Dismounted forces to clean up the rest of the right coast

 


3/25/2017 0:00

{Coming} O Nineveh refute the lies of disinterested media

Mosul / morning
In an image of a humanitarian security forces and its commitment to the safety of civilians in the right coast of Mosul, they began pursuing those forces combat techniques mainly rely on «fighting troops on foot» trained on the battles between the homes and neighborhoods.

The move comes in order to refute the lies that claimed gangs «Daesh» terrorist after he portrayed the innocent people who are killing them that they are the victims of thebombing of the heroic Iraqi forces to mislead public opinion. According to the leadership of operations « are coming, Nineveh», the adoption of methods «guy fighting» comes to protect unarmed civilians employed by terrorists as human shields, in order to limit the progress of those forces, which seized control yesterday to lead a guerrilla center «Daesh» and freed the higher lands area on the right coast .
She stressed the leadership, that «terrorist Daesh gangs last breath and do everything you can to harm innocent people to stir up public opinion» , adding that «our forces continue to free them up to eliminate these Aldaashah gangs, which is fully committed to the directives of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces , which put the safety ofcitizens first precedence. » In turn, the commander of operations « are coming, Nineveh» Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yar God said, in a press release that «anti – terror forces liberated the higher lands in the right neighborhood , the coast and raised the Iraqi flag after theenemy suffered heavy losses in lives and equipment».

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Al-Jubeir and Tillerson call for removal

 

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir held a meeting with US Secretary of State Rick Tillerson at the US State Department on the sidelines of the International Coalition Against Terrorism. The two sides affirmed their commitment to eliminate an organization that is not only military but at all levels.

Al-Jubeir said that the Kingdom has been working intensively with the United States for many years in the fight against terrorism. The Washington conference has accelerated the coordination of efforts. Saudi Arabia is looking for effective and always effective ways. It is part of the coalition countries in Syria. The Saudi Air Force is the second in terms of number of tours Military in Syria to crack down on the organization.

Fighting extremism

In statements to reporters, Tilerson confirmed his commitment to defeat an organization that advocates and strengthens global efforts against the extremist group.

Meanwhile, the Saudi foreign minister revealed the Kingdom’s intention to write off Iraq’s debts in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart, Ibrahim al-Jaafari. The two sides expressed the intention of their country to strengthen relations between them. The official website of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said that Al-Jubeir expressed his satisfaction with the visit of the Iraqi delegation to Riyadh under the chairmanship of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it is an occasion to activate the volume of cooperation between the two countries, revealing the Kingdom’s intention to cancel the previous debts incurred by Iraq.

 

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President Trump’s Meeting With the Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi

 

 

On Monday, President Donald J. Trump welcomed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to the Oval Office to reaffirm America’s support for Iraq and the Iraqi people in our shared fight against the terrorist group ISIS/Da’esh.

President Donald Trump greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday, March 20, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Ben Applebaum)

President Donald Trump greets Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday, March 20, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Ben Applebaum)

President Trump was particularly honored that Prime Minister al-Abadi was one of the first foreign leaders he has hosted at the White House, a testament to the close bonds between the American and Iraqi people and the importance of the relationship between our governments.

President Donald Trump meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the Oval Office, Monday, March, 20, 2017. (Official White House photo by Benjamin Applebaum)

President Donald Trump meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the Oval Office, Monday, March, 20, 2017. (Official White House photo by Benjamin Applebaum)

The President held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister al-Abadi of Iraq in the Cabinet room of the White House where he commended the Prime Minister on the work being done in Iraq. “I want to thank you very much for being here, great respect for you.  I know you’re working very hard, and General Mattis and General McMaster and Rex Tillerson have all been telling me that you’re doing a job — it’s not an easy job, it’s a very tough job.”

