US soldier killed in northern Iraq


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announced the US Department of Defense [Pentagon] on Thursday , a US military killed Thursday in a bomb blast in northern Iraq.
The Pentagon said in a statement that ” an element of the US military killed from wounds sustained in a roadside bomb manufactured domestically in the north of Iraq , ” and no other information was available on the spot. He
did not say the Pentagon statement the dead soldier or the incident site name.
It was the fourth soldier killed by army US combat operations in Iraq since its launch against Daesh 2014.
this information comes on the fourth day of the launch of the joint Iraqi forces with the support of Air coalition forces in military operations to liberate Mosul from the control Daesh.


UN: Baghdad and Erbil confirmed ensure the protection of civilians in Mosul


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THE WORLD 10/20/2016 20:15 (Updated 20:17 20/10/2016) Copy the link 0 3 0 0 United Nations called on Thursday to protect Iraqi civilians in Mosul, which is witnessing a military operation to liberate it from the grip of the “Daesh” terrorist, noting that the Iraqi government and the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities confirmed secured. Cairo – Sputnik High Commissioner of the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said during a news conference in Cairo today: “It’s important to get civilian in Mosul, the necessary and the Iraqi government and the authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan, stressed the protection secured.” He stated that 900 people were civilians, “left the realms of Mosul to Syria and they are now in Hasaka region, there are a left Mosul toward the south.” He added: “In Syria, the United Nations is helping these 900 people and then rushed displaced Syrians from the region to us for assistance, and this shows the widespread frustration among citizens.” Mention, that the Iraqi prime minister, Haidar al-Abbadi, the night of 16 announced on October / October 17 the military operation to liberate Mosul starting from the grip of the “Daesh”, which captured the city in June 2014. The various parties and international organizations have expressed their concerns about the situation of civilians in the city.

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Document: parliament session details for Saturday, October 22, 2016


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The Governing Council of Representatives, on Saturday for its regular reading of the vote and a number of draft laws.
The agenda of the meeting includes ‘vote on the proposed amendment of Article [49 / I] of the Constitution of the Republic of Iraq in 2005 [submitted by MP Hamid vegetation]’.
Article 49 / I of the Constitution: the House of Representatives of the number of members is composed by one seat per hundred thousand inhabitants of thepopulation of Iraq , representing the entire Iraqi people, who are elected by way ofdirect , secret ballot, and take care to represent all groups of people. ‘
The parliament postponed a vote on the proposal but vegetative said, that ‘ thePresidency of the Council of Representatives has vowed to include the proposal that reducing the number of council members in the Saturday session agenda’.
It also includes the agenda ‘vote on the draft imports Municipalities Act, voting in principle to a proposal of the Fourth Amendment to the law Journalists Syndicate No. 178 of 1969, and vote on the wording of a decision on taking the necessary measures from the government to release the abducted Alaesideat and reconstruction of Sinjar and position of the genocide of Yazidis them ‘.
It will ‘vote on the formation of a committee Mstrkhbouksos the subject of media reports accusing some senior Oil Ministry officials of corruption and vote on thedraft abandon acquired citizenship law’ on the agenda.
This includes the parliament session agenda next Saturday ‘ an oral question to the Minister of Construction and Housing and municipalities [MP Huda Sajjad,the first reading of the draft amendment law of the first to the Amnesty Law No. 27 of 20.10.2016 the first reading of the proposed cancellation of theRevolutionary Command Council Resolution Act [dissolved] No. 180 of 1977,and the first reading of the proposed law of the Federation of Iraqi parliamentarians’.
Also scheduled to parliament reads ‘enterprise Agency Regulatory Act first asreading, with the introduction of a general topic for discussion regarding thefollow – up to water and electricity file’.

US partnership with Turkey in Islamic State fight ‘very strong’


A US Air Force Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft lands at Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey, August 10, 2015. REUTERS / Murad Sezer

WASHINGTON The US partnership with Turkey in countering Islamic State is “very strong,” US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said at a news conference on Thursday.

“With respect to Turkey, our partnership is very strong in the counter-ISIL campaign,” Carter said, using an acronym for Islamic State.

Carter made the comments after Turkish air strikes pounded a group of Kurdish fighters allied to a US-backed militia in northern Syria overnight, highlighting the conflicting agendas of NATO members Ankara and Washington in an increasingly complex battlefield.

