$1,000.00 note confirmed…?

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Iraq new 1,000-dinar

Oct 05, 2014 10:53 AM Category: Middle East

1,000 dinars, (2013/AH1435). Like CBI B49, but new date, smaller signature, and three intaglio circles at upper left front for the sight impaired.

This is the first confirmed denomination in a revised family reported back in April 2014.

Courtesy of Jürg Rindlisbacher and Sejin Ahn.



  Federal Council of Ministers will discuss the financial budget next Thursday

4:12: 10/05/2014

Khandan -ali Naji

Minister of Science and Technology in the Federal Government Fares Jeju, the Council of Ministers will be held next Thursday session to discuss and debate the federal budget for fiscal 2014.

The Jeju in an exclusive statement to “Khandan” that “the last meeting of the Council of Ministers has seen discussing the rules of procedure of the Council and the security situation in Iraq and developments,” noting that “the meeting did not witness the budget discussion of the need to reports from the Ministry of Finance around.”

He added that the Jeju Council of Ministers will be held next Thursday session will be one of the paragraphs discuss the investment and operational budget and the salaries of staff of the Kurdistan region, adding that there are other paragraphs will be discussed which is related to supporting displaced and displaced persons and imports of oil and support the security forces and armed.


Abadi calls for “unity” .. and vows to “bright era”

2014/10/4 01:34:38 ​​PM


Called on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Saturday, politicians to “unity”, with the promise to “do everything in his power to be the next period is shining.”

Haidar al-Abadi, said in a statement issued by his office, “While we congratulate the Iraqi people of the Eid al-Adha re God to everyone in Yemen and blessings, we call on all the political partners to the unity of the floor,

and the promotion of national unity in order to fight the enemy and win the battle and that the lives of our people’s security and safety and the well-being and prosperity. ”

He added Abadi that “what we are working on reforms in order that the country is well on track, and build a state of institutions,” stressing that “dark forces do not want Iraq to stand up and let us unite and close ranks in order to secure Iraq free from terrorism and sumptuously sons rewards.”

He pledged Abadi, the Iraqi people “to do everything in our power to be the next period bright and witnessing and a quantum leap in the areas of security and services,

the economy and other sectors,” on condition that “the cooperation of the political blocs to implement what is planned by us and what we announced in our government.”

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U.S. helicopters return to combat in Iraq

File photo of a US Army AH-64 Apache helicopter taking part in a live-fire exercise.

© Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters File photo of a US Army AH-64 Apache helicopter taking part in a live-fire exercise.IRBIL, Iraq — The United States sent helicopters into combat against Islamic State targets west of Baghdad on Sunday, the first time low-flying Army aircraft have been committed to fighting in an engagement that the Obama administration officials has promised would not include “boots on the ground.”

The U.S. Central Command, in a statement about U.S. activities against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, provided few specifics about the helicopters. They were probably AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, which were deployed to Baghdad International Airport in June to provide protection for U.S. military and diplomatic facilities.

Until Sunday, U.S. airstrikes in Iraq have been limited to fast-moving Air Force and Navy fighter aircraft and drones. But the use of the relatively slow-flying helicopters represents an escalation of American military involvement and is a sign that the security situation in Iraq’s Anbar province is deteriorating. Last week, the Islamic State militants overran numerous Iraqi bases and towns and were becoming a widespread presence in Abu Ghraib, the last major town outside of Baghdad’s western suburbs.

Jeffrey White, a former senior Defense Intelligence Agency analyst who closely follows developments in Iraq, said the use of helicopter gunships by the United States means that U.S. troops effectively are now directly involved in ground battles.

“It’s definitely boots in the air. This is combat, assuming U.S. Army guys were flying the helicopters,” said White, a defense fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a center-right policy institute. “Using helicopter gunships in combat operations means those forces are in combat.”

Moreover, the Obama administration’s decision to authorize the use of U.S. helicopter gunships indicates that nearly two months of U.S.-led airstrikes by fixed-wing fighters and bombers have failed to stop the Islamic State from massing ground troops and launching offensive operations, he said.

“It means however we were applying air power previously didn’t work to stop them from putting together offensive actions. One of the hopes was that using air power would impede them from using offensive operations,” White said. “But apparently, they have been successful in doing that despite the airstrikes.”

At the time the Apache squadron was deployed to Iraq, Pentagon officials said the aircraft would be used to protect American military and diplomatic facilities at the airport and the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

But the advance by the Islamic State into the Abu Ghraib area just outside the airport complex threatens to put the militants within rocket and artillery range of the facility, which houses hundreds of U.S. military advisers and a joint operations center. Any sustained shelling would likely force the airport to close, posing a hazard not only to American troops working in the joint operations center, but also to plans to evacuate U.S. diplomatic personnel.

