He literally told him: I will kill you in your house .. Al Hashemi revealed the name of who threatened him a few days ago 


The last picture of Hisham al-Hashemi after his assassination in Baghdad
The last picture of Hisham al-Hashemi after his assassination in Baghdad

Days before his assassination by gunmen in front of his house in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, the expert on militant groups, Hisham al-Hashemi, revealed that he had been threatened because of his insistence on expressing his opinion.

Unidentified gunmen assassinated today, al-Hashemi, in front of his house in the Zayouna area, east of Baghdad, according to security sources, who indicated that the victim had been “shot directly in the head and chest area”.

Hashemi is an expert on militant groups and has studies and books on terrorist organizations, as well as his anti-corruption stances in Iraq and the chaos caused by pro-Iranian militias.

An Iraqi journalist told Al-Hurra, asking not to be identified, that al-Hashemi told him in a telephone conversation less than two weeks before his assassination, that he had received periodic death threats.

The journalist explained that the security officer of the Hezbollah Brigades militia, Abu Ali al-Askari, has been threatening him, and he literally told him in the last threatening phone message, “I will kill you in your house.”

The identity of Abu Ali al-Askari is not yet known, but the Iraqi media treats his Twitter account as a representative of the Hezbollah militia in Iraq.

After the military threat to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazimi against the arrest of Hezbollah operatives, analyst Hisham al-Hashemi spoke to Al-Hurra.

Al-Hashemi said then that “the military, legal and financial ability is available to Al-Kazemi if he wants, but he does not have enough political will to end the rebellion and challenge the factions.”

Immediately after the news of the arrest process was leaked, hundreds of members of the Hezbollah Brigades militia deployed in the streets of Baghdad and wandered with their light and medium weapons the neighborhoods near the Green Zone.

The Iraqi militias are responsible for the assassination of a number of Iraqi activists and journalists, including the journalist Ahmed Abdul Samad and the activist Fahim Al-Taie.

Abdel-Samad was also threatened, as was the case of al-Hashemi days before his assassination last January.

And electronic accounts launched a campaign after the assassination of Al-Hashemi under the tag “I handed the hand of the brigades”, which indicates the possibility of her involvement in the assassination of the Iraqi analyst.


Joint operations: There is no agreement for the return of the Peshmerga to Kirkuk

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Today, Monday (6 July 2020), the Joint Operations Command announced that a meeting was held with the Peshmerga Forces Command regarding the border areas separating the region’s guards and federal forces, denying the agreement to return the Peshmerga to Kirkuk.


It is noteworthy that the meetings of the Kurdistan Region Ministry of Peshmerga with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense concluded on Thursday (2 July 2020) in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on several issues, including border security and the implementation of joint military operations.


In a statement, Rudaw Media Network received a copy, the leadership said, in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of Interior, security agencies and agencies, the leadership held meetings with the leadership of the Peshmerga forces.


Discussing the field issues that pertain to the separating border areas, between the regional guards and the federal forces along the dividing line, as well as the gaps and security voids that were exploited by “terrorist groups”, was one aspect of the meeting, according to the statement.


The leadership saw that the meeting was a “professional” aiming to coordinate and work to solve problems and obstacles to combating terrorism and controlling security in these areas, which are part of the federal missions in the fight against terrorism, stating that “no issue regarding the return of the Peshmerga to Kirkuk or other regions was discussed as it promoted It has a political party. ”


The leadership called on the media to extract its information from the official sources authorized to permit the joint operations command (Security Media Cell, spokesperson for the joint operations) and to refrain from “misleading public opinion or coordinating with news and bare stories about health.”


It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Peshmerga recently issued a statement, in which it announced holding talks with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense in Baghdad to discuss the activation of the Labor Committee and the Joint Coordination Center that had previously existed, at the request of the Iraqi side.



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SULAIMANI — A Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) lawmaker in the Council of Representatives said on Monday (July 6) that a delegation of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials will visit Baghdad on Tuesday to continue talks with the federal government in pursuit of a comprehensive budget agreement.

