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February 2015 - Iraq Special Weapons News

  • Iraqi forces kill over 40 ISIL militants in Anbar Iran Press TV 28 Feb 2015 -- Iraqi security forces have engaged members of the Takfiri ISIL militant group during an operation in the western province of al-Anbar, and killed tens of the terrorists in the process.
  • Truck bomb kills 11 army troops south of Iraq's Tikrit Iran Press TV 28 Feb 2015 -- At least 11 Iraqi army forces have been killed in a truck bomb attack south of the city of Tikrit, as efforts are underway to liberate the militant-held region.
  • ISIL Fighters Attack Samarra Ahead of Iraqi Army Blitz Sputnik 28 Feb 2015 -- Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters launched a series of pre-emptive strikes on Saturday on the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces gathered for an offensive against the militants, Reuters reported from Baghdad.
  • Balad Ruz, Samarra Attacked in Iraq VOA 28 Feb 2015 -- Car bombs in Iraq have targeted a market and a checkpoint north of Baghdad, killing more than a dozen people, as Iraq's prime minister vowed to punish the Islamic State militants who smashed ancient artifacts in their stronghold, the northern city of Mosul.
  • Department of Defense Press Briefing by Rear Adm. Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD 27 Feb 2015 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby
  • Kirby: Iraqi Leaders, Troops Will be Force Against ISIL AFPS 27 Feb 2015 -- Any operation in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 'is going to be and must be' an Iraqi-led and Iraqi-manned operation, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters today.
  • Degraded IS Still 'Formidable and Brutal' VOA 28 Feb 2015 -- U.S. intelligence and military officials say the Islamic State is losing ground in Iraq, and perhaps more.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 27 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 26 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 25 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Pentagon Expedites $17.9 Million in Equipment to Aid Iraqis AFPS 24 Feb 2015 -- The Defense Department has expedited $17.9 million in equipment and supplies –- some which have already been delivered –- to the Iraqi government, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.
  • Situation 'very worrying' for displaced families from Iraq's Anbar province, UN officials warn UN News Centre 24 Feb 2015 -- The United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Lise Grande, along with Neill Wright, the country's UN refugee agency (UNHCR) representative, today visited Iraqi families recently displaced from Al Baghdadi district in the western province of Anbar.
  • Dempsey: Coalition Gains Put ISIL in 'Difficult Position' AFPS 24 Feb 2015 -- Strategic and tactical gains by coalition partners have made a difference in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
  • New Zealand Signals Readiness to Join Anti-ISIL Mission Sputnik 24 Feb 2015 -- New Zealand's government has said it would send soldiers to help train Iraq's armed forces to fight Islamic State militants, but would not be involved in combat operations, news reports said.
  • ISIL perpetrated genocide by 11,602 deaths, 165 executions in Iraq: UN IRNA 24 Feb 2015 -- The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant perpetrated genocide by deaths of 11,602 civilians and injury of 21,766 others in Iraq from June 1 to December 10, UN Information Center in Tehran said on Tuesday.
  • Iran, Iraq stress boosting defense cooperation ISNA 24 Feb 2015 -- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Khaled al-Obeidi in a phone call discussed Iraq's developments as well as bilateral and regional issues and stressed further mutual cooperation in fighting terrorism.
  • Iran, Iraq call for enhanced defense relations Iran Press TV 24 Feb 2015 -- The Iranian defense minister has voiced the Islamic Republic's preparedness to further enhance its defense cooperation with Iraq, which has been engaged in a fierce battle against ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Carter: ISIL Must be Dealt 'Lasting Defeat' AFPS 23 Feb 2015 -- There is no doubt the international coalition battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant "will deliver a lasting defeat," Defense Secretary Ash Carter told U.S. troops during his visit to Kuwait today.
  • Defeating ISIL Takes Diplomatic, Military Effort, Carter Says AFPS 23 Feb 2015 -- Dealing a lasting defeat to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will require "a combined diplomatic and military effort," Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters today at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, after he concluded a conference there with ambassadors and senior U.S. and regional military leaders.
  • Remarks by Secretary Carter at a Troop Event at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait DoD 23 Feb 2015 -- Presenters: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter; Lieutenant General James L. Terry, commander, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Media Availability with Secretary Carter at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait DoD 23 Feb 2015 -- Presenters: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 23 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • France deploys aircraft carrier to join fight against ISIL in Iraq Iran Press TV 23 Feb 2015 -- France has deployed its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf to join the so-called US-led military campaign against the ISIL terrorists in Iraq.
