Change: Abadi flattering Barzani and Maliki cause of the problems of the region



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“Kurdish Change” movement accused Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi courtesy President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, due to political and economic interests that share a, revealing collecting signatures to file a lawsuit against the governments of Arbil and Baghdad.

The MP for the mass change Serwa Abdul Wahid for “Journal News”, that “the crisis that Amrha the region bears the responsibility is the basis of the Presidency of the province in the Kurdistan Wi solution does not include, however, a waiver of Massoud Barzani for the presidency of the Kurdistan region, and this is far from the verification at the moment is what makes us think about the option of going to the polls. “

“The block change is afraid of postponing the elections in the province and this Maaada to stay status quo, and will not return to normal without activating the role of the parliament.”

She said the “party Barzani, the Kurdish issue is used for trading and if you believe in democracy, he should not turn against the constitutional legitimacy.”

Abdul Wahid and showed that “the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi flattering Massoud Barzani, political and economic targets, as announced on” parliamentary collecting signatures to file a lawsuit on the governments in Baghdad and Erbil on the financial allocations to the provinces from the regional general budget. “

Abdul Wahid concluded that “the Kurdistan basic problems caused by Nuri al-Maliki and his agreement with Barzani in Arbil and marginalized to block change deliberately.”


OIR Official: ‘Conditions Have Been Set’ for ISIS Defeat in Western Mosul



By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense MediaActivity

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2017 – Iraqi forces are On advancing into the Mosul – western and making steady Gains in Efforts to Liberate the area Hotels from the Islamic ( Azan ) Software of Iraq and Syria, the Spokesman for theCombined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve by said today.

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon refuels from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Feb. 15, 2017. The 340th EARS extended the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists by delivering fuel to Air Force F-16s, A-10 Thunderbolt II's and a B-52 Stratofortress. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon refuels from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Feb. 15, 2017. The 340th EARS extended the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists by delivering fuel to Air Force F-16s, A-10 Thunderbolt II’s and a B-52 Stratofortress. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan

The ISIS-controlled area is “shrinking steadily with each passing day,” Air Force Col. John Dorrian told Pentagon reporters in a news briefing from Baghdad.

“The main effort is to isolate the remaining enemy remnants in the west part of Mosul,” he said, noting the terrorists will “either surrender or they’re going to be killed there.”

Iraqi forces have encountered moderate resistance in their approach, Dorrian said.

The coalition continues to pound ISIS targets in precision strikes, destroying 23 ISIS mortar and artillery pieces in the first three days of operation, he said. That is setting the conditions for Iraqi forces to retake the Mosul airport and begin moving toward more dense urban terrain, the colonel said.

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“Conditions have been set for ISIS’s defeat through their significant effort to reduce their command and control, their weapons and their financial resources,” Dorrian said.

‘Extraordinarily Difficult Fight’ Expected

He commended the Iraqi forces for their progress , but noted they have a number of challenges ahead of them. Those challenges include the tedious and extremely dangerous task of clearing each of the more than 100,000 buildings in west Mosul, Dorrian said.

The narrow streets in the oldest parts of the city will make it difficult for the Iraqis to move their vehicles, he said, but that also means the terrorists will not be able to move vehicle-borne explosive devices.

“We do expect it to be an extraordinarily difficult fight,” Dorrian said.

Removing ISIS Leaders From Battlefield

Part of efforts to defeat the terrorists is to “take every opportunity that we can to remove ISIS leadership figures from the battlefield,” he said.

A coalition precision airstrike Feb. 13 in Mosul killed Haqi Ismail Hamid al Emri, a legacy al-Qaida in Iraq member who had a leadership role in ISIS security networks in Mosul, Dorrian said.

Additionally, he said, precision strikes in January in Mosul killed Abu Abbas al Qurayshi, who coordinated the movement of vehicle bombs and suicide bombers inside Iraq; and Abdullah Yasin Sulaymani al Jaburi, who was responsible for anti-aircraft defense assets within Mosul.

ISIS Feels Pressure in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces continue advancing from the north and east of the key Syrian city of Raqqa, Dorrian said.

Coalition partners on the ground in Syria have liberated more than 300 square miles and more than 100 villages since Feb. 4, when they began reclaiming and clearing the land east of the city, he said.

“We’re now seeing signs that ISIS fighters [and] its leaders in Raqqa are beginning to feel the pressure,” he said.

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They are becoming “increasingly paranoid” and have intensified measures to control the population and destroy televisions, mobile phones and satellite dishes in order to maintain control of access to information about their losses, he said.

“These are not the actions of an enemy who feel they’re winning,” Dorrian explained.