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence pose for photos with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and the Iraqi delegation in the Oval Office, Monday, March, 20, 2017. (Official White House photo by Benjamin Applebaum)

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence pose for photos with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and the Iraqi delegation in the Oval Office, Monday, March, 20, 2017. (Official White House photo by Benjamin Applebaum)

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Arab summit victories congratulates Iraq on terror

3/25/2017 0:00 
Aboul Gheit: the desire among Iraqis to stay away from quotas  

Jordan / Dead Sea / Esra Khalifa 

Congratulated the Arab summit, which started preliminary meetings in Jordan, the Iraqi people and government victories achieved by our armed forces on the factions gangs «Daesh» terrorist, with start Saturday meetings of the Arab League Council at the level of delegates of the Arab ministerial preparation in the presence of Permanent Representative of Iraq to the Arab League and its ambassador in Egypt Ambassador Habib al-Sadr, kicks off Sunday’s meeting of the economic Council at the level of ministers of economy and trade Arabs attended by the Minister of trade and agency Salman Jumaili.   

The Minister of State for the Jordanian media Mohammed Momani and spokesman for the government in his capacity as spokesman for the Arab League summit in a press statement: «We appreciate Iraq’s efforts in the fight against terrorism, and we salute the Iraqi government’s efforts in its efforts to liberate its territory from terrorism», congratulated the speaker «Iraqis on all the successes they have achieved the level of the Iraqi land clearing of terrorism », adding that« in the interests of Jordan and all Arab countries, the stability of Iraq and the elimination of terrorism and the return of displaced people ». For his part, the Jordanian Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Joseph North, that his ministry «held with the Iraqi side three meetings over several months, and that the reopening of the Trebil border crossing is a proposal being studied seriously and has a great importance for the Iraqi government, and that there is an agreement with security firm to ensure the protection of Amman – Baghdad’s international port will be opened soon, »without specifying date, indicating« that we appreciate the concern of the Iraqi forces in the liberation of Mosul », adding that« Trebil is a lung for Iraq and Jordan, and that trade has decreased significantly between the two countries and it was before the closure of the port is estimated one billion dollars »Iraq, which included up to a To the 28th of the Conference of the Arab summit, which started its primaries in Jordan, it is expected to represent Iraq at the summit, which is being held at the level of leaders next Wednesday; Prime Minister Dr. Haider Alebadi.mn another side, Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit confirmed the existence of the desire of Iraqi leaders to make a «breakthrough» in the internal situation, noting that it will be through an agreement on the restructuring of the political system and move away from quotas and the formation of political blocs comprising Alba.oukal Aboul Gheit said in a press statement: «I noticed certain each Iraqi leaders in desire make a breakthrough Balod P internal through agreement on the restructuring of the political system and move away from quotas, and the formation of political blocs includes everyone, competing in the framework of the elections, also noted that the brothers are asking ideas and formulations and specific memoranda of agreement on reconciliation after the liberation of Mosul, and focusing too much on Iraq as a springboard to re-process building and political reconciliation as soon as the stability of the security situation ».okan Aboul Gheit held last week for an official visit to Iraq, where he met a number of officials, including the heads of the Republic Fuad Masum and Minister Haider al-Abadi, parliament Saleem al-Jubouri.

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Mass citizen: Abadi visit to Washington successful and timely

 

Release Date: 2017/3/24 21:2057 times read
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) The mass of the parliamentary citizen, on Friday, that the recent visit of Prime Minister Haider Abadi to Washington “was successful.”
A spokesman for the bloc Habib terminal, in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News}, a copy of it, “the visit of Prime Minister Haider Abadi to Washington, was successful by all standards,” but what was stressed that the Americans are not serious about cooperation with Iraq “He said.
“The American side is not serious in implementing the strategic agreements between Iraq and America, and this makes Washington in doubt,” he said. “Either Abbadi’s visit was successful, and Iraq went victorious because it defeated the takfiri gangs and the finest pictures of the tournament.”
He reiterated that “Abadi’s visit was successful and in a timely manner and this has not issued anything contrary to this vision.”
The media attributed to the terminal as saying that, “Prime Minister Haider Abadi not to rely too much on the results achieved from his visit to Washington because of the failure of the US side promises, especially with the Arab and Islamic countries.”
Abadi returned to Baghdad from Washington after the end of his official visit to Washington and met with US President Donald Trump and several congressional officials, as well as his participation in the meeting of the International Alliance for the Elimination of Condemned.

