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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

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 ...

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. ...

'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

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

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

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 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) ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

[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

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) ...

Iraqi special forces liberate Mosul University from Islamic State
E-Kurd - 2017-01-14 11:23
MOSUL,— Iraqi special forces stormed the Mosul University complex in the city’s northeast on Friday and pushed Islamic State further back to reach another bridge across the Tigris river, the military said. The militants were fighting back at the universit ...

Iraqi forces have reached Nineveh government building in Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-14 06:43

Iraqi forces capture Mosul governorate building, coalition says ISIS days ‘coming to an end’
ARA News - 2017-01-14 02:39
ARA News Erbil – The Iraqi security forces on Friday made new advances in eastern Mosul, taking several key buildings from ISIS after a slow-down in the operation in December last year. The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service raised the Iraqi flag above the N ...

ISIS using weaponized drones in Mosul: Coalition commander
ARA News - 2017-01-13 23:34
ARA News Erbil – US Colonel Brett Sylvia, commander of the Coalition’s Task Force Strike in Iraq, confirmed that ISIS has been using weaponised drones and dropping munitions on Iraqi security forces in Mosul. Iraqi Shia Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) al ...

Iraqi forces capture Mosul governorate building and key areas, coalition says ISIS days ‘coming to an end’
ARA News - 2017-01-13 23:34
ARA News Erbil – The Iraqi security forces on Friday made new advances in eastern Mosul, taking several key buildings from ISIS after a slow-down in the operation in December last year. The Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service raised the Iraqi flag above the N ...

Casualties among Iraqi armed forces sustainable, Iraqi top commander
Rûdaw - 2017-01-13 22:44
"[Friday] was especially hard for the enemy" ...

Iraqi forces storm Mosul University, secure al-Hurriya bridge
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-13 18:42
Iraqi special forces took part in an operation on Wednesday against Islamic State (IS) militants in Gokjali, east of Mosul, Iraq. (Photo: Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters) ...

[Video] Iraqi forces push ISIS out of Mosul university
NRT - 2017-01-13 16:26

Iraqi forces push Islamic State out of Mosul university
NRT - 2017-01-13 14:59

[Video] Iraqi forces clash with ISIS militants in southern Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-13 11:14

LIVE UPDATES: Iraqi forces gaining significant ground in Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-01-13 11:03
Iraqi forces have entered Mosul University ...

Iraqi forces reach a second Mosul bridge, fight near university, military says
Reuters - 2017-01-13 09:25
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces pushed forward to reach a second bridge that links eastern Mosul to the city's west, which is still fully controlled by Islamic State, a military statement said on Friday. ...

Iraqi Forces Close to Recapture Strategic Mosul University
BAS News - 2017-01-13 00:51
LEEDS — The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are preparing to recapture the University of Mosul after taking control over the surrounding areas, Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Wednesday. The Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition have besieged t ...

Iraqi forces link up in north Mosul, make gains in southeast
Daily Mail - 2017-01-12 18:10
By John Davison and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces joined flanks in northern Mosul and drove back Islamic State militants... ...

ICRC commends Iraqi forces for measures to protect civilians in Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-12 16:03

Iraqi forces make fresh gains in southeast Mosul: military statement
Reuters - 2017-01-12 10:21
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces drove back Islamic State militants in southeastern Mosul on Thursday, making gains in an area where advances have been particularly tough, the military said in a statement. ...

Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul
NRT - 2017-01-12 08:12

150 Yezidis freed from ISIS captivity since launch of Mosul campaign: official
ARA News - 2017-01-12 00:38
ARA News Erbil – At least 150 Yezidi captives have been freed from ISIS grip since the US-backed Iraqi and Kurdish forces launched a battle for Mosul last October, officials said on Wednesday. The Yezidi Liberation Office confirmed that 150 women and chil ...

US commander hails Iraqi forces beating ISIS drones and VBIEDs
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 21:10
ISIS is essentially defeated in eastern Mosul, said Col. Sylvia ...

Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul
Daily Mail - 2017-01-11 17:53
By Stephen Kalin MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in eastern Mosul and fought the militants in areas near... ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 4, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Kurdish Peshmerga ready to retake Hawija from ISlamic State, says commander Kirkuk: Kurdish Peshmerga forces are ready to participate in the liberation of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS) but the Iraqi army is not yet prepared due to the military plans ...

70 percent of east Mosul retaken from Islamic State, Iraqi general says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraqi forces have retaken around 70 percent of eastern Mosul from Islamic State militants and expect to reach the river bisecting the city in the coming days, Iraq’s joint operations commander told Reuters. Lieutena ...

Kurdish forces will not withdraw from Iraq’s liberated areas, ministry says
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish forces will not withdraw from areas taken from Islamic State (IS) militants before the Mosul operation, the Peshmerga Ministry spokesman said in response to remarks made by former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri a ...

Iraqi forces launch offensive on Islamic State near Syria border
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi forces launched an offensive against the Islamic State group near the Syrian border Thursday, piling further pressure on the jihadists’ crumbling “caliphate”. Baghdad and its allies also turned up the heat on IS in its last remaining Iraqi ...

Iraqi forces close in on Tigris in Islamic State stronghold Mosul
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
MOSUL,— Iraqi special forces closed in on the Tigris river that runs through central Mosul on Saturday, advancing in parallel with other troops and forcing Islamic State to retreat in its last major stronghold in the country. Islamic State has been driven ...

Iraqi elite forces advance further in eastern Mosul: spokesman
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi special forces made further advances against Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, pushing militants out of another district a day after driving them back to the eastern bank of the Tigris river, a spokesman said. The elite counter-terrorism s ...

Kurds raise alarm over Iraqi Shiite militias moving closer to Khanaqin
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
KHANAQIN, Iraqi Kurdistan,— Kurdish military and political officials in Khanaqin warn that the Shiite paramilitary group of Hashd al-Shaabi has moved some of its forces closer to the city with the aim of building a base and attracting Kurds to join the fo ...

Iraq’s Abadi says improved ties with Turkey depends on troops withdrawal
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi stressed on Tuesday that neighboring Turkey should pull its forces out of Iraq, otherwise Ankara-Baghdad relations will not see an improvement. Abadi said in his weekly remarks to reporters in Baghdad: “I tol ...

Kurdish lawmakers prevented from entering Iraqi Kurdistan capital: MP
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Two Kurdish lawmakers were prevented from entering the KDP-controlled Iraqi Kurdistan capital city of Erbil, by security forces at Prde Checkpoint, a member of the Kurdistan parliament said on Tuesday. Kurdish lawmaker ...

Canada says program to arm Iraqi Kurds will require controls
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
OTTAWA,— Canada wants “adequate controls” in place before sending arms to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq, as human rights groups warn that weapons supplied by the U.S. and other countries are contributing to war crimes. The Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraqi Ku ...

Bombed Mosul bridge still lifeline for long-suffering civilians
Reuters - 2017-01-11 14:52
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The rubble of a bridge blown up by Islamic State in Mosul to block advancing Iraqi forces has become a lifeline for civilians as more and more of the northern city breaks loose from the grip of the ultra-hardline militants. ...

Iraqi forces push deeper into northeast Mosul
Waar Media - 2017-01-11 14:00
Waar, Duhok: Iraqi forces pushed against Islamic State in east Mosul and fought the militants in areas near the Tigris on Wenesday. The elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) pushed into the northeastern Sadeeq neighborhood, officers on the ground said. Ac ...

Iraqi forces continue to make good progress in Mosul fight
NRT - 2017-01-11 13:21

Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul, military says
Reuters - 2017-01-11 13:04
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in east Mosul and fought the militants in areas near the Tigris river on Wednesday, seeking to build on recent gains, military officials said. ...

Iraqi forces push further into northeast Mosul, military says
Daily Mail - 2017-01-11 12:55
MOSUL, Iraq, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces made new advances against Islamic State in east Mosul and fought the militants in areas near the Tigris river on... ...

Iraqi IDPs claim Shiite forces bar them from returning home
Rûdaw - 2017-01-11 05:58
An official from the Badr force, a Shiite armed group, denied the claim ...

