Iraqi forces launched a sweep through the western desert to flush out remaining Islamic State group fighters on Thursday, an operation the prime minister has said will spell the jihadists’ “final defeat” in the country. The arid, sparsely populated wastelands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are the last refuge of the jihadists in Iraq … Continue reading Iraq Launches Final Sweep To Flush Out IS
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday said that his government would not use military power against the Iraqi autonomous region of Kurdistan over a recent independence vote. Al-Abadi’s remark came a day after Iraqi Kurdistan warned of a major attack by the central government in Baghdad on the northern territory amid escalating tensions betweenRead More
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Iraqi Kurds voted in an independence referendum Monday, defying warnings from Baghdad and their neighbours in a historic step towards a national dream.
A mass grave with the remains of 40 bodies believed to be civilians killed by Islamic State, has been found in Iraq’s western city of Ramadi, a state media reported, citing a local official.
Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul’s Old City on Friday and said they aimed to open routes for civilians to flee Islamic State’s last stand there. U.S.-trained urban warfare units are leading the fight in the maze of narrow alleyways of the Old City, the last … Continue reading Iraqi Forces Battle Towards Heart Of Mosul’s Old City
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Syrian troops and allied militia in the south-east Syrian desert were seen securing their positions near the Tanf base, at Iraqi-Syrian border on Saturday (June 10), Syrian army handout video showed. The first units of pro-Assad alliance reached the Iraqi border on Friday (June 9), near the base where U.S. special forces train local rebels … Continue reading Syrian Army, Allies In Southeast Syria Reach Iraqi Border
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Iraqi armed forces continued on Sunday (May 28) with their operation to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement. The fall of the city would, in effect, mark the end of the Iraqi half of the “caliphate” declared nearly three years ago by Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, … Continue reading Iraqi Forces Launch Operation To Seize Last IS Enclave In Mosul
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Iraqi security forces are close to recapturing western Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Operation Inherent Resolve ground forces commander Maj.-Gen. Joseph Martin has said. Martin, the commanding general of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Operation Inherent Resolve, highlighted the Iraqi forces’ strength and resolve, according to the…