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Kurds Seize Iraq/Syria Border Post

By John Lee. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have reportedly driven Islamic State (IS) fighters from the strategic border town of Rabia on Tuesday. According to a report from Reuters, the victory was achieved with help from Kurds from the Syrian side of the frontier, a new sign of cross-border cooperation. Members of the influential Sunni Shammar […]

Ba'ath Denies Alliance with Islamic State

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. Khodair al-Morshedi, the official spokesman for the Iraqi Baath Party and the secretary-general of the Islamic National Front of Iraq, comprising various armed factions, described the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State […]

Video: Splits Emerge Among Sunni Rebels

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Reports suggest the Islamic State group is arresting former Baathists and other rebels who do not share its vision:

Video: Sunni Tribal Leaders Assert Presence

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Leaders say they have put aside differences with the Islamic State group to focus on removing Iraq's government. Zeina Khodr reports:

Baghdad sees Return of Shia Extremist Militias

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. Thanks to Sunni Extremists, Baghdad sees Return of Shia Extremist Militias The Shiite Muslim extremist militia, known as the League of the Righteous, is taking an increasingly prominent role in […]

Iraq's Sunni-Shiite Divide About Governance

By Harith al-Qarawee for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. There are two conflicting trends at the core of the sectarian dispute that is intensifying in Iraq. The first trend is influenced by domestic political considerations pertaining to the failure of the […]

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 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 12th January 2011

Overview Levels of violence fell in Iraq last week. Militant activity was concentrated in the central region, although there were also several bombings in Mosul. The majority of explosive devices detonated over the week were small, usually inflicting injuries rather than fatalities. Shootings are currently more of a concern, with the authorities put on high […]