Not long ago, ISIS controlled a vast amount of territory in the Middle East—we have now defeated its “caliphate.” The U.S. will continue to closely monitor the remnants of ISIS and continue to work alongside our Coalition partners to prevent any resurgence.


US Central Command: We have seven security missions in Iraq

Release Date: 2019/3/23 19:37

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – The US Central Command announced on Saturday that its forces were carrying out seven security missions in Iraq.

“The Joint Task Force is in the process of firm resolve to provide advice and support to the Iraqi security forces in seven key security areas: security policy, security operations, training, sustainability, intelligence, counterterrorism and aviation,” the command said in a statement received by the Euphrates News Agency today.

“More than 189,000 Iraqi troops have been trained by coalition forces, which means thousands of police, border guards, soldiers and pilots to protect their country.” It is worth noting that Iraqi trainers are now undertaking most of the training during the qualifying phase Self. “Finished


Halabousi discusses with the UAE ambassador the support of stability in Iraq


Editorial date: 2019/3/23 17:35 
(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Speaker of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halbousi discussed with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates Hassan al-Shehhi to support stability in Iraq.
A statement from his office, received by the {Euphrates News} copy, that “the ambassador of the UAE offered his condolences to the country for the sinking of the ferry in the city of Mosul and condolences to the families of the victims, expressing the support of the United Arab Emirates to the Iraqi government and people. 
He added that “during the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, cooperation in the file of reconstruction and the return of displaced people, and supporting stability in Iraq, which will contribute to the stability of the region.” 
Al-Halbousi praised Al-Shehhi’s efforts on the occasion of the end of his duties in Baghdad by strengthening bilateral relations during his tenure as ambassador to Iraq, wishing him success in his new duties. He stressed Iraq’s keenness to build the best relations with the UAE in the interests of the two brotherly peoples.


Iraq signs MoU with Saudi Arabia


 money and business

Economy News Baghdad

The Baghdad Chamber of Commerce announced on Saturday that Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia, pointing out that the memorandum seeks to encourage the establishment of joint companies from the private sector between the two countries and supporting projects in them, and urged the authorities of the two countries to facilitate obtaining visas for businessmen.

“Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia to support traders and encourage bilateral trade between the two countries,” the Chamber said in a press statement read by the Economist News. “The memorandum was signed by Iraq, head of the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce delegation to Saudi Arabia, Saleh al-Jubouri and Saudi Arabia President of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce Ajlan Ajlan, in the presence of Iraq’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia Qahtan al-Janabi.

“The memorandum of understanding represents a strategic framework that outlines the relationship between the Baghdad Chamber of Commerce and the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce, which will expand the horizons of cooperation and encourage bilateral trade between the two brotherly countries.” Forums and conferences, as well as conducting studies and economic research to fill the gaps in the laws of trade and economic and international standards.

“The memo supports the efforts to encourage the establishment of joint companies from the private sector between the two countries and support projects in both countries, in addition to exchanging information in the economic and commercial fields and urging the authorities in Iraq and Saudi Arabia to facilitate obtaining visas

for businessmen of both countries.”


SDF Declares Full Victory over IS in Baghouz

SDF Declares Full Victory over IS in Baghouz

 BasNews  23/03/2019 – 09:52  Published in Middle East

ERBIL – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) officially announced on Saturday the full victory over the jihadist group of Islamic State (IS) in Syria as the Kurdish fighters had launched an operation to liberate the last territory of the militant group in the country.

“Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and %100 territorial defeat of ISIS,” Mustafa Bali, a SDF spokesperson, said in an online statement on his Twitter account, using a different acronym for the IS.

The US-backed Kurdish forces have been the backbone of the war against the insurgents in Syria and they lost thousands of fighters in the past few years.

“On this unique day, we commemorate thousands of martyrs whose efforts made the victory possible,” Bali added.

The SDF had lately intensified their efforts to free the final IS pocket in the Syrian eastern province of Deir ez-Zor where thousands of jihadists with their family members earlier the month surrendered to the Kurdish forces.