Baghdad is preparing to launch its latest battles with Dahesh within days


Baghdad is preparing to launch its latest battles with Dahesh within days

13 October 20

ة.The Iraqi army moved from central and northern Iraq to Anbar province via the international highway to the cities of the Upper Euphrates, the last bastion ofDaqash in Iraq, where the towns of Rawa and al-Qaim, west of Anbar, near the border with Syria, The International Alliance flew its flights in the desert of the province, to monitor the movements of the organization and its camps, which he created recently after his defeat of the northern and western cities.

According to the Iraqi military leaders spoke to the “new Arab”, “is scheduled in a few days to officially announce the start of the battle of Rawa and the commander to expel and urged them, which will of course be the last direct battles of the Iraqis against the organization, and with it ends control of Iraqi cities in full, to begin With it a new stage no less dangerous than the current stage, the cells of the organization and its pockets scattered between the liberated cities and Baghdad, which stepped up terrorist attacks recently, and often took the civilian population in operations that take a reprisal from the unarmed population.

At least 20,000 soldiers have been mobilized in recent days on the border of Qaim and Rawa

An Iraqi military official in Baghdad told the “New Arab” that “at least 20,000 soldiers have been transferred in recent days from central and northern Iraq and mobilized on the border of the cities of Qaim and Rawa.”According to the same official, “armored units, rocket battalions and artillery, also moved in preparation for the attack, which is scheduled to take place within a few days.”

He pointed out that “US forces helped prepare the final attack plan, and there are requests from the regime of Bashar al-Assad to postpone the Iraqi attack, until the forces of the regime to control the Deir al-Zour and Bo Kamal, fearing the withdrawal of fighters of the organization to those areas after the advance of Iraqi forces, Rejected this and adopted a broad plan to control the border with Syria after the end of the battle of Qaim and Rawa has become known as the battle to close the border.
“There are between 60,000 and 80,000 civilians in the last two cities of Al-Qaim and Rawah. All of them are under house arrest and they are prevented from leaving,” said local officials in Anbar province. The number of militants is estimated at 3,000 to 4,000, mostly Iraqis and Syrians. There are fighters of Asian and European nationalities, who moved after the liberation of Mosul and the break-up of the organization there to those areas. “

“The Iraqi forces moved towards Qaim and Rawa, and very soon the battle begins and then the process of holding the borders begins, to declare Iraq fully liberated,” said the head of the Iraqi security and defense committee, al-Zamili. He added that “this effort needs something after it to be no more or other copies of similar to him, we need to remedy the mistakes of the past and we need genuine national reconciliation at all levels so as not to repeat the tragedy.”  “The battle is very close and we do not want to give them more time to catch their breath again, and that will be their surprise.”

.For his part, MP for Anbar province, Faris al-Faris, called on the Iraqi forces and the government to take “humanitarian preparations for this battle as well,” indicating in an interview for the “New Arab” that “tens of thousands of residents will flee with the start of the battle, Battle “.

For his part, the commander of the operations of the island and the desert of the Iraqi army, which is responsible for the attack on Qaim and Rawa, Major General Qasim Mohammadi, the “new Arab”, that “preparations in the final stages.” He explained that “the pieces of the army end the process of final mobilization and waiting for zero hour by the commander-in-chief of the armed forces Haider Abadi.” He revealed that “the lines of attack to eliminate the organization is ready and the army and other forces supporting him is ready for the recent battle with terrorists.”

US forces helped prepare the final attack plan, and there are requests from the regime of Bashar al-Assad to postpone the Iraqi attack

Al-Qaim is the last city in Anbar province , west of Iraq, 420 km west of Baghdad. It is the entrance to the Euphrates River coming from Syrian territory to Iraq. It contains the largest phosphate mines in the region, as well as an undeveloped gas field. The city was called “Qaim”, referring to a Christian monastery in the foot called “Deir Al Qaim”. Historians confirm that the monks and priests who helped the Arab Islamic armies coming from the Arabian Peninsula in 633, during the campaigns to open Iraq.

The city was a large commercial and cultural center that included the areas of Albu Kamal and the Euphrates basin. However, the division of the Arab countries later cut the Albu Kamal within the modern Syrian state. The Caliph Harun al-Rashid imprisoned Yahya al-Barqami and his two sons in 157 AH in this city.

Rawa is located on the bank of the left river, 320 km west of Baghdad, and within Anbar province also separates it from the vast desert base that controls a large part of the Iraqi forces. The city is a peninsula. The Euphrates is bordered by three sides and is about 100 kilometers from the Syrian border and is historically known as Rahba. It is the place of stability and convenience of the old commercial caravans traveling between Iraq, Sham and the Arabian Peninsula.

