Latest Updates on Iraq, 24 September 2020
The headline of the latest news and the most important developments in Iraq in the last 48 hours
1 – Three Katyusha rockets fired toward Baghdad security zone “Green zone”.
2 – Arresting three ISIS terrorists near al-Qaem area, west of Iraq.
3 – General Ismail Shahab Mahlawi, commander of Nineveh operation, emphasized on continuing the operation in the Kanus island in collaboration with Hashad Sha’abi and security forces.
4 – Security operation of Hashad Sha’abi and Iraqi army in south of al-Qaem, west of Iraq.
5 – Vast arrests of prominent figures for the sake of fighting corruption.
Abu Aktham Al-Karaawi, former director of Najaf airport by counter terrorism service.
6 – State of Law Coalition with leadership of Nouri al-Maliki is prepared for the next election.
7 – Following Mustafa Al Kadhimi command to immediately follow up on abduction of Sajjad al-Iraqi, an Iraqi social activist in Naseriyah, a unit of counter terrorism service dispatched to Dhi Qar under support of air force.
8 – According to the Kataib Hezbollah spokesman, the group deployed “specialized units” in Naseriyah city to disengage and mediate between Counter Terrorism Service forces and tribal fighters in the town. Tensions rise in Naseriyah after Iraqi Army raided a house of Al Asakir tribe leader.
Naseriyah city situation in recent week and specially after abduction of a social activist became very complicated.
9 – Meeting between head of high council of justice with US ambassador.
10 – Iraqi Resistance forces attacking American terrorist forces more often:
– A rocket landed around US embassy in Iraq.
– On Tuesday morning an American terrorist losgistic convoy was attacked in south of Samarra.
– American terrorist losgistic convoy was attacked on Monday in Saladdin province.
– American terrorist losgistic convoy was attacked near Abu Ghuraib.
– American terrorist losgistic convoy was attacked near Hillah.
Qasim al-Jabbarin group took responsibility of the recent attacks to Abu Ghuraib and Hillah.
11 – Masoud Barzani, Nechirvan Barzani and Masrour Barzani met separately with Spanish ambassador in Iraq, US and international coalition special delegate, EU ambassador and a committee of international counter ISIS coalition.
12 – Eight ISIS terrorists were arrested by Iraqi intelligence service.
13 – Hashad Sha’abi statement regarding new accusations:
As stress before, today Hashad Sha’abi is an official force unit in Iraq which is loyal and obedient to all of Iraqi chief of staff and works under the same rules as other Iraqi security departments. Hashad with all of its commanders and units does not interfere with political conflicts or domestic events. Hashad does not have any responsibility against those, who use the name of people’s immobilization to divert the attentions and discredit by unlawful military actions to target domestic and foreign civilians against the government sovereignty. Hashad has renounced them several times so far.
14 – Hashad Sha’abi and security forces launched a rescue and cleansing operation in east of Amirli, Saladdin province.
Counter terrorism service arrested a terrorist related to ISIS.