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Iraq Country News

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:15:58 GMT

Turkey continues to deploy military vehicles at Iraq border  -  Daily Sabah
As the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) continue their additional deployment of military vehicles including tanks and tank recovery vehicles to Turkey's southern border with Iraq, National Defense Minister Fikri Işık arrived at the border on Wednesday ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:13:05 GMT

Iraq's War Robot Makes Battlefield Debut At Mosul  -  Popular Science
Iraq's armed forces in 2014, especially those guarding Mosul, were under-trained and ill-equipped, and nowhere near as strong as a 15-to-1 numerical advantage suggests. Troops never trained to fire a gun fled, fearing what reprisal from a victorious ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:26:23 GMT

Iraq 'ready for war' with Turkey over who should control Mosul after Isis  -  The Independent
Iraq and Turkey are threatening to go to war with each other over who should hold power in Mosul and the surrounding region after the defeat of Isis. Turkish tanks and artillery have deployed along the border and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:23:11 GMT

Abadi warns as Turkey deploys tanks to Iraq border  -  Kurdistan24
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday warned Turkey of a military confrontation after the Turkish military deployed tanks, artillery, and other armored vehicles to the border. “We do not want to ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:19:31 GMT
OPEC Oil Deal 'Imminent': Iraq & Saudis Compromise?  -  Barron's (blog)
in the last 24 hours or so, a compromise on Iraq's participation looks imminent, which in turn should clear the way for a credible agreement at OPEC's November 30 Summit in Vienna on the first cuts in OPEC output since 2008 … The key breakthrough is ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:17:18 GMT

In Iraq village, men celebrate freedom with clippers  -  Daily Mail
The most popular object in Gogjali Wednesday was the electric hair clipper a member of the Iraqi special forces who retook the village from jihadists gave the residents. On the steps leading to the mosque, one man revelled in his first shave in two ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:14:33 GMT

Veterans, Feeling Abandoned, Stand by Donald Trump  -  New York Times
One former general led the American surge in Anbar, one of the most violent provinces in Iraq. Another commanded American-led allied forces battling the Taliban in Afghanistan. Yet another trained the first Iraqis to combat Islamic insurgents in their ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:05:39 GMT
UN condemns use of human shields in Iraq  -  The Daily Star
Seven members of the same family are buried after their house was hit by an airstrike late last month, in Faziliya, north of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Agence France Presse. loading .
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:01:20 GMT

Gen. Michael Flynn: After Mosul is liberated, ISIS could attack US next  -  Fox News
The liberation for Mosul will be grueling and bloody but a possibly even more difficult battle for what happens after liberation lies ahead. Mosul is Iraq's second largest city and is predominately Sunni Arab but also consists of Kurds, Shi'as ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 19:39:12 GMT

Iraq-Turkey tension rises amid battle for Mosul  -  SOFREP (press release) (subscription)
Iraq's prime minister has warned Turkey against provoking a confrontation while saying he does not want war. Haider al-Abadi made the comments after Turkey deployed tanks and artillery near the Iraqi border and insisted that any Turkish involvement ...