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March 2015 - Iraq Special Weapons News

  • Update: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 01 Apr 2015 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 31 Mar 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 Declares Victory in Tikrit as Fighting Goes On VOA 31 Mar 2015 -- Fighting continued in the center of the strategic Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday, even as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the weeks-long battle to retake the city from the Islamic State group.
  • Iraqi PM says northern city of Tikrit liberated Press TV 31 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says units of government forces, backed by Shia and Sunni volunteer forces, have managed to retake control of the strategic northern city of Tikrit from the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.
  • Iraq forces retake government HQ in Tikrit: Officials Press TV 31 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi forces, backed by Shia volunteer forces, have managed to wrest control of the Salahuddin provincial government headquarters in the strategic northern city of Tikrit from ISIL Takfiri militants.
  • Iraqi Forces Liberate Tikrit From Islamic State Sputnik 31 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State in the town of Tikrit northwest of Baghdad on Tuesday.
  • Pentagon Denies Iran Report that Coalition Airstrikes Killed 2 Iranians VOA 30 Mar 2015 -- The Pentagon is denying claims by Iran's Revolutionary Guard that U.S. airstrikes killed two of its guardsmen in the Islamic State-held Iraqi city of Tikrit last week.
  • Operation Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Hit ISIL Targets in Iraq AFPS 30 Mar 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 forces making more advances in battle for Tikrit Press TV 30 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi government troops, with the help of volunteer Shia and Sunni forces, are pushing ahead with their operation to retake full control of the northern city of Tikrit from Takfiri ISIL terrorists, Press TV reports.
  • Iran Says U.S. Drone Killed Two Advisers In Iraq RFE/RL 30 Mar 2015 -- Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State (IS) militants in its campaign.
  • In Iraq, UN chief pledges support as Government tackles ongoing threat from ISIL UN News 30 Mar 2015 -- Despite recent military gains against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), "vast challenges" remain ahead as the Government of Iraq fights to consolidate its territorial integrity against the terrorist threat, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today during an unannounced visit to Baghdad.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 29 Mar 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 28 Mar 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 Airstrikes Enable Renewal of Tikrit Ground Offensive AFPS 27 Mar 2015 -- Several thousand regular Iraqi security forces and troops from the Popular Mobilization Forces have resumed their offensive operations on the ground in Tikrit, Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said today.
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 27 Mar 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 Forces Advance On Central Tikrit RFE/RL 27 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi special forces on March 26 began what Baghdad hopes is the final push to regain control of central Tikrit from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
  • Baghdad Troops Take Lead in Fight to Take Back Tikrit from ISIL - CENTCOM Sputnik 27 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi Shia militia have withdrawn from the front lines to allow government troops to take the lead in the operation to retake Tikrit from the self-proclaimed Islamic State, according US Central Command.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 26 Mar 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.
  • With Aid of Airstrikes, Iraqi Forces Ring Tikrit, Pentagon Says VOA 26 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi special forces on Thursday surrounded the city of Tikrit as U.S.-led coalition airstrikes worked to take out Islamic State targets.
  • New UN report shows wars in Syria and Iraq drive highest asylum numbers in 22 years UN News 26 Mar 2015 -- The wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as armed conflicts, human rights violations and deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions elsewhere, has pushed the number of people seeking asylum in industrialized countries to the highest level since 1992 at the beginning of the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to a United Nations report released today.
  • Coalition Forces Conduct 17 Airstrikes in Tikrit AFPS 26 Mar 2015 -- Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve operations in support of Iraqi security forces in Tikrit, Iraq, began last night after a request from the Iraqi government of Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.
  • Iraqi Security Forces Defeat ISIL Attacks AFPS 26 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi security forces defeated four separate attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant across Iraq March 24, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials said.
  • U.S.-Led Coalition Aiding Iraqi Forces In Battle For Tikrit RFE/RL 26 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi officials said on March 26 that Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition warplanes have struck an area in Tikrit where Islamic State (IS) militants have been holding out for more than three weeks.
  • Iraqi Official: Troops Launch 'Final Phase' of Tikrit Offensive VOA 26 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi troops have launched the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, an official said Thursday, hours after the U.S. launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city.
  • Iraqi forces continue anti-ISIL operations in Anbar, Salahuddin Press TV 26 Mar 2015 -- The Iraqi troops, backed by volunteer fighters, continue their operations against ISIL Takfiri terrorists in two major provinces of Anbar and Salahuddin, Press TV reports.
