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Iraq: Investigate Abuses in Hawija Operation - Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – Iraqi villagers have accused units within the Iraqi government's armed forces of abuses in the ongoing battle to take the city of Hawija, Human Rights Watch said today. Units of the Popular Mobilization Forces (known as the PMF or Hashd al ...and more »

More than 40 IS militants killed, as second phase of Hawija offensive starts - Iraqi News

Baghdad ( Twenty five Islamic State militants have been killed, few hours after offensives were launched to free the group's holdout in southwestern Kirkuk, the Interior Ministry said on Friday. Col. Abdul Amir al-Mohamadawi, head of the ...and more »

200 IS members killed on first day of Hawija offensive's second phase - Iraqi News

Baghdad ( More than 200 Islamic State militants have been killed by Iraqi joint troops within the second phase of offensive launched in southwest of Kirkuk. A statement by Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, Federal Police chief, said “troops along ...and more »

Large number of Hawija IDPs fleeing ISIS-Iraqi army crossfire reach Peshmerga front - Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - More than a thousand Internally displaced Persons (IDPs) from Hawija have fled to the Kurdish Peshmerga-held areas south of Kirkuk and Makhmour on Saturday, including some ISIS members fearing violence amid continued ...and more »

HRW accuses Iraqi Shia militias of rights violations, abuse in Hawija - Kurdistan24

A member of Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) flags victory sign during clashes against the Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Iraq August 26, 2017. (Photo: Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani). Hawija Hashd al-Shaabi PMF Iraq. A+ A A-. ERBIL, Kurdistan ...and more »

Iraq Forces Attack ISIL-Held Town of Hawija: General - Al-Manar TV

Iraqi forces on Friday launched an assault on the northern town of Hawija, one of the last bastions still held by the ISIL terror group in the country, the operation's commander said. “A huge military operation has begun to liberate Hawija and its ...and more »

Iraqi Shi'ite militias accused of rights abuses in Hawija operation - Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militias illegally detained villagers near the Islamic State-held district of Hawija in northern Iraq and subjected them to torture and ill treatment, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The leader of one of the ...and more »

More than 100 IS militants killed in 38 airstrikes by army in Hawija - Iraqi News

Baghdad ( More than 100 Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes that targeted the group's haven in southwest of Kirkuk on the second day of phase 2 of operations launched there, commander announced. “Iraqi army jets carried out ...and more »

Iraq forces launch attack on remaining Islamic State bastion of Hawija - The New Indian Express

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces on Friday launched an assault on the northern town of Hawija, one of the last bastions in the country still held by the Islamic State group, which is also under attack in neighbouring Syria. The operation came after IS released ...and more »

PM Abadi congratulates Iraqi troops on liberating region from IS in Kirkuk - Iraqi News

Kirkuk ( The commander in chief of the Iraqi armed forces has congratulated troops on liberation of a region from Islamic State in southwest of Kirkuk. A statement issued by the office of Haidar al-Abadi on Friday said “Abadi greets our ...and more »