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33 ISIS “hideouts” and 14 tunnels used by the terrorist group have been destroyed (AFP/FIle)
November 27, 2017 - 12:58 GMT
Iraqi forces have cleared roughly five square kilometers of territory in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province of ISIS, an Iraqi police source said Monday.
In mid-2014, ISIS overran Nineveh’s Talkif district, forcing tens of thousands of local residents -- mostly Christians -- to flee the area (AFP/File)
November 09, 2017 - 21:00 GMT
"This [church restoration] is an invitation to our Christian neighbors who fled the city earlier to return to their homes and practice their faith in peace and security," al-Hayali said.
In mid-October, Iraqi forces wrested control of oil-rich Kirkuk from Kurdish Peshmerga forces (AFP)
November 05, 2017 - 13:24 GMT
Twin bombing struck the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday amid reports of casualties, according to a local police officer.
Last month, the Iraqi army began a wide-ranging campaign aimed at liberating the cities of Rawa and Al-Qaim (AFP/File)
November 02, 2017 - 13:33 GMT
Iraqi forces on Thursday recaptured more territory in the western Anbar province from ISIS, according to Iraqi military sources.
The drill began in Sirnak on Sept. 18 (AFP/File)
October 31, 2017 - 08:38 GMT
An ongoing Turkish-Iraqi joint military drill is approaching the Habur border crossing between Turkey’s southeastern province of Sirnak and northern Iraq, according to military sources.
Iraqi forces have succeeded in establishing control over most areas, including Kirkuk and parts of the Nineveh, Saladin, and Diyala provinces (AFP/File)
October 26, 2017 - 11:50 GMT
Clashes erupted early Thursday between Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Iraq’s northwestern Rabia area near the border with Syria, according to an Iraqi military source.
Trump, AFP/File
October 25, 2017 - 13:53 GMT
Drowned out by the noise of Trump’s countless missteps and misconduct is a very serious strategic failure from the Administration that is playing out like a slow car crash.
An Iraqi refugee boy fleeing Mosul (AFP/File)
October 25, 2017 - 13:35 GMT
Civilians began fleeing parts of Iraq’s northern Nineveh province following the renewal of clashes Wednesday between government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, according to local sources.
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 12:45 GMT
The Iraqi prime minister’s media office on Monday criticized recent comments by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in which the latter called on the Shia Hashd al-Shaabi -- which is perceived by some to be loyal to Tehran -- to leave Iraq.
Nearly 170,000 people have been displaced from the Kirkuk region by Iraqi forces following a referendum for Kurdistan's independence (AFP/File)
October 23, 2017 - 06:45 GMT
Kurdistan's two major political parties have announced they are prepared to enter unconditional talks with Iraq to discuss the nation's constitution.
Qassem Suleimani, AFP/File
October 22, 2017 - 13:46 GMT
As Iraqi Kurdistan's dream of independence crumbles, Qassem Suleimani stands out as a key to knowing why some Kurds gave in to Baghdad
The samples will be sent to Iraq and Syria to be matched with captured people and recovered bodies (Shutterstock/File)
October 22, 2017 - 12:33 GMT
the Indian government has started the process of collecting DNA samples of the families of 39 missing nationals who were believed to have been captured by ISIS militants in Mosul, Iraq more than three years ago, officials and local media said on Sunday.
 84,000 civilians fled to Erbil, 78,372 to Sulaimani and 6,000 to Duhok and Zakho from Rabea and Zummar (AFP/File)
October 22, 2017 - 06:56 GMT
The Kurdistan Regional Government said Saturday the region is facing a humanitarian crisis as nearly 170,000 people have been displaced from the Kirkuk region by Iraqi forces.
On Sunday, the Transportation Ministry announced that Baghdad and Riyadh had signed an agreement to begin reciprocal flights between the two capitals following a 27-year hiatus (AFP/File)
October 19, 2017 - 12:16 GMT
A Saudi passenger plane touched down at Baghdad’s international airport on Wednesday for the first time in more than a quarter-century, according to Iraq’s Transportation Ministry.
A boy sits on top of a destroyed tank in Syria, AFP/File
October 18, 2017 - 13:54 GMT
The Atlantic recently published an article claiming the war against ISIS brought the Middle East together. Al Bawaba debunks the article's claims, and reveals a disturbing lack of imagination in the all-too common thinking that the Middle East needs war to get peace.
The moves come amid steadily mounting tension between Baghdad and the Erbil-based KRG following last month’s referendum on regional independence (AFP/File)
October 18, 2017 - 12:45 GMT
Iraqi government forces on Wednesday assumed control of a strategic border crossing with Syria, according to an Iraqi military source.