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

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

Iraqi armed forces uncover ISIS bomb factory near Mosul
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. ...

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. ...

[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 ...

'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 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 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 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 ...

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

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. ...

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

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. ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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

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

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. ...

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 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. ...

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. ...

Iraqi Federal Police Arrests 5 IS Supporters In Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-20 20:06
LEEDS — Security forces arrested five civilians on charges of supporting the so-called Islamic State (IS), while issuing permits for people who wish to leave the city of Mosul, a police officer said on Monday. Captain Amir Wathiq said in a statement on M ...

Iraq forces retake over a third of west Mosul, commander says
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces have retaken more than a third of west Mosul from the Islamic State group, a commander said, as Baghdad’s troops fought Sunday to advance deeper into the city. Iraqi forces launched the operation to recapture west Mosul — the most po ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 13, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
Turkish army dispatches military forces to Iraqi Kurdistan: sources Erbil: Turkish army has dispatched troops and military equipment to Sideqa area of Iraqi Kurdistan Sunday morning. Local sources told Firat news agency that Turkish army has dispatched 8 ...

Iraq forces face tough resistance in advance on Mosul’s Old City
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces battling Islamic State faced tough resistance from snipers and mortar rounds on Monday as they tried to advance on Mosul’s Old City and a bridge across the Tigris river in their campaign to retake the western part of the city. Progre ...

Part of Yazidi Ezidkhan forces officially incorporated into Peshmerga forces
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Some 1,000 fighters of the Ezidkhan Protection Force, a Yazidi military group in the Shingal (Sinjar) region, has officially been put under Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry as the move is criticized by m ...

Iraqi forces retake Mosul train station, once a major rail hub
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces said Tuesday that they recaptured Mosul’s train station, once one of the country’s main rail hubs and the latest in a series of key sites retaken from jihadists. The forces launched a major push last month to oust the Islamic State g ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – March 15, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
KDP deploys Peshmerga forces around PKK-held Qandil region Erbil: Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP is deploying forces on the line of contact with the Qandil region held by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Reports of KDP’s preparations for a battle against the P ...

Islamic State militants are not be allowed to escape Iraq’s Mosul: spokesman
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— The U.S.-led Coalition said Islamic State (IS) militants are now completely surrounded in Mosul by Iraqi security forces. “They are not gonna be allowed to escape, they are gonna surrender into the Iraqi security forces or they are gonna be kil ...

Iraqi forces battle to retake Mosul’s Grand Mosque from Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Government forces set their sights on reaching the Grand Mosque in Mosul’s Old City on Wednesday and the prime minister said the battle to drive Islamic State from its last urban stronghold in Iraq was reaching its final stages. Losing the city w ...

Iraqi government forces retake Mosul’s Iron bridge
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Iraqi government forces battling Islamic State for Mosul took control of a main bridge over the Tigris river on Wednesday and advanced towards the mosque where the group’s leader declared a caliphate in 2014, federal police said. The seizure of t ...

HRW says Iraqi Kurdistan arrests 32 at peaceful protest against KDP
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces belonging to Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP and local police detained 32 unarmed protesters in Erbil on March 4, 2017, at a peaceful demonstration against ...

KDP security shuts down Standard Kurd media institution in Iraqi Kurdistan
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
KDP Security forces says they haven’t shut down Standard Kurd HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— KDP security forces in Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil on Wednesday broke into the headquarters of a media and research institution, Standard Kurd ...

Iraq receives first batch of South Korean T-50 fighter jets
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
BAGHDAD,— Iraq received on Thursday the first batch of South Korea’s T-50 light fighter jets, said the Iraqi Defense Ministry in a statement. The jets received aim to support Iraqi forces in dislodging Islamic State (IS) militants from the city of Mosul. ...

Thousands of Iraqi civilians flee Mosul as battle edges into Old City
E-Kurd - 2017-03-20 00:15
MOSUL,— Thousands of Iraqis surged out of western Mosul on Saturday during a lull in heavy fighting in districts around the densely populated Old City where Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants. Five months into the batt ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate Naples Neighborhood
BAS News - 2017-03-19 23:24
LEEDS — Iraqi Counter-Terrorism forces recaptured the neighborhood of Naples and raised the Iraqi flag over the buildings, the Nineveh Operations Command said on Sunday. Lieutenant General Abdel Amir Yarallah, commander of the Nineveh Operations Command, ...

