Iraq news, the latest Iraq news http://www.iraqinews.com Iraq news, the latest Iraq news from Iraqi News - IraqiNews.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:22:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Kurdistan Regional Government to sue Federal Government for using US courts to seize Kurdish oil shipment http://www.iraqinews.com/business-iraqi-dinar/kurdistan-regional-government-to-sue-federal-government-over-calling-us-courts-to-seize-kurdish-oil-shipment/ http://www.iraqinews.com/business-iraqi-dinar/kurdistan-regional-government-to-sue-federal-government-over-calling-us-courts-to-seize-kurdish-oil-shipment/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:52:00 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/EconomyNews/kurdistan-regional-government-to-sue-federal-government-over-calling-us-courts-to-seize-kurdish-oil-shipment Erbil (IraqiNews.com) Kurdistan Regional Government Minister of Natural Resources, Ashti Hawrami, commented today on the Iraqi federal government’s petition to a US court to seize crude oil produced in the Kurdistan Region. “The Kurdistan Regional Government’s lawyers sent a letter to a court in Texas to explain the misrepresentations of the Iraqi federal government. The […]

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kurdistan regional government to sue federal government over calling us courts to seize kurdish oil shipment Kurdistan Regional Government to sue Federal Government for using US courts to seize Kurdish oil shipmentErbil (IraqiNews.com) Kurdistan Regional Government Minister of Natural Resources, Ashti Hawrami, commented today on the Iraqi federal government’s petition to a US court to seize crude oil produced in the Kurdistan Region.

“The Kurdistan Regional Government’s lawyers sent a letter to a court in Texas to explain the misrepresentations of the Iraqi federal government. The Iraqi federal government has petitioned a Texas court for an order to seize crude oil legally produced, exported, and sold by the Kurdistan Regional Government in accordance with the Iraqi constitution and law. The letter indicates the possibility of massive counterclaims against the federal government,” said Minister Hawrami in a statement by Kurdistan Regional Government received by IraqiNews.com.

“The federal government of Iraq is trying to achieve in foreign courts and in the Iraqi Supreme Court what is denied to the federal government by the Iraqi constitution. The federal government cannot win, because our crude is legally produced, shipped, exported, and sold in accordance with the rights of the Kurdistan Region as set forth in the Iraqi constitution,” continued Minister Hawrami.

“Our claims for unpaid compensation, which must be paid as provided in the Iraqi constitution and the law, will also be before any foreign court in which the federal government is seeking to attack us,” Minister Hawrami concluded.

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2nd car bomb explodes in Baghdad http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/nd-car-bomb-explodes-in-baghdad/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/nd-car-bomb-explodes-in-baghdad/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:50:00 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/SecurityNews/nd-car-bomb-explodes-in-baghdad Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) About ten civilians were either killed or wounded when a car bomb exploded in Baladiyat area of eastern Baghdad. Security source told Iraqi News ”The car bomb resulted in killing a civilian and wounding nine others.” ”The security forces blocked off the location of the explosion anticipation of any further explosions,” the source […]

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) About ten civilians were either killed or wounded when a car bomb exploded in Baladiyat area of eastern Baghdad.

Security source told Iraqi News ”The car bomb resulted in killing a civilian and wounding nine others.”

”The security forces blocked off the location of the explosion anticipation of any further explosions,” the source concluded. \End\

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Car bomb explodes in Sadr city [07/30/2014] http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/car-bomb-explodes-in-sadr-city-2014-07-30/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/car-bomb-explodes-in-sadr-city-2014-07-30/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:22:00 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/SecurityNews/car-bomb-explodes-in-sadr-city-2014-07-30 Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A car bombing took place in Sadr City of eastern Baghdad on Wednesday evening killed and injured 13 civilians. Security source stated to Iraqi News “The bombing killed 2 civilians and injuring 11 others.” “The ambulances transported the injured to the hospital for treatment and the dead to the morgue,” the source concluded. […]

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A car bombing took place in Sadr City of eastern Baghdad on Wednesday evening killed and injured 13 civilians.

Security source stated to Iraqi News “The bombing killed 2 civilians and injuring 11 others.”

“The ambulances transported the injured to the hospital for treatment and the dead to the morgue,” the source concluded. /End/

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Hundreds of Iraqis seek asylum at the United Nations in Turkey every day http://www.iraqinews.com/features/hundreds-iraqis-seek-asylum-united-nations-turkey-every-day/ http://www.iraqinews.com/features/hundreds-iraqis-seek-asylum-united-nations-turkey-every-day/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:23:19 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=85176 (IraqiNews.com) On Wednesday a representative from the Union of Iraqi Refugees in Turkey confirmed that every day hundreds of Iraqi citizens go to the United Nations in Turkey to seek asylum, indicating that the deteriorating security situation has pushed Iraqis to seek refuge in Western countries. The representative of the Union of Iraqi refugees in […]

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Hundreds of Iraqis request asylum at the United Nations in Turkey.

