Britain sends additional troops to Iraq



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British authorities intend to send 44 soldiers from the Royal Engineers Battalion to the base of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province, bringing the number of its military forces in Iraq to 600 soldiers.
This was announced by the British Defense Minister Michael Fallon, in a press statement, pointing out that this decision was taken because of the battle against the organization “Dahesh” to the final stage.

With the deployment of the battalion, the number of British troops at the base is more than 300, and the total number of British troops in Iraq is about 600.

Fallon said the soldiers’ mission would take six months to build a number of facilities, including barracks and offices at the base of international coalition forces used by Iraqi, US, British and Danish forces.

The British Defense Secretary said that the dispatch of more troops will accelerate the defeat of “Dahesh”, stressing that the international coalition will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to Iraq.

Fallon confirmed that British aircraft stationed at the Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, launched 1,200 air raids on the Da’ash sites in Iraq and Syria within two years.


Iraqi forces go to Hawija to begin the battle of liberation

Dr. Osama Mahdi

London – A day after the announcement of the liberation of the district of Tal Afar west of Mosul and control of the northern province of Nineveh, the Iraqi forces announced today the start of the movement to fight in the next battle in Hawija province southwest of Kirkuk to free him from the grip of an organization after three years of control.

The joint Iraqi forces said in a statement on Friday, followed by “Elaf” that “after completing his duties in the process of coming to Yatlafr and achieve full victory there, has moved a line of detachments of psychological operations field to the province of Hawija to be the first advance of troops moving there.”She pointed out that the next battle was called “coming Yahwiga”.

For its part, said the Military Information Cell that the aircraft of the Iraqi Air Force began throwing millions of publications in the district of Hawija (60 kilometers south-west of the northern province of Kirkuk) .. She explained that the publications include informing the people of the judiciary near the liberation of the Daash and ask them to cooperate with the security forces to accomplish its mission and save them from The clutches of terrorist organization.

The cell said in a press statement that “the next military operation will be (coming Yachwiga) to restore the judiciary in the province of Kirkuk from gangs and advocates of terrorism,” without further details.

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For his part, spokesman for the Popular Forces of the northern axis Ali al-Husseini said the launch of “coming Hawija” after Eid al-Adha, which began on Friday and that the operations are “quick and quick.”

Husseini said that “pieces of the popular crowd ready to participate in the operations are coming oh Huijah .. He said in a statement quoted by the agency,” Alsumaria News “Iraqi that” the battle of terrorism will be included in Iraqi territory. “

The member of the Hawija Council Ahmed Khurshid that the number of elements of the organization in Hawija is limited to a thousand to two thousand fighters .. He explained that all the forces will have a role in the liberation processes, including the Iraqi army and Peshmerga and the Shiite popular crowd and the Sunni tribal crowd.

The coalition of Iraqi Sunni forces recently called on Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi to draw up “immediate” plans for the liberation of Hawija district after reports of massacres were heard by a preacher against civilians trying to escape justice. The coalition said in a statement that Dahesh detained hundreds, executed dozens and burned young people alive in Hawija, which should save its people and immediately lifting the siege and secure corridors for the safe passage of displaced persons and the preservation of property and the lives of civilians.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) says it has received field information about the abduction of more than 3,000 civilians trying to flee Hawija, while reports of mass executions of civilians, including many women and children, have been reported.

The organization controls the province of Hawija and its areas for three years and prevents the exit of civilians to areas not under his authority.

The town of Hawija, a center of justice inhabited by Sunni tribes, has not been subjected to any military operation to free it because of political conflicts between the Peshmerga forces and the Shiite factions and city elders of the Sunni community. Shiite factions insist on participating in the battle of Hawija to protect Shiite villages in its outskirts, mainly the village of Bashir, but Kurdish forces fear the survival of the Shiite factions in their positions after the end of the fighting, while the sheikhs of Hawija tribes, the majority of them Sunnis from the participation of Kurdish and Shiite forces to restore the city inhabited by Sunnis and what may result About the battle of sectarian violence.

The population of Hawija is estimated at 318,600, the majority of whom are Arab Muslims from the tribes of the tribes of Jabour, Abid, Shamar and Dulaim. Hawija is a rural area because of the large number of agriculture in which it produces many agricultural crops, such as cotton, corn, wheat and barley, which produce a lot and is the second largest Hawija source of vegetables in Iraq.

A request has been made by the members of the Kirkuk Provincial Council to the central government in Baghdad recently to transfer the province of Hawija to an independent province because of the large population and the possession of this area of ​​qualifications to become a province.

The imminent birth of a huge investment fund between Russia and the UAE


Russia’s FNIC Economics Bank plans to open a representative office in the UAE before the end of this year, said Nikolai Tskhomski, First Vice President of the bank.

“It is very important for us to have a presence in the UAE, taking into consideration the language and traditions, and our monitoring body has decided to open a regional office. I think our office in Abu Dhabi will be operational by the end of this year,” said Tskomsky, We expect it to be enough for the region. ”

“We think that Russia will export high-tech products there, and certainly such a project needs huge funding, because there are big players. It is known that Mubadala is working with the Russian Direct Investment Fund, There is also a huge fund that is not as effective as Russia, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. We are communicating with them, and we believe that a huge joint investment fund can be created. ”

Mubadala’s UAE fund invests in large projects in Russia in the energy and oil, real estate, arms and transportation sectors.

Economist criticizes the central bank and warns of imminent collapse of the currency

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Economist Hussein al-Henin criticized on Friday the central bank to raise the data of Iraq’s reserve of the dollar on its website, warning of the collapse of the currency soon.
Al-Henin said that “the recent Iraqi Central Bank action to raise the data of Iraq’s reserve of the dollar on the bank’s website is evidence of the lack of transparency among its employees with public opinion.”
He added that “the reserve of hard currency is the cash cover of the Iraqi currency, and must be at a level equivalent to the Iraqi monetary bloc or higher.”
“This measure also indicates that the reserve has reached very dangerous levels, which means it could lead to the collapse of the currency and economy in Iraq soon,” he said.