Handren Doski told his party’s official media that Erbil is serious about reaching an agreement with Baghdad and vice versa, arguing that “there are no huge obstacles to reaching an agreement.”

“There are still some technical details about resolving the issues. If they are resolved then an agreement will definitely be made. I am optimistic about achieving a good result,” he said.

Despite Doski’s confidence, an agreement has proved elusive so far and the price of not finding one costly for the KRG.

In late April, Baghdad cut off all budget transfers to Erbil, leaving it with a massive shortfall. Unable to pay its public sector workers on time or in full, the KRG has repeated delayed distribution of salaries and cut the pay of most workers by 21 percent or more.

“Iraq itself has some problems that are obstacles in front of the agreement between the Region and Baghdad, including the spread of coronavirus, the fall in oil prices, and the changes that [Iraqi Prime Minister] Mustafa al-Kadhimi wants to make,” the KDP lawmaker added.

(NRT Digital Media) 


Political researcher: The assassination of Hashemi is a direct killing message to Al-Kazemi if he continues to fight armed groups

Baghdad News:

The political researcher, Talib Al-Awad, confirmed on Monday that the assassination of security expert Hisham Al-Hashemi is a message of death threat directly to Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi if he continues his work against armed groups.

Al-Awad said in a televised statement, followed by “Al-Akhbaria”, that “Hisham Al-Hashemi is a personal friend of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, and that his assassination is a direct message of death against Al-Kazemi.”

He added, “Talking about the government continuing to end the outlaw groups and imposing the law in the border crossings, I feel the militias are the real danger.”

He explained that “the government has one option, and it is irreversible, hitting with an iron hand in front of any group that breaks the law and targets citizens.”

Blackshart: We were shocked by the assassination of Hashemi and called on the government to quickly identify the perpetrators

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Urgent: Security expert Hisham Al-Hashimi died from his wounds at Ibn Al-Nafees Hospital

06-07-2020 09:02 PM

Baghdad / Al-

Ikhbaria, Unidentified gunmen assassinated, on Monday, legal expert Hisham Al-Hashemi, with an armed attack in Zayouna area in Baghdad.

A security source told “Al-Akhbaria” that “unknown gunmen riding two motorcycles opened fire on Al-Hashemi while he was near his house in the Zayouna area, noting that” the injury occurred in the areas of Al-Ras and Al-Batin.

“He explained that” Al-Hashemi died in Ibn Al-Nafees Hospital in Baghdad “.


Kurdish lawmaker: A comprehensive agreement with Baghdad and a forthcoming visit to the region’s delegation is near

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{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s bloc, Diyar Barwari, revealed that close to reaching a comprehensive agreement between Baghdad and Erbil to resolve the outstanding issues, announcing that a high-ranking Kurdish delegation had arrived to resolve it with Mustafa Al-Kazemi’s government.

“Despite the economic, health and security challenges that guide the country, overcoming them at this time requires a national effort, the consolidation of political forces and the support of the government in accomplishing its current tasks. The file of the problems existing between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government is considered one of the most important The internal challenges that must be faced with the same patriotism and a true vision based on the constitution represented by Article (۱۱۰) and (4) and the applicable laws.

Deputy Berwari pointed out that “what we observe in Mustafa Al-Kazemi, the Prime Minister and his team, is the intention to clarify these problems, especially in what deals with the issue of the proportion and entitlement of the region to the federal budget and the region’s obligations with the federal government and the corresponding seriousness and insistence by Mr. Masroor Barzani The president of the regional council of ministers in dealing with all thorny issues with the same affirmative solution, stressing that the prime minister of the region has become a symbol of government reform in the region and the provision of services worthy of the citizen.

“After the successful visit of Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, the president of the region, we expect a delegation from the region’s government to arrive in Baghdad during these days to start the final talks and reach an agreement between the two governments. We call on the delegations and the two prime ministers to work to reach an agreement and close this file. Who has become a commodity in the hands of some of the political process teenagers and the media trumpets who use it to win some votes and impose policies of a hostile character in nature. ”

He pointed out that “pressure aimed at the abdication of the territories from their constitutional entitlements is a blow to the federal federal system and targeting the other local administrations in order to compel them to the central approach in the administration, which suffers from the negative results of all citizens of the country, especially in the rest of the provinces outside the region.”