(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati)

Peshmerga 9 villages regain the support of the “Apache” the US for the first time


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Twilight News / media sources reported that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces regained control of the nine villages of al Daesh on Thursday to continue its progress in the military campaign that began at dawn on Monday and aims to grab the connector from the militant group.

The sources said in the news pursued Twilight News that US Apache helicopters participated in combat is in support of the Peshmerga forces have launched raids on Daesh sites.

This is the first time you talk about the participation of the American Almrahiat fighter in the war against Daesh. The commander of US forces in Iraq, Gen. Gary Wolski had announced on Wednesday, he said he does not rule out the participation of the US Apache helicopters in Mosul editing process.

Kurdish sources said that the Peshmerga forces retook the fourth day of the campaign nine villages in the west and north and south-east city of Mosul contributed US Apache helicopters strike by supporting terrorists’ positions with aerial bombardment center.

Monetary Fund cut its estimate for the deficit of the budgets of the GCC


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International Monetary Fund cut yesterday its previous forecast for the level of the budgets of the GCC deficit over the next six years, a trillion dollars to 765 billion, having taken austerity measures is unprecedented, including thereduction of benefits and rewards for government employees, and to reduce energy subsidies and the imposition of new taxes, in order to cope with the prices declining oil.
The Director of the IMF in the Middle East Masood Ahmed, that « the drop in oil prices led to a significant decline in exports to the oil – exporting countries in theregion , revenues, and is expected to reach nearly $ 435 billion during thecurrent year». He pointed out that «some oil – producing countries in the region have resorted to the use of a large part of its reserves to finance their budget deficits, especially Saudi Arabia and Algeria, while others resorted to withdraw assets from sovereign funds.» He advised Ahmed «countries in the region toissue sovereign bonds in international markets, to aid in the promotion offinancial flows». He predicted «lower average growth of the economies of theGulf countries to 1.75 percent during the current year , compared with 3.75 percent last year, with a tightening of the fiscal policy and declining liquidity inthe financial sector», but he guessed that «growth rising to 3 percent next year, with low frequency fiscal austerity. »
Fund predicted that the imposition of taxes in the region and the partial improvement in oil prices, the rise in non – oil growth in the Gulf countries to 5.3 percent, which is much lower than the average period between 2000 and 2014 amounting to seven percent. Despite the improvement in oil prices compared tolast year, Ahmed guessed that «ranges barrel price between $ 50 and $ 60 over the next five years», so advised «Gulf States to accelerate the implementation of structural to diversify their economies reforms, and strengthening the role of the private sector and create jobs quickly.» He said: «expected to enter more than 2.2 million Arabs of the labor market by 2020, amillion citizens of them will find work».
Ahmed stressed that « the fall in oil prices and the continuation of the ongoing conflicts in the Arab region have caused loss of confidence and put the region in the absence of certainty, despite the benefit oil – importing countries of the lower prices, although the decline in remittances from its citizens working in oil -producing countries, is part of this impact , it is expected that the oil – importing countries achieved growth rates of up to 3.6 percent during the current year, to rise to 4.2 percent next year. »
Ahmed stressed that the «workers in the oil – exporting countries remittances to the Levant fell 15 percent during the current year, due to falling oil prices, which impacted negatively on the region , which was forced to lay off workers, especially in the oil petrochemical sectors, banks economies».
The fund added that « the fall in oil prices and ongoing conflicts pose a burden onthe prospects for the economy in the Middle East and North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan region», adding that «uncertainties arising from the conflicts in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, have caused a lack of confidence, while the impactof lower oil prices in exports and economic activity in the oil – exporting countries. »

Edit Mosul to escape


Posted: 20.10.2016 | 04:07 GMT | News Press

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The newspaper “Aaszewstaa” touched upon the process of liberalization of Mosul; noting that the Iraqis declare that the US alliance lends itself to the terrorists to leave the city to Syria.

It came in an article in the newspaper:

Started in Iraq Liberation of Mosul “Daesh process. The spokesman said” the popular crowd, “Karim Nouri al regulation that are fleeing the city and heading to Syria, without the Western alliance led by the United States draw any air strikes them.

Nouri said that “the American alliance does not attack the militants” Daesh “fleeing Mosul, has opened them passage through it heading to the Syrian city of Raqqa. All of this indicates the presence of which would allow the extremists to leave Iraq without hindrance agreement.”

