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US gives Additional $75m for Iraq Stabilization

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman has announced that the U.S. government is providing $75 million in additional funding to help stabilize Iraq following its full liberation from ISIS. The United States plans to provide a total of $150 million for stabilization efforts in 2018, which will bring the total U.S. contribution to $265.3 million […]

Pentagon Details Progress in Defeating ISIS

Coalition and partnered forces are building upon progress in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the director of press operations at the Pentagon told reporters here today. Recent developments include Iraqi forces securing more than 20 improvised explosive devices and bombmaking materials in Baghdad, Army Col. Rob Manning said. […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria between Dec. 29, 2017, and yesterday, conducting 58 strikes consisting of 84 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on Friday. Officials reported details of the most recent strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on […]

Campaign Against Celebratory Gunfire Gains Traction

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It’s not just terrorism Baghdad needs to worry about. The number of ordinary citizens killed by stray bullets at special events is rising but nobody knows how to combat this […]

Is Islamic State back in Kirkuk?

By Mahmut Bozarslan for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In the last week of December, an armed group ambushed a convoy on the Kirkuk-Hawija road in Iraq, killing seven people. Iraqi security forces couldn’t track the attackers. The identities of those killed were […]

Coalition Trains, Equips Iraqi Border Guard Force

The first group of Iraqi Border Guard Force members graduated today from a 12-day program conducted by members of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. The coalition works by, with and through its Iraqi partners to ensure the lasting defeat of […]

69 Iraqi Civilians Killled in December

A total of 69 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 142 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in December 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). (This compares with 63 civilians killed and 140 injured in November.) Baghdad was […]

Iran-Kurdistan Border Crossings Reopen

Iran’s two border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region have resumed their operations following an announcement by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), the director general of the Interior Ministry’s border affairs department said. Shahriar Heidari said that according to the interior minister, the Parviz Khan border crossing in Iran’s Kermanshah province and the Haj Omran […]

GardaWorld Weekly Security Report

GardaWorld, a global leader in comprehensive security and risk management, has made its weekly security report available to Iraq Business News readers. Prepared by GardaWorld’s Risk Analysis Team in Iraq, this essential report includes short- and medium-term outlooks on the security situation, reports and commentary on recent significant events, and a detailed overview of developments […]

Engaging NGOs in the Fight Against Corruption

Commission of Integrity launches campaign to engage non-governmental organizations in the fight against corruption Iraq’s Commission of Integrity (CoI) has launched a national campaign to promote a broader engagement of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society in the fight against corruption. Under the leadership of the office of the Prime Minister of Iraq and through […]

Iraq to use Drones to Protect Pipelines

By John Lee. Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] has called on his Ministry draw up plans to build a new system to protect Iraq’s pipelines network using new technology including drones. New monitoring systems and advanced cameras will also feature in the scheme, which is due start in the first quarter of 2018. […]