 

US State Department unveils weapons to Iraq

Baghdad – Agencies
Since 2005, the United States has exported to Iraq various types of weapons and military equipment in excess of $ 22 billion.

A statement issued by the ministry on military-technical cooperation between the United States and Iraq today: The government in Baghdad covered the “overwhelming majority” of US arms deliveries using funds from Iraq’s budget.

The US State Department indicated that the Iraqi government purchased the weapons directly from the US government. In 2016, the Iraqi government purchased from the United States 36 F-16 fighters and a range of its munitions packages, including Missiles from the AIM-9M Sidewiner and AGM-65 Maverick, 141 M1A1 tanks, 24 IA407 helicopters and nine C-130 military transport aircraft. Of the United States on quantities of weapons and surplus military equipment, including 300 large armored MRAP vehicles, “OH-58” helicopters, artillery Auzzr.

In its statement, the United States affirmed its commitment to the strategic partnership with Iraq and its people and its efforts to improve security conditions, support Iraq’s sovereignty and defeat other terrorist organizations and organizations.

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The federal police tightened a noose on the mosque around the Nuri Mosque

 

Editorial Date: 2017/3/24 19:3027 times read
(Baghdad: al-Furat News) The federal police forces on Friday tightened the gangs of terrorist gangs in the vicinity of al-Nuri Mosque on the right side of the city of Mosul.
A statement issued by the Federal Police Command, received by the agency {Euphrates News}, a copy of it, “Our units continue to coordinate their progress in the Old City, and steadily tightening its ditch on elements calling in the vicinity of the mosque Nuri.”

Pentagon investigating report that US-led airstrike killed more than 100 civilians in Iraq

 

The Pentagon on Friday acknowledged that the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria carried out an airstrike in a western Mosul neighborhood and that it is “looking into” reports that the bombing left more than 100 civilians dead.

“We are aware of reports on airstrikes in Mosul resulting in civil casualties,” Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement to Fox News. “The Coalition conducted several strikes near Mosul and [coalition forces are] looking in to these reports. The Department of Defense takes all reports of civil legalties very seriously and assesses all incidents as thoroughly as possible. “

The suspected civil body count underscores the problems that Iraqi troops face in their weeks-long campaign to drive out the Sunni militant group from the densely urban part of Iraq’s second-largest city.

Residents of the neighborhood where the airstrike occurred, known as Mosul Jidideh, told a team of Associated Press correspondents at the scene that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by a pair of airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this Month.

“Over 137 people were inside. The entire neighborhood was fleeing because of missiles that hit, so people were taking refuge here,” said Ahmed Ahmed, one of the residents of the neighborhood.

One airstrike hit the residential area on March 13, followed by a second strike four days later, the residents said.

The Department of Defense takes all reports of civilicialcies very seriously and assesses all incidents as thoroughly as possible.

– Eric Pahon, a Pentagon spokesman

Faced with their most difficult fight yet against ISIS, Iraqi and the US-led coalition forces have increasingly turned to airstrikes and artillery to clear and hold territory in Iraq.

As of March 14 of this year, the US alone has carried out over 7,700 airstrikes in Iraq – many centered around the ISIS stronghold in Mosul – while coalition forces have conducted an additional 3,634 airstrikes in the war-plagued Middle Eastern nation. The military intervention against ISIS – dubbed Operation Inherent Resolve – has involved almost 19,000 airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since 2014.

The Pentagon’s announcement on Friday comes two days after it reported it was investigating claims that a US military airstrike recently hit a school in northern Syria and allegedly killed dozens of civilians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, said that at least 33 bodies were dropped from the rubble at the school, which had housed at least 50 families fleeing violence elsewhere in the war-torn nation.

Dozens of civilians were also purportedly killed last week when a strike on an al-Qaida target blasted a prayer hall in the town of Jinah, in Syria’s Aleppo province. While the Pentagon, which opened an investigation into the bombing, said that numerous al-Qaida fighters were killed in the strike, local residents claim the dead were civilians who had gathered for a religious class.

