Last Friday, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), and anti-ISIS tribal forces cleared the Kubaisa sub-district, 60 kilometers west of Ramadi, killing dozens of Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) fighters. On the same day, ISF forces pushed ISIS out of the towns of al-Zaghareed… Read more
EPIC Program Manager Taif Jany talks with celebrated Iraqi poet, activist, and human rights lawyer Amal al-Jubouri about the challenges to free speech that she faced prior to the 2003 US-led invasion, the importance of sharing Iraq's story with the world, and the role of young women in shaping Iraq's future.
This morning, Iraq’s Joint Special Operations Command announced the start of operation to clear the city of Mosul of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). U.S. military spokesman Col. Steve Warren stated that the United States will provide ongoing air support for the operation, emphasizing that… Read more
Thousands More Allegedly Affected by
ISIS’s Chemical Weapons Attack on Taza
The head of an Iraqi humanitarian organization who visited the village of Taza Khurmato the week following a March 8, 2016 chemical weapons attack by the Islamic State or Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims that over 6,000… Read more
Within days of the 28th anniversary of the chemical weapons attack on the residents of Halabja in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region – which a 1991 Human Rights Watch investigation called “the single largest chemical weapons attack against a civilian population in the world” – we are monitoring reports of chemical weapons… Read more
June 20, 2009
A vehicle-born improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded outside a mosque in Taza Khurmatu, more commonly known as “Taza.” The attack, blamed on Al-Qaeda in Iraq, killed 75 people (including 35 children) and injured 254 others.
June 23, 2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)… Read more
This week, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) lost grounds in western Ramadi where Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and anti-ISIS tribal fighters successfully cleared the areas of al-Dawar, al-Qatnia, al-Khawdha, Banan and the village of al-Safiria. In addition, on Saturday, the ISF in conjunction with police, tribal… Read more
The Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor (ISHM) reports increasingly frequent and deadly incidents of the use of chemical weapons by ISIS against civilian populations. Recent attacks in western Mosul are being actively investigated by the Iraqi Government in cooperation with international and humanitarian partners. Below is a compilation of selections… Read more
This week, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) cleared the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) from the villages of Albu Obeid and Albu Bali in eastern Ramadi, and from al-Asaria and Zankura villages to the northwest of the city. In the district of Garma, east of Fallujah, an… Read more
EPIC Director Erik Gustafson spoke with Iraq Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Lukman Faily on the needs of displaced persons in Iraq, government reforms to counter corruption, the role of Americans and the next U.S. President, and the future of Iraqi society.
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