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Game over for ISIS? Iraqi forces declare success in Mosul

Downfall of world’s most dangerous terrorist group Date : May 21, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network TEHRAN, Iraq - Declaring the downfall of ISIS, Iraqi special forces said on Sunday that their mission in Mosul was now complete after forces managed to reclaim some of the last remaining western districts from the grips of terror. However, despite the mission ending, battle is still said to be ongoing in a few neighborhoods, forcing hundreds of civilians to flee their villages each day.  After gaining control over the ancient city in June 2014 - ISIS expanded its ...Full Story

POLITICS

Game over for ISIS? Iraqi forces declare success in Mosul

Date : May 21, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network Downfall of world’s most dangerous terrorist group TEHRAN, Iraq - Declaring the downfall of ISIS, Iraqi special forces said on Sunday that their mission in Mosul was now complete after forces managed to reclaim some of the last remaining western districts from the grips of terror. ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Iran, Iraq sign second gas deal

Date : November 12, 2015 Reporter : Trend Tehran and Baghdad signed an 6-year agreement Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 12 By Umid Niayesh – Trend: Tehran and Baghdad signed an 6-year agreement on November 11, aimed at exporting 25 million cubic meters per day (mcm/d) of Iranian gas to Iraq's Basra. The contract can ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Iraq, Iran ready to connect rail networks

Date : January 3, 2015 Reporter : Trend Just 32 kilometers of railroad should be established Bagdad, Dec. 30 By Fatih Karimov – Trend: Iran and Iraq are ready to connect their national rail networks together. In a meeting between Iranian transport minister Abbas Akhoundi and Iraqi Transport Minister Baqir Jabr ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

ISIS-claimed car bombing kills scores in Baghdad’s predominant Shiite area

Date : May 12, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network ISIS confirmed that they orchestrated the attack BAGHDAD, Iraq – A car bombing claimed by the ISIS in Baghdad has reportedly killed over 50 people and injured nearly 60 on May 11. According to reports the car, packed with explosives, was left in Sadr City, a predominantly ...Full Story

HISTORY

Iraq exhumes remains of 164 victims killed by IS

Date : April 14, 2015 Reporter : ANI The remains were found inside former President Saddam Husseins palace Melbourne, April 14 (ANI): A week after Iraqi forensic experts began the exhumation of the mass graves of at least 1,700 captured Iraqi soldiers killed by the Islamic State (IS) in the city of Tikrit, the dead remains of at least 164 ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

American warplane accidentally bombs Iraqi soldiers, killing ten

Date : December 21, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/UPI US opened a so-called "friendly fire" BAGHDAD - The United States opened a so-called "friendly fire" investigation after 10 Iraqi soldiers were killed in a coalition airstrike targeting the Islamic State on Friday. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an American ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

ISIS captures Mosul Dam threatens biblical catastrophe

Date : August 11, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet The statement was an apparent biblical reference to Noah's Ark ISIS militants are believed to have captured Iraq's largest dam on Thursday, wresting it from the Kurdish Peshmerga's control and over the weekend warned Iraqis that they had a choice between "ISIS or the flood". ...Full Story

EDUCATION

ISIS militants bury Yazidi women and children alive as Kurdish try to retake Mosul dam

Date : August 17, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Yazidi massacre in northern Iraq BAGHDAD, Iraq - Kurdish forces have reportedly launched a mission to retake the Mosul Dam from ISIS militants, with the US on Saturday having carried out its heaviest bombing of militant positions yet, while reports have emerged of a ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Iraqi army enter Tikrit in key offensive to push out Islamic State

Date : March 11, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Iraqi forces swept into Tikrit BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON - Iraqi soldiers and Shiite militia forces entered Tikrit on Wednesday, pushing the Islamic State extremists out of the key Sunni city north of Baghdad. Iraqi forces swept into Tikrit, about 80 miles north of ...Full Story

TRAVEL

US teams begin arriving in Iraq as Kerry urges Kurds to join political process

Date : June 25, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Four teams of US special operations forces have arrived in Iraq BAGHDAD - Four teams of US special operations forces have arrived in Iraq to aid the Iraqi government in combating the raging battle with the rapidly advancing jihadist militants as US Secretary of State John Kerry urged the autonomous ...Full Story

SPORTS

ENTERTAINMENT

Australia launches first anti-ISIS airstrike in Iraq

Date : October 9, 2014 Reporter : Trend Australian government committed its air force to combat missions An Australian jet fighter has made the country’s first airstrike against an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group’s target in Iraq since the Australian government committed its air force to combat missions, defense officials ...Full Story

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