Iraqi army say IS group flushed out from Nimrud, site of ancient city

Iraqi army say IS group flushed out from Nimrud, site of ancient city

The Iraqi army said Sunday that troops have driven Islamic State group militants out of the town of Nimrud, south of Mosul, near the site of famed ancient Assyrian ruins that were reportedly destroyed by the extremists. Iraq’s special forces meanwhile battled militants in the city of Mosul itself, where they struggled to advance against […]

France to supply artillery to Iraqi army, Hollande says

France to supply artillery to Iraqi army, Hollande says

France will supply weapons to Iraq to support its fight against the Islamic State group, President Francois Hollande said Friday, but ruled out any troop deployment in the country. “This morning at the defence council, I took the decision as part of the anti-Daesh coalition to make weapons available to Iraqi forces,” Hollande said, using […]