Iraqi Government News
Turkey hits Kurdish areas in Iraq's Sinjar, northeast Syria
Turkish planes hit Kurds in Iraq and Syria, killing at least 18 US-allied Kurdish fighters in Syria, 5 peshmerga in Iraq
Drone video shows ISIS moving civilians into home as human shields
U.S. Central Command released drone surveillance video today it says shows ISIS fighters forcibly moving civilians into a west Mosul home to be used as human shields. The video shows the ISIS combatants firing at Iraqi security forces from the home in an apparent attempt to provoke a U.S. airstrike
US trying to determine what chemical IS used in Iraq attack
The U.S. military says it is trying to determine what chemical the Islamic State group used against Iraqi government forces last weekend
UN: Nearly half a million Iraqis have fled Mosul fighting
The United Nations says nearly half a million civilians have fled Mosul since U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a wide-scale military operation last October to retake the city from Islamic State militants
Animals rescued from Mosul's abandonned zoo arrive safely in Jordan
It took two rescue attempts and nearly two weeks to successfully evacuate the last two surviving animals from a derelict zoo in war-torn Mosul , Iraq . But if he could do it over, veterinarian Amir Khalil wouldn’t hesitate. “These animals don’t have the option to be evacuated by the army,” Khalil,
Amal Clooney: Don't let ISIS get away with genocide
Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney told a U.N. meeting that what's "shocking" is not just the group's brutality but the "passive" response by the world's nations to the campaign to investigate its crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice.
FULL TEXT: President Trump's new executive order on travel and immigration
PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United
Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil
Jim Mattis arrived in Iraq on an unannounced visit as the battle to oust ISIS militants from western Mosul moved into its second day and as the Pentagon considers ways to accelerate the campaign against the group in other parts of the country and in Syria.
Officials Doubt Claim ISIS Leader al-Baghdadi Wounded In Strike But Say Hunt Continues
U.S. officials and some of their Iraqi comrades in arms were skeptical of an official Iraqi military claim today that it had wounded ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike west of the capital Baghdad, but said that his days may yet be numbered. American and Iraqi officials contacted by
President Trump Faces Political Fallout for Immigration Ban
Members of his own party as well as foreign leaders have denounced Trump's decision and criticized his recent anti-refugee and anti-immigrant executive orders.