Mark Esper visits Baghdad today

– 49 Minutes Have Passed

Given the current military developments in Syria and the latest US decision to withdraw its troops from northern Syria, and the impact of this resolution on Iraq, it is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday – Iraq During his visit, Mark Esper will meet with Adel Abdul Mahdi, Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces and the Prime Minister of Iraq.

On the military developments, the two ministers will discuss the military situation in Syria and Iraq, and the withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria, part of which will move towards the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and the other heading towards the US base of Al-Assad in Anbar province to select – later – those forces withdrawn from northern Syria To the State of Kuwait.

This was confirmed by the brief statement issued by the Joint Iraqi Operations Command, said on Tuesday that US forces were not granted permission to remain in Iraq, and that their entry from Syria was intended to move out of Iraq. The Joint Operations Command, the highest command formation to manage the various Iraqi military and security formations, and supervised by Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, said in a press statement that “the media reported on the withdrawal of US troops from Syria towards Iraq.” He added: “We show here that all US forces that have withdrawn from Syria, got approval to enter the Kurdistan region, to move out of Iraq,” stressing that “there is no approval to stay these forces inside Iraq.”

The two ministers will also discuss the strategic framework agreement between Iraq and the United States, and will discuss the legitimate concern of the government and military leadership of the entry of ISIS criminals into Iraqi territory, and work to coordinate efforts in the face of the threat of ISIS terrorist. Days before the start of the Turkish military operation, SDF tried to use the card of prisoners belonging to the terrorist organization “Daesh” as a pressure card on the international community to discourage Turkey from entering the area east of the Euphrates, but Ankara did not pay attention to this matter, where it considers the presence of “protection units The Kurdish people on their borders are a grave threat to their national security. The SDF, which is dominated by Kurdish units, has not long since implemented its threat. Reuters quoted the Kurdish self-administration as saying on Sunday that 785 foreigners from the Islamic State group had managed to escape. Ain Issa camp in Raqqa governorate, northeast Syria, where they were detained.

Despite the preoccupation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the repercussions of the demonstrations that broke out in Iraq this month, and the legitimate demands of the demonstrators, but Adel Abdul-Mahdi puts the fight against ISIS in his priority because he is deeply aware of the lack of security in the absence of social stability and economic prosperity Therefore, it holds intensive security and military meetings to monitor the latest developments on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

 The threat of the Islamic State terrorist organization, which tried to return to the liberated provinces, is not over yet, as indicated on Tuesday by the death of Major General Ali al-Lami, commander of the Fourth Division of the Federal Police and Brig. Gen. Mohammed Allawi, the director of operations of the Fourth Division. Their protections are ambushed by remnants of ISIS in al-Bazul area behind the lover’s palace in Samarra district.

Iraqi Studies Unit 

Links Center for Research and Strategic Studies


British Parliament approves Brexit law

Date: 2019/10/22 22:11 • 71 times read


line Boris Johnson , an agreement on Britain ‘s exit from the European Union a great first step, on Tuesday, in the parliament , which applied in the second reading of the law was adopted , paving the way for a detailed study of the text.

329 lawmakers vs. 299 passed the law just nine days before the scheduled divorce, and an unconfirmed vote is expected to follow on the timetable for the government’s deliberations to accelerate approval by the House of Commons as of Thursday. the first. a

Kurdistan and Britain discuss the situation in the region and negotiations to resolve “outstanding problems”

2019-10-22 14:23:32

A- A A +

President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, confirmed the support of the political leadership of the Kurdistan Region and the Kurdish blocs in the Iraqi Council of Representatives for the program of the government of Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, for the purpose of reaching a solution to the problems.

At a meeting between Nechirvan Barzani and John Wilkes, Britain’s ambassador to Iraq, the two sides discussed “the current situation in Iraq, the latest developments in the relations between Erbil and Baghdad, and negotiations aimed at resolving the outstanding problems,” according to a statement by the Presidency of the Kurdistan region.

The statement said that “at the meeting held in Erbil on Tuesday evening, during the visit of Wilkes to President Nechirvan Barzani farewell on the occasion of the end of his official duties in Iraq, where the President of the Kurdistan Region highly valued the work and activities of Wilkes during the past period, hoping him success in his new duties.”

In another aspect of the meeting, they discussed “the current situation in the region and the latest developments in Syria in particular.”

Ammar al-Hakim and Halbousi discuss the demands of the demonstrators and amend the constitution

Date: 2019/10/22 22:12

(Baghdad: Euphrates News) Head of the National Wisdom Movement, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, discussed with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mohammed Halbousi, developments in the political situation and the file of demonstrations and demands of demonstrators.

A statement from his office received by the Euphrates News that Mr. Ammar al-Hakim renewed his support for the peaceful demonstrations demanding rights, stressing “the implementation of service demands for work and basic services.”

He held Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, “the Iraqi Council of Representatives is responsible for approving the important laws needed by the reform process and the government needs to implement the demands, reform is a popular and political demand.”

The two sides “the importance of dialogue between the political blocs and discuss all the files, the most important amendment of the Constitution and the election law.”

Parliament sets next Saturday the date of its session to discuss the demands of the demonstrators

Date: 2019/10/22 20:42


The General Secretariat of the House of Representatives confirmed the date of the next parliament session.

According to a statement received [where] a copy of it, “The Presidency of the Council of Representatives has agreed in agreement with the heads of the blocks to hold meetings for the month of October and in accordance with the rules of procedure of the Council, and to hold 8 meetings per month, taking into account the dates of the visit of the martyrs of the martyrs Imam Hussein {it Accordingly, the next session, as scheduled, will be held on Saturday, 26 of this month, and will be devoted to follow up the demands of the demonstrators, and to discuss the final government report on the investigation of attacks on demonstrators, and the presence of a number of executives.

