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Washington will more than double its number of its troops in Iraq as part of the US' plans for a post-IS vision, a senior Baghdad minister told The New Arab.

Militants from the Islamic State group re-entered the ancient city of Palmyra on Saturday, according to London-based monitoring group, eight months after government forced re-seized control.

Islamic State loses $2m revenue as airstrikes destroy oil-tankers

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Islamic State loses $2m revenue as airstrikes destroy oil-tankers

An estimated $2 million worth of Islamic State oil revenue was destroyed by the US-led global coalition against the militant group on Friday.

Syria: Washington sending 200 more soldiers for anti-IS push Syria: Washington sending 200 more soldiers for anti-IS push

The New Arab & agencies

Syria: Washington sending 200 more soldiers for anti-IS push

The White House said it will deploy some 200 soldiers to assist in the global battle against the Islamic State group on Saturday, as the ...

US-backed forces push closer to IS 'capital' Raqqa

The New Arab & agencies

US-backed forces push closer to IS 'capital' Raqqa

The global fight against the Islamic State's final two hubs continued to advance on Monday.

The New Arab & agencies

Raqqa assault 'will take longer than US predicted'

The final anticipated battle against the Islamic State group at its self-declared capital Raqqa in Syria will not start in the coming weeks, as the US initially anticipated.

The New Arab

IS fighters 'shave beards' as pressure builds on Mosul

IS fighters are shaving their beards and preparing to flee Mosul as a Iraqi forces advance to retake the group's last major stronghold in Iraq.

The New Arab & agencies

UK defence minister wants Raqqa offensive 'in weeks'

British defence minister eyes further gains against the Islamic State group in Syria as coalition forces edge closer to IS-held Mosul city in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Groundwork being laid for isolation of IS-held Raqqa: US

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Tuesday that the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria ...

#MosulOps: World powers meet as Iraqi forces near Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps: World powers meet as Iraqi forces near Mosul

World powers are meeting in Paris to discuss the ongoing Battle of Mosul, as Iraqi forces edge closer to the IS stronghold, threatening a ...

The New Arab

#MosulOps: Iraq denies reports of Turkish military participation

Reports that Turkish troops are taking part in the Battle of Mosul have been denied by the Iraqi military.

#MosulOps update: Iraqi forces press assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

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#MosulOps update: Iraqi forces press assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

The push towards Mosul continues for the 7th day as IS attempt a counter-offensive near Kirkuk.

#MosulOps 7th day: Iraq scrambles to contain IS counter-attacks

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOps 7th day: Iraq scrambles to contain IS counter-attacks

Iraq forces in fierce Kirkuk clashes with IS as the fight to retake Mosul from militants continues.

Iraq denies reports of agreement with Turkey on Mosul

The New Arab

Iraq denies reports of agreement with Turkey on Mosul

An Iraqi government spokesman on Friday denied reports of an agreement on Ankara's participation in the Mosul battle, after the US defence ...

#MosulOp: Iraqi forces advancing 'faster than expected'

The New Arab & agencies

#MosulOp: Iraqi forces advancing 'faster than expected'

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday the offensive against Islamic State in Mosul was progressing quicker than planned.

The New Arab

Battle for Mosul: Several villages liberated by Peshmerga forces

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces have seized several villages east of Mosul in a much-anticipated US-backed offensive to liberate the final stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Michael Brenner

China on Washington's mind

Comment: Failure to engage Beijing on global matters of geopolitical significance will leave the United States struggling to shape the future ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gulf states 'may send rocket launchers' to Syrian rebels

Failing peace talks may lead to Gulf Arab nations or Turkey supplying rebel factions with anti-aircraft missiles, a US official has warned.

The New Arab & agencies

Five including Iraqi journalist killed in deadly Baghdad attacks

At least five, including an Iraqi journalist, were killed and dozens others wounded on Wednesday following two separate attacks near the Iraqi ...

Car bomb attack on packed Baghdad market

The New Arab

Car bomb attack on packed Baghdad market

Another car bomb rocked the Iraqi capital on Tuesday morning, killing at least 11 people at an outdoor market in a Shia-majority district of ...

The New Arab

US will send 560 more soldiers to Iraq

Hundreds of additional US soldiers will be sent to aid the international coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq, the Pentagon chief ...

Pentagon chief in Baghdad for talks on IS fight

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Pentagon chief in Baghdad for talks on IS fight

The US Pentagon Chief made an unexpected visit to Baghdad on Monday to hold talks on the battle against the Islamic State with Iraqi premier, ...

US military leaders might request additional troops for Iraq

The New Arab

US military leaders might request additional troops for Iraq

US military leaders are discussing whether to request additional troops for the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq, a coalition ...

Pentagon 'concerned' by Russian bombing of US-backed Syrian rebels

The New Arab

Pentagon 'concerned' by Russian bombing of US-backed Syrian rebels

The Pentagon on Saturday voiced "strong concerns" over Russia's bombing of US-backed rebels in southern Syria, a day after defence chief ...

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