Updates for April 18-24, 2015
The Iraqi government forces successfully repelled attacks in Anbar by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) that aimed to control Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar. As the tide turned in Ramadi, local authorities have decided to only allow people of Ramadi to… Read more
Updates: April 17, 2015
A suicide car bomb detonated near the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, capitol of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), killing 3 people and injuring eight others. It is the second serious attack to occur in Erbil, or anywhere in the KRI, over the past year.
The… Read more
Updates: April 4-10, 2015
The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), and anti-ISIS tribal forces cleared the city of Tikrit. Upon clearing the city, reports of looting of houses and businesses surfaced, although the extent of looting remains unclear. Reports attribute the looting to some PMU members and… Read more
Updates: March 28-April 3, 2015
Joint security forces took back control of Tikrit from Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) militants this week. As clearing operations continue in areas of Salah al-Din province, military officials have begun planning for future operations in Anbar and Ninewa provinces, although a timeline… Read more
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
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
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
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
Updates:February 21-27, 2015
Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) destroyed cultural and historic artifacts in the city of Mosul in northern Iraq. These actions have added to the loss of priceless cultural heritage since ISIS took control of the city of Mosul.
Security problems continue in Diyala province amid… Read more
Updates: February 13-20, 2015
Baghdad witnessed a renewed political crisis after the kidnapping and killing of prominent Iraqi Sunni tribal leader, Qassim al-Janabi. The killing produced political galvanization of Iraqi Sunni and secular groups as they boycotted parliamentary sessions. Iraqi Sunni political groups also accuse the Iraqi Shi’a militias of… Read more
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