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41 Iraqis Killed in Government Attacks and US Air Strikes in Northern Provinces, 18 Pro-Iranian Militiamen Killed in Mysterious Air Strikes

August 9, 2019

Editor's Note:

The following are just examples of news stories about the continuous Iraqi government war to subjugate the northern provinces, using the pretext of fighting ISIS, or responding to alleged ISIS attacks, which no longer exists, according to the announcements of the Iraqi government itself.

Daily news stories can be accessed from the news sources listed below and others in the internet. Most likely, the available news stories are biased, as these do not include the two sides.


Iraqi government soldiers operating in the beleaguered northern provinces, file, September 9, 2019 A house in Mosul destroyed in an air strike, on March 29, 2017


The following are news stories from the independent Iraqi Arabic news agency, Yaqein ( ):


18 members of pro-Iranian Iraqi militiamen were killed in air strikes by unknown planes, in Al-Bou Kamal, in northeastern Syria. 

مقتل 18 عنصراً من القوات الإيرانية والمليشيات العراقية بسوريا

09 سبتمبر 2019 | الكاتب:يقين

أفاد المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان اليوم الاثنين مقتل (18) عنصراً من القوات الإيرانية والفصائل الموالية  لها بقصف من قبل طائرات مجهولة في منطقة البوكمال السورية. وقال المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان، إن ” مقارا لفصائل عراقية مسلحة تعرضت في منطقة “البو كمال” السورية المحاذية لقضاء القائم العراقي الى قصف من قبل طائرات مجهولة مما ادى الى سقوط قتلى وجرحى في صفوفهم”.

وفي ذات السياق ذكرت وسائل إعلام عربية، أن “هذه الانفجارات استهدفت مقارا لفصائل تابعة للحشد الشعبي ومن بينها مقار (حركة الإبدال) و (حيدريون) و(حزب الله العراقي) داخل الأراضي السورية، وأسفرت عن سقوط قتلى وجرحى في صفوف عناصر تلك الفصائل”. وتنشر إيران في منطقة البوكمال ميليشيات موالية لها وهي كل من “حزب الله” اللبناني، و”حزب الله” العراقي، و”النجباء”، و”فاطميون”، و”زينبيون” يقودها جميعا “الحرس الثوري الإيراني.

يذكر أن “البوكمال” تقع على الضفة الجنوبية لنهر الفرات، بينما ينتشر الجيش الأمريكي وقوات سوريا الديمقراطية “قسد” شرق وشمال الفرات، كما تفصل البوكمال عن قاعدة التنف في زاوية الحدود السورية – العراقية – الأردنية عن شرق الفرات.


The following are news stories from a pro-Iraqi government website (, which usually reports those who are killed by Iraqi government attacks as Islamic State fighters, implying no civilians were killed by bombing residential neighborhoods:


Iraqi intelligence kill Islamic State militant in Mosul; another arrested

by Mohammed Ebraheem Sep 9, 2019, 6:48 pm  

Baghdad ( –

An Islamic State militant was killed Monday when army forces stormed a terrorist hotbed in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Military Intelligence Directorate said.

“Military intelligence forces stormed a terrorist hotbed at the Nineveh island, west of Mosul city, leaving an (alleged member of the) Islamic State dead,” Alsumaria News quoted the directorate as saying.

The troops destroyed the hideout and all its contents, the statement read.

Meanwhile, the directorate said that its forces arrested another Islamic State member in Ramadi city.

The militant, according to the statement, “was responsible for booby trapping vehicles in order to be used later in terrorist attacks by the Islamic State group.”

The Islamic State group appeared on the international scene in 2014 when it seized large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, declaring the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate” from Mosul city. Later on, the group has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings, prompting the U.S. to lead an international coalition to destroy it.

Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December 2017 with the help of a US-led alliance, having retaken all the territory captured by the extremists in 2014 and 2015.

Iraqi troops kill 15 Alleged Islamic State Members in Salahuddin

by Mohammed Ebraheem Sep 9, 2019, 2:08 pm

Salahuddin ( –

Iraq announced on Monday that 15 (alleged member of the) Islamic Sate were killed during a security operation in Salahuddin province.

“Acting on intelligence information, the Counter-Terrorism Service, in coordination with the U.S.-led international coalition, carried out a security operation in Mutaibijah and desert areas in Salahuddin, leaving 15 terrorists dead, including suicide bombers,” the spokesman for the Counter-Terrorism Service said in a statement.