According to him, the liberation of the city process that could take “weeks or less.”

In an interview with “Aaszewstaa” said the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Iraqi Parliament member Iqbal Almave The American alliance is not doing enough in the fight against “Daesh.” In addition, indirectly confirmed that militants fleeing from Mosul to Syria are not exposed to any strikes.

Dr. Iqbal Almave

Dr. Iqbal Almave

She added that “Baghdad has signed with the Washington Convention include the provision of necessary assistance to the American side in the case of Iraq subjected to invade or to any threat. And of course, we can not deny the United States the formation of the international coalition to combat” Daesh, “but we hope to show the enthusiasm of more, where there are still many areas under the control of terrorists. As for those who are fleeing Mosul, I think that the goals for the Americans is more important than eliminating them. “

And the time required for the Liberation of the city, says Iqbal Almave that there are different assessments on this subject, where some of the process is expected to take 30-40 days. This is based on the belief that the Iraqi forces were able to cut off supplies to militants trapped in the city. In addition, there is within the city by representatives of the special services, and those who lie in their mission to provide Iraqi forces with information Expeditionary necessary. Forces Command also receive important information from residents of the city. And, of course, “gunmen escaped much of the city on their way to Syria. There is a pessimistic view that the liberation of the city process may continue until the end of December / December next.

It is noteworthy that the preparations for the Liberation of Mosul, controlled by “Daesh” Since June 2014, began after Iraqi forces managed to free the city of Fallujah last June, after enable in August / August last Edit Qayyarah south of Mosul, the nearby military airport .

It should be noted that many news spread before the start of the process of liberalization of Mosul a few days for the gunmen to leave the city and their leaders under a US-Saudi agreement with them, and they were heading to Syria to carry out an attack on the towns of Deir al-Zour and Palmyra. The news was confirmed for “Aaszewstaa” director of the Iraqi Center for Strategic and Security Studies Moataz Mohi Abdul Hamid.

It is believed Moataz Mohi Abdul Hamid health news to leave the city of Mosul, insurgents and their attitude towards the Syrian town of Abu Kamal, near the Iraqi border, and from there to Raqqa and Deir al-Zour and Palmyra.It should also be noted the double game that the United States exercised in this case. They are supported by the Iraqi forces in Mosul, the process of liberalization, on the other hand does not show any mention of Hamas in Aleppo. Regardless of the number of political motives and behavior of Washington, this can be explained by the presence of military cooperation between Washington and Baghdad agreement allows it to strike at the terrorists, while it is not between Damascus similar agreement.

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Abdul Hamid pointed out that Iraq will face other problems after the liberation of Mosul, gunmen “Daesh.” Among these problems, escalating tensions between the central government and the leadership of the Kurdistan region around Kirkuk disputed, after the elimination of the common enemy, where “peshmerga” forces seized control of the city after the emergence of “Daesh.” That is, subordination of Kirkuk problem will go again on the table.

The killing of 18 terrorists, including the so-called military commander in northern Mosul Daesh


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Declared war media cell, on Thursday, killing 18 terrorists, including the so-called military commander for the region Btania, north of Mosul, referring to liberalization within the village of Ein dumped boycotted operations.

It said in a statement received cell / balances News / copy of it, “the band 16 artillery strikes directed bursts according to intelligence information to Daesh gangs in the northern axis of the city of Mosul, killing 18 terrorists among them the military commander of the area Btania.”

She added, “The pieces edit Nineveh operations managed to free the villages of Khalidiya and appointed dumped and authority.”

She cell, that “the federal police rapid response pieces up to the intersection of] advice within the southern sector of the conductor and impose control over it.”

He pointed out the cell a statement, that “the removal of 30 of an explosive device and destruction of 4-wheel-bomb, as well as 40 bombing of an explosive device by the engineering effort and killed 37 terrorists,” .anthy 29 / A 43

Oil prices maintain levels above $ 50


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{International: Euphrates News} Ankhvzt oil prices with maintaining the levels above $ 50 on Thursday on expectations of OPEC cut production and a decline in US stocks.
And closed WTI US mediator in the nearest maturity contracts for delivery in September, was down 22 cents to $ 51.38, while Brent crude shed 11 cents to $ 52.56 a barrel.
The price of oil rose 15 percent in the three weeks that followed the proposal of the Organization of the Petroleum exporting countries , OPEC, the implementation of the first cut in production since 2008 as of last September.
oil prices jumped more than 2 percent, on Wednesday, US crude hit its highest level in 15 months after the government announced a significant decline and unexpected in inventories for the sixth week 7 Osabia.anthy

Iraqi PM upbeat on Mosul offensive



Media captionMany of the soldiers preparing to fight are in high spirits, as Ayman Oghanna reports

The operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from so-called Islamic State militants is progressing faster than planned, the Iraqi prime minister says.

