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Over the last several years, I have met with commanders and fighters from Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (al-hashd al-sha'abi, or PMF), ... Although the Iraqi armed forces have since recovered, the state's weakness has allowed many of these paramilitary groups continue to control territory in liberated ...
The Defence Ministry on Monday said 14,000 pages of records - covering 376 days from 2004 to 2006 - were found in the office. The records were ... Mr Onodera was notified about the Iraq troop records last Saturday, more than two months after they were first found in January. The cover-up started when ...

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Tuesday that he did not find out about Ground Self-Defense Force activity logs from Iraq until 2½ months after they were supposed to have been discovered. The Defense Ministry has been rocked by news of the existence of the logs, which it once claimed did not exist ...
An unnamed source affiliated with the Russian Defense Ministry has denied a report by a Kuwaiti daily claiming two of Israel's F-35 fighter jets flew over Syria and Iraq last week to reach Iranian airspace without being detected by Russian radars based in Syria. Iraq's Defense Ministry also denied Israel's ...
Japan's defense chief has apologized after activity logs detailing the stay of Ground Self-Defense Force units in Iraq were found. Until now, the defense ministry has said the records no longer existed. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Monday the records were discovered in the Ground Staff Office.
The day she was freed, footage of her interview by Iraqi intelligence was posted on the Defense Ministry's Facebook page, disregarding the need to protect her ... Hopefully Iraq's justice system will seize this opportunity to prosecute an alleged ISIS member for specific offenses – and the victim will have the ...

Defense Ministry, Peshmerga, U.S. officials meet on forming joint task force at disputed regions: Official ... Iraqi government forces approached the southern borders of Erbil, capital of semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region, after taking over Kirkuk province from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in October, fulfilling ...
Iraqi Army Chief-of-Staff Othman al-Ghanimi on Tuesday arrived in Iraq's Sinjar district, according to a Defense Ministry statement. “He was accompanied [on his visit] by senior Defense Ministry officials,” the statement read. While in Sinjar, located 120 kilometers northwest of Mosul, al-Ghanmi plans to ...
German military will work to build up security forces loyal to Baghdad by advising Iraq's defense ministry and providing its troops with training, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told lawmakers on Thursday. The parliament in Berlin is discussing the continuation of Germany's major military ...
In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Alghad Press, the Iraqi defense ministry said, “Brig. Gen. Sherif Ismail el-Morshedy, the commander of the 57th brigade of Abadi's protection service, breathed his last while on duty after undisciplined personnel shot him dead near a central checkpoint in ...
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi troops killed on Wednesday seven Islamic State (IS) terrorists and seized a large cache of explosives and weapons in different parts in western Iraq. In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Alghad Press, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said, “Troops of the Anbar Operations ...
Paramilitary members will be given equivalent salaries to those members of the military under the Ministry of Defense's control, the decree said. ... on Saturday, Abadi was quoted by state TV saying that merging the PMF within the army “preserves the identity of the security forces”, Iraqi News reported.
Spokesman for the Iraqi Defence Ministry Tahseen Al-Khafaji said a day earlier that “T-50 jet fighters will arrive in batches soon in Baghdad as part of the deal.” As part of a deal signed in 2013 between the two countries, Iraq will receive 24 jets and training for a number of pilots. Iraqi pilots have already ...
Turkey and Iraq's central government in Baghdad will carry out a joint operation against outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq, ... After Akar was received by Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan al-Hiyali at the Defense Ministry building in Baghdad, the three reportedly discussed regional ...
Spokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry Tahseen al-Khafaji had announced in a Tuesday statement that the remaining “T-50 jet fighters will arrive in batches soon in Baghdad as part of the deal.” Khafaji noted that “a team of Iraqi pilots received training in South Korea and they are ready now to operate ...
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The German Defense Ministry will continue training Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq, the ministry's spokesperson Frank Faehnrich ... Despite Peshmerga's military success in the fight against Daesh, the relations between the Kurdish militia and the local Iraqi forces remain quite tense.
He redirected a question on the supply of American tanks to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. "The Defense Ministry can better answer this question, I have no details. We work with all states of the world, but on the basis of respect for the sovereignty of each state," he said. The minister also recalled that Iraq had ...

