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US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul battle

The United States will send around 600 new troops to Iraq to assist local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year, US and Iraqi officials said on September 28.

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the US-led coalition gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat on September 22, bringing the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

Deputy PM meets leaders of Venezuela and Iraq

Deputy PM meets leaders of Venezuela and Iraq

VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh held a meeting on September 18 with leaders from Venezuela and Iraq on the side-lines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Venezuela.

US offers humanitarian aid as Iraq prepares Mosul offensive

US offers humanitarian aid as Iraq prepares Mosul offensive

The United States said on September 14 it would give Iraq US$181 million in humanitarian aid, anticipating a wave of displaced people when Iraqi forces launch a drive to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State.

Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo

Iraq militia fighters join battle for Syria's Aleppo

An Iraqi Shi'ite militia said on September 7 it had dispatched more than 1,000 fighters to the frontline in neighboring Syria, escalating foreign involvement in the battle for Aleppo, the biggest prize in five years of relentless civil war.

Vietnam win in women’s U16 qualifier

Vietnam win in women’s U16 qualifier

Vietnam defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 in their first match of the Asian Football Confederation U16 Women’s Football Qualifiers on August 25 in Hanoi.

Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

Islamists attack French church, slit priest's throat

Knife-wielding attackers interrupted a French church service, forced the priest to his knees and slit his throat on July 26, a murder made even more shocking as one of the assailants was a known would-be jihadist under supposedly tight surveillance.

Car bomb kills nine north of Baghdad

Car bomb kills nine north of Baghdad

At least nine people were killed and 32 wounded on July 12 when a car packed with explosives was detonated in a district just north of Baghdad, security and medical sources said.

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

US to send more troops to Iraq ahead of Mosul offensive

The United States is stepping up its military campaign against Islamic State by sending hundreds more troops to assist Iraqi forces in an expected push on the city of Mosul, the militants' largest stronghold, later this year.

President extends condolences over Iraqi bomb attack

President extends condolences over Iraqi bomb attack

President Tran Dai Quang on July 4 cabled a message of condolence to his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Masum over a terror bombing in the Iraqi capital of Bagdad that claimed the lives of 165 people and wounded 131 others.