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Pleased to meet with @masoud_barzani in Erbil tonight. Good cooperation is leading to success on the battlefield. Mosul plan is working pic.twitter.com/Vsb7S3fnZd
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Erbil receives $8.4m from Baghdad for Peshmerga salaries
Peshmerga forces on the frontlines of Mosul offensive. Rudaw photo
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Erbil received $8.4 million from Baghdad on Saturday for Peshmerga salaries, Iraq’s deputy finance minister said.
Fazil Nabi told Rudaw that the money was part of an agreement between Kurdish President Masoud Barzani and Iraq’s federal government in September.
The money arrives as Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi Army are fighting alongside for the first time in the offensive to evict ISIS from Mosul.
“The 10 billion Iraqi dinars ($8.4 million) have been sent by the Iraqi Defense Ministry as part of an earlier agreement between Baghdad and Erbil for the Kurdistan Peshmerga Force and the money arrived in Erbil today,” Nabi said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived on an unannounced visit to Erbil late Saturday, after visiting frontlines in the Mosul offensive.
Analysts say that the dispatch of the funds that arrived Saturday is a goodwill gesture by Baghdad, which wants to show its gratitude to the Peshmerga for their part in the Mosul offensive, which began Oct. 16.
Barzani was in Baghdad on Sept. 29 to discuss the funds that the central government has withheld since early 2014. According to the Iraqi constitution the Kurdistan Region is entitled to 17 percent of the national budget, which Baghdad has consistently refused to pay for more than two years.
The cut in funds has been among the biggest reasons for a severe financial crisis in the Kurdistan Region, where the government has been unable to pay the full salaries of the Peshmerga and civil servants.
Saturday 05-11-2016 | 10:18:12
Twilight News president of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani / income with the Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi in a closed-door meeting and shortly after the second access to Arbil, capital of the province Kordrdstan.
An informed source said that after receiving Abadi in Erbil International Airport met the region’s president, Massoud Barzani and Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, the region and a number of government officials and leaders of the province with the Peshmerga military Abadi and his entourage.
Source However, he quickly turned the meeting into a closed and confidential between the president of the region, and Abadi, after the departure of the meeting everyone from the base.
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arrived Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, on Saturday evening, to the city of Erbil, coming from the center of the east coast city of Mosul left who lose today.
A statement by his office received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, that Abadi arrived in Arbil , “and he was received by President of Kurdistan , Massoud Barzani.”
The Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces , Haider al – Abadi on Saturday arrived in the area of operation are coming Aaninoy inspected military units fighting in frontline.
He praised Abadi , during a meeting with a group of pilots participants battle trophies and sacrifices pilots, which contributed to achieving victories and crush terrorist Daesh gangs and edit soil. He
also visited the hand Bartila eastern Mosul , Prime Minister inspected the military units of the anti – terrorism, also visited the front lines to the left side of Mosul and lose fighters in the fight against terrorism.
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Mayor of Tel Keppe district Bassem Yacoub announced on Saturday, that Iraqi forces are besieging the district from all axes and preparing to storm into it soon, while pointed out to the arrival of food aids to 1200 civilians who were besieged in some villages near the district.
Yacoub said in a press statement, “Tel Keppe district is under the ISIS control, and the security forces will storm into it soon, especially after the army forces besieged the district from all axes in coordination with Kurdish Peshmerga forces.”
“Military commanders delayed the operation to storm into Tel Keppe because some civilians are still in the district and they are used by the ISIS as human shields,” Yacoub added. “The extremist group inflicted significant losses on the infrastructure of the district that will need a long time for reconstruction,” Yacoub explained.
Yacoub also revealed that the joint coordination between the district’s administration, army and Peshmerga facilitated the arrival of food aid to 1200 civilians who were besieged in villages near the areas of ongoing military operations.
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Iraqi media outlets reported on Saturday, that five elite leaders of the Islamic State extremist group fled Nineveh after robbing millions of dollars from the group’s treasury, and pointed out that the group mobilized its members in the east coast of Nineveh and Tel Afar district to search for the fugitives.
Al Sumaria News stated, “Five elite members of the Islamic state including the Treasury Official Abu al-Bara al-Qahtani, fled from the extremist group in Nineveh, after robbing millions of dollars.”
“The ISIS mobilized a group of its members to pursue the fugitives, arrest and execute them immediately,” Al Sumaria added. “The five elite leaders who hold Arab and foreign nationalities flee toward Tel Afar district then to the Syrian territories,” Al Sumaria explained.
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A member of the security committee in the Anbar Provincial Council Rajeh Barakat, Saturday, for a mass escape of the elements Daesh with their families from the city of pubic western Anbar towards the Iraqi-Syrian border.
And Barakat said in an interview carried by the agency “Anatolia” Turkish I followed / balances News /, the “pubic City (190 km west of Ramadi), under the control of the organization Daesh, exodus to the elements of the organization and their families from the city’s operations saw toward the Iraqi border city status with Syria.” Noting that “elements of the organization have different foreign nationalities, including Iraqis and Arabs too.”
Barakat added, that “the mass flight operations came after a blown up government buildings and official departments and the theft of all the contents of those departments and a number of houses and commercial shops and their laboratories.”
He continued blessings, that “the causes of the escape came after the completion of preparations for the Iraqi forces to operations edit pubic city which will soon be launched with the participation of the International Air Alliance and Air Force and the sons of the tribes” .anthy 29/33 h
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Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi arrived to the front lines to the left side of the city of Mosul.
A statement by the Information Office of the Prime Minister received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Saturday, that “Abadi arrived to the front lines to the left side of Mosul and lose the Champions fighters in anti-terrorism.”
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sent Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi, a message to the people of Mosul soon we will liberate and cut off the head of the terrorist gangs … followed Daesh
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