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Weekly Security Update

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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Are there really people in 112 countries waiting to hear from you?

Is your business in Iraq or going to Iraq or just thinking about it? Either way our community of subscribers and readers in 112 countries will almost certainly contain people who could become customers or influence buying decisions. Some of them may already be customers. Either way, telling them about your business, keeping your name […]

Weekly Security Update

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. […]

The plateau: How to cope with prolonged insecurity 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 […]

Weekly Security Update

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; […]

Top security expert blogs for IBN

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 […]

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Demining Needed In Iraq, Oil Giants Say

Gazprom Neft leads a consortium of investors in Iraq calling on the government to clear mines from the Badra oil field near the Iranian border. Iraqi authorities report there are more than 27 million pieces of unexploded ordnance in Iraq from the war with Iran in the 1980s. The largest number of mine fields is […]

Iraqi Army KillS 4 Terrorists in Tikrit

A security source said that Iraqi army forces clashed with an armed group in a district north of Tikrit in Salahuddin province. The source said the army killed 4 of the terrorists following clashes with an armed group in the district of Shirqat. The source added that the incident took place during raids carried out […]