Friday , September 21 2018

Tag Archives: iraq

Iraqis surround Mosul Old City

BAGHDAD, May 11, (Agencies): US-backed Iraqi forces were moving to surround Mosul’s Old City on Thursday, a week after launching a fresh push to drive Islamic State militants from areas they still hold, according to an Iraqi officer overseeing the operation. Iraqi special forces Lt Gen Sami al-Arathi said battle …

Read More »

Mosul clinic treats those with gravest injuries

BARTELLA, Iraq, April 13, (AP): A boy and a woman are delivered to the gates of the clinic by an Iraqi ambulance, bandaged and in pain. They arrive without names, ages and with only the sketchiest details of what had happened to them. Apparently shot by accident outside their house …

Read More »

Cold weather ‘complicates’ Iraq’s humanitarian situation – Around 90,000 flee Mosul

BAGHDAD, Dec 9, (KUNA): As if the chaotic scenario in Iraq was not enough, the arrival of harsh and cold winter season in Mosul had increased the suffering of displaced Iraqis fleeing from the ongoing military operation to rid the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS). According to government …

Read More »

Iraq claims nearly 1,000 militants killed – Nearly half of eastern Mosul liberated

BARTELLA, Iraq, Nov 28, (RTRS): Iraqi special forces battling to clear Islamic State from eastern Mosul have killed nearly 1,000 militants but fighting has slowed as troops face a mobile enemy hidden among thousands of civilians in the city, a top commander said. Six weeks into a major offensive, Iraqi …

Read More »

Iraqi forces recaptures 25 neighborhoods in Mosul – army

IRBIL, Nov 25 (KUNA) — The Iraqi army said Friday its forces regained control of more than 25 neighborhoods in Mosul since the launch of offensive to liberate the northern city of so-called Islamic State (IS). The army’s anti-terror forces, making constant gains on the ground, entered the east side …

Read More »

Suicide truck bomb kills over 100

BAGHDAD, Nov 24, (Agencies): A suicide truck bomb killed about 100 people, most of them Iranian Shi’ite pilgrims, at a petrol station in the city of Hilla 100 kms (62 miles) south of Baghdad on Thursday, police and medical sources said. Islamic State (IS), the ultra hardline Sunni militant group …

Read More »

Kuwait continues offering humanitarian aid to Iraqis

IRBIL, Nov 20, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait on Sunday continued offering urgent humanitarian aid to the people in Mosul as part of the “Kuwait by your side” campaign. Today, aid is being offered to Iraqis in Mosul’s neighborhood of Al-Samah, recently retaken from the so-called Islamic State (IS). In …

Read More »

Mosul advance slows

BAGHDAD/AIN ISSA, Syria, Nov 6, (RTRS): Islamic State fighters targeted Iraqi troops with car bombs and ambushes in Mosul, stalling an army advance in their north Iraq stronghold, but faced attack on a new front on Sunday when US-backed rebels launched a campaign for the Syrian city of Raqqa. The …

Read More »

Iraqi troops in Mosul – Baghdadi recording says ‘no retreat’

KOKJALI/BAGHDAD, Iraq, Nov 3, (RTRS): Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi told his followers on Thursday there could be no retreat in a “total war” against the forces arrayed against them, as advancing soldiers battled the militants inside their northern Iraqi stronghold. Iraqi regular troops and special forces, Shi’ite militias, …

Read More »

MoI dismisses reports of Iraqi military moves near border – Baghdad denies

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior on Saturday snubbed local reports on unusual Iraqi military moves near the Kuwaiti- Iraqi border. Commenting on such news, the Ministry’s Undersecretary Maj Gen Abdullah Al-Muhanna was quoted by the ministry’s security information department as saying in a statement that there …

Read More »
Translate »
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial