26 October 2020
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AP, Baghdad — Iraq`s prime minister on Wednesday appealed for more aid for the country`s beleaguered ground forces، which have yet to score a decisive victory against the Islamic State group despite five months of U.S.-led coalition air raids. In an interview with The Associated Press، Haider al-Abadi praised the coalition`s air campaign but said the international community has stalled on commitments to train and equip the ground forces needed to retake major cities. "We are in this almost on…
Washington / NINA / The spokesman of Anbar delegation, Hikmat Sulayman said that the US administration is serious about supporting the Iraqi security forces and tribes against terrorist organization Daash.Suleiman said in an interview with the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: The delegation of Anbar province, met yesterday, the US president special envoy to fight Daash Gen. John Allen, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq Brett Makjorik in Washington.He added that the delegation discussed with US officials…
Al Arabiya - Kurdish forces launched an offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group on Wednesday, cutting a road linking two of the main areas it holds in north Iraq, officials said.The Kurdistan Regional Security Council said peshmerga forces began a “large-scale offensive” around 7:00 am (0400 GMT).The drive succeeded in cutting the road between ISIS’ stronghold Mosul, the first city the jihadists took in a June offensive, and Tal Afar, a large town to…
AFP - The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk. The jihadist group is showing a “monstrous disregard for human life” in the areas it controls in Iraq, the UN human rights office said. The group, which controls large swathes of territory in Iraq and in neighbouring war-ravaged Syria, last week published pictures of the “crucifixions” of two men accused of being bandits,…

ISIL attacks home of key Iraqi tribal leader Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:05

Al Jazeera - Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group have seized a compound belonging to an influential tribal leader in Iraq's Anbar province, killing nine police officers as they blew up buildings.The attack on Sheikh Ahmed Abu Risha's home occurred on Sunday night as he and other tribal leaders were visiting Washington, DC to lobby for more US military support, Al Jazeera's Jane Arraf reported from Baghdad on Tuesday. The attack lasted for hours on…
BAGHDAD / NINA / President of Iraq Fuad Masum, and Vice President Iyad Allawi stressed on Sunday the need to speed up to pass the budget bill and endorse its for the importance of it and its relevance to public life for citizens. A presidential statement said that Masum met Allawi within a series of consultations to discuss crucial issues concerning the present and the future of the country, where they discussed the overall political and security issues, particularly the subject…
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Iraqi forces coalition, Ghada al-Shammari said the visit of the tribal delegation of Anbar province to the US capital Washington is an important and for the benefit of the country.She told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The delegation's visit, which came after meetings of some of its members with legislative and executive branches serve not only Anbar province, but to enhance the security situation in general."She said, "Anbar province needs fast…
Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) transported hundreds of elderly and sick Yazidis captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to the city of Dahuk in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region on Sunday, after they were unexpectedly freed by the extremist group.The group, totaling almost 400, was captured in August at a settlement near the town of Sinjar. The exact manner of their release remains a mystery, however.Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat, Mahma Khalil, a Yazidi commander from the…

Canadian soldiers clash with ISIL in Iraq Tuesday, 20 January 2015 09:51

Al Jazeera - Canadian forces exchange gunfire with ISIL fighters in Iraq in first confirmed ground battle involving Western forces.Canadian special forces have clashed with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group by exchanging gunfire in Iraq in recent days, in the first confirmed ground battle between Western troops and ISIL, a senior officer has said.The Canadians came under mortar and machine gun fire while training Iraqi troops near front lines and shot back in what Canadian special…
Baghdad (AIN) –The Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, instructed the Iraqi Security Forces and all other governmental institutions to sustain the suitable environment for the media outlets' activities.In a press statement, he urged "To help the journalists and to cooperate with them by granting the full freedom to enable them to present facts for the publics." /End/Read more:http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php/component/content/article/40-2011-11-19-15-20-50/63168-pm-instructs-isf-to-sustain-suitable-environment-for-media-outlets-work.html
Al - Arabiya - The United States led six more air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria and five in Iraq since early Thursday, according to the U.S.-led military coalition.The strikes in Syria centered around the key border town of Kobane, destroying nine of the militants' fighting positions, the Combined Joint Task Force said in a statement on Friday.In Iraq, the five strikes near Ramadi, al-Qaim, al-Asad and Mosul struck various fighting positions as well…

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