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Mosul election raises concerns about militias

Elections |

Mosul election raises concerns about militias

The election of a new governor for Ninawa province has met with objections, with some accusing him of having ties to Iran-backed militias.

Security |

16 ISIS militants die in coalition airstrike in southern Ninawa
16 ISIS militants die in coalition airstrike in southern Ninawa

The attack was based on intelligence reports about a secret tunnel in the area of Wadi al-Qasab that held a group of senior ISIS leaders.

Security |

Sweida residents accuse Syrian regime of kidnapping local activist
Sweida residents accuse Syrian regime of kidnapping local activist

Armed local factions in the city detained 10 Syrian soldiers and attacked the regime's military intelligence headquarters following the kidnapping.

Security |

Iraqi forces take down ISIS 'Southern Wilaya' network
Iraqi forces take down ISIS 'Southern Wilaya' network

A group of ISIS remnants had come together with the aim of re-establishing the group's network in southern Iraq, but Iraqi forces were on the lookout.

Security |

US support instrumental in ISIS defeat: Iraqi officials
US support instrumental in ISIS defeat: Iraqi officials

By providing training, weapons and air support to Iraqi forces in the battle against ISIS, the US has played a key role in defeating the group.

Security |

Iraqi intelligence steps up anti-ISIS campaign
Iraqi intelligence steps up anti-ISIS campaign

Iraq's war on terror has shifted its focus to intelligence gathering, which has led to a big increase in citizen co-operation and security successes against ISIS remnants.

Politics |

Newest sanctions step up pressure on Syria, Iran regimes
Newest sanctions step up pressure on Syria, Iran regimes

The US Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on 16 individuals and entities that formed a network benefitting the Syrian regime.

Economy |

Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations
Syria Kurds alarmed as fire ravages wheat near oil installations

Both the Damascus government and the Kurdish authorities are competing to buy up the wheat produced this year in north-east Syria.

Economy |

Massive fires ravage wheat fields in Iraq's Sinjar district
Massive fires ravage wheat fields in Iraq's Sinjar district

Around 7,000 dunams have been affected by the fires that have escalated over the past four days, a local official told Diyaruna.

Media |

Iraqi experts monitor, analyse ISIS mistruths
Iraqi experts monitor, analyse ISIS mistruths

Most news items published and disseminated by the group's propaganda agency are patently false, while the rest are 'of no value', analysts say.

Security |

Jordan-US military training programme fosters partnership
Jordan-US military training programme fosters partnership

Through the Jordan Operational Engagement Programme, the kingdom's soldiers have developed their expertise and professionalism.