Mosul IS battle: Mass grave found at Badoush prison, Iraqi forces say

A mass grave containing the remains of about 500 people has been found at Badoush prison near Mosul, Iraqi forces say. The Shia-led Hashd al-Shaabi forces said the victims were “civilian prisoners” murdered by militants from so-called Islamic State (IS). IS is alleged to have killed up to 600 inmates, most of them Shia Muslims,… Read More Mosul IS battle: Mass grave found at Badoush prison, Iraqi forces say

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BREAKING: Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Spares Iraqis

The U.S. President Donald Trump has issued a new executive order, temporarily blocking travel to the US for residents of six Muslim-majority countries pending revision of visa procedures, AFP reports. The revised travel ban excludes Iraq which was included in the January ban as the government in Baghdad agreed to increase cooperation with the US… Read More BREAKING: Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Spares Iraqis

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EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi forces gain control of two more neighborhoods in western Mosul

Iraqi government forces have regained control of two neighborhoods in the western part of Mosul in a new phase of joint operations with allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units to push Daesh Takfiri terrorists out of their last urban stronghold in the country. Major General Haider al-Maturi of the Federal Police Commandos Division told The… Read More EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi forces gain control of two more neighborhoods in western Mosul

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Iraq forces launch operation to retake west Mosul

Iraqi forces / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of military operations to retake west Mosul from the Islamic State group Sunday, four months into a massive offensive on the city. “We announce the start of a new phase in the operation, we are coming Nineveh to liberate… Read More Iraq forces launch operation to retake west Mosul

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In Iraq: Deadly suicide car bombing rocks Baghdad’s Sadr City

A suicide bomber detonated a pick-up truck packed with explosives in northern Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least nine people, according to Iraqi officials. Thirty more were wounded in the powerful blast in the Habibiya area, near Sadr City, a Shia-majority neighbourhood in the Iraqi capital. The explosion targeted a crowded street full of garages… Read More In Iraq: Deadly suicide car bombing rocks Baghdad’s Sadr City

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In Iraq: Car bomb leaves 18 casualties in Iraqi capital, Baghdad

The explosion of a car bomb has killed four Iraqi civilians and injured 14 others in the southwest of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The Tuesday attack targeted the al-Sana’ei neighborhood of the city’s al-Baya’ district, which lies along the Baghdad Airport Road. Separately, an armed drone operated by Daesh killed four civilians and wounded… Read More In Iraq: Car bomb leaves 18 casualties in Iraqi capital, Baghdad

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In Iraq: Daesh terrorists burn to death 15 Iraqi civilians in Kirkuk

Members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have reportedly burned to death more than a dozen young Kurdish women in Iraq’s northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk as the militants continue to perpetrate various crimes against humanity in areas under their control. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network that… Read More In Iraq: Daesh terrorists burn to death 15 Iraqi civilians in Kirkuk

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In Iraq: Iraqi government forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

Iraqi government soldiers have found a cytotoxic and vesicant chemical agent in Mosul in addition to a cache of surface-to-surface missiles that could be used to weaponize the warfare agent. Brigadier General Haider Fadhil of Iraq’s special forces said on Saturday that French experts had tested samples of the chemical agent, and confirmed it was… Read More In Iraq: Iraqi government forces discover chemical warfare agent in Mosul

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Iraq: Two terror attacks kill six in Iraq

Separate terrorist attacks have killed six people, all of them security forces, in two Iraqi cities. A car bomb explosion targeted a vehicle of security forces in the central city of Ramadi in Iraq’s Anbar Province on Wednesday, killing four personnel and injuring five others. Reports from local sources said the terrorist attack was carried… Read More Iraq: Two terror attacks kill six in Iraq

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