Barzani’s policy : Our dialogue with Baghdad needs international mediation


Barzani: Our dialogue with Baghdad needs international mediation
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Twilight Washington / Washington called on both Baghdad and Arbil to avoid fighting and engage in dialogue between the parties.
The Presidency of the Kurdistan Regional Government issued a statement to the twilight news that the US ambassador expressed during his meeting with the head of the provincial government, Nzhirvan Barzani, his country’s concern about the recent events in the disputed areas between Arbil and Baghdad from fighting between the two sides resulted in the deaths and injuries.
He expressed the hope that the two sides will make serious efforts to end the tense situation and start negotiations and dialogue to solve the problems and saw the necessity of continuing the cease-fire truce to achieve this goal.
The statement pointed out that Barzani stressed during the meeting that the region did not want from the outset of the military confrontation between Arbil and Baghdad, and for this purpose, his government issued a series of statements calling for the start of dialogue between the parties.
But Barzani said that Baghdad in return sought to impose more pressure on the region and lines of agreement, pointing out that the Peshmerga defended itself and those areas.
“However, the region is ready for dialogue and negotiations,” he said, pointing to the need for the international community to mediate in this direction.
Barzani said his government would continue its efforts to normalize the political situation in the region with the various parties, especially as the new elections will be held within eight months.



Detecting the escape routes of the fleeing fugitives?


02-11-2017 11:05 PM


Anbar province adviser Sufian al-Ithawi, on the escape of a group of leaders and elements of the Daash to the Syrian region of Boukmal, while noting that the army’s air force continues to target all the escape elements fleeing towards the Syrian regions.

Al-Ithawi said that “the security forces are progressing continuously to liberate areas west of Anbar, according to plans drawn despite the air obstructions and dust storms,” ​​pointing out that ‘the security forces continue the psychological warfare against the enemy and the instructions to citizens through loudspeakers portable range 8 km in open areas and 4 km in built-up areas’.

He added that ‘most of the leaders of Da’ash and its elements are heading to the Syrian area of ​​Boukmal after the security forces and the popular crowd cordoned off all the exits and ports leading to the other regions and provinces of Iraq.’ He added that “the Iraqi army airliner continues the bombing operations, and the operations of the flight to Syria, For gangs’.

Tillerson will visit several Asian countries

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar as part of President Donald Trump’s Asian tour which begins on Friday, the State Department said Thursday. 
Tillerson will represent Trump at a summit in Manila before visiting Myanmar on Nov. 15 to discuss the humanitarian crisis and discuss US support for a democratic transition, the State Department said in a statement.

meeting between Baghdad and Erbil in Mosul under American auspices

 Security meeting between Baghdad and Erbil in Mosul under US auspices
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A delegation representing the Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Thursday evening met with an Iraqi military delegation in the city of Mosul to negotiate the deployment of Iraqi security forces in the disputed areas between Arbil and Baghdad
Information from well-informed sources said a number of new proposals on the deployment were to be presented at the meeting.
The meeting comes after the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs on Thursday criticized the statement of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, which accused the leadership of the Kurdistan Region of trying to buy time to move its forces and build new defenses to block the spread of the federal forces and considered it shows Baghdad’s lack of interest in negotiating with Erbil to reach an agreement.
The statement said that the Peshmerga officials submitted a proposal to the federal government consists of five points: a
cease-fire on all fronts;
The continuation of security and military cooperation between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army in the war against a sympathetic organization; the
payment of joint forces in all disputed areas until the provisions of the constitutional articles relating to these areas are applied; the
commencement of political talks and the formation of administrative, judicial and military committees in Vishkhabur, The United States in accordance with the Iraqi constitution; the
deployment of forces of the Peshmerga, the Iraqi army and representatives of the International Alliance in Vishkhabur provisionally until an agreement is reached in accordance with the Iraqi constitution.
The Kurdistan Regional Government has denied on Wednesday to reach an agreement for the deployment of federal forces in disputed areas, after the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi accused the authorities of the region to block the agreement.
The Joint Operations Command issued a statement on Wednesday in support of Abadi’s talk about the Kurds’ retreat from a “draft agreement”. “This is playing time,” she said. “Throughout the negotiation period, the region is moving its forces and building new defenses to block the spread of federal forces and cause casualties.”
The two sides began a negotiation process following a truce announced by Baghdad last week, after heavy battles with heavy weapons and artillery between them.
Iraqi forces have taken control of several areas under Kurdish control since 2014.

