News Archive Total: 20107

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6/16/2019 IraqiNews Iraqi army hunts for Islamic State militants in Diyala province The Iraqi army launched on Sunday a military operation in the northern district of Diyala to track down Islamic State militants. “The Iraqi army, backed by federal police and paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces, launched a wide-scale military operation to purse Islamic State cells in Hamrin Basin, 55 kilometers northeast of Baqubah,” Diyala Police Chief Major General Faisal al-Abadi told Baghdad Today news agency. https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/iraqi-army-hunts-for-islamic-state-militants-in-diyala-province/
6/16/2019 AFP Iraq, Known for Hot Summers, Suffering a Scorcher Hospital ventilators shut down, football matches with obligatory water breaks and food spoiling in fridges without power: Iraq’s notorious summer has arrived. As one of the hottest countries in the world with around half of its terrain covered in desert, Iraq is no stranger to stiflingly hot summers. https://www.voanews.com/middle-east/iraq-known-hot-summers-suffering-scorcher
6/16/2019 KP Pompeo says May 31st car bombing in Kabul city instigated by Iran The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Iran instigated the May 31st car bombing in Kabul city. Speaking to reporters in Washington last Thursday, Pompeo talked about a series of attacks which took place from 22nd of April to 14th of June in strait of Hormuz, Baghdad and Kabul. He said “On May 31st, a car bomb in Afghanistan wounded four U.S. service members, killed four Afghan civilians, and wounded bystanders.” https://www.khaama.com/may-31st-car-bombing-in-kabul-city-instigated-by-iran-pompeo-03633/
6/16/2019 ArianaNews 9 Taliban Militants killed in Farah Operations At least four Taliban insurgents were killed and five others wounded in clashes with the Afghan forces in western Farah province, Interior Ministry (MoI) said in a statement. In a statement released on Saturday, MoI said that Afghan security forces conducted an operation in Shaikh Abad village of the provincial capital, Farah city, in which three militants were killed and three others injured. https://ariananews.af/9-taliban-militants-killed-in-farah-operations/
6/16/2019 KP Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Farah, Herat operations The Afghan security forces backed by coalition air power conducted separate operations in Farah and Herat provinces inflicting heavy casualties on Taliban militants. The 207th Zafar Corps in a statement said the Special Forces conducted an operation in Shinwan Village of Bala Bolok district. https://www.khaama.com/taliban-militants-suffer-heavy-casualties-in-farah-herat-operations-03637/
6/13/2019 WaPo U.S. airstrikes, chaotic firefight between allies, kill 6 Afghan troops In a confusing and deadly battlefield incident Tuesday, a firefight between two groups of Afghan and American security forces, followed by U.S. airstrikes, left six Afghan army soldiers dead and seven wounded, U.S. military officials here said Thursday. No Americans were reported harmed. The chaotic events, in an insurgent-plagued district of northern Kunduz province, came after a series of incidents in recent months in which U.S. airstrikes unintentionally killed Afghan forces in battle zones. Combat has intensified as peace talks have faltered and the Taliban has launched a “spring offensive.” Afghan security officials have vowed to respond in kind. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/us-airstrikes-chaotic-firefight-between-allies-kill-6-afghan-troops/2019/06/13/b060aeae-8db4-11e9-b08e-cfd89bd36d4e_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0c8cbde30ac5
6/13/2019 Reuters Suicide bomber kills nine in Afghanistan's Jalalabad A suicide bomber on foot targeted a police vehicle in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Thursday, killing at least nine people, including civilians, local officials said. Atahullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar province’s governor, said the attacker set off his explosives as a police vehicle was passing from a residential area in the city. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-blast/suicide-bomber-kills-nine-in-afghanistans-jalalabad-idUSKCN1TE22W?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29&&rpc=401
6/11/2019 ToloNews 47 People Rescued From Taliban Prisons In Baghlan, Kunduz Forty-seven prisoners were released from Taliban prisoners in Afghan forces operations in northern Baghlan and Kunduz provinces. In the operation in Baghlan, 34 people were rescued from a Taliban prison. The operation was carried out by the police on Monday night, the provincial police said in a statement on Tuesday. https://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/47-people-rescued-taliban-prisons-baghlan-kunduz
6/11/2019 KP 37 Taliban militants killed, wounded in deadly U.S. airstrikes in Paktiya The U.S. forces carried out airstrikes against Taliban militants in Paktiya province killing or wounding at least 37 militants. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out i Wech Gharak area of Ahmadabad district. https://www.khaama.com/37-taliban-militants-killed-wounded-in-deadly-u-s-airstrikes-in-paktiya-03590/
6/11/2019 KP Roadside bomb explosion kills six of a family in Kandahar A roadside bomb explosion killed six members of a single family in Kandahar province of Afghanistan. According to local security officials, the incident took place earlier today in the vicinity of Dand district of Kandahar. The officials further added that a civilian vehicle struck an improvised explosive device killing six people including women and children. https://www.khaama.com/roadside-bomb-explosion-kills-six-of-a-family-in-kandahar-03592/