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Iraqi military industry opens production lines

Economy |

Iraqi military industry opens production lines

Iraq's General Military Industries Company has been producing munitions and armoured vehicles to equip the country's armed forces.

Iraq convicts 108 ISIS-linked foreign minors

Terrorism |

Iraq convicts 108 ISIS-linked foreign minors

Some of the children of ISIS foreign fighters are being prosecuted in connection with various crimes committed while ISIS was in control.

Ninawa preachers urged to promote moderation

Society |

Ninawa preachers urged to promote moderation

Preachers from remote areas of the province attended a workshop that urged them to denounce extremist ideology from their pulpits.

Diyala tribes mobilise to rout ISIS remnants

Security |

Diyala tribes mobilise to rout ISIS remnants

After a string of attacks by the group, tribal leaders and dignitaries vow to clamp down on ISIS in the province in collaboration with security forces.

Idlib medical students protest Tahrir al-Sham

Protests |

Idlib medical students protest Tahrir al-Sham

Students at the International Rescue University in Idlib have been protesting against Tahrir al-Sham's decision to close the university.

ISIS pockets in Syria defeated within a month: SDF commander

Security |

ISIS pockets in Syria defeated within a month: SDF commander

The top commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces says the operation to oust ISIS from the Euphrates Valley is nearing a conclusion.

Anbar opens dozens of special needs classrooms

Education |

Anbar opens dozens of special needs classrooms

Teachers have received training to help them deliver the curriculum to children with special needs in classrooms across the province.

Estimated 14,000 ISIS victims in mass graves in Iraq

Terrorism |

Estimated 14,000 ISIS victims in mass graves in Iraq

A newly discovered mass grave in Kirkuk's al-Hawijah district contains the bones and skulls of unidentified individuals killed by ISIS.

SDF fighters seize last ISIS-held village in Syria

Security |

SDF fighters seize last ISIS-held village in Syria

The capture of al-Baghouz leaves the few remaining ISIS fighters holed up in scattered homesteads along the north bank of the Euphrates.

Anbar police arrest 3 terror groups with citizens' help

Security |

Anbar police arrest 3 terror groups with citizens' help

The militants were seeking to establish sleeper cells in the province, but citizens' tip-offs disrupted their plans.

Tahrir al-Sham rounds up youth in western Aleppo

Human Rights |

Tahrir al-Sham rounds up youth in western Aleppo

The extremist alliance has been detaining youth at its checkpoints and issuing summons ordering others to appear before it for investigation.

Iraqi Artillery Corps fortifies border with Syria

Security |

Iraqi Artillery Corps fortifies border with Syria

The Artillery Corps is an essential component of the security cordon along the border with Syria that is preventing ISIS infiltration into Iraq.

Anti-ISIS convoy attacked in north-eastern al-Hasakeh

Terrorism |

Anti-ISIS convoy attacked in north-eastern al-Hasakeh

Following the attack, the Syrian Democratic Forces vowed they would continue their battle to oust the group from its last holdout in Syria.

Diyala police block ISIS child recruitment attempts

Terrorism |

Diyala police block ISIS child recruitment attempts

Ongoing efforts to prevent the extremist group from recruiting minors to fight in its ranks have been largely successful, officials say.

Al-Qaeda calls for the destruction of ISIS and its 'deviant' caliph al-Baghdadi

Religion |

Al-Qaeda calls for the destruction of ISIS and its 'deviant' caliph al-Baghdadi

Al-Qaeda says ISIS members are unable to understand Islamic texts and are bent on carrying out treason and treachery wherever they have influence. The same however could be said of al-Qaeda.

By necessity or design, Iraqi women launch Mosul firms

Women's Rights |

By necessity or design, Iraqi women launch Mosul firms

Under extremist rule, women were not allowed to do anything without permission from a father or husband. But today, things have largely changed.

Idlib, Aleppo, Hama health directorates lose funding

Health |

Idlib, Aleppo, Hama health directorates lose funding

Medics will go unpaid and services will suffer, the health directorates said, due to the suspension of the donor funding they receive.

Iraq, Peshmerga strengthen military co-operation

Security |

Iraq, Peshmerga strengthen military co-operation

Iraqi and Kurdish military officials have been working to strengthen co-ordination in order to fully rid the region of ISIS and restore stability.

Anti-regime resistance roils Daraa province

Protests |

Anti-regime resistance roils Daraa province

Tensions with the Syrian regime can be seen in the southern province in anti-regime graffiti and attacks on regime posts and personnel.

ISIS-claimed suicide attack kills 16 in north Syria

Terrorism |

ISIS-claimed suicide attack kills 16 in north Syria

Civilians, SDF fighters and US members of the international coalition were among those killed in the attack targeting a routine patrol in Manbij.

Local police to take charge of security in Iraqi provinces

Security |

Local police to take charge of security in Iraqi provinces

The different Operations Commands will hand over security duties to local police forces by July in light of improved security, officials said.

Ninawa Police Command adds 4,000 personnel

Security |

Ninawa Police Command adds 4,000 personnel

Additional forces will take part in ongoing operations in pursuit of ISIS cells and collaborators in the province, particularly in the Mosul area.

Hizbullah conceals Syria fatalities from public

Terrorism |

Hizbullah conceals Syria fatalities from public

The Lebanese militia has encouraged the families of fighters slain in Syria to keep quiet about their deaths, a source close to the group reveals.

Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts

Analysis |

Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts

Tahrir al-Sham, an extremist alliance operating in northern Syria, has taken many shapes, but has retained its links with al-Qaeda, analysts say.

ISIS still trafficking Yazidi women: Iraqi official

Terrorism |

ISIS still trafficking Yazidi women: Iraqi official

The Office for Yazidi Abductees' Affairs has information indicating that ISIS has been continuing to buy and sell women and girls it abducted.

