Iraq: IS removed from “last stronghold” in Fallujah, senior army official

Major General Ismail al-Mahlawi of the Iraqi army said “the last stronghold of Daesh” (Arabic acronym for the Islamic State) as part of the Fallujah “liberation process” has been recaptured. The stronghold is the al-Hasai district lying five kilometers south Read more

Iraq: Concrete Barriers, Trenches Built around Baghdad to Deter Attacks

The Iraqi government is building concrete barriers around northern and northwestern Baghdad alongside trenches as part of a security measure against attacks from militant groups. According to spokesman of the Iraqi Interior ministry Brigadier General Saad Maan, the barriers will Read more