Crisis in Iraq
The latest news and views about the crisis caused by Takfiri terrorism in Iraq and the country’s war on terrorists
The next leader of the Daesh terror group is likely to be from the circle close to battle-hardened Iraqi militants who emerged in the aftermath of the 2003 U.S. invasion, two Iraqi security officials and three independent analysts say.
Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces say they are prepared to support the army in the wake of a bloody attack on an army barracks in Diyala Province which left 11 soldiers dead.
More than 10,000 British forces have been discharged because of mental health problems over the past 20 years, mainly related to their involvement in the Iraq war, according to official figures.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has recently received knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. But, the move has sparked outrage from Britons who argue he should be in prison for his involvement in the Iraq War instead.
Iraq needs to be steered clear of any regional war, Baghdad’s national security advisor said. Qasim al-A'raji emphasized that the Arab country’s territory won’t be used to attack other countries.
Foreign combat forces will leave Iraq in a few days, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said. He added the withdrawal of US-led coalition combat troops confirms the ability of the Iraqi forces to maintain security and stability in the country.
The top US commander for the Middle East said Thursday that the United States will keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future. An Iraqi security official had earlier announced the end of the US-led military presence in Iraq.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned in the strongest terms the recent deadly terrorist attacks in Iraq. The world body has called for international cooperation to bring to account the perpetrators and financiers of such crimes.
The United States will end its military mission in Iraq before the end of this year, the Pentagon has confirmed.
Iran likely did not greenlight the recent attack on Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, current and former US officials told NBC News. The premier survived an assassination attempt with an armed drone that targeted his residence last Sunday.
Demonstrations against the results of Iraq's parliamentary election turned violent on Friday, with hundreds of people clashing with security forces in the capital Baghdad. At least 125 people were injured during the unrest.
Several police officers were killed in an attack carried out by Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) militants in Iraq’s Northern Kirkuk Governorate on Sunday.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed deep regret over a terrorist attack on a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims in the Iraqi city of Balad, which killed and wounded a number of them.
Several Iranian pilgrims were wounded on Sunday after the bus carrying them in the south of Iraq’s Saladin governorate was targeted by terrorists, an Iranian official confirmed.