Iraqi CTS commander: 90% of Mosul liberated from Daesh Terrorists

A high ranking commander in Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) says that around 90 percent of eastern Mosul has been purged of its Daeshi occupiers. Staff Lieutenant General Abdulghani al-Assadi made the announcement late on Monday as clashes are raging on between CTS forces and Takfiri terrorists. Meanwhile, CTS spokesman Sabah al-Noman said that Iraqi forces… Read More Iraqi CTS commander: 90% of Mosul liberated from Daesh Terrorists

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Iraq: Nineveh operation in final phase – Haider al-Abadi

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the counter-terrorism push against Daesh in the northwestern province of Nineveh is in its final phase. Speaking Sunday on the occasion of Iraqi Armed Forces Day, Abadi said government troops and allied volunteer forces have managed to retake about two-thirds of Nineveh Province from the Takfiri terrorists. The Nineveh… Read More Iraq: Nineveh operation in final phase – Haider al-Abadi

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Iraqi govt. forces make fresh gains in militant-held Mosul

Iraqi army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have made further advances into Mosul as they seek to drive out Daesh Takfiri terrorists from their last urban stronghold in the violence-wracked Arab country. Commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation General Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah said the 71st Brigade of the 15th Division together… Read More Iraqi govt. forces make fresh gains in militant-held Mosul

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BREAKING NEWS: Iraq forces regain control of villages in Anbar

The Iraqi army has liberated seven villages in Anbar Province close to the border with Syria from Daesh control. The gains, which were announced on Friday, were achieved during a push underway to flush the terrorists out of the towns of Rawa, Aanah and al-Qaim, the last main populated areas held by Daesh in the… Read More BREAKING NEWS: Iraq forces regain control of villages in Anbar

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Iraq: Iraqi popular forces reject Amnesty war crimes allegations

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, have dismissed a recent Amnesty International report that accused them of using foreign arms to allegedly commit war crimes, urging Baghdad to file a legal case against the organization over slander. Speaking at a news conference aired by state television on Thursday, PMU spokesman, Ahmed al-Assadi,… Read More Iraq: Iraqi popular forces reject Amnesty war crimes allegations

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Iraq forces gain more ground in eastern Mosul – Reports

Iraqi forces have managed to liberate another neighborhood from the grip of Takfiri Daesh terrorists in the eastern part of Mosul, as they continue mop-up operations in the already recaptured areas of the strategic city. The Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen TV reported the recapture of Wahdah district, located on the left bank of the Tigris River, on… Read More Iraq forces gain more ground in eastern Mosul – Reports

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Iraq: Iraqi forces ‘kill 76 Daesh members in Mosul’

Iraqi security forces have reportedly slain as many as 76 Daesh terrorists during an ongoing push to liberate the northern city of Mosul, the Takfiri terror group’s last urban stronghold in Iraq. On Tuesday, the Iraqi Federal Police said 50 of the fatalities were caused during police raids against the city’s Misaq and Shaima’ neighborhoods.… Read More Iraq: Iraqi forces ‘kill 76 Daesh members in Mosul’

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Iraq: Saudi policies feeding regional tensions

Baghdad has warned Riyadh over its trouble making regional policies, stressing that it will not permit such interference in Iraq. Iraqi Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Gamal made the remarks in a statement released on Tuesday in reaction to Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir saying that Iraq cannot realize unity with the presence of the… Read More Iraq: Saudi policies feeding regional tensions

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HRW: Iraqi Government-Backed Militia Killed Prisoners

An Iraqi government-backed militia has killed execution-style at least four men suspected of being affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The New York-based rights watchdog quoted residents of the Shayalat al-Imam village, some 70 kilometers south of Mosul, as saying the killings took place on November 29 amid a… Read More HRW: Iraqi Government-Backed Militia Killed Prisoners

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Mosul battle: ‘Iraqi forces’ tortured and killed villagers

Men dressed in Iraqi federal police uniforms are reported to have tortured and killed residents of villages south of Mosul, Amnesty International says. Evidence gathered by the group suggests up to six people from the Shura and Qayyarah sub-districts were shot dead after being detained on suspicion of having ties to so-called Islamic State. The… Read More Mosul battle: ‘Iraqi forces’ tortured and killed villagers

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