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Weekly Security Update For 7th October 2010

National Overview The total number of officially reported hostile incidents nationally increased very slightly from 112 to 115.  Once again hostile activity in Baghdad accounted for approximately half of all incidents, making Baghdad by far the most dangerous part of the country for five weeks running.  Assassination attacks against Iraqi Security Forces and Government of […]

Mines Advisory Group’s Iraq Report, August 2010

MAG (pronounced “Mag”) – Mines Advisory Group – is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide. Summary of outputs: • MAG teams released 303,874 m2 of land through a combination of electronic, hand mechanical, MDD clearance and area reduction • MAG teams removed and […]

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Iraq Takes Step Closer to Forming Government

Nouri al-Maliki has made progress in his bid to retain power, having secured the backing of the main Shi’ite parliamentary bloc for his re-nomination for the post of Prime Minister. He notably received support from the self-exiled, hard-line cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, leading to increased concerns amongst the Sunni population. Al-Maliki still requires the support of […]

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UAE Firm Offers to Invest in Boca Prison

Basra’s Governor, Shaltagh Abboud al-Mayah met with the director general of UAE-based firm in recent days to discuss a possible investment in the site of the former prison at Boca [Camp Bucca]. “The discussions were fruitful,” said a statement issued by the local authorities in Basra, and reported by Aswat al-Iraq. The company’s director general […]

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Iraqi Census Delayed Again

Iraq again postponed its first census in more than two decades because of political wrangling over disputed areas in the country’s north, deputy planning minister Mehdi al-Alak said on Sunday, according to a report from AFP. The October 24 census has now been delayed until December 5, the latest in a string of deferrals that […]

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Weekly Security Update for 30th September 2010

National Overview The total number of officially reported hostile incidents nationally increased, returning to the expected rate during this reporting period. 112 incidents were recorded last week compared to 75 the week before. Hostile activity in Baghdad accounted for approximately half the total number incidents, more than double the number of incidents recorded in Baghdad […]

Iraq to Buy 1,000 Police Dogs from US

The Iraqi Interior Ministry says it is negotiating the import of 1,000 police dogs from the United States. “The ministry will sign a contract for the purchase of 1,000 police dogs to help police in their searches for explosives,” said Brigadier Salah Abdulsultan, according to a report from Azzaman. Abdulsultan said Iraq currently has 32 […]

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$98m Contractor Technical Support for Iraqi Defense Network

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency [DSCA] notified Congress today [September 24, 2010] of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of contractor technical support of the Iraqi Defense Network and associated parts and equipment for a complete package worth approximately $98 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of contractor technical support […]

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$57m Contractor Logistics Support for Mobile Communications Centers

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency [DSCA] notified Congress today [September 24, 2010] of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of contractor logistics support for Mobile Communications Centers and associated parts and equipment for a complete package worth approximately $57 million. The Government of Iraq has requested a possible sale of contractor technical support for […]

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Pentagon Plans $4.2bn Arms Sales to Iraq

The Pentagon issued a proposal on Monday to sell weapons worth $4.2bn to Iraq, including 18 F-16 fighter aircraft, Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, laser-guided bombs and reconnaissance equipment, according to a report from the Financial Times. The Pentagon said the proposed arms sales would make Baghdad “a more valuable partner in an important area of the […]

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Weekly Security Update for 23rd September 2010

National Overview The national total number of officially reported hostile incidents dropped drastically from 140 to 75 this week – the lowest number of incidents recorded in a week this year. The Eid Festival which saw heightened security measures in parts of the country seems to have been the main factor in the reduction of […]