MP calls for Maliki investigative committees crime Spyker to show the full facts in front of people

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National Alliance MP Abdul Salam al-Maliki, the investigative committees in charge of student detects the perpetrators of the crime Spyker, to show the full facts to inform them of all the Iraqi people.

He said al-Maliki told all of Iraq [where] that “the victims of Spyker went insidious result of betrayal of Khan’s home,” noting that “the House of Representatives would appeal the decisions of the committees assigned in the case of the rights of the victims did not do justice”, adding that “the crime Spyker will not go unpunished and show the facts. “

Maliki said that “the responsibility for the blood of the victims of Spyker in front of the government and parliament,” pointing out that “the commissions of inquiry and reached a satisfactory outcome”, adding that “several parties involved in this crime of politicians and tribal leaders and others,” and urged “the need for justice for the victims across the width of the facts complete, and redress. “

The head of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, had announced on Monday, received the presidency of the Council a report of the investigative committee for the massacre Spyker, while stressing that the report will be presented during a special session.

It is noteworthy that the terrorist organization Daash, executed hundreds of trainees and students at the military base [Spyker] the northern city of Tikrit, when to control the middle of the month of June the two regions, while security sources indicated that the reason for their execution dates back to the sectarian backgrounds. It’s over


Abadi: cooperation ‘crowd’ and clans guide on national reconciliation

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Arbil, March 3 / March (PNA) – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a speech in the House of Representatives that in Anbar unique state of harmony between the security forces and the military and security, both tribal members and popular crowd. 


He described the battle against al-Abadi Daash terrorist as a comma, and require unity with the people to achieve their aspirations in security and safety.


He explained that it stands on the sidelines in this battle, it means that it supports. “Those who are killing our people and Armlon our women and our children are orphaned.”


Abadi added that volunteers popular crowd and the sons of tribal cooperation in the face of Daash guide to achieve national reconciliation.


He stressed that he would not allow the growing influence of armed groups “outside the framework of the state,” vowing to “adjust” the actions of the elements of the popular crowd Author mostly of Shiite armed factions loyal.


And the growing influence of these factions, especially the Shiite ones, since the collapse of many of the pieces of the Iraqi army in the face of relentless attack to organize Daash in June, and his control over large areas of the country.


The government resorted to the “popular crowd” to support the security forces in an attempt to recover the areas controlled by the militant group, and most of them predominantly Sunni.


Abadi said, “We will not allow militias in between us,” students “help everyone and the House of Representatives stand against this phenomenon, which is trying to weaken the Iraqi state.”


Abadi’s remarks come at a time when the Iraqi forces and gunmen loyal to her launched from Shiite factions and the sons of some Sunni tribes, wide process to restore the city of Tikrit.

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We remain in close consultation with Iraqi political & security leaders regarding these ongoing and future operations to defeat . 9/9

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In the coming days, as Iraqi forces make gains against terrorists, we call on all associated forces to abide by these commitments. 8/9

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We also commend PM Abadi for emphasizing commitment to protect civilians and property, echoing guidance from Grand Ayatollah Sistani. 7/9

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Close coordination between national and local leaders throughout the operation will be essential to its success in near and long-term. 6/9

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We are encouraged that PM Abadi built a national front before launching the op, w/support from local leaders, Speaker Jaburi, VP Nujaifi.5/9

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In , operations began last night aimed to defeat ISIL & gradually restore life to a city under control since June 12, 2014. 4/9

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Iraq’s Council of Representatives completed the first reading of the proposed National Guard bill today.

Scholarships salaries remain

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Baghdad morning
Obtained the Commission on Higher Education and Scientific Research in the House of Representatives approval of the Ministry on the salaries of students on scholarships survival as it was in 2013.
A member of the Committee Ali Shukri, Member of Parliament for the Liberal bloc said in a statement singled out the “morning”: that the Ministry agreed to Iraqi students on scholarships salaries stay abroad, and the withholding of some relative allocations that do not affect the students put there, allocations laptop of $ 600 and clothing amounting to $ 250 and other provisions do not exceed $ 150.

