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"The big battles may be over, but I am seeing that their consequences are certainly not. For all the massive destruction I saw in Ramadi and Fallujah, I saw a lot of reconstruction already taking place, and that's a testimony to the resilience of the Iraqi people. However, beyond reconstruction there is a ...
I knew in my head that Ramadi was a dangerous place. I had prepared myself for the inevitability of losing Marines—or at least I thought I had. Now one had died, and it felt like a part of me had gone missing. Cpl. Dustin Libby—22 years old from Maine—had taken a fatal bullet during a grueling four-hour ...

Marine veteran visits Lejeune to sign book on combat experiences in Ramadi. Photo by Chris DeWitt | Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:00 am. Retired Maj. Scott Huesing stands at the Marine Shop on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune to sign copies of his new book “Echo in Ramadi,” Feb. 26.
RAMADI, Iraq: In Iraq's Anbar province, visitors can be hard pressed to find a hotel room as tribal tradition makes housing guests a point of honor. The western region along the Syrian border was long held by Daesh (ISIS) militants, and few outsiders managed to venture into its capital Ramadi until the ...
IS killed 16 members of the Albu Nimr tribe, one of the most prominent tribes near the city of Ramadi in Anbar province, in early December 2014. They were found dead in a well 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the western town of Hit after IS had kidnapped them. Albu Nimr tribe member Omar al-Anbari ...
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – A SWAT force arrested on Monday night a senior Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda commander in central Ramadi, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Baghdad Today news website on Tuesday, the source said, “Adnan al-Marawi, a senior leader in the Islamic State ...

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) At least fifteen persons were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing in Ramadi city, west of Anbar, a medical source has said. “The terrorist attack, which took place in the evening on Street 40 in Ramadi left one victim and 14 others wounded from civilians and security personnel,” ...
French anthropologist Dawood Hosham, who is of Iraqi origin, highlights the “tribal” nature of cities like Ramadi when explaining the importance placed on hospitality. “Under these circumstances, it is inconceivable that a visitor should be looking for a hotel, where local traditions dictate the duty of hospitality ...
Ramadi: In Iraq's Anbar province, visitors can be hard pressed to find a hotel room as tribal tradition makes housing guests a point of honour. The western region along the Syrian border was long held by Daesh, and few outsiders managed to venture into its capital Ramadi until the extremists were pushed ...
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Police forces in Anbar have thwarted gunmen attack against patrol that transfers inmates in Ramadi city, Anbar, a security source said on Sunday. Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “Anbar police patrol was transferring inmates on way back from Ramadi court after they ...
SULAIMANI – As many as 3.3 million Iraqi people have returned to their areas of origin until 31 January and nearly 2.5 million people continue to live in displacement, said International Organization for Migration (IOM). Around 125,000 returned during the month of January – mainly to the four governorates ...
A native of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, Ithawi was the group's “minister” in charge of religious edicts and headed an ISIL committee that decided on senior appointments, according to the official. He had fled the group's now-shattered “caliphate” in Syria and was living under his brother's name in northern ...
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) At least fifteen persons were killed and wounded in a suicide bombing in Ramadi city, west of Anbar, a medical source has said. “The terrorist attack, which took place in the evening on Street 40 in Ramadi left one victim and 14 others wounded from civilians and security personnel,” ...
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Security troops have arrested three Islamic State members during an operation, east of Ramadi, a local source from Anbar province said on Wednesday. “Troops carried out a campaign at refugee camps at al-Habbaniya region, east of Ramadi, after intelligence authorities gathered ...
According to local authorities and security agencies in Anbar, in the last two and half months (since mid-November 2017), an estimated 3,178 families left the camps in Anbar and returned to their areas of origin in addition to closure of seven IDPs camps in Khaldiyah and Ramadi in Anbar. While the majority ...
However, "the fact that Iraqis successfully rebuffed a coordinated ISIS [ISIL] attack on Ramadi (Anbar province) in September without any foreign assistance shows they are far more capable now than before, even when they do not receive intelligence in advance,” he told The National. On Saturday the army ...
As ISIS was pushed back from Tikrit and then from Sunni strongholds in Fallujah, Ramadi and finally Mosul, it was Shiite fighters—prominently backed by Iran—who led the way. Many Shiites now view the victory not only as a force of will but as an act of God. Jassem's brigade, Liwa Ali al-Akhbar, is affiliated ...