The Pentagon, which has yet to release casualty figures from last month’s fighting, has acknowledged 220 civil deaths from coal airstrikes in Iraq and Syria since its campaign against ISIS began in 2014. Independent monitoring groups, such as the London-based Airwars , put the Casualty figures much higher, at just over 2,700 killed by coalitions strikes since 2014.

The US is conducting strikes on IS daily from bases in Jordan, Turkey and elsewhere in the region. US military commanders have also raised the prospect of sending additional forces into the region to be ready to assist in accelerating the fight in either Syria or Iraq.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

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America is imposing new sanctions including the UAE, Syria, China and North Korea

 

Arab and international Friday , 24 March 2017 time 18:44 pm (557 views)
America is imposing new sanctions including the UAE, Syria, China and North Korea

Follow-up / Sky Press:

The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on 30 foreign entities and individuals over the transfer of sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export restrictions on Iran, North Korea and Syria.

“Eleven companies and individuals from China, North Korea and the UAE have been penalized for the transfer of technology that could boost the ballistic missile program in Iran,” the State Department said in a statement.

“Penalties have been imposed on 19 entities or individuals for other violations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) on Iran, North Korea and Syria, and it is believed that individuals and entities covered by sanctions have transferred or possessed sensitive technology that could contribute to the development of weapons of mass destruction.”

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US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends – Defense Dept. Officials

 

US troops to stay in Iraq after fight against ISIS ends - Defense Dept. Officials
American troops will probably remain in Iraq even when the fight against Islamic State has ended, according to Pentagon officials, including US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who said that keeping soldiers on the ground is in America’s “national interest.”

The US Defense Department’s top officials expressed their desire to keep US troops in Iraq at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Mattis made it clear that US occupation will not end when Mosul is finally captured from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS / ISIL).

“I believe it’s in our national interest that we keep Iraqi security forces in a position to keep our mutual enemies on their back foot,” he said, as quoted by the Military Times.

The defense secretary went on to say that he does not see any reason to pull out again and face the same lesson, adding that the US “needs to remain decisively engaged in Iraq and in the region.”

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. Agreed with Mattis, stating that Iraqi security forces will need US support “for years to come.”

The comments come as the brutal battle continues for Mosul, the self-proclaimed capital of IS in Iraq.

Around 400,000 civilians are stuck in Mosul’s old city, which is currently held by IS militants. They are facing food and electricity shortages, with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees believing the “worst is yet to come.”

US involvement in the military campaign against IS is approaching its third anniversary, evolving from airstrikes in the summer of 2014 to the temporary deployment of around 6,000 ground troops across Iraq and Syria, which Washington mostly calls “advisers.”

During a Tuesday meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, US President Donald Trump himself said that American troops should remain in Iraq.

“Certainly, we should not have left. We should never ever have left, “ Trump said as quoted by Newsweek, noting that the withdrawal was followed by chaos.

But Abadi appears to have another plan in mind, condemning last week that the international military presence in Iraq should be reduced once IS militants are defeated.

“As we are crushing Daesh [Arabic pejorative term for IS], it is clear that there is a need to reduce the number of our allies who are helping us,” he told Middle East Eye.

Around half a million people died in Iraq from war-related causes during the US-led intervention between 2003 and mid-2011, according to a study published in 2013. That figure was around four times larger than previous estimates.

A separate 2013 study found that the Iraq War cost $ 1.7 trillion, with an additional $ 490 billion owed to war veterans, noting that the expenses could grow around $ 4 trillion over the next four decades, counting interest.

Earlier this week, Abadi reportedly said that reconstruction Mosul and the reconstruction of Anbar province could cost up to $ 50 billion in the coming years.

Mattis acknowledged a financial need for re-building, but stressed that the US will not be solely responsible for the bill.

“It’s going to be an international effort, it should not be fully charged by the American taxpayer,” he said on Wednesday. “But we should certainly be part of it.”

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