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British suicide bomber in Iraq had won compensation for Guantanamo stay
Reuters - 2017-02-22 13:25
LONDON/CAIRO (Reuters) - An Islamic State suicide bomber from Britain who blew himself up in an attack on Iraqi forces this week had been given compensation for his detention in the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Western security sources said on Wednesda ...

52,000 Aditional Iraqi Troops Deployed in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-22 13:08
A total of 60,000 soldiers are taking part in the operation MOSUL — An additional 52,000 troops have joined the 10,000 in the battle to reclaim western Mosul from Islamic State (IS) militants. "A total of 60,000 soldiers are taking part in the operation" ...

Families flee as Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul airport
NRT - 2017-02-22 13:01

Aerial bombardment destroys ISIS convoy in western Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi fighter jets on Wednesday destroyed an ISIS brigade convoy near Mosul International Airport, a local source said. Fighter jets intensively bombarded ISIS posts near the airport of Mosul and damaged ten vehicles loaded with ammunition an ...

Iraqi forces brace for surge of families fleeing west Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-22 11:46
ISIS executed 40 people this week who tried to flee ...

Lawmaker expects ‘dangerous future’ as Iraqi debts exceed $100 billion
Rûdaw - 2017-02-22 11:46
Iraq's 2017 is budget nearly $85 billion, with $72 billion revenue estimates ...

Iraq refutes Turkey’s sectarian allegations against Iran
KurdPress - 2017-02-22 10:43
The Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman has rejected as “wrong” and “unreasonable” Turkey’s recent allegations that Iran is involved in spreading sectarianism in the Middle East. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (February 22)
NRT - 2017-02-22 08:17

Western Mosul Operational Update – 19th February
The Global Coalition - 2017-02-21 23:06
Western Mosul Operational Update as of close Sunday Feb 19th – courtesy of the War Media Cell of the Iraqi Armed Forces 1. Federal Police and Emergency Response Division Axis: Units were able to liberate the villages of Lazaka, Karama, Albu Jawari, Jamas ...

British Museum Helps Iraqi Archaeologists to Save Mosul Heritage
BAS News - 2017-02-21 22:45
ERBIL — Specialists from the British Museum have been training Iraqi archaeologists in high-tech methods to preserve ancient artifacts. The Meseum of Mosul, which is the second largest museum in Iraq and some of the contents of which were destroyed by Is ...

Iraqi Official Calls Turkey’s Recent Remarks On Iran “Unreasonable”
BAS News - 2017-02-21 22:24
LEEDS — The Spokesperson of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Ahmad Jamal, publicly rejected Turkey’s recent allegations that Iran is involved with spreading sectarianism in the Middle East.Jamal said in a statement released on Tuesday that the remarks made by ...

At Least 7 Killed And 12 Injured In Bomb Blast in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-21 21:14
BAGHDAD — At least 7 civilians were killed and another 12 injured in a car bomb explosion at a crowded street in the western parts of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Tuesday , a police source said.According to the source who spoke to Xinhua on condi ...

A Blast Injures Four Civilians in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-21 19:34
The blast was perpetrated by an IED BAGHDAD — Four people were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast north of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Tuesday, a police source said.The police source who spoke to AL Sumaria News on condition o ...

Iraqi forces reach vicinity of Mosul airport - military
NRT - 2017-02-21 19:22

Iraqi forces consolidate their position in preparation for Mosul airport offensive
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 18:19
ISIS used a combination of sniper fire and suicide bombers to try and stop the advance ...

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani |
Whitehouse - 2017-02-21 17:53

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State set to storm airport, clear way to western Mosul
Reuters - 2017-02-21 17:01
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq, BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust ...

Retaking Mosul Airport 'Matter of Hours': Commander
BAS News - 2017-02-21 15:47
50 IS militants killed in the airport MOSUL — The Iraqi federal police stated that the troops will storm Mosul airport in the next few hours after the Islamic State (IS) militants were targeted intensely by the international coalition airstrikes and fede ...

Kirkuk Asayish Arrests IS Terrorist, Former Iraqi Soldier
BAS News - 2017-02-21 15:47
He was trying to enter central Kirkuk KIRKUK — Security Forces of Kirkuk province released a statement, announcing the arrest of a "terrorist" of the Islamic State (IS) in the city. Relying on precise intelligence, "our forces managed to arrest an IS ter ...

