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Weekly Security Update for 27th Oct 2010

National Overview The national total number of officially reported hostile incidents increased slightly from 116 to 119. Although the Baghdad region accounted for most of hostile incidents it was for a smaller number than the three previous weeks. The modus operandi of assassinations utilising under vehicle improvised explosive devices and small arms fire continued unabated. […]

Weekly Security Update for 21st October 2010

National Overview The total number of officially reported hostile incidents nationally decreased slightly from 123 to 116. Baghdad again accounted for the largest proportion of incidents with hostile activity being characterised by assassinations of Iraqi Security Forces and Government of Iraq personnel rather than indiscriminate attacks. There was a notable decline in attacks from Shia […]

Weekly Security Update for 14th October 2010

National Overview The total number of officially reported hostile incidents increased nationally by eight to 123. Baghdad again accounted for the largest proportion of incidents with hostile activity largely characterised by assassinations of Iraqi Security Forces and Government of Iraq personnel rather than indiscriminate attacks. With the government formation process finally starting to gain momentum […]

Weekly Security Update For 7th October 2010

National Overview The total number of officially reported hostile incidents nationally increased very slightly from 112 to 115.  Once again hostile activity in Baghdad accounted for approximately half of all incidents, making Baghdad by far the most dangerous part of the country for five weeks running.  Assassination attacks against Iraqi Security Forces and Government of […]

Weekly Security Update for 30th September 2010

National Overview The total number of officially reported hostile incidents nationally increased, returning to the expected rate during this reporting period. 112 incidents were recorded last week compared to 75 the week before. Hostile activity in Baghdad accounted for approximately half the total number incidents, more than double the number of incidents recorded in Baghdad […]

Weekly Security Update for 23rd September 2010

National Overview The national total number of officially reported hostile incidents dropped drastically from 140 to 75 this week – the lowest number of incidents recorded in a week this year. The Eid Festival which saw heightened security measures in parts of the country seems to have been the main factor in the reduction of […]

Weekly Security Update for 16th September 2010

National Overview The national level of hostile incidents increased in this reporting period from 126 to 140. The number of incidents peaked towards the start of the reporting period but declined as the Eid Festival approached. The number of incidents during 2009 Ramadan was higher than for the same period this year, although the August/September […]

Weekly Security Update for 8th September 2010

National Overview The total number of officially reported hostile incidents nationally was 126 last week, consistent with the number of incidents recorded during the last reporting period. The number of incidents in the west rose by a quarter this week and incidents in Baghdad also rose significantly. The south east saw a very minor rise […]

New Blog Series - Construction in Iraq

Iraq, 1980. The Iranian F15s swooped around the partially constructed Ishtar Sheraton, followed the Tigris river beside Abu Nawas Street and launched their missiles at Al Dora refinery. Thirty years of war and unrest had begun. I know because I was there – I was the project quantity surveyor then, working for the State Organisation […]

Weekly Security Update for 1st September 2010

National Overview The total number of hostile incidents reported nationally was 125 this week, down from 132 incidents during the last reporting period. There was a significant rise in the number of recorded incidents in the north central region with slight rises in the west, south central and south east regions. The north dropped slightly, […]

Vocabulary - Lesson 7

Iraqi عربي English joo’aan جوعان                         hungry ‘aTshaan عَطشان                         thirsty hathaa yibayyin هذا يبَيِن                        this seems aani ‘indi آني عِندي                     I have fiqra فِكره                             idea yi’jibni يِعجِبني                         I like, literally, it pleases me inti shitguuliin إنتِ شِتگولين                what do you say?, what do you think? - contraction of shinnu and tguliin aani atifiq آني أتّفِق                       I […]

Lesson 7: At the Restaurant

Welcome to the new Iraq Business News tutorial in simple Iraqi Arabic provided by language specialists Lee and Grant International. Our weekly lesson takes you through useful everyday conversational situations and some which are security oriented. For a more detailed course contact Lee and Grant International: Email: [email protected] Phone: 1 800 LEE-GRAN www.leeandgrantinternational.com Your comments […]