Tag Archives | terrorism

The Coming Emergency in Iraq

By Thanassis Cambanis, for Foreign Affairs. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Neglected Prison Camps Are Incubating a New Extremist Threat. The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi marked the end of one destructive phase of the Islamic State, the extremist group also known […]

Iraqi Intelligence “paved the way for Baghdadi Raid”

Iraq’s intelligence service provided the US-led coalition with the exact coordinates of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s location, paving the way for the raid that reportedly killed him, an Iraqi intelligence official told Reuters on Sunday. The agency learned of Baghdadi’s location from documents found at a secret location in Iraq’s western desert after […]

New USAID Funding for Victims of ISIS Genocide

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the first tranche of recipients under USAID’s New Partnerships Initiative (NPI) on Thursday during his remarks at the Accord Network’s Annual Forum. The organizations will carry out programs that improve global health outcomes in USAID’s partner countries, and assist populations in the Republic of Iraq […]

Amnesty challenges Coalition Casualty Claims

By John Lee. Amnesty International has challenged a statement from the US-led Coalition in which it acknowledges at least 1,302 unintended civilian deaths during Operation Inherent Resolve. The organisation’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Donatella Rovera, said: “While all admissions of responsibility by the US-led Coalition for civilian casualties are welcome, the Coalition remains deeply in […]

Who is really behind the Torching of Iraqi Grain Fields?

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands of dunams of wheat and barley crops were torched this month in Kirkuk, Ninevah, Salahuddin and Diyala provinces, adding agony to the harsh lives of Iraqi farmers and raising the question […]

US, Iraq Reaffirm Security Partnership

Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan met Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi at the Pentagon on Wednesday to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between the U.S. and Iraq and the U.S. commitment to a sovereign, secure, and prosperous Iraq. The secretary extended his condolences to the speaker for the tragic ferry […]

Iraq Prepares to Evict US Troops

By Geneive Abdo, for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Pro-Iran factions are pushing for the move just as the Islamic State is starting to hit back. Momentum is building among deputies in the Iraqi parliament to oust U.S. […]

Has the Islamic State returned to western Anbar?

By Hamdi Malik for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Iraqi security forces have expanded their operations to track down members of the Islamic State (IS) in the vast Western Desert. The security forces, however, have yet to reach […]

Has Islamic State returned to Iraq?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi security forces killed five suicide attackers northwest of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Feb. 20. A car bomb in central Mosul killed one civilian and wounded 13 others Feb. 28, just the latest in many recent incidents […]

December Casualty figures Fall

During December 2018 a total of 32 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 32 injured in acts of terrorism and conflict-related violence. Ninewa was the worst affected Governorate with 26 civilian casualties (07 killed, 19 injured) followed by Baghdad with (17 killed and 03 injured) and Salahadin (03 killed and 03 injured). The figures include […]

Daesh Inside Iraq: Losing Power or Preserving Strength?

By Michael Knights, for the Combating Terrorism Center. The Islamic State Inside Iraq: Losing Power or Preserving Strength? In addition to losing control of Iraqi cities and oilfields, the Islamic State has clearly lost much of the capability it developed within Iraq from 2011-2014. Quantitative attack metrics paint a picture of an insurgent movement that […]

Video: Iraq marks One Year since ‘Victory’ against IS

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis forces parade and celebrate in the streets of Mosul as they mark a year since Iraq declared victory against the Islamic State group, the conclusion of a three-year battle to oust the jihadists. […]