Da’ash took control of the two towns in mid-2014 after the fall of Mosul several days ago. The organization committed the most heinous massacre. It also witnessed the bombing of Iraqi aviation and the international coalition caused the deaths of hundreds of residents, the most famous massacre fish market in Qaim and massacre Corniche Street in Rawa during the past years.


Pentagon: liberating 95% of the land occupied by “Da’ash” in Iraq

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A US military commander from the International Alliance announced the liberation of 95% of the land that enabled the organization “calling” the terrorist from its former occupation of Iraq.

“The United States and its partners have managed to liberate 95 per cent of the territory of Iraq that has been under the control of an authoritarian organization,” said Robert White, a leader in the United States’ “hard resolve” process.

“The enemy is retreating, the insurgents are surrendering in large numbers, they are aware that they are losing,” White said.

Peshmerga to Defend Kirkuk “at Any Cost”: Official

Peshmerga to Defend Kirkuk “at Any Cost”: Official

ERBIL — Thousands of heavily-equipped Kurdish Peshmerga forces have been deployed in Kirkuk to defend the province against any possible military offensive by Baghdad-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi, a Kurdish official said.

“Thousands of heavily armed Peshmerga units are now completely in their positions around Kirkuk.Their order is to defend at any cost,” said Hemin Hawrami, a senior assistant to President Masoud Barzani.

He called on the international community to intervene and stop the escalation of the situation and the Shi’ite militias are preparing military assault to takeover Kirkuk and push back Peshmerga forces from their positions.

“No escalation from our side. Just defend and roll them back if they attack,” he emphasised in a tweet.

“We are a peaceful people and have been victims of history and oppression. We never attacked any one, always defended our people and our land. For protecting Kirkuk, every single Kurd is a Peshmerga.”

“Do not test our will,” Hawrami added.

URGENT Leaflets send final warning to Daish in Qaim and Rawa

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The air force, thousands of leaflets, issued a final warning to terrorist gangs in Qaim and Rawa west of Anbar province.
“Shortly before, air force planes dropped thousands of important publications on the areas of Qaim and Rawa,” said a statement from the military information cell.
The statement said that “these publications include a reference to the radio station directed to them to provide guidance and recommendations for citizens and give a final warning to elements calling for surrender or death on the hands of the heroes of the Iraqi forces.”
He also added “instructions to parents to learn that the hour of salvation is close after the liberation of Nineveh beloved and Akashat and Hawija and Tall Afar in a record time.”


Talabani’s son calls for unconditional dialogue with Baghdad and the formation of a new council in Kirkuk

Talabani's son calls for unconditional dialogue with Baghdad and the formation of a new council in Kirkuk
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The son of the late Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, on Thursday, to solve the problems between the Kurdistan Region and the Iraqi government through dialogue unconditionally, stressing the need to form a new council for the province of Kirkuk.
Talabani’s remarks came in a letter to the international community and the Iraqi government, saying that after many developments, the Kurdish people are under great pressure from the international community, noting that this does not belong to the approach adopted by “Mam Jalal,” referring to his late father, Jalal Talabani.
He also called on the international community and all Iraqi political leaders to calm the unsettled situation, noting that away from the fact that the referendum is legal or illegal and any decisions taken by the people of Kurdistan was taken the opinion of the Kurdistan society and although the international community did not agree, The stage has been skipped.
On Kirkuk, Talabani pointed out that it needed a joint administration according to the results of the last elections held in it, pointing out that, however, a new council should be set up for the province. If necessary, a new governor should be chosen in the same way.
He called for an unconditional dialogue within the framework of the Iraqi constitution as the only way through which all the rights of the Kurdish people can be guaranteed with the cooperation and assistance of the international community.
Talabani stressed that the deputies of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan must return to the Iraqi Council of Representatives and at the same time should return the House of Representatives to the principle of consensus.
He stressed that the airports and border crossings in the region must be controlled and monitored by the government of Aqim, but the region is ready to coordinate with Baghdad on the details, but the people who run the airports and border crossings from the Kurds and must ensure their rights and salaries.