  • Iraq: UN documents rights violations of increasingly sectarian nature UN News Centre 23 Feb 2015 -- A United Nations report released today details widespread human rights violations of an increasingly sectarian nature in Iraq, as well as a deterioration of the rule of law in large parts of the embattled country.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 22 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Iranian Army ends special mission in western borders IRNA 22 Feb 2015 -- Ground Force of the Iranian Army ended its special mission in the country's western borders where it had adopted a special arrangement following the terrorist group of Daesh (ISIS) entered Iraq, a senior Army official told IRNA on Sunday.
  • US helped ISIL get more power :Al-Maliki IRNA 22 Feb 2015 -- Iraq's Former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said US President Barack Obama is responsible for helping ISIL get stronger and enter Iraq and other regional countries.
  • ISIL Takfiris kidnap 23 people in northern Iraq Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2015 -- Members of the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group have abducted 23 people in Iraq's conflict-stricken northern province of Salahuddin.
  • Separate bombings leave 19 dead, injure dozens in Iraq Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2015 -- At least 19 people have been killed and dozens injured in separate bombings in Iraq, including a truck bomb attack on Shia fighters in the country, police say.
  • Iraqi minister criticizes US over revealing Mosul assault details Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2015 -- Iraq's defense minister criticizes the US for revealing a time-frame for a looming offensive to recapture Iraq's second largest city of Mosul from the ISIL Takfiri militants.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 21 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using bomber aircraft to conduct an airstrike, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • ISIL destroys oldest mosque in Iraq's Al-Anbar Province IRNA 21 Feb 2015 -- The ISIL terrorist group has blown up the oldest mosque in the Iraqi province of al-Anbar.
  • Was Tipping Hand on Mosul Plan the Right Move? VOA 20 Feb 2015 -- Combatants do not usually tell opponents their attack plans. But that's what appears to have happened Thursday when a U.S. military official explained when and how an Iraqi and Kurdish military force would push to recapture Mosul from Islamic State fighters.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 20 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Rights foundation says ISIL kidnapped more than 400 Turkmens in Iraq Iran Press TV 20 Feb 2015 -- The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have abducted over 400 Turkmens in various parts of Iraq, the Turkmen Rescue Foundation says.
  • US Unveils Massive Spring Offensive to Free ISIL-Held Mosul in Iraq Sputnik 20 Feb 2015 -- Iraqi and Kurdish troops are expected to launch an assault against Islamic State militants to retake control over Iraqi city of Mosul in April or May, a US Central Command official declared at a press briefing.
  • Update: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 19 Feb 2015 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 19 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 18 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Iraqi Kurds repel ISIL militant attack near Arbil Iran Press TV 18 Feb 2015 -- Iraq's Kurdish Peshmerga forces have repelled an attack by Takfiri ISIL militants southwest of the northern city of Arbil following hours of heavy fighting.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 17 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • ISIL burns 45 to death in western Iraq Iran Press TV 17 Feb 2015 -- The ISIL Takfiri militants have torched to death at least 45 people in Iraq's western town of al-Baghdadi, police sources say.
  • UK Supplied 300 Tons of Weapons to Anti-ISIL Coalition Sputnik 17 Feb 2015 -- Britain has delivered 300 tons of weapons and ammunition to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist group, Bahraini newspaper Al-Wasat reported Tuesday.
  • Most pressing goal for Iraq remains defeating ISIL, says outgoing UN envoy UN News Centre 17 Feb 2015 -- Delivering his final briefing as the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov today stressed to the Security Council the optimism he feels for the country's future, while tempering those hopes with fear over the many things that can go wrong.
  • U.S., Coalition Allies Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL AFPS 16 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Hezbollah engaged in fighting ISIL in Iraq, Nasrallah says Iran Press TV 16 Feb 2015 -- The head of Hezbollah says the Lebanese resistance movement has been fighting the ISIL Takfiri group in Iraq.
  • ISIL militants kidnap 30 tribesmen in western Iraq Iran Press TV 15 Feb 2015 -- Members of ISIL Takfiri terrorist group have abducted tens of tribesmen in Iraq's strife-stricken western province of al-Anbar.
  • ISIL fighting losing battle in Iraq: IRGC commander ISNA 14 Feb 2015 -- The ISIL terrorist group is fighting a losing battle in Iraq, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said.
  • ISIL fighting losing battle in Iraq: IRGC commander Iran Press TV 14 Feb 2015 -- The ISIL terrorist group is fighting a losing battle in Iraq, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says.
