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He reportedly has the approval of the Syrian government to carry out military operations on the border with Syria. ... bombings were less than a week after an ISIS attack that killed four people and injured seven others at the headquarters of a political party in Anbar province during election campaigning. Syrian border
The Iraqi government has announced that the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council is examining an agricultural investment project covering 1 million hectares in Anbar province in western Iraq. Iraqi Planning Minister Salman al-Jumaili said the council was studying technical aspects of the project. Experts ...

In recognition of the extreme and particular threats faced by local partners like Ali, the U.S. government created special visa programs for them beginning ... Seven months later, at his request, he was transferred to Anbar province to work as a translator for the U.S. Marines at their base in Haditha, 400 ... American Troops in Iraq
Attack on Political Party Headquarters in Anbar Prompts Conversation on Election Security - On April 8, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest ... of the re-emergence of armed groups, especially within Kirkuk Province…but the Iraqi government has not requested the return of the Peshmerga yet.
RAMADI: A suicide attack targeting a political party headquarters in western Iraq has killed four people and injured seven others, including a ... Al-Hal Party headquarters," one of most prominent parties in the Sunni-majority province of Al-Anbar, a local security official told AFP on the condition of anonymity.
On the same day, news reports quoted sources as saying that 400 IS members managed to sneak from Syria into the Iraqi province of Anbar as they currently plan to resume their terrorist activities from there. Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government ... Islamic State
Anbar ( - Iraqi security forces killed on Monday 65 militants of the Islamic State (IS) group in a well-established ambush in Anbar province, according to a military source. Speaking to IKH News, the source said security forces received information about a plot by the IS militants to infiltrate ... Islamic
Anbar ( Ten people, including an security personnel as well as civilians were killed and injured in a landmine explosion, west of Anbar, a security source from the province said on Thursday. “A minefield exploded as a group of shepherds were carrying out their daily tasks at al-Sakra region, ... Islamic
According to the Defense Department, the cause of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashing in western Iraq remains under investigation. ... officials said the helicopter, which is used by the Air Force for combat search and rescue, was in transit when it went down near the town of Qaim in Anbar Province. Islamic
An Iraqi government campaign, backed by a United States-led coalition managed to retake areas occupied by the militants, ending with Rawa, IS's last ... Since 2015, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) cleared 390 priority locations in Falluja and Ramadi in Anbar province, removing more than ... Islamic
Iraqi forces capture notorious IS 'desert prince' in Anbar operation ... Iraqi forces during an operation against the Islamic State (IS) in the desert region of Anbar Province. (Photo: Archive) ... Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said his government is ready to coordinate with the Kurdistan Region to eliminate IS extremists. Islamic
The government controlled less than half the country and the jihadists stood primed to march into Baghdad. With the collapse of oil prices in 2015, .... The Suqur checkpoint separating Baghdad from Anbar province, notorious for delays and maltreatment, still shuts at sundown. But Anbar's Sunnis no longer ... Islamic
Kirkuk ( – Four civilians were wounded Sunday in a bomb explosion in Kirkuk governorate, a police spokesman was quoted as saying. Speaking to Alsumaria ... In a related development, an explosion was heard at an arms depot at al-Habbaniyah base in Anbar province. A short circuit is ... Islamic
Iraqi military officials said ISIS militants were trying to get into Anbar province through Syria, where the group also appears to be trying to re-emerge. Infiltration attempts into Iraq are likely to continue amid security concerns over ISIS fighters in Syria. In February, a small number of ISIS detainees escaped ... Islamic
Anbar ( – Four Iraqi servicemen were killed and injured Sunday in a landmine explosion in Anbar province, a source from the Anbar Operations ... A government campaign, backed by a U.S.-led international coalition and paramilitary forces, was launched in 2016 to retake IS-held regions, ... Islamic
A U.S.-led coalition task force named Task Force Lion, part of Operation Inherent Resolve, is continuing its efforts to support the Iraqi government in its fight ... In those three years, ISIS fighters subjugated the Iraqi citizens across Anbar province and one of the greatest concerns the task force had as they ... Islamic