  • Counter-ISIL Coalition Provides Air Support in Battle for Tikrit US Dept. of State 25 Mar 2015 -- At the request of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Coalition today launched airstrikes in and around Tikrit in support of Iraqi Security Forces ground operations.
  • US conducting airstrikes to help Iraqi forces retake Tikrit: Pentagon Press TV 25 Mar 2015 -- The United States has launched airstrikes to support Iraqi forces fighting to recapture the city of Tikrit from the ISIL terrorist group, the US military has confirmed.
  • Coalition Forces Begin Operations in Tikrit AFPS 25 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have begun operations in support of Iraqi security forces in Tikrit after a request from the Iraqi government, officials from Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve announced this afternoon.
  • UN: Iraqis Suffer Shocking Atrocities at Hands of IS Group VOA 25 Mar 2015 -- The United Nations accuses the so-called Islamic State (IS) of committing shockingly widespread and extremely severe human rights violations against the people of Iraq.
  • Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 25 Mar 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 Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 24 Mar 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.
  • 10,000 flat-pack IKEA shelters for Iraqi displaced IRIN 24 Mar 2015 -- The UN refugee agency has placed an order for 10,000 flat-pack refugee shelters designed by a social enterprise arm of furniture giant IKEA, with first delivery planned within months to camps across Iraq, where some 2.5 million people have been displaced by conflict.
  • Iraqi troops foil ISIL attack on northern city Press TV 24 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi government troopers have managed to thwart an offensive by members of the Takifiri ISIL militant group on a city in the country's conflict-ridden western province of al-Anbar.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 23 Mar 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.
  • CIA: Iran general complicates mission against ISIL in Iraq Press TV 23 Mar 2015 CIA Director John Brennan has claimed that the presence of top Iranian commander Major General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq is contributing to destabilization in the country.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 22 Mar 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.
  • CIA Chief Says Momentum Of IS Halted In Iraq, Syria RFE/RL 22 Mar 2015 -- In a new interview, CIA Director John Brennan says U.S.-led air strikes and Iraqi government forces have stopped the momentum of Islamic State (IS) fighters in Iraq, while warning Iran against developing nuclear weapons.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 21 Mar 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.
  • Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 20 Mar 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 Kurdistan nears breaking point IRIN 20 Mar 2015 -- The pressure of hosting more than 1 million people displaced by militants from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS) on top of the 225,000 refugees from Syria is taking a devastating economic and social toll on Iraqi Kurdistan and increasing risks for the most vulnerable.
  • Iraq army kills 3 senior ISIL commanders Press TV 20 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi army forces have killed three of the most prominent ISIL Takfiri terrorist commanders in the country's western al-Anbar Province.
  • Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue in Syria, Iraq AFPS 19 Mar 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.
  • Central Command Updates Iraq-Syria Target Counts AFPS 19 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Central Command officials released an update today on the number of targets hit by the United States and the international coalition in Iraq and Syria since Operation Inherent Resolve began, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters here today.
  • Iran's Influence in Iraq Deeper Than Assumed VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- Just five years ago, the United States was involved in nearly every aspect of Iraq's life, from economic reconstruction to political development to military cooperation. Now, analysts say, regional power broker Iran dominates the Iraqi landscape.
  • Iraq Surveys Show Growing Economic Worries VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- New surveys of people across Iraq show growing economic worries, more support for the new prime minister than the previous leader, and continued sharp divisions along sectarian and ethnic lines.
  • ISIL kills 18 members over contacts with Kurdish fighters Press TV 19 Mar 2015 -- The Takfiri ISIL militant group has reportedly executed 13 of its own members in Iraq's northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk who contacted Kurdish Peshmerga forces and planned to surrender.
  • ICC Should Investigate Crimes Committed in Iraq - UN Sputnik 19 Mar 2015 -- The UN Human Rights Office urged the Security Council to 'address, in the strongest terms, information that points to genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes' in Iraq.
  • ISIL may have committed genocide, war crimes in Iraq, says UN human rights report UN News 19 Mar 2015 -- A report released today by the United Nations human rights office says that the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) may have committed genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in its attacks against ethnic and religious groups in the country.
  • UN: IS May Have Committed War Crimes in Iraq VOA 19 Mar 2015 -- A new United Nations report finds the Islamic State (IS) group may be guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The report lists wide-ranging atrocities committed by the IS in Iraq between June 2014 to February 2015.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 18 Mar 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.
