The cabinet held its regular Tuesday the tenth of January 2017 , headed by Dr. Haider al – Abadi.
During the meeting , informed the Council of Ministers on the results of the visit of Turkish and Jordanian Prime Ministers and their delegations and resulted them.
As it has financial grant from the State of Kuwait to set up projects and humanitarian aid and evacuation of displaced persons and the issuance of directing the discussion about them.
It was also discussed the provision of school buildings for students to meet the annual needs as well as finding solutions to them in the liberated areas and others.
With regard to the issue of displaced persons , which is one of the important topics of the government has been allocating a portion of today ‘s meeting to discuss where he presented the Minister of Immigration report on the displaced and their numbers and what is presented to them and the measures taken to provide possible services to them in addition to health services.
As it has been the approval of the amendment to the religious school system (2) for the year 1993, according to the Cabinet decision No. 58 of 2016
and the Council agreed on the establishment of the Ministry of Industry to return the remaining funds from the Rehabilitation Committee Anbar province projects to the Finance Ministry by the re – financing of the Inbar in support of restoring stability.
And to encourage the private sector to reduce Cabinet salaries electricity commercial, industrial and agricultural lines.
“Typically what we’ve seen with persons of this group is they don’t wish to be captured,” Col. John Dorrian said in a coalition press conference at the Ministry of Peshmerga in Erbil on Tuesday. “So what we’ve heard through intelligence and open sources, and I don’t know if we can verify these, is that he sleeps in a suicide vest, so we’ll see how that plays out. (Capturing al-Baghdadi) alive is nothing I’d be able to say with any surety.”
In December, the US State Department upped its reward from $10 million to $25 million for information leading to the location, arrest or conviction of the ISIS leader who goes by the alias of al-Baghdadi.
“Al-Baghdadi is in hiding because he knows he’ll be killed when he’s found,” said Dorrian, standing alongside Brig. General Halgurd Hikmat of the Peshmerga ministry; and Brig. General Yehia Rasoul of the Iraqi army.
“We’ve dropped more than 9,000 weapons on Daesh (in Mosul operations),” Dorrian revealed. “This has destroyed 350 of their fighting positions, more than 130 of their vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), more than 130 of their tunnels. All of these contribute to helping Iraqi security forces defeat Daesh.”
Dorrian credited the use of terrain-denial airstrikes with decreasing the ability of ISIS to use VBIEDs in Mosul.
Additionally, he said ISIS was spreading propaganda as it continued to lose territory in the Nineveh Province.
“The people of Mosul have seen that Daesh has told lies,” Dorrian said. “Prior to the Mosul operations, Daesh told the civilians that the Iraqi Security Forces would kill them; instead, they’ve protected them.”
Rudaw cameras captured video footage of ISIS drones flying over Iraqi troops in Mosul last week which Dorrian said were used to bomb civilians and army alike.
“(ISIS) told people that we were bombing them, but in fact, Daesh was doing it with UAVs,” Dorian added. “The people of Mosul see through Daesh’s lies.”
Brig. Gen. Rasoul of the Iraqi army at the press conference said that ISIS was on its last legs on the eastern side of Mosul.
“Our heroic counterterrorism forces have reached Tigris River at some points in the east of Mosul,” Rasoul said. “ISIS is being defeated and is drawing its last breaths. We are going to liberate the rest of east side of Mosul in a near future.”
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And it decided to defend the parliamentary security committee, hosting the commander of the armed forces, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi due to the deterioration of security in the capital, Baghdad.
According to committee member Abdul Aziz Hassan’s (Journal News), “The committee decided to host the Prime Minister in his capacity as commander of the armed forces during the current week,” likely to host Ebadi outside parliament. “
“The Committee will discuss with the prime minister a number of files, notably winning the deterioration of security in the capital and find out the reasons and ways to solve them,” adding that “the Commission submitted a request to the Office of Abadi waiting for an appointment Hosting.”
The capital has recently witnessed a number of terrorist attacks with improvised explosive devices and car bombs targeted the popular areas claimed the lives of dozens of civilians.
Sadek President Fuad Masum, on the financial budget of the federal State for 2017 Act.
Information Office of the Presidency of the Republic announced Tuesday in a statement, that infallible “approved the financial budget law for 2017, voted by the House of Representatives earlier in accordance with the provisions of subsection [first] article  and item [III] of Article [73 ] of the Constitution. ”
He explained that the office “initiated this law in order to approve the general budget of the Federal Republic of Iraq for the fiscal year 2017,” referring to the “sent for publication in the Official Gazette.”
The House of Representatives approved on the seventh of December last on the budget for Iraq in 2017, more than 79 trillion dinars size [$ 68 billion] and the value of the total deficit of $ 21 billion.
And select the price of a barrel of oil of 42 dollars the law, and the rate of export of a daily rate of three million and 750 thousand barrels, including 250 thousand from the Kurdistan region of fields, and 300 thousand from the Kirkuk fields.