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Iraqi Border City eyes IS Advance amid Dust Storms

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Severe dust storms have facilitated advances by the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border in recent days, putting the largest Iraqi city alongside it at risk. Otherworldly […]

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US and Iran “Face Off” in Former Extremist-Held Town

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. Locals in Al Qaim, Anbar, worry that the current stable security situation can’t last. It’s being upheld by US troops and Iran-allied militias, whose antipathy toward one another is becoming […]

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Investment Opportunity: Borders Crossing Points

The General Commission for Border Crossings in coordination with the National Investment Commission (NIC) has announced the investment opportunities of establishing high-standards border crossings in the following points: Al- Waleed crossing point Rabeaa crossing point AL- Muntheriyah crossing point Mandeli crossing point Traibeel crossing point Al- Qaem crossing point According to the following requirements: A […]

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Coalition Airstrikes Kill 4 Senior ISIS Leaders

Coalition airstrikes killed four senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders in the past three weeks, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. “The removal of these key terrorists disrupts ISIS’ weapons engineering activities and their ability to recruit and train terrorists,” officials said in a statement. “It also reduces their […]

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Key Town Retaken amid Regional Power Plays

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Key Iraqi border town retaken amid regional power plays Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised the Iraqi flag Nov. 5 after climbing a sandy berm from which Islamic State […]

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Video: Hundreds Flee as Army Advances on Al-Qaim

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Hundreds of people flee the village of al-Obeidi after it was recaptured by Iraqi forces, who are battling up to the edge of nearby Al-Qaim, the largest town still held by the Islamic State […]

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Syria, Iraq Discuss Border Security

By Simon Kent. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem met with Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi to discuss border security, Reuters reports. Currently, all of Iraq’s border on the Syrian side is either held by Kurdish forces or the self declared Islamic State, with Iraqi forces gradually approaching Al Qaim, the last border town held by the […]

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Commando Raid Kills ISIS Oil Chief

By Simon Kent. US Special Forces, possibly in conjunction with Kurdish commandos, have been involved in a targeted raid near the Iraqi border town of Al Qaim, CNN reports. The target of the raid, intended for capture, was killed during a firefight, according to the Kurdish Security Council. The raiding party were attempting to capture Sami […]

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Weekly Security Update, 04 – 10 November 2014

The fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who may have been targeted in airstrikes conducted against an ISIS convoy in Mosul and a gathering of militants in the border town of al-Qaim in Anbar is unlikely to have dramatic effects on security dynamics in Iraq. If these reports were confirmed however, ISIS could decide to launch […]

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