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Iraq

ISIS Tortures, Rapes Sunni Women in Iraq: HRW
21 Feb 2017 08:20

ISIS Tortures, Rapes Sunni Women in Iraq: HRW

Islam Times - ISIS terrorists rape and torture Iraq's Sunni Arab women in the areas under their occupation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.

 
Who Is Destabilizing Iraq: Iran or US?
21 Feb 2017 05:57

Who Is Destabilizing Iraq: Iran or US?

Islam Times - The new US administration is on an offensive aimed at watering down Iran's positive influence in Iraq through spreading Iranophobia but Iraqis are well aware of Tehran's crucial role in combating terrorism in their country.

 
US keeps stealing Iraq’s oil despite Mattis comments
21 Feb 2017 04:36

US keeps stealing Iraq’s oil despite Mattis comments

Islam Times - Despite remarks by Defense Secretary James Mattis, US presence in Iraq is aimed at “stealing oil,” an analyst says.

 
The handout picture released by the Iraq Prime Minister
19 Feb 2017 12:01

Iraq launches operation to recapture western Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the start of an operation to liberate the western side of the flashpoint city of Mosul from the grip of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.

 
Why US Concerned over Iraqi Popular Forces Possible Deployment to Syria?
15 Feb 2017 10:06

Why US Concerned over Iraqi Popular Forces Possible Deployment to Syria?

Islam Times - Recently, there have been speculations on possible deployment of Iraq's Public Mobilization Forces (PMF) to Syria to fight against terrorists in the neighboring country.

 
Iraqi Popular Forces Block ISIS Scape Route to Syria
15 Feb 2017 04:11

Iraqi Popular Forces Block ISIS Scape Route to Syria

Islam Times - Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) also known as Hashd al-Sahaabi blocked the routes ISIS terrorist use to flee Iraq for their bases in Syria.

 
Iraqi President Fouad Massoum
13 Feb 2017 10:07

Iraq, Iran Relations Not To Be Harmed by US: Iraqi President

Islam Times - Iraqi president says the US administration cannot harm the already warm relations between his country and its “brother” Iran.

 
Protesters run from teargas fired by security forces during demonstration at Tahrir Square in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, February 11, 2017.
12 Feb 2017 11:25

Deadly Baghdad clashes rattle Iraqi leaders

Islam Times - Iraqi leaders are on a damage control mode a day after clashes between followers of a cleric and police in Baghdad left at least four people dead.

 
The file photo shows Kuwaiti forces on the Iraqi border.
11 Feb 2017 10:57

Kuwait sends forces to Iraq border amid tensions

Islam Times - Kuwait has deployed military forces to its border with Iraq amid tensions over Baghdad’s handover of a waterway’s sovereignty to Kuwait city.

 
A handout picture released by the Iraqi Prime Minister
7 Feb 2017 12:00

Iraq ‘monitoring’ movements of Daesh leader: PM Abadi

Islam Times - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi authorities are monitoring movements of the “isolated” chief of Daesh terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

 
Paul Heslop of UNMAS
7 Feb 2017 10:10

Post-ISIS Mosul Needs $50m for Demining: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations says the Iraqi city of Mosul will need tens of millions of dollars for deactivating mines planted by the ISIS terrorist group.

 
Iraqi troops uncover tunnels, munitions at former Daesh camp in Mosul
6 Feb 2017 13:03

Iraqi troops uncover tunnels, munitions at former Daesh camp in Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi army soldiers have discovered a network of tunnels as well as ammunition at a former training ground of Daesh Takfiri militants on the eastern bank of the Tigris River as government forces and allies are preparing for a new stage of operations in the northern city of Mosul.

 
Daesh terrorists in Iraq
5 Feb 2017 12:12

Senior Daesh figures break ranks with chief

Islam Times - A number of Daesh’s Iraq-based ringleaders and members have reportedly reneged on their oath of allegiance to the terror group’s chief as army troops and allied forces pushed to rid the terrorists of their last stronghold in the Arab state.

 
UN Envoy to Iraq, Jan Kubis
4 Feb 2017 11:02

Iraq to Completely Defeat ISIS in Near Future: UN

Islam Times - The United Nations say Iraqi national army will fully defeat the ISIS terrorist group in near future.

 
Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces’ Anti-ISIS Offensive in Tal Afar
4 Feb 2017 10:04

Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces’ Anti-ISIS Offensive in Tal Afar

Islam Times - As operations to liberate Iraq's Tal Afar District in Nineveh province continue, The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) or Al Hashd al Shabi are playing a critical role in the offensive.

 
ISIS Entraps 350,000 Iraqi Children in West Mosul
1 Feb 2017 08:19

ISIS Entraps 350,000 Iraqi Children in West Mosul

Islam Times - The ISIS terrorist group has put 350,000 Iraqi children in a siege-like condition in western Mosul, north of Iraq, a charity organization said.

 
Lukman Faily, Baghdad
31 Jan 2017 05:26

Travel ban is a betrayal: Iraq's ex-ambassador to US

Islam Times - Iraq’s former ambassador to the US says the recent US travel ban is a “betrayal” to Iraqis, noting that he himself has been affected by the move.

 
Muqtada al-Sadr
30 Jan 2017 10:50

Iraqi Cleric Demanded Americans Expulsion over Trump Anti-Muslim Order

Islam Times - A leading Iraqi cleric has called on government to expel US citizens in retaliation for the Washington's ban on entry of citizens of seven Muslim majority countries.

 
Iraqi Army Finds ISIS Chemical Weapons in Liberated Part of Mosul
29 Jan 2017 08:51

Iraqi Army Finds ISIS Chemical Weapons in Liberated Part of Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi army has discovered a chemical agents and weapons stock belonging to the ISIS terrorist group in liberated parts of the northern city of Mosul.

 
Barriers Ahead of Liberating Western Mosul from ISIS
21 Jan 2017 12:40

Barriers Ahead of Liberating Western Mosul from ISIS

Islam Times - The operation to liberate the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS terrorist group has started on October 17, 2016. In the beginning, the Iraqi army forces made remarkable advances from the southern neighborhoods of the city, as at the same time the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, deployed ...