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Biden praises Iraqi forces victory against ISIS in phone call with Abadi
NRT - 2017-01-19 15:35

Most Islamic State commanders in Mosul already killed, Iraqi general says
Reuters - 2017-01-19 14:43
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Most Islamic State (IS) commanders in Mosul have been killed in battles with Iraqi government forces that raged over the past three months in the eastern side of the city, an Iraqi general said on Thursday. ...

Iraqi forces regain full control of Tel Kayf district
NRT - 2017-01-19 14:01

University of Kurdistan selected president of national workgroup cooperation with Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 12:24
The University of Kurdistan has been tasked with the presidency of the national workgroup coordination and scientific cooperation with the Iraqi northern region of Kurdistan. ...

Iraqi sheep, locals, environment suffer Islamic State oil fires
Reuters - 2017-01-19 12:13
QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Shepherds herd blackened flocks through the Iraqi desert. Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source. ...

UPDATED: Iraqi forces enter Tel Kaif, north of Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 11:58
They say they have taken control of 30 percent of the town ...

KRG demands participation of Syrian, Iraqi Kurds in Astana talks
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 10:51
The chief of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Foreign Relations stated that Syrian and Iraqi Kurds should take part in the upcoming gathering in Astana, Kazakhstan, which is planned to end the Syrian civil war. ...

In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians. Published 1/17/2017. World.
Thebostonpilot - 2017-01-19 09:54

Iraq announce liberation of eastern Mosul
KurdPress - 2017-01-19 08:55
Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces have announced the complete liberation of eastern Mosul – the left bank of the Tigris River – from Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday, January 18. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (January 19)
NRT - 2017-01-19 08:38

Connections: An RIT professor's lessons from a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan | WXXI News
Wxxinews - 2017-01-19 03:09

'Historic cooperation' of Kurdish, Iraqi forces not evident in ‘disputed areas'
Rûdaw - 2017-01-19 02:48
'There are disputes between us and them on a daily basis' ...

Iraqis announce victory over ISIS in Eastern Mosul
ARA News - 2017-01-18 23:44
ARA News Erbil – On Wednesday, the Iraqi security forces announced the full liberation of Eastern Mosul from ISIS, despite ongoing clashes in the northeast of Mosul. Officials say the rest of Mosul can still take months to be liberated, as are still 3,000 ...

Iraq special forces chief says mission accomplished in east Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-01-18 20:12
Waar, Duhok: Elite Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State fighters from all districts of eastern Mosul they were tasked with recapturing, their commanding officer said on Wednesday, bringing almost all of the city’s eastern half under government control. ...

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq
Waar Media - 2017-01-18 20:12
Waar, Duhok: Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central Baghdad – the start of a spate of attacks that appear to signal a shift in tactics by the Islamist group. The ...

Iraqi forces announce control of eastern side of Mosul
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-18 19:26
Iraq's elite counter-terrorism forces patrol outside the town of Bartella, Iraq, Oct. 22, 2016. (Photo: AP/Khalid Mohammed) ...

Iraqi forces prepare to fight ISIS in western Mosul after re-capturing eastern side
NRT - 2017-01-18 19:16

Syrian, Iraqi Kurds Representation Needed at Talks on Syria - Iraqi Kurdistan FM
Sputnik - 2017-01-18 15:02

Amar Hakim is not to visit Kurdistan Region: official
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 14:12
A leader of Iraq Islamic Supreme Council stated that the chief of Iraq National Coalition, Amar al-Hakim, is not planned to visit the Iraqi northern autonomous region of Kurdistan to discuss National Peace Plan. ...

Iraqi counter-terror forces declare victory in E.Mosul, clashes in north ongoing
Rûdaw - 2017-01-18 13:23
'We are celebrating the victory and liberation today' ...

Iraqi troops advance in northeastern Mosul - military
Daily Mail - 2017-01-18 13:23
BAGHDAD, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Iraqi army units advanced further into northeastern Mosul on Wednesday, pushing back Islamic State as they fought for the few dis... ...

