Iraqi forces prepare to liberate al-Qaim district in Anbar

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Iraqi counterterrorism forces gathered to start the final phase of the liberation of al-Qaim district in Anbar province from the hands of the terrorist organization Da’ash.

According to our correspondent, the anti- terrorism forces that will participate in the process of liberating the district of Qaim is the same that liberated the old city in Mosul , and was trained during the last period to fight in the desert areas by training teams specialized in the war in the desert areas.

The joint forces were able to control the project area, the phosphate plant and the train station south of Qaim, and it is only 13 kilometers from the Qaim district.

On the other hand, other combat teams advanced towards the district of Rawa, and managed to bypass the Euphrates River and encircle the organization ” Daash ” in the old area of ​​Rawa.

Other forces moved to the areas between the districts of Rawa and al-Qaim in an attempt to isolate the two courts and cut off the lines of the terrorist organization. The forces reached the outskirts of the agricultural area, while clashes continued with Da’ash at the gates of the new Rawa area and the fuel station.

Source: RT

Ashraf Mohammed Al-Azzawi

An agreement between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces stipulates that the rest of the disputed areas will be jointly administered by Baghdad and Erbil



Arbil – (DPA): An official source in the Kurdistan region that the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces reached, on Monday, an agreement to manage the remaining disputed areas between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan region jointly.

The source said after the meeting, which was held on Monday evening, between a delegation from the Government of the Territory and an Iraqi delegation in Vishkhabor, “The agreement specifically talks about the administration of areas that are still under the control of the Peshmerga forces within the province of Nineveh, such as Sheikhan and Sihila and Qush and Mahmoudia and Feida and Kuir, .

The source added that “joint forces will be deployed from both sides along with soldiers from the international coalition in the Vishkhabur and Ibrahim al-Khalil with Turkey.”

He explained that “the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga also agreed to maintain the current borders of the Kurdistan region, and transfer the two airports Erbil and Sulaymaniyah to the Ministries of Interior and Finance in both Baghdad and Erbil to resolve the problem related to them in accordance with the foundations of the Iraqi constitution.”

The agreement comes after the federal government on the sixteenth of this month to pay troops towards Kirkuk and the disputed areas with the Kurdistan region following tensions between Arbil and Baghdad on the background of the referendum on the separation that took place last month, and clashes between the parties.


Lahore Talabani sends a “tough” message to Barzani: You are a traitor and there are leaders in the Kurdistan Union should go like you



The official of the Protection and Information Agency in the Kurdistan region Lahore Talabani, on Monday, a message to Massoud Barzani, where he said, “As you created in the presidency of the region conflict and problems within the political parties, I hope that your resignation is a reason for peace within the Kurdish house and restore stability to our people.

