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April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016 Today’s Major Developments   Kerry in Baghdad for series of top-level meetings. Demonstrations return, supporting reform & new cabinet, in Baghdad and 8 other provinces. Iraqi forces control most of Hit, but fighting continues. Use of chemical … Continue reading

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April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016 Today’s Major Developments   Iraqi forces raise the flag over downtown Hit. US planning to accelerate ground support to Iraqi forces for Mosul campaign. McGurk meets with Foreign Minister Al-Jaafari in Baghdad; pledges more international support. Shia … Continue reading

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April 6, 2016

April 6, 2016 Today’s Major Developments   Secretary Kerry meeting Friday in Baghdad with top Iraqi, Kurdish leaders. Deadly IED, other incidents target Baghdad. Hit liberation still moving forward, nearing conclusion. Daesh removing signs from its offices, to avoid having … Continue reading

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April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016   Today’s Major Developments   Iraqi troops gain further control of Hit. Government offices reopen in Kubaisa; people celebrate liberation. PMFs capture village near Bashir in Kirkuk. Daesh evacuates personnel from east side of Mosul to the … Continue reading

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April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016 Today’s Major Developments   Daesh counter-attacks in Baghdad, Anbar, Ninewa. Iraqi forces still advancing in Hit; but Daesh makes major attack on Baghdadi. Daesh reportedly burns 15 Falluja civilians to death for trying to escape. Major clash … Continue reading

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April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016 Today’s Major Developments   Demonstrators in 10 provinces support approval of new cabinet. Biden gives Al-Abadi a call. Al-Abadi names a Kurdish Oil Minister; he declines. Iraqis killed, wounded from terrorism and violence rose sharply in March. … Continue reading

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March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016 Today’s Major Developments   Al-Abadi presents his minister nominees to CoR. Baghdad to install 20,000 security cameras in vulnerable areas. Iraqi troops gaining control of Hit as Daesh fighters escape to the west. Coalition and Iraqi airstrikes … Continue reading

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March 30, 2016

March 30, 2016 Today’s Major Developments    Al-Abadi will present cabinet nominations Thursday. A rumor hits Baghdad that Russia has captured Baghdadi (not confirmed). Government ground attack on Hit is still pending, but IAF airstrikes take a toll. More IFP … Continue reading

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March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 Today’s Major Developments   Coalition estimates Daesh has now lost 50% of its territory in Iraq. Al-Abadi, political parties still wrestling over cabinet reform; Al-Sadr keeps up pressure. Hit operation is delayed because three Counter-Terrorism battalions were … Continue reading

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March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016     Today’s Major Developments   Iraq condemns deadly Easter Sunday terrorist attack against Pakistani Christians. Al-Sadr publicity offensive moves to one-man Green Zone sit-in. Army captures two areas south of Hit. Daesh member confesses to organizing … Continue reading

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