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Iraqi PM declares Nineveh province fully liberated from Islamic State

Iraqi PM declares Nineveh province fully liberated from Islamic State

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday declared the town of Tal Afar “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group after a nearly two-week operation, the latest blow to the extremist group which ran nearly a third of the country three years ago. Ir ...
Iraqi PM declares Nineveh province fully liberated from Islamic State - E-Kurd

Iraq threatens flight ban after Kurdish independence vote

Washington Times - 2017-09-26 21:57
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday ordered the northern Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban, signaling a tough response to a landmark Kurdish independence referendum held the da ...

Iraqi PM: Forces begin offensive to retake Hawija from ISIS

Waar Media - 2017-09-21 18:21
WAAR-DUHOK: Iraq has begun an offensive to retake Hawija, one of two remaining bastions of the Islamic State group in the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday. “At the dawn of a new day, we announce the launch of the first stage ...

Iraqi PM Announces First Stage of Hawija Assault

BAS News - 2017-09-21 09:10
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of the first stage of Hawija operation early on Thursday. “With the dawn of a new Iraqi day, we announce the launch of the first stage of the liberation of Hawija to fulfill our pledge to o ...

3,000 Christians Families Return to Liberated Areas of Mosul

BAS News - 2017-09-10 23:48
MOSUL — Nearly 3,000 Iraqi Christian families have been repatriated since the liberation of the Nineveh Province from the so-called Islamic State (IS), a local official said on Sunday. According to Dureid Hekmat, advisor for the governor of Nineveh in re ...

Army, allies to retake Hawijah from IS terrorists soon: Iraqi PM

KurdPress - 2017-09-07 10:34
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has stated that army troops, backed by allied Kurdish forces of Peshmerga, will soon launch a multi-pronged operation to liberate the city of Hawijah in the oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk from Islamic State (IS) ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – August 29, 2017

E-Kurd - 2017-09-05 14:01
Peshmerga fighters thwart multiple IS attacks in Tuz Khurmatu Tuz Khurmatu: Kurdish Peshmerga forces foiled multiple attacks from Islamic State (IS) militants in the district of Tuz Khurmatu. A Peshmerga commander said IS militants attacked the Kurdish f ...

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 ...

Iraqi Army Warns Hawija Residents ahead of Liberation Offensive

BAS News - 2017-09-01 12:41
ERBIL— Through messages dropped on Hawija (Kirkuk province) on Thursday, the Iraqi army informed the residents that the liberation of their town from the Islamic State (IS) is imminent. Millions of leaflets which contained the messages were dropped on Ha ...

Iraqi PM Declares Complete Victory over IS in Tel Afar

BAS News - 2017-08-31 15:32
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, released an official statement on Thursday to announce the conclusion of the battle against Islamic State (IS) in Tel Afar district, northwest of Mosul. "I declare to you that resilient Tel Afar joined libera ...

IS Fighters Arrive at Anbar from Lebanon Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-30 20:41
ERBIL—The Islamic State (IS) members who were bussed from Lebanon borders to eastern borders of Syria, near Iraq, have already penetrated into the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a related MP confirmed Wednesday. Mohammad Karboli, a member of the securi ...

IS Fighters Arrives at Anbar from Lebanon Borders

BAS News - 2017-08-30 20:41
ERBIL—The Islamic State (IS) members who were bussed from Lebanon borders to eastern borders of Syria, near Iraq, have already penetrated into the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a related MP confirmed Wednesday. Mohammad Karboli, a member of the securi ...

US-backed Iraqi forces expel ISIS from five villages near Tal Afar

Aranews - 2017-08-25 08:59
Iraqi forces made further gains in their offensive to dislodge ISIS from Tal Afar, seizing five more villages on the eastern and southern outskirts of the city, the military said on Thursday. In the fifth day of their onslaught, Iraqi forces continued to ...