25 October 2020
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Daily Star - BAGHDAD: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into allegations that Shiite militiamen massacred Sunni residents in the eastern province of Diyala, his spokesman said Thursday. "The prime minister has ordered an investigation into the matter," Rafid Jaboori told AFP, without elaborating. Witnesses and Sunni leaders have accused Shiite fighters of executing more than 70 residents Monday after military operations to expel ISIS group militants from their last urban stronghold in Diyala. The alleged massacre…
Davos, Asharq Al-Awsat—With new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi having passed the 100-day mark in office earlier this year, Vice President Iyad Allawi has given a grim prognosis regarding the political future of the country and the ongoing battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat during his participation in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, Iraq’s Vice President warned that time is running out for the Abadi…
Middle East Online/ROME - The United Nations' food agency warned on Tuesday of a looming humanitarian crisis in southern Iraq, where tens of thousands of destitute, displaced families have sought refuge from conflict. The World Food Programme (WFP) said the situation in the governorates of Najaf, Kerbala and Babel was reaching "critical levels" because of an influx of people who have fled violence in other parts of the country and no longer have any means of supporting themselves. The Rome-based WFP…
Al Jazeera - Foreign airlines flying to Baghdad have cancelled flights landing at the city's international airport after a FlyDubai passenger jet was shot at while approaching the Iraq capital.An aviation official and a security official told Reuters news agency that two passengers were lightly injured when three or four bullets hit the body of the plane on Monday evening but they were unable to specify the source of the gunfire.Flydubai, Emirates, Sharjah's Air Arabia and Abu Dhabi's Etihad were…
Al Arabiya - An Iraqi governor, parliamentarian and two tribal chiefs on Monday accused Shi'ite militias of executing more than 70 unarmed civilians who had fled fighting with Islamic State militants. Interior ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan denied the claims, saying ISIS was trying to undermine the reputation of Iraqi security forces. A local official said it was too soon to draw conclusions and suggested ISIS could have been behind the deaths in the eastern village of Barwanah.Security forces and pro-government…
Anbar (AIN) –Anbar Provincial Council, announced on Monday liberating Al-bughanim area from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant terrorists.Member of Anbar PC, Arkan al-Tarmouz, stated to AIN "The tribal fighters managed to liberate the area from the ISIL terrorists during a military operation launched on Monday." /End/ Read more: http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index.php/security-news/63672-anbar-pc-declares-liberating-al-bughanim-area-from-isil.html
UN News Centre - The rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is a “shocking” reality that demands the international community's immediate attention, Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, urged today as she visited Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.“Since I was last here in Iraq, another 2 million people have been forced from their homes, mostly in the last six months – this time Iraqi citizens,” Ms. Jolie…
Al Arabiya - The United States and Iraq have started preparing for an offensive by summer to recapture the Iraqi city of Mosul, which was taken by militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last June, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.Preparations include selecting and training military units for the planned assault and cutting supply lines to ISIS fighters, Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of the U.S. military’s Central Command, told the Journal.Mosul is the largest city…
Al-Monitor - After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the most used terms in the country are likely "political consensus," "consensual democracy" and "consensual decision." However, failures on all levels are often attributed to the lack of consensus, as some believe that achieving consensus in Iraq has become impossible and that division is inevitable.One can say that the lack of consensus between different Iraqi parties and authorities has cost the country many opportunities at recovery. One can hold the political parties…
AP, Baghdad — Iraq`s prime minister on Wednesday appealed for more aid for the country`s beleaguered ground forces، which have yet to score a decisive victory against the Islamic State group despite five months of U.S.-led coalition air raids. In an interview with The Associated Press، Haider al-Abadi praised the coalition`s air campaign but said the international community has stalled on commitments to train and equip the ground forces needed to retake major cities. "We are in this almost on…
Washington / NINA / The spokesman of Anbar delegation, Hikmat Sulayman said that the US administration is serious about supporting the Iraqi security forces and tribes against terrorist organization Daash.Suleiman said in an interview with the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: The delegation of Anbar province, met yesterday, the US president special envoy to fight Daash Gen. John Allen, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq Brett Makjorik in Washington.He added that the delegation discussed with US officials…

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