“I would like to thank you for this step and I ended this farce and chose the path chosen and wanted by the Kurdish people four years ago and was waiting for it,” Talabani said in a statement. “I want to remind you that the post of president of the province and your outgoing mandate created A major crisis in Kurdistan, despite the existence of the financial crisis, and behind a political disaster as well as the dismantling of the political house of Kurdistan. “
He pointed out that “I hope that there is no other scenario in your mind and work on internal fighting after accepting the end of the presidential period illegitimate, and in order to try all of us to address the wound of the past years, I assure you that the only situation we are currently assisting is peace within the Kurdish house and our people ask That is despite the sacrifices he made earlier. “
He pointed out that “in order not to forget the facts, I remind you that only one day after the referendum and at a time when the people of Kurdistan is waiting for their votes to achieve the results and objectives of the Declaration of Independence of Kurdistan, but in your speech on 26/9/2017 you said that this referendum is not to impose a reality And for the sake of defining the borders, and you asked Haider Abadi to open the door of dialogue with you, and from that day and to cover up this failure, you came and talked about the betrayal of a certain party and stabbed you with a poisoned dagger in your back, and they said that victory for several parents, And why none of you has borne this great failure that you have carried out in the name of the referendum for the sake of stability Qalal, which signed the fate of the Kurdish people and Kurdistan. “
Talabani added that “if we look for treachery and poisoned daggers in the body of the Kurds in 1963 and in Hakkari and in Chino and in Mariwan and Ngdeh, as well as in 1984 and in the internal fighting in Erbil and in western Kurdistan and another dagger in the place of the Patriotic Union and Kurdistan and Kirkuk .. We want to treat the wounds in the body of the Kurds and history and remove them, for the higher goals and to protect the peace and Kurdish unity we chose silence, we want instead to charge that we try all out of this stage and this bitter situation of the people of Kurdistan, and this is the duty of our new stage “He said.
He explained, “But he must not understand the mistake of our silence as well as the audacity to do what you want to do before the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and dig him any grave you like, and any story of your fascination against the Peshmerga and the martyrs of the National Union Ttunha, the fact of this because of non-indifference of the Political Bureau of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in front of This historical betrayal, and its stigma of this subject, and if members of the Political Council and the flags of the National Union and spokesman of the Party of martyrs do not address the disaster referendum, Kirkuk and the disputed areas and Barzani statement also, they will pay a larger tax tomorrow before the court of God and the people and the mothers of martyrs And that they answer all that. “
Talabani concluded his message by saying: “I must say that you are about to leave the government in Kurdistan, and this paves the way for establishing confidence among the citizens for good governance in order to maintain peace and security in Kurdistan and this is the duty of all, but the history of the National Union is built with blood and The level of this blood, they do not deserve to be leaders of the Patriotic Union and Kurdistan, and sooner or later they should leave like you. “

Finalize the Al-Qaim Center Intrusion Plan


Editorial Date: 2017/10/30 23:54 • 11 times read
The commander of the liberation operations in western Anbar, Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah and deputy chairman of the popular crowd Abu Mahdi Mahdi, on Monday, finalized the plans and objectives to break into the center of the district and liberate.
“After the meeting of the expanded team leader Yarallah and the engineer and a number of military leaders and the crowd was finalized final plans to break into the center of the list of several axes,” said the commander of popular mobilization Qassim Musleh.
“The weather conditions did not prevent the fighters from performing their duties by liberating Iraqi territory,” Mosleh said. “They are responsible for protecting Iraq’s land and the unity of its people.”

UN: We will continue contacts with leaders of northern Iraq after the departure of President Massoud Barzani .. and calls for the prevention of escalation between the federal government and the territorial government



NEW DELHI – The United Nations said on Monday it would continue contacts with leaders of Iraq’s northern region after its president steps down on November 1.

“The United Nations is continuing its contacts with the leaders of the central government in Baghdad, headed by Haider al-Abadi, as well as with the leaders who are in control of the region,” said UN spokesman Stephane Dugrick.

The UN chief’s comments came in response to questions from reporters at the organization’s headquarters in New York about who the United Nations would deal with after Barzani stepped down.

The “Dugrick” that the United Nations Mission in Iraq called today to “prevent escalation between the federal government and the territorial government.”

The mission “appreciates the appeal made by the territorial Government and its security agency to remain calm, as well as the calls of the Iraqi Government to stop escalation and comply with the law.”

He added that the UN mission also condemned the killing of a journalist in Kirkuk, as well as the attack on another journalist in Erbil on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, an Iraqi security source said a news photographer working for a Kurdish television channel had been stabbed with knives by unknown gunmen in the northern province of Kirkuk.

On Sunday, Barzani told parliament that he would not remain in office after his term ends in early November.

It was scheduled to hold presidential and parliamentary elections in the region early next month with the extension of the extension of Barzani’s term, but was postponed for 8 months because of the lack of political parties to the candidates amid the political crisis and military escalation with Baghdad.

The parties to the opposition in the region, Barzani, the responsibility of the arrival of the situation to what it is because of his insistence on the referendum of the secession of false in September, which confirms the Iraqi government unconstitutional, and refuses to deal with the results.

Barzani assumed the presidency of the region in 2005 for the first time after his election in parliament, and then won direct elections in 2009 in which he received 69% of the vote for a second presidential term.

In 2013, his second term ended, but was renewed for two consecutive terms (four years) due to political differences over the constitution of the province.

