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Arab IDPs Return to Peshmerga-held Areas in Zummar

BAS News - 2017-09-04 15:00
ERBIL — A number of displaced Arab families returned to their areas on western Tigris River in northwest of Mosul after Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani ordered the Peshmerga forces to facilitate their return. Arab families who were dislodged fr ...

Iraqi PM Abadi congratulates troops on ‘big victory’ in Mosul

E-Kurd - 2017-07-07 14:31
MOSUL,— Iraq’s prime minister on Tuesday congratulated his fighters on “the big victory in Mosul” – even as fighting with Islamic State militants continued in Mosul’s Old City neighborhood where Iraqi forces are about 250 meters from the Tigris River and ...

Iraqi Kurdistan–Rojava border affected by political rifts

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:22
Displaced Iraqis from the Ezidi community cross the Iraq-Syria border at Faysh Khabur bridge over the Tigris River at Faysh Khabur border point, Duhok, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Aug. 10, 2014. (Photo: AP) ...

Italy Deploys Hundreds of Troops to Mosul Dam

BAS News - 2017-05-24 01:39
ISTANBUL — Italy has deployed 500 troops to Iraq to protect the 13-kilometer-long dam on the Tigris River, which is being repaired by an Italian company. The elite 6th Bersaglieri regiment is the first Italian force with a mission to combat IS militants ...

New bridge reunites Mosul as Iraqi forces gear up for final assault

Reuters - 2017-05-23 14:52
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi military engineers installed a new floating bridge across the Tigris river on Wednesday, reconnecting the two halves of Mosul to facilitate troop deployments ahead of a final assault to dislodge Islamic State. ...

New Pontoon Bridge Built in Mosul

BAS News - 2017-04-18 22:33
ISTANBUL — A new pontoon bridge built by the Iraqi army in Mosul was opened today. Due to damages caused by the international coalition forces, the four permanent bridges over the Tigris river had been rendered unusable. Pontoon bridges were built to all ...

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul

Reuters - 2017-04-18 17:07
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi's army has built a new pontoon bridge over the Tigris river south of Mosul, after flooding had blocked all crossing points, opening an escape route for families fleeing fighting between government forces and Islamic State. ...

Pontoon Bridges Over Tigris River in Mosul Unusable

BAS News - 2017-04-16 20:26
People are crossing the river by boats ISTANBUL — Mosul’s permanent bridges over the Tigris river having been damaged by the international coalition forces, two temporary bridges built in their place are now also rendered unusable due to the latest flood ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Residents flee as battle for Mosul intensifies

Reuters - 2017-03-14 10:35
MOSUL (Reuters) - Iraqi troops battled Islamic State fighters for control of a bridge over the River Tigris in Mosul on Tuesday as civilians streamed out of recaptured western neighborhoods, cold, wet and hungry but relieved to be free of the militants' g ...

Iraq forces face tough resistance in advance on Mosul's Old City

Reuters - 2017-03-13 12:58
MOSUL (Reuters) - 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 cit ...

Mosul: Iraqi Troops Retake Al-Hurriya Bridge Over Tigris River

BAS News - 2017-03-06 10:17
Al-Hurriya bridge is the second to be liberated in Mosul MOSUL — Iraqi forces on Monday managed to take over al-Hurriya bridge across the Tigris River in Mosul, leading to the center of the city which is still held by the Islamic State (IS) group. The Ir ...

Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
MOSUL,— Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State’s remaining stronghold in the west of the city. U.S.-backed arm ...

Mosul: Iraqi Forces to Use Floating Bridge Over Tigris River

BAS News - 2017-02-28 16:24
It will allow the Iraqi forces to send supplies from the east into the west MOSUL — Engineers have started the installation of a floating bridge that will connect east and west Mosul, and allow the Iraqi forces to enter the western areas of the city easi ...

Iraqi forces seize Mosul bridge as thousands of civilians flee

Reuters - 2017-02-27 13:30
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces seized a damaged Mosul bridge on Monday which could link up their units on either side of the Tigris river, as thousands of civilians fled the fighting for Islamic State's remaining stronghold in the west of t ...

17 IS Militants Killed in an Airstrike in Tigris River

BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
LEEDS — Iraqi Air Forces have managed to strike six boats and three ferries, belonging to the Islamic State (IS) in Badush area of northern Mosul, military intelligence directorate said in a statement released on Monday. The airstrike has hit the IS wate ...