“The troops also arrested nine (alleged member of the ISIS) and destroyed several hotbeds and tunnels that were used by Islamic State militants,” the statement read.

Int’l coalition kills eight alleged Islamic State members in Nineveh

by Mohammed Ebraheem Sep 8, 2019, 3:27 pm

Mosul ( –

Eight (alleged) Islamic State militants were killed Sunday in an air raid that targeted a terrorist hotbed in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh.

“The U.S.-led international coalition warplanes launched an airstrike, targeting a terrorist hotbed in Hamam al-Alil district in Nineveh,” the Security Media Cell said in a press statement.

Eight (alleged member of the) Islamic State were killed in the air raid, the statement read, adding that the operation was carried out based on intelligence information.

A U.S. soldier was wounded Saturday in a mortar attack on a military base

by Mohammed Ebraheem Sep 7, 2019, 6:17 pm

Mosul ( – A U.S. soldier was wounded Saturday in a mortar attack on a military base sheltering American troops in Mosul city, a security source said.

“A mortar attack targeted the military base of presidential palaces, which houses American troops, east of Mosul city, leaving a U.S. solider wounded,” the source told privately-owned Almaalomah news website on Saturday.

“Another mortar shell fell on the Andalus district in Mosul, leaving no casualties,” the source added.

The United States has an estimated 5,200 troops in Iraq as part of a security agreement with the Iraqi government to advise, assist, and support the Iraqi army in the fight against the Islamic State.

House explosion kills two Iraqi explosive experts in Mosul

by Mohammed Ebraheem Sep 7, 2019, 3:59 pm

Mosul ( –

Two explosive experts were killed Saturday while trying to detonate a bomb at a house in Mosul city, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said.

“A bomb placed inside a house at al Adnanya district in southeastern Mosul went off Saturday morning, leaving two explosive experts killed,” the ministry said in a press statement.

A security operation was launched to put an end to the threat of the leftover bombs in Mosul city.

Mosul has seen almost daily bombings and armed attacks against security members, paramilitary troops and civilians since the Iraqi government launched a wide-scale campaign to retake Islamic State-occupied areas in 2016. Though most of the daily bombings go without a claim of responsibility, Islamic State is expected to be behind many.

The surge in violence between armed groups and government forces has resulted in over five million internally displaced persons across Iraq and left more than 11 million in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Iraqi intelligence kill 9 alleged Islamic State members in Mosul

by Mohammed Ebraheem Sep 3, 2019, 9:17 pm

Mosul ( –

Nine Islamic State militants were killed Tuesday during a counter-terrorism operation in Mosul city, a senior security official said.

“Intelligence forces, in coordination with the Nineveh Operations Command, killed nine (alleged member of ISIS) hiding inside a tunnel in al-Sahaji village, southwest of Mosul,” Brig. Gen. Yahia Rasool, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, said in a press statement.

The troops were backed by warplanes of the U.S.-led international coalition, the spokesman added.

Bomb explosion kills foreign employee in Iraq’s Mosul

by Mohammed Ebraheem Sep 3, 2019, 12:07 pm

Mosul ( –

An Iraqi security source said that a foreign employee was killed Tuesday while trying to dismantle an explosive charge in Mosul city.

His name and nationality have not been revealed yet, the source told Al-Ahd News.

The explosion took place in Tel Al Shaer village in Mosul, he added.

Sadrist militias kill eight alleged members of the Islamic State in central Iraq

by Mohammed Ebraheem Sep 2, 2019, 2:11 pm

Salahuddin ( –

 Eight (alleged members of the) Islamic State were killed Monday in violent confrontations with militias affiliated to Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in central Iraq, a security source said.

A force of the 313th brigade of Saraya al-Salam (Peace Brigades) clashed with a number of Islamic State militants in Samaraa city, north of the capital Baghdad, leaving eight killed, the source told Iraqi news website Alghad Press.

“The clashes also left two members of Saraya al-Salam dead and two others wounded,” the source added.

In December 2017, Sadr ordered his fighters to hand state-issued weapons back to the government following the country’s defeat of the Islamic State group.

Sadr’s Saraya al-Salam fighters took up arms against the extremist group in 2014 after the fall of Mosul and are officially part of the government-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), also known as al-Hashd al-Shaabi.

Sadr called on his fighters to also hand over parts of the territory they control to Iraq’s security forces, however, he stressed that his fighters would remain present as protectors of a holy Shiite shrine in Samarra, north of Baghdad.


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