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Iraqi soldier killed after clash with drug dealer in Baghdad

An Iraqi soldier was killed after security forces raided and clashed with a drug dealer in Baghdad’s al-Rashad area on Monday (September 20), according to a security source.


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Iraq records 3,192 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Monday (September 20) it recorded 3,192 coronavirus infections and 47 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Turning red, water in Kifri reservoir may no longer be drinkable

Turned red by mineral concentrations and pollution, concerns are growing that the water in the reservoir formed by Bawashaswar Dam in Kifri is no longer potable as the area struggles with drought conditions.


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Iraq records 2,515 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Sunday (September 19) it recorded 2,515 coronavirus infections and 47 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq minister promises Turkey water agreement implementation

Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Mahdi Rashid al-Hamdani said on Saturday (September 18) that Turkey will implement a pre-existing memorandum of understanding that will allow Iraq to receive an increased share of water resources from its upstream neighbor.


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EU official urges Iraqis to vote in early parliamentary elections

Head of the European Union’s Election Observation Mission Viola von Cramon said on Saturday (September 18) that it is important for Iraqis to take part in the early parliamentary elections set for October 10.


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Iraq records 1,959 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday (September 18) it recorded 1,959 coronavirus infections and 36 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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KRG has sent no oil or money to Baghdad despite budget obligations: SOMO general manager

General Manager Iraq’s oil marketer SOMO Ala Yasseri said on Saturday (September 18) that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has not delivered any quantity of crude oil or its monetary equivalent to the federal government, despite its obligations under the 2021 Federal Budget Law.


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IHEC reiterates that voting in Iraqi election will not be held overseas

Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) reiterated on Saturday (September 18) that voters living abroad will not be allowed to vote in the upcoming parliamentary election unless they return to Iraq to cast ballots.


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Washington, Baghdad agree to reduce US troops in Iraq

Baghdad and Washington agreed on reducing the US combat troops in two military bases in Iraq by the end of September.


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Iraq records 3,559 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Friday (September 17) it recorded 3,559 coronavirus infections and 56 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraqi Security Forces, Peshmerga to form more joint brigades to combat ISIS

An official from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs told NRT on Thursday (September 16) that the Peshmerga and Iraqi Security Forces will form two additional joint brigades to combat Islamic State (ISIS) remnants.


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Iraq records 3,923 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Thursday (September 16) it recorded 3,923 coronavirus infections and 52 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Iraq records 3,895 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Wednesday (September 15) it recorded 3,895 coronavirus infections and 35 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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13-year-old shepherd dies in Kirkuk after old mortar explodes

A 13-year-old shepherd was killed after an old mortar shell exploded in Qairawan village in Kirkuk’s Lailan sub-district early on Wednesday (September 15), according to a security source.


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Airstrike targets Iraqi militia inside Syria

An airstrike targeted fighters of the pro-government Hashd al-Shaabi militia (Popular Mobilization Forces) near the Iraqi-Syrian border, said an Iraqi army officer on Wednesday (September 15).


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Iraq records 4,400 new coronavirus cases: ministry

Iraq’s Ministry of Health said on Tuesday (September 14) it recorded 4,400 coronavirus infections and 46 deaths in the country over the past 24 hours.


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Russia to resume flights with Iraq from September 21: foreign ministry

Spokesperson for Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed al-Sahaf said on Tuesday (September 14) that Russia will resume flights with the country from September 21 at the request of the federal government.


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Campaign against ISIS will enter ‘new phase’ in Iraq: US Ambassador Tueller

US Ambassador to Iraq Matthew Tueller said on Monday (September 13) that the campaign against Islamic State (ISIS) will enter “a new phase” in Iraq by the end of 2021.


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‘I don't think it's fair to compare’ Iraq and Afghanistan: US defense secretary

Discussing the recent US withdrawal from Afghanistan, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that it was unfair to make a direct comparison with the situation in Iraq.


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