Return of calm to the region and all deputies of change returned to Sulaymaniyah


Date of release: 2017/10/30 20:51 • 178 times read
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The quiet atmosphere in the province returned after the bloody events that took place yesterday in the Parliament of the Kurdistan region.
“The situation in Erbil is different today, the atmosphere is calm, and there is media mobilization to forget what happened yesterday in the parliament of Kurdistan,” said Al-Taei, director of the Al-Furat Foundation office.
“There is a fear of repeating the series of civil wars and the political intersection in the region, which does not make the leaders of Kurdistan to cross this stage positively to dialogue with Baghdad.”
He pointed out that “there is a party raising the slogan of demanding a lot of things, the mass of change,” stressing “the return of all members of the change to Sulaymaniyah after the bloody events that took place yesterday in the Parliament of Kurdistan.”
Demonstrators in support of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) broke into the parliament building of Kurdistan last night and entered the reception hall, where security forces were unable to stop them from entering. They attacked the press teams in the building.
A group of people burned the headquarters of the Movement for Change and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the district of Zakho in Dohuk governorate after they stormed the headquarters.



Statement by U.S. Department of State Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Political Transition in Region

Political Transition in Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Press Statement

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
October 30, 2017

The United States commends the decision of Masoud Barzani not to seek an additional term as President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and the vote of the Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament to distribute presidential authorities to other Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) institutions. President Barzani is a historic figure and courageous leader of his people, most recently in our common fight to destroy ISIS. This decision represents an act of statesmanship during a difficult period.

The United States now looks forward to engaging actively with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani. A strong KRG within a ‎unified and federal Iraq is essential to its long-term stability and to the enduring defeat of ISIS. We call on all Kurdish parties to support the KRG as it works to resolve pending issues over the remainder of its term and prepare for elections in 2018.

We call on the Government of Iraq and the KRG under its new leadership to work urgently to resolve pending issues under the Iraqi constitution. We have been encouraged by the security dialogue that has taken place in recent days, and call for an end to all confrontations and clashes.

We also continue to support the strong leadership of Prime Minister Abadi as he works to ensure the total, and enduring defeat, of ISIS and a stable Iraq after ISIS. We welcome the recent decision from Prime Minister Abadi to begin a new dialogue with the KRG, under the Iraqi constitution, and avoid further confrontations.

We will continue to work with all parties as they address these issues for the benefit of all Iraqis. It is time for all parties to look to the future and focus on peaceful resolution of disputes under the Iraqi constitution.

Has the popular crowd stopped its military operations in Qaim?




Monday 30 October 2017 5:45 pm

BAGHDAD / The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (MPC) MP Ahmad al-Asadi said on Monday that the first page of the liberation of Al-Qaim had been closed.

“The first page of the liberation operations of the city of Al-Qaim was completed yesterday, where the city was cordoned off and all the units arrived at the sites that were planned for them,” al-Asadi said. “The second page of the liberation operations was scheduled to start today, Which prevents air traffic and operation in a desert area and is one of the most affected areas of dust storms, which greatly hinder the operation and make it almost halting.

He stressed that “all military sectors are present in the locations of operations and will continue to advance the start of the second page of operations to liberate Al-Qaim and Rawa and secure the Iraqi-Syrian border in this region.” Finished

Setting a higher ceiling for remittances abroad




Monday 30 October 2017

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The owner of a money exchange company in Baghdad on Monday identified the security services of all companies and banking offices with a higher ceiling for remittances out of Iraq, he said, pointing out that these measures are aimed at preventing the financing of terrorist groups or attempts to launder money.

The owner of the company for “Iraq News”, that “the security services have identified all companies and banking offices ceiling higher remittances out of Iraq after it was like absolute without limits in the past,” noting that “the ceiling of the highest remittances is the amount of 10 million Iraqi dinars or Only 10,000 US dollars. “

The owner of the company, who asked not to be named, said that “these measures come in order to prevent the financing of terrorist groups or attempts to launder money,” pointing out that “many of the offices have been closed, especially in the area of ​​Shorja because of the violation of these instructions.” Finished 2