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Islamic State not dead yet but 'caliphate' dream in tatters

The Islamic State jihadist group may not be dead yet but its dream of statehood has already been buried, analysts say.

published on : 18th November 2017

Iraq's last Islamic State-held town Rawa freed by forces

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraqi forces liberated Rawah in record time and were continuing operations to retake control of Iraq's western desert and the border area with Syria.

published on : 17th November 2017

Iraq launches assault on last IS-held town in country: Army

The Iraq army said it launched an assault on Friday on the small Euphrates valley town of Rawa, the last in the country still held by the Islamic State group.

published on : 17th November 2017

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530 

Authorities said that more than 30,000 houses had been damaged and at least two villages completely destroyed.

published on : 14th November 2017

7.3 magnitude earthquake leaves trail of death and destruction in Iran and Iraq

Iran took the brunt of the quake, with at least 336 people killed and 3,950 injured, while in Iraq the quake claimed eight lives and injured 535 others, officials from both countries said.

published on : 13th November 2017

Powerful earthquake rocks Iran-Iraq border, kills over 400 people

At least 400 people were killed and thousands injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts.

published on : 13th November 2017

New mass graves found in Iraq could contain up to 400 bodies

Iraqi security forces have found mass graves in an area recently retaken from the Islamic State group that could contain up to 400 bodies.

published on : 12th November 2017

Iraqi military helicopter crashes, seven-member crew killed

Iraq's Defense Ministry says a military helicopter has crashed during a training exercise, killing all seven crew members on board.

published on : 12th November 2017

Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

As government troops have advanced across Iraq they have uncovered dozens of mass graves holding hundreds of bodies in areas that fell under the jihadists' brutal rule.

published on : 12th November 2017

Iraq forces launch assault on last IS-held pocket

Troops backed by militia recruited among the region's Sunni Arab tribes have launched an offensive to liberate Rumana and the Rawa area.

published on : 11th November 2017

Anti-IS forces retake Albu Kamal, last jihadist bastion

The capture of Albu Kamal was be the last in a string of setbacks that saw IS lose its urban bastions of Mosul and Raqa within a few weeks and its embryonic state shrink to a rump.

published on : 9th November 2017

French President Macron warns looming military defeat of IS 'not the end'

Emmanuel Macron said that the IS group faced complete military defeat in Iraq and Syria within months but warned the battle against jihadism would go on.

published on : 9th November 2017

Egypt's el-Sissi says Iraq, Syria militants headed to Libya

Egypt's president said the defeat of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria was likely to have forced militants to seek a safe haven in neighboring Libya.

published on : 9th November 2017

More than two million Iranian pilgrims descend on Iraq

Arbaeen Shiite pilgrimage marks the end of 40 days' mourning by Shiites in memory of the seventh-century martyrdom of the Imam Hussein.

published on : 8th November 2017

Iraq needs 'Marshall Plan', says Kirkuk archbishop

A top Catholic cleric from Iraq says his country has 'lost all confidence' despite the rout of the Islamic State group.

published on : 8th November 2017
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