Tag: Iraq

Iraqi forces launch second phase of Mosul fight against ISIS

Iraqi security forces on Thursday began the second phase of their offensive against Islamic State militants in Mosul, pushing into some eastern districts where the battle has been in deadlock for nearly a month. Thousands of federal police troops who redeployed from Mosul’s southern outskirts two weeks ago also pushed[Read More…]

Iraq’s Al Robot debuts in the Mosul warfront

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) debuted a brand new war robot called Al Robot (The Robot) on November 1 against the ISIS forces currently besieged near Mosul. Designed by two brothers from Baghdad, the unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) has a remotely operated 12.7 mm cannon equipped with thermal sights and[Read More…]

Iraqi Army surrounds ISIS chief Baghdadi inside Mosul

Iraqi Army, which entered the ISIS’ stronghold of Mosul for the first time in more than two years, has trapped its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Fuad Hussein, chief of staff to Kurdish President said Iraqi government had information from multiple sources that “Baghdadi is there and, if he is killed,[Read More…]

Iraqi heritage sites at risk in Mosul operation

As Iraqi forces close in on Mosul, the jihadists’ last main bastion in the country, officials say IS has fighters deployed at or near archaeological sites. This has put Iraqi heritage sites at risk during the operation to retake Mosul from the jihadists. In 2014 IS had vandalised the Mosul museum after[Read More…]

Iraq military begins operation to retake Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi Prime Minister on Monday announced the start of military operations to liberate the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants. The push to retake Mosul will be the biggest military operation in Iraq since American troops left in 2011. The city fell to IS fighters during a lightning[Read More…]

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