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[Video] Iraqi forces clash with ISIS fighters in Mosul
NRT - 2017-03-27 23:00

Bomb factories, village command posts: Islamic State's rural fight
Reuters - 2017-03-27 22:48
BADUSH, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have pulled out of this deserted village on the Tigris river, which Iraqi commanders say was a crucial outpost defending their nearby stronghold of Mosul, but signs of their presence abound. ...

Iraqi forces clash with ISIS militants in Mosul, residents flee
NRT - 2017-03-27 22:47

Blasts rock western Mosul as Iraqi forces push to expel Islamic State
NRT - 2017-03-27 22:19

Anti-IS Operations in West Mosul Concluded on Military Level: Commander
BAS News - 2017-03-27 22:17
SOFIA — Iraqi forces said on Monday that the battle against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul has concluded on military level. The spokesperson of the Joint Operations Command, Yahia Rasoul, said on Monday that the government forces in th ...

[Video] Iraqi forces uncover ISIS bomb factory near Mosul
NRT - 2017-03-27 22:02

Baghdad Planning to Cut Kirkuk Public Servants Salaries
BAS News - 2017-03-27 21:05
BAGHDAD — Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament has warned about a serious plan by the country's ministry of finance to cut the monthly salaries of Kirkuk public servants. MP Masoud Haider stated that he has followed up the issue and found out that ther ...

Iraqi armed forces uncover ISIS bomb factory near Mosul
NRT - 2017-03-27 19:21

Former Iraqi MP: Erbil is a Turkmen city, captured by Kurds
NRT - 2017-03-27 19:21

Iraqi forces make new push in Mosul Old City: federal police
Reuters - 2017-03-27 18:30
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces said they launched new assaults in Mosul's Old City on Monday after more than two weeks of only small advances and a high civilian death toll appeared to prompt a change in tactics. ...

Civilian deaths, Old City fight force Mosul battle rethink
Reuters - 2017-03-27 16:11
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Perched in bombed-out apartments overlooking west Mosul, Iraqi police snipers have in the last few days advanced to within a few hundred meters of the mosque where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al—Baghdadi declared his caliphate ne ...

Gorran Operative Attempting to Establish Hashd Al-Shaabi Force in Soran
BAS News - 2017-03-27 15:05
The operative of the movement claims thousands of youth have been enrolled ERBIL — An operative of the Kurdish Gorran (Change) Movement in Soran city, northeast of Erbil, claims that the Iraqi government has promised to support him in establishing an arm ...

Major military gains expected in west Mosul as army closes in on old town, Iraqi general says
Rûdaw - 2017-03-27 15:04
"in the near future there will be great events which we won't reveal now ...

Iraqi forces fight fierce street battles near Mosul's al-Nuri mosque
NRT - 2017-03-27 14:08

Peshmerga would not enter Mosul, commander tells Kurdpress
KurdPress - 2017-03-27 14:05
a Peshmerga commander told Kurdpress that the Kurdish forces would not enter the Iraqi northern city of Mosul within the agreements made between Erbil, capital of Kurdistan Region, and the central government in Baghdad. ...

Taiwan increases Iraqi Kurdish KBT crude imports after Opec cuts, Energy & Commodities - THE BUSINESS TIMES
Businesstimes - 2017-03-27 12:53

Taiwan: Taiwan increases Iraqi Kurdish KBT crude imports after OPEC cuts - Times of India
Indiatimes - 2017-03-27 12:09

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (March 27)
NRT - 2017-03-27 09:56

Iraqi snipers combat ISIS in narrow Mosul streets
NRT - 2017-03-27 08:50

Syrian Kurds accuse Iraqi Kurds of preventing media covering Raqqa operation - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-03-27 08:21

ISIS fully surrounded in western Mosul, says Iraqi army general
NRT - 2017-03-27 08:05

[Video] Iraqi forces combat ISIS around key Mosul mosque
NRT - 2017-03-26 22:18

Mosul: Iraqi forces Liberate Badush Dam
BAS News - 2017-03-26 21:14
MOSUL — Iraqi government forces on Sunday liberated Badush dam from the grip of the Islamic State (IS) in western Mosul, officials confirmed. Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah, the commander of Nineveh operations, confirmed the report today evening and stated ...

