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At least 15 journalists were assaulted and seven detained while covering widespread protests across Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq between March 25 and March 27, according to CPJ research and local press freedom and human rights groups. The wave of detentions and assaults has sparked ... Iraqi Kurdistan

Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) - Iraqi security forces launched on Wednesday a military operation to hunt for dormant Islamic State (IS) militants in Diyala governorate, managing to kill a senior leader along with seven of his aides, security sources were quoted as saying. "Acting upon accurate ... Islamic
Nineveh (Iraqinews.com) - Iraqi security forces arrested on Wednesday seven militants of the Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul city as the government troops ... The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over 3 million internally displaced persons across Iraq and ... Islamic insurgents
Although the Iraqi armed forces have since recovered, the state's weakness has allowed many of these paramilitary groups continue to control ... It will not integrate in the traditional way; rather, it will become an institutionalized autonomous force, fundamentally altering Iraq's security architecture ... Militias

The US-led Coalition (CJTF-OIR) is urging the formation of a Joint Task Force between the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces, an informed Kurdish source told Kurdistan 24 ... Similarly, Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council Masrour Barzani expressed to Piatt his "concern about instability in Iraq as well as ...
Speaking to IKH News, the source said security forces received information about a plot by the IS militants to infiltrate into Iraq coming from Syria to carry out terrorists attacks. "Immediately, a security force set up an ambush on a road in Ar-Rutbah town in western Anbar province, managing to kill all the ... Islamic State
The sources said, in statements to Shafaq News, that the troops launched the operation after receiving information about a plot by IS militants to target security forces in Anbar desert. “Immediately, the troops geared up to hunt for IS plotters, who took the Anbar desert as a shelter, managing to kill 10 of them ... Islamic State
Turkey has firmly grasped the initiative in its conflict against Kurdish forces linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and statements from Ankara indicate a firm resolve to extend military operations from the northwest Syrian area of Afrin to locations in northern Syria and Iraq. Last week's roundup ... Islamic State
He said the campaign was being carried out by four security forces, led by Iraqi federal police and Rapid Response units, backed by army and Hashd al-Shaabi militias. Like Tuz Khurmatu and Kirkuk, the security situation has declined in most of the disputed territories since Iraqi forces and Hashd al-Shaabi took control of ... Islamic State
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces on Thursday foiled an attempted bombing of a Shia rituals facility and killed the attacker in Kirkuk province, a commander ... Iraq declared victory over Islamic State militants in December, ending a three-year war to retake areas occupied by the militants in 2014. Islamic State
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – An ambush by Islamic State (IS) extremists on Thursday killed at least five Iraqi security forces in the northern city of Mosul, a local security source said. According to Captain Saif al-Din al-Shammari of Iraq's border security force, a group of gunmen from the extremist group set up a ... Islamic State
Within the span of one week, 12 people, including five security force members and seven civilians, have been killed in ISIS attacks in the Jalawla, ... "If the Iraqi government requests from our higher ups in the Ministry of Peshmerga, we as the Peshmerga Forces of Kurdistan have always been ready and ... Islamic State
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces have arrested the chief editor of one of Islamic State's media outlets, security sources were quoted saying on Sunday as ... Iraq declared victory over Islamic State militants in December, but security authorities continue to purge provinces from remnant cells. Islamic State
A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels coalition aircraft over Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, March 2. The KC-10 can ... Votel commended the Iraqi security forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces for their steadfast efforts, noting they are “operating at their most effective levels.” They have ... Islamic State
KIRKUK, Iraq (AA) – Eleven Daesh militants were killed in an Iraqi security operation in the northern Kirkuk province on Thursday, according to a local police officer. The militants were intercepted at a point close to the Riyad town of Kirkuk as a result of some intelligence obtained, Police Capt. Muntazar ... Islamic State

German military will work to build up security forces loyal to Baghdad by advising Iraq's defense ministry and providing its troops with training, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told lawmakers on Thursday. The parliament in Berlin is discussing the continuation of Germany's major military ... Islamic State
