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It isn't hard to find signs that Iran is winning a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Iraq. There are the Iraqi Shi'ite militias that have sworn allegiance to Iran and the politicians beholden to Tehran. There are the Iranian companies that make everything from Baghdad's yellow taxis to the refrigerators and ... Market

Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi troops on Saturday launched an operation against ISIS sleeper cells in the west of Amirli town and Ghaza area south of ... won in Iraq, the group's sleeper cells have in recent months increased their hit and run operations against Iraqi forces and Hashd al-Shaabi paramilitaries. Sunni
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared ISIS defeated last December, a call likely timed to give his coalition's reelection prospects a boost ahead .... Iraq spawned both the radical Sunni groups that morphed into ISIS and the Iranian-backed Shia militias that fight alongside Bashar al-Assad's regime ...
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. Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared in July victory over IS militants who had held the second largest Iraqi city since 2014. More ... Mosul
It is less than four years since the homicidal zealots of Islamic State stood on the doorstep of Baghdad, their black flag already fluttering over several other Iraqi cities. The jihadists triumphed, albeit temporarily, because disgruntled Sunnis, former Baathists and others who felt alienated by the rule of ... politics

They have been accused of marginalizing and even targeting non-Shiite Muslims, especially Sunni Muslims, but have denied these charges. Instead, they have focused on expelling the prolonged U.S. military mission in Iraq. The U.S. invaded the Middle Eastern power in 2003, accusing Iraqi ... Iran military
IT IS less than four years since the homicidal zealots of Islamic State (IS) stood on the doorstep of Baghdad, their black flag already fluttering over several other Iraqi cities. The jihadists triumphed, albeit temporarily, because disgruntled Sunnis, former Baathists and others who felt alienated by the rule ... Iraq
Domestically, within Iraq, a decade of ineffective and corrupt state-building plagued by an anti-American insurgency, destructive Sunni-Shi'a tensions, and neglect towards Sunnis, lower-class Shi'a, and other marginal groups hallowed out the Iraqi state. The success of ISIS was in part enabled by a ...
Washington privately urges the Iraqi Prime Minister to be more forthcoming toward the Kurds, but he does very little, and there seems to be no penalty for ignoring the US. Moreover, Iraq's Sunni Arabs have complaints similar to those of the Kurds. “The only way for Iraq to achieve internal stability is to ...
Displaced Iraqi children are seen at the Amriyat al Fallujah camp in Anbar Province, Iraq January 3, 2018. ( Reuters ). Iraqi security forces are ... Abadi risks alienating Sunni voters if displaced Sunnis are seen to be suffering from being sent home to dangerous areas. Abadi is seeking a second term in ...
Warning that Baghdad's tolerance of Shia militia is only storing up further anger among Iraq's Sunni communities, Hardie-Forsyth claims that the Iraqi government and these militia are changing the demography of Sunni areas – especially in Diyala province, close to the Iranian border– as well as in those ...
Iraq's Arab Sunnis have traveled a long and painful trajectory, starting with the overthrow of the iron-fisted Mr. Hussein. Almost immediately came the disbanding of the Sunni-led Iraqi Army; then years of ethnic cleansing of Baghdad's mixed neighborhoods in which Baathists and Sunnis were a key target; ...
A Sunni parliamentary bloc has called for the withdrawal of pro-government militias from Iraqi cities ahead of the country's parliamentary election next year. In a statement on Tuesday, the Iraqi Forces Coalition (IFC) said the pullout of "unofficial forces" from the cities would ensure the holding of a "fair" ...
Initially off to the side of the 2014-era Sunni-Shia struggle but soon drawn in by Islamic State's territorial gains were the Iraqi Kurds, forever promised a homeland whenever the U.S. needed them and then denied that homeland when the U.S. did not need them to oppose Saddam in Iraq War 1.0, help ...
Kurdish, Sunni MPs boycott Iraqi parliament session over budget dispute ... ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Iraqi parliament could not convene on Wednesday to discuss 2018 budget due to a boycott by Sunni and Kurdish factions, but ... “The Kurds have nine reservations about Iraq's budget for 2018.

