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 ...

Kurdish forces attack Islamic State west of Kirkuk

World Mar 10, 2015

Kurdish forces attack Islamic State west of Kirkuk

Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants back from the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Monday, in an advance backed by heavy airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition. Speaking to a local television channel near the frontline, Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim, who was wearing ...