He took a leave from that agency in 2010 to serve as a police advisor to Iraqi law enforcement agencies in Ramadi, Baghdad, Kurdistan and Mosul. During his time there he risked his life during an improvised explosive device attack on an Army convoy in order to save the life of a badly injured soldier.
Once established there, Daesh swept across the border into Iraq and seized Fallujah, Ramadi and Tikrit. He reacted only after Daesh captured Mosul and threatened Baghdad. Iran has dispatched militiamen and Revolutionary Guard officers and soldiers to contain and eliminate Daesh and Nusra in both ...
A member from the Iraqi security forces holds an Iraqi flag in the city of Ramadi. Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants have brought down the biggest Iraqi flag that was raised by Iraqi troops in a region in south of Mosul after liberation, a source from Nineveh police said on Monday. Speaking on ...
Members of the Iraqi forces and the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) ride on infanty-fighting vehicles (IFV) near theIraqi-Syrian border. (AFP Photo). RAMADI, Iraq, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Eight people were killed mistakenly and 10 wounded Saturday when a U.S. and Iraqi joint force clashed with ...
MSF has opened a new field office in Ramadi city, the capital of Anbar province. We are opening a new mental health unit in Ramadi Teaching Hospital to provide specialised mental healthcare to patients with moderate and severe mental health disorders, including psychiatric care. Updates on existing ...
In this episode of the Mandatory Fun podcast, we speak with Scott Huesing, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Major with 24 years of service as an enlisted and commissioned officer. During his career spanning ten deployments, he operated in over 60 countries worldwide. Throughout his numerous ...
In an interview in Ramadi, provincial police chief Gen. Hadi Rizej Kessar told Al-Monitor, “We decided to close all IDP camps and send families back to their homes because the security is now good. But if we have some families that remain in the camps, we can arrange for them to vote inside the camps.”.
In cities like Ramadi, Tikrit, and Deir ez-Zor, where ISIS was under fire and struggling to maintain control, its rule brought economic decay. Satellite images of the main market in Ramadi, for example, showed a ghost town. Commercial trucks all but disappeared from the roads in Tikrit. And in Deir ez-Zor, the ...
The dynamic nature of the conflict has dictated the trend of returns. Returns have been sustained since July 2016, when the campaign against ISIL intensified, with the periods October–November 2016 (aftermath of the offensive to retake the Anbar districts of Ramadi, Heet and Fallujah as well as eastern ...
The dynamic nature of the conflict has dictated the trend of returns. Returns have been sustained since July 2016, when the campaign against ISIL intensified, with the periods October–November 2016 (aftermath of the offensive to retake the Anbar districts of Ramadi, Heet and Fallujah as well as eastern ...
As people continue to return to major cities such as Ramadi, Fallujah, Mosul, Tel Afar and Hawija, the threat posed by explosive hazards remains a significant concern. Considering the extent of the contamination, it is estimated that these areas will still need many years of survey and clearance operations ...
A U.S. Marine tries to drive a disabled Humvee that was attacked in a coordinated ambush in Ramadi against American troops. ABACA PRESS/PA Images. All rights reserved.A quick declaration of military victory was a feature of United States strategy following the rapid early campaigns against the Taliban ...
The Logistics Cluster has been active in Iraq since 2014 to support the humanitarian community in responding to the country's ongoing needs. Logistics constraints, mainly caused by limited access, an unstable security situation and damaged/destroyed infrastructure in affected areas, remain a leading ...
“Troops of the 29th brigade and intelligence of Jazira Operations of the army, backed by tribes, carried out an operation that targeted al-Mahboubiya region in Hit Island, west of Ramadi, which left around 13 Islamic State militants killed and underground hideouts and tunnels destroyed,” Mohamed ...
When fighting stops, there is so much to do. During the battle for Ramadi last year, the Al-Rajaa school for girls was on the front line. It suffered huge damage. The school director, Zainab Faisai, has worked there for 36 years, and she was one of the last to leave. “Last year we were working in a primitive ...
Islamic State group fighters seized areas around Ramadi, west of Baghdad, on Wednesday in an apparent attempt at a diversion from offensives on its last Iraqi footholds but were swiftly defeated, security sources said. The jihadist infiltrators briefly occupied three areas near the city, which is the capital of ...
