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He told them he was an interpreter with the U.S. military, but left out that he was helping train the Iraqi Army. If word got out, he or his family would have been marked for death by al Qaeda and later, ISIS. When he got to the U.S. in 2008 – the recipient of a Special Immigrant Visa for Iraqi and Afghan local ...
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A criminal court in Iraq's Anbar Province on Wednesday sentenced four Islamic State (IS) members to death for their involvement in attacks carried out by the group against the headquarters of the Iraqi army. The Anbar Criminal Court issued death sentences against four IS members for their ...

SULAIMANI — Militants from the Islamic State (ISIS) attacked units of the Iraqi army in the districts of Hawija and Khanaqin on Thursday night (April 19). NRT's Shamal Ahmed said ISIS launched an attack on the Zap regiment of the Iraqi army in Hawija west of Kirkuk. The Iraqi army deployed more troops to ...
The recapture of Tal Afar was made possible with the help of the Iraqi army, Federal Police, Counter-Terrorism Service units, pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha'abi, and the Interior Ministry's elite rapid response forces, Abadi ...
Al-Amir's coalition faces Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's Victory Alliance, which is building on last year's victory against IS. Al-Abadi, who is credited with defeating IS, is seeking re-election. Al-Abadi took office in September 2014, nearly four months after the Iraqi army's collapse amid the Islamic State ...
The Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitary organization in Iraq is smuggling crude from fields around Kirkuk to Iran, an Iraqi MP told Kurdistan 24, a local news outlet. The Shia organization is backed by the Iranian government. According to the MP, Ashwaq Jaff, the Hashd al-Shaabi is using the money it gets for the ...

It exploded when a Iraqi army patrol was passing by, causing injuries to one soldier. A total of 104 Iraqi civilians and policemen were killed, while 177 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March, according to casualty figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission ...
But with the possible exception of the weeks after the Islamic State seized Mosul in 2014, I had never traveled through a rural area of Iraq with checkpoints as dense and as shifting in their allegiances as the network around Sinjar. The next two checkpoints we encountered were also run by the Iraqi Army.
A military vehicle of the Iraqi army with pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha'abi) is seen during a fight with Daesh Takfiri militants in Tal Afar, Iraq, on August 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters). In January, Iraq's Central Criminal Court sentenced a German citizen of Moroccan origin to death ...
Iraqi Joint Operations Command immediately denied the presence of Turkish forces and on March 27, Iraqi Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi, visited Sinjar to inspect the recently deployed 15th Iraqi Army Division and Yazidi protection units. Ghanmi said after his inspection that “the ...
The terrorists had since fled the scene, he added, going on to note that an Iraqi army force had found the slain security personnel on the road 65 kilometers west of Mosul. Colonel Ahmed al-Jubouri of the army's Nineveh Operations Command told Anadolu Agency that Daesh sleeper agents had begun ...
Sinjar (IraqiNews.com) Yazidi fighters who fought the Islamic State alongside the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq are in talks with the Iraqi army to join it. Saad Hamu, a Yazidi journalist, told Sputnik News on Thursday that nearly 1000 Yazidi fighters, including 300 femals, who remained in ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters have handed over a border crossing with Syria to the Iraqi army, a newspaper has reported as Turkey eyes an invasion of northern Iraq against the group. London-based, Qatar-owned The New Arab said the Iraqi army and “Yazidi ...
On Tuesday, a large convoy of Iraqi Army forces arrived in Shingal in a bid to replace the withdrawing forces of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) following threats of ... The Yezidi forces, however, blocked the Iraqi Army and Hashd forces, which are trying to enter the shrine under the pretext of protecting it.
Iraqi Army Chief-of-Staff Othman al-Ghanimi on Tuesday arrived in Iraq's Sinjar district, according to a Defense Ministry statement. “He was accompanied [on his visit] by senior Defense Ministry officials,” the statement read. While in Sinjar, located 120 kilometers northwest of Mosul, al-Ghanmi plans to ...
Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) – The Iraqi army, backed by pro-government troops, killed on Monday six Islamic State (IS) militants at a village in southern Mosul, a military source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “Iraqi servicemen, backed by al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular ...
The Iraqi army found six civilians hours after they were abducted by Daesh terrorists in the Saladin province north of Baghdad, an Iraqi security source said Wednesday. “Daesh gunmen abducted six civilians on Tuesday in the Maftoul area near Saladin province,” Habib al-Shammari, a police captain in the ...