In addition, he said there are reports of ISIS executing fighters who try to abandon the fight or are suspected of collaborating with forces trying to liberate the city. ISIS leaders are also reportedly moving their ownfamilies out of Raqqa, but detaining civilians who attempt to flee, Dorrian said.

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US troops under fire in Mosul


US troops under fire in Mosul

Twilight News / confirmed a spokesman for the international coalition against Daesh, Colonel John Dorian, US troops came under fire during the restoration process of Mosul.
Dorian refused to clarify if any of the soldiers injured in the attacks or not.
According to the previous census the US Department of Defense, the 31 US military personnel have been injured since the start of operations against Daesh in Syria and Iraq in 2014.

The United States currently has about 450 military advisers, mostly special forces, to provide advice to the Iraqi forces in the battle of Mosul.

Parliament agenda of the meeting for tomorrow to question the prime inclusive of CMC by Fatlawi

Parliament agenda of the meeting for tomorrow to question the prime inclusive of CMC by Fatlawi

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House of Representatives, announced Wednesday, on the work of its meeting scheduled for tomorrow ‘s agenda, noting that the meeting include avote on the formation of the interim parliamentary committee about the port of Khor Abdullah, and the questioning of the prime CMC by MP Hanan al.

The council said in a statement received “Tomorrow Press”, said that “the meeting ‘s No. table (12) on Thursday, includes, vote on the formation of theinterim parliamentary committee about the port of Khor Abdullah, the first reading of the proposed first amendment to the Political Parties Law , Law No. (36) for the year 2015. (legal Committee, the Committee on civil society institutions). (3 items). ”

He added, “also includes the first reading of the bill abolishing the dissolved Revolutionary Command Council Resolution Act (1631) for the year 1980. (Legal Committee). (2 items), and the report of the Committee on Health and the Environment regarding radioactive contamination in the slaughter area and thirst (Pacific) market.”

It added that ” the meeting also includes an oral question addressed to the Minister of Oil. (MP Abdul Kahar Samurai), and the questioning of the prime CMC by (MP Hanan al), and report and discuss the draft provincial elections and district councils law. (Legal Committee, the Committee of the Regions and Governorates is organized in a region.) (Article 53). ”

He pointed to the council ‘s statement that ” the meeting includes the quarterly activity report to the Integrity Commission , ” noting that ” themeeting will begin at 11 o’clock.


The crowd accomplish its objectives .. west of Mosul, killing 50 Daashaa them and Tal Afar


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Since 22/02/2017 18:39 pm (Baghdad time)

BAGHDAD – balances News

Commander of the popular crowd Ali al-Hamdani, Wednesday, announced the death of 50 component of organizing terrorist Daesh them and Tal Afar, while stressing achieve the objectives of the first phase for the sixth page completely.

According to a statement to inform the crowd, and received / balances News / copy of it, that “the Brigade 11 in the crowd and the rest of the brigades have completed operations within the first phase for the sixth page of the western axis operations,” noting that “the popular crowd Complete all objectives set and was able to edit the village of Ein Talaoa fully completed and disinfected operations inspected. ”

The statement added that “the popular crowd killed fifty Daashaa including important leaders in the eye Talaoa and detonated two car bombs them,” pointing out that “the pro-operations crowd Army Aviation face on gatherings Daesh air strike that killed the so-called Buale Tal Afar.”

The statement continued, “The popular crowd deals with all humanitarian displaced civilians from the right coast of the connector, and even with the families of elements Daesh.”

He announced the popular crowd, today, starting the first stage of page six for operations west of Mosul progress towards the villages west of Tal Afar, with the participation of brigades, the popular crowd, and with support military aviation Alaraca.anthy 29 / S 5

Mosul airport .. a turning point in the battle against the Americans and Daesh forward


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Since 22/02/2017 17:30 (Baghdad time)

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Three axes, saw the launch of the first page of the third phase of the recovery operations of Mosul, with the participation of pieces Armored Division’s Ninth Brigade 36, and the police forces of the Federal rapid reaction, and the Task Abbas combat, and the attribution of air from the Army Aviation, which became on the outskirts of Mosul airport in Ayman city, so It was confirmed by a spokesman for the leadership to shared operations Brigadier General Yahya Messenger stressing that Ayman Mosul is now “fallen military zone.”

Messenger said, Wednesday, that the first page of the third phase of the restoration of Mosul operations launched from three axes.

