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Weekly Security Update: 31 March – 06 April 2015

 National Overview Iraq declares victory in battle for Tikrit city, as PMU and aviation assets turn north for the next stage of the ISIS counter-offensive. Starting with coordinated ground assaults on the city centre from 29 March, the final breakthrough against ISIS in Tikrit occurred two days later on 31 March when security forces stormed […]

Edinburgh International Achieves PSC.1 Accreditation

Edinburgh International (EI), a leading provider of security and risk management solutions worldwide and a member company of Constellis Group, today announced that it has received ASIS International’s accreditation for Quality of Private Security Contractor Operations, known as ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012. Edinburgh International is the first Constellis Group company to attain the PSC.1 accreditation, which builds […]

Weekly Security Update: 24 – 30 March 2015

 National Overview US involvement in Tikrit air campaign sparks discord within Shia PMU factions, as regional issues overshadow ongoing anti-ISIS offensive. Since Thursday 26 March, key players in Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) alliance, including the Iranian-backed Badr Organization, Asaib al-Haq and Kitaib Hezbollah are understood to have withdrawn from the Tikrit theatre in protest […]

Weekly Security Update: 17 – 23 March 2015

 National Overview Coalition prepares to cooperate in ISF-militia campaign to liberate Tikrit, amid extension of US reconnaissance and air support. While US drone flights are known to have been taking place since 21 March, (reaching as far east as Muqdadiya, 50km from the Iranian border), official participation by the United States in the stalled Tikrit […]

Weekly Security Update: 10 – 16 March 2015

 National Overview Ground operations against the militant stronghold of Tikrit have reached a temporary halt outside the city’s central districts as reinforcements arrive in preparation for further heavy fighting. Following last week’s Iraqi update, militia-backed reserves have pressed into the city from the northern, western and southern axes, capturing much of the outlying suburb of […]

Weekly Security Update: 03 – 09 March 2015

National Overview Allied forces are now understood to be in preparations for a direct assault on Tikrit city, following a large scale retreat of ISIS fighters from towns and villages protecting main routes. In total some 20,000 troops, alongside PMU militias and Sunni tribesmen have advanced on the town, closing off routes to the south […]

Weekly Security Update, 17 – 23 February 2015

National Overview The United States offers April date for Mosul offensive as use of foreign military hardware is increased across Iraq’s western battle zones. Announced to the international press on Thursday 20 February (and confirming details reported by EI in December 2014), the United States has committed to training a joint Arab-Kurdish force, including divisions […]

Weekly Security Update, 10 – 16 February 2015

National Overview Financial challenges threaten to derail Baghdad-Erbil oil agreement as militants open new fronts in Anbar and the Northern provinces. High level negotiations on the implementation of the December 2014 Federal-Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) budget ended in acrimony this week, as Kurdish officials denounced what they described as an attempt by the Baghdad authorities […]

Weekly Security Update, 03 – 09 February 2015

National Overview Jordanian air campaign in Syria occurs amid ongoing counter-ISIS offensive across Iraq, as militant activity is curtailed in northern and central conflict zones. While Jordan’s armed forces have substantially increased their military presence along Iraq’s south-western border following the killing of pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh by the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham […]

British Business Group Kurdistan (BBGK) Launched

The British Business Group Kurdistan (BBGK) held its launch reception on Wednesday 10th December in the fabulous setting of the Jaguar Land Rover Showroom in Erbil. The event was attended by business people, members of the diplomatic community and representatives from the Kurdistan Regional Government. The BBGK was recently established as it was felt there […]