A military source: besiege the criminal «Baghdadi»

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Mosul / morning

The beginning of a military source said on Sunday, that our devices suggest that intelligence is the leader of the organization «Daesh» terrorist called «Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi» has occurred in the siege by our troops, and the end came close.

The source quoted by the agency «Novosti» Russian statements that «the likely conclusion of the security and intelligence our devices, infiltration attempt« Aldoaash »10 days ago by 40 SUV with the support of some tanks trying to enter from Syrian territory to Tal Afar, located on the road to Mosul ».
The source continued: «terrorist elements that tried to break the siege imposed on thefighters« Daesh »trapped in Tal Afar, and then break through the siege imposed on Mosul».
He explained , saying that «those attempts were willing to pull the rest of the gunmen remaining from Mosul or to evacuate their leader« Abu Bakr al – Baghdadi », and do not rule out that in that region specifically», and continued: «popular crowd forces managed to filter all those who were in the convoy mentioned of «Aldoaash» mentioned, while likely Our analysts to be the purpose behind trying to infiltrate terrorists into Tal Afar and then Mosul, the evacuation of the remaining leaders of the organization there, or save «Baghdadi» himself, especially that we do not rule out its presence in Mosul ».
The source did not rule out a terrorist «Baghdadi» wounded in Mosul after the bombing of the communities «Daesh» on the Syrian – Iraqi border recently.
On the other hand, anti – terrorism forces posted on its website on Sunday , a video clip reveals the elements of «Daesh» terrorist forcing women and children to forced entry in a booby – trapped houses, section explained that the elements of «Daesh» The bombing ofthe booby – trapped houses to mislead the public opinion that the security forces are from the killing of civilians in Mosul.
Furthermore, a local source in Nineveh province said on Sunday, the fact that one of theelements of the organization «Daesh» terrorist Bnhr his father and brother after Qama facilitated the escape of his family to the security forces west of the province.
The source said that «one of the elements of the organization« Daesh »oldest on theslaughter of his father and brother in the neighborhood of July 17 in the right coast west of Nineveh», the source added that «This came against the backdrop of the approval ofhis father and brother on the displacement of his family towards the security forces».
For its part, Baghdad Operations Command announced that a terrorist killed wearing an explosive belt in Tarmiya spend north of the capital Baghdad, said a statement of leadership on Sunday that » the strength of the brigade 22 managed proactive intelligence quality of the process and in coordination with the national security of thekilling of a terrorist wearing an explosive belt in Tarmiya spend north Baghdad », adding that« the terrorist responsible for the operations of «Daesh» Catering and guarantees in the region ».

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Jared Kushner is in Iraq for ‘confidential’ meetings

 

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is in Iraq.

A senior administration official says Kushner is traveling in the Middle East with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford.

Other details about the trip are not being released. The official isn’t authorized to speak about confidential meetings by name and demanded anonymity.

Kushner’s West Wing portfolio is robust. He has been deeply involved with presidential staffing and has played the role of shadow diplomat, advising on relations with the Middle East, Canada and Mexico. Last week he launched a task force meant to modernize government using lessons drawn from the private sector.

Kushner is married to Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka.

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Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner visits Iraq, US official says

 

 

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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, is visiting Iraq with Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, a senior Trump administration official said on Sunday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Kushner wanted to see Iraq for himself and to show support for the Iraqi government. The official was confirming a report by other media, including a tweet by a New York Times reporter.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met Trump for the first time on March 20 and said afterwards that he won assurances of greater U.S. support in fighting Islamic State militants but cautioned that military might alone would not be sufficient.

Trump took office on Jan. 20, pledging a new strategy to defeat the hardline militant group that seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Before Trump took office, Iraqi forces recaptured a string of major cities from the group, shrank its finances and significantly stemmed the flow of foreign fighters, all with the support of U.S.-led coalition air strikes and military advisers.

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Outlook upgrade could help push Iraq’s economic evolution to its next step

 

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War-torn Iraq recently got an unexpected boost on its way to becoming an investment hot spot, which may take its next step sooner than conventional wisdom suggests.

Even as military forces wage a fierce offensive against ISIS, global ratings agency Fitch upgraded last month Iraq’s outlook to stable, based largely on the country’s improving public finances.

To be sure, Iraq’s B+ credit rating is still deeply entrenched in speculative, or junk territory. The low rating reflects what Fitch analysts called political risk and instability associated with the conflict-ridden country that’s “among the highest faced by any sovereign rated by Fitch.”

Yet as a marker for big institutional buyers like hedge funds and sovereign wealth arms, Fitch’s vote of confidence could mark the start of a broader shift among investors about Iraq’s long-term potential. The upgrade could be pivotal for a country still considered besieged, but considered by a handful of savvy market watchers to be a potentialdiamond in the rough.

“Some analysts say that investors believe that with solid oil reserves and other sectors to build upon, Iraq could have serious growth potential,” said Stephen Simonis Sr., chief currency consultant at online currency broker FXDD Global.

“Clearly this can be looked at from either side, as the willing investor will point out the huge risk/reward possibility as the upside is very enticing,” Simonis told CNBC. “The doubting investor will say the region remains too unstable and the situation remains far too volatile.”

Kurdish Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants, October 17, 2016.

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Kurdish Peshmerga forces advance in the east of Mosul to attack Islamic State militants, October 17, 2016.

Iraq remains a country to approach with caution, analysts say, roiled by an ISIS insurgency and civil strife. Yet Fitch’s revised outlook could be a green light for buyers of Iraq’s assets, especially at a time when smaller institutional and private investors are seeking long-term opportunities.

In fact, Iraq’s stock market has already been running with at full steamsince at least last year, with investors discounting an end to a bloody conflict that’s lasted since the 2003 invasion. Some are looking ahead to the reallocation of military spending and the potential boost to infrastructure spending and economic revival.

While foreigners have been mostly absent from the equity market for the month of March, some are already looking for signs that the Fitch decision could reverse this dynamic.

“Overall, foreign interest in Iraq continues to go through a transformational change in the eyes of global institutional investors,” Ahmed Tabaqchali, chief investment officer of Asia Frontier Capitals Iraq Fund, told CNBC.

In fact, Iraq’s sovereign risk premium has narrowed in an environment of rising yields, just after the country tapped capital markets with a second $1 billion bond offering.

“It seems logical to conclude that this implies favorable interest in Iraq and that it would likely be followed by foreign direct investment and eventually by equity inflows,” Tabaqchali said.

Although Iraq joined other OPEC members in a production cut — a challenge for the country’s oil-reliant economy — some analysts believe the oil sector is managing to stay afloat in an environment of lower prices.

— Reuters contributed to this article.

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Reports to the Iraqi government reveal near the conclusion of the battle to liberate Ayman Mosul

 

Reports to the Iraqi government reveal near the conclusion of the battle to liberate Ayman Mosul

Shafaq News / Reports issued by the Council of Ministers of the National Security in Iraq on Sunday near the conclusion of the battle to liberate the right side of the city of Mosul from the grip of the organization Daad.

The reports were revealed at a meeting of the Council today held under the chairmanship of Haider al-Abadi, the current Iraqi prime minister.

The Iraqi government said in a statement that the council discussed the course of the battle “coming to Nineveh” to liberate the right side in Mosul, where reports were reported on the progress of security forces, and “approaching the resolution of the battle and achieve a final victory.”

The situation of displaced persons and the humanitarian side in Mosul was discussed and action taken, according to the government statement.

The report pointed out that the semi-annual report to assess stability in the provinces and address some weaknesses in accordance with the actions taken.

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