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Iraq: Even before the Islamic State group took over her home city of Mosul, Iraqi 31-year-old Nesrine never imagined she would have a job working late into ... Nesrine is employed at a gleaming new clothing shop that has opened up on the east bank of the river Tigris - liberated from IS months before the ...
During the past few months, dozens of IS militants fled their former bases in Salahudin province and Hawijah area in the west of Kirkuk after the Iraqi forces cleared these areas during major anti-IS offensives. However, remnants of IS militants resorted to hideouts near the rivers of Tigris and Zab, as well as ...

Both rivers originate from outside Iraq, and Turkey, Iran and Syria have controlled the release of water into Iraq for decades. ... The almost-completed Daryan dam, which Iran is building on the Tigris River, 28 km away from the Iraqi-Iranian border, and the 47 km-long tunnel it has dug near it to divert the river ...
Despite the fact that the Islamic State's presence in Iraq seems virtually non-existent, the recent and ongoing operation by Iraqi forces has proved otherwise. Near the village of Knaus, Iraqi troops killed several ISIS elements at terrorist encampment on the Tigris River whilst contact with a string of Islamic ...
Mosul, Iraq -- It used to take Ahmad Meyssar just a few minutes to reach his university across a bridge over the river Tigris in Iraq's Mosul. ... Some of Mosul's bridges were blown up by Daesh extremists as they faced a nine-month Iraqi onslaught, while others were destroyed by government forces and the ...

Mosul, Iraq -- For nearly 2½ miles along the western bank of the Tigris River, hardly a single building is intact. The warren of .... The former residents pay them 1,000 Iraqi dinars (a little less than a U.S. dollar) for each family photograph or identification document they retrieve from the dust and concrete.
Warplanes are working with Syrian Kurdish and Arab militia on the ground to track down ISIS fighters, some of whom have disappeared in Sunni enclaves along the Euphrates river near the Iraq-Syria border. Others have made a dash across deserts west -- through Syrian Army lines -- and south into ...
The SDF will continue operations to clear the northern and eastern side of the Euphrates river valley. Iraqi forces will patrol throughout Iraq to ensure there is no resurgence of the terror group or rise of a similar ideology. There are still small numbers of ISIS adherents in Iraq and Syria. The Iraqi forces and ...
Bordering Mosul's Old City, his stately Ottoman-era school, where generations of Iraqi political and military leaders studied, lay in ruin. Two campus buildings had been ... On both sides of the river, gleaming rows of washing machines, space heaters and children's bikes are for sale. Restaurants, especially ...
The force will be deployed along the border with Turkey to the north, the Iraqi border to the southeast, and along the Euphrates river Valley, which ... of the SDF to a new mission in the Border Security Force as their actions against ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - ISIL] draw to a close," it said.
It used to take Ahmad Meysar just a few minutes to reach his university across a bridge over the river Tigris in Iraq's Mosul. But now - with whole districts still devastated some five months after the Islamic State group was forced out - the journey takes him over two hours as most of the vital links between the ...
Across the Nineveh region where Iraq's second-largest city is located, some "90 percent" of the 70 bridges have been totally or partially destroyed, said Marwan Abderrazaq from the local roads department. Some of Mosul's bridges were blown up by IS jihadists as they faced a nine-month Iraqi onslaught, ...
An Iraqi boy who fled Mosul violence with his family fills up his water bottle at an internally displaced camp. ... of dams and other water-holding facilities in upstream Turkey and Iran, combined with increasingly erratic rainfall across the region, mean the amount of water flowing in key Iraqi rivers has fallen by ...
14, 2016, on the Haditha Dam in western Iraq on the Euphrates river, west of Anbar Province, was foiled by US intelligence agencies. ... "During the last meeting with the minister of water resources in mid-November, we asked the Iraqi prime minister to intervene with Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

