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In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait after accusing its neighbour of "stealing" Iraqi oil from a field straddling the border. That sparked the First Gulf War, which ended after a US-led coalition ousted Iraqi forces from the country. Iraqis have since weathered international sanctions, a US-led invasion in 2003 ...
Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- A total of seven people were killed on Saturday and six others injured in two violent incidents in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, provincial police sources said. In one incident, a police patrol found five bodies of shepherds who were kidnapped earlier by unidentified ...

The White Banners militants are reportedly made up of Kurds who objected to the control of the Iraqi central government over Kirkuk province and Tuz Khurmatu in Saladin province, which were under KRG control for more than two years before being retaken by Baghdad in October. "The White Banners ...
... by the Iraqi-Norwegian filmmaker Zaradasht Ahmed, is a documentary story of the victims of the Iraq war, from different backgrounds and walks of life, who struggle to survive one occupation only to fall prey to a second. Set in Jalawla and the surrounding villages of Diyala Province, northeast of Baghdad, ...
Tikrit, Iraq, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Six Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Thursday during an operation in a mountainous area in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a provincial police source said. A joint force from the police and provincial special forces, known as Rapid Response, backed by Sunni tribal ...
The province was a front line during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war and suffered extensive damage during that time. ... It has an external source [coming] from Iraq, but there is not much hope this can be improved since the Iraqi government has officially announced that it is facing bigger problems, like the fight ...

In January 2015, Iraqi forces announced liberation of Diyala Province from Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an "Islamic caliphate" in Iraq and Syria in 2014. The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the ...
Iraq has launched a military operation along an oil transport route to Iran. Participating in the operation are the army's 9th armored division, the Interior Ministry's Emergency Response Division, Shi'ite militias, Coalition air forces, and even Kurdish peshmerga fighters. The Peshmerga were tasked to keep ...
Baquba, Iraq, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and four wounded Wednesday in an airstrike in Iraq's Eastern province of Diyala, a provincial security source said. The Iraqi aircraft bombarded in the evening IS hideouts at an orchard in a village named Mkheisa, some 25 km ...
Baghdad, Feb. 7 (Xinhua) -- Iraqi security forces Wednesday launched an operation to hunt down rebel groups, including remnants of Islamic State (IS) militants, in rural areas in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, security sources said. A joint force from the Iraqi Army, police and paramilitary Hashd ...
At least 11 Daesh terrorists were captured by Iraqi forces on Wednesday while trying to infiltrate into Iraq's northern Nineveh province, according to a local security source. "The 11 gunmen fled Iraq's northeastern Tuz Khurmatu district, where large-scale military operations remain underway," Federal police ...
Iraqi security forces dispersed dozens of protesters outside a court in Iraq's southern Al-Muthanna province where a rights activist was sentenced on ... of government corruption, some of which have involved local officials, including Al-Muthanna Governor Faleh al-Zaidi and provincial council members.
Some of the graduates have been involved in clearing and holding Mosul, which was the defacto IS Iraqi capital, as well as security and clearance operations across Iraq provinces. Training includes weapons handling, marksmanship, explosive-hazard awareness, combat first aid, urban operations ...
The Kurdistan flag (L) was hoisted at the Kirkuk Provincial Council through a majority vote at the council in late March 2017. ... Baghdad, Iraq -- The Iraqi Federal Court has refused to rule on the issue of raising the flag of Kurdistan in the disputed province of Kirkuk saying that it does not fall under the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Iraqi Parliament has called on the Council of Ministers to set a date for provincial council elections despite repeated ... "Considering the logistical difficulties and the circumstances of some provinces, and to provide citizens the chance to exercise their constitutional right in ...
Dean Sprouting of the Adjutant General's Corps died at Al Asad Air Base, a joint coalition and Iraqi military compound in Anbar Province, west of Baghdad, the British Defense Ministry said in a statement Friday. "An investigation is underway to establish the detail but it is not a result of enemy activity," said ...
While they were fighting ISIS, the militias had a common goal; now that ISIS is defeated, militia fighters have differing visions of the future of Iraq. For Jassem, who was a Iraqi special forces fighter under Saddam Hussein and later a factory worker, the competing aspirations of the various militias did not ...

