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Iraqi security forces start offensive to purge areas near Kirkuk of Daesh terrorists

Iraqi security forces, supported by pro-government fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, have started an operation to clear remnants of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from villages near the country’s oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk. The Iraq’s Joint Operations Command, in a statement released on Sunday, announced that the counter-terrorism offensive ...

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Hashd al-Sha’abi formally inducted into Iraq security system

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has issued a decree, ordering the formal inclusion of pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the Arab country’s security forces. According to the decree announced on Thursday, the volunteer forces, better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, will be granted many ...

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No Talks on Iran Missiles unless West’s Nuclear Weapons Destroyed: Commander

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said the Islamic Republic’s prerequisite for talks on its missile program is for the US and certain European states to destroy their long-range missiles and nuclear weapons. In remarks released on Saturday, Brigadier General Jazayeri denounced recent ...

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‘US not pledging funds for Iraq reconstruction’

The United States will be a main absentee from plans to contribute to Iraq’s finances, US officials say as Baghdad seeks to rebuild the country following a devastating battle against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group. US officials at a donors’ conference held for Iraq’s reconstitution in Kuwait said Monday that ...

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New mass grave with 20 tortured bodies unearthed near Iraq’s Mosul

Iraqi security forces have unearthed yet another mass grave containing the bodies of at least 20 women tortured and slain by Daesh terrorists near the northern city of Mosul, which was once the terror group’s main stronghold in the Arab country. “Relics of 20 women were found inside a mass ...

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Iraqi warplanes kill nearly dozen Daesh militants near Iran border

A high-ranking Iraqi military official says nearly a dozen Daesh Takfiri terrorists were killed when Iraqi Air Force fighter jets bombarded their positions in the country’s eastern province of Diyala near the border with Iran. Commander of Tigris Operations, Lieutenant General Mizher al-Azzawi, said on Sunday that 11 Daesh militants were ...

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Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi forces deployed to Syrian border to back army: Commander

A top commander of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, says the paramilitary group has deployed forces to the border with Syria in a bid to support army troops, who have come under militant fire from the war-torn country over the past three days. “After several Iraqi ...

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Top Iraqi Shia cleric condemns Trump’s al-Quds decision

Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has condemned a controversial decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel, saying the occupied city must return to its Palestinian owners. Ayatollah Sistan’s office issued a statement on Thursday and said Washington’s move “hurts the ...

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Iraqi foreign ministry rejects calls to disband popular forces

http://178.32.255.194/ptv//SiteVideo/20171205/iraq_pmu.mp4   The Iraqi foreign ministry has strongly rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for dismantling the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known by their Arabic name as Hashd al-Sha’abi, which have played a significant role in crushing the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the Arab country. Ahmad Mahjoub, the spokesman ...

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Half of Izadis kidnapped by Daesh still missing: Kurdish official

Around half of the members of the Izadi minority group kidnapped by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group three years ago are still missing, Iraqi Kurdish officials say. Khairi Bozani, a top official with the ministry of religious affairs of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, said some 6,417 Izadis ...

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