The European Union provides 60 million euros in aid to Iraq


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European Union decided on Thursday to provide aid to Iraq package worth 60.4 million euros for projects in the areas of restoring Iraqi government control Daesh terrorist.
The European Commission said in a statement that the aid includes 50.4 million euros for the restoration of basic services and rehabilitation of public infrastructure and the revival of economic activity through grants for small projects.
She noted that the assistance will be provided through the institution “Finance to support the stability” of the United Nations Development Program, which operates in liberated areas in the provinces of Anbar, Salahaddin, Kirkuk, Nineveh and Diyala.
According to the statement, the European aid package also includes € 10 million to continue to facilitate the clearance of liberated land that has been contaminated by explosives.
The last part of the aid, according to the European Commission, will be provided through the United Nations Mine Action Service, which will create conditions that will allow the safe and voluntary return of more than 3 million displaced people to the liberated areas.
According to the statement, EU humanitarian and financial assistance to Iraq amounted to 608.4 million euros since the control of one third of the country’s territory in the summer of 2014.
For its part, EU Commissioner for Security and Foreign Policy Federica Mugherini, said in the same statement, “We are at this stage The task we stand with the people and the Iraqi authorities have shown courage and strength in their war against a supporter. ”
“We will continue to promote stability in the liberated areas by improving the political, humanitarian, security and development dimensions,” she said, adding that “a prerequisite for reconciliation is for displaced people to return to their homes and to achieve long-term stability in Iraq.”


URGENT Abadi orders more than 3,000 policemen to serve in Anbar

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Anbar Provincial Police Directorate announced that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Prime Minister Haider Abadi ordered the return of more than 3,000 policemen to serve in the province.
A statement issued by the Anbar Police Department received a copy of the report that Abadi “ordered the return of police officers from the [Al-Mussafra] salaries in the first meal of the 3190 members of the Anbar province police, during a meeting today in his office, the governor’s delegation, Hadi Rizig and members of the provincial council and elders and dignitaries of the province.
The statement added that “through the meeting discussed the police file yellowing salaries by the police chief to fill the shortage of human staff in the Anbar police and the largest area of ​​the province.”
“We have achieved the miracle of victory and we have come a long way and painfully, and our heroic forces, all the Iraqis and the people of Anbar have sacrificed dear sacrifices,” Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said Thursday during a meeting to promote stability in Anbar province. We preserve them in our national unity, and I will tell you the return of the last inch of the Al-Anbar in Anbar soon. ”


Islamic State controls 2.9% of Iraqi lands: Commander


The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul

Baghdad ( Over 1,000 Islamic State militants were killed during the liberation of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, the Joint Operations Command said, adding that the militant group is in control of only 2.9 percent of Iraqi territories.

During a press conference on Thursday, Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool, the command’s spokesperson, said “the total death toll of IS during Hawija reached 1,316 militants. Eight members were arrested.”

“The second phase of operations left 852 IS militants killed and 267 locations and targets destroyed,” Rasool added.

Moreover, Rasool said, “IS has only 2.9 percent of Iraqi territories in west of Anbar, Upper Euphrates, Rawa and Qaim.”

“The coming days will see liberation of western Anbar regions, Upper Euphrates, Rawa, Qaim and the border strip. All military units will take part,” Rasool said.

On Saturday, the JOC announced concluding the second phase of Hawija offensive. Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of Hawija Operations, said Federal Police, the rapid Response forces and PMFs accomplished their targets of the second phase.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared last week full liberation of Hawija. The second phase of the offensive was launched on September 29.

According to Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell, 557 IS militants were killed, while more than 100 villages and regions were liberated during the first phase, which launched on September 21st.

Urgent policy .. The Iraqi government announces its conditions for dialogue with Kurdistan

URGENT: Iraqi government announces its conditions for dialogue with Kurdistan
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Shafaq News / The Iraqi government, imposed its sovereignty on oil, airports and crossings, and support the unity of Iraq before starting a dialogue with the Kurdistan Region.
The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq offered to hold talks with the Iraqi authorities on Kurdish airports, border crossings and banks imposed by Baghdad restrictions after the referendum on independence.
The government of Baghdad, which declared that the referendum unconstitutional, a ban on direct international flights to Kurdistan also demanded the provincial government to hand over border crossings and stopped selling the dollar to four banks owned by the Kurds.
The Kurdistan Regional Government said in a statement published on Wednesday night: “To prevent the prolongation of this collective punishment, we call upon (Iraqi Prime Minister) Haidar Abadi once again that we are ready for any kind of dialogue and negotiation under the Iraqi Constitution with regard to ports, internal trade, And airports “.
Voters in the referendum overwhelmingly approved independence in a referendum last month.

A government spokesman said on Thursday the government had a set of conditions the KRG must meet before agreeing to hold talks on the crisis triggered by the Kurdish referendum on independence. According to what he told Reuters and the
spokesman in response to the offer of Kurdish authorities on Wednesday to conduct a dialogue that the Kurdistan Regional Government “the recognition of national sovereignty over all of Iraq’s territory.”
“The local government of the region must recognize the sovereign federal authority over the file of foreign trade, and we intend in this file the sale and export of oil … (f) The file of security and protection of borders and within this file land and air ports.”
“These constants are the basis for any dialogue required by the local government of the region,” he said.