The high-tech flagship America and its flotilla sailed back to San Diego on Friday, carrying home Marines who battled in Iraq -- along with the ... Clearfield's operations in Iraq's Anbar Province buttressed a late December announcement by Secretary of Defense James Mattis that conventional troops ...
For war-ravaged Iraq, Saudi Arabia's engagement bodes well. Iraqi leaders believe the relationship could lead to much-needed aid to rebuild its war-devastated provinces and stabilize Sunni-dominated areas of the country. Saudi Arabia, for its part, may share some of these goals, but its long-term vision is ...
... Operations Command of the Iraqi military complained that the figures for November that year, during the Mosul offensive, were "much exaggerated." The UN agency admitted the armed forces figures were "largely unverified." Iraq's Joint Operations Command has never released military casualty figures in ...
The Iraqi forces ambushed the convoy with which the top ISIS terrorist--identified as Abdel-Ghani Zargham 'Abdel-Sama--was traveling through the town of Masada in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh. The oil chief of the Islamic State surrendered after Iraqi security forces surrounded him, according to ...
1 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement Thursday announced that some 2.5 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have ... in Anbar and Nineveh provinces," adding that the return operation of IDPs is also ongoing in many areas in Kirkuk province, according to the statement.
The figures excluded the casualties in Iraq's western province of Anbar, as UNAMI has not been able to obtain the civilian casualty figures from the provincial Health Department for the month, the statement said. Many blame the current chronic instability, cycle of violence, and the emergence of extremist ...
Rebwar Talabani, the acting head Kirkuk provincial council, said he has sent an official letter to Iraq's prime minister and parliament speaker, calling on them to help ... After reports of the renewal of Arabization policies in Kirkuk, Kurds fear that normalizing the situation in the province will be difficult.
Witnesses have said that a combat helicopter of the US-led coalition fired on a car transporting wounded people in the western Iraqi province of ... A video showing eyewitnesses speaking about the coalition's "friendly fire" in western Iraq's Anbar Province which killed at least eight people has emerged.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Seventy percent of displaced Iraqis at Kirkuk province have returned to their home regions in the province, the migration ministry's office there said Tuesday. The ministry's office ... Iraqi officials say nearly half of the total number of displaced people have yet to return home. refugees ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Iraqi oil ministry plans to increase crude oil flow from Kirkuk to Kurdish refineries despite Iraqi lawmakers opposing the ... and assigned state-owned North oil company to take over oil production in the province and export it through the Iraqi marketing company (SOMO).
Baghdad: The Iraqi Parliament on Monday voted to lift financial sanctions on banks in the Kurdish region after private and government financial institutions accepted the authority of the Iraqi central bank and federal laws on the banking sector and control of funds to and from Iraq, lawmakers told Arab ...
28 (Xinhua) -- A total of four people were killed and nine others wounded on Sunday in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in the Iraqi provinces of Diyala ... was searching an IS hideout in Mteibijah area in the eastern part of the province, Captain Hassan Ali al-Jubouri from the provincial police told Xinhua.
By AGENCE France PRESSE, Baghdad, Iraq, Jan 27 - Eight Iraqis were killed on Saturday, most of them security personnel, in a US air strike that apparently targeted them by mistake, a provincial official said. "Eight people -- a senior intelligence official, five policemen and a woman -- were killed by a ...
In Iraq's Basra province, tribal feuds are driving some residents to leave the oil-rich region. ... the absence of heavily armed military and federal police forces, "local police are reluctant... to get involved in these battles because there is nothing to protect them," said provincial council member Ghanem Hamid.
She is part of a phenomenon in Iraq's southern Basra province, where illegal drug use and sales have reached previously unseen levels, mainly among youths, over the last three years. Basra is at the ... Drug use is most prevalent in Basra, followed by Baghdad and Maysan provinces, authorities say.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The Iraqi Parliament will consider the demands of Kurdish lawmakers, saying that the budget is a national issue that must be resolved through ... The Kurdish and Sunni MPs also raised objections about the process of provincial elections in the disputed province of Kirkuk.
