Iraqi forces claimed control over 90% of the western axis of the connector

 

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 Arabs today - Iraqi forces claimed control over 90% of the western axis of the connector

Iraqi forces
BAGHDAD – The Arabs today

It announced that Iraqi forces they seized control of about 90% of the western axis / Mosul / areas north of the country, and they are advancing in the city center to control it.
Said Maj . Gen. Najim al – Jubouri commander of operations / Nineveh / said his forces now control 90 of the western axis of the Mosul area, with the participation of the fight against “terrorism , ” a federal police force, which is currently encircling new neighborhoods after the completion of editing neighborhoods / Morocco /, and / Yarmouk / and / Zndjeli /, and / mills /, and others.

He added that the security forces are now preparing for the liberation of the remaining areas stationed / Daesh / neighborhoods / July / and / Rifai / and / Mushayrifa / and / Ahamdon / in western Mosul.
On the other hand, the Federal Police team leader Raed Shakir Jawdat announced the killing of the so – called / glutinous / or special forces in the organization / Daesh / 30 suicide missile strikes in the right part of Mosul , an army official.

He said, in a statement, said that federal police forces continue the quality of its operations by targeting the main headquarters for / Daesh / they killed a leader in the Army / glutinous / or special for / Daesh / 30 forces suicide in missile strikes long-based organization near the hospital course in the area / bridge V / right part of Mosul.

As the Iraqi security forces shot down three planes march and arrested seven of the elements / Daesh / in two separate incidents in the southern axis of Mosul.
A security source said that the security forces managed to drop three aircraft march attempted to target Iraqi forces in the areas / Wadi Hajar / and / Nabi Sheet / and / New Door / South axis in Mosul.

In the same context, the statement of the cell war media reported that intelligence Eighth Brigade forces Seventh Brigade, and the support of the Iraqi Army Air, flattened clusters of elements / Daesh / in the villages / Salal / and / com beloved / western Mosul, killing 30 of the elements of the organization and burning 4 cars carrying machine guns single, as well as the bombing of two car bomb

 

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Iraqi officials demand a comprehensive review of the country’s oil policies

Apr 06, 2017

Iraqi officials have demanded that oil policies in Iraq, OPEC’s second biggest producer after Saudi Arabia, be reviewed to address the absence of national companies and to increase revenue after crude prices fell by more than two-thirds over two and a half years, Double the annual budget deficit.
Iraq depends mainly on its financial revenues on the export of crude oil. While the government says it is currently working to activate the industrial, agricultural and commercial side to provide additional revenue.
Iraq is suffering a financial crisis, following the decline in oil prices in world markets, and the increase in financial expenses related to the war against the organization of the “Islamic State” in the north and west of the country.
The officials said in interviews yesterday and yesterday that the re-review of oil policies should include estimates of oil reserves and gas, and the development of oil fields shared between Iraq and Kuwait, with a focus on not to waive the rights of Iraq’s oil.
Iraq’s fixed oil reserves are around 112 billion barrels, making it the world’s second-largest oil tanker, while total reserves (fixed and potential) are estimated at 150 billion barrels.
Iraq ranks ninth among the world’s richest natural gas countries, after Russia, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, America, Nigeria and Venezuela.
The proven reserves of free gas are 143 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, while the total associated gas reserves is 98.3 trillion cubic feet.
Iraq is wasting more than ten million dollars a day because of the lack of investment of natural gas associated with oil fields, as a result of the lack of strategic plans by the Iraqi government to invest, although Iraq is still buying natural gas from neighboring countries.
Burned gas can cover Iraq’s energy needs. The amount of waste gas associated with crude oil produced in Basra wells alone is estimated at about 12 billion cubic meters per year, according to studies by non-state oil institutions.