RAMADI/FALLUJA, Iraq – Ibrahim Khalil points to the half-destroyed building that used to be his family's home in the Al Aramil neighbourhood of Ramadi, 110 kilometres west of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. “Our house was full of life; we were very proud of it and wanted for nothing,” he says. The 25-year-old ...
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – A SWAT force arrested on Monday night a senior Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda commander in central Ramadi, a security source was quoted as saying. Speaking to Baghdad Today news website on Tuesday, the source said, “Adnan al-Marawi, a senior leader in the Islamic State ...
Omar Shihan Al-Alwani, who fought against the Daesh group, speaks to journalists in the city of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar governorate. ... Ramadi, Iraq — In Iraq's Anbar province, residents struggling to rebuild after years of the Daesh (the so-called IS) group rule are adamant: there will be no return ...
RAMADI - In Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province, residents struggling to rebuild after years of Islamic State group rule are adamant: there will be no return for the families of jihadists. Omar Shihan al-Alwani, who fought against the group, warned that revenge awaits the relatives of ISIS fighters who try to ...
RAMADI, Iraq, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Eight people were killed mistakenly and 10 wounded Saturday when a U.S. and Iraqi joint force clashed with local police and paramilitary tribal fighters in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said. The incident took place after midnight when a U.S. ...
On 28 January 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) officially handed over total 200 housing units in Ramadi and Fallujah, Anbar Governorate, rehabilitated under the project titled "Promoting Urban Recovery and Resilience in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq" generously ...
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Over eighty displaced families have returned back to several regions in Anbar province, the media department announced. “81 displaced families returned back from al-Amiriya camps back to their regions in Ramadi, Ankour, al-Hasa and Falluja,” the department said in a statement.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A kidnapped policeman was found shot dead north of Ramadi city on Sunday, a security source told SNG website. “The police officer, who was kidnapped by an armed group while going out of his house 10 days ago, was found shot dead Sunday at Albu Aitha region north of ...
Children play inside a camp in al-Jami'a district in western Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 18, 2017. Despite facing some difficulties and problems, some Iraqi children displaced from Mosul and Ramadi can enjoy peaceful life and receive education in a camp in al-Jami'a district in western Baghdad. The camp, which ...
NEW YORK – A chill filled the air as a Blackhawk helicopter landed with a roar in Iraq that afternoon in 2006, carrying a USO troupe from Ramadi where fierce fighting was underway. Inside the aircraft was a group that included a couple of Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, model Leeann Tweeden and ...
A military source told Alsumaria News that forces from the 7th division and tribal troops headed towards the city of Rawa (230 Km west of Ramadi) on the Syrian borders. The source said the forces are backed by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aviation. Iraqi troops, backed by a U.S.-led coalition, took over IS's ...
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Embassy of Japan in Iraq organized a joint press conference to mark the inauguration of the returnees' shelter site in Al Karama, Ramadi, and to acknowledge the significant contributions that the Government of Japan has provided ...
A year later the Iraqi government, with substantial help from the US-led coalition, had managed to retake Ramadi (February), Fallujah (June) ...
Over the next four months, ISIS would capture At Tanf and Palmyra in Syria, and Ramadi in Iraq—following a “battle” in which a small ISIS band ...
Members of an Iraqi counterterrorism unit on patrol in Ramadi in December 2015. ... When Islamic State militants were pushed from Ramadi, ...
Ramadi (IraqiNews.com) Two Iraqi civilians were wounded on Tuesday when an explosive device went off west of Ramadi, Anbar province, ...
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Three suicide bombers were killed as they were attempting to attack military units in west of Ramadi, Ikhnews website ...


 

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