March 11th & 12th Kurdish Holidays 

The official spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government statement

[6:53] 15 / Mar / 11 

Arbil, March 11 / March (PNA) – In a statement to the official website of the Government of the Territory, Sven Dzia spokesman for the Kurdistan Regional Government announced the following: 


Day atheist tenth of March, the anniversary of the signing of an agreement on March 11 historic between the Kurdish political leadership and the Iraqi government in 1970, as well as the launch of the uprising glorious in the city of Arbil in 1991, extend our warmest and best wishes and congratulations to all the citizens of the Kurdistan Region and Alپیhmrگh heroes on the battlefield against terrorism, We hope to return to Kurdistan citizens steadfast weddings and calm and a conclusion to all the obstacles and crises.


On this occasion also announce that on Wednesday day on March 11, 2015 an official holiday in all government institutions in the region, as well as on Thursday, March 12, is also a public holiday.

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Iraq: army besieges Tikrit and Daash leaders fleeing to Syria

Killing 206 of the organization in Mosul and Salahuddin

Baghdad Qena agencies confirmed Iraqi security source encircle the city of Tikrit, north of the country, from the four axes in order to eliminate the elements of the organization Daash. “The commander of the Salah al-Din operations,” Lt. Gen. Abdul Wahab al-Saadi “The zero hour for the liberation of the city by the Iraqi security forces and the popular crowd is imminent, and in light of the collapse of the morale of the organization after the heavy losses incurred over the past few days.”

For his part, assured the President of the Council of Anbar province, morning Krhot, that the leaders of Daash fled from the province, and specifically from the vine area towards Syria as a result of attacks by security forces and members of the tribes against them. “He said Krhot,” The escape of the leaders of the organization caused great and clear confusion within Daash “.

. Explaining that the battle will be resolved if the arrival of other military reinforcements and increased air support, pointing out that the liberalization of the vine and spend the Fallujah operation and a number of areas between Fallujah and Ramadi will be during the current month if the arrival of the necessary reinforcements.

In a related development, the Kurdish forces launched attacks on sites for militants Daash to exclude them from positions threatening the city of Kirkuk. Kurdish officials said, “The coalition aircraft launched attacks against sites in support of the Kurdish organization of the military operation.”

And announced that the Iraqi Ministry of Defense yesterday killed 36 members of the Daash in two to fly international coalition targeting command and control center for the leaders of the organization in Mosul. The ministry statement said: “drew international coalition aircraft during which the two air strikes targeting the command center and control of the leaders of the terrorist Daash in Mosul, where he was being used by terrorist gangs as a safe haven for its leadership since June 2014.

Reduction in military capabilities them these strikes have contributed to and resulted in the deaths of 36 leading and burn 11 wheel and the destruction of 11 sites. “The statement said:” The air strike has contributed to disrupt the activities of terrorist groups is a message to them that all terrorist groups and formations that it would be legitimate targets for aircraft international coalition “.

In a related development, local residents said yesterday that the international airline alliance bombed a convoy of a large organization Daash south of the city of Mosul. Residents said the convoy was coming from the direction of Nineveh province of Salahuddin province, which included dozens of people carriers and mobile weapons on military wheels what caused the deaths of dozens of elements Daash and burning of large numbers of military vehicles.

For his part, the commander of the Iraqi Army Air Corps Lt. Gen. Hamid al-Maliki said yesterday that the Iraqi Army Aviation managed over the past three days, killing 170 of the elements in Daash overflights in the theater of operations in Salahuddin province.

Maliki said in a statement to the TV station, “” the Iraqi official said that “brilliant military operation carried out by Iraqi forces in Salah al-Din is the quality of the process going in an orderly and fast extraordinary coordination between the Iraqi forces and the popular crowd.” He added that “the missions the Army Aviation for the past three days in Salahuddin province areas resulted in the destruction of 31 wheel bearing singlet and 13 wheel military Hummer and 16 booby-trapped car and 20 military-type wheel carrying people and 2 Shuffle ironclad and the destruction of three camps for terrorists and killed 170 insurgents in the past three days.”

Parliamentary economy calls for the central bank to take measures to save the dinar


of the economic and investment commission parliamentary warned of the continuing decline in the exchange rate of the dinar against the dollar, while the central bank has demanded to take swift action to save the Iraqi dinar.

Said committee member Rep. Najiba Najib told / BD /: that the dollar exchange rate on the rise abruptly during the current period against the dinar, and this is due to the security and economic situation is settled, as well as a decline in global oil prices.

She added that the continuing decline in the dinar exchange rate means that the local currency and high inflation rates of degradation and an increase of prices in the local markets, so it has to be from the central bank to take swift action to restore the dinar exchange and save it from degradation rate.

The dinar exchange rate is witnessing a sudden drop against the dollar, so the dollar price reached in 1280 dinars.