Iraq ‘seizes districts from IS’ in Tikrit advance

The BBC’s James Robbins: “It’s the biggest fightback yet against so-called Islamic State”

Iraqi government forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the city from Islamic State (IS).

A force of about 30,000 troops and militia are said to be attacking on different fronts, backed by air strikes from Iraqi jets.

A commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards is taking part in the operation, a Shia militia commander told the BBC.

Tikrit, north of the capital Baghdad, fell to IS militants last June.

Security sources told the BBC that pro-government troops had seized control of the two districts of al-Tin, near Tikrit university north-east of the city, and the district of al-Abeid, in the west.

Earlier, fighting was also reported in al-Dour, south-east of Tikrit, as well as in al-Alam, north of the city, and nearby Qadisiya.

There were few details of the operation but army and medical sources were quoted as saying that five soldiers and 11 militia fighters had been killed.

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The Pentagon said that the US was not providing any air power in support of the operation.

A senior official told reporters: “This is Iraq, this is their country, their military, their fight against Isil (IS).”

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the start of the operation late on Sunday, as tens of thousands of troops and militia massed in the central town of Samarra.

Tikrit, in Salahuddin province, lies on the road to Mosul – Iraq’s second city which was also seized by IS last year.

Correspondents say the current operation is crucial to any Iraqi plans to retake Mosul.

Analysis by Jim Muir, BBC Middle East Correspondent

There were early claims of rapid advances being made as government forces pushed towards Tikrit from several directions.

But previous assaults on the militants there have been beaten back despite claims of victory by the state forces, so it will be some time before the fate of this latest offensive becomes clear.

It is a battle of great importance. Both the Iraqi prime minister and the Americans have been heralding an even more significant push in the coming months to recapture the biggest city in northern Iraq, Mosul, which also fell to IS last June.

That campaign would be thrown into doubt if the government fails at Tikrit, which controls the strategic highway linking the south with the north.

Iraqi forces are being helped by Iran’s Gen Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, Iranian and Iraqi media reported.

Since the IS advance across Iraq last summer, Gen Soleimani has personally overseen the defence of Baghdad and helped to organise pro-Iranian Shia militia.

He has been pictured visiting the front lines north of the capital on several occasions

Paul Adams examines what role Iran may be playing in the conflict in Tikrit

Iraqi forces launch rockets in battle for Tikrit. 2 March 2015Iraqi forces were pounding IS positions with rockets and artillery
Shia fighters near Tikrit. 2 March 2015Shia militia fighters were pictured taking up positions near Tikrit on Monday
IS image showing fighters in Tikrit, Salahuddin province. 2 March 2015IS issued images it said showed its fighters controlling the streets in Tikrit on Monday

Tikrit is the hometown of deposed leader Saddam Hussein and was seized last year by IS militants backed by anti-government Sunni allies loyal to Saddam’s banned Baath party.

Iraq is split between a Sunni Muslim minority, many of whom supported Saddam Hussein, and the Shia Muslim majority.

Since Saddam was toppled, Sunnis have felt increasingly marginalised by the Shia-led government in Baghdad.

Shia militia have done much of the fighting against IS militants – who adhere to an extreme interpretation of Sunni Islam – but have also been accused of killing scores of Sunni civilians in apparent revenge attacks.

On Sunday, Mr al-Abadi offered to pardon all Sunni tribal fighters “who have been misled or committed a mistake to lay down arms” and abandon IS.

He described it as a “last chance”, saying that the city of Tikrit would soon be returned to its people.

IS militants hold several areas of Salahuddin, a predominantly Sunni Muslim province.

