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Iraq forces in major push against IS in Anbar

Mar 19, 2016 - 3:26 PM

Iraqi forces are tightening the noose around the Islamic State group in the province as they continue to retake more cities

OFFENSIVE. Iraqi forces are trying to retake Hit, a city in the province of Anbar, from the Islamic State. The jihadist group still holds most of the province but the noose is tightening around some of its key bastions. Photo by Moadh Al-Dulaimi/AFP

Iraq forces retake university on edge of Ramadi

Jul 26, 2015 - 8:04 PM

The university was retaken by elite forces from Iraq s Counter Terrorism Service known as the Golden Brigade

ANBAR. An image grab taken from a video uploaded on May 18, 2015 by Aamaq News Agency, a Youtube channel which posts videos from areas under the Islamic State (ISIS) group's control, allegedly shows an ISIS fighter hanging a flag of the group in a street of Ramadi, the Iraqi capital of Anbar province, a day after the city was captured by ISIS. Aamaq News Agency/Handout/AFP

MK tolak permohonan uji materi terkait pernikahan beda agama

Jun 18, 2015 - 4:13 PM

UPDATED Hakim Maria Indrati memiliki pendapat berbeda Karena negara tidak mengurus kehidupan beragama negara tidak berhak mewajibkan masyarakat mengikuti peraturan yang didasarkan pada salah satu agama

Foto oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

Iraqi forces move to Anbar frontline as anti-ISIS fightback nears

May 23, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Government and allied forces are keen to prevent further losses as ISIS used its momentum after seizing Ramadi to take more land east of the city

Obama eyes sped up training, weapons for Iraqi tribes after Ramadi rout

May 20, 2015 - 9:02 AM

The White House has described the loss of Ramadi as a setback but played down suggestions that the war is being lost

Iraq Shiite militias head for Ramadi after ISIS takeover

May 19, 2015 - 9:12 AM

Washington which had made Iraq s Anbar province – of which Ramadi is the capital – a cornerstone of its assistance to Baghdad against ISIS admitted to a setback

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on May 18, 2015 by Aamaq News Agency, a Youtube channel which posts videos from areas under the Islamic State (ISIS) group's control, allegedly shows an ISIS fighter hanging a flag of the group in a street of Ramadi, the Iraqi capital of Anbar province, a day after the city was captured by ISIS. Aamaq News Agency/Handout/AFP

ISIS jihadists take Ramadi but pinned back in Palmyra

May 18, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The effective loss of the capital of Iraq s largest province of Anbar marks one of Baghdad s worst setbacks since it began a nationwide offensive last year

Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled their homes on May 16, 2015 as Islamic State (ISIS) group militants tightened their siege on the last government positions in the capital of Anbar province, a day after they seized the city's government headquarters, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad with Anbar province, after IS group jihadists took control of all the other routes connecting the province with the Iraqi capital. Sabah Arar/AFP

Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Iraqi forces have battled ISIS for months but made little progress in the massive province where the government only controls pockets scattered across territory broadly under ISIS control

NEXT STOP: ANBAR. A handout picture released by the Iraqi Prime Minister's office shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (C) delivering a spech to Iraqi soldiers and Sunni volunteers at Habbaniyah base in eastern Ramadi city, west of Iraq, 08 April 2015. Iraqi Prime Minister's Office/Handout/EPA

ISIS jihadists execute Iraqi tribespeople

Nov 03, 2014 - 8:28 AM

Women and children are said to be among scores of Albu Nimr tribespeople executed over the past 10 days in western Iraq s Anbar province

Iraqi forces on an armored personnel carrier (APC) advance in the Jurf al-Sakhr area, north of the Shiite shrine city of Karbala on October 30, 2014, after they retook the area from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists over the weekend after months of fighting the regain the ground. Haidar Hamdani/AFP

US-led strikes kill 'several hundred' as Iraq, Kurds battle ISIS

Oct 15, 2014 - 11:38 PM

UPDATED While Iraqi troops prevented the jihadists from seizing a lynchpin provincial capital near Baghdad a senior US envoy admitted ISIS forces have scored important advances in Iraq

US expands Iraq strikes as Obama plans strategy

Sep 07, 2014 - 4:07 PM

UPDATED The new strikes deepen Washington s involvement in the conflict and were a significant escalation for President Barack Obama

FRONTLINE. An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter holds his weapon as he holds a position on the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 7, 2014. Safin Hamed/AFP

Heavy clashes, suicide bombings kill 36 in north Iraq

Jun 07, 2014 - 1:11 PM

Violence is running at its highest levels since 2006 2007 when tens of thousands were killed in sectarian conflict between Iraq s Shiite majority and Sunni Arab minority

Fighting in Iraq's Anbar forces 500,000 to flee – UNHCR

Jun 07, 2014 - 9:47 AM

The UN agency says a special apeal to help the victims of the crisis was launched in March but has only gathered 12 of the 26 4 million 19 million euro needed

PM 'certain' of victory as Iraqis stream to polls despite unrest

Apr 30, 2014 - 12:54 PM

UPDATED The two days preceding the election saw about 90 people killed in a spate of shootings and bombings

THIRD TERM? In this photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks at the opening of counter-terrorism conference in Baghdad, Iraq last March 12, 2014. File photo by Karim Kadim/Pool/EPA

Baghdad bombs, including near Green Zone, kill 33

Feb 06, 2014 - 9:54 AM

Diplomats have urged the Shiite led government to reach out to the Sunni Arab minority to undercut support for militancy but Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki has taken a hard stance

Iraq forces 'take back control' of western areas

Jan 29, 2014 - 9:38 PM

The US also plans to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq to help fight militants

BACK ON TRACK. Members of the Iraqi security forces stand guard outside the Anbar province police headquarters. AFP Photo

UN's Ban urges Iraq to address 'root causes' of unrest

Jan 14, 2014 - 7:04 AM

But Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki insists the Anbar unrest was not due to internal problems and that dialogue with militants is not an option

In this file photo, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a press conference in Manila, Philippines, 22 December 2013. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Iraqis return to Fallujah as UN backs fight with extremists

Jan 12, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Most businesses reopen in Fallujah while government security operations in nearby areas were put on hold

SHOPPING IN FALLUJAH. Fallujah residents shop for vegetables at a market in Fallujah city, western Iraq, 09 January 2014. Mohammed Jalil/EPA

UN Council backs Iraq gov't against militants

Jan 11, 2014 - 8:56 AM

The 15 nation council strongly supports efforts of the Iraqi government to retake cities from Al Qaeda linked militants

IN THE WAKE OF VIOLENCE. A picture taken with a mobile phone on January 3, 2014 shows people in a street with empty bullets on the groud following fighting between Islamist jihadists and Iraqi special forces in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad. Photo from Agence France-Presse/Azhar Shallal

At least 64 killed in Iraq violence

Jul 29, 2013 - 9:03 PM

Attacks including car bombs mainly targeting Shiite majority areas of Iraq killed at least 54 people on Monday officials said

IRAQ BOMBINGS. Iraqi citizens and security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the impoverished district of Sadr City in Baghdad on July 29, 2013, after 11 car bombs hit nine different areas of Baghdad, seven of them Shiite-majority, while another exploded in Mahmudiyah to the south of the capital. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Pinoys can work in Iraq except in 4 areas

Apr 20, 2013 - 4:45 PM

There are 2 000 job vacancies for doctors and nurses in Iraq

STILL IN CONFLICT. A file photo of central Baghdad. File photo by AFP