Urgent commander Salahuddin operations: zero hour to break into the near Tikrit, and our forces ready to liberate the city

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{Salahuddin: Euphrates News} Salahuddin commander Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi said near the zero hour to break into the city of Tikrit, Salahuddin center, indicating that the security forces and the heroes of the popular crowd ready to storm the city and edited.
He said al-Saadi in a press statement that “the rumor that some of the news of the Tikrit operation came to delude the enemy, but you must tell the truth to the citizens and informed of the details which we did not get to Tikrit so far and determine the time is Khiarana but no problem for entry and will be during the hours of walking.”
He said the “city of Tikrit, surrounded by four points, especially after the liberation of hand flag, which added to us hub Fourth of entry to Tikrit.”
He noted that the Air Force has addressed wheel bomb over the bridge link between Tikrit and science causing Ptdharrh and we are ready to build pontoon bridges that require it. “
And he finished Saadi “The number of fighters who are in Salahuddin enough to edit more than one province and not Salahuddin only.”
The security sources reported that the security forces and the heroes of the popular crowd entered the city of Tikrit, Salahuddin province, while there are ways taken by the leadership of Salahuddin operations just the enemy broke into the city as part of the established military plans “.anthy

Brent falls to $ 57 by the rising dollar and increased supply


Futures for Brent crude fell to $ 57 a barrel, on Tuesday, with the rise of the dollar to its highest level in years and the continuing oversupply in the market coupled with a weak Altalb.oaqterb dollar from its highest level in 12 years against the euro and hit its highest level in eight years against the yen, which What puts pressure on commodities denominated in dollars where they become more expensive for currency holders Alokhry.oukal traders and analysts that prices may see further decline with the rise in net speculative positions on the climb dramatically, particularly in the Brent while fundamentals are weak still in the absence of indicators any slowdown in Alanteg.oukal initial Hansen commodities expert at Saxo Bank “to create a balance in the market there is a need to reduce the abundance of supply by increasing the demand or reduce supply.”

And slowed demand from China’s second-largest oil consumer in the world in February, with lower shipments due to Lunar New Year holiday.
At the same time, the maintenance of refineries around the world are close to peaking and indicate Aspkedz Energy estimates that the world’s energy will be deactivated 5.7 million barrels per day in April.

State of Law coalition held a meeting in the presence of al-Abadi and Maliki

BAGHDAD / long-Presse

Announced a coalition of state law, on Tuesday, refusing to any military formation on the “sectarian” or would contribute later in the “division of Iraq.”

As pointed out that record number of comments on the National Guard Act and amend the accountability and justice and the law of the victims of Justice Act, was “a major campaign” to donate blood to support pieces of the popular crowd and condemnation of the campaign “rabid” to undermine the Jihad and the efforts of the crowd.
A statement from the coalition of state law, against the backdrop of the political body meeting and received a (long-Presse) a copy of it, “The coalition held in the presence of coalition chairman Nuri al-Maliki, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and leaders of the components of the state law, a regular meeting,” noting that “research at the meeting a number of developments political, security and the position of the cluster of some laws, including the National Guard and law amendment accountability, justice and the law of the victims of the law of justice. “
The statement said the body “The coalition scored a number of basic observations about these laws,” asserting that “a coalition of state law adopted refused to form any military presence along sectarian lines or contribute later in the division of Iraq”, adding that “the coalition refuse certain laws proposed in The House of Representatives that are inconsistent with national and constitutional constants. “
In another context, the Commission in its statement said that “the rule of law has launched a major campaign to donate blood to support the pieces of the popular crowd and the injured admitted to the hospital, and address all abuse of the heroes of the popular crowd who fought terrorism, and to condemn the rabid campaign to discredit the Jihad and the efforts of the crowd.”
A coalition forces in the first of this month, the Council of Ministers to amend the most points, which raised the ire of Sunni forces on the draft law, “National Guard” with the exception of the point, which provides its association with General Commander of the Armed Forces, which is still in dispute, and in Samay Shiites to be considered folk crowd Block one representing the central and southern governorates and are incorporated elements according to the proportion (five thousand) National Guard, because some of the provinces involved in the “crowd” is greater than the allowable rates according to the new draft law, confirmed modified paragraph tribal volunteers and turning them from the reserve forces to “permanent”.
The State of Law coalition criticized in the (2 March current), a draft of the National Guard, which arrived at the Parliament Act, adding to contain clauses “destabilize” national cohesion, and while pointing out that he would modify, called the political forces to “alignment” with the troops security and the popular crowd in its fight to organize Daash. And ended the Iraqi parliament, during its 18th, in (2 March 2015), the first reading of the law of the National Guard.

Kirkuk oil pumping stopped at the port of Ceyhan since yesterday

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Kirkuk oil pumping stopped at the port of Ceyhan since yesterday

Shipping source said that pumping oil from Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan on the Mediterranean seafront stopped since yesterday.

Shipping source said, “They told us that the pumping stopped for technical reasons,” he said, adding that a number of tankers waiting outside the port. He pointed  out that the pumping rate of the pipeline is about 450 thousand barrels per day currently, adding that he arrived in some cases up to 500 thousand barrels per day.