Although the administration has repeatedly said that no “ground forces” would be used in the fight against the Islamic State, the use of the AH-64 represents a blurring of that promise.

The helicopters carry two-man crews and, with their missiles and powerful cannons, increase the amount and accuracy of the firepower that the U.S. military can bring to bear against the Islamic State in support of Iraqi ground troops. But because helicopters fly relatively “low and slow,” the Obama administration is taking on greater risk in terms of exposing U.S. forces to casualties, White said.

“The Iraqi air force just lost a brand new Russian helicopter (to Islamic State ground fire). So it’s significantly higher risk for whoever is flying the mission,” White said. “It’s certainly crossing another threshold. The U.S. is conducting strikes that are directly involved in combat.”

In its announcement, Central Command said the U.S. had employed “bomber, fighter and helicopter aircraft” to attack six targets northeast of Fallujah and southeast of Hit, both Islamic State-occupied towns in Anbar. It also said an Islamic State Humvee had been destroyed northeast of Sinjar, in northern Iraq.

In Syria, the Central Command said, U.S. aircraft struck Islamic State positions described as northwest of Mayadin and northwest of Raqqa.

(Prothero is a McClatchy special correspondent. Landay reported from Washington.)


Barzani: We will support the federal government and we have a desire to address the problems through dialogue

نيجيرفان بارزاني : سندعم الحكومة الاتحادية ولدينا الرغبة في معالجة المشاكل عبر الحوار
Barzani: We will support the federal government and we have a desire to address the problems through dialogue

October 5, 2014 20:01

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barzani support the region and to participate in the federal government, again, “the desire of the region in dealing with all the problems with the center through dialogue and understanding.”

A statement by the provincial government announced today that “Barzani and Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, received yesterday evening Liliana Blaomen Development Minister and trade cooperation outside the Netherlands and her accompanying delegation.”

“And she expressed Dutch pleased to visit the Kurdistan region, and talked at the same time for field visits to camps for displaced people in order to look closely at their situation, and expressed gratitude to the government of the Kurdistan region, and praised their efforts to alleviate the suffering of these people and help them, and renewed emphasis on continuing her country in the provision of humanitarian aid to the displaced in the Kurdistan region. “

For his part, highlighted Prime Zra Kurdistan region, according to the statement, “light on the situation of the displaced and the size of their suffering, especially with the imminent winter, and reiterated that the people and the Kurdistan Regional Government will spare no effort in providing what they can to help the displaced and refugees, but the huge numbers of displaced people and the scale of the crisis it was much more than the capacity of the Government of the region, so the Iraqi government and the international community to intervene better in this case and relief to the displaced and to help the Kurdistan region. “

The statement said that “Barzani expressed his thanks and gratitude to the Dutch government to help the region, calling for continuing to support the Kurdistan Region in terms of humanitarian assistance to the displaced and the military also in support of the Peshmerga forces, which responded to terrorism with honor.”

He continued, “The two sides traded the political process in Iraq, and stressed the need to form a government in Baghdad that includes all the components in the country and address the problems.”
In this regard, new Barzani that “the Kurdistan region will support and participate in the federal government, and has the desire to address all the problems through dialogue and understanding.”

For its part, commended the minister Dutch according to the statement on “position and strategy of the Kurdistan region, and highlighted the decision of the parliament and the country’s government to help the Kurdistan region, stressing that the Netherlands continues to support and assist the Kurdistan region, also expressed her happiness at the level of cooperation and coordination of humanitarian and military between the Kurdistan Regional Government and institutions and international agencies, which hurt service displaced persons and refugees better. “

A security source: the security forces achieved great victories in Tuz Khurmatu and country, Anbar and Dhuluiya and south of Baghdad

مصدر امني : القوات الامنية تحقق انتصارات كبيرة في طوز خرماتو وبلد والانبار والضلوعية وجنوب بغداد
A security source: the security forces achieved great victories in Tuz Khurmatu and country, Anbar and Dhuluiya and south of Baghdad

October 3, 2014 15:58

Iraqi security forces have achieved major victories on Daash terrorist gangs in a number of areas that were under the control of these gangs.

A security source said that the great victories achieved at the hands of security forces in the areas of Tuz Khurmatu and the country, Anbar and Dhuluiya and south of Baghdad and other areas.

He said there was significant progress achieved in a number of areas, our security forces and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy and is progressing ahead of the liberalization of the rest of the territory of Conception Daash terrorist.

He noted that the new strategy followed by the general commander of the armed forces and the changes that the oldest in the security system and contributed significantly in achieving these victories


Government army withdraws from all districts of gray

الجيش الحكومي ينسحب من جميع أحياء الرمادي

Government army withdraws from all districts of gray

Sources press for the withdrawal of government troops from all over the city of Ramadi, and the concentration of headquarters operations in Anbar province north of the city.


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