Foreign oil companies evacuate their employees through Basra Airport, and Iraqi officials say the move will not affect oil production

Map. History of Iraq conflict

31 March 2020
2 month ago
Heavy air activity over Salahuddin
Iraqi MP Faiq Sheikh Ali warns of new US strike on Iraq in the coming hours
USAF tanker KC-135 63-8884 over Iraq2 month ago
USAF tanker KC-135 63-8884 over Iraq
In phone call with @SecPompeo, Iraq President @BarhamSalih "agreed on the need to reduce tensions in the region," according to @StateDept
Iraq's National Security Council just met, chaired by PM
Gen. Mark Milley, Joint Chiefs chairman, just met with a small group of reporters in his Pentagon office. He defended decision to kill Soleimani, said the U.S. had "clear and unambiguous" intelligence that he was planning a stepped up "campaign of violence" against Americans.
2 month ago
The sounds of the explosions that were heard shortly before in the Taji region were caused by flares. Helicopters are flying over Taji, Iraq
Spokesman for the Iranian Mission to the United Nations: Zarif assured the Secretary-General that the killing of Soleimani would have consequences
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff: Qasim Soleimani's plans "may happen" despite his death
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff: We are fully aware of the strategic implications of the targeting of Qasim Soleimani
The US State Department: The Iranian Revolutionary Guard provided financial and military support to the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq militia
On Iranian TV, @JZarif says assassination of Qassem Soleimani, "was clearly a terrorist action" and Iran "will launch various legal measures at the international level to hold America to account."
[email protected]: "@SecPompeo spoke today with the Speaker of Iraq's Council of Representatives Mohammed al-Halbousi. Secretary Pompeo discussed President Trump's recent decision to take defensive action in response to imminent threats to American lives."
US Department of State designate Iraqi Shia militia Asaib Ahl Al-Haq and its leadership as a foreign terrorist organisation
The Saudi crown prince receives a phone call from the US Secretary of State
Baghdad: An unknown group enters Tahrir Square, throws the demonstrators with stones and batons, breaks plastic chairs, and escapes.
2 month ago
Turkish foreign ministry issues a travel warning, asking their citizens to "refrain from travelling to Iraq at this time unless it is compulsory" following increased tension between US and Iran
2 month ago
Three defense officials confirm that the entire 82nd Airborne Division brigade will be sent to Kuwait in response to Iraq embassy attacks - a total of about 4,000 more troops
2 month ago
Sky News understands the Prime Minister was not warned in advance about the U.S. airstrike in Iraq which killed the Iranian general
Pompeo: Russian MFA Lavrov and I discussed the decisive defensive action @realDonaldTrump employed in Baghdad to protect American lives. I emphasized that de-escalation is the United States' principal goal
The Iraqi National Security Ministerial Council holds an emergency meeting to take a number of decisions
2 month ago
Gulf Air suspends all incoming and outgoing flights to and from Baghdad and Najaf
Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M RFF7015 currently tracking over Iraq2 month ago
Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-154M RFF7015 currently tracking over Iraq
2 month ago
[email protected]: The United States has paid Iraq Billions of Dollars a year, for many years. That is on top of all else we have done for them. The people of Iraq don't want to be dominated & controlled by Iran, but ultimately, that is their choice. Over the last 15 years, Iran has gained more
Iraqi PM Adil Abd al-Mahdi issues a strongly-worded condemnation of the US, calls the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani one of "two symbols", and says the attack was an attack on Iraq since the Iranian general's close aide was an Iraqi government official
Qassem Soleimani's assassination marks the beginning of the end of US presence in Iraq - Kataib Hezbollah
The Secretary-General of the United Nations expresses his deep concern after the recent escalation in the region
A march in Basra rejects any Iranian or American interference in Iraq
2 month ago
Putin and Macron had a phone call, expressed deep concern about consequences of assassination of Qassem Suleimani
Royal Jordanian airlines suspend its flights from/to Baghdad after killing Suleimani in a US strike
Official Iraqi Ministry of Defense mourning the death of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and other members of PMU killed in last night's drone strike by US
2 month ago
Turkey's foreign ministry expresses concern over Soleimani's killing, calls US airstrike a destabilizing act in the region
Iraqi parliament speaker Halbousi: Targeting a military commander is considered a violation of agreements and any military operation must take place with the consent of Iraq
Geolocation of US airstrike on Iran Soleimani convoy, Baghdad Intl Airport2 month ago
Geolocation of US airstrike on Iran Soleimani convoy, Baghdad Intl Airport
