Iraq: Roadside bomb blast kills three soldiers, injures one in Kirkuk city

Three Iraqi soldiers were killed on Monday morning in bomb blast targeting their patrol on a road in Kirkuk city, north of the capital Baghdad, a military source said. A fourth soldier was injured in the same attack, which was Read More …

ISIS tries to revive through jailbreak attempts in Syria’s Hasakah and Diyala governorate in Iraq

Clashes are still going on for the second consecutive day between the fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Internal Security Forces of North and East Syria (Asayish) with aerial support by the US-led Global Coalition on one Read More …

Iraqi security forces seized cache of explosives and ammunition in western Nineveh governorate

Two separate operations were carried out based on accurate intelligence information from the Intelligence Division of the 15th Division, one of the joints of the Military Intelligence Directorate in the Ministry of Defense, which confirmed the presence of explosive materials, Read More …

Iraqi security forces seized a booby-trapped motorcycle in Wadi Houran region

A qualitative preemptive operation carried out according to accurate intelligence information of the Intelligence Division of the Fifth Division, one of the joints of the Military Intelligence Directorate in the Ministry of Defense, in which it indicated the presence of Read More …

More explosives-bearing drones downed near base housing US troops in Iraq

Two fixed-wing drones rigged with explosives were shot down Tuesday near a base in Iraq that houses American troops, the second such incident in as many days, officials said. The unmanned aircraft were downed outside the perimeter of al Asad Read More …

Iraq: Two armed ‘suicide drones’ shot down by US-led coalition forces at Baghdad airport

Two drones targeting US forces at Baghdad airport were shot down this morning as terrorists launched an attack on the anniversary of the killing of revered Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. The ‘suicide drones, or improvised cruise missiles’, were launched at Read More …

Mechanical Equipment in IED Clearance: Observations from Iraq

Mechanical equipment has been in the inventory of conventional military forces for the purposes of military engineering—including demining—since the Second World War. The integration of mechanical equipment into UNMAS Iraq clearance activities may have therefore seemed a natural evolution from Read More …

18th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company returns home from deployment to Iraq

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina – The 18th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) returned home to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Nov. 30, after serving as the sole EOD company in Iraq for six months. The company deployed to Iraq with nine Read More …

CJTF-OIR: Combat role in Iraq complete; invitation from Iraq reaffirmed to advise, assist, enable

JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, Iraq – Combined Joint Task Force – Inherent Resolve, the international force charged with maintaining the enduring defeat of Daesh, announced today that it has completed its transition to a non-combat mission before year’s end as agreed. The Read More …