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Iraqi forces launch operation to clear desert bordering Syria of Islamic State

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 09:59 GMT

Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State.

Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 - 11:03 GMT

Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last Islamic State-held town, on Friday, signalling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

Iraqi forces retake Tank, Sekak neighborhoods in Anbar

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 - 11:54 GMT

The Iraqi forces of al Jazeera Operations Command have successfully recaptured al Tank and al Sekak neighborhoods in western al Qa'im.

25 Iraqi villages liberated, dozens of militants killed in Anbar

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 - 01:07 GMT

As many as 25 Iraqi villages were liberated and dozens of terrorists were killed by the Iraqi forces in military operations in Haditha city in western Al Anbar.

Iraqi forces liberates 6 villages western Anbar

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - 05:13 GMT

The Iraqi forces managed to liberate six villages and a housing complex in western Al Anbar governorate.

Iraq demands Kurds hand over border post, squeezes IS

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 12:51 GMT

Iraqi forces on Friday issued an ultimatum for Kurdish fighters to hand over a key border post with Turkey, as Baghdad's troops also battled to wipe out the IS group in Iraq.

Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga agree on ceasefire

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 12:08 GMT

Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters reached an agreement on Friday to stop fighting in northern Iraq, the media office of the U.S.-led anti-IS coalition said.

Iraq launches final offensive on IS near Syrian border

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 08:04 GMT

Iraqi forces launched on Thursday an offensive to recapture the last patch of Iraqi territory still controlled by IS, near Syrian border, PM al-Abadi said.

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk since Monday

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - 09:16 GMT

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk, fearing unrest, since Monday's takeover of the region by Iraqi forces

Iraqi forces start offensive in southern Kirkuk - Sky News

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 11:02 GMT

The Iraqi forces have started an offensive in southern Kirkuk city, Sky News channel reported on Friday.

Iraqi army recaptures Hawija

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 - 08:19 GMT

Iraqi forces said they have recaptured Hawija, one of the last enclaves of Daesh terrorist group, the BBC reported Thursday.

Iraqi forces kill 52 Daesh militants in Shirqat

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 - 01:48 GMT

Iraqi forces killed 52 Daesh militants and liberated 66 villages during its offensive to liberate Shirqat town from militants' control.

Jordan border crossing with Iraq to reopen in major boost to ties

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 - 07:21 GMT

Iraqi forces have controled of the main highway to Baghdad from Islamic State militants,reopening Jordan border crossing with Iraq.

Iraqi forces capture 50% of Tal Afar city

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 - 11:17 GMT

Abdul Ghani al Asadi said on Friday that Iraqi forces recaptured more than 50 percent of the city of Tal Afar in Nineveh governorate held by Daesh

Iraqi forces make gains in IS stronghold of Tal Afar

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 - 07:38 GMT

Iraqi forces made fresh gains on Wednesday in an offensive to dislodge Islamic State from the city of Tal Afar.

Iraqi forces retake 12 Daesh-controlled villages in Tal Afar

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 - 10:20 GMT

Iraqi forces have driven out Daesh terrorists from 12 villages in Tal Afar.

Iraqi forces recapture Tell el Semak village east of Tal Afar

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - 07:55 GMT

Iraqi security forces, backed by Al Hashd Al Shaabi fighters, have retaken control of Tell el Semak village east of Tal Afar city in northwestern Iraq.

Two more German women identified among group held in Iraq

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 - 12:30 GMT

A total of four German citizens are among a group of women who were captured by Iraqi forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week