Iraqi forces launched a major operation against Islamic State remnants in desert areas of Anbar, Nineveh, and Salah ad Din provinces. Activities are also taking place in Diyala province. In Mosul, forces removed communication towers that had been used by ISIS/Daesh militants during the occupation. At least 37 people were killed, and six were wounded…

Officially, Northern and Western Iraq had been liberated from the Islamic State in October 2017. But the military campaign had been hasty. The militants had sought refuge in isolated areas such as deserts and mountains, leaving Iraqi forces to sweep through the country unchallenged. Now the militants were back. The elite Iraqi units that had…

Iran is exerting pressure on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to remove more than 5,000 U.S. experts and consultants from the country, an informed Iraqi source said on Monday. “Abadi is under Iranian pressure not to renew the security agreement signed between the U.S. and Iraq in 2008 during the tenure of the former PM….

Nearly a year after the Iraqi prime minister declared victory over ISIS in Mosul, the inability of security forces to secure a major highway linking Baghdad to northern provinces is highlighting how militant sleeper cells can undermine security even as relative peace returns to much of the country. For months an ongoing campaign of flying…

An Iraqi court sentenced two suspects to death, and a third one to life in prison, for terrorism-related crimes in Baghdad, Dhi Qar and Diyala provinces. Spokesperson of the High Judicial Council, Abdul-Sattar Beyraqdar, said in a statement, that the criminal court in Dhi Qar province sentenced one of the pair to death, finding him…

An Iraqi security source said that on Sunday morning, 10 June 2018, the joint forces launched a military operation, with the support of warplanes, to hunt down the cells of the Islamic state in Diyala province. Captain Habib al-Shammari said that “the joint forces targeted the positions of the organization’s cells in the Al-Mukhisa area…

Seven Iraqi policemen were killed and injured Tuesday as a bomb blast targeted their police vehicle in Mosul city, a security official was quoted as saying. “An explosive charge was remotely detonated, targeting a police patrol inside a train station, west of Mosul, killing two policemen and injuring five others,” Captain Zayed Omar told BasNews…

A total of 91 Iraqi civilians were killed and 208 others were injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in February, according to the monthly report issued by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Baghdad was the worst affected Governorate, with 195 civilian casualties (49 killed, 146 injured). Anbar Governorate ranked…

Two ISIS militants were killed and a large amount of ammunition was seized on Wednesday 7 February 2018 as Iraqi forces launched an operation against militant group in Tuz Khurmatu region in Salahuddin province, the Iraqi command has said. The Iraqi Joint Operations Command said army,  police and Popular Mobilization forces (Hashd al-Shaabi) combed up…