UN calls on Iraq to probe election complaints

Thursday, 17 May 2018

The UN on Thursday called for Iraq’s electoral commission to “immediately and fully” investigate complaints by candidates and parties over the conduct of this month’s legislative elections. “The commission has to act expeditiously in order to seriously address all complaints,” the UN’s envoy to Iraq, Jan Kubis, said in a statement. Partial results for the May 12 poll show the Marching Towards Reform alliance of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr and communists ...

Iraq holds military parade celebrating victory over ISIS

Sunday, 10 December 2017

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over ISIS is underway in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over ISIS on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory. Iraqi forces recaptured the last areas still under ISIS control along the border with Syria and ...

Prime Minister Abadi declares ‘end of war against ISIS’ in Iraq

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Saturday “the end of the war” in Iraq against the ISIS group and that his forces had regained full control of the border with Syria. “Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end of the war against ISIS,” Abadi told a conference in Baghdad. “Our enemy wanted to kill our civilization, but we have won through our unity and our determination. We have triumphed in little ...

Iraqi PM raises flag at border crossing taken from ISIS

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised on Sunday the Iraqi flag at a border crossing with Syria days after Iraqi forces retook it from the ISIS group, state TV announced. Al-Iraqiya TV said al-Abadi visited the newly-liberated town of Qaim and the nearby Husaybah border crossing in western Iraq. Both sit along what was once an important supply route used by ISIS when the group controlled large areas in Syria and Iraq. Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition drove ISIS from Qaim and ...

Abadi: No foreign troops will be in Iraq after the elimination of ISIS

Friday, 5 May 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has denied making any deal with the United States to keep US forces on Iraqi soil after the end of the battle of Mosul. Abadi stressed that there is no combat forces from any country in Iraq, and that those present in Iraq are actually trainers, consultants and experts from several countries. The Iraqi government did not agree with any state on its military role post- ISIS. Abadi’s statement came after press reports about talks between Baghdad and ...

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