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Forces announce liberation of eastern Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-18 13:11

Mosul battle: Iraqi army retakes city's east from IS
BBC - 2017-01-18 12:57
Iraq's counter-terror chief says the army now controls all of the eastern bank of the Tigris river. ...

As caliphate crumbles, Islamic State lashes out in Iraq
Reuters - 2017-01-18 12:53
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two days after Iraqi forces launched a new push against Islamic State in Mosul, bomb blasts ripped through a marketplace in central Baghdad - the start of a spate of attacks that appear to signal a shift in tactics by the Islamist grou ...

Iraqi troops advance in northeastern Mosul: military
Reuters - 2017-01-18 12:32
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi army units advanced further into northeastern Mosul on Wednesday, pushing back Islamic State as they fought for the few districts still held by militants east of the Tigris river, a military statement said. ...

EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Shiite soldiers boast of revenge killing ISIS in Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-01-18 09:27
“He said ‘I will behead you like a sheep’, I told him 'Woe, woe betide you. We are Ali-Shiites' and I threw a grenade and killed him.” ...

Kurdistan Region over time
KurdPress - 2017-01-18 09:24
Since 2003 when former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was toppled, Kurdistan Region has been an autonomous region. the Global Investigation Institute has released photos from the region from 2003 to 2017. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (January 18)
NRT - 2017-01-18 08:34

Iraqi forces push ISIS further back in Mosul, says military
NRT - 2017-01-18 07:19

In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians
Cruxnow - 2017-01-18 07:10

Baadre: Ezidi journalist beaten up by KDP militias
Ezîdî Press Kurdistan - 2017-01-18 04:22
Because he had published a Facebook post critical of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s governing party KDP, police forces affiliated with the party sought him out and brutally beat up Karwan Haji Baadri. Baadri, a journalist working for „Evro“ and „De ...

Iraqi MP warns against attacks on Mosul dam
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 23:52
A Peshmerga fighter looks out into the water flowing away from the Mosul Dam. (Photo: AFP) ...

In visit to Kurdistan, U.S. bishop hears priorities of Iraqi Christians – Catholic Philly
Catholicphilly - 2017-01-17 20:52

Iraqi forces push into ISIS-held pocket in Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-17 17:47

600 areas liberated since start of Mosul operation: Operation Command
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-17 16:38
Peshmerga and Iraqi security forces gather in eastern Mosul during preparations to attack the city. (Photo: Reuters/Azad Lashkari) ...

The curse of oil in Iraqi Kurdistan – GlobalPost Investigations
PRI - 2017-01-17 15:30

Iraqi forces push into IS-held pocket in Mosul: military
Reuters - 2017-01-17 12:22
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed into a pocket of Islamic State-held territory in eastern Mosul on Tuesday, the military said, seeking to recapture the remaining districts under the group's control east of the Tigris river. ...

Iraqi forces control Mosul’s third bridge, fighting ongoing in two districts
Rûdaw - 2017-01-17 11:39
"There are only six districts under ISIS control in eastrn Mosul ...

Iraqi forces secure three more areas in Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-17 11:11

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (January 17)
NRT - 2017-01-17 09:07

Boroujerdi, Nouri al-Maliki discuss developments in Syria and Iraq
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Senior Iranian Member of Parliament, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, and Iraqi Vice-President, Nouri al-Maliki, discussed in Baghdad on Monday the latest developments in Iraq and Syria as well as regional developments. ...

Iranian official meets Iraqi President in Baghdad
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi met Iraqi President Fuad Massoum in Baghdad on Monday when the two discussed latest bilateral and regional developments. ...

Massoud Barzani may resign to end political tensions in Kurdistan Region
KurdPress - 2017-01-17 09:06
Iraqi Kurdistan’s President Massoud Barzani announced he could leave his post in order to overcome differences between various political forces in the autonomous region, the president’s press secretary Kefah Mahmud told Sputnik on Monday. ...

