06/5/2018 12:00 am
Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers Dr. Mahdi Al-Alaq meets Kuwait’s invitation to visit on Sunday to draw up a detailed plan for the commitments made at the Iraq Reconstruction Conference, while stressing that security is no longer an obsession for investors or companies wishing to enter the country.
This comes at a time denied spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister, Saad al-Hadithi described the evasion of the countries participating in the Kuwait Conference of donor countries, of their obligations to Iraq, noting that they were not obliged to make their offers.
Al-Alak said in a press conference attended by Al-Sabah: After the end of the Kuwait conference last February, the Council of Ministers met with representatives of countries, ambassadors, representatives of international funds and agencies and agreed that each party that made commitments at the Kuwait Conference will fill a special form prepared in coordination with the World Bank. It has now received 17 form from those countries.
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Iraqi forces advance in Mosul
Baghdad Nahal Kabbani
Militants from the extremist ” Da’ash ” organization in Mosul detonated bombs and threw themselves into the Tigris River to escape the Iraqi army on Saturday after the fighting in the city entered its final hours. Military commanders announced that Mosul would soon be under full government control. The largest urban battle since World War II.
The Iraqi flag was raised instead of al-Da’ashi
and the extremist group promised to fight to death in the small area it controls on the western side of the Iraqi city. But in the streets of the old city, the army celebrated the liberation of the organization’s stronghold. “We see now the last meters of the organization, and then we will announce the final victory.” State television confirmed that dozens of militants were killed, and others attempted to flee across the Tigris River, which divides the city into two halves. Who fled from foreigners.
Many fighters from around the world have joined the organization, including Britons, and Iraqi leaders say insurgents are fighting for every inch, using snipers and suicide bombers, forcing the security forces to fight using homes and in densely populated areas, The Iraqi army confirmed that the battle had reached the hunt for extremists in the remaining towns, and surrendered some of the members of Daash.
Spreading panic, fear and child malnutrition
The fall of Mosul is an important step in the campaign to crush the extremist group. The nine-month-long brutal attack by the United States to restore Iraq’s second largest city has cost thousands of civilian lives, countless lives of Iraqi forces, Civilians who managed to escape, suffering from hunger and severe trauma as a result of months of virtual blockade, and children suffering from malnutrition under temperatures above 50 ° C.
The extremists launched one of the most revered and holiest sites in Iraq to prevent the forces from claiming victory, where the Nuri al-Kabir mosque, the 12th century, and the residence of the leader of the organization Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which declared the succession.
More than a million people have been displaced by the fighting, and
in 2004, in a lightning war, the Iraqi government and army have lost the city. Soldiers trained by the United States have left their weapons and fled in the Humvees. Some welcomed Mosul, Who do not trust the Shiite-led government, believing that a thief would provide them with protection, but in the end they became prisoners and hostages in the city.
Iraq has faced an enemy with high technology and sophisticated weapons, so it has campaigned with IED drones, Max cars, trained foreign snipers, and tunnels. Iraqi forces have been tested to ensure their effectiveness and training, and with the depletion of Iraqi forces Baghdad trained federal police units, but these troops were less trained and relied on the strikes of the US-led coalition, resulting in many civilian casualties and serious damage to the city.
“We have gone through the worst scenario a month ago,” said Lisa Grande, UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq. “We will go to rural and desert areas west and south of the city, The Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared the end of the falsehood after Iraqi forces seized the mosque despite its destruction. He lost 70% of his land in Iraq and 50% in Syria.
It is not yet clear whether the victory of the Iraqi army in Mosul will contribute to the stability and security of Iraq.
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The leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr, on Saturday, the draft political majority adopted by the coalition of the rule of law led by Nuri al-Maliki that it aims to “impose more corruption.”
“I am not with the political majority now,” Sadr said in response to a question from one of his followers about his view of the “political majority project”, whether it serves the Iraqi people or not.
“Some hypocritical politicians think they can get them to impose their corruption more,” Sadr said.
The Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Saturday that the government would abolish the system of savings from the salaries of employees.
A statement issued by the ministry said that the minister of religious endowments, Behteiwan Sadiq, met with a number of clerics in the city of Arbil, adding that Sadiq assured the clerics that the government, regardless of the amendment of the system of saving from salaries, will cancel this system in the future. as it is.
The Kurdistan Regional Government began in February 2016 to apply the system of savings from salaries of employees, ranging between 15% to 75%, and then made an amendment last March on the system of savings from the salaries of civil servants, and rates ranging between 10% to 30% .
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Baghdad today – special
A member of the parliamentary legal committee, Sadiq al-Laban, Saturday, that the immunity will be lifted from all deputies in early June.
Al-Labban said in an exclusive interview (Baghdad today), “The decision to lift the immunity of MPs needs a decision of the House of Representatives, but at the moment is difficult to hold a meeting of parliament.”
He added that “the first of June will lift the immunity of all with the end of the parliamentary session, so can eliminate the application of sanctions to the deputies of the violators or accused of a case.”
“The decision to prevent their travel is linked to the judiciary, in the sense that the judge is the one who appreciates the nature of the situation and issues the decision to ban travel on some of the accused persons,” he said.
The speaker of the House of Representatives Salim al-Jubouri, the first Thursday, the deputies who have been charged by the Iraqi judiciary, to resolve their cases, while he indicated that he will use his powers to lift immunity in case of abstention.
“I invite the ladies and gentlemen, whose names have been given official books, to the parliament, to review their cases,” Jubouri told a news conference.
He added: “I will use my authority for the purpose of lifting the immunity of the deputies, to review the judiciary and the charges against them, to say that the House of Representatives believes in the judiciary.”
Policy 2018/05/05 14:05 548 Editor: hr
Baghdad today – follow-up
Bahrain’s Al Akhbar Al-Khaleej daily published an article highlighting the sermon of the religious authority in Ararak yesterday, noting that it was close to escaping the claws of Iran.
The newspaper said in the article written by Hamad Mubarak, that “the Arab Shiite reference in the city of Najaf, Iraq has revealed its position on the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections.”
“The representative of the religious authority, Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, spoke to warn the Iraqi people of the re-election of corrupt, whether they were tried or not tried by voters.”
“It has become clear that the Shiite Arab authority in Iraq does not stand with the reelection of the list of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who heads the coalition of state law,” he said, describing his term as “corruption and loss of funds and capabilities of Iraqis.”
Wolf Mubarak that “the Iraqi government represented by Prime Minister Haider Abadi clashes with the factions of the popular crowd,” accusing them of “liquidation of one of its components after the clarification of its role in providing the government of Abadi files of financial, administrative and moral corruption within the factions, as well as these factions are trying to turn to A political front to serve the Iranian regime, “as he put it.
He pointed out that “the Sadrist Shiite movement also seems to be on the same track with the reference of Najaf and the Iraqi government against the election of corrupt faces, and against the group of state law, which was the reason for the failure of Iraq’s development and any development plans, but on the contrary, The country and the liquidation of its coffers. ”
“Iraq is moving very cautiously to get out of Iranian orbit, and the Iranian regime, which is surrounded by problems and challenges from every side, is watching the situation in Iraq and is deeply concerned, especially with the success of Saudi Arabia in building good relations with the Iraqis, In terms of economic, where Riyadh contributed to the revival of Iraqi markets, and succeeded in helping Iraq to overcome several files thorny helped him to open up to the world, and the melting of ice between the Iraqi people and their brothers from Arab countries, specifically the Gulf.
He concluded by saying: “It remains that the outcome of the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary elections will be Faisal in determining the future of Iranian influence in Mesopotamia.