U.S.: Obama Troops Will Not Return To Iraq

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

U.S. President Barack Obama stated Aug 27; the United States will not commit troops to Iraq, and that Iraqi citizens are ultimately responsible for ending the conflict. Still the unites states will continue to keep options on the table and with unity with other partners, help deal with the militants in Iraq.  Read More →

Iraq: Iran to Send Arms to Kurdish Forces

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iran is the first nation to send arms to the Kurds fighting the Islamic State, President Massoud Barzani stated, at a joint news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif,  also Zarif reported that Iran was sending forces to fight jihadist militants in Iraq // #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width:... 

Iraq: Baghdad to Break Amerli Siege

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Baghdad is preparation to break a two-month Islamic State hold on the Shiite town of Amerli, troops have gathered in Tuz Khurmatu, Salahuddin province north of Amerli on Aug. 27, Iraqi army lieutenant general stated, thousands of Shiite militiamen, and Security forces are also mobilizing in the Jabal Hamrin area, it has also been reported the Iraqi military has been conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State. //... 

Iraq: Kurdish Launch Operation to retake the town of Jalawla

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces have began operations, the mission to retake the town of Jalawla from Islamic State fighters (ISIS), Airstrikes have been reported bombing the Islamic State in the towns of Jalawla and Saadia. //    Read More →

Iraq: The U.K have committed to Help Baghdad Fight Against The Islamic State (ISIS)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The U.K.  has dedicated Military support to help stop the advance of Islamic State militants (ISIS), The British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stated Aug. 22, cooperating with the Iraqi government against Islamic State is the only way to effectively fight the advance of the sectarian group. //    Read More →

Iraq: Germany Sending Arms To help the fight against ISIS

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The German government has announced that a shipment of arms from Germany to  help Kurdish forces push back the Islamic State in Iraq, This is a major turn for the German Government, attitude from the past and based on post-wwII German law, not to get involved with other countries conflicts. //      Read More →

Iraq: Kurdish Ministers Participating in the Iraqi Government again.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The Kurdish Ministers that had left and stopped their participation in the Iraqi government are once again apart of the administration, The Kurdish ministers pulled out of the administrating after Prime Minister Al-Maliki accused the Kurds of harboring terrorists after the ISIS launched attacks in northern Iraq last June. also see: Iraq: Sunni Leaders stated wanting to Join new Government under Conditions http://theiraqijournal.com/iraq-sunni-leaders-stated-wanting-to-join-new-government-under-conditions/ ... 

Iraq: ISIS Losing Ground in Iraq, Iraqi and Kurdish forces score victories over ISIS

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iraqi and Kurdish security forces have had recent victories on the battlefield against Islamic State fighters, the Iraqis’ and Kurds’ have launched a counteroffensive into north of Mosul, taking back villages and The Mosul Dam, Both Iraqi and Kurdish security forces are gaining territorial control, with their success depends on the supported largely from foreign airstrikes and a combination of Sunni militia.... 

Iraq: Sunni Leaders stated wanting to Join new Government under Conditions

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iraqi Sunni tribal and religious leaders spearheading the uprising against ex Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and other provinces are stating a willingness to join the new Government under certain conditions, spokesman Taha Mohammad al-Hamdoon stated Aug. 15, and a list compiled with demands will be submitted to the new Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-abaci. //  Read More →

Iraq: President Obama “Mosul Dam Retaken from ISIS militants”

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

U.S. President Barack Obama announced to reporters Aug. 18 , U.S. warplanes helped Iraqi Special Forces retake the Mosul Dam from ISIS militants, Mosul Dam electricity to Mosul, and is one of the biggest Dams in Iraq. Iraqi Special Forces and U.S. officials worried ISIS militants would to blown up the dam and cause floods parts of Iraq.   //  Read More →

Project will lead to reducing the rate of the national currency in circulation from four billion to one billion notes

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

A member of the Finance Committee MP / coalition of Kurdish blocs / Dler capable, that the relative improvement of the value of the Iraqi dinar against the dollar during the current period, making some states want to deal with it. He is capable of: that the Iraqi dinar is improving day after day, thanks to the new monetary policy pursued by the central bank, prompting some countries such as India and neighboring countries... 

