Federal forces control Mosul Dam and border crossings

19/10/2017 12:00 am

The continuation of law enforcement and the extension of state authority
Baghdad / Al-Sabah  / Shorouq Maher

The federal forces continue all their formations and non-stop the implementation of law enforcement and the implementation of the Constitution throughout the country, has completed yesterday the imposition of control and security completely on all areas of the province of Kirkuk and raised the Iraqi media in the districts and sub-districts of the provinces of Diyala and Nineveh after the withdrawal of Peshmerga forces and the entry of military units It also re-deployed in vital locations and other areas to reach the towns bordering Syria’s border northwest of Mosul.

Border crossings
seized On Wednesday morning, the federal forces took over their duties in the Rabia area adjacent to the border with Syria north-west of the province of Nineveh, which includes an important border crossing.
A security official said Iraqi army forces had received the Rabia area without any clash as free of the Peshmerga elements, which withdrew on Sunday from the predominantly Arab region. The withdrawal of the Peshmerga comes within a series of withdrawals from the so-called disputed areas of Nineveh province.
Correspondent “Sabah” quoted Captain in the federal police Haider Araji confirmed that the federal forces of the 71st brigade of the 15th Division raised the Iraqi flag over the port of Rabia border after the force reached yesterday to the area of ​​Rabia and re-seized it again and began to deploy fixed and mobile units in it as well as I received the border post, despite being closed.
This coincided with the control of the federal forces on two border crossings with Iran, according to an Iranian news agency quoted a local source as saying: These forces lifted the Iraqi flag yesterday morning crossing the Khosravi border with the Iranian province of Kermanshah, after the imposition of control on Tuesday At the Parviz Khan crossing and dropped the flag of Kurdistan from them.  Mosul and Al-Khazar  At the same time, the Iraqi Army Col. Younis al-Obeidi told us that an army force of a full regiment arrived in the Mosul dam, 40 kilometers north of Mosul, and that the units were distributed according to a joint plan with the forces. The Peshmerga to receive the regiment of the western side of the dam, which extends from the basin of the dam to the control of Faw towards Zammar area, northwest of Mosul, while Peshmerga received the eastern side of the dam, which extends to the village of Badriya north of Mosul. In an interview, Lt. Col. Anwar al-Hayali said that the Peshmerga forces withdrew their last control in Al-Khazer area east of Mosul towards Arbil for a distance of 2 km within the borders of the region, pointing out that the withdrawal was according to new understandings and that the Peshmerga started to establish another control of the sheds and the transfer of private caravans Out. The control of Khazar last point of the borders of the Kurdistan region of the province of Arbil towards Mosul. Makhmour and Batnaya  The police chief of the Makhmour district, Col. Hani al-Surji, told us that joint units of the army, the local police and the peshmerga were deployed in the streets of the district, southeast of Mosul. The situation returned to normal. For his part, the chief of operations information in Mosul, Major Imad Hussein, the entry of the Babylon Brigades of the Popular Popular Front and security forces to the town of Batnaya, a majority Christian within the district of Talif (20 km north of Mosul). Kirkuk and around  and on the latest position on the situation in Kirkuk .. The commander of law enforcement operations in the province, yesterday the completion of the imposition of control and redeployment in the remaining areas of Kirkuk, indicating that this included the district of Debbs and the area of ​​the Forum and fields Khabbaz and Bay Hassan North and South Oil. It added that the area of ​​Khanaqin and Jalula in the northern province of Diyala has been redeployed and controlled in addition to the completion of the control and control of Makhmour, Baqiqa, Mosul, Oweinat, Sinjar, Rabia and some areas in Nineveh plain. A local source in Nineveh province said that the main road between Mosul and Erbil was reopened yesterday, adding that the Peshmerga elements removed the earthmounds and reopened the link between the two provinces. He said that the Peshmerga forces last Monday closed the road between Arbil and Nineveh and prevented the passage of citizens and cars between the two sides through the construction of a dirt cover in the area of ​​Shaquli. Security Diyala areas   In Diyala stressed the police leadership of the province, that will immediately arrest all those who harm the Iraqi national flag and the Kurdish media, stressing the issuance of a series of strict instructions in the disputed areas to reassure all components.



