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Showing posts with label Mosul. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mosul. Show all posts

Saturday, 22 July 2017

US contributed to ISIS creation, now tries to claim victory over it : Iraqi VP

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The recapture of Mosul is an achievement of the Iraqi people while the US is trying to highjack it and claims it was them who "led that war," Iraq's Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has told the RIA Novosti news agency.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Challenges remain after Mosul liberation: UN envoy

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The path to conclusively defeat Daesh is fraught with difficulties despite a major victory in Mosul, the United Nations' special envoy on Iraq said Monday.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soon

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s words that a battle to recapture the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State will start in the coming hours are not based on true understanding of the situation "on the ground," Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Iraqi forces capture Mosul airport


Iraqi security forces on Thursday captured the Mosul International Airport in their battle against the Islamic State to seize the city from the faltering militant Islamic group.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Battle for Mosul: Investigators examine mass grave site

Iraqi investigators have carried out an initial examination on Tuesday of a mass grave site discovered in an area south of Mosul that was recently retaken from ISIL control.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Mosul: ISIS uses tens of thousands as ‘human shields’

 ISIS appears to be using tens of thousands of people as “human shields” in and around Mosul, where Iraqi forces are waging a large-scale offensive aimed at retaking the country’s second largest city, the UN human rights office said Friday.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Friday, 21 October 2016

Pentagon sees role for Turkey in Mosul battle

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Friday he was confident that Turkey would take part in the operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the ISIS group.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

UN: No Large Displacement of Mosul Residents Yet

The United Nations said Tuesday that 36 hours into the Iraqi and Kurdish military offensive to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State group, it had not seen any immediate large outflows of residents from the city.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Turkey 'determined' to take part in Mosul offensive

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the country was determined to be a part of the coalition forces in the planned offensive to retake the oil-rich Iraqi city of Mosul from Daesh.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Turkish troops to remain in Iraq: Iraqi PM Tells Mosul Residents Liberation Approaching

Tension between Iraq and Turkey rose a notch Wednesday after a warning by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi that the presence of Turkish troops in the north of the country risked provoking a larger regional confrontation. The growing spat came as military efforts to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul intensified.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Iraq oil fires cast doubt on Mosul mission

A fire at one of Iraq’s major oil fields could hinder military and humanitarian efforts as operations to recapture ISIS stronghold of Mosul get underway.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Pentagon requests 500 more U.S. troops ahead of Mosul battle

The U.S. Department of Defense is asking President Barack Obama to send 500 additional U.S. troops to Iraq ahead of the ground offensive by Iraqi security forces to take Mosul back from the ISIS.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Kurdish forces in fresh push to capture Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a fresh attack on ISIS militants early on Sunday, as part of a campaign to capture the de facto ISIS capital Mosul, a Kurdish official said.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Baghdad calls on Ankara to withdraw troops. (150 Turkish soldiers backed by 20 to 25 tanks in Iraq)

Iraq calls on Turkey to “immediately” withdraw forces, including tanks and artillery, it has deployed in the country’s north without Baghdad’s consent, the premier’s office said on Saturday.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Iraqi army hails ‘magnificent victory’ in Tikrit

Iraq’s defense minister said Wednesday that security forces have achieved a “magnificent victory” over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Tikrit.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

ISIL/ISIS fighters destroy another world heritage Iraqi site. (The site was also made famous in the Hollywood horror film, The Exorcist.)

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have bulldozed the ancient city of Hatra, Iraqi officials say.

In a statement posted on its website on Saturday, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities quoted media outlets about the "looting and destruction of the ruins of the anciety city of Hatra."

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