High level of destruction in west Mosul as Iraqi forces make gains
Rûdaw - 2017-03-19 20:46
Iraqi Counter-Terror forces have retaken the Nablus district ...

Iraqi Forces Make More Territorial Gain West of Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-19 20:43
LEEDS — Government forces in Iraq pushed through more areas held by the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Mosul’s Old City despite a fierce resistance from the extremists in the densely-populated areas of western Mosul. Lieutenant General Rayid Shakir, com ...

Six Foreign IS Members Killed in Airstrike West of Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-19 20:43
LEEDS — Six foreign members of the Islamic State (IS) were killed in airstrikes in western Mosul as the Iraqi forces continue to liberate more areas in the city, the Iraqi military intelligence service said on Sunday. According to the statement made by t ...

Iraqi Forces Capture 15 IS Militants in Qayyarah
BAS News - 2017-03-19 20:43
LEEDS — Iraqi forces captured 15 members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) during an extensive search operation conducted in the area of Qayyarah, south of Mosul, an officer in the Nineveh Operations Command said on Sunday. Major Aziz Tayeh said in a s ...

Iraqi forces close in on Mosul mosque, residents flee
NRT - 2017-03-19 17:14

U.S. base rises from the rubble for Mosul push
Reuters - 2017-03-19 13:27
QAYYARA WEST AIRFIELD, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. troops are hard at work rehabilitating this battle-scarred, rubble-strewn airfield as a logistics and support hub for Iraqi and international forces in the decisive battle against Islamic State for the city of ...

Iraqi forces close in on Mosul mosque as residents flee
Reuters - 2017-03-19 12:15
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi army helicopters strafed and fired rockets at Islamic State positions in Mosul's Old City on Sunday as troops on the ground closed in on the strategic and symbolic prize of the al-Nuri Mosque. ...

Iraqi forces 500m from symbolic mosque have ISIS defeat in their sights
Rûdaw - 2017-03-19 01:33
Rebuilt Iraqi forces have earned the trust of coalition partners ...

Iraqi Forces Discover a Prison In Central Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-18 23:20
Ten prisoners found in the prison MOSUL — Iraqi forces discovered an Islamic State (IS) prison in the area of Bab al-Saray during a search operation in central Mosul, a federal police officer said on Saturday. Colonel Khodier Saleh said in a statement on ...

Peshmerga, Iraqi Army, US-led Coalition to Lead Hawija Assault
BAS News - 2017-03-18 20:11
A prior agreement between the three sides is need, a security official says KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces, the Iraqi army and US-led coalition will be taking part in any future operation aiming at liberating Hawija from Islamic State (IS), a Kurdish ...

Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul as battle edges into Old City
Reuters - 2017-03-18 17:41
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis surged out of western Mosul on Saturday during a lull in heavy fighting in districts around the densely populated Old City where Iraqi forces are facing fierce resistance from Islamic State militants. ...

Self-immolations on the rise among Iraqi Kurdish women / Laurene Daycard
KurdPress - 2017-03-18 11:19
Female Kurdish fighters, who represent less than 1% of the roughly 200,000 peshmerga forces, have become “the bankable icon” of the fight against the Islamic State. But beyond the illusions of a land that supports women’s rights, the reality in Iraqi Kurd ...

Need to avoid civilian deaths weighs on minds of U.S. forces in Mosul battle
Reuters - 2017-03-18 10:11
QAYYARA WEST AIRFIELD, Iraq (Reuters) - As the battle for Mosul moves to the narrow streets and densely packed houses of the Old City, U.S. artillery gunners and helicopter pilots supporting Iraqi forces face an age-old problem – how to avoid killing civi ...

Iraqi forces advance against ISIS car bombs in west Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-03-17 21:47
Iraqi forces have taken al-Basha mosque ...