  • Kurdish fighters repel ISIL attack on north Iraqi town Press TV 18 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces have managed to thwart an offensive by members of the Takifiri ISIL militant group against a town in the country’s northwestern province of Nineveh.
  • Iraqi Militias Destroy Civilians' Homes Following Operation Against ISIL Sputnik 18 Mar 2015 -- According to a report made by Human Rights Watch, Iraqi military forces, alongside pro-government militias destroyed residential and business buildings in 30 of 35 examined villages in northern Iraq.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 17 Mar 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.
  • Bosnia donates 550 tons of surplus arms to Iraq Press TV 17 Mar 2015 -- Bosnia has donated over 550 tons of surplus arms and ammunition to Iraq to help the fight against the ISIL terrorist group, the Balkan country's defense minister says.
  • Iran Sent Missiles to Iraq to Help Liberate Tikrit From ISIL - Reports Sputnik 17 Mar 2015 -- Iran has sent Fajr-5 artillery rockets as well as Fateh-110 missiles and necessary launchers, according to a Monday report in the newspaper. Shiite militias trained and equipped by Iran are embedded with Iraqi troops, US officials said.
  • Turkey Braces for Expected Refugee Influx From Iraq VOA 17 Mar 2015 -- Turkish authorities are bracing for an influx of refugees from the Iraqi city of Mosul, predicting as many as 300,000 could flee to Turkey once an assault begins in earnest to recapture the city from the militants of the Islamic State.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 16 Mar 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.
  • Update: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 16 Mar 2015 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Iraq puts Tikrit operation on hold to allow civilians to leave Press TV 16 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi forces have temporarily put on hold their military operation to take back Tikrit from the Takfiri ISIL militants to allow civilians to leave the northern city.
  • ISIL's al-Baghdadi: Prophet Muhammad Told Me to Leave Mosul Sputnik 16 Mar 2015 -- While the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militants continue to withdraw from the Sunni stronghold of Tirkit amid a losing battle against Iraqi government forces, the terrorist group's leader might be preparing to retreat from the province of Mosul.
  • Saddam Hussein's Tomb Ruined As Iraqi Forces Fight ISIL to Retake Tikrit Sputnik 16 Mar 2015 -- The once lavish tomb of Iraq's executed leader, Saddam Hussein, has been turned into a pile of rubble as Iraqi security forces try to retake Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, still partially controlled by the Islamic State, in a bid to drive the radical Sunnis out of the country.
  • Iraq arrests dozens of ISIL members in Baghdad Press TV 15 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi officials say they have arrested dozens of ISIL Takfiri militants in the capital Baghdad as the country is gaining major advances against the terrorist group elsewhere in its territory.
  • Iraqi forces retake region, police station in Anbar Press TV 15 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi army troopers, backed by volunteer forces, have managed to seize control of a region and a police station in the country's violence-scarred western province of al-Anbar as they continue to gain more ground in the fight against ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Iraqi forces clear most of Tikrit from ISIL militants Press TV 15 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi government forces supported by Shia and Sunni volunteer fighters have managed to clear most parts of the northern city of Tikrit from Takfiri ISIL militants as they press ahead with a major offensive aimed at retaking the strategic city from the terrorists.
  • Hezbollah to Send Forces to Fight ISIL in Iraq Sputnik 15 Mar 2015 -- Hezbollah will send 800 men to fight alongside Iraqi forces in the battle against the Islamic State for the control of Mosul.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq AFPS 15 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces 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 Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 14 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces 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.
  • Iran anti-terror assistance to Iraq unconditional: Iraqi commander ISNA 14 Mar 2015 -- The commander of the Iraqi volunteer forces hailed Iran's assistance to the Arab country in the fight against ISIL Takfiri terrorist group.
  • Iraq forces brace to flush out ISIL dregs from Tikrit Press TV 14 Mar 2015 -- The Iraqi Army, backed by Shia and Sunni volunteers, is preparing for the full liberation of the north-central city of Tikrit from the ISIL Takfiris' clutches.
  • Iraqi Kurdistan says can prove ISIL used CWs Press TV 14 Mar 2015 -- The government of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region says it is in possession of evidence that shows the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group used chlorine gas against Peshmerga forces.
