It didn't happen this way, of course. Then, years later, in the summer of 2014, Daesh routed the Iraqi Army on its way to conquer Mosul.
"It is necessary to support the Iraqi Army and security forces to complete their victories in the usurped areas," Sadr told thousands of supporters at a rally in Baghdad.
In the First Gulf War, as a cavalry officer with nine tanks under his command, he had a typical 'meeting engagement' with a force of approximately 80 tanks of the Republican Guard, considered the centre of gravity of the Iraqi Army. The Americans ...
An Iraqi man in his 30's was allegedly "disappointed" that his wife repeatedly cooked the same bean stew over and over again, but after a hostile quarrel broke out the woman called her brothers to intervene, both of whom were in the Iraqi Army. Ordered ...
Despite losing hundreds of soldiers every day to fierce battles with jihadists, the Iraqi Army continues the strenuous effort to liberate western Mosul, wiping out militants with an intensive air campaign as well as in clashes on the battlefield.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) A video published to Live Leak shows an Iraqi Army officer disarming a suicide bomb belt that was strapped to a young boy in the city of Mosul.
The Iraqi Army military operation against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the western part of Mosul was filmed on Wednesday, as soldiers pushed towards the al-Nuri mosque held by jihadists.
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Airstrikes by Iraqi Army jets killed three senior Islamic State leaders in western Anbar, according to a source within the Joint Operations Command.
Cracks are emerging in Iraq's ruling National Alliance coalition concerning the participation of members of Hashd al-Shaabi militias in local elections set to take place in September, Iraqi political sources have revealed.
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Army commander announced on Wednesday, that dozens of the Islamic State members were either killed or wounded by Iraqi aircraft air strikes in Anbar Province.
Coalition forces badly mauled the Iraqi Army and the Iraqi Republican Guard, and nearly annihilated the Iraqi Air Force. Nevertheless, the Baathist government managed to stay in power, despite revolts in the north and the south, as well as a draconian ...
In 2011, the British-Iranian journalist went undercover in Syria for FRONTLINE as the conflict there was beginning to spiral out of control - and ended up ...
Yazi Shennari, a mother of four children, told a similar story. Her house is also unusable, destroyed during the Iraqi Army assault which drove IS out of Fallujah last year, she thinks. Holding one of her children to her chest, she and her husband ...
A military vehicle of Iraqi Counter-terrorism Service (CTS) forces is seen at the site of car bomb attack during a battle with Islamic State militants in Andalus neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq, January 17, 2017.
All weapons are now firing towards the bulldozer. Several bullets aimed too low turn into friendly fire, bouncing off the Iraqi Army's own bulldozer, which has been reinforcing one of the sand berms. "It's coming, it's coming," shouts an ERD commander ...
Fourteen years have passed since the US forces set their foot on the Iraqi soil for what they projected as a war to find the weapons of mass destructions (WMD); to bring democracy for the people of Iraq and continue their so-called war on terror that ...
Asked what he wanted Coalition countries to do after the liberation of Mosul, Othman said through an interpreter there was a five-year plan for re-organising and restructuring the Iraqi Army as well as improving border protection with new technology ...
ISIS militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers in western Mosul after they ran out of ammunition. (AFP).
As the Iraqi Army moves to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants, thousands remain trapped inside the Old City district without food or water.
U.S. troops deployed in Iraq's western province of Anbar are shifting from aerial support to Iraqi forces against Islamic State militants to partaking......
Iraqi Army soldiers and allied fighters have been engaged in the offensive to retake Mosul, the Daesh Takfiri terrorists' last stronghold in the Arab country, since October 2016.
Damascus, Syria (2:45 A.M.) - Islamic State insurgents in western Anbar still represent a force to be reckoned with after jihadist raids continue to harass Iraqi Army bases in the largely uninhabited desert not far from Syria and Jordan. Targeting an ...
Parliament passed a law in November to integrate the PMUs into the Iraqi Army but it is not yet decided whether they will go in as individual soldiers or as whole units.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi Army soldier died and two others were wounded on Sunday when a bomb hit their patrol west of Baghdad, security sources were quoted saying.
