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5/22/2019 BasNews Bomb Blast Kills One in Mosul Iraqi northern city of Mosul was rocked by another bombing on Wednesday, by which at least one civilian was killed. The bombing took place in al-Shoura district, south of Mosul, a source told Dijla News. It was carried out via an improvised explosive device (IED) left on a street. http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/iraq/522582
5/22/2019 ToloNews Daesh Threats In Afghanistan Growing Bigger: US Intelligence US intelligence report indicates that Daesh threats in Afghanistan will get dangerous, especially in the eastern Kunar province. According to US intelligence report, the number of Daesh’s Khorasan branch has reached to over 5,000 fighters in Afghanistan. “Newly unclassified intelligence suggests IS-Khorasan, as the group is known, is growing both in numbers and ambition, now” boasting as many as 5,000 fighters — nearly five times as many as estimates from last year — while turning its focus to bigger and more spectacular attack,” reveals the US intelligence report https://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/daesh-threats-afghanistan-growing-bigger-us-intelligence
5/22/2019 1tvnews Several killed in Ghazni car bomb blast An explosion went off in Afghanistan's central-eastern Ghazni province on Wednesday, killing at least four people. The blast happened near the office of Provincial Reconstruction Team in the provincial capital city. Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for Interior Ministry, said that security forces tried to stop the explosive-laden vehicle including by targeting the vehicle's tyres. They eventually destroyed it by hitting it with rocket, he said. http://www.1tvnews.af/en/news/afghanistan/38296-breaking--humvee-bomb-explodes-in-ghazni
5/21/2019 KP Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Wardak air, ground operations The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces carried out a series of operations with the support of air power in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan inflicting heavy casualties on Taliban militants, the informed military sources said Tuesday. “An Afghan special forces raid to disrupt Taliban use of Nerkh district as a high profile attack staging area resulted in 16 Taliban fighters killed, 13 detained and a weapons cache destroyed,” the sources said. https://www.khaama.com/taliban-militants-suffer-heavy-casualties-in-wardak-air-ground-operations-03438/
5/21/2019 KP Explosion rips through the vehicle of Taliban shadow judge in Kunduz province An explosion ripped through the vehicle of Taliban shadow judge in northern Kunduz province leaving at least one dead and another wounded. The 217th Pamir Corps in a statement said the incident took place Tabra Kush area of the province targeting the vechile of Mawlavi Ezatullah, the shadow judge of Taliban in Kunduz. https://www.khaama.com/explosion-rips-through-the-vehicle-of-taliban-shadow-judge-in-kunduz-province-03441/
5/21/2019 IraqiNews 2 bombs explode inside Muqdadiyah Police Chief’s garage in Diyala A security source informed, on Tuesday, that two bombs exploded inside the garage of Muqdadiyah Police Chief’s house, in Diyala Province. No casualties were reported. The source said in a press statement that two explosive devices, emplaced inside the garage of Muqdadiyah Police Chief’s house, in Sariha area, exploded. https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/2-bombs-explode-inside-muqdadiyah-police-chiefs-garage-in-diyala/
5/21/2019 Reuters Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help “halt tension” amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday. He said there were no Iraqi groups that wanted to push towards a war, two days after a rocket fired in Baghdad landed close to the U.S. embassy. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-iraq/iraq-sending-teams-to-tehran-washington-to-calm-tensions-prime-minister-idUSKCN1SR1DV?rpc=401&
5/21/2019 Reuters Iraq's racy TV in Ramadan revives an industry - and draws censure On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor, in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraq’s entertainment industry. Filmed in Iraq where the entertainment industry has been battered by conflict, “The Hotel” unfolds in a run-down hostel owned by a novelist who records the lives of his guests as they struggle against violence or become caught up in romance. https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-religion-ramadan-iraq/iraqs-racy-tv-in-ramadan-revives-an-industry-and-draws-censure-idUKKCN1SR1SO
5/21/2019 usip After ISIS, Stability in Iraq Requires Addressing its Fragility It’s been more than a year since the territorial defeat of ISIS in Iraq, and the country has since made notable progress on several fronts, as I saw on a recent trip to Iraq. Concrete barriers known as t-walls are being removed from the streets, relations between Baghdad and Erbil have improved, and a more vibrant air permeates the streets of Baghdad. The peaceful election held last year was the fourth since 2005, marking an important milestone, with the formation of the new government almost complete. https://www.usip.org/blog/2019/05/after-isis-stability-iraq-requires-addressing-its-fragility
5/21/2019 IraqiNews Mass grave of Islamic State victims found in Iraq’s Mosul Iraqi security forces found on Tuesday a new mass grave of Islamic State victims in Mosul city, which once hosted the group’s self-proclaimed “caliphate”. A security source told the National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) that a mass grave containing remains of 37 people was found in Ayn al-Tamr city in western Mosul. https://www.iraqinews.com/iraq-war/mass-grave-of-islamic-state-victims-found-in-iraqs-mosul/