Tag: "iraq"

Malaysia arrests seven with suspected links to IS

Malaysia arrests seven with suspected links to IS

Seven people with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) have been detained, Malaysian police said on January 24 after Kuala Lumpur raised security alert following terrorist attacks in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 14.

Iraq's Abadi plants flag in Ramadi to mark Islamic State defeat

Iraq's Abadi plants flag in Ramadi to mark Islamic State defeat

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi planted the national flag in Ramadi on December 29 after the army retook the city center from Islamic State a day earlier, a victory that could help vindicate his strategy for rebuilding the military after stunning defeats.

Iraqi troops expected to drive ISIS from Ramadi in days: state TV

Iraqi troops expected to drive ISIS from Ramadi in days: state TV

Iraq's army chief was quoted on December 23 as saying he needed only days to drive Islamic State from Ramadi, the city whose fall in May exposed the weakness of the Baghdad government and dampened hopes of restoring control in the north and west.

Turkey on verge of civil war

Turkey on verge of civil war

(VOV) - Conflicts between the Turkish army and Kurdish armed forces are escalating. The conflicts are undermining efforts to restore peace and could spark a civil war in Turkey.

Turks keeping troops in Iraqi camp, Baghdad turns to UN

Turks keeping troops in Iraqi camp, Baghdad turns to UN

President Tayyip Erdogan declared on December 11 he would not bow to Iraqi demands he withdraw Turkish troops from a camp close to the Islamic State-held city of Mosul, and Baghdad said it would ask the UN Security Council to order them to leave.

US deploying new force to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State

US deploying new force to Iraq to boost fight against Islamic State

The United States said on December 1 it was deploying a new force of special operations troops to Iraq to conduct raids against Islamic State there and in neighboring Syria, a ratcheting up of Washington's campaign against the group that was quickly rejected by Iraq's government.

Hunting terrorists behind Paris attacks

Hunting terrorists behind Paris attacks

(VOV) - Countries are collaborating in the hunt for individuals behind the terrorist attacks in Paris and airstrikes targeting the Islamic State have been intensified in Iraq and Syria.

France to deploy aircraft carrier to help operations against IS

France to deploy aircraft carrier to help operations against IS

France will deploy its aircraft carrier to support operations against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, President Francois Hollande said on November 5, bolstering Paris' firepower in the region amid international efforts to launch Syrian peace talks.