Breaking News
May 22, 2019 - Citi named as best bank in Asia
May 22, 2019 - MTB signs agreement with STOLL Bangladesh
May 22, 2019 - Coming ADP to prioritise transport sector
May 22, 2019 - Hasan asks Info Ministry officials to project govt’s dev works
May 22, 2019 - Govt to provide Tk 3,000 cr for agricultural mechanization: Razzaque
May 22, 2019 - Media, civil society contributes to flourishing democracy: Speaker
May 22, 2019 - BB to release new Taka 1000 note tomorrow
May 14, 2019 - Dr Atiur off to London to join int’l symposium
May 14, 2019 - Poverty rate comes down at 21.8pc in 2018: BBS
May 14, 2019 - Atiqul for stern action against dishonest businessmen
May 14, 2019 - AL holds meeting marking Bangabandhu’s centenary celebration
May 14, 2019 - Prof Arefin urges youths to follow Ahsanullah Master’s ideology
May 14, 2019 - Sale of advance bus, train tickets for Eid begins May 15 and 22
May 13, 2019 - SP Jahangir closed due to negligence in duty
May 13, 2019 - Development partners consider Bangladesh as miracle: Mannan
May 12, 2019 - Intruders into AL will be driven out: Dr Hasan
May 12, 2019 - AL begins organizational visit to Khulna division
May 12, 2019 - Hospitals treating hundreds with heat-related syndromes
May 12, 2019 - Bangabandhu Satellite’s 1st anniversary today
May 12, 2019 - Hajj flight to begin July 4: HAAB
May 12, 2019 - Bangladesh elected vice chairman of PATA
May 11, 2019 - Wazed Miah’s contributions to be remembered: Jabbar
May 11, 2019 - DB police arrest 23 Rohingyas from Khilkhet
May 11, 2019 - Hasan for press freedom, job security for journalists
May 11, 2019 - CAAB sends expert to help investigate Biman’s accident
May 11, 2019 - Ershad appoints 8 new presidium members
November 6, 2018 - Trust for community clinics formed
August 2, 2017 - Nizam Chowdhury, Chairman of NRB Global Bank Ltd, inaugurating its Madhabdi Branch at Narsingdi on Sunday. Proshanta Kumar Halder, Managing Director, Rashed Uddin Mahmud, Director of the bank and local elites were also present.
August 2, 2017 - AKM Saifuddin Ahamed, DMD, Jamuna Bank Limited and Sohail Majid, Deputy Director (Marketing & Sales) of US-Bangla Airlines Ltd, exchanging an agreement signing documents at the bank’s head office in the city recently. Under the deal, employees and credit card holders of the bank will get installment and corporate facilities from the airlines. High officials from both the organizations were also present.
August 2, 2017 - Syed AK Anwaruzzaman, Managing Director of Star Ceramics Limited, Mohammad Sarwar Hossain, Managing Director of Roots Investment Limited and Md. Sohel Rahman, CEO of ICB Capital Management Limited, signed a tripartite agreement for issuance of ordinary share of the ceramics through Initial Public Offering (IPO) under book building method on Monday in the city. Senior officials from respective organizations were present.
Iraq makes gains in ‘difficult’ assault on IS-held Mosul

Iraq makes gains in ‘difficult’ assault on IS-held Mosul

QAYYARAH:  Tens of thousands of Iraqi forces were making gains from the Islamic State group in Mosul Tuesday in an offensive US President Barack Obama warned would be a “difficult fight”.

With the crucial battle in its second day, Iraqi commanders said progress was being made as fighters pushed on two main fronts against the jihadists’ last stronghold in Iraq.

The US military, which is leading a coalition providing air and ground support, said Iraqi forces even looked “ahead of schedule” but senior Western officials warned the battle would take time.

“Mosul will be a difficult fight. There will be advances and there will be setbacks,” Obama said, as the Pentagon warned IS was barring civilians from fleeing the city and using them as human shields.

“This will be, I think, a key milestone in what I committed to doing when ISIL first emerged,” Obama said, using an acronym for the jihadist group, adding the Mosul operation was “another step toward their ultimate destruction”.

Advancing in armoured convoys across the dusty plains surrounding Mosul, forces moved into villages defended by pockets of IS fighters after intensive aerial bombardment.

Some families cautiously approached security forces waving white flags while others remained in their homes, in line with the instructions contained in leaflets Iraqi aviation rained on the area in recent days.

In one village south of Mosul, part of the Al-Shura district, the men were promptly isolated and herded into a handful of buildings for screening.

“Our forces are checking profiles against information we have from local sources because we are trying to find IS members,” a federal police major said.

Most of the men wore long beards because the IS members who ruled them for more than two years banned trimming them.

Abu Abdullah, a villager, asked one of the police fighters for a cigarette, also prohibited by the extremist jihadist organisation.

– ‘Empty streets’ –

On the eastern front, Iraqi forces entered Qaraqosh, which jihadists captured in August 2014 and was once the biggest Christian town in Iraq.

The town was still to be fully retaken but displaced Christians in the Kurdish capital of Arbil held prayers and then celebrated outside a church late Tuesday.

“We have been through a lot of suffering and today we are looking forward to returning to our region as soon as possible,” said Hazem Djedjou Cardomi, as a crowd of hundreds around him danced and sang.

The long-awaited Mosul offensive was launched on Monday, with some 30,000 federal forces leading Iraq’s largest military operation since the 2011 pullout of US troops.

Retaking Mosul would deprive IS of its last major Iraqi city, dealing a fatal blow to the “caliphate” the jihadists declared two years ago after seizing large parts of Iraq and neighbouring Syria.

Iraqi commanders said the jihadists were hitting back with suicide car bomb attacks but that the offensive was going as planned.

About author

AWARD

Reflection Team

বাংলা

স্যান্ডউইচের দামে দেহ বিক্রি করছেন গ্রিক নারীরা!

স্যান্ডউইচের দামে দেহ বিক্রি করছেন গ্রিক নারীরা!

ভেঙে পড়ছে গ্রিসের অর্থনীতি। দুই মেয়াদে ক্ষমতায় এসেও সিপ্রাস সরকার চিত্রটা পাল্টাতে পারেনি। দিন দিন বাড়ছে বেকারত্ব। গোটা দেশটার আর্থ-সামাজিক…

Recent Video

Photo Gallery

Folder not found
wp-content/uploads/2012/02/