Monday, April 15, 2024

Iraq

Baghdad, Washington hold talks on ending coalition’s mission: Iraqi army

Baghdad and Washington held talks on ending the presence of U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq, the Iraqi military has announced.

Iraqi security advisor does not rule out presence of Mossad agents in Erbil

Iraq’s national security advisor Qassam Al-Araji has indicated that the presence of the Israeli spy agency Mossad in the Kurdistan region cannot be discounted.

Talks resume on US-led coalition withdrawal: Iraq

Iraq has announced that it has resumed negotiations with the United States on the future of the coalition, expressing hope that they would not be disrupted and lead to an outcome soon.

US drone attack kills Iraq-based militia leaders: CENTCOM

The US carried out a drone strike in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday night that killed three members of the Kataib Hezbollah militia, including a senior commander. The US  Central Command (CENTCOM) has taken responsibility for the raid.

Iraqi PM: US-led military coalition will ultimately wind down its presence in the country

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani has stated the US-led military coalition, purportedly formed to fight the Daesh terrorist group, will eventually end its mission in the Arab country.

UN envoy in Iraq to resign within weeks, says country ‘on a knife edge’

Head of the United Nations political mission in Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has told the UN Security Council she expects to step down at the end of May, adding the Arab country was “on a knife edge”.

US admits it did not give Iraq notice of attacks despite earlier claims

Washington has admitted it did not notify the Iraqi government before its recent airstrikes in the country after a top White House official claimed Baghdad had been informed in advance.

US says Iraq should do more to combat militia groups that attack American soldiers

White House national security spokesperson John Kirby has stated that the Iraqi government should work with the US to combat "the threats" posed by militia groups on its own soil.

Iraq says US attacks killed at least 16, including civilians

US airstrikes on Iraq on Friday killed at least 16 people, including civilians, and injured 25 others, according to a statement by the Iraqi government spokesperson.

Iran slams US attacks on Iraq and Syria as strategic mistake

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani has categorically condemned the United States’ military attacks on areas in Iraq and Syria, calling them as adventurism and a strategic mistake.

Iraq condemns US air raids as ‘breach of sovereignty’

Baghdad has condemned in the strongest terms the US military’s airstrikes against dozens of sites in Iraq and neighboring Syria as a “violation of the Iraqi sovereignty".

US, Iraq start formal talks on winding down Washington-led military coalition

The United States and Iraq have held a first round of talks on the future of American and other foreign troops in the Arab country, with Baghdad expecting discussions to lead to a timeline for reducing their presence.

Washington, Baghdad expected to start talks on future of US military presence in Iraq

The US and Iraq are expected to soon begin negotiations on the future of the US military presence in Iraq, according to sources familiar with the matter, amid public calls from Baghdad for Washington to withdraw its troops.

US carries out new round of airstrikes in Iraq

The US launched air raids in Iraq against three facilities linked to "Iran-backed militia", the Pentagon has announced, after a weekend attack on an Iraqi airbase that wounded American forces.

Several US soldiers suffer brain injuries in ballistic missile attacks on Iraqi base: CENTCOM

In the latest escalation against American forces in the Middle East, militias launched a barrage of ballistic missiles and rockets at Al-Assad airbase in western Iraq on Saturday that left several US personnel wounded, being treated for "traumatic brain injuries", according to a statement from US Central Command.

Turkey says bombed ‘terrorist targets’ in Iraq and Syria

Turkey conducted air strikes on more than 50 "terrorist targets" in northern Iraq and Syria after nine Turkish soldiers were killed in Iraq, the defence ministry has announced.

Iraq says seeking ‘quick’ exit of US troops but no deadline set

Iraq has announced it wants a quick and orderly negotiated exit of the US-led military forces from its soil because of the increasing attacks on US military assets in the country.

Iraq’s PM says Baghdad to start process of removing US-led troops

Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has stated that the Baghdad government will put together a bilateral committee to prepare for the end of a US-led coalition's mission in the country.

Turkey launches air raids on Iraq, Syria after 12 soldiers killed

The Turkish air force conducted air strikes in northern Iraq and Syria and destroyed 29 targets of the  Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) after 12 soldiers were killed in the past two days in northern Iraq, the defence ministry announced on Saturday.

Iraq’s governing Shia alliance leads in provincial elections

Iraq’s governing Shia alliance has reportedly emerged as the biggest winner in the country’s provincial elections. The "Iran-aligned" coalition wins 101 out of 285 seats, and is boosted in advance of Iraq's parliamentary elections in 2025.

Iraqi court terminates parliament speaker’s tenure

Iraq‘s top court has ended the term of parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi, who called the decision “strange” and suggested it violated the constitution and undermined national stability.

Iraqi PM to visit Moscow in mid-October to meet Russian president

Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani will travel to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a two-day visit on October 10 and 11, a government source and another person familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

Turkey says Ankara bombers came from Syria, threaten more cross-border air raids

Turkey has announced all Kurdish facilities in Syria and Iraq are valid military targets after finding the two attackers who detonated a bomb in front of government buildings in Ankara at the weekend had come from Syria.

Turkey conducts new airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq

Turkish forces have launched new air raids in northern Iraq and destroyed 16 targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Turkish Ministry of National Defence has confirmed.

Iraq raps sovereignty violation after Turkish raids in Kurdistan region

Turkey has carried out an "air operation" in northern Iraq following a blast in the Turkish capital. Iraqi President Abdul-Latif Rashid says Baghdad rejects repeated airstrikes or the presence of Turkish bases in Iraq’s Kurdistan region.

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