Sadr seeks Sunni-Shiite unified Friday prayers


September 04 2017 02:54 PM
Muqtada al-Sadr
Muqtada al-Sadr

The Leader of Sadrist Movement Muqtada al-Sadr has called for a unified prayer between Sunnis and Shiites at al-Kufa Mosque on Friday.

In a statement, Sadr called upon his followers to attend Friday prayer at all-Kufa Mosque on the occasion of the anniversary of Eid al-Ghadir.

The prominent Shiite cleric is currently leading a campaign to counter sectarianism in Iraq.

He recently made two rare visits to UAE and Saudi Arabia which aimed to distance Iraq from Iranian hegemony and to restore Iraq ties with its Sunni neighbours.

Last Modified: 09 04 2017 03:13 PM

ISIS commander turns himself in to Peshmerga in western Hawija


September 04 2017 01:29 PM
A file photo of an ISIS terrorist
A file photo of an ISIS terrorist

Najm al-Takhi, an ISIS commander, has turned himself in to Peshmerga forces in western Hawija in Kirkuk Governorate, a security source revealed Monday.

In a press statement, the source said that ISIS commander, who used to live in Samarra city in Salahuddin Governorate, and other terrorists, made this move.

ISIS terrorists, including al-Takhi, who has been pursued by the security forces since 2005, were transferred to the borders of Kurdistan Region, he noted.

He also pointed out that Takhi was the commander of ISIS’ forced displacement and execution operations.

He was behind the executions of security personnel and Shiite citizens in Samarra prior to 2008 and was called “The Prince of Princes”, he added.

This comes as a huge number of ISIS terrorists had turned themselves in to Peshmerga forces.

On Thursday, dozens of ISIS terrorists, from different nationalities, turned themselves in to the Peshmerga forces in Al-Ayadiya in Tal Afar.


International Alliance: Abadi ordered the start of the liberation of Hawija


International Coalition: Abadi ordered the start of the liberation of Hawija
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A spokesman for the international coalition against the organization, Ryan Dillon, said on Monday that the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces had ordered the start of the liberation of Hawija south-west of the province of Kirkuk from the grip of the Dahesh organization.

On the convoy of buses heading near the Iraqi border in Syria, Dillon said in a statement to the channel “Rudao” space today, that the international coalition will never allow the approaching of buses from the Iraqi border.

The commander of the 70 forces in the Peshmerga forces Sheikh Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa said on Sunday that the liberation of Hawija province south-west of the province of Kirkuk from the grip of the organization will begin in the coming days.

Sheikh Mustafa said in a press statement that the process of liberating Hawija will precede operations in the areas controlled by the organization calling the terrorist in Anbar.

He added that the process of editing Hawija will be in stages, expected to end the process at the end of the month.


ends the meeting for change and the Islamic Group and the postponement of the referendum the most prominent demands

The end of a meeting for change and the Islamic Group and the postponement of the referendum highlighted their demands
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The movement of change with the Kurdistan Islamic Group on Monday held a meeting in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in the presence of the movement’s coordinator Omar Sid Ali, and the group’s emir Ali Babir.

An official communiqué was issued after the meeting, including a call for the postponement of the referendum to be held on 25 September next to a more appropriate date, and both sides are seeking through the Kurdistan Parliament to issue a resolution and a law to do so.

The statement stressed the maintenance of the date for the election of the presidency and parliament of the region

The statement also said the two sides had confirmed the breach by delaying payment of salaries to the staff of the region.

The letter called on the Kurdistan Regional Government to improve the living conditions of citizens.

The two sides, as stated in the communiqué, expressed their readiness for a serious dialogue in order to solve the “crises” experienced by the Kurdistan Region.