He added that “the latest targets appear to be controlled by two axis south-west of the operations are” encircling the city of Mosul from the west by the band Abbas combat, while federal police forces completed a prompt reply southern axis control of the Golan Busev, and surround the connector from the south. ”

He also pointed out that, to achieve these goals “are those forces on the outskirts of the airport area and Ghazlani camp, which is now a fallen military area being under the direct bombing of our units, artillery and indirect,” as he put it.

• attrition .. After Choking

Joint forces of the Federal Police and rapid response, two powerful forces Two Interior Ministry had begun this morning to advance towards Mosul airport, increasing the noose applied around the area, which has become a vital goal it seems to be Ayman Mosul Sakst downfall, but that the restoration of the airport will drain organize Daesh.

He explained the Messenger “offers troops being air cover for fighters belonging to the International Alliance and artillery shelling began early morning hours ago,” stressing that “special teams of anti-explosives wheeled armored forces advance in order to dismantle improvised explosive devices and mines planted by elements of al-Daesh to impede the progress equipped.”

And braced backed by the United States and started closing in on the western part of Mosul, which is controlled by the terrorist organization Daesh to storm the airport and close to a military base on the southern outskirts to build a base for incursions into the city by Iraqi forces.

Since the expulsion of the terrorist organization from the east of Mosul last month, Iraqi forces have made in remote areas but the fighting will intensify as it approached the inland areas in western Mosul, and will increase the risks to around 750 thousand civilians there.

Federal police forces and units of the Interior Ministry, known as a rapid reaction force rapid progress towards the west of Mosul in the invasion from the south across the desert territory since the start of the second phase of the operation on Sunday and achieved.

• destroy a convoy of Daesh near Mosul Airport

A security source in Nineveh province, on Wednesday, that the Iraqi aircraft destroyed a full convoy of elements “Daesh” near the Mosul airport.

The source told / balances News / “The army managed to fly Wednesday from the destruction of the entire convoy of the organization Daesh criminal consists of 10 wheels carrying dozens of operatives in the vicinity of the city of Mosul Airport.”

The source added, “the wheels that were destroyed back the so-called battalion stationed, which includes elite elements of the criminal Daesh mostly from Arab and foreign gangs.”

Through the commander of US forces in Iraq, he expressed his belief that the US-backed forces regain commentators Daesh big for the two of Mosul in Iraq and tenderness in Syria during the next six months, which would eliminate the ambition of the terrorists.

Roatzer quoted witnesses from the region that the security forces after they made their way with the assistance of attack helicopters and machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades to Busev Village, Monday, Iraqi forces reinforce their positions in the bordering the airport and the west of Mosul mountain village.

The military said Iraqi forces arrived in the area around Mosul International Airport on Monday.

A spokesman for the quick reaction force and said that once the restoration of the airport will be used as a base support for an attack on the West’s second-largest city in Iraq.

Iraqi forces will need to secure Ghazlani military barracks complex, which includes the areas of training and runs through the region between the airport and the end of the Baghdad-Mosul highway.

A senior Iraqi official said the airport and the base Ghazlani vulnerable largely destroyed due to the air strikes led by the United States to drain elements Daesh before the attack.

He said that Iraqi forces do not expect strong resistance at the airport or the base, especially since the area exposed to air strikes and artillery shelling.

• Secrets Daesh in the trenches

He said Capt. Mohammed Ali Mohsen of the quick reaction force from inside a house wrote on its walls Daesh terrorist logo The next step is to progress towards Ghazlani base.

It is expected that the fight against your forces advancing Terror composed of Iraqi units received training from the United States on the war of the cities and led the restoration of eastern Mosul stage to the west of the city as soon as the regular forces cleansed entry points.

Iraqi leaders are expected to battle west of Mosul be harder than the east because the tanks and armored vehicles can not move in the streets and narrow alleys.

Residents say the terrorists also set up a network of corridors and tunnels will enable them to hide and fighting between civilians and disappearances after the implementation of measures of operations provided and track the movements of government troops.

And he discovered the power of the federal police involved in the process of progress towards Mosul, a long tunnel in which the family was used by members of al-Daesh as well as weapons and grenades and explosives and bloodied clothes.

Maj. Gen. Jaafar al-Battat Chief of Staff of the Federal Police, “we have three tasks for the task of the Federal Police first editing The second task to provide services and to restore normal life and centers of normal life such as police stations, schools, hospitals and policing in these areas.”

Iraqi forces will need to secure Ghazlani military barracks complex, which includes the areas of training and runs through the region between the airport and the end of the Baghdad-Mosul highway.

And elements Daesh actually stationed in western Mosul after being driven from the east of the city in the first phase of the attack, which ended last month after 100 days of fighting.