Iraqi officials announce arrest in Anbar of trainer for top ISIS leaders
Rûdaw - 2017-03-26 20:57
He was considered by Iraqi officials to be a leading ISIS militant ...

Iraqi army reclaims 2 areas of western Mosul
Kurdiu - 2017-03-26 17:50

'No pause to attacks against IS' in West Mosul
BBC - 2017-03-26 17:33
Iraqi forces are continuing their offensive to drive Islamic State fighters out of western Mosul as concern grows over civilian deaths. ...

Iraqi forces combat ISIS around key Mosul mosque
NRT - 2017-03-26 17:13

Iraqi Air Force Strikes Several IS Leaders in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-26 16:10
MOSUL — Iraqi Air Force hits the Islamic State (IS) positions in western Mosul on Sunday, resulting in the killing of several leaders of the group, as the operations continue in the area. The Iraqi Air Force released a statement on Sunday, saying that ac ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate 4 More Areas In West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-26 16:10
MOSUL — Four more areas in western Mosul were liberated from the Islamic State (IS) by the Iraqi forces on Sunday, according to a military media source. The Iraqi Defence Ministry's War Media Cell announced on Sunday that the counter-terrorism forces rec ...

Troops fight to close in on al-Nuri Mosque Smoke, gunfire in southwest Mosul as Iraqi forces push to recapture city
NRT - 2017-03-26 15:47

IS Trainer of Al-Baghdadi's Snipers Captured in Anbar
BAS News - 2017-03-26 13:44
He was in charge of training the IS snipers tasked with protecting al-Baghdadi ANBAR — The Iraqi military intelligence managed to locate and capture the trainer of the snipers who are tasked with protecting the Islamic State (IS) chief Abubakir al-Baghda ...

Iraqi military says U.S. coalition airstrike is not behind civilian casualties
NRT - 2017-03-26 13:16

Iraqi watchdog says nearly 4,000 civilians killed in west Mosul operation
Rûdaw - 2017-03-26 13:09
over 10,000 residential homes have been destroyed since February ...

IS Captures Nearly 200 Children in Mosul to Use Them As Human Shields
BAS News - 2017-03-26 13:03
The number of civilian casualties is increasing in Mosul MOSUL — The Islamic State (IS) militants have reportedly taken nearly 200 children hostage in west Mosul in order to use them as human shields to resist the Iraqi forces' advance on the IS-held are ...

Iraqi military says 61 bodies pulled from collapsed Mosul site
Reuters - 2017-03-26 10:31
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi's military said on Sunday 61 bodies had been recovered from a collapsed building that was boobytrapped by Islamic State in Western Mosul, but there was no sign it had been hit by a coalition strike though a large vehicle bomb was ...

Four Kurdish factions in Iraqi Parliament to boycott meeting with Abadi
NRT - 2017-03-26 10:03

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (March 26)
NRT - 2017-03-26 10:03

Iraqi Forces Halt Military Operation in Mosul Due to Civilian Casualties
BAS News - 2017-03-25 21:01
SOFIA — The Iraqi Army is forced to pause the operation against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul due to the “catastrophic” rate of civilian casualties reported in the city. The US-led coalition who has been backing the ...

“Iraq: Youth and Coexistence” Forum Diyala Stop Underscores Iraqi Diversity’s Role in Building Future [EN/AR] - Iraq | ReliefWeb
Reliefweb - 2017-03-25 20:10

U.S. military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike
Reuters - 2017-03-25 16:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military acknowledged on Saturday that U.S. aircraft struck at the request of Iraqi security forces a location in West Mosul where dozens of civilian casualties allegedly occurred. ...