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — ISIS remnants, sectarian divisions, and security challenges remain a challenge ahead of Iraq's May 12 elections, a US ... Force Lion, a part of the US-led international anti-ISIS coalition whose unit primarily works in Anbar province, spoke to reporters at Al Asad base on Tuesday. Islamic
“My Marines and I came to Iraq in 2003 because we thought it was the right thing to do and we served honorably,” Folsom said Tuesday at press briefing ... The U.S. still conducts regular airstrikes against pockets of ISIS fighters in Anbar province, most recently in the vicinity of the city of al Qaim, along the ... Islamic
Anbar ( The Joint Operations Command has announced arresting two Islamic State members in an airstrike in Anbar province. ... Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was launched in ... Islamic
Anbar ( – Paramilitary troops of al-Hashd al-Shaabi are reluctant to withdraw from Anbar province following the declaration of victory over Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq last year, a security source was quoted as saying Monday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told ... Islamic
The Defense Department has released the names of seven airmen who were killed Thursday when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Those who were killed include Capt. Mark K. Weber, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was ... Islamic
A litigation associate at Debevise & Plimpton in New York was one of seven soldiers killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq on March 15. ... Al-Qa'im, part of Iraq's restive Anbar province, was the last ISIS stronghold in the country until pro-government forces backed by the U.S. pushed out the extremist group late ... Islamic
Anbar ( – Iraqi intelligence agencies arrested on Sunday two terrorists and seized a large cache of explosives and missile launchers in Anbar province. In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Knooz Media, the Directorate of Military Intelligence said that its officers arrested two ... Islamic
More recently, the Iraqi government has been working to clear remnants of the terrorist group out of Western Anbar in general. U.S. conventional and ... #Huge if True! #BreakingNews: Unconfirmed reports that a #US helicopter, type CH-47 crashed moments ago near al-Qaim in #Iraq's Anbar province. Islamic
Anbar ( Seven Iraqi soldiers were killed, while seven others were wounded in an armed attack, carried out by unidentified gunmen, west of Anbar, news agencies quoted a security source from the province as saying on Thursday. “Army troops carried out a wide-scale operation in the desert, ... Islamic
BAGHDAD, March 15 (Reuters) - Iraq's oil ministry on Thursday called on companies to invest in a project to build a 70,000 barrel-per-day oil refinery in ... The Anbar refinery, near the town of Hadditha, is part of a government plan to increase the nation's oil processing capacity and reduce its oil products ... Islamic
The defeat of ISIL — despite a small insurgent pocket remaining in Kirkuk and Diyala — and the (relative) success of the Kuwait conference give Iraq the tools ... Most observers expect any attempt to create a majority government, with some parties/lists left out of the distribution of ministries and therefore in ... Islamic
Anbar ( – One policeman was killed and three others were wounded as a bomb attack targeted their police vehicle in western Anbar, ... A government campaign, backed by the US-led international coalition, was launched in 2016 to retake IS-held regions, managing to retake all havens, most ... Islamic
Anbar ( – Three border guards were injured as a landmine exploded west of Anbar, a security source from the province was quoted saying ... The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over 3 million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left ... Islamic
Although the displaced can now return to their homes in Ninevah, Anbar and Salahuddin provinces, tribes whose members were victims of the Islamic ... of “IS families” to rehabilitation camps, which poses questions about the fate of IS members, their presence and the Iraqi government's procedures for ... Islamic
US soldiers speak to a shepherd during a reconnaissance patrol in rural Anbar province on January 27, 2018. Thousands of ... Iraq's parliament called for the government to draw up a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops from the country in a resolution passed on Thursday, the speaker's office said. Islamic
The majority of Iraqis currently displaced in Anbar province by the war against Islamic State (IS) feel safer in camps than back home, aid agencies have warned, amid moves by Iraqi authorities to ... Since the Government of Iraq announced the defeat of IS, over two million Iraqis remain in displacement. Islamic