(IraqiNews.com) On Wednesday a representative from the Union of Iraqi Refugees in Turkey confirmed that every day hundreds of Iraqi citizens go to the United Nations in Turkey to seek asylum, indicating that the deteriorating security situation has pushed Iraqis to seek refuge in Western countries.

The representative of the Union of Iraqi refugees in Turkey, Rose Aziz said, in an interview for IraqiNews.com, that “the deterioration of the security situation in a number of Iraqi cities pushed Iraqi citizens to seek asylum in foreign countries,” asserting that “hundreds of Iraqi citizens are visiting the United Nations Headquarters in Ankara in order to conduct interviews to seek asylum.”

Aziz said, “Most of the asylum seekers are from the families of hot security zones or under the control of militants of the organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant,” noting that “between 100 to 200 Iraqi people register their names daily so as to book an appointment to meet with the United Nations to seek asylum.”

Aziz pointed out that “the Iraqi asylum-seekers are from various ethnic groups such as the Iraqi Arabs, Kurds, Shabak, Turkmen, Christians, Muslims and the Yazidi,” asserting that “most of them are living in difficult economic situations, and humanitarian organizations did not provide them with assistance so far.”

Aziz predicted that “the acceptance of the request of some Iraqi refugees against the backdrop of the deteriorating security situation and sectarian violence in their areas.”

Turkey has thousands of Iraqi refugees, the majority of them went to it after 2003, and most of them used Turkey as a station to reach the Western countries.

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Naqshbandiyya terrorists execute ISIL terrorists in Diyala http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/disputes-among-terrorists-groups-leave-corpses-in-diyala/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/disputes-among-terrorists-groups-leave-corpses-in-diyala/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:23:00 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/SecurityNews/disputes-among-terrorists-groups-leave-corpses-in-diyala Diyala (IraqiNews.com) The disputes among the armed groups of different terrorist organizations resulted in armed clashes and executions. A security source stated to IraqiNews.com “The Iraqi government security forces discovered five corpses of ISIL terrorists who were executed by the Terrorist Naqshabansiya Organization in Diyala.” “The corpses were blindfold and shot in head and chest in […]

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Diyala (IraqiNews.com) The disputes among the armed groups of different terrorist organizations resulted in armed clashes and executions.

A security source stated to IraqiNews.com “The Iraqi government security forces discovered five corpses of ISIL terrorists who were executed by the Terrorist Naqshabansiya Organization in Diyala.”

“The corpses were blindfold and shot in head and chest in al-Muharamat area of Sa’adiya district of northeastern Baquba in Diyala,” the source concluded.

Jaysh al-Tariqa al-Naqshbandia was founded by an ex-Iraqi army non-commissioned officer named Abdurahman Naqshbandi who is from the Lake Hamrin area of northeastern Diyala province. The Naqshbandi army, a militant extremist Sufi group, is largely comprised of former Baath Party elements.

Naqshbandia terrorists have often clashed with terrorists who belong to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as reported extensively by IraqiNews.com:

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URGENT: Iraq signs $1 billion USD contract to buy Russian weapons http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/urgent-iraq-signs-1-billion-usd-contract-buy-russian-weapons/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/urgent-iraq-signs-1-billion-usd-contract-buy-russian-weapons/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:50:53 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=85171 (IraqiNews.com) On Wednesday Russian newspaper revealed that Iraq signed a contract worth $1 billion USD with Russia for the supply of weapons, noting that the contract was concluded during the visit of the Defense Minister, Saadoun al-Dulaimi to Moscow last week. The Russian newspaper “Vedomosti” said,in its edition issued today, that “a new batch of Russian weapons […]

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Rocket launcher, model of TOS-1. File photo.

(IraqiNews.com) On Wednesday Russian newspaper revealed that Iraq signed a contract worth $1 billion USD with Russia for the supply of weapons, noting that the contract was concluded during the visit of the Defense Minister, Saadoun al-Dulaimi to Moscow last week.

The Russian newspaper “Vedomosti” said,in its edition issued today, that “a new batch of Russian weapons started to arrive in Iraq.”

The newspaper quoted on sources in the Russian military-industrial complex confirmed that “during a visit by an Iraqi delegation to Moscow last week under the chairmanship of the Minister of Defense Saadoun al-Dulaimi, contracts were signed worth more than one billion dollars relating to the supply of large batches of Russian arms to Iraq, including artillery systems, guns mortar and ammunition, including 4 rocket launchers, model of “TOS-1″.

The newspaper added that “Russia will sell to Iraq 2-3 battalions of Grad rocket launchers, a large amount of mortars, anti-tank missiles and other”.

The newspaper indicated that “the Russian Defense Ministry said – in a statement – that the main objective of the visit of the Iraqi defense minister to Moscow was military-technical cooperation.”

It is noteworthy that Iraq had bought in last June 5 Russian fighter jets “Sukhoi -25″, and he is in talks about the purchase of 10 fighter jets, “Sukhoi – 27-30.”