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets destroyed Sunday an Islamic State communication facility in western Anbar, according to an Iraqi Army officer. Brig. Gen. Nawman al-Zawbai, commander of the army's 7th division, was quoted by ...
The practice of pulling U.S. troops out of geographic areas and allowing the Iraqi Army to provide security was, at the time an error, Petraeus said, becuase the Iraqi Army alone could not sustain the early successes of the war. By being among the ...
army forces arrested 15 members of the Islamic State group, during extensive search operations conducted in al-Qayyarah area, south of Mosul.
The continuing Iraqi Army operation in Mosul started on October 17. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces launched their offensive to encircle Raqqa on November 6. Concurrent operations are logical since they deny ISIL the opportunity to relocate ...
... troops started their push for Mosul about five months ago, there have been increasing, if unconfirmed reports that local IS fighters are steadily deserting the group, leaving a handful of dedicated foreign fighters to bear the brunt of the Iraqi ...
Much of "Nowhere to hide" was filmed by the medic, Nori Sharif, whom Ahmed taught to use a camera. Sharif began filming in 2011 and recorded the retreat of the Iraqi Army from Jalawla in 2013 because of growing militant activity. The director was born ...
1st Lt. Zachary Beecher shows members of the 1st Iraqi Army Division the equipment they received as part of the Iraq Train and Equip Fund at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, on March 2. Beecher is a logistics advise and assist coordinator with the 407th ...
How the Iraqi Army has battled car bombs, drones and mortars to reclaim Mosul. DAVID WROE. Last updated 02:52, March 18 2017.
The "end is very near" for the Islamic State terror group in its Iraqi heartland of Mosul, according to Brigadier Hugh McAslan, the second-in-command of coalition land forces in the country.
Michael Grinston, the senior enlisted leader for the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Iraq and the commander sergeant major for the 1st Infantry Division, participates in a morning run with Iraqi Army trainees in Besmaya, Iraq. Grinston ...
Zawei said in a press statement that Iraqi Army aviation bombarded a camp, an explosives factory and four strongholds belonging to the Islamic State in al-Madham area, southwest of Anah City (210 km west of Anbar).
With nowhere to run, ISIS is making the Iraqi Army, led by Iraq's battle-hardened Golden Division, pay dearly for every last inch.
As the Iraqi Army continues to engage in heavy fighting in Mosul against the Islamic State, the army has been watching how the enemy has been using unmanned aerial systems.
small number of army Rangers are in and around Manbij performing reassurance and deterrence missions. WASHINGTON, March 13, 2017 - Iraqi security ...
Iraqi Army advance slowed at edge of Mosul's Old City. The anti-IS coalition is on the edge of the Old City and close to capturing the third of Mosul's five bridges.
The Iraqi Army and a Shi'ite paramilitary group called the Abbas Division recaptured the Badush area in recent days as they cut remaining Islamic State supply lines to Mosul, completing the encirclement of the city.
[Photo: Iraqi civilians, fled from clashes between Iraqi Army and Daesh terrorists, leave with their belongings from Tal al-Rumman neighborhood to take shelter in Iraqi Army's zone at Mosul-Baghdad highway, as the operation to retake Iraq's Mosul from ...
The underground ISIL training camp for children is every bit as macabre you would expect. The Telegraph was given a tour of a "Cubs of the caliphate" camp recaptured earlier this month by the Iraqi Army, who say it was used to teach young recruits to ...
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) An officer informed on Monday, that Iraqi Army forces, backed by army aviation, launched an extensive offensive to chase the Islamic State militants in Diyala Province.
Just last night, the 9th Iraqi Army division ... cut off the last road out of Mosul,". "Any of the fighters who are left in Mosul, they're going to die there," McGurk said.
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) A source in Anbar Operations Command revealed that two soldiers were killed, while four others were wounded in an armed attack launched by the Islamic State group on a security headquarters near Rutba Disrict, west of Anbar, Bas ...
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2017 - Indigenous Iraqi and Syrian forces have made tremendous progress taking the fight to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and Americans should be very proud of the role played in the effort by a small number of U.S.


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