Kurdish media publish draft military agreement between Baghdad and Erbil


(Independent) … Kurdish media reported on Thursday that the draft agreement between Baghdad and Erbil, discussed by the two sides at the headquarters of Nineveh operations late last month, included the adoption of the administrative boundaries of the provinces administered by the Kurdistan Regional Government in accordance with Article 53 of the law of administration The State which still applies the borders set forth on 19/3/2003 on the basis of Article 143 of the Iraqi Constitution.

On November 2, 2017, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) published a text of a draft agreement signed by the federal forces. The chief of staff of the Iraqi army, Major General Osman al-Ghanmi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Police Affairs, Mowaffaq Abdulhadi Tawfiq, From the Counter-Terrorism Bureau Lieutenant General Manaf Abbas Ali, and the Director of Military Intelligence, Major General Saad Mezher Al-Alaq.

As for the Kurdish side, the KRG represented Interior Minister Karim Sinjari, Commander of the 70 Forces Sheikh Jaafar Mustafa, Commander of the Zirvani Forces Major General Aziz Wissi, in addition to the Director General of Peshmerga Intelligence Brigadier General Bruce Katsav.

The draft agreement states that “in accordance with the provisions of the Iraqi Constitution as the nominal law in Iraq and be binding in all its fold without exception and to extend the authority of the federal state and law in all provinces without exception met representatives of the federal government and the territorial government at the headquarters of operations Nineveh on 29-10-2017 They agreed on the following points:

1. The administrative borders of the governorates administered by the Kurdistan Regional Government shall be determined according to article 53 of the law of the State, which is still in force on the limits set in 19/3/2003 on the basis of article 143 of the Iraqi Constitution, while retaining the local administration and local police, And federal laws.

2 – the redeployment of Iraqi forces in all areas that lie outside the administrative borders of the provinces of the region, the size of the presence of Peshmerga in those areas and symbolically vary from one region to another as determined by the Federal Administration.

3. Securing the Vishkhabur area of ​​the border forces and the federal forces because there is no legal basis for the involvement of any forces other than the federal forces and the local security forces except in case the Peshmerga forces are counted as part of the armed forces. In such case, the directives and orders of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces must be subject to Iraqi Armed Forces.

4 – Command and control by the federal forces (exclusively) in areas where the redeployment of federal forces.

5 – The leaders of the teams and the formation of the units and units of the federal forces and the Peshmerga axes prepare a plan to explore areas where the federal forces will be redeployed and a process of exchange of pieces.

6. The Agreement shall apply to the areas from which the territorial guards shall withdraw after the signing of this Agreement.

The draft agreement that the division of the responsibility of the 15th band includes the villages north of the province of Rabia until the river (Mahmudiyah – Saudi Arabia – Safieh – all fields of oil – Alwaleed – Um al-Rabeeen – Al-Sahila – Maska – clerical – all villages and towns and administrative units from the islands and the barbarity and even the river until Sehaila Bridge – the border road from the river post to the Rabia border crossing).

While dividing the responsibility of the 16th division is (Makhmour district towards the valley of Dibke – from the valley of Dibke towards the bridge of the Kuyer and then the following areas: “Hasudiya – Shanaf – Safiya – Tal al – Laban and even the bridge of Khazar” and then from the bridge of Khazar to control the current residence on the outskirts of the city of Kolk, From the Kuweer area to the villages of Hubera, Tel Barour, Baishika and Jabal Maqloub to the control of Birdash, the city outside, and Talqeef and its areas of Batania, Tall Asqaf, Al-Qush, Shikhan to Talul in the north of the city and the Duhok- Mosul road from Al- Fayeda hand inside).

