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Tag Archives: Baghdad

Iraq forces in push to retake UNESCO-listed Hatra

Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched a fresh push southwest of Mosul to retake the Hatra area, which includes a UN-listed World Heritage site, a statement said. The

ISIS seeking alliance with al Qaeda, Iraqi vice president says

ISIS is talking to al Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on ISIS fighters in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in

UN: Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting

The United Nations says nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since US-backed Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation last October to retake the city

Iraq says to import wheat and rice through direct contracts

Iraq’s Trade Ministry said on Sunday it was negotiating direct contracts for the import of rice and wheat after multiple failures to secure the two strategic commodities

ISIS has lost most territory it held in Iraq

ISIS has lost most of the territory it has held in Iraq since 2014, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. At the height of its power,

ISIS militants hang dead bodies from electricity poles in war-torn Mosul

ISIS militants have killed dozens of civilians attempting to flee Mosul in recent days, hanging several dead bodies from electricity poles as Iraqi forces fight to retake

Mosul lays bare the challenge of asymmetric warfare

As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq

At least 17 killed in truck bomb in Baghdad

Iraqi security sources told News Agency that at least 17 people were killed and 60 more injured in a rigged truck bomb early Wednesday near a search

Iraqi forces launch renewed attack on Mosul’s Old City

Iraqi forces launched a renewed attack against militants in Mosul’s Old City on Monday, a senior commander said. The United Nations has warned that 400,000 people are

61 bodies pulled from collapsed Mosul site boobytrapped by ISIS

Iraqi’s military said on Sunday 61 bodies had been recovered from a collapsed building that was boobytrapped by ISIS in Western Mosul, but there was no sign

ISIS militants capture Iraqi police colonel, 8 officers in west Mosul

ISIS militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers in western Mosul after they ran out of ammunition during fierce clashes early Monday morning, an

Deadly car bomb hits Shiite district in southern Baghdad, at least 23 killed

A car bomb blast killed at least 23 people and wounded more than 45 others in a mainly Shiite district in southern Baghdad on Monday, police and

Over 80,000 Iraqis displaced in west Mosul fighting

More than 80,000 people have fled west Mosul since the battle to retake the area began last month, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. Iraqi

US envoy: ISIS militants ‘trapped’ in Mosul after last road cut

Iraqi forces battling to retake Mosul have cut the last road out of the city, trapping ISIS militants inside, the US envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition said

Suicide bomb blasts hit wedding near Iraq’s Tikrit

Iraq’s Defense Ministry says a twin suicide bombing targeting a village wedding north of Baghdad has killed at least 20 people. The ministry says two suicide bombers

Iraqi PM vows to target ISIS in neighboring countries

Haidar al-Abadi.

Iraq’s prime minister says it will continue to target militants in neighboring countries, as it did last month with airstrikes against ISIS positions in Syria. Addressing a

Iraqi forces battling ISIS gain control of key Mosul sites

Elite Iraqi security forces dislodged ISIS militants from the main government building in Mosul on Tuesday, their last major city stronghold in Iraq, an Iraqi spokesman said.

40,000 displaced from Mosul as Iraqi forces near old city

More than 40,000 people have been displaced in the last week from the Iraqi city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces launched a fresh push towards the ISIS-held

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