Map. History of Iraq conflict

19 August 2018
Islamic State 2.0 has officially established it's presence in Dayala province in eastern Iraq
After being subject to attacks 3 days in a row whether by infiltration attempts or rockets, an infantry brigade along with additional PMU detachments have been sent to the Iraqi-Syrian border to reinforcement several points belonging to the Border Guards
TAF Announced: Turkish Army Military Operations ongoing in Northern Iraq7 month ago
TAF Announced: Turkish Army Military Operations ongoing in Northern Iraq
In Ranya district of Sulaimaniya province of Iraqi Kurdish Region, security forces use tear gas to breakup large crowds protesting corruption and lack of payment of salaries.
Protests flare up again in Raniya town, Sulaymaniyah Kurdistan
Turkish army slowly intruding KRG. In some areas soldiers are deployed 20km inside KRG, building new bases- Media close to PKK also mentioned KDP is cooperating with TAF. Relation between Turkey and KRG seems to be normalized.
Iraq: Islamic State Claims Raids On PMU Positions NW Of Samarra City.
ISIS sleep cells attack PMU checkpoint on one of Abbasiyah village, South of Tikrit killing 4 and leaving 1 heavily injured
7 month ago
Canada prepared a military aid package to the Peshmerga, but The Iraqi government is refusing to give approval for the weapons to be delivered to KRG. A spokesperson with the Canadian military says; Baghdad is refusing to sign the end-use agreements.
Turkish fighter jets striking PKK bases in Bradost area, 180KM northern Erbil
US-led Coalition tells Rudaw about 1,000 ISIS are estimated to remain in Iraq as of December 21
8 month ago
"There will continue to be adjustments to the type of support jusy given the way the campaign is proceeding" says McGurk "That was always part of the plan"
8 month ago
Territory retaken from ISIS with US and coalition help has not fallen back into ISIS' hands, per @brett_mcgurk "The Russia|ns can't say that"
8 month ago
Global plan vs #ISIS still requires denying terror group sanctuary so it can attracr #foreignfighters per McGurk
ISIS "It used to be a very well-connected organization, run out of Raqqa" per @brett_mcgurk with direct communication to Libya Sinai Nigeria Afghanistan "We've pretty much severed a lot of that"
8 month ago
"It takes focus and attention and prioritization from the top and that what we got from day 1," @StateDept's @brett_mcgurk says of @POTUS efforts on anti ISIS "Those decisions were made"
8 month ago
"We had to do a lot to get the foundation for a campaign [vs ISIS] set" per @brett_mcgurk when asked why progress in past year and not in previous administration
8 month ago
ISIS "still finds ways to move money around" warns @brett_mcgurk
8 month ago
"We've completely decimated ISIS's financing" per @brett_mcgurk "They really have no ability to raise significant revenue from what used to be their state-like holdings"
8 month ago
ISIS' self-delcared caliphate "was the calling card, what held the organization together" per @StateDept's @brett_mcgurk, but says counter messaging still needed
8 month ago
"We do believe the outlying neighborhoods of Raqqa, which are fairly well intact, we will see significant returns" per @brett_mcgurk
8 month ago
"Every single standing structure in Raqqa has an IED in it" from ISIS per @StateDept's @brett_mcgurk
8 month ago
2.7 million Iraq|is returned to their homes, 1.4 million in past year, per @brett_mcgurk
8 month ago
ISIS has lost 98% of the territory it once held, with 50% of those losses coming since January 2017, per @brett_mcgurk (areas is green as ISIS losses)
8 month ago
"They [ISIS] were aspiring to major 9-11 type of attacks" per @brett_mcgurk
8 month ago
When @POTUS elected, "We faced real critical challenges as far as major plotting attacks against us and against our partner homelands" per Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS @brett_mcgurk on D-ISIS camapign
Manager of (Masrour Barzani owned) Kurdistan24 says the current protests in eastern towns of KRI are terrorist acts; he also says anyone who supports these protests should be labelled as a terrorist and be tried as such
The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) in an official statement decries violence in Kurdistan region of Iraq, urges calm
KRG @PMBarzani: Germany and France backing Kurdish people to get the constitutional rights in Iraq.
5 ISIS sleeper cells arrested in Mithaq area of East Mosul, Iraq.
Iraq oil ministry starts taking over Majnoon oilfield operations from Shell. The new management is to cut the cost of producing a barrel of crude from Majnoon by 30%. Production is now 235Kbpd with plans to increase output to 400Kbpd in the "coming years".
[email protected] has warned that the defeat of ISIS does not guarantee the safety of journalists in Iraq and Syria as militias see a rise in power and influence
Currently, Kurdistan's average oil export is around 340Kbarrels per dayay, 1/3 of it produced from Khurmala disputed field (Kirkuk's 3rd dome) which could be reclaimed anytime by Iraq's federal authority. KRG monthly payment: to Turkey for transit fee is $25mln and to IOCs is $125mln.
Iraqi President: Baghdad - Erbil officials to meet directly after the new year. @UNIraq to participate mediator.
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