Turkey continues to deploy military vehicles at Iraq border
- Daily Sabah
As the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) continue their additional deployment of military vehicles including tanks and tank recovery vehicles to Turkey's southern border with Iraq
, National Defense Minister Fikri Işık arrived at the border on Wednesday ...
Iraq's War Robot Makes Battlefield Debut At Mosul
- Popular ScienceIraq's
armed forces in 2014, especially those guarding Mosul, were under-trained and ill-equipped, and nowhere near as strong as a 15-to-1 numerical advantage suggests. Troops never trained to fire a gun fled, fearing what reprisal from a victorious ...
Abadi warns as Turkey deploys tanks to Iraq border
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – Iraq's
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Tuesday warned Turkey of a military confrontation after the Turkish military deployed tanks, artillery, and other armored vehicles to the border. “We do not want to ...
OPEC Oil Deal 'Imminent': Iraq & Saudis Compromise?
- Barron's (blog)
in the last 24 hours or so, a compromise on Iraq's
participation looks imminent, which in turn should clear the way for a credible agreement at OPEC's November 30 Summit in Vienna on the first cuts in OPEC output since 2008 … The key breakthrough is ...
In Iraq village, men celebrate freedom with clippers
- Daily Mail
The most popular object in Gogjali Wednesday was the electric hair clipper a member of the Iraqi special forces who retook the village from jihadists gave the residents. On the steps leading to the mosque, one man revelled in his first shave in two ...
Veterans, Feeling Abandoned, Stand by Donald Trump
- New York Times
One former general led the American surge in Anbar, one of the most violent provinces in Iraq
. Another commanded American-led allied forces battling the Taliban in Afghanistan. Yet another trained the first Iraqis to combat Islamic insurgents in their ...
UN condemns use of human shields in Iraq
- The Daily Star
Seven members of the same family are buried after their house was hit by an airstrike late last month, in Faziliya, north of Mosul, Iraq
, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana). RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Agence France Presse. loading .
Iraq-Turkey tension rises amid battle for Mosul
- SOFREP (press release) (subscription)Iraq's
prime minister has warned Turkey against provoking a confrontation while saying he does not want war. Haider al-Abadi made the comments after Turkey deployed tanks and artillery near the Iraqi border and insisted that any Turkish involvement ...
Iraq: Freed from IS group militants in Mosul, they share horrific life stories in would-be caliphate
Iraq: IS group leader al-Bagdadi confident over Mosul victory urges militants to \"keep up the fight\"
Iraq: \"Al-Bagdadi recognises Mosul is absolutely decisive, its fall'd signal end of caliphate\"
Iraq: Air strikes on Mosul help breach Islamic State group’s defences
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Iraqi forces continued their weeklong assault on Monday and seized a government complex in central Ramadi. The last remaining ISIS militants left the ...
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QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defense of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and ...
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Iraq (/ɪˈræk/, /ɪˈrɑːk/, or /aɪˈræk/; Arabic: العراق al-‘Irāq; Kurdish: عێراق Eraq), officially known as the Republic of Iraq (Arabic: جمهورية العـراق Jumhūrīyyat al-‘Irāq; Kurdish: كۆماريى عێراق Komari Eraq) is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The capital, and largest city, is Baghdad. The main ethnic groups are Arabs and Kurds; others include Assyrians, Turkmen, Shabakis, Yazidis, Armenians, Mandeans, Circassians, and Kawliya. Around 95% of the country's 36 million citizens are Shia or Sunni Muslims, with Christianity, Yarsan, Yezidism, and Mandeanism also present.Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km (36 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land.The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation. It was here that mankind first began to read, write, create laws, and live in cities under an organised government—notably Uruk, from which "Iraq" is derived. The area has been home to successive civilisations since the 6th millennium BC. Iraq was the centre of the Akkadian, Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires. It was also part of the Median, Achaemenid, Hellenistic, Parthian, Sassanid, Roman, Rashidun, Umayyad, Abbasid, Ayyubid, Mongol, Safavid, Afsharid, and Ottoman empires.Iraq's modern borders were mostly demarcated in 1920 by the League of Nations when the Ottoman Empire was divided by the Treaty of Sèvres. Iraq was placed under the authority of the United Kingdom as the British Mandate of Mesopotamia. A monarchy was established in 1921 and the Kingdom of Iraq gained independence from Britain in 1932. In 1958, the monarchy was overthrown and the Iraqi Republic created. Iraq was controlled by the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party from 1968 until 2003. After an invasion by the United States and its allies in 2003, Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party was removed from power and multi-party parliamentary elections were held in 2005. The American presence in Iraq ended in 2011, but the Iraqi insurgency continued and intensified as fighters from the Syrian Civil War spilled into the country.