In hiding, Al-Baghdadi asking ISIS to keep fighting is ‘fool’s errand,’ coalition


By Rudaw 12 hours ago
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been fighting against ISIS since 2014. File photo: Rudaw TV
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been fighting against ISIS since 2014. File photo: Rudaw TV

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi abandoning his soldiers who are continuing to die for him in “territory that he has escaped from himself” is “a fool’s errand,” the international coalition to defeat ISIS has told Rudaw, given the $25 million reward for information that leads to the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State.
The US-led international coalition believes Baghdadi is not in territories that ISIS continues to hold on to like parts of western Mosul and Raqqa.

“What we’ve known for a long time is he is hidden, while at the same time he has ordered his soldiers stand and fight and die in territory that he has escaped from himself,” Col. John Dorrian of the US-led international coalition to defeat ISIS told Rudaw.

“So this is a fool’s errand for his fighters and they’re being killed,” Dorrian added. 

The Russian Foreign Ministry denied reports that Baghdadi had been arrested in Syria.

“We are not aware of the arrest of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliphate of the Islamic State, and have not received any information or clarification on this regard,” staff of the ministry’s media office told Rudaw on April 18.

The US State Department upped its reward to $25 million in December for information that leads to the killing or capturing of Baghdadi, who is also known as Abu Dua or Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri. The State Department said those with information should contact their nearest US embassy or consulate, or Rewards for Justice.

Dorrian called this a “a rich reward for just doing the right thing.”

Recently the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), whose Counter Terrorism (CT) department oversees security and intelligence in Kurdistan and coordinates with the coalition in air strikes against ISIS, has confirmed strikes against and killings of a number of high-ranking ISIS officials.

Coalition strikes “seriously injured” ISIS’s chief of the Euphrates area on Saturday, Hassan Saoud Khalil Khalifa Al-Abouri, also known as Abu Talout, according to the KRSC. Al-Jabouri “was targeted in his house in the Rifaai neighborhood” of western Mosul, KRSC announced.

On the same day airstrikes killed Ali Raza Mahmoud, the head of ISIS’ education department in Tal Afar, according to the KRSC.

ISIS’ media chief, Khalid Hamza Al-Maamouri, was killed by coalition airstrikes on April 16 in Syria, the KRSC confirmed.

Abdulrahman Uzbeki was confirmed killed by the CT in Syria on April 12, adding that he was “responsible for group’s financial and logistical affairs, [including] movement of fighters.”

The other option for ISIS members is to surrender to Iraqi forces and face judges.

“A large number of ISIS militants have surrendered to the security forces and it is ongoing,” said Najim al-Jabouri, the Iraqi commander of the Nineveh Operations Command in early April.

“Upon the request of the surrendering militants, the general commander of the armed forces has guaranteed the militants that they will be tried just and their lives will be protected until the court has issued their verdicts per their crimes.”

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Author: D.karim Chgadl

4/26/2017 0:00

“Hours and announce your sons in Mosul , the arrest of the criminal Abu Bakr al –Baghdadi” Astvzni this publication and I was browsing through Facebook quickly, do not be surprised if that happens, and do not be surprised if the killing of the offender at thehands of our heroes, and perhaps repeated in the killing of criminals Zarqawi and the son of Laden, it will be the end? I’ve actually killed but their approach of terrorism remained inplace, Al – Qaeda has spawned Daesh, and the fatwas of atonement did not stop, and the schools of the Saudi Wahhabi approach list , a young and old teach the doctrine ofatonement, without any Islamic or internationalist deterrent, the armies of Altkfferin graduate in schools and universities Wahhabi spread frightening numbers in the world, especially in poor countries. Was arrested on the criminal Saddam was tried and executed is a number of his ilk, but is over Saddam ‘s approach? The issue is not thecase of persons.
Yes it will affect the killing of the criminal Baghdadi or arrest him, weakening front Daesh, and will resolve the battle for the benefit of our victorious, and the surrender of many of his aides and followers approach the terrorist, but his approach takfiri will remain, and thethreat of the danger of the Shiite crescent will remain, and the culture of the so – called Islamic jihad against the Shiites infidels slave graves, Sunni apostates, and the Sufis outlaws the religion, and the infidels of other religions, will remain, as well as all donations to the Mujahideen, who are engaged in wars of genocide against the violators, after every prayer list, and will remain some of the Arabs directing you the same question: Are you aMuslim or Shiite ?! As long as there Salafi ideology built on the atonement of the other ,and the legalization of his blood and honor and property, and the destruction of theshrines of Imams will remain a key priority of the Wahhabi Salafi pillar, this approach anexplicit and unequivocal, and the killing of people and does not change the symbols of that
I am surprised that the world who claims the war against terrorism , celebrates a lot ofkilling people, and they only play leaves are burned to receive other, and do not pay attention to correct the intellectual path, or the fight against the culture of atonement produced by Salafi institutions.
Is long one of the other exporters fatwas make amends and kill him? What are waiting for most of the leaders of Saudi terrorist organizations? Are some fatwas defused pro-terrorism? You are defused
fatwas destruction of the graves? Do Muslims atone fatwas defused from different sects and bees? Do you have clearly stated the sanctity of belonging to terrorist groups?
It depends not only on people, but need UN and Islamic resolutions explicit and clear to counter Wahhabi Salafist ideology, and invalidate all Fatawa calling for atonement, extremism and violence Islamic unanimously, and the imposition of UN controls / humanitarian on educational curricula in all countries  of the
world, particularly religious nature to stop every thought obscurantist systematic.

