Alahednews Alahednews Top Iraqi Court Bans Any Secession after Kurdish Crisis Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court ruled that no region or province could secede from the homeland after an unconstitutional Kurdish referendum. Daesh Almost Annihilated after Losing Last Major Cities in Iraq, Syria Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] almost reached the point of annihilation in Iraq and Syria. Iraqi Forces Enter Al-Qaem in Final Anti-Daesh Offensive Iraqi forces entered al-Qaem, one of the last remaining territories in the country still held by Daesh. Hashd Al-Sha’abi Cmdr.: We’ll Continue to Defend Iraq A senior commander of the Iraqi Hashd al-Sha’abi brushed off the US calls to lay down their arms. Barzani to Resign as KRG President after Referendum Backfires Kurdish Leader Masoud Barzani to step down as president of KRG after referendum backfires. Iraq Forces Launch Offensive on Last Daesh Bastion, Advance on Kurds Iraqi troops launched an offensive on Daesh’s last bastion and attacked the Kurds near the Turkish border. Iraqi Forces Start Offensive to Liberate Daesh’s Last Haven in the Country The Iraqi army launched a three-pronged offensive aimed at liberating the final Daesh-held ISIS/ISIL areas in the country’s western Anbar province. Kurdish Referendum: Kurds Freeze Secession, Call for Ceasefire The Kurdistan Regional Government [KRG] declared that it is freezing the results of a recent vote for separation from Iraq. Iraqi PM Slams Tillerson’s Remarks on PMU Iraq’s PM media office has criticized the comments made by the US Secretary of State regarding the PMU. Iraqi Forces Restore Entire Kirkuk Province Iraqi forces on Friday took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk that was still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters Iraqi Forces Reestablish Security in Kirkuk, Thousands of Civilians on Their Way Back Thousands of civilians returned to Iraq’s Kirkuk after fleeing the city as government forces pushed Kurdish militants out of it. Iraqi Forces Establish Security in Kirkuk Iraqi government forces established security over the northern city of Kirkuk after retaking disputed territory from Kurdish militants. Iraqi Forces Seize Airbase from Kurdish Troops in Kirkuk Iraqi military forces reported the capture among several other positions of the K1 airbase from Kurdish troops in Kirkuk. Iraqi Military Advances in Kirkuk, Captures Key Positions from Kurdish Forces In a new advancement, Iraqi troops captured several key Kurdish Peshmerga-controlled positions near Kirkuk and continue to advance. Kurdish Regional Gov’t Willing To Hold Talks with Iraqi Officials Over Existing Row Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government expressed willingness to hold negotiations with the Iraqi government. Iraqi PM Expects Daesh’s Complete Defeat in 2017 Daesh [the Arabic acronym for ‘ISIS/ISIL’ terrorist group] will be completely defeated in Iraq this year. Kurdistan Referendum: Abadi Says Doesn’t Want Armed Clash with Kurds Iraq’s PM said his country doesn’t want any armed clash with the Kurds. Iraq Forces Liberate Daesh-Occupied Hawijah Iraqi military announces Hawijah liberation following two-phase operation. Iraqi Forces Launch Offensive to Liberate Northern Town from Daesh Iraqi forces Monday launched an offensive in terrorist-held areas southeast of Daesh’s [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] ba Kurdish Referendum: Iraqi Forces to Take Control of Kurdistan Regional Borders Iraqi troops would start to enforce control over the border crossings out of the Kurdish region. Kurdish Referendum: Ayatollah Sistani Opposes Secession Iraq’s top Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali al-Sistani voiced opposition to the secession of the northern Kurdistan region from the mainland. Daesh Releases Audio of Leader Al-Baghdadi Daesh released audio urging his followers to stand fast and keep fighting. Kurdish Referendum: Iraq Cuts Off All Foreign Flights to Erbil All international flights to and from Erbil in the Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq are to be suspended from Friday. Kurdish Referendum: Iraqi Kurds Face Growing Isolation Iraq’s Kurds are facing the threat of growing isolation after a massive ’yes’ vote for independence. Kurdish Referendum: Iran, Iraq’s Senior Military Officials Hold Talks The military bodies of Iran and Iraq met and held talks amid a controversial referendum in semi-autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region.