Iraqi forces 2km from Mosul airport
Rûdaw - 2017-02-21 13:52

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army seizes key town of Abu Saif
BBC - 2017-02-21 12:54
Iraqi troops now have direct sight of western Mosul, the last area of the city under IS control. ...

Iraqi Air Forces intensively shell ISIS targets in Mosul Airport
Waar Media - 2017-02-21 12:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi Air Forces on Tuesday carried out intensive shelling on ISIS sites in Mosul International Airport in western the city. In statements on Tuesday, Iraqi Captain Mosaeb Hamid al-Noamani said Iraqi F-16 warplanes carried out at dawn Tuesday ...

Iraq supports Russia in preserving ceasefire in Syria: foreign ministry
KurdPress - 2017-02-21 08:51
Iraqi leaders support Russia’s intent to secure the ceasefire in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (February 21)
NRT - 2017-02-21 08:48

The Latest: Pence meets leaders of Iraq, Iraqi Kurds - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
WTHR - 2017-02-21 04:13

Iraqi forces reach vicinity of Mosul airport
Reuters - 2017-02-21 00:54
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces reached the vicinity of Mosul airport on Monday after dislodging Islamic State fighters from a nearby hill, the Iraqi military said in a statement. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan releases ‘reform’ report for government institutions
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-20 23:31

Two days into Phase 3: Iraqi forces ready to retake airport, perimeter of west Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 21:38
the initial mission for the Iraqi forces has concluded, paving the way for the next page ...

ISF Retakes Strategic Villages South Of Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-20 21:24
MOSUL — The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) recaptured three strategically important villages south of the city of Mosul as part of the ongoing offensive against the Islamic State (IS) in Western Mosul, an Iraqi army source said. The representative of the Ir ...

Iraqi PM says US-Iraqi alliance essential to fighting ISIS
NRT - 2017-02-20 21:15

Tehran and Baghdad Sign MoU on Kirkuk Oil Export to Iran
BAS News - 2017-02-20 21:02
The two countries agreed to study the construction of a pipeline ERBIL — A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday by the Iraqi oil minister and his Iranian counter-part to study the construction of a pipeline between the two countries for ...

Iraqi children use art to help recover from effects of conflict
NRT - 2017-02-20 17:11

Iraqi forces take key village south of Mosul airport
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 15:56
ISIS militants can be seen fleeing on motorcycles ...

Iraqi forces enter last village, advance towards Mosul airport
NRT - 2017-02-20 15:33

Mosul: Iraqi Troops Storm Biggest Military Camp in North
BAS News - 2017-02-20 14:09
25 IS militants were killed in the confrontations MOSUL — On the second day of the west Mosul operation, the Iraqi counter-terrorism troops managed to retake two more villages in south of Mosul and started storming the biggest Iraqi army base in northern ...

Iranian oil minister arrives in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-02-20 14:05
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zanganeh, arrived in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Monday, February 20. ...

Iraq receives 1st batch of T-50 aircrafts
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: The Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee asserted on Monday that Baghdad had received the first batch of the South Korean T-50 jets. In statements, member of the committee Majid el Gharawi said the aircrafts arrived to Umm Qasr P ...

Rosneft starts drilling first exploration well in Iraq
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 13:54
WAAR-DUHOK: Rosneft Group’s company started drilling the first exploration well of Iraqi Block 12, the oil producer reported Monday. According to the report, the plan is to complete the drilling of Salman-1 well in July 2017. In June 2012, the right for ...

Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport
NRT - 2017-02-20 11:58

Iraqi forces will face ISIS suicide bombers, IEDs as they target Mosul airport
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 11:38
some 25,000 children and 14,000 elderly in Mosul have starved to death ...

Mattis in Baghdad to confirm military assistance, not ‘seize Iraqi oil’
Rûdaw - 2017-02-20 11:38
Before he arrived in Baghdad, Mattis said his country was not here to seize Iraqi oil ...

US Defense Secretary Arrives in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-20 11:25
He is expected to review war on IS with Iraqi officials ERBIL — Following the Munich Security Conference, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday on an unannounced visit. The aim behind Mattis' visit to Iraq is a ...

