IRAQ * Jan 16, 2018 debka Double ISIS suicide bombing in Baghdad kills 38, injures 105
Iranization of Iraq Mar 11, 2018 debka - Iranian militia integrated in Iraq’s state army. Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi included the Iran PMU (Hashd al-Shaabi) in the security forces. PMU are under Al Qods terrorists.
US military Iraq Apr 28, 2018 - The war on ISIS-CIA can be fought from Iraq. USA relocating military operations to Iraq and the Mediterranean. There will be increased operations on the Iraqi side of the border and the French just reinforced us in Syria.
French president Emmanuel Macron leaned over backwards to make his state visit with President Trump April 23 a success, even if it meant ramping up French military involvement in Syria. tinyurl.com/USAinIraq
Israel turns directly to Iraqi citizens May 7, 2018 - Israel - Iraqi Dialect Facebook page creates understanding and dialogue with Iraqi citizens, kind of a digital embassy. Its good to promote peace between Israelis and Iraqis - Sunnis, Shiites, Kurds, and other population groups. There was a large Jewish community that lived in Iraq, and continues now in Israel. www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/245502
Second Iraqi air strike in Syria against ISIS The Iraqi air force targeted ISIS command posts in Deir ez-Zour, Syria. These attacks were coordinated through a shared war room set in up Baghdad by Russia, Iran, Syria and Iraq.
Iraq election May 15, 2018 debka - Shiite cleric Moqtada (Mookie) Sadr's Sairoon alliance is backed by communists. They won Iraq’s first general election in 9 years. Sairoon was ahead of others in all but 2 provinces. Results from the Kurdish province of Dahuk and Kirkuk are held up over charges of wide-scale voter fraud.
Well well, Mookie resurfaces, the naughty guy from Iran. He's an outlaw, a bad guy! Haider al-Abadi may be weak, but he isnt evil.
Iraq airstrikes on ISIS-CIA in Syria May 26, 2018 - The Iraqi military hit Islamic State in Syria. Iraqi F-16 planes carried out raids against ISIS headquarters and an explosives depot in Hajin region in Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, about 50km from Iraq’s border. - RT
Iraq kills 45 ISIS in Syria Jun 26, 2018 - The Iraqi military claimed to have killed 45 ISIS leaders in an F-16 air strike at Hajin near Deir ez-Zour E Syria. This was the second Iraqi air operation in eastern Syria in less than a month and was described as being in line with Iraq’s cooperation with the Syrian government in the fight against ISIS. DEBKA
Syria Damascus Airport hit by 2 missiles Two missiles struck near Damascus airport, Israel is blamed. They targeted an Iranian cargo plane. The missiles hit Hezbollah arms depots. An Israeli drone intercepted in SW Syrian airspace. kek.gg/u/35k8p
Comment on debka It may have been Iraqi friendly fire en blamed on the U.S. and Israel. The U.S. is arming Iraq with U.S. weapons that will benefit Iran and its allies.
Assad troops take over Golan UN post in demilitarized area on Israeli border IDF hints it may act to remove soldiers by force, noting the new position marks a violation of the post-1973 separation of forces agreement kek.gg/u/33jHS
30,000 ISIS in Syria, Iraq Aug 14 2018 - ISIS global network poses a rising threat. ISIS-DAESH-AlQaeda in Iran is working with Ayman al-Zawahri transforming to covert terrorist network. ISIS has supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Africa and Southeast Asia. Its stronger in Somalia, Yemen, South Asia and African Sahel. kek.gg/u/zQwj
Iraqi Kurds hit by Iran rockets Sep 9, 2018 - Iran missiles stuck the HQ of 2 Iran Kurd parties, KDPI and PDKI in the northern Iraqi town of Koya. It targeted a conference and killed 11, injured 30. The missiles were Zelzal precision guided from a UAV (drone) launched by IRG. kek.gg/u/r9Vz
Kurd President concerned about the attack on PDK headquarters in Koye
Iraq Christians Oct 22, 2018 - US Pledges $300 Million so Iraq Christians can return home to the Nineveh plains. VP Mike Pence pledged support in 2017 to Christians, Yazidis, and other minorities forced out of their homelands in Iraq by ISIS. kek.gg/u/358dV
Iraq to halt oil to Iran Oct 27, 2018 - The Iraqi government will halt the trucking of crude oil from northern Kirkuk oilfields to Iran as of November, when US sanctions go into effect against Tehran. Iraq exports less than 30,000 barrels per day to Iran. The decision caused surprise in the region and oil markets given Iranian influence in Baghdad. debka
Iraqi troops on Syrian border Nov 4, 2018 - To prevent ISIS from re-entering Iraq, 10,000 Iraqi troops have been redeployed to Syrian borders. Iran Al Qods forces have deployed 20,000 fighters on the same border. That presents the US and Israel with a major problem. www.debka.com/mivzak/huge-iraqi-troop-deployment-on-syrian-border
Iraq aka Persia condemns Trump visit Dec 28, 2018 - President Donald and Melania Trump make a surprise Christmas visit to U.S. Troops in Iraq. The President plans to visit Afgan troops too.
Iran-backed militias are a threat to U.S. Forces in Iraq. Iran-linked lawmakers and militia leaders condemn U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Iraq as a violation of Iraq sovereignty, and demanded that the United States withdraw its 5,200 troops. Iran Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr (Mookie) has much control in Iraq Parliament.
President Trump and First Lady Melania thanked American service members for their sacrifice and spent 3 hours with the troops.
Sarah Our beloved Press Queen, the be-pearled Sarah Huckabee Sanders, visited Iraq with the President, as did NSA John Bolton and Dan Scavino.
Sarah hasnt been having regular press meetings. She had given the President notice she would depart the position of press secretary this month.
Iraq demands U.S. troop withdrawal Dec 28, 2018 - Iraq demands U.S. troop withdrawal, said President Trump visit violated their sovereignty. The story is Iraqi politicians are furious over the Presidents visit and demanded the withdrawal of U.S. forces. I dont know if this is another Trump game, could be, or could be fakenews.
President Trump spoke with Iraq PM Abdul-Mahdi by phone. The president kept to the U.S. al-Asad Airbase 60 miles west of Baghdad. kek.gg/u/VpHc
Iraq is greater Persia Iraq no longer exists, Iran took it over. Mahdi is likely just an ayatola puppet. Iraq may expel U.S. forces.
Christmas in Iraq Dec 30, 2018 - Men dressed as Santa Claus walk through destroyed homes and mosques in Mosul, a former ISIS stronghold. Two Iraqis took gifts to Mosul to bring some joy to the local children who’ve seen so much suffering. The kids were baffled by the unexpected act of kindness. www.rt.com/news/447700-mosul-santa-iraq-devastation
Mosul is Kurdistan in northern Iraq on the west bank of the Tigris, opposite Nineveh on the east bank. The people are Kurd, Sunni Arabs and some Salafi, and Christianity followed by Assyrians and Armenians.
US troops leave Syria, head to Iraq Jan 3, 2019 debka - USA will leave Syria over a period of time. US troops withdrawn from Syria will leave via Iraq. The US forces pulled out of northern Syria will initially head for Irbil in Iraq Kurdistan. Those leaving eastern Syria will be flown out from the US base in Iraq.
Syria was lost long ago. The Kurds, our partners are selling oil to Iran. True. Many very odd alliances among Arabs. debka.com