Alahednews Alahednews Iraq Sets Parliamentary Elections for May 12 The Iraqi Parliament Monday set May 12 for elections. Baghdad Suicide Attacks: 25 Martyred, 63 Injured in Iraq Twin Bombings The Iraqi government confirmed that 25 people had been martyred and 63 injured in a suicide attack in Baghdad. Iraq: New Mass Grave, 20 Tortured Bodies, Unearthed Near Mosul Iraqi security forces unearthed yet another mass grave containing the bodies of at least 20 women tortured and slain by Daesh [ISIS/ISIL] near Mosul. Iraq Fears: Hundreds of Daesh Mass Graves, Thousands Missing Despite the victories scored against Daesh [Arabic Aconym for the terrorist ’ISIS’/ ’ISIL’ group] in Iraq, local officials fear that thous Abadi: Daesh «Completely Evicted» from Iraq Iraq’s PM said that Daesh has been completely driven out of the country. Suicide Bombers Kill 11 in Iraq Attack Claimed by Daesh Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a market on Baghdad’s outskirts Monday, leaving 11 people dead. Iraq Launches Op to Clear Desert Bordering Syria of Daesh Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group]. Iraqi Federal Court Declares Kurdish Referendum Unconstitutional Iraq’s Supreme Court declared that September’s referendum on independence in the Kurdish areas was unconstitutional. 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.