Oil reserve and field assessment

Mahdi al-Hafiz, a member of the oil and energy committee in the Iraqi parliament, and the former minister of planning, said there is a need to conduct a review of the oil policy in the country, which relate to estimates of oil reserves and gas, and the issue of development of oil fields shared between Iraq and Kuwait, On Iraq’s oil rights.
Iraq has 24 oil fields shared with Iran, Kuwait and Syria, including 15 fields of productive and the other untapped, notably: Safwan, Rumaila and Zubayr with Kuwait, and Majnoun Abu Gharb, Bazarkan and Fakhh and Khana oil with Iran.
He added «oil experts believe that the service contracts signed by Iraq with the international oil companies during the licensing rounds of oil is illegal, as it is no different than the contracts of participation in production, which allows investors to express their views on the development of oil projects that fall within their fields».
The former Iraqi undersecretary of state, Mohammed al-Haj Mahmoud, said that Iraq had signed an agreement with Kuwait in the past to submit a file of an evaluation of the four oil fields shared by the two countries as a tender to specialized companies to evaluate the fields and submit a proposal on how to invest the best.
“But so far no progress has been made on the agreement, while Kuwait has begun drilling at some of the joint oil wells and Iraq has not yet issued any objection.”
In December last year, Iraq and Kuwait announced several agreements between them, after talks during the visit of the Iraqi oil minister to Kuwait. Among these agreements is the supply of gas to Kuwait.
“We also have joint oil fields with Iran, and a specialized company has been commissioned to evaluate the oil fields and present their vision on how to invest the best in those wells. However, Iran has refused to assign a foreign company to carry out the mission.”
“So far, there has been no development, except that the Iranian side has already started drilling in the joint fields and bypassing the Iraqi fields,” he said.
Adnan al-Janabi, chairman of the oil and energy committee in the Iraqi parliament, said there was a need to revive the National Oil Company.
The company «National Oil» was founded in the sixties of the last century, by a decision of the former Iraqi regime, and was the management of oil wealth throughout the country.
He added that the company must be independent in its work, stressing that talk about granting some oil-producing provinces an oil quota is not true.

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of his office: Abadi agreed with the Kurdistan Region delegation to remove the obstacles that have prevented the activation of Article 140

 

Office of the Presidency of the region: A second delegation will visit Baghdad to negotiate a referendum after the completion of this

 

Office of the Presidency of the region: A second delegation will visit Baghdad to negotiate a referendum after the completion of this
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Twilight News / confirmed in the Kurdish delegation who is visiting Baghdad member, on Wednesday, said another delegation from the region will visit Baghdad to negotiate with them on the referendum officially with the Iraqi government and the parties involved.

The head of the Office of the Presidency of the Kurdistan Region Fuad Hussein, told reporters, that the region is creating the ground for a referendum to hold meetings and negotiations between the parties and the parties of Kurdistan.

Hussein revealed that another delegation from the province will travel to Baghdad to negotiate formally with officials in order to persuade them to hold the referendum.

He arrived in Baghdad coming from Arbil, a delegation representing the party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Democratic presidency of the province, and held after his meeting with President of the Republic Fuad Masum meetings with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and head Mjbs Salim al-Sadr movement and the House of Representatives.

The Democratic Union decided this week to send a delegation from the province to Baghdad and discuss the issue of the referendum with it.

The Kirkuk Provincial Council has a majority of votes decided recently to raise the flag of Kurdistan on the institutions and official departments in the province officially.

The delegation includes both the provincial secretary of the Political Bureau of the Kurdistan Democratic Party Fadhil Mirani and member of the political bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Adnan Mufti and President of the Presidium of the Kurdistan region, Fouad Hussein.

 

Report .. Is Recovering the Iraqi dinar?

 

 

2017/4/5 11:19:26 AM

There is no doubt that the main driving force of economic growth in Iraq, is its natural resources, which is reflected in the large number of oil and gas fields, which have become open to international trade.

And investing companies from all over the world in the development of these resources, which is reflected in the increasing oil exports in the country. It seems that Iraq has fully recovered from the damage suffered in the time of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

 And on further exploration of Iraq’s oil reserves by international companies that are supposed to lead to a major increase in oil wealth, as well as known reserves in Iraq, it seems the country in spite of all these features have to form a geologist could reach the summit of wealth, unlike countries that spend a lot of money drilling, and this leads having to pay exorbitant costs for the extraction of oil.

A good example of this, the advantages of Iraqi production. The country produces oil, despite the ongoing war in which, unlike Saudi Arabia, which it wants to increase spending to avoid bankruptcy of shale oil production. While oil producers have been affected in the United States because of an attack on Saudi Arabia over Yemen, Iraq still continues its production and sale of oil profitably.

The value of the country’s economy as well as its currency, directly reflected in its natural resources, oil Valahtaatat large Iraqi, enough to push the young democratic economy to prosperity. Given that there is a need for oil, it is indispensable for gas all over the world. The Iraq can look forward to the continued growth through the growing role of the public oil supplier.

 Although Iraq was not previously economically exists, but it has become clear and increasingly present a strong regional role given natural Mahmyate. In fact, Iraq’s oil minister said recently that Iraq will produce 5 million barrels per day in the second half of the year 2017.

With the economic boom led by the oil industry in Iraq, the national currency will rise eventually to reflect the true value of the oil indispensability of the country. It is likely to happen up when the central bank raises the value of the dinar.

