Baghdad sent the salaries of teachers in Kurdistan


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Twilight News / Minister of Education occur in the Kurdistan Regional Government during a meeting with teachers in the province of Halabja, on Saturday pledged to the Baghdad government has sent teachers’ salaries.

The teacher is a member of Shaker Saپan who attended the meeting, in a press statement, the Minister of Education in the provincial government پstiwan Sadiq told the meeting that he had visited Baghdad and to explain the conditions of teachers and risks to the educational process, explaining that Baghdad has pledged to send 25 billion dinars to the teachers.

He added that the group’s representative to the Minister of Education announced that if this news is true and was officially announced, the teachers will end their boycott of the time, indicating that each teacher will receive an additional two hundred thousand dinars on his salary.

And causing the strike announced by the teachers and the teachers within the limits of the provinces of Sulaimaniyah and Halabja and management گrmaan since the start of the official working about two months ago in threats to the current school year in these areas.

And demanding teachers strikers consistently for reforms in their salaries with the distribution of salaries monthly and regularly at the times specified, and I quote despite the fact that the provincial government had previously decided disburse $ 6 billion dinars for teachers distributed starting in October last and the German organization and a number of traders and affluent through the room Sulaymaniyah trade to provide aid, but the teachers objectors reject all these steps.

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This Is How Ground Troops In Mosul Are Calling US Airstrikes On ISIS


“We’re dropping bombs on their heads from the sky, and they’re driving bombs at us.”

Col. Arkan communicates with coalition forces to coordinate air strikes. Warzer Jaff for BuzzFeed News

MOSUL, Iraq — Col. Arkan turned to the French military officer beside him as another ISIS mortar bomb exploded outside. “They found us,” he said. “Those fuckers.”

The Iraqi special forces commander had spent the day calling in US-led airstrikes on the militants from the roof of an abandoned house on Mosul’s edge — and then moved downstairs with his team when the mortar rounds began to hit.

The Frenchman, who was there to collect intelligence, mirrored Arkan with a moustache, an Iraqi military patch on one shoulder, and brown fatigues. “In our last position we stayed for two days, and on the second day they found us,” he said in accented English. “We have stayed two days here, and they found us again.”

Soldiers like Arkan are the unseen hands directing the most important asset the US-backed campaign for Mosul has: air power.

Battling ISIS in and around the city over the last month, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have been backed by daily airstrikes from US and its coalition of allies, which are called in by local and Western soldiers known as Joint Terminal Attack Controllers, or JTACs. Commanders on the ground say the strikes — from drones, helicopters and jets — have been decisive in the difficult fight. “We’re dropping bombs on their heads from the sky, and they’re driving bombs at us,” Arkan said, referring to the suicide car and truck bombs that have been ISIS’s most effective defense. For security reasons, he asked to withhold his last name.

His team left the house without incident that day — the ISIS mortar team was unable to hit its mark — and were back on the rooftop the next morning. They let two journalists from BuzzFeed News observe them in action, providing a rare window into their work.

American voices crackled on Arkan’s radio as two US choppers hovered overhead and a drone and fighter jet patrolled the sky. His call sign is Archangel, a fitting handle for someone who brings down heavy firepower from above.

A mortar fired by ISIS lands close to where a JTAC team is based. Warzer Jaff for BuzzFeed News

The 35-year-old colonel has spent more than a decade in the country’s most elite special forces unit, conducting raids alongside US troops during the Iraq War. Over the course of several trips to America, he also received extensive training from the US military. He paced the rooftop wearing wraparound sunglasses, with a touch of swagger in his step, as he plotted coordinates on laminated maps laid on a plastic table and taped to concrete walls.

Arkan’s role is unique because he has the authority to call in airstrikes himself, a task normally handled by Western special operations troops. He said a US commando, for instance, was calling in strikes for another JTAC team nearby. This means Arkan and his men do their work without the secretive Western troops among their ranks, though French officers from a separate intelligence liaison unit sometimes join them. JTAC teams can accompany soldiers in the field — Arkan’s team has an antennae-equipped armored vehicle for that — or set up outposts like the one on the rooftop.