Rampaging wild boars kill 3 ISIS terrorists in Iraq


Rampaging wild boars kill 3 ISIS terrorists in Iraq
Three Islamic State terrorists have reportedly been killed by a stamped herd of wild boars during a failed attempt to set up an ambush in Northern Iraq.

According to Iraqi News, the trio of militants were killed on Sunday night after an altercation with the wild beasts in southern Kirkuk. Quoting local sources, The Times reports that the boars also injured a further five militants in the bitterly contested area.

Local Ubaid tribal chief and supervisor of anti-IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS / ISIL) fighters, Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, told the paper the extremists were planning an ambush attack on local tribesmen who had formed anti-terrorist brigades. The tribesmen had fled to the mountains when IS captured the nearby town of Hawija three years ago.

Anwar al-Assi claims that at least eight terrorists had hidden in religious reeds near a local river known as the Zaghitoun, before they were set up by the angry animals.

“It is likely their movement disturbed a herd of wild pigs, which inhabit the area as well as the nearby cornfields. The area is weak with reeds, which are good for hiding in, “ he said.

Following the blunder, the terrorists allegedly “took revenge at the pigs,” according to Alsumaria News, however the exact method of repatriation was not clear.

The jihadists had reportedly executed 25 locales in the three days leading up to the boar attack.

“We know that a massacre took place in Hawija district through our sources. This will not be ISIS ‘last massacre against citizens, “ al-Assi said, adding that the true death toll was unknown as some people are still considered missing.

Hawija is a strategic location about 100 miles from Mosul and on the edge of the oil rich region of Kirkuk. The town is one of three strongholds in Iraq still under complete control of ISIS.

Local officials have repeatedly called on the Iraqi government to liberate IS-held regions in Kirkuk but the government have been focusing most of their efforts on driving the terrorist group out of the city of Mosul, their largest stronghold in the country.





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US criticizes Turkey for striking Kurds in Iraq, Syria


FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a Turkish Air Force warplane rises in the sky after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey. On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military said, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey. Although Turkey routinely carries out airstrikes against outlawed Kurdistan Workers & # 39; Party, or PKK targets in northern Iraq, this was the first time it has stuck the Sinjar region. (AP Photo / Emrah Gurel, File)
FILE – In this July 29, 2015 file photo, a Turkish Air Force warplane rises in the sky after taking off from Incirlik Air Base, in Adana, southern Turkey. On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Turkish warplanes carried out airstrikes against … more>

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration severely criticized Turkey on Tuesday for attacking Kurdish militants in Syria and Iraq , accusing the US NATO ally of failing to coordinate the airstrikes with the American-led coalition against Islamic State militants.

The State Department and Pentagon both described the United States as “deeply concerned” by the strikes and said the objections were raised directly with the Turkish government. They warned that Turkey ‘s targeting of Kurdish groups could distract from the common campaign to defeat IS.

Syrian activists said the attack in Syria killed at least 18 members of the Syrian Kurdish militia known as the People’s Protection Units, a US ally against IS. Turkey sees it as a terrorist group because of its ties to Turkey ‘s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK.

And the Turkish attack in Iraq killed five members of the Iraqi Kurdish militia known as the peshmerga, another partner in the anti-IS coalition.

