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Ismail Mohamed
We were besieged in Tabqa. The humanitarian situation was really bad. People are hungry and tired. Everyone is psychologically shattered, crushed. When we got on the water, riding the boat, we truly couldn't believe it, we were so happy. So we have opened a water corridor to rescue civilians, including via small boats and this ferry.feedback
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Apr 30 2017
“The Qatari hunters entered Iraq's territory in an official way, and they were granted visas. They should have been directly protected by the Ministry of Interior, but unfortunately, they were abducted.” said Haider al-Abadi speaking about Iraq. It’s one of the 1419 quotes about Iraq you can find on this page. 789 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Donald J. Trump, Barack Obama and George W. Bush. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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All quotes about Iraq

Masrour Barzani - United Nations Security Council

The nature of the fight against Isis will change into an intelligence war. Defeating Isis militarily deprives them of territory and prevents them attracting and recruiting foreign fighters. This in turn discourages foreign fighters from staying in the so-called Islamic State and they will eventually try to escape or surrender. However, the threat foreign fighters can still pose upon returning to their countries should not be underestimated.feedback

David M. Witty

The CTS has made enormous sacrifices since 2014, and many of the old hand are dead, killed in Anbar Province and elsewhere.feedback

Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi

If the city was empty of civilians, we could have been done with our mission a long time ago.feedback

Anwar al-Assi

It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields. The area is dense with reeds, which are good for hiding in.feedback

Mark Toner

These air strikes were not approved by the coalition and led to the unfortunate loss of life of our partner forces in the fight against ISIS that includes members of the Kurdish Peshmerga. We're cognizant of that and we're also cognizant of the threat that the PKK poses to Turkey. But again, the point … is that Turkey cannot pursue that fight at the expense of our common fight against the terrorists that threaten us all. And that obviously means ISIS.feedback

Kelly E. Magsamen

A conflict on the peninsula would be unlike anything we have seen in decades. North Korea is not a Syria, it's not an Iraq. The consequences could be extremely high.feedback

Azad Jelal

Three fighters from Isil were near the Peshmerga checkpoint in al-Rashad. They met some feral boars and the boars killed the three fighters. Some refugees saw the bodies on the edge of a farm when they were fleeing and they told us. A few days later Isil started to kill pigs around the area.feedback

Khaled Abboud

The sanctions are new attempts by the U.S. administration to put pressure on the Syrian state.feedback

Ahmad Jamal

Any operation that is carried out by the Turkish government without any co-ordination with the Iraqi government is totally rejected.feedback

Mark Toner

We are very concerned, deeply concerned, that Turkey conducted airstrikes earlier today in northern Syria as well as northern Iraq without proper co-ordination with either the United States or the broader global coalition to defeat ISIS. These airstrikes were not approved by the coalition and led to the unfortunate loss of life of our partner forces in the fight against ISIS that includes members of the Kurdish peshmerga.feedback

Dara al-Yaqoobi

We not only want to preserve the citadel but also revive it. Around 14 sites are ready for visits. More will come as this is a long-term plan.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

What this election needs is a new dimension where we put would be candidates and MPs under pressure to say are you going to back Brexit at any cost? This is something that is bigger than party allegiance in this particular election.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The central question of this election is less to do with who is Prime Minister and more to do with what is the nature of the mandate. In particular, because otherwise frankly this is a steamroller election, is it possible we can return as many members of Parliament as possible that are going to keep an open mind on this Brexit negotiation until they see the final terms.feedback

Tony Blair

What I'm advocating may mean that, it may mean Labour, it may mean people vote Tory. In every constituency if you care about this issue we are going to provide a sufficient amount of pressure that candidates are forced to say where they stand on this issue. I feel we are just allowing ourselves to be hijacked by what is actually a small group of people. Theresa May is very, solid, she's a decent person. I agree with a lot of what she says. But on this issue she is not reasonable. [Do you fancy going back into politics?] I've been over 30 years in politics. I've never known polls like this.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I think the leader of Isis not being around would be helpful and I'm no supporter or defender in any whatsoever of Isis, I'm sure you would concede, but I would also argue that the bombing campaign has killed a large number of civilians, many of whom were virtually prisoners of Isis, you have got to think about these things. At the end of the day the only solution in Syria is going to be a political one. There is no other way of getting it. There has to be a reconvening quickly of the Geneva process.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

