Dozens of displaced residents are returning to Mosul after the nine-month battle to recapture ISIS’s Iraqi stronghold, but devastation and jihadist threats remain.
Iraq’s Yazidis marked three years since Islamic State launched what the UN said was a genocidal campaign against them on Thursday, but their ordeal is far from over despite the ouster of the jihadist fighters.
Syria’s ambassador to India Riad Kamel Abbas said an Indian delegation has made several trips to Syria and Iraq in the past to seek information about them.
Thousands of children have been separated from their parents in the nine-month battle for Mosul and the preceding years of ISIS rule in northern Iraq – some found wandering alone and afraid among the rubble, others joining the refugee exodus from the city.
How Mosul’s identity is reconstituted will help determine whether Iraqi leaders can pacify a country dogged by jihadists and sectarian bloodshed for the past decade.
In its war against ISIS, the Trump administration has escalated its military intervention in the Middle East from extermination to straight up annihilation.
US district judge Mark Goldsmith’s decision effectively means no Iraqi nationals can be deported from the US for several months.
The Congress has claimed Sushma Swaraj has misled the families of the missing labourers by saying they were in a jail in Iraq, although the jail appears to have been destroyed three months ago.
Iranian defence minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali signed a memorandum which covered border security, logistics and training.
Repatriating the dead militants to their home countries is a sensitive issue for governments involved, wary of acknowledging how many of their citizens left to fight as jihadists in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
More than one million people have fled their homes in Mosul and nearby villages since the fighting started over nine months ago.
By ramping up the violence and allowing the Saudis to wreak carnage in the Yemen war, the US is essentially repeating the process that birthed ISIS.
Earlier the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had “confirmed” that Baghdadi had been killed, but Western and Iraqi officials have been sceptical.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s victory announcement signalled a big defeat for the hardline Sunni group, but pockets of Mosul remain insecure.
Amnesty said the Iraqi coalition carried out a series of unlawful attacks using crude Improvised Rocket Assisted Munitions that devastated densely populated areas.
Despite the imminent closure of the conflict, concerns remain about resettling the displaced and rebuilding Mosul, while various religio-ethic tensions remain unsolved.
The ACLU which sought the extension argued that those arrested in immigration enforcement operations face persecution, torture or death if deported to Iraq.
President Masoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Regional Government, says he will pursue an independent Kurdistan through dialogue with Baghdad and other regional powers.
After eight months of warfare, Iraq captures mosque in Mosul, ISIS’s de facto capitol, and declares an end to the Islamic caliphate.
Iraqi forces started their push into the Old City of Mosul, which is the de facto capital of the ISIS ‘caliphate’, engaging militants dug in among civilians.
The court sided with lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union who argued that the deportees could face persecution, torture or death due to their identity.
An excavation at Shanidar Cave in Iraq has led to the unfolding of many Neandrathal debris and provides an insight into their lives.
Foreign militaries on the list can face sanctions including a prohibition on receiving US military aid, training and US-made weapons unless the White House issues a waiver.
“They have been killed, injured, abducted and forced to shoot and kill in one of the most brutal wars in recent history,” UNICEF said in a statement.
Iraqi officials had expressed that they had hoped that the mosque would be retaken from the stronghold of ISIS in time for Eid al-Fitr on Monday.
Testimonies from residents of war torn cities like Mosul and Raqqa confirm the horrors that the new International Committee for Red Cross report shows – nearly 50% of the total civilian casualties reported worldwide come from Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
The claim stands at odds with President Trump’s undiplomatic accusations against the nation even as his own State and Defence departments try to strike a neutral chord.
About 800 people fell prey to food poisoning at a camp near the Iraqi city of Mosul after breaking their Ramadan fast together with a communal iftar meal.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi never stays in one place for more than three days, using couriers instead of phones and pickup trucks while on the move.
The attack comes as ISIS is about to lose Mosul, the de-facto capital of the hardline Sunni Muslim group in Iraq, to a US-backed Iraqi offensive.
The decision is likely to get a lot of opposition by the government which earlier this year had made an unsuccessful resolution to lower Kurdish flags flown in the region.
With militants hiding in among the civilians, the government’s efforts to push back are taking longer than expected, and making hundreds of thousands flee.
Nadia Murad had been captured and sold as a slave by ISIS, after being taken in the summer of 2014 to Mosul, ISIS’ de facto capital in Iraq.
Terrorist attacks are more than ‘breaking news,’ but the media aren’t taking a comprehensive approach to exploring the underlying issues.
The attacks targeted the late-night crowds typical of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and were claimed by ISIS in statements on its Amaq news agency.
The villages taken by the Popular Mobilisation paramilitary force include Kojo, where ISIS fighters abducted hundreds of Yazidi women in 2014
Iraqi authorities and aid agencies are already struggling to cope with a surge in displacement since security forces opened a new front against the militants in Mosul earlier this month.
The Iraqi government is looking to declare victory by Ramadan, even if pockets of resistance remain in the Old City according to military officials
After seven months of fighting, militants have been dislodged from all but a few areas of Mosul.
Protracted wars have caused a region-wide health crisis that has led to a resurgence of diseases tamed in peacetime and varied health threats.