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Iraq: Continued international support vital amid ‘multiple storms’

New York: As authorities in Iraq continue to operate “in the eye of multiple storms”, international support remains essential for resolving ongoing political, security, economic and social crises, as well as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

Iraqi security forces kill 11 IS terrorists north of Baghdad

Baghdad/Sputnik: Iraqi security forces have liquidated 11 members of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) in an operation in the province of Saladin north of Baghdad, Yehia Rasool, spokesman for the country's commander-in-chief, said on Sunday.

Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders

New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts have urged the Iraqi authorities to investigate the murder of a female human rights defender, and the attempted killing of another, targeted “simply because they are women”.

US to reduce military presence in Iraq to 3,000 in Sept: CENTCOM Commander

Washington/Sputnik: The United States will remove around 2,200 troops from Iraq by the end of this month in a significant drawdown of its military presence in the country, Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General Frank McKenzie said on Wednesday.

Two wounded in bomb attack targeting US-coalition convoy in Iraq's Baghdad

Baghdad/Xinhua: A security member and a civilian were wounded in a roadside bomb exploded near a convoy of trucks belonging to the U.S.-led coalition forces in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.

Car bomb blast in northern Iraq kills woman, injures 3 security personnel – Official Media

Baghdad/Sputnik: A woman was killed and three security officers were injured in the result of a car bomb explosion at a checkpoint in northern Iraq, the country’s official Security Media Cell said on Tuesday.

3 rockets hit Green Zone in Iraq's Baghdad

Baghdad/Xinhua: Three Katyusha rockets on Thursday landed in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad without causing casualties, the Iraqi military said.

Facing pandemic, economic and political challenges, Iraq Government ‘operating in the eyes of multiple storms at once’

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic is aggravating deep-rooted economic, social and political challenges in Iraq, but elections in 2021 – if credible - could open a new chapter for the Middle East nation after years of conflict and strife, the UN’s top official in the country said Wednesday.

Iraq: UN Mission condemns killings of activists in Basra

New York: The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has strongly condemned the killing of two activists and attacks against others in the southern city of Basra, urging increased efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Rocket hits Green Zone in Iraq's capital

Baghdad/Xinhua: A Katyusha rocket landed on Tuesday in the heavily fortified Green Zone in the Iraqi capital Baghdad without causing casualties, the Iraqi military said.

Rocket hits Green Zone in Iraq's Baghdad

Baghdad/Xinhua: A Katyusha rocket landed on Wednesday in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central the Iraqi capital Baghdad without causing casualties, an Interior Ministry source said.

Baghdad: 2 rockets hit airport in Iraqi capital

Baghdad/Xinhua: The Iraqi military said two Katyusha rockets landed at the edge of Baghdad International Airport on Thursday without causing casualties.

Two officers, border guard killed in IS attacks in Iraq

Baghdad/Xinhua:  Two Iraqi officers and a border guard were killed in two attacks by the Islamic State (IS) militants in western Iraq, the Iraqi military said.

Three rockets hit military base housing US forces near Iraq's capital

Baghdad/Xinhua: At least three Katyusha rockets hit a military base housing U.S. forces near Iraq's capital Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source said.

Huge explosions hit ammunition depot near Iraq's capital

Baghdad/Xinhua: Huge explosions hit an ammunition depot at a military base in southern Baghdad, the Iraqi military said.