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Early this year, the iconic hotel was finally recaptured by the Iraqi Army and now its balconies, where guests once enjoyed a view of the river, are a vantage point for army snipers fighting Islamist insurgents across the waters.
... proclaim a self-styled Islamic caliphate. fighter jets from the Iraqi Army and the international coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province.
"Because they were able to develop the right targets and strike those targets, the 9th [Iraqi Army] was able to, almost entirely unopposed, move in to that city and minimize the casualties on the Iraqi security forces," Sabia said.
pro-government fighters on Tuesday wrestled control of the center of al-Qayrawan district in western Mosul from Daesh terrorist group, according to an Iraqi Army officer. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, army Captain Jabbar Hassan said the Hashd al-Shaabi ...
Iraqi forces shelled Daesh positions in Mosul's Old City on Monday in preparation for a ground operation aimed at decisively ousting the terrorist group from the area, according to an Iraqi Army officer. "Federal police forces are pounding Daesh ...
The Iraqi Army, Iraqi border guards and Iraqi Federal police notably provided the Norwegian contingent safe passage to link up with US and British forces already deployed inside eastern Homs, despite vocal objections by the government in Damascus.
At that time, the Iraqi Army had lost the First Gulf War at the hands of the US-led coalition, coupled with an uprising at home, including the Kurdish areas.
fighter jets from the Iraqi Army and the allied U.S.-led coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province.
Beirut, Lebanon (7:10 A.M.) - Over the course of ten days, hundreds of Hezbollah and Iraqi paramilitary fighters have poured into the southeastern countrys.
Damascus, Syria (2:50 P.M.) - ISIS appears to be running low on volunteer suicide bombers in Mosul after the Iraqi Federal police captured a large car bomb factory in the newly liberated '17th Tammuz' district of northwestern Mosul.
The jihadist belligerents overran Iraqi-held positions near the Al-Tanf border crossing and planted bombs at two communication towers which they claimed were used by the Iraqi Army. Both towers were demolished in front of a crowd of ISIS militants:.
Damascus, Syria (17:35 P.M.) - On Saturday, Iraqi military commander Shakir Abid said a unit of Norwegian special forces had been allowed to enter Syria ...
Watch dramatic footage of a bulldozer, driven by an Iraqi soldier, taking on an explosive-laden Daesh car in Mosul. In the recently surfaced footage, recorded by a camera mounted in the bulldozer's cabin, a car can be seen driving towards the vehicle ...
Damascus, Syria (4:50 P.M.) - Intensified counter-insurgency efforts are bearing fruit in Mosul as the Iraqi armed forces liberated three more ISIS-held neighborhoods on Saturday.
He also said that more than 60 people from his tribe who had paid allegiance to ISIS were killed by the peshmerga and Iraqi Army. Sheikh Faysal is 66 years old. "There was oppression against the people of Mosul. Sixty percent of the army and police ...
US special forces troops Mosul Iraq ISIS A member of the US Army take position at the US section of a base for Iraqi Army and Kurdish peshmerga forces in ...
Notably, ISIS controls little more than a handful of neighborhoods subject to increasing pressure by the Iraqi Federal police, Rapid Response Division and Counter terrorism Units, an Iraqi Army trio which have been tasked with mopping-up operations ...
His shocked colleague Holdaway can be heard saying: "Ammar, that was f---ing close, man." After the May 13 incident Alwaely continued filming but was later treated by Iraqi Army medics for dehydration. Iraqi Army commanders suspect a female ISIS sniper ...
Mosul - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday (May 18) accused the Iraqi Army of forcibly returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to western areas of Mosul where residents still fear being targeted by Islamic State (ISIS) attacks.
Iraqi volunteer fighters retake two airbases west of Mosul from Daesh terrorists.
US suggests NATO should train Iraqi Army, post-IS. Change in who leads the training also means revamping the nature of the effort [Getty].
Damascus, Syria (8:50 P.M.) - Following tensions between the peshmerga and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Sinjar region, a Kurdish commander decided to defect to the pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) and bring with him ...
The Iraqi Army and other local security forces have forced over 300 displaced families to return to West Mosul neighborhoods that are still under risk of attack by the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said today.
