News and updates about Iraq

Iraqi terror group:

'We will join the war between Israel and Hezbollah'

Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada' threatened that if Israel 'does something crazy with Hezbollah in Lebanon, there will be a big cemetery for this entity, and everyone will partake in burying it.'

'We will join the war between Israel and Hezbollah'

Reports in Syria:

Air strike and explosions near the border with Iraq

Air strike and explosions reported in the area of Al Bukamal, near the Syrian border with Iraq. The strike reportedly targeted a military compound and a weapons truck. Drones were seen in the area.

Air strike and explosions near the border with Iraq

Germany:

Iraqi man who plotted attacks for ISIS arrested

Iraqi man who is accused of standing by to carry out attacks for ISIS after he arrived in Germany arrested near Stuttgart.

Iraqi man who plotted attacks for ISIS arrested

What America can learn from Israel on the battlefield

Israel learned a hard lesson from Oct 7. It’s not interested in playing defense anymore. Instead the goal of the initial stages of the war has been to keep the terrorists forces on the defensive. Israel is not fighting to take land, but to grind down enemy forces wherever they operate. Op-ed.

What America can learn from Israel on the battlefield

Houthis threaten to intensify attacks on Israel

Houthi leader vows to intensify the group's operations against Israel, carried out with the group Islamic Resistance in Iraq.

Houthis threaten to intensify attacks on Israel

IDF intercepts cruise missile launched from Iraq

IDF confirms: Siren in Golan Heights was activated by cruise missile entering Israel from the east.

IDF intercepts cruise missile launched from Iraq

Suspicious object intercepted over Eilat

Residents of Eilat report hearing explosions. Meanwhile, pro-Iranian militias claim to have attacked a "vital target" in the Eilat area.

Suspicious object intercepted over Eilat

Rockets launched from Iraq towards US military base in Syria

At least five rockets launched from Iraq's town of Zummar towards a US military base in northeastern Syria. Iraqi security forces searching for the perpetrators.

Rockets launched from Iraq towards US military base in Syria

Iraq:

Explosion heard after pro-Iranian militia attacked

Explosion heard after air strike targeting a base belonging to the Popular Mobilization Forces, a pro-Iranian militia. It is unclear who is behind the attack.

Explosion heard after pro-Iranian militia attacked

Israeli retaliation?

US official: Israel struck targets in Iran

Iran suspends flights at the airports in Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz. Revolutionary Guards on high alert. Israel not commenting on the reports.

US official: Israel struck targets in Iran

US to Arab countries:

'Tell Iran to de-escalate tensions with Israel'

US Middle East envoy, Brett McGurk, reportedly asks foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Iraq to deliver a message to Iran urging it to lower tensions with Israel.

'Tell Iran to de-escalate tensions with Israel'

Republicans in Congress demand Biden cancel Iraq pres. meeting

Senator Tom Cotton and 7 other Republican senators and congressmen write letter to President Biden accusing him of appeasing Iran and undermining Israel in meeting Iraqi president.

Republicans in Congress demand Biden cancel Iraq pres. meeting

Iraqi terrorist organization:

'We will continue to attack Israeli targets'

Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi, leader of the al-Nujaba militia, says that the Iraqi resistance organizations will continue the mission of liberating Iraq and attacking Zionist positions.

'We will continue to attack Israeli targets'

US official:

'Elimination of terrorist leader just the beginning'

Senior administration official says there is more to come in response to the deaths of three US soldiers in a drone attack in Jordan.

'Elimination of terrorist leader just the beginning'

Iraq:

US airstrike kills high-ranking terrorist

Local sources give conflicting reports of target and death toll. CENTCOM confirms a strike in Iraq killed a Kataib Hezbollah commander responsible for attacks on US forces in the region.

US airstrike kills high-ranking terrorist

US national security adviser:

'We will take further action in Iraq and Syria'

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says the US strikes over the weekend were "the beginning of our response" to drone attack which killed three US service members.

'We will take further action in Iraq and Syria'

US Defense Secretary:

'Time to further disable the Iran-backed militias'

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the US is preparing to take significant action in response to the deaths of three service members in Jordan.

'Time to further disable the Iran-backed militias'

Report:

US to strike Iranian targets after Jordan strike

The US has reportedly approved plans for a series of strikes on Iranian targets in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for Iranian-back militants' strike on US bases.

US to strike Iranian targets after Jordan strike

Iran-backed militia:

'We're suspending attacks against US'

Kataib Hezbollah says it will suspend its attacks against US forces in the region. Pentagon spokesman: Actions speak louder than words.

