Qayyarah - updates

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First UN food aid in two years reaches over 30,000 Iraqis

Sep 06, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Qayyarah had been inaccessible for over two years the UN World Food Program WFP says in a statement

Iraq forces advance in town south of Mosul

Aug 25, 2016 - 11:23 AM

Iraqi forces take key positions in the center Qayyarah officials say on the second day of an operation to recapture the northern town from jihadists

In this file photo, Iraqi soldiers hold a position on the frontline on the outskirts of the Kurdish-controlled area of Makhmur, some 60 kilometers (35 miles) south of Mosul, on July 17, 2016, during a military operation to recapture the northern Nineveh province from ISIS. Safin Hamed/AFP

Iraq forces launch push to retake town south of Mosul

Aug 23, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Iraqi special forces lead an operation aimed at retaking the jihadist held town of Qayyarah a key staging base for operations to attack Mosul

In this file photo, Peshmerga forces leave a base as they take part in an operation to liberate several villages currently under the control of the Islamic State (ISIS) southeast of Mosul, north Iraq, August 14, 2016. Andrea Dicenzo/EPA