  • Iraqi Security Forces Repel ISIL Attack AFPS 13 Feb 2015 -- An attempt by 20 to 25 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters to attack al Asad Air Base in Iraq was repulsed by "ready and able" Iraqi security forces, the Pentagon press secretary said today.
  • U.S., Coalition Allies Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL AFPS 13 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • IS Attacks Iraq Base Housing US Personnel VOA 13 Feb 2015 -- Iraqi forces have repelled an attack by Islamic State militants on an airbase in Anbar province where more than 300 U.S. military personnel are stationed to train Iraqi Sunni tribal fighters.
  • ISIL militants attack Iraq air base hosting US troops Iran Press TV 13 Feb 2015 -- The ISIL Takfiri militants have launched an attack on an air base used by US troops in the restive Iraqi province of al-Anbar.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq AFPS 12 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Marines, Danes give Iraqi leaders C-IED training USMC News 12 Feb 2015 -- U.S. Marines and Danish soldiers with Task Force Al Asad gave Iraqi leaders counter improvised explosive device training aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2015.
  • No-man's land – the Iraqis trapped between IS and the Kurds IRIN 12 Feb 2015 -- Yahyawah is a muddy, tented settlement to the southeast of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Wedged between the borders of semi-autonomous Kurdistan and the front line of the so-called Islamic state (IS), it is in a geopolitical no-man's land.
  • Iraq Denies Asking US to Send Ground Troops to Fight Islamic State Sputnik 12 Feb 2015 -- Baghdad never asked the United States to send ground troops to fight the Islamic State (IS) militant group on Iraqi soil, the country's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafaari said Thursday.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 11 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • ISIL executes 23 of its members in north Iraq Iran Press TV 11 Feb 2015 -- The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have executed nearly two dozen of fellow militants in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh on charges of fleeing the battlefield.
  • Mortar attacks, clashes kill 22 in Iraq Iran Press TV 11 Feb 2015 -- Mortar attacks and clashes between Iraqi forces and the ISIL Takfiri terrorists have killed at least 22 people and injured dozens across the war-torn country.
  • Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL AFPS 10 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • ISIL executes 13 members over defeat in Iraq's Kirkuk Iran Press TV 10 Feb 2015 -- The ISIL Takfiri militant group has reportedly executed 13 of its own members after they suffered defeat during an offensive in Iraq's northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
  • Jordan Sends Troops to Iraqi Border to Prevent Infiltration of ISIL Sputnik 10 Feb 2015 -- Jordan has sent thousands of troops to the border with Iraq to prevent Islamic State fighters from penetrating its territory, anonymous sources from the Jordanian government told NBS News Tuesday.
  • Kurdish Push in Iraq, Syria Prompts Sunni Fears VOA 09 Feb 2015 -- The Iraqi Kurds' offensive against Islamic militants in mainly Arab areas outside their autonomous region in northern Iraq is being applauded by Western powers relieved at jihadist setbacks. But analysts worry that the advances hold serious risks of undermining U.S. strategy to coax Sunni Arab tribes to join the battle against the Islamic State.
  • Experts Worry About Lurking Shiite Militia Threat VOA 09 Feb 2015 -- Some regional experts and U.S. officials are warning that a collaborator in the fight against the so-called Islamic State militants could prove less friendly in the future.
  • Kerry: US-led Coalition 'on the Road' to Destroying IS VOA 09 Feb 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S.-led coalition is 'on the road' to degrading and destroying the Islamic State (IS) group. President Obama's special envoy for the coalition, retired Marine General John Allen, said he expects a major Iraqi-led counter-offensive against the IS group in coming weeks.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 09 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Airstrikes, Kurdish Forces Push ISIL from Bridgeheads Near Mosul AFPS 09 Feb 2015 -- Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve airstrikes in support of the Iraqi government's fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant aided in security forces from the Kurdish region seizing three bridgeheads on the west bank of the Tigris River north of Mosul in formerly ISIL-held areas, task force officials said today.
  • UAE F-16 Fighters in Jordan Ready to Attack Islamic State Positions Sputnik 09 Feb 2015 -- On Sunday, UAE sent a squadron of F-16 fighter jets to Jordan, resuming its participation in the US-led coalition against the jihadist militants.
  • Iran ready to train Iraqi army: General IRNA 09 Feb 2015 -- Commander of the elite Army Command and General Staff College (DAFOOS) Brigadier General Hossein Valivand said the academy is ready to train Iraqi army officers.
