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Governor of Anbar Suhaib Al Rawi told Petra's correspondent in Baghdad that Rutab, which is located 500 kilometers west of Baghdad, came under full control of the Iraqi security forces after these forces, along with tribal fighters, attacked ...

On Monday, Islamic State militants took control of Rutba, a town of 20,000 people in Iraq's western province of Al Anbar that controls the road from Baghdad to Jordan and Syria. They overran the mayor's office, executed at least five people, ... The ...
... serious shortfalls in Iraq's strategy behind the setback in Kirkuk and that in Rutba, in Anbar Province, two days later when ISIL's fighters recaptured chunks of the desert town on the border with Jordan which they had lost to the Iraqi security ...
Townsend addressed recent ISIL attacks at the Iraqi town of Rutbah in western Anbar Province and the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. "We know and the Iraqi security forces know and the government of Iraq is expecting spoiling attacks [by ISIL] to try ...
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar - Rutba District Council in Anbar Province announced on Sunday imposing a comprehensive curfew in Rutba until further notice, and pointed out to the arrival of military reinforcements in the district to fight the ISIS members who ...

The clashes underway in Rutba, in Iraq's western Anbar Province, are apparently part of the extremist group's tactics to divert attention - as well as Iraqi and coalition resources - from the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants ...
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces fought their way into two villages near Mosul on Monday as the offensive to retake the extremist-held city entered its second week and a rights group urged a probe into a suspected airstrike that hit a mosque ...
The top US commander in Iraq, army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, said IS had staged what he called a complex attack in Rutba, which was being dealt with by Iraqi forces. The attack was intended "to try to draw our attention from Mosul", he said.
The Joint Operations Command overseeing the fight against ISIS in Iraq said that jihadists launched their attack on Rutba at dawn on Sunday.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group took full control on Monday of a town in the western province of Al Anbar as thousands of troops try to expel its fighters from Mosul, a city 700 kilometres north, Al Jazeera has learned. ISIL, also known ...
The Joint Operations Command overseeing the fight against ISIS in Iraq said that jihadists launched their attack on Rutba at dawn on Sunday.
On Oct. 20, the Iraqi Army announced that it was launching an operation in Anbar Province simultaneously with the Mosul operation to liberate the last locations IS holds, including Anah, Rawah and Qaim.
In 2000 he retired but in 2004 he volunteered to return to active duty and served as the Senior Marine Corps Field Historian and was deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Currently Lt. Col. Kelly is a teacher at Cardinal O ...
(AP Photo/Adam Schreck, File). FILE -- In this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 file photo, Iraqi troops guard a checkpoint near the village of Awsaja, Iraq, as smoke from fires lit by Islamic State militants at oil wells and a sulfur plant fills the air. In th.
The Joint Operations Command overseeing the fight against ISIS in Iraq said that jihadists launched their attack on Rutba at dawn on Sunday.
The Joint Operations Command overseeing the fight against ISIS in Iraq said that jihadists launched their attack on Rutba at dawn on Sunday.

