The start of the second phase of the clearance operations of the island and the Upper Euphrates

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From 2017-11-23 at 08:28 (Baghdad time)

Baghdad Mawazine News

The military information cell announced on Thursday the launch of the second phase of the clearance operations of the island and the Upper Euphrates.

The commander of the operations of the clearance of the Upper Euphrates and Al Jazeera special forces team corner Abdul Amir Rashid Yaarallah in a statement received by the “Mawazine News” copy, “The army forces and the popular crowd began at dawn today, a large-scale clearance of the island areas between the provinces (Salah al-Din – Nineveh – Anbar).

“The operation comes within the second phase of the clearance operations of the island and the Upper Euphrates,” Yarallah said.

The security forces announced on Friday, November 17, 2017, the liberation of the district of Rawa, the last bastions in Iraq.






The units in Anbar are currently holding the border to prevent ISIS from crossing over. 7th Division is building fortifications to create a buffer around Rawa and the nearby villages on the north coast.

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Kurds are seeking to start a dialogue with Baghdad next week


23/11/2017 12:00 am

 BAGHDAD / Al-Sabah / Omar Abdul Latif
likely the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan to begin the first rounds of negotiations between the center and the region next week. These expectations came at a time when the government confirmed that the dialogue must be linked to respect for the Constitution and its outputs, and respect the decisions of the Federal Court, in addition to joint work in the security and oil fields to impose federal authority on the two files.
The spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office Saadi al-Hadithi said in a press statement: “The judicial ruling issued by the Federal Court resolved the controversy that took place during the previous period on the legality of the referendum,” noting that “the referendum and all that resulted from it is now null under the resolution.”
He added: “Today we are waiting for the desire of the regional government to conduct dialogue under the roof of the Constitution, and therefore, this constitutes a base through which to abide by these resolutions and the unity of Iraq to discuss the possibility of resolving outstanding differences between Baghdad and Erbil.”
He pointed out that “the dialogue is linked to respecting the Constitution and its outputs and respect the decisions of the Federal Court in addition to the existence of field steps on the ground related to joint work in the security and oil fields to impose the federal authority on the two files,” stressing that ” Politician”.
For his part, expected the MP from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in parliament, Mohamed Osman, that the negotiations begin between Baghdad and Erbil next week.
“The delegation of the region will be composed of all the Kurdish parties without exception, away from the faces, personalities and leaders who wanted the region to what it is now of economic and political crises that led to severing relations with the international community because of the referendum that insisted,” Osman said in an interview with al-Sabah. Some politicians. ”
In turn, stressed the head of the Kurdistan Change bloc in parliament, Sarwa Abdul Wahid, the importance of providing a clear mechanism for dialogue and the relationship between Arbil and Baghdad, provided that “the relationship is national and based on institutional basis away from personal moods


The IMF reaches a credit agreement with Iraq

23/11/2017 12:00 am
BAGHDAD (Reuters) –

Iraq and the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) expert team arrived in Amman on November 17-21, 2017 for an agreement on the third review of the 36-month credit agreement with Iraq, the head of the International Monetary Fund’s mission to Iraq said.

“The two sides have made good progress towards reaching an agreement on the 2018 budget bill in line with the credit readiness agreement,” he said in a statement.

“During the discussions, the team met with Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq Dr. Ali Al-Alak, Dr. Maher Johan, Undersecretary of the Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister of Planning Dr. Qassim Attiyah, Financial Advisor to Prime Minister Dr. Mazhar Mohammad Saleh, And officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Iraq and the Ministry of Oil. 

The mission team appreciated the efforts made to make the agreement a success, thanking the Iraqi Government for its cooperation and for the open and fruitful discussions held with it.

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund had agreed to hold a credit agreement on July 7, 2016 and completed the second review on the first of August 2017.

Hashemi: Abadi will announce the first list of large heads accused of corruption within a week

17:23 – 22/11/2017

Information / Special …

The political analyst and head of the Center for Strategic Studies in Iraq, Wathiq al-Hashemi, Wednesday, the issuance of a large list within a week or ten days announced by Prime Minister Haider Abadi, the most prominent heads of corruption in the country.

Al-Hashemi said that “Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi succeeded in three files, the first war on the Daash and then the file of international relations and return the country to its position after a long break and the third issue of the Kurdish issue and the referendum.”

He added that “the launch of Prime Minister Haider Abadi corruption file with the proximity of the elections makes him a great challenge to achieve it to be propaganda Etkhaya,” noting that “the second term of Abadi depends on his success in the file of the war on corruption.”

He explained that “the committee set up by Prime Minister Haid al-Abadi to fight corruption under his chairmanship and the use of an American expert completed several reports and will announce Abbadi list of large heads in that list in a week or ten days,” noting that “the list includes personalities of Shiites and Sunnis and Kurds, .

Earlier, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the launch of a major campaign to fight corruption after the elimination of a supporter.

Security Council policy ends its meeting on Iraq to support the dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad

Twilight News

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The United Nations Security Council issued a statement after a meeting to discuss the situation in Iraq on Wednesday, in which it announced its support for dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve the differences and outstanding issues between them.

The special envoy of the UN Secretary-General in Iraq, Jan Kubic, said in a briefing to the Council today, that the mission offered to help Erbil and Baghdad if desired, is sure to start a dialogue to get out of the crisis and settle differences between the two sides.

He said that all outstanding issues between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government must be resolved through constructive dialogue between them, leading to permanent solutions based on the Constitution, and also included all the constitutional rights of the Kurdistan region of Iraq and its inhabitants.

He added that we received violations from the Kurdistan Region on what happened in Tuz Khurmato and Kirkuk on October 16, saying that he urged the Iraqi and Kurdish authorities to conduct an impartial investigation into any events occurred in the past period.

Kubic stressed the need to lift the air embargo on airports in the Kurdistan region imposed by the federal government in Baghdad.

On the subject of legislative elections and provincial councils in Iraq, Kubic said that “elections can not be held and the situation in Iraq is turbulent and many Sunni communities are still displaced.”

Al-Jazeera operations announce the clearing of the road linking the province of Ana and the Iraqi-Syrian borders

22 November

Alsumaria News / Anbar

The commander of the operations of the island Major General Qassim al-Mohammadi, on Wednesday, the clearing of the road link between the district of Ana and the Iraqi-Syrian border west of Anbar province.

Al-Mohammadi said in an interview with Alsumaria News that “the army’s units were able to clear the road linking the city of Ana through Barwa to the Qaim and the Iraqi-Syrian border west of Anbar, mines and explosive devices.”

Al-Mohammadi added that “the road is stuck by the army, police and the crowd,” adding that “the road has become safe for the movement of the security forces and civilians.”

It is noteworthy that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces Haider Abadi announced on Tuesday (November 21, 2017), the elimination of the organization “Daash” in Iraq militarily.