The MP warned Berwari said , “We encourage and support the every effort to calm the political and peace – building and community citizens who are waiting for service from their leaders bear responsibility in alleviating their suffering and justice Alٳjtmaaیh and equality for all parents of the homeland” .anthy

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SULAIMANI — The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Reform Committee said on Monday (June 6) that discussions have been completed regarding the steps necessary to implement the pension and salary reform law passed by the Kurdistan Parliament last winter.

Following a meeting that was held via video conference, the committee said that drafts of specific policies and procedures have been prepared to facilitate implementation over the next three months.

Those plans will be discussed and are expected to be approved at the next meeting of the KRG Council of Ministers.

The substance of those plans was not released.

(NRT Digital Media)


Al-Kazemi agrees to resume the partial trade exchange at the Shalamcheh and Mandali outlets

Economie | 04:33 – 07/06/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News

The Border Ports Authority announced, on Monday, the approval of the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to resume the partial trade exchange at the Shalamcheh and Mandali border outlets.

In a statement, Mawazine News / a copy of it was received by the head of the commission, Omar Adnan Al-Waeli, that “Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi has obtained approval to resume the partial trade exchange at the rate of 250 consignments per day for a period of two days per week at the Al-Shalamjah port in Basra Governorate and the outlet Mandali in Diyala Province. ”

Al-Waeli added, “Approval must be followed by preventive measures for health departments in the two governorates to provide them at the border port to ensure the safety of workers and goods entering and ensure that they are free from infection with the new Corona virus, and this is done in accordance with strict procedures for fogging and sterilizing goods and goods at the point of trade and not allowing people to enter To the port for any reason. ”

He continued: “This appeal comes in the same way as the border port of Zurbatia and its resumption of commercial exchange in accordance with the same terms and instructions. It is worth noting that the land border crossings with the two neighbors Iran and Kuwait were suspended commercial activity and the movement of travelers in the middle of last March due to the outbreak of the Corona pandemic in the neighboring country, and this appeal will benefit The major issue is the economic situation of the two governorates, the revitalization of the market movement, and the guarantee of price stability, as well as obtaining revenue supporting the federal budget, to bypass the current financial and economic crisis. Ended 6/29 n


Details of the formation of operations centers between the defense and the Peshmerga in Kirkuk and Nineveh

Political | 05:27 – 07/06/2020

Baghdad – Mawazine News

, The National Union of Kurdistan revealed, Monday, details of the formation of operations centers between the Iraqi armed forces and the Kurdish peshmerga, in Kirkuk, Mosul, Makhmour and Khanaqin.

The delegations of the Federal Ministry of Defense and the Peshmerga decided to form two main operations centers and four coordination operations centers between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi forces in Kirkuk, Mosul, Makhmour and Khanaqin, provided that there are 15 Kurdish officers in these centers to fill the security vacuum in the disputed areas.

“There was a committee in the past between the Iraqi Ministry of Peshmerga and Defense, but its work was suspended more than a year ago, but with the decision of Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi, the committee began its work and held a meeting in Baghdad”.

Othman added, “The committee will hold another meeting during the next two weeks in Erbil, and it was decided that there will be two main operations centers and four coordination operations centers in Kirkuk, Mosul, Makhmour and Khanaqin.”

He noted, “According to the information provided to us by the delegation of the Peshmerga Ministry, 15 Kurdish officers will work in these centers, where Kirkuk will be in Kirkuk military base, in which 15 Kurdish officers will participate to work to fill the security vacuum that exists between the two parties.”

He stressed, “According to the information of the Peshmerga delegation, it was talked during the negotiations about forming a joint operations room, and after that there will be several proposals, the first of which is the merging between the border lines between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi forces and the second, the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces stay in their positions provided that they have military operations, and the proposal Third, the rapprochement between the peshmerga and Iraqi forces. “Ended 6/29 n