Urgent ISF, PMU break through Fallujah city from 4 directions

Published: 2015/7/14 4:16 • 163 Reads

ISF, PMU break through Fallujah city from 4 directions

Anbar (AIN) –The Iraqi security forces and the popular mobilization units broke through Fallujah city from four directions, killing some ISIL terrorists, The Cell of the Military Media said in a statement on Monday.

“The Joint forces broke through the city from Al-Zankurah and 18 Kilo directions near Ramadi near and also quick progress from Al-Saqlawiah direction in Al-Shyha and Albu Shyjil areas,” the statement added. /End/


No Grexit, Greek proposal for support accepted: EC president

Published: 2015/7/14 8:30 
International (Forat) -“There is no Grexit, the Greek proposals for support accepted” Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission said to the press Monday morning after eurozone leaders’ “last try” for Greece to avert bankruptcy and exit from the European common currency zone./End/

Updated: 2015/7/14 1:43


Breaking News ISF opens safe corridor to families to go out of Fallujah

Published: 2015/7/14 0:50 • 6 Reads

 ISF opens safe corridor to families to go out of Fallujah

Baghdad (Forat) -The families displaced from Fallujah to Abu Al-Wan area after opening a safe corridor by the ISF despite ISIL attempts to prevent them from going out by shooting fire, the Cell of Military Media said on Monday. /End/

Updated: 2015/7/14 0:02


Abadi: Snzv soon Bushra edit Anbar

04:59: 07/13/2015

Khandan – Iraqi Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi, ZF Bushra edit for Anbar province from the control of the organization “Daash” terrorist soon. 
This came during his visit to the Joint Special Operations Command and the direct supervision of operations and plans for the Liberation of Al-Anbar, according to a statement issued by his press office. 
The statement said al-Abadi, “briefed on the progress of the military and security pieces after starting edit Anbar operations at dawn today.” 
Abadi said that “the arms of heroes of our armed forces from the army and police and to mobilize popular and the sons of the tribes Sazvon Bushra victory for the Liberation of Anbar soon, God willing.” 


The F16 in the field to coincide with the launch of the battles for liberation

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} At the time of the joint Iraqi forces announced the start of military operations at dawn Monday for the Liberation of Anbar province from the control Daash terrorist gangs, the government has confirmed the arrival of a group of F16 jets to the country and said that “the fighting would continue until the liberation of all occupied, adding that troops liberated During the last hours many villages and roads, and managed to isolate Fallujah, Ramadi and cut the supply of the enemy. “
In conjunction with the start of liberalization of western Anbar province of control Daash battles today, the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Office has announced the arrival of four warplanes F16 aircraft from the United States, Iraq was contracted to buy the country.
A source in the office that the F16 aircraft which Iraq contracted to purchase from the United States entered the country in preparation for their participation Daash military operations against criminal gangs, which landed at the base of Balad, north of Baghdad.
The commander of the Iraqi air force pilot team Anwar Hama Amin said “F16 aircraft will be overthrown, the balance of the battles against Daash gangs,” adding that “enter F16 aircraft for service in Iraq will have a significant and influential role in the fight Daash”.
Last year and the middle of Iraq officially received the first of F16 fighter aircraft type in an official ceremony in Fort Worth Air Force Base in Texas is one of the 36 other aircraft contracted by Iraq; to confront armed groups are becoming increasingly active in the country.
The company Lockheed Martin, the US manufacturer of the aircraft F16 fighter announced late last year to complete the first test flight successful aircraft F16 fighter of the Iraqi Air Force, and noted it was the first plane of the in total 36 aircraft F16 requested by Iraq and in cooperation with the Foreign Military Sales program.
The United States and other military equipment to Iraq worth billions of dollars, including a giant transport, helicopters and missiles, gunboats and aircraft.
Iraq has signed a deal with Washington to buy 36 fighter aircraft model F16, and the Iraqi government in September 2011 to pay the first installment of the purchase price, amounting to one billion and 200 million dollars, where the price of each plane up to about $ 70 million.
Armament deal came within this signed between Baghdad and Washington in November late 2008 security agreement, which provides for the training and equipping of Iraqi forces. It ended up as h

The security forces and the popular crowd FREE with a number of areas east of Fallujah and continue their progress

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{Anbar: Euphrates News} free Champions security forces and the popular crowd a number of areas east of the city of Fallujah in Anbar province, and continue to progress.
A statement by the joint forces agency {Euphrates News} received a copy of it, that “the security forces and the heroes of the popular crowd purified laboratory bricks and fiery Cement Fallujah, and factories Refractories, the hospital Jordanian east of Fallujah from Conception Aldoaash, and still progress continues to override the security forces and the popular crowd.”
And set off at dawn on Monday edit Iraqi territory battles from the clutches of the terrorist gangs Daash to coincide with the receipt of the country’s four F16 aircraft from the United States, in light of assurances that the arrival of these aircraft will change the outcome of the battle and laws. It ended up as h

Eurozone Reaches Deal on Greece

BRUSSELS—Eurozone leaders said Monday morning that they would give Greece up to €86 billion ($96 billion) in fresh bailout loans as long as the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras manages to implement a round of punishing austerity measures in the coming days.