In January 2015, Iraqi forces announced liberation of Diyala Province from Islamic State extremist militants who proclaimed an "Islamic caliphate" in Iraq and Syria in 2014. The province has seen months of fighting between Iraqi troops and IS militants especially in the Jalawla and Saadiyah areas in the ...
The IHERC, at the request of the government, asked the Iraqi Parliament to set May 12 as the new date for legislative and provincial council elections. ... It is also unclear whether the voting will take place in all provinces across Iraq, especially those that are still struggling to return their displaced persons and rebuild ...
KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- Unidentified gunmen shot dead an official of a Turkoman party in the ethnically mixed city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on ... oil-rich province of Kirkuk and parts of Nineveh, Diyala and Salahudin provinces as disputed areas and want them to be incorporated into their region, ...
Three lawyers were gunned down Tuesday by attackers believed to be linked to the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq's northern Nineveh province, according to a local police source. "gunmen stopped the car of lawyer Mohamed Ahmad al-Khalidi, who was accompanied at the time by two other lawyers," ...
Speaking to Alsumaria News, Chairman of the Security Committee in the Council of Diyala Sadeq al-Husseini said, "The so-called Islamic State mufti and a number of his companions were killed as Iraqi troops and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) fighters carried out a specific operation on ...
Baquba, Iraq, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- A local leader of Islamic State (IS) group and two of his aides were killed Monday in an airstrike in Iraq's Eastern province of Diyala, a provincial security source told Xinhua. The Iraqi aircraft bombarded an IS hideout near a village named Sansal, some 45 km northeast of the ...
Tikrit, Iraq, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- At least three people were killed and nine injured in attack by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's central province of ... of a major offensive by Iraqi security forces and allied Hashd Shaabi units to drive out IS militants from the provincial key cities and towns, including Tikrit, ...
Baquba, Iraq, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Thursday in an airstrike and a bomb explosion in Iraq's Eastern province of Diyala, ... Like most of the Iraqi provinces, Diyala has been suffering from sectarian tension and reprisal killings between Sunni and Shiite communities, ...
Turkish jets destroyed weapon depots and hideouts of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), while neutralizing 11 militants in northeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, the military said on Dec. 27. Strikes on PKK targets were carried out in the northern Iraq region resulting in 11 militants being ...
Now with Daesh on the run in Iraq, those same Christian communities face a new threat as Kurdish peshmerga forces and Iraqi government troops ... is the greatest obstacle to a successful reintegration of Christians in the province, according to Stephen Rasche of the Nineveh Reconstruction Committee.
Kirkuk and Nineveh provinces are the most worrying cases. In Kirkuk it's still unclear, more than a month after Baghdad re-took control, how the province, a potential ethnic powder-keg, will be administered. "Politically Kirkuk looks to be up in the air," Iraq analyst Joel Wing told The New Arab. "The PUK ...
President Masum Visits Kurdistan Region, Disputed Territories - Iraqi president Fuad Masum spent the week traveling through the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Kirkuk Province, where he met with leaders from the Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan and Kurdish Democratic party, as well as Head of the Kurdistan ...
An Iraqi Member of Parliament claimed the US troops were sent to stabilize the situation in the disputed province, which has seen a drastic uptick in violence and ... by Nuri al-Maliki, released a statement on Wednesday claiming US presence in Iraq was destabilizing the country and calling for the withdrawal of all US troops.
Ali Fendi, an Iraqi Army commander of the 28th Brigade's 1st Regiment and with whom he had worked for many months on previous operations in the Anbar cities of Sagra and Anah. On Nov. 6, three days after Qaim was declared retaken, Karbouly said he was disappointed that his group had not been ...
On Monday, a woman was killed, while her husband and daughter were injured as a booby-trapped house exploded in Anbar Province. Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an "Islamic caliphate" in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Four Iraqi Turkmen have been abducted in Iraq's eastern Diyala Province, according to a local police officer on Saturday. gunmen stormed ...
Iraqi security forces ride in vehicles travelling to Mosul to fight ... of the regions between Salahuddin and Anbar provinces were liberated.


 

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