Tag Archives | Haditha

Euphrates Islands: The Last Stages in the Fight against IS

By Muhannad Al-Ghazi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The battle of the Euphrates islands: The last stages in the fight against IS Many islands in the Euphrates River in Anbar province have been or still are under the control of the Islamic State […]

IS ‘Loses 40% of Territory in Iraq’

The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has lost 40 percent of the territory it once controlled in Iraq, a spokesman for the US-led coalition has said. BBC News quotes Col Steve Warren (pictured) as saying that IS was “on the defensive“, and had “not gained one inch in Iraq since May“. But despite […]

US Praises Iraqi Govt, WFP Food Assistance in Anbar

U.S. Embassy Praises Iraqi Government, World Food Program Food Assistance Distribution in Anbar The U.S. Embassy praised the Government of Iraq and United Nations World Food Program (WFP), who yesterday donated and distributed more than 1000 metric tons of food to 70,000 people in the besieged cities of Haditha and Al Baghdadi in Anbar Province. […]

Video: Residents of Haditha Battle to Survive

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. ISIL has long identified Haditha as a target. The armed group has been attacking the city for over 18 months but tribal fighters and Iraqi security forces have fought back with the help […]

Haditha ‘Next Target’ for IS

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL) has reportedly identified the city of Haditha, in Anbar province, as its next military target. Situated 240 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad, it is the site of Iraq’s second-largest hydroelectric facility, with the six-mile-long Haditha Dam on the Euphrates River. The city has a population […]

Video: IS Gains Ground in Anbar

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS, IS) have mounted two suicide car-bomb attacks aimed at security checkpoints at the main entrance into Haditha city. Al Jazeera’s Jane […]

Threat to Haditha Dam ‘Contained’

By John Lee. The Financial Times reports that US forces, Iraqi government troops and their militia allies say they have cleared Islamist militants threatening the crucial Haditha dam (pictured) in Anbar province, in Washington’s first attack in direct support of Baghdad since the launch of US operations a month ago. Baghdad has controlled the dam […]

Troops Secure Haditha Refinery and Dam

By Patrick Schmidt. The Iraqi government has announced that security forces have reclaimed the K3 Refinery in Haditha. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) had occupied the facility and expelled its staff from the area. Security officials announced that they had killed a number of militants and were now inspecting the facility […]

Weekly Security Update for 15th March 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. At least 70 people were killed and 76 injured in nationwide incidents, although this figure does not include the ‘emo’ and LGBT fatalities widely reported in open sources within Iraq over the past two weeks. A significant rise in the number of small arms fire attacks left […]

Weekly Security Update for 8th March 2012

Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week, although the welcome trend was cut short on Sunday night. Militants wearing security force uniforms shot dead at least 27 police officers in a well-planned attack in Haditha. Not including this total, at least 36 people were killed and 41 injured in nationwide incidents last week. February […]