Tag: Iraq

IRAQ, - : An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed …

U.S.-Iraqi Sting Yields Capture of 5 Islamic State Commanders

Cross-border sting operations carried out by Iraqi and American intelligence officials led to the capture of five high-ranking Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) terrorists found hiding in Syria, including a top aide to the group’s chief Abu Bakr al- Baghdadi, authorities in Iraq revealed Thursday.

A member of the Iraqi forces holds the Islamic State group flag upside down in Mosul on July 1, 2017

Former ISIS Fighter Warns Islamic State Ideology Will Make a Comeback

In an interview with Fox News conducted from a prison run by the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces coalition, former ISIS fighter Hamza Nmeie warned that the Islamic State’s ideology will survive the collapse of the “caliphate” and inspire new groups obsessed with defeating the United States.

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

U.S. Deactivates Command of Anti-Islamic State Ground Forces in Iraq

The U.S. military demobilized the command charged with overseeing American ground forces in Iraq this week, marking the end of major combat operations against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) with the intent to maintain a residual troop footprint in the country to prevent a resurgence of the jihadists.

Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's Foreign Minister, attends the Mediterranean Dialogues (MED) summit, a three-day conference on security in the Mediterranean region, on November 30, 2017 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Iraq Demands Cuba Pay Its Saddam-Era Debt

The government of Iraq confronted Cuban non-resident ambassador to Baghdad, Alexis Bandrich Vega, this week about the island nation’s significant debt to the country, urging Havana to cooperate with finding a way for Iraq to regain its funds.

President Donald Trump delivered a populist address to industrial workers in the state of Ohio, saying that US forces would be "coming out of Syria, like, very soon"

Agencies and Analysts Respond to Trump’s Call for U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

President Donald Trump appeared to have caught the State Department and Pentagon by surprise when he teased the imminent withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria on Thursday. Few would dispute the president’s claims of tremendous progress against the Islamic State since his inauguration, but ISIS has not been completely destroyed, and the United States has other security concerns in the war-torn country.

A drone used by Israeli troops fires teargas at Palestinians during a demonstration near the Gaza Strip border with Israel, in eastern Gaza City, Friday, March 30, 2018. Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops along the Gaza border Friday morning as thousands gathered there for mass sit-ins led by the militant …

Report: Israeli Drone Crashes in Lebanon

An Israeli drone crashed in southern Lebanon, Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV reported on its website on Saturday, citing its correspondent.

F-35 independence day drill

Report: Israeli Stealth Fighter Jets Fly Over Iran

Two Israeli F-35 fighter jets entered Iranian airspace over the past month, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Thursday. The act is a signal of heightened regional tensions, especially in light of recent Israeli military attacks in Syria, including against Iranian bases in the country.

Part of a crumbling heritage: old buildings on the waterfront in the southern Iraqi city of Basra

Iraq’s Historical Sites Ravaged by Corruption, Neglect Following Islamic State Defeats

Corruption, mismanagement, and neglect have reportedly replaced Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists as the destroyers of historical heritage sites in Iraq like the city of Basra’s “shanasheel,” finely crafted windows with intricate wooden latticework and stained glass that allows inhabitants to see outside without being seen.