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Weekly Security Update
National Overview The number of incidents reported nationally showed a slight decrease from 145 last week to 123 incidents this week. Marked fluctuations in incident levels have become characteristic of the security picture in 2010 as security force initiatives reach the more difficult stage of trying to uproot the foundation of insurgent groups in Iraq. […]
The plateau: How to cope with prolonged insecurity in Iraq
For those who have followed Iraqi security on a daily basis since 2003, if not before, the current security situation in Iraq is nothing short of a miracle. In the dark days of 2006, the daily listing of violent incidents was 150 or 200-long, and we all knew that much of the sectarian cleansing was […]
Weekly Security Update
National Overview 145 incidents were reported nationally during this reporting period showing a marked increase in the level of incidents from last week when only 92 were officially reported. A slight rise in the use of Explosively Formed Projectiles was also seen this week with four detonations country wide compared to only two last week; […]
Top security expert blogs for IBN
Dr Michael Knights, a recognised authority on political and security risks in Iraq, is contributing an expert security blog in IBN starting this week. His firm, Olive Group, also contribute the first of their essential security updates. Unlike many post-2003 analysts of the Iraqi risk environment, Dr Knights has been working on Iraq since the […]
Iraq Takes Extra Security Measures to Protect Oil Fields
Iraq has begun implementing extra security measures to protect oil fields in and around the south-eastern city of Basra, security sources announced on Wednesday.
KBR Gets No-bid Contract to Support Army in Iraq
KBR, the Army's largest contractor in Iraq, was picked for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, according to Army officials.
Half Of Corruption Case Against Iraq’s Former Trade Minister Dropped
The charges against Sudani and others has to do with the $5.3 billion food ration system, the largest in the world, that the Trade Ministry controls.
Iraq in Talks to Buy Hawk Jets from UK
The Iraqi government is in talks to buy Hawk trainer jets from the UK in a deal that could be worth up to £1bn and would be a boost for BAE Systems
Demining Needed In Iraq, Oil Giants Say
Gazprom Neft leads a consortium of investors in Iraq calling on the government to clear mines from the Badra oil field near the Iranian border. Iraqi authorities report there are more than 27 million pieces of unexploded ordnance in Iraq from the war with Iran in the 1980s. The largest number of mine fields is […]
Iraqi Army KillS 4 Terrorists in Tikrit
A security source said that Iraqi army forces clashed with an armed group in a district north of Tikrit in Salahuddin province. The source said the army killed 4 of the terrorists following clashes with an armed group in the district of Shirqat. The source added that the incident took place during raids carried out […]
G4S wins contract to secure Baghdad International Airport
G4S Secure Solutions (Iraq), a leading provider of risk mitigation and secure support services, has been awarded the contract to provide aviation security at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) by the Iraq Ministry of Transport (MoI). The contract, which is initially for two years, mobilised successfully on 2 January 2010. G4S, which is the world’s leading […]