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An Iraqi refugee who fled Mosul, the last major Iraqi city under the control of the Islamic State (IS) group, due to the Iraqi government forces offensive to retake the city, washes laundry between tents at the UN-run Al-Hol refugee camp in Syria's ...
According to a statement issued by the Kurdish regional government (KRG), Simonnet informed Kurdish officials that EU member states would continue to support Kurdish peshmerga forces in the ongoing campaign to retake Iraq's northern city of Mosul from ...
Arbil: Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a new offensive Sunday on a town near Mosul as part of a massive operation aimed at retaking the country's second largest city from Daesh. The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said they launched a dawn ...
Iraqi special forces shelled militant positions before dawn near Bartella, a historically Christian town east of Mosul that they had retaken last week.

Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps. 18 October ... Kurdish forces taking part in the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State militants are besieging a key town to the north-east. ... Abdul Wahhab al-Saadi told ...
US-Backed Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Continue the Fight for Mosul. More. More villages were liberated today as the battle wages on for the largest ISIS stronghold in Iraq. 1:47 | 10/23/16. Share. Title. Description. Share From. Share With. facebook. Tweet.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah says that Turkish involvement in Syria is a thinly veiled land grab designed to establish Turkish dominance over both the IS-held Iraqi city of Mosul and the divided Syrian city of Aleppo. Nasrallah, in a Saturday ...
Kurdish fighters said they had taken the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from Islamic State on Sunday as coalition forces pressed their offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold in Iraq. Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdish region, told U.S ...
(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces are deployed in 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 po ...
Kurdish forces taking part in the offensive to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants are besieging a key town to the north. peshmerga fighters have surrounded Bashiqa, which lies on a crucial supply route only 12km (8 miles ...
(AP) Iraqi and Kurdish forces advanced on a town near Mosul on Sunday as part of an operation to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group, which staged an assault in western Iraq that appeared to be another diversionary attack. The Kurdish ...
As Iraqi forces battled to tighten the noose around Mosul, Kurdish forces claimed to have captured the town of Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul, from the Islamic States on Sunday.
The Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, said they launched a dawn offensive on two fronts to the north-east of Mosul, near the town of Bashiqa. Major General Haider Fadhil, of Iraq's special forces, said they also attacked ... Over the last week, Iraqi ...
Near Mosul, Iraq (CNN) Kurdish peshmerga forces are within five miles (eight kilometers) of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi city from ISIS control. ... Two ...

