12 articles tagged "Baghdad"
ISIS Counteroffensives across Iraq May Spread to Baghdad and Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

They did not expect ISIS to counter with assaults on other Iraqi cities.

US Tigris Bridge Plan for Mosul Offensive Sparks Baghdad-Kurdish Tug-o’-War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

But US lacks bridges for spanning differences between Iraqi and Kurdish forces for storming Mosul

Pro-Iranian militia in Fallugah
How US gave Fallujah’s Sunnis into Iranian hands
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2016

In the last few days, the Western press has been full of harrowing reports on the death and destruction wrought by the Islamic State in Fallujah, western Iraq. But no media outlet is covering the still ongoing human disaster in which tens of thousands of the city’s Sunni residents are fleeing for their lives, including many elderly people, women and children, in dread of their ‘liberators,” the pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite militias that captured the eastern and central parts of Fallujah. 

Iran’s Soleimani leads US-backed attack on Fallujah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2016

Even though Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that 35,000 Iraqi troops have launched an attack to liberate Fallujah from ISIS, most of those forces are not participating in the attack on the city,

Prospects of US-led Mosul Offensive Fade as Iraq Fragments
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

Next Iraqi P.M. may remove U.S. troops from country.

Iraq’s Partition Inches Forward with a New Baghdad Wall
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016

The Iraqi government says the wall going up to enclose Baghdad is a defense against terrorists. The Sunnis see it as a step towards forming a separate Shiite Iraqi state based on the capital, Baghdad.

Mosul Dam Collapse Would Throw Iraq into Chaos, Upend War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The collapse of the Mosul Dam would engulf Iraq like a tsunami, flooding many cities including Baghdad and causing the deaths of an estimated 50,000 people.

Mid East is sizzling: Armed US drones over Baghdad, Saudi, Jordanian tanks deploy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 28, 2014

Armed US drones went into operation this weekend to defend its Baghdad embassy and Iraqi strategic facilities. Iran and Hizballah are braced for the oncoming Islamist suicide bombing assault on Beirut. Jordan and Saudi Arabia have deployed tank divisions on their borders against ISIS encroachments. Their next-door neighbor, Israel is nursing the blow to its prestige from the failure of its massive, all-out military-intelligence operation to rescue three kidnapped teenagers after two weeks. The sights of the Islamist State of Iraq and Levant (ISIS) also include “Palestine.”

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdad, ISIS chief
Al Qaeda forms up to march on Baghdad, gathering up Iraqi Sunni rebels. Maliki cries treason
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 11, 2014

Under its commander, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, Al Qaeda’s Islamic State in Iraq and Levant – ISIS - formed up Wednesday night, June 11, to march on Baghdad in two columns from Tikrit and Tuz Khormato, south of Kirkuk. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered the last two divisions and six mechanized brigades still operational with 50,000 men, out of his million-strong army, to build a defensive line to save Baghdad. Disaffected Iraqi Sunnis are joining al Qaeda’s march in revolt against the Shiite-led government. Maliki accuses them of treason.

Drying banks of the Euphrates dammed by al Qaeda
Baghdad buttresses defenses ready for wholesale Al Qaeda assault on city
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 15, 2014

The Iraqi army began buttressing its defense lines on April 12 to save parts of the capital city of Baghdad from falling to al Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Terrorist forces have broken through into the city’s western outskirts and are preparing to head out to other parts of the city of more than seven million and Iraqi government headquarters. The jihadis are engaged in cutting off the Iraqi capital’s sources of fresh water and blowing up its main bridges to the rest of the country in order to disrupt Iraqi army movements.

100,000 troops drafted in to secure Baghdad's Green Zone
Baghdad heavily secured against Syrian or al Qaeda attack on Arab Summit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2012

The 23rd Arab summit, the first to be held in Baghdad in more than two decades, opens Tuesday March 27 after Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki bowed to Saudi and Gulf Emirates’ demand not to invite Iran and receive only a low-ranking Syrian official.  Although the city is in lockdown, Western security sources doubt it is 100 percent safe from terrorists, whether al Qaeda or Bashar Assad’s henchmen in revenge for  the arms and aid certain Arab rulers tender Syrian rebels.

Baghdad under al Qaeda assault
Al Qaeda's biggest attack on a state capital leaves 120 dead in Baghdad
DEBKAfile Special Report November 2, 2010

The Iraqi capital was rocked late Tuesday, Nov. 2 by the most ferocious assault al Qaeda has ever carried out on Baghdad. By evening, it had spread to Baghdad's environs after the death toll had climbed past 120 with more than 300 injured from 19 bomb car explosions in a dozen Shiite suburbs.  Scores of roadside and sticky bombs were activated against cars at main intersections and smashing into army, police and emergency teams rushing to the scenes of disaster.

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