Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi unharmed following assassination attempt with armed drones

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped unharmed from an armed drone assassination attempt in Baghdad, officials said on Sunday, in an incident that raised tension in Iraq weeks after a general election disputed by Iran-backed militia groups. Kadhimi appeared in a video footage published by his office on Sunday chairing a meeting with top security… Read More Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi unharmed following assassination attempt with armed drones

Eleven dead as Islamic State militants attack village in eastern Iraq

Islamic State militants killed 11 people including a woman on Tuesday in an attack on a village in Diyala province, east of Iraq, the country’s Joint Operations Command said in a statement. The attack that targeted “defenseless civilians” in the village of Al-Hawasha, near the town of Muqdadiya, injured others, it added. Security and medical… Read More Eleven dead as Islamic State militants attack village in eastern Iraq

U.S. President Joe Biden seals agreement with Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to end U.S. combat mission in Iraq

U.S. President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi sealed an agreement on Monday formally ending the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021, but U.S. forces will still operate there in an advisory role. The agreement comes at a politically delicate time for the Iraqi government and could be a… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden seals agreement with Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi to end U.S. combat mission in Iraq

At least thirty-five dead, dozens injued following suicide bomb attack in Iraqi city of Sadr

A suicide bomber killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens in a crowded market in the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad on Monday, the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival, security and hospital sources said. More than 60 people were wounded, a police source said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the group’s… Read More At least thirty-five dead, dozens injued following suicide bomb attack in Iraqi city of Sadr

At least three dead, several injured as Turkish airstrike hits refugee camp in Iraq

A Turkish air strike killed at least three people on Saturday at a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq, said Rashad Kelali, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party official. The strike on the camp housing thousands of Kurdish refugees from Turkey took place three days after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Iraq that Turkey… Read More At least three dead, several injured as Turkish airstrike hits refugee camp in Iraq

Rockets hit Iraqi military base housing U.S. contractors

At least five rockets hit the Iraqi military air base at Balad north of Baghdad on Sunday, wounding two Iraqi soldiers, the Iraqi military said in a statement. Security officials had said earlier that the Katyusha rockets had fallen on the area of the base that houses U.S. contractors, and that no casualties had been… Read More Rockets hit Iraqi military base housing U.S. contractors

Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq

A rocket hit a small oil refinery in northern Iraq on Sunday, causing a fire at a fuel storage tank and forcing a complete shutdown of operations after the blaze spread to a nearby pipeline network, two refinery officials said. Islamic State claimed responsibility for attacking the Siniya refinery, in a statement posted on the… Read More Islamic State launches rocket attack on oil refinery in northern Iraq