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US to Withdraw 2,200 Troops from Iraq by end-Sept

By John Lee. The US has announced that it will withdraw more than a third of its troops from Iraq by the end of September. Gen Kenneth McKenzie (pictured) told reporters: "Moving forward, we must continue our D-ISIS work together with our partners in Iraq and Syria. We are continuing to expand on our partner […]

Coalition departs Taji; transfers $347m Training Site

Coalition departs Taji, transfers $347 million enhanced training site Officials from Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve transferred the Coalition area of Camp Taji, Iraq, to Iraqi Security Forces in a ceremony Aug. 23, 2020. The transfer is a result of the Iraqi Security Forces' success in the ongoing campaign to defeat Daesh […]

How the US Military should Leave Iraq

By Barbara Slavin, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. How the US Military should Leave Iraq A withdrawal of most US military forces from Iraq seems likely this year as the Iraqi government seeks to maintain some […]

Iran "the only Victor" in Iraq War

By John Lee. The US Army has published a report on its 2003 invasion of Iraq, and subsequent developments until the withdrawal of troops, claiming that Iran was the only real winner of the operation. "The U.S. Army in the Iraq War" was released Thursday in two volumes entitled "Invasion and Insurgency—Civil War, 2003-2006" and […]

ISIS Struggling After Massive Casualties

By Simon Kent.  Outgoing US commander Lieutenant General Sean MacFarland has given a press conference on the state of the self declared Islamic State and the coming campaign to retake Mosul from group. At the conference, he noted that "the enemy is in retreat on all fronts.” The General noted that 30,000 airstrikes had hit […]

Will Sadr Attack US Forces?

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Alaa Abboud, the spokesman for the Peace Brigades, the armed faction of the Sadrist movement, said in a TV interview with a local Iraqi channel July 20, “We will […]

More US Advisers, Attack Helicopters for Iraq Mission

By Simon Kent. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has announced that 200 more advisers and trainers will be joining the effort to re-vamp the Iraqi army ahead of a planned offensive to re-take Mosul, the last major urban stronghold of the so called Islamic State in Iraq. The development is more significant than numbers alone, […]

US General: "Conventional" War Can Defeat ISIS

By Simon Kent. US General Sean McFarland, remembered by historians of the Iraq war for stabilizing the restive town of Tal Afar, has returned to lead the mission against ISIS in Iraq. In an interview with the BBC, the general explained how ISIS were a different enemy to their predecessors that the US faced in […]

US Gear from Afghan War Awaits Iraq Role

By John Lee. US News have reported on the presence of several thousand American armoured vehicles being serviced at a US base in Kuwait, in possible preparation for their movement into Iraq. The vehicles are primarily MRAPs (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles) expensive bulletproof and IED resistant trucks that became a key tool in the US […]