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Iraqi Air Raid Targets ISIL Terrorists

Iraqi Air Raid Targets ISIL Terrorists

 Iraqi air strikes targeted the ISIL Takfiri militants in a district in al-Karmah town in the province of Anbar, killing 7 terrorists.The Iraqi air strike hit the ISIL terrorists in al-Sajr area in al-Karmah town, East of Fallujah, killing seven of them, Commander of the 3rd Battalion of the Iraqi Army s 30th Brigade Colonel Mahmoud Murdhi al-Jumaili said Wednesday.The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and

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IRGC Quds Commander Meets Leaders of Iraq s Kurdistan Region

IRGC Quds Commander Meets Leaders of Iraq s Kurdistan Region

 Local media in Iraqi Kurdistan region reported that Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani has recently held meetings with the Kurdish officials in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah cities.According to a report by Rudaw news website, during his meetings with Hêro Ahmed, the spouse of the Leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, Kusrat Rasoul, Barham Salih and other leaders of the

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Ex Saudi Soldier Jailed for Joining ISIL

Ex Saudi Soldier Jailed for Joining ISIL

 A former Saudi soldier was on Monday found guilty of joining the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) takfriri group, a news report on the Saudi Al Arabiya TV said.A special criminal court in Jeddah has sentenced the man to 9 years in jail and fined SR5,000 as well as slapping a travel ban of 9 years has also been imposed on him, which will begin from the date of his completing the jail term.The verdict was challenged

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1500 Anbar Schools Damaged or Destroyed by ISIL in Iraq

1500 Anbar Schools Damaged or Destroyed by ISIL in Iraq

 More than 1,500 schools have been damaged or destroyed as a result of the attacks by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) takfiri group in Anbar province alone, a spokesman said Monday.Anbar is Iraq s largest province. It has been rocked by violence since the beginning of 2014, months before ISIL launched a massive nationwide offensive that saw it conquer swathes of northern Iraq.It is currently the main focus of

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Nusra Front Posts Video of ’Capture’ of US-Trained Militants

Nusra Front Posts Video of ’Capture’ of US-Trained Militants

 Al-Qaeda s Syria branch, Nusra Front, has posted a video purportedly showing its capture last week of members of a US-trained militants it accuses of aiding US-led air strikes against the Takfiris.The video released by Al-Nusra on its YouTube account on Saturday appears to show at least some of the captured militants.Nusra Front militantsIt depicts five men walking through a field in a straight line, hands behind their heads, supervised by

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Security Expert: Iraqi Army, Popular Forces to Take Full Control of Anbar Soon

Security Expert: Iraqi Army, Popular Forces to Take Full Control of Anbar Soon

 The Iraqi army and popular forces will take full control of Anbar province in the coming weeks, security experts announced."The Iraqi army and popular forces have made considerable advances in Al-Anbar province, Western Iraq, an indication that the ISIL will be fully defeated in the next few weeks," Iraqi security expert Saeed al-Jayashi told FNA on Sunday.He underlined that the status of affairs in Anbar province is moving on a course

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Iraqi Shiite, Sunni Endowment leaders meet in Baghdad

Iraqi Shiite, Sunni Endowment leaders meet in Baghdad

 The heads of Iraq’s Shi’ite and Sunni Endowment organizations have met in Baghdad where they discussed the need to combat terrorism and extremism in the war-torn Arab nation.Shaykh Abdul-Latif al-Hamim, the head of the Sunni Endowment of Iraq, has met with Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Ala al-Mousawi, the head of the country’s Shi’a Endowment, at the office in Baghdad for dialogue over the importance of a sustained fight against fanaticism

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Thousands of Sunni Fighters Join Anti-ISIL Iraqi Forces

Thousands of Sunni Fighters Join Anti-ISIL Iraqi Forces

  At least 6,000 Sunni tribal fighters joined the Iraqi volunteer forces fighting the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.Habib al-Tarfi, a lawmaker in the Citizen coalition, which represents the interests of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, said on Tuesday that the fighters have joined the ranks of Iraqi volunteer forces "to battle the terrorists who seek to destroy Iraq and rip the country to shreds".He further said that Iraqi security personnel

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Dozens of ISIL Terrorists Killed in Iraq

Dozens of ISIL Terrorists Killed in Iraq

Iraqi security forces and volunteer forces conducted military operations in various areas across the country, leaving at least 93 ISIL terrorists dead.Commander of the 30th Brigade of the Popular Mobilization units Abu Abdullah al-Fahdawi said that 30 ISIL Takfiri militants were killed as his forces launched an operation in the al-Rashad district of the town of al-Karmah, situated about 48 kilometers (30 miles) West of the capital. A number of

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Iraq s Hezbollah Leader Abducted in Baghdad

Iraq s Hezbollah Leader Abducted in Baghdad

 Unknown gunmen abducted Secretary-General of Iraq s powerful Hezbollah group in the capital, Baghdad, on Monday.Abdul Rahman Abdul Zahreh al-Jazayeri, whose party s military wing known as Al-Hashad Al-Shabi has proved to be an invincible force in the war on ISIL, was kidnapped in Karadeh region of Baghdad and taken to an unknown place, the Arabic-language Al-Furat News website reported."Several gunmen in military uniforms arrived at the

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Iraqi PM: Iran’s Success Benefits Whole Region

Iraqi PM: Iran’s Success Benefits Whole Region

 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hailed the conclusion of nuclear talks between Tehran and major world powers, saying Iran’s success is equivalent to the whole region’s success.In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Baghdad on Monday evening, Abadi said Iran’s success to finalize the text of a nuclear agreement with the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) has delighted the

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Nuclear Conclusion Can End Regional Issues: Iran’s FM

Nuclear Conclusion Can End Regional Issues: Iran’s FM

 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to the recent nuclear conclusion reached between Tehran and world powers as a possible means to facilitate the resolution of ongoing issues in the Middle East.What accomplished in recent nuclear talks can be the beginning of an end to regional problems, Zarif said in a Monday meeting with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Baghdad.Zarif further explained the common dangers

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