Abadi and Davutoglu agree to intensify official visits between the two countries

11:15: 10/06/2014

Khandan – eating Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu, another situation in the region in a telephone conversation took place between them, on Monday evening. Informed sources said the prime minister of Turkey, that the parties agreed during a call on the need to intensify official visits between the two countries on various levels, pointing out that the level and timing of these visits, which will be announced in the coming days. , and Turkish Prime Minister expressed the hope in the return of stability to Iraq, because of the stability of the situation in Turkey, according to the same sources. (AA)

Abadi tends to reduce the ranks of officers who give them arranged Maliki does not deserve

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06-10-2014 07:48 PM

A source familiar with the National Alliance, announced today that the Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haider Abadi, a request from the Department of Defense to prepare lists of officers and rank and their positions which they occupy, as requested by identifying Rank owed to the officer, according to the system of military service and retirement, and not given to him in accordance with the orders of the Secretary of Defense or the commander former General Nuri al-Maliki.

The source pointed out that the command Abadi includes all officers, including retiring eight years ago to date, it also includes officers Referred to the circle of warriors, or who are under the command of the Commander in Chief.

The source revealed that it also includes the officers of the Ministry of the Interior, or participating teams to work in other security institutions Kmscharia national security and national intelligence service and military attaches abroad.

The request comes Abadi this as a prelude to re-officers to the ranks of the real according to their entitlement career, having inflated numbers who hold ranks high, and they are now a burden on the military and security institutions for their incompetence and rampant corruption in their ranks, but Causing setbacks security and military rash.

It is noteworthy that the number of people who have arranged a team and a brigade of the Iraqi army, exceed the number of Mthelaúhm in the armies of NATO and American military combined!

Abadi battle begins dismantling the authority of al-Maliki

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Iraqi Prime Minister orders probe with dozens of officers loyal to his predecessor and other referral for retirement and to prevent his relatives from entering the secretariat of the government.
Iraqi political sources said, that the prime minister, Haydar al-Abadi, the face of an order of the Ministry of Defense, requires the preparation of lists of names and ranks and salaries and ill-ranking officers who were appointed by his predecessor as prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, as well as military positions they occupy. explained a source close to the prime minister, In an exclusive interview for “toss” that a special committee in the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, will determine the ranks due to the officer, according to the system of service and retirement force in the Ministry of Defense, and not according to the ranks given the orders of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. added the source, that is al-Abadi, released in his capacity as Commander-in Muslhh.oeshml all officers, current and former, including retired eight years ago, a period of my mandate, Nuri al-Maliki, also includes the command officers referred to the Department of Veterans, and those who were under the command of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. included orders Abadi, reducing Order officers, belonging to the Ministry of the Interior, and the participating teams to institutions other security, including the chancellorship of national security, intelligence and military attaches abroad. learned “toss” from parliamentary sources, that the intention of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, tend to re-officers who give them the Maliki ranks supreme appointed in sites military and security sensitive, to the ranks of the real according to their entitlement career, as a prelude to ending the control of the joints Amoosstin military and security. says Brigadier Rauf Ahmed Almamori, “after that swelled the numbers of officers who hold ranks high, especially of the Ministry of Defense, have become a burden on the Iraqi army, and due to lack of availability conditions and requirements of the military command of these officers and the rampant corruption in the ranks, where some of these senior officers, to sell positions and the appointment of Associate of the military institution and security to meet bribes and payments may sometimes up to 30 thousand dollars. adds Almamori in an exclusive interview for “toss” that the lack of experience of these officers and the lack of commitment, have caused setbacks security and military defeats and again, in front of the organization “Daash” extremist. According to a parliamentary source said in an interview to the correspondent network toss news, that leaner and intersections in the making, hit two institutions Alomnatin, Defense and Interior.explained the source, who belongs to the Alliance bloc “Shiite” The number of commanders and senior officers in the Establishments military and Iraqi security forces, arrived in the era of Nuri al-Maliki, to numbers unprecedented, adding that the number of officers who hold the rank of lieutenant and a brigade of the Iraqi army, than their peers in the armies of NATO and American military combined. complained leaders of the military field, the overlap and intersection in security decisions, which they received on the battlefield against the extremists belonging to the organization “Islamic state.” and Iraqi military sources said, in a press statement, “The problem faced by regular military forces are multiple sources of the decision because of the multiple identities of devices and configurations fighting where it mixes militias with volunteers who responded to the advisory opinion of the Shiite fighting against Daash. ” and sees a security analyst, Khalil Mohammed torment, that the case of lack of discipline and multiple loyalties and military leaders have become confuse a lot of military plans, against “Daash” and cause casualties of volunteers The Iraqi military. adds torment, that the biggest problem faced Iraqi security institutions in the era of Nuri al-Maliki, is the integration of the militias within the institutions of military and security, and the granting of elements Mlaxiaoah ranks high leadership, what position to control the security decisions. Reports from inside the Green Zone in Baghdad, that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, issued an injunction prohibiting the son of al-Maliki, Ahmed Nouri al-Maliki, from entering the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, as well as smelting al-Maliki, which is nicknamed “Abu Rehab,” which says Iraqi security sources that he was signing the orders to movements of pieces of military, under the name of “Abu Rehab” Miben size of the intervention and control of the security decisions, in the era of Nuri al-Maliki. spoke to media reports on the transfer of more than 100 Iraqi officer to retire, mostly ranking military high, and the investigation with about 23 others in positions of military and sensitive security, all of whom are accused of failing The non-implementation of the orders, Mazbb military setbacks, enabled the organization “Daash” control over Iraqi provinces complete.

