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Airstrikes Haven’t Interrupted IS Oil Trade

By John Lee. Coalition airstrikes have failed to interrupt the oil industry in areas controlled by the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL), reports the Financial Times. IS is running what the article describes as “a sprawling operation almost akin to a state oil company that has grown in size and expertise despite international attempts […]

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Kandil Airstrikes: Amnesty Calls for Investigation

Evidence collected by Amnesty International in a fact-finding mission indicates that multiple Turkish government airstrikes killed eight residents and injured at least eight others – including a child – in a flagrantly unlawful attack on the village of Zergele, in the Kandil Mountains in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The airstrikes on 1 August were […]

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Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials have reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Mondat, local time, noting that assessments of […]

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Latest Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Wednesda and 8 a.m. Thursday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

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Latest Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, local time, noting that assessments of results […]

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Latest Airstrikes Against ISIL Targets

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS, IS) terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Sundayand 8 a.m. Monday, local time, noting that assessments […]

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US Think Tank: Kurds Could Replace Turkey as Ally

The Washington DC-based think tank the Bipartisan Policy Centre (BPC) says the United States must look for a new reliable strategic partner such as the Kurds, to replace Turkey, as Turkey is no longer a dependable ally. According to the BPC, Turkey has failed to secure the length of its 560 mile with Syria against the […]

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Video: PM to ask US for more Arms, Strikes

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Monday that he will use a visit to the United States to seek increased air support and arms deliveries to aid Baghdad’s battle against jihadists.

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Weekly Security Update, 14 – 20 October 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting The Iraqi parliament’s approval of Sunni MP Khaled al-Obeidi as defense minister, and Mohammed al-Ghabban, a Shia member of the Badr Organisation, as interior minister, will provide a stronger political foundation for Abadi to counter the ISIS insurgency. Ghabban’s appointment follows weeks of negotiations and resistance from Abadi to nominate […]

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Weekly Security Update, 07 – 13 October 2014

By Anne-Laure Barbosa at Constellis Consulting Elevated levels of violence continued to be reflected in a high number of casualties, with at least 408 recorded deaths over the reporting period. While reporting remains interrupted in large swathes of the North, evidence of war crimes committed by Shia fighters against Sunni populations was described in a briefing […]

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UK Conducts First Air Strikes

Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 aircraft have been in action over Iraq today in the fight against ISIL. This action is part of the international coalition’s operations to support the democratic Iraqi government. In the course of an armed reconnaissance mission from RAF Akrotiri, 2 Tornados were tasked to assist Kurdish troops in north west […]

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Video: France will Continue Airstrikes

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. France’s prime minister on Wednesday vowed to continue its military action in Iraq until the local army can gain the upper hand against Islamic State militants surging through the country.

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