Turkish fighter jets bombarded 5 PKK targets in Shlo and Sakina villages western Sinjar. Casualties feared.

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19 April 2019
Residents of the Makhmour refugee camp are condemning Turkey's airstrikes in which 4 members of the Self Defence Units were killed (Pictures: @h_dogancetin)
Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi has arrived in Erbil. He will meet with KRG officials and pay a visit to Lalish.
4 month ago
Mayor of Makhmour says they have lost contact with a refugee camp sheltering Kurds from Turkey after Turkish airstrikes
4 month ago
Turkish fighter jets bombarded 5 PKK targets in Shlo and Sakina villages western Sinjar. Casualties feared.
4 month ago
Turkey's Ministry of Defense confirms that it conducted airstrikes against PKK positions in Mount Qarachokh and Shingal.
Turkish warplanes have targeted PKK bases in Sinjar and Qarachokh mount.
Inherent Resolve:Coalition Forces, in coordination with ISF, struck an ISIS tunnel in the Makhoul Mountains in the Salah ad Din province of Iraq, Dec. 10. ISF surveyed the site afterwards and confirmed the tunnel, and the weapons and explosives inside, were destroyed completely. DefeatISIS
Interior Ministry orders sacking of more than 125 Kurdish policemen in Kirkuk
Amnesty International report: Islamic State group's decapture destruction of agriculture in northern Iraq has hindered the return of residents.
US Secretary of energy @SecretaryPerry asked Kurds to cut their ties with Iran specially in the case of oil exporting by tankers from Kirkuk.
Fierce clashes ongoing between PKK and Turkish army near Kani Mase, northeastern Duhok.
More than 15 militants have escaped from Suse prison in Sulaimani. Large search scale undergoing by security forces.
4 month ago
Per @brett_mcgurk, "A couple of thousand.of the most hardened ISIS fighters" remain holed up in the Hajin and DeirEzZor area On October 2, when asked how many ISIS were in the area, @OIRSpox told Pentagon reporters, "We always said around between, you know, 1,000 and 2,000"
4 month ago
[email protected]'s @brett_mcgurk called the SDF incursion into Hajin "a pretty significant achievement" while talking to reporters Tuesday but cautioned retaking the last 1% of the so-called caliphate from ISIS would require "a period of months"
Inherent Resolve: Between Dec. 2 and Dec. 8, CJTF-OIR conducted 251 strikes consisting of 494 engagements in Syria and Iraq.
Mike Pompeo: Iran supports terrorists in Afghanistan, Lebanon and Iraq
Jasib Abbas Darraji of Brigade 4 Badr Military Wing was killed after striking an IED north of Baquba today.
4 month ago
"We have managed, thanks to the great work our folks are doing out there, to target and capture and detain some of his closest associates" per @brett_mcgurk on ISIS leader Baghdadi "If he's still with us, I don't think it will be for too much longer"
4 month ago
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, "He is in deep, deep hiding at best" per @StateDept's @brett_mcgurk "There have been times we thought he was no longer around and he would issue an audio tape, so it's hard to say" if he's alive "Know for sure, he was in very very deep hiding"
4 month ago
"Ballpark we're talking a period of months" to defeat ISIS in Hajin stronghold, per @brett_mcgurk
4 month ago
"I just try to stay away from numbers" @StateDept's @brett_mcgurk says when asked about how ISIS fighters are left "The numbers have been all over the place.It's not numbers. It's capabilities," which he says are "significantly degraded"
4 month ago
"Areas we have cleared of ISIS, they have not returned to claim physical space" per @brett_mcgurk "There are clandestine cells. No one is saying they are going to disappear. Nobody is that naive"
4 month ago
"The military objective is the enduring defeat of ISIS" per @brett_mcgurk "And if we've learned one thing over the years, the enduring defeat of a group like ISIS means you can't just defeat their physical space and then leave"
4 month ago
"We got it to a point where almost every ISIS fighter is wearing a suicide bomb, a suicide vest, the extent of IED emplacements, it's very very difficult fighting, so it's taking some time" per @brett_mcgurk Adds almost 1400 civilians have fled Hajin in last week or so
4 month ago
"We're at a point in the campaign where we're really looking ahead to make sure we can endure, sustain all these gains" per @brett_mcgurk "The big focus of that is stabilization.this will really take a period of years" Notes 4 million Iraq is have returned to their homes
Blast hits Khanaqin, northern Diyala province. 2 policemen killed and 4 wounded.
There was a phone call today between @VP and the prime minister of Iraq.
Iraq federal police out of Kirkuk conducting "large scale clearance" ops in Hawijah area "targeting ISIS fighters and senior leaders hiding in the mountainous terrain", per Col Byrom
Iraqi, French and U.S. 3d Cavalry Regiment artillery units on Firebase Saham conducted strikes to stop ISIS fleeing Syria into Iraq.4 month ago
Iraqi, French and U.S. 3d Cavalry Regiment artillery units on Firebase Saham conducted strikes to stop ISIS fleeing Syria into Iraq.
Iraqi artillery units worked side-by-side with 3d Cavalry Regiment Troopers to conduct fire missions against ISIS.
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