Special forces have terrorists in last pocket and prepare for clean-up battle
Tuesday 11th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
SEVEN female suicide bombers attacked Iraqi troops as they battled to clear the remnants of Isis from Mosul’s old city yesterday.
Lieutenant Colonel Salam Hussein of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces said most of the suicide bombers in Mosul are now women.
Tuesday 4th Jul 2017
Ignoring Western bombing in the Middle East endangers us all, writes IAN SINCLAIR
Thursday 29th Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
ISIS “sleepers” set homes and cars ablaze before launching a wave of suicide attacks in the recently freed west of the major Iraqi city of Mosul on Sunday night.
Members of the death cult, which had held the northern city for three years, mingled with returning civilians to...
Tuesday 27th Jun 2017
by James Tweedie
IRAN showed off its new ballistic missiles yesterday after the Israeli defence minister accused the Syrian government of letting Tehran and Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah use its territory to launch attacks on Israel.
The missiles used to hit...
Saturday 24th Jun 2017
posted by James Tweedie in World
THE US will take back the arms it has given Kurdish separatists once they take the Syrian Isis stronghold of Raqqa, according to a Turkish Defence Ministry statement yesterday.
It said Defence Minister Fikri Isik had received the assurances in a letter from his US counterpart James...
Friday 23rd Jun 2017
Canberra nervous over Russia-US standoff
Wednesday 21st Jun 2017
THE International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expressed its “deep condolences” yesterday to two journalists killed by a landmine in Iraq.
French journalist Stephan Villeneuve and Iraqi Kurdish “fixer” Bakhtiyar Haddad were covering the Iraqi army’s bid...
Don’t stray west of Euphrates, warns Moscow
Tuesday 20th Jun 2017
posted by John Haylett in World
IRAQI forces launched the final offensive on the Isis “capital” of Mosul at dawn yesterday with troops expecting “vicious” fighting from the extremists.
The assualt began with air strikes and a push by Iraqi troops into the Old City — the last two square...
Monday 19th Jun 2017