Members of the Barzani family arrive in the UAE and news of a political asylum request


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Members of the Barzani family arrive in the UAE and news of a political asylum request

Baghdad / Sky Press

A number of members of the Barzani family arrived Wednesday in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi amid expectations of a request for political asylum there.

A private plane carrying members of the family of Kurdish President Massoud Barzani to Abu Dhabi has been released in secret, Barzani will leave for the UAE on the pretext of receiving treatment in a hospital, according to informed sources.

The leaks pointed out that Barzani accepted an invitation from the rulers of the United Arab Emirates to grant him political asylum after his resignation from the presidency of the region following the major setback suffered by his separatist project.

Barzani is reported to have suffered from cancer and his urgent need for travel and treatment, which has caused his lack of media coverage after the recent events in Kirkuk.



His adviser refuses to comment on Washington’s demand for Barzani’s resignation 

Kifah Mahmoud, the media advisor to the outgoing president of Kurdistan, refused to comment on Washington’s demand that Barzani resign.

Mahmoud said in an interview with the «Journal News», on Wednesday, that there is a media campaign against the president of the province.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq, Joseph Benenton, on Wednesday, the outgoing president of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, that Washington is waiting to resign after the recent events, stressing that his government is waiting for this action during the next two days and otherwise will intervene directly.

This came after the reluctance of US officials to respond to Barzani’s contacts, according to Reuters, Benenton, “the disappointment of his country from the processes that have reached them, as Washington was considered to be the first and basic ally of Massoud Barzani, and when we asked the President of the region to postpone the referendum, We insisted on doing what we opposed. ”

Benenton stressed that “his country is waiting for the president of the region to submit his resignation urgently, since his stay in power is a mistake,” noting that “the political parties in the region all insist on the need to isolate Barzani of the pyramid of regional authority.”

He also stressed that “his country will intervene directly if he does not submit his resignation within the next two days.”


The federal police announce the completion of its mission and promote the deployment in Kirkuk



The federal police announce the completion of its mission and promote the deployment in Kirkuk

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The head of the federal police team Raed Jawdat, on Thursday, the completion of police tasks and promote deployment in the areas of Kirkuk.
“The Federal Police Forces have completed their mission and have been able to reinforce the deployment of their forces in the areas of Kirkuk, the extension of security and the authority of the federal government. The operation resulted in finding a pile of equipment, detonating 49 explosive devices and dismantling 435 explosive devices,” Jawdat said in a statement. , Find an enemy hideout, two booby traps, grab 3 wheels and grab two camps. “
“They also found 60 mm mortar rounds, found a warehouse for medical supplies, returned displaced families 250 families, 1,000 displaced persons, the distance traveled 53 km, the insured area 1222 km 2, and extended the control of the law to vital installations and villages: North Gas, Mullah Abdullah Station, Mariam Bey Bridge, Khalid Bridge, Sarglan Village, Serglan Police Station, Modern Warehouses, Al-Boasaf Village, Qersh Tabah Village, Qadisiyah Village, Gehish Village, Amriya Afwaj Al-Hawija, Al-Rashad Junction, Top Zawa Village Al-Qadisiya Police Station, Kirkuk Military Airport Entrance, Qashteba Police Station, Kirkuk Cello Kirkuk train, June 1, Qutb Dulo village, North Gas Company, North Oil depot, Al-Moltqa area, Al-Mulaqa police station, Hamish village, North Oil Company, Debs district, The village of Abu Kharja – Tarshan village – Bajawan village – Firas Ross village – Hittin village – Shitau village – Jamriwi village – Mama village – Hadidah village – Malh village. Al – Talul area. Village of Sheikh deal. Duraka village – Joud village – Tawila village – Malha village) “.

