Iraq news, the latest Iraq news http://www.iraqinews.com Iraq news, the latest Iraq news from Iraqi News - IraqiNews.com Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:52:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Iraqi militia kills ISIS commander of al-Bashir, a former General under Saddam Hussein http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-militia-kills-isis-commander-of-al-bashir-a-former-general-under-saddam-hussein/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-militia-kills-isis-commander-of-al-bashir-a-former-general-under-saddam-hussein/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:45:23 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97744 (IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – The Sarayah al-Kharasani group of the al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia announced on Saturday, that the ISIS military commander of al-Bashir area has been killed in a military operation south of Kirkuk. The group said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com “The special forces of the Sarayah al-Kharasani group have managed to kill the […]

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Al-Hashed al-Sha'bi militia  fighters. Archival photo.

Al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia fighters. Archival photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – The Sarayah al-Kharasani group of the al-Hashed al-Sha’bi militia announced on Saturday, that the ISIS military commander of al-Bashir area has been killed in a military operation south of Kirkuk.

The group said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com “The special forces of the Sarayah al-Kharasani group have managed to kill the ISIS military commander in al-Bashir, known as Khaled Faisal, alongside his son, Hamza, in a military operation carried out with intelligence support” noting that, “Khaled was a former General in the National Intelligence Service under the regime of Saddam Hussein.”

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Coalition airstrikes kill 23 ISIS elements in 3 provinces http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/coalition-airstrikes-kill-23-isis-elements-in-3-provinces/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/coalition-airstrikes-kill-23-isis-elements-in-3-provinces/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:44:04 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97747 (IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced Saturday, that 23 elements of the ISIS group have been killed in air strikes by the international coalition in the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin. The ministry said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Warplanes of the international coalition had carried out 15 air strikes against […]

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Coalition warplane during a mission to strike ISIS sites.

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced Saturday, that 23 elements of the ISIS group have been killed in air strikes by the international coalition in the provinces of Anbar, Nineveh and Salahuddin.

The ministry said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Warplanes of the international coalition had carried out 15 air strikes against ISIS sites in the areas of al-Ramadi, al-Baghdadi, al-Karma, Mosul and Baiji, pointing out that, “The aerial bombing resulted in killing 23 ISIS elements and the destruction of a vital headquarters for the group.”

“The air strikes also resulted in burning 6 armored vehicles and a number of ISIS shelters,” the statement added.

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Parliament approves more forces to Anbar and arming tribal fighters http://www.iraqinews.com/features/parliament-approves-sending-more-forces-anbar-and-arming-tribal-fighters/ http://www.iraqinews.com/features/parliament-approves-sending-more-forces-anbar-and-arming-tribal-fighters/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:42:21 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97710 (IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Iraqi Council of Representatives announced on Saturday that it would send more security forces to Anbar province, in addition to arming local tribal fighters and al-Hashd al-Sha’bi militia, as well as the cancellation of demanding a guarantor for the displaced to enter to Baghdad and other areas. A parliamentary source said in interview […]

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File photo of Iraqi Parliament.

File photo of Iraqi Parliament.

(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – The Iraqi Council of Representatives announced on Saturday that it would send more security forces to Anbar province, in addition to arming local tribal fighters and al-Hashd al-Sha’bi militia, as well as the cancellation of demanding a guarantor for the displaced to enter to Baghdad and other areas.

A parliamentary source said in interview for IraqiNews.com, “Parliament voted on a number of recommendations on the security situation in Anbar, including sending Iraqi security forces to maintain support of the troops stationed there and to increase air strikes by the Iraqi air force, as well as arming tribal fighters and al-Hashd al-Sha’bi.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, added: “Parliament also voted to cancel requirements that refugees must have a personal guarantor in order to enter Baghdad and other high security areas, as well as to release money allocated for refugees, amounting to 32 billion dinars allocated for the displaced of 2014, and the formation of crisis cells in the Ministries of Defense, Trade and Immigration for Refugee Housing. “

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Federal Police: Baiji refinery liberated, siege on Iraqi troops lifted http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/federal-police-baiji-refinery-liberated-siege-on-iraqi-troops-lifted/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/federal-police-baiji-refinery-liberated-siege-on-iraqi-troops-lifted/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:29:43 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97684 Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) On Saturday, Commander of the federal police Shaker Jawdat announced the liberation of Baiji refinery from ISIS organization, stressing that the siege on the beleaguered forces inside the refinery is lifted. Jawdat said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “Today, we live an atmosphere of victory during the entry of the federal police forces […]

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The commander of the federal police Shaker Jawdat

The commander of the federal police, Shaker Jawdat

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) On Saturday, Commander of the federal police Shaker Jawdat announced the liberation of Baiji refinery from ISIS organization, stressing that the siege on the beleaguered forces inside the refinery is lifted.

