ISIS

The Islamic State (ISIS) has created another state in the Hamrin area in the Kurdistan Region, according to Peshmerga intelligence. Peshmerga commanders say ISIS has gathered a large number of militants in the area, mlitants who escaped from Mosul following the offensive and came to the Hamrin area to create a new state allegedly named […]

Shocking news as the US army on Sunday announced two soldiers were killed and five others injured in operations against the Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq. The death of the US troops was reportedly not a result of “enemy contact.” Central Command confirmed the deaths and injuries but did not provide any further details. […]

Tragic accident in Egypt as two passenger trains have collided in the north of the country this weekend, killing at least 41 people and injuring more than 120 others. A number of carriage were derailed by the accident in the coastal city of Alexa   ndria.Reports said one of the trains had been brought to a halt […]

It’s going to be a hot one! Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered all government staff to take Today off work because of exceptionally high temperatures. Forecasters expect temperatures in the capital of Baghdad, to reach 50C (122F) on Thursday afternoon. Heatwave conditions are also expected in the cities of Basra and Mosul. Never […]

Trump’s not the only building walls.  Turkish media claim Turkey has begun the construction of a wall along the country’s border with Iran, much like the Turkish barrier along the Syrian border. Ankara is allegedly building the 2-meter wide, 3-meter high wall with portable blocks. The wall is set to be 144 kilometers long and […]

Wolves hiding in sheep’s clothing. Kurdish security forces have arrested about 1,700 ISIS members who were hiding among (IDPs) in camps in the Kurdistan Region. On Sunday, Minister of Interior Karim Sinjari, reported militants escaped along with IDPs who were driven out of their homes due to the fight against IS in Mosul and surrounding […]

The countdown for Tal Afar begins. Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi forces have liberated over a dozen villages from the Islamic State near Tal Afar as an offensive to free the city approaches. An official statement on the Shia militia’s website on Tuesday announced the fighters had taken full control over 17 villages on the southeastern outskirts […]

Abadi over Kurdistan, it seems. Hoshyar Zebari, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and member of the Kurdistan Referendum High Council has said the United States has asked the Kurdistan Region to postpone the referendum on independence scheduled for Sep. 25 to help Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to secure a second term […]

Peshmerga fighters fend off ISIS militants once again. Kurdish forces have repelled an attack by a number of ISIS militants in the Zarga area in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk.  The attack started Saturday evening and it was reported at least 30 ISIS members took part in the attack. A dozen extremists have been killed […]

Think ISIS is down and out in Iraq? Think ahead. Iraqi security forces have seized 30 explosive suicide belts and four bomb laden motorcycles in the province of Anbar on Wednesday. The equipment which was prepared to be used for bomb attacks was seized in a hideout on the Baiji-Haditha main road in Anbar province, […]


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