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Hotel hunting: mission impossible in tribal Iraq

Ramadi - In Iraq's Anbar province, visitors can be hard pressed to find a hotel room as tribal tradition makes housing guests a point of honour.

IS attack in western Iraq kills 10 soldiers

Fallujah - Jihadist fighters killed at least 10 soldiers in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Tuesday in their latest deadly attack on security forces in the area, officers said.

IS attack in western Iraq kills 10 soldiers

Fallujah - Jihadist fighters killed at least 10 soldiers in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Tuesday in their latest deadly attack on security forces in the area, officers said.

IS attack in western Iraq kills 10 soldiers

Fallujah - Jihadist fighters killed at least 10 soldiers in the western Iraqi province of Anbar on Tuesday in their latest deadly attack on security forces in the area, officers said.

Iraq forces in major push against IS in Anbar

Baghdad - Iraqi forces have launched a broad offensive to retake the city of Hit from the Islamic State group in the western province of Anbar, a top commander said Saturday.

IS jihadists pull out of town in Iraq's Anbar: General

Baghdad - The Islamic State group on Sunday pulled its fighters out of Rutba, a desert town in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, an army general and the mayor said.

25 Iraqi fighters killed thwarting IS assault in Haditha

Baghdad - At least 25 Iraqi fighters have been killed repelling a major three-day offensive by the Islamic State group in the western region of Haditha, security sources said Tuesday.

Iraq weather halts Ramadi operation: Officers

Baghdad - Heavy rains wreaking havoc in Iraq have brought military operations to wrest the city of Ramadi back from the Islamic State group to a halt, senior army officers said Friday.

IS executed 70 Sunni tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar: elder, UN

Baghdad - The Islamic State group executed 70 members of a Sunni tribe allied to the government in western Iraq earlier this week, a tribal leader and the United Nations said Wednesday.

Iraq forces retake areas around Ramadi

Baghdad - Iraqi forces have retaken several areas north and west of Ramadi as efforts to close in on the Anbar provincial capital seized by jihadists in May intensify, officials said Wednesday.

Syria readies offensive against Islamic State without U.S. help

Damascus - Syria does not expect help from the United States in battling Islamic State insurgents or in retaking the ancient city of Palmyra, officials said Wednesday.

IS seizes government HQ in Iraq's Ramadi

Baghdad - Islamic State fighters seized the government compound in the city of Ramadi on Friday and edged closer to what would be their biggest victory in Iraq this year, officials said.

IS on the offensive in Iraq's Anbar region

Baghdad - The Islamic State group has launched attacks on multiple fronts in Iraq's western province of Anbar, in its latest attempt to retake the initiative on the ground, sources on both sides said.

Over 114,000 flee fighting in Iraq's Ramadi area: UN

Ginebra - More than 114,000 people have fled fighting over the past two weeks in the Ramadi area of Iraq's Anbar province, the United Nations said Tuesday, expressing concern over the mounting problems faced by the displaced.

Iraq PM says 'next battle' is retaking Anbar

Baghdad - Iraq's premier said Wednesday that the country's "next battle" is to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State jihadist group, his most direct statement yet on Baghdad's target after Tikrit.

Suicide bombings, clashes kill 23 in Iraq's Anbar

Baghdad - Two suicide bombings followed by clashes in Iraq's Anbar province west of Baghdad killed 23 security personnel on Tuesday, officers and a doctor said.

IS jihadists kill 16 border guards in western Iraq

Baghdad - At least 16 Iraqi border guards were killed Monday in a dawn assault by the Islamic State jihadist group on their post near the Syrian frontier, provincial and security officials said.

IS group executes at least 36 more tribesmen in Iraq

Baghdad - The Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 36 more people in its execution campaign targeting a tribe that fought against it, an Iraqi tribal leader and an officer said Monday.

Op-Ed: On ISIS's latest mass-murder

The Islamic State groups (IS, formerly ISIS) have, over a 10-day period, massacred at least 200 members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe in Iraq's Anbar province. This latest atrocity is quite telling given the denomination of that tribe.

IS jihadists execute 46 tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar

Baghdad - Jihadists from the Islamic State group have executed at least 46 members of a tribe that fought against them in Iraq's Anbar province, sources said.

40 jihadists, 17 police and army killed in Iraq clashes

Ramadi - The Islamic State group launched attacks on Iraqi bases in two western towns that left at least 17 members of the security forces and 40 jihadists dead, security and medical sources said Thursday.

Report speculates Iraq may welcome back U.S. forces

Given Iraq's ongoing battle against dangerous terrorist insurgents presenting wrecking havoc in the Anbar province the Iraqi government may very well welcome back in American military personnel to help them in their counter-insurgency efforts.

Violence in Iraq's Anbar displaces up to 300,000: UN

Baghdad - Violence in Iraq's Anbar province, where militants control all of one city and parts of another, has displaced up to 300,000 people in six weeks, the United Nations has said.The province has been hit by a surge in fighting between pro- and anti-governm...

Op-Ed: The Anbar Awakening Tipping Point

In the recent publication (Mar/Apr 08) of the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Major Niel Smith, U.S. Army and Colonel Sean MacFarland, U.S. Army, wrote and published the story of the victorious turn-around in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq.
 

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