Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Announces Encircling Mosul Entirely
The Iran-backed popular mobilization in Iraq said that it arrived on Wednesday to the Kurdish Peshmerga defense lines west of Mosul, adding that this step means encircling the entire city that is under the control of ISIS, and the neighboring city of Tal Afar.
Iraqi Shiite Fighters Close to Cutting Mosul Supply Route
Iraqi Shiite militias were massing troops on Monday to cut remaining supply routes to Mosul, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Iraq, closing in on the road that links the Syrian and Iraqi parts of its self-declared “Caliphate”, Reuters reported.
'Take Cover!' Tackling IS Car Bombs in Iraq
It only takes a split second for the expression on the Iraqi soldier's face to transform from relaxed contentment to absolute terror. "Car bomb!"
Iraqi Special Forces Seize Mosul District in Fresh Push
Iraqi special forces said they pushed deeper into Mosul on Friday despite heavy resistance from Islamic State militants using civilians as cover, and were holding half a dozen city neighborhoods seized in the last 10 days.
Marc Owen Jones: Saudi Propaganda Flooded Twitter with Over Million Fake Accounts, Demonising Sheikh Isa Qassim & Bahraini Opposition
Marc Owen Jones writes about his “discovery of thousands of fake twitter accounts polluting hashtags around Persian Gulf with anti-Shia and anti-Iranian propaganda.”
Iraqi Police Enter Last Town South of Mosul
Iraqi security forces advancing north along the Tigris river towards Mosul reached the last major town before the city on Friday, a police commander said.
Iraqi Police Battle Suicide Bombers, Get Glimpse of life Under IS
: Iraqi federal policemen stood over the corpse of an Islamic State suicide bomber covered by a curtain. The chain attached to his ankle was tied to a car that had dragged him through streets, they said, that were once part of a self-proclaimed jihadist caliphate.
Iraqi Mobilization Forces: Attack towards Tal Afar Began
The Iraqi Hashid Shaabi, or Popular Mobilization Forces, said it started on Saturday it's attack on ISIS headquarters in West Mosul to support the campaign to restore the city control from ISIS.
British PM Discusses “Reform Program” With Bahrain King
UK Prime Minister Theresa May discussed with the King of Bahrain several topics, most importantly the “ongoing domestic reform program”.
Iraqi PM Declines Turkish Aid Offer in Mosul battle
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declined on Saturday an offer from Turkey to take part in the battle to drive Islamic State militants from Mosul, after his meeting with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in Baghdad.
Iraq Forces in Fierce Kirkuk Clashes with IS
Security forces battled for a second day Saturday with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul.
S. Yousif Al-Muhafdah: Is Bahrain the New Breeding Ground for Political Extremism?
How the government’s unprecedented crackdown on civil society and human rights might foster the radicalization of some of its citizens.
Iraqi PM says Mosul Campaign Going Faster than Planned
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Thursday (October 20) that the campaign waged on the ISIS affiliation in Mosul is going faster than originally planned.
Iraqi FM: Mosul Battle Defends the Entire World
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari underlined the importance of the ongoing battle to retake the strategic city of Mosul from ISIS, saying that the country is defending the entire world against terrorists.
Iraq Launches Mosul Offensive to Drive out Islamic State
Iraqi government forces, with air and ground support from the U.S.-led coalition, launched an offensive on Monday to drive Islamic State from the northern city of Mosul, the militants' last major stronghold in the country.
Kuwait Arrests Suspected Islamist after Truck Attack on Americans
Kuwaiti security forces have detained a suspected Islamist militant who rammed a truck believed to be carrying explosives into a car carrying five Americans, state news agency KUNA reported on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia Says Arrests 17 Islamic State Attack Plotters
Saudi Arabia has arrested 17 suspected Islamic State sympathisers accused of plotting attacks on religious officials, security forces, civilian districts and economic and military targets, the interior ministry said on Monday.
NYT: Will Bahraini “Turki Al-Binali” Succeed “Abu Muhammad Al-Adnani” (Mastermind of ISIS Attacks on West)?
The News York Times published an article dwelling on the death of ISIS member Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, who was killed in an American drone strike in northern Syria late last month August. The newspaper mentioned that Al-Adnani’s heir might be Turki al-Binali from Bahrain.
Saudi Newspaper: Bahrain Launches Investigation in Case of Bahraini Media Person who "Insulted" Mohammad bin Abdulwahab and ibn Taymiyyah
The Saudi Al-Wasat newspaper said that the Bahraini Public Prosecution will start today on Monday...
Iran Says Dismantles Cell Linked to Islamic State in Border Province
Iranian security forces killed three militants linked to Islamic State in a city close to the Iraqi border ...