I would say to President Trump, listen, it's in nobody's interest for this war to continue let';s get the Geneva process going quickly and in the meantime no more strikes, have the UN investigation into the war crime of the use of chemical weapons in Syria and take it on from there.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

What I would tell them is: give me the information you've got, tell me how accurate that is, tell me what you think can be achieved by this. Can I take you back to the whole point? What is the objective here? Is the objective to start more strikes which may kill many innocent people, as has happened? Or is the objective to get a political solution in Syria? My whole point would be: does this help to get a political solution in Syria and approach it from that position.feedback

Mohamed Ahmed Saleh

I just like to walk around holding it in my hand because I can.feedback

François Molins

He was not on the security watch list and had shown no signs of radicalisation despite his many years in prison.feedback

Faouzi Jaboudi

The first time we met at the guard's offices he didn't want to approach me. He hugged the warden there, who he knows very well and is used to. They told me that they love Tamim and feel for him because his parents aren't there.feedback

Mohammed Iqbel

ISIL works on three levels: short, medium and long term. In the short term, it worked on recruitment – getting young people to leave their country for Libya, and especially Syria and Iraq. After that, it was the departure of entire families.feedback

Marine Le Pen

We are suffering the consequences of a laxity that has continued for years.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I do not see a role in Libya, . I do see a role in getting rid of ISIS. We are being very effective in that regard, . It is a horrible thing to say, but we have no choice. We are effectively ridding the world of ISIS. I see that as a primary role, and that's what we are going to do, whether it is in Iraq or in Libya or anywhere else. That role will come to an end at a certain point, and we'll be able to go back home and rebuild our country, which is what I want to do.feedback

Haider al-Abadi

The Qatari hunters entered Iraq's territory in an official way, and they were granted visas. They should have been directly protected by the Ministry of Interior, but unfortunately, they were abducted.feedback

Omar Abu Layla

We are simple people, and they talked to us using religion. They are Islam ... But they don't know how to implement it. They take what they want from Islam.feedback

Omar Abu Layla

We don't talk or sit together. They come to see us with their weapons cocked.feedback

Ameen Mokdad

I want to take the opportunity to send a message to the world … that music is a beautiful thing.feedback

Ameen Mokdad

I will never forget June 10. It was the day music died. People always liked music but were afraid to acknowledge this because of them [Islamic State]. We opposed them and we risked death.feedback

Ammar Al Hakim

Given these sensitive circumstances, it is the right of Iraq to hope for an exemption by the other OPEC member states and have an opportunity to increase its production.feedback

Ali al-Moussawi

When a young man like me converts his car into a mobile library this deed will draw attention to and promote reading.feedback

Stephen D. Anthony - FBI

While we aggressively defend First Amendment rights, the individual arrested went far beyond free speech by reposting names and addresses of 100 U.S. service members, all with the intent to have them killed.feedback

Terrence J. McNeil

Now we have made it easy for you by giving you addresses, all you need to do is take the final step.feedback

Columb Strack

The capture of Deir el-Zour, the largest city in eastern Syria, could be a life-line for the group's governance project beyond the loss of Mosul and Raqqa.feedback

Steve Desch

Imagine a buoy bigger than a minivan, with a wind turbine on top. One device could pump up enough water to increase the thickness of the ice by one meter over an area one-tenth of a square kilometer. This is sort of Manhattan Project or Iraq War in scope, so it's not impossible if we make it a priority. If you want to reverse that situation, you want to do something big. It's not impossible. It's big, but it's not impossible.feedback

Lukas Rüttinger

Terrorist groups are increasingly using natural resources – such as water – as a weapon of war, controlling access to it, and further compounding, and exacerbating resource scarcities. The scarcer resources become, the more power is given to those who control them, especially in regions where people are particularly reliant on natural resources for their livelihoods.feedback

James Matthis

Climate change is impacting stability in areas of the world where our troops are operating today. It is appropriate for the combatant commands to incorporate drivers of instability that impact the security environment in their areas into their planning.feedback