The Joint Operations Command overseeing the fight against ISIS in Iraq said that jihadists launched their attack on Rutba at dawn on Sunday.
Lieutenant General Ismail al-Mahalawi, head of the Operations Command for the western Anbar Province, confirmed the executions but said Iraqi forces were regaining the upper hand. "military units from the (army) 8th division and a brigade from Anbar ...
The mayor of Ar-Rutbah in Anbar Province, close to the Jordan border, has said that the town is under attack by ISIS. The town is being attacked from 3 axis.
Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces patrol outside the town of Bartella, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. Iraqi forces retook Bartella, around 15 kilometers (9 miles) east of Mosul, earlier this week, but are still facing pockets of resistance in the ...
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar - Mayor of Rutba district in Anbar Province, Imad al-Dulaimi, announced on Sunday, that the ISIS attacked the district from three axes, and called Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to send military reinforcements.
Mohamadi also said that during the coming few hours the security forces will secure all the liberated areas in Heet and al-Dolab, in preparation for the return of displaced people.
After launching a diversionary attack on the city of Kirkut on Friday, ISIS on Sunday said that it had undertaken attacks in Iraq's western Al Anbar Province, claiming to have seized the desert town of Rutbah - which Iraqi forces had retaken from ISIS ...
"I'm very much grateful to the Korean church offering support and prayers to the suffering Christians in Iraq. However, they are still suffering much and we need more help," said Archbishop Warda during Mass at Myeongdong Cathedral which he presided ...
The liberating armies must be pressured to guarantee that when they wrest control of areas once terrorized by ISIL, no factionalism or sectarianism causes those kinds of human rights violations that allegedly occurred when Anbar Province in Iraq was ...
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar - Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command in Anbar Province announced on Tuesday discovering a mass grave containing the remains of 80 members of the Islamic State in Heet area, west of Ramadi, and pointed out that the group is trying to ...
1.5 million people - nearly half of all displaced - are hosted in three governorates: Anbar, Baghdad and Erbil. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq hosts over 960,000 displaced people, 29 per cent, of all displaced. Iraqi families have been generous; the vast ...
Sulaimani - Iraqi warplanes dropped 17 million leaflets over Mosul, Anbar and Hawija on Monday night (October 17) as the Iraqi Army and peshmerga forces launched the Mosul operation early on Monday. Iraqi Special Operations Forces released a ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraqi fighter jets destroyed an ISIS convoy of an estimated 45 militants in Anbar Province on the Syrian border.
army troops backed by pro-government tribal fighters have captured the Haditha-Biji road in Iraq's western Anbar Province from the Daesh terrorist group, according to military sources. The Iraqi Army on Thursday launched a "broad operation" to retake ...
(CNN) -- In his studio apartment in Chicago, Mahmoud Saeed is surrounded by a city gripped by gun violence. But it is the violence tied to his hometown in Iraq that saturates his soul with sadness. He remembers a time in the northern city of Mosul when ...
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar - Security forces and tribal fighters started an offensive to liberate Haditha-Baiji road, north of the province, Al Sumaria News reported on Thursday.
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar - Forces from the army's 7th brigade backed by tribal fighters are preparing to liberate Haditha-Baiji road, north of Anbar Province, Al Sumaria News reported on Wednesday. Al Sumaria News stated, "The 27th regiment of the army's ...
In mid-2014, ISIL captured Mosul -- Iraq's second largest city -- along with vast swathes of territory in the country's northern and western regions, including much of Anbar. Recent months have seen the army -- backed by a 60-nation coalition led by ...
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar - An Iraqi media outlet reported on Tuesday, that army forces found nine explosives factories in Ramadi Island, north of Ramadi.
Duhok - The Islamic State (ISIS) executed at least five of its own militants on Monday for fleeing from a battle in Iraq's Anbar Governorate. According to ... Most of them were ISIS fighters and military leaders," Iraqi journalist Adeeb al-Jadi told ...
Additionally, Iraqi soldiers engaged Daesh members in Anah town of Anbar Province, killing 17 terrorists in the process.
Baghdad, Iraq (12:20 P.M.) - The leader of the Al-Anbar Operations Command, Major General Isma'eel Al-Mahlawi, announced on Tuesday morning that Jazirat Al-Heet was fully under the control of the Iraqi armed forces. Major General Mahlawi told the ...
Islamic State commanders, including founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, are huddling in bunkers in Mosul, where they are directing the defense against an Iraqi-led offensive to retake the city, Iraqi military intelligence officials say. We have intelligence ...
Also, in July, ISIS said it had downed a U.S. warplane resulting in the death of all personnel aboard near Iraq's Anbar Province, which was also dubbed untrue by the Pentagon. Reports Thursday suggest the Battle of Mosul, led by Iraqi forces with the ...
Maan al-Saadi said the elite Counterterrorism Forces advanced on the town of Bartalla with the aid of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and heavy artillery on the fourth day of a massive operation to retake Iraq's second-largest city. The special forces ...
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar - Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command in Anbar Province announced on Tuesday discovering a mass grave containing the remains of 80 members of the Islamic State in Heet area, west of Ramadi, and pointed out that the group is trying to ...
Since Daesh seized swathes of Syria and Iraq in mid-2014, it has been pushed back by armed groups including US-backed Kurdish fighters, Iraqi and Syrian government forces. By early October 2016, Daesh had lost 16 percent of the territory it held at the ...
The Islamic State began its drive across Iraq in December 2013, when several hundred jihadists formed an alliance in Anbar Province with former Baathists and Sunni tribal militias, all opposed to the sectarian politics of Nouri al-Maliki, the Shiite ...
1.5 million people - nearly half of all displaced - are hosted in three governorates: Anbar, Baghdad and Erbil. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq hosts over 960,000 displaced people, 29 per cent, of all displaced. Iraqi families have been generous; the vast ...
Sulaimani - Iraqi warplanes dropped 17 million leaflets over Mosul, Anbar and Hawija on Monday night (October 17) as the Iraqi Army and peshmerga forces launched the Mosul operation early on Monday. Iraqi Special Operations Forces released a ...
The battle is expected to take place in the air and on the ground, and has already been bolstered by more than a year of airstrikes against ISIS targets by Iraq and coalition forces. Having nearly cleared ISIS from Anbar and Salaheddin provinces, the ...
That cut a key supply line linking areas held by the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. IS had captured Sinjar in August 2014 and pursued a brutal campaign of massacres, enslavement and rape against its Yazidi minority.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraqi fighter jets destroyed an ISIS convoy of an estimated 45 militants in Anbar Province on the Syrian border.


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