Turkey Arrests 10 Iraqi Nationals Suspected of IS Membership
BAS News - 2017-03-17 19:13
ERBIL — Turkish security forces on Friday arrested 10 Iraqi nationals in the north of country, suspecting them of having links to the Islamic State (IS). According to Anadolu Agency, the arrests were made in northern Samsun province of Turkey. It is not ...

Iraqi forces advance into Mosul's Old City, Nuri mosque in sight
Reuters - 2017-03-17 11:37
MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces battling Islamic State in Mosul advanced into the Old City and around the al Nuri mosque on Friday trying to seal off a main road to prevent militants sending in suicide bombers. ...

Baghdad Cuts KRG’s Share of Medical Supplies
BAS News - 2017-03-17 00:30
LEEDS — Iraqi Ministry of Health has stopped the share of medical supplies to the Kurdistan Region, despite the the large number of displaced Iraqi civilians and security forces who seek help from hospitals in the Region. Earlier in March the Health Mini ...

Iraqi Forces Destroy IS Camp, Explosives Factory
BAS News - 2017-03-16 20:46
LEEDS — Iraqi security forces destroyed an Islamic State (IS) camp and an explosives factory west of the province of Anbar, a commander at the Iraqi army said on Thursday.Major General Numan Abd al-Zawei, a commander of the Iraqi Army's 7th Brigade, said ...

First patch of Korean T-50 jets arrives in Iraq
Waar Media - 2017-03-16 15:06
WAAR-DUHOK: The first patch of the T-50 Korean fighter jets has arrived in Iraq, Iraqi Air forces Commander Gen. Anwar Hammah Amin said on Thursday. Amin said in a press statement that the jets arrived with its technical and weaponry equipment, adding th ...

ISIS takes advantage of bad weather to hit back at Iraqi forces
NRT - 2017-03-16 13:57

IS Militants Lacking Purpose, Motivation and Direction in Mosul: US Military Official
BAS News - 2017-03-16 11:59
Less than 2,000 militants are remaining in Mosul, according to Pentagon MOSUL — Islamic State (IS) fighters are continually being weakened by the approaching Iraqi forces coupled with the US-led the international coalition’s aerial and armament support. ...

Iraqi forces attempt to encircle Mosul's Old City
NRT - 2017-03-16 11:40

Iraqi forces try to encircle Mosul's IS-held Old City
Reuters - 2017-03-16 10:04
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces attempted to encircle Mosul's Old City on Thursday in a bid to bottle up Islamic State fighters holding out there, but progress was slowed by car bombs and booby-traps in houses and alleyways, officers said. ...

Iraqi forces find Islamic State missiles in west Mosul
NRT - 2017-03-15 22:05

Iraqi Forces to Attack ISIS Leader Once Location Provided by Intelligence
Waar Media - 2017-03-15 19:48
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraqi government forces will attack the leader of ISIS terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as soon as his exact location is uncovered by intelligence, a spokesman for the Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command told Sputnik Wednesday. Accord ...

Iraqi forces control 3rd of 5 bridges from western Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-03-15 19:45
Iraqi forces have taken control of the Old Bridge (also called Iron Bridge) ...

Iraqi Forces Tracking Down IS Leader Al-Baghdadi in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-15 17:46
MOSUL — Iraqi forces are preparing to attack the leader of the so-called Islamic State (IS) as soon as his exact location is uncovered, the Iraqi Joint Special Operations Command said on Wednesday. The Spokesperson for the Iraqi Special Operations Comman ...

PM Abadi: Battle Against IS in "Final Stages" in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-15 15:06
IS militants must surrender or be prepared to die, Haidar al-Abadi says MOSUL — Iraqi forces are on a mission to recapture the Grand Mosque in Mosul’s Old City area, where the Islamic State (IS) leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, proclaimed himself the ruler ...

Iraqi Forces Seize Control of Mosul’s Old Bridge
BAS News - 2017-03-15 15:06
Mosul’s Old Bridge connects Mosul’s Old City in the west with the eastern side MOSUL — Iraqi forces have taken control of Mosul’s Old Bridge, also known as Iron Bridge, Iraq’s Federal Police command said on Wednesday. The 2nd and 3rd divisions of the Ira ...