“We are very concerned, deeply concerned, that Turkey conducted airstrikes earlier today in northern Syria as well as northern Iraq without proper coordination with either the United States or the broader global coalition to defeat ISIS,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

“These airstrikes were not approved by the coalition and led to the unfortunate loss of life of our partner forces in the fight against ISIS that includes members of the Kurdish peshmerga.”

Toner noted Iraq ‘s criticism of the attack on its soil and said any military action in that country “should respect Iraqi sovereignty.”

Coordination among all partners is vital “to ensure the safety of all coal personnel” in Iraq and Syria , he said.

Marine Maj. Adrian Rankine-Galloway, a Pentagon spokesman, said Turkey must prioritize the fight against IS.

“We recognize the threat the PKK poses to Turkey , but Turkey can not pursue that fight at the expense of our common fight against terrorists that threaten us all,” Rankine-Galloway said.

The US sees Syria ‘s Kurdish fighters as the most effective ground forces battling IS. Turkey says they’re an extension of the PKK, and that PKK fighters are finding sanctuaries in Iraq and Syria .

A Turkish military statement said the pre-dawn strikes hit targets on Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq and a mountainous region in Syria . It said the operations were conducted to prevent infiltration of Kurdish rebels, weapons, ammunition and explosives from those areas into Turkey .

Iraq ‘s Foreign Ministry condemned the strikes as a “violation” of its sovereignty and called on the international community to put an end to such “interference” by Turkey .


Associated Press writer Lolita C. Baldor contributed to this report.


Abadi: We have seized hundreds of millions of dollars in national funds


25 April, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Tuesday that the Iraqi government has put its hands on bags of millions of dollars worth of dollars, entered by a delegation of the country illegally to Iraq.

Abadi said in a press conference Tuesday that the delegation came in early April in the framework of arrangements for the release of Qatari fishermen kidnapped in Iraq, adding that the Iraqi authorities were surprised by the presence of bags in the plane of the Qatari delegation is not covered by diplomatic immunity. After the release of the kidnapped, Despite the delegation’s request for their return.

Abadi stressed that the removal of these funds from Iraq must be done in a legal context, as he put it.

He stressed that he does not blame anyone and there is a need for “understanding with the Qatari government about those funds.”

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A group of fishermen, believed to be one or more members of the ruling family in Qatar, was kidnapped during a fishing trip in mid-December 2015 in southern Iraq.They were released Friday (April 21st).

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Interior: raise the flag in Mosul Ayman fully early next month, and Turkish troops hostage


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{Baghdad} Euphrates News said media adviser to the interior minister, on Tuesday, that will raise the Iraqi flag on the right side of the city of Mosul early next month of May.
According to Wahab al – Tai, he told {Euphrates News}, the “popular crowd, carried out today ‘s attack in three axes, and free 30 kilometers and can be half of the attack rapid plucks in a strategic area that connects the north of Anbar and north – west of Salah al – Din in southern Mosul, a lung that breathes them terrorist gangs in the right coast and Baaj. ”
He said today , “the isolation between Baaj and urban areas , ” explaining that “our operations are supplementary quality to cleanse the western axis , which extends beyond twice the size of Lebanon, access to Tal Afar , and the completion of the ring on the judiciary , which includes Zammar, and Alaaadih, and spring , ” pointing out that ” the popular crowd achieved contact with Sinjar in the northern region of Tal Afar line. ”
On the reason for the delay in the attack, between al – Tai, “if the popular crowd forces pressing on Daesh in urban areas and the western axis of the thrust of terrorist gangs towards the right coast, and formed lines repel towards the progress of pieces that have entered the coast Brthl federal police and the fight against terrorism from the southern axis of Mosul and Camp Ghazlani airport “.
He explained , ” The reason for the delay was to give a chance to pieces, and not tointensify resistance against the crowd , where the incumbent large numbers of Daesh in these areas and stuck to the ground as Aohmha”, stressing that it “was very intelligent steps which studied the highest levels of operations.”
The Interior Minister adviser, said that ” the Iraqi flag will raise all the right coast of the city of Mosul, in the seventh or sixth of next May, which is close, according tostudies of the movement of sectors and resistance military mentality puts all thepossibilities and even quasi possibilities.”
With regard to storm the district of Tal Afar , west of Mosul, al – Tai, the “Tal Afar , an international clash area said even if it is militarily purely for the popular crowd had entered two months ago, but there is considerable pressure from countries around Tal Afar nature and importance , there are great ambitions , and there are conflicts and clashes files important lives in Tal Afar. ”
And targeting Turkey Mount Sinjar today, Interior Minister adviser said , “There is hysteria in the Turkish position, which is looming on the plan {b}, where the plan was {a} means the plan Atcharak Turkish troops liberation, but our forces have isolated these forces {Turkish} did not allow her progress and become forces hostage, since when troops forcibly prevent the movement from becoming a hostage while giving her limits are not allowed to override them they become hostage. ”
He explained that ” the plan {b} give light to Turkey through the pretext of the presence of troops {PKK} and these attempts will fail if Iraq remained intact national of his decision , and he was able to employ force in the crowd, the police and the fight against terrorism to be the protector of the decision and sovereignty” .anthy


