A new explosion targets the coalition supplies in southern Iraq



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Explosive device


2020-08-29 18:13

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Shafaq News / A security source said that an explosive device had exploded on Saturday on a convoy of trucks carrying supplies for the international coalition led by America in southern Iraq.

The source told Shafaq News, that “an explosive device that was placed on the highway linking Al-Hilla and Diwaniyah exploded targeting a convoy carrying logistical supplies for the International Coalition.”

The source added that the attack did not result in injuries, without further explanation.

The attack comes a few hours after a missile fell inside the Green Zone in central Baghdad, mostly targeting the US embassy.

Attacks on US-led coalition supplies and military bases housing US soldiers and diplomats have clearly increased in frequency in the past few weeks.

No party has claimed responsibility for those attacks, but Washington points the finger of blame at factions close to Iran, including the Hezbollah Brigades.


The date of its announcement was set by Al-Kazemi … a deputy announces the completion of the investigations into the Basra assassinations

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Baghdad Today – Baghdad

A member of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, MP Abdul Khaleq Al-Azzawi, revealed, on Saturday, important results in the Basra assassinations file.

Al-Azzawi said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), “According to the available information, we have that the security committees concerned with investigating the Basra assassinations have completed the tasks assigned to them, and there are important results, but I do not have direct knowledge of them, but what I know is that there are achievements that have been achieved.”

Al-Azzawi added, “The results of the investigations will be