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Dispute over Turkish troops throws future of Mosul into question - Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Months before the first shots are fired in the threatened battle to drive Islamic State out of Mosul, a dispute over Turkish troops in the area suggests that a struggle for influence over the future of Iraq's second city has already ...and more »

Iraqi Air Force Conducting 60% Of Sorties Against ISIS: PM Haider al-Abadi - NDTV

An Aero L-159 ALCA jet flies at a military base in Balad, north of Baghdad on November 5, 2015. (Reuters photo). Baghdad: More than 60 per cent of sorties against ISIS in Iraq are carried out by the nation's air forces and about 40 per cent by the US ...and more »

Turkish soldiers kill 18 IS fighters attacking Iraqi base - Middle East Eye

Turkish troops have killed 18 members of the Islamic State group after they launched an attack on a camp used to train Iraqi fighters outside the Iraqi city of Mosul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Turkish forces have been using the Bashiqa ...and more »

A Test For Iraq Amidst The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry - Forbes

Brett Fetterly , Contributor I cover U.S. foreign policy, national security and defense issues. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, left, meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in October ...and more »

Turkish soldiers repel ISIS attack on Bashiq camp, killing 17 militants - Rudaw

Screenshot of an ISIS video showing the group attacking the Turkish Bashiq camp with rockets. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Turkish forces at Iraq's Bashiq camp killed 17 Islamic State (ISIS) militants on Friday when the group attacked the camp with rocket ...and more »

Iraq denies Turkish forces clashed with ISIS - Al-Arabiya

Turkish army tanks are seen near the Turkish-Iraqi border town of Silopi in the Sirnak province, southeastern Turkey, Friday, Feb. 22, 2008. (File photo: AP). Reuters, Baghdad Saturday, 9 January 2016. Text size A A A. Iraq's joint operations command ...and more »

Turkish Troops Repel Islamic State Attack in Iraq - Voice of America

Turkish troops on a training mission in northern Iraq have successfully fought off an attack by Islamic State fighters, Turkish officials said Friday. At least 17 Islamic State militants were killed in the late Thursday clashes at the Bashiqa military ...and more »

Special forces target Islamic State in Hawija, Iraq official says - Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Foreign special forces have been carrying out raids on an Islamic State stronghold in northern Iraq ahead of an offensive planned later this year to retake Mosul, the largest city under the group's control, Iraq's parliamentary ...and more »

Turkish troops kill 18 DAESH – Syria jihadist kills mother - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

Iraqi forces secure an area near the Grand Mosque in central Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, on Jan 8, after retaking the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. (AFP. ANKARA, Jan 8, (Agencies): Turkish troops have killed 18 members ...and more »

Turkey claims to have foiled ISIS raid on training camp, Iraq denies any battle - RT

Turkish forces foiled an attack on their training camp in Iraq, killing 18 jihadists, said President Erdogan in defense of an unauthorized military deployment. However, Iraq's military said no battles between Turkish troops and ISIS recently took place ...and more »