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    Iraqi PM deploys security forces in Baghdad after threats from militiaSaturday 26 December 2020

    Iraqi PM deploys security forces in Baghdad after threats from militia

    In response to threats from militias that they would attack the security forces in Baghdad, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi deployed the security forces in large numbers in the Iraqi capital late on Friday night, December 25, warning that the government was ready for a decisive confrontation if necessary.

    PKK remains thorn in side of Turkish-Iraqi relations / Fehim TastekinFriday 25 December 2020

    PKK remains thorn in side of Turkish-Iraqi relations / Fehim Tastekin

    The Iraqi government needs Turkey to counterbalance Iran and help alleviate Baghdad's economic problems, but the Kurdish issue, which has long strained bilateral ties, might further snag progress in economic and strategic projects.