Iraqi forces pause advance in Mosul due to civilian casualties concern
NRT - 2017-03-25 15:31

US Calls on Iraq's Abadi to Disband Hashd Al-Shaabi: MP
BAS News - 2017-03-25 15:02
Hashd al-Shaabi will become dissolved, Arafat Karam says ERBIL — When visiting Washington, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has been asked by the US administration to disband the Shi'ite militia Hashd al-Shaabi, said a Kurdish member of the Iraqi par ...

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties
Reuters - 2017-03-25 12:15
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. ...

Thousands flee Mosul over fear of airstrikes
BBC - 2017-03-25 11:50
Eyewitnesses say that many Iraqi civilians have been caught up and killed in the US led airstrikes against so-called Islamic State in the battle for Mosul. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (March 25)
NRT - 2017-03-25 08:32

Kurdish leaders welcome U.S. military base in Kurdistan Region: PM
KurdPress - 2017-03-25 03:19
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani stated that Iraqi Kurdish leaders welcome the establishment of a U.S. military base in the region. ...

Damascus: As Opposition advances, Assad regime uses Iraqi al-Nujaba to bolster itself
Orient News - 2017-03-25 02:01

Fifth Batch of F-16s Delivered to Iraq
BAS News - 2017-03-24 23:48
BAGHDAD — Iraqi military authorities on Friday received the fifth batch of F16s which were purchased form the US, said the Iraqi Air Force. The new delivery contains four aircrafts which are said to soon join the war against Islamic State (IS) in the nor ...

18 Western Mosul Neighborhoods Freed So Far: Commander
BAS News - 2017-03-24 22:15
MOSUL — Since the beginning of the western Mosul operation in February, the Iraqi army has managed to liberate 18 neighborhoods from the grip of Islamic State (IS), said an Iraqi counter-terrorism official. In the remaining neighborhoods, IS uses civilia ...

IS gunmen target civilians fleeing Mosul by night
Reuters - 2017-03-24 16:39
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State gunmen are opening fire on men, women and children as they try to flee Mosul under cover of darkness, civilians who escaped the besieged Iraqi city said on Friday. ...

Iraqi forces prepare new push in Mosul as civilians flee city
NRT - 2017-03-24 16:30

Thousands flock to Tahrir Square (Baghdad) for Sadrist Movement protests
Waar Media - 2017-03-24 13:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Thousands of Sadrist Movement followers have flocked to Tahrir Square, downtown the capital Baghdad, for protests calling for political reforms, The Iraqi press reported on Friday. Iraqi police have tightened security measures in the vicinity ...

Mosul's east begins to bustle but healing a long way off
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:49
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Eastern Mosul is coming back to life. In the few weeks since Iraqi forces drove Islamic State from this side of the city, markets have opened and bulldozers have begun to clear the debris left by battle. ...

Iraqi forces prepare new push, tactics in Mosul as civilians flee city
Reuters - 2017-03-24 11:19
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are preparing a fresh push against Islamic State using new tactics, but operations to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country are on hold, military officials said on Friday. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (March 24)
NRT - 2017-03-24 10:14

Yazidis who suffered genocide are fleeing again, but this time not from the Islamic State
Nadia Murad - 2017-03-24 04:10
Salam Mukhaibir’s death this month, along with four other Yazidi fighters, marked the latest dark turn for an Iraqi minority sect that has suffered genocide at the hands of the Islamic State. Read more in The Washington Post. ...

Maliki Suspected of Iraqi Journalist Assassination
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
BAGHDAD — Shi’ite politician and former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is suspected to be behind the assassination of a female journalist who was found dead in her apartment last week. Ruham Imad Sulaiman, known as Ruham Abid, was an Iraqi Sunni jo ...

Mosul: Iraqi Forces Recapture District of al-Yabessat
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
LEEDS — Iraqi forces liberated the district of al-Yabessat in western Mosul on Thursday as the operation against the so-called Islamic State (IS) continues. The Joint Operations Command reported that the counter-terrorism forces took over the area and ra ...

Iraqi Forces Deny Civilian Casualties in Mosul Airstrike
BAS News - 2017-03-23 22:33
LEEDS — Iraqi Forces denied causing civilian casualties during airstrikes in the ongoing operation against the so-called Islamic State (IS) in the western parts of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Defense M ...