  • Kurdish Authorities Claim IS Used Chlorine Gas In Attack RFE/RL 14 Mar 2015 -- Authorities in Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) claim that Islamic State (IS) militants used chlorine gas in an attack against Peshmerga forces.
  • Iraqi Kurds Claim Islamic State Militants Used Chemical Weapon VOA 14 Mar 2015 -- The Kurdish regional government in Iraq says it has evidence that Islamic State militants used a chemical weapon against Kurdish peshmerga forces.
  • CIA Chief Says Airstrikes Have 'Softened' IS Forces VOA 13 Mar 2015 -- The head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said Friday that the Islamic State militants are well-armed and well-financed, but not invincible.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 13 Mar 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 Security Forces Defeat ISIL Attack on Ramadi AFPS 13 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi security forces supported by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve successfully defeated an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant attack on Ramadi in the Anbar region of Iraq March 11, task force officials reported today.
  • Bombings kill seven in, around Iraqi capital Press TV 13 Mar 2015 -- At least seven people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in two separate bomb attacks carried out at commercial districts in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
  • Iraq in control of 50 percent of Tikrit: Colonel Press TV 13 Mar 2015 -- The Iraqi army together with volunteer forces have regained half of the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit from the ISIL Takfiri militants following heavy firefight in the strategic city, an Iraqi police colonel says.
  • Iraqi Forces Press Offensive to Retake Tikrit VOA 13 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi security forces on Friday pressed on with their massive offensive to retake Tikrit, where fighters from the Islamic State group have reportedly begun to lose ground.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Iraq AFPS 12 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • As Islamic State retreats, aid workers uncover human toll IRIN 12 Mar 2015 -- A week after launching a major offensive to recapture the city of Tikrit, pro-government forces claim they are close to reclaiming large parts of territory held by militants from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS).
  • Iraq army set to launch decisive Tikrit operation: Defense minister Press TV 12 Mar 2015 -- Iraq's defense minister says the Iraqi army and the volunteer forces are set to launch an imminent decisive battle to fully retake the city of Tikrit from ISIL terrorists.
  • Iraqi Forces Push Into Tikrit, Cautious About Final Assault RFE/RL 12 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi government forces have advanced into Tikrit on several fronts, forcing the Islamic State (IS) extremist group to fall back to the center of the city.
  • Iraqi Forces, Militias Tighten Hold on IS-held Tikrit VOA 12 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi forces and militiamen are tightening their grip on Tikrit in an attempt to wrest the city from Islamic State militants.
  • Update: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 11 Mar 2015 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
  • Kerry Calls for US War Powers to Fight IS VOA 11 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Congress to approve President Barack Obama's war powers request during testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Wednesday
  • Force Authorization Suited to Anti-ISIL Campaign, Dempsey Says AFPS 11 Mar 2015 -- The draft authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is suitable for the current campaign against the terrorist group, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this morning.
  • Carter: Proposed Authorization Gives Flexibility to Fight ISIL AFPS 11 Mar 2015 -- President Barack Obama's proposed authorization to use military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is flexible enough to allow for the full range of military scenarios, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a Senate panel this morning.
  • Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 11 Mar 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 forces liberate Tikrit center from ISIL hold Press TV 11 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi armed forced, backed by volunteer and tribal fighters, have liberated central parts of the Iraqi city of Tikrit with major government buildings now retaken from ISIL Takfiri militants.
  • 41 ISIL terrorists killed in an attack on Ramadi Press TV 11 Mar 2015 -- At least 41 ISIL terrorists have lost their lives and tens of others injured in an attack by Takfiri ISIL terrorists on the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, security sources say.
  • Iraqi forces retake strategic town of al-Alam near Tikrit Press TV 11 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi security forces alongside Sunni and Shia fighters have driven Takfiri ISIL terrorists out of the town of al-Alam in northern Tikrit.
  • Iraqi Forces Advance In Tikrit RFE/RL 11 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi security officials say government forces have retaken parts of Tikrit as they battle the Islamic State (IS) extremist group to retake the city.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 10 Mar 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.
  • Hungary considers sending soldiers to Iraq to fight ISIL Press TV 10 Mar 2015 -- Hungary has announced plans to dispatch soldiers to Iraq to join the US-led military coalition's so-called battle against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Iraqi army, volunteer forces enter Tikrit from multiple directions Press TV 10 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi security troops, backed by Shia, Sunni volunteers and tribal forces, have reportedly entered the strategic city of Tikrit from multiple directions, reports say.