Transport for {Euphrates News}: Iraq will receive large amounts of foreign aviation



History of edits:: 2017/4/25 21:3238 times readable
{Baghdad: Euphrates News} confirmed the Ministry of Transport on Tuesday that Iraq will receive large sums of money through its global companies {foreign} planes passing through its airspace.
He said the technical agent told Abbas Omran, told {Euphrates News}, “we announced the opening of the atmosphere after the approval of international organizations that have the eastern strip of Iraq ‘s security,” he said . “Economically, it seder large amounts of Iraq and provides international companies a few flight hours and exchange fuel for the aircraft. ”
He noted the need to “provide a sophisticated cadre of air traffic controllers, and we have nearly 250 aircraft can be managed on a daily basis,” he said . ” The air controller works on the timing of the Organization of IATA and relaxes minutes during due once the start of work runs all the atmosphere of Iraq by radar, and this is a great accomplishment The Ministry and the Iraqi government from the international side will be a delight for all international companies Iraq side of the world to fly. ”
” The opening Murar Iraq provides a billion dollars of fuel for aircraft, issue iscalculated accurate calculations by jet fuel,” for sure “our radars and be all Iraqi territory controlled air defense Sunwan with civil aviation ongoing work through joint radars.”
In economic terms, it explained the technical agent of the ministry, said that “each state of certain fees, and we are in Iraq , we are talking about 375 dollars for each aircraft using Iraqi airspace, we will transit will be more revenue for us and we will raise from the shoulders of the state budget.”
He continued, “will use the fees levied to develop the infrastructure to catch the atmosphere completely , ” pointing out “we have a detailed study that a thousand aircraft will pass daily through Iraq.”
The Ministry of Transport, announced last Sunday that next Thursday will see the recovery of air traffic to foreign aircraft transiting over the skies of Iraq, after the opening of the new airline routes passing through the skies of Iraq for the first time since a break in 2014 by a decision of the Organization of American FAA, which is considered { the atmosphere of Iraq} of serious international taboos and within the designated areas Aharb.anthy

Iraq agrees with the IMF to complete discussions on the financial crisis


Baghdad – Journal News

The Iraqi delegation concluded talks with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in the spring meetings in Washington to discuss the financial crisis.

A statement by the Ministry of Finance received by the “Journal News” that “the delegation agreed with the representative of the International Monetary Fund for the Middle East and East Asia Christian Jos at the end of talks chaired by the Iraqi side, the Minister of Finance and the Agency Abdul Razzaq al-Issa and in the presence of the Adviser to the Prime Minister for Finance, From the officials of the Ministries of Finance and Electricity and with the participation of Iraqi Ambassador in Washington Farid Mustafa to complete meetings and joint coordination to contain the difficulties of the financial crisis.

International Monetary Fund representative Christian Jos expressed his optimism about the level of understanding and progress achieved with the Iraqi government, stressing that the steps of coordination and joint consultations, which will be completed in the near term, will contribute to addressing the financial problems imposed by the circumstances of the war and the associated economic effects.

for the first time since 1990 .. Kuwait offered a grant to Iraq



For the first time since 1990 .. Kuwait provide Iraq with a financial grant
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Twilight News / Iraqi official said on Tuesday that Kuwait approved a grant of $ 100 million grant to Iraq to support humanitarian projects and reconstruction efforts in the areas of organization Daesh recovered.

The grant is the first Kuwaiti financial assistance to Iraq since the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

A spokeswoman for the restoration of the Iraqi Reconstruction Fund said officials from the two countries signed a grant agreement in Kuwait on Tuesday.

Said Mustafa Hiti, head of the fund in a statement that the grant agreement encouraging start for further cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait.

The funding aims to rebuild cities and areas recovered from the organization of the Islamic state, which declared the caliphate in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The war against the organization and affected as well as the decline in oil prices on the Iraqi government’s budget with almost total dependence on oil sales.




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