VIDEO: Iraqi forces discover IS shell, bomb factories in Mosul
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-11 04:09
A confiscated storage unit containing shells left by the Islamic State (IS) inside Mosul, Iraq, Jan. 9, 2017. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Iraqi forces advance in east Mosul (Video)
NRT - 2017-01-10 21:03

Mosul fight: Advances slowed by IS’s use of civilians for cover
Waar Media - 2017-01-10 17:35
Waar, Duhok: Iraqi forces have advanced toward more district in Mosul but the push in the city’s southeast were being slowed by IS’s use of civilians for cover. Advances by elite forces have picked up speek in a new push since the turn of the year. “They ...

Iraq says Turkey relations cannot improve without troop withdrawal: TV
Reuters - 2017-01-10 16:40
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday relations with northern neighbour Turkey could "not move forward one step" without a withdrawal of Turkish forces from a camp in northern Iraq, state television reported. ...

Iraqi forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts
Reuters - 2017-01-10 16:40
ERBIL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces pushed Islamic State fighters back further in Mosul on Tuesday in a renewed effort to seize the northern city and deal a decisive blow to the militant group, though progress was slower in some districts, the ar ...

Iraqi forces make further gains on ISIS, advance towards Mosul University
NRT - 2017-01-10 15:24

PKK Forces Exiting Iraqi City of Sinjar Vow 'to Ensure Stability in Region'
Sputnik - 2017-01-10 13:42

UN: Iraqi forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll is mounting
NRT - 2017-01-10 13:28

Iraq forces advance in Mosul but civilian toll mounts: spokesman, U.N.
Reuters - 2017-01-10 11:12
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have fought their way into two more southeastern districts of Mosul but their advances are being slowed by Islamic State's tactic of using civilians for cover, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. ...

Rojava receives more Iraqi refugees amidst increasing violence in Mosul
ARA News - 2017-01-10 02:23
ARA News Hasakah – Hundreds of displaced Iraqi civilians from Mosul on Tuesday crossed the border into Syria’s Kurdish region [Rojava] after fleeing ongoing fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic Stat’s (ISIS) militants, local sources reported. Most of ...

Iraqi Special Forces continue advance in Mosul, consolidate control elsewhere
NRT - 2017-01-09 17:08

ISIS drones harass Iraqi forces as they approach Tigris River
Rûdaw - 2017-01-09 16:45

Germany’s military contribution against Daesh in Iraq
The Global Coalition - 2017-01-09 15:01
The role of the Iraqi Forces is decisive in the fight against Daesh. Iraqi security forces have managed to stop Daesh with the support of the Coalition and to retake a significant amount of territory formerly controlled by the terrorist organisation. In t ...

Iraq special advance further in eastern Mosul: spokesman
Reuters - 2017-01-09 13:15
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces made further advances against Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, pushing militants out of another district a day after driving them back to the eastern bank of the Tigris river, a spokesman said. ...

ISIS' last stand in Mosul as group fight with booby traps and suicide car bombs
Daily Mail - 2017-01-09 03:09
Iraqi forces that are battling ISIS in northern Iraq have managed to take control of parts of Mosul today after a 12 week operation. However, reclaiming other areas has been difficult as jihadists have fought back. ...

[Video] Iraqi forces gain control of strategic Mosul hospital
NRT - 2017-01-08 20:34

Mosul battle: Iraqi government forces reach Tigris river
BBC - 2017-01-08 17:58
An advance spearheaded by counter-terrorism units reaches a damaged bridge in the IS stronghold. ...

Iraqi forces reach the Tigris River in Mosul
Rûdaw - 2017-01-08 17:56

Iraqi forces secure several more areas in Mosul as offensive grinds on
NRT - 2017-01-08 15:42

Iraqi forces fight Islamic State near ancient site in Mosul: Iraqi officer
Reuters - 2017-01-08 15:35
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces, backed by U.S.-led air raids, clashed with Islamic State militants near a historic site in Mosul on Sunday, an officer in Iraq's counter-terrorism service said, as they tried to drive the jihadists out of more ...

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