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Like hundreds of others, the 24-year-old Iraqi father of two has not dared to approach security forces for fear of being detained because of his name. ... al-Faisal, who runs a human rights group, said he had recorded "about 2,500 people suffering from similar names" in Mosul and its surrounding province.
Ramadi, Iraq (AFP) -- In Iraq's Anbar province, visitors can be hard pressed to find a hotel room as tribal tradition makes housing guests a point of honour. ... French anthropologist Dawood Hosham, who is of Iraqi origin, highlights the "tribal" nature of cities like Ramadi when explaining the importance ...

A US-supplied Abrams tank destroyed by Peshmerga forces near Pirde during clashes with Iraqi armed forces in October 2017 was removed and taken ... was destroyed by the Kurdish Peshmerga upon approaching the Pirde (or Altun Kupri) border-crossing between Erbil and Kirkuk provinces last October.
BAGHDAD — Iraq's parliament has approved this year's budget of about 104 trillion Iraqi dinars, or nearly $88 billion. A statement says the budget, which was approved on Saturday, will run with a deficit of 12.5 trillion dinars, or about $10.58 billion. It adds that the budget is based on a projected oil price of ...
Although the displaced can now return to their homes in Ninevah, Anbar and Salahuddin provinces, tribes whose members were victims of the Islamic ... of “IS families” to rehabilitation camps, which poses questions about the fate of IS members, their presence and the Iraqi government's procedures for ...
Hammadi was removed from office on November 1 of last year by the Ninewa Provincial Council and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, but has refused to ... According to Foreign Minister, Iraq Considering Purchase of Russian Defense System – Following a meeting of the Iraqi-Russian Intergovernmental ...

Iraq expects to produce 500,000 tonnes of wheat from Nineveh province in the 2018 season, a local official said on Wednesday. The province is expected to grow 2.2 million donhums of land with wheat, Dreid Hekmat, director of agriculture of the province, said. One Iraqi donhum is equal to 2,500 square ...
SULAIMANI – Iraq's Council of Ministers set a date on Tuesday (February 27) for the country's provincial elections to be held in 2018, during a meeting ... Minister, to coordinate government support for Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC),” the official website of the Iraqi government said.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi police arrested, Tuesday two Islamic State leaders at the south of Nineveh province's city of Mosul, a police spokesman was quoted ... Iraq declared victory over Islamic State militants and the recapture of all of the group's strongholds in December, but forces continue to hunt for ...
A largely Shiite paramilitary force, Hashd al-Shaabi was formally incorporated into the Iraqi armed forces in 2016. "We strongly condemn this ... Halil said that both Baghdad and the U.N. had failed to end the PKK's activities in Sinjar, which is located in Iraq's northern Nineveh province. In mid-2014, the PKK ...
US Marines' vehicles and equipment stand ready to be withdrawn from the Ein al-Asad airbase in Iraq's Anbar Province in December 2009. ... Iraqi official said the US and other coalition member states with troops in Iraq have created “no-man zones” around their bases and have informed the Iraqi government that Hashd ...
In some places, notably the nine provinces where Shi'ites form a majority, militias such as the Popular Mobilization Forces, believed to be controlled by Iran, operate as political parties. That, however, is against the Iraqi Election law which makes it clear that any member of the military wishing to contest an ...
Following the last year's referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region, Iraqi forces along with the Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) militia attacked and took over the oil-rich Kirkuk province and other disputed territories which were under the protection of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. The military ...
A member of the Saladin provincial council on Friday survived an assassination attempt by unknown assailants who attacked his home, according to a local police source. “Gunmen attacked the home of Ali Fadil, a member of Saladin's local council, in the province's southern Dujail district,” Police ...
SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region — Women in Kurdistan are heading several parties' voting lists, and some don't want Iraq's 25-percent quota system to be seen as the ... Heads of lists of the KDP, PUK, Socialist Party, and Communist Party, are women in some provinces — a change from past elections.
ISIL claims responsibility for an attack that killed more than two dozen fighters in Iraq's Kirkuk province. ... The PMF, an Iran-backed paramilitary group aligned with the Iraqi government in its battle against ISIL, said the attackers had been wearing Iraqi army fatigues and were manning a fake checkpoint.
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 ...


 

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