Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi: Iraq is making efforts to prevent the slide towards open war

Map. History of Iraq conflict

19 February 2020
US military convoys enter the Taji camp, north of Baghdad
Message from the envoy of Iraq to the Security Council: the American raid on the vicinity of Baghdad airport violates the sovereignty of Iraq
"Bottom line. This was a mistake," Gen. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told reporters. "This was an honest mistake." Milley called the letter "poorly worded" which "implies withdrawal. That's not what's happening."
The US Secretary of Defense: We remain committed to fighting ISIS in Iraq with our allies and partners
[email protected] on Iraq: "We are re-positioning forces throughout the region number one. Beyond that with regard to the letter which I've read once. I can't tell you the veracity of that letter and I can tell you what I've read. That letter is inconsistent of where we are right now."
Esper says that his staff is "trying to figure out" what memo is "there are no plans to leave" - may reflect repositioning, but not a withdrawal
[email protected] says memo on withdrawal is not accurate "there's been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq."
1 month ago
Hundreds of US-led forces are being moved out of a base in Baghdad's Green Zone to elsewhere in Iraq and Kuwait following Friday's killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani but the coalition says they will remain in their theatre of operation
1 month ago
Britain decides to cut the number of its staff at its embassies in Iran and Iraq
The US military informs Iraq it is preparing to "move out": official letter
Abdul-Mahdi to the American Ambassador: The strength of the Iraqi government is in everyone's interest
Iraqi PM Abdul-Mahdi: Iraq is making efforts to prevent the slide towards open war
Abdul-Mahdi meets the American ambassador in Baghdad
Jens Stoltenberg, @NATO secretary general, announces that Nato forces have suspended training in Iraq. "We are taking all precautions necessary to protect our people. We are keeping the situation under close review." Says training will restart when situation is safe
1 month ago
Military spokesman for Iraqi PM: the decision to withdraw foreign forces from Iraq involves combat forces & air support. International Coalition support for training, arming, & logistics will continue
US Mission to the UN @USUN accused Russia & China on Monday of blocking @UN United Nations Security Council statement "underscoring the inviolability of diplomatic & consular premises" after a Dec. 31 attack on US embassy in Iraq by pro Iran/ Iraqi militias
Iraq's Samarra Ops Command located and raided a Da'ish rocket cache near Mukayshifah in Salahuddin province. Dozens of rocket were seized in addition to IEDs
Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah: If Trump insists that his forces remain in Iraq, we will turn their air bases into rubble
1 month ago
Johnson stresses by phone call to Abdul Mahdi on the need to reduce the escalation after Soleimani's death
1 month ago
A Downing Street spokesperson says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken to Iraq's prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi and both discussed the need to "de-escalate tensions" in the Middle East following the death of Iranian official major general Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike
Iraq's Prime Minister Adil Abdul al-Mahdi receives China's ambassador to Iraq, Zhang Tao conveyed Beijing's readiness to provide military assistance
Iranian Foreign Minister: The end of the negative US military presence in the Middle East has begun
Three new cases of H1N1 flu recorded in Akre
Australian government 'strongly concerned' after US troops told to leave Iraq
Trump threatens sanctions against Baghdad and says his country will not leave Iraq until he pays for the US bases there
Tensions between the Wasit demonstrators and the deputy head of the teachers 'union1 month ago
Tensions between the Wasit demonstrators and the deputy head of the teachers 'union
University students march in Karbala
Iraqi protestors attack pro Khamenei Hashd al Shaabi militia building in Dhi Qar, Iraq. The fight against Soleimani & Khamenei's oppression continues
Najaf: The demonstrators in Sadr Square announce their continued support for the protesters in Tahrir Square
2 soldiers from Iraq Army 11th Division, 45th Brigade were killed following an attack by ISIS elements near the village of Tal Thiyab in Kirkuk. 3 wounded
Two Iraqi soldiers were killed and 3 wounded in an ISIS attack on a security post in the Kirkuk governorate
1 month ago
Security Media just confirmed the total was 3 rockets, 2 fell in the Green Zone and the 3rd was the one that hit the house in Jadriya
Footage of tonight's rocket attack on the US Embassy, Baghdad
The sound of a large blast heard near the US Embassy in Baghdad
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