Haider al-Abadi said the move showed “rapprochement” and unity of purpose between Iraqi and Kurdish forces.

His comments came as Kurdish fighters launched a large-scale operation east and north of Mosul.

The Iraqi army has been moving from the south, and special forces have now joined the offensive.

Mosul has been in the hands of IS since 2014 and is the militants’ last major Iraqi stronghold.

The offensive to retake it began on Monday. Up to 1.5 million civilians are thought to still be inside the city. Those inside report that they are running out of basic supplies.

There are reports that some IS leaders have fled, but there are thought to be up to 5,000 IS fighters still in the city.

Media captionIraq army convoy and BBC come under heavy fire near Mosul

The Iraqi prime minister made his comments via video-link to an international meeting in Paris on the future of Mosul.

“The forces are pushing towards the town more quickly than we thought and more quickly than we had programmed in our campaign plan,” he said.

He hailed co-operation between the army and Kurdish troops, saying they were “fighting harmoniously together” to free Iraqi territory from IS.

French President Francois Hollande, hosting the meeting, warned that IS fighters were fleeing to Raqqa, the militant group’s stronghold in Syria, and said efforts must be made to stop them.

The whereabouts of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are unknown. Some reports say he is in Mosul, but others say he has fled the northern Iraqi city.

Kurdish fighters walk on a road north-east of Mosul on 20 October 2016Image copyrightTWITTER

‘Victories made in blood’ – By Orla Guerin, BBC News, outside Mosul

Under cover of darkness we joined a long convoy of vehicles setting out from a Kurdish base on Bashiq Mountain, about 15km (nine miles) from Mosul.

We snaked towards areas under IS control, along a route that had been checked for roadside bombs. There were hundreds of pick-up trucks with troops and some with vehicle-mounted machine guns. Along the way we saw some American special forces.

The aim is to clear the town of Bashiqa and 20 surrounding villages, most of which are deserted apart from IS. The offensive includes some veteran Kurdish fighters, who previously fought against Saddam Hussein.

Before leaving the base senior commander Shex Jaffar Shex Mustafa told us they were ill equipped for the battle, and did not even have enough body armour. “All of our victories are made by our blood,” he said.

The general in charge urged his men to go slowly, to avoid casualties. “We hope to survive this battle,” one fighter told me, “but we are facing an enemy that hopes to die.”

On Thursday, Kurdish fighters began moving on three fronts east and north of Mosul.

“The objectives are to clear a number of nearby villages and secure control of strategic areas to further restrict Isil’s [IS] movements,” a statement said.

Iraqi Kurdish fighters fire a multiple rocket launcher from a position near the town of Bashiqa, some 25km north-east of Mosul, on 20 October 2016Image copyrightAFP
Image captionKurdish fighters are pushing forwards in areas to the north and east of Mosul

Iraqi special forces also began a pre-dawn advance on the town of Bartella, Iraqi Maj-Gen Maan al-Saadi was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

They were being supported by air strikes carried out by a US-led coalition.

IS militants responded with at least four suicide car bombs, AP reported, but there was no information on casualties.

Officials have warned that the push to take Mosul could take weeks or month, with IS fighters appearing to be putting up stiff resistance in places.

There are also warnings the group could use human shields or chemical weapons.

Addressing the Paris meeting, Mr Abadi promised support for civilians affected by the fighting.

The UN on Tuesday warned that up to 200,000 people could be displaced in the first two weeks of the military operation in Mosul.

Camps are being built in the south, east and north of Mosul in preparation for a flood of people fleeing the city.

The head of delegation in Iraq for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Katharina Ritz, said she was concerned fleeing civilians could be caught up in the fighting.

“We call on all the parties to respect, to protect them, to help them to access safe areas,” she said.