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Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Services (CTS) secure a house near the Old City District in western Mosul on June 3, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
18 Jun 2017 11:01

Iraqi forces storm Mosul's Old City in 'last chapter' operation

Islam Times - Iraqi forces have stormed the northern city of Mosul’s Old City, the last bastion held by the Daesh terrorist group in the Arab country.

 
An Izadi boy from Iraq walks at a refugee camp in the Kurdish town of Derik (aka al-Malikiyah in Arabic), in the northeastern Hasakah province, on the border with Turkey and Iraq. (Photos by AFP)
18 Jun 2017 06:21

Daesh training Izadi children as bombers and executioners: Kurdish official

Islam Times - Over 1,600 Izadi children have been trained by the Daesh terrorist group as suicide bombers and executioners over the past three years, says a Kurdish official.

 
A file photo of Iraqi forces at the al-Waleed crossing, which links Iraq and Syria
17 Jun 2017 10:49

Iraq seizes key crossing near Syria from Daesh

Islam Times - Iraqi forces have seized from Daesh one of the official border crossings between the country and Syria, thus choking a key supply line feeding the Takfiri terrorist group.

 
Iraqi Forces Control Mosul’s Old City Entrance, ISIS Trapped
17 Jun 2017 05:54

Iraqi Forces Control Mosul’s Old City Entrance, ISIS Trapped

Islam Times - Iraqi government forces on Thursday established control over the main entrance to western Mosul’s Old City, effectively trapping ISIS terrorists in their last stronghold.

 
US-led Coalition Admits Using White Phosphorus in Mosul
15 Jun 2017 05:33

US-led Coalition Admits Using White Phosphorus in Mosul

Islam Times - A New Zealand general, Brig. Gen. Hugh McAslan has confirmed that the US-led coalition fighting in Mosul has used munitions loaded with white phosphorus. It comes amid mounting criticism over the use of the multipurpose weapon, which can be extremely dangerous to civilians.

 
Iraq’s Kurdistan Referendum: Inefficacious Course
12 Jun 2017 10:18

Iraq’s Kurdistan Referendum: Inefficacious Course

Islam Times - ISIS terrorist group’s occupation of Iraqi territories in 2014 and the subsequent troubles that made the central Iraqi government busy coping with the security issues encouraged Kurds to hold independence referendum across their autonomous region in north.

 
US-led coalition appears to be using white phosphorous in Syria, Iraq
10 Jun 2017 12:33

US-led coalition appears to be using white phosphorous in Syria, Iraq

Islam Times - Newly released videos appear to show US-led coalition bombers using white phosphorus-loaded munitions in densely-populated areas in Syria and Iraq.

 
A member of the Iraqi pro-government Hashd al-Sha
10 Jun 2017 07:53

Iraqi fighters finish west Mosul operation successfully: Deputy commander

Islam Times - Iraq's pro-government Popular Mobilization Units say they have accomplished their goals in the battle against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the western flank of the flashpoint city of Mosul.

 
Popular Mobilization Units Advance to Tal Safouk Border Crossing
8 Jun 2017 04:46

Popular Mobilization Units Advance to Tal Safouk Border Crossing

Islam Times - The Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) liberated the villages of Marzouka, Tal Ghazal, Bouthat al-Madfa’, Joughaifi, west of the Al-Baaj area near the Syrian-Iraqi border. They are now close to capturing the Tal Safouk border crossing on one of the most important Daesh supply lines ...

 
Iraqi Forces Approach Last Hideout of ISIS in Mosul
7 Jun 2017 11:05

Iraqi Forces Approach Last Hideout of ISIS in Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi forces are approaching the last hideout of ISIS terrorist group in war-battered strategic city of Mosul as the besieged Takfiris execute innocent civilians.

 
100,000 Children Entrapped in ISIS-held Districts of Western Mosul: UNICEF
7 Jun 2017 10:57

100,000 Children Entrapped in ISIS-held Districts of Western Mosul: UNICEF

Islam Times - The UN warned on Monday some 100,000 Iraqi children are trapped in the ISIS-held enclave of western Mosul.

 
US Security Firms Return to Iraq Heralds Security Challenges
1 Jun 2017 06:56

US Security Firms Return to Iraq Heralds Security Challenges

Islam Times - In the post-Saddam Iraq, the US pushed for a private security provision with reliance on the private security firms that are commissioned with protection of vital and infrastructural facilities in a bid to get toehold in the Iraqi security and economic structures.

 
Iraq’s PMF Approach Syria Borders, Trigger ISIS Defeat Countdown
1 Jun 2017 06:52

Iraq’s PMF Approach Syria Borders, Trigger ISIS Defeat Countdown

Islam Times - The head of Iraq’s Badr Organization Hadi al-Amiri in an exclusive interview told the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen news network that the Public Mobilization Forces (PMF) along with the country’s army forces have reached close to the Iraqi-Syrian borders after liberation of several villages ...

 
Iraqi Kurdistan to Ask Russia to Invest in Oil, Gas Objects at SPIEF
1 Jun 2017 05:00

Iraqi Kurdistan to Ask Russia to Invest in Oil, Gas Objects at SPIEF

Islam Times - Diyar Amin, a political adviser of the Iraqi Kurdistan Vice President Office said that Iraqi Kurdistan will ask Russia on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum to invest in its oil and gas facilities.

 
US Wants Control over Anbar and Beyond
1 Jun 2017 04:59

US Wants Control over Anbar and Beyond

Islam Times - The US is casting its net over the desert between Iraq and Syria with Saudi Arabia and Jordan to install military bases and power-structures that will guarantee major influence in the area for the foreseeable future.

 
Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) ride on a tank during a battle with Daesh, at Um Jaris village on the Iraqi border with Syria, on May 29, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
31 May 2017 13:29

US arming Syrian militants on border with Iraq to block popular forces

Islam Times - Syrian militants say Washington has increased its arms supplies to them in order to block Iraq's pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) from creating a supply route between Iraq and Syria.

 
Daesh in Iraq about to Fall Apart Pretty Soon
31 May 2017 07:07

Daesh in Iraq about to Fall Apart Pretty Soon

Islam Times - Spokesman for the Iraqi paramilitary group Al Hashd Al Shaaabi, Karim Nouri, said significant progress marking a turning point, was made in its operations against Daesh.

 
French Special Forces Using Iraqi Servicemen to Kill Frenchmen joined Daesh
31 May 2017 06:58

French Special Forces Using Iraqi Servicemen to Kill Frenchmen joined Daesh

Islam Times - French special services have for months attracted Iraqi servicemen to track and kill Frenchmen, who have joined Daesh.

 
Iraqi Forces Approaching Daesh-Seized Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul
31 May 2017 06:46

Iraqi Forces Approaching Daesh-Seized Al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul

Islam Times - Iraqi security forces managed to approach the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul that was seized by Daesh, a terrorist group outlawed in many countries, including Russia.

 
Residents pile up body bags in the back of a truck after coalition air strikes in the Mosul al-Jadida neighbourhood of Mosul.
29 May 2017 04:57

US Admits Mosul Airstrikes Killed More Than 100 Civilians

Islam Times - The Pentagon said that its airstrikes on a house were the deadliest in Iraq since 2003, and the final death toll could be as high as 141 people.