PMU official media just announced that the official funeral for Sulaimani and AlMuhandes will be at 10:00 am tomorrow, then the public one at 11:00 from the Green Zone gate towards Jaderia, asking ask Iraq-is to attend it
Commander of the Iranian Quds Force: 4 senior officers were killed with Soleimani
Lebanese Foreign Ministry: Soleimani's assassination is a violation of Iraqi sovereignty and a dangerous escalation
Pompeo: I can confirm that Qassem Soleimani is dead
[email protected] spokesperson: "NATO is monitoring the situation in the region very closely. We remain in close and regular contact with the US authorities. The safety of our personnel in Iraq is paramount. We continue to monitor the security environment and take all precautions necessary"
Netanyahu after the killing of Soleimani: Washington has the right to defend itself
2 month ago
IQAF F-16s targeted 3 tunnels, killing several militants near Zab
The President of the European Council warns against escalation in Iraq after the killing of Qassem Soleimani
U.S. official: Soleimani was killed by a drone
US official: 750 soldiers arrived at the embassy in Baghdad to secure it
Iranian National Security Council spokesman: Washington bears security and military implications for assassination of Soleimani
Foreign oil companies evacuate their employees through Basra Airport, and Iraqi officials say the move will not affect oil production
2 month ago
Defence Sources: UK military have increased their security and readiness at bases in the Middle East region following Soleimani killing
Iraq - an emergency session of the Iraqi parliament to be hold on Saturday to discuss the issue of the American presence in Iraq
2 month ago
Hezbollah General Secretary Hassan Nasrallah to make a speech at 4 pm today(Beirut time)
The emergency meeting of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council chaired by Khamenei begins
2 month ago
Hizbullah denies casualties in U.S. raid that killed Soleimani
2 month ago
Turkey neutralizes YPG's so-called intelligence head Metin Arslan, in most wanted category, in northern Iraq
Iranian Minister of Defense: The Iranian armed forces will "take revenge" on the perpetrators of the killing of Qassem Soleimani
The U.S. embassy in Baghdad has released a statement urging American citizens in Iraq to depart immediately following a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad International Airport which killed the head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force major-general Qassem Soleimani
Iraqi National Assembly to hold an emergency session tomorrow to discuss Suleimani's assassination in Baghdad and the presence of US troops in the country
Near Jumjuriya bridge across the Green Zone, a civilian curses Qassem Suliemani. Member of Riot Police responds "the blood of the dead (in reference to killed Iraqi protesters) didn't go in vain
Muqtada al-Sadr, leader of the Sadrist movement announces reactivation of anti-US 'Mahdi Army' to defend Iraq
Iran summons Swiss envoy - as protector of US interests in Iran - to strongly protest US assassination of Soleimani
Iranian official news agency @IrnaEnglish claims that Gen Qassem Soleimani was comming back to Baghdad from Beirut2 month ago
Iranian official news agency @IrnaEnglish claims that Gen Qassem Soleimani was comming back to Baghdad from Beirut
The Iranian National Security Council to convene an emergency meeting to discuss how to respond to the assassination of Soleimani
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard threatens violent retaliation against the United States in response to Soleimani's death
The PMF confirm the killing of its Vice President Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani by US airstrike in Baghdad - Statement
US-trained Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service are securing Baghdad's Green Zone, closed the main gates
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard confirms the killing of the Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq
Pentagon statement confirms US military airstrike tonight killed Iran's Gen Soleimani in Baghdad
4:30 AM (IQ time): Iraqi protesters at Baghdad's Tahrir Square are celebrating the death of Qassem Solaimani in a US airstrike.
Iraqi State TV confirms death of Qassem al-Solaimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in airstrikes on Baghdad Airport road tonight
An Iraqi security source: 8 people were killed in attack at the Baghdad airport
Media affiliated with the PMU denied that Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was targeted in Baghdad airport bombing
Al Mayadeen banner states Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the head of the PMU, was targeted in the convoy that was hit by an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport
Debris of the cars that were targeted near Baghdad International Airport. Syrian pounds visible on the 2nd photo
Sources close to the PMU confirm that an aircraft targeted the official of the militia, Mohammed Reda Al-Jabri, two of his companions and 3 guests on the internal road to Baghdad International Airport
Tarmiyah tribes cutting the Mosul-Baghdad road tonight
PMU official, named Muhammad Reda along with two of his companions, was killed in the bombing of the Baghdad airport.
