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News, June 2019
5 Iraqis Killed, Indiscriminate Arrests Resumed in the Northern Provinces, by Iraqi Security Forces, Using IS Allegation
June 11, 2019
The following are just examples of news stories about the continuous Iraqi government war to subjugate the northern provinces, using the pretext and allegation of fighting ISIS, or responding to alleged ISIS attacks, which no longer exists, according to the announcements of the Iraqi government itself.
Daily news stories can be accessed from the news sources listed below and others in the internet. Most likely, the available news stories are biased, as these do not include the two sides.
The following are news stories from the independent Iraqi Arabic news agency, Yaqein ( http://yaqein.net/ ):
The following are news stories from a pro-Iraqi government website (http://www.iraqinews.com/), which usually reports those who are killed by Iraqi government attacks as Islamic State fighters, implying no civilians were killed by bombing residential neighborhoods:
Iraqi security arrest Islamic State suspect in Dhi Qar
June 10, 2019, 12:46 pm
DHI QAR (IraqiNews.com) –
Iraqi security forces arrested on Monday an Islamic State suspect in the southern province of Dhi Qar, a security source was quoted saying.
The militant was arrested at a security checkpoint while trying to enter Basra coming from Mosul city, the source said.
The suspect is wanted by the Iraqi judiciary pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law for joining the IS militant group, the source added.
Former Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of military operations against Islamic State in Iraq on December 9, 2017 three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.
Iraqi troops kill two (alleged) IS members, destroy seven tunnels in Nineveh
by Mohammed Ebraheem Jun 9, 2019, 6:24 pm
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) –
Iraqi security forces on Sunday killed two (alleged Islamic State members) and destroyed seven tunnels during a military operation in Nineveh province.
The Iraqi Security Media Cell, in a press statement, said that security forces in the Nineveh Operations Command found seven Islamic State tunnels and a locally-made explosive charge during a military operation in Shaikh Ibrahim town in Nineveh.
The troops are now working on destroying the seven tunnels, the statement read.
In the Old City of Mosul, the troops killed two (alleged Islamic State members), include a suicide bomber, during a crackdown to purge the area surrounding the Great Mosque of al-Nuri from Islamic State terrorists.
The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city.
Alleged Islamic State member killed in clashes with security forces in Diyala
by Mohammed Ebraheem Jun 8, 2019, 12:44 pm
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) –
An (alleged IS member) was killed Saturday in a firefight with Iraqi security forces in Diyala province, a security source said.
Speaking to Mawazin News, the source said that security forces clashed with an Islamic State member on the outskirts of Mandali town in Balad Ruz district, Diyala, leaving him dead.
“The clashes also left a police officer wounded,” the source said, adding that the security situation is now under control.
Iraq declared the collapse of Islamic State’s territorial influence in November 2017 with the recapture of Rawa, a city on Anbar’s western borders with Syria, which was the group’s last bastion in Iraq.
Two (alleged) Islamic State militants killed in gunfight with Iraqi forces in Anbar
by Mohammed Ebraheem Jun 4, 2019, 1:33 pm
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) –
Iraqi security forces killed on Tuesday two (alleged IS member) in the western province of Anbar, an Iraqi mayor said.
Shaker Mahmoud, the mayor of Anbar’s Al-Ameriya district, told Al-Ahd news website that an army force, backed by policemen and tribal fighters, clashed with two IS militants, who infiltrated into al-Abar city in western the district coming from neighboring Syria.
The two (alleged IS members) were killed in the gunfight, the mayor added.
Earlier in the day, an (alleged) IS suicide bomber was killed while driving his motorbike in al-Qa’im district, west of Anbar.
Iraqi forces thwart car bomb attack in Gogjali, militant arrested
by Loaa Adel Jun 3, 2019, 5:30 pm
Iraqi security forces announced, on Monday, foiling a booby-trapped vehicle attack and arresting a militant in Gogjali area, east of Mosul.
In a press statement, the Media Cell said that the security forces apprehended a suspect, after a partial explosion in a pick-up vehicle, in front of his house in Gogjali area in the city of Mosul.
The suspect claimed to have bought the vehicle recently, while a number of improvised explosive devices were found in the vehicle’s back, the statement added.
The statement also revealed that the incident did not cause any human losses, while pointed out that investigations are ongoing to discover the circumstances of the incident.
Meanwhile, Head of the Security Committee in the Nineveh Provincial Council, Mohammed Ibrahim, announced that security forces managed to thwart the car bomb attack in Gogjali area of Kokli.
Ibrahim said in a press statement that forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Paramilitary militia) managed to dismantle a car bomb in Gogjali area, without causing any significant losses.
The security forces arrested the suspect, who had the car bomb at his house, he added.***
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