We in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after the 2003 war that the United States called Operation Iraqi Freedom, opted for a genuine partnership within the new Iraq, believing that it would be federal and democratic; a federal government based on consensus, wealth and power-sharing. With many promises ...
Palestinian Ambassador to Iraq, Ahmed Akl, participated in the anti-Trump protest in Baghdad along with clerics belonging to Shia and Sunni communities in Baghdad, Iraq, ... Iraqi protesters gathered in public squares after Friday prayers in various provinces in order to condemn the president's decision.
An Iraqi Sunni religious leader speaks during a protest against U.S. President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 9, 2017. Hundreds of Iraqi people gathered on Saturday in Baghdad to protest against U.S. Jerusalem move. U.S. President Donald Trump ...
2004-2011, elections and handover -The US-led administration officially hands political power back to Iraq on June 28, 2004. On January 30, 2005, Iraqis vote in their first multi-party election in half a century, a poll boycotted by Sunni Muslims. A 2005 constitution enshrines autonomy for Iraqi Kurdistan in ...
The Sunni blocs are already seeking a six-month delay in the elections, until the Sunnis displaced by the Islamic State (IS) can return to their areas, according to Mutashar al-Samarrai, a member of the parliamentary Mutahidoun bloc. The parliamentary elections have already been postponed once because ...
When Beyk was a child, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a Sunni Muslim, executed his Shia father. Beyk and his family fled to neighboring Iran, the leading Shia power in the region, where they lived for more than a decade. Twenty years later, he was back in Iraq fighting ISIS, a terrorist organization many ...
Iraqi Security Forces stand guard at the gate of a camp holding families of men suspected of being ISIS affiliates in Bartalla, east of Mosul, Iraq July 15, 2017 ... Let's face it: The reasons someone may have joined ISIS are complex and touch upon a long history of Sunni isolation, for which many in Iraq are to ...
A few days ago, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari called for a Marshall Plan for the reconstruction of his country. “The world owes it to us,” he insisted. After the military victory over ISIS, Iraq undoubtedly needs massive international aid — especially to rebuild Mosul and other cities devastated by the ...
When asked if the United States planned to build permanent military bases in Iraq or Syria the defeat of Islamic State, Dillon said it would not. "No - the Government of #Iraq knows where and how many from Coalition are here to support operation to defeat #Daesh; all bases are #Iraqi led," he tweeted.
It is a widespread belief that Sunni leaders have done very little for their sect in Iraq over the past 14 years, and accountability for the current Sunni ... as Muhanad Seloom, director of the Iraqi Centre for Strategic Studies, notes: "Sunni candidates running for parliamentary elections cannot campaign, without ...
Saudi influence in Iraq evaporated after most Sunni Arab–majority ... with the Sunnis, as in the 2009 parliamentary elections, the Sunnis can ...
Iran has offered support to allied forces in Iraq, Syria and allegedly beyond. ... but also including Sunnis and other minorities, in neighboring Iraq, where ... of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein upset the Sunni Muslim-dominated ...
During the Shiite Arbaeen pilgrimage this month, the Iraqi government took ... at the Imam Hussein shrine in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq, July 18, 2014. ... for promoting hateful speech toward important Sunni religious figures. ... a senior companion of the Prophet Muhammad considered sacred by Sunnis.
With that being said, the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan region ... a complex demographic status of Sunni and Shiite Arabs, Muslim and ...
Fallujah, Iraq - Teacher Khasem Abdali stands in front of a group of Iraqis, ... from the sectarian labels of Sunni and Shia, promotes the idea of one Islam. ... of the city, Fallujah became an Iraqi city believing in coexistence." ... Before 2003, there was little differentiation in the city between local Sunnis and ...
November 14, 2017 Karbala, Iraq—For Iraq, guaranteeing the safety of millions of ... as ISIS in Iraq has been all but defeated in recent months by Iraqi security ... The arbaeen pilgrimage has been targeted repeatedly by the Sunni jihadists of .... In Saudi diplomatic shift on Iraq, a hand to Sunnis ... and Shiites.
US Marines arrest Iraqi men in the center of Fallujah, Iraq, November 11, ... Muhammad Abdulla said the local population, largely Sunni in a ...
Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker flies to US to discuss future of Sunnis in post-IS Iraq ... Jabouri and Nujaifi are among the most prominent Sunni leaders in Iraq.
Iraqi VP asks for arms, training for Sunnis in his country ... Iraq's highest-ranking Sunni is in Washington this week pleading for more military aid ...
Sunnis feel alienated in post-IS Iraq ... More than 3.1 million Iraqis, the vast majority Sunni, remain displaced from their homes after ... But the only sign in Karmah of the Iraqi agency charged with rebuilding liberated areas is ...
BAGHDAD/LONDON (Reuters) - When the Iraqi army and Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia entered a key oil processing facility in Iraq's north to ...
Sunni Resentment Muddles Prospect of Reunifying Iraq After ISIS FEB. ... A car destroyed during fighting between Iraqi government forces and ...
An Iraqi citizen of Mosul, a once great city now pummelled into rubble? To the breadwinner in Anbar Province where there are no jobs for Iraq's Sunnis? To the ...
ISIS was born and grew in the heart of Iraq's Sunni regions because the Shiite ... On August 11, 2014 I landed on Mount Shingal in an Iraqi army ... while the protection and safety the Kurds provided for the Sunnis gave them a ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region--Iraqi courts are seen as becoming a tool to punish ... and Kurdish officials are now the new targets of these courts, after the Sunnis. ... Nouri Maliki drove away many Sunni leaders from the Iraqi political ... issued, in accordance with article 226 of Iraq's penal code, an arrest warrant ...
Such post-conflict realities in the Sunni regions of Iraq and Syria have led ... among Sunnis that led to the rise of ISIS between 2007 and 2013.
The fallout in Saudi-Iraqi relations began after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in ... is to "reconstruct and rehabilitate Arab Sunni cities in northern Iraq ...
Amid the push for that alliance, the Iraqi government is struggling to rebuild ... Shiite-majority Iraq and Sunni-led Saudi Arabia, estranged for ...
BAGHDAD — Sunni forces in Iraq are working on advancing their ... In 2012, Iraqi Sunnis also called for independence from Iraq and the ...
BAGHDAD: Iraqi Sunni political parties have requested that the national ... While the majority of the displaced are Sunnis, they include Shiites, Turkmen, ... Iraq's Electoral Commission began updating voter records and ...
Iraq After ISIS: Sunni Leader Says It's Time to Heal ... Al-Jubouri repeated the call from other Sunnis for the government to disband the ... Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi, another Sunni leader, made a similar call this ...
Al-Nujaifi who fled Mosul when ISIS militants took his city in June 2014 said that Turkey has been told not to work with Iraq's Sunnis alone and ...
Abadi should form own party to secure pan-Iraqi support: Sunni VP ... WASHINGTON, United States – Iraq's Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi ... has to form a “deeper partnership” with Kurds and Sunnis as the three do not yet ...


 

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