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Video: Liberation of Mosul could come quickly - Obama

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. President Barack Obama says that US-backed Iraqi troops could be in a position "fairly rapidly" to liberate the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group:

Obama: ISIL still a Threat Despite Gains

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Barack Obama says ISIL is shifting tactics as the US-led coalition makes gains against the group in Iraq. The US president touted gains in the campaign against ISIL but cautioned that the group […]

Turkish Forces Withdrawing From Iraq

By Simon Kent. Turkish President Reccip Tayyip Erdogan has announced that further withdrawals of Turkish troops are being made from Iraqi Kurdish territory following pressure from Baghdad and Washington. Baghdad had previously called the deployment of Turkish soldiers to a KDP Peshmerga base "an illegal incursion" and Barack Obama called Erdogan asking him to de-escalate tensions. […]

Plans Made to Recapture Mosul

By Barbara Slavin for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. US officials have begun discussions with local leaders in Iraq’s Ninewa province about how to recapture the city of Mosul in the wake of the successful operation to recover control of Mosul […]

US Considers Sending More Advisers

By Patrick Schmidt. American officials have announced that more US troops may be deployed to Iraq in the coming weeks. The additional troops would be based in the capitol city of Baghdad. Approximately 748 US troops have been deployed to Iraq since the rise of the Islamic State (IS). These troops supplement the usual 100 […]

US Plans New Iraq Strategy

By John Lee. The United States is now far more open to Iraqi requests for increased military support to fight ISIS, The Wall Street Journal reports. Previously, initiatives to sell arms and rapidly transfer foreign military sales such as F-16s and Hellfire missiles have been slowed by concerns in Congress regarding Nouri-al Maliki's authoritarian style of leadership. […]