Heavy fighting as Iraqi forces set sights on Mosul's Grand Mosque
NRT - 2017-03-15 13:31

Heavy fighting as Iraqi forces set sights on Mosul's Grand Mosque
Reuters - 2017-03-15 10:33
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Government forces set their sights on reaching the Grand Mosque in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday and the prime minister said the battle to drive Islamic State from its last urban stronghold in Iraq was reaching its final stages. ...

Abadi and Yildirim discuss Shingal in phone call
Rûdaw - 2017-03-14 22:42
'Iraqi central forces in collaboration with the Peshmerga administrate the situation of Shingal' ...

Iraqi Forces Advance Towards The Iron Bridge in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-14 22:27
MOSUL — Iraqi forces killed an Islamic State (Is) commander in the Old City of Mosul on Tuesday, as the government forces continue to advance towards a bridge crossing the Tigris River. Following a series of heavy clashes between the IS militants and the ...

Iraqi Forces Liberate Another Village West of Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-14 21:24
MOSUL — Lieutenant General Abdel Amir Yarallah, a commander for the Nineveh Operations Command, said in a statement on Monday that Iraqi forces have managed to liberate the area of al-Jamaliyah in western Mosul. The official further assured that the forc ...

UPDATED: Iraqi forces control New Mosul, struggle to enter Old City
Rûdaw - 2017-03-14 17:08
They are facing a scaled-up, aggressive use of sniper fire and mortar attacks from ISIS ...

US says PKK has no place on the battlefield
Rûdaw - 2017-03-14 15:40
It is the job of Iraqi forces to liberate those areas from ISIS ...

Under cover of rain, Islamic State fights for Mosul old city
Reuters - 2017-03-14 13:09
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The bombed out, battered streets, homes and buildings around Mosul museum were eerily quiet, other than the hum from the engines of Iraqi forces' armored vehicles stationed outside. ...

Iraqi forces battle ISIS for key Mosul bridge
NRT - 2017-03-14 11:41

Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Hound Down IS Militants in Diyala
BAS News - 2017-03-14 02:39
LEEDS — Iraqi army forces backed by the Army Aviation of Iraq launched an offensive aiming to chase Islamic State (IS) militants in the province of Diyala, an officer from the Iraqi forces said. Captain Habib al-Shamri said in a statement on Monday that ...

Three Iraqi Soldiers Killed in IS Attack West Mosul
BAS News - 2017-03-14 02:39
LEEDS — Three Iraqi army soldiers were killed after government forces launched an offensive on Islamic State (IS) militants in the Old City in western Mosul, a local police officer said. Federal police officer Huzayfa al-Haj told Anadolu Agency on Monday ...

IS Chief of Industrial Activities Captured
BAS News - 2017-03-13 22:10
His deputy has also been arrested MOSUL — The chief of industrial activities of Islamic State (IS) was captured on Monday in Mosul, said Iraq’s War Media Cell. The Iraqi forces arrested the IS leader with his deputy in western part of Mosul where fierce ...

[Video] Iraqi forces face tough resistance in advance on Mosul's Old City
NRT - 2017-03-13 21:46

Suspected ISIS gas attack hits Iraqi forces in west Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-03-13 21:26
after 10 seconds we felt suffocation and tears came out from our eyes and from our nose. ...

IS Militants Left in Mosul Going to Die: US Envoy
BAS News - 2017-03-13 19:44
ISTANBUL — Islamic State (IS) militants remaining in western Mosul are trapped, as the last road out of the city has been cut off by the Iraqi forces, said Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Islamic State (IS). A ...

Civilians flee western Mosul as Iraqi forces push on to expel ISIS
NRT - 2017-03-13 19:09

US Supports Only Official KRG, Iraqi Forces in Sinjar: Envoy
BAS News - 2017-03-13 17:05
Washington will continue supporting Erbil ERBIL — The United States wants only official forces of Kurdistan Region and Iraq to operate in the Yezidi town of Sinjar in north of the country, said senior US official. In a meeting with Kurdistan Region Presi ...

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