Kurdish forces launch offensive against IS in Iraq
Baghdad, Dec 17 (IANS) The Kurdish security forces launched a major offensive Wednesday to drive out Islamic State (IS) militants from villages near a town in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, a Kurdish security source said.
Reports of U.S. Ground Fighters Emerge as ISIS Gains in Iraq
Maybe that?s why we had reports from an Iraqi field commander on Tuesday that U.S. forces had their first ground clash with ISIS terrorists at midnight on Monday, Baghdad time. After six weeks of defeats in Iraq, ISIS made its first gains in the western province of al-Anbar last week, threatening the remaining Iraqi government forces and its tribal Sunni allies who are defending the remaining ...
Azzaman in English
All the battles targeting Islamic State militants in Iraq today are of a secondary character from a military viewpoint.
Kurds retake villages in northern Iraq
Iraq?s Kurdish fighters have retaken three villages near the militant-held Kurdish town of Sinjar in the northern Iraqi Nineveh Province.
Iraqi Christian Village in Nineveh Hosts First Mass Since ISIS Takeover
For the first time since the Islamic State seized most of the Nineveh province in northern Iraq over the summer, a Christian mass was successfully held at a church in a small Iraqi village nearly 20 miles north of the ISIS stronghold of Mosul this past Sunday, Iraqi News reports indicate.
US Pastor Who Supported Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan Heads to Iraq With Yazidi Activist; Says Christians Can Pray, Give ...
A New York City pastor who visited Sudanese Christian mother Meriam Ibrahim during her detention in the Muslim-majority country for blasphemy has partnered with a U.S.-based Yazidi activist to travel to Iraq to assess the humanitarian crisis of the religious minority group that has been targeted by the Islamic State. The men said they also hope to win the release of Yazidi women and girls ...
IS blows up biggest prison in northern Iraq
Mosul (Iraq), Dec 15 (IANS/EFE): The Islamic State (IS) jihadi group has blown up the biggest prison in northern Iraq after transferring the prisoners to the Syrian province of Raqqa, its main stronghold, an Iraqi security source told Efe news agency Monday.
Christians Join New Militia to Combat ISIS in Northern Iraq
The Assyrian Democratic Movement has announced the formation of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units, a militia largely comprised of Christian volunteers created to defend civilians from ISIS. The NPU also hopes to recapture land that was taken over by the terrorist organization.
Iraq says Islamic State stole 1 million tonnes of grain, took it to Syria
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq believes Islamic State militants have stolen more than one million tonnes of grain from the country's north and taken it to two cities they control in neighboring Syria, the agriculture minister has said. Falah Hassan al-Zeidan said in a statement posted on the Agriculture Ministry's website on Sunday that the government "had information about the smuggling by Islamic ...
The American Mesopotamian Organization Announces a Call to Arms against ISIS
The Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU) are now formed to protect Assyrian lands from ISIS attacks (PRWeb December 04, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12366290.htm