The policy of Tehran’s allies to make a demographic change in Diyala

Iraqi Shiite militias take position in the northern part of Diyala province. (AFP) By Trackpersia November 11, 2021 In recent years, fighters of the extremist groups of the Islamic State (IS) have used Iranian weapons to control some parts of Diyala province, which borders Iran, after Iran-linked Shiite militias within Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation [...]

By |November 11th, 2021|Iraq|

Biden administration hesitates to condemn Iranian terrorism in Iraq

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as Antony Blinken, U.S. secretary of state, left, and Lloyd Austin, U.S. secretary of defense, right, listen during a cabinet meeting in Washington, July 20, 2021. (EPA) By Hussain Abdul-Hussain November 11, 2021 Proxies of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) sent an exploding drone to assassinate the prime minister [...]

By |November 11th, 2021|Iraq, North America, USA|

Assassination attempt shows why Iraq must confront Iran

Iran-backed militia fighters march in central Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 29, 2021. (AP) By Bobby Ghosh November 9, 2021 Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was fortunate to emerge from the early Sunday drone strike on his residence with just a light cut, covered by a bandage on his left wrist for his televised speech [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Iraq|

Head of Iran’s Quds Force visited Iraq after attack on PM

Brigadier General Esmail Qaani (Ghaani), IRGC Quds Force deputy, undated. (IRNA) November 9, 2021 Head of Iran’s Quds Force visited Baghdad after the assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister, and said Tehran and its allies had nothing to do with the drone attack that lightly injured the Iraqi leader, two Iraqi politicians said [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Iraq|

Iran-backed militia staged attack on Iraq PM – officials

Photos show damage to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s home as a result of the failed assassination attempt, Nov 8, 2021. (ِAFP) November 8, 2021 A drone attack that targeted the Iraqi prime minister on Sunday was carried out by at least one Iran-backed militia group using Iranian-made equipment, Iraqi security officials and [...]

By |November 8th, 2021|Iraq|

Iran tries to distance itself from assassination attempt on Iraq’s PM

Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Iran's Supreme National Security Council Director. (Reuters) November 8, 2021 Iranian official reactions to the drone attack on the residence of Iraq’s prime minister were meant to deflect any blame and pointing fingers at unknown forces. Social media users in Iran generally described government reactions to the incident as a [...]

By |November 8th, 2021|Iraq|

Clashes in Baghdad hurt 30 as Iran-aligned parties dispute Iraq vote results

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite armed groups run from security forces after clashes during a protest against the election results in Baghdad, Nov 5, 2021. (Reuters) November 5, 2021 Clashes in Baghdad between Iraqi security forces and supporters of parties that are disputing the results of an October general election injured more than two [...]

By |November 5th, 2021|Iraq|

Iraqi civilians driven out of homes in reprisal attack by Iran-backed militias

Members of Iran-backed militias in Iraq carry their flag during the funeral of their leader in 2019. (EPA) By Mahmoud Al-Shamari November 4, 2021 Residents in the city of Miqdadiyah in Iraq’s Diyala Governorate have confirmed to IranWire that an all-out assault by Iran-affiliated militia groups has forced Sunni civilians to flee the [...]

By |November 4th, 2021|Iraq|

Iraq blames Iran for drastic decline in river flow

The Sirwan river begins in Iran, flowing to Darbandikhan Dam in northeastern Iraq. (DW) October 27, 2021 Iraqi officials warned Tuesday of a drastic drop in the flow of water in a river from Iran due to low rainfall and dam-building in the neighboring Islamic republic. The Sirwan river begins in Iran, flowing [...]

By |October 27th, 2021|Iraq|

Qaani and Soleimani complex

IRGC Quds Force commander Esmail Qaani (R) sits beside his predecessor, Qassem Soleimani in a photo that was circulated online after Soleimani's death. (Supplied) By Track Persia October 18, 2021 A day following Iraq’s parliamentary elections which were held on 10 October, reports emerged on some news outlets about an unannounced visit by [...]

By |October 18th, 2021|Iraq|