Tag Archives | Iraqi Ministry of Defence

Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi Removed

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s embattled Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi (pictured) a Sunni from Mosul, has been voted out of his position following a no confidence motion in parliament. The vote comes after mounting pressure on the Minister, following accusations that he was responsible for over billing scandals and favored defense contracts for friends and political allies. […]

Abadi to Dismiss 123 Senior Officials

By Simon Kent. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al Abadi (pictured) has announced plans to dismiss 123 senior officials in government ministries, and appoint temporary replacements before deciding on the fate of the roles. The move follows the dismissal of a third of his cabinet, the merging of some ministries and the abolishment of the deputy PM […]

NATO to Re-Launch Iraq Mission

By Simon Kent. NATO have announced that they are in talks with Iraqi officials to revive a coordinated training mission for Iraqi officers. Previously, NATO was in Iraq during the war against the ISIS predecessor, ISI, the Islamic State of Iraq. At that time, NATO was generally involved with training the Iraqi army in Jordan and […]