Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Iraq Mulls Russian Air Defense Purchase

Baghdad has resumed talks with Russia on acquiring S-300 or S-400 air defense systems, Iraqi officials have confirmed. According to Karim Elaiwi, an Iraqi lawmaker and defense committee member, Iraq’s…

When Iran Attacks

When Iran Attacks

On January 8, 2020, Iran used ballistic missiles to attack U.S. air bases in Iraq, in response to the U.S.-targeted killing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) commander…

Iran Fires Missiles at Iraqi Military Facilities

Iran Fires Missiles at Iraqi Military Facilities

On January 7, Iran fired at least 16 ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases housing U.S. military and coalition personnel. The salvo launch — which reportedly involved the Qiam…

US Airstrikes Target Iran-backed Militia in Iraq and Syria

US Airstrikes Target Iran-backed Militia in Iraq and Syria

On December 29, the United States launched airstrikes on five sites in Iraq and Syria controlled by Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed paramilitary group. According to Pentagon Spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman, the…

Iranian Missiles in Iraq

Iranian Missiles in Iraq

The Issue Iran-backed militias within Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have acquired short-range ballistic missiles from Tehran, supplementing their existing arsenal of unguided rockets. These militias’ small, harassing rocket attacks…

Rockets Strike Iraq Oil Facilities

Rockets Strike Iraq Oil Facilities

On June 19, several rockets struck oil facilities near Basra in Southern Iraq. According to Iraqi security forces, the first Katyusha rocket struck the Iraqi Drilling Company’s headquarters in Basra,…