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  • IS captures over 3000 Iraqis fleeing villages

    Kirkuk: The Islamic State group has killed several residents attempting to flee Hawijah, officers and local officials said, as Iraqi forces prepared for an operation against the jihadist-held area.

  • IS loses first war in Iraq

    Fallujah declared ‘fully liberated’ from IS by Iraqi forces

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    Iraqi commander: About 2,500 IS militants killed in Fallujah

    Baghdad: Iraq’s government forces today dislodged the Islamic State group from two northern neighborhoods of Fallujah as an Iraqi military commander claimed the month-long offensive to recapture the city had left 2,500 IS militants dead. The announcements came just days after the government had declared the liberation of Fallujah, the last bastion of the Islamic State group in the sprawling western Anbar province.

  • Iraq retakes Fallujah government HQ from IS

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces retook the main government compound in the centre of the jihadist bastion of Fallujah from the Islamic State group, top commanders said.

  • Car bombing in Iraqi capital kills at least 15 civilians

    Baghdad: A suicide car bomb attack ripped through a commercial area of a majority Shiite neighbourhood in Baghdad today, killing at least 15 civilians and wounding dozens, officials said. The explosion in the capital’s New Baghdad area also wounded up to 35 civilians, a police officer said. The explosives-laded car was parked in a crowded area and casualty figures could be higher, he added.

  • Syria army thrusts into IS bastion as Kurds advance from north

    Beirut: Russian-backed Syrian troops pushed into the Islamic State group’s bastion province Raqa today, threatening to catch the jihadists in a pincer movement as US-backed Kurdish-led fighters advance from the north. The lightning advance from the southwest with Russian air support brought the army to within 40 kilometres of the Euphrates Valley town of Tabqa, site of the country’s biggest dam, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said.

  • UN warns 20,000 infants are trapped in Fajullah

    Baghdad: The UN children’s fund today issued a stark warning to Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants in the battle for Fallujah to spare the children, the most vulnerable among the tens of thousands of civilians who remain trapped by the fighting for control of this city west of Baghdad. Backed by aerial support from the US-led coalition and paramilitary forces mainly made up of Shiite militias, Iraqi government troops more than

  • Iraq forces face tough IS resistance in Fallujah

    Baghdad : Iraqi forces faced tough resistance from the Islamic State group today as they attempted to enter the centre of Fallujah, where there were mounting fears for thousands of trapped civilians. A day after announcing a push into the jihadist bastion, forces led by Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism service had some way to go before retaking the city.

  • Iraq forces push into streets of IS-held Fallujah

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces thrust into the city of Fallujah from three directions today marking a new and perilous urban phase in the week-old operation to retake the jihadist bastion.

  • Battle For Fallujah

    Jihadists fight a losing battle pitted  against thousands of Iraq tribesmen  (more…)

  • ISIS chief Baghdadi ‘surfaces’ after 18 months: report

    London: Fresh footage of ISIS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has surfaced, apparently showing the reclusive terror leader making a rare public appearance and talking to children at a mosque in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

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