Parliamentary Finance: Iraq borrowed $ 15 billion; not to Kurdistan stake


Announced the parliamentary finance committee member Masood Haider, that the draft budget bill for fiscal 2017 included Iraq to borrow $ 15 billion from various international destinations

Said Haider, said that the draft financial budget bill for 2017 includes borrowing Iraq $ 15 billion from various quarters, including from the United States and the Islamic Development Bank, explaining that these loans that will pay part of it next year and the rest of the payments coming in years, which did not mention the Kurdish name and therefore does not there will be a share of the territory from them.

Indicating that the loan it has no share of the Kurdistan region, as pointed out that the budget allocated more funds for security and defense

Iraq forces launch operation to cut Mosul off from Syria


October 29, 2016
An Iraqi soldier and a civilian ride a motorbike as smoke rises behind them, on the road between Qayyarah and Mosul on October 28, 2016

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An Iraqi soldier and a civilian ride a motorbike as smoke rises behind them, on the road between Qayyarah and Mosul on October 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)

Al Qayyarah (Iraq) (AFP) – Iraqi paramilitary forces launched an operation Saturday to cut the Islamic State group’s supply lines between its Mosul bastion and neighbouring Syria, opening a new front in the nearly two-week-old offensive.

Forces from the Hashed al-Shaabi, a paramilitary umbrella organisation dominated by Iran-backed Shiite militias, have largely been on the sidelines since the launch of the operation to retake Mosul.

But on Saturday they began a push on the town of Tal Afar on the western approach to the city, the only side where ground forces, which have advanced from the north, east and south, are not yet deployed.

“The operation aims to cut supplies between Mosul and Raqa and tighten the siege of (IS) in Mosul and liberate Tal Afar,” Hashed spokesman Ahmed al-Assadi told AFP, referring to IS’s main stronghold in Syria.

Assadi said the operation was launched from the Sin al-Dhaban area south of Mosul and aimed to retake the towns of Hatra and Tal Abta as well as Tal Afar.

The drive toward Tal Afar could bring the fighting perilously close to the ancient city of Hatra, a UNESCO world heritage site that has already been vandalised by IS.

Though it was not mentioned by name, the operation may also pass near the ruins of Nimrud, another archaeological site that has previously been attacked by IS.

The involvement of Shiite militias in the Mosul operation has been a source of contention, although some of the Hashed’s top commanders insist they do not plan to enter the largely Sunni city.

– Advancing in Al-Shura –

Iraqi Kurds and Sunni Arab politicians have opposed their involvement, as has Turkey, which has a military presence east of Mosul despite repeated demands by Baghdad for the forces to be withdrawn.

Relations between the Hashed and the US-led coalition fighting IS are also tense, but the paramilitaries enjoy widespread support among members of Iraq’s Shiite majority.

Tal Afar was a Shiite-majority town of mostly ethnic Turkmens before the Sunni extremists of IS overran it in 2014, and its recapture is a main goal of Shiite militia forces.

As the Hashed push on Tal Afar got under way, Iraq’s federal police advanced into Al-Shura, an area south of Mosul with a long history as a militant bastion that has been the target of fighting for more than a week.

“Federal police units raised the Iraqi flag” on a local government building in the area, federal police commander Lieutenant General Raed Shakir Jawdat said in a statement.

Police are now “chasing terrorists fleeing towards the north” of the Al-Shura area, Jawdat said.

The offensive operations came despite an assertion from the US-led coalition on Friday that Iraqi forces were temporarily halting their advance on Mosul for a period expected to last “a couple days.”

“They are pausing and repositioning, refitting and doing some back clearing,” coalition spokesman Colonel John Dorrian told Pentagon reporters via videoconference.

An Iraqi military statement, apparently issued in response to Dorrian’s remarks on the halt, said that “military operations are continuing” and proceeding on schedule.

– Rising displacement –

More than 17,500 people have fled their homes toward government-held areas since the Mosul operation began, the International Organisation for Migration said on Saturday.

Numbers are expected to soar as Iraqi forces close in.

Civilians are suffering even more in jihadist-held territory, with the United Nations saying that there are credible reports of IS carrying out mass executions and seizing tens of thousands of people for use as human shields.

IS’s “depraved, cowardly strategy is to attempt to use the presence of civilians to render certain points, areas or military forces immune from military operations”, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said in a statement.

The jihadists are “effectively using tens of thousands of women, men and children as human shields”, he said.

The UN cited reports indicating IS has forcibly taken civilians into Mosul, killing those who resist or who were previously members of Iraqi security forces.

It said more than 250 people were executed in just two days earlier this week.

The jihadists have also launched a series of diversionary attacks since the operation began, including one in the city of Kirkuk that sparked multiple days of fighting and left dozens dead.

Officials said on Saturday that another such diversion, this time in the Ramadi area, west of Baghdad, had been foiled and 11 people arrested.

