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Iraq in December, 2023

December 1, 2023 ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Attack in Diyala Province. An attack, attributed to the Islamic State (ISIS), involving twin suicide bombings and gunfire on a small bus in Diyala Province, Eastern Iraq, leaves at least 11 dead. Occurring after a political gathering, the assault prompts officials to urge heightened vigilance against ISIS […]

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Iraq in November, 2023

November 1, 2023 Escalation of Iranian-Backed Militias in Iraq Raises Concerns. Iranian-backed Shiite militias in Iraq are escalating attacks on foreign military presence, challenging the Iraqi government’s authority and raising concerns about potential U.S. sanctions. The situation also highlights Iran’s use of regional proxies to end U.S. presence. The recent declaration by Al-Nujaba’s Secretary-General to

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Iraq in October, 2023

October 3, 2023 Iraqi President Calls on Turkey to Respect Sovereignty Amid Airspace Violations (Al Hadath). Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid calls for a security agreement with Turkiye, citing daily airspace violations and civilian casualties. Rashid emphasizes the need for Turkiye to respect Iraq’s sovereignty, particularly in the Kurdistan region. Iraqi Prime Minister Attends Expo

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Iraq in September 2023

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Iraq in July 2023

July 3, 2023 Iraqi Government Says Market Value of Iraq’s Natural Resources Exceeds $15 Trillion (Iraqi News). The Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported that the financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, said on Saturday that…Iraq is one of the world’s wealthiest countries in natural resources, pointing out that Iraq ranks ninth globally

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Iraq in May 2023

May 2, 2023 Former Iraqi PM to Be Interrogated by Iraqi Prosecution for Soleimani’s Assassination (Iraqi News). Al-Kadhimi’s interrogation is part of a lawsuit filed by the head of the Rights Movement, Hussein Monis, Against Al-Kadhimi as he was the former head of the intelligence service in Iraq. The former Iraqi Prime Minister is charged

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Iraq in April 2023

Iraq in April 2023 4 April 2023 Huge Losses… How Does the Kurdistan Region Face the Repercussions of the French Arbitration Decision? (Al-Nahar Al-Arabi). According to unaudited figures, stopping the export of the Kurdistan region’s oil via Turkey means the region’s loss of financial revenues of about 400-500 thousand barrels per day. The nominal net

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Iraq in March 2023

Iraq in March 2023 8 March 2023 Pentagon chief pledges continued US forces’ presence in Iraq during visit to Baghdad (Al Arabiya English). US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, making an unannounced trip to Iraq on Tuesday nearly 20 years after the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, said Washington was committed to keeping its military

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Iraq in February 2023

Iraq in February 2023 1 February 2023 Eight Missiles Target the Zlikan Military Base in Iraq, Where Turkish Forces are Located (Rudaw). Several rockets targeted the Zilkan military base hosting Turkish troops in northern Iraq on Wednesday morning without resulting in any casualties, the Kurdistan Region’s counter-terrorism forces reported. The Islamic Resistance Ahrar al-Iraq Brigade,

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Iraq in January 2023

Iraq in January 2023 January 5, 2023 Iraqi Leaders Mourn IRGC Chief Qassem Soleimani, Denounce the U.S. for Killing Him. This week Iraqi politicians and government officials made public shows of mourning on the third anniversary of the death of Iranian terrorist chief Qassem Soleimani and his Iraqi deputy Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed

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Iraq in December 2022

Iraq in December 2022 December 1, 2022 Iranian Regime Threatens to Invade Iraq Following large-scale Iranian artillery strikes into Iraqi territory that killed hundreds of people, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, Ismail Qani, traveled to Baghdad last week to warn Prime Minister Sudani and other Iraqi leaders that if Baghdad failed to “fortify its

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