Category: Iraq

Vicious Storm Triggers Biblical Floods Across Iraq and Saudi Arabia (Videos)

Once again, heavy rain has brought biblical flooding to Iraq and Saudi Arabia in the last few days. Thundery rain dropped 127mm (5 inches) of rain onto the streets of Mosul, or one-third of the year’s expected rainfall in less than 24 hours. Same in Saudi Arabia. In the town of Rabia, on the border with […] Read More

1 Royal Army 2 US servicemen and members killed, 12 people wounded in rocket strike on Camp Taji in Iraq

Two US troops and a British service member perished in a rocket attack on Camp Taji, the Iraqi base outside Baghdad that hosts US-led coalition troops. Another 12 have been wounded. A total of 18 rockets struck the base on Wednesday, the US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) said in a statement. The […] Read More

Homes in IRAQ was Devastated by Pile of Snow (Video)

The usually bustling Haji Omaran, a mountainous Iraq-Iran border town, was suddenly shut down after exceptionally heavy snowfall hit the region. So much snow accumulated in 48 hours that people were unable to get out of their homes and some even had to tunnel their way out to fresh air. Although this mountainous area at […] Read More

Two Rockets hits US Green Zone in Baghdad

Two rockets hit the Green Zone in Iraq’s capital of Baghdad, a day after Iran launched missiles at bases housing U.S. and other coalition forces in Iraq, according to a report Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average pared gains following reports of an explosion in Baghdad. It closed 161 points higher but about 80 points […] Read More

Iran Fires Rockets on US Airbases in Iraq

Al-Asad and Erbil bases come under fire after Iranian official describes 13 ‘revenge scenarios’ following Suleimani assassination. Iran has launched missile strikes aimed at US troops in Iraq in what it said was retaliation for the killing last week of the top Iranian general Qassem Suleimani. The Pentagon confirmed that al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s Anbar […] Read More

Qasem Soleimani: Blasts hit Baghdad area as Iraqis mourn Iranian general

Several blasts shook the Baghdad area hours after a huge funeral procession for a top Iranian general, killed by a US air strike there on Friday. A projectile hit the Green Zone near the US embassy while several more were fired north of the Iraqi capital at Balad air base, which houses US forces. Nobody […] Read More

AFTER JOINT WAR GAMES WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA CONCLUDE, IRAN TELLS THE UNITED STATES THAT THEIR DAYS OF MIDDLE EAST DOMINANCE ARE OVER

Rear Admiral in Iran Hossein Khanzadi told reporters Sunday that the four-day exercise in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman—dubbed “Marine Security Belt”—was a signal to U.S. forces operating in the region. “Today, the era of American free action in the region is over,” Khanzadi said, according to the Iranian Tasnim news agency. “They […] Read More

Pentagon says Trump ‘directed’ assassination of Iran’s Quds Force chief Soleimani to ‘deter future Iranian attacks’

US President Donald Trump authorized a US military strike near Baghdad’s airport which resulted in the death of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, the Pentagon confirmed in a statement on Thursday. “At the direction of the president, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani,” the […] Read More

Airstrike kills top Iran general Qassim Suleimani at Baghdad airport, Iraqi TV reports

His death, if confirmed, would certainly dramatically increase tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which were already heightened by the New Year’s attacks on the American Embassy. BREAKING: #IRAQ OFFICIAL TV ANNOUNCES #IRAN IRGC LEADER QASSEM SULEIMANI IS ASSASSINATED.ALSO KILLED HEAD OF KATAIB HEZBOLLAH ABU MEHDI MUHANDIS https://t.co/K0cJn9rMIc— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 3, 2020 This […] Read More

Israel: Iran made ‘grave mistake’ with attack on US embassy in Baghdad

Foreign Minister Katz urges international community to fight ‘murderous’ Iran after pro-Tehran protesters storm Green Zone. Israel on Wednesday condemned an attack by pro-Iranian groups on the US embassy in Baghdad, accusing Tehran of erring by ordering the coordinated assault. The comments by Foreign Minister Israel Katz came hours after pro-Iran demonstrators left the besieged […] Read More

Trump: Iran “will pay a very BIG PRICE” for attack on U.S. Embassy

After bolstering security at the embattled U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, President Trump put the blame on Iran for the two days of violence in the Iraqi capital. The U.S. Embassy in Iraq is, & has been for hours, SAFE! Many of our great Warfighters, together with the most lethal military equipment in the world, was immediately rushed […] Read More