Government statement: The two burned cars on the airport road belong to PMF. The PMF PR official was killed along with "guests". No more details
Images of vehicle destroyed near Baghdad International airport2 month ago
Images of vehicle destroyed near Baghdad International airport
A civilian car was burned and its driver was killed after a missile hit road leading from Baghdad International airport
Video of fires after rocket attack on Baghdad International Airport
Preliminary from military sources mentions two SUVs were hit in the vicinity of Baghdad International airport during the attack tonight
The rockets landed near a joint site of the U.S. and Iraqi anti-terrorist forces, "International Coalition Consultative Units", south of Baghdad Airport
Reports of civilian casualties after explosions rocked the Baghdad airport
Baghdad airport is closed after rockets fall near the arrivals building
Iraqi security sources: The rockets landed near the anti-terrorist center adjacent to the southern area of Baghdad International Airport
SecDef Esper: To Iran & its proxy militias: we will not accept continued attacks against our personnel & forces in the region. Attacks against us will be met with responses in the time, manner, & place of our choosing. We urge the Iranian government to end malign activities
Rocket attack landed in The vicinity of Baghdad International airport near the civilian runway Iraq
2 month ago
Few projectiles launched from the "Al-Sweib" area southwest of Baghdad targeted the area of Baghdad international airport
4 missiles fell on Baghdad airport, and American military helicopters take off from the airport and fly over the capital.
Multiple explosions heard in the vicinity of Baghdad International Airport
Sounds of explosions near Baghdad airport
Two French journalists were kidnapped outside the US embassy in Baghdad during the assault on Tuesday. They've now been released.
Iraqi-Syrian border: American planes fly from inside Iraqi territory and enter Syrian territory, then return to Iraq
[email protected]: @SecPompeo "spoke today with the Speaker of Iraq's Council of Representatives Mohammed al-Halbousi. Secretary Pompeo expressed his appreciation for the condemnation of the Dec. 31 Iran-backed terrorist attack on US Embassy Baghdad issued by the Speaker & the Coalition of Iraqi Forces political bloc. The Secretary and the Speaker agreed that the Government of Iraq had an obligation to prevent further attacks against our diplomatic mission. The Secretary affirmed that we want an Iraq that is free, independent, and sovereign"
A fire broke out inside the port of Umm Qasr in Basra
Baghdad: Tear gas deployed against demonstrators on Al Wathba square
PMU is strengthening its presence along the Tigris River south of Samarra to thwart any terrorist infiltration
Demonstration in Maysan now2 month ago
Demonstration in Maysan now
Satellite images from today (2 January 2020) show the US airstrikes (29 December 2019) aftermath in AlQaim, Iraq, approx. 15 km South to Albukamal, Syria, where the Iranian crossing and Imam Ali military base are located2 month ago
Satellite images from today (2 January 2020) show the US airstrikes (29 December 2019) aftermath in AlQaim, Iraq, approx. 15 km South to Albukamal, Syria, where the Iranian crossing and "Imam Ali" military base are located
Iraqi MP from Parliamentary Defense Committee: the continuous circling of US aircraft over Baghdad is threatening to the Iraqi Government. If US wants a war, we are ready
Per @EsperDoD, US has 60,000 troops in Middle East right now
At 1,359 civilians killed by US airstrikes during five years of war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, ⁦@DeptofDefense⁩ announces
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff: We rule out anyone storming our embassy in Baghdad, and we have enough combat power there
US Defense Secretary Esper says he thinks Kataib Hezbollah may carry out further attacks and adds "they will regret it"
US strikes vs KataibHezbollah bases in Iraq Syria "were quite successful" and had "considerable effect" per @EsperDoD
US Secretary of Defense Esper: Kataib Hezbollah may carry out another provocative act in Iraq
U.S helicopters continue to provide security for the U.S embassy in Iraq. Ongoing air patrols and show of force
The elite Iraqi CTS forces are protecting the roads around the U.S embassy in Baghdad
Iraq exported more than 106 million barrels in December, says oil ministry
Najaf: The demonstrators chanted "Neither America nor Iran"
[email protected] is broadcasting what appears to be US Blackhawks and Apache attack helicopters currently flying over Baghdad near the US Embassy
US helicopter patrolling in Baghdad Iraq - Al Mayadeen Live TV
2 month ago
Al-Mayadeen reporter in Baghdad: U.S. helicopters overflew the Iranian embassy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad
2 month ago
Fourth case suspected with swine flu has died in Kurdistan region
U.S. helicopters intensified their flights outside the Green Zone
3 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III going over Great Britain2 month ago
3 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III going over Great Britain
USAF C-17As currently inbound Germany (for fuel): RCH688, 06-6167 RCH687, 02-1110 RCH664, 09-9209 RCH417, 08-8196; Currently outbound Germany, heading for Iraq: RCH663, 04-4132 RCH429, 03-3125
2 month ago
2 security personnel were killed after they were targeted by gunmen at the checkpoint, in Al-Haj Ali village, south of Nineveh governorate.
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