Moqtada al-Sadr and Sayyed Ammar al-Hakimn just ended their meeting in Najaf: both agreed to unite in one coalition and "attract other groups to form a government away from traditional politicians"
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Iraq: OCHA reports 75.090 Iraqis returned to their homes in the month of April, most going back to Nineveh, Anbar or SalahAdDin. 2.11 million Iraqis continue to be displaced as of May.
H.E. Prime Minister @HaiderAlAbadi receives a phone call from Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.
Iraqi Civil Defense Officer says 640 bodies removed from the ruins of Mosul in past 48 hours. Some of the bodies are women and children which are thought to be from ISIS families.
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Islamic State claim: IED blast destroys Iraqi Federal Police vehicle in Rashad Kirkuk, Iraq
In Iraqi election news, in tweet, Sadr rejects foreign intervention in forming new Iraqi government.
NATO-member Denmark said Thursday it would withdraw its special forces from Iraq after fighting as part of a US-led coalition against Daesh
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: We are concerned by the presence of Daesh militants on the Syrian side of the border and will act to eliminate this threat
Denmark announces the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq after the liberation of most of the areas of the ISIS control
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Iraqi Parliament members call for an urgent session to discuss the dire situation facing Iraq (per their request), MPs highlighted (fraud,boycott,lackluster participation)
Iraqi Counter-terrorism service 2nd ISOF Brigade Commander, responsible for security in Kirkuk, denies High Election Commission's claim that Commission's employees in Kirkuk city are hostages and threatened with death. All calm in Kirkuk and voting boxes secured.
Eight killed as Baghdad suicide bomber blows up mourners
Iraqi election commission says Kirkuk voting stations under siege, staff inside
Unknown gunmen are surrounding the IHEC headquarter in Kirkuk — IHEC
Electoral Commission: We have employees detained and taken hostage in the Kirkuk and Dakuq
Head of Electoral Commission Riad Al Bader: political parties holding a number of our employees in Kirkuk as hostages
Several people were killed or wounded north of Baghdad on Wednesday when a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up in the middle of a group of people receiving condolences
Iran's Soleimani holds talks about future Iraqi cabinet
Nechirvan Barzani: It is important to go to Baghdad with a unified Kurdish bloc.
Iraq: Iraqi PMU Militia sources reporting that initial reports indicate at least 10 killed were killed when bomber targeted funeral meeting of PMU leader Amer Ali Mashhadani, who was killed two days ago in village of Sheikh Hamad in Al Tarmiyah town north of Baghdad
Killed and wounded in a suicide bombing carried out by a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt near a funeral board in the Tarmiyah district of Baghdad
Iraqi Army, Iraqi Civil Defense and local authorities resume operations to recover dead bodies in Old Mosul neighborhood, West Mosul. Operation was previously halted last year.
Qasim Soleumani of Iran Revolutionary Guards in Baghdad meets with Iraq Foreign Minister Jafuri and asks him to be mediator between Shia parties in forming coalition for new government. Maliki's office says new coalition will be announced in 48 hours.
Governor of Kirkuk province, Iraq: the situation in Kirkuk has become critical and spasmodic. The elections were a forgery and results should not be trusted.
Muqtada al-Sadr: the new Iraqi government will be technocratic. It will not be stolen by political or economic interests.
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The next Iraqi government must ensure that the rights of all Iraq's communities are protected, and that Iraqi women participate fully in the political process
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: Acting on intelligence, yesterday the Iraqi Air Force carried out air strikes on Daesh positions in Syria. We remain concerned at the presence of this terrorist group on the Syrian side of the border and will take all measures to end this threat
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: This @IraqiGovt will continue to provide strong leadership, discharge its duties and safeguard the interests of Iraq until a new government is formed
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The @IraqiGovt provided all necessary support to ensure that the elections were a success, and that the Iraqi people were able to vote in a safe and secure environment
PM @HaiderAlAbadi: The Independent Electoral Commission must deal with local complaints and appeals about election results swiftly and transparently as mandated by law