Trade ends its preparations for the 44th session of the Baghdad International Fair


19/10/2017 12:00 am

With the participation of 18 countries and more than 300 Arab and foreign companies
Baghdad / Taha Hussein
The General Company for Exhibitions and Commercial Services of Iraq has completed all preparations for the 44th session of the Baghdad International Fair for the period from 21 to 30 of this month, while revealed the wide participation of Arab countries
And foreign ones.
Eighteen countries and more than 300 Arab and foreign companies participate in the event.
The General Manager of the Ministry of Commerce, Hashim Al-Sudani, said in a special interview with Al-Sabah: “The company has prepared all the requirements that will make the success of this course, which will be held under the title of (Victory and Reconstruction) through preparing the halls for the participating countries and its subsidiaries , And the allocation of free space for each embassy is estimated nine meters to display posters and images and advertising for companies to introduce their products.
He pointed out that the company has invited the companies operating and specialized in the field of construction and reconstruction for the purpose of creating opportunities for them in the implementation of reconstruction projects, which is hoped to start immediately after the end of military operations and the expulsion of gangs, “Daash” criminal from all Iraqi territory.
Al-Sudani said that the invitations extended by the company have been widely welcomed by most Arab and international countries and companies that have been invited to participate in this session and contribute to the reconstruction process. He pointed out that the Arab and international countries will participate for the first time after a long break, including the distinctive participation of Saudi Arabia, In particular, it has reserved an area of ​​1,200 square meters for its companies in addition to the contribution of Italy, Spain, Japan and other countries.
He added that the local companies will have a wide participation in this session to be able to display their different products. He pointed out that some companies have applied to reserve spaces within the exhibition halls to present their products four months before the start of the course. The exhibition will also showcase various international products for various industries and cars, The world market for the first time and the production of international companies known for their quality in the field
Auto industry.
The Director of the General Company for Exhibitions and Commercial Services that his company in cooperation and coordination with the Baghdad Operations Command will work to provide the necessary protection and create a safe atmosphere for visitors to the Baghdad International Fair during the activities to ensure its success and the occurrence of any security breach may harm the lives and property


Iraqi officials: oil production in Kurdistan will return to normal levels within 24 hours

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 08:01 PM

مسئولون عراقيون: انتاج النفط بكردستان سيعود لمستوياته العادية خلال 24 ساعةOil fields

BAGHDAD (Reuters)

Iraqi oil officials said oil production in Iraqi Kurdistan fell by 350,000 barrels per day on Wednesday due to technical problems that stopped operations at six pumping stations in the fields of Kafana and Bay Hassan.

One of them said operations were expected to resume normally within the next 24 hours.

Earlier in the day, a shipping source said crude oil flows through the Iraqi Kurdistan pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan had fallen to around 225,000 bpd compared to the normal 600,000 bpd.



Iraqi media: Washington ordered Barzani to resign within 48 hours

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 06:44 PMBAGHDAD (Reuters) – US Deputy Secretary of State for Iraq Affairs Joseph Benenton told the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani on Wednesday that Washington is waiting for his resignation after the recent events, saying that his government is waiting for this action within the next couple of days and otherwise will intervene directly.

The news agency “Sky Press” of Iraq for Benenton, he expressed “disappointment of his country from the events that have reached the events, as Washington was considered to be the primary ally of Masoud Barzani, and when we asked the President of the region to postpone the referendum, We opposed it. ”

Benenton stressed that “his country is waiting for the president of the region to resign urgently, as that his stay in power is a mistake,” noting that “the political parties in the region all insist on the need to isolate Barzani of the pyramid of power of the region.”

This came after the reluctance of US officials to respond to Barzani’s contacts, according to Reuters.

The President of the Parliament of the Kurdistan region, Yousef Mohammed, this morning the President of the region to submit his resignation, in order to preserve the water face, as he put it.

The US Secretary of State, Telreson told the Prime Minister, Haider Abadi, his country’s support for the imposition of security in Kirkuk and disputed areas, stressing the need to preserve the unity of Iraqi territory.

Postponement of presidential and parliamentary elections in Kurdistan

Release date: 2017/10/18 20:11 • 194 times read

[Ayna – Baghdad] 

The High Commission for the Kurdistan Regional Elections, on Wednesday, the suspension of all preparations for the elections, which was scheduled to take place early next month, until the parliament decides a new date.

“I have decided to temporarily suspend preparations for the elections scheduled for November 1, 2017,” UNHCR said in a statement. 

She explained that “because of the lack of candidates for the post of President of the Territory in time, and because of the implications of the current situation, the Parliament of Kurdistan will decide to set a new date for the elections.” 

The UNHCR announced on the 13th of this month, it has completed all preparations for the elections in Kurdistan.