Recent News Headlines : Iraqi Refugees

DEADLY CAR BOMBING STRIKES IRAQ'S TUZ KHURMATU


Located about 200km north of Baghdad, Tuz Khurmatu is one of the disputed areas between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government... READ MORE

21st November, 2017 158

BARZANI: US KNEW IRAQI FORCES PLANNED KIRKUK TAKEOVER


But last month's operation by the Iraqi army resulted in Baghdad retaking five oil fields from the Kurdish forces... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 1091

KURDISH AND IRAQI FORCES IN FIERCE CLASH FOR REMAINING DISTRICT OF KIRKUK


Kurdish peshmerga forces had initially withdrawn from large swaths of Kirkuk in the early days of the Iraqi military march on the city... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 188

IRAQI FORCES TAKE CONTROL OF KURDISH-HELD AREAS IN MOSUL'S NIVEVEH'S PROVINCE


The areas were evacuated by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters before the arrival of the Iraqi forces on Tuesday, the statement said... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 442

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2403

BAGHDAD TO PAY HEAVY PRICE FOR DECLARING WAR


Kurdish forces call Iraqi forces' campaign in Kirkuk 'a declaration of war', as PM Abadi tells them to cooperate... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4956

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE KIRKUK GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IN PUSH AGAINST KURDS


The rapid progress of Iraqi forces suggested that Kurdish fighters were withdrawing with little or no resistance in many areas... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 105

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid organization working in Kirkuk said several Peshmerga and members of the Iraqi forces had been killed in an overnight clash south of Kirkuk... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 4352

IRAQI FORCES SEIZE OIL CITY KIRKUK FROM KURDS IN BOLD ADVANCE


But an aid group working in Kirkuk said several Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi soldiers had been killed in an overnight clash south of the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 2249

KIRKUK OFFENSIVE: THOUSANDS FLEE AS IRAQI ARMY ADVANCES


Thousands of people are leaving the Iraqi city of Kirkuk as the Iraqi army advances on Kurdish military positions around the city... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1757

IRAQ LAUNCHES MAJOR OFFENSIVE IN KURDISH-HELD KIRKUK


Iraqi government forces say they control vast areas of the Kurdish-held region of Kirkuk after a major operation aimed at taking over an airbase and... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 18

WHAT PRICE HAVE IRAQI KURDS PAID FOR SECESSION VOTE?


On September 25, Iraqi Kurds voted in a controversial secession referendum, amid rising regional tensions and international opposition... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 1397

CLASHES AFTER IRAQI FORCES ADVANCE ON KURDISH-HELD SITES


Kirkuk is not part of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 3453

IRAQI FORCES LAUNCH 'MAJOR' KIRKUK OPERATION


Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford, reporting from Erbil, said Kurdish forces in and around Kirkuk have vowed to defend it to the last man ... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 6134

IRAQ FORCES RETAKE POSITIONS FROM KURDS IN DISPUTED KIRKUK


Heavily-armed Kurdish fighters are deployed to defend themselves 'at any cost' against an Iraqi operation in Kirkuk... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 133

IRAQI FORCES PLAN TAKEOVER OF KURDISH REGION'S BORDERS


Iraq plans to take control of the borders of its autonomous Kurdistan region in coordination with Iran and Turkey, the Iraqi defence ministry has said... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 220

KURDS REJECT POST-VOTE IRAQ MOVES AS 'COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT'


They also called for the closure of border posts with Turkey and Iran that are outside central government control... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 3

BAGHDAD SAYS ERBRIL AIRPORT OFF LIMITS FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS FROM FRIDAY EVENING


The director of Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan says she has been told by Baghdad that all international flights will be banned from six pm... READ MORE

28th September, 2017 12

ERDOGAN WARNS OF 'ETHNIC WAR' RISK OVER IRAQI KURDISH INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Large numbers turned out in northern Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region for Monday's vote, which went ahead despite fierce objections from Baghdad, Turkey and Iran... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 181

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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

IF THERE WERE NO CIVILIANS WED JUST BURN IT ALL NONCOMBATANTS HAMPER IRAQI FORCES


Iraqi soldiers talk during a lull in the fighting against Islamic State militants on Nov. 11, 2016, as security forces were pushing through parts of Mosul... READ MORE

12th November, 2016 4416

IRAQI ARMY MISTAKENLY BOMBS CIVILIANS IN ISIL-HELD CITY


Iraqi air force kills at least 52 civilians waiting for salaries in western city of al-Qaim with dozens of others hurt... READ MORE

7th December, 2016 3868

IRAQI KURDS SET DATE FOR INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM


Masoud Barzani, the president of the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government KRG, announced the vote on Twitter on Wednesday... READ MORE

8th June, 2017 3338

MOSUL DAM RISKS DEVASTATING FAILURE AS IRAQ GOVERNMENT KEEPS STALLING


Construction of the dam, which provides irrigation and hydroelectric power, was completed under the regime of Saddam Hussein in 1985... READ MORE

30th May, 2017 3141

ADVANCE INTO HEART OF MOSUL SLOWS AS ISIL FIGHTS BACK


The longer the battle to retake Mosul goes on, the more difficult it will become for the Iraqi forces... READ MORE

6th November, 2016 2186

IS 'BURNS TO DEATH 45 IN WEST IRAQ'


