Wednesday 20 June 2018

Iraq launches offensive on IS in key province

Iraqi troops and Shi'ite Muslim militia forces attacked Islamic State fighters on several fronts on Monday in Anbar, the country's largest province, at the start of what is likely to be a long and fiercely contested offensive.


US set to deliver anti-tank arms to Iraq

The United States plans to deliver 1,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq in June to combat Islamic State suicide bombings like those that helped the group seize Ramadi, a senior US State Department official said on Thursday. The officia


Libya militias threaten 'coup'; want parliament dissolved

Two heavily armed Libyan militias have called on the country's parliament to hand over power immediately, in what the president of the assembly dismissed as an attempted coup that would be confronted by the army if necessary.

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