Iraqi forces retake Hawija from ISIS control - kwbe

(HAWIJA, Iraq) — Coalition forces have freed the Iraqi city of Hawija from ISIS control after a two week battle, U.S. Central Command announced Thursday. According to a press release, more than 1,000 terrorists surrendered following 14 days of fighting.

US welcomes Iraqi victory in Hawija - Arab News

Fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), backing the Iraqi forces, advance through Hawija on Thursday, after retaking the city from Daesh group fighters. Iraqi forces retook one of the Daesh group's last two enclaves in the ...

France: Iraqi Leader Meets With French Oil Company, Defense Contractor - STRATFOR

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi met with the heads of French oil company Total and defense contractor Thales on Oct. 5 during his two-day visit to Paris, Reuters reported. Total's chief executive said his company wanted to work with the Iraqi ...

270 IS militants killed in Hawija offensive: Federal Police - Iraqi News

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed. Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Over 200 Islamic State militants were killed during the Hawija offensive in Kirkuk, Federal Police announced.

Iraq says it has retaken one of IS group's last strongholds - WPXI Pittsburgh

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Thursday that Iraqi forces have driven the Islamic State group from one of the extremists' last strongholds in the country, the northern town of Hawija. The victory came as Baghdad and Iraq ...

Iraq declares victory over ISIS in northern Hawija town - Sierra Leone Times

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Declaring yet another victory against the deadly terrorist group, the Islamic State militant group - Iraq said on Thursday that one of the terror group's last stronghold was liberated. Iraq's prime minister, Haider al-Abadi told ...

'Victory for the world' as IS driven out of their last stronghold in Iraq - Sky News

The successful operation by Iraqi troops has been described as a "significant milestone", but many challenges remain. 17:45, UK, Thursday 05 October 2017. The liberation of Hawija comes after two weeks of fighting. Image: The liberation of Hawija comes ...

Iraqi forces capture Hawija town from Islamic State - Bihar Prabha

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State. With the capture of Hawija, the militants' last stronghold in northern Iraq, the only area that remains under control of Islamic State ...

Iraqi forces liberate Hawija from Islamic State - Newsline

Oct. 5 (UPI) — Iraqi forces announced Thursday the liberation of the city of Hawija in southwestern Kirkuk, previously held by the Islamic State. Top general Abdul-Amir Yarallah said the joint forces of the army, federal police, rapid response forces ...

Iraqi military recaptures ISIS' last stronghold in northern Iraq - Business Insider

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gather on the Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi army members gather on the outskirts of Hawija. Thomson Reuters. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have captured the town of ...

ISIS pushed out from one of the last strongholds in northern Iraq - Christian Science Monitor

Iraq has declared another victory against the Islamic State even as the militants still control towns on the far west Syrian border. France has offered diplomatic help between Iraq's government and the autonomous Kurdish region. French President ...

Islamic State Driven Out of Last Stronghold in Northern Iraq - U.S. News & World Report

Shi'ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gather on the outskirts of Hawija, Iraq October 4, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer Reuters. By Maher Chmaytelli. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces announced on Thursday they had captured ...

Iraq Retakes Town of Hawija From Islamic State - Voice of America

Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija from Islamic State militants, the country's prime minister said Thursday. Haider al-Abadi declared victory during a joint news conference with French leader Emmanuel Macron in Paris, calling it “a victory ...

Iraqi military captures Hawija from Islamic State - defenceWeb

Iraqi forces near Hawija. Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, though some fighting still raged in a pocket to the north and east of the town where the militants were surrounded, the military said ...

Iraqi PM, Military Announce Hawijah Liberation from ISIL - Al-Manar TV

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said armed forces have liberated the strategic town of Hawijah, kicking the Takfiri group out of its last bastion in the northern part of the Arab state. Speaking from the French capital, Paris on Thursday, Abadi ...

The Latest: US welcomes Iraqi victory in northern town - Newser

French president Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during a joint press conference with Iraqi Prime minister Haider al-Abadi at the Elysee palace in Paris, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. Macron offers mediation between Iraq's government and Kurds seeking ...

Iraq forces retake Islamic State bastion Hawija - The Times of Israel

Members of the Iraqi armed forces backed by paramilitary fighters from the Popular Mobilization Forces pose for a photograph in Hawija on October 5, 2017, after retaking the city from the Islamic State terror group. (AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye). HAWIJA ...

Abadi confirms fall of Islamic State's last stronghold in Hawija - NRT

Members of the Emergency Response Division with Iraqi federal police are seen after liberating the city Hawija, Iraq, October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer. 6 hours ago. Views 521. + -. PARIS – The Iraqi Prime Minister on Thursday (October 5) confirmed the ...

Iraq Claims Victory Over Islamic State in Hawija - Wall Street Journal

BAGHDAD—Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Thursday declared victory over Islamic State in the city of Hawija, one of the terror group's two remaining strongholds in the country. Islamic State has used Hawija as a platform to threaten both Iraq's ...

In the span of two weeks: How Iraq's security forces defeated ISIS in Hawija - The Jerusalem Post

The quick defeat of ISIS in one of its last strongholds in Iraq still leaves many disturbing questions in the air. 4 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Kurdish frontline, with Hawija in the distance. (photo credit:COL. CHARLES COSTANZA/ ...