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US has handed Iraq a list to rid the country of war criminals and terrorist militias, The Baghdad Post reported Wednesday.
The US plan aims to eliminate Iraq of sectarian militias and paving the way for national parties.
Last April, US Deputy Secretary of State handed over Iraqi PM Haider Abadi a list of demands including eliminating IMIS top commander Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis. 
Also, the list includes Head of federal Police, Lt. Gen. Raed Shaker Jawdat as well as other army officers. 
This list puts pressures on Abadi whether he will start purging the country or abide by the Iranian orders.


Joint operations show the date of victory over Daesh and announced by

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explained the leadership of joint operations Maeetm trading date for the declaration of victory over Daesh terrorist gangs.

According to a statement of the cell media war received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of the joint operations denies identify any date for this announcement and confirms that our sector heroine continuous progress until the liberation of the remaining parts of the old Mosul. ” 

The statement pointed out that” will be announced full liberalization of the connector by the General commander of the armed forces [Prime Minister Haider al – Abadi]. ” 

he was led Nineveh operations Maj . Gen. Najim Abdullah al – Jubouri said yesterday that tomorrow , Thursday , at the latest to announce the complete liberation of the city of Mosul.

Iraqi commander says 300 Islamic State fighters holed up in Mosul

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MOSUL, Iraq — Some 300 Islamic State fighters remain in the small patch of territory still controlled by the group in Mosul’s Old City, a senior Iraqi commander said Wednesday.
Lt. Gen. Sami al-Aridi of Iraq’s special forces told The Associated Press that the militants’ hold on Mosul has shrunk to a 500 square meter (600 sq. yard) area. A large number of civilians are believed to be trapped in the IS-run enclave, with around 1,500 fleeing with every 100-meter (yard) advance by Iraqi forces.
Iraqi forces moved to besiege the Old City before launching their attack in order to prevent IS fighters from fleeing to neighboring Syria, but al-Aridi said hundreds of militants still managed to escape from the Old City alone.
“They just shave their beards and walk out,” al-Aridi said. “Just yesterday we captured two among a group of women and children.”
Late Tuesday, Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the armed forces on a “big victory” in Mosul, despite ongoing clashes. The prime minister declared an end to the extremist group’s self-styled Islamic caliphate in June.
IS captured Mosul in a matter of days when it swept across northern and central Iraq in the summer of 2014. Iraqi forces backed by a U.S.-led coalition launched a major operation to retake the city in October.

.. The people of Diyala pictures celebrating the victories of Mosul

History of edits:: 2017/7/5 19:35 

{Diyala: Euphrates News} the people of the province of Diyala celebrations continue, in the liberation of the victories of the city of Mosul Daesh terrorist gangs.

And celebrate the people of Diyala , the center of the streets, alleys and cafes Mosul victories. 

According to the correspondent of the agency {Euphrates News} , “he was decorating the wheels by the channel Euphrates Office and in coordination with the media war team” .anthy

Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers: next week will see a conference in Washington for reconstruction


Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers: next week will see a conference in Washington for reconstruction

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Erbil / Al-Ghad Press:
The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Mahdi al-Alaq, said Wednesday that next week will see the convening of an important conference in Washington to reconstruct the liberated areas of Dahesh, indicating the cost estimated by the Ministry of Planning for reconstruction amounted to 50 million dollars.

“The next week will witness the convening of an important conference in Washington for the reconstruction of the liberated areas of Daqash,” said Alaq at a press conference held during the opening of Al-Khazr Bridge and attended by Al-Ghad Press. “The conference will be attended by the World Bank and representatives of the countries of the International Coalition. Its needs for the reconstruction of liberated areas. “
He added that “the Ministry of Planning estimated the cost of reconstruction of liberated areas by 50 million dollars, and there are other estimates of up to 100 billion dollars.”
“The priority of the Iraqi government is to restore water and electricity to these areas, as well as education and health services,” he said.
The Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Displacement and Migration and other officials arrived this morning, to Erbil to attend the opening of the bridge Khazer link between the provinces of Nineveh and Erbil.

In the next two days. Iraq receives $150 million in money from America.

