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Over the last several years, I have met with commanders and fighters from Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (al-hashd al-sha'abi, or PMF), ... Although the Iraqi armed forces have since recovered, the state's weakness has allowed many of these paramilitary groups continue to control territory in liberated ...
The Defence Ministry on Monday said 14,000 pages of records - covering 376 days from 2004 to 2006 - were found in the office. The records were ... Mr Onodera was notified about the Iraq troop records last Saturday, more than two months after they were first found in January. The cover-up started when ...

Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said Tuesday that he did not find out about Ground Self-Defense Force activity logs from Iraq until 2½ months after they were supposed to have been discovered. The Defense Ministry has been rocked by news of the existence of the logs, which it once claimed did not exist ...
An unnamed source affiliated with the Russian Defense Ministry has denied a report by a Kuwaiti daily claiming two of Israel's F-35 fighter jets flew over Syria and Iraq last week to reach Iranian airspace without being detected by Russian radars based in Syria. Iraq's Defense Ministry also denied Israel's ...
Japan's defense chief has apologized after activity logs detailing the stay of Ground Self-Defense Force units in Iraq were found. Until now, the defense ministry has said the records no longer existed. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said on Monday the records were discovered in the Ground Staff Office.
The day she was freed, footage of her interview by Iraqi intelligence was posted on the Defense Ministry's Facebook page, disregarding the need to protect her ... Hopefully Iraq's justice system will seize this opportunity to prosecute an alleged ISIS member for specific offenses – and the victim will have the ...

Defense Ministry, Peshmerga, U.S. officials meet on forming joint task force at disputed regions: Official ... Iraqi government forces approached the southern borders of Erbil, capital of semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region, after taking over Kirkuk province from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in October, fulfilling ...
Iraqi Army Chief-of-Staff Othman al-Ghanimi on Tuesday arrived in Iraq's Sinjar district, according to a Defense Ministry statement. “He was accompanied [on his visit] by senior Defense Ministry officials,” the statement read. While in Sinjar, located 120 kilometers northwest of Mosul, al-Ghanmi plans to ...
German military will work to build up security forces loyal to Baghdad by advising Iraq's defense ministry and providing its troops with training, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told lawmakers on Thursday. The parliament in Berlin is discussing the continuation of Germany's major military ...
In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Alghad Press, the Iraqi defense ministry said, “Brig. Gen. Sherif Ismail el-Morshedy, the commander of the 57th brigade of Abadi's protection service, breathed his last while on duty after undisciplined personnel shot him dead near a central checkpoint in ...
Anbar (Iraqinews.com) – Iraqi troops killed on Wednesday seven Islamic State (IS) terrorists and seized a large cache of explosives and weapons in different parts in western Iraq. In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Alghad Press, the Iraqi Defense Ministry said, “Troops of the Anbar Operations ...
Paramilitary members will be given equivalent salaries to those members of the military under the Ministry of Defense's control, the decree said. ... on Saturday, Abadi was quoted by state TV saying that merging the PMF within the army “preserves the identity of the security forces”, Iraqi News reported.
Spokesman for the Iraqi Defence Ministry Tahseen Al-Khafaji said a day earlier that “T-50 jet fighters will arrive in batches soon in Baghdad as part of the deal.” As part of a deal signed in 2013 between the two countries, Iraq will receive 24 jets and training for a number of pilots. Iraqi pilots have already ...
Turkey and Iraq's central government in Baghdad will carry out a joint operation against outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq, ... After Akar was received by Iraqi Defense Minister Erfan al-Hiyali at the Defense Ministry building in Baghdad, the three reportedly discussed regional ...
Spokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry Tahseen al-Khafaji had announced in a Tuesday statement that the remaining “T-50 jet fighters will arrive in batches soon in Baghdad as part of the deal.” Khafaji noted that “a team of Iraqi pilots received training in South Korea and they are ready now to operate ...
BERLIN (Sputnik) - The German Defense Ministry will continue training Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq, the ministry's spokesperson Frank Faehnrich ... Despite Peshmerga's military success in the fight against Daesh, the relations between the Kurdish militia and the local Iraqi forces remain quite tense.
He redirected a question on the supply of American tanks to the Iraqi Defense Ministry. "The Defense Ministry can better answer this question, I have no details. We work with all states of the world, but on the basis of respect for the sovereignty of each state," he said. The minister also recalled that Iraq had ...

12th, 2018, the Iraqi ministry of defense released a video depicting its Chinese-made CH-4B armed unmanned aerial vehicles. ... to the 84th Attack Squadron, part of Iraqi army aviation, but the latest footage provided by Iraqi defense ministry show clearly Iraqi troops wearing the 100th Squadron patch.
12th, 2018, the Iraqi ministry of defense released a video depicting its Chinese-made CH-4B armed unmanned aerial vehicles. ... to the 84th Attack Squadron, part of Iraqi army aviation, but the latest footage provided by Iraqi defense ministry show clearly Iraqi troops wearing the 100th Squadron patch.
MOSCOW, February 19. /TASS/. Iraq's Defense Ministry has received the first batch of 36 T-90S tanks under an arms contract with Russia, Shafaq News reported on Monday, citing Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army, Lieutenant-General Othman Al-Ghanmi. Al-Ghanmi, who paid an inspection visit to Basra, confirmed that the 36 ...
Iraq has received the first batch of Russian-made T-90 battle tanks as part of a purchase agreement signed last year, according to an Iraqi Defense Ministry source. “The first batch of Russian tanks arrived yesterday [Thursday] at the Umm Qasr Port [in southern Iraq],” the source told agencies on Friday.
Iraq's armed forces have instructions to prevent “foreign fighters” from launching cross-border attacks on Turkey, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told his Turkish counterpart Binali ... Iraqi Army Chief-of-Staff Othman al-Ghanmi arrived in Sinjar on March 27, according to a Defense Ministry statement.
Today we are equipping there an entire armored brigade, our equipment is supplied there," Kozhin told the Rossiya 24 TV channel. Iraqi Chief of General Staff Osman Ganimi said on February 20 that Iraq's Defense Ministry had received the first batch of 36 T-90 S tanks under a military contract with Russia.
Baghdad (Iraqinews.com) – Iraq announced on Tuesday that it received two T-50 jet fighters from South Korea as part of an agreement signed by Baghdad and Seoul in 2013. In a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Sputnik news agency on Tuesday, spokesman for the Iraqi Defense Ministry ...


 

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