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Chairman of the House of Representatives to discuss with Mr. Hakim ways to enhance national partnership and overcome the current challenges

House Speaker Dr. Salim al-Jubouri, received in his office, on Friday evening, Sayyed Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq and his accompanying delegation.

During the meeting, they reviewed a number of files in the forefront of the political and security situation and file displaced and mechanisms to facilitate their return to the liberated areas, in addition to the results of the recent visit by President al-Jubouri, the United States and the European Union.

The meeting also stressed the importance of the application and document the political agreement and strengthen the partnership through mechanisms that approved the terms, and stressed the need for joint cooperation between all political forces to overcome the current challenges.

The meeting was attended by a number of the members of the House of Representatives.

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Iraq Kurds expel some suspected Islamic State supporters from villages

Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:31am EDT

By Isabel Coles

ERBIL (Reuters) – The four men helped each other clamber up the far side of a trench into the no-man’s land between frontlines in northern Iraq, fearing what lay ahead but unable to turn back.   Moving forward under a pounding sun, they carefully navigated around landmines until reaching the border of Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate hours later, according to an account of the journey related by one of the men, Abu Muhannad.They are among dozens – some Arabs in the area say hundreds – of mainly Arab Sunnis who have been banished from areas under Kurdish control in recent months as suspected Islamic State sympathizers, a measure some Arabs say is creating dangerous ethnic polarization in areas recaptured from the insurgents.

“They (the Kurds) drove us to the frontline and said go to Daesh,” Abu Muhannad said by telephone, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State, also known in English as ISIS or ISIL. “We got out of the car, they gave us each a bottle of water, and we went.”

Abu Muhannad denies being a member or supporter of Islamic State. He says he was expelled from his village after being detained for three weeks, with no way to exonerate himself.

“It’s not a question of guilt or innocence,” he said. “They want to make it a Kurdish area for themselves.”

While it is not clear how extensive such expulsions from Kurdish-held areas have been, Reuters spoke to four people who were deported separately from the Sinjar and Zummar areas, some of them in batches of more than a dozen. Relatives and friends of others who were expelled said the practice was widespread.

Two Kurdish security sources in the area confirmed expulsions had taken place but described the practice as limited.

One Kurdish intelligence source in the area said the expulsions were a “preventative” measure and said the reason suspected Islamic State sympathizers were not formally tried first was that no law existed under which to prosecute them. Approximately 50 individuals had been thrown out, he said, all of whom would have received long prison sentences if there were a way to convict them: “Expulsion is more merciful”.

A spokesman for the Kurdish region’s Security Council refused to comment on an “allegation without any basis” that suspects had been summarily expelled, but added: “However, we have made it clear that we will not tolerate any activities of ISIS or ISIS affiliates or sympathizers in our areas.”

HALTING “GENOCIDE”

Islamic State employs extreme violence in all the parts of Iraq and Syria it has seized, but its reign in the Sinjar and Zummar areas of Iraq was bloody even by its standards.

The area’s population includes Yazidis, members of an ancient religious sect, declared by the militants to be pagans who must be exterminated. The group said it would kill all adult male Yazidis who did not accept Islam, and enslave women and girls as concubines for its fighters.

Thousands of people were killed and raped. U.S. President Barack Obama invoked the prospect of genocide to justify launching a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State, which still continues.

Although many Islamic State fighters were outsiders, the group also won some local recruits, in part by portraying itself as the savior of Iraq’s minority Sunni Arabs, many of whom believe they are marginalized both by the Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad and by the Kurds who rule in the north.Security forces from Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region finally routed Islamic State fighters from the area last December in a widely-hailed counter-offensive, and since then Kurdish officials have mostly emphasized reconciliation.

Earlier this year, the Kurdish region’s president, Massoud Barzani, invited Sunni Arab tribal leaders from Sinjar and Zummar to discuss the future.

“Those who committed crimes must pay the price, but in a legal way,” Barzani told his newest subjects. “Those who have done no wrong must not be held accountable for the crimes of others.”When the speech was over, the sheikhs flattered the Kurdish leader and vowed to give up members of their tribe who had cooperated with Islamic State. One of them even offered Barzani the gift of a steed.

Kurdish officials say most hardline militants were killed or fled the area when it was captured, but some Islamic State supporters remain and must be dealt with.Committees were formed that have traveled to villages making note of residents’ needs and also drawing up lists of those suspected of collaborating with Islamic State.

“It is no small number,” said Ahmed Khalaf, the Arab representative on one of the committees, which has compiled a list of some 500 suspects from 76 villages. Khalaf acknowledged that sometimes the wrong people could be arrested because informants fabricated accusations to settle personal scores. He said only a few people had been expelled, and only on a temporary basis.Some Arabs say they believe the Islamic State threat is being used as a pretext to purge them from disputed territories that Kurds want to annex to their autonomous region, with a view to seceding from Iraq some day, a highly sensitive subject.An Arab who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisals said some people who had been happy to see the militants go would now welcome them back.        One of those expelled from the Zummar area with a group of around 20 people, a 41-year-old ironmonger, openly echoed the sentiment: “If the Islamic State is victorious, God willing, we will return home.”