In addition, the current political events play a key role in predicting the future of the national currency, and the “ban” on the Islamic countries, provoked by the US President, would have significant consequences for the Iraqi economy.

The decision proved Trump by lifting the ban Iraq from the list of travel to the United States, a great benefit to the country’s currency for other foreign currencies Iraqis exchanged more advantageous prices.

 In any case, it seems the Iraqi dinar waiting for a bright future, in the end it is important to note that Iraq offers a wealth of investment opportunities in many industries with high-based oil and gas reserves of the economy.

 These opportunities will become more pronounced in the coming years, as the government will continue to provide new possibilities for international investors.


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White House Official: Iraq Trip Provides ‘Invaluable, Informative Experience’

 

By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activity

April 5, 2017 — Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump, said his trip with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford to Iraq was an “invaluable, informative experience.”

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump; and Tom Bossert, homeland security advisor to the president, meet with Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani, April 4, 2017, while on a trip to assess the health of the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jared Kushner, senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump; and Tom Bossert, homeland security advisor to the president, meet with Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani, April 4, 2017, while on a trip to assess the health of the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Kushner met with Iraqi and coalition officials in Baghdad and Irbil and with U.S. troops in Hamam al-Alil, a tactical assembly area just over 10 miles from the Iraqi forces’ front line against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul.

Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, invited Kushner and Tom Bossert, the president’s homeland security advisor, to accompany him on one of his periodic trips to Iraq to take the pulse of the counter-ISIS campaign.

“I was honored to accompany Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford on this trip to Iraq,” Kushner said. “Overall, the trip was an invaluable, informative experience and I come away with a deeper understanding of the situation on the ground and an even greater appreciation for those serving our country oversees.”

At Hamam al-Alil, Kushner met with the gun crew from the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment. They live next to their guns, ready to supply fire support from their M-109A6 Paladins to Iraqi forces battling ISIS in Mosul. He also met with troopers from the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment who are at the base. Both units are based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Meets With, Praises U.S. Troops

“Of the many highlights of my couple of days in Iraq, the biggest was meeting U.S. personnel serving on the front line in our fight against ISIS near Mosul,” Kushner said. “I had the distinct pleasure of meeting many and expressing, on behalf of the president, our appreciation for the incredible work each was making for the security of our nation.”

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, introduces Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump, to Iraqi generals leading the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul at Hamam al-Alil, a tactical assembly area about 10 miles from Mosul, April 4, 2017. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, introduces Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald J. Trump, to Iraqi generals leading the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in Mosul at Hamam al-Alil, a tactical assembly area about 10 miles from Mosul, April 4, 2017. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

In Baghdad, Dunford and Kushner met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Defense Minister Arfan al-Hayali.

At the U.S. Embassy, Kushner was briefed by Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman.

On the military side, Kushner was briefed extensively by Army Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, the commander of Operation Inherent Resolve. He also met with Army Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, the commander of the 1st Infantry Division and of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Operation Inherent Resolve.

In Irbil, Kushner and Dunford met with Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraqi Kurdistan.

In a written statement, Kushner spoke directly to American service members.

“To the men and women of the Combined Joint Task Force and U.S. Embassy Baghdad, you have left an indelible impression on me and I am awestruck by your patriotism, esprit-de-corps and fighting spirit,” he said. “Each of you has my upmost respect and admiration.”

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Full security expert: Victory check in Mosul and sleeper cells must address

 

History of edits:: 2017/4/5 21:2613 times readable
{Baghdad: Euphrates News} said security expert Amir al-Saadi, on Wednesday, the victory achieved completely in the city of Mosul, and that there was a revival of editing operations have not been resolved yet.
According to Saadi, told {Euphrates News}, “victory was fully achieved in the city of Mosul, though some neighborhoods is liberated, but decisive victory achieved,” adding that ” the change Daesh neighborhood July 17 name to the neighborhood stability shows me a significant decline which what declares the victory of the armed forces of the expeditious. ”
He added, ” I do not separate us only a few days may not exceed this April to declare victory.”
And on the security situation in the city of Tikrit in Salahuddin province, al – Saadi said that “Daesh focused on chaotic targeting security and stability, and trying to stability in the ground and obtaining a military victory, a day exploit some pockets in the Sahel left area of spending Sharqat and is only stealth with displaced but there are areas that can sneak them Daesh. ”
The security expert stressed the need to “address sleeper cells waiting for the zero hour to carry out its terrorist operations.”
Saw the city of Tikrit on Tuesday evening, two suicide bombings city center resulted in the deaths of more than 31 people and wounding dozens, while security forces killed the remaining terrorists who sneaked into Almedinh.anthy

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