Tag Archives | Qayara

Iraq Announces Liberation of Eastern Mosul

After more than 100 days of hard urban combat, Iraqi officials announced the liberation of eastern Mosul on Tuesday. While clearance operations are ongoing, the Iraqi security forces control all areas inside the city east of the Tigris River, the east bank of the river around all five bridges crossing the Tigris River, Mosul University […]

Sonangol told to Return to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi] has told the Angolan oil company Sonangol to resume its work in developing the Qayara and Najmah oil fields in Nineveh governorate. In 2010 Sonangol was granted a 75-percent stake in the fields, along with North Oil Company (25%), at a price of $6.00 per barrel, […]

Fleeing IS Forces Fired Toxic Chemicals

Forces of the Islamic State (also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) have launched at least three chemical attacks on the Iraqi town of Qayyarah, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The use of toxic chemicals as a means of warfare is a serious threat to civilians and combatants in and around the embattled city […]

Air Force Engineers Repair Runway in Iraq

Three months ago, four Air Force engineers with the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group arrived in northern Iraq to conduct a reconnaissance mission for what would become a historic undertaking. The engineers were informed their task had never been attempted in Iraq. Their mission: Mitigate runway damage caused by the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

Special Forces 1 Mile from Mosul; 772 Terrorists Killed

The Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Friday afternoon that Special Forces from the elite “Golden Division” (Counter Terrorism Services, CTS) have advanced to the town of Tob Zawa, and are now one mile from Mosul. This is despite a desperate attempt by Daesh to slow progress by setting fire to the Mishraq Sulphur Plant. […]

Oil Fires Burn South of Mosul

Combined Joint Task Force – Inherent Resolve is assessing the potential risk to personnel at Camp Swift and Qayyarah West Airfield, located about 50 miles south of Mosul, as a result of nearby burning oil wells and a sulfur plant fire. The coalition has taken air samples and analysis is ongoing to determine what, if […]

Regaining Qayyarah a Major Step in Defeating IS

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. Regaining Qayyarah a Major Step Towards Defeating Extremists Since it was liberated by Iraqi forces last month, Qayyarah has come to be seen as the key to freeing surrounding areas […]

WFP Distributes Food to Besieged Town

WFP Distributes Food To Families In Northern Iraqi Town Besieged For Over Two Years The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed desperately needed food for more than 30,000 people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Qayyarah, 60 kilometres south of Mosul. The town was under siege and inaccessible for over two […]

Oil Fires put out at Qayara, some still Burning

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly put out fires at six more oil wells in the Qayara region, which Iraqi forces recaptured from the Islamic State group (Daesh, IS, ISIS, ISIL) last month. But Reuters quotes the Iraqi oil ministry as saying on Tuesday that at least three fires are still blazing. The wells had […]

IS Pollutes Tigris River with Oil

By John Lee. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has deliberately opened an oil pipe to let the oil flow into the Tigris River near Qayara (45 km south of Mosul) to pollute its water. BasNews reports that the pipe was opened early on Monday in retaliation for the defeats that Daesh has […]