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Iraqi PM declares 'end of war against ISIS' in Iraq

PM Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group.

Dec 09, 2017, 18:50 PM IST

Iraq in new push against IS holdouts as PM Haider al-Abadi eyes victory

Haider al-Abadi has said he will not declare the jihadists have been defeated until they have been cleared from the dry valley.

Dec 08, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

Iraq face tough battle against Islamic State desert hideouts

The Islamic State jihadist group has controlled most of the valley in Anbar province since 2014, setting up arms depots and resupply posts.

Nov 27, 2017, 16:14 PM IST

Iraqi forces launch operation to clear desert bordering Syria of Islamic State

Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State, a final campaign to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said in a statement.

Nov 23, 2017, 12:19 PM IST

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi wins Iran support as forces battle ISIS, Kurds

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, whose forces Thursday battled jihadists in the west of the country and Kurds in the north, won the support of Iranian leaders at talks in Tehran.

Oct 26, 2017, 20:50 PM IST

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi arrives on Saudi visit

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has arrived in Riyadh in a visit aimed at upgrading strategic ties, amid warming relations between the Arab neighbours.

Oct 22, 2017, 06:13 AM IST

Iraqi PM announces liberation of al-Hawija from IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday announced the liberation of the northern town of al-Hawija from the Islamic State terror group.

Oct 05, 2017, 18:28 PM IST

Kurdistan rejects Iraq's demand to hand over airports, Baghdad readies air ban

In accordance with the Iraqi CAA`s directive, regional airlines began altering their flight schedules. 

Sep 27, 2017, 20:23 PM IST

Iraq threatens to impose flight ban on Kurdistan

Iraq on Tuesday gave the leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan 72 hours to hand over control of airports in the autonomous region or face a ban on international flights.

Sep 27, 2017, 08:36 AM IST

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

Turkey starts military drill near Iraq ahead of Kurdish vote

The drill comes just a week before the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum on September 25, which was strongly opposed by the Turkish government.

Sep 18, 2017, 19:21 PM IST

Iraq says 90 per cent of IS-controlled areas regained

"The joy of victory has been completed and the entire province of Nineveh has become in the hands of our heroic forces," Abadi said.

Sep 11, 2017, 17:13 PM IST

Heavy clashes in last pocket of IS fighters near Tal Afar

In Iraq, the jihadist group now only controls the city of Hawija, about 300 kilometres (185 miles) north of Baghdad, and desert areas along the border with Syria.

Aug 28, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory

Separately, 28 Sunni Muslim civilians were kidnapped in the Iskandariya district south of Baghdad this week and 20 of them were found dead later.

Jul 12, 2017, 18:53 PM IST

Islamic State tightens grip on village near Mosul after defeat

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Islamic State in Mosul on Monday, marking the biggest defeat for the hardline Sunni group since its lightning sweep through northern Iraq three years ago.

Jul 11, 2017, 17:42 PM IST

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi formally declares victory over IS in Mosul-speech on state TV​

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi formally declared victory over Islamic State on Monday in a speech on state television, marking the biggest defeat for the group since it declared a caliphate three years ago.

Jul 10, 2017, 23:10 PM IST

Iraq PM Haider al-Abadi declares victory over Islamic State in 'liberated' Mosul

Iraq`s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday "victory" over Islamic State in the city of Mosul, his office said.

Jul 09, 2017, 18:04 PM IST

Iraqi elite force reaches Mosul Old City riverbank as Islamic State faces defeat

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of Islamic State's "state of falsehood" a week ago, after security forces retook the mosque - although only after retreating militants blew it up.

Jul 09, 2017, 17:09 PM IST

Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi congratulates troops on 'big victory' in Mosul

Haider al-Abadi spoke during a press conference in Baghdad, less than a week after he declared an end to IS' self-styled caliphate after Iraqi forces achieved an incremental win by retaking the landmark al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City.

Jul 05, 2017, 10:07 AM IST

US-backed forces cut off last IS escape route from Raqa

But IS fighters hit back with a counterattack that included several suicide bombings against the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters trying to seize control of the city.

Jun 30, 2017, 12:21 PM IST