323 articles tagged "Iraq war"
Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki attacks US critics, claims his government saved Iraq from sectarian civil war<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2007, 9:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
Referring to such critics as Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton, Maliki said, "They do not realize the size of the disaster that Iraq has passed through, how hard it is to rebuild the country and the big role of this government of national unity" in stopping a sectarian and civil ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2007, 5:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
His aide said Wednesday, Aug. 29, the militia would no longer attack US or coalition forces during the six-month period of rehabilitation of the force which is reported to have broken up into factions. debkafile's Iraq sources report: The radical Shiite cleric acted speedily to distance his militia ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2007, 4:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
The total US military death toll for August was 79, the same as July - down from 101 in June and 126 in May.
U.S. Marines backed by air support killed a dozen al Qaeda in Iraq militants Wednesday.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 28, 2007, 2:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
He accused Tehran of providing weapons, ammunition, mortars and explosively formed projectiles as well as monetary support in a CNN interview. The US general said that Iraqi extremists are being trained in Iran and return to Iraq to fight the United States. Gen. Odierno also reported that the number of ...
Samarra under curfew Friday after string of al Qaeda assaults involving 50 vehicles packed with gunmen<br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2007, 10:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
Local police in the town north of Baghdad engaged the terrorists, calling for US air support. At least three gunmen and three civilians killed.
An al Qaeda raid on two Sunni Arab villages north of Baghdad Thursday left 25 dead on both sides. debkafile reports: Some 200 al Qaeda ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> reports: Al Qaeda's massacre of Iraqi Yazidi Kurds perpetrated to throw US security operations in disarray. Whole community in flight<br/
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2007, 8:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
Internet exchanges among al Qaeda's adherents in Iraq picked up by debkafile's monitors reveal the motive behind the genocidal massacre of Yazidis in two villages on Mt. Sinjar north of Mosul, executed by four suicide bombers driving oil trucks Tuesday, Aug. 14. Tens of thousands of Yazidis have ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 22, 2007, 8:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mohammed Ali al-Hassani was the second Shiite governor of a southern province to be murdered this month after Diwaniya governor Khalil Jalil Hamza, in apparent infighting between pro-Iran and anti-Iran Shiite factions. Both governors were members of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC), the biggest Shiite party in Iraq.
Five US soldiers killed in Chinook transport helicopter crash over Taqaddum air base in Anbar province west of Baghdad<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2007, 10:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
Cause of the crash is under investigation as the site is sealed off.
Earlier Tuesday, a truck bomb killed 10 people and badly damaged the bridge linking Baghdad to Iraq's North, as 16,000 US and Iraq troops launched a new Diyala offensive.
The suicide fuel tanker caused part of the ...
Iraqi officials estimate 400 Yazidi Kurds were killed in their villages near Mosul by four al Qaeda suicide bombers driving fuel tankers<br/> <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2007, 3:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hundreds more were injured.
The Yazidi districts in Kahtaniya west of Mosul were targeted Tuesday night, Aug 14, for one of the most savage single terrorist attacks in the four-year Iraq war. Some 30 houses were leveled and rescue workers helped by US soldiers were still digging for victims Wednesday morning. ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2007, 3:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
The jihadists had made an example of the Yazidis of Mt. Sinjar, holding them up as the first complete community they had succeeded in driving out of Iraq. They even urged harassing the refugees to speed the removal of every last Yazidi Kurd from Iraq.
Al Qaeda timed its brutal attack ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2007, 10:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday, Maliki held private talks on security with Ali Larijani, head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, followed by a photo-op showing him hand in hand with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and a meeting with supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Maliki is left with just over half his cabinet and no ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2007, 2:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Governor Khalil Jalil Hamza was a member of SCIRI, the biggest Shiite party in Iraq. He was killed returning from a funeral with police chief Maj. Gen. Khaled Hassan and three of their bodyguards when their convoy was blown up.
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Basra has essentially slipped out of Iraqi government control and is veering towards autonomy<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 12, 2007, 8:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Washington Post quotes a senior US intelligence official as saying recently, "The British have basically been defeated in the south" - home to two-thirds of Iraq's oil industry and its only sea outlet. Last week, prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki's fired the Fadhila party's governor of Basra. Fadilha, which pulled ...
Nouri al-Maliki is left with just over half his cabinet and no Sunni ministers, after another five quit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2007, 11:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
Monday, Aug. 6, the five ministers of former PM Ayad Alawi's Iraqiya List announced a boycott of cabinet meetings in protest of its pro-Shiite favoritism.
Last week, six members of the largest Sunni Arab bloc, the Accordance Front, exited the government and earlier this year, the radical Shiite cleric Moqatada ...
An explosion kills four US soldiers, injures 12 Monday in combat duty in Diyala province north of Baghdad <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 8, 2007, 10:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
This brings the number of American deaths in Iraq to eight in three days.
Mortar bombs killed at least 11 people, injured 15, when they hit a queue at an E. Baghdad gas pump early Sunday.
Samarra al Qaeda leader Ali Talal al-Bazi was captured Saturday.
Al-Bazi succeeded Haitham al-Badri, mastermind of ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 5, 2007, 9:06 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile: The announcement by the Accordance Front's Rafaa al-Issawi was made Wed. Aug. 1, the day after US Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates ended their talks with the Saudi King Abdullah in Jeddah. The step would not have been undertaken without the assent of the bloc's Saudi ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2007, 11:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
Also in Anbar, the US military report eight insurgents killed and 40 detained Sunday and Monday. A car bomb in central Baghdad Monday broke up the moment of joyous Iraq unity over the Asian soccer cup win against Saudi Arabia.
Sunday night, fans defied the official ban on vehicles and gunfire ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: The British troop pull-back from Iraq to be announced in October 2007
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2007, 11:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
This, behind the parade of UK-US concord, was one of the messages Gordon Brown delivered at his first meeting as prime minister with President George W. Bush at Camp David Monday, July 30.
debkafile's Washington sources: Gordon Brown scheduled his Commons statement on the (Iraq) situation for October, two ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 29, 2007, 12:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
At least 26 Iraqis were killed, 60 injured by a car bomb in the Shiite Karrada district of central Baghdad Thursday. In northern Iraq, a suicide bomber killed 13 people, including 10 police officers, at a checkpoint west of Mosul and in Krkuk another car bomb killed at least six ...
Iraq is on verge of deeper disaster. It will get worse when US troops start to withdraw next year, says Iraq's first post-Saddam PM Iyad Allawi<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2007, 3:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
He saw little sign of sectarianism or terrorism dying down soon.
Allawi, a secular Shiite, says he is in discussions with Arab leaders and the UN to try for more Security Council involvement in Iraq as American troops begin to withdraw.