US Military Logistics Convoy Attacked in Iraq


ERBIL – A US military logistics convoy came under attack near Iraq’ Muthanna province on Saturday evening, a source said.

The incident reportedly occurred in an area between the cities of Diwannia and Samawa where three US military logistics vehicles were attacked, a source told BasNews.

Other reports explained that it took place at around 10:00 pm (local time) and that a suspected remote-controlled VBIED targeted the three vehicles.

“The drivers were Iraqi nationals who were taken out [from their trucks] and burned their vehicles,” the source noted.

It was not immediately clear which group or terrorist organization was behind the incident with no claims of responsibility yet.



In the document, Al-Kazemi prevents the crowd’s members from expressing their political opinions in the media and communication sites

Policy 7/11/2020 13:52 3446 Editor: am    

Baghdad today – Baghdad

The Popular Mobilization Organization directed, on Saturday (11 July 2020), to prevent the affiliates of the organization from expressing their political views on social media and various media.

A document issued and received by the organization (Baghdad Today) included that “according to the directives of the head of the Popular Mobilization Authority, it is strictly forbidden to express political opinions through the media and social media platforms for all members of the organization.”

According to the document issued, the authority warned “the violator to bear all legal consequences.”

Employees ” messaging ” ministers to release their salaries: the second month has passed and our families ’conditions have become more difficult

Localities 7/11/2020 15:17 899 Editor: ta    

Baghdad today – Baghdad

With their salaries delayed for nearly two months, Iraqi officials found a new way to motivate officials and ministers to release their salaries, by sending direct messages, after dozens of appeals that were not heeded.

And while the salaries of the contracts and the daily wages are delayed, the employees entered the permanent line of delay, as some of them reached two months without a salary, in light of the health crisis in the country, and the closures due to Corona.

I arrived at the agency (Baghdad today) to appeal to the employees of the Ministry of Culture, which they sent to Minister Hassan Nazim via social media, and it said, “To Hassan Nazim, the Minister of Culture and the honorable agents of the ministry, do you know that the employees of the ministry departments have not received their salaries since June and the remaining 5 days are due The salaries of this July. ”

The employees added: We are “without salaries in light of the deteriorating health, economic and political crises. Remember the thousands of families who have no source other than their salaries, have mercy on the earth so God bless you in the sky.”

One of the employees of the Ministry of Electricity in the Metrics Readers Department, who are working on collecting taxes from citizens, said that they have worked since the beginning of the year 2020 in the Metrics Readers Department and collect revenues for the Ministry of Electricity, who are approximately 15 thousand employees and until now they have not received anything from their dues over a period of seven months .

The situation did not stop with the employees of the ministries of culture and electricity, but rather it went back to the Ministry of Health and is now progressing the ministries in the face of the Corona epidemic, as the ministry’s employees did not receive their salaries and their appeals rose to the officials.

Last Thursday, Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi said that doctors and employees of the ministry had not received their salaries for 45 days.

And the Iraqi Ministry of Finance announced, last Friday (3 July 2020), the direct launch of salary financing for last June.

The Director General of the Accounting Department at the Ministry said, in a statement received (Baghdad Today), that the department has started to follow the salary financing transactions since last Wednesday, (1 July 2020), and it continues to do so until completing all salary financing transactions for the month of June.

The Central Bank of Iraq announced last Thursday (2 July 2020) a re-deduction of bonds for the Ministry of Finance to secure salaries for a period of three months, likely to be paid early next week.

The official news agency quoted the Director General of Accounting at the Central Bank, Ihsan Shamran, as saying that the Central Bank has a big role in facing the current financial crisis, stressing the re-deduction of bonds in favor of the Ministry of Finance by about 8 trillion dinars.

Shamran saw that these bonds would enable the ministry to secure employee salaries for the months of July, August and September, pointing out that the bank made it easier for the Ministry of Finance to process the debt repayment for 10 years.

Al-Kazemi: The restoration of the law and the law started with the outlets. The time for wasting the money went out of place

Editing Date: 11/7/2020 18:51

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The Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, Mustafa Al-Kazimi, confirmed on Saturday that the stage of restoring order and law in the border crossings has begun, and the time for wasting money has gone out of place.

Al-Kazimi said, during his visit to the Mandali border crossing with Iran, according to his media office, that “Mandali’s outlet is one of the important outlets, but it has turned into a den and a crossing for the corrupt.”

He added, “The time for wasting money has gone out of place, and today we are launching a new phase,” noting that “the port is under the protection of our military forces, and it has the right to shoot anyone who violates the customs campus.”

He continued: “We will work to automate the administrative aspects of customs to protect public money and fight corruption,” stressing that “there are (ghosts) present in the customs campus that blackmail the merchant and businessmen, and our message to them is that we will track them and rid the ports of them.”

He explained, “The money is the money of the people, not the money of the corrupt, and today it was directed to protect the customs sanctuary and to proceed with automation procedures and chasing (ghosts),” adding: “Authorities were given to security leaders and the port manager to handle the outlet situation.”

He pointed out, “There are those who try to shushra to cover up and protect the corrupt, but we will proceed to restore the prestige of the state and the law, and it is an opportunity to start for the future,” calling for “all Iraqis to join hands to start forward, and we will not stop fighting the corrupt.”

Al-Kazemi: There are major operations that will be launched in the coming hours

11-07-2020 01:50 PM

Baghdad / news

Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, revealed that major operations will be launched in the coming hours at the border outlets.

In statements reported by “Sky News Arabia”, Al-Kazemi said, “The security forces were authorized to shoot at the infringers on the border crossings.”

He added, “The anti-terrorist haze carried out airdrops at dawn today, and the Mandali border crossing with Iran was controlled.”

He continued, “The journey to restore order has begun, and we will not allow the theft of public money in border crossings,” noting that “major operations will be launched in the coming hours.”

Revealing new details about the negotiations between Baghdad and Erbil

Time: 7/20/2020 11:58:53

{Baghdad: Al Furat News} A member of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s delegation negotiating with the federal government revealed today, Saturday, new details about the negotiations and the date of the next visit to the delegation of the region to Baghdad, noting that the delegation of the region is awaiting a response from Baghdad, about the upcoming visit.

 Kurdish media reported, quoting the member, that “the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government is likely to visit Baghdad at the end of the current week, most likely,” noting that “the delegation will be headed by the Deputy President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Qubad Talabani.”

He pointed out that “reaching an agreement between the two sides has become an imperative and urgent matter” on both sides of the negotiations, pointing out that “the files that are to be discussed are related to the financial dues of the Kurdistan region, oil, non-oil imports, customs and border ports.”

He explained that “the Baghdad government recognized all the files that the Kurdistan Regional delegation presented to them recently, including the oil production file, as the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government provided statistics on the produced quantities, which amounted to 467 thousand barrels per day, of which 30 thousand barrels for local consumption, and the rest are exported, The numbers were also released on other imports. ”

 Regarding Baghdad’s response to the oil partnership contracts concluded by the Kurdistan Regional Government, he noted that “Baghdad recognized these contracts, but says that their financial situation is difficult now, and they want the Kurdistan Regional Government to conduct matters with them at the present time with what is available to them, with the necessity of holding An agreement between the two parties. ”

It is mentioned that the most important outstanding issues between the two parties include the oil file, border crossings and airports, at a time when the poor economic and financial situation of the Kurdistan Regional Government is pushing Baghdad to raise the ceiling of its demands. is over

Mohammed Al-Marsoumi