Alva Review-Courier -

Iraq steps up strikes on IS-held Hawija ahead of offensive

 

September 10, 2017



BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi air force and the U.S.-led coalition have stepped up a campaign of airstrikes on the Islamic State group-held town of Hawija Saturday ahead of a planned ground assault there, according to Iraq's minister of defense.

Also Saturday, the secretary general of the Arab league visited Baghdad to encourage political dialogue with Irbil as Iraq's Kurdish region pushes forward with plans to hold a referendum on independence Sept. 25.

Despite ongoing military operations to clear out the last pockets of territory held by IS, the looming referendum has increased tensions betw...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.

 

Reader Comments(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021

Rendered 07/31/2021 13:40