US Air Force pilot killed when F-16 crashes in Middle East

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The U.S. military is investigating the death of an Air Force pilot following the crash of an F-16 plane returning to its base in the Middle East Sunday night.

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) issued a statement Monday saying the pilot was killed when the F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed in a non-combat-related incident.  The aircraft was returning to its base shortly after takeoff, the statement said.

While CENTCOM said the crash did not happen in Iraq or Syria, there were no further details on the exact location of the base. First-responders were still on the scene Monday.

The pilot has not been named, but it’s standard U.S. military policy to defer identification until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification.

The U.S. has several bases in the Middle East supporting aerial efforts against ISIS in the region.

Although this is not a combat-related death, it’s considered a death associated with Operation Inherent Resolve. President Obama authorized CENTCOM to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes in Syria and Iraq as part of a strategy to defeat ISIS terrorists.

This is the third death associated with the operation. All three were non-combat-related deaths.

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82nd Airborne paratroopers headed to Iraq

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ByJon Harper
Stars and Stripes
Published: December 1, 2014

WASHINGTON — Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will soon head to Iraq to participate in Operation Inherent Resolve, the Pentagon announced Monday.

About 250 soldiers from the division’s 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment — based at Fort Bragg, N.C. — will begin to deploy later this month.

Their assignment will be “to conduct security operations in support of the mission to protect U.S. personnel and facilities,” Defense Department spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters.

The deployment is scheduled to last nine months.

There are approximately 1,550 American troops in Iraq. About 800 of those have been assigned to protect U.S. diplomatic facilities and other installations. The 250 paratroopers will relieve servicemembers who are currently stationed there, Warren said.

Defense officials declined to say specifically where in Iraq the members of the 82nd Airborne will be going.

The U.S. has a military presence at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the Baghdad International Airport, and joint operations centers in Baghdad and Irbil in the Kurdish north. Some special operations forces are also in Anbar province preparing for a train and equip effort with the Iraqi security forces.

Last month, President Barack Obama authorized an additional 1,500 troops to deploy to Iraq. The Pentagon has said that some of those troops will be training and advising the Iraqi army and Kurdish peshmerga, and the rest will provide force protection.

But those additional forces have not started to flow to Iraq because Congress has yet to fund the $1.6 billion train and equip mission, Warren said.

“I don’t expect any of them to move until they write the check,” he told reporters. “That’s not necessarily locked in stone. But as of now that’s our position.”

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Nechirvan Barzani: We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Ammar al-Hakim and Abdul-Mahdi in the convergence of views between Baghdad and Erbil

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} eighth president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani, head of the efforts of the Iraqi Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim and Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi in the convergence of views between Baghdad and Erbil.
He said Barzani during a press conference after his meeting with al-Hakim today, “The visit of Abdul-Mahdi of the province opened a new page in relations between the two sides in the interest of all Arabs and Kurds and the rest of the ingredients, adding that Baghdad has a new atmosphere and we will invest to reach solutions to all problems outstanding, indicating that Iraq faces two challenges. First Daash, terrorism, and secondly, the economic situation, stressing the need to be an Iraqi solution to all problems, valuing the role of the security forces and the popular crowd and the Peshmerga, pointing to the importance of the face of economic challenge within a federal Iraq federal.
For his part, al-Hakim said during the conference that the task of negotiations between the province and Baghdad in the good and the will of the atmosphere is serious to resolve all problems and deepen relations and national unity, and this will available when the Government of the Territory and the federal government, noting that the atmosphere is upbeat, pointing out that his meeting Balbarzana Search Iraqi carefree on security and national economic and grade level in the face of Daash, “.
“The security forces and the Peshmerga popular crowd making an effort and stand united in the face of Daash, pointing out that the martyrs of the Peshmerga, who outnumbered seven hundred proof of the depth of sacrifice in the face of Daash, noting that the meeting discussed the external relations of Iraq with neighboring countries and the world.”
The federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government and reached Monday evening to an agreement to resolve the outstanding issues between them.
According to a source familiar with the Euphrates News Agency {} “The delegation of the Kurdistan region reached with the federal government to an agreement to resolve the outstanding issues.”
And arrived in the Kurdish delegation headed by Barzani on Sunday to Baghdad and met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Parliament Speaker Salim Aljbrora, in addition to the President of the Republic Fuad Masum.
The delegation emphasized that he found during his visit to Baghdad, encouraging atmosphere to reach comprehensive solutions for all contentious issues between the center and the Kurdistan region .anthy

Sources: Al-Maliki cut short a visit to Beirut to avoid arrest for the crime of bombing the Iraqi embassy and killed Qabbani wife and 60 with

Sources: Al-Maliki cut short a visit to Beirut to avoid arrest for the crime of bombing the Iraqi embassy and killed Qabbani wife and 60 with

02-12-2014 12:08 AM

Revealed to media sources in Beirut said Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki was forced to cut short his visit to Lebanon, for several reasons, foremost of which is raised by the Lebanese judiciary on the existence of an arrest warrant against al-Maliki against the backdrop of a terrorist attack carried out by al-Maliki and documented his confession Lebanese press.