Jawdat said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “Today, we live an atmosphere of victory during the entry of the federal police forces to Baiji refinery and its liberation after lifting the siege on the beleaguered troops and meeting with them.”

Jawdat added, “The federal police is continuing the liberation of the refinery from the terrorist organization, entirely.”

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Confirmed: Izzat al-Douri, former Saddam Hussein deputy, killed by Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq forces http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/confirmed-izzat-al-douri-former-saddam-hussein-deputy-killed-by-asaib-ahl-al-haq-forces/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/confirmed-izzat-al-douri-former-saddam-hussein-deputy-killed-by-asaib-ahl-al-haq-forces/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 23:06:35 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97737 Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Shia paramilitary force, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) claimed responsibility for the killing of Izzat al-Douri who was the Vice President of Saddam Hussein, asserting that his dead body was sent to Baghdad. The Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq bloc spokesman, Naeem al-Aboudi, stated in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The Islamic Resistance Movement […]

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The body of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri being examined in a mortuary.

The body of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri being examined in a mortuary.

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Iraqi Shia paramilitary force, Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) claimed responsibility for the killing of Izzat al-Douri who was the Vice President of Saddam Hussein, asserting that his dead body was sent to Baghdad.

The body of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri being examined in a mortuary.

The body of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri being examined in a mortuary.

The Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq bloc spokesman, Naeem al-Aboudi, stated in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The Islamic Resistance Movement Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq conducted a tactical operation in the province of Salahuddin, [and] through which it had managed to kill the criminal Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Vice President of Saddam Hussein,” pointing out that, “The operation was done by Asa’ib al-Alam and Asa’ib al-Jabour which have recently joined the movement.”

The body of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri being examined in a mortuary.

The body of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri being examined in a mortuary.

Aboudi added that “it was confirmed that the deceased body is Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former top deputy to Saddam Hussein. His body was sent to Baghdad’s mortuary.”

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Logo of the Shia paramilitary group Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq which claimed responsibility for killing Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.

On Friday 17th April, the Governor of Salahuddin, Raed al-Jubouri, announced that Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Former Saddam Hussein deputy, was killed in a military operation in the area of Hamrin Mountains. IraqiNews.com had previously reported the death of al-Douri and published photos of his death.

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ISIS destroys ancient Christian cemeteries, converts church into a military office in Nineveh http://www.iraqinews.com/features/isis-destroys-ancient-christian-cemeteries-converts-church-military-office-nineveh/ http://www.iraqinews.com/features/isis-destroys-ancient-christian-cemeteries-converts-church-military-office-nineveh/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:37:32 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97665 (IraqiNews.com) Mosul – According to a local source in Nineveh province ISIS destroyed several Christian tombs and grave stones and converted a church into a military office as seen in the photos below. The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The militants of the terrorist organization ISIS destroyed ancient tombs belonging to Christians on the outskirts of […]

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ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

(IraqiNews.com) Mosul – According to a local source in Nineveh province ISIS destroyed several Christian tombs and grave stones and converted a church into a military office as seen in the photos below.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The militants of the terrorist organization ISIS destroyed ancient tombs belonging to Christians on the outskirts of Nineveh and the center of the province,”explaining that “all of them held archaeological value as ancient Christian cemeteries in Nineveh.”

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

 

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, added: “ISIS militants removed all crucifixes from the churches in Mosul and a number of churches have been turned to the headquarters of the organization.”

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS’ information office in Nineveh subsequently published these photos  of the destruction in series titled “Leveling Graves and Erasing Polytheist Symbols.” The photos show ISIS members destroying gravestones with sledgehammers and defacing crosses carved into them. The photos are prefaced by the religious justification for ISIS’s actions which is a hadith determining that any grave higher than ground level must be shattered and any images on it must be erased: “Ali bin Abi Taleb said to Al-Hayyaj Al-Asadi: ‘I am dispatching you with what the Prophet dispatched me: That you not leave an elevated grave without levelling it, nor an image without erasing it.'”

