Top Islamic State official suggests the militants are feeling the heat

 

May 21 at 6:04 PM
One of the Islamic State’s most hunted leaders delivered a rare speech Saturday that suggested the militants are feeling the pinch of recent territorial losses and the killing of key officials in U.S. airstrikes.

Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, who is the Islamic State’s chief spokesman and a close aide to leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, threatened Jews, urged supporters to carry out more terror attacks against Western targets and used typically defiant language to predict victory for the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.

But the defensive tone of the speech, delivered in an audio address posted on one of the Islamic State’s websites, also suggested that the militants are contemplating the prospect that their senior leadership will be wiped out and their last important cities lost.

“Do you think you have won because you have killed one or more leaders? It is a false victory,” he said.

“Even if we lose Raqqa or Sirte, we won’t be defeated,” he added, referring, respectively, to the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria and the city in Libya it more recently conquered.

Just as significant was what the speech did not contain.

There was no claim of responsibility for the downing of the EgyptAir flight that crashed Thursday into the Mediterranean. Investigators have yet to determine what caused the plane to crash.

The speech was not delivered by Baghdadi, despite feverish speculation by Islamic State supporters throughout the day on social media that the leader would be addressing them directly.

However, Adnani, like Baghdadi, has several times been rumored to be dead, and the address demonstrated that he is alive. Baghdadi delivered his most recent speech in December, and Adnani had not spoken publicly since October.

This address came after months of setbacks in which the Islamic State has been pushed out of a string of key towns and cities, including Palmyra, Ramadi, Sinjar and, most recently last week, the Iraqi town of Rutbah near the Syrian border. U.S. officials also claim they are successfully targeting a growing number of the group’s top leaders.

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Obama asserts in a telephone interview with al-Abadi to increase his country’s support for Iraq in order to overcome the financial crisis

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} Search Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Saturday with US President Barack Obama, the relations between the two countries and the challenges of security, political, economic and the war on terrorism and the victories achieved on Daash gangs, where the US president stressed that his country will increase its support for Iraq in order to overcome financial crisis going through as a result of lower oil prices.

A statement from the prime minister ‘s office said the prime minister Haidar al – Abbadi received a telephone call on Saturday from US President Mr. Barack Obama. 

The statement added that Obama congratulated Abadi victories achieved in the wet , stressing the readiness of the United States to provide expertise to Iraq to cope with the security challenge. 

He noted that the two sides discussed relations between the two countries and the challenges of security, political, economic and the war on terrorism and the victories achieved on Daash gangs. 

Obama offered his condolences to the prime minister and the Iraqi people , the recent terrorist bombings that has gripped Iraq and expressed his country ‘s full support for Iraq in its war against terrorism. 

He said the US president, according to the statement, that the country will increase of support for Iraq in order to overcome the financial crisis as a result of lower oil prices. He pointed out that Obama urged all countries to help Iraq and coordination with the major industrialized nations at the conference this month to provide all support to Iraq and his government in all areas. 

Obama congratulated Prime Minister victories achieved in the wet , stressing the readiness of the United States to provide expertise to Iraq to cope with the security challenge. 

The statement said that Abadi stressed for his part that the liberalization of land operations are ongoing and we will continue the liberation of Fallujah soon and go to liberate every inch of the land of Iraq. He 

also stressed that Iraq ‘s past reforms in all sectors , especially economic and achieves victories , despite the many challenges and the efforts of the United States and clear to support Iraq in its war against terrorism.

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Babel crashes always Sunday and Monday on the occasion of the visit and the popular excludes exams

Local Since 21/05/2016 20:01 pm (Baghdad time)

 

BAGHDAD – balances News

Babil province announced on Saturday, the disruption of the official working for government departments in the province on Sunday and Monday on the occasion of the visit except the popular exams.

She said the province in a statement received / balances News / copy of it, that he, “the occasion of the visit of Sha’ban decide to disable the official working for government departments to maintain on Sunday and Monday.”

The statement added that “the holiday exclude service departments and the performance of the exams,” .anthy 29/33 h

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Almozani: meeting of leaders of blocs with al-Jubouri, the distribution of roles

Political Since 21/05/2016 20:56 pm (Baghdad time)

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Counting MP from the Bloc Liberal Almozani Charter, Saturday, a meeting of leaders of political blocs with Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri as a mere distribution of roles.

He Almozani L / balance News /, ” The Liberal bloc is not interested in meeting al – Jubouri , with the leaders of political blocs , ” pointing out that ” the meeting is just a distribution of roles and is based on the personal benefits to them.” 

Said MP for the Liberal bloc, said , “When what has been held meeting hurt the interests of Iraq , we will be first Alhazeran , “stressing that” these meetings were held to a country where we are now. ” It ended 29

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