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Last IS-held Iraqi Town Retaken

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  After a week of long hauls through threatening desert terrain and villages to take up positions, Iraqi troops and local fighters on Nov. 17 captured Rawa, the last urban […]

Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 29 engagements Nov. 17-19, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. There were no reported strikes […]

Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 56 engagements Nov. 13-16, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Yesterday in […]

Coalition Airstrikes Kill 4 Senior ISIS Leaders

Coalition airstrikes killed four senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. “The removal of these key terrorists disrupts ISIS’ weapons engineering activities and their ability to recruit and train terrorists,” officials said in a statement. “It also reduces their […]

Defeat-ISIS Campaign Deprives Enemy of Safe Havens

The U.S.-led coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continues to support Syrian Democratic Forces as they pressure ISIS by advancing toward the confluence of the Kabul and Euphrates River valleys, Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters today. More than 1,500 square […]

Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 39 strikes consisting of 67 engagements Nov. 12 through yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the most recent strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes […]

Key Town Retaken amid Regional Power Plays

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Key Iraqi border town retaken amid regional power plays Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised the Iraqi flag Nov. 5 after climbing a sandy berm from which Islamic State […]

ISIL Members should face “International Crimes” Charges

UN report on liberation of Mosul: ISIL members should face “international crimes” charges A UN report concludes that the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) perpetrated serious and systematic violations that amount to “international crimes” during the nine-month military campaign to liberate Mosul City in Iraq. The report, published on Thursday by […]

US General Cites Iraqi Forces’ Ability in Liberating Al-Qaim

General Cites Iraqi Forces’ Confidence, Ability in Liberating Qaim As the Iraqi flag flew over Qaim’s border to boast the Iraqi town’s liberation from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, it signaled a milestone in the defeat of ISIS as a physical caliphate, a senior coalition officer told Pentagon reporters today. Speaking via teleconference […]

Latest Strikes Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 14 strikes consisting of 33 engagements Nov. 4-5, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday. Officials reported details of the strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Yesterday in […]

Video: Hundreds Flee as Army Advances on Al-Qaim

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Hundreds of people flee the village of al-Obeidi after it was recaptured by Iraqi forces, who are battling up to the edge of nearby Al-Qaim, the largest town still held by the Islamic State […]