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Iraq Says U.S. Vows to Speed Support in ISIS Battle

The U.S. pledged Monday to accelerate its support to Iraq in the fight against Islamic State, Iraq’s prime minister said following a White House meeting with President Donald Trump......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMar 20th, 2017

Anti-ISIS Coalition Meets in U.S. to Assess Strategy

Officials from the 68 countries will gather to discuss ways to intensify the current campaign against Islamic State. Iraq has said the Trump administration would speed up U.S. support to Iraq in the fight against ISIS......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMar 22nd, 2017

The Pentagon is playing down the role of US troops in retaking Iraq"s Mosul from ISIS

Thomson Reuters The Pentagon on Monday played down any new role for US forces in Iraq's battle to retake the city of Mosul from ISIS, saying American personnel were behind the forward line of troops and acting in an advisory role to support Iraqis. "Ameri.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderOct 17th, 2016

The Battle for Mosul. The Energy Report 10/17/16

As oil traders focus on rising rig counts and the potential for OPEC production cuts, a critical battle against ISIS is unfolding in Iraq overnight. Reuters News reports that Iraqi government forces, with air and ground support from the U.S. led coalition.....»»

Category: optionsSource: insidefuturesOct 17th, 2016

Leave or be killed, Iraq PM tells IS as battle to retake Tal Afar begins

In June 2014, ISIS overran Tal Afar, a Shiite enclave in the Sunni-majority province of Nineveh.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardAug 20th, 2017

ISIS "Worn Out" in Iraq, Says General, as Baghdad Eyes Rapid Victory in Next Battle

Iraqi forces are preparing an offensive on ISIS-held Tal Afar, where the group has some 2,000 fighters......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekAug 1st, 2017

Iraq"s Dilemma: Who Will Lead the Next Big Fight Against ISIS?

A political dispute threatens to complicate the battle to oust Islamic State from the town of Tal Afar: Both the U.S.-backed Iraqi military and Shiite militias supported by Iran want to spearhead the fight......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJun 30th, 2017

ISIS poses a growing threat to Southeast Asia

APWASHINGTON (AP) — Southeast Asia's jihadis who fought by the hundreds for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria now have a different battle closer to.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 19th, 2017

Iraqi troops have moved into Mosul"s Old City, the last ISIS stronghold in Iraq

Thomson Reuters BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-backed Iraqi troops pushed into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul on Sunday, an Iraqi commander said, formally launching the final major battle of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 18th, 2017

War in Iraq: Iran Allies Battle ISIS to Secure Border With Syria and Unite Forces

The Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces captured a strategic border crossing from ISIS in Iraq, giving Tehran a chance to bolster its battle in Syria......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 30th, 2017

The Manchester Bombing and Why the Battle Against ISIS Won"t End With Iraq and Syria

Until the West crushes ISIS’s ideology, bombings like the one in Manchester are going to continue—and maybe become more common......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 27th, 2017

This battle between US Marines and ISIS has largely been kept secret — until now

Paul Szoldra/Business Insider CAMP PENDLETON, California — Maj. David Palka had seen combat before in Iraq and Afghanistan, but roughly 90% of th.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 3rd, 2017

U.S. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Support ‘Rebuilding’ in Iraq, if ISIS Is Driven Out

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers wrote to President Donald Trump after he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, saying the U.S. was necessary for "rebuilding the country.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMar 21st, 2017

ISIS commander killed in house-by-house fight for the terror group"s last Iraqi stronghold

REUTERS/Ari Jalal MOSUL, Iraq, (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces killed the Islamic State commander of Mosul's Old City on Tuesday as the battle for the militants' last stronghold in Iraq focused on a brid.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 14th, 2017

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Fled Mosul, Now Moving Between Iraq and Syria: Officials

The U.S.-led coalition believes Baghdadi has left the battle for the city in the hands of his commanders......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMar 9th, 2017

"For the sake of Allah, get out": Foreign fighters add to the chaos in the battle for ISIS" Iraqi stronghold

Thomson Reuters MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - As Iraqi government forces advanced towards his eastern Mosul neighborhood in November, a group of Islamic State militants stormed Abu Rami's home, put a gun to his head and t.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 14th, 2017

Iraq forces have started the "second phase" of the fight for ISIS" stronghold in Iraq

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic Baghdad (AFP) — Iraqi forces launched the multi-pronged "second phase" of the battle to ret.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 29th, 2016

As Battle For Mosul Rages In Iraq, Observers Warn Of Risk Of "ISIS 2.0"

Any further insurgencies are bound to cause even greater economic pain for a country already reeling from the impact of low oil prices. Any further insurgencies are bound to cause even greater economic pain for a country already reeling from the imp.....»»

Category: topSource: forbesDec 15th, 2016

Watch a US-led airstrike wipe out a major ISIS revenue source in the heart of Syria

Iraqi forces continue to battle ISIS neighborhood by neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city and ISIS' last stronghold in the country. In neighboring Syria, progress against the terrorist group has been less forthcoming. While fighting rage.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 9th, 2016

How Iran helped create a "kill box" around ISIS" last stronghold in Iraq

Thomson ReutersBAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) — In the early days of the assault on Islamic State in Mosul, Iran successfully pressed Iraq to change its battle plan and seal off the city, an intervention which has since shaped the tortuous course of .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 7th, 2016

U.S. Seeks to Maintain Fragile Anti-ISIS Alliance in Iraq

Kurdish fighters and the national army increasingly at odds amid parliamentary budget battle and uncertainty over policies of the incoming Trump administration......»»

Category: topSource: wsjDec 5th, 2016