Hashed al-Shaabi - updates

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New rockets target Iraq base where U.S., U.K. troops killed

Mar 14, 2020 - 4:53 PM

(UPDATED) This comes 3 days after a similar attack on the base, the deadliest such incident in years

New air strike on pro-Iran convoy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani funeral

Jan 04, 2020 - 8:57 AM

(UPDATED) The new strike targets a convoy belonging to the Hashed al-Shaabi, an Iraqi paramilitary network whose Shiite-majority factions have close ties to Iran

Top Iran commander Qasem Soleimani killed in U.S. strike on Baghdad

Jan 03, 2020 - 10:59 AM

(UPDATED) The Pentagon says US President Donald Trump orders Soleimani's 'killing,' after a pro-Iran mob this week laid siege to the US embassy

KILLED. A file handout picture released by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on October 1, 2019, shows Qasem Soleimani, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General and commander of the Quds Force. Handout photo/ Khamenei.Ir/AFP

Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:54 AM

But Iraqi demonstrators torched US flags across 3 cities in Baghdad after the deadly air strikes that targeted bases of the Hezbollah Brigades

PROTEST VS US. Iraqis burns the American flag in the southern city of Basra on December 30, 2019, during a demonstration to denounce the previous night's attacks by US planes on several bases belonging to the Hezbollah brigades near Al-Qaim, an Iraqi district bordering Syria. Photo by Hussein Faleh/AFP

U.S. strikes on pro-Iran group in Iraq kill 25, sparking anger

Dec 30, 2019 - 9:47 AM

(UPDATED) Iraqi leaders fear their country could become a battleground between Tehran and Washington, in a context where they are also grappling with huge street protests against corruption

US STRIKES. In this file photo taken on May 31, 2019 Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Iran-backed armed group, Hezbollah brigades, march during a military parade marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Baghdad. The US bombed the headquarters of the group in Iraq and Syria, according to the Pentagon, after a series of attacks in Iraq against American interests. File photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraq protests enter 2nd month, defying pledges of reform

Nov 01, 2019 - 9:08 PM

More than 250 people have died and 10,000 have been wounded in the past month as protests evolved into calls for the 'downfall of the regime'

SECOND MONTH. Iraqi protesters gather at Tahrir square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the capital Baghdad on November 1, 2019. Photo by Sabah Arar/AFP

In first, Iraq PM points finger at Israel on base attacks

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Iraq Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi says his government had 'indications' Israel was behind some attacks on paramilitary bases this summer

Members of the "Liwa al-Tafuf" 13th Brigade of Iraq's Shiite Muslim Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units) paramilitary show off their skills during a graduation ceremony at a training centre in the central Iraqi city of Karbala on August 30, 2019.  Mohammed SAWAF / AFP

Iraq PM challenges Tillerson on Iran remarks

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:55 AM

Tillerson and Abadi, in Baghdad, also discussed 'government measures taken to restore the authority of the federal government in Kirkuk'

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Iraqi forces advance towards heart of ISIS-held bastion

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The United Nations says thousands of civilians have fled Tal Afar but around 30 000 remain trapped

A fighter from the Hashed Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization units) walks inside al-Nour neighbourhood, in eastern Tal Afar, the main remaining stronghold of the Islamic State group, after the government announced the beginning of an operation to retake it from the jihadists, on August 23, 2017.  Iraqi forces recaptured several districts and advanced towards the centre of Tal Afar, one of the Islamic State group's last strongholds in the country, as aid workers braced for an exodus of civilians fleeing the fighting. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Saudi FM in first visit to Iraq since 2003

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:44 PM

This visit is to reestablish relations in a more stable way says a senior government official

SAUDI FM IN IRAQ. A handout picture released by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry's press office on February 25, 2017 shows Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (R) meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in the capital Baghdad. Stringer/Iraqi Foreign Ministry/AFP

Iraq forces say gaining ground around Mosul

Oct 30, 2016 - 7:35 PM

3rd UPDATE Amid the offensive the UN says there have been credible reports of ISIS carrying out mass executions in the Iraqi city

Iraqi families who were displaced by the ongoing operation by Iraqi forces against jihadists of the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul, are seen near Qayyarah, south of Mosul, on October 29, 2016. Iraqi paramilitary forces launched an operation to cut the Islamic State group's supply lines between its Mosul bastion and neighbouring Syria, opening a new front in the nearly two-week-old offensive. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

Iraq forces launch operation to cut Mosul off from Syria

Oct 29, 2016 - 4:41 PM

UPDATED The operation could bring the fighting perilously close to the ancient city of Hatra a UNESCO world heritage site that has already been vandalized by ISIS

OPERATION. Iraqi forces wait on their vehicles in the village of Umm Mahahir, south of Mosul, on October 28, 2016 after they recaptured it from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists as part of their operation to retake the main hub city of Mosul. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraqi forces move to Anbar frontline as anti-ISIS fightback nears

May 23, 2015 - 7:49 PM

Government and allied forces are keen to prevent further losses as ISIS used its momentum after seizing Ramadi to take more land east of the city