Kurdish forces have carried out new attacks on positions of so-called Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq to retake the town of Bashiqa, near Mosul. Kurdish peshmerga ... in Bashiqa. The Iraqi PM had rejected an offer of Turkish involvement on Saturday ...
Turkish artillery has hit militant positions in the northern Iraqi city of Bashiqa near Mosul after Kurdish peshmerga forces asked for support, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said in televised comments Sunday.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Turkey is ready to "take measures" in northern Iraq because Ankara is not satisfied with promises from the United States and Baghdad about the role of Kurdish militants and Shi'ite militia fighters in the ...
Iraqi , Kurdish forces say they feel let down by level of U.S.-led air support. Loveday Morris and Thomas Gibbons-Neff.
Moreover, it would be impossible to hide a force of about 30,000 Iraqi and Kurdish troops that have been massing for weeks on the outskirts of Mosul, gradually encircling the city while conducting artillery fire and airstrikes to soften up enemy ...
peshmerga fighters had retaken this northern Iraqi village from ISIS on Monday. Sometimes Islamic State ... As Iraqi and Kurdish forces advance on Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, the task of clearing surrounding villages littered with IEDs is a ...
The about-face was part of a larger repositioning as the Islamic State loses ground, not only in Syria but also in Iraq, where forces backed by the United States began a drive on Monday to oust the group from the sprawling and strategically vital city ...
Kurdish peshmerga fighters stand on top of a military vehicle as they advance towards villages surrounding Mosul, in Khazer, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) east of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. The Iraqi military and the country's Kurdish forces ...
KHAZER, Iraq - Iraqi and Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes launched coordinated military operations early Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway. But the battle is ...
BADANA PICHWK, Iraq - Kurdish forces on Monday morning began advancing on a string of villages east of Mosul, the start of a long-awaited campaign to reclaim Iraq's second-largest city from the Islamic State, which seized it more than two years ago ...
Thousands of Iraqi and Kurdish forces are preparing for a looming battle to dislodge Islamic State (IS) fighters from Hawija, a predominantly Sunni town that is the militant group's largest stronghold in Iraq after Mosul. "We are fighting to save ...
A US defence official said the soldier, whole name and role was not specified, was one of about 100 members of the US armed forces currently 'embedded' with Iraqi government and Kurdish peshmerga forces engaged in the offensive. Their stated role is to ...
And after the fall of President Saddam Hussein in 2003, Kirkuk became a disputed territory as the Kurdish regional government in Iraq and the central government of Baghdad claimed it. The dispute has yet to be settled. Grosso titled his photo series ...
Mosul, Iraq - OCTOBER 20: Kurdish peshmerga forces move forward from an assembly point as they prepare to begin an assault to recapture the village of Tiskharab from ISIS on October 20, 2016 near Mosul, Iraq. Kurdish and Iraqi forces, supported by ...
Islamic State militants have reportedly taken control of buildings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, including a police building and security base.
Kurdish peshmerga forces have also launched a large-scale operation in the area, targeting IS from a ridgeline, pushing towards the city from the northeast. They were expecting resistance from snipers and suicide bombers. The fighting around the Iraqi ...
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. ... Hoshyar Zebari, a ...
Iraqi government forces are mostly fighting south of Mosul and were trying on Wednesday to clear the region of Shora, 40km (25 miles) south of the city, a military statement said. Kurdish peshmerga fighters were deployed on the eastern and northern ...
The village had been home to several hundred members of the Shabak tribe, an ethnic minority only found in Iraqi Kurdistan. While the Sunni Shabak community identifies as Kurdish, Shia Shabaks consider themselves a unique ethno-religious group. "It is ...
Barzani pointed out that the Kurds have establishes a joint committee with Baghdad to deal with potential problems during the offensive on the city and coordinate the Kurdish peshmerga and Iraqi security forces. The Islamic State, also known as Daesh ...
In an interview with ARA News on Wednesday, Commander Talal Silo, an official SDF spokesman, also said that the SDF intends to police the Syrian-Iraqi border in order to catch fleeing jihadists. "The ongoing battle for Mosul in Iraq doesn't have any ...
NAWARAN, Iraq - Kurdish forces opened a new front in the Mosul campaign on Thursday morning as thousands of pesh merga fighters began to attack from the north.
peshmerga fighters had retaken this northern Iraqi village from ISIS on Monday. Sometimes Islamic State ... As Iraqi and Kurdish forces advance on Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, the task of clearing surrounding villages littered with IEDs is a ...
The peshmerga commander of the Bashiqa operation, General Bahram Ali Siyasi, told ARA News on Tuesday that thousands of Kurdish soldiers would soon advance west, seizing the whole district. The commander added that ... fled to the Kurdistan Region ...
This is, perhaps, because they are Kurds: among 40 million people spread across three countries without a country of their own. The nearest thing they have is the Iraqi Kurdish regional government. Its leaders have said they intend to keep what they ...
Kurdish and Iraqi military forces launched the much-anticipated offensive Monday in a bid to free Iraq's second-largest city from the clutches of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The operation is seen as a ... Local media reported that the ...
BADANA, Iraq - This farming village east of Mosul was turned into a bunker during more than two years of Islamic State rule: A network of tunnels and cramped living quarters betrays an extremist group increasingly forced to operate underground by a ...
The Kurdish pesh merga forces started their advance by moonlight, in the early hours of Monday. East of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, columns of tanks and trucks lumbered their way toward the objective: clearing villages of militants before any ...
The about-face was part of a larger repositioning as the Islamic State loses ground, not only in Syria but also in Iraq, where forces backed by the United States began a drive on Monday to oust the group from the sprawling and strategically vital city ...
Displaced Iraqi Christians take part in celebrations on October 18, 2016 in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, to mark the liberation of Qaraqosh, that was Iraq's largest Christian town before it was overrun by the ...
"There is complete destruction of infrastructure in those areas; 80 percent of buildings are razed to the ground in some villages," Kurdish commander Khalil Mustafa said Tuesday, speaking from the front line in Khazir, 48 kilometers (30 miles ...
The efforts by the Iraqi security forces are ongoing to retake the towns of Hamam al-Aleel, al-Namrud and al-Hamdaniya.


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