12th, 2018, the Iraqi ministry of defense released a video depicting its Chinese-made CH-4B armed unmanned aerial vehicles. ... to the 84th Attack Squadron, part of Iraqi army aviation, but the latest footage provided by Iraqi defense ministry show clearly Iraqi troops wearing the 100th Squadron patch.
12th, 2018, the Iraqi ministry of defense released a video depicting its Chinese-made CH-4B armed unmanned aerial vehicles. ... to the 84th Attack Squadron, part of Iraqi army aviation, but the latest footage provided by Iraqi defense ministry show clearly Iraqi troops wearing the 100th Squadron patch.
MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Iraq's Defense Ministry has received the first batch of 36 T-90S tanks under an arms contract with Russia, Shafaq News reported on Monday, citing Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi. Al-Ghanmi, who paid an inspection visit to Basra, confirmed that the 36 ...
Iraq has received the first batch of Russian-made T-90 battle tanks as part of a purchase agreement signed last year, according to an Iraqi Defense Ministry source. “The first batch of Russian tanks arrived yesterday [Thursday] at the Umm Qasr Port [in southern Iraq],” the source told agencies on Friday.
Iraq's armed forces have instructions to prevent “foreign fighters” from launching cross-border attacks on Turkey, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told his Turkish counterpart Binali ... Iraqi Army Chief-of-Staff Othman al-Ghanmi arrived in Sinjar on March 27, according to a Defense Ministry statement.
Today we are equipping there an entire armored brigade, our equipment is supplied there," Kozhin told the Rossiya 24 TV channel. Iraqi Chief of General Staff Osman Ganimi said on February 20 that Iraq's Defense Ministry had received the first batch of 36 T-90 S tanks under a military contract with Russia.
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Iraq announced on Tuesday that it received two T-50 jet fighters from South Korea as part of an agreement signed by Baghdad and Seoul in 2013. In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Sputnik news agency on Tuesday, spokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry ...
Germany will switch to another form of support in view of the areas liberated from the IS in Iraq and Syria and at the request of the Iraqi government, said ... the armed forces in Iraq face reorganization and therefore need advice, training, logistics and medical assistance, the German Defense Ministry said on ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Some Iraqi observers have been perplexed to see Daesh (Islamic State)'s second in command on a list of wanted criminals ... Iraq's defense ministry had declared Afri dead, but that was followed by another declaration by the group of his death in April 2016 in an air raid by the ...
The operation in Tuz Khurmatu comes despite past assertions by Iraqi officials, including Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, that Daesh's presence in the country was limited to a handful of “sleeper cells”. After overrunning vast swathes of territory in northern and western Iraq in 2014, the terrorist group has ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Kurdistan's Peshmerga ministry has refuted recent claims by an Iraqi commander of a joint operation to clear ISIS ... and the High Defense Council of Ministry of Peshmerga, we have not held any meeting with [Iraqi] military officials or the Iraqi Ministry of Defense,” he told Rudaw.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A British soldier died at an army base in Iraq while on a mission to help fight the Islamic State (IS), and the Defense Ministry has launched an investigation into the incident, officials said. The Ministry of Defense on Friday stated that Captain Dean Sprouting's death was not the result ...
The US-led coalition, fighting the Daesh terror group, has not yet addressed Iraq's Defense Ministry to coordinate the issue of establishing a new border security force in Syria near to the Turkish and Iraqi borders, Iraqi Defense Ministry's spokesman Tayar Khafaji told Sputnik on Wednesday. “As of now ...
Iraq's Defense Ministry on Saturday denied reports that the Daesh terrorist group was controlling nearly half of the oil-rich Kirkuk province.“Iraqi security forces are in full control of the province,” the ministry said in a statement.Local media earlier said, citing a Kurdish MP, that Daesh had overrun nearly half ...
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Since the Islamic State (ISIS) swept through northern Iraq in the summer of 2014, many observers have examined efforts by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Security Forces (ISF) to learn and adapt. Such conversations typically revolve around battlefield inputs and effects—the number of recruits, ...
Iraq's Defense Ministry says Iraqi forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition have liberated the last Iraqi town under the control of extremist militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS). The ministry said in a statement early on November 17 that Iraqi military units and local tribal fighters advanced into western ...
Ministry of Defense says Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition liberate last Iraqi town held by Islamic State group. By The Associated Press. BAGHDAD — Nov 17, 2017, 5:07 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Ministry of Defense says Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led coalition liberate last Iraqi town held by ...
/TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry has described the United States' refusal to carry out strikes against convoys of the Islamic State (IS, terror group, outlawed in Russia) on November 9 as a fact recorded in the transcripts of the talks and furnished authentic photos of a militant convoy heading for the Syrian-Iraqi border.
The Russian Ministry of Defense posted a screenshot of a video games as “irrefutable evidence” of U.S. collusion with ISIS on social media Thursday. ... pictures posted as evidence by the Russian MOD were taken from old screenshots of Iraqi and coalition forces destroying ISIS convoys in Fallujah, Iraq.
(KIRKUK, Iraq) — Iraqi security forces have found mass graves in an area recently retaken from the Islamic State group that could contain up to 400 bodies, an Iraqi official said ... Hours later, Iraqi Defense Ministry announced capturing Romana area, saying the troops will head to nearby town of Rawa.
Syria's army and allied forces have taken fully secured Deir Ezzor city and are advancing toward Al-Bukamal near the Iraqi border. ... they have taken prisoner and that their only option was to either die or surrender at the hands of our heroic forces,” according to a statement by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that six ... outside the militant-held town of Boukamal on the border with Iraq.
A statement from the Russian defence ministry read: "On October 31, 2017 the submarine The Veliki Novgorod operating in the eastern ...
The Iraqi Defense Ministry said in a statement the federal government will soon assume authority over the border crossing with Syrian side, ...
Iraqi Forces Deployed in Altun Kupri and North of Kurdish Capital Irbil ... on the sub-district of Altun Kupri,” the Iraqi Defense Ministry said in a ... “The town was linked to Irbil for years by the former Baath regime [in Iraq], and ...
Iraqi forces have discovered a mass grave, which appears to ... in the northern Kirkuk province, the Iraqi Defence Ministry said Saturday.
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Interior Ministry, along with air force, ... Earlier on the day, the Defense Ministry's War Media Cell said 25 IS ... 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic “Caliphate”.
A court in Baghdad has issued an arrest warrant for the former Iraqi army ... by the defence ministry to civilians, without revealing their identities.
The German army has restarted a training mission in Iraqi Kurdistan after a ... (IS) group in Iraq, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi fighter jets killed 25 Islamic State members ... The Defense Ministry's War Media Cell said the militants were killed ...
Russian Defense Ministry compares US coalition bombing of Raqqa to ... Iraqi governmental forces liberated more than 87% of Iraq and Syria.
Iraq's government says security forces have seized control of a town in the ... on - the sub-district," the Iraqi defence ministry said in a statement.


 

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