United States Ambassador Douglas Seliman said Wednesday that a total of 150 million dollars would be released to support the stability of Iraq, adding that the funds would be delivered in the next two days.
During a discussion session with some reporters at the embassy’s headquarters in the capital, Celeman made the remarks today, explaining that this is a support to Iraq and its local projects in education, water, electricity and health, as well as to assist Iraqi youth and rehabilitate areas.
Douglas expressed his admiration for the security forces, which are still liberated from Iraq, and there are less than a quarter of a kilometre under ISIS control. ‘ We have a high level of confidence in the Iraqi forces despite the difficulty of the battle, “he said.
“We have the honor of helping Iraq to liberate it from ISIL,” Douglas said, stressing that there are no rockets or US troops in Anbar province.
“All our efforts to the Iraqi forces are through the Iraqi government,” he said, referring to the US ambassador.

Abbadi is anticipating the end of the battle to congratulate the Iraqis for the ‘ big victory ‘

First Published: 2017-07-05

The Iraqi prime Minister offers his congratulations despite the fact that the gunfire and incessant air strikes in Mosul are likely to not be the end of the last round soon.

Middle East Online

Congratulations on the unfinished victory

BAGHDAD–Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi congratulated the people and the security forces on the “great victory” in organizing the Islamic State in Mosul, while fighting continued in the city on Wednesday.
More than eight months after the launch of Iraq’s largest military operation to restore Mosul, the organization of the Islamic State has been trapped in a small area of the Old City, which has been in control of extensive land since 2014.
“I congratulate all our people, the highest religious authority, and all the brave fighters and all Iraqi families, both in the liberated areas and in the rest of Iraq, have achieved this great victory in the city of Mosul and the overthrow of the fable of ISIL.”
But the shooting, shelling and incessant airstrikes in the old city of western Mosul indicate that the final stage of the battle in the city is not over.
Iraqi forces began their attack on Mosul on 17 October October, regaining the eastern side of the city on January January, before launching a month of attack on the western part.
The incursion into the Old City was launched on June 18 June and is now in the final stages of the attack.
Although the area controlled by the organization is very small, its tightness and narrow streets, as well as the presence of civilians within it, make the military operation fraught with danger.
Military commanders have pointed out that the besieged organization in a small area of the old city of Mosul has stepped up its suicide operations in recent days, in particular using women to carry out these attacks.
Al-Abadi’s congratulation coincided with the announcement by the Iraqi army Wednesday of the liberation of two new zones from the control of the terrorist organization of the Islamic State in the last stronghold of the Old city on the western side of the northern Connector.
In an urgent statement broadcast on official television, the commander of the military campaign, Lieutenant-General Abdel Amir Rashid Yaalla, said that the army had liberated the areas of “al-Khaatabany” and “Tawalp” in the old city of Mosul.
The Organization of the Islamic State lost large tracts of land, which it controlled in the summer of 2014 in the governorates of Diyala (east), Ninewa, Salah al-Din (north) and Anbar (west).
The Iraqi forces recovered more than three quarters of the old Mosul, which has an area of about two square kilometers, the last of the organization’s second largest city in Iraq.

US Ambassador: New financial grant to Iraq and the rest of less than one kilometer to edit Mosul {expanded}

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} US ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Suleiman revealed a new US grant Iraq $ 150 million to support the service projects, while noting that the rest of the liberation of the city of Mosul from the terrorist gangs Daesh less than one kilometer.

He said in his speech to a group of journalists at the US embassy in Baghdad headquarters , including a representative from the agency {Euphrates News}, on Wednesday, said that ” the total by the United States to Iraq from financial grants worth 265.3 million dollars in addition to the $ 1.3 million aid humanity. ” 

In another context of his speech through the US ambassador expressed “surprise at the launch of accusations by the Iraqi authorities have the qualities of the United States government that it helps terrorism and we consider it humiliating idea.” 

On the position of the United States of the referendum in the Kurdistan region he confirmed “Washington ‘s support for a federal Iraq unified, hoping to find understandings between Baghdad and Erbil.” 

He also stressed the high ability of Iraqi forces to achieve victory and the confidence of his country to protect civilians, adding that ” the rest of the liberation of the city of Mosul , less than one kilometer, and that the international coalition forces cooperating with the Iraqi forces.” 

He noted that in the “next week there will be an economic conference in Washington , attended by Iraqi economists to debate and discuss after the conference with the Iraqi government on the priorities of the needs of projects in Iraq.” 

He stressed that “his country ‘s ambition for the return of American rice to the Iraqi tables , and there are discussions in this regard , ” .anthy