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France pledges support to stabilise post-Islamic State Iraq - Nasdaq.com

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Iraq outraged by deal to transfer Islamic State fighters to its border

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi criticised the ceasefire deals that saw hundreds of Islamic State (IS) group militants evacuated from an enclave on the Lebanese-Syrian border. The militants were given safe passage to the Syrian province o ...

UK Sends Additional Troops to Fight against IS in Iraq

BAS News - 2017-09-01 11:59
ERBIL— As the battle against the Islamic State (IS) enters its final push, the UK has decided to send additional troops to Iraq, raising the number of British personnel in the country to around 600, according to media reports. The UK Defense Secretary Mi ...

France to Grant a €430 Million Loan to Iraq

BAS News - 2017-08-26 21:19
ERBIL — France will grant a €430million loan to the Iraqi government, whose economy has been weakened by low oil prices and the ongoing fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS), the French Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday. Jean-Yves Le Drian, ...

Iraqi Forces Further Closing in on IS in Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-25 10:37
TAL AFAR — Iraqi forces are making further gains in their drive to expel the Islamic State (IS) militants from Tal Afar, their last stronghold in Nineveh. The Iraqi army has made new gains in their push against the IS in Tal Afar as it has recaptured a f ...

Islamic State war crimes see prosecutorial delays in Iraq

Washington Times - 2017-08-24 07:10
Many in the international community agree the Islamic State has carried out war crimes in northern Iraq, but human rights activists say bureaucratic bungling by the Iraqi central government has delayed the prospect of international criminal trials agains ...

UN Warns about Thousands of People Expected to Flee Tal Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-21 11:36
ERBIL — Over 30,000 people have thus far fled Tal Afar district and thousands more are expected to be dislodged by the fighting in the district. Iraqi forces launched an operation to liberate Tal Afar city, in west of Mosul, from the Islamic State (IS) o ...

Iraq seeks international help to investigate Islamic State crimes

Nadia Murad - 2017-08-17 19:12
Britain, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad, a woman from the Yazidi religious minority who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters in Mosul, have been pushing Iraq to allow a U.N. inquiry. Read more on Reuters. ...

Islamic State militants die booby-trapping donkey in Kirkuk

Waar Media - 2017-08-17 15:11
WAAR-DUHOK: Eight Islamic State militants were killed and wounded when explosives they were fitting to a donkey exploded in Kirkuk, a security source was quoted saying. The source told Alsumaria News that eight militants were putting an explosives vest o ...

Twelve Islamic State militants killed as fighter jets bombard Tal Afar

Waar Media - 2017-08-15 12:37
WAAR-DUHOK: The U.S.-led coalition launched air raids against Islamic State locations in Tal Afar town, west of Mosul, an Iraqi army officer was quoted saying. Speaking to Shafaq News, Lt.Gen. Thiyab Abdullah al-Amri said twelve militants, including prom ...

Massoud Barzani says Turkmens of Iraq’s Tal Afar loyal to Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Massoud Barzani has said that most of Sunni Turkmen citizens in Nineveh’s Tal Afar in northwest Iraqi are loyal to the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Barzani’s remarks on Wednesday to Saudi Arabic newspaper Al Haya ...

Syrian Kurds say 17 Indonesians who escaped Islamic State leave Syria

E-Kurd - 2017-08-11 22:46
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— A group of 17 Indonesians who had joined the Islamic State group in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa have been handed over to representatives of their country and have left Syria, a local Kurdish official and a spokeswoman i ...

US ‘mulling airstrikes against Islamic State in Philippines’

Waar Media - 2017-08-08 12:51
WAAR-DUHOK: The Pentagon is reportedly mulling plans to conduct airstrikes against ISIS terrorist targets in the Philippines. A recent surge of terrorist networks affiliated to Islamic State of (ISIS), including an ongoing assault on the southern city of ...