Weather halts Iraqi forces' Mosul offensive
NRT - 2017-03-23 20:49

Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid - Iraqi officials, residents
Reuters - 2017-03-23 20:30
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against Islamic State triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defense agency official ...

FAO runs workshop for Iraqi gov’t to establish database for food security
Rûdaw - 2017-03-23 17:59
The aim attract the attention of donors to this important issue ...

In the Jordanian 'City of Mosaics' Iraqi refugees learn the art
NRT - 2017-03-23 13:16

Child victims of Mosul battle fill emergency hospital
Reuters - 2017-03-23 11:25
BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The 9-year-old Iraqi boy was playing football on a patch of wasteground during a lull in the battle for Mosul when a mortar round fired by Islamic State militants landed nearby. It sprayed shrapnel into his lower legs and virtua ...

Iraqi forces recapture two villages in west Mosul
NRT - 2017-03-23 10:05

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (March 23)
NRT - 2017-03-23 08:17

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 20, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Kurdish political figure Othman: Parties can resolve Kurdistan’s issues but make no attempt Sulaimani: Kurdish political figure Mahmoud Othman said political parties can resolve issues in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region but they have not made an attempt to do so ...

Iraqi Kurdistan expects 4,500 Muslim pilgrims to journey to Mecca in 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdish Ministry for Religious Affairs in Iraqi Kurdistan will collect more than $16 million from 4,500 Kurdish pilgrims planning to journey to Islam’s holy city of Mecca in 2017, it was revealed when the minis ...

Turkey criticizes Iraqi Kurds for raising Kurdish flag in Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
ANKARA,— Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has issued a statement on Sunday evening, criticizing Kirkuk government’s decision to use Iraqi Kurdistan’s flag in official business, Anadolu Agency reported. The statement, which was released as an answer to a questio ...

Iraqi PM Abadi to meet U.S. president Trump on Monday
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— U.S. President Trump will host Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House on Monday. As he left Iraq for the United States Sunday, Abadi said Iraqi forces were close to ridding the country of ISIS and that he would talk to the U ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 21, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
KDP security forces block locals from joining the Newroz celebration in Qandil Erbil:Asayish forces from the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP have blocked the civilians heading to Qandil for Newroz celebration from passing through the Qasre area in Erbil’s ...

Iraq’s Abadi meets with U.S. president Trump at White House
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
WASHINGTON,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he won assurances of greater U.S. support in fighting Islamic State militants in talks on Monday with President Donald Trump and top advisers, but cautioned that military might alone would not be suf ...

Iraqi Sunni militia recruits Kurds in disputed city: PUK official
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
TUZ KHURMATU, Iraq,— The Sunni backed militia group known as the Hashd al-Watani has recruited around 250 Kurdish members in the volatile Tuz Khurmatu city where tensions between Kurds and Arab Shiites and Sunni communities led to deadly confrontations l ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 22, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Hundreds of displaced families return to their homes south of Kirkuk Kirkuk: Hundreds of displaced families have returned to their homes in the south of Kirkuk early on Wednesday. Head of Peshmerga Frontlines for the south of Kirkuk, Wasta Rasul, told NR ...

Islamic State shells areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
MOSUL,— Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City. Heavy mortar fire killed ...

UN concerned over flying Kurdish flag in Iraq’s Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
BAGHDAD,— The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) expressed concern over the governor of Kirkuk’s decision to raise the Kurdish flag over official premises in the Iraqi ethnically-mixed city of Kirkuk. UNAMI released a statement on Tuesday ...

Iraqi Yazidis who suffered genocide are fleeing again from Kurds
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
SINJAR, Iraq — Relatives collapsed in grief as the coffin of an 18-year-old Yazidi fighter was carried to a small temple at the base of Mount Sinjar. Salam Mukhaibir’s death this month, along with four other Yazidi fighters, marked the latest dark turn f ...

