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9/25/2020 ShafaqNews COVID-19. 4593 new cases and 68 fatalities in Iraq today The Ministry of Health and Environment registered on Friday 4593 new cases, 4505 recoveries, and 68 fatalities of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours. The ministry said in a statement the total number of confirmed cases has reached 341699, including 59566 inpatients and 553 ICU patients. The death toll has reached 8867. https://www.shafaaq.com/en/Iraq-News/COVID-19-4593-new-cases-and-68-fatalities-in-Iraq-today
9/25/2020 Al-Monitor US shakes up Iraqi factions with reported warning on militias As the attacks against US and other foreign missions and bases in Iraq continue, the United States is warning the Iraqi government that it will take action against the militias involved in the attacks if it fails to do so itself. A source attending a meeting called by Iraqi President Barham Salih, attended by many Iraqi political and faction leaders, told Al-Monitor that Salih told the participants that he had received a letter from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warning Iraq that if the attacks against the United States do not stop, it will close its embassy in Baghdad and target all involved militias without distinction. https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/09/iraq-baghdad-us-embassy-pmu-iran.html
9/25/2020 ariananews Two people killed in shooting at wedding party in Kabul At least two people killed as the result of a shooting at a wedding party in Kabul city on Friday night, police confirmed. Kabul said in a statement that the incident took place at a wedding hall PD^15 of the city. Tariq Arian, spokesman for the Interior Ministry said that the incident happened over personal disputes. https://ariananews.af/two-people-killed-in-shooting-at-wedding-party-in-kabul/
9/25/2020 AA 68 Taliban killed as violence flares up in Afghanistan Violence erupted in Afghanistan on Thursday as members of the country's security forces killed at least 68 Taliban insurgents attempting to overrun the police headquarters of a district in the eastern Paktika province, an official confirmed. The spokesman for the police headquarters, Shah Mohammad, told Anadolu Agency that the Taliban had staged coordinated assaults on the Waza Khwa district police headquarters. https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/68-taliban-killed-as-violence-flares-up-in-afghanistan/1984548
9/23/2020 ariananews Taliban kill 28 policemen after calling for them to surrender Uruzgan officials have confirmed 28 Afghan National Defense and Security Force (ANDSF) members have been killed in a raid by the Taliban. Zargoi Ebadi, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the security situation has deteriorated rapidly recently resulting in ANDSF troops withdrawing from some checkposts while other checkposts were besieged by the Taliban. https://ariananews.af/taliban-kill-28-policemen-after-calling-for-them-to-surrender/
9/23/2020 ariananews Taliban seize Murghab district in Ghor province As the Afghan negotiating team prepares for upcoming peace talks in Doha, the Taliban on Monday seized control of the center of Murghab district, in Ghor province. A security source told Ariana News that fierce clashes broke out between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban after insurgents attacked the district center from several directions early Monday morning. https://ariananews.af/murghab-district-in-ghor-collapses-to-taliban/
9/21/2020 Kurdistan24 Iraq records 64 deaths and over 3,400 new infections Iraq's Ministry of Health and Environment on Sunday announced 3,438 new coronavirus infections and 64 deaths due to the disease over the past 24 hours. The health ministry said in a statement that it had conducted 18,064 tests in the past 24 hours, making for more than two million such tests since the pandemic hit Iraq. According to the health ministry's figures, the total number of infections in Iraq reached 319,035, including 253,591 recoveries and 8,555 deaths. https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/7b2cf805-112e-414b-8277-e7fb83bb3555
9/21/2020 aawsat Iraqi Security Forces Arrest ISIS Commander in Baghdad An ISIS commander has been arrested by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad following an operation to determine the whereabouts of the militant who has been recently granted a high-ranking position in the organization. The Security Media Cell issued a statement announcing that the Baghdad Security Department set several ambushes that resulted in the arrest of the extremist upon his return from the northern governorates. https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/2520271/iraqi-security-forces-arrest-isis-commander-baghdad
9/21/2020 PrensaLatina Iraqi security forces search for perpetrators of airport bombing Iraqi security forces are searching for perpetrators of a rocket attack near the Baghdad international airport on Sunday night. Experts determined that it was a Katyusha projectile, and due to its trajectory, it was launched from the city of Abu Ghraib, 40 kilometers west of this capital. No casualties were reported. The airport hosts a US military base and the Diplomatic Support Center of Baghdad, a branch of the US Embassy, which has been the target of several bombings. https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=59972&SEO=iraqi-security-forces-search-for-perpetrators-of-airport-bombing
9/21/2020 Afghanistantimes 98 civilians dead in Afghanistan as war escalates Afghanistan’s war is intensifying amid increased Taliban’s countrywide hostilities as the government and militants tussle in Qatar peace talks for a political settlement to end the conflict. Terrorist attacks and roadside bombings have been increasingly rampant in Nangarhar, Takhar, Kapisa, Badghis, Paktia, Paktika, Uruzgan, Kunduz, Maidan Wardak, Kandahar, Ghazni, Kabul and Bamyan provinces, exacerbating civilian casualties. http://www.afghanistantimes.af/98-civilians-dead-in-afghanistan-as-war-escalates/