  • Iraqi Forces Advance Toward Tikrit VOA 10 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi forces have retaken a town near Tikrit, as they advance in the second week of fighting for the Islamic State-held city. A coalition of troops and Shi'ite militia members drove IS fighters out of al-Alam on Tuesday.
  • Iraqi Forces Battle for Tikrit; US-Led Air Campaign Nears 3,000 Strikes VOA 09 Mar 2015 -- As Iraqi forces inched forward in the battle to retake Tikrit from Islamic State fighters, the U.S.-led coalition continued its air campaign against militants in Syria and Iraq on Monday with 13 airstrikes, focusing largely near Kobani and Fallujah.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 09 Mar 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 army inflicts losses on ISIL around Baghdad ISNA 09 Mar 2015 -- The Iraqi army has launched attacks on the ISIL Takfiri militants in the areas around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing scores of them, Iraq's defense ministry says.
  • Takfiris execute 20 would-be anti-ISIL fighters in Kirkuk Press TV 09 Mar 2015 -- The ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has executed 20 people in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk for their alleged attempt to join the volunteer forces in anti-ISIL operations.
  • Iraqi forces preparing to retake northern city from ISIL Press TV 09 Mar 2015 -- Units of Iraqi government forces backed by Shia and Sunni fighters are preparing to recapture a city in the northern province of Kirkuk, as they try to wrest control of the militant-held strategic city of Tikrit from Takfiri ISIL terrorists.
  • Iraq army inflicts losses on ISIL around Baghdad Press TV 09 Mar 2015 -- The Iraqi army has launched attacks on the ISIL Takfiri militants in the areas around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, killing scores of them, Iraq's defense ministry says.
  • Iraqi army, volunteer forces recapture northern village from ISIL Press TV 08 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi army and volunteer forces have managed to fully liberate the village of Albu Ajil in the troubled northern province of Salahuddin from the Takfiri ISIL terrorist group.
  • Iraq urges help to protect ancient sites against ISIL Press TV 08 Mar 2015 -- Iraq's tourism and antiquities minister has requested that the US-led coalition purporting to fight ISIL provide increased aerial support to save world heritage sites against destruction at the hands of the Takfiri ISIL terrorists.
  • Iraqi security forces retake western town from ISIL Press TV 08 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi government forces have managed to recapture a town in the conflict-ridden western province of al-Anbar from Takfiri ISIL militants as they continue to gain more ground in the battle against the extremists.
  • Iraq Investigates Reports IS Attacked Third Ancient Site RFE/RL 08 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi officials say they are investigating reports the Islamic State (IS) group attacked the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq on March 8, the third such attack by the militants recently on the country's cultural heritage
  • Battle for Tikrit Enters Second Week VOA 08 Mar 2015 -- A week into the ground campaign for Tikrit, Iraqi forces and allied Shi'ite militias continue to clash with Islamic State group militants on the city's outskirts in an attempt to regain territory one outlying town at a time.
  • Iraqi forces expel ISIL from al-Baghdadi: US ISNA 07 Mar 2015 -- The US military has acknowledged that Iraqi forces have managed to force out ISIL terrorists from the western town of al-Baghdadi.
  • ISIL militants destroying another ancient site in N Iraq Press TV 07 Mar 2015 -- The Takfiri ISIL militants have started destroying the 2,000-year-old town of Hatra in northern Iraq in their latest act of targeting the country's cultural heritage.
  • Top U.S. General Confident About Iraq's Ground Assault On Tikrit RFE/RL 07 Mar 2015 -- The top U.S. general has expressed confidence that the combined force of Iranian-back Shi'ite militias and Iraqi government troops will prevail in a battle against Islamic State (IS) militants who control the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit.
  • UN Chief Says Bulldozing Of Nimrud Is 'War Crime' RFE/RL 07 Mar 2015 -- A spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Islamic State (IS) militants have committed a "war crime" by bulldozing the remains of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq.
  • ISIL Destroying 2,000-Year-Old City of Hatra in Iraq - Kurdish Official Sputnik 07 Mar 2015 -- Islamic State militants on Saturday started destroying 2,000-year-old city of Hatra in northern Iraq, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a representative for Mosul branch of Kurdish Democratic Party told Rudaw news outlet.