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The rescue deal—hammered out after 22 hours of, at times acrimonious, negotiations between the currency union’s leaders and finance ministers—requires the Greek left-wing government’s near-total surrender to its creditors’ demands.

But it gives the country at least a fighting chance to hold on to the euro as its currency.

“The deal is hard,” Mr. Tsipras said after the summit, warning that the measures required by creditors will send the country’s economy further into recession.

European stocks rallied early Monday on the news. By mid-morning, the Stoxx Europe 600 was up 1.5%, building on Friday’s hefty gains. Germany’s DAX rose 1.4%, France’s CAC-40 added 1.9% and London’s FTSE 100 rose 0.6%. In southern Europe, Italy’s FTSE MIB climbed 1.2% and Spain’s IBEX gained 1.5%.

By Wednesday, Athens’s Parliament has to pass pension overhauls and sales tax increases that voters overwhelmingly rejected in a referendum just one week ago. Greece now has to implement European Union rules that make it easier to wind down broken banks, including by sharing the cost with investors and creditors.

“Trust needs to be restored,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference.

“The agreement was laborious. It took time but it was done,” said Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission.

“There won’t be a Grexit,” Mr. Juncker added, referring to a Greek exit from the eurozone.

In a concession to Greece, eurozone governments will consider measures to make the country’s debt more manageable, for instance by giving it more time to repay rescue loans.

A detailed rescue program that will have to be negotiated after the first overhauls and cuts have been implemented will contain measures that go far beyond the kind of oversight and external control other governments under eurozone bailouts have endured.

The most divisive step demanded by Greece’s creditors is the creation of a fund that would hold some €50 billion in state-owned assets slated to be privatized or wound down in the coming years. The fund will be under European supervision, Ms. Merkel said.

Most of the money raised will go to pay off Greece’s debt and help recapitalize its broken banks, while €12.5 billion can be used for investment, said Ms. Merkel.

“The advantages outweigh the disadvantages,” she said about the deal, while warning that Greece’s path back to growth will be long and arduous.

Despite these big concessions by Mr. Tsipras, Greece’s future in Europe’s currency union still hangs in the balance.

Passing the tough new bailout measures through Greece’s Parliament could split Syriza and its right-wing coalition partner, the Independent Greeks, which in turn could trigger fresh elections. And there wasn’t an answer on when the country’s banks—closed for most business for the past two weeks—will reopen or how Greece will make a €4.2 billion payment to the European Central Bank on July 20.

The eurozone’s finance ministers will discuss how to come up with a mechanism to meet Greece’s short-term financial needs “as a matter of urgency,” Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council who led the talks, said after the summit.

A statement issued after the summit says Greece will need between €82 billion and €86 billion in fresh funding over the next three years. Between €10 billion and €25 billion will be required to recapitalize Greek banks, damaged by months of deposit outflows and two weeks of capital controls.

French President François Hollande, whose government lobbied hard for Greece in recent weeks, said he expects the ECB to step in with additional liquidity for Greek lenders, as long as Athens follows through on a deal. That could allow banks to gradually reopen.

“That was the indispensable condition, but it will take a few days,” Mr. Hollande said.

In a concession to Greece, eurozone governments will discuss ways to make the country’s debt load more manageable later this year.

“There will be a reprofiling of the debt by extending maturities and doubtless a negotiation on the interest rates,” said Mr. Hollande. “That is part of the agreement.” Ms. Merkel stressed that there won’t be a cut to the nominal value of rescue loans.

European officials said negotiations came close to collapse at some points during the night, when Mr. Tsipras argued that some of the creditors’ demands would be impossible to meet. Germany in particular has been driving a hard line, which for much of the evening included the possibility of a “time-out” for Greece from the currency union.

“In Germany there was strong opinion for Grexit,” Mr. Hollande said, “and not just in Germany.”

“I refused this solution,” he added.

As part of the deal, Greece’s administration will be modernized and depoliticized, Ms. Merkel said, adding that the Athens government will be expected to make first proposals by July 20.

The measures laid out in Monday’s statement reach deep into the workings of Greece’s economy. They include changes to labor laws that would make it easier to fire workers, as well as the further liberalization of markets for products such as pharmaceuticals, milk and baked goods, the statement said. Greece also would have to privatize state assets, including the electricity network operator.

Contrary to Greece’s wishes, the International Monetary Fund will remain involved in bailing it out even after the fund’s existing rescue program expires in March. Athens defaulted on a €1.56 payment to the IMF on June 30 and is unlikely to make a €456 million payment due Monday. The summit statement said it was important for the government to cover the failed payments.

“It has been a laborious night, but I think it is a good step to rebuild confidence,” said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

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