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

Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over concern for civilian casualties

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from ISIS militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. Residents escaping the besieged area have told of Iraqi and US-led

Mosul: 500 civilians killed, calls to declare the city a disaster zone

Authority in the Iraqi city of Mosul demanded to open an investigation following the killing of hundreds of civilians in coalition strikes Thursday. The Mosul district council called for an immediate halt of airstrikes in the city’s west and to

Iraqi forces prepare new push, tactics in Mosul as civilians flee city

Iraqi forces are preparing a fresh push against ISIS using new tactics, but operations to drive the militants out of their last stronghold in the country are on hold, military officials said on Friday. Families streamed out of the northern

Dozens killed, buried in rubble after Mosul air raid

Dozens of residents were buried in collapsed buildings in the Iraqi city of Mosul after an air strike against ISIS triggered a massive explosion last week and rescuers are still recovering bodies, civil defence agency officials and locals said on

ISIS shells recaptured areas in west Mosul

ISIS militants shelled areas recaptured by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, hitting civilians fleeing the fighting early on Wednesday as troops edged their way through the narrow, dangerous streets of the Old City. Heavy mortar fire killed at least five

Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of west Mosul

The capture of the mosque would be a huge symbolic prize as well as strategic gain for the government as it was there where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the caliphate in July 2014 after the militants had captured

ISIS militants capture Iraqi police colonel, 8 officers in west Mosul

ISIS militants captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers in western Mosul after they ran out of ammunition during fierce clashes early Monday morning, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said. The officers were caught around 3 a.m. on

Iraqi forces penetrate alleys of the Old City of Mosul

The outskirts of the Old City on the western side of Mosul are witnessing violent clashes between Iraqi forces and armed militants, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. The commander of operations, Abdul Amir Yarallah, said Iraqi forces are operating in

Iraqi forces close in on Mosul mosque as residents flee

Iraqi army helicopters strafed and fired rockets at ISIS positions in Mosul’s Old City on Sunday as troops on the ground closed in on the strategic and symbolic prize of the al-Nuri Mosque. Federal Police troops had advanced past the

Iraq commander announces gains in Mosul old city

A commander said Friday that Iraqi forces have gained ground from jihadists inside the Old City of Mosul, an area that could see some of the toughest fighting of the battle for the northern metropolis. Iraqi forces launched an operation

Iraqi forces besiege ISIS around Mosul Old City

Iraqi government forces besieged ISIS militants around Mosul’s Old City on Thursday, edging closer to the historic mosque from where the group’s leader declared a caliphate nearly three years ago. The militants, holed up in houses and darting through alleyways,

Iraqi forces seize Iron Bridge in battle for Mosul

Iraqi government forces battling ISIS militants in Mosul on Wednesday took control of the Iron Bridge linking the eastern sector with the ISIS-held Old City, federal police said. Federal police and Interior Ministry Rapid Response units seized the bridge, a

Mosul: Iraqi forces arrest ISIS’s ‘Industry Minister’

Iraqi forces arrested ISIS’s “Industry Minister” and his assistant on Tuesday, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported. Lt. Gen. Abdul-Amir Rashid Aar Allah also announced that Iraqi forces liberated the village of Sheikh Mohammed East of Badush and raised the Iraqi flag

Over 80,000 Iraqis displaced in west Mosul fighting

More than 80,000 people have fled west Mosul since the battle to retake the area began last month, the International Organization for Migration said on Tuesday. Iraqi forces launched a major push to retake west Mosul — the most populated

Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum

It was once home to priceless archaeological treasures, but these days you get into Mosul museum in Iraq’s second city via a gaping hole in the basement. In the darkness lies a pile of rubble — all that remains of

Iraq forces face tough resistance in advance on Mosul’s Old City

Iraqi forces battling ISIS faced tough resistance from snipers and mortar rounds on Monday as they tried to advance on Mosul’s Old City and a bridge across the Tigris river in their campaign to retake the western part of the

US envoy: ISIS militants ‘trapped’ in Mosul after last road cut

Iraqi forces battling to retake Mosul have cut the last road out of the city, trapping ISIS militants inside, the US envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition said Sunday. ISIS “is trapped. Just last night, the 9th Iraqi army division, up

Iraqi general says 30% of west Mosul recaptured from ISIS

Iraqi forces have retaken around 30 percent of west Mosul from ISIS, a commander of the elite Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) said on Sunday, as soldiers pushed into more districts. Federal police and Rapid Response units said they had entered

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