Russia ready to deliver strikes on militants moving into Syria from Iraq
Oct26

Russia ready to deliver strikes on militants moving into Syria from Iraq

Russian warplanes are ready at any moment to deliver strikes against militants moving into Syria from Iraq, Head of the Main Operations Department at Russia’s General Staff Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoi said on Tuesday. “The Russian Aerospace Force is monitoring the situation in the area of the Syrian-Iraqi border day and night with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles and other reconnaissance means. Russian planes are on...

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Iraqi forces evacuate 1000 civilians from Mosul front lines
Oct26

Iraqi forces evacuate 1000 civilians from Mosul front lines

Iraqi special forces had moved more than 1,000 people from villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the ISIS-held city of Mosul today, according to officials. Special forces Maj. Gen. Haider Fadhil said the residents of Tob Zawa and other nearby villages were taken to a camp in the nearby Khazer region for their safety. The International Organization for Migration said at least 8,940 people had been displaced since the...

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Iraq denies Turkey taking part in Mosul operation
Oct24

Iraq denies Turkey taking part in Mosul operation

Iraq’s joint operations command Monday denied Turkey was participating in military operations to retake the northern city of Mosul from ISIS. “The spokesman of the Joint Operations Command denies Turkish participation of any kind in operations for the liberation of Nineveh,” a statement said, referring to the Iraqi province of which Mosul is the capital.     Source:...

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IS raid in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills 46, mostly security forces
Oct22

IS raid in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills 46, mostly security forces

An ongoing attack by the Islamic State group in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed at least 46 people, mostly members of the security forces, security and medical sources said today. “We have 46 dead and 133 wounded, most of them members of the security services, as result of the clashes with Daesh (IS),” an interior ministry brigadier general told AFP. The toll was confirmed by a source at the Kirkuk health directorate....

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Daesh Militants Execute Over 280 Residents of Mosul Area Amid Army Offensive
Oct22

Daesh Militants Execute Over 280 Residents of Mosul Area Amid Army Offensive

Daesh terrorist group has executed 284 men and boys in the Mosul area amid the Iraqi army’s offensive to drive the militants out of the city, media reported today. According to CNN, citing an Iraqi intelligence source, those killed were used as a human shield against the attacks against the terrorists by the Iraq forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. Daesh, outlawed in many countries worldwide, is said to have used a bulldozer...

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