News/Iraq

The Iraqi government on Sunday sent reinforcements to Kirkuk in order to secure oil facilities in the northern city, according to a local police officer.…

Iraq forces in full control of Kirkuk province

Iraqi forces have claimed control of all of Kirkuk province after intense fighting against Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The army says it captured the last town,…
Iraq's military says it achieved its objectives in a lightning-quick operation that saw troops sweep through disputed Kurdish-held territory in a punishing riposte to an…
Iraqi government forces seized control of the northwestern Mosul's Sinjar district on Tuesday after withdrawal of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, a Kurdish commander said. A joint…
Iraqi forces on Tuesday captured three disputed areas in the eastern Diyala province, according to a local police officer. Government forces seized control of the…
President Fuad Masum on Monday called for an end to “conflict” in Kirkuk province and the immediate resumption of dialogue between Baghdad and the Kurdistan…
The Iraqi army says it has taken full control of Kirkuk following a major advance on Kurdish-held territories. The federal government in Baghdad and sources…
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday declared that the Iraqi army would not be used against the Kurdish people. “We won’t use the army…

Iraq recaptures Hamrin mountains from Daesh

Iraqi forces on Saturday captured the Hamrin mountains in northern Iraq from the Daesh terrorist group, according to the Iraqi military. In a statement, Army…

Iraqi forces retake town in Kirkuk from Daesh

Iraqi forces have announced the recapture of a town in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, from Daesh, one of the group's last enclaves in the country. “The…

Iraq urges KRG to cancel referendum results

The Iraqi government has called on the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) to cancel the results of an independence referendum before engaging in dialogue. "The KRG…
A ban on international flights into Iraq's Kurdish region has gone into effect after the central government in Baghdad retaliated against a vote for secession…

Iran and Iraq to hold joint border drills

The Iranian and Iraqi armies will hold joint drills at several crossings on Iran's border with the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan, according to officials.…

Haider al-Abadi vows to use law to control Kurds

Iraq's prime minister says his government will use the "tools offered by the constitution and the law" amid rising tensions following a referendum that saw…
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