Coalition airstrikes destroy ISIS boats fleeing East Mosul

Aranews - 2017-01-21 22:22
ARA News Erbil – The US-led coalition struck 90 watercraft and three barges on the Tigris River that ISIS was trying to use to flee eastern Mosul. “Many of these watercraft were being used to ferry ISIS fighters and equipment across the Tigris River from ...

Iraqi sheep, locals, environment suffer Islamic State oil fires

Waar Media - 2017-01-19 19:32
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. Lit by Islamic State as they fled Iraqi forces in Aug ...

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. ...

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 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. ...

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 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 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 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 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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

Iraqi special forces reach Tigris river in Mosul: spokesman

Reuters - 2017-01-08 15:35
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces reached the eastern bank of the Tigris in Mosul on Sunday for the first time in a U.S.-backed operation to drive Islamic State militants out of the city, a spokesman said. ...

Iraqi forces close in on Tigris river in Mosul

Aranews - 2017-01-08 01:27
Iraqi forces closed in on the river that runs through central Mosul on Saturday in advances against ISIS that have gathered pace thanks to new tactics and better coordination, a counter-terrorism spokesman said. Advances in recent days, including Saturday ...

Iraqi forces close in on Tigris river in Mosul: military spokesman

Reuters - 2017-01-07 11:37
BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces closed in on the river that runs through central Mosul on Saturday in advances against Islamic State that have gathered pace thanks to new tactics and better coordination, a counter-terrorism spokesman said. ...

Collapse of Mosul dam ‘matter of time, killing 1.5 million people’

Waar Media - 2017-01-06 01:10
Waar, Duhok: The collapse of the 13 kilometer long Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in northern Iraq is just a “matter of time”, engineers and other experts have warned. The collapse of the dam could leave 1.5 million people dead and millions more as far awa ...

The Turkish occupation is changing the Tigris riverbed

ANHA - 2016-11-19 10:57
In a new provocative step, the Turkish occupation is digging a new riverbed of the Tigris River thus submerging around 1,000 acres, bordering villages residents have appealed to humanitarian organizations to stop the Turkish aggression. ...

Islamic State tries to move 25,000 people in Mosul to use as shields: UN

E-Kurd - 2016-11-03 03:04
GENEVA,— Islamic State militants killed 40 former members of the Iraqi Security Forces near Mosul on Saturday and threw their bodies in the Tigris river, U.N. human rights spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said on Tuesday, citing reports from the field. IS al ...

IS Opens Oil Pipe in Tigris River in Southern Mosul

BasNews - 2016-08-02 18:08
IS militants have opened an oil pipe in the Tigris River to pollute its water ERBIL — A military source from the leadership of Nineveh operations said on Tuesday that the Islamic State (IS) has opened an oil pipe to let the oil flow into the Tigris River ...

10 IS Militants Killed by Coalition's Airstrikes in Gayara

BasNews - 2016-06-27 14:38
The airstrikes killed about 10 IS militants and destroyed 3 vehicles GAYARA - A source from Nineveh police said that the international coalition's warplanes targeted Islamic State (IS) positions on Sunday, June 27 on eastern side of the Tigris river on a ...

Human body parts found on the banks of the Tigris River

ANF - 2016-02-19 16:22
More evidence on Cizre massacre has emerged on the banks of the Tigris River today. Body parts belonging to the people massacred in the basements of savagery were dumped along the riverside. ...

Wanke: scores of IS terrorists killed

Waarmedia - 2015-12-27 22:12
Waar, Duhok: Peshmerga fighters backed by coalition airstrikes killed tens of Islamic State militants on Wanke Front after repelling an attack overnight, a Peshmerga source said. Wanke is a town 35 km northwest of Mosul on the Tigris River. The Peshmerga ...

Masrour Barzani Gives Details About East Mosul Operation

BasNews - 2015-01-24 04:35
ERBIL The chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, Masrour Barzani said in a Wednesday press conference that the Peshmerga’s operation against Islamic State (IS) militants to the east and west of the Tigris river in Nineveh province was a succ ...

Turkish government excavating Hasankeyf with diggers!

ANF - 2014-06-29 14:42
The ancient town of Hasankeyf on the river Tigris is facing oblivion as the Ilısu dam project nears completion. 80% of the Ilısu dam construction has been completed. Since 200 tumuli by the rive ...

We will call a halt to cultural genocide'

ANF - 2014-02-24 16:04
Election fever has gripped the ancient town of Hasankeyf on the upper Tigris river, renowned for its bridge, caves and a history going back 12 thousand years. The town, writes Bilal Güldem (Diha) ...
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