Iraq Situation Report: November 9-17, 2016

November 17, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

ISIS escalated its execution campaign in and around Mosul while reactivating networks in Anbar.

Iraq Situation Report: November 2-8, 2016

November 8, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

ISIS is attacking various locations and forces in Iraq in order to find and exploit a seam that can unravel the anti-ISIS Coalition.

Iraq Situation Report: October 12-17, 2016

October 17, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the launch of operations to retake Ninewa Province and Mosul from ISIS at dawn on October 17.

Iraq Launches the Campaign for Mosul

October 17, 2016 - Patrick Martin

Iraqi and regional actors are preparing to assist with or spoil the Iraqi Security Forces’ (ISF) operation to retake Mosul and its environs from ISIS. Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced the start of operations to retake the city on October 17.

Iraq Situation Report: October 4-11, 2016

October 12, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

Former PM Nouri al-Maliki continues to shape the political landscape in Iraq. Turkish President Recep Erdogan and PM Abadi traded bombastic rhetoric over Turkish force presence northeast of Mosul.

Iraq Situation Report: September 20 - October 3, 2016

October 4, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have finalized conditions to begin the push north towards Mosul and its environs.

Iraq Situation Report: September 7-19, 2016

September 19, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

Security forces are overextended across Iraq due to increased ISIS attacks and provincial security issues.

Iraq Situation Report: August 31-September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

Iraqi Kurdish parties fractured over the impending no-confidence vote against Kurdish Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari. Meanwhile, the National Alliance, the pan-Shi’a bloc in the CoR, selected Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) leader Ammar al-Hakim as its new chairman on September 5.

Iraq Situation Report: August 23-30, 2016

August 30, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

The Council of Representatives (CoR) dismissed Sunni Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi on August 25, complicating the success of anti-ISIS operations and Sunni reconciliation efforts.

ISW Tracking of Iraq’s 2016 Political Crisis

August 25, 2016 - John Lawrence

Updated on August 25: Iraq’s Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and his entire cabinet are at risk of a no-confidence vote following Parliament’s ouster of Sunni Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi. This page provides a comprehensive collection of ISW reporting and analysis of this political crisis, which ISW has covered since it began.