The Iraqi army and pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi militia have reinforced their forces around the Turkmen-majority Tuz Khurmato city in northern Iraq, according to a military officer on Wednesday. The move came a day after six people were killed and 15 others injured at a fake checkpoint erected by the ...
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi army command in Nineveh province is interrogating an officer for torturing a mosque's imam in the city of Mosul to death, a senior commander was quoted saying. BasNews quoted Maj. Gen. Najm al-Jubouri, Nineveh Operations commander, saying Tuesday that an officer ...
Salahuddin (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi army, backed by pro-government troops, killed on Tuesday four Islamic State (IS) militants while trying to infiltrate into al-Shirqat district in northern Salahuddin province via western borders, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Knooz Media, the source ...
Perkins and Frost visited KMTB to view the training process of the Iraqi Army soldiers. Then, he got an unexpected phone call from then-Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, asking him to head up the Combined Arms Center. That is where he took the first steps in what would grow into a legacy that ...
London, 12 Mar - A coalition of Iran-backed Shiite militias officially became part of the Iraqi military on Thursday, which places the US in a difficult position as it tries to prevent Iran from expanding its influence over Iraq. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issued the ruling to induct the Popular Mobilization ...
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) began massing troops on territory adjacent to northern Iraq and for the first time held a joint military exercise with the Iraqi army. The developing rapprochement peaked with Turkey's announcement of a $5 billion credit for Iraq's reconstruction after the defeat of IS. With Iraqi ...
As early as 2015, at least nine M1s showed up in the arsenals of several pro-Iran militias that have been fighting the Islamic State alongside the Iraqi army, according to a quarterly report from the inspector general for the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Syria, released in February. In January 2015, a video ...
File photo showing displaced civilians walk toward the Iraqi Army positions after fleeing their homes in Mosul. (REUTERS). Related Articles. Aid groups: Iraqi authorities push refugees to return home · Displaced Iraqi women turn to handicrafts for survival. BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities are forcing thousands of ...
Aqeel Adnan from the Iraqi Army's 8th Division told Al-Monitor that some IS fighters are still across the border in Soussa and Hejin, but they are confined to an area of some 60-70 square kilometers (23-27 square miles). "The [Syrian Defense Forces] are north of the river, and the Syrian regime is south of it," ...
It is important to note that the ISF consists of more than just the Iraqi army. The ISF included forces from the Ministry of Defense (i.e. army forces), the Ministry of the Interior (i.e. various police forces), the Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS), and the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). Units from all components ...
In this Jan. 26, 2018, photo, U.S. Army Sgt. Kaylin Jones, 25, stands at a guard tower on the perimeter of a small coalition outpost on the western edge of Iraq. A few hundred American troops are stationed at a small outpost near the town of Qaim along Iraq's border with Syria. Thousands of U.S. troops and ...
Iraqi army weapons depot catches fire in Kirkuk. By Rudaw 15/2/2018. Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk's military airport after they reclaimed it from Peshmerga forces Oct. 16, 2017. Photo: AFP. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A weapons depot at Kirkuk's military airport caught fire following an electrical problem, a police official ...
... al-Abadi, that Daesh's presence in the country was limited to a handful of “sleeper cells”. After overrunning vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq in 2014, the terrorist group has recently suffered a string of defeats at the hands of the Iraqi army and an international U.S.-led military coalition.
Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – The Iraqi army destroyed on Wednesday two Islamic State hotbeds during a military operation in Diyala, the Military Intelligence Directorate was quoted as saying. In a press release, a copy of which was obtained by Baghdad Today, the directorate said its troops destroyed two ...
SULAIMANI – A new report by Global Firepower indicated that the Iraqi army climbed to 47th position in the ranking of the world's best armies and fourth ... and Algeria occupy the top ranks of the strongest armies in the MENA region in 2018, followed by the Saudi army in third place and then the Iraqi army.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Iraqi Army was deployed to the Yezidi town of Shingal on Sunday to provide security alongside the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)-affiliated Shingal Protection Units. Hours earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of his own Shingal operation.
As Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group, former general Abdel Karim Khalaf came to a sad realisation -- they were fighting against some of his former army comrades. The tactics IS jihadists used -- from the way they dug tunnels to their construction of defences -- were lifted straight from the manual of ...
