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ISHM 225: OCTOBER 3 – OCTOBER 10, 2019

Key Takeaways: Government Crackdown Kills At Least 110, Injures Thousands; Prime Minister Offers Reform And Aid Packages To Contain Crisis; Parliament To Suspend Provincial Councils; Two New Ministers Confirmed In Cabinet Reshuffle – Anti-government protests in central and southern Iraq, which started on October 1, escalated through October 8, amid… Read more

NINEWA SECURITY BULLETIN: SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 4, 2019

  Summary: There was a relative increase in the number of attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Ninewa province this week. Security incidents during this reporting period included four IED attacks in villages located in the subdistricts of Hamam al-Alil and al-Shoura, south of Mosul that, in total, killed… Read more

NINEWA ISHM NO. 4: AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Key Takeaways: Relative increase in militant attacks compared to August; New tensions because of Brigade 30 presence at checkpoints – The fifty five (55) security incidents in Ninewa recorded by the research team during this reporting period included the following: Thirty six operations by Iraqi security forces (ISF) that resulted… Read more

ISHM 224: September 26 – October 3, 2019

Key Takeaways: Iraq’s Top Counter-Terrorism Commander Sacked; Iraq Officially Blames Airstrikes On Israel; Government Uses Force To Suppress Widespread Demonstrations, Killing 21, Injuring Hundreds – On September 27, PM Abdul-Mahdi removed Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi from his position as commander of the Counter Terrorism Services (CTS) amid wide expressions of… Read more

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 223: 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