The advance sent tens of thousands of Iraqis -- many of them Christians from the once diverse city of Mosul and Ninevah
province -- fleeing into the Kurdistan region.
Turkish troops in Iraq An Iraqi court later issued an arrest warrant against Atheel al-Nujaifi, the former governor of Ninevah
province, of which Mosul is the capital, accusing him of facilitating the entry of the Turkish forces.
If they decided they want to save that area, then OK, train our people, train the Kurds, give them more equipment -- or liberate Ninevah
Plain for us, and we will protect it, Without a safe haven -- without international protection for the Ninevah
Plain -- there will be no Christians living in Iraq anymore," he added.
Lieutenant General Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah, who commands army operations in Ninevah
province, said Iraqi special forces, the regular army and federal police are taking part in the operation to retake the Old City.
It is a case where the spoils are going to be more problematic than the victory, Already there is talk in Iraq and the US Congress of turning Mosul and surrounding Ninevah
Province into several quasi-autonomous 'cantons' along the lines of the Kurdish-protected zone created after the Gulf War.
US-led coalition aircraft provided support, said Bashar, the spokesman for the operations command in Ninevah
, the province in which Qayyarah and Mosul are located.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Kurdish Peshmerga forces continued their rapid advance against the ISIL near Mosul on Sunday, forcing the terrorists to retreat from more regions in Ninevah
Road in Winson Green was shut off by a West Midlands Police cordon and a patrol car after a 24-year-old man barricaded himself in a bedroom and threatened to self-harm.
The worst-hit area was the capital, Baghdad, with 259 civilians killed and 770 injured, followed by the northern Ninevah
province, which is almost entirely controlled by IS, with 133 killed and 89 wounded.
The worst-hit area was the capital, Baghdad, with 259 civilians killed and 770 wounded, followed by the northern Ninevah
province, which is almost entirely controlled by terrorist ISIS, with 133 killed and 89 wounded.
On the other side of the coin, the Iraqi army, who far too often reflect sectarian realities in Baghdad have handed thousands of weapons, tanks and ammunition, along with thousands kilometers of territories to ISIS terrorists in Ninevah
, Salahadin and Anbar provinces.
The Amnesty report investigated 13 villages in the provinces of Ninevah
, Kirkuk and Diyala, and included satellite imagery that Amnesty International said corroborated their claims.