Hawija

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announces recapture of ISIS bastion Hawija

Iraqi forces have recaptured the Islamic State group`s stronghold Hawija, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in Paris on Thursday.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:45 PM IST

Islamic State's last stronghold in northern Iraq falls

Iraqi forces have captured Islamic State`s last stronghold in northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday, leaving the militant group holed up in pockets of land by the Syrian border, across which its self-proclaimed "caliphate" once stretched.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:23 PM IST
78,000 civilians could be trapped in Iraq's Hawija: UN

78,000 civilians could be trapped in Iraq's Hawija: UN

Up to 78,000 people could be trapped in Islamic State-held Hawija in northern Iraq, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as security forces push to recapture the town.

Oct 03, 2017, 20:23 PM IST
Iraq begins offensive to retake Islamic State bastion Hawija: PM Haider al-Abadi

Iraq begins offensive to retake Islamic State bastion Hawija: PM Haider al-Abadi

Iraq has begun an offensive to retake Hawija, one of two remaining bastions of the Islamic State (IS) group in the country, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Thursday.

Sep 21, 2017, 10:53 AM IST

Iraq clashes kill 41 in northern city of Mosul

Iraqi police in Mosul say 31 militants and 10 police have been killed in clashes, marking a sharp increase in the death toll in the northern city.

Apr 26, 2013, 00:03 AM IST