According to the memorandum submitted by the military team and negotiator of the federal government and after studying the proposal of the agreement between the parties was agreed on the following formula:

In accordance with the provisions contained in Articles 110, 114 and 115 of the Iraqi Constitution on the competences of the federal authorities and the authorities shared between them and the authority of the Territory and with regard to the authorities of the region and restore the situation to normal in the region was agreed between the parties in light of the provisions of the Constitution as follows:

Points agreed upon:

Article 53 of the Law of State Administration refers to article 140 of the Constitution, which reads: “The Government of the Kurdistan Region is recognized as the official government of the lands administered by the said government located in Dohuk, Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk, Diyala and Nineveh.”

2. In accordance with article 140, dealing with the issue of disputed areas in the light of Article 58 of the Law of State Administration, to take measures to normalize the situation in order to achieve justice and the will of the inhabitants of those areas and to eliminate the effects of unfair actions of previous governments. Disputed areas pending the implementation of Article 140 of the implementation, ensuring its security and the safety of its inhabitants under the principles of the Constitution and its provisions.

3. Administering the port of Bishkhabour in the light of paragraph (1) of Article 114 of the Constitution regarding the joint customs administration. The protection of the security is a joint force of the Peshmerga and the federal forces and the International Alliance, knowing that the area of ​​Bishkhabur falls within the administration of the powers of the territory under the provision of Article 53 of the State Administration Act stage to article 140 of the Constitution.

4 – Joint committees of the federal forces and the Peshmerga forces prepare a plan to explore areas where the deployment of the forces involved.

And on the response of the Kurdistan region on the course of the talks, the team explained to the Government of the Territory that he calls for:

1. Comprehensive cease-fire, which means stopping the fighting and separating the forces along the current front line.

2. Working to return to the joint security and military mechanisms between the army and the Peshmerga to counter the terrorism that still exists.

3. Respect for the borders of the cease-fire and the presence of joint military forces in the disputed areas until the problems of these areas are resolved constitutionally.

4 – start negotiations between Baghdad and the Kurdistan region with the participation of the international coalition on the basis of the Iraqi constitution and the formation of political committees, Dari, legal and military joint on the basis of the study of outstanding problems and resolve.

5 – To demonstrate good faith and create an environment conducive to the start of a positive political dialogue announced the Kurdistan region is ready to establish special arrangements and shared between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army and representatives of the coalition forces in Bishkhabur, the presence of military limited and temporary until the return of things to normal according to the Constitution.

On the other hand, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) on Thursday offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi redeployment at the strategic border crossing of Ibrahim al-Khalil with Turkey, north of Dohuk province, with observers from the US-led international coalition.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Peshmerga, published today, the Kurdistan Regional Government considered that the deployment is “a gesture of goodwill and confidence-building move to ensure a limited arrangement and temporary until an agreement under the Iraqi constitution.”

Anbar Council reveals the date of storming the security forces to the district of Qaim




Thursday, November 2, 2017 04:20 pm
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BAGHDAD / A spokesman for the Anbar Provincial Council Eid Ammash said on Thursday that the raid on the center of Qaim province will begin on Saturday, indicating that the joint forces completed their work in the neighborhoods surrounding the judicial center and completed the phase of cleansing.

“The security forces, after liberating the area of ​​Obeidi and the residential complex, moved to the areas of the remaining axes until the forces completed their mission and later converged on one area,” Ammash said, adding that “the flight to the Syrian territories and the Akashat area, Incursion into the neighborhoods around the judicial center. “

He added that “the only remaining from the center of the city and raise the Iraqi flag inside,” pointing out that “the storming of the center of the judiciary will be within the next 48 hours, and there are military signals that the next Saturday will be the last date for Daash in the city.”

Popular forces and security forces on Thursday launched the eighth day of al-Qaim operations and prepared to storm the judicial center.

“The popular crowd and the security forces launched today the operations of the eighth day to liberate the Qaim district west of Anbar,” the media said in a statement. “The joint forces stand on the outskirts of the judicial center and are ready to break into it.” Finished