Tag Archives | Falluja

Anbar’s Cities are Free but Extremists still Attack

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Anbar’s Cities are Free but Extremists still Shelter – And Attack – in Surrounding Desert Every time extremists are forced out of Anbar's cities they take refuge in nearby desert […]

Video: 260 Vehicles Destroyed in Fallujah Flight

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Air strikes on Islamic State group fighters fleeing after their defeat in Fallujah have destroyed more than 260 vehicles and killed at least 150 jihadists, Iraqi officers said:

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 […]

Video: Iraq takes Full Control of Fallujah from IS

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi forces take the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation.

Video: Forces flushing IS out of last Fallujah Pocket

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi forces have retaken more than 80 percent of Fallujah from the Islamic State group, the commander of the month-long offensive on the jihadist bastion said.

Video: Fallujah IDPs flee one Hell to find Another

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. They fled starvation and jihadist tyranny in Fallujah for the safety of displacement camps but thousands of Iraqi families still have nothing to eat and nowhere to sleep.

UNHCR warns of Funding Crunch as Thousands Flee Falluja

With tens of thousands of civilians pouring out of the embattled Iraqi city of Falluja in recent days, US$17.5 million is urgently needed to meet their immediate needs, the UN Refugee Agency said today. More than 85,000 people have fled Falluja and the surrounding area since a government military offensive to retake the city from […]

UN Allocates $15m to support Fallujah IDPs

UN emergency fund allocates $15 million to support people fleeing Fallujah The top United Nations relief official chief today released $15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide urgent life-saving assistance for people affected by the recent fighting and military operations in Fallujah. “People escaping Fallujah are in desperate need of […]

Video: Fallujah Civilians Suffer as Iraq retakes Govt HQ

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi forces say they have retaken a key government compound in the centre of the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The minister of defence says […]

Video: Iraqi Forces push in Fallujah

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi elite forces battle Islamic State group jihadists in their bastion of Fallujah, where an aid group says nearly four weeks of fighting have ensnared civilians in a humanitarian disaster.

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: Despair grows over Missing Men

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. When Iraqi officials and top brass visited a displacement camp south of jihadist-held Fallujah, distressed residents swarmed around them asking the same question: "Where are our sons?"