Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Iraq

Iraqi operation underway to retake Hawija town center from ISIS

By Rudaw 4/10/2017
AFP photo
AFP photo

KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region--Iraqi forces launched an offensive Wednesday morning towards the center of the town of Hawija to retake it from ISIS militants who have been in control since the summer of 2014.

 

Commander of Hawija operation Abdul-Amir Rashid Yarallah said that the Federal police, Rapid Response and Hashd al-Shaabi are leading the operation.

 

A parallel operation is also underway to wrest control of the nearby town of Riyaz.

 

Hawija, located 55 kilometers southwest of the city of Kirkuk, is considered one of the main ISIS strongholds in Iraq.

 

The operation has been underway for two weeks and Kurdish Peshmerga forces have largely stayed out of it.

2077 Views

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Zagros | 7/20/2018 5:27:06 AM
Pete, if you had traveled the world as you claim then you'd have known that Rojava is not the most egalitarian system in the world. You'd have known...
Outsider | 7/21/2018 4:36:24 AM
The PKK/KCK/PYD/YPG reminds me on the political system in the "good old" Communist countries... yes you have a choice.. hence claiming demo...
Assad or Turkey? Uncertainty surrounds future of Qamishli
| 17/7/2018 | (13)
Shaxawan | 7/18/2018 7:35:12 AM
All what US gave us is some scraps whike they support Irani militias and Sunna Arabs with the most developed weapons. Shame on you US, still seeks...
Robert Patrick Shuttlesworth | 7/21/2018 3:33:58 AM
My fellow Americans, why are we allowing our leaders to ask permission to form Kurdish security forces, from some of the very people the Kurds have...
US to arm two more Peshmerga brigades – if Baghdad permits it
| 16/7/2018 | (4)
Mohamedzzz | 7/19/2018 5:39:19 PM
''A deal was reached Tuesday between regime-backer Russia and rebel-ally Turkey''... I always said Turkey 'IS' the problem, Problems cannot be solved...
kurd | 7/21/2018 2:21:45 AM
Mohammaedzzz@ you have always been wrong. the main problem for kurds is PKK+YPG. they are cancerous cell on body of kurdistan. they are in service...
Thousands evacuate pro-regime Syria towns
| 19/7/2018 | (3)
Dlawar | 7/20/2018 10:33:10 PM
The regime is often described is smart or shrwed but they're not, even dumber are the nationalists who are against the regime but happily applaud...
Family says execution of Kurdish prisoner in Iran is imminent
| yesterday at 10:57 | (1)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Parties eager for skilled politicians in next Kurdistan parliament 4 hours ago |

Parties eager for skilled politicians in next Kurdistan parliament

"If we want to have a strong government, our MPs more
Stacks of cash change hands at Erbil’s currency exchange market 7 hours ago |

Stacks of cash change hands at Erbil’s currency exchange market

Security is surprisingly lax more
Alcohol sales, consumption banned in Saladin province 8 hours ago |

Alcohol sales, consumption banned in Saladin province

Residents have compared the ban to the strict more
0.531 seconds