…from SouthFront Late on October 15, Iraqi government forces launched a military operation to take back the area of Kirkuk from the Peshmerga, the military force of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). According to Iraqi sources, the 9th Armoured Division, the Federal Police and Iraqi Special Operations Forces, widely known as the Golden Division, entered […]
Ekaterina Blinova Sputnik: The Iraqi Kurdish issue should be solved only through diplomatic means, Israeli political analyst Avigdor Eskin told Sputnik. According to Eskin, one should take into account both the political and economic interests of regional and global players in the region, as well as the unstoppable Kurdish enthusiasm to gain independence. In case […]
Iraqi military investigators said Friday they have discovered two mass graves near a former ISIS prison outside Mosul that contains the bodies of 500 victims.
Iraqi Kurdistan region suffers deep social, political and economic problems and holding the referendum for independence now can provoke instability in the region.
The 16th Division of the Iraqi Army consisted of Mosul residents persecuted by ISIS, and now they consider it payback time, says Saad al-Matlabi, member of the Security Committee for the Baghdad provincial council. The US-led coalition spokesman has recently said that Iraq needs to investigate reports of war crimes committed by the Iraqi Army […]
The recapture of Mosul is an achievement of the Iraqi people while the US is trying to highjack it and claims it was them who “led that war,” Iraq’s Vice President Nouri al-Maliki has told the RIA Novosti news agency.
Jim W. Dean – This long fought for event is being called a Ramadan miracle, but these are advance recon units who have done this. There is still a lot of ISIS-held territory behind these PMU border tip-of-the-spear people, that will need clearing,
…from SouthFront Warplanes operating under the US-led coalition carried out airstrikes against a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy advancing along the Al-Tanf-Damascus-Baghdad international road. The airstrikes targeted Syrian forces in Al-Shuhaimi area, 50 km from the town of Al-Tanf located at the Syrian-Iraqi border. The airstrikes destroyed two battle tanks, and damaged a Shilka vehicle, […]
…from SouthFront Since the start of the operation in western Mosul on February 19, the Iraqi Army and the Federal Police have retaken a number of areas from ISIS terrorists, including the Mosul Airport, the Ghazlani military camp, the districts of Jawsaq and al-Tayaran and further advanced inside the city. According to reports from the […]
…from SouthFront Iraqi military for the first time officially admitted their losses from bombing, carried out by small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used by ISIS. The casualties were suffered during incidents in eastern and southern Mosul on February 21. As the Daily Sabah newspaper reported, citing Brigadier General Abdul-Mahdi al-Ameri, an ISIS UAV “fired a […]
Iraq’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday that the country’s security forces have taken control over six large missile-manufacturing workshops of ISIL terrorists West of Mosul city. Below the arrest but not execution of another Saudi paid mercenary.
…from SouthFront Iraqi security forces (ISF), backed up by US-led coalition warplanes and military advisors, have regained more areas from the ISIS terrorist group inside the major Iraqi city of Mosul in the province of Nineveh. ISF troops have recently, liberated the districts of Al-Hadba, Kafaat, al-Kindy, Andalus, Dhubat, al-Furqan, Al-Faisaliyah, and al-Shorta. Also liberated […]
Iraqi Special forces have made new advances against Daesh terrorists in North East Mosul as they look to build on recent gains.
…from SouthFront On January 9, Iraqi security forces (ISF) took control of the al-Baladiyat district of Mosul and announced the liberation of Domiz. Separately, ISF units entered the district of Sukkar after a series of firefights with ISIS units in the area. Yarmjah, Mazari, and Palestine districts remained conten[d]ed areas between ISF and ISIS. Pro-government […]
Jim W. Dean – The worm has begun to turn in Mosul. The Iraqi army has changed its tactics, leading attacks with its special forces rather than the armor brigades tried first.
This week, the Baghdad government granted the Hashd full recognition as an official military force, but allowed it to retain all of it’s independence. Does this move take Iraq a step closer to dominance and perhaps annexation by it’s Iranian neighbour?
Iraqi army and popular forces have discovered a number of US-made missiles from a military position of the ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) in the Southern part of Mosul, informed local sources disclosed after the first group of pro-government troops opened their way into Southern Mosul on Monday.
Several Iraqi Soldiers killed by US Airstrike Near Mosul With a blocking force in place preventing ISIS from moving into Syria, reported by Iranian press, the US is doing everything possible to slow down the Iraqi Army and prevent successful operations. There have long been suspicions that the Kurds, who let thousands of ISIS oil […]
Members of the Popular Mobilization Units supporting the government forces drive military vehicles on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of Najaf on September 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Iraqi security officials warn the army may attack occupying Turkish forces deployed to the north should they intervene in an upcoming operation to liberate the city […]
This photo taken on September 21, 2016 shows a British fighter jet in flight during a coalition mission over central Iraq. (By AFP) At least 20 Iraqi pro-government fighters have been killed when the US-led coalition targeted their position near the militant-held northern city of Mosul, media reports say. A local source, speaking on condition […]
The Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced in a statement on Saturday that the military aircraft struck a militant gathering in al-Sahel al-Aysar region, which lies east of the militant-held city of Mosul.
Jim W. Dean – It is unusual that a high-level corruption battle like this one in Iraq would go public in such a major way, but it gives us a rare view into the belly of the beast.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of Iraqi fighters have arrived in the ancient city of Palmyra (Tadmur) to join the Syrian government forces’ fight against ISIL terrorists in Eastern Homs, military sources announced. “An estimated 1,100-1,200 Iraqi fighters from Kata’eb Imam Ali, Kata’eb Hezbollah and Liwa Abu Fadl al-Abbas have arrived to Palmyra, while Russian fighter jets […]
Former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki welcomed by PUK leaders in Sulaimani. Photo: Rudaw ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Iraq’s former Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has reportedly asked two Kurdish groups to join his State of Law Coalition in the parliament in an effort to secure the number of seats needed for a new term in office after […]
Jim W. Dean – This is the big bang for the day, and one hell of a big target. I was surprised to see that none of the Iraq heavy machine guns or 20mm’s were able to knock the truck out.
…from SouthFront The Russian Aerospace Forces have been conducting a series of airstrikes south of Palmyra, purging ISIS manpower and military equipment near the Talilah Crossroad and T-3 Military Airport. The efforts of Russian warplanes are aimed to lift the ISIS pressure from Palmyra amid the ongoing operations in Aleppo city where the Syrian army […]
According to the documents obtained after the liberation of Fallujah, al-Hashemi have granted 50 thousand dollars as Zakat to those who called them Fallujah Mojahedin .
A 17-month U.S. effort to retrain and reunify Iraq’s regular army has failed to create a large number of effective Iraqi combat units or limit the power of sectarian militias.
Vice-Chairman of the Syrian Journalists’ Union Mostafa Meqdad said that chemical plants in Iraq are producing chemical weapons for the terrorists in Syria, confirming the remarks by Russian President Vladimir Putin who had revealed the involvement of certain groups in Iraq in the production of such weapons.
Jim W. Dean – Despite all the international laws against providing material support to terrorism none of those backing the terrorists in Syria and Iraq have been charged or sanctioned.