Damascus faces fuel oil, baby formula shortages

Economy |

Damascus faces fuel oil, baby formula shortages

Residents of the Syrian capital are facing a shortage of essential items such as baby formula and cooking and heating fuel, an activist says.

Tahrir al-Sham raises alarm in northern Syria

Terrorism |

Tahrir al-Sham raises alarm in northern Syria

The Tahrir al-Sham takeover revives the threat of a regime offensive, the main opposition body says, and will endanger the region's civilians.

Iraqi warplanes kill 5 ISIS militants in al-Rutba desert

Security |

Iraqi warplanes kill 5 ISIS militants in al-Rutba desert

Airstrikes targeted a gathering of ISIS remnants in western Anbar, three of whom were 'prominent leaders' in the group, an Iraqi official said.

Iraq cracks down on 'digital terrorism'

Terrorism |

Iraq cracks down on 'digital terrorism'

The Iraqi government recently closed down 88 social media accounts that incite extremism and promote weapons sales.

Diyala police raze ISIS hideouts in remote areas

Security |

Diyala police raze ISIS hideouts in remote areas

Recent security operations have targeted ISIS remnants in the remote areas of the province where a small number are still hiding out.

Heavy rains deluge Idlib displacement camps

Human Rights |

Heavy rains deluge Idlib displacement camps

Residents of makeshift camps near Saraqeb have had to contend with tents that have flooded or blown away in strong winds and rainfall.

Specialised medical centres reopen in Anbar

Health |

Specialised medical centres reopen in Anbar

Medical facilities are being rehabilitated and services are being restored in Iraq's westernmost province following the ouster of ISIS.

Iraqi forces target ISIS cells in Mosul outskirts

Security |

Iraqi forces target ISIS cells in Mosul outskirts

Since early January, Iraqi forces have been carrying out pre-emptive operations to arrest wanted individuals and destroy ISIS tunnels in Ninawa.

IRGC, regime embroiled in Deir Ezzor dispute

Politics |

IRGC, regime embroiled in Deir Ezzor dispute

The Syrian regime's demand that fighters from IRGC-affiliated militias report for mandatory military service has fueled tensions in Deir Ezzor.

ISIS roiled by infighting between Iraqi, Uzbek elements

Terrorism |

ISIS roiled by infighting between Iraqi, Uzbek elements

Internal divisions have emerged within the ranks of ISIS as the group faces increasing pressure and Iraqi veterans seek to assert their control.

Tahrir al-Sham's expansion in northern Syria sparks public anger

Protests |

Tahrir al-Sham's expansion in northern Syria sparks public anger

Residents of northern Syria have voiced their disapproval of the extremist alliance, which has been expanding its presence into new areas.

ISIS remnants retreat to remote parts of Diyala

Terrorism |

ISIS remnants retreat to remote parts of Diyala

Only small clusters of ISIS elements remain in the province, Iraqi officials say, and these are riven by infighting as they come under pressure.

Iraqi forces destroy al-Siniya island ISIS bases

Security |

Iraqi forces destroy al-Siniya island ISIS bases

Joint forces destroyed a number of ISIS hideouts during an operation along the Tigris River in north-western Salaheddine province.

Tahrir al-Sham seizes control of western rural Aleppo

Terrorism |

Tahrir al-Sham seizes control of western rural Aleppo

The extremist alliance has expanded its presence in rural Aleppo, Idlib and Hama provinces at the expense of various opposition factions.

Iraqi army celebrates 98th anniversary of its founding

Security |

Iraqi army celebrates 98th anniversary of its founding

Iraq is witnessing today 'the most wonderful forms of co-operation and harmony' between the members of the armed forces and citizens, Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said.

Anbar officials hope launch of new smart city will lure investors

Economy |

Anbar officials hope launch of new smart city will lure investors

Anbar province officials have signed an agreement to launch an integrated smart city along the banks of Lake Habbaniyah.

Iraq to exhume all mass graves of ISIS victims

Terrorism |

Iraq to exhume all mass graves of ISIS victims

Bringing this issue to closure will end a painful chapter for the victims' families, says Iraq's Independent High Commission for Human Rights.

Tahrir al-Sham expands its footprint in rural Aleppo

Terrorism |

Tahrir al-Sham expands its footprint in rural Aleppo

Fierce fighting in western rural Aleppo has seen the extremist alliance expand in the area at the expense of the Syrian Liberation Front.

Iraq grapples with drug smugglers from Iran

Society |

Iraq grapples with drug smugglers from Iran

Despite the ongoing efforts of Iraqi forces to thwart cross-border drug smuggling from Iran, illegal substances continue to enter the country.

30 ISIS leaders killed in Iraqi airstrikes in Syria


Security |

30 ISIS leaders killed in Iraqi airstrikes in Syria


A raid on Monday targeted a site in the Syrian town of al-Sousa where ISIS militants were meeting to plan terror attacks, according to a senior Iraqi official.

Iraqi women strive to end genital mutilation

Human Rights |

Iraqi women strive to end genital mutilation

The UN expects it can better fight Female Genital Mutilation in Iraq's Kurdish region in 2019, partly due to the reduced threat posed by ISIS.

Syrian civilians killed in west Aleppo clashes

Security |

Syrian civilians killed in west Aleppo clashes

Medical staff were among the civilian casualties of a Tahrir al-Sham offensive intended to expand its areas of control in western rural Aleppo.

Iraqi intelligence stymies ISIS recruitment attempts

Security |

Iraqi intelligence stymies ISIS recruitment attempts

Intelligence services have been blocking ISIS recruitment efforts in the early stages to prevent the group from targeting vulnerable youth.

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