IRAQ

IRAQI KURDS’ VOTE FOR INDEPENDENCE MET WITH WIDESPREAD INTERNATIONAL OPPOSITION

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume X1, No. 4,145 • Oct. 3, 2017 • October 3, 2017

IRAQ | More About: Iran, Syria, TURKEY, Kurdistan, Kurds

Tension over Kurdistan: Dr. Mordechai Kedar, Arutz Sheva, Oct. 1, 2017 — This past Monday close to 7 million Kurdish citizens of Iraq, cast their votes in a referendum consisting of one question only: Do you support a declaration of independence on the part of the Kurds in Iraq? 

IRAQI KURDS, WHO VOTE ON INDEPENDENCE THIS MONTH, STAND “ON THE BRINK OF STATEHOOD”

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume X1, No. 4,132 • Sept. 12, 2017 • September 12, 2017

IRAQ | More About: Middle East, Kurds, Assyrian

The Kurds Are About to Blow up Iraq: Michael J. Totten, World Affairs Journal, Aug. 17, 2017— …On September 25, the Kurdistan Regional Government in Erbil will hold a binding referendum on whether or not to secede from Iraq.

IRAQ: IRAN ESTABLISHES FOOTHOLD IN POST-I.S. LANDSCAPE JORDAN: BIBI CONDEMNS ANTI-ISRAEL RHETORIC

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume X1, No. 4,061 • June 1, 2017 • June 1, 2017

IRAQ | More About: Iran, jordan, ISIS

In Shadow of Mosul fight, Iran Establishes Nineveh Foothold: Susannah George and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Washington Post, May 29, 2017— While Iraq’s conventional military has been slowly clearing the Islamic State group from inside Mosul’s complex urban terrain…

IN IRAQ, AMID ONGOING SECTARIAN TENSIONS, TRUMP EXPANDS U.S. MISSION TO “OBLITERATE” I.S.

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume X1, No. 4,016 • March 30, 2017 • March 30, 2017

IRAQ | More About: Syria, ISIS, Trump

In 2004 Fallujah, a Lesson for 2017 Mosul: Tom Rogan, National Review, Mar. 28, 2017— Every day the coalition conducts air strikes in Mosul.

AS BATTLE OF MOSUL RAGES, POST-I.S. IRAQ — POLITICALLY & TERRITORIALLY DIVIDED, TAKES SHAPE

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume XI, No. 3,919 • November 15, 2016

IRAQ | More About: Kurds, persecuted christians, ISIS

  The End of Mosul Battle is the Beginning of the Battle for Iraq: Abdulla Hawez, Jerusalem Post, Nov. 13, 2016 — Two weeks after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi officially announced the much-awaited Mosul offensive…

IN IRAQ, COMPLEX ANTI-I.S. ALLIANCE EMERGES; MEANWHILE, PERSECUTED MINORITIES SEEK REFUGE FROM ISLAMISTS

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume XI, No. 3,904 • October 25, 2016

IRAQ | More About: TURKEY, Kurds, persecuted christians, ISIS

Which Iraq will Triumph in Mosul?: Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, Oct. 23, 2016— On October 20 the Kurdish peshmerga launched an operation to liberate the town of Bashiqa.

AS BATTLE OF MOSUL BEGINS, & ALEPPO DISASTER CONTINUES, THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL INHERIT A M.E. IN FLAMES

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume XI, No. 3,901 • October 20, 2016

IRAQ | More About: Barack Obama, Russia, Vladimir Putin, Aleppo, SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, suez, ISIS

A Cheat Sheet for the Battle of Mosul: Benny Avni, New York Post, Oct. 17, 2016 — To the Iraqi forces that launched a campaign to liberate Mosul and deal ISIS its most serious blow yet: Godspeed. To America: Welcome back to Iraq, and let’s hope we get it right this time.

IN IRAQ—IRAN PLAYS KEY ROLE IN ANTI-I.S. BATTLE; MEANWHILE, IRAQI JEWS COMMEMORATE FARHUD

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume XI, No. 3,811 • June 6, 2016

IRAQ | More About: Barack Obama, Iran, Iraq War, Iraqi Jews

Trading One Islamic State for Another: Max Boot, Commentary, June 3, 2016— The Iraqi offensive to retake the city of Fallujah stalled this past week after meeting terrific resistance from Islamic State fighters…

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR & IRAQ SECTARIAN VIOLENCE REFLECT SYKES-PICOT FAILURE ON 100TH BIRTHDAY

Isranet Daily Briefing Volume XI, No. 3,798 • May 16, 2016

IRAQ | More About: Obama, Obama Administration, SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, ISIS

Can the United States Avert Disaster in Iraq?: Evan Moore, National Review, May 14, 2016— The brutal bombings that rocked Baghdad this week are a stark reminder that ISIS remains a persistent threat to Iraqi security.

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