Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said that the “liberation” of the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL – also known as ISIS) will be announced in a few days. “It’s a matter of a few days and we will announce the total liberation[…]
Iraqi forces have launched a broad assault on parts of Mosul, closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by ISIL, amid growing concerns over the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk of being caught in the crossfire. Saturday’s offensive to retake three ISIL-held neighbourhoods north[…]
An Iraqi Kurdish man has been arrested at Athens airport in possession of a passport known to have been among a haul of official documents stolen by Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, Greek police said on Monday. The 37-year-old was detained after flying in from the Turkish city of Istanbul[…]
The Iraqi government has told the United Nations that militants have seized one of Saddam Hussein’s former chemical weapons factories, confirming an earlier claim by Washington. In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon dated July 1 and made public Tuesday, Baghdad’s UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim said “armed[…]
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