Iraq: Kurdish forces launch offensive to retake Mosul Dam

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Developing: Kurdish forces have launched a ground offensive to take back control one of Iraq’s largest dams, the Mosul dam was taken over by ISIS militants earlier in the rebel campaign on Aug 7th Earlier Saturday morning U.S. fighter and a remotely-piloted aircraft executed at least nine airstrikes, the strikes destroyed seven armed vehicles, two Humvees and at least 4 personnel carriers and  several armored vehicles ... 

US launches 6 airstrikes to help Iraqi forces retake Iraqi dam

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The United States Military have  launched several new air strikes in Iraq at Islamic State, targeting members ISIS militant group who have taken over one of the country’s largest dam. ISIS seized the dam late last month in its broad attack across northern Iraq. Six air strikes have been launched on Saturday.  The air strikes have been carried out at the request of the government of Iraq, //    Read More →

Iraq’s New Prime Minister, Top Cleric Urge Country To Unite

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 | Leave a Comment

 Iraq’s most influential cleric, Grand Ayatollah Alial-Sistani, threw his weight on Friday behind the new prime minister, calling for national unity to contain sectarian bloodshed and an offensive by Islamic State militants that threatens Baghdad. Speaking after Nuri al-Maliki finally stepped down as prime minister under heavy pressure from allies at home and abroad, the spiritual leader of Iraq’s Shi’ite... 

Iraq: President Barack Obama, U.S. Airstrikes will continue, and are committed to the mission

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iraq: President Barack Obama, U.S. Airstrikes will continue, and are committed to the mission U.S. President Barack Obama Stated Aug. 14 that U.S. Military will continue to carry out airstrikes in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel in the country,   //  Read More →

Iraq: France, U.K. committed to Directly Support Kurdish Fighters

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

France stated it’s commitment to increase its support to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq after a phone call between French President Francois Holland and Iraqi President Fuad Massum, Hollande also confirmed the delivery of military equipment and humanitarian aid. The British Prime Minister David Cameron stated he and the British government is fully prepared to supply weapons to Iraqi Kurdish forces, //  Read More →

Iraq: Nouri Al-Maliki Withdraws Prime Minister Candidacy

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki through international pressure and abandonment from Iranian support has withdrawn his candidacy for the seat of prime minister, Maliki gave his support to the New appointed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Maliki announces he wants to remain in the political process, asking for the post of vice president in the next government, //    Read More →

Iraq: U.S. Still Considering Sending in Ground Troops to help Refugees

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Benjamin Rhodes on Aug. 13, stated “the White House would consider sending forces to rescue Yazidi refugees in Iraq” if U.S. military advisors already deployed recommend it, AP reported. Rhodes also spelled out the difference between using troops for aid and rescue versus fighting ISIS, which President Obama continues to oppose. 130 additional military personnel arrived in Baghdad... 

Iraq: U.S. Special Forces after conducting reconnaissance to Leave Sinjar Mountains

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

20-30 U.S. Military Special Forces have left the Sinjar Mountains in northern Iraq on Aug. 13, after a reconnaissance mission to measure the ongoing situation in the Northern Iraq. //    Read More →

Iraq: Iranian has abandon Noiri al-Maliki, Iran’s Supreme Leader Backs Iraq’s new Prime Minister-Designate

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei joined senior Iranian officials in welcoming Iraq’s prime minister-designate, Haydar al-Adadi, BBC reported Aug. 13. The welcome indicates that Iraqi incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has lost the patronage ofTehran, his largest supporter in the region. //  Read More →

Iraq: Power shift

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has lost the majority of Iraq’s Shiite leadership; by announcement the leadership will be in full support for the newly appointed prime minister-elect, former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Haider al-Abadi. Al-Abadi is a senior leader and Member of Parliament in Iraq’s Shiite Islamist Hizb al-Dawah party as well as al-Maliki’s own State of Law coalition. Also, Political... 

