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Assassination Attempt on PM "a Reminder of Iraq's deferred priorities"

By Abbas Kadhim, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The failed assassination attempt on PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi is a reminder of Iraq's deferred priorities The failed November 7 assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in […]

Details of Assassination Attempt targeting PM

By Hassan Ali Ahmed, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq reveals details on assassination attempt targeting PM In its first press conference, the special committee responsible for investigating the drone attack on the house of Iraqi Prime […]

Keeping an Eye on Baghdad

By Michael Young, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Keeping an Eye on Baghdad In an interview, Ali Hashem discusses Iran's role following an apparent assassination attempt against Iraq's prime minister. Click here to read the […]

FT: The Future of Iraq is in the Balance

Writing in the Financial Times, David Gardner says that last week's assassination attempt on Iraq's prime minister has raised fresh questions about militias backed by Iran. Click here to read the full article (subscription required)

PM Assassination Attempt: Fear of Return to Chaos

By Shelly Kittleson, for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Assassination attempt against Iraqi PM sparks fear of 'return to chaos' A drone attack on the residence of the Iraqi prime minister has raised the specter of continuing violence […]

Boss of Iran's Quds Force "backs Kadhimi"

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Inside story: Quds Force cmdr backs Kadhimi, warns Iraqi allies Less than 24 hours after the targeting of Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi in an "assassination attempt," the commander of Iran's Quds Force […]

Iraqi PM Survives Assassination Attempt

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped uninjured in an assassination attempt at his home in Baghdad's Green Zone on Sunday. A drone carrying explosives was used to carry out the attack, which has been condemned by Iraqi politicians and world leaders. Al-Kadhimi was previously Iraq's head of intelligence before becoming prime minister […]

Video: Killing of Prominent Expert Sparks Outrage

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The United Nations, foreign governments and Iraq's leaders are condemning the killing of a well-known Iraqi expert on al-Qaeda, ISIL (ISIS) and other armed groups. Husham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in […]

Weekly Security Update for 5th October 2011

Levels of violence fell slightly in Iraq over the past week. There was a rise in the number of small arms attacks, mainly in Baghdad and the neighbouring province of Diyala. There was also a slight rise in the number of indirect fire attacks countrywide, which left two people dead (including a US soldier) and […]

Weekly Security Update for 29th September 2011

Levels of violence rose in Iraq for the fourth week in a row last week, with a number of people killed and injured in nationwide attacks. Violence was concentrated in Baghdad, Mosul and the districts surrounding the capital. As warned in last week’s Security Update on Iraq Business News there were several attacks conducted against […]

Weekly Security Update for 14th September 2011

  Levels of violence rose slightly in Iraq over the past week, with attacks concentrated in Baghdad and the districts surrounding it, as well as the two northern cities of Mosul and Kirkuk. There was also a slight spike in activity around the town of Dujayl in Salah ad-Din province. While bombings around the country […]

Weekly Security Update for 5th May 2011

Overview While many have been concerned at the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death on the security situation in Iraq, conditions have not changed significantly in recent days. Levels of violence actually fell last week, although conditions are still worse than normal. The majority of attacks continue to take place in Baghdad, although last week […]