Twenty Islamic State militants remaining in last stronghold in Anbar: Official

by Nehal Mostafa 

Nov 9, 2017, 11:25 pm

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) The number of remaining Islamic State militants is estimated at no more than twenty members at the group’s stronghold in western Anbar, an official said.

“The families that remained in Rawa are around 300 families. News that mentioned that they are besieged to be used at human shields are untrue as the militants are in defeated,” Hussein al-Okaidi, mayor of Rawa told Baghdad Today.

“After the IS blew up the only bridge in Rawa, security troops had to look for a way to the town through al-Rummana,” he added.

Okaidi indicated presence of “desert roads and island that stretches out to the Syrian land. But there should be redeployment and tightening control on land before starting the last battle to clear Rawa of the militants.”

“The remaining number of militants in Rawa are no more than 20, while the rest fled toward Syria,” he added.

Operations were launched, late October, to liberate Qaim and Rawa towns. Both have been held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic “Caliphate”.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi announced on Friday liberation of Qaim in record time.

Many IS militants reportedly fled Qaim heading to al-BuKamal in Syria, after several leaders ran away and were killed in airstrikes by the Iraqi and U.S.-Coalition jets.

On Saturday, Hussein al-Okaidi, mayor of Rawa, Operations in Rawa will not launch before three days at least to eradicate the sleeper cells and end the militants presence in al-Rummana village.

The Joint Operations Command denied on Wednesday launching clearance operations in Rummana, warning media agencies from reporting news that harms the military plans of the operations.

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  Lebanese banks in Kurdistan: fear of the decision of Baghdad to close private banks in the region

Lebanese banks in Kurdistan: fear of the decision of Baghdad to close private banks in the region

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A source at the Lebanese Bank of Lebanon and the Lebanese Diaspora in Arbil, on Thursday, there is concern among Lebanese businessmen of the escalation of tension between Arbil and Baghdad.
The source, who asked not to be named, told “Al-Ghad Press” that “Lebanese businessmen are concerned about the escalation of tension between Baghdad and Arbil.” He added that “Bloom Bank did not receive notice of closure until the end of the session on Thursday, amid fears of increased tension between the government Center and Territory “.

“Information indicates that the Central Bank of Iraq issued orders to banks to close their branches in the Kurdistan region within a week to avoid the prohibition of entering the window selling the dollar, but did not respond to anything until the moment for us and did not understand whether we are covered or not that decision.”
Lebanon has about ten banks alone in Erbil and also in Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk, and many investors were working projects within Arbil, but declined after 2014.
And remind the Central Bank of Iraq, the face of all banks not to sell the dollar to its branches in the Kurdistan region.
A document issued by the Central Bank and got “Al-Gharab Press” a copy of it, “based on the decision of the House of Representatives No. 58 in 2017/10/12 on the non-sale of foreign currency to banks operating in the region or have branches in it, the Central Bank confirms Commitment to this decision “.

 

 

This is what Qubad Talabani demanded from Mr. Moqtada al-Sadr

Date of release: 2017/11/9 17:16 • 746 times read
{Najaf: The Euphrates News} Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani, a telephone conversation today with the leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr.
“During the call, Mr. Sadr was asked to intervene to broker a dialogue between the brothers in the region and the federal government and to return to abide by the constitution,” a statement from the office of Muqtada al-Sadr said.
“Commenting on this request, Mr. Sadr stressed that the referendum was not constitutional from the original, how can stick to the Constitution with the abolition of the referendum.”
The statement continued, “It was also addressed to the subject of the federal budget, where Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr said that the state is going through a difficult economic situation and that the Iraqi people in the south and center is not different from the region in this respect if not difficult.
He also said Muqtada al-Sadr, according to the statement on “not to involve the people and the lives of citizens and the stability of their livelihood in political conflicts.”

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Kurdish official: The territorial government agreed to hand over oil revenues to Baghdad

 

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Since 2017-11-09 at 17:18 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad – Mawazine News

KDP official Said Mamuzini on Thursday confirmed the approval of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for the delivery of oil revenues to the federal government.

