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Lavrov says Russia supports Iraq’s territorial integrity

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday confirmed “invariable support for friendly Iraq’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity,” TASS reported. He met with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in Moscow to discuss the situation in that country and the fight against Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL). Only...

Iraqi forces recaptured several villages near Islamic State group-held Hawijah, northern Kirkuk

Iraqi forces have recaptured several villages near the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group-held town of Hawijah in the northern Kirkuk province. Over two dozen IS terrorists were killed in the offensive, which was launched with the support of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU). Iraq’s Prime Minister...

UN votes to help Iraq collect evidence against Islamic State

U.N. investigators can help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) extremists, the Security Council decided Thursday. The council unanimously passed a resolution that asks the UN to establish an investigative team to help Iraq preserve evidence “that...

Iraq launches offensive on ISIS-held region near oil city Kirkuk

Iraq launched an offensive on Thursday to dislodge Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) from Hawija, an area located west of the oil city of Kirkuk. The offensive, announced by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, comes four days before a referendum on Kurdish independence due to be held...

Every 8 min US-led coalition fired a bomb, missile or shell in Syria’s Raqqa last month killing over 433 civilians

Every eight minutes last month, a bomb, missile or shell was fired on the Syrian city of Raqqa by a U.S.-led coalition battling Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group, resulting in at least 433 likely civilian deaths, according to a report released by a UK-based...

Russia warns US it will strike US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

Russia said on Thursday it had warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, something it said had already happened twice, reported Reuters. Russia was...

Iraqi forces liberates 7 villages west of Hawijah, killing 25 IS terrorists — reports

The Iraqi army liberates 7 villages west of Hawijah on Thursday, killing more than 25 Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/910764480707035136 Earlier today Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of a new offensive to drive out Islamic State militants from the city Hawijah in...

Iraq begins offensive to retake Islamic State bastion Hawija — PM

Iraqi prime minister says on Thursday Iraqi forces have begun operation to retake town of Hawija from Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) group. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday announced the launch of a new offensive to drive out Islamic State militants from the city...

IS terrorists attacked an Iranian convoy trying to deliver humanitarian aid to people in eastern Syria

An Iranian aid convoy has come under attack by Daesh terrorists in eastern Syria. The Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) terrorists shelled the convoy as it entered the city of Deir Ezzor. Mortar shells injured one person; but the convoy, carrying over one-thousand tons of aid,...

ISIS targets Iranian aid convoy in the area controlled by Syrian Army in eastern Syria

Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL) mortar shells on Wednesday targeted an Iranian aid convoy to areas recently captured by the Syrian army and its allies in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria, a military media unit run by the government's ally Hezbollah said. The mortar injured one...

US-backed forces takes 90% of Syria’s Raqqa from Islamic State, Observatory

U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces takes 90 percent of Syria's Raqqa from Islamic State group, reported Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Wednesday, as cited by AFP news agency. "Because of the heavy (US-led) coalition air strikes, IS withdrew from at least five key neighbourhoods over...

Iraqi forces liberate al-Reihaniyah area in west of Anbar province

Iraqi forces liberate al-Reihaniyah area in west of Anbar province, say reports on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/BREAKING_PTV/status/910105826198683648

Syrian army, allies now control 75% of Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria

The Syrian army and its allies have seized control of over 75 percent of the capital city of Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria following battles with the Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL), a monitor group reported on Monday, as cited by Xinhua news agency. The...

France pushes new Syria initiative at UN

France warned on Monday that the status quo in Syria risked leading to the country’s permanent fragmentation and opening the door to new radical Islamist groups unless UN Security Council members joined forces to push a peaceful solution. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters...

Syrian Army crosses Euphrates River east of Deir Ez-Zor in anti-ISIS op, report

Syrian troops forced a crossing over the Euphrates River east of Deir ez-Zor on Monday as part of an operation to clear the city’s outskirts from Islamic State (IS, ISIS/ISIL), Sputnik reported. The engineering divisions of the army established a pontoon bridge to assist the...

Iranian Revolutionary Guard infiltrated US military, obtained proof of IS collusion, commander

Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) operatives managed to infiltrate US military command centers and obtain documents allegedly proving collusion between Washington and ISIS terrorists in the region, a top Iranian commander claims. The claim was made by IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh...

Syrian army made further gains against Islamic State group in Deir Ez-Zor

The Syrian army has made further gains against Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) group in the city of Deir Ez-Zor with the terrorists rapidly losing ground in the country’s east. In their latest operations, the troops managed to liberate a suburban area of Deir...

Explosion kills 8 people at an school in Majarine, northern city of Mosul, Iraq

Eight tribal fighters of an Iraqi paramilitary unit have been killed in a booby trap blast near the northern city of Mosul. More than a dozen others were injured. The school was being used as a training center and it had been booby-trapped by the...

Drone shows Deir ez-Zor following recapture from Islamic State

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Drone shows Deir ez-Zor following recapture from Islamic State.

Syrian Army, allies cut IS’ main supply line in NE Deir ez-Zor

The Syrian Army and its allies have cut Islamic State's (formally IS, ISIS, ISIL) main supply line in the northeastern city of Deir ez-Zor. The victory came after the combined forces pushed the Islamic State terror group out of the al-Jafra district on the...

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