Gunfire and explosions sounded deeper in the city as the Iraqi forces Arkan was supporting advanced on ISIS in a convoy of armored Humvees. For soldiers on the ground, the greatest threat is suicide vehicle bombs, and JTAC teams spend much of their time trying to stop them before they strike.

At around 11 a.m. last Wednesday, a call came in from an Iraqi commander on the ground saying that an explosive-laden dump truck was headed the convoy’s way.

Arkan found the area where it had been spotted on a map and called in the coordinates to coalition officers in an operations center set far from the front lines. “Be advised, we’re going to continue scanning those areas looking for a possible VBIED,” an American voice replied, calling the truck bomb by the military acronym for vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.

Iraqi forces call in airstrikes from a rooftop in Mosul. Warzer Jaff

Before the coalition’s aircraft could spot the truck bomb, it made a beeline on the convoy, which opened fire with its heavy weapons. A massive blast sounded as the truck detonated without doing any harm. Arkan provided an update on his radio. “Glad to hear it,” the American said.

Then soldiers on the front spotted another truck bomb stalking the convoy through the city streets. Arkan believed it would use the same route to attack them — so he requested a “terrain-denial attack,” or an airstrike to destroy the road. “ASAP. ASAP, baby. I just need it right now,” he said.

Soon another explosion pulsed the air. Arkan, who hadn’t flinched all morning, now jumped up from his chair. He stared out toward the battlefield, worried for a moment that the truck had hit the convoy, but a radio call to its commander informed him that the truck had yet to approach.

Gunfire sounded around the rooftop, and Arkan ducked his head below the concrete walls. Civilians fleeing through the streets outside paused in apprehension, trying to determine where the bullets were coming from. An Iraqi officer was meanwhile staring quietly at five walkie-talkies on the plastic table, trying to stay focused. “You see all these radios? They might start talking at the same time. I don’t want to miss any number,” he said, referring to the coordinates that commanders on the ground call in. “Because you know, if you miss one number, you can shift the whole direction of the airstrike. And you don’t want to do that.”

The pace for the Mosul offensive has slowed with Iraqi forces inside the city — and a big part of the reason is their concern about casualties among the more than one million civilians still trapped inside. This has limited airstrikes, but it’s a concession Iraqi commanders say they’re happy to make.

Arkan ended up canceling his terrain-denial request after learning that an airstrike there would likely hurt civilians, saying the soldiers in the convoy had decided to risk defending against the truck bomb on their own. “These are our own people,” he said. “You can’t just bomb everything, you know?”

He said the threat to civilians was part of a long list of concerns he had to weigh for each strike, from the damage it would cause to the city to the potential threat to Iraqi forces nearby. “You hold responsibility for everything that you are [calling in],” he said.

Another request for an airstrike came in on the radio. “Hang on, we have a target,” Arkan said.

Iraqi forces had seen seven ISIS fighters in a defensive position in the convoy’s path. Arkan grabbed a tablet, swiped his finger to zoom in on a map of the area, and called in the strike.

Then he received word that a coalition missile had hit his target. “Seven dead,” he said, snapping his fingers. “Just like that.”

Mosul advances prove power of Iraq government: Iran VP


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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires his weapon at a Daesh terrorist group’s target on the front line near a village south of Mosul on November 18, 2016. (Photo by AFP)
A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires his weapon at a Daesh terrorist group’s target on the front line near a village south of Mosul on November 18, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

The Iranian first vice president says the recent achievements made by Iraqi forces during their operation to liberate the key northern city of Mosul from Daesh Takfiri terrorists in parallel with the management of Arba’een mourning rituals in Iraq prove the country’s power.

“The command of the big battle in Mosul against terrorists, simultaneous with the Arba’een mass march, which has been well managed by the Iraqi government, indicates the strength of the Iraqi government,” Es’haq Jahangiri said in a telephone conversation with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday.

