ARCHIVE FOR January February March April May June July August September October November 2016 2017 2018 2019 SUBMIT Security | 2019-11-15 Iraqi forces destroy ISIS shelters near Allas oilfield Security forces have been protecting the Allas and Ajeel oilfields from ISIS attacks in co-operation with Salaheddine police and tribesmen. Society | 2019-11-15 Syrian regime zeroes in on Damascus-area youth Syrian regime forces have been pursuing young men in the Damascus hinterland in violation of agreements intended to protect them. Youth | 2019-11-14 IRGC continues to recruit children in Deir Ezzor A new scout centre sponsored by the Syrian-Iranian Friendship Association in Deir Ezzor is merely a front for IRGC recruitment, an activist says. Security | 2019-11-14 Iraq eyes closer ties with France through military, economic co-operation French president Emmanuel Macron is slated to visit Iraq in November to explore further co-operation on the military, security and economic fronts. Security | 2019-11-14 Iraqi forces nab ISIS 'incursions commander' in Ninawa Officials say the ISIS operative was responsible for a spate of attacks carried out over the last two years in east Mosul and western Ninawa. Politics | 2019-11-14 Iraqi protesters denounce Iranian interference Slogans shouted on the streets of Iraq during the ongoing protests reflect the Iraqi people's resentment of the Iranian regime. Society | 2019-11-13 Kirkuk encourages displaced families to return Efforts to help Kirkuk families displaced by ISIS return to their homes are making headway, with three displacement camps closing. Protests | 2019-11-13 Daraa protesters decry creeping Iranian influence Demonstrators expressed their anger at the expansion of Iranian influence in the region and the policies and actions of the Syrian regime. Security | 2019-11-13 Anbar district begins home-rebuilding campaign The campaign aims to rehabilitate at least 700 homes damaged during the battle to oust ISIS from the western Anbar district of al-Baghdadi. Terrorism | 2019-11-13 Dozens attend funeral of ISIS-slain priest in northeast Syria Joseph Hanna Ibrahim and his father were killed on the road to Deir Ezzor, where they were going to inspect a church restoration project. Health | 2019-11-12 Iraqi paralympic athletes gain international acclaim Some Iraqi athletes who suffered debilitating injuries in terror attacks have gone on to compete in international sports championships. Security | 2019-11-12 Iraqi forces raid ISIS hideouts in Makhmour district More than a dozen ISIS remnants who had been hiding out in the mountainous area south-east of Mosul were killed in the surprise operation. Human Rights | 2019-11-12 Dutch must help to return ISIS children: court The Netherlands must 'actively' commit itself to repatriating the children residing in camps in Syria, according to a judge who ruled on the case. Terrorism | 2019-11-12 Idlib residents refuse to pay ‘olive zakat’ to Tahrir al-Sham Protests broke out in cities across the province after the group stationed zakat collectors at all olive mills and demanded payment. Economy | 2019-11-11 Salaheddine works to rebuild Baiji district post-ISIS Baiji's local government has been hard at work to reconstruct damaged homes and provide basic services in order to encourage IDPs to return. Security | 2019-11-08 Trade stagnant as al-Qaim border crossing serves Iran-backed militias The reopening of the border linking Baghdad and Damascus brought hope of an economic revival that has yet to materialise. Terrorism | 2019-11-07 New ISIS chief 'a nobody': US official Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurashi appears to be a little-known figure even among ISIS followers online, according to a senior US official. Human Rights | 2019-11-07 Russian, Syrian strikes knock hospital, civil defence centre out of service A maternity hospital in Idlib province and a civil defence centre operated by the White Helmets in rural Aleppo suffered extensive damage. Health | 2019-11-06 Ninawa hospitals gradually return to service A plan to restore the province's healthcare facilities, heavily damaged during the battle to oust ISIS, has been making steady progress. Economy | 2019-11-06 Iraqi pilot project helps former IDPs generate income The programme is focused on helping families displaced by ISIS overcome the challenges they face upon returning to their former homes. Refugees | 2019-11-06 Heavy rain worsens conditions at IDP camps in rural Idlib The advent of winter has devastated camps in the area amid the absence of humanitarian organisations and the incompetent governance of Tahrir al-Sham. Security | 2019-11-05 Iraqi forces launch security operation against ISIS remnants in Ninawa The new operation targets remote areas in the province after cities and towns have been largely secured against the group's threat. Terrorism | 2019-11-05 Al-Baghdadi sister arrested in northern Syria The arrest of Rasmiya Awad along with her family could be an 'intelligence gold mine', according to a Turkish official. Security | 2019-11-05 Russian, Syrian warplanes hit a school in Idlib Russian and Syrian warplanes have stepped up their bombardment in various areas of Idlib province, resulting in a number of civilian deaths. Security | 2019-11-04 Iraqi forces arrest ISIS leader in south Baghdad The militant had been planning terror attacks to derail the ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq. Education | 2019-11-04 Teachers in Idlib protest suspension of aid Syrian teachers and activists in areas of Idlib still outside regime control warn that children might be deprived of education in the current school year. Terrorism | 2019-11-04 Disputes on Telegram over 'apostates' reveal growing rifts within ISIS-K A split in opinion on Telegram and other social media platforms over the Islamic credentials of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has exposed disunity within the terrorist group. Politics | 2019-11-04 Iraq protests spread after 4 killed outside Iran consulate A crowd of demonstrators gathered around the consulate in Karbala to protest against Iran's interference in Iraq. Economy | 2019-11-01 Al-Rutba rehabilitates 22 service projects IDPs have returned en masse to the border district of al-Rutba amid a flurry of reconstruction activity and the restoration of basic services. Security | 2019-11-01 Pentagon releases video, photos of al-Baghdadi raid Grainy black-and-white footage shows US troops approaching the high-walled compound where the ISIS leader was holed up. Terrorism | 2019-11-01 ISIS names little-known al-Baghdadi successor Little is known about 'Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurashi', whose name was seldom mentioned as a possible successor to al-Baghdadi.