'We're suspending attacks against US'

Herbert Hoover's Palestinian Arabs resettlement plan

Variation on a theme. Opinion.

Herbert Hoover's Palestinian Arabs resettlement plan

Iraqi terror groups put Haifa in their crosshairs

Iraqi terror groups announced that they intend to strike the Haifa port and disrupt shipping traffic to Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, among other things, in response to US strikes.

Iraqi terror groups put Haifa in their crosshairs

Iraq:

US strikes facilities used by pro-Iranian militias

US targets three facilities used by Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah and other Tehran-affiliated groups in Iraq.

US strikes facilities used by pro-Iranian militias

Security expert:

'A Palestinian government will blow up in our face'

Security expert, educator, and author Yair Ansbacher says that the attempts to make a democratic state of Palestine will be no more successful than Iraq and Afghanistan.

'A Palestinian government will blow up in our face'

Iraq:

Pro-Iranians attack base which hosts US troops

CENTCOM says one Iraqi was wounded after pro-Iranian militias attacked the al-Assad Airbase in Iraq, which hosts US troops.

Pro-Iranians attack base which hosts US troops

Iran claims:

'We attacked Mossad bases in Iraq'

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claims responsibility for missile attacks in Erbil, the capital of Kurdish region in Iraq, and in Syria.

'We attacked Mossad bases in Iraq'

Pentagon:

'No plans to withdraw troops from Iraq'

Pentagon says it is not currently planning to withdraw its troops from Iraq, despite Baghdad's announcement it would begin removing the US-led military coalition.

'No plans to withdraw troops from Iraq'

Iraq:

Drone shot down over base which hosts US troops

Defense systems shoot down armed drone over Ain al-Assad airbase in western Iraq.

Drone shot down over base which hosts US troops

Building sustains damage

Remotely manned aircraft explodes in Golan Heights

A remotely manned aircraft explodes in southern Golan Heights, causing damage to building. Pro-Iranian militia claims responsibility.

Remotely manned aircraft explodes in Golan Heights

US strikes pro-Iranian militia in Iraq

The strikes are in retaliation for multiple attacks against US forces in Iraq and Syria.

US strikes pro-Iranian militia in Iraq

Pro-Iranian militias claim:

'We hit an Israeli gas rig in the Mediterranean'

Iranian-backed militias claim they hit Karish gas rig several days ago. Earlier, IDF published footage of drone being downed near Lebanon.

'We hit an Israeli gas rig in the Mediterranean'

US strikes Iranian-backed militiamen in Iraq

The strike follows repeated attacks against US bases in Iraq and Syria.

US strikes Iranian-backed militiamen in Iraq

Pentagon:

56 attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria since mid-October

Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary says 59 US personnel have been injured in attacks on troops in Iraq and Syria.

56 attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria since mid-October

Iraq:

'We're working to find kidnapped academic'

Iraq says it is working to find kidnapped Israeli-Russian academic Elizabeth Tsurkov, after a video of her was released.

'We're working to find kidnapped academic'

'Confession' video published of Israeli woman kidnapped in Iraq

Terrorists in Iraq publish video of Elizabeth Tsurkov 'confessing' to have worked for the Mossad and the CIA

'Confession' video published of Israeli woman kidnapped in Iraq

Princeton finally acknowledges kidnapping of Israeli student

Princeton finally admits Elizabeth Tsurkov was kidnapped in Iraq while carrying out university-approved research.

Princeton finally acknowledges kidnapping of Israeli student

Following Ankara attack:

Turkey strikes Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes strike 20 suspected Kurdish targets in northern Iraq.

Turkey strikes Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

Tragedy in Iraq:

More than 100 dead as fire breaks out during a wedding party

More than 100 people killed and 150 injured in fire that breaks out at wedding party in Nineveh province.

More than 100 dead as fire breaks out during a wedding party

Iran’s plan for economic-social takeover of Mid-East countries

The West must rethink its policy vis-à-vis Iran asap, as it tries to take over cultural, economic and social spheres in the Mid-East.Op-ed.

Iran’s plan for economic-social takeover of Mid-East countries

Saddam Hussein's secret Jewish archive

A half-ton bomb broke through the Iraqi dictator's intelligence headquarters, revealing a mass of Jewish documents in the basement.

Saddam Hussein's secret Jewish archive

UN experts:

ISIS still has thousands of members in Syria and Iraq

UN experts say in new report that ISIS fighters pose the most serious terrorist threat in Afghanistan today.

ISIS still has thousands of members in Syria and Iraq

Iraq blocks Telegram over 'national security concerns'

Iraq says the app was blocked in order to preserve the integrity of users' personal data.