US defense minister arrives in Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-20 11:04
WAAR-DUHOK: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq’s leaders. Mattis’ arrived on an unannounced visit in Iraq ...

Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport
Reuters - 2017-02-20 09:23
SOUTH OF MOSUL/BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought Islamic State fighters on Monday to clear the way to Mosul's airport, on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (February 20)
NRT - 2017-02-20 08:10

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army pushes closer to IS bastion
BBC - 2017-02-20 06:48
The second day of the government's assault on the IS stronghold begins with artillery fire. ...

SAS troops to fight alongside Iraqi and Kurdish fighters to free Iraq's second largest city from ISIS
Thesun - 2017-02-20 04:50

Iraqi forces face army of 1800 ISIS militants, 200 suicide bombers in West Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 22:54
The real fight will begin when Iraqi forces reach the edges of western districts of Mosul ...

Iraqi army kills 93 ISIS militants in Mosul, says defence ministry
NRT - 2017-02-19 20:59

Tens of Prisoners Escape IS in West Mosul After Coalition Airstrike
BAS News - 2017-02-19 20:44
MOSUL — Tens of prisoners held by Islamic State (IS) militants in western Mosul fled after heavy airstrikes dispersed extremists from the site, a security source said. Iraqi army commander Abdulsalam Jabouri revealed the airstrike took place as part of w ...

IED Explosions Kill Two in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-19 19:50
Several other civilians are reportedly injured BAGHDAD — At least two Iraqi civilians lost their lives on Sunday as the result of two separate terrorist attacks in Baghdad, security sources confirmed. The first blast occurred in a local livestock market ...

Peshmerga Not Part of Western Mosul Operation: Official
BAS News - 2017-02-19 17:00
The Kurdish forces will be staying on their current position with no advancement ERBIL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces are not taking part in the new military offensive by the Iraqi army aiming at the liberation of western Mosul, said a Kurdish official. “Pes ...

Russian President Envoy “Bogdanov” Arrives Baghdad
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 14:27
WAAR-DUHOK: Russian President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East Michael Bogdanov arrived in Baghdad on Sunday. The Russian president’s envoy is expected to hold talks with Iraqi officials on the latest security and military developments in Iraq as well ...

[Video] Iraqi forces engage in fierce clashes with ISIS in offensive for western Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-19 13:47

Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul airport
NRT - 2017-02-19 13:47

Fighting Breaks out inside Iraqi Parliament Between Kurdish and Shite MPS
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-19 13:44

Iraqi Troops Making Gains Against IS in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-19 13:44
Iraqi military launched an operation today to liberate west Mosul MOSUL — Mosul Operation Command announced the liberation of a number of villages around the western coast of Mosul on Sunday, the first day of the west Mosul offensive. The Iraqi troops ha ...

ISIS Attacks Iraqi Army in Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 12:12
WAAR-DUHOK: At least 10 personnel of the Iraqi Army were killed and injured in an attack that targeted their patrol in northeastern Mosul. The blast targeted an army patrol in Al-Zohour district in northeastern Mosul, leaving one soldier killed and nine ...

Iraqi forces secure two villages, power plant in western Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-19 10:19

Iran keen to increase investments in Iraq
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 10:05
The Iranian Chairman of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce, Yahya Ale Eshaq, says Tehran plans to boost investments in Iraqi projects. ...

Iraqi PM announces start of west Mosul operation
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 10:05
Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi announced on Sunday the start of the operation to retake control of western part of the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). ...

Abadi, U.S. vice president meet on sidelines of Munich conference
KurdPress - 2017-02-19 10:05
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 18, hours after Pence said the U.S. would stand firm with Europe and NATO, Reuters reported. ...

Iraqi military says advancing toward west Mosul from the south
Reuters - 2017-02-19 09:39
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured several villages on Sunday, as they advanced from the south toward the western side of Mosul that is still under control of Islamic State, Iraqi military said. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (February 19)
NRT - 2017-02-19 09:24

Iraqi Forces Begin Battle to Free Western Mosul from ISIS
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi government forces have launched an offensive to liberate the western part of the city of Mosul from ISIS. Iraq has launched an operation to regain control of western Mosul from ISIS militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Sunday. ...