The Trade Bank of Iraq has issued Letters of Credit totaling over US$ 1 Billion to 39 countries.

Not sure what this is about….
any big brains have any ideas?

The JPMorgan Consortium
The operating consortium banks are providing expertise, systems and back office support to the Trade Bank of
Iraq. All transactions originated or destined for Iraq are routed through one of the operating consortium banks.
The consortium banks will liaise closely with Trade Bank of Iraq and Iraqi importers and exporters.
Operating Consortium Banks Consortium Participating Banks
JPMorgan Chase Bank (Coordinator) Akbank TAS
Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. Bank of China
Bank Millennium SA The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Ltd.
National Bank of Kuwait SAK Bayerische Hypo und Vereinsbank A.G.
Standard Chartered Bank PLC Calyon (formerly Credit Lyonnais)
Development Bank of Singapore
ING Bank
Millennium BCP
Royal Bank of Canada
Gruppo SanPaolo IMI SpA
Standard Bank Group Limited
Woori Bank

http://trade.gov/static/doc_iraq_tbifacts.asp

How can US cut off ISIS funding?

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How can US cut off ISIS funding?

Erin Burnett OutFront|Added on October 6, 2014Juan Zarate and Elizabeth Rosenberg Discusses what the US is doing to try and cut off ISIS ‘from its Funding.

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Pentagon admits that attack helicopters, which Isis militants can easily strike with weapons stolen from the Iraqi army, have joined assault

An Apache attack helicopter, which can sometimes fly as low as 150 feet about the ground, a range which makes it vulnerable to fire from militants. Photograph: HO / REUTERS
The US military is flying Apache helicopters against Islamic State rebels in Iraq for the first time, exposing US troops to greater risk from ground fire as they help Iraqi forces battle the Islamist group that has overrun parts of the country.

US troops flew helicopters against Islamic State fighters on Sunday and again on Monday as they struck at mortar teams and other units near Fallujah, said a spokesman for Central Command, which is responsible for US forces in the Middle East.

“This was the first time rotary wing aircraft were used in coordination with and in support of ISF [Iraqi Security Force] operations,” army major Curtis Kellogg said in an email. “The Iraqi government asked for support with this capability near Fallujah to push back [Islamic State].”

US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the helicopters that were used were Apache attack helicopters.

Christopher Harmer, a former navy aviator who is now an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War thinktank, said this was a significant escalation in the level of risk being taken by US troops assisting the Iraqi military.

“Fixed-wing aircraft flying at 30,000 feet are completely immune from the type of weapons that Islamic State fighters have, but a helicopter is not,” Harmer said.

“When you’re flying a helicopter 150 feet above the ground, that helicopter can be shot with a rocket-propelled grenade or a heavy machine gun … so yes, it is much more dangerous,” he added.

Army colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the decision to use helicopters was taken because of the nature of the targets, but he did not offer details on who made the decision.

Harmer said helicopters would be much more effective at supporting Iraqi ground troops directly engaged in combat with Islamic State fighters because they fly lower and more slowly and are more capable of identifying individual targets.

“If you’ve got Iraqi army fighting against Islamic State fighters, it’s much better to have helicopters supporting the Iraqi army than fixed-wing aircraft,” he said.
Warren said the military considered the risk of flying helicopters before deploying them. The military conducts “risk assessments with every single operation we execute and in this case the decision was made that that platform was the appropriate platform for the target set”, he said.

