Category: Iraq

Thousands of Islamic State Militants Surrender as Group Nears Total Defeat


Thousands of Islamic State militants have surrendered to the U.S.-Syrian Democratic Forces as the caliphate nears complete defeat, according to the group’s spokesman. 

Pentagon IG: Oil Smuggling, Drug Running by Iran-Backed Militias Threaten Iraq’s Stability


A Baghdad-sanctioned umbrella organization of an estimated 50 mainly Shiite militias, including some backed by Iran, engaged in illicit activities in recent months that undermine security and stability in Iraq, the office of the inspector general (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) stressed this week.

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