Esper: We would like to see greater cooperation in the Middle East from our NATO allies

Map. History of Iraq conflict

20 February 2020
Baghdad Operations: Assign a force to protect protesters in Tahrir Square in the Iraqi capital
1 week ago
Baghdad operations reopen the Al-Wathba, Al-Khulani, Jesr Al-Senak and Al-Rasheed streets in the Iraqi capital
US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper: What we want to do in Iraq is to increase the role that NATO forces are playing and to make sure that our capabilities meet the scale of the challenge we face
Esper: We would like to see greater cooperation in the Middle East from our NATO allies
Tahrir Square tonight. Baghdad
Muqtada al-Sadr announces on his Twitter account the dissolution of "blue hats"
Sit-in at Habboubi Square in the city of Nasiriyah, southern Iraq, embraces the crowds of university students, who went out to support the demands of the October Revolution
Semalka border crossing between Kurdistan Region and Northern Syria closed due to snowfall
The assassination of the general supervisor of the Rashid channel, "Nizar Thanoon", in the Al-Jamaa neighborhood in Baghdad
Baghdad: memorial was established on the site of Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis death
Protest at Al-Haboubi Square, Al-Nasiriyah tonight
A fire devoured the houses near Kuwait Street in the center of Basra, and it extended to neighboring houses
1 week ago
Convoy hit by apparent IED in Yusufiya south of Baghdad tonight were US army contractors, not US service members. No casualties reported
Erbil announces a public holiday tomorrow due to extreme low temperature forcasted.
The US military is preparing to report a more than 50% jump in cases of traumatic brain injury stemming from Iran's missile attack on a base in Iraq last month - more than 100 troops diagnosed with brain injuries
1 week ago
The explosion targeted a convoy transporting US military vehicles south of Baghdad. No casualties reported
1 week ago
An explosion targeted a convoy of American forces near Yusifiyah, south of Baghdad
Kurdish peshmerga forces launched an operation against IS sleeper cells near Kolajo and Jalawla towns near Salahadin province northern Iraq
Israeli Defense Minister Bennett: "I met with my colleague the American defense minister Mark Esper, and we sorted out the coordination exactly — they're taking Iraq, and we're taking Syria." Pentagon readout of Feb. 4 meeting (closed press) does not mention any agreement
U.S. Embassy in Iraq warns its citizens of upcoming demonstrations in Baghdad and Najaf during the next three days
A statement from the Joint Operations Command from Iraq denies the withdrawal of US forces from bases in Iraq
A member of Iraq's security and defence committee tells @Mina_Aldroubi that France, Germany and Australia have submitted a letter to prepare for the withdrawal of their troops from the country
A protester was killed near Al Ain University in the center of Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar province of Iraq
One protester was killed and another wounded during dispersal of a demonstration in front of a university in the Iraqi province of Dhi Qar
US military reinforcements arrive at Ain al-Assad base in Anbar Province, western Iraq
Iraq Parliamentary Defense Committee: The next government will set a timetable for the departure of foreign forces
Defense committee in the Iraqi parliament: coalition forces suspended their operations in preparation for withdrawal
Iraqi 8th Division arrests ISIS leader in Haditha district in Anbar Province
The Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga and Kurdish security forces (Asayish) launched a massive military operation at dawn on Sunday to pursue sleeper cells of the so-called Islamic State in the region bordering the southern Garmiyan area.
1 week ago
The PMF artillery targets ISIS operatives who tried to infiltrate the Al-Eith area of Salah al-Din
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