Central Command said in a release on Sunday that US forces conducted four strikes northeast of Fallujah, hitting two mortar teams, a large ISIL unit and two small ISIL units. It said in a release on Monday that two strikes northeast of Fallujah destroyed two mortar placements and an Islamic State bunker.

It was not clear from the Central Command statement whether all or only some of these strikes were conducted from US helicopters.

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Abadi prevents the son of an official “too big” to enter the Green Zone for embezzling three billion dollars!

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07-10-2014 01:45 AM
A source familiar with from within the prime minister, said Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi began a campaign to purge state institutions of suspicious transactions associated with men of the previous stage, or their children, and cost the state treasury billions of dollars.
The source, who is familiar with the nearby office Abadi in an interview seen by the ‘News Agency’ to ‘political blocs, especially the Iraqi public will be surprised important decisions related to political reform and anti-corruption’, adding that ‘solution Office of the Adjutant General of the Armed Forces, which was the number of its members 500 officer and member accompanied referral of all the money allocated to him which is more than half a billion dollars to the state budget where it was kept only 35 element between an officer and a member of the conduct of the military operation in all fronts of fighting against Daash addition to adjust the frequency of the issue of security in the framework of institutionalized after the dissolution of the Office of the Commander in Chief. ‘
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Erbil, Baghdad Strengthen Ties in face of IS 06 October 2014

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Erbil, Baghdad Strengthen Ties in face of IS

By Mustafa al-Kadhimi for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.
Erbil, Baghdad Strengthen Ties in face of Islamic State
It was never impossible to repair the long-strained relationship between the Baghdad and Erbil governments. Compromise had always been available to both parties.
In light of the current threatening situation and the challenges facing Iraq, such solutions are finally helping to put relations between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Baghdad-based Iraqi central government back on track.
The Kurds have welcomed decisions by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to release money to pay the salaries of KRG employees, to de-escalate tensions with Erbil and to pledge to work on permanent solutions to crises.
There have been significant differences between the two sides for a number of years, but these now appear to be dissipating as the forces of the Islamic State (IS) approach the outskirts of Baghdad and Erbil. This mutual threat has prompted the involved parties to re-evaluate their positions to ensure they can respond to this danger.
When IS took Mosul in June, influential political actors, some of them close to the former government of Nouri al-Maliki, tried to take advantage of the crisis to sever relations between Arabs and Kurds, promoting the idea that Mosul had been invaded with the blessings of the Kurdistan region.
Meanwhile, parties in Iraqi Kurdistan tried to take advantage of the IS threat by advocating the declaration of a “state,” believing at the time that IS would only pose a threat to Baghdad.
The truth is that IS’ advances did not represent a logical or good opportunity for making political gains anywhere. As the Iraqi government initially insisted on escalating the situation with the Kurds, the strained relations between Baghdad and Erbil weakened the Iraqi army in the face of IS’ expansion.

http://www.iraq-businessnews.com/2014/10/06/erbil-baghdad-strengthen-ties-in-face-of-is/

Abadi: There is a significant reduction on the ground to Daash

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Monday 06 October 2014 – 10:59

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Alebadiris Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Monday, and the presence of a significant reduction of the organization “Daash” on the ground, while noting that the war with the terrorist organization still exists. Ebadi said in a speech during his visit to camps for displaced people in Sadr City, according to “Alsumaria News”, “our armed forces have long been regained the lead,” he said, adding that it was “in the position it became the offensive.”
He added that “the influence of the terrorist organization Daash shrinking dramatically on the ground, thanks to the efforts of the security forces and the Iraqi Army Aviation and the international coalition,” pointing out that “the war with the organization is still ongoing, and will not end until the victory of the Iraqis to these terrorist organizations.”
He visited Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Sunday evening (October 5, 2014), orphanages and the elderly in Baghdad.
The Abadi said, in the October 3, 2014, that the outcome of the battle with the organization “Daash” going with confidence for the benefit of the Iraqi people, adding that “the promise of victory” began to loom on the horizon.
The Iraqi Prime Minister, re-displaced people to their areas of which they were displaced in the nearest time, while noting that the plan “Daash” have become clear for all through sowing the seeds of sedition among the Iraqi people.
He continued, saying, “We want to maintain the cohesion of this diversity between sects and religions, and do not accept the persecution of any minority in Iraq,” and stressed that “Iraq can not be edited without sacrifices and we must stand against these terrorist attack with all hardness.”

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