Tag Archives | Shirqat

UN Food Relief reaches Shirqat

For the first time in more than two years, the United Nations food relief agency has distributed urgently-needed food for people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, which was under siege and cut off from humanitarian access from 2014 until earlier this month. “Families in Shirqat are in a desperate need of […]

Video: Iraq Recaptures Shirqat from IS

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq announces that its forces have recaptured a northern town from the Islamic State group in an operation launched ahead of a push for the city of Mosul:

Abadi announces Operation to Retake Shirqat

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launching of a military operation to retake Shirqat from the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) on Tuesday. The town, on the banks of the Tigris River, 100 km (60 miles) south of Mosul, is thought to contain tens of thousands of civilians. Abadi […]

Video: 3,000+ Displaced from Shirqat

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Aid workers are warning of a desperate humanitarian situation in the Iraqi town of Shirqat. More than 3000 people have been displaced from there since Sunday. The Iraqi military has retaken areas near […]

Weekly Security Update for 19th October 2011

At least 76 people were killed and 184 injured in nationwide attacks in Iraq last week. This is a rise from the previous week and largely attributable to a series of attacks in Baghdad. A series of bombing and suicide attacks targeting the police in the capital left numerous people dead on 12 October. The […]