“The provincial government has agreed to hand over oil revenues, border crossings and airports,” Mumozini told Mawazin News. “It is necessary that it be managed jointly and with the presence of regional police forces in those places.”

The official called on the Iraqi government to “invite the Kurdish delegation, which intends to visit Baghdad to resolve the outstanding differences,” noting that “must agree on the budget before approval and vote on it within the Iraqi Council of Ministers.”

The Iraqi security forces entered the province of Kirkuk on Monday (October 17, 2017), while taking control of government headquarters and oil fields that were run by the federal government before 2014. Ended 29

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Anbar crowd reveals to Mawazine News the reason for the late release of Rawah and the pomegranate

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Since 2017-11-09 at 18:25 (Baghdad time)

Special – Mawazine News

Anbar tribal spokesman Ghassan al-Ithawi revealed on Thursday the reasons behind the delay in the liberation of Rawah and Rummaneh districts from the control of the terrorist organization, stressing that the battle of liberation will be quick and easy.

Al-Ithawi told Mawazine News that “the reason for the delay in launching the operations of the liberation of the district of Rawah and Al-Rummaneh district is that the military units, after their liberation, must simplify security and stability in it, For the liberation of the nearby villages of the Judicial Center and located within its administrative boundaries, “pointing out that” the 7th Division liberated today a group of villages in the north of Qaim. ”

“All the military plans and preparations for the liberation of Rawah and the Romana (the last bastions) have been completed, and the joint forces are waiting for the general command to launch the operations,” he said.

The Joint Operations Command denied on Wednesday (November 8, 2017) the launch of the liberation of Rummaneh (north of Qaim), while the media warned against reporting any news that would harm the military plans.

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Abadi heads a meeting of the national cell of the intelligence coordination body

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The Prime Minister of the Armed Forces, Haidar al-Abadi, chaired a meeting of the National Intelligence Coordination Council (NIC).

 

 

“The meeting discussed the work of the intelligence agencies and their future plans during the next phase after the elimination of terrorist gangs,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

 

 

Abadi said “the great victories of the armed forces on the gangs of terror and broke the thorn of terrorism in Iraq,” stressing that “the preacher will end soon military, but the challenge remains security, which requires intensifying the intelligence effort and a plan of action considered and strategy applied on the ground, and this is what we did during the period Past and continuing with greater efforts. “

 

 

He pointed out “the importance of the role of citizens in cooperation with the security system,” noting that “the past months have witnessed such cooperation and contributed significantly to the establishment of security and the liberation of the regions.”

 

 

“We need more cooperation in the coming period,” Abadi said.

 

 

The Prime Minister listened to “a detailed explanation of the intelligence work and its results and issued directives to support this effort to provide security for citizens.” Finished

 

 

Abadi stresses that the end of the military “da’ash” will be soon

 

Thursday, November 09

The Arabs today - Abadi stresses that the end of the "Dahesh" militarily will be soon

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi
Baghdad – Najla al-Tai

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Thursday that the terrorist organization ” Da’ash ” will soon end militarily but that the security challenge remains.

The press office of the Abbadi said in a statement that the Prime Minister and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Haider Abadi, chaired a meeting of the National Cell of the Coordination of Intelligence.According to the statement, “was during the meeting to discuss the work of the intelligence agencies and their plans for the future during the next phase after the elimination of the organization calling.”Abadi said “the great victories of the armed forces on the organization of” dashing “and breaking the thorn of terrorism in Iraq,” asserting that “the preacher will end soon, militarily, but the challenge remains security, which requires intensifying the intelligence effort and a plan of action and strategic applied on the ground, and this is what we did during The past period and continue with it and with greater efforts. “

“The importance of the citizen’s role in cooperation with the security system has witnessed the past months such cooperation and contributed significantly to the establishment of security and liberalization of areas and we need more cooperation in the coming period.”Abadi said, according to the statement, “a detailed explanation of the work of intelligence and its results and issued directives to support this effort to provide security for citizens.”