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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has declared Thursday a national day of mourning after nine civilians lost their lives in an artillery attack on a park in the Kurdistan region blamed on Turkey.
Turkish air attacks have killed eight tourists in northern Iraq and wounded more than 20, local officials and the Iraqi army confirmed. Ankara has denied any involvement in the deadly attack.
The director of Iraq’s al-Ittihad Strategic Research Center has said connecting the country to Saudi Arabia’s electricity network will not solve any problem and it’s only a political move to distance Iraq from Iran.
Iraqi security forces announced the arrest of ‘the most dangerous Daesh terrorist’, on the run for the last seven years. He was nabbed on the border of Diyala Province and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.
Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has thanked Iraq after its parliament criminalized any effort to normalize ties with the Israeli regime.
Iraqi lawmakers have approved a draft bill banning any normalization of ties with the Zionist regime.
A spokesman for the Iraqi armed forces has said the country’s army has managed to dismantle a cell belonging to the Daesh terrorist group that is known as “Dijla Province” killing dozens of operatives.
The Iraqi Army and the forces of the Popular Mobilization Units, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, have launched a massive operation in the country’s Western al-Anbar Province to clear the region of Daesh terrorists.
The military operation of Turkey’s armed forces in northern Iraq threatens the national security of the Arab country, a statement by Iraqi President Barham Salih’s office said on Tuesday. Ankara launched a new military campaign against Kurdish forces in the north of the Middle Eastern state on Sunday evening.
The Turkish military operation in northern Iraq, which was launched on Sunday, has achieved all its initial objectives, Turkey’s defense ministry announced on Monday. Ankara says it is targeting Kurdish militants in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Iraqi security forces say they have detained 12 more members of al-Sarkhi group amid widespread protests by Shias over the group’s call for demolition of holy shrines and other sacred sites in the country.
Reports coming out of Iraq say the Ain al-Asad base that hosts US forces has come under a missile and drone attack. The base is in Iraq’s western province of al-Anbar.
Iraqi lawmakers have failed for a third time on Wednesday to select a head of state, further deepening a political crisis spurred by infighting following general elections five months ago.
The Iraqi parliamentary session which was set to elect a new president on Saturday has been adjourned to Wednesday, as the body failed to meet the quorum.
Iraq’s Kataeb Hezbollah says resistance groups in the country are capable of defending its airspace, stressing that this gives them deterrence against any airstrikes by the US.
Iran’s Ambassador to Baghdad says Sunday’s missile attack by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps against targets in Iraq’s Kurdistan region was not an attack on Iraq’s sovereignty, but against a spying base belonging to the Israeli regime.
A dozen ballistic missiles launched from outside Iraq have struck Erbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan region, Kurdish officials confirmed. They added there are no casualties.
The new leader of Daesh, whose appointment the group announced on Thursday, is the brother of slain former so-called caliph of the terror group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to two Iraqi security officials and one Western security source.
The Iraqi federal court has ruled that, Kurdish leader Hoshyar Zebari is not eligible to run for the presidency, according to the state news agency.
Iraqi intelligence forces took into custody the perpetrator of a recent rocket attack on the Baghdad International Airport compound, who confessed to his affiliation with the United States.
Iraq has tightened security measures on the borderline with neighboring Syria after a jailbreak by militants of the Daesh terror group in a Kurdish-controlled prison in Hasakah Province.
The leaders of two key Shia political groups in the Iraqi parliament have reportedly held a coordination meeting in the city of Najaf, in a first meeting after the controversial elections that saw the Muqtada al-Sadr bloc win a majority.