World Bulletin / News Desk
A ISIL commander was killed on Friday in an airstrike carried out by a U.S.-led coalition in Iraq’s western Anbar province near the Syrian border, according to an Iraqi military source.
Coalition warplanes targeted a ISIL vehicle near the Al-Bisloom Bridge in the border city of Al-Qaim, Army Colonel Walid al-Duleimi told Anadolu Agency.
Situated near Iraq’s border with Syria, Al-Qaim sits roughly 350 kilometers west of Ramadi, regional capital of Anbar province.
According to al-Duleimi, Friday’s airstrike resulted in the death of several militants, including local ISIL commander Mahmoud Ghossah al-Hayyani.
ISIL overran Al-Qaim, along with vast swathes of land in northern and western Iraq, in 2014.
In recent months, Iraqi forces and their tribal allies -- supported by the U.S.-led coalition -- have recaptured significant territory in Anbar from the terrorist group.
Northern regions of Lombardy, Veneto hold non-binding referendum
The country's election administration said on its website that Kaladze won 51 percent of the vote in Saturday's municipal election.
In an interview with the Rome daily Il Messaggero, the Italian politician said Europe must "of course fear" the proliferation of small nations.
Rajoy has taken Spain into uncharted legal waters by moving to wrest back powers from the semi-autonomous region, which could see Madrid take control of the Catalan police force and replace its public media chiefs.
Tillerson is in Riyadh as part of regional tour that will take him to Qatar
A spokeswoman for the UN's public health agency, Fadela Chaib, told AFP that an announcement on the Mugabe fracas would be made "in the coming hours".
As well as talks with senior Saudi officials in Riyadh including King Salman, Tillerson attended a landmark meeting between Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at upgrading strategic ties between the Arab neighbours.
About 200 refugees moved to camps in capital Athens due to poor conditions
Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luiebi also says oil production of Basra and southern fields have increased
US will soon transition into a new phase in Syria, says US President Donald Trump
US State Department spokeswoman made a statement on Friday, calling on both KRG and Iraqi government to cease violence
New offensive, reportedly to launch Saturday, aims to drive fighters from their strongholds
In big win for Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign, official sentenced over abuse of office totaling $4.4M