Tag Archives | Attacks

IS steps up Attacks during Coronavirus Lockdown

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq during coronavirus lockdown Iraq has been hit by a wave of Islamic State (IS) attacks during the country's coronavirus lockdown. Numerous operations by IS and unknown groups […]

Rockets strike near Chinese oil site in Iraq

By John Lee. Two rockets have reportedly struck near a Chinese oil facility south of Baghdad on Saturday. According to AP, there were no casualties. It cites an Iraqi army statement saying the rockets struck near a Chinese company in the Nahrawan area, and speculates that the company involved is ZhenHua, a subsidiary of the arms […]

Rocket Attack Targets Halliburton in Basra

By John Lee. At least three rockets are reported to have hit near Halliburton's site in the Burjesia area of Basra early on Monday morning. It is understood that the incident caused no casualties or damage. It is the first attack to target US energy interests in Iraq in recent months. (Sources: S&P Global Platts, […]

Video: Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. An apparent rocket attack has hit the high-security Green Zone. The area houses key government buildings and the United States embassy. Iraq's state-run news agency says a Katyusha rocket crashed in the area […]

Suicide Bomber Kills Scores of Shia Pilgrims in Hilla

By John Lee. A suicide truck bomb has killed more than 80 people, most of them Iranian Shia pilgrims, in the city of Hilla, 60 miles (100km) south of Baghdad. The Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The pilgrims were on their way back to Iran from the […]

Baghdad Bombing ignites Demand for Better Security

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. Baghdad's residents are demanding beefed-up security measures and an international investigation into the gruesome July 3 bombing that rocked Baghdad's busy Karrada district, killing almost 300 people and injuring 200 more. The death toll […]

Video: Iraq Mourns Victims of Baghdad Bombing

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqis on Tuesday mourned more than 200 people killed in a Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, as the grim search for bodies at the site of the attack continues.

Politicians to Blame for Baghdad Terror Attacks?

By Omar al-Jaffal, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.v Are Iraq's Politicians to Blame for Baghdad Terror Attacks? On May 11, the Iraqi capital was the scene of three terror attacks, each bomb targeting different areas on both sides of the Tigris River […]

Video: Rare IS Bombings in Southern Iraq

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Islamic State group carried out rare attacks in Iraq's deep Shiite south Sunday, killing at least 33 people with twin suicide car bomb blasts in the city of Samawa:

Video: ISIL Kills Scores in Attacks Across Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Roadside bombs near Iraq's capital kill at least 70 while military comes under assault in Abu Ghraib and near Fallujah. Rob Matheson reports:

Bomber Targets Kirkuk Oil Company

By John Lee. A suicide bomber has killed a police officer and an employee of the Kirkuk Oil Company (KOC), and wounded four others, according to a report from Shafaaq. The attack happened on the main road between Kirkuk and Debes. Kirkuk Provincial Council recently changed the name of North Oil Company (NOC) to Kirkuk […]