Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »

 

Tag Archives: Mosul

US-led coalition troops seen near front line in new Iraq offensive

Servicemen from the US-led coalition were seen near the front line of a new offensive in northern Iraq launched on Sunday by Kurdish peshmerga forces that aims to retake a handful of villages from ISIS east of their Mosul stronghold.

Iraqi paramilitaries ‘will join offensive’ to retake Mosul

An Iraqi Shiite paramilitary group said it will join government forces preparing to fight ISIS for Mosul despite objections of politicians who fear this could instigate sectarian bloodshed in the mostly Sunni Muslim city. A much-touted government offensive to retake

Destroying ISIS remains Obama’s ‘top priority’

US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that destroying ISIS remains his “top priority” at a time when the militant group continues to lose ground in Iraq and Syria. “We continue to take on their leadership, their financial networks, their infrastructure,”

Coalition planes destroy ISIS-occupied Turkish consulate in Mosul

An aircraft from a US-led coalition on Monday destroyed the Turkish consulate compound in Mosul in northern Iraq which has been occupied by ISIS militants since June 2014, the Turkish foreign ministry said. It said in a written statement that

Iraq begins offensive to liberate Mosul

The Iraqi army said Thursday its troops and allied militia had launched what is expected to be a long and difficult offensive to retake the second city of Mosul, ISIS’s main hub in Iraq. The army and the Popular Mobilization

Study says Mosul dam at ‘higher risk’ of failure

Iraq’s Mosul Dam has long been branded the world’s most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. That prospect is even greater than was previously believed after ISIS captured the dam briefly in

Iraq deploying troops to retake Mosul

The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group’s hub of Mosul, officials said on Monday. ISIS seized Mosul in June 2014

U.S. allies conduct 16 strikes against ISIS: U.S. military

The United States and its allies targeted Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in Iraq with 14 strikes on Friday and two strikes in Syria, the U.S. military said on Saturday. Five of the strikes in Iraq were

‘Many months’ before start of battle for Mosul: Coalition

An assault to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group won’t start for many months, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the militants said Friday. Iraq’s second largest city fell

U.S. monitoring Iraq’s largest dam for signs of collapse

The United States is monitoring Iraq’s largest dam for signs of further deterioration that could point to an impending catastrophic collapse, U.S. army officers said on Thursday. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group seized the Mosul

Baghdad wants anti-ISIS coalition to train police

Baghdad wants the coalition engaged in the fight against the ISIS group to train Iraqi police officers, a senior U.S. official said Saturday. The request comes as the anti-ISIS partners are preparing to boost their support in the battle against

U.S. says troops ‘needed’ to retake ISIS-held cities

The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) needs to take back the cities Mosul and Raqqa and will use “boots on the ground” as part of its strategy in doing so, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter

‘Hundreds’ of army trainers needed for Mosul recapture

Iraqi security forces will need help from “hundreds” of Western military trainers ahead of a planned assault to recapture the city of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) extremists, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Mosul fell to

Pentagon releases video of strike on ISIS cash

The Defense Department has released a video showing the U.S. bombing of an ISIS cash stockpile in Mosul, Iraq, on Monday. The 47-second, black-and-white video begins with an overhead shot of the building in Mosul, which is the militants’ main

Iraq denies Turkish forces clashed with ISIS

Iraq’s joint operations command denied on Saturday that Turkish forces based in northern Iraq had been attacked by ISIS or had clashed with the militants, refuting claims by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. “The joint operations command denies there was a

U.S., allies launch 23 air strikes against ISIS

The U.S.-led coalition launched 23 air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq and three in Syria on Thursday, the task force leading the operation said in a statement. The coalition said 22 strikes in Iraq

We can’t retake Mosul without Kurds, says Iraqi official

The Iraqi army will need Kurdish fighters’ help to retake Mosul, the largest city under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Iraqi Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said, with the planned offensive expected to be very challenging.

ISIS chief says militant group ‘doing well’

A purported audio message by ISIS’s leader said air strikes by Russia and by a U.S.-led coalition had failed to weaken the group. “Be confident that God will grant victory to those who worship him, and hear the good news

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