Iraq's Abadi plants flag in Ramadi to mark Islamic State defeat
If the Anbar provincial capital can be fully secured and re-populated, it would be the first major success for the U.S.-trained force that fled 18 months ago as jihadist Islamic State militants surged through northern and western Iraq. Security forces ...
Back-to-back losses in Iraq and Syria deal blow to IS
Iraq's gains vindicate US strategy, official says
Retaking Ramadi From ISIS Only the First Step for Iraq
'The Iran-Iraq War,' by Pierre Razoux
New York Times
The war between Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Ruhollah Khomeini's Iran ended 27 years ago, before most of today's Iraqis and Iranians were alive. Many of today's Americans were pretty young then, too — certainly too young to remember the glee with which ...
Is Ramadi the model for defeating IS in Iraq?
The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) raised their national flag over the Anbar provincial government headquarters in Ramadi on 28 December, marking the return of government troops to the centre of the city after many weeks of intense fighting. The self ...
Mintpress News (blog)
12000 Oil Smuggling Trucks Photographed Crossing Into Turkey From Iraq
Mintpress News (blog)
Russian satellite images of the heavy-duty trucks show that the oil transportation route runs from Deir-ez-Zor province (an ISIS stonghold), through the outskirts of Syria and on to Mosul, Iraq, IBT reported. The path, which is locally known as the ...
David Mitchell: ISIS sprung from Bush's ill-advised war in Iraq
Armed with intel, US strikes curtail IS oil sector
Son of radical cleric Omar Bakri believed killed in Iraq fighting for Isis
Another of the preacher's sons, Mohammad Omar, who was in his late 30s, died fighting for Isis in Aleppo in Syria several months earlier, the source told AFP on condition of anonymity. The brothers had travelled together from Britain to Iraq, the ...
Son of 'Tottenham Ayatollah' killed in Iraq: sources
Is a new approach needed in the war on IS in Iraq?
The Islamic State's control over large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria is slowly diminishing, as it is being aggressively pummeled by local and international forces, such as Kurdish and Iraqi forces on one side and coalition forces on the other ...
Strikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
Department of Defense
SOUTHWEST ASIA, December 29, 2015 — U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials ...
Iraq Plans to Sell Shares in $1.3 Billion Grand Faw Port Plan
The local government in Basra in southern Iraq where the port is planned will seek permission in the next few days from the central government to set up a holding company to sell the shares, Sabah Al-Bazooni, head of the Basra provincial council, said ...
Pentagon reports 17 airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria on Christmas Day
In a statement released on Saturday, the U.S military agency said the airstrikes targeting ISIS fighters, facilities and vehicles were carried out by fighter aircraft, bombers and remotely controlled aircraft. Five of the airstrikes were launched in ...
After Ramadi, A Look At What's Next In The Fight Against ISIS
Architect Of Paris Attacks Was Killed In Raid, French Authorities Say
Miss Iraq shows we're fighting ugliness with beauty… My dream is meeting ...
Times of India (blog)
Shaima Qasim Abdul Rahmanis Miss Iraq 2015, crowned at a beauty pageant held in Baghdad after 43 years. Speaking with Rohit E David, Rahman discussed why Miss Iraq is vital for her nation, discussing world peace in battle-torn Baghdad, Iraq's future ...