Sherri Goodman

Climate is a threat multiplier because it aggravates others tensions and conflicts that already exist.feedback

Albert Skip Rizzo

We had been rolling through the country, liberating small towns [from the Iraqi opposition] and we reached Nasiriyah. We were really trying to close the distance to Baghdad. One unit would stay and hold the roadside while another unit rolled through to the next town.feedback

Zack Gold

This helps Islamic State in its economic warfare against the state.feedback

Salma Abdul-Karim

I love biographies because they tell you about the experiences a person went through so you can benefit from it.feedback

Jon Alterman

The Saudi concern is strategically Iran... The near-term Saudi concern is how they send a message to the Iranians in Yemen, and they would like full-throated American support. They would also like more American support in fighting terrorism in the Sinai peninsula and they like more American confidence that they are doing it the right way.feedback

Laurence Cornara

I have read the Qur'an, to try to understand, we are not going to make an analogy, but Daesh and all these people, they are monsters.feedback

Abdelaziz El Jahouari

It does not want to endorse criminal acts done in its name, but at the same time, at least in the face of a part of society, it feels it has to justify itself.feedback

Marwan Mohammed

Are terrorist acts going to have an effect in the polls?feedback

Marwan Mohammed

There is a French society that is fragile and has already struggled to be cohesive, and the attacks have reinforced these divisions.feedback

Lise Grande - United Nations

Civilians in Mosul face incredible, terrifying risks. They are being shot at, there are artillery barrages, families are running out of supplies, medicines are scarce and water is cut-off. Mosul has pushed us to our operational limits.feedback

Sara Umar

I'm very happy. It's better to go to school in the morning instead of staying at home.feedback

Umm Mohammed

The school has no running water and electricity. God willing, we will try to help the children and the pupils forget the suffering they have experienced.feedback

Mayser Suleyman Karim

It's good that I'm not married. But there are guys here who are married and have kids. Their situation is more difficult than mine. Now I'm ignoring everything that happens, no matter how small or big. Your mother or your father getting ill, things like that, I've seen worse than this.feedback

Mayser Suleyman Karim

It has been a long time now – 10 years. No, 11 years actually. I'm tired.feedback

John McCain

This guy [leader Kim Jong Un] in North Korea is not rational. His father and his grandfather were much more rational than he is. We've got to develop a strategy. There is still not an overall strategy that he can come to Congress and his advisers and say, okay, this is how we are going to handle Syria. Here's how we are going to handle post-Mosul Iraq. We've got to have a strategy and I'll give them some more time but so far that strategy is not apparent.feedback

Sherwan Mohammed Dhia

[Music] is so beautiful, it gives you hope. It gives you something to live for, so why would it be against religion? You can do whatever you want in music, and can be whoever you want. You can feel for the first time in Iraq that you're doing something, you are making a change.feedback

Sherwan Mohammed Dhia

I live and breathe music. It's my thing. Society enforces some difficulties, sometimes it may be fatal, but in general you can avoid these obstacles.feedback

Balqis Ahmed

Our school is different from other schools. Once you are inside, you will find another world, completely different than the world outside. You do not feel that you are chained, you forget the miseries we live with in this country.feedback

Zena Akram

About 1,000 children applied last year to join our school, but only 75 were accepted. People try everything to let their children join our school, but we accept only those who pass our [entrance] tests.feedback

Asawer Shamel

Ballet is a beautiful type of dancing. I feel like I'm a butterfly when I dance!feedback

Mass Taiseer

Dancing ballet is not haram. We are not doing something wrong, but some people think this way. I do not know what is wrong with their brains that drives them to say it is haram.feedback

Pope Francis

At this time support the efforts of those who are actively working to bring relief and comfort to civilians in Syria, the victim of a war that continues to sow horror and death. The latest despicable attack yesterday on fleeing refugees has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. Bring peace to all the Middle East, from the Holy Land to Iraq and Yemen as well.feedback

Issam al-Jibouri

We urge more efforts to reconstruct the bridges or bring larger boats.feedback

Sebastian Fiedler

Dortmund is known to suffer from a far-Right scene, so investigations have to be pursued in that direction as well.feedback