  • Iraqi Forces Eject ISIL Terrorists From Baghdadi AFPS 06 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters from the Anbar region supported by coalition airstrikes have successfully cleared the Iraqi city of Baghdadi of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, retaking both the city police station and three Euphrates River bridges, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Iraqi Fighters Drive Islamic State Out of Key Town VOA 06 Mar 2015 -- The Pentagon says Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State out of the western town of al-Baghdadi -- close to a military base where U.S. forces are training Iraqis.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 06 Mar 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.
  • U.S. Marines critical element in Operation Inherent Resolve USMC News 06 Mar 2015 -- The KC-130J Super Hercules is used to transport troops, resupply forward operating bases, perform medical evacuations and refuel coalition aircraft.
  • Iraq army retakes control of al-Dour airport from ISIL terrorists Press TV 06 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi soldiers backed by volunteer fighters have retaken an airport in the Iraqi town of al-Dour, southeast of the strategic city of Tikrit, from the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Violence uproots 28,000 Iraqis in Tikrit: UN Press TV 06 Mar 2015 -- The United Nations says clashes between Iraqi army forces and ISIL Takfiri terrorists have forced some 28,000 people to leave the militant-held city of Tikrit in the Arab country's troubled north.
  • Baghdad Says IS Militants Bulldoze Ancient Assyrian Ruins Of Nimrud RFE/RL 06 Mar 2015 -- Iraq's government says Islamic State (IS) militants have begun bulldozing the remains of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq in their latest attack on the country's historical heritage.
  • Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 05 Mar 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 sets Tikrit oil wells ablaze to slow Iraqi army advance Press TV 05 Mar 2015 -- Members of the Takfiri ISIL militant group have set fire to a number of oil wells near Iraq's conflict-ridden northern city of Tikrit as units of government forces together with Shia volunteer forces are poised to recapture the area from the terrorists.
  • ISIL bulldozes ancient Iraqi city of Nimrud: Iraqi officials Press TV 05 Mar 2015 -- The Takfiri ISIL militants have "bulldozed" the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in the northern part of Iraq, Iraqi government officials say.
  • Bombings, mortar attacks claim 16 lives in Iraq Press TV 05 Mar 2015 -- Police and medical officials in Iraq say at least sixteen people have been killed in a series of bombings and mortar strikes in mostly civilian areas in and around the capital, Baghdad.
  • Iraqi fighters kill ten ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Salahuddin Press TV 05 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi government forces, backed by Shia volunteer fighters, have battled members of the ISIL Takfiri militant group in the northern province of Salahuddin, and killed nearly a dozen of the extremists in the process.
  • UN agencies step up aid deliveries to displaced people in conflict-torn areas of northern Iraq UN News 05 Mar 2015 -- Several United Nations agencies are working closely with humanitarian partners to deliver life-saving assistance to thousands of families in the Salah al-Din Governorate of Iraq amid heavy fighting between Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has caused the displacement of thousands of people.
  • Tikrit Offensive Draws Caution of Iranian Takeover, Sectarian Splintering VOA 05 Mar 2015 -- As the battle for Tikrit rages between Islamic State militants and Iraqi security forces and Shi'ite militias, two major concerns have emerged: the role of Iran and the fear that sectarian divides will grow wider.
  • US May Send Troops to Support Iraq, Syrian Rebels Fight Islamic State Sputnik 04 Mar 2015 -- The United States may send special operations forces to help the Iraqi military and US-backed Syrian forces carry out offensive operations against the Islamic State (ISIL), US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey said on Wednesday.
  • Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 04 Mar 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 liberates 97 regions, districts in Salahuddin Province Press TV 04 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi forces have managed to liberate 97 regions and districts from ISIL Takfiri militants in their ongoing operation in Salahuddin province.
  • Explainer: Iran's Role In Iraq's Fight Against Islamic State RFE/RL 04 Mar 2015 -- The Iraqi government has launched an offensive against Islamic State militants (IS) in the northern city of Tikrit, but Iran appears to be leading the charge.
  • ISIL Executes 11 Commanders for Fleeing Battlefield Amid Iraqi Army Advance Sputnik 04 Mar 2015 -- Islamic State (ISIL) militants executed 11 commanders who fled the Iraqi city of Tikrit after government forces launched a major offensive, Lebanon's Al Mayadeen TV channel reported Wednesday.
  • Iraq Presses Offensive Against IS to Reclaim Tikrit VOA 04 Mar 2015 -- Human Rights Watch is urging Iraqi forces and pro-government fighters to protect civilians as they press an offensive against the Islamic State group to reclaim the strategic city of Tikrit.
