Further to our report yesterday on the attack on the Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline, Israel National News reports that oil started to flow again on Monday. A bomb, reportedly planted by Kurdish resistance fighters, had temporarily halted pumping on the Kirkuk to Ceyhan pipeline at the weekend. The bombing by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) added a […]
Violence, corruption and the lack of infrastructure are seen top three risks to the businesses in Iraq, according to the findings of a survey made public on Sunday. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in its survey revealed that the top three risks to business were judged to be violence (67 percent), corruption (44 percent), and […]
Iraqi firemen put out a fire caused by a bomb explosion in northern Baghdad on Tuesday, according to a report from Xinhua News Agency, citing an Iraqi security forces spokesman. The attack took place earlier in the day in the al- Rashediyah district just north of the Iraqi capital, sparking a huge fire, said Qassim […]
Iraqi police thwarted a bomb attack on a convoy transporting cash to and from Iraq’s central bank on Tuesday, detonating it in a controlled explosion after clearing the area, according to a report from AFP. The bomb was planted in a rubbish skip in the Rasheed Street area in the heart of Baghdad, and the […]
National Overview There were 105 incidents reported nationally between 20 – 26 June showing a small decrease in the level of incidents from the previous week when 123 were officially reported. The number of Explosively Formed Projectiles used in that period dropped from eight to two, both of which occurred in Basra, targeting a Private […]
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National Overview The number of incidents reported nationally showed a slight decrease from 145 last week to 123 incidents this week. Marked fluctuations in incident levels have become characteristic of the security picture in 2010 as security force initiatives reach the more difficult stage of trying to uproot the foundation of insurgent groups in Iraq. […]
For those who have followed Iraqi security on a daily basis since 2003, if not before, the current security situation in Iraq is nothing short of a miracle. In the dark days of 2006, the daily listing of violent incidents was 150 or 200-long, and we all knew that much of the sectarian cleansing was […]
National Overview 145 incidents were reported nationally during this reporting period showing a marked increase in the level of incidents from last week when only 92 were officially reported. A slight rise in the use of Explosively Formed Projectiles was also seen this week with four detonations country wide compared to only two last week; […]
Dr Michael Knights, a recognised authority on political and security risks in Iraq, is contributing an expert security blog in IBN starting this week. His firm, Olive Group, also contribute the first of their essential security updates. Unlike many post-2003 analysts of the Iraqi risk environment, Dr Knights has been working on Iraq since the […]
Iraq has begun implementing extra security measures to protect oil fields in and around the south-eastern city of Basra, security sources announced on Wednesday.
KBR, the Army’s largest contractor in Iraq, was picked for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, according to Army officials.