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS has destroyed many historic churches, shrines and mosques, including the mosques of the prophets known in the bible as Jonah and Seth, according to local sources. As IraqiNews.com reported in a video last week, ISIS destroyed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

 

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

 

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

 

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

 

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

 

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

ISIS information office in Nineveh released images showing its members destroying ancient Christian graves in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

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Kurdish PUK and Peshmerga forces kill 35 ISIS militants, liberate two villages in Kikruk http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/kurdish-puk-and-peshmerga-forces-kill-35-isis-militants-liberate-two-villages-in-kikruk/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/kurdish-puk-and-peshmerga-forces-kill-35-isis-militants-liberate-two-villages-in-kikruk/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:12:04 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97706 Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) On Saturday, a security source in Kirkuk province said that an Iraqi joint force had managed to kill 35 ISIS fighters and retake two villages in Daquq district, located 40 km south of Kirkuk. The source stated to IraqiNews.com in an interview, “This afternoon, a joint force comprised of Peshmerga troops and anti-terror squads of the Patriotic […]

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Kurdish Peshmerga forces. Archival photo.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces. Archival photo.

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) On Saturday, a security source in Kirkuk province said that an Iraqi joint force had managed to kill 35 ISIS fighters and retake two villages in Daquq district, located 40 km south of Kirkuk.

The source stated to IraqiNews.com in an interview, “This afternoon, a joint force comprised of Peshmerga troops and anti-terror squads of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) had managed to liberate the villages of Banshakh al-Kabira and Banshakh al-Saghira in the district of Daquq,” pointing out that, “the military operation resulted in the killing of 35 members of ISIS and the seizure of large amounts of weaponry and military equipment.”

“The [ISIS] militants left their dead in the open and fled towards the desert,” said the source who requested anonymity.

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Photos: ISIS military equipment market in Mosul http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/photos-isis-military-equipment-market-in-mosul/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/photos-isis-military-equipment-market-in-mosul/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:24:51 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97689 (IraqiNews.com) Mosul – The British “Daily Mail” newspaper published images released by ISIS of its military equipment market in the city of Mosul. The Daily Mail reported that “the markets contain equipment for the organization ,even mini sizes for children, in addition to the leather portfolios to carry weapons and knives to cut warheads similar to […]

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ISIS military equipment sale market in Mosul

ISIS military equipment market in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Mosul – The British “Daily Mail” newspaper published images released by ISIS of its military equipment market in the city of Mosul.

The Daily Mail reported that “the markets contain equipment for the organization ,even mini sizes for children, in addition to the leather portfolios to carry weapons and knives to cut warheads similar to those that have been appeared in the videos of executions and broadcast by the terrorist organization from time to time.”

The pictures show children wearing uniforms of the organization while “terrorists” were touring freely in the market, carrying their weapons.

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Iraqi forces kill 50 ISIS fighters and regain control over most of Baiji refinery http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-forces-kill-50-isis-fighters-and-regain-control-over-most-of-baiji-refinery/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-forces-kill-50-isis-fighters-and-regain-control-over-most-of-baiji-refinery/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:40:02 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97700 (IraqiNews.com) Baiji – On Saturday Iraqi forces regained control over most of the Baiji oil refinery that ISIS fighters had seized earlier in the week according to an unnamed Iraqi security official from Salahuddin province. The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com “Today, Special Forces from the Department of Anti-Terrorism managed to liberate the surrounding areas of Baiji’s oil […]

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Baiji oil refinery is the largest oil refinery in Iraq. File photo.

(IraqiNews.com) Baiji – On Saturday Iraqi forces regained control over most of the Baiji oil refinery that ISIS fighters had seized earlier in the week according to an unnamed Iraqi security official from Salahuddin province.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com “Today, Special Forces from the Department of Anti-Terrorism managed to liberate the surrounding areas of Baiji’s oil refinery” noting that “the forces killed more than 50 ISIS terrorists and destroyed a number of vehicles that were to be used to carry out suicide attacks during clashes with ISIS militants.”

The Baiji oil refinery is located 40 km north of Tikirt and is the largest oil refinery in Iraq.

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BoC: Iraqi forces kill 77 terrorists, dismantle 114 IEDs in Karma http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/boc-iraqi-forces-kill-77-terrorists-dismantle-114-ieds-in-karma/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/boc-iraqi-forces-kill-77-terrorists-dismantle-114-ieds-in-karma/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:15:47 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=97686 (IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Baghdad Operations Command announced Saturday, that 77 terrorists have been killed and 114 explosives were removed during a security operation in the district of al-Karma, located in eastern Fallujah. Baghdad Operations said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Security forces, with direct and field supervision from the commander of Baghdad Operations, have […]

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files(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Baghdad Operations Command announced Saturday, that 77 terrorists have been killed and 114 explosives were removed during a security operation in the district of al-Karma, located in eastern Fallujah.

Baghdad Operations said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Security forces, with direct and field supervision from the commander of Baghdad Operations, have carried out counter operations to liberate the entire area of al-Karma and its surroundings,” noting that, “The forces have managed to kill 77 terrorists and dismantle 114 explosive devices, in addition to destroying 7 vehicles and 5 shelters for them.”

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