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Kurdish fighters move on ISIL's Mosul hub Monday, 22 December 2014 17:06

Al Jazeera - Kurdish forces in Iraq have taken more ground from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and are moving closer to the northern city of Mosul.The Peshmerga, a term used by Kurds to refer to Kurdish fighters, delivered aid to Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar on Saturday and expanded a major offensive against ISIL in northwestern Iraq after breaking a months-old siege.The Peshmerga closed in on Sinjar town south of the mountain and Tal Afar…
Al Arabiya - An Iraqi official warned on Saturday of a “humanitarian disaster” after Islamist militants diverted Al-Roz River away from Bildoz district in the eastern province of Diyala, affecting thousands of people in what he described as a “water war,” in an interview with a local news outlet.“ISIS, for the fourth consecutive day, diverted Al-Roz River, considered to be an essential water source to Bildoz, and supplying drinking water to 150 thousand people as well as irrigating vast areas of land,”…
Al Arabiya - While Kurdish fighters in Iraq have pushed deeper into the town of Sinjar, held by ISIS group, they are facing stiff resistance from the Sunni militants who captured it in August, the Associated Press reported. One of the fighters, Bakhil Elias, described the overnight clashes which continued till Monday as “fierce” and that ISIS militants are using snipers.At least two Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed by snipers and 25 were wounded in the latest fighting.Large plumes of black…
Baghdad (AIN) -at least 160,000 Iraqi Christians have been forced out of their homes in the city of Mosul after the ISIL militants seized Iraq's second-largest city in June, a Christian lawmaker says."Christian families have been displaced from the city because of violence and death threats from this terrorist group," the parliament member, Emad Yukhana, said on Saturday.He added that few European countries had taken in some of the displaced Iraqi Christians."The majority of Christians have taken shelter in [northern…
BAGHDAD / NINA / Jordan's King Abdullah II confirmed that "his country is seeking cooperation with various parties to support the tribes in Iraq and Syria, to meet the organization / IS / and defend their lands, despite the risk of the organization on Jordanian territory." / Petra / News Agency quoted the king as saying during a meeting with a number of elders and notables of the southern desert that "there are political and security challenges that surround the Kingdom within…
BAGHDAD / Nina /--Human Rights Minister Muhammad Mahdi al-Bayati discussed with the stability department official of the British Foreign ministry and the representative of the British Embassy in Iraq, women's rights conditions in Iraq and ways to develop them.Al-Bayati said during the meeting that the ministry is in the process of formation of a department dedicated to follow up women's affairs which is characterized of a direct contact with the rest of the departments of the Ministry and concerned state…
Ramadi/ Nina /-- Chairman of the Board of Anbar province Sabah Karhot confirmed that Anbar local government is increasingly aspiring on Arbil upcoming conference to "save the cities and areas under Daash control.Karhot said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "This conference will explain the reasons behind the control of the terrorist Daash on some cities and how to freeing them according to a correct vision away from courtesies or covering up those who…

EU foreign affairs head to visit Iraq Friday, 19 December 2014 22:39

Middle East Online, BRUSSELS - EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini will visit Iraq next week for talks with government and Kurdish leaders as the country struggles to drive back Islamic State jihadi fighters.Mogherini "will send a message of solidarity and confirm the EU readiness to deepen the relationship with Iraq," a statement said Friday.She will meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and other officials before visiting Arbil on Tuesday for talks with Massud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region.Mogherini…
Al Arabiya - Iraqi Kurdish forces battling ISIS militants managed on Thursday to open up a key corridor so that thousands of people from the country's Yazidi minority who have been trapped on a mountain can flee, a senior Kurdish official said.The development was an incremental step in the battle to retake the town of Sinjar, at the foothills of the mountain by the same name, which fell to ISIS militants in early August.Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, the Kurdish peshmerga…
Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Reconstruction in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, large parts of which remain under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters, will cost more than 18 billion dollars, a local official said on Tuesday.Arkan Khalaf Al-Tarmouz, head of the Anbar Reconstruction Committee, informed Asharq Al-Awsat that ISIS remains in control of more than 85 percent of territory in Anbar, adding that there has been large-scale destruction across Iraq’s largest province in the fighting between ISIS…
Baghdad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraqi President Fuad Massoum reaffirmed his intention to push forward a process of national political reconciliation on Tuesday, following a meeting with the UN Special Envoy to Iraq Nikolay Mladenov.“[The Iraqi government] is seeking to take decisive and resolute steps and reconsider some resolutions and laws in order to achieve national reconciliation and bring security and welfare,” a statement quoted Massoum as saying during a meeting with Mladenov.“National reconciliation is a social need; therefore, it cannot be achieved…

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