Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Mosul from IS group

Iraqi forces begin operation to retake Mosul from IS group

Iraqi forces have launched operations to retake Mosul, a city whose capture by the Islamic State group two years ago left the country on the brink of collapse, the prime minister said Monday. The northern city was where IS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi publicly proclaimed a “caliphate” straddling Iraq and Syria in June 2014. With […]

Iraqi forces retake key town of Qayara from IS group

Iraqi forces retake key town of Qayara from IS group

Iraqi forces have retaken the key town of Qayara, near a major air base south of Mosul, from the Islamic State group, according to a statement from the Iraqi prime minister’s office. Haider al-Abadi said the victory marks an “important step” on the road to Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city which has been in IS hands […]

Iraqi forces retake government building from IS group in Fallujah

Iraqi forces retake government building from IS group in Fallujah

Iraqi forces on Friday entered the centre of Falluja, the Iraqi city longest held by Islamic State, nearly four weeks after the start of a U.S.-backed offensive that cleared out the tens of thousands of residents still there. Government troops, supported by multiple air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition, recaptured the municipal building, though the […]