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IS "takes Border Station" in Iraq's Western Desert

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. Islamic State takes border station in Iraqi desert with 'drug smuggling wali' A recent incident along Iraq's western border and alleged connections between drug smuggling and Islamic State cells […]

Terrorist Attack on Bai Hassan Oil Field

By John Lee. A terrorist attack on the Bai Hassan oilfield in Kirkuk early on Wednesday has caused casualties and damage. A statement from the Ministry of Oil said that wells 177 and 183 were bombed, and "a number of security forces and energy police were killed and wounded". The safety and firefighting teams from […]

Iraq's Resurgent Paramilitaries

By Tamer Badawi, for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Resurgent Paramilitaries Paramilitary surrogates are popping up in Iraq with strong links to existing militant networks. The application Telegram has been crucial in fostering […]

PM vows Security Changes after Baghdad Bombing

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi PM vows security changes after Baghdad bombing Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi also sacked a number of Iraqi security officials within hours of the attacks. Click here to read the full […]

Islamic State resurfaces with attacks in Diyala

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. Islamic State resurfaces with attacks in Iraq's Diyala province The Islamic State's gruesome killing of a sheikh and some of his relatives by rigging his corpse with explosives has […]

US Seizes Militia-Affiliated News Websites

By John Lee. The United States has seized control of two Iraqi news websites, which it says were unlawfully utilized by Kata'ib Hizballah, a Specially Designated National and a Foreign Terrorist Organization. In a statement, the US Department of Justice said: The United States has seized "Aletejahtv.com" and "Aletejahtv.org," two websites, which were unlawfully utilized […]

The Recovery of IS Operations in Iraq in 2019-2020

By Michael Knights and Alex Almeida, for the Combating Terrorism Center. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Remaining and Expanding: The Recovery of Islamic State Operations in Iraq in 2019-2020 The Islamic State has recovered from its territorial defeats since 2017 to […]

IS believed behind Crop Fires in Disputed Territories

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Islamic State believed behind crop fires in Iraq's disputed territories Crops are burning in northern Iraq's disputed territories again and locals are mobilizing to fight the suspected culprit, the Islamic State. Click here to read the […]

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 […]