Month: March 2015

ISHM 9: March 21 – 27, 2015

Updates: March 21-27, 2015 Joint security forces participating in Operation Sudanese Martyr have made gains in clearing Fallujah’s Karma sub-district of ISIS militants, but the organization maintains a strong hold over the city of Fallujah and major population centers in western areas of Anbar province. International Coalition airstrikes began targeting… Read more

ISHM 8: March 14 – 20, 2015

Updates: March 14-20, 2015 As Iraq’s joint security forces secure large areas of Salah al-Din province, the Labaika Ya Rasool Allah offensive comes to a near halt amid a particularly violent effort by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants to hold onto territory in central neighborhoods in Tikrit.… Read more

ISHM 7: March 8 – 13, 2015

Updates: March 8-13, 2015 Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) that include Iraqi Shi’a militias, and anti-ISIS tribal forces continued their offensive to retake Salah al-Din province, advancing street-by-street into the provincial capital, Tikrit, which lies 87 miles northwest of Baghdad. Despite forcing the Islamic State of Iraq… Read more

Soccer Salam Reaches 1000 Families in Need

I have some terrific news for your Tuesday. The first shipment of emergency humanitarian assistance has been successfully distributed to more than 1,000 displaced Iraqi children and their families at multiple camps and locations across Baghdad. Thanks to supporters across the U.S. and the Soccer Salam team, winter blankets, sleeping… Read more

ISHM 6: February 28 – March 6, 2015

Updates: Feb 28 – March 6, 2015 The Labaika Ya Rasool Allah offensive to retake Salah al-Din province continues. While joint forces have made progress in eastern areas of the province, they continue to face stiff resistance in and around the city of Tikrit, including an estimated 8,000 IEDs intended… Read more