(Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; editing by Andrew Roche) One news website run by Iran’s state television said Abu Zaha was a member of Islamic State.
The move was believed to be an attempt to curb the powerful militias, particularly amid rising tension between Iran and the U.S., the power brokers in Iraq. Iraqi forces are closing in on the last IS held neighborhoods in western Mosul after the city’s east was declared liberated in January.
In his fields in Diyala province, he found the remains of a mobile phone and plastic bottle which he believes was an explosive device detonated in the night to start the fire.
BAGHDAD/ANKARA, Jan 11 (Reuters) – An earthquake jolted the Iran-Iraq border region on Thursday at around 10 a.m. Earlier this month, the Iraqi government moved to place the Iranian-backed militias under the command of the armed forces.
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In southern Iraq, where the two big streams merge into the Shatt al-Arab, the reduced flow has caused saltwater intrusion from the Gulf, degrading the waterway that is shaded by lush palm groves on its banks.
“We’re not sure if one of the family members was a police officer, but IS has a presence in desert areas like Salahuddin, Mosul and Diyala,” an Iraqi intelligence official said.
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(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, Writing by John Davison, Editing by William Maclean) Islamic State militants have since their military defeat in Iraq in 2017 reverted to insurgency tactics such as bombings and attacks on security forces, especially in northern Nineveh and northeastern Diyala provinces.
The attack comes a day after a roadside bomb killed at least nine federal policemen near the northern oil city of Kirkuk on Sunday.
The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Answers. IS overran almost a third of Iraqi territory in 2014. No group has claimed responsibility for the killings late on Sunday.
IS has carried out a number of similar attacks targeting military facilities since the operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul was launched in October.
“They carry out attacks in villages outside the cities to scare families and remind them they are still there.”
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The employee himself, from the Turkmen minority in the town of Hamrin in ethnically mixed Diyala Province, was not at home at the time and was unharmed, the sources said.
(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; editing by Jonathan Oatis) Responsibility for that attack was claimed by Islamic State militants.
(Reporting by Mustafa Mahmoud and Saman Mahmoud; Writing by Ahmed Aboulenein; editing by Hugh Lawson and James Dalgleish) Its fighters have regrouped in the Hamrin mountain range in the northeast, which extends from Diyala province, on the border with Iran, crossing northern Salahuddin province and southern Kirkuk.
Since the harvest began in April, crop fires have raged across Diyala, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Salahuddin provinces while the government, battered by years of war and corruption, has few resources to counter a new hit-and-run insurgency.
(0700 GMT), causing some panic in Baghdad and central Iraq, according to residents and state-run media.
The tremor hit the Iranian province of Kermanshah where an earthquake killed 620 people in November, Iranian state TV said, adding that rescue teams had been dispatched to the region.
WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The World Bank on Tuesday approved $400 million in additional funding to help rebuild services to Iraqi areas recaptured from Islamic State militants after a three-year military campaign, the global development bank said.
The area of Diyala Province is 17,685 square kilometers.
“There has been a sharp reduction in the water level — reserves currently stand at 130 million cubic metres against two billion cubic metres normally,” said Aoun Dhiab, a senior adviser in the water ministry.
Iranian authorities informed the electricity ministry in Baghdad that the flow of gas exports will be resumed “during next few days” after maintenance on the pipeline inside Iranian territory are completed.
Islamic State, which once occupied a third of Iraq’s territory, has been largely defeated in the country but has continued to carry out ambushes, assassinations and bombings there and still poses a threat.
(Reporting by Ahmed Aboulenein in Baquba; additional reporting by Mustafa Mahmoud in Kirkuk; editing by Raya Jalabi and Janet Lawrence) There has been an uptick in attacks by the group in recent weeks, especially on a highway connecting the capital Baghdad with the country’s north where the men had been taken.
The Guards said in a statement published on state media its forces had killed a man named Abu Zaha and four other militants in Diyala province in Iraq.