Tag: Iraq

Iraqi military forces and Peshmerga troops, pictured, clashed Thursday at a border crossing to Syria that is the United States' only access point for military operations within Syria. File Photo by Spc. Jessica Hurst/U.S. Army/UPI

Iraq: Clashes Continue Between Kurds, Iran-Allied Shiite Militias

Tensions between Kurds and Iranian-backed Shiite militias sanctioned by Baghdad continue to intensify in northern Iraq, prompting young Kurdish men to fight back “the bullies” with RPGs and machine guns in the latest incident in a wave of clashes between the two groups, reports Kurdistan24.

A supporter of the Shiite Huthi movement looks on during a gathering in the capital Sanaa, on August 24, 2017, to mobilize more fighters in the conflict against pro-government forces. / AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran-Backed Shiite Militias Demand U.S. Leave Iraq

A senior commander for the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) operating in Iraq, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, demanded American military forces must leave Iraqi soil following the defeat of the Islamic State.

FILE - In this undated file photo released online in the summer of 2014 on a militant social media account, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, militants of the Islamic State group hold up their weapons and wave its flags on their vehicles in a convoy on a road leading to Iraq, in Raqqa, Syria. After months of losing ground in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group is showing signs of the wear and tear, with commanders on the ground saying they are seeing an increase in desertions. But the jihadis appear to be lashing back with more terrorist and chemical attacks. (Militant photo via AP, File)

Islamic State Suicide Bombers Kill 17, Wound 28 in Baghdad

Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) jihadists killed at least 17 people and injured 28 others in Baghdad, a testament to the ongoing threat it poses to Iraq despite the dramatic losses it has suffered at the hands of the U.S.-led coalition and its local allies.