BAGHDAD: The family of slain Daesh group leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has been brought back to Iraq for interrogation, judicial officials said on Thursday.
Washington announced in October 2019 that US troops had killed Baghdadi in an operation in northwestern Syria, around five years after he proclaimed an Islamic âcaliphateâ which he and his fighters ruled with brutality across much of Iraq and neighboring Syria.
Iraqâs judiciary has secured âthe repatriation of the family of the terrorist Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi,â the Supreme Judicial Council said on its website.
Source: Family of slain Daesh chief repatriated, questioned in Iraq: judiciary
LONDON: The Kurdish people, like the Palestinians, have a legitimate right to self-determination, the prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan said on Monday.
Addressing the World Governments Summit in Dubai, Masrour Barzani said the roots of the injustices experienced by Palestinians since the establishment of Israel in 1948 âremain unaddressed.â
He added: âHad the foundational rights of the Palestinians been dealt with 80 years ago, or in the decades since, there wouldâve been far less chance of the tragedy weâre seeing now.â
Source: Kurds, like Palestinians, have right to self-determination: Iraqi Kurdistan PM
BAGHDAD: Iraq said Sunday it had resumed talks with the United States on the future of the anti-jihadist coalition, expressing hope that they would not be disrupted and lead to an outcome soon.
Source: Iraq says talks resume on US-led coalition withdrawal
LONDON: Iraq and Spain have been holding talks about a possible military cooperation agreement, Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani said on Thursday after a meeting with Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles.
He said he discussed such a deal with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez when the latter visited Baghdad in December.
Source: Iraq discusses military cooperation agreement with Spain
BAGHDAD: Repeated US strikes against Iran-backed armed groups in Iraq are pushing the Baghdad government to end the mission of the US-led coalition in the country, the prime ministerâs military spokesperson said on Thursday.
The US military said a strike on Wednesday killed a commander from Kataib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed armed group in Iraq that the Pentagon has blamed for attacking its troops.
Spokesperson Yahya Rasool said in a statement the US-led coalition âhas become a factor for instability and threatens to entangle Iraq in the cycle of conflict.â
Source: Iraq says US strikes pushing government to end US-led coalitionâs mission
BAGHDAD â A senior commander of an Iran-backed militia has been killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad.A leader of Kataib Hezbollah and two of his guards were in a vehicle when it was targeted in the
Source: US drone strike kills Iran-backed militia leader in Baghdad
BAGHDAD: A drone strike on Wednesday hit a vehicle in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing two commanders of a pro-Iran group, a security source and a group member said.
The attack comes as tensions soar with the United States carrying out strikes on pro-Iran groups in Iraq and Syria amid the war in the Gaza Strip.
One of those killed was a commander of the Kataeb Hezbollah group in charge of military affairs in Syria, a member of the pro-Iran Iraqi group told AFP on condition of anonymity.
The source named the commander as Abu Baqr Al-Saadi.
Source: Drone strike kills two pro-Iran group members in Baghdad
UNITED NATIONS: Iraqâs government is focused on avoiding a domestic or regional spillover of the Israel-Hamas war but continuing attacks on the country threaten its hard-won stability, the UN envoy for Iraq warned Tuesday.
With the war raging in Gaza, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told the UN Security Council that âthe Middle East is at a critical junctureâ and âthe same is true for Iraq.â
Source: UN envoy warns more attacks on Iraq threaten its hard-won stability
CAIRO: Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, in a phone call with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday, stressed the need to return to the negotiating table over the future of the US-led international military coalition in Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Talks between the two countries began in January, but less than 24 hours later three US service members were killed in an attack in Jordan that the United States said was carried out by Iran-backed militant groups in Syria and Iraq. The talks have since paused then.
Source: Iraq and US need to return to dialogue over future of coalition force, says Iraq foreign minister
The UN Security Council was to convene Monday at Russiaâs demand to discuss US air strikes on Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria in retaliation for a deadly drone attack on American soldiers.
The meeting scheduled for 4:00 p.m. (2100 GMT) was requested urgently by Moscow, which labelled the US strikes acts of aggression against sovereign states and said they were raising tensions in the Middle East as the Israel-Hamas war rages.
Source: UN Security Council to meet on US strikes in Iraq and Syria