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ISIS leader Baghdadi, world's 'most wanted', sought in Syria offensive - Rudaw

Fri, 2018-09-21 13:45

Rudaw

ISIS leader Baghdadi, world's 'most wanted', sought in Syria offensive
Rudaw
There have been recurring reports of Baghdadi being killed or injured, but the elusive leader, whose only known public appearance dates to July 2014 when he proclaimed a cross-border caliphate from the pulpit of a mosque in the Iraqi city of Mosul, ...

Isis deputy leader sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq - Metro

Fri, 2018-09-21 07:46

Metro

Isis deputy leader sentenced to death by hanging in Iraq
Metro
A man described as being a deputy in Isis has been sentenced to death by a court in Iraq. Jihadist Ismail Alwan Salman al-Ithawi was extradited from Turkey where he was hunted down and caught, Iraqi authorities said. Ithawi is said to have served Isis ...

Report: Navy SEAL Accused Of Killing Iraqi Detainee With A Knife - Task & Purpose

Thu, 2018-09-20 19:59

Task & Purpose

Report: Navy SEAL Accused Of Killing Iraqi Detainee With A Knife
Task & Purpose
A spokeswoman for Naval Special Warfare Command confirmed to Task & Purpose that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating a member of a special warfare unit for “professional misconduct while deployed to Iraq in 2017,” but she declined ...

'Legend' Fazil Barwari, commander of Iraq's elite forces, dies - Rudaw

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:59

Rudaw

'Legend' Fazil Barwari, commander of Iraq's elite forces, dies
Rudaw
“Our prediction was that we would be able to recapture Mosul in two months, assuming that people would flee the city enabling us to hit ISIS positions easier. But this didn't turn out to be the case. People couldn't flee the city. That is why only our ...

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Turkish Soldiers Capture Former ISIS Leader in Iraq's Sinjar - Al-Bawaba

Thu, 2018-09-20 10:29

Al-Bawaba

Turkish Soldiers Capture Former ISIS Leader in Iraq's Sinjar
Al-Bawaba
Turkish counter-terrorism forces have arrested the former head of ISIS' military operations in Iraq's Sinjar region, security sources said Tuesday. Abdulkhaliq al-Kurdi was apprehended during a morning raid in central Turkey's Kayseri Province. His son ...

Iraq court sentences to death ISIS deputy head - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Wed, 2018-09-19 15:45

Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Iraq court sentences to death ISIS deputy head
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am
Iraq court sentenced to death by hanging the ISIS deputy head Ismail Alwaan al-Ithawi, the Defense Post reported. Ismail Alwaan al-Ithawi was extradited from Turkey earlier this year after escaping from Syria. He was tracked down by Turkish, Iraqi and ...

Time for Peace Talks With ISIS and Al Qaeda? - Foreign Policy

Wed, 2018-09-19 14:14

Foreign Policy

Time for Peace Talks With ISIS and Al Qaeda?
Foreign Policy
Military intervention in majority-Muslim countries, dating back to the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the post-2001 Afghanistan War, and then the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, first created opportunities for jihadis to battle infidel foreign ...

Iraq sentences senior ISIS leader to death - The Defense Post

Wed, 2018-09-19 12:27

The Defense Post

Iraq sentences senior ISIS leader to death
The Defense Post
A court in Baghdad sentenced to death a senior Islamic State figure and former deputy to its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Ismail Alwaan al-Ithawi was sentenced on Wednesday, September 19 to death by hanging, said Judge Abdul Sattar Birkdar, ...

Turkey Arrests ex-Iraqi ISIS Commander in Sinjar - Asharq Al-awsat English

Wed, 2018-09-19 05:51

Asharq Al-awsat English

Turkey Arrests ex-Iraqi ISIS Commander in Sinjar
Asharq Al-awsat English
Turkish counter-terrorism forces have arrested the former head of ISIS' military operations in Iraq's Sinjar region, security sources said Tuesday. Abdulkhaliq al-Kurdi was apprehended during a morning raid in central Turkey's Kayseri Province. His son ...

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria - Student Operated Press

Tue, 2018-09-18 00:16

Student Operated Press

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria
Student Operated Press
Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of ISIS in the middle Euphrates River valley and Iraq-Syria border region, has continued to gain ground and remove terrorists from the battlefield through offensive operations coupled with ...