Iraqi authorities are increasing pressure on families in camps in western Anbar province, displaced during the war against the Islamic State group, ... "Though the government policy and main goal is to encourage a quick return of displaced families to their areas of origin, this must be voluntarily and not by ... Islamic
Anbar ( Two children were killed as a landmine exploded in west of Anbar, a security source from the province was quoted saying on ... Thousands of IS militants as well as Iraqi civilians were killed since the government campaign, backed by paramilitary troops and the coalition, was ... Islamic
“In Kirkuk, an ISIS suicide bomber attack on a government building was foiled by the [Iraqis], resulting in the bomber's vest detonating, killing the ... During the past 72 hours, U.S.-led coalition dynamic strikes engaged ISIS targets near Rutbah in Anbar province, the colonel said, adding that the strikes ... Islamic
Truth urged on airstrike that killed Iraqi police officers and injured the mayor in Anbar province. ... AL-BAGHDADI, Iraq — An airstrike in late January in Iraq's western Anbar region, nowhere near Islamic State (IS) territory, killed several members of the local security forces, injured the mayor and has left ... Islamic
Anbar ( Fear of revenge from tribes is holding back hundreds of displaced Iraqi families of Islamic State fighters from returning home in Anbar, a local official was quoted saying. Almaalomah website quoted Ragea al-Essawi, a member of anbar Province Council, saying that tribal feuds are ... Islamic
"The government is not going to force us to accept back people who killed men, women and children in Anbar." Some take a more moderate line -- but are still very wary. "We are not against them returning but the timing is bad and would risk provoking unrest and a return to bloodshed in the streets," said ... Islamic
RAMADI, Iraq: In Iraq's Sunni-dominated Anbar province, residents struggling to rebuild after years of Daesh (ISIS) rule are adamant: There will be no ... The militants were kicked out by pro-government forces, but five years later, in late 2013, tribal fighters allied with the group revolted against Baghdad. Islamic
Alkareem explained that Salahdin province had been neglected by the government in Baghdad, relative to Anbar province, which was liberated later. He accepted that Anbar, where ISIS had more time to do more damage and where the battle to expunge the militants was more costly, was in need of ... Islamic
Meanwhile, Sunni jihadists remain active from Hawijah to Tuz Khurmatu in northern Iraq; in eastern Iraq's Diyala province, where a group calling itself “The White Banner” has emerged; in the “Baghdad Belts” surrounding the city; and in Ramadi and other parts of Anbar province in western Iraq, she said. Islamic
Nineveh ( The pro-government paramilitary forces have killed Islamic State militants as they attempted attacking the troops on the Iraqi-Syrian ... Last month, the Iraqi Media News Agency quoted Farhan Mohamed al-Duleimi, member of the Anbar provincial council as saying that intelligence ... Islamic
Abadi's instructions came days after tribal conflicts in Iraq's southern provinces broke out over agricultural land water quotas, prompting activists in the province ... The Iraqi government is doing its best to face the drought that hit the southern provinces due to the lack of water flowing from Turkey, which is the ... Islamic
In early 2014, a few months before Daesh took over Mosul and most of Anbar province, with Iraq's armed forces nowhere to be seen, several news reports alluded to a several hundred million-dollar weapons purchase by the Iraqi government from Iran. Nouri Al-Maliki's cabinet initially confirmed the deal. Islamic
Anbar ( Fear of revenge from tribes is holding back hundreds of displaced Iraqi families of Islamic State fighters from returning home in Anbar, a local official was quoted saying. Almaalomah website quoted Ragea al-Essawi, a member of anbar Province Council, saying that tribal feuds are ... Islamic
The jihadists were kicked out by pro-government forces, but five years later, in late 2013, tribal fighters allied with the group revolted against Baghdad. The jihadists seized the chance to take over large areas of territory. But many tribes turned against Islamic State, especially as its brutality became apparent. Islamic
Anbar ( Officials at Iraq's Anbar province have recommended to resolve tribal disputes at the province before pushing forward with the repatriation of displaced ... He added that, “until present, there is no framework for tribal reconciliation, and the government is required to sponsor that issue”. Islamic
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 ... Islamic
In Iraq's western Anbar province, tribesmen starting to rebuild have warned they will take revenge on the families of ISIL fighters if they return. ... "We the fighters think that families of IS group members should be in a camp under the supervision of Iraqi government and experts such as religious leaders, ... Islamic


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