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New Iraqi law ‘major step’ in assisting ISIL’s female victims but more must be done

New York: A new law in Iraq provides a measure of comfort for women and girls who have survived atrocities of ISIL terrorist fighters, but more must be done, an independent UN human rights expert said on Wednesday.

US troops not stationed at Balad base in Iraq attacked Sunday night: Military Spokesman

Moscow/Sputnik: There are no US servicemen at the Balad Air Base in Iraq that came under a rocket attack on Sunday, Spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), Col. Wayne Marotto, said.

Iraqi Security Service obtains data on IS leader in Anbar Desert

Baghdad/Sputnik: Iraq has "crucial" intelligence about the current leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, banned in Russia), Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, a spokesman for the country's counter-terrorism service, Sabah al-Numan, told Sputnik on Tuesday, adding that the service makes constant surveillance of his activities in the country's western desert areas.

In Iraq, Pope spreads message of peace, religious tolerance and humanity’s resilience

New York: Pope Francis’ historic visit to northern Iraq to hold prayers at an ancient church destroyed by ISIL “sends a clear message to the world that harmony and cohesion between the followers of all religions is the only way for the advancement and progress of humanity,” the top UN culture official has said.

Pope Francis and top Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani hold historic meeting, discuss issue of safety of Iraqi Christians

Baghdad/UNI: Pope Francis and top Shia cleric Ali al-Sistani held a historic meeting in the Iraqi capital here on Saturday and discussed the safety of Iraq's Christian minority.

Pope’s visit to Iraq, ‘a symbol of hope'

New York: The visit by Pope Francis to the northern Iraqi city of Mosul at the weekend will be a symbol of hope and an opportunity to join forces for peace and unity, the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, said on Thursday, ahead of his touchdown in the capital, Baghdad.

Iraqi security forces arrest 7 ISIS terrorists in country's Northern Nineveh province

Moscow/Sputnik: The Iraqi intelligence forces said on Saturday that they had arrested seven terrorists linked to the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, outlawed in Russia), who were plotting terrorist attacks in the northern province of Nineveh.

Iraqi military kills Islamic State leader in country: Prime Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: The Iraqi armed forces killed a commander of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) who referred to himself as the IS leader in Iraq, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said on Thursday.

Iraq: Trump pardons for Baghdad Blackwater guards ‘contributes to impunity’ says UN rights office

New York: The UN human rights office OHCHR, has voiced deep concern over the decision by United States President Donald Trump to grant pardons to four security guards who were tried and convicted for the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad, in 2007.

Iraqi security forces discover IS Terrorists' Arms Depot North of Baghdad: Military

Cairo/Sputnik: The Iraqi security forces have discovered a large ammunition depot belonging to the Islamic State terrorist group north of Baghdad, the country's defense ministry said on Sunday.

Iraqi forces killed over 40 ISIS militants during operation in South of Mosul: Army Spokesman

Moscow/Sputnik: The Iraqi army has killed 42 members of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) in an operation south of the city of Mosul in the country's north, Yehia Rasool, the spokesman for the country's commander-in-chief, said on Sunday.

Iraq: ISIS terrorists target 2 oil wells

Baghdad/UNI: Members of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization have attacked two oil wells in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, the Shafaq news agency reported on Wednesday, citing a source in the local police.

Authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan impose curfew in 2 provinces amid protests: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The government of Iraqi Kurdistan, the autonomous region in Northern Iraq, on Tuesday introduced a curfew in the provinces of Sulaymaniyah and Halabja amid the ongoing protests, the Shafaq news agency reported.

Pope Francis to visit Iraq next year

Rome/Sputnik: Pope Francis will pay an official visit to Iraq from March 5-8, 2021, Vatican press office chief Matteo Bruni said on Monday.

Drone strike kills one of Iran’s IRGC commanders in western Iraq

Tehran/Sputnik: A drone strike killed one of the commanders of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Muslim Shahdan, in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province bordering Syria, Al Arabiya reported on Monday, citing Iraqi sources.