He stressed that “no response to the Presidency of the House of Representatives until now any legal request to hold an emergency session.”

UN urges Iraqi authorities to prevent violence and enable peaceful demonstrations




Iraqi authorities


2019/10/22 12:52:10

A- A A +

The United Nations Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) on Tuesday urged the Iraqi authorities to prevent violence and enable peaceful demonstrations in the future.

Political News »Council of Ministers at its decisions for today {expanded}

Decisions of the Council of Ministers

Date: 2019/10/22 18:42

The Council of Ministers held its regular session on Tuesday, October 22, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.

The Council decided to exclude the Ministry of Water Resources from the supervision and control of investment projects of an operational nature for the purpose of paying the wages of the daily wage and workers to owners and contractors with the Ministry above.

It was agreed that the Ministry of Finance will pay the remaining 50% of the financial entitlements of those who leave the work from the daily wage earners, temporary employees and contractors in the Ministry of Water Resources, which were not paid according

to the Council of Ministers’ Resolution (52) for the year 2017. The

Board agreed to exempt the Ministry of Labor. And social affairs of the instructions for the implementation of contracts for the purpose of contracting with the company Iraq Gate.

The session witnessed the approval of the amendment of the Council of Ministers Resolution (342 of 2019) to read as follows:

Approval of the recommendation of the Ministerial Council for Social Services on the approval of extinguishing 100% of the amounts of purchase of residential plots in the Kasbah Al-Qosh for the people of the Kasbah exclusively from the Christian religion for the purpose of stopping the immigration from the Kasbah above. Years of Ownership History.

The Cabinet approved that the ministries of education, higher education and scientific research and the rest of the ministries, governorates and non-affiliated bodies appoint higher degree holders as an exception to the regulations mentioned in section I of Section III / appointment of the instructions to implement the federal budget for 2019 and this year only / exception includes all ministries.

It was agreed to exclude the Ministry of Oil from the procedures mentioned in the instructions to implement the federal budget for 2019 for the purpose of buying non-governmental products.

The Cabinet approved authorizing the Minister of Transport to:

1- Determining the wages of (250) as a contract in the public company for the management of private transport with the determination of the amount of the contract monthly.

2. Identification of wages of the (400) as a contract in the company to transport passengers with determining the amount of the contract amount per month

3-determining the amount of the (500) contracts in the General Company for Ports,

(and supports the policies included in paragraph (1) above to be mentioned companies profitable She did not receive a grant from the public treasury.)

The Cabinet approved the amendment of the Council of Ministers Resolution (180 of 2019) to

read as follows: The amount of (24965768) twenty-four million nine hundred and sixty-five thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight dollars only according to the mechanisms referred to in the above-mentioned ministry letter.

The Cabinet directed the formation of a committee headed by the Minister of Oil and the membership of representatives from the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Prime Minister and Turhan Mufti to study the issue of the settlement of all obligations arising from the Ministry of Electricity to oil. is over

URGENT Sadr calls on all followers to prepare for Thursday night

Release date:: 2019/10/22 18:12

BAGHDAD: The page of Saleh Mohammed al-Iraqi, close to the leader of the Sadr movement, Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr, called on all followers of the current to be prepared on Thursday night.

The page stated in a post on Facebook:


on each of:

1 – administrators and staff, especially the private office

2 – the political body and the bloc of Sireon

3 – Peace Brigades

4 – popular conscious base

5 – the private security

6. Service Committee to

remain fully prepared and ready For every emergency

and preparedness for every order

from next Thursday night 26 of the month of zero and to another notice … because of what Iraq is going through the circumstances of the revolution and the threat of it .. Provided to do the moral and legitimate duty with regard to the anniversary of the death of the Prophet peace be upon him Good

people, everyone should implement the resolution without delay. ” is over

Urgent parliamentary action to discuss the final report of the Ministerial Committee and the demands of the demonstrators

Baghdad / Al-Ghad Press:

An informed source on Tuesday revealed the urgent parliamentary motion of more than 100 deputies to discuss the final report of the government.

The source told “Tomorrow Press,” that “will be discussed what has been done from the demands of the demonstrators, and the meeting will be held tomorrow Wednesday at 12 noon in the House of Representatives.”

The Ministerial Investigation Committee for the demonstrations issued on Tuesday its final report, while acknowledging during the report the use of excessive force by the security forces against the demonstrators, which resulted in the death of 149 people and more than 4,000 injured, confirmed the exemption of senior leaders and officers following the report.

US troops withdrawing from Syria leave Iraq for a neighboring country

Date: 2019/10/22 15:41

BAGHDAD: US forces withdrawing from Syria have left Iraqi territory to a neighboring country, security sources said.

The troops “have already left Iraqi territory towards Kuwait,” the sources said.

The Pentagon announced on Sunday the start of a withdrawal of its troops from northern Syria to Iraq, while keeping about 200 troops to protect oil wells there.

These forces entered Iraq through the Kurdistan region and were stationed at the base of Ain al-Assad in Anbar province in preparation for their transfer outside Iraq.

The withdrawal from Syria to Iraq was carried out by aircraft and by ground convoys.

The Joint Operations Command on Tuesday denied there was agreement that US troops leaving Syria would remain in Iraq.

A statement by the security media cell received a copy of the Euphrates News Agency “Some media and news agencies have made statements regarding the withdrawal of US troops from Syria towards Iraq, and therefore shows the joint operations command that all US forces that withdrew from Syria obtained approval to enter the Kurdistan region to be transferred to Outside Iraq. ”

“There is no agreement that these forces remain inside Iraq,” the statement said. is