Car bombs target Iraqi forces as they push into eastern Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-17 07:40

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 14, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
Kurdish teachers continue protests against Kurdistan government austerity measures Sulaimani: A group of Kurdish teachers in Sulaimani city in Iraqi Kurdistan protested austerity measures and the withholding of salaries on Saturday, continuing teacher dem ...

Iraq responsible for people in Kurdistan: Parl’t deputy speaker
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Parliament’s Deputy Speaker said the central government is responsible for the lives of the Kurdistan Region’s people as the region is part of the country. Speaking during the Baghdad Dialogue Convention on Satur ...

War against Islamic State costs Iraq $35 billion so far: Abadi
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
BAGHDAD,— The fight against Islamic State (IS) has cost the Iraqi government $35 billion, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Saturday. Abadi said while speaking at Baghdad Dialogue convention held in the Iraqi capital that $35 billion had been s ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 15, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
Bodies of three Kurdish Yazidi refugees who died in Switzerland arrive in Iraqi Kurdistan Erbil: The bodies of three Kurdish refugees who died in a car accident in Switzerland were handed over to Kurdistan Region on January 15. On Sunday, Khairi Khanasour ...

Saudi Arabia consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan should be closed, Iranian commander warns
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— An Iranian top commander warned on Friday that the consulate of Saudi Arabia should leave the Kurdish capital of Erbil because their presence in Kurdistan Region destabilizes peace and causes chaos, he claimed. Moha ...

Iraq’s Abadi asks why Kurdistan withholds salaries despite selling oil: MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked why the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) doesn’t pay public servants as it sells 1.3 million barrels of oil per day (bpd), a lawmaker has disclosed. A Kurdish lawmaker in the Iraqi Parliament, Ho ...

Metro center says violations against journalists ongoing in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Metro Center for Journalists’ Rights and Advocacy said journalists were not only killed on the frontlines against Islamic State (ISIS) in 2016, but were also killed and kidnapped in cities in the Kurdistan Region. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 16, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
Massoud Barzani heads to Europe for World Economic Forum Erbil: Massoud Barzani left Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Erbil on Monday heading to Europe to participate in the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos which will be held in 17-20 of January in Switzerlan ...

Iraqi health officials warn of spread of disease including plague in Anbar
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
ANBAR, Iraq,— Health officials in Iraq’s western Anbar province are warning of the possible spread of disease — including plague — due to the prevalence of decomposing bodies in areas recently shaken by conflict. “Infectious diseases are likely to spread ...

Teachers in Iraqi Kurdistan say they suspend strike
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The so-called Council of Dissatisfied Teachers who organized almost weekly protests in the provinces of Sulaimani and Halabja and boycotted teaching in the public schools since September last year said that they would ...

Iraqi Kurdistan government gives anti-corruption body more power
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has approved a new set of rules that will increase the anti-corruption agency’s control and supervision of investigations, lawmakers told Rudaw on Sunday. The new regulatio ...

Journalists in Iraqi Kurdistan accuse security forces of attack and abduction
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— A reporter from the KNN Channel accused Kurdish security forces on Sunday of being behind an attack on him and his cameraman in the city of Barda Rash, north of iraqi Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil. The reporte ...

Iraqi forces push into new Mosul district in clashes with Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
MOSUL,— Iraqi special forces pushed into a new district in Mosul near the Tigris river and battled Islamic State militants there on Monday, bringing them closer to recapturing the east of the city. The clashes took place in the Shurta district, a Reuters ...

Iraqi Kurdistan rejects Iranian demand to close Saudi Arabia consulate
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— No one is entitled to request that a consulate be closed in Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said Sunday in a statement responding to remarks made by an Iranian top commander who warned Friday that ...

