Tag Archives | ISIL

Video: Washington's Options in Iraq?

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Andrew Stevens speaks to Gen. Anthony Zinni about what the U.S. can do to help slow down ISIS' military conquest in Iraq:

Oil Price Surges amid Iraq Turmoil

By John Cookson. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Traders will tell you the price of oil is a speculative market based on expectations. Most of Iraq's oil production is from the mega fields in the south, far from any fighting. But […]

Despite Uprising, Kurdish Oil Exports Rise

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Iraqi Kurdistan is ramping up independent oil exports, with a third tanker of crude scheduled to leave the Turkish port of Ceyhan on 22nd June. The supply of oil through the Kurdistan Regional Government's new pipeline to Turkey has continued uninterrupted, despite the escalating violence in northern Iraq. Speaking […]

Video: Iran Offers Help to US

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Shiite Iran offered Saturday to consider working with longtime foe the United States if it takes the lead in helping push back Sunni Arab militants who have seized a swathe of northern Iraq:

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Video: Kirkuk Military Base Wrecked

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Millions of dollars worth of US made equipment has been reduced to wreckage in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk after a rebel led advance on the city. Sunni rebels captured Kirkuk's largest military […]

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Video: Iraq Calls For Volunteers

From CNN. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Nic Robertson reports thousands of Iraqis have volunteered to take up arms against ISIS:

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Video: Maliki Behind Sectarian Divide?

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Shia volunteers answer a call to arms after Sunni rebels take over Iraqi cities. Adrian Finighan speaks to Lara Fatah - an Iraqi-Kurdish analyst; Alaa Makki - an Iraqi member of parliament with […]

Water and Wheat: ISIS Weapons?

By John Schnittker, Chief Economist at Schnittker Associates, and former Ministry Advisor at the US Embassy in Baghdad. With much of Iraq’s wheat production coming from Northern Iraq and nearly all of Iraq’s water resources flowing through areas under ISIS control, Iraq’s food security may be facing a severe threat. Iraq has about two thirds of […]

Dijila Operations Command "Retreats from Kirkuk"

Lieutenant General Jabbar Yawar, Secretary-General of the KRG Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs and the Spokesperson of the Region’s armed forces, stated that Peshmerga forces (pictured) now control Kirkuk city after the Dijila Operations Command retreated from its position. He said, “Peshmerga forces are in control of the majority of the Kurdistan Region outside of KRG […]

And the Winners are? The Kurds

By John Cookson. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Checking back through e-mails I am amazed it was only 4 days ago on June 10th I messaged an editor pal of mine that something momentous was happening in Iraq. ISIS had occupied […]

Video Profile: Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, (ISIL), is a jihadist group active in Iraq and Syria seeking to establish a Islamic caliphate. With thousands of Arab and foreign fighters under its […]

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Maliki calls Emergency as Mosul Seized

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS) have seized the northern part of Nineveh province, which includes Iraq's second largest city Mosul. Iraq's prime minister is asking parliament […]