Daniel R. DePetris
Security, Middle East
What will happen?
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abad was defiant. Addressing the Iraqi people in a nationally televised statement, Abadi declared that the military operation to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State has finally begun--and that--inshallah--it will be a quick and relatively bloodless success. "The hour has come and the moment of great victory is near,” Abadi said.
According to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the Iraqi Armed Forces started the second phase of a military operation to liberate the central province of Salah al-Din from the Islamic State (ISIL) militant group.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi on Sunday approved a recommendation to court martial military commanders for abandoning their positions during the battle with the Islamic State jihadist group for the city of Ramadi in central Iraq...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi urges all Iraqis to celebrate the recapture of Fallujah after years of ISIL rule.
The battle for Mosul began late Sunday with an announcement by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. A wide-ranging, uneasy coalition of forces is pushing forward to reclaim Iraq's third-largest city from the Islamic State, an effor...