Mosul

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 […]

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, […]

Finally, a move looking to deescalate tensions between Middle Eastern nations. Israel is removing metal detectors from a holy site in Jerusalem and will use less obtrusive surveillance instead. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet voted for the move early on Tuesday. Tensions rose after two Israeli policemen were killed on 14 July at the […]

$25 million dollars are still up for grabs. US intelligence official have confirmed they believe Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has the multimillion bounty on his head, is still alive but they did not say whether he was in Iraq or Syria. The US intelligence community also believe that a large number of […]

Some people would do anything for love. German authorities are trying to find out if a 16-year-old who converted to Islam and disappeared from her home near Dresden last year is one of 20 women found in a tunnel in Iraq. Five German women being held by security forces in Iraq are reportedly part of […]

Can you believe it’s already been one year? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday gave emotional speeches to tens of thousands of people to mark the one-year anniversary of the attempted coup. While the coup failed, Erdogan has not let up, saying he supports the death penalty for coup plotters and that they should […]

Mission accomplished everyone. Or is it? Don’t start celebrating just yet says a senior US commander in Iraq. Lt Gen Stephen Townsend has warned that the war against the Islamic State (IS) is not over, despite the “historic” victory in Mosul. While people celebrated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s announcement, Townsend said the Iraqi government is […]

Free at last, free at last, they are free at last. The Islamic State has officially fallen in Mosul as Prime Minister Haider al-Aabdi arrived in the liberated city yesterday, and congratulated the Iraqi forces and people for achieving what his office described as the “great victory” over the group. Abadi toured districts in the […]

If you ask President Donald Trump, the G20 Summit in Germany was a “wonderful success.” Others, not necessarily.   In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognized the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. However, they also said other G20 members remained committed to the “irreversible” accord. Despite […]


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