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Iraqi commander: US anti-Iran pressure sign of idiocy

An Iraqi commander says the United States’ increased pressure and threats aimed at Iran indicate Washington’s “new idiocy” and confusion. Jassim al-Jazairi, a senior commander of Iraq’s Shia-majority military group known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, made the remarks to IRNA on Saturday. Referring to the US’s ongoing military deployments in the ...

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Iraq to remain part of ‘resistance axis’ despite US: Nujaba

An undated image shows members of Iraq’s Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, a movement known for its active cooperation with the national army in counter-terrorism operations, performing a public march. Iraq’s Harakat al-Nujaba Secretary General Akram al-Kaabi says Iraq will remain part of the “axis of resistance” despite foreign-backed attempts to detach ...

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US forces establish new base in Iraq near border with Syria: Report

US forces have established a new military base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar near the border with neighboring Syria in defiance of widespread calls to end its military presence in the Middle East region. “American troops have built the military base in the al-Maliha area near the town of ...

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Turkey ignores Iraqi protests, attacks PKK again

Turkish warplanes have struck PKK targets in northern Iraq, ignoring protests from Baghdad which says Turkey’s repeated airstrikes violate Iraqi sovereignty and endanger civilians. The air raid on Saturday came a day after Baghdad summoned Turkey’s ambassador over an airstrike which killed eight people in northern Iraq. Turkey said the operations “will continue ...

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Iraq floods leave 21 dead in two days

At least 21 people have died and tens of thousands displaced by heavy rains that have battered Iraq over two days, the health ministry and United Nations said on Sunday. Women and children were among the dead, health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr told AFP. Some had drowned, but others had ...

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Leader of Iraqi Shia group urges formal border security role for Shia fighters

The head of a powerful Shia group in Iraq says Shia paramilitaries in the Arab country should have a formal role in securing the border with Syria and defend the Iraqi people against terror outfits, particularly the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group. Qais al-Khazali, the leader the Asaib Ahl al-Haq group, ...

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Problems facing the transportation of pilgrims during Arba’in must be solved

Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam al-Safi appreciated the officials for their efforts during the recent ‎Arba’in pilgrimage and stressed the problems encountered in the transportation of pilgrims ‎must be solved.‎ RNA – During his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large crowd of believers and mourners ‎at the Holy Shrine of ...

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‘Iraq’s top cleric urged Shi’ah forces to shield Sunnis’‎

Rasa – Iraq’s top cleric Ayatollah al-Sistani has urged the Shi’ah forces of Popular ‎Mobilization Forces to sacrifice their lives to protect Sunni families who are under relentless ‎attacks by Daesh, an Iranian official says.‎ RNA – Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Sistani was quoted as saying by Ayatollah Mohsen ‎Ayatollah ...

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Iraqi Air Force receives six more KAI T-50 Golden Eagle warplanes

This picture shows KAI T-50 Golden Eagle fighter jets, recently received from South Korea, being offloaded from a vessel in Iraq on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Iraqi Air Force) The Iraqi military has received a new batch of South Korean KAI T-50 Golden Eagle supersonic advanced trainers and light combat aircraft ...

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Iraq to prioritize own interests as regards US sanctions on Iran: PM

New Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi says Baghdad will prioritize its own interests and independence when it comes to implementing unilateral US sanctions on Iran. “We want to secure Iraq from any interference in issues, affairs of other countries, whether it’s a neighboring country or it’s any other country in the world,” Abdul-Mahdi ...

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