More than 800 alleged Islamic State wives and their children were transferred from a remote location in northern Iraq to Baghdad. About 700 remain at the controversial camp in Tal Keif. Kuwait and the United Nations have accepted Iraq’s reparations payment plan. Reparations for the 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait were suspended in 2014 due to … Continue reading “Truck Bombing in Contested Town; 88 Killed in Iraq”
Despite the “defeat” of ISIS/Daesh in Rawah last week, a major operation was conducted in northern Iraq, not far from Kirkuk.
A mass grave that was discovered likely contains Yazidi victims.
Minor attacks were launched in and around Baghdad.
Rawah was recaptured on Friday. No casualties were reported there, but 17 were killed elsewhere.
A journalist was killed during fighting near Qaim, while Turkish soldiers were killed in battles in northern Iraq.
Operations against the Islamic State militants in a rural part of Anbar province were restarted.
Iraqi forces fought with militants at an oil field and village near Kirkuk.
In Tuz Khormato, militiamen destoryed 1500 homes belonging to Kurds.
Although formal talks between the Kurdish and Iraqi governments are stalled, back-channel communication is ongoing. However, the most important news of the day is unrelated to war or politics. An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck at the border between Iraq and Iran — with the heaviest damage being reported at Darbandikhan, Kurdistan. … Continue reading “US Service Member Among 19 Killed in Iraq”