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Iraqi army helicopter crash kills seven, military says

11 months, 6 days ago
BAGHDAD: An Iraqi army helicopter crashed during a routine flight on Sunday, killing all seven people on board, a military statement and Iraqi air force officers said. The Russian-made Mi-17 helicopter went down near the southern province…

Daesh leader Baghdadi in audio message says no Mosul retreat

1 year, 11 months ago
BAGHDAD: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called on his fighters to resist as Iraqi forces were poised to enter the city of Mosul where he declared a "caliphate" two years ago. "Do not retreat," said a voice presented as…

Iraq forces fight way into Mosul

1 year, 11 months ago
MOSUL: Iraqi forces fought their way into jihadist-held Mosul on Tuesday, the military said, as a top commander declared the "true liberation" of the city from the Islamic State group had begun. Just over two weeks into the massive…

Iraq forces launch operation to cut Mosul off from Syria

1 year, 11 months ago
AL QAYYARAH, IRAQ: Iraqi paramilitaries launched an operation Saturday to retake the town of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group and cut militant supply lines from Mosul to Syria, a spokesman said. Forces from the Hashed al-Shaabi, a…

Islamic State attacks Kirkuk as Iraqi forces push on Mosul

1 year, 11 months ago
BAGHDAD, IRAQ: Islamic State launched a major counter-attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the militants’ last major…