US Sec of State Pompeo calls Iraq's prime minister. No info of what was discussed
Coordinated by Turkish army and MIT, 3 PKK militants identified in Gara region in northern Iraq were neutralized in air operations
بغداد تنفي استخدام الأراضي العراقية لمهاجمة منشآت نفطية سعودية بالطائرات المُسيّرة
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Alleged footage taken from Kuwait showing glowing objects coming from Iraq flying towards Saudi-Arabia last night
الخزانة الأميركية: العراقيون ضحية لموقعهم المجاور لإيران
العراق: نؤكد رفضنا القاطع لتصريحات رئيس الوزراء الإسرائيلي عن اعتزامه ضمّ غور_الأردن وشمال البحر الميت
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Video appears showing Muqtada al-Sadr seated next to Ali Khamenei during Ashoura ceremony at Imam Khomeini Husseiniyah. Also Qassem Soleimani present
Iraqi Ministry of Defense announces the start of the withdrawal of Army forces from cities in all provinces for first time since 2003 at the orders of PM. Internal security is an Interior Ministry responsibility
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PMU Members intercept the convoy of MP and Deputy Governor of Nineveh and attack their protections in Mosul A convoy of member of the Iraqi parliament Sherwan Dubardani and deputy governor of Naynawa Sirwan Rojbayani, was attacked by members of PMU at Goggali checkpoint
وسائل إعلام عراقية: ميليشيات الحشد الشعبي تتحدث عن إسقاط طائرة مسيرة في محافظة ديالى العراقية
ترامب: غزو العراق كان خطأ جسيما
وكالة الأنباء العراقية: الحشد الشعبي تعامل مع طائرات مسيرة حلقت فوق مقاره بصلاح الدين
One of the militants who were neutralized in the joint operation of MIT and Turkish army in Kandil was Guluzar Tural, who was wanted in the red category.
13 former national security professionals inclu. @brett_mcgurk, former NYPD & LAPD Police Comm. @CommissBratton, former MI6 CT Dir @rmdbarrett & former US Nat'l Counterterrorism directors @NicholasRasmu15 & @MatthewGOlsen send open letter urging action on ISIS detainees
"We've got to have some focused priorities & alHol is really critical" per @brett_mcgurk speaking at @BrookingsInst, adding SDF doesn't have the resources to deal with this "I hope the US steps up to this bcs it's very serious. It's central to our national security interests"
alHol "is a problem" per McGurk [alQaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-] Zarqawi was in a Jordan ian prison. He was in a US military prison facility. [ISIS leader Abu Bakr al] Baghdai was in a US military prison facility. We know what happens in these prisons"
"We have this camp in alHol in which truly the next generation, the current generation & the future generation of militants are there & it's getting very little attention" per @brett_mcgurk
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designated Hajji Taysir an ISIS senior leader who reports to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He is the "ISIS Wali of Iraq and former amir of improvised explosive devices, Hajji Taysir likely ordered IED attacks in the region."
"That mission alone is going to be extremely challenging" @brett_mcgurk says of dealing ISIS a lasting defeat "You have a camp like alHol with 70,000 people part of which is like Jihad-land" per @brett_mcgurk "We're putting very little resources into that"
Departure of @AmbJohnBolton from Trump administration, "I don't think it fundamentally changes that much," says former US anti-ISIS envoy @brett_mcgurk, adding even under ex Nat'l Security Adviser HR McMaster "the level of connection to the Oval Office was always questionable"
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There the @planetlabs image of the post-strike site at Qanus/Ganus island in Iraq, clearly showing the burning of bushes in the northern part after the strike, and old and new impact craters. Areas has been targeted before going by historical images
مراسل العربية: ارتفاع حصيلة انهيار جزء من ممشى في كربلاء إلى 31 قتيلا و 96 جريحا
مصادر عراقية: 16 قتيلا و عشرات الجرحى في انهيار جزء من ممشى خلال ذكرى عاشوراء
Part of walkway collapses during Ashoura commemorations injuring at least 50 people in Karbala – AP citing Iraqi security officials
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Video when @USAFCENT F15 and F35 jets drop 36,000 Kg of bombs on a Qanus island in Salahudin province of Iraq
نقلا عن شهود عيان: انفجار في مخزن للحشد العشائري في الأنبار أدى لتطاير قذائف على قرى مجاورة
There are unconfirmed reports stating there is an explosion of weapons depot in Hit city of Anbar Province, Iraq, Some reports claims depot belongs to Hashd al Shabi while others claim that the cause of explosion is remnants of weapons and explosive devices buried on the strategic road between #Hit and Kubaisa and not related to any military base/depot.
قوات جهاز مكافحة الإرهاب في العراق وبالتنسيق مع طيران التحالف الدولي تنفذ عمليات إنزال جوي في منطقتي مطيبيجة وصحراء صلاح الدين أسفرت عن مقتل ١٥ إرهابيا من داعش وبينهم انتحاريون وإلقاء القبض على 9 آخرين
According to local reports An electrical contact led to the burning of a weapons depot belonging to the Hashd al Ashari in Maamura area of Hit led to a number of explosions. Civil defence and security forces brought it under control. Iraq Anbar
الجيش العراقي: مقتل عنصر من داعش خلال مداهمة لأحد أوكار التنظيم في محافظة نينوى. العراق