"We cannot leave Iraq now"- NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg points out lessons have been learned in the past about insufficient stabilization efforts. Expects decision to expand training of Iraqi forces

Map. History of Iraq conflict

24 September 2018
US Department of State: "Iraq is at an important juncture in its history. We support a united, democratic, federal, and prosperous Iraq, and a stable and viable Iraqi Kurdistan region as part of the Iraqi state." - Secretary RexTillerson today at KuwaitConference
US Department of State: Secretary Tillerson at KuwaitConference: We are committed to supporting the U.S. private sector in Iraq through @EximBankUS and @opicgov. Their work will create jobs and opportunity in the region and enhance economic cooperation between Iraq and the U.S.
@statedeptspox: At the Iraqi Reconstruction Conference today, Secretary Tillerson was pleased to announce that the United States is committed to supporting the U.S. private sector in Iraq through the @EximBankUS and @opicgov.
7 month ago
TSK: Sixteen targets were destroyed in air operations in northern Iraq
Iraqi PM AlAbadi meets with Rex Tillerson in Kuwait City at the Ministerial meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS before tomorrow's the Iraq Reconstruction Conference
Iraq's PM @HaiderAlAbadi arrives in Kuwait.
Here's a comparison of Mosul's Old City a year apart, in August 2016 and August 2017.
Kurdistan's airports to re-open to allow Kurds to perform Umrah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a Kurdish MP said
It's propaganda
Islamic State Claims Several Attacks Against Security Forces In North Of Baghdad.
Fierce clashes recorded when PKK gattacked Turkish army base near Grebiye village, northern Zakho on the Turkish border.
Coalition members must help Iraq rebuild, Tillerson says
"We cannot leave Iraq now"- NATO Secretary General @jensstoltenberg points out lessons have been learned in the past about insufficient stabilization efforts. Expects decision to expand training of Iraqi forces
7 month ago
NATO SecGen: We all see a need for more training of Iraqi forces as we move from combat operations to building local capacity. Ministers will discuss what more NATO can do, in coordination with Iraqi government and international community.
I also expect Defence Ministers to start planning for a NATO training mission in Iraq – @jensstoltenberg
There are 14 Turkish military bases and 4 Turkish intelligence MIT bases in Iraqi Kurdistan, all in KDP/Barzani-controlled areas.
Turkish warplanes (F16) flew above Zaxo city 2 hours ago.
7 month ago
PKK have attacked Turkish Army base in GreBiye village northern Zakho. Warplanes flying over the area.
US military requests $1.4bn for Iraq, Syria train and equip in 2019
Brett McGurk: Broad gathering of Kuwaiti and International NGOs earlier today produced $330M for Iraq's immediate humanitarian and stabilization needs in areas captured from ISIS
Iraq's Parliamentary speaker Salim al-Jabouri says budget draft by PM @HaiderAlAbadi is not legal or constitutional.
Iraqi PMU (Hashd) withdraws from west Mosul and moves to city's outskirts to provide security. Local police assume security duties in city. Iraqi 20th Army Division also providing security outside of Mosul.
7 month ago
Iraqi PMU (Hashd) 13 Brigade says it has rescued 11 Syrian Democratic Forces on Iraq-Syria border who were surrounded by ISIS.
Iraqi MoI Intelligence: ISIS leader Baghdadi is still alive and in Jazira Syria area near Iraqi border. He is in poor health and in poor mental state. He cannot walk on his own due to injures and he has diabetes. Due to a source in his organization.
French foreign minister LeDrian to visit Erbil and meet with Kurdish officials today.
Iraq seeks $88.2 bln for reconstruction: minister
Russia, Iraq reach agreement on Russian investment in Kurdistan
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrives in Baghdad
Iraqi MP close to Maliki threatens US: "if US insists in staying in Iraq, it will find itself in a new Vietnam"
War against ISIS in Iraq caused $45.7 billion of damage to infrastructure, according to @WorldBank study
An increase in assassinations - explosives were placed under the vehicle of 2 PMU fighters in Amerli that failed to detonate effectively.
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