Islamic state militants burn to death 45 in iraq... READ MORE

17th February, 2015 2116

ISLAMIC STATE MILITANTS ARE KIDNAPPING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TO USE AS HUMAN SHIELDS


The militants took their money and the family car, then kidnapped another brother and said they would return... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 1980

A FILE ON ISLAMIC STATE'S 'PROBLEM' FOREIGN FIGHTERS SHOWS SOME ARE REFUSING TO FIGHT


Iraqi Special Operations Forces scatter after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district of Islamic State militants in Mosul... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 1874

FIERCE ISIL RESISTANCE AS IRAQI TROOPS MOVE ON MOSUL


Tens of thousands of troops are involved, while there are thought to be nearly 6,000 ISIL fighters in and around Mosul... READ MORE

21st October, 2016 1804

MOSUL NEIGHBORS WAKE UP TO A DAY WITHOUT ISIS


For the first time in more than two years, residents of eastern Mosul enjoyed a day without the Islamic State... READ MORE

3rd November, 2016 1544

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES ARE STARTING TO RISE AS IRAQI FORCES PUSH INTO MOSUL


The Islamic State is fighting very, very hard for the city... READ MORE

5th November, 2016 1228

DEFENSE SECRETARY ASHTON CARTER MAKES UNANNOUNCED VISIT TO IRAQ


He plans to discuss the looming assault with Iraqi officials and with Americans involved in training the Iraqi Army... READ MORE

23rd July, 2015 1129

IRAQ DECLARES END OF ISLAMIC STATE CALIPHATE AFTER CAPTURE OF GRAND AL-NURI MOSQUE


Reuters Alaa Al-Marjani Photo Iraqi security forces are pictured during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq February 26, 2017... READ MORE

30th June, 2017 887

IRAQI FORCES IN NO HURRY TO EXPEL ISIS FROM TIKRIT


Riyadh Jalal, the commander of Iraqi Army ground forces nationwide. It's a battle that's going on right now, he added... READ MORE

28th March, 2015 826

IRAQI FORCES 'BREAK THROUGH' ISIL LINES IN TAL AFAR


Up to 2,000 battle-hardened fighters remain in Tal Afar, according to US and Iraqi military commanders... READ MORE

25th August, 2017 790

EVIDENCE OF A 'DIFFICULT FIGHT' AHEAD AS FORCES MOVE TOWARD ISIS-HELD MOSUL


Oct. 18, 2016 Smoke rises as people flee their homes during clashes between Iraqi security forces and members of the Islamic State terrorist group fleeing Mosul, Iraq... READ MORE

19th October, 2016 765

UK TO TAKE UP TO 20,000 SYRIAN REFUGEES OVER FIVE YEARS, DAVID CAMERON CONFIRMS


But Cameron insisted Britain would not be involved in any EU-wide refugee quota system or help with refugees already in Europe... READ MORE

7th September, 2015 751

IRAQI TROOPS 'SNATCH MOSUL REFUGEES TENTS AND WATER'


"Some of the families were thrown out of their tents while they were still in them," said one refugee at the camp... READ MORE

24th October, 2016 727

DISPLACED PEOPLE FLOOD MOSUL AS ISIS LOSES GROUND


Iraqi military inflicts 'heavy losses' on isis in mosul... READ MORE

30th October, 2016 664

CHAOS IN MOSUL AS LOCALS SCRAMBLE TO GET FOOD FROM AID TRUCKS (VIDEOS)


However, it seems that in at least one area they were unable to control the hungry crowd... READ MORE

23rd November, 2016 622

IRAQI FORCES OPEN A FRONT IN WEST MOSUL TRYING TO SQUEEZE ISIS


The Iraqi Army, which the American-led coalition has worked to rebuild after the loss of Mosul to the Islamic State in 2014, reports to the Defense Ministry... READ MORE

4th May, 2017 601

IS DEFEAT IMMINENT, SAYS STATE TV


Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes, have tried to retake the key city since 17 October last year... READ MORE

8th July, 2017 591

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 584

IRAQIS FIND EVIDENCE OF TORTURE BY ISLAMIC STATE IN MASS GRAVE NEAR MOSUL


Iraqis expect that many more clandestine burial sites will be found in the coming weeks as Iraqi forces take more territory from the Islamic State... READ MORE

9th November, 2016 538

DOZENS OF DECAPITATED BODIES FOUND AT SCHOOL NEAR MOSUL


The Iraqi Joint Command issued a brief statement condemning the Islamic State... READ MORE

7th November, 2016 491

IN MOSUL, IRAQI FORCES STRUGGLE TO HANG ON TO GOVERNMENT COMPOUND DAYS AFTER RETAKING IT


Police forces had not properly cleared the surrounding buildings, and the Islamic State positioned snipers on their roofs... READ MORE

11th March, 2017 446

A U.S. MARINE IS KILLED IN IRAQ, THE SECOND COMBAT CASUALTY OF THE ISIS WAR


She has spent more than 15 years covering the Middle East, including the Iraq war... READ MORE

19th March, 2016 432

ISIS SUICIDE ATTACKNEAR RAMADI KILLS 2IRAQI GENERALS


Noman al-Zawbawy an Iraqi Army commander stationed in Anbar... READ MORE

28th August, 2015 387

THIRD U.S. COMBAT DEATH COMES AS AMERICAN TROOPS EDGE CLOSER TO THE FRONT LINES IN IRAQ


An Iraqi army soldier stands by the decomposing body of an Islamic State militant killed in battle days before in Kharbadan last month... READ MORE

4th May, 2016 363


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