An Iraqi man stands next to his boat in a dried marsh in Hor al-Hammar area in southern Iraq. AP file photo. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraq is facing a "dangerous" water shortage, especially in areas depending on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, confirmed Iraq's Water Resources Ministry. According to the ...
"To be more precise, al-Baghdadi, according to our intelligence information, is moving between Iraq's border city of Al-Qa'im and Syria's Abu Kamal city on the Euphrates river," he stressed. Rasool added that dozens of Islamic State militants are still hiding at underground shelters in such border areas, ...
Iraqi and international technical teams are assessing the damage done ... World Bank Iraq Country manager as reported by HydroWorld.com on Tuesday. ... Darbandikhan Dam, located on the Sirwan River produces 249 MW.
According to the BBC, Rawa is the last Iraqi city left under IS control after ... the unofficial IS "cross-border province" along the Euphrates river, ...
Hinchey was also one of the most vocal opponents of the 2003 war in Iraq, and he went so far as to accuse the administration of President ...
The Iraqi oil minister has repeated his call for an extension to a cap ... be careful about the effect on the other side of the river," the minister said.
A task force comprised of members from the World Bank and Iraqi ... Dokan is on the Lesser Zab River, 220 kilometers upstream from its ...
But the Chaldean and Syriac people of the Nineveh plain in Iraq need support ... could help quell tensions on frontline between Iraqi and Kurdish forces. ... will rebuild their homes and centuries-old churches by the Tigris River.
Baghdad: Iraqi forces said on Monday they face a tough battle ... in Iraq, stretching 350-km from the Saudi border to the Euphrates river, also ...
YPG-led forces advance in eastern Syria, reach border with Iraq ... and, so far, have seized most areas of the northern Euphrates river from IS.
Baghdad: Iraqi forces said Monday they face a tough battle ... 350 kilometers (210 miles) from the Saudi border to the Euphrates river, also ...
The Iraqi national flag was raised over Rawa around midday Friday, Iraq's Joint Operation Command (IJOC) said in a statement. A spokesman for the command told CNN that engineers laid down a pontoon bridge across the Euphrates river around dawn to allow Iraqi forces to cross near the outskirts of the ...
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated his forces on retaking ... the Euphrates river Valley near the border town of Qaim that Iraqi ...
engineers in northern Iraq are carrying out repairs on a vital dam damaged by the earthquake that also devastated areas in neighbouring Iran.
Damascus, Syria (1:30 P.M.) - Five new villages were liberated in the latest push by the Iraqi armed forces in Anbar Province as ...
In the craggy mountains that separate northern Iraq from Iran, people are used ... one of several flattened homes in the Iraqi town of Darbandikhan. ... top of a dam holding back the Diyala River, raising fears that it might burst.
Turkish-Iraqi ties were heavily affected by Ankara's relations with the KRG. ... rivers is a source of longstanding conflict between Turkey, Iraq and Syria. ... The Tigris part is mainly an issue with Iraq because the river does not ...
Iraqi forces "swiftly and thoroughly" ejected ISIS fighters from al Qaim -- a ... is chunks of territory along the Euphrates river in Iraq and Syria. ... US Marines arrest Iraqi men in the center of Fallujah, Iraq, November 11, 2004.
Around Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's northern Iraqi hometown, ISIS appears ... jihadists in greater numbers than their counterparts near the river valley. ... As the rains and rivers declined, many farmers turned to wells to fill the void ...
Pope Francis is offering prayers for the dead in Iran and Iraq following the ... night has also damaged the dam holding back the Diyala River in Iraq. ... with the Iranian and Iraqi people and is prepared to help Iran if requested.
Beirut, Lebanon (6:50 P.M.) - The Iraqi armed forces have liberated another town along the Euphrates river, further securing their ...
In related news, the Iraqi Water Resources Ministry has indicated slips in a ... of the earthquake that hit the border area between Iran and Iraq's Kurdistan. ... People living near Sirwan River were informed to leave immediately ...
Such a successful action of the Iraqi Army forced Baghdadi and his ... towns along the Euphrates river and in desert areas not far from Syria.
Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The Syrian Democratic Forces militia affirmed, on Wednesday, capturing several villages east of the Euphrates river, ...
COWARDLY Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi fled Iraq in a yellow ... An intelligence source told the Iraqi media news agency how the terror ... 2016 where he called to make the "unbelievers" "blood flow as rivers".
Interventions by Iraqi federal forces in northern Iraq following the ... fish Khabur, on the Tigris River, is not an official crossing, but since the ...
The Camp Speicher massacre was its worst single atrocity in Iraq or Syria. ... Iraqi forces fought back to take Tikrit and the surrounding desert in 2015. ... up on a bluff overlooking the river, near Saddam Hussein's giant ruined ...
Desperately poor water quality has emptied the rivers of much of their contents, ... Iraq's troubled river fisheries are, of course, far from unique.
New Zealand may pull out of its joint Iraq training mission with Australia, ... Australia may lose New Zealand as a partner training Iraqi security forces to ... That leaves just the village of Rawa further down river on the opposite ...
He said his forces also fired rockets inside Syria from Qaim, the Iraqi border ... of the Euphrates river, and now from across the border with Iraq.
Hashd al-Shaabi members in al-Qaim on the Iraq-Syria border on Friday. ... clashes with ISIS in the Euphrates river valley, a conflict monitor reported. ... After exchange of artillery, ISIS pushed the Iraqi forces back across the ...
Earlier in the day, Iraqi forces also retook the nearby Husaybah ... miles) west of Baghdad in the Euphrates river Valley, has been used by IS to ...
Iraqi Kurdistan is one step closer to achieving its dearest ambition of self-determination. ... But the gestures were not enough to appease Iraq's central ... there are few clear estimates for the rivers flowing into Iraq from Iran, most are ... the Kurdish referendum; Kurdish officials fear it will further dam the river, ...


 

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