Iraqis pass destroyed buildings in the old city of Mosul on March 14, 2018, eight months after the Iraqi government forces retook the city from the control of ISIL ... effort to kill civilians, soldiers or police would undermine the prime minister's push to voters that he is the best candidate to protect Iraq from attack. Islamic State
11, 2001 to the middle of 2016, the Wisconsin National Guard alone sent almost 24,000 soldiers and airmen to places like Iraq, Afghanistan and Cuba. ... Almost two years later, she was in Iraq with the 32nd Military Police Company working with, and training, Iraqi police units in and around Baghdad. Islamic State
Iraq declared victory over Islamic State militants and the recapture of all of the group's strongholds in December, but forces continue to hunt for remnant militants hiding at desert areas. IS militants have also staged occasional attacks against civilians and security forces, which stoked fears that the group my ... Islamic State
TIKRIT, Iraq, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces on Wednesday killed at least seven Islamic State (IS) militants in clashes at a village near the city of Shirqat in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a provincial ... Mohammed al-Jubouri from the media office of the provincial police command told Xinhua. Islamic State
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – In separate Islamic State (IS) attacks in eastern Iraq on Wednesday, over a dozen Iraqi security forces were killed and wounded. ... An Iraqi Parliament member for Diyala Province, Forat al-Tamimi, speaking to al-Sumeriya news agency, said five members of the Iraqi Border Police, ... Islamic State
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday, March 13, 2018, that he is reopening airports in Iraq's Kurdish region to international flights after federal ... the autonomous region's three provinces as well as in some disputed territories controlled by Iraqi Kurdish security forces but claimed by Baghdad. Islamic State
"The brigade's forces foiled a terrorist attack by ISIS gangs in armed vehicles driving toward the Al-Jaghifi border area," Popular Mobilization Forces First .... While both Iraq and Syria declared victory over ISIS late last year, soldiers and their pro-government militia allies continued to suffer casualties as they ... Islamic State
Iraq declared victory over Islamic State militants in December, ending three years of the militant's occupation of a third of the country's territories. Nineveh's Mosul, Islamic State's birthplace, was recaptured by Iraqi forces in July 2017, after more than eight months of battles. IS militants have massacred and ... Islamic State
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Two soldiers were wounded in a blast caused by a bomb that was placed by Islamic State, near Fallujah dam, south of the city, a security source from Anbar police said on Monday. Speaking to BasNews on Monday, the source said, “a bomb placed by Islamic State members went off ... Islamic State
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, shakes hands with an Iraqi air force student during an Iraqi forward area controller qualification course at Besmaya Range, Iraq, March 6, 2018. The five-day event marked the first time IFACs exercised calling in ... Islamic State
The paramilitaries supported Iraq's military in ejecting IS from areas the militants overran in 2014, when Iraqi military and police divisions deserted en masse. Mass army defections following the IS seizure of Mosul in 2014 gave thereafter the PMF a crucial role in the fight against the Islamic State. Islamic State
Such a presence would be coordinated with the Iraqi government, said the coalition, whose main force is made up of 5,000 US soldiers in Iraq. US forces occupied Iraq for eight years, ... Three years later, ISIS seized one-third of Iraq, sweeping aside Iraqi security forces. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ... Islamic State
The Iraqi Parliament's March 1st resolution calling on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to draw up a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq is unlikely to have immediate ... Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist Movement, has also called for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Iraq. Islamic State
Iraqi forces kill 6 Daesh militants in Kirkuk ... Six Daesh militants were killed in an Iraqi security operation in the northern Kirkuk province on Saturday, according to a local police officer. ... Last December, officials in Baghdad had declared that Daesh's military presence in Iraq had been all but dismantled. Islamic State
A US-supplied Abrams tank destroyed by Peshmerga forces near Pirde during clashes with Iraqi armed forces in October 2017 was removed and taken ... ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iraq is not able to maintain its fleet of US-made tanks after foreign contractors have left and Baghdad has not adhered to US ... Islamic State
... The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be sending more troops to Iraq later this year as part of international efforts to deal with terrorism at its source. At home, the SAF and the Singapore Police Force will conduct routine joint training sessions to arm soldiers with the skills to carry out homeland security ... Islamic State
