Iraq’s Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban has lambasted as “unacceptable and unjustified” the decision made by ExxonMobil, an American oil and gas corporation giant, to evacuate dozens of its foreign staff from the Arab country.
Iraqi border guards have uncovered and destroyed nearly a dozen long tunnels apparently used by members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group to sneak through the desert areas of the country’s western province of Anbar into Dayr al-Zawr province in neighboring Syria.
Iraqi pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have stopped a “suspicion reconnaissance mission” by US military forces to collect critical information about the movements and positions of the voluntary forces in the country’s western province of Anbar and on the border with crisis-hit Syria.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad to express outrage over the Saudi-led aerial bombardment campaign against Yemen, which has killed thousands of innocent civilians and reduced much of the Arab country's critical infrastructure to rubble.
More than two dozen members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have been killed as Iraqi air forces and government troops launched separate counter-terrorism operations across the crisis-hit Arab country to flush out the last remnants of the extremist outfit.
Secretary General of Iraq's Badr Organization, who is also the leader of the political Fatah (Conquest) Alliance and the pro-government Hashd al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units), has withdrawn his candidacy for prime minister, stressing the need for political consensus in order to make progress in the Arab country’s political process.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has paid a visit to the country’s southern oil-rich port city of Basra, a week after protests over alleged corruption and government neglect escalated into deadly violence.
Iraqi security forces have killed a high-ranking commander of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the country’s north-central province of Salahuddin as government troops, backed by allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, are seeking to purge the war-ravaged Arab country of the remnants of the extremist outfit.