He commended great achievements by the Iraqi forces and nation, made with the support of the Arab country’s government, and expressed hope that the strategic city of Mosul would be fully recaptured from Daesh Takfiri terrorists.

Since October 17, the Iraqi army, volunteer Shia and Sunni fighters as well as Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been engaged in an offensive to liberate Mosul, the last stronghold of the Daesh terrorists in the country.

The city, which is divided by Tigris River, fell to Daesh in 2014, the year the terror outfit began its campaign of death and destruction in northern and western Iraq.

Federal police chief General Shaker Jodat said late Friday that troops had purged 1,850 square kilometers of Mosul’s southern front of Daesh terrorists and freed more than 10,000 families, the al-Sumaria news website reported.

Jahangiri also thanked the Iraqi government and nation for hosting millions of pilgrims, including Iranians, who are marching toward the Iraqi holy city of Karbala to participate in the rituals of Arba’een, one of the most revered religious occasions on the Islamic calendar.

Shia Muslim pilgrims gather in the holy Iraqi city of Karbala on November 18, 2016, ahead of the Arba’een mourning rituals. (Photo by AFP)

Arba’een marks 40 days since Ashura when Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad and the the third Shia Imam, was martyred in the desert plains of Karbala along with his 72 companions 14 centuries ago.

The Iranian vice president further pointed to growing relations between Tehran and Baghdad and said, “Good progress has been made in mutual relations between the two countries.”

He expressed hope that Tehran-Baghdad ties would serve as a model for other neighboring countries.

Abadi, for his part, said the Iraqi troops and popular forces have so far managed to liberate most areas in Nineveh from the Daesh terror group and are currently fighting with terrorists in Mosul.

He added that the battle in Mosul would continue until full liberation of the city.

Abadi also said the Iraqi government has made considerable effort to ensure the security of pilgrims during the Arba’een rituals.

He further stressed the importance of making greater efforts to improve Tehran-Baghdad relations


H.E. PM Dr. Haider Al-Abadi discusses on phone with U.S. President elect Mr. Donald Trump the victories achieved against Da’esh and expanding the relations between the two countries



H.E. PM Dr. Haider Al-Abadi congratulated the U.S. president elect Mr. Donald Trump on winning the election during a phone call on Friday evening.

Moreover, Dr. Al-Abadi expressed Iraq’s willingness to expand the scope of relations between the two countries.

The two sides also discussed the victories achieved by Iraqi forces in their war against Da’esh, and the importance of unifying all efforts against the roots of terrorism and its ideology which feeds sectarian polarization. Iraqis hit Da’esh forcefully through liberating their lands and they are now about to eliminate terrorism and liberate the city of Mosul where our forces are fighting now.

H.E. the PM referred to the core changes which led to the cohesion and combined work among all Iraqis with their different components and ethnicities to achieve these victories and focus on the battle against terrorism, maintain Iraqi sovereignty, avoid regional conflicts and live peacefully.

On his part, Mr. Trump affirmed saying that: ” you are essential partners to us and you will find strong and deep support”

Mr. Trump also extended an invitation to Dr. Al-Abadi to visit the United States and meet with Mr. Trump soon after the inauguration ceremonies next January. Mr. Trump also conveyed his greetings to the Iraqi people showing his strong support to them.

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Turkey ready to cooperate with Iraq to counter regional difficulties

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Jawoh Davutoglu said that his country was “ready to cooperate with Iraq to deal with the difficulties they are facing.”

He said in a press statement that “even today Turkey has trained 6,000 Iraqi soldiers are currently involved restoration of Mosul Daesh.” 

He stressed , “We are ready to contribute to efforts to improve the defense capabilities of NATO in Iraq and we continue to search for a way to cooperate with Iraq in the face of regional difficulties , ” stressing that ” the north , NATO [NATO] would have a very important role also in this regard. 

