Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
February 2014 - Iraq Special Weapons News
- Iran-Iraq agree on Algiers accord ISNA 26 Feb 2014 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif reiterated that Iran and Iraq reached an agreement on implementation of Algiers Record concluded between the two sides on border issues.
- Washington in uproar over reports on $195 million Iran-Iraq arms deal VoR 26 Feb 2014 -- The United States has voiced deep concern over the allegations that Iran is planning to supply Iraq with $195 million worth of weapons.
- Iraq denies inking $195 million arms, ammo deal with Iran VoR 26 Feb 2014 -- Iraq, facing heavy pressure from the United States, has denied signing deals for weapons and ammunition with Iran in apparent violation of international sanctions.
- Iraq signs deal to buy arms from Iran VoR 25 Feb 2014 -- Iran has signed eight contracts to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million, Reuters reports referring to documents provided by an unnamed source. This deal violates a UN arms embargo on Iran.
- US presses Iraq on reports of arms deal with Iran VoR 25 Feb 2014 -- The United States pressed Iraq Monday to explain media reports that it had signed a contract to buy arms from Iran, a move forbidden under a United Nations embargo.
- Iraqi forces retake control of Sulaiman Bek from ISIL Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2014 -- Iraqi security forces have retaken the northern town of Sulaiman Bek from al-Qaeda-linked militants after days of heavy fighting in the area, an official said.
- Iraqi troops make advances in operations against militants in Anbar Iran Press TV 19 Feb 2014 -- Security forces in Iraq have made major advances in mop-up operations against al-Qaeda-linked militants in the crisis-hit Anbar province.
- Nearly 50 people killed in Iraq bomb blasts Iran Press TV 18 Feb 2014 -- Nearly 50 people have been killed in the past 24 hours by a series of car bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital and the southern city of Hillah.
- Iraq's Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr quits politics Xinhua 16 Feb 2014-- Iraq's firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Sunday announced that he is leaving political life and closed his offices in order to stop the 'evil acts' by some people under the name of his Sadr family.
- Iraqi forces retake control of Sulaiman Bek Iran Press TV 14 Feb 2014 -- Iraqi security officials say the army has regained control of the town of Sulaiman Bek in Salahuddin Province after overnight clashes with al-Qaeda-linked militants stationed in the town.
- Militants seize part of N Iraq town, nearby villages Iran Press TV 13 Feb 2014 -- Al-Qaeda-linked militants have seized part of the Salahuddin provincial town of Sulaiman Bek and nearby villages in northern Iraq.
- Iraq Forces close to clearing Anbar of militants: PM Iran Press TV 12 Feb 2014 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says government troops are approaching the final elimination of militants in Anbar Province.
- Pakistan Air Force will provide training to Iraqi air force IRNA 11 Feb 2014 -- Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has said that Pakistan will provide assistance to Iraq in fields of training and development.
- PM Sharif says Pakistan to provide training to Iraqi air force Voice of Russia 11 Feb 2014 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan will provide assistance to Iraq in fields of training and development.
- More hardship, displacement as fighting continues in Iraq's Anbar province - UN UN News Centre 11 Feb 2014 -- The United Nations said today that it is receiving more reports of civilian casualties and further displacement within Iraq as the conflict in Anbar province continues.
- Anbar governor gives militants one-week ultimatum Iran Press TV 08 Feb 2014 -- The governor of Iraq's Anbar Province has given militants controlling the city of Fallujah one week to surrender as government troops are making headway against al-Qaeda-linked forces in the area.
- Old fault lines, new flashpoints in Iraq's Anbar IRIN 07 Feb 2014 -- In just over four weeks, more than 260,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Iraq's Anbar Province, creating a new humanitarian crisis in a country already straining to cope with an upsurge in sectarian killings.
- UN envoy strongly condemns attack against Iraqi Foreign Ministry UN News Centre 05 Feb 2014 -- The United Nations envoy to Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, strongly condemned the attack on the country's foreign ministry today which killed and injured a number of people.
- HRW Says Detained Iraqi Women Frequently Tortured, Abused RFE/RL 06 Feb 2014 -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Iraqi authorities subject many jailed women in the country to torture and ill-treatment.
- As fighting continues in Anbar, displaced numbers soar IRIN 05 Feb 2014 -- Tens of thousands of people continue to flee fierce fighting between government security forces, Islamic militants and tribal groups in western Iraq, while many are believed to be trapped in what are being described as siege-like conditions, sealed off from aid.
- Iraqi forces recapture several Ramadi neighborhoods Iran Press TV 04 Feb 2014 -- Iraqi forces have driven out militants from more areas as they are making headways against al-Qaeda-linked forces in the western province of Anbar.
- Iraqi forces prepare to retake Fallujah Iran Press TV 03 Feb 2014 -- Iraqi government forces have started preparation efforts aimed at regaining control over Anbar Province's restive city of Fallujah from al-Qaeda-linked militants.
- January Deadliest Month In Iraq In More Than Five Years RFE/RL 03 Feb 2014 -- Reports from Iraq say that at least 12 people have been killed in a spate of car bombings in and around Baghdad.
- Iraqi forces kill 50 ISIL militants in Anbar: Reports Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2014 -- Iraqi armed forces have killed 50 militants from the al-Qaeda-linked group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the western province of Anbar, reports say.
- 21 people die as carnage in Iraq continues Iran Press TV 02 Feb 2014 -- At least 21 more people have been killed and several others injured in violent attacks in and around Baghdad and north of the Iraqi capital, according to security and hospital sources.
- Iraqi army bombards Falluja in preparation for ground assault Voice of Russia 02 Feb 2014 -- The Iraqi army intensified its shelling of Falluja on Sunday in preparation for a ground assault to regain control over the city, which has been under the control of militants for a month.
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