Iraq: France to Arm Kurdish Fighters, EU Expresses Support

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment

French President Francois Hollande announced that the country would arm the Kurds in northern Iraq fighting against the Islamic State, AFP reported. Also The German’s Foreign Ministry has stated they are considering aid and military equipment. //  Read More →

Iraq: U.S. Vice President in a phone call Monday Aug 11, Congratulates New Prime Minister Nominee

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

August 11, 2014  U.S. Vice President Calls Prime Minister Nominee, Haider al-Abadi,Iraq’s new designated prime minister, was congratulated on Aug, 11 on being nominated to help create the new Iraqi government. U.S. VP Biden also assured President Barack Obama’s  support for a new,  inclusive government in Iraq that is able to reach out to different  factions and combat the advances of the Islamic State. ... 

Breaking News: Iraqi president names new prime minister

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Baghdad leaders moved to replace Al-maliki, also the U.S.suggest that he step aside and let someone else deal with the Sunni insurgency engulfing the nation. Iraq’s new president is pushing the incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki out, by nominating the deputy parliament speaker Haider al-Ibadi asking him to form a new government, this move was aimed to unifying the country against radical Sunni militants in... 

Breaking News: Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, stated that he will not give up his post.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

In a televised address Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki  Aug. 10 Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, stated that he will not give up his post.  Al Arabiya reported, Approx 90 minutes before his broadcast, the Iraqi National Army, police and counter-terrorism forces deployed across Baghdad, including around the Green Zone and Baghdad International Airport.Al-Maliki stated that Iraq’s new President has violated... 

Kurdish forces retake 2 towns from militants in northern Iraq

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Kurdish forces took two towns from Islamic militants that have seized parts of northern Iraq, Kurdish military official stated, Brig. Gen. Shirko Faith “the Kurdish fighters were able to push the militants of the Islamic State group out of the villages of Makhmour and al-Gweir, some 27 miles from Irbil”. The United States military announced a fourth airstrike Sunday against militant vehicles and mortars firing on... 

National security official defends Obama’s Iraq strategy

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the Obama administration’s decision to launch airstrikes and drop humanitarian aid inside Iraq. Rhodes answers conservative criticism that the U.S. needs a stronger military strategy, as well liberal criticism that military intervention is a slippery slope.   // _//  Read More →

Third round of airstrikes against Islamic State forces by the U.S. Military

Posted by on Aug 09, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Third round of airstrikes against Islamic State forces by the U.S. Military U.S.military forces conducted four airstrikes today against the Islamic militants (ISIS) in Iraq Saturday mid-noon, destroying armored vehicles firing on civilians, US military officials stated U.S. Central Command stated the airstrikes against militants (ISIS), the strikes were spread out, with three before noon Eastern Time on Saturday and one... 

Breaking News: Prime Minister Al-Maliki’s Exit, Al-Maliki cleared the Presidential Library of his profile

Posted by on Aug 09, 2014 | Leave a Comment

After receiving assurances From the Alliance. Al-Maliki cleared the Presidential Library of his profile Agency day 8 Aug 09, 2014 Baghdad Sources are stating, they have Cleared outgoing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki the Prime Minister’s Office from his personal and sensitive files. The Office said Al-Maliki told ((day)) that the eviction process initiated since the early hours of Friday evening, Al-Maliki needs... 

Baghdad is sending a C-130 cargo plane to help arm the Kurds

Posted by on Aug 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

According to Reuters, Baghdad is sending a C-130 cargo plane to help arm the Kurds in Northern Iraq, the Peshmerga Forces are in Arbil, facing a possible push from the ISIS militants  Baghdad and Washington are working together closely to make sure more delivery of small arms will be conducted. //  Read More →

Developing: The United States Military has conducted a second airstrike on targets near Irbil

Posted by on Aug 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The United States Military has conducted a second airstrike on targets near Irbil. Rear Admiral John Kirby stated the U.S. has launched two more airstikes to help defend Irbil, where U.S. personnel are “assisting the government of Iraq.” Admiral John Kirby also stated Drones were used in the operation unmanned piloted aircraft dropped payload on a terrorist mortar position. ISIS militant fighters returned... 

