By Andrea Shalal
Iraqi citizens take to the streets to celebrate victory over the Islamic State. Locals expressed their confidence in their country as the costly war against ISIS is over.
Iraq says its war on the Islamic State is over, after more than three years of combat operations. During a conference in Baghdad on Saturday Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced the country’s forces are in full control of its border with Syria. The border zone was the last area held by extremists following a series of defeat over the past two years.
LONDON (Reuters) – Britons who have joined the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq should be hunted down and killed, Britain’s new defence minister said.
By Ahmed Aboulenein
By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) – When Iran declared victory over Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, it hailed the “strong and pivotal” role played by Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – At least 800 civilians have been killed in strikes in Iraq and Syria by the U.S.
By Khalil al-Ashawi and Sarah Dadouch
At least 30 people are dead and more than 80 injured following a suicide bombing in a small Iraqi town. The attacker detonated a truck loaded with explosives in a crowded marketplace on Tuesday about 130 miles north of Baghdad. Most of the deceased were civilians, but at least six Iraqi security forces were killed.