Air strikes kill at least 10 pro-Iran fighters in eastern Syria – AFP citing war monitor
has learned that low altitude cruise missiles were used in Saudi oil attack and they were flown from the north. A source tells CNN there is a very high probability the missiles and drones were launched from an Iranian base near the Iraq border
Iraqi Prime Minister: We are working hard for the rule of law and confining weapons to the state
Facebook removes 76 accounts from Iraq, 168 accounts from Ukraine for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior'
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims unidentified planes struck the village of al-Hari just near the Syria-Iraq border last night (close to Albu Kamal and a week after another strike was carried out in this area)
Explosion occurred in the industrial area on the outskirts of al-Bukamal city
Unknown shelling targeted military headquarters in Al-Bukamal on the Iraqi-Syrian border
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Islamic State's Al Furqan media posts new audio message from Baghdadi calling on followers to remain steadfast & hailing recent pledges to caliphate as militants join ranks worldwide. Baghdadi says ISIS unprecedented in modern day jihad carrying out attacks in multiple locations
Iraq: Pompeo assured Abdul Mahdi that the information available to Washington confirms the statement of the Iraqi government that Iraqi territory was not used in the attack on Aramco
Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi assures US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a telephone call on Iraq's determination to prevent the use of its territory to launch attacks against any country
US Sec of State Pompeo calls Iraq's prime minister. No info of what was discussed
Coordinated by Turkish army and MIT, 3 PKK militants identified in Gara region in northern Iraq were neutralized in air operations
Baghdad denies using Iraqi territory to attack Saudi oil installations by drones
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Alleged footage taken from Kuwait showing glowing objects coming from Iraq flying towards Saudi-Arabia last night
US Treasury: Iraqis are victims of their location next to Iran
Iraq: We firmly reject the Israeli Prime Minister's statements on his intention to annex the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea
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Video appears showing Muqtada al-Sadr seated next to Ali Khamenei during Ashoura ceremony at Imam Khomeini Husseiniyah. Also Qassem Soleimani present
Iraqi Ministry of Defense announces the start of the withdrawal of Army forces from cities in all provinces for first time since 2003 at the orders of PM. Internal security is an Interior Ministry responsibility
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PMU Members intercept the convoy of MP and Deputy Governor of Nineveh and attack their protections in Mosul A convoy of member of the Iraqi parliament Sherwan Dubardani and deputy governor of Naynawa Sirwan Rojbayani, was attacked by members of PMU at Goggali checkpoint
Iraqi media: Popular Mobilization militias talk about shooting down a drone in the province of Diyala
Trump: The invasion of Iraq was a grave mistake
PMU has addressed drones flying over their headquarters in Salah al-Din
One of the militants who were neutralized in the joint operation of MIT and Turkish army in Kandil was Guluzar Tural, who was wanted in the red category.
13 former national security professionals inclu. @brett_mcgurk, former NYPD & LAPD Police Comm. @CommissBratton, former MI6 CT Dir @rmdbarrett & former US Nat'l Counterterrorism directors @NicholasRasmu15 & @MatthewGOlsen send open letter urging action on ISIS detainees
"We've got to have some focused priorities & alHol is really critical" per @brett_mcgurk speaking at @BrookingsInst, adding SDF doesn't have the resources to deal with this "I hope the US steps up to this bcs it's very serious. It's central to our national security interests"
alHol "is a problem" per McGurk [alQaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-] Zarqawi was in a Jordan ian prison. He was in a US military prison facility. [ISIS leader Abu Bakr al] Baghdai was in a US military prison facility. We know what happens in these prisons"
"We have this camp in alHol in which truly the next generation, the current generation & the future generation of militants are there & it's getting very little attention" per @brett_mcgurk
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designated Hajji Taysir an ISIS senior leader who reports to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He is the "ISIS Wali of Iraq and former amir of improvised explosive devices, Hajji Taysir likely ordered IED attacks in the region."
"That mission alone is going to be extremely challenging" @brett_mcgurk says of dealing ISIS a lasting defeat "You have a camp like alHol with 70,000 people part of which is like Jihad-land" per @brett_mcgurk "We're putting very little resources into that"
Departure of @AmbJohnBolton from Trump administration, "I don't think it fundamentally changes that much," says former US anti-ISIS envoy @brett_mcgurk, adding even under ex Nat'l Security Adviser HR McMaster "the level of connection to the Oval Office was always questionable"