National Guard Law


Behalf of the people
Based on what was approved by the House of Representatives and approved by the President of the Republic and based on the provisions of subsection (I) of Article (61), item (iii) of Article (73) of the Constitution
Issued the following law:
No. () for the year 2015
National Guard Law
Article 1, the following terms for the purposes of this law, the meanings set forth towards them:
First National Guard troops: military forces consist of people of the province is organized in a region to contribute in the face of terrorism and maintain security.
Second, the people of Iraq: Individuals contractors with the Iraqi government to defend the homeland and fighting terrorism.
Third, the popular crowd: Individuals volunteers or contractors with the popular crowd body to support the armed forces in defending the country and the fight against terrorism.
Fourth leadership: leadership of the National Guard.
Fifth Leader: Commander of the National Guard.
VI Chief of Staff: Chief of Staff of the National Guard.
Seventh officers: National Guard officers.
Eighth officers seconded: officers seconded to work in the National Guard.
IX “permanent configurations: formations consisting of members of the National Guard Aldaúmyin.
X. formations reserve: the structure of the National Guard formations are activated when you call their members of the National Guard reservists fighters.
Article 2 of this law is designed to:
First, the effective contribution in the face of the threat of terrorism and maintain security in the governorates not organized in a region through the formation of military forces from the people of those provinces are part of the armed forces.
Second, the integration of the popular crowd and the Sons of Iraq fighters from non-employees of the interior and defense ministries who have contributed to fighting terrorism in the National Guard.
Article 3, a first formed under the provisions of this law and the National Guard troops, and her leadership called (the command of the National Guard)
The leadership of the National Guard has a moral personality and financial and administrative independence and the associated general commander of the armed forces, represented by the pilot or his nominee.
Second, be arming the National Guard heavier than arming the police and lighter than arming the army to suit the specific tasks and duties of the National Guard troops in this law.
Third, apply to the National Guard in the provinces that constitute the legal provisions stipulated in the governorates not organized in a region Law No. (21) of 2008 relating to the police in the province.
Article 4 The National Guard following tasks:
First “to contribute to the fight against terrorism.
Second, to contribute to maintaining security in the province.
Thirdly assigning police to enforce the rule of law and the protection of strategic infrastructure and facilities in the cases that go beyond their ability.
Fourthly, “provide support and support in emergency Awalkuarth natural.
Fifthly, “to assist in keeping the security of other provinces on the order of the commander of the armed forces.
VI “informational coordination and cooperation with the security and intelligence authorities in accordance with instructions issued by the commander of the armed forces.
Article 5 first “leadership of the National Guard consists of the following configurations:
A chief of staff of the National Guard
B Administrative Service.
C Mira circle.
D Operations Department.
E Intelligence Service.
And circuit training.
G Inspection Service.
H circle crowd and moral guidance.
I Department accounts.
The Department of Information and Public Relations.
Secondly, “headed by a chief of staff of the National Guard set forth in paragraph (a) of item (i”) of this Article officer rank of lieutenant general.
B runs circles set forth in item (i “) of this Article officer with the rank of brigade or an employee entitled General Manager.
Third, determine the configurations set forth in item tasks (First “) of this article and divisions and functions of the system of internal divisions issued by the National Guard commander.
Article 6 holds the leadership of the National Guard of the following tasks:
First National Guard Administration.
Second, secure equipment and weapons and other supplies needed by the National Guard to perform his duties in accordance with law.
Third, the preparation of annual training programs for the development and rehabilitation of the National Guard formations.
Fourthly request placement of a number of professional officers to work in formations Guard
National as needed.
Fifth organization National Guard formations or units of light infantry and in line with the structure and organization of the Order of the Iraqi armed forces.
VI prepare the organizational structure and job descriptions and owners of National Guard troops in coordination with the Ministry of Finance and approved by the General Commander of the Armed Forces.
Seventh issuing regulations to prepare and qualify officers of its members in accordance with the criteria adopted in the Iraqi armed forces.
Article 7 First nominate General Commander of the Armed Forces of three candidates for appointment to the post of commander of the National Guard and chooses the Cabinet, and one of them sent to the House of Representatives to approve the appointment.
Secondly, the National Guard commander of the special degree.
Third, the commander of the National Guard Vice replace him in his absence for any reason.
Fourth, to the commander of the National Guard Authorization some duties to his deputy, or leaders or general managers.
Article 8 The National Guard commander of the following tasks:
First, management and supervision of the National Guard formations.
Secondly, to provide advice and recommendations in the area of competence to the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.
Third, with regard to the implementation of the leadership in the national security strategy and security strategies, including branching.
Fourth recommendation to the General Commander of the Armed Forces appointed Deputy Commander and leaders and the two things and general managers.
Fifth annual budget proposal to the National Guard troops and submit to the General Commander of the Armed Forces Project.
VI invite members of the National Guard reservists to join their units for the purposes of the annual training and enrollment is for (1) one month and demobilized immediately after the training period
Seventh call the formation of one or more of the formations of the National Guard in the province or more after coordination with them, to be published outside the provinces, based on the approval or is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces.
Article 9 be of service in the National Guard and two types as follows:
First “permanent service: be for workers in the leadership and management sites and sites that require the accumulation of experience and fighters exact number.
Second service reserve: be volunteers for reserve service in accordance with the contract for a period of five (5) years, subject to renewal of vows and the volunteer reservists to enroll annually for a period of (1) one month for the retraining.
Article 10 be the Associates of the formations of the National Guard and Reserve Aldaúmyin from the province, which constitutes it.
Article 11 shall be appointed commander of the National Guard in the province, which constitutes the same mechanism used in the selection of the police chief set forth in the governorates not organized in the province of Law No. (21) for the year 2008 to be coupled with the approval of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces on the appointment.
Article 12 defines instructions issued by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Mayati:
First two officers and instigators and leaders in their units and their positions and movements service.
Second, the private members of the National Guard and ranks in line with the hierarchy in other Iraqi armed forces uniforms.
Article 13, first required to accept volunteer in the National Guard availability of the following conditions:
A be Iraqi and Iraqi parents.
B that is not under the age of (18) eighteen years and not more than (35) thirty-five years for volunteers on permanent service, and not more than (45) forty-five years for volunteers on reserve duty.
C Saleha’llkhaddma be in the National Guard under the medical report issued by the ad hoc committee.
D not to be convicted of a felony or a non-political misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.
Him to be of good character and reputation and behavior.
And holds a primary school certificate in the least.
G to be from the people of the province, which constitutes the National Guard.
H make it clear that belong to any political party.
Secondly, a policeman excluded from old school and the certificate of terrorism fought members of the popular crowd and the people of Iraq and the sons of the tribes.
B is inserted excluded from school certificate requirement in literacy courses in cooperation with local governments in the provinces and the Ministry of Education.
Thirdly be security checks for volunteers according to the criteria adopted in the Ministry of Defence.
Article 14 First earns Associates of the National Guard with permanent service salaries and allowances of their peers in the Department of Defense.
Second, the state departments continue to pay the salaries of its members from the National Guard reservists when they are called to serve and returned to their jobs after demobilization.
Third, the leadership of the National Guard shall pay the volunteers working in the private sector salaries and the employer is required to return him to work during the ten (10) days from the date of demobilization 0
Fourth grants members of the National Guard when they are called to serve the reserve risk and nutrition given to their peers from employees of the Ministry of Defense appropriations.
Fifth calculated reserve service in the National Guard for doubling for the purposes of the premium, promotion and retirement service.
Article 15 of the first year, the commander of the armed forces call part or all of the employees of the National Guard reservists to join their units in one of the following cases:
A. When you get a security deterioration or serious security threat is not enough permanent collections of the National Guard to deflect.
B at the outbreak of war or expecting a war.
C when disaster or emergency situation.
Second wander Associates of National Guard reservists enrolled under the summons issued by the commander of the armed forces under him.
Article 16 Associates of the armed forces and internal security forces and the Associates of the intelligence and security agencies in the National Guard does not accept Subject to the provisions in Articles (1 / VIII) and (6 / IV) of the Act.
Article 17 shall colleges and educational institutions and training of military and security of the defense and interior ministries to accept the number of employees of the National Guard for study and training, and the coordination between the commander of the National Guard and the ministers concerned.
Article 18 of the governor and the building “on the recommendation of the Security Committee in the province to ask the commander of the armed forces to call all or some of the reserves of the National Guard forces in the province when there is a security threat or disaster beyond the reach of the Internal Security Force and National Guard permanent in the province, and to the commander of the year agree to call all the power required by the Governor or any part thereof, or ministering strongly request of the National Guard of another province, according to its comprehensive assessment of threats to national security or reject the request.
Article 19 first decades of financial allocations for the Sons of Iraq movement of the merging of militias to the Directorate of National Guard leadership and turning decades who have continued to respond to terrorism to the permanent service if they satisfy admission requirements, Aothol contracts to reserve service contracts in the National Guard.
Second movement contracts and financial allocations for Volunteers popular crowd to lead the National Guard, and turning their contracts to permanent service if they satisfy admission requirements, Aothol contracts to reserve service contracts in the National Guard and the ratio of the population by taking into account the plug-in hybrid provinces.
Article 20 first service law and military retirement number is valid (3) for the year 2010 and the Military Penal Code No. (19) of 2007 and the Code of Criminal Procedure military No. (30) for the year 2007 on the National Guard.
Second affiliation may not be members of the National Guard Aldaúmyin any political party, and may not be doing any activity that supports or undermines the interests of any political party.
First, Article 21 may issue regulations to facilitate the implementation of the provisions of this law
Second, to the commander of the National Guard, with the consent of the General Commander of the Armed Forces, issuing instructions and internal systems to facilitate the implementation of the provisions of this law.
Article 22 of this law shall be the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Due to the security conditions experienced by Iraq due to exposure to terrorist attack and fierce in order to organize the ranks of the sons of the people who fought for this terrorist attack according to the formations are consistent with the structure of the Iraqi armed forces and give them the rights and privileges that are commensurate with their efforts and sacrifices.
Initiated this law.