US Special Forces Arrive at Southwestern Mosul to Set Up Base
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: US Special Forces have arrived at southwestern Mosul to set up a base outside the town of Hamam al-Alil. The base is likely to be established in the grounds of outside the town of Hamam al-Alil to help the Iraqi army in the operation to retak ...

ISIS Sites Near Mosul Airport Come Under Intensive Shelling
Waar Media - 2017-02-19 09:23
WAAR-DUHOK: ISIS positions in the vicinity of Mosul airport have come under intensive shelling, Iraqi security forces told press. The bombardment included Albu Sayf area, al- Ghezlani camp and an ISIS blockade near Baghdad Dora neighborhood in Mosul, the ...

PM Abadi Announces Start of West Mosul Offensive
BAS News - 2017-02-19 08:35
The operation aims to liberate people of Mosul, Abadi says MOSUL— Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi announced on Sunday the start of the operation to retake control of western Mosul from the Islamic State (IS). The Iraqi troops launched a large-scale offensive ai ...

Iraqi forces advance on strategic area south of Mosul
NRT - 2017-02-19 08:15

West Mosul offensive updates
Seth Frantzman - 2017-02-19 05:55
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN On February 18th the reports had already begun that the Iraqi army intended to launch the long-awaited offensive to take Western Mosul, which is often called […] ...

EPP Head Stresses Need of KRG-EP Ties
BAS News - 2017-02-18 22:13
German support to Iraqi and Peshmerga forces has led to significant results MUNICH — German MEP Manfred Weber, Head of the European People's Party (EPP) grouping in the EU Parliament, met with the Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani in the margins ...

Thousands More Iraqi Troops Join Mosul Assault after Training
BAS News - 2017-02-18 19:15
ERBIL — Approximately 5,000 Iraqi Security Forces have completed their coalition training and will proceed to assist as hold forces in eastern Mosul, thereafter taking part in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, reported the US Dep ...

Barzani and Abadi Meet in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-18 18:29
The two officials talked about Mosul assault and post-IS plans LODZ — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met on Saturday on the sideline of the 53rd Munich Security Conference to discuss bilateral ties and ...

The Latest: Pence meets leaders of Iraq, Iraqi Kurds - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
Wsiltv - 2017-02-18 16:46

The Latest: Pence meets leaders of Iraq, Iraqi Kurds - ABC News
GO - 2017-02-18 16:23

U.S. VP Pence, Iraqi PM Abadi meet on sidelines of Munich conference
NRT - 2017-02-18 16:14

ISIS Member: Killed More than 500 Civilian
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: An Iraqi ISIS member has killed more than 500 civilian including children and women, and raped more than 200 girls, since he joined Islamic State (ISIS) in 2013. Amar Hussein, is one of ISIS member who captured by Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk ci ...

Munich.. Barzani and Abadi to Discuss Post-ISIS War Stage
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is scheduled to meet with the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi today to discuss a range of issues pertaining to bilateral ties between Erbil and Baghdad and post-ISIS war stage. The meeting will be ...

IS Captive Says He Has Raped 200 Women and Killed 500 People
BAS News - 2017-02-18 11:52
He was captured by the Kurdish Counter-terrorism forces during Kirkuk attack ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militant Ammar Hussein who is now a captive in Sulaymaniyah province confessed that he has raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities particu ...

[IN PICTURES]: Wedding of Two Mosul IDPs at Khazir Camp
BAS News - 2017-02-18 10:35
BCF supervised the party and covered the expenses ERBIL — Hussein Zeeno Zannun and Shahad Abed, two Iraqi displaced individuals from Mosul, held their wedding ceremony at Khazir IDP camp where the families of the newly-weds are settled. Barzani Charity F ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (February 18)
NRT - 2017-02-18 09:32

EU Calls On Iraq to Put Mosul Civilians Safety First
BAS News - 2017-02-17 22:03
LEEDS — The European Union (EU) on Friday called on the Iraqi authorities and military forces to put the protection of local civilians at the core of their military tactics in the city of Mosul. The EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Christos Styliani ...

Barzani and Abadi to Meet on Saturday
BAS News - 2017-02-17 20:36
Bilateral ties and Kurdistan Independence expected to be discussed ERBIL — Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani is scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday to discuss a range of issues pertaining to bilateral ties betw ...

