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Iraqi security destroys 10 ISIS hideouts in Kirkuk, Diyala

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Security Media Cell (ISMC) announced on Wednesday that the Iraqi Air Force carried out airstrikes against hideouts used by ISIS terrorists in Diyala and Kirkuk governorates. The ISMC said in a statement that the operation…

The Netherlands assumes leadership of NATO Mission in Iraq

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – At a ceremony held in Baghdad on Friday, Lieutenant General Lucas Schreurs of the Netherlands assumed his responsibilities as the new commander of NATO Mission Iraq (NMI). Schreurs is succeeding Lieutenant General Jose Antonio Aguero Martinez, the…

Four Britons repatriated from Syria camp

Qamishli – Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria said Friday that they had handed over a woman and three children to British representatives for repatriation, with a source saying they had been held in a camp for jihadists’ relatives. Five years…

Some Iranians worry about who will replace Raisi

Tehran – Concerns are growing among some people in Iran about who will replace Ebrahim Raisi as president of the Islamic republic after his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday. “I’m more worried than sad,” Mohadeseh Jalali said at…

5 Iraqi soldiers killed in terrorist attack in Salah Al-Din Governorate

Baghdad – An army officer and four soldiers were killed in an attack on their post in Iraq’s central province of Salaheddin on Monday, officials said. Iraq’s ministry of defence said that an officer and several members of his regiment…

Kataib Hezbollah calls for US troops to leave Iraq

Baghdad – Iraq’s powerful Kataib Hezbollah on Tuesday renewed its call for US troops to withdraw from Iraq, months after the Iran-backed armed group suspended attacks against American forces. Washington and Baghdad have been engaged in talks over the presence…

Iraq repatriates 700 people from Syria’s Al-Hol camp

Baghdad – Iraq repatriated 700 people from Syria’s Al-Hol camp, home to tens of thousands of people including family members of suspected jihadists, a local official and a war monitor said Monday. More than 43,000 Syrians, Iraqis and foreigners from…

Iraqi suspects held in Germany for abusing Yazidi children

Two suspected users of the Islamic Condition (IS) group have been arrested in Germany accused of enslaving and sexually abusing a pair of Yazidi ladies in Syria and Iraq, prosecutors explained Wednesday. The Iraqi suspects, discovered only as Twana H….

Deadly strike on Iran consulate ‘crossed a line’: analysts

Beirut &#8211 A fatal strike blamed on Israel in opposition to Iran&#8217s diplomatic mission in Damascus could set off a spillover of the Gaza war throughout the location, an escalation Tehran experienced sought to stay clear of, analysts explained. Monday&#8217s…

Iraqi PM Al-Sudani to visit President Biden in Washington

Washington – President Joe Biden will welcome Iraq’s Prime Minister on April 15 for talks on the US troop presence, the White Dwelling declared Friday, as tensions subside following US clashes with professional-Iran militias. It will mark the 1st vacation…