Political conflict in Iraqi Kurdistan could turn into armed conflict: Speaker
E-Kurd - 2017-01-17 05:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— There is a possibility for the political conflict in Iraq’s Kurdistan region to turn into an armed conflict, because some political parties have influence over some of the armed forces in the Kurdish region, Kurdistan ...

Half of Syrian and Iraqi refugees to be settled in Sydney
Daily Mail - 2017-01-17 04:14
An area in southwest Sydney with high crime and unemployment will be settling half of the Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to Australia. Fairfield City Council was home to Vietnamese boat people. ...

President of Iraqi Kurdistan May Resign to End Political Tensions in Region
Sputnik - 2017-01-16 21:39

Iraqi government stops Kirkuk oil exports, governor
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 21:23
A general view of Baba-Gargur oilfield with surplus gases, burning off the ground in Kirkuk, 87 kilometers (54 miles) south of Erbil, Dec. 17, 2009. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Iraqi refugees brave winter weather in Syrian camp
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 20:26

Iraqi parliament and judiciary failed to perform duties
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

Syrian Kurds call on Iraqi Kurdistan to reveal warplanes’ identity
Kurdish Globe - 2017-01-16 18:27

Iraqi forces control Nabi Younis Shrine in eastern Mosul as ISIS runs
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 16:54
“Nothing remains inside the shrine. It is all destroyed,” ...

Iraqi forces push into Mosul district in clashes with Islamic State
Waar Media - 2017-01-16 14:25
Waar, Duhok: Iraqi special forces pushed into a new district in Mosul near the Tigris river and battled Islamic State militants there on Monday, bringing them closer to recapturing the east of the city. The clashes took place in the Shurta district, a Reu ...

Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State
NRT - 2017-01-16 14:11

Iraqi forces push into Mosul district in clashes with Islamic State
Reuters - 2017-01-16 11:26
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed into a new district in Mosul near the Tigris river and battled Islamic State militants there on Monday, bringing them closer to recapturing the east of the city. ...

70k people under ISIS in Hawija face ‘severe’ shortage of basic needs
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 10:39
The town and surrounded area is besieged by Kurdish, Iraqi forces ...

Bombed and burnt Mosul University hopes to once again be top Iraqi school
Rûdaw - 2017-01-16 10:39
ISIS reportedly used the university’s labs to produce weapons ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (January 16)
NRT - 2017-01-16 09:05

Iranian official, Ammar al-Hakim discuss Iran-Iraq ties
KurdPress - 2017-01-16 08:18
Iran Head of Parliament NSFPC Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Chairman of Iraqi National Coalition Ammar Hakim met in Baghdad on Sunday. ...

Syrian regime, allied militias join battle for al-Bab to impede Turkish progress
ARA News - 2017-01-15 22:38
ARA News Aleppo – Backed by Iraqi and Iranian militias, Syrian army forces on Sunday struck the al-Bab city in the northern countryside of Aleppo, targeting major Islamic State (ISIS) headquarters. This comes amid continued military operations by Turkey a ...

Iraqi army sweeps Yarimja district for remaining militants
NRT - 2017-01-15 21:39

Mosul University: the last straw that broke the ISIS back, major weapon factory lost
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 21:19
Iraqi forces liberated two more districts, eastern and north of Mosul on Sunday ...

Iraqi special forces sweep Mosul University for remaining militants: spokesman
Reuters - 2017-01-15 17:22
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces swept through the campus of Mosul University on Sunday to clear it of any remaining Islamic State militants after taking full control of the area, a spokesman said. ...

Iraqi forces complete capture of Mosul University and nearby district
NRT - 2017-01-15 14:43

3,000 civilians displaced in Mosul on daily basis
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-15 13:00
Displaced Iraqi people, who fled the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul, make bread at Khazir camp, Kurdistan Region, Dec. 10, 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Ammar Awad) ...

Mosul University taken from ISIS
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 12:32
Iraqi Special Forces announced that they liberated Mosul University from ISIS gang groups. ...

