Recent News Headlines : Iraq - Iraq

IRAQ CELEBRATES VICTORY OVER ISIS IN MOSUL BUT RISKS REMAIN


At great cost in lives and property, Iraqis have shown that they can defeat the Islamic State militarily... READ MORE

12th July, 2017 776

U.S.-BACKED FORCES SEIZE TOWN WITH IS MILITARY BASE NEAR RAQQA


SDF media official Mustafa Bali said the militias had seized the town of al-Ukeirshi, some 15 km 10 miles downstream from Raqqa on the Euphrates river... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 40

AMNESTY SAYS IRAQ AND ALLIES VIOLATED INTERNATIONAL LAW IN MOSUL BATTLE


Amnesty said the toll just in west Mosul from attacks launched by pro-government forces was very likely higher than the 3,706 estimated by monitoring group Airwars... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 930

US COMMANDER SAYS IRAQ MUST STOP ISLAMIC STATE 2.0


US President Donald Trump sent his congratulations to his Iraqi counterpart, saying Mosul had been liberated from its long nightmare under the rule of ISIS ... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 406

TOUGH ROAD AHEAD EVEN AS IS GRIP ON MOSUL AND RAQQA FALTERS


Iraq's prime minister declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, three years after the militants seized the city... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 376

SAUDI ARABIA'S STANDING IS DAMAGED DESPITE RULING ON ARMS EXPORTS


Halting uk arms sales to saudi arabia would have risks, court hears... READ MORE

11th July, 2017 555

IRAQI PRIME MINISTER HAIDER AL-ABADI DECLARES 'TOTAL VICTORY' OVER DAESH IN MOSUL


Reports of civilian casualties also rose as Iraqi forces punched into Mosul's western half in February... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 409

IRAQI PM HAILS VICTORY OVER 'BRUTALITY AND TERRORISM' IN MOSUL


Mosul's Old City in particular has been devastated, with many buildings reduced to little more than concrete shells and rubble littering the streets... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 205

IRAQI PM DECLARES VICTORY OVER IS MILITANTS AS US WARNS OF CONTINUED THREAT


Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declares victory over Islamic State in the city of Mosul... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 7

IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER ABADI ANNOUNCES VICTORY AGAINST ISIS


Iraq's prime minister announces victory against the Islamic State in Mosul... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 330

IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ARRIVES IN MOSUL TO ANNOUNCE 'THE END AND THE FAILURE AND THE COLLAPSE' OF ISLAMIC STATE IN THE CITY


Around the time of Mr Abadi's announcement, Islamic State released a statement claiming to have mounted an attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 197

IRAQI PM FORMALLY DECLARES VICTORY OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


The fall of Mosul effectively marks the end of the Iraqi half of the Islamic State caliphate... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 99

IRAQI PM, COALITION FORCES DECLARE VICTORY OVER ISIS IN MOSUL


Islamic State is also under heavy pressure in its operational headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1211

IRAQI FORCES HAVE FULLY RETAKEN MOSUL, U.S.-BACKED COALITION CONFIRMS


Iraqi Security Forces were continuing to clear Mosul's Old City of explosive devices, but Mosul is now firmly under their control, U.S. Central Command said... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 2753

IRAQ PM ABADI FORMALLY DECLARES VICTORY


Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has formally declared victory over so-called Islamic State IS in Mosul... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 808

IRAQI PM FORMALLY DECLARES VICTORY OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


The fall of Mosul effectively marks the end of the Iraqi half of the Islamic State caliphate, which also includes territory in Syria... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 74

IRAQI PRIME MINISTER ARRIVES IN MOSUL TO DECLARE VICTORY OVER ISIS


But the end of the Islamic State's hold on Mosul does not mean peace is at hand... READ MORE

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IRAQ'S PRIME MINISTER DECLARES VICTORY OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MILITANT STRONGHOLD


AP Photo Peshmerga military vehicles drive in Nawaran north of Mosul during an operation to attack Islamic State militants, Iraq October 26, 2016... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 116

THEY WERE ISIS HUMAN SHIELDS IN MOSUL. NOW THEY TELL HOW THEY BROKE FREE.