The sources said that the Lebanese judiciary income in sharp disagreements on the implementation of the lawsuit filed by the Lebanese lawyer Tariq Handb against al-Maliki on charges of terrorism against the backdrop of killing more than 60 people, mostly Lebanese, because of the different and the Ministry of Justice if he has the right to arrest al-Maliki or that his office endows procedures immunity necessary.

For his part, said the lawyer, Tariq Handb that the Lebanese judiciary must not invoke immunity Maliki his official position in Iraq to prevent his arrest because the Lebanese judiciary had already issued an arrest warrant against years of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi before on the back of the disappearance of Musa al-Sadr.

Handb said in a statement seen by ‘news agency’ that international law does not give the immunities of the crimes committed against humanity and acts of terrorism.

Handb a lawyer close to the Future Movement in Lebanon, who shot to fame sharp critic against Hezbollah and the Syrian regime «that Maliki is the owner of the first terrorist attack in Lebanon and said when he participated in the bombing of the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut to kill her day biblical narrator wife poet Nizar Qabbani, in addition to the sixty victim mostly Lebanese », adds Handb:« Maliki admitted involvement in this process in more than one occasion, and that the Lebanese journalist Ziad Itani documented in his book was released eight years ago Maliki say to him that he is proud bombing Saddam Hussein’s embassy in Beirut ».

Published reports that members of the biblical narrator’s family has filed international lawsuits against al-Maliki told the Lebanese judiciary, which suspended him Handb by saying that if he were to stop al-Maliki «we will put the first stone in the eradication of terrorism system in Lebanon, the first massive terrorist operation in Lebanon was the participation of Maliki ».

The two organizations «Human Rights Watch» and «Amnesty» the States concerned to monitor human rights in the world has dealt a harsh criticism of the Iraqi government to file during the reign of al-Maliki to support terrorist organizations and militias also criticized the Iraqi judiciary system.

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Urgent ..bgdad and Erbil Reach an agreement to resolve the outstanding issues between the parties

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government has reached an agreement to resolve the outstanding issues between them.
According to a source familiar with the Euphrates News Agency {} “The delegation of the Kurdistan region reached with the federal government to an agreement to resolve the outstanding issues.”
And arrived in the Kurdish delegation headed by Barzani on Sunday to Baghdad and met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Parliament Speaker Salim Aljbrora, in addition to the President of the Republic Fuad Masum.
The delegation stressed that he found during his visit to Baghdad, encouraging atmosphere to reach comprehensive solutions for all contentious issues between the center and the Kurdistan region.
He also met with President of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, on Monday, the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani and his accompanying delegation in his office in Baghdad and discussed with him the ongoing negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil, stressing that negotiations between the two parties is positive and we are optimistic about resolving all dilemmas.
Mr. Hakim said at a news conference following a meeting with Barzani, “the negotiations between us and the provincial delegation was important and the atmosphere is good and positive and we are optimistic about resolving all the obstacles and dilemmas, stressing the need cemented internal rows between everyone.” It’s over

Ithawi for “Here Baghdad”: We seek to transform Iraq from importing country to the source of funds and the investment budget is not enough

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Ithawi for "Here Baghdad": We seek to transform Iraq from importing country to the source of funds and the investment budget is not enough

MP for the coalition Iraq Yahya Ahmed Ithawi announced the submission of a copy of the program of a coalition to Iraq’s economic to the prime minister, revealing the development of a program to invest in agricultural areas and pledging to work on the economic situation in the hot provincial development after the return of security to them, and to transform Iraq from importing country to country of origin.

Saw Ithawi in an interview in the program “without reservation” the channel “Here Baghdad” that the amount spent for the investment budget is not enough to fill the need and confirmed to seek the return of Iraqi economic efficiencies migratory.

He said that Ithawi sectarianism, poverty and unemployment are the main incubator for Daash and organized crime, calling on everyone to be aware of the need to preserve this country because when the fire will flare does not differentiate between one region and another variety or another, but affects everyone

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Faleh applicable: Iraqi state contains 716 Deputy Minister and Director-General of the 4553 overburden the Iraqi budget

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MP Faleh applicable for the preparation and agents ministers and directors-general in the Iraqi state revealed, adding that these figures weigh the Iraqi budget
, adding force during a television program that the number of agents Minister Iraqi state is 716 and the Deputy Minister as revealed that the number of general managers of 4553 general manager, explaining that this number weigh Iraqi budget calling for the reduction of these figures, ”
and added that the disposal of these positions have the salaries and allowances, cars and fuel and other expenses that we need to be reduced at this stage. “

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KRG’s spokesperson assures serious intention by Baghdad to settle pending issues with KR

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Erbil (AIN) –The spokesperson of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Safeen Dazee, stated that there is a serious intention by Baghdad to settle the pending issues with Kurdistan Region.

While meeting the journalists, Dazee stated “The pending issues between the two sides cannot be settled in one r two meetings where there is a serious intention by Baghdad to settle the pending issues with KR.” /End/

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