Iraq is heading for the issuance of treasury bonds worth $ 12 billion to reassure foreign oil companies

MAR 2, 2015


BAGHDAD / Ibrahim Saleh / Anatolia:

Iraqi Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, said that his ministry will ask the government to issue treasury bonds (Treasury) worth $ 12 billion broadcast reassuring foreign oil companies that will reach their dues by the end of this year to 27 billion dollars.
He said Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari on Thursday, said that the Iraqi Central Bank’s foreign exchange reserves fell to reach $ 68 billion is due to the financial crisis plaguing the country, which means the decline of about $ 9.7 billion from the level at the end of 2013, a decline of 12.5%.
He said Abdul-Mahdi, in a press statement, obtained by Anatolia, a copy of it, that monitor the budget to repay foreign oil companies hardly covers dues accumulated from last year 2014 of up to $ 9 billion, indicating that the problems that emerged after the formation of the government Tmthelta accumulation of dues companies and the collapse of oil prices.
He predicted the IMF last month, that the deficit in the Iraqi budget is increasing to 6.1% in the current year, up from 4.9% last year.

He said Iraq’s oil minister, that the benefits of foreign companies during 2014 have accumulated about $ 9 billion, indicating that the dues for 2015 estimated at up to $ 4.5 billion for each chapter of the four seasons of the year, or about $ 18 billion.
And this recognizes the Iraqi Oil Ministry, receivables accumulated, while said last January, it is the city for foreign companies “entrepreneurship” (which holds the development and maintenance of oil fields in the country) operations of any sums of money, and that the relationship with those good companies and trusting, what led to the work programs and budgets for the year 2015, according to the comprehensive development plans for all oil fields in the country without any reduction, noting that the amounts actually received by these companies (arrears), had been agreed upon receipt of equivalent crude oil.