MOSUL, Iraq -- When Zahra Atiya tried to leave her house to get some clean water last month, black-clad Islamic State fighters ordered her back inside... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1840

IRAQI TROOPS CLEARING LAST IS MILITANTS


Iraqi security forces are clearing the final pockets of resistance by Islamic State militants in the city of Mosul... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 561

IRAQ'S ABADI TO DECLARE MOSUL VICTORY, FEW POCKETS OF RESISTANCE


Gunfire and explosions could be heard as the U.S.-led coalition pounded the remaining few Islamic State positions... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1226

IRAQI PM CELEBRATES VICTORY IN MOSUL


We walked all over them - after this will go to Hawija and then to Ramadi, boasted Iraqi federal policeman Kadhim Hussein... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 143

MOSUL IS A PILE OF RUBBLE. BUT THAT ISN'T THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FACING THE IRAQI PM.


Mosul is a pile of rubble. But that isn't the biggest challenge facing the Iraqi PM... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 256

LIBERATION OF MOSUL SYMBOLIZES TOTAL COLLAPSE OF IS IN IRAQ


It was in Mosul that IS leader Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared in 2014 the establishment of Islamic State, a caliphate in Iraq and Syria... READ MORE

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IRAQI TROOPS FIGHT TO CLEAR IS MILITANTS FROM FINAL MOSUL STRONGHOLD


The push into western Mosul began the following month and in June Iraqi forces started the push through the Old City, Mosul's most congested district... READ MORE

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IRAQI PM IN MOSUL TO CONGRATULATE ARMY ON ISIL DEFEAT


Iraq's prime minister arrived in Mosul on Sunday to congratulate the armed forces and celebrate the end of ISIL's control of the city... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 31

IRAQ ANNOUNCES 'VICTORY' OVER ISLAMIC STATE, CLAIMS RECAPTURE OF MOSUL


Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday declared that the city of Mosul has been completely reclaimed from the clutches of Islamic State... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 641

'NOT THE END': IRAQI PM ENTERS MOSUL BUT ISLAMIC STATE'S SHADOW LINGERS


Iraqi forces still have to retake several IS strongholds Hawija and Tal Afar in northern Iraq and a series of towns in Iraq's Euphrates River valley... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 142

IRAQI PM CONGRATULATES MILITARY ON 'VICTORY' OVER ISIS IN MOSUL


Iraqi PM congratulates military on 'victory' over ISIS in Mosul -- RT News... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1018

ISIS IS LOSING GROUND BUT NOT ITS CAPACITY FOR TERROR


But they may not be the most dangerous threat facing the European authorities as long as Islamic State ideology continues to motivate attackers... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 1777

Trending News Headlines : Iraq

IRAQ DECLARES ISIS'S CALIPHATE 'HAS FALLEN' AFTER HUGE SYMBOLIC VICTORY IN MOSUL


A series of airstrikes by Iraqi helicopter gunships attempted to hit multiple Islamic State sniper positions in al-Shifa... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 128196

MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN NAMED SAUDI ARABIA'S CROWN PRINCE


Saudi Arabia's King Salman has appointed his son, Mohammed bin Salman, as heir, in a major reshuffle announced early on Wednesday... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 15082

IRAQ DECLARES END OF CALIPHATE AFTER CAPTURE OF HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE


Their fictitious state has fallen, an Iraqi military spokesman, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, told state TV... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 12234

ICONIC GRAND AL-NURI MOSQUE IN IRAQ'S MOSUL 'BLOWN UP'


In recent days, US-backed Iraqi forces have been pushing deeper into the last remaining areas held by ISIL in Iraq's second city... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 9892

U.S. THREATENS SYRIA, SAYS ASSAD IS PLANNING CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK


Mr. Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price, he said... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 7122

FEMALE KURDISH SNIPER CHEATS DEATH AT HANDS OF IS


The young woman is filmed laughing and exclaiming after her brush with death... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 6307

ISLAMIC STATE BLOWS UP LANDMARK GREAT MOSQUE OF AL-NURI AND FAMOUS LEANING MINARET IN MOSUL


Daesh's bombing of the al-Hadba minaret and the al-Nouri Mosque is a formal declaration of their defeat, Mr Abadi said... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 6223

DESTROYING GREAT MOSQUE OF AL-NURI 'IS ISIS DECLARING DEFEAT'


Iraqi PM denounces levelling of Mosul building where Islamic State leader declared a caliphate three years ago... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 5929

SYRIA COULD BE PREPARING CHEMICAL ATTACK


White House Syria could be preparing chemical attack... READ MORE

28th June, 2017 5772

ISIS DESTROYS AL NURI MOSQUE, ANOTHER LOSS FOR MOSUL


But shortly after, the United States Central Command issued a statement bluntly accusing the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, of destroying the mosque... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 5580

