Nineveh province

Arab Leaders Urge Global Push to Expel Iran-Allied Shiite Fighters from Mosul

Arab leaders in northern Iraq’s Sunni-majority Nineveh province have called on the international community to keep Iran-allied Shiite fighters, such as members of the Baghdad-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), out of the provincial capital of Mosul and its surrounding areas.

Fighters from the Badr Brigades Shiite militia clash with Islamic State militant group at the front line, on the outskirts of Fallujah, Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, June 1, 2015. Three Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a police base in the Tharthar area north of Ramadi, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) …

Reports: Islamic State’s ‘Scariest’ Decapitator Stabbed to Death

One of the Islamic State’s most prominent decapitators, allegedly responsible for beheading more than 100 people, has been stabbed to death in the outskirts of northern Iraq’s city of Mosul, reports Iraqi News, citing the Arabic-language al-Sumaria News.


Iraq: Christians Seek Self-Rule Following Liberation of Mosul

Some members of the Iraqi Christian minority community are seeking to establish an autonomous territory in their historical homeland in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Plain region after the city of Mosul is liberated from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and the jihadist group is defeated, reports Al-Monitor.

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Iraqi Kurds Eject Sunni Arabs from Kirkuk After Suspected Islamic State Attack

Authorities from the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq have reportedly forced about 250 displaced Sunni Arab families to leave Kirkuk after Sunni sleeper cells were accused of helping Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) jihadists carry out an attack in the Kurdish-controlled city.

2866425 06/03/2016 A checkpoint of the Kurdish Pershmerga crossed by Sunni Arab refugees fleeing from the ISIS occupied territory towards Kurdistan, near Kirkuk. Dmitriy Vinogradov/Sputnik via AP

Mosul: U.S.-Backed Forces Clash with Islamic State in Christian Suburb

Iraqi security forces backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes and in collaboration with Kurdish Peshmerga troops and a Christian militia have besieged the Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh as part of the offensive to liberate the nearby city of Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), reports CNN.

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