BAGHDAD: As Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group, former general Abdel Karim Khalaf came to a sad realization — they were fighting against some of his former army comrades. The tactics IS jihadists used — from the way they dug tunnels to their construction of defenses — were lifted straight from ...
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi army should be the only armed force managing the security of disputed territories, influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr said on Sunday regarding rumors of a possible redeployment of Kurdish Peshmerga forces to Kirkuk Province. Sadr's comments came after local ...
Iraqi Army 1st. Lt. Wael Yousif Hamman (center) goes over a training scenario during an Iraqi Air Force joint terminal attack controller qualification course at Besmayah Range, Iraq, March 4, 2018. The five-day event marked the first time IFACs exercised calling in airstrikes on the range, and their first time ...
In August 2014, only two months after his call to arms against ISIS, he forced out then-prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, whose corrupt and authoritarian rule led to the collapse of the Iraqi army. The Ayatollah has historically resisted Iran's efforts to export its theocracy to Iraq. He has criticized and will continue ...
Iraqi army threatens to 'crush' ISIS if they approach Kirkuk. A tank of Iraqi army is seen to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 16, 2017. (Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya ... Commander of the second special operations in the Iraqi army, Maj. Gen. Maan al-Saadi, warned ISIS ...
When ISIS first seized large swaths of territory in Iraq in 2014 and 2015, the Iraqi Army crumbled, with huge numbers of Iraqi troops deserting. The Kurdish Peshmerga, the military of the semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government, was the only fighting force left to fill the vacuum in northern Iraq.
But what the Iraqi Army lacked was a plan for how to provide medical care to civilians who were bound to be injured during the assault. "Under the Geneva Conventions, this was clearly the responsibility of the Iraqi military," says Dr. Paul Spiegel, the director of the Center for Humanitarian Health at Johns ...
Iraqi army weapons depot catches fire in Kirkuk. By Rudaw 52 minutes ago. Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk's military airport after they reclaimed it from Peshmerga forces Oct. 16, 2017. Photo: AFP. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A weapons depot at Kirkuk's military airport caught fire following an electrical problem, a police official ...
Our forces and the Iraqi army were fighting against Daesh. Under a military agreement that expired in 2011, Americans should leave Iraq. However, they don't stick to that agreement. Iraqi people don't want US military staff to stay in their country. No country would like to be occupied by another country.”.
Homeless Iraqi people push their belongings through the rubble of al-Rashid military base belonging to the former Iraqi army in Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 12, 2018. PHOTO: Umm Hassan holds her son as she works in her open air kitchen outside Hadi Mizban/AP. Umm Hassan holds her son as she works in her ...
In this Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, photo, Iraqi army soldier stand guard near a U.S.-made Iraqi Air Force F-16 fighter jet at the Balad Air Base, 45 miles (75 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The U.S.-led coalition is decreasing air support for Iraq following Baghdad's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. American ...
If an agreement is reached in the future on the return of Peshmerga forces to disputed areas, the Peshmerga will have to deal with the Iraqi army and federal police forces, on the one hand. On the other hand, they will face a constant danger of confrontation with a militia force that also claims these areas ...
Diyala (Iraqinews.com) – The Iraqi army destroyed on Wednesday two Islamic State hotbeds during a military operation in Diyala, the Military Intelligence Directorate was quoted as saying. In a press release, a copy of which was obtained by Baghdad Today, the directorate said its troops destroyed two ...
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi army forces are launching a clearing operation against Islamic State militants in Nineveh, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday as efforts continue to eliminate remnant militants. In a brief statement, the ministry said it launched an operation against Islamic State vestiges in ...
The Iraqi army will soon take over responsibility for security in western Mosul from Iraqi Federal Police forces, according to security officials. Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Tuesday, Luai al-Gharrawi, commander of Iraq's 5th Federal Police Battalion, said an army battalion would soon replace his force in ...
The time to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq has not come yet, the head of the team of Spanish military trainers in Iraq Brigadier General Luis Zaldumbide said yesterday. Iraqi media quoted the official saying the Iraqi army is now able to maintain the country's security. Spanish forces have supported the ...


 

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