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Al-Qaeda Ups Mafia-Style Extortion in Mosul

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. Making Themselves at Home: al Qaeda Ups Mafia-Style Extortion in Mosul The northern Iraqi city of Mosul is well known as the base of Sunni Muslim extremists, Al Qaeda, […]

Al-Qaeda Sinks Roots in Mosul

By Harith Hasan for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mosul, the capital of Ninevah province, has become one of the most important strongholds of al-Qaeda in Iraq. The city’s large area and its borders with Syria and Turkey make it of […]

Militias Control Home-Made Oil Refineries

By Ahmad al-Sayegh. 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. Refining crude oil at home is a major business in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border. And Islamic militias in charge here are selling the crude […]

Al Qaeda 2013: Community Outreach and Chemical Weapons

By Waheed Ghanim. 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. As levels of violence rise in Iraq again and the conflict takes on a sectarian appearance, locals are saying that extremist group, Al Qaeda, are taking […]

Video: Al-Qaeda, Saddamists Expand Terror Activities

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A political analyst tells PressTV that the Baath party and the remnants of the former regime, the Saddamists are taking advantage of al-Qaeda and making a strategic alliance with al-Qaeda to spread terror […]

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UN Releases Civilian Casualty Figures for March

According to figures released today by UNAMI, a minimum of 229 civilians were killed and a further 853 were wounded in acts of terrorism and armed violence in Iraq during March 2013. A further 227 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed and 300 were wounded as a result of such attacks. “The United […]

Video: Al-Qaeda Scaring Iraqi Public

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A political analyst says there is an increase in violence in Iraq because of the elections and there is a willing or an effort from al-Qaeda to one day attack the Shia and […]

Video: Jihadis in Iraq and Syria Joining Forces

From Jewish News One. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi intelligence officials have said a cross-border alliance is growing between the Islamic extremist groups al-Qaeda in Iraq, and the al-Nusra Front in Syria. (Source: Jewish News One)

Video: "US, Saudis Unleash al-Qaeda on Iraq"

From Iran’s PressTV. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. An analyst says, Iraq is being pressured with terrorist bomb attacks by foreign imperial entities and Persian Gulf dictatorships to reverse their position on Syria. In the background of this at least 40 […]

Weekly Security Update for 4th July 2012

By Gary Sandiford, Olive Group's Dubai-based assessments manager. Olive Group is a leading provider of security and technology solutions and has operated continuously in Iraq since 2003. Overview Olive Groups Iraq statistics are drawn from multiple sources, including media reporting and direct liaison with in country assets. Included within the statistics is a degree activity […]

Weekly Security Update for 27th June 2012

Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week, but the overall number of attacks was still above average. At least 69 people were killed and 179 injured in nationwide incidents. A total of 48 bombings left 42 people dead and over 160 injured. A rise in small arms attacks left 27 people dead and 11 […]

Weekly Security Update for 20th June 2012

Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week. AKE documented more incidents than in any other seven-day period since the March 2010 elections. At least 137 people were killed and 307 injured in nationwide attacks. This is the highest figure recorded in any week since May 2010. Over the course of the week a total […]