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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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Video: Shia Muslims Commemorate Ashura

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Shia Muslims are marking Ashura, the most revered religious event of their calendar. Millions have travelled to the city of Karbala in central Iraq, despite growing violence in the country. Al Jazeera’s Imran […]

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Video: Violence mars Ashura Celebrations in Iraq

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dozens were killed in Iraq during one of the most holy days for Shiite Muslims. CNN’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports:

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Weekly Security Update for 13th December 2011

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq over the past week but conditions are still higher than most weeks in November. Incidents were concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and Kirkuk, as well as southern Salah ad-Din province, western Diyala province and central Babil province. At least 35 separate bomb attacks left over 60 people dead and […]

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Weekly Security Update for 12th January 2011

Overview Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week. Militant activity was concentrated in the central region, although there were also several bombings in Mosul. The majority of explosive devices detonated over the week were small, usually inflicting injuries rather than fatalities. Shootings are currently more of a concern, with the authorities put on high […]

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Weekly Security Update for 23rd December 2010

Overview Levels of violence rose last week in Iraq as Shi’ahs marked al-‘Ashura. Pilgrims travelling to the holy city of Karbala were attacked on several occasions, in Baghdad and the central provinces, although Karbala itself saw little in the way of violence. The police arrested numerous suspected militants ahead of the event and many potentially […]

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Weekly Security Update for 15th December 2010

Overview Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week for the third week in a row. However, conditions have started to deteriorate once again with a rise in attacks since Sunday, particularly in the central provinces and Baghdad. The number of terrorist attacks is likely to increase further over the coming days, despite numerous police […]

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Violence Expected Ahead of al-‘Ashura

Over the coming week terrorists are likely to attack Shi’ah worshippers marking the religious period of al-‘Ashura. Many pilgrims will travel to the holy city of Karbala for the event, which culminates on 17 December and has seen numerous bouts of violence in recent years. Security will be tighter than normal, but roadside attacks against […]

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Weekly Security Update for 8th Dec 2010

North Last week saw violence concentrated in Mosul, although attacks were also recorded in Tal ‘Afar, Kirkuk, Hawijah and Riyadh. Civilians and the Iraqi security forces bore the brunt, but with eight recorded fatalities the week was less bloody than normal for what is otherwise one of the most hostile parts of the country. In […]

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