Reports that a major offensive is imminent in Kirkuk province. Iraq's armed forces (including the Hashd) are prepped and awaiting the green light from PM @HaiderAlAbadi
Assyrian Monitor for Human Rights calls for investigation of murder of Christian doctor, his wife and daughter in their home in Mashtal area of Baghdad. Murdered by unknown armed group on 8 March.
Iraqi PMU militias targeting the village of Al-Atashana in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah near the Syrian-Iraqi border with mortars.
The budget is not satisfactory because we think it's not enough to maintain macroeconomic stability in Kurdistan, which is an important region of Iraq - IMF
Iraqi PMU (Hashd): the Iraqi Army has become a support force for PMU.
Iraqi MP: Maliki will not oppose leader of Badr Organization in becoming next PM.
Iraqi Government to send a delegation to finalize the procedures of lifting the air embargo on Kurdistan airports tomorrow 11-March.
1 Soldier of the Counter Terror Service was KIA in Kirkuk city after his unit was struck by a RPG-7 while defending a local Turkmen Headquarters.
Iraqi PMU (Hashd) Asa'ib Ahl al-Haqq: government must preserve our independence. We don't want to be incorporated into Iraqi Security Forces, or we will lose our doctrine. We need to be developed like Counter-terrorism service, Emergency Response Div and Fed Police.
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The sister of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's charged for "offering logistic support and help to [the militants] in carrying out criminal acts." Al-Baghdadi's sister sentenced to death in Iraq
Turkish troops to align with Baghdad in operation against PKK in Kurdistan: FM
Muslim Brotherhood in Iraq: Iran can become our best and closest partner in Iraq. We welcome Iranian advisors in Sunni areas to help rebuild them. We face 2 challenges - expelling militants and the US occupation.
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Ninawa police released a photo gallery in early morning today showing a huge weapon contraband, caught on its way to the al-Quds neighborhood in Mosul. Islamic State has been certainly planning something
Cavusoglu says Turkey will carry out the cross-border joint operation with Baghdad against PKK militants in Iraq
Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu says a joint cross-border operation into Iraq may start after the Iraqi elections in May
Turkish Foreign Min says operation in Afrin will be completed by May, TR will launch crossborder operation to wipe out PKK in Iraq after the elections in May. When asked If Afrin op does not end by that date, he says TR is capable of conducting two ops simultaneously.
International Red Cross praises Iraqi government for giving it access to detained ISIS family members in Iraq to provide humanitarian assistance and facilitate communications with home countries. Most from Turkey, France, Germany and former Soviet Union.
German Parliament decides to increase its troop levels in Iraq from 140 to 800. Training mission will expand from just training Peshmerga to include Iraqi Federal Forces. Training will focus on counter terrorism and removal of mines.
From yesterday Black Tigris and the Tribal Crowd of Sheikh Hamad village killed 2 ISIS in vicinity of the Tigris River.
Iraqi PMU (Hashd) kills tens of ISIS during ISIS attack in Sinjar area west of Mosul.
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Once all border-crossings in Kurdistan region are brought under federal jurisdiction, we will pay the salaries of state employees and lift the ban on international flights to region. I hope we can do this by 21 March
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: We are making good progress in our talks with the authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The @IraqiGovt is implementing measures to encourage foreign investors and international companies to come to Iraq and do business here, including making it easier to obtain entry visas
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: This week I met the Secretary-General of NATO in Baghdad. We discussed strengthening cooperation, especially the training of Iraq's security and counter-terrorism forces
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Parliament has approved the 2018 federal budget; this is a significant milestone for Iraq. The budget will enable us to fund our essential public services, invest in the reconstruction of our towns and cities and upgrade our counter-terrorism capabilities
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: I also welcome the parliamentary vote to establish Iraq's National Oil Company. This is a an important measure for the development of Iraq's oil industry
says Iraq will lift the Flight Ban on Kurdistan airports and send salaries before Newroz
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Iraqi Ambassador received Pakistani Ambassador in Amman, Jordan
NATO: our forces will remain in Iraq based on request from Iraqi PM: NATO will send forces from 19 nations to train Iraqi forces on removing mines, military medicine and maintenance. We will help establish training academies and fight corruption in them.
NATO chief: We'll stay in Iraq as long as necessary