Relations between Ankara and Baghdad tense after the Iraqi parliament ‘s decision considered the presence of Turkish troops in Ba’shiqah camp north of the country , ” a hostile occupying forces” following the Turkish parliament ‘s approval early October last to extend the mandate of a government resolution to authorize Turkish troops launched military operations in Syria and Iraq for a year.

ISIS detains its members fleeing from Tel Afar in preparation for their execution

Nineveh – ( The Islamic State extremist group (ISIS) prevented it members who fled the battles of Tel Afar Airport from returning to their families, Alsumaria News reported on Saturday.
Alsumaria News revealed that the Islamic State group (ISIS) prevented dozens of its members, especially Iraqis, from returning back to their families in Tel Afar district, and detained the majority of them in preparation for their mass executions.
“ISIS detained to prevent the total collapse of its internal structure, after inspiring that the battle of Tel Afar airport will be a long one, and al-Hashd al-Shaabi won’t be able to liberate it, but everything changed and the airport was liberated within few hours, despite the large number of car bombs and suicide bombers,” Alsumaria explained.
“Dozens of families who are called fair-skinned (Caucasian and Chechen members of ISIS) started to leave Tel Afar, while local members of the group are not allowed to leave the district,” Alsumaria added.

Daily Mail: Baghdadi doubted nearest around him and wearing explosive belt in his sleep

Khandan – sources inside Mosul revealed that the terror organization pursues “Daesh” terrorist leader Abu Bakr al – Baghdadi, amid the continued progress of the Iraqi forces and peshmerga in the battle of the restoration of the city of Mosul, with the support of the international coalition. 
She said the newspaper (Daily Mail) The British Baghdadi taken from one of the tunnels in the Mosul – based, has become skeptical as those around him for fear of any betrayal or insurrection. 
She explained the British newspaper, that al – Baghdadi is “skeptical in all around him even close to him,” causing the issuance of orders to kill more than 50 members of the “Daesh” on charges of espionage, and carried out the murder warrants and brutal ways consistently by regulation. 
The newspaper obtained the information through text messages sent by one of the persons in Mosul , Iraqi intelligence, confirming that suspicion was able to Baghdadi, according to “Sky News” , which reported the news. 
Al – Baghdadi became the newspaper said “scared all the time,” which led him “to wear an explosive belt even during sleep to blow himself up if sensed the danger.” 
According to one of the messages, written by a man early November, that al – Baghdadi “became taut nerves .. tempered his movements and neglected appearance. He was very interested in appearance but fell for it.” 
The other message that killing those who try to flee or become informants happens regularly, noting that al – Baghdadi doubted the people closest to him.

Jordan: End the Basra oil pipeline negotiations – Aqaba end of the year

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favored the Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Ibrahim Saif, to be completed oil pipeline between Jordan and Iraq project negotiations end of the year, “noting that it” depends on the termination of negotiations with the Iraqi side , a coalition of companies invested in the project. ”

He explained Saif, in a press statement, that ” the Iraqi side finished the process of selecting the coalition , which will provide investment advisory services for the project, they are now in the process of final agreement on the project was commissioned.” 

He said the “Iraqi government would bear the cost of font creation of Basra to Najaf, as will be the completion of the line from Najaf to the Jordanian border , according to the style will be built in accordance with the Build, Operate and Transfer System [BOT]. 

The cost of font creation within the Jordanian border, between the Jordanian Minister that” the government will reach an appropriate formula to the cost in line with the Iraqi side, “adding , ” it was in this regard the completion of procedures relating to the Jordanian side and the ones crossing the line within the territory of the Kingdom of fees. ” 

Iraq has signed and Jordan on April 9, 2013 framework agreement to build a pipeline to transport Iraqi crude oil from Basra to the ports of export in the port of Aqaba, on the Red Sea coast at a cost of about $ 18 billion, in addition to the agreement on the construction of a large gas pipeline parallel to the oil pipeline intended residence. 

the past period the Iraqi Chinese coalition to renew interest in the implementation of the project earlier this year, where it was change the course of the Iraqi oil pipeline which passes near the Saudi border east of Jordan instead of the Iraqi border , Jordanian directly, as the Iraqi government approved on 19 October 2015 on a new route for part tube inside Iraq and this endorsement renewed move to the project by providing a more secure path , whether to implement Iraqi part or the part of investment to Aqaba. 

