Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Iraq. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Iraq summons Turkish ambassador after cross-border strike kills 2 Iraqi commanders

turkish drone
A Turkish drone strike that killed two senior Iraqi commanders has triggered a harsh response in Baghdad, with the federal government scrapping a high-level protection assembly and summoning Ankara’s ambassador to rebuke the assault.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

U.S. House to vote on limiting Trump's power to hit Iran militarily

U.S. House
The U.S. House will vote Thursday on a war powers resolution aimed at restricting President Donald Trump's ability to strike Iran militarily following a pair of missile strikes by Tehran against U.S.-held bases in Iraq.

Friday, January 3, 2020

‘Act of international terrorism’: Iran vows ‘vigorous revenge’ on US after Quds Force chief killed in US airstrike

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif denounced a series of US airstrikes that killed the chief of the elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, as international terrorism, warning the US about consequences of its “rogue adventurism.”

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Tulsi Gabbard: Trump's 'Impulsive' Policies on Display in Iraq

Tulsi Gabbard

US Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said President Donald Trump's "short-sighted" military policies in Iraq "led to our embassy being besieged." 

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Iran’s Supreme Leader hits back at Trump’s ‘big price’ threat, says US ‘took revenge’ for defeating ISIS

Hashd al-Sha’bi
Giving a sharp rebuke to Donald Trump’s threat to make Iran pay for an attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said tirades like this usually end up nowhere.

Up to 4,000 US Troops Could Deploy to Mideast amid Protests in Iraq

US Troops
Following angry protests by Iraqi people outside the US embassy over Washington’s airstrikes on the Arab country, up to 4,000 American troops will be deployed to Kuwait, according to three US defense officials.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa
The United States-led coalition is "deeply in denial" about the number of civilians killed during an offensive it launched to remove the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group from Syria's Raqqa last year, Amnesty International has said.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Iraq: Protests rage over poor public services, unemployment

Iraq has placed its security forces on high alert after protests against high unemployment and a lack of basic services in the country's southern provinces spread to the capital, Baghdad.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"Campaign" in Iraq: Turkey Accuses Israel of Selling Ankara Defective Drones

Heron-model UAV
Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli accused Tel Aviv of selling Ankara defective drones in a 2005 deal which affecting the country’s campaign against Kurdish militias in Iraq.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi Vows Response to Deadly Syria Strike

Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi Vows Response to Deadly Syria Strike
The Iraqi voluntary and pro-government Popular Mobilization Units pledged to get revenge for a deadly air raid on their fellow fighters in Syria’s eastern province of Deir ez-Zor earlier this week, blaming the United States or Israel for the attack.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Syria, Iraq discuss efforts to reopen border crossing

Syria, Iraq discuss efforts to reopen border crossing
Deputy Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid al-Moallem sent a message to his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari dealing with intensifying the two countries' efforts as to reopen the border crossing between Syria and Iraq which is located between Iraq's al-Qaem city and the Syrian city of al-Boukmal.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Turkey seeks to reassure Iraqis over upstream dam

Turkey seeks to reassure Iraqis over upstream dam
Turkey said Tuesday that Iraqis have nothing to fear from the filling of an upstream reservoir on the Tigris River, saying "sufficient quantities of water" would continue to flow to the neighboring country.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Iraqi Air Force Stages Massive Bombing of ISIL's Positions in Eastern Syria

Iraqi Air Force Stages Massive Bombing of ISIL's Positions in Eastern Syria
The Iraqi Air Force carried out fresh combat flights over ISIL's strongholds in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, imposing major losses on the terrorists on Friday, the Iraqi army’s Joint Command said in a statement.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pentagon Says Moscow 'Not Doing Enough' to Fight Terrorism Within Borders

Washington would continue working with its Afghan partners
The US Department of Defense criticized Russia for not putting enough efforts into combating radicalization and terrorism within its own borders, Pentagon representative Lieut. Col. Kone Faulkner told Sputnik on Saturday.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Iraqi VP's coalition calls for re-vote over low turnout, irregularities

Iraqi VP's coalition calls for re-vote
An Iraqi political coalition, led by Vice President Ayad Allawi, on Sunday called for a re-vote of the May 12 parliamentary election due to low turnout of Iraqi voters and irregularities.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Iraqi Popular Forces Attack Daesh in Syria

Hashid al-Shaabi
The Iraqi voluntary forces, known as the Popular Mobilization Units or Hashid al-Shaabi, launched a surprise strike on members of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah.

Friday, March 16, 2018

US helicopter crashes in western Iraq, killing all on board

Iraqi western province of al-Anbar
A United States helicopter crashed in western Iraq, near the border with Syria, killing all people on board, Iraqi and American military sources announced on Friday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Iraqi PM Reopens Kurdish Airports to International Flights

Kurdish Airports to International Flights
Iraq is reopening airports in the country's Kurdish region to international flights after federal authority was restored at the hubs, according to a statement from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday.

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