Iraq

Remove Iraq from travel ban list, PM Abadi tells Trump

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked US President Donald Trump in a phone call to remove his country from a contentious travel ban list, a statement said on Friday. Iraq ...

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French terrorist ‘Rachid Kassim’ killed in Mosul

The Pentagon announced Friday that a US-led coalition strike in Iraq targeted Rachid Kassim, a Daesh (ISIL) operative tied to numerous terrorist plots in Europe. “Coalition forces targeted Rachid Kassim, ...

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HRW: ISIL using hospitals as bases in Mosul

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Wednesday warning that in the battle for Mosul, ISIL militants are regularly occupying medical facilities, using them as a base for operations. ...

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‘About 30,000 people have returned to Mosul’

The United Nations says some 30,000 people have returned to neighborhoods retaken from ISIS in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul since a major operation to drive out the militants ...

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$50mln required to clear ISIS mines in Mosul: UN

The United Nations says it costs as much as $50 million to remove all mines, explosive devices and booby traps left by the Daesh terrorist group in and around the ...

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Iraq monitoring activities of ISIS leader: Abadi

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi authorities are monitoring movements of the “isolated” chief of Daesh terrorist group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “He’s almost alone at the moment. He doesn’t have ...

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Senior Daesh figures break ranks with chief: Report

A number of Daesh’s Iraq-based ringleaders and members have reportedly reneged on their oath of allegiance to the terror group’s chief as army troops and allied forces pushed to rid ...

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