Iraq relies on oil imports to finance 95% of the budget, the country produces about 2.5 million barrels per day, with expectations to increase production to 4 million barrels per day.
He denied Abdul-Mahdi, according to the statement, allegations talked about the ministry negotiate agreements to convert development of oil fields in previous years to decades or post it to negotiate the granting of new oil patches on the basis of participation contracts.
Since 2009, Iraq entered into service with global energy companies to develop oil fields in decades after years of stagnation due to the embargo and war.
He said Iraq’s oil minister, said that the talk about joint ventures did not exceed the founding companies of the government stake in partnership with national companies or foreign in all business related to the development and marketing of oil, citing the example of a Basra Gas Company, where government partner retains 51% of the shares of the company and maintains Shell and Mitsubishi to 49% of the shares.
The Iraqi government relies on oil contracts to raise the country’s output of crude to around 8 million barrels per day in the next few years.
Said Abdul-Mahdi, according to the statement, that he was making some adjustments to some of the companies decades before the formation of the current government, where the peak of production and the proportion of government partner to 5% instead of 25% reduced rates and extended the time periods for decades.
He added that the ministry negotiation companies are now in the direction of the return of the government partner’s share of between 20 to 25%, as well as to discuss the production programs and rates peak periods execution of contracts, etc., not to mention improve motivation among companies on the one hand, and reduce the financial burden on the state of the other.
The work in Iraq is currently about 17 global investment company and from different nationalities (American, British, Italian, Russian, Malaysian and Chinese) to develop producing oil fields and explored, and that under the contracts in the first licensing rounds and the second, third, fourth, and is obliged to invest their money to raise production capacity, that the government is committed to to pay 50% of the funds disbursed annually, supplemented by earnings at a rate of $ 1.5 for each extra barrel.
And spent companies during the past two years, about $ 43 billion, the government must pay $ 21.5 billion, in addition to 5.5 billion profit, so the total owed $ 27 billion, and these investments have contributed to an increase of production of about one million barrels, was built huge facilities enjoy all luxury items where lives of thousands of foreign experts.
He said Iraq’s oil minister, according to the statement, that there are proposals to link corporate profitability by oil prices and not just a lump sum for each additional barrel, and so are their profitability with high oil prices and fall with the price declines, A second proposal, linking profitability by reducing costs to prevent the accumulation of dues to companies.
It is expected that international oil companies contracting continue to implement their investment plans to invest about $ 87 billion until 2016, that is to invest $ 27 billion in the current year and 60 billion next year.
The total investment by international oil companies in Iraq has reached $ 17 billion in 2011 and 2012, the government paid them nearly ten billion over the amounts of oil, and thus the total investment over the period of six years (2011 2016) about $ 147 billion.
And has made Iraq’s oil exports rose slightly last February to a record 2.597 million barrels per day compared to the export of 2,560 last January.
Iraq seeks to raise its oil exports by adding 550 thousand barrels per day after the recent agreement between the central government and the region of northern Iraq.
Iraq is facing an economic crisis that forced him to reduce the size of the financial budget as a result of lower oil prices to below $ 50 a barrel and start a policy of austerity, while the Ministry of Finance announced last month that it would increase taxes on some of the services provided.
Oil prices have lost more than 50% of its value since the middle of 2014 until the end of January last, with prices close to the lowest level in 6 years.
Iraqi Council of Representatives approved the end of last month for the 2015 budget of the country after reducing expenses by about 4 trillion Iraqi dinars ($ 3.43 billion) to reach 119 trillion Iraqi dinars ($ 102 billion) and a deficit of 25 trillion dinars ($ 21.4 billion).