Boris Johnson

The Russians saved him. The Russians can help remove him, through a carefully supervised transition process that preserves key institutions of state – and usher in a stable and pluralist future for the country. We all know that we are a very long day's march from any large-scale deployment, any major western engagement in Syria. The lessons of the 2003 invasion of Iraq are painful, and they understandably affect politicians and public on both sides of the Atlantic.feedback

Rukmini Callimachi

It's absolutely impossible. Unless you're willing to court, you know, a real human catastrophe, you can't just bomb this place indiscriminately.feedback

Rukmini Callimachi

In all of the areas that I have visited, ISIS dug a complicated network of tunnels. And so what they're able to do is they retreat inside the tunnels. And then from there, they're able to send a drone up into the air. So they're completely protected and unseen from our surveillance. And yet, they're able to see. So what they suspect is happening is that the drone is sent out to collect information to identify the location of where the enemy troops are. And then from there, they're able to pinpoint that place and then start aiming mortars at it as well as aiming munitions from the drone itself.feedback

Mohammad Shahzadah

The earth felt like a boat in a storm. I thought my house was being bombed. Last year a drone strike targeted a house next to mine, but this time it felt like the heavens were falling. The children and women were very scared.feedback

Dawlat Waziri

No civilian has been hurt and only the base which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the province, was destroyed. The ground forces could not do it, so the Americans bombed the area.feedback

Ahmad Jawid Salim

But because the posts and havens of I.S. were very strong, it was decided to use this big bomb. We were getting reports minute by minute, and we were aware that the bomb would drop in 30 and then 20 seconds.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I don't know if this sends a message; it doesn't make any difference if it does or does not. This was another very, very successful mission.feedback

Emily Winterbotham

Afghanistan was not really on the agenda during Donald Trump's presidential campaign, but ISIS was. Clearly Trump has decided that ISIS – whether it is in Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan – is something he is going after.feedback

Marcel Dirsus

There won't be a European Army anytime soon, if ever. Foreign and defense policy are at the core of national sovereignty [and] European states often disagree vehemently when it comes to the use of force. The Iraq War is an obvious example. What would a European Army do if some countries want to use force and others do not?feedback

Mohammad Radmanesh

We will use whatever force that is available to us. And with the maximum amount of caution so that we don't cause civilian casualties.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It was really another successful job, we are very proud of our military. We are so proud of our military, it was another successful event. Everybody knows exactly what happened, what I do is I authorise our military. We have the greatest military in the world, they've done a job, as usual, so we have given them total authorisation and that's what they're doing, and frankly, that's why they've been so successful lately. If you look at what's happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really to what's happened over the last eight years, you'll see that there's a tremendous difference.feedback

Abdulaziz Kamilov

During the time he spent abroad, he was recruited by emissaries of international terror organization Islamic State. According to the information available, he actively encouraged his fellow nationals to travel to Syria and to fight alongside Islamic State. He repeatedly sent propagandist videos with terror content to his relatives and other contacts in Uzbekistan, trying to induce them to commit acts of violence against representatives of public authority, leadership and law enforcement of Uzbekistan.feedback

Naweed Shinwari

A basic tenet of international humanitarian law is the principle of distinction. You're supposed to know what you're hitting, and it's not clear that any such targeting is possible with the MOAB.feedback

Baaz Jan

We don't know who was killed yesterday or this morning. But there is confusion and fear in the radio chats we are intercepting. There is limited communication among Isis fighters.feedback

Javid Kohistani

Isis has killed thousands of innocent Iraqis and Syrians. Why are they not dropping the bomb there? Why use it in Nangarhar?feedback

Sean Spicer

The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group, we must deny then operations space, which we did.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I don't know if this sends a message. It doesn't make any difference if it does or not. North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of. I have great confidence that China will properly deal with North Korea. If they are unable to do so, the U.S., with its allies, will! U.S.A. We are sending an armada, very powerful. We have submarines, very powerful, far more powerful than the aircraft carrier, that I can tell you. And we have the best military people on Earth. And I will say this. He is doing the wrong thing ... He's making a big mistake.feedback