ISIS returns to Iraq, and a town confronts a new wave of terror - PBS NewsHour

Sun, 2018-09-16 21:46

PBS NewsHour

ISIS returns to Iraq, and a town confronts a new wave of terror
PBS NewsHour
In October 2017, Iraqi forces captured the town of Hawija from the Islamic State, taking back one of the militant group's last remaining strongholds. But now, ISIS has regrouped in the area and continues to terrorize residents. NewsHour Weekend Special ...
ISIS Has Not Vanished. It Is Fighting a Guerrilla War Against the Iraqi State.The Intercept
Why do some Yazidi girls held captive by ISIS choose not to return home?Al-Arabiya
ISIS still a HUGE threat: How murder cult plans to unleash YEARS of bloodshed on EuropeDaily Star

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Iraq's complacency, bad management will lead to further conflict - Rudaw

Sun, 2018-09-16 19:43

Rudaw

Iraq's complacency, bad management will lead to further conflict
Rudaw
Less than a year ago Iraq was said to be emerging from four-decades of perpetual conflict following its recapture of Mosul from ISIS and its seizing of Kirkuk from the Kurdistan Region. Now, as a result of its own complacency and mismanagement, the ...

Netherlands to pull F-16 fighter jets from ISIS mission in Iraq and Syria - The Defense Post

Fri, 2018-09-14 15:46

The Defense Post

Netherlands to pull F-16 fighter jets from ISIS mission in Iraq and Syria
The Defense Post
Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 fighter jets will be pulled out of the mission against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria at the end of the year, the Dutch government said Friday. “Cabinet has decided not to prolong the use of F-16s in the fight against ...
Dutch soon to pull fighter jets striking Daesh targetsThe Daily Star
Scandal erupts over Dutch state's funding of Islamist terror group in SyriaWorld Socialist Web Site

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Fort Bragg Soldiers Are Once Again Taking Charge Of The Fight Against ISIS - Task & Purpose

Fri, 2018-09-14 11:30

Fort Bragg Soldiers Are Once Again Taking Charge Of The Fight Against ISIS
Task & Purpose
Then, as now, the 18th Airborne Corps assumed command of the mission from the III Corps of Fort Hood, Texas. It now leads a coalition of 79 partner nations and organizations dedicated to advising, assisting and training forces fighting against ISIS in ...

Iraqi lawyers threatened, arrested for representing ISIS suspects: report - Rudaw

Thu, 2018-09-13 20:32

Rudaw

Iraqi lawyers threatened, arrested for representing ISIS suspects: report
Rudaw
"Now that Iraq says it has turned a corner, with an end to the war against ISIS, the authorities should make every effort to ensure that they respect and protect all its citizens' basic rights," deputy director of HRW, Fakih said. "The Iraqi government ...

The End Is Near for Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's US-Friendly Leader - TIME

Thu, 2018-09-13 12:08

Foreign Affairs

The End Is Near for Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's US-Friendly Leader
TIME
After taking power a little over four years ago, Abadi led Iraq through the battle against ISIS and personally announced the defeat of the militants. But now, with ISIS mostly gone, Iraqis are looking for the leader to fulfill his other promises of ...
Iraq's Next WarForeign Affairs
Trump's Latest Warning to Iran Didn't Come Out of NowhereThe Atlantic
Pollution and corruption are choking the life out of BasraThe Guardian
Wall Street Journal
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US Update on ISIS in Iraq in Syria - ReliefWeb

Wed, 2018-09-12 23:11

Express.co.uk

US Update on ISIS in Iraq in Syria
ReliefWeb
The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) lost territory but persisted in pockets of territory in Iraq and Syria during the first half of 2018, according to a new report on Operation Inherent Resolve from the Department of Defense, the Department of State and ...
END OF ISIS: Final battle begins in bid to clear Islamic State from SyriaExpress.co.uk
Isis threat to UK remains despite terror group's demise in Middle East, warns commanderThe Independent
British forces to KILL off ISIS for good in final missionDaily Star
The National -Civil Georgia
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ISIS Attacks in West Drop Sharply, but Threat Remains High - New York Times

Wed, 2018-09-12 11:46

New York Times

ISIS Attacks in West Drop Sharply, but Threat Remains High
New York Times
The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has lost 99 percent of the land it once held in Iraq and Syria, and the fight to evict it from the last vestige started this week. Some analysts have linked the drop in activity to the loss of territory. But the ...

Iraq: Officials Threatening, Arresting Lawyers - Human Rights Watch

Wed, 2018-09-12 05:00

Human Rights Watch

Iraq: Officials Threatening, Arresting Lawyers
Human Rights Watch
(Erbil) – Iraqi security officers are threatening, and in some cases arresting, lawyers seen to be providing legal assistance to Islamic State (ISIS) suspects and families perceived to be related to ISIS members, effectively denying them legal services ...