Neighboring countries have no right to intervene in Iraqi Kirkuk’s affairs: governor
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
KIRKUK,— Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim said neighboring countries have no right to intervene in the internal affairs of Kirkuk, responding to Turkey and United Nations criticism over the raising of the Kurdistan Region flag on official premises. “The d ...

Sexual harassment, a problem for all girls in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-23 05:55
Johanna Higgs | Huffington Post HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— It’s my third time here. Each time I come, it’s to learn more about the different forms of violence and discrimination facing women and girls in the region as part of my work with my ...

Mosul: Iraqi Forces Kill 15 IS Militants, Arrest Several Others
BAS News - 2017-03-22 22:24
MOSUL — Iraqi security forces killed 15 Islamic State (IS) militants and arrested several sleeper cells belonging to the extremist group in central Mosul, a federal police officer said on Wednesday. Captain Khalil Haider from the Iraqi Federal Police sai ...

Sexual Harassment In Iraqi Kurdistan: A Problem For All Girls | The Huffington Post
Huffingtonpost - 2017-03-22 14:37

Islamic State shells recaptured areas in west Mosul
Reuters - 2017-03-22 14:23
MOSUL (Reuters) - Islamic State militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (March 22)
NRT - 2017-03-22 08:43

[Video] Iraqi forces push further into Mosul
NRT - 2017-03-21 21:57

KRG Envoy Attends Abadi, Trump Meeting
BAS News - 2017-03-21 20:24
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s envoy attended a meeting between the US President Donald Trump and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Washington. According to a press release by Abadi’s office, the discussions were focused on continued cooperation in the ...

Iraqi premier congratulates people of Kurdistan Region on Newroz
NRT - 2017-03-21 20:11

Iraqi forces edge into Mosul's Old City, says defence ministry
NRT - 2017-03-21 19:04

Iraqi Prime Minister hails cooperation with KRG
Kurdistan24 - 2017-03-21 18:34

Dubai Cares launches Dh3.8m education programme in Iraqi Kurdistan |
Gulfnews - 2017-03-21 18:11

Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of east Mosul, U.S. pledges more support
Reuters - 2017-03-21 14:46
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul's Islamic State-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said. ...

Iraqi PM: More funds needed to tackle humanitarian crisis caused by ISIS
NRT - 2017-03-21 10:34

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (March 21)
NRT - 2017-03-21 09:15

Soldier teaching Iraqi and Kurdish forces to save lives - Blackpool Gazette
Blackpoolgazette - 2017-03-21 08:09

Civilians flee as Iraqi forces push deeper into west Mosul
NRT - 2017-03-21 07:52

Iraqi PM felicitates Newruz to Massoud Barzani
KurdPress - 2017-03-21 06:26
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi felicitated Kurdistan Region president Massoud Barzani on the advent of Newruz. ...

Iraqi Hezbollah warns US against staying in country
KurdPress - 2017-03-21 06:26
Presence of the United States forces in Iraq tends to be more dangerous for the country than the Daesh terrorist group, says the military spokesman for the Iraqi Kata'ib Hezbollah. ...

Suicide Car Bomb Attack Kills 23 in Baghdad
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
BAGHDAD — At least 23 people were killed on Monday in the Iraqi capital as the result of a terrorist attack, officials confirmed. The attack, targeting a commercial area in Baghdad's southwestern Amil neighborhood, was carried out via a suicide car bomb. ...

IS Kidnaps 9 Iraqi Troops in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) militants on Monday kidnapped nine Iraqi soldiers in Mosul as military confrontations between the sides is further escalating, said a source form the Iraqi Interior Minister. One colonel is among the kidnapped, the source, who ...

Abadi Congratulates Barzani on Nawroz
BAS News - 2017-03-20 21:04
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has congratulated Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani and the people of Kurdistan Region who celebrate the Kurdish New Year known as Nawroz. In an official letter, Abadi wished the Kurdish New Year bring ...

As Iraqi forces fight to take Mosul, car bomb in Baghdad kills 23 people
Reuters - 2017-03-20 20:42
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers on Monday after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish in the battle for western Mosul, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. ...

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