Urgent security forces stormed the hand ] advice of the four axes


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stormed the security forces on Saturday, hand ] advice southern city of Mosul [Nineveh province , thecenter of the four axes.
The media war cell in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today, that “cuts thefederal police and the armored brigade 34 stormed the hand ] advice of the four axes and liberated the villages of Albu Hamad appointed victory and raising the Iraqi flag it.”
He noted that ” the process has yet fifth wheels bomb blow up many terrorists were killed Daesh. ”

Edit villages Alndas and Almrbandih western Mosul

History of edits:: 29/10/2016 16:55 

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able to crowd the popular forces of liberalization and villages Alndas Almrbandih west of Mosul.

According to a statement to inform the popular crowd received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Saturday, that “the popular crowd forces liberated the villages [Alndas] and [Almrbandih] within the Western cutter operations liberation of Mosul – the focus of the popular crowd.”

Masum congratulates Turkey’s National Day and stresses the importance of protecting the common interests

History of edits:: 29/10/2016 16:43 


congratulated President Fuad Masum, chairman of the Turkish Republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the occasion of the anniversary of the Turkish National Day ninety – third, reiterating the historical relations between the two neighboring countries and the importance of protecting the Turkish joint Iraqi interests.

He infallible in his message , the text of which received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Saturday, Turkish President sincerest congratulations and sincere congratulations, wishing him a multitude of health and success for the people , Turkish friend all the progress and prosperity, he underlined Iraq ‘s desire to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation with Turkey in order to serve the aspirations of the two peoples , two countries in the development, prosperity and stability. 

Turkey has recently announced that it participated editorial process , the city of Mosul and artillery troops stationed at camp district Bashiqa north of the city has been bombarded for Daesh sites at the request of the Kurdistan region. 

He denied Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi for this review and considered it “claim void , “adding that Turkey” is not fighting Daesh but to expand its influence in the region. ”

Iraqi Finance: Barzani’s visit to Baghdad, opened the doors to reach a solution with the Kurdistan Region


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Twilight News / Undersecretary of the Iraqi Ministry of Finance Fadel Prophet said on Saturday that the visit of President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, has opened the doors to find solutions to outstanding problems between the KRG and the federal government.

The Prophet said in a speech during a symposium held by the American University of Dohuk for the financial crisis in the region, the oil is 93 percent of Iraq’s imports and because of this it’s the financial crisis we are experiencing now emerged.

He pointed out that “there are people who receive more than one salary from the state, it is difficult to eliminate this problem.”

And on the problems between Baghdad and Arbil, the Prophet said that the visit of President Massoud Barzani to Baghdad, and the participation of Iraqi forces and the popular crowd in the liberation of the city of Mosul opened the doors to prospects and to find solutions to those problems.

Money experts discuss ways to get rid of the economic crisis in the province and the center


special / Dohuk …
Kicked off this morning on a US university halls in the province of Dohuk in the Kurdistan region, the workshop tagged
(Role of the Central Bank of Iraq in resolving the economic crisis in the province and the center)
And presided over the meeting, which was attended by Mr. Salman Jumaili, Minister of Planning and on the Keywords Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq and Dr. appearance of Mohammed Saleh financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mr. Ali Sindi, Minister of Planning in the Kurdistan region and Dr. Fadhil Nabi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance and Mr. and Mr. Wadih Handal, head of the Iraqi private banks association Terrace session Alsidfarhad Alaterci governor of Dohuk 
The first speaker was Mr. Salman Jumaili, Minister of Planning and accept it during his most prominent measures taken by his ministry to meet the investment projects undertaken by the Iraqi state expenditures with Dr. Fadhil Nabi detect the most prominent challenges facing fiscal revenue in Iraq, noting that ten million people are paid salaries, including those who receive two salaries,
The first session included numerous interventions made by Messrs participants from various official economic actors and university professors ..
For his part, the financial advisor to the Prime Minister in his speech said the appearance of Mohammed Saleh said there decisions and actions and possible strong in the short term and the ways to solve them, either the Governor of the Central Bank on the Keywords reviewed the role of monetary policy in the coverage of government expenditures in Iraq and ways to provide the necessary liquidity for these expenses through the wise policy to support development programs in the Iraqi economy
Then accept it and minister of planning in the region, Mr. Ali Sindi crisis in the region and the role of foreign exchange reserves to finance public spending
Entrances to the task of President of the Association
In his intervention, Mr. President of the Iraqi private banks association Wadih Handal said that you have described 10 million employee situation negative and can be converted into a positive case when linking the salaries of staff development grant launched by the central bank, amounting to 6 trillion dinars through localization of employees’ salaries in the private banks and make it legal as collateral for loans granted thus, we achieve several goals, including to restore confidence in banks first and second to do rapid lending as mortgage guarantees foiled an initiative because of tribal and partisan challenges and other Third guarantee poverty reduction rates in the country and the Fourth ensuring job opportunities for young graduates unemployed and define their migration as human as resources useful, then repeat Handal call for the necessity of solving problematic put the hands of the provincial government on the depositors’ money in private banks a proposal for calculating the benefits of Islamic rates by 2 to 3%, which dates back confidence in banks to continue lending operations again
Then the student association president then need to involve the private sector and that should be represented at such seminars and dialogues, which includes the owners of financial and economic decision in the country
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