|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | World (Click here for more)

Iraqi Army Takes Full Control of al-Hawija

ERBIL, Iraq The Iraqi army took on Wednesday full control of al-Hawija, an Islamic State stronghold in northeastern Iraq, major areas of which were retaken in early October, including the main city.

The troops managed to recover the last territory that was under IS control in the northeast of the country, said a statement from the joint operations commander.

Al-Hawija, located in the province of Kirkuk, was one of the last strongholds of Islamic State in northern Iraq, after it was ousted in July from Mosul and from large swathes of territories it had occupied in 2014.

The oil-rich region, where the Sunni Arab tribes are a majority, is of strategic importance owing to its position between the cities of Kirkuk and Tikrit, the capital of Salah ad-Din province.

The Federal Police, the Emergency Response division, rapid response, the Army and Popular Mobilization Forces Shiite militia took part in the offensive that was launched on Sept. 21, and whose second phase started on Sept. 29.

The offensive will now focus on the area bordering Syria, Al-Qaim in western Iraq, believed to be the last stronghold of the IS.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved