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“The implementation of this threat would represent a change in the rules and an attempt by Tel Aviv to expand the map of the game,” the Arabic website Al-Jarida wrote.
Death of Hezbollah commander marks an escalation in Iran’s role in Iraq
The idea of a territorial Caliphate is indeed going kaput, but the Islamic State is expected to go back to its roots - trying to carry out terror attacks anywhere it can.
By YOSSI MELMAN
Mosul is the last major stronghold of ISIS in Iraq and its headquarters in the country. The Islamist group recently lost Dabiq in Syria to a coalition of Syrian rebel groups
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The assault on Mosul is backed the US-led coalition and could be one be the biggest military operations in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
When ISIS demanded al-Jughayfa’s surrender, the sheikh replied: "We’ll fight to the death."
The success of the Falluja operation launched on May 23 gives fresh momentum to Iraqi forces in the campaign to retake Mosul.
Saturday's mission, which US officials said was authorized by President Barack Obama and included multiple drones, showed the US was prepared to go after the Taliban leadership in Pakistan.
"We estimate in the millions of dollars... from all their illicit stuff: oil, looting, extortion," a US defense official told AFP on the condition of anonymity.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Ramadi is the capital of Iraq’s Al Anbar province, only 120 km. down the road from Baghdad.
By MICHAEL WILNER
A Turkish security source said on Friday the forces would provide training for Iraqi troops near Mosul, which is controlled by Islamic State.
A report of the incident emerged just days after a number of "non-Iraqi" sex slaves were transported to Mosul under the direct orders of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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