Iraq blocks Telegram over 'national security concerns'

British man thrown into Iraqi jail for debt to Qatar

A British petroleum engineer has been arrested for 20,000 pound debt to Qatar.

British man thrown into Iraqi jail for debt to Qatar

Report:

Iran seeks operatives' release by Israel for Elizabeth Tsurkov

Abduction of Israeli-Russian researcher in Iraq allegedly motivated by desire for deal to secure release of Iranian agents held by Israel.

Iran seeks operatives' release by Israel for Elizabeth Tsurkov

Iraqi government searching for missing Israeli woman

A special investigation team has been established to find missing Israeli journalist Elizabeth Tsurkov, who was abducted in Iraq.

Iraqi government searching for missing Israeli woman

Tsurkov’s fate will ultimately depend on Iran

It is doubtful that the Shi'ite militia holding the Princeton scholar will take marching orders from Iraq's central government. Op-ed.

Tsurkov’s fate will ultimately depend on Iran

Iraqi official:

'We want to solve case of missing Israeli behind the scenes'

Senior Iraqi official says the Iraqi government is working in two directions to secure Elizabeth Tsurkov’s release.

'We want to solve case of missing Israeli behind the scenes'

Watch:

Last known footage of kidnapped Israeli in Iraq

Iraqi TV has published the last known footage of Israeli researcher Elizabeth Tsurkov before she was abducted in Iraq.

Last known footage of kidnapped Israeli in Iraq

Abducted researcher's sister: 'We knew something wasn't right'

The sister of the Israeli woman abducted in Iraq says that she knew something wasn't right when her messages went unanswered.

Abducted researcher's sister: 'We knew something wasn't right'

Israeli official:

Israeli researcher kidnapped in Iraq not a spy

Senior official says US, Russia, and Israel working to secure release of Elizabeth Tsurkov after she was kidnapped in Iraq.

Israeli researcher kidnapped in Iraq not a spy

PM's office:

Israeli researcher kidnapped by terrorists in Iraq

PM's Office confirmed that Elizabeth Tzurkov has been missing in Iraq for several months and is being held by Kata'ib Hezbollah

Israeli researcher kidnapped by terrorists in Iraq

German woman convicted for joining ISIS, enslaving Yazidi woman

A German court convicted a woman known as Nadine K., who joined ISIS and abused a Yazidi woman, together with her husband.

German woman convicted for joining ISIS, enslaving Yazidi woman

Iraqi sports sites erase miracle Israeli soccer team

Sites report results of Israeli team's games at FIFA U20 World Cup without showing the flag or name of the winning team.

Iraqi sports sites erase miracle Israeli soccer team

Iraqi cleric accuses Mossad of killing Imam Ali - 1300 years ago

Pro-Iranian Shi'ite cleric in Iraq says Israel's Mossad agency is to blame for the death of Muhammed's successor, Ali - in the year 661.

Iraqi cleric accuses Mossad of killing Imam Ali - 1300 years ago

Iraq: 22 ISIS terrorists killed in military operation

The operation took place in Iraq's western province of Anbar.

Iraq: 22 ISIS terrorists killed in military operation

Iran:

'We welcome Iraq's efforts to help resume nuclear talks'

Spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry says Iran will seriously consider Iraq's efforts to play role in talks to restore 2015 deal.

'We welcome Iraq's efforts to help resume nuclear talks'

Air strike targets convoy of trucks on Syria-Iraq border

Aircraft attack convoy of 25 trucks crossing the border from Iraq to Syria through a crossing controlled by Hezbollah.

Air strike targets convoy of trucks on Syria-Iraq border

A dangerous Iranian move in Iraq that must be thwarted

Via the UN,Tehran is creating a cover for a broad military intervention in Iraq, ostensibly to pursue Kurdish militias. Op-ed.

A dangerous Iranian move in Iraq that must be thwarted

Turkey strikes Kurdish bases in Syria and Iraq

Strikes target bases of PKK and YPG, which Turkey blames for Istanbul blast last week.

Turkey strikes Kurdish bases in Syria and Iraq

Iraq:

At least 10 killed in air strike on convoy carrying fuel

Air strike on convoy carrying fuel across the Iraqi border into Syria kills at least 10. US denies being responsible.

At least 10 killed in air strike on convoy carrying fuel

Watch: Biden 'forgets' reasons for son's death

In another 'blooper', the US President praises his late son who died of cancer for his courage in Iraq.

Watch: Biden 'forgets' reasons for son's death