  • Iran ready to train Iraq army officers: commander ISNA 09 Feb 2015 -- A senior Iranian military commander voiced the preparedness of the country's armed forces to provide training to Iraqi army officers, who are engaged in fierce battles with ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Iraqi forces kill ISIL commander in Anbar Iran Press TV 09 Feb 2015 -- Units of Iraqi security forces, backed by local tribesmen, have killed a senior commander of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists during a military operation in the western province of Anbar.
  • Iran ready to train Iraq army officers: commander Iran Press TV 09 Feb 2015 -- A senior Iranian military commander has voiced the preparedness of the country's armed forces to provide training to Iraqi army officers, who are engaged in fierce battles with ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Another Iranian Commander Killed in Iraq RFE/RL 09 Feb 2015 -- A commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been killed in Iraq, Iranian media reported.
  • Major Iraqi Ground Assault Planned Against ISIL Sputnik 09 Feb 2015 -- Struggling to loosen the grip of Islamic State-controlled territory in the country's north, a top US envoy says Iraqi forces are preparing to launch a large-scale ground offensive in the coming weeks, with coalition air support by its side.
  • Coalition Military Leaders Discuss Operation Inherent Resolve AFPS 08 Feb 2015 -- Military leaders representing member states of a combined joint task force to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant gathered Feb. 2-3 to discuss the way ahead in Operation Inherent Resolve, task force officials announced today.
  • Iraq urges Turkey to stop flow of terrorists Iran Press TV 08 Feb 2015 -- Iraq has called on Turkey to step up border patrols and stop the flow of terrorists as the government in Baghdad is locked in fierce battle with the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • U.S., Coalition Allies Continue Airstrikes Against ISIL AFPS 07 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Germany Announces More Military Aid To Iraq To Fight IS RFE/RL 06 Feb 2015 -- Germany's Defense Ministry says it is stepping up arms supplies - including armor-piercing missiles - to Kurdish Peshmerga fighters battling Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 06 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 05 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US moving more military equipment into Iraq to fight ISIL Iran Press TV 05 Feb 2015 -- The United States is deploying more military equipment into Iraq as part of the strategy to fight the ISIL terrorist group and to be better positioned in the event of downed planes, US officials said.
  • Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 04 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Iraq forces attack ISIL in Salahuddin Province Iran Press TV 04 Feb 2015 -- Units of Iraqi government forces have engaged the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the northern province of Salahuddin.
  • Bush-Blair Notes Key Reason for Delaying Report Into UK Role in Iraq War Sputnik 04 Feb 2015 -- Sir John Chilcot, who chairs an inquiry into Britain's role in the Iraq War, said Wednesday the publication of the report was significantly delayed over the declassification of conversations between then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 03 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Update: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 03 Feb 2015 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Iraq cabinet adopts two bills to bolster national unity Iran Press TV 03 Feb 2015 -- The Iraqi cabinet has approved a draft law that calls for the formation of a national guard, in a move to strengthen unity among different political groups in the Arab country, which has been grappling with a deadly violence fueled by ISIL Takfiri militants.
  • Iraqi Government Approves Bill On Creation Of National Guard RFE/RL 03 Feb 2015 -- Iraq's cabinet on February 3 approved a draft law on creating a National Guard, a move Sunni political leaders say is necessary for national reconciliation between Sunnis, Shi'a, and Kurds.
  • Iran, Iraq ink MoU on border ISNA 02 Feb 2015 -- Iran and Iraq signed a border Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost border cooperation and protection.
  • Russian Night Hunters join fight against ISIL in Iraq Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2015 -- A consignment of four Russian Mil Mi-28NE Night Hunter helicopters has been delivered to Iraq for deployment in the war-wrecked country's battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Iraq army, volunteers retake control of strategic road Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2015 -- The Iraqi army, backed by volunteer forces, has retaken control of the strategic road connecting the holy city of Samarra to a neighboring district following fierce clashes with ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Iraq Receives Second Shipment of Russian Mi-28NE Attack Helicopters Sputnik 02 Feb 2015 -- The Iraqi Army Air Corps has received a second shipment of two Russian Mi-28NE 'Night Hunter' attack helicopters, Iraq's Ministry of Defense announced on Sunday.
  • At least 1,375 people killed by violence in January, says UN Iraq Mission UN News Centre 02 Feb 2015 -- Violence in Iraq killed a total of at least 1,375 people last month, according to figures released today by the United Nations Mission (UNAMI) in the country, with the majority of those killed civilians.
  • Military Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq AFPS 02 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria AFPS 01 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.



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