The two-minute video was no different from the videos in which Islamic State captives were paraded by the peshmerga or the Iraqi forces. The room was dim, the 12 women — including a teenager — and the five men were terrified of the police officer ordering them to give their names, place of residence ... Islamic State
Iraq orders armed forces to tackle foreign fighters at borders amid World War 3 fears. IRAQI forces are poised to ... against Turkish targets. Mr Abadi's office quoted him as having said to Mr Yildirim: "Iraqi security forces have been instructed not to allow the presence of foreign fighters in the border region.” ... Islamic State
Several civilians and members of the security forces confirmed to Al-Monitor that non-local PMUs are still in the city. The Asaib Ahl al-Haq flags that had lined the main bridge into the city for weeks after its liberation from IS are gone, but multiple sources say that various non-local PMU factions are in the ... Islamic State
Questions linger on airstrike that killed local police in Iraq's Anbar ... Truth urged on airstrike that killed Iraqi police officers and injured the mayor in Anbar province. ... A poster in the al-Baghdadi police headquarters shows several officers of the Anbar security forces and al-Baghdadi Police Chief Col. Islamic State
Iraqi security forces killed two Daesh terrorists late Monday in the Hawija district of Kirkuk province, Anadolu reports. Muntazar es-Saadi, media spokesman for the Second Division of the Counterterrorism Police, told Anadolu Agency that security forces began searching near An-Najatiyah village in the ... Islamic State
A U.S.-led coalition partner force member pulls security during basic infantry training led by German army trainers near Irbil, Iraq, Dec. 5, 2017. Army photo by ... In the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Iraqi forces destroyed an ISIS-held cave network and weapons cache, the colonel said. “In Kirkuk, an ISIS ... Islamic State
He made statements on issues related to Iraq's internal affairs, including the upcoming elections, which sparked controversy in the Iraqi political scene. “We will not allow liberals and communists to govern in Iraq,” Velayati said during a speech Feb. 17 at the Founding Conference of the Iraqi Assembly of ... Islamic State
Iraqi forces today gunned down two suicide bombers near the northern city of Mosul, according to a military officer. Two men wearing explosive belts attempted to attack a main headquarters of security forces in Tahona village in the northern Makhmour district, south-east of Mosul, Captain Saad Shahm ... Islamic State
The battle of Mosul, in which the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the U.S.-led coalition defeated the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), has ... but the standard-bearers were the Iraqi Army's 9th Division (Armored), the CTS, and units from the Federal Police, to include the 5th Federal Police Division. Islamic State
A U.S.-led coalition partner force member pulls security during basic infantry training led by German army trainers near Irbil, Iraq, Dec. 5, 2017. Army photo by ... In the Middle Euphrates River Valley, Iraqi forces destroyed an ISIS-held cave network and weapons cache, the colonel said. “In Kirkuk, an ISIS ... Islamic State
Iraqi security forces killed two Daesh terrorists late Monday in the Hawija district of Kirkuk province. Muntazar es-Saadi, media spokesman for the Second Division of the Counterterrorism Police, told Anadolu Agency that security forces began searching near An-Najatiyah village in the Elbu-Hamdan area ... Islamic State
Iraqi security forces killed two Daesh terrorists late Monday in the Hawija district of Kirkuk province, Anadolu reports. Muntazar es-Saadi, media spokesman for the Second Division of the Counterterrorism Police, told Anadolu Agency that security forces began searching near An-Najatiyah village in the ... Islamic State
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi police forces arrested on Sunday two senior Islamic State (IS) leaders and a fugitive from an Iraqi prison in Baghdad, the Iraqi ... The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over 3 million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left ... Islamic State
Questions linger on airstrike that killed local police in Iraq's Anbar ... Truth urged on airstrike that killed Iraqi police officers and injured the mayor in Anbar province. ... A poster in the al-Baghdadi police headquarters shows several officers of the Anbar security forces and al-Baghdadi Police Chief Col. Islamic State
About 500 soldiers will soon head to Iraq to help security forces build upon victories against ISIS, also known as the Islamic State or Daesh. ... professional security forces, not just an Army, but border guards, federal police, police forces, so they can secure the nation to allow the Iraqi people to rebuild their ... Islamic State
The Turkish General Staff said the terrorists had fled from PKK shelters in northern Iraq and surrendered to security forces in Silopi district of southeastern Sirnak province. The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Islamic State


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