Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Iraq Army presses Anbar assault as unrest kills 6  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 18/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) A suicide bombing and shelling in Iraq's Anbar province killed six people as security forces on Friday pressed an assault against militants for territory the government lost weeks ago



The unrest in Anbar coupled with violence elsewhere in Iraq, which has already killed more than 600 people this month, has fuelled fears the country is slipping back into all-out sectarian war with little appetite for compromise among political leaders ahead of a general election scheduled for April



UN chief Ban Ki-moon and other diplomats have urged Baghdad to pursue political reconciliation, but Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ruled out dialogue with militants and the authorities have instead trumpeted operations by the police and army



Iraqi officials say clashes with militants and a suicide attack have killed five people, including three anti-Al-Qaeda fighters, in the embattled western Anbar province



Hospital officials say a battle between security forces and Al-Qaeda fighters early on Friday in the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, killed two civilians who were caught in the crossfire



Police officials say a suicide bomber detonated his explosives among a gathering of an anti-Al-Qaeda militia late Thursday in the Anbar provincial capital of Ramadi, killing three militiamen and wounding four

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media



Since December, Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen have been trying to recapture territories overran by Al-Qaeda in Anbar, including Fallujah and parts of Ramadi. On Friday, thousands of security personnel from elite forces pressed an assault on Albubali, a rural area where security officials say a large number of anti-government fighters are holed up

The area, comprised of farmland and villages, lies between Ramadi and Fallujah, the two cities in the western desert province of Anbar at the center of the crisis



Security forces are also seeking to recover the bodies of eight of their own who have been killed in militant attacks

The air support which initially accompanied the operation has been withdrawn for fear that the militants have anti-aircraft weapons, two policemen told AFP

They said that security forces, backed by tanks, had so far recovered the bodies of six gunmen killed in the offensive, but progress was limited by snipers



A large swathe of Ramadi and all of Fallujah, both former insurgent bastions, fell out of government control late last month, marking the first time anti-government fighters have exercised such open control in major cities since the height of the insurgency that followed the US-led invasion of 2003

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 31 2014 - Gulf Air to launch new service to MoscowMENAFN
(MENAFN) Gulf Air, Bahrain's national carrier, announced launching its direct services to the Moscow, with the operation of four flights a week to Moscow that will be operated by an Airbus A320-ER ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Qatar's spending falls 6.6 percent in Q2MENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's government spending reached USD10.7 billion during the April-June period, a fall by 6.6 percent compared with the same period last year, while revenue soared to a record high during ...

 Oct 31 2014 - MC4-1 Rambowleros Zuhair Fayez 1 rule 10th KAMC Friendship GamesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) In keeping with tradition the Employee Social Club and Recreation Services of King Abdulaziz Medical City-Jeddah Western Region held its 10th KAMC Friendship Bowling Games at ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Saudi- Guardians overcome Absar host team Maskan Arabia bounces backArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) RIYADH: JOEY JULATON SALEMPowerhouse Guardians (Diablo) got the better of equally talented Absar team 108-104 in a high-scoring game during the second week of action in the 2nd ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Saudi- Majid rolls perfect 300 Gilas back-to-back Team of Week in FTBJ-ICBL eventArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) For the second time in three weeks in leagues organized by Filipino Tenpin Bowlers of Jeddah perfect 300 game found a new owner in Majid Aslani.Following the lead of Randy Mata ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Saudi- Al Faisaliah captures Inter-Hotels crownArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Al Faisaliah coached by Francis Balanquit finished off Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towrs by winning Game 3 of the best-of-three championship series 75-72 in a pulsating contest ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Saudi- Lahore Lions win thriller against KFSHArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) RIYADH: Lahore Lions scored a thrilling six-wicket win over King Faisal Specialist Hospital in a seventh round match of the American Express Twenty20 cricket tournament organized ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Saudi- Desert Warriors goes down fighting to ARM Afroz slams ton for TamerArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) JEDDAH: Desert Warriors went down fighting to ARM by six runs in the Ace Travel Premier League division morning session week-seven match organized by the Jeddah Cricket ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Amman accuses Israel of 'state terrorism' in JerusalemArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) AMMAN: Jordan on Thursday accused Israel of 'state terrorism' after it closed Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound the third holiest site in Islam.Israel said its ...

 Oct 31 2014 - Saudi- Most erring doctors have master's Ph.D. degreesArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A whopping 70 percent of medical practitioners who have committed medical errors over the last five years hold master's and doctoral degrees local media said quoting a report ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help