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US plotting soft coup against Hashd al-Sha’abi forces in Iraq: Lawmaker

An Iraqi legislator warns that the United States is fomenting a soft coup against Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), better known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, stating Washington is trying to constrain the role of the anti-terror forces. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Arabic-language al-Maalomah news agency on …

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Leading Iraqi security expert shot dead in Baghdad

A leading Iraqi security analyst and government advisor has been shot dead outside his home in the capital Baghdad, sparking public anger and a wave of condemnations from the country’s senior officials. Three gunmen on two motorcycles fired at Hisham al-Hashemi, 47, from meters away on Monday, near his home …

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Katyusha rocket fired at US base in Baghdad airport: Report

Reports say a Katyusha rocket has been fired at a “US base” inside the Baghdad International Airport. The projectile fell in the vicinity of the airport on Sunday without either exploding or leaving any human losses, Iraq’s al-Sumaria television network reported. Saudi-owned al-Arabiya al-Hadath channel cited “sources” as saying that …

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Iranian-Turkish border guards enjoy good interaction: Cmdr.

TEHRAN: Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi said in a meeting with Iranian ambassador to Turkey, that the interaction between Iranian and Turkish border guards is of high quality and we are looking forward to expanding our interactions and cooperation more and more. Brigadier General Ahmad Ali Goudarzi, Border Guards Commander …

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Iraq launches operations against ISIL in Diyala

TEHRAN: The Iraqi Ministry of Interior announced the launch of new security operations against the remnants of ISIL forces in Diyala Governorate. In an interview with Al-Maaloma, an informed source said that military operations were launched against the remnants of ISIL in Abu Khanazir in the northeast of Diyala Governorate. According to …

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Hashd al-Sha’abi launches anti-ISIL operation in E Iraq

TEHRAN: Iraqi PMU, better known as Hashd al-Sha’abi announced on Saturday that the forces have launched an anti-ISIL operation in Diyala province. Hashd al-Sha’abi said in a statement that a group of Diyala command forces launched a search operation around Khanaqin in Diyala province on Saturday, Almaalomah reported. The statement …

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Iraqi security says last night’s arrest based on judiciary order

TEHRAN: The Iraqi Joint Operations Command has released new details regarding the arrest of a number of Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah forces. The Iraqi Joint Operations Command has released new details regarding the arrest of a number of Iraqi Hezbollah fighters on Friday, Sky News reported. Iraqi officials maintained that a …

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A look at US-Saudi media reports on recent developments in Iraq

TEHRAN, Jun. 26 (MNA) – Taking a look at headlines of Saudi- and US-sponsored outlets indicate their desire to show a turmoil and internal crisis in Iraq. While the current developments in Iraq regarding the attack on the headquarters of Kataib Hezbollah by the Iraqi security forces have not been …

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