(Editing by Michael Georgy and Peter Graff)

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Kurdish official: We do not need an army to fight Daash but heavy weapons

Vienna-Iraq Press -27 June: Minister for External Relations, said in the Kurdistan Regional Government Falah Mustafa Bakri, tonight, that his government “does not need an army to fight al Daash terrorist, but need heavy weapons in order to win.”

 

This came during a joint press conference with Austrian Foreign Minister, Sabestaan ​​Kurz, after their meeting, in Vienna.

 

For his part, Curtis said that the meeting dealt with bilateral relations and his country’s support for the Kurdistan Regional Government, particularly with regard to humanitarian assistance.

 

He pointed to the need to continue the struggle against al “Daash”, praising the efficiency of the Peshmerga forces.

 

According to the Constitution, Austria is a neutral country, can not participate in any military operations, or support any party with weapons, or gear, or persons, and limited role in foreign missions only on the provision of humanitarian assistance.

 

On June 10, 2014, the organization “Daash” dominated the city of Mosul, Nineveh province before it expands its control over large areas in the north, west and east of the country.

 

 

The work of Iraqi forces, and “popular crowd”, in isolation from the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, as each team seeks to regain control of areas dominated by the “Daash” of the international coalition air support. Ended (1)

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Abadi confirms the importance of intelligence and security cooperation with Kuwait

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Court decision Atahahalh Nuri al-Maliki and his aides to court on charges of genocide

June 25, 2015
International Criminal Court’s decision to refer the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his aides to court on charges of genocide:

the International Criminal Court decided to refer the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki DONC and a group of his senior aides to court on charges of genocide.

Mr. Mohammed Al-Kaabi spokesman Court for the Middle East said that one of the associates of al-Maliki who Torteurahalthm to court Gen. Farouk al-Araji, director of al-Maliki’s military office and Lt. Gen. Ali Ghaidan, commander of ground forces and Saadoun al-Dulaimi, the defense minister and the agency

, Adnan al-Asadi senior agent Interior Ministry and intelligence chief Zuhair Gharbaoui team Qassim Atta, director of operations at the intelligence service and the team called Hgati head of the anti-terrorism device.

He revealed that the Court now has complete files crimes committed by al-Maliki and his aides, including genocide in Anbar and Kirkuk and the blatant violation of human rights and to follow the brutal methods of torture and violation of freedoms of citizens and contrary to the Geneva Conventions and the Charter of the United Nations and international law.

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Abadi expresses condolences and condemnation for terrorist bombing

05:20: 06/26/2015

Khandan – expressed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for condemnation and condolences to the incident of the terrorist bombing of the Imam Sadiq mosque Friday afternoon in the State of Kuwait.

Ebadi said in a statement, “We condemn this terrorist incident and all terrorist acts, and offer our condolences to the Government of the State of Kuwait and the people we affirm that terrorist gangs danger threatens everyone and the countries of the region and the world seriously contribute to the fight.”

He said al-Abadi, “We stated on more than one occasion that everyone will not be immune to them and that Iraq since the length fight these gangs and we must all States to assist him and beat him to the State of Kuwait stresses the importance of concerted efforts of all countries in the region to fight the deviant idea that distorted the image of Islam.”

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Araji meet BP’s chief executive stresses the reimbursement oil companies

  • Araji meet BP's chief executive stresses the reimbursement oil companies

Publishing Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:52:16 | Views: 10

BAGHDAD Today’s News
Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa al-Araji received, on Friday, CEO of British Petroleum (BP) in the Middle East Michael Townsend.
A statement from the Office of Araji, received “Today’s News” a copy of it, that “During the meeting they discussed the latest achievements of the company’s future and the steps to work in the oil fields invested by it in Iraq.”
According to the statement, al-Araji stressed the “importance of continuing international oil companies work in Iraq and to increase cooperation with the federal government in order to reach levels to raise the level of oil production and expand the work in the oil fields south of the country.”
Araji and referred to “the government’s keenness and the Committee on Energy Affairs in which to pay the financial dues of the company,” he said. “One of the stand with Iraq in this particular situation will have preference and privacy in the future.”
For his part, Chief Executive stressed’s (BP) his company’s commitment to “all commitments regarding the development of the oil sector and improve the level of quality in it,” expressing his earnest desire in the company, “the expansion of work in unexplored fields in various regions of the country.”

Search House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, with US Ambassador Stuart Jones ongoing preparations for the battle to liberate Nineveh and the role of the international coalition. 

  

26-06-2015 03:32 PM 
A statement by the Office of al-Jubouri said he had discussed with Jones the results of the recent visit carried out by al-Jubouri, the United States and files that have been agreed upon, especially with regard to arming and training the sons of the tribes, in addition to the displaced file and support Asthsalh in this regard, also discussed the latest developments of the political situation, in addition to the file security and the conduct of military operations taking place in Anbar province and the ongoing preparations in terms of the battle to liberate Nineveh and the role of the international coalition.

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