MULCAIR URGES TRUDEAU TO CONFIRM CANADA'S COMBAT ROLE IN IRAQ IN WAKE OF RECORD-BREAKING SNIPER SHOT


Ndp leader says mps should hold a debate if canadian troops are to be involved in combat role in iraq... READ MORE

24th June, 2017 5394

MOSUL CELEBRATES FIRST EID WITHOUT ISLAMIC STATE IN YEARS


About 350 Islamic State fighters, most of them non-Iraqis, are defending their remaining stronghold in Mosul's densely populated Old City, an Iraqi general said on Sunday... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 4513

ISLAMIC STATE BLOWS UP HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE WHERE IT DECLARED 'CALIPHATE'


Iraqi forces say major islamic state attack blocked outside old city of mosul... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 4192

US WARNS SYRIA OVER 'POTENTIAL' PLAN FOR CHEMICAL ATTACK


If, however, Mr Assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons, he and his military will pay a heavy price... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 3676

BATTLE FOR MOSUL: IS 'BLOWS UP' AL-NURI MOSQUE


So-called Islamic State IS has blown up the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraqi forces say... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 3312

IRAQI PM DECLARES VICTORY OVER ISIS IN MOSUL


Abed al Hagani al Asadi of the Iraqi special forces... READ MORE

9th July, 2017 3231

ISIL TARGETS CHILDREN OF FAMILIES FLEEING MOSUL


Across Iraq, children continue to witness sheer horror and unimaginable violence, it said in a statement... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 3105

IRAQ ANNOUNCES 'VICTORY' OVER ISLAMIC STATE IN MOSUL


Iraqi forces enter mosul mosque where isis declared caliphate... READ MORE

10th July, 2017 3068

ISIL WILL FALL IN MOSUL 'IN A FEW DAYS'


At least 50,000 civilians are believed to remain in ISIL-held pockets of Mosul, with Iraqi forces advancing quickly... READ MORE

27th June, 2017 2562

IRAQ PM TO CELEBRATE VICTORY OVER IS IN THE CITY


Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi arrives in Mosul to congratulate Iraqi forces for victory over IS... READ MORE

9th July, 2017 2459

MOSUL DEFEAT LEAVES ISIS 'UNLIKELY TO SURVIVE' THREE YEARS AFTER DECLARING CALIPHATE IN IRAQ, ANALYSTS SAY


A series of airstrikes by Iraqi helicopter gunships attempted to hit multiple Islamic State sniper positions in al-Shifa... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 2335

EGYPT: TEN SOLDIERS KILLED IN SINAI SUICIDE ATTACK


At least ten Egyptian soldiers including a colonel were killed in a suicide bomb attack on an army checkpoint in northern Sinai, security sources said... READ MORE

7th July, 2017 2270

U.S. WILL TAKE WEAPONS FROM KURDS AFTER ISLAMIC STATE DEFEAT


The fight for Raqqa was launched two weeks ago, piling pressure on Islamic State which also faces defeat in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 2264

DESPERATE ISIS FIGHTERS USING HUMAN SHIELDS AS BATTLE NEARS END IN MOSUL


Iraqi security forces are closing in on an increasingly desperate and shrinking band of ISIS fighters in Mosul... READ MORE

29th June, 2017 1928

IRAN FOILS 'PLOT TO BOMB RELIGIOUS CENTRES'


And seized explosive and suicide attack equipment, the state broadcaster IRIB said on Saturday... READ MORE

25th June, 2017 1924

SAUDI ARABIAS KING SALMAN NAMES HIS SON AS FIRST HEIR


He had previously been in charge of his father's royal court when Salman was the crown prince... READ MORE

21st June, 2017 1912

US-BACKED SYRIAN FORCES 'SURROUND' ISIL IN RAQQA


The Syrian Democratic Forces say they have seized the last route to Raqqa, and now fully encircle the city... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 1881

ISIS BLOWS UP HISTORIC MOSUL MOSQUE


Post to Facebook ISIS blows up historic Mosul mosque Iraq's famed al-Nuri mosque has an iconic leaning minaret... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 1856

CANADIAN SNIPER BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR LONGEST SHOT, KILLS ISIS OPERATIVE IN IRAQ


A Canada special elite forces sniper broke the world record for the longest kill shot in the military history... READ MORE

22nd June, 2017 1610

KURDS SEE CHANCE TO ADVANCE THEIR CAUSE IN RUINS OF ISLAMIC STATE


Across the border in Raqqa, with five of its neighbourhoods under their control, Kurdish forces are contemplating what comes next for them and their cause... READ MORE

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