Today, the United States announced the sale of 5,000 missiles to Iraq as part of a weapons deal valued at $700 million dollars while indicating that 180 Lockhead Martin “Hellfire” missiles have already been transferred this year and 360 more “Hellfire” missiles will be delivered in August:

URGENT: US sells 5,000 missiles to Iraq in $700 million USD weapons deal/

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Some key ISIL leaders killed in Shurqat http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/some-key-isil-leaders-killed-in-shurqat/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/some-key-isil-leaders-killed-in-shurqat/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:22:00 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/SecurityNews/some-key-isil-leaders-killed-in-shurqat Salah il-Din (IraqiNews.com) Some key leaders of the ISIL were killed in Shurqat district of northern Tikrit. Security source stated to IraqiNews.com “The Iraqi Air Force, based on intelligent information, bombarded the building of Shurqat Mayoralty of northern Tikrit and killed many of the ISIL leaders.” /End/

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Salah il-Din (IraqiNews.com) Some key leaders of the ISIL were killed in Shurqat district of northern Tikrit.

Security source stated to IraqiNews.com “The Iraqi Air Force, based on intelligent information, bombarded the building of Shurqat Mayoralty of northern Tikrit and killed many of the ISIL leaders.” /End/

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URGENT: US sells 5,000 missiles to Iraq in $700 million USD weapons deal http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/urgent-us-sells-5000-missiles-iraq-700-million-usd-weapons-deal/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/urgent-us-sells-5000-missiles-iraq-700-million-usd-weapons-deal/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:39:24 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/?p=85167 (IraqiNews.com) On Wednesday the United States announced the sale of 5,000 missiles to Iraq as part of a weapons deal valued at $700 million dollars while indicating that 180 Lockhead Martin “Hellfire” missiles have already been transferred this year and 360 more “Hellfire” missiles will be delivered in August. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said that […]

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Hellfire II missiles. Image credit – Lockhead Martin.

(IraqiNews.com) On Wednesday the United States announced the sale of 5,000 missiles to Iraq as part of a weapons deal valued at $700 million dollars while indicating that 180 Lockhead Martin “Hellfire” missiles have already been transferred this year and 360 more “Hellfire” missiles will be delivered in August.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said that “the U.S. State Department agreed to sell Iraq five thousand Hellfire missiles to help it in the war against Jihadists,” indicating that “Iraq will use these missiles to increase the capacity of its security apparatus in field operations carried out by now. “

The U.S. Defense Department said that “Washington handed over to Baghdad 180 Hellfire missile in this year and 360 more will be delivered next August.”

This is the largest recent missile deal between the two countries, which include 5 thousand missiles for use by jet planes, miscellaneous equipment, spare parts and training courses offered by the American forces to the Iraqi security services.

U.S. forces have used Hellfire missiles with drones to hunt down suspected members of al-Qaeda in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere.

Lockhead Martin video of a Hellfire II Romeo missile test:

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Terrorists killed, weapons seized in Baghdad http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/terrorists-killed-weapons-seized-in-baghdad/ http://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/terrorists-killed-weapons-seized-in-baghdad/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:33:00 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/SecurityNews/terrorists-killed-weapons-seized-in-baghdad Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Some terrorists were killed and some others arrested in various areas in Baghdad and some weapons were seized in the last 24 hours. The spokesperson of Baghdad Operations Command, Saad Maan stated in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com “A security force from the 17th Division killed four terrorists after clashing with them […]

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Some terrorists were killed and some others arrested in various areas in Baghdad and some weapons were seized in the last 24 hours.

The spokesperson of Baghdad Operations Command, Saad Maan stated in a press statement received by IraqiNews.com “A security force from the 17th Division killed four terrorists after clashing with them in Karaghoul area in Baghdad.”

“Some others were arrested some wanted individuals according to Article 4 of Anti-Terrorism Law in various areas of Baghdad within the last 24 hours,” the statement concluded. /End/

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Jaafary, Amiri discuss political situation, security improvement in Diyala http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/jaafary-amiri-discuss-political-situation-security-improvement-in-diyala/ http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/jaafary-amiri-discuss-political-situation-security-improvement-in-diyala/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:28:00 +0000 http://www.iraqinews.com/PoliticalNews/jaafary-amiri-discuss-political-situation-security-improvement-in-diyala Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Head of the National Alliance, Ibraheem al-Jaafary, hosted the Secretary General of Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri, and his accompanying delegation at his office in Baghdad. The media office of Jaafary reported in a statement received by Iraqi News ”The two sides discussed the general political situations in Iraq and the progress achieved […]

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Head of the National Alliance, Ibraheem al-Jaafary, hosted the Secretary General of Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri, and his accompanying delegation at his office in Baghdad.

The media office of Jaafary reported in a statement received by Iraqi News ”The two sides discussed the general political situations in Iraq and the progress achieved by the Iraqi security forces in many Iraqi provinces, especially in Diyala”

“Jaafary also received MP, Mahdi al-Hafidh, as they discuss the updates of the political process,” the statement concluded. \End\

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