Month: September 2019

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: SEPTEMBER 20 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

  Summary: This reporting period saw a relative increase in militant attacks in Ninewa province. This included three attacks with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and two involving small arms fire, resulting in three deaths among civilians. These attacks also wounded four other civilians and two members of the Iraqi security… Read more

ISHM: SEPTEMBER 19 – SEPTEMBER 26

Key Takeaways: Iraq’s Prime Minister Visits China And Saudi Arabia, President Attends UNGA; Abadi Warns of Government Collapse; KRG Links Oil Obligations To Baghdad With Its Debt To Oil Firms – On September 19, PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi traveled to China for five days of diplomatic and economic meetings. Abdul-Mahdi signed… Read more

#37: The Iran-Iraq War and Its Enduring Impact on the Region

This week marks the 39th anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Iran's southwestern Khuzestan Province, starting the Iran-Iraq War. On this episode of IRAQ MATTERS, we talk with Joel Wing of "Musings on Iraq" and EPIC's very own Omar Al-Nidawi about that war and its lasting consequences on the Middle East today.

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: SEPTEMBER 13 – SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included seven operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) in which ISF arrested more than 30 suspected members of ISIS in various parts of Ninewa. ISF also conducted four operations in which they seized and disposed of large quantities of explosives and weapons.… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: SEPTEMBER 6 – SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents for this reporting period included four operations by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) during which ISF killed one militant, defused three car bombs and arrested two suspected terrorists in various parts of Ninewa province. There was also one airstrike by the International Coalition that killed eight militants… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 6, 2019

  Summary: Security incidents during this reporting period included four operations by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) that involved arresting individuals suspected of terrorism in various parts of Ninewa. There were also three ISF operations that led to the discovery and safe disposal of car bombs and other explosives. This week… Read more

ISHM: September 12 – September 19, 2019

Key Takeaways: Iraqi Minister Resigns Under Pressure; Parliament Moves to Abolish Public Inspector Offices; New Calls for Removing U.S. Forces From Iraq – On September 15, Iraqi Health Minister Alaa al-Alwan announced his resignation, citing extortion by external political forces seeking illegal profit from corrupt deals. The prime minister rejected… Read more

Ninewa ISHM No. 3: July 26 – August 30, 2019

Key Takeaways: Fewer insurgent attacks as security operations against ISIS continue; Tension in Ninewa Plains and security concerns in South of Mosul; Thousands of dismissed police return – The 66 security incidents recorded in Ninewa province by the research team during the reporting period included the following: 52 operations led… Read more

Ninewa Security Bulletin: August 23 – August 30, 2019

  Summary: This reporting period saw few militant attacks. There was attack with an improvised explosive device (IED) south of Mosul, one incident of extortion/threat, and authorities found one body of a man who was murdered by unknown militants. There were also reports of some 40 families being displaced from… Read more

Ninewa Security Bulletin: August 16 – August 23, 2019

  Summary: This reporting period did not include any confirmed terrorist or militant attacks in Ninewa province. By contrast, security incidents included six operations in which Iraqi security forces (ISF) arrested a number of militants and suspects. These operations involved the confiscation of various weapons and munitions used by militants.… Read more