US military hit terror targets in Iraq, airstrikes conducted from the USS George HW Bush in the Persian Gulf

Posted by on Aug 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

a “targeted” airstrike on Friday against ISIS militants in Iraq, In a speech Thursday evening President Obama Commented on giving US air support to help Protect Minority groups , Iraqi civilians, and U.S. Personal. Secretary Rear Adm, John Kirby announced Friday the U.S. military conducted an airstrike using 500-pound bombs on artillery used to shell the Northern Kurds. The strike was conducted approximately 6:45... 

Security Council calls to support Iraq in its confrontation with ISIS

Posted by on Aug 08, 2014 | Leave a Comment

UN Security Council called to support Iraq in its struggle with terrorist ISIS . British ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant, president of the Security Council for this month appealed the current members of the Security Council and the international community to support the Government and people of Iraq, and to do everything to alleviate the suffering of the affected people by the ongoing armed conflict... 

US to Give Kurdish Forces Air Support

Posted by on Aug 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

has learned from a high-level American official that the United States has offered the Kurds air support in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The official source who didn’t want to be named said that the US would also provide the Kurdish Peshmerga with arms and military expertise. The American offer is said to include humanitarian aid to be transported by air to the people of Shangal and... 

Iraq: Kurdish Forces Coordinate To Counter Islamic State

Posted by on Aug 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Peshmerga coordinated a counteroffensive against the Islamic State with Kurdish forces from Syria and Turkey, a political leader said Aug. 6, Yahoo News reported. Fighters affiliated with Turkey’s Kurdistan Worker’s Party and Syria’s Democratic Union Party are reportedly leading operations in the Sinjar area while Iraqi Peshmerga forces focus on securing areas around Mosul. Baghdad... 

Secretary General meets with the U.S Ambassador

Posted by on Aug 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The secretary general of the Islamic Virtue Party, Hashem al-Hashemi discussed with United States Ambassador in Baghdad, Robert Stephen Beecroft, security and political situation in Iraq. The secretary-general, according to a statement of the Virtue Party, expressed hope that the National Alliance reaches to consensus on the nomination of its candidate for prime minister during the constitutional period, and form a government... 

Barzani and Oglu discuss the security and political developments in Iraq

Posted by on Aug 06, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Erbil / NINA / The President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani received on Tuesday a phone call from Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet David Oglu. An informed source said that they discussed the latest developments in the area of Sinjar and the political situation in Iraq, adding, that the two sides also discussed the humanitarian aid provided by Turkey. / End // LINK  Read More →

Iran: Official Says Country Is Seeking Successor To Iraqi al-Maliki

Posted by on Aug 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

August 5, 2014 | 1311 GMT A senior Iranian official said Aug. 5 that Tehranis currently in talks with Iraqi factions to find a replacement for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, Reuters reported. Like al-Maliki, Iraq’s next head of state will almost certainly be beholden to Tehran. //    Read More →

Maliki instructs Air Force to support Kurdish Peshmerga forces

Posted by on Aug 05, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Baghdad (AIN) –The Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, instructed the Air Force to support the Peshmerga forces fighting the ISIL terrorists. The spokesperson of the General Commander of the Armed Force, Qasim Atta, stated in a press statement “Maliki instructed the Air Force to support the Peshmerga forces while fighting the ISIL terrorists.” /End/ // LINK  Read More →

Shi’ite lawmakers: the rule of law disintegrated

Posted by on Aug 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

said three of the deputies, on Saturday, that’s insistence reference Najaf on the application of the principle of “Change and Reform,” which advocated by most of the national forces, may resolve the position of most of the parties within the National Alliance, which has become convinced of providing an alternative candidate for Nouri al-Maliki, head of the caretaker government, pointing out that the Liberals and... 

The importance of the projects to stimulate the economy

Posted by on Aug 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Baghdad Yasser incumbent showed the circumstances in the country, the importance of small and medium enterprises, which has long advocated by economists, and despite efforts by some private banks in the formation of a coalition between some of them in the founding of the company in support of these projects Aln importance emerged in the current stage, especially after closing Some border supply source of those products. Perhaps... 
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