September 23, 2018
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Iraqi Federal Police Conducts Security Operation In Kirkuk Province

Commander of the Iraqi Federal Police (IFP) Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat announced that the IFP had conducted a successful security operation against ISIS cells in the Hawija area southwest of the city of Kirkuk during the last few days. According to Lite. Gen. Jawdat, the IFP was able to secure the following fourteen villages…

Iraqi Federal Police Conducts Security Operation In Kirkuk Province

Commander of the Iraqi Federal Police (IFP) Lieutenant General Raed Shaker Jawdat announced that the IFP had conducted a successful security operation against ISIS cells in the Hawija area southwest of the city of Kirkuk during the last few days. According to Lite. Gen. Jawdat, the IFP was able to secure the following fourteen villages…

Iraqi PMU Forces Kill 80 ISIS Fighters In Kirkuk Province

commander of the Kirkuk area’s operations in the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Abu Husam al-Sahlani announced that the PMU and security forces had killed 80 fighters of ISIS in the northern province of Kirkuk in the ongoing security operation over the last 20 days. According to the PMU media wing, al-Sahlani said that the…

US military helicopter crash near the Syrian-Iraqi border

a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter of the US military crashed near the Syrian-Iraqi border in the Iraqi western province of al-Anbar according to the Miror. The source said that the helicopter was carrying seven personals when it crashed. The Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV reported that all the personals who were onboard the helicopter were killed in…

ISIS Is Planning To Storm Key Iraqi City North Of Baghdad

Hakim al-Zamili, the head of the defense and security committee in the Iraqi parliament, warned during a press conference that ISIS cells are planning to storm the strategic city of Samarra, 100km northwest of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in order to destroy several Shiite shrines inside the city. Al-Zamili revealed that ISIS fighters are currently…

President al-Assad stresses importance of intensifying efforts in pursuit of preserving unity of region countries

President D.Bashar al-Assad received on Wednesday Faleh al-Fayad, the National Security Advisor and Envoy of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Al-Fayad conveyed to President al-Assad an oral message from al-Abadi in which he affirmed the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination between the two brotherly countries in all fields, especially in the political and security…

Iraqi PM ends air blockade on Kurdistan region

Iraq has ended a nearly six-month air blockade imposed on its Kurdistan after the semi-autonomous region held a controversial referendum on secession last September. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Tuesday the airports of Arbil and Sulaimaniyah were “again open to international flights” after the federal authority was restored at the hubs. Tensions flared up…

Daesh Takfiri terrorists shoot dead 25 across Iraq

Remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have shot and killed more than two dozen civilians and pro-government fighters in two separate attacks amid ongoing counter-terrorism operations to purge the extremists from all parts of the war-battered Arab country. Captain Habib al-Shamri said Daesh terrorists set up a fake security checkpoint on a highway near…

Iraqi forces launch anti-terror operation near Kirkuk

Iraqi security forces, supported by pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, have started an operation to clear remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from villages near the country’s oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk. The Iraq’s Joint Operations Command, in a statement released on Sunday, announced that the counter-terrorism offensive was mounted “upon accurate intelligence…

Turkish jets destroy 18 PKK targets in northern Iraq

Turkish jets have destroyed at least 18 PKK terror group targets in northern Iraq, the military said on Sunday. The airstrikes were carried out on Saturday and Sunday in the Hakurk, Zap, Metina, Gara, and Avasin-Basyan regions of northern Iraq, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement. The statement said that the terror group…

Iraqi PMU gears up for big anti-ISIS offensive in Kirkuk

Iraqi forces including the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are gearing up for a new anti-ISIS operation in the province of Kirkuk report well-informed pro-government sources. Reports of the new operation come after weeks of increased activities by Islamic State jihadists against the Iraqi Army, federal police and popular militias throughout the Kirkuk region. In particular,…