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Why is Tal Afar Liberation Significant?
17 Aug 2017 06:15

Why is Tal Afar Liberation Significant?

Islam Times - Media quoting the Iraqi military sources reported on Tuesday that airstrikes have been launched, ushering in an operation to recapture Tal Afar from ISIS terrorist group.

 
Israeli Regime Supports Partitioning Iraq
16 Aug 2017 04:32

Israeli Regime Supports Partitioning Iraq

Islam Times - Israeli regime supports Iraq's partitioning and establishing an independent Kurdish state in the war-torn country.

 
Popular Mobilization Units fighters talk on the radio as they watch Daesh positions in the airport of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, November 20, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
15 Aug 2017 09:35

Iraq launches operation to liberate Tal Afar from Daesh control

Islam Times - Iraq has begun an operation to liberate the northern city of Tal Afar from Daesh terrorists weeks after driving the terror group out of its last urban stronghold in the country, the Defense Ministry says.

 
US Army forces are seen during a training session at the Taji camp, north of Baghdad, with Iraqi soldiers, aimed at preparing them to install floating bridges, ahead of installing replacement ones in Mosul, on March 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
15 Aug 2017 07:11

US soldiers’ death in Iraq due to artillery 'mishap'

Islam Times - The two American soldiers killed in northern Iraq on Sunday lost their lives due to a US artillery "mishap," says a Pentagon spokesman.

 
Review of Iraq’s Modified Sainte-Lague Voting System
15 Aug 2017 06:57

Review of Iraq’s Modified Sainte-Lague Voting System

Islam Times - Despite the fact that Iraq so far held several rounds of parliamentary and provincial councils elections, the election law remains a sticking point between a variety of political factions of the country.

 
How are Border Areas with Iraq Vital for Syrian Army?
15 Aug 2017 06:55

How are Border Areas with Iraq Vital for Syrian Army?

Islam Times - Military sources have reported that the Syrian army, backed by a coalition of allied forces, has made fresh major gains in Sad Al-Zalf region of Sweida’s eastern outskirts. The major operation in southwestern Syria has led to retaking about 1,300 kilometers of the region and some hilltops ...

 
US Building Grounds of Cultural Influence in Iraq
15 Aug 2017 06:54

US Building Grounds of Cultural Influence in Iraq

Islam Times - The 2003 US occupation of Iraq exhibited new aspects of power in the West Asia region. The US put high on its Iraqi agenda use of cultural instruments as part of its soft war through which Washington tried to change the concept of power in the modern world.

 
A handout image provided by United Arab Emirates News Agency (WAM) on August 14, 2017 shows Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (R), Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, shaking hands with Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr following a meeting in Abu Dhabi. (Via AFP)
14 Aug 2017 11:36

Iraqi Shia cleric Sadr visits UAE after Saudi Arabia

Islam Times - Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has flown to the United Arab Emirates on a charter flight sent from Abu Dhabi, just two weeks after visiting Saudi Arabia in a string of controversial trips.

 
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem al-Quds on August 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
14 Aug 2017 08:06

Netanyahu backs partitioning Iraq for Kurdish state

Islam Times - Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed interest in partitioning Iraq and establishing an independent Kurdish state in the Arab country during a meeting with a delegation of 33 US Republican congressmen.

 
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (Photo by AFP)
14 Aug 2017 04:49

Baghdad urged to mediate between Riyadh, Tehran: Iraqi minister

Islam Times - A senior Iraqi official says Saudi authorities have asked Baghdad government to mediate between Saudi Arabia and Iran more than a year after the two Muslim countries broke off relations following the execution of well-known Saudi Shia cleric, Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.

 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Photo by AFP)
12 Aug 2017 12:11

Top US diplomat demands delay of Iraqi Kurdistan referendum

Islam Times - The US secretary of state has called on the leader of Iraq’s semi-autonomous region Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, to delay a controversial referendum on independence from the mainland slated for next month.

 
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), commonly known as Hashd al-Sha’abi
12 Aug 2017 12:08

US jets make landings on Daesh-held territory in Iraq: PMU

Islam Times - Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) says it is in possession of evidence showing that American aircraft have made flights to territory controlled by Daesh, possibly indicating secret interactions between the United States and the terrorist group.

 
Kurdistan Anti-Referendum Campaign Driven by Understanding Consequences
12 Aug 2017 06:05

Kurdistan Anti-Referendum Campaign Driven by Understanding Consequences

Islam Times - Iraqi Kurdistan's Gorran party lawmaker and spokesman to the “No To Referendum Presently” campaign Raboun Maaruf released a statement on Wednesday saying the expected referendum on independence of Kurdistan region will not work for the Kurdish interests.

 
Iraq Requirements to Find Way Out of Current Messy Conditions
12 Aug 2017 04:32

Iraq Requirements to Find Way Out of Current Messy Conditions

Islam Times - During over three decades of Baathist party’s rule in Iraq, the Iraqi people suffered severely. Under rule of the dictator Saddam Hussein, a majority of the Iraqis lived a nightmarish daily life. Silencing the opposition voices was a daily scene, with many tortured, and many more killed....

 
Witnesses look into a car after Blackwater agents Slain Iraqi Civilians in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007
10 Aug 2017 03:39

US Court Tossing Blackwater Guard’s Murder Conviction Angers Iraqis

Islam Times - A US court's decision to overrun a murder conviction for Blackwater contractors who massacred dozens unarmed Iraqi civilians has triggered anger among victims and relatives of those slain in 2007 carnage.

 
In this July 18, 2017 photo, Iraqi volunteer forces train in their camp in Najaf. (By AP)
9 Aug 2017 09:30

US accountable for fatal raid on Hashd al-Sha’abi forces: Senior commander

Islam Times - A commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) has held the US-led coalition accountable for a recent deadly attack on its forces near the Syrian border, saying Daesh terrorists could not have been behind the assault as they are not in possession of smart weapons.

 
Iraqis march during the funeral of members from the Iraqi government forces the Popular Mobilization units, who were killed in the Khalidiyah area of Iraq
8 Aug 2017 04:04

US forces attack Popular Mobilization Units base, kill 30

Islam Times - US forces have reportedly attacked an Iraqi military base affiliated to the country’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), killing over 30 troops and injuring many more.

 
An Iraqi military helicopter flies above the vehicles of the Popular Mobilization Units during an operation in Iraq, March 2, 2016. (Photos by AFP)
7 Aug 2017 05:29

Iraqi military aircraft kill 170 Daesh terrorists in Salahuddin

Islam Times - Iraqi army choppers have killed at least 170 members of the Daesh terrorist group in a series of airstrikes launched in the country’s northern Salahuddin province.

 
Forensic teams exhuming more remains at mass graves in Iraq’s Tikrit
7 Aug 2017 05:27

Forensic teams exhuming more remains at mass graves in Iraq’s Tikrit

Islam Times - Iraqi forensic specialists continue to exhume remains of scores of victims of the 2014 massacre by Takfiri Daesh terrorists at the Speicher air force camp in the north-central province of Salahuddin.

 
From left: Paul A. Slough; Dustin L. Heard; Evan S. Liberty; Nicholas A. Slatten. (Photos by AP)
6 Aug 2017 06:08

US court overturns prison sentences of Blackwater mercs in 2007 Baghdad killing

Islam Times - A federal appeals court in the United States has overturned lengthy prison sentences for three former Blackwater Worldwide mercenaries and ordered a new trial for a fourth involved in the 2007 killings of more than a dozen of unarmed Iraqi civilians, including women and children.