Furthermore, Jordanian Minister of Energy pointed out that the Iraqi side expressed interest in renewable energy and to benefit from the Jordanian experience in this field, and at the same time , Jordan expressed interest in the Iraqi experience in the field of prospecting and exploration; where the delegation visited several working Iraqi firms in this area, in preparation for the signing of memorandums understanding them was able to send experts to Jordan to take advantage of their experience in the exploration and mining of mineral resources and assessment of the information available in this sector. 

Both were from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources in the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq had signed in November 15 of 2015 , a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of oil and natural gas. 

Furthermore, the Iraqi Oil Ministry said on its website that the two sides stressed the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries of common interest in the field of oil and energy. 

The Minister of Oil, Jabbar Ali Hussein Allaibi, during a meeting with his Jordanian counterpart last week on the need to implement a project pipeline Iraqi oil and gas pipelines across the Aqaba port of strategic and economic importance, noting that the joint committees is keen to expedite the resolution of this file with a coalition of companies invested for this project, where the negotiations have reached an advanced stage, stressing reach Iraq and Jordan to the need to put a time limit for resolution of this file. 

He pointed out that he was instructed to form a committee to follow up in the offices of ministers to follow developments in this project, and raise the regular reports in this regard, stressing that the resumption of cooperation in the field of supplying Jordan with quantities of crude oil after the stability of the security situation in the border provinces.

Iran: the price of oil could rise to $ 55 a barrel

Khandan – across the Iranian Minister of Oil Bijan Zanganeh on Saturday expressed optimism about the future meeting of OPEC said that crude prices could rise to $ 55 a barrel if an agreement is reached and the cooperation of producers outside OPEC.

, Said Zanganeh told state television by telephone after meeting with OPEC Secretary – General Mohammed Barkindo in Tehran before theWTO meeting scheduled for November 30 “we are receiving positive signals increases the likelihood that the agreement during the meeting … and I am optimistic about the situation.

” I think we can reach an agreement, God willing , and will exceed theprice quickly to $ 50 a barrel … and if cooperation Almntjonmn Non -OPEC also I do not think that the price of $ 55 a barrel would be far -fetched , “he was quoted by” Reuters “.

the price of benchmark Brent 37 cents to $ 46.86 a barrel on Friday.

Asked about the proposal by OPEC to cap production at 3.92 million barrels per day in Iran , Zanganeh said , “We have not reached any agreement. We have expressed our views and we look forward to interpretation. ”



  Oil controlled a fire in a well Balkierh


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Twilight News / announced oil minister Jabbar Luaibi, on Saturday, the control of the ministry teams on the fire in the oil well in Qayyarah field south of Mosul.

Allaibi said in a statement seen by Twilight News, “The technical and engineering teams in the North Oil Company squad chock them from the oil companies and civil defense managed to extinguish fires well within the 38 Qayyarah oil field.”

He pointed to “remove explosive planted by the terrorist gangs Daesh on top of the well and in the surroundings and control once and for all.”

He Allaibi, that “the technical and engineering teams of the Ministry of Oil and chock authorities continue day and night in order to accelerate the amortization and address all the wells that were vandalized, destruction and arson in which Daesh by terrorist gangs.”

The Minister of Oil, “the efficiency and capacity of the national technical and engineering staff on the rehabilitation of oil wells and facilities in the field Qayyarah in Nineveh province.”

And ignited the militants organize Daesh fire in the fields Qayyarah wells before they fled from the area before the progress of the Iraqi forces over a month ago.

The Ministry of Oil teams since that time to extinguish the fires amid warnings of serious damage may occur to the population and the environment.