Armenia’s Foreign Minister meets President of the Iraqi Kurdistan | Public Radio of Armenia
Armradio - 2017-02-17 19:56

Captive Islamic State militant says mass rapes were 'normal'
Reuters - 2017-02-17 18:02
SULAIYMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militant Amar Hussein says he reads the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person. He also says he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, and shows few regrets. ...

Fearing Revolt, IS Bans Friday Prayer in Tel Afar
BAS News - 2017-02-17 17:51
The decision was made after IS lost seven local leaders in the district ERBIL — After seven Islamic State (IS) local leaders were killed in confrontations with Iraqi forces in Tel Afar district of Nineveh province, the extremist organization banned Frida ...

Kurdish Delegation to Discuss Independence with Iraqi PM in Munich
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
The delegation will seek international support for statehood in Munich conference ERBIL— A senior delegation from the Kurdistan Region, led by President Masoud Barzani, will ask Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to agree to independence of Kurdistan, ...

Islamic State readies for close combat in alleyways of west Mosul
Reuters - 2017-02-17 15:27
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants are developing a network of passageways and tunnels in the narrow alleys of west Mosul that will enable them to hide and fight among the civilian population when Iraqi forces launch an attack that is expected an ...

Increase in Iraqi oil exports not in line with OPEC agreement
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 07:48
Baghdad had shown a desire to decrease production. ...

Counter-terror chief: ISIS leader Baghdadi in Iraqi-Syrian desert, not talking
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 05:27
"There will be unrest in this region for the next few years, definitely." ...

KIU leader discussed future of Iraq with Khamenei advisor in Tehran
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 05:27
Tehran "supports Iraqi territorial integrity,” ...

US Condemns Thursday’s Attack in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-17 02:30
LEEDS — The administration of the US President Donald Trump officially condemned the bomb attacks that took place in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Thursday and took the lives of at least 55 people. The US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark ...

Iraq’s Abadi, Security Officials Meet for Urgent Security Measures in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-02-17 00:28
The meeting comes after a series of terrorist attacks in the recent days BAGHDAD — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held a meeting with the Baghdad security officials on Wednesday to discuss new security measures in the capital city after deteriorati ...

Death Toll in Thursday’s Baghdad Blast Rises to 55
BAS News - 2017-02-17 00:28
Many wounded scummed to their injuries LEEDS — The number of people who died as a result of Thursday’s car bomb in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad has increased to 55, Iraqi media reported. The death toll after the bomb blast in Baghdad on Thursday inc ...

Abadi, Barzani to hold talks in Munich
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 22:16
President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Massoud Barzani is anticipated to hold talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Germany, slated for later this week, Barzani’s chief of staff Fuad Huss ...

After Mosul, jihadist threat to Iraq will grow: Kurdish official
KurdPress - 2017-02-16 22:16
If Islamic State is driven from its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, it will switch tactics to wage an insurgency from mountains and deserts, a top Kurdish intelligence official has told Reuters. ...

Car Bomb Attack in Baghdad Costs Over 45 Lives
BAS News - 2017-02-16 17:17
50 more are wounded BAGHDAD — A car bomb attack in central Baghdad left over 45 people dead and more than 50 wounded, Iraqi media reported. A car packed with explosives exploded near car dealerships in the Shi'ite area of Bayaa in the south of the city o ...

Mosul Will Be Rendered Uninhabitable After It's Liberated: Hoshyar Zebari
BAS News - 2017-02-16 13:44
The fighting in west Mosul will prove more ferocious ISTANBUL — By the time all of Mosul will be liberated from Islamic State (IS) the city will be uninhabitable, according to Hoshyar Zebari, an Iraqi Kurdish politician. Although eastern Mosul has offici ...

Update on Canada’s engagement in Iraq and the region
The Global Coalition - 2017-02-16 12:31
The liberation of East Mosul, formally announced by Prime Minister al-Abadi of Iraq on January 24th, is a significant achievement for the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi security forces. While it represents a momentous step towards defeating Daesh, much ...

After Mosul, jihadist threat to Iraq will grow: Kurdish intelligence official
Reuters - 2017-02-16 12:21
SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - If Islamic State is driven from its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, it will switch tactics to wage an insurgency from mountains and deserts, a top Kurdish intelligence official has told Reuters. ...

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