Iraq’s Communications and Media Commission (CMC) sent the Al-Jazeera Media Network a letter informing it of a March 24 decision to withdraw the bureau’s licence and close its office for one year.
The US President’s instructions to his national security team have been to reinforce the successful elements of US campaign
“Terrorism is an urgent global security threat that requires international collaboration and unified responses,” they said in a statement at the end of a two-day meeting in the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
The bombing took place on Friday during a match in the small stadium in the city of Iskanderiyah, 30 miles from Baghdad. IS claimed the attack, saying it had targeted Shiite militiamen.
Some US and Iraqi officials have said it may not even be possible to retake it this year, despite repeated vows by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Khweis gave himself up to Iraqi Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday. As IS loses territory, US officials predict there will be more desertions.
The Cessna 208 Caravan single-engine turboprop crashed on Wednesday while hovering near the town of Hawija, 130 miles north of Baghdad.
The attacker struck shortly after noon when the checkpoint at one of the entrances to the city of Hillah was crowded with dozens of cars, a police officer said.
The official said the group has spent the last several weeks preparing, including setting up safe houses, establishing informant networks and coordinating operations with Iraqi and Peshmerga units.
The case was brought one year after Mueller was confirmed dead by her family and the Obama administration, though it’s not clear when or if Umm Sayyaf will be brought to the US to stand trial.
“Subsequent to a brief interrogation, the Sharia Court decided to behead the dissidents on charges of treason,” Ara news said.
ISIS considers jihadis who leave their posts without permission as traitors and enemies of its so-called Caliphate.
Carter’s speech offered an upbeat assessment of the anti-IS campaign, saying that coalition-backed forces, supported by the airstrikes, are taking back territory and going after the groups finances.
The officials initially described the attack as a hostage situation, estimating that 50 people were trapped inside the complex.
Islamic State, the militant group controlling swathes of Iraq’s north and west, claimed responsibility for the blasts in a statement distributed by supporters online.