Iraq forces stage victory parade to mark defeat of Islamic State

World Dec 11, 2017

Iraq forces stage victory parade to mark defeat of Islamic State

An Iraqi military parade in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone celebrated final victory over Islamic State on Sunday, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi looking on as troops marched in formation, their bodies spelling "victory day" in Arabic. Abadi, who is also commander-in-chief of the armed ...

Iraqi forces launch military push to drive Islamic State group from Mosul

World Oct 17, 2016

Iraqi forces launch military push to drive Islamic State group from Mosul

Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early Monday as the long-awaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fighters got underway. Convoys of Iraqi, Kurdish and U.S. forces could be ...