  • Militants Stubbornly Resist Tikrit Offensive VOA 04 Mar 2015 -- Jihadi militants are employing guerrilla tactics -- everything from planting improvised explosives to hit-and-run attacks -- in an effort to impede Iraqi forces in their efforts to retake Tikrit.
  • Iraqi Parliament Asks Iranian General to Coordinate Joint Assault on ISIL Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- Since June 2014 Iraqi forces tried to retake Tikrit five times, failing each time. However, for this operation the Iraqi government assembled a formidable force of 20,000 troops, made up of regular army units, Shiite militias and Sunni tribesmen. But perhaps the worst news for IS terrorists is that the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps will be taking part in the offensive led by Quds Force Commander General Qassem Soleimani.
  • Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq AFPS 03 Mar 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 Shia fighters kill ten ISIL terrorists in west Iraq Iran Press TV 03 Mar 2015 -- Volunteer Iraqi Shia fighters have engaged the ISIL Takfiri terrorists in the western province of Anbar, killing nearly a dozen of the militants.
  • Iraqi forces recapture northern town of Hamrin from ISIL Iran Press TV 03 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi forces backed by volunteer fighters have managed to recapture the northern town of Hamrin in Iraq's Salahuddin Province.
  • Italy to Send Weaponry, Instructors to Iraq to Fight ISIL Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- Italy will continue to support Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan in its fight against Islamic State (ISIL) militant groups by providing them with weaponry and sending instructors, the country's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday.
  • Australia's Prime Minister Pledges 300 More Troops to Iraq Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said his country will send an additional 300 soldiers to Iraq to help train local forces.
  • Iraq Advances on Booby-Trapped Road to Tikrit VOA 03 Mar 2015 -- An Iraqi coalition is battling its way toward Tikrit for a third day, facing Islamic State snipers and roadside bombs as it flanks the extremist group's strategic stronghold north of Baghdad.
  • The problem with Iraq's offensive against the Islamic State IRIN 02 Mar 2015 -- As the Iraqi army and affiliated militias sweep into northern Iraq to try to re-take the city of Tikrit from so-called Islamic State (IS), the local civilians are fearful they may be punished for the crimes of the Islamist militants.
  • Coalition Continues Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 02 Mar 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.
  • Tikrit Offensive: Where is the US? VOA 02 Mar 2015 -- The Iraqi operation to take back Tikrit from Islamic State militants is the largest-scale offensive Baghdad has launched against the group. Reports from the region say about 30,000 of Iraq's military members and militia fighters are participating.
  • Iraqi Army liberates areas in Tikrit, intense fighting continues IRNA 02 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi Army troops have liberated several areas in western and northern parts of the Iraqi city of Tikrit and it continues the fight to recapture the whole region.
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Gives IS In Tikrit 'Last Chance' RFE/RL 02 Mar 2015 -- Iraq's prime minister has offered Sunni tribal fighters in Tikrit a 'last chance' to abandon the Islamic State militant group.
  • Iraq Launches Tikrit Operation Against Islamic State Militants RFE/RL 02 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi government forces have launched an operation to recapture the city of Tikrit and other areas north of Baghdad from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
  • Iraqi Forces Attempt to Recapture Tikrit VOA 02 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi troops and militia fighters attacked Islamic State militants in a key area north of Baghdad Monday, the first full day of a highly publicized offensive to recapture the city of Tikrit.
  • Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 01 Mar 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 military purges Baghdadi of ISIL terrorists ISNA 01 Mar 2015 -- Iraq's Defense Ministry said the military, with the support of volunteer forces and pro-government tribes, managed to fully purge the western town of Baghdadi of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists.
  • Iraqi forces launch anti-ISIL military operation in Salahuddin Iran Press TV 01 Mar 2015 -- Iraqi forces, backed by Shia volunteers, have started fighting the ISIL Takfiri terrorists to liberate the northern province of Salahuddin.
  • Iraq PM: Offensive to Retake Tikrit Under Way VOA 01 Mar 2015 -- An Iraqi coalition of government troops and militias has begun a highly publicized offensive to push Islamic State militants out of the city of Tikrit.
  • Iraq violence kills over 1,100 in February: UN Iran Press TV 01 Mar 2015 -- Latest figures released by the United Nations show ongoing violence and terror activities claimed the lives of more than 1,100 people across Iraq in February.



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