Then in first few months of this year, they heard bombs as the Iraqi Army slowly began to liberate the city. The battle gave the family the opportunity to flee that they had desperately been looking for.
A statement from the Kurdish presidency said that the two sides "emphasized the cooperation between the peshmerga forces of Kurdistan and the Iraqi Army in this stage." Hashd launched an offensive last Friday to reclaim areas from the ISIS group ...
... drive out ISIS militants from the Sunni stronghold of Hawija is delayed till the end of the ongoing offensive in Mosul and border regions near Syria, Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim said Tuesday amid growing pressure on Iraqi Army to launch the ...
Baghdad, Iraq - The Iraqi Army has claimed that more than 16,000 ISIS militants have been killed since the offensive to recapture Mosul from ISIS began last October.
Just over an hour's car journey away from the programming school, the peshmerga are fighting alongside the Iraqi Army in Mosul against the the "Islamic State" (IS) group.
Earlier this month, news reports said ten Iraqi Army soldiers were killed and six were wounded when Islamic State militants attacked an army command facility in western Anbar.
Saying that the members of Daesh are officers from the Iraqi Army is unacceptable because it is intended as an insult primarily to the Ba'ath Party and then the great Iraqi Army and the national regime. "Besides, everyone knows that when the Iraqi ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Emboldened Iraqi Army troops were able to drive ISIS militants out of Uraibiya neighborhood in northwestern Mosul, reducing the number of districts left under ISIS rule in the city to only seven, said a Rudaw reporter ...
fighter jets from the Iraqi Army and the allied U.S.-led coalition have also regularly pounded IS locations in the province.
Amman, May 14 (Petra)-- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff Staff Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Freihat on Sunday discussed with Commander of U.S.
Beirut, Lebanon (10:05 A.M.) - Iraqi Army troops liberated another district in the western sector of Mosul, yesterday, forcing the remaining Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists to withdraw to the small pocket they control in the city.
Nineveh ( Iraqi Army fighter jets and paramilitary troops killed 36 Islamic State militants in a new offensive targeting the group's havens near Nineveh's borders with Syria.
When the Iraqi Army and police forces fled Mosul in the face of ISIS in 2014, they dumped a whole hoard of American equipment.
It pulled over and she was able to snap a photo of its passengers, who were donning Iraqi Army uniforms. There was also a woman in the backseat.
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Iraq's prime minister has given approval for the Kurdish peshmerga forces to attack Daesh in the Sunni heartland of Hawija but the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk city say they have been waiting for the Iraqi Army to finish its operations in Mosul first ...
As Iraqi Army and federal police forces push from the north, the country's special forces are moving toward the Old City through Mosul's western industrial neighborhoods.
Iraqi security forces are only days away from completing the operation to recapture Mosul from so-called Islamic State, the army's chief of staff says.
In the Blackhearts deployment, a key mission of our Brigade was to train the local Iraqi Army Brigade. This became the mission of an ad hoc organization known as a Military Transition Team (MiTT).
The largest offensive against the Islamist group conducted since in October 2016 by combined groups of the Iraqi Army and the Kurdish peshmerga militia, recovered villages in the Plain of Nineveh.
The peshmerga, Iraqi Army, federal police, Hashd al-Shaabi will take part in the operation to liberate Hawija. A Shiite paramilitary commander said in late April that five Shiite brigades will join the operation supported by government airstrikes and ...
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has expressed concern over the display of PKK terror group posters and banners in northern Kirkuk city, saying the move could ...
According to Samir, Cairo can assume a role in the reconstruction of Iraq in the post-IS era, provide military training for the Iraqi Army and police, and play a mediator role to make successful a political settlement that would restore Iraq's unity ...
Baghdad - The Iraqi Army has killed 100 fighters of the Islamic State terror organization in the western province of Al-Anbar, the Iraqi Joint Operations ...
The operation to retake Mosul from ISIS, named 'We Are Coming Nineveh,' started in October last year with the Iraqi Army gaining swift victories in the eastern half of the city. Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army Osman Ghanimi has said that the operation ...
A few kilometers from the battle the Iraqi Army's 16th division' appears gleeful as they get out of their vehicles to wait on the dusty once-residential street for the next order to move forward.





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