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  • France has called for a meeting of the US-led International Coalition over the “revival” of the Islamic State in Iraq. The so-called Coalition against Daesh has not met for a long time, despite France, which is also part of the international coalition, called on new US President Joe Biden to continue fighting ISIS as a priority.

SOURCE: SHAFAQ


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  • US forces are developing the Al-Harir base in northern Iraq despite a decision by the Iraqi parliament to expel foreign troops from the country, Iraqi sources reported. The military base has recently become the center of US operations management in neighboring areas of northern Syria.

SOURCE: MEHR NEWS


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  • Iraq’s crude exports to India grew nearly double-digits last year, helping it retain the title of India’s top oil supplier in 2020, but it may struggle to attain similar growth in 2021 if the newly appointed US President Joe Biden resurrects the nuclear deal with Tehran (as expected), which could potentially see the return of Iranian crude, analysts told S&P.

SOURCE: SP GLOBAL


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  • More than two years after the end of the self-proclaimed ISIS caliphate in Iraq, Iraqi politicians and political factions are engulfed by waves of concerns about Washington’s plot to revive the terrorist group in their country. Reports suggest that the US is transferring to the Iraq-Syrian borders for future terrorist operations the ISIS prisoners who were kept in Hasakah jails in northeastern Syria.

SOURCE: ABNA 24


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  • Twin suicide bombings have ripped through a busy market in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding 73 others, amid heightened political tensions over planned early elections and a severe economic crisis. The suicide bombings marked the first in three years to target Baghdad’s bustling commercial area.

SOURCE: IRISH EXAMINER


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  • Iran has agreed to resume gas supplies to Iraq after the two countries reached an agreement over the disbursement of outstanding debt. US sanctions have prevented Iran from accessing its assets in several countries, including Iraq, making it difficult for those countries to settle the debt.

SOURCE: ANADOLU AGENCY


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  • Turkey and Iraq agreed to continue fighting terrorists trying to disrupt stability in their common region, the Turkish president announced. Erdoğan said terror groups such as Daesh as well as the PKK and FETÖ, were “common enemies” of both sides and underlined that separatist terrorist aims had no future in Turkey, Iraq or Syria.

SOURCE: HURRIYET DAILY NEWS


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  • Two oil wells of the Iraqi North Oil Company and the national oil companies in Iraq’s Kirkuk province were set ablaze by Islamic State (IS) terrorists. Iraq’s oil installations and pipelines have been frequently attacked by extremist IS militants despite the improvement of the security situation in the country after the government declared the full defeat of terror group throughout the country late in 2017.

SOURCE: ASIAN LITE


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  • IRAQ: The Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs warned that Daesh has intensified its activities in Iraq in recent months. At the end of 2017, the Iraqi authorities declared victory over the terrorist group, but the armed organization continues to operate through sleeper cells in some parts of the country.

SOURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

 

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  • IRAQ: China’s oil giants China National Petroleum Corp. and CNOOC Ltd. are considering acquiring Exxon Mobil Corp.’s remaining stake in an oil field in Iraq (West Qurna 1 field). The oilfield is one of the world’s largests.

SOURCE: WORLD OIL

 

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