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7/22/2019 Aawast US Troops, Iraqi Unit Make Surprise Withdrawal from Rutba in Anbar American forces deployed in al-Rutba in Iraq’s Anbar region made a surprise withdrawal from the area, announced Karim Hilal al-Karboui, a member of the Anbar provincial council. The troops pulled out from the region along with a tactical unit from the Anbar police. The unit is tasked with maintaining security in al-Rutba. https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1823781/us-troops-iraqi-unit-make-surprise-withdrawal-rutba-anbar
7/22/2019 IraqiNews Iraq arrests Islamic State cell, including Baghdadi aide, in Nineveh A group of Islamic State fighters, including an aide to IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, were arrested Monday in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh. Code-named as “Baghdadi’s Men,” the IS sleeper cell confessed to carrying out several terrorist attacks against foreign embassies and churches in Egypt and Syria, Alghad Press quoted the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate as saying in a press statement. https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraq-arrests-islamic-state-cell-including-baghdadi-aide-in-nineveh/
7/22/2019 KP Taliban militants capture Kuran wa Munjan district of Badakhshan province The Taliban militants have reportedly captured the control of Kuran wa Mujan district in north-eastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. Amanullah Paiman, a former lawmaker from Badakhshan confirmed that the Taliban militants launched an attack on Kuran wa Munjan on Sunday night. Paiman further added that the attack claimed the lives of two soldiers and wounded 4 others. https://www.khaama.com/taliban-militants-capture-kuran-wa-munjan-district-of-badakhshan-province-03407/
7/22/2019 KP Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Faryab clashes The security forces inflicted heavy casualties on Taliban militants during separate clashes which took place in three districts of Faryab. The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the security forces clashed with Taliban in Sherin Tagab, Qaisar and KOhistan districts of Faryab. The statement further added t4aht the security forces killed 16 Taliban militants during the clashes and wounded 23 others. https://www.khaama.com/taliban-militants-suffer-heavy-casualties-in-faryab-clashes-03408/
7/22/2019 AA Deadly air raid kills 8 civilians in Afghanistan An air raid has killed eight civilians, including women and children, in Afghanistan's Logar province, officials and local media confirmed on Monday. Shahpur Ahmadzai, spokesman for the police headquarters, told Anadolu Agency the U.S. forces hit a suspected Taliban target in the Baraki Barak district last night. Without confirming the death toll, he said investigations have begun into alleged civilian casualties following this raid in residential areas. https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/deadly-air-raid-kills-8-civilians-in-afghanistan/1538330
7/22/2019 Reuters Afghan forces kill seven civilians in attack on militants Afghan government forces mistakenly killed seven civilians, including children, in an attack on militants south of the capital, a provincial official said on Monday, the latest victims of a war undiminished by peace talks. Government forces, have been facing Taliban attacks across much of the country, and have responded with air strikes aimed at killing insurgent leaders, even as U.S. and Afghan representatives have been negotiating with the militants in Qatar. https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-afghanistan-attack/afghan-forces-kill-seven-civilians-in-attack-on-militants-idUKKCN1UH16U?rpc=401&
7/22/2019 AfghanistanTimes Taliban agree on partial US presence in Afghanistan The Taliban group have reportedly consented to the staying behind of residual US forces in Afghanistan, a former notable Pakistani military official claimed Sunday. The Pakistan’s former defense secretary, Lt. Gen. (retd) Asif Yasin Malik, said the power sharing formula between the Afghan stakeholders was yet to be decided and it was expected to be finalized by January next year. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/taliban-agree-on-partial-us-presence-in-afghanistan/
7/22/2019 KP Airstrikes kill 7 Taliban militants in Helmand, Kunduz and Uruzgan provinces The security forces carried out a series of airstrikes in Helmand, Kunduz and Uruzgan killing at least 7 Taliban militants. The informed military sources said Monday that an airstrike in Dishu district of Hlemadn killed 2 Taliban fighters and wounded 1 other. The sources further added that an airstrike in Charah Darah district of Kunduz killed 1 Taliban fighter. https://www.khaama.com/airstrikes-kill-7-taliban-militants-in-helmand-kunduz-and-uruzgan-provinces-03411/
7/21/2019 WaPo Hundreds of Islamic State militants are slipping back into Iraq. Islamic State militants who escaped the defeat of their caliphate in Syria earlier this year have been slipping across the border into Iraq, bolstering a low-level insurgency the group is now waging across the central and northern part of the country, according to security officials. About 1,000 fighters have crossed into Iraq over the past eight months, most of them in the aftermath of the caliphate’s collapse in March, said Hisham al-Hashimi, a security analyst who advises Iraq’s government and foreign aid agencies. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/hundreds-of-islamic-state-militants-are-slipping-back-into-iraq-their-fight-isnt-over/ar-AAEEvjV?ocid=spartanntp
7/21/2019 KP 22 Taliban, ISIS militants killed in Afghan Special Forces raids The Afghan Special Forces have killed 22 Taliban and ISIS militants during the operations conducted in past 24 hours. The informed military sources said Sunday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Tagab district of Kapisa, killed 6 Taliban fighters and destroyed a small weapons cache. The sources further added that the Special Forces conducted a similar raid in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand. The Special Forces killed 4 Taliban militants and destroyed an IED. https://www.khaama.com/22-taliban-isis-militants-killed-in-afghan-special-forces-raids-03402/