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Iraq

Attacks target Iraqi, Kurdish forces north of Kirkuk

Two Iraqi soldiers were killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in Dibis district in the north of Kirkuk governorate on Tuesday (December 7), a source from Iraqi security forces told NRT.


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YBS commander killed in Turkish air strike in Sinjar

Marwan Badal, the co-chair of the Autonomous Administration Council in Sinjar, was killed in a Turkish drone air strike on Tuesday (December 7) afternoon Hawar News Agency said.


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Two federal police killed in explosion in Kirkuk

Two members of federal police were killed when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) hit their vehicle near Wadi al-Shay, south of the city of Kirkuk, on Tuesday (December 7).


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Iraq records 625 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (December 7) it recorded 625 coronavirus infections and sixteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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At least four people killed in bomb blast near Basra hospital

A bomb attached to a vehicle exploded near the Teaching Hospital in Basra, killing at least four people on Tuesday (December 7), according to initial reports.


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Ministry says they are working to return thousands of IDPs home

The Ministry of Migration and Displacement said on Monday (December 6) the ministry is trying in every manner to return the country’s thousands of displaced people to their homes.


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Iraq records 615 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (December 6) it recorded 615 coronavirus infections and eighteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Peshmerga forces, Iraqi Army enter Kirkuk province’s Liheban village

Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army arrived at the village of Liheban in Kirkuk province’s Sargaran sub-district on Monday (December 6), one day after villagers fully abandoned the village due to repeated Islamic State (ISIS) attacks.


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Erbil, Baghdad agree to coordinated operations against ISIS

A representative from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Baghdad said on Sunday (December 5) the Ministry of Peshmerga and Iraq’s Ministry of Defense have agreed to resolve security problems in areas where the Islamic State (ISIS) carries out attacks.


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Iraq records 457 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (December 5) it recorded 457 coronavirus infections and twelve deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Latest news on recent ISIS attack in Kirkuk province

A resident told NRT nearly 25 militants tried enter the village of Liheban in Kirkuk province’s Sargaran sub-district on Saturday (December 4) night.


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Unknown gunmen shoot dead senior intelligence officer in Karbala

A security source told NRT a senior Iraqi intelligence officer was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Karbala on Saturday (December 4).


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Iraqi forces cannot fill vacuum in disputed areas: Peshmerga Secretary-General

The Secretary-General of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, Jabar Yawar said on Saturday (December 4) Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) cannot fill the security vacuum existing in the disputed areas because of the diversity of the forces and lack of information on the geography of the areas.


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Iraq records 374 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (December 4) it recorded 374 coronavirus infections and six deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi army responds to ISIS attack in Diyala

The director of Qara Tapa told NRT the Iraqi army responded to an Islamic State (ISIS) attack on Friday (December 3) and no casualties or injuries were reported.


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Iraq records 741 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (December 3) it recorded 741 coronavirus infections and eight deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Former Iraqi prime minister calls for cooperation in parliament

Former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's said on Friday (December 3) the unification in all efforts and the cooperation of all political forces within parliament is a must.


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Iraq records 713 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (December 2) it recorded 713 coronavirus infections and fifteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Shia parties meet, discuss Iraqi government formation process

Iraq's Shia parties met on Thursday (December 2) and discussed a range of topics, including the result of the parliamentary elections and the government formation process.


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Iraq records 889 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (December 1) it recorded 889 coronavirus infections and thirteen deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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