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Old 10-23-2017   #321
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Just put together this collaborative piece on the Kirkuk crisis. Here's a link to the piece.
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Old 10-24-2017   #322
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Default Iraq’s security dilemma and the intractable problem of the PMF

A different commentary via Open Democracy, two authors one an academic and the other a US Army officer - both @ Queens University Belfast.

Link:https://www.opendemocracy.net/north-africa-west-asia/beverley-milton-edwards-alexander-brammer/iraq-security-mosul-coalition-US-PMF?
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Old 10-24-2017   #323
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Security report for 3rd wk of Oct in Iraq. Still witnessing record lows in violence. Here's a link.
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Old 10-28-2017   #324
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PM Abadi has upped the anti vs the Kurds and is moving govt forces into Dohuk to seize control of the Kurds pipeline to Turkey. Here's link to article.
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Kurdish Pres. Barzani said he would eventually step down from office which led his followers to go on a rampage in 3 cities in Kurdistan including invading KRG parliament building. Here's a link to the article.
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Old 11-01-2017   #326
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Security report for Iraq in the 4th week of Oct. Here's a link.
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Old 11-02-2017   #327
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Talks between Baghdad and Irbil over borders has broken down. Here's a link to the article.
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Old 11-03-2017   #328
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Security report for Oct 2017 in Iraq. Here's a link.
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Old 11-04-2017   #329
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Qaim freed in WAnbar. Almost all Iraqi territory now liberated from Islamic State. Here's a link.
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Old 11-04-2017   #330
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Great history on Kurdish struggle in Iraq and how it consistently misread western intentions by Joost Hiltermann in the Atlantic. Here's a link.
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Old 11-06-2017   #331
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My analysis of how violence declined in Iraq starting in 2014 surprisingly. Here's a link to the article.
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Old 11-07-2017   #332
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Turkmen went on a rampage through Tuz Kharmatu and now trying to partially deny it. Here's a link.
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Security report for 1st week of Nov in Iraq. Here's a link.
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Calculated the casualties from the Mosul campaign. Likely over 100,000. Here's a link.
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The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/...s_dirty_secret
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Security report for 2nd wk of Nov in Iraq. Continues to witness lowest level of attacks since 2003. Here's a link.
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Last town held by the Islamic State in Iraq, Rawa, freed. Huge event. Here's a link.
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Updated the casualties caused by the Battle for Mosul. Here's a link.
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Security report for 3rd week of Nov in Iraq. Here's a link.
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Continued reports of pro-Iran Hashd units crossing over from Ninewa and Anbar into Syria to help Assad regime. Here's a link.
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