Tag: Iraq

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq

A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq with seven people on board, U.S. officials said late on Thursday. Two U.S. officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity and citing initial reports, said the aircraft was a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and it crashed near al-Qaim, a town in Anbar province close to the Syrian […]

Emirates and flydubai Resume Flights Through Iraqi Airspace

Emirates and sister carrier flydubai have resumed flights through Iraqi airspace just days after Baghdad announced it had defeated so-called Islamic State. The two UAE-based airline ceased transiting Iraqi-controlled airspace back in 2014 following the outbreak of fighting in the country’s northern regions as well as the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern […]

UAVs Add Safety In Iraq

The Fort Bliss, Texas- based platoon of 22 Soldiers with Delta Company, 2nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division handles the intricate care and 24-hour operations of the Tactical Unmanned Aviation System assigned the RQ-7B ‘Shadow’ in support of Iraqi forces with their fight against the Islamic State group. These […]

Oman Air Expands Its International Network To Include Iraq

Oman Air has announced further expansion to its global network with a new destination starting in September 2016. The flights will operate from Oman Air’s hub in Muscat to Najaf, in Iraq with four weekly flights. Flights to Najaf will start on 15th September 2016.This is Oman Air’s first destination in Iraq, and the carrier […]

Dutch F16 Jets To Start Bombing In Syria

Dutch F16 fighter jets will take part in bombing raids over Syria, ministers agreed on Friday. ‘We can only prevent attacks if we remove IS’ safe havens in Iraq and Syria,’ prime minister Mark Rutte said at his weekly press conference. The Netherlands currently has four F16 fighters flying missions over Iraq and their mission […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Attack, fighter and remotely […]