Abadi: We will not fight the PKK or tackle Êzidîs
ANF/English - 2017-01-15 11:28
The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi stated that they would not fight the PKK and their Iraqi supporters, or tackle Êzidîs and intervene in political partisanship. ...

Iraqi dinar exchange rates (January 15)
NRT - 2017-01-15 09:07

In parts of Mosul, a semblance of normality despite war
Reuters - 2017-01-15 08:40
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - In some parts of Mosul, you can almost forget that a war is being waged over the city between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants who still control more than half of it - at least momentarily. ...

Iraqi Shiite militias
Orient News - 2017-01-15 02:04

Mosul University liberated along with entire southeastern parts of the city, security officials say
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 00:17
"there are only a numer of small districts" under ISIS control, surrounded by Iraqi forces. ...

Court set up near Mosul to confer Iraqi IDs on refugees with ISIS-issued documents
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 00:17
It shows parents' names,place and date of birth, but not infant's name ...

[Video] Iraqi forces fight ISIS at Mosul university
NRT - 2017-01-14 19:26

Mosul: Iraqi forces push to retake university from IS
Waar Media - 2017-01-14 18:42
Waar, Duhok: Iraqi forces were engaged in fierce clashes with Islamic State at University in the eastern part of the city, military officials said. Elite troops entered the compound on Friday in an attempt to rescue the area. According to local media repo ...

Amid primary care struggle, field hospital opens near Mosul fighting
Reuters - 2017-01-14 15:59
NEAR MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Civilians and soldiers wounded as Iraqi forces attempt to retake Mosul from Islamic State are receiving treatment in a high-tech field hospital about 20 km from the frontlines. ...

Anti government protesters march through downtown Baghdad, defy security forces
Rûdaw - 2017-01-14 15:46
'This is a corrupt government with no respect for the suffering of the Iraqi people ...

Iraqi Special Forces recapture district of Yarimja in southern Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-14 15:15

Iraqi president says issues must be resolved through constitution
NRT - 2017-01-14 14:58

On Mosul frontlines, Islamic State's local fighters direct the battle
Reuters - 2017-01-14 12:15
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi government forces advanced towards his eastern Mosul neighborhood in November, a group of Islamic State militants stormed Abu Rami's home, put a gun to his head and told him and his family to get out immediately. ...

Iraqi forces control Mosul University campus
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-14 11:40
Iraqi rapid-response forces fire mortar shells towards Islamic State (IS) positions in Wahda district of eastern Mosul on Jan. 6, 2017. (Photo: Reuters) ...

War-Weary Iraqi Kurds Seek Independence 'As a Result of the Peace Process'
Sputnik - 2017-01-14 11:23

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 11, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
Washington says Erbil must get its share of foreign loans to Iraq Washington: The US government believes that a recent loan guarantee worth $1billion will help Iraq meet some of its public service needs and IDP resettlement, and that it should include the ...

Syrian Kurds call on Iraqi Kurdistan to reveal warplanes identity
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
Iraqi Kurdistan rejects PYD allegations QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— The head of Defense Body in Jazeera canton in Syrian Kurdistan, Rezan Gilo, demanded Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government KRG to uncover warplanes identity that launched from a military ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 12, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
Kurdistan govt to begin making public pay for rubbish collection, official says Sulaimani: Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has decided to make the general public pay for rubbish collection, an official said on Thursday. Head of Sulaimani Munici ...

Groundwater in Iraqi Kurdistan has decreased, ministry says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources has said that groundwater has decreased in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region as the region lacks dams and rain. Following research on groundw ...

More than 16,000 Iraqi civilians killed by violence in 2016
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
BAGHDAD,— Violence and military operations claimed the lives of more than 16,000 civilians in Iraq last year, a research group that tracks civilian deaths in Iraq said Thursday, making it one of the deadliest years for war-weary Iraqis since the 2003 U.S. ...

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