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Iraqi army gains ground against ISIL

Iraqi army forces backed by thousands of volunteers ... is Iraq’s largest and produces a third of Iraq’s oil output. It has been the scene of a week of fighting ... army has confirmed that 127 militants were killed following airstrikes in the provinces of Salahuddin, ...

03/08/2014 - 09:06 - comment 0

Iraq elects new speaker as army attempts to retake Tikrit

Iraq's parliament successful elected a new speaker of the house Tuesday. Iraq’s parliament has elected Salim al-Juburi as speaker of the house in Iraq’s new government, AFP reports. After two failed attempts, al-Juburi won ...

15/07/2014 - 13:33 - comment 0

U.S. to make army division headquarters in Iraq amid expanding operations against IS

in 2011 the U.S. Army is preparing to deploy a division headquarters to Iraq. For the first time since the U.S. withdrew from Iraq in 2011 the U.S. Army is preparing to deploy a division ... Chief of Staff Ray Odierno has said the Army "will send another division headquarters to Iraq ...

24/09/2014 - 08:01 - comment 0

How sectarian tensions and a corrupt Iraqi army paved the way for the ISIL takeover

The corrupt nature of the Iraqi army and the revenge ... the fanatics of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) are astonished at the extent of their own victory in taking control over Iraq's second city, Mosul, in the past week. "Enemies ...

15/06/2014 - 12:47 - comment 0

Iraqi forces retake al-Hamra

Iraqi army officials say the military has regained control of al-Hamra village. Army officials in Iraq say the military has ... headlines, Iraq) Army officials in Iraq say the military has regained the control of a village ...

28/08/2014 - 07:35 - comment 0

Iraqi army begins major offensive in central Iraq

from a key town in central Iraq, security sources say. The military bombarded several militant ... recaptured at least six villages from the militants in an operation in Iraq’s northern Hamrin area. ... on an almost daily basis. The IS terrorists currently control some parts of Iraq’s northern and western ...

16/09/2014 - 20:02 - comment 0

For questions you're too embarrassed to ask, here's the basics on the army taking on IS in Iraq. Meet the PKK!

basics on an army that went from having a semi-stained world reputation, to being an international ... US, EU and Turkey,  it has been gaining more acceptance since fighting Isis in northern Iraq ... resettling in northern Iraq. Its original ideology was a fusion of nationalism and far-left leaning ...

Editor's Choice - 06/09/2014 - 06:00 - comment 0

Iraq's army gets an Iraqi scolding for involvement in Sunni protest crackdown

at the government for letting its army intervene in anti-government Sunni led protests in Hawija, near Kirkuck. ... the army in the anti-government protest in Hawija, near Kirkuk. Suleiman al-Gamili continued by saying the incident placed the military in a state confrontation with Iraq’s people. Dozens of people were killed ...

25/04/2013 - 10:37 - comment 0

Iraq army launches first attack in Syria as ISIL militants try to cross border

Iraq's army attacked a convoy of extremist rebel ... border, Iraq's army attacked a convoy of extremist rebel fighters inside ... to Agence France Presse. Iraq's Brigadier General Saad Maan told AFP, "The army struck eight ...

27/04/2014 - 11:49 - comment 0

Jordan's army launches recruitment drive as ISIS threat grows at borders

in an effort to boost its ranks to combat the jihadist militant threat from neighboring Iraq ... the jihadist militant threat from neighboring Iraq, according to Agence France Presse. "The ... after January 1, 1987 can apply," Jordan's army released in an advertisement in newspapers ...

08/07/2014 - 15:22 - comment 0