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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 […]

Iraqi Forces Liberate Hit Island from Daesh Terrorists

Iraq’s Hit Island in Anbar Province has been liberated from Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) terrorist group by the Arab country’s army troops, the head of Anbar Operations Command, Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi, said. The Iraqi army units managed to fully liberate Hit Island, 70 km west of Ramadi, from Daesh Takfiri terrorists, the commander told the […]

Fallujah Success “a Counter-ISIL Milestone”

Carter Hails Iraqi Fallujah Success as Counter-ISIL Milestone Defense Secretary Ash Carter today congratulated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the Iraqi people for freeing the city of Fallujah from the grip of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The operation in Fallujah was a significant challenge for the Iraqi security forces and for […]

Progress Made in Slow, Tough Fight for Fallujah

Iraqi forces, backed by coalition strikes, are making “slow but steady” progress in the tough fight to take back Fallujah, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said today. Iraqi security forces continue to “tighten the encirclement” around Fallujah in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, […]

Video: Heet retaken from Daesh

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi forces retook the town of Heet [Hit] from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) after weeks of fighting, the military said, the latest in a series of losses for the jihadists:

Weekly Security Update, 07 – 13 October 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting Elevated levels of violence continued to be reflected in a high number of casualties, with at least 408 recorded deaths over the reporting period. While reporting remains interrupted in large swathes of the North, evidence of war crimes committed by Shia fighters against Sunni populations was described in a briefing […]

Weekly Security Update for 12th October 2011

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq over the past week, with incidents concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul, and an arc stretching from Taji in Salah ad-Din province to Ba’qubah in Diyala province. Ta’mim province also saw a scattering of incidents while there was at least one successful attack and one prevented in Basrah province. The […]