According to the UN, up to 400 thousand civilians have been displaced by the attack in western Mosul’s population is suffering from food and fuel shortages and the markets are closed.

• Americans forward

The US military commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend during a press conference in Baghdad on Monday it publishes military advisers Americans closer to the front lines of the fighting in Mosul.

Townsend said he believed that US-backed forces regain control of Mosul and Raqqa in Syria by mid-2017.

In an interview with reporters in Washington on Tuesday, he said a spokesman for the Department of Defense (Pentagon) Capt. Jeff Davis said Iraqi forces regained more than 125 square kilometers of Daesh since Sunday.

Davis said that the ministry will submit to the White House next week a preliminary plan to accelerate the fight against al Daesh.

He said that the plan will not address the existence of the organization in Iraq and Syria, but also in other areas where there also appeared.

Featuring western Mosul, the old city center souks antique addition to administrative government buildings and the mosque, which declared him the leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Daesh do what he called the state of succession to the regions of Syria and Iraq after the blitz, which was carried out by the terrorist organization in 2014.

Mosul is the largest urban center is controlled by the terrorist organization Daesh in Iraq and Soeria.anthy 29 / tc n

Ebadi receives envoy Merkel and looking with Germany’s support for Iraq in the field of economy



Since 22/02/2017 17:05 pm (Baghdad time)

BAGHDAD – balances News

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Wednesday, German Chancellor envoy for economic and financial reform received, while the two sides discussed the German government’s support for Iraq in the field of economic reforms.

The Office of the Prime Minister, in a statement, received / balances News /, a copy of it, that “al-Abadi, in his office today, envoy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel for economic and financial reform Eckhard Preveza and his entourage.”

The statement added, “it was discussed during the meeting the German government’s support for Iraq in the field of economic reforms and stabilize the areas and projects of reform in all the provinces.”

He said the German envoy, according to the statement, “his government’s support for Iraq in all areas and are keen to provide all what would the continuation of the reform process in Iraq,” .anthy 29/9 P



People crowd announce cut the road between Mosul and Tal Afar in full


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{Baghdad} Euphrates News confirmed the board of the popular crowd cut the road between Tal Afar and Mosul eradicate completely.

The spokesman said the crowd at a press conference held today in Baghdad that ” the pieces of the crowd will move towards the south – west city of Tal Afar to dismember Daesh gangs of terror in this region,
and pointed out that” the road between Tal Afar and Mosul has been cut completely. ”
He explained Asadi, that” since the start of the sixth stage of progress and continuous operations and military operations achieved victories, has been editing the villages of North and South Sharia law as well as the eye Talaoa. ”
and that” the popular mobilization of military units close to the district of Tall Afar from the south – west axis “.anthy


Abadi stresses the importance of community reconciliation during the next phase


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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} held the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi meeting with the preparation of community reconciliation strategy, which includes researchers and experts and academics Iraqi and international team in addition to the Prime Minister’s Office.
A statement by his office and Euphrates News Agency {} received a copy of it today that “During the meeting , display and discuss strategy and its clauses and the steps involved in its implementation.”
He said Abadi , according to the statement ” the importance of reconciliation and community especially during the during the next phase where we started strides achieved in addition to the return of displaced persons.”
“We are fighting a war for peace, and this imposed war on us in front of the enemy does not have the lowest elements of humanity, stressing that” all the security and the government ‘s measures are worthwhile civilians. ”
He said the Prime Minister that” there is cooperation by the citizens in the areas that were occupied before Daesh this represents a great success of our strategy to deal with citizens in those regions and their confidence in the security services , “.anthy

Launch page six of the crowd in western Mosul, and control of the village


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Authority popular crowd at dawn today announced the start of the first stage of page six of western Mosul operations and embarked on the progress towards the villages southwest of Tal Afar.
According to a statement to inform the crowd Thblguet agency all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, that ” thepopular crowd forces blew up a car bomb on the outskirts of the village of Ein Talaoa, as the dawn of theArmy Aviation and on the basis of intelligence buildup Information detonated three car bombs on the outskirts of the village.”
He added, ” The crowd folk / Brigade 45 forces arrived to the outskirts of the village of Sharia , west of Mosul, also flattened missile forces have pounded the nests Daesh elements within the village of Ein Talaoa.”
The statement pointed out that ” the popular crowd forces / 11 Brigade detonated a car bomb on the outskirts of the eye Talaoa Alkornett weapon, sniper and killed on the outskirts of the village.”
And it dominated the popular crowd / Brigade 10 “on the village of Destructive Aljehah and killed a number of snipers who were stationed in some of the houses within the village.”