Contents tagged with Iraq

  • US relocates machinery and equipment from Iraq to Syria

    The Telegram channel Directorate 4 (@directirate4) reports that the United States is moving machinery and equipment from the northern Iraq to the Syrian territory. It is reported that ambulances, pickup trucks, and tractors with concrete reinforcements to strengthen positions have arrived in the Syrian province of Al-Hasakah.

    "The Coalition, led by the US, is moving machinery and additional equipment from northern Iraq to Syria. Ambulances, pick-up trucks, and tractors with concrete …

  • Iraqi Ambassador: Baghdad has not yet negotiated purchase of S-400 missile systems from Russia

    Iraq’s ambassador to Russia, Haidar Mansour Hadi, denied reports of ongoing negotiations in Moscow concerning S-400 surface-to-air missile systems, RIA Novosti reports.

    “There is no delegation in Moscow to acquire the S-400 at the present time. When the government of Iraq decides to purchase the S-400, it will, of course, be announced, and there will be discussions held between the two countries,” Hadi said.

    At the same time, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia demonstrate …

  • Russia sends first batch of T-90 tanks to Iraq

    The first batch of Russian T-90 tanks and armored transports has already been sent to Iraq. This was announced by Hakim al-Zamili, head of Iraq’s parliamentary defense committee, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    According to al-Zamili, a batch of nine tanks is en route and will soon arrive in Iraq. They were dispatched from Russia on February 15. He added that the shipment of tanks will lead to “a strategic change in Iraq’s military infrastructure” since Iraq will have modern equipment which it can …

  • US has put two Ukrainian air carriers on sanctions list over ties with Iran

    The US Department of Treasury has imposed economic sanctions against two Kyiv-based Ukrainian airlines, Dart Airlines and Khors Air, as reported on the department’s website.

    Restrictive measures have been taken against Ukrainian air carriers as part of a new sanctions package against Iran, in particular, against 11 natural citizens and legal entities suspected of providing support to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and participating in cyber-enabled attacks against US banks.

    The US …

  • Putin and Iraq's Vice President discussed the delivery of T-90 tanks

    During a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, the delivery of T-90 tanks to Iraq was discussed, as reported by RIA Novosti on Tuesday, July 25th, citing the Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, Dmitry Shugayev.

    In addition, Shugayev said that during al-Maliki’s visit, the parties also discussed the current implementation of military and technical cooperative agreement, and outlined approaches to resolving …

  • Media: Russian-made weapons have been found in Mosul

    British Sky News channel reports that special forces of the French Army, which are conducting a joint operation with the Iraqi armed forces near Mosul, have found  Russian-made rockets at ISIS arms depot in the western part of Mosul. According to the channel, the rockets had chemical payloads.

    There were reportedly dozens of such rockets as well as hand-crafted launch pads.

    The channel reports that the rockets have Russian markings and were supposedly brought from Syria. Most of the rockets …

  • Moscow will consider potential requests for military assistance from Iraq and Libya

    On the 25th of October, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov stated that Russian leadership will seriously consider requests from Iraq and Libya—if they will be made—for the participation of the Russian Federation in military operations on their territory, Interfax reported.

    "We are asked by other countries too, by Iraqis and Libyans: ‘will you become involved in the fight against terrorists on our territory?’ We answer: ‘We have not received official requests from you yet. If they …

  • Pentagon chief: U.S. and Russian Air Forces have 'professional relationship' in Syria, U.S. is open to closer cooperation

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told reporters in Baghdad during an unannounced visit that the U.S. and Russian Air Forces maintain a professional relationship in Syria, but the Pentagon is open to pursuing closer cooperation with Moscow with regard to air operations.

    While answering the question of whether things are getting better or worse with Russia in the common airspace over Syria, Carter replied, “We do operate… very professionally… air operations… that has been an area in which …

  • Russian Military say they are following closely the operation in Mosul

    The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that they are closely watching the military operation of the Western Alliance in Mosul.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense over the last day (Saturday) they observed 19 airstrikes on the areas near Mosul carried out by the Alliance jets.

    “We are following closely the situation in Iraq ,where since October 17th the Iraqi forces have been conducting an operation aimed at driving the so-called Islamic State out of Mosul,“ said the spokesperson for …

  • Russia has requested permission for cruise missiles to fly through Iraqi and Iranian airspace

    The Russian DefenSe Ministry has requested the use of Iraq’s and Iran’s airspace to launch cruise missiles, Russian Interfax news agency reports citing a military-diplomatic source.

    "The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation sent a request to Iraq and Iran regarding the use of their airspace for cruise missiles last week," the representative from the Russian Ministry of Defense stated.

    Previously, The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced the start of tactical …