Haider al-Abadi

iraq

Iraq’s PM just told Tillerson to GTFO

Haider al-Abadi issued a terse statement after a meeting with America’s top diplomat, reminding him, “no side has the right to intervene in Iraq’s affairs or decide what Iraqis should do.”
David Gilbert
10.24.17
middle east

Iraqi prime minister orders fake bomb detectors off streets after attack kills 150 people

The number of victims rose as bodies were recovered from the rubble in the Karrada area of Baghdad, where a refrigerator truck packed with explosives blew up on Saturday night.
VICE News and Reuters
7.4.16
middle east

At least 110 killed in Baghdad bombings claimed by Islamic State

The attack is the deadliest since US-backed Iraqi forces last month scored a major victory when it dislodged Islamic State from their stronghold of Fallujah.
VICE News and Reuters
7.3.16
war and conflict

Iraqi general declares victory over the Islamic State in Fallujah

After nearly five weeks of fighting, Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Fallujah.
VICE News and Reuters
6.26.16
war and conflict

Fallujah residents fleeing Islamic State overwhelm refugee camps in Iraq

Iraqi government-run camps struggled on Sunday to shelter people fleeing Fallujah, as the military battled Islamic State militants in the city's northern districts.
VICE News and Reuters
6.19.16
middle east

Iraq Halts Assault Against Islamic State-Held Fallujah to 'Protect Civilians' Trapped Inside

Abadi's decision to halt, two days after elite Iraqi troops poured into the city's rural southern outskirts, postpones what was expected to be one of the biggest battles ever fought against Islamic State.
Reuters and VICE News
6.1.16
middle east

Iraqis Are Bombarding Fallujah With 50,000 Civilians Trapped Inside

Iraqi government security forces and allied militias continued their assault on the Islamic State-held town of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing more civilians than militants in the process, according to sources inside the city.
VICE News
5.25.16
middle east

Notorious Iranian General Makes Cameo as Iraqis Push to Retake Fallujah From the Islamic State

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Suleimani made an appearance with Iraqi Shiite militias outside Fallujah as the UN warned that as many as 10,000 civilians remain trapped inside the Islamic State-held town.
VICE News and Reuters
5.24.16
middle east

The Islamic State Is Reportedly Rounding Up Civilians to Use As Human Shields in Fallujah

The move comes after Iraq's prime minister announced an offensive to retake the city as a wave of deadly bombings claimed by Islamic State have killed hundreds in and around Baghdad.
Samuel Oakford
5.23.16
middle east

Four Dead, 90 Injured After Anti-Corruption Protesters Storm Baghdad's Green Zone

The protesters included supporters of powerful Shia Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who expressed support for what he called a "peaceful spontaneous revolt."
Reuters and VICE News
5.21.16
middle east

More Than 60 Dead in Triple Baghdad Bombings

Attacks claimed by the Islamic State in the city last week also killed more than 100 people, sparking anger in the streets over the government's failure to ensure security.
VICE News and Reuters
5.17.16
middle east

Video Shows Huge Fires Sparked by Islamic State Attack on Iraqi Gas Plant

Islamic State, which controls swathes of the Iraq's north and west, has carried out a string of bombings this week that killed around 100 people.
VICE News
5.15.16
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