Tag Archives | United States

Iraqi, Kurdish Troops Clear ISIS Safe Haven

Iraqi forces, including peshmerga troops, conducted coordinated clearance operations July 16 to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria presence in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today. Iraqi forces, with coalition support, successfully cleared a ISIS safe haven in the region of the Makhmour Mountains. “Our partners fought valiantly […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have accelerated offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported on Monday. Operation Roundup Operation Roundup, which began May 1 to accelerate the defeat of ISIS in […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

US Lawmakers Visit Baghdad, Erbil, and Mosul

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Jeanne Shaheen, and Elizabeth Warren visited Iraq July 1-4 to meet with senior Iraqi government and security officials and to observe Iraq’s stabilization efforts following the military defeat of ISIS. Senators Graham and Shaheen spent July 1-2 discussing Iraq’s cooperation with the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS with U.S. and Iraqi […]

Tags: ,

Coalition Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Between June 25-July 1, coalition military forces conducted 29 strikes, consisting of 39 engagements, in Iraq and […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

KRG Barzani, US CENTCOM discuss Security Developments

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) General Joseph Votel, US Consul-General in the Kurdistan Region Ken Gross and their accompanying delegation. They discussed security and political developments in Iraq and the wider region, highlighted steps towards the formation of the new Iraqi government and the role of the […]

Tags: , , , ,

Operation Roundup Hits ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout the months of May and June. Since the May 1 start of Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces resumed major offensive operations in the Middle Euphrates […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Iraq, Syria

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have increased offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Iraq and Syria throughout the month of May. Since the May 1 start of Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces resumed major offensive operations in the middle Euphrates River Valley. […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Chevron signs Contracts with Iraqi Oil Companies

By John Lee. The US oil company Chevron has signed an agreement with Iraq’s Basra Oil Company (BOC) and Dhi Qar Oil Company (DQOC) to provide expertise and services, including seismic surveys, to the Iraqi companies. Assim Jihad, Spokesman for the Ministry of Oil, said the Ministry aims to sign more memorandums of understanding with […]

Tags: , , , ,

KBRwyle Wins New Iraqi Contract

KBR announced today that its global government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to provide base life support services to the U.S. Army throughout Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). The Army Contracting Command (ACC) awarded this one-year task order modification, exercising the third option year on the task […]

Tags: , , ,

Iraq’s Pro-Iran Factions shrug off US Sanctions Push

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Two pro-Iranian militias active in Iraq and Syria declared that possible US sanctions targeting them would be ineffective and claimed that such sanctions would actually strengthen their presence and expansion in the Middle East. The US […]

Tags: , , , , ,

Video: Will Iran-US Tensions threaten Iraq’s Stability?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It’s been three weeks since the parliamentary election in Iraq and many Iraqis voted for a nationalist party opposed to foreign interference. But both Riyadh and Washington want an Iraq that is sympathetic […]

Tags: , , , ,

US and Iran “Face Off” in Former Extremist-Held Town

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. Locals in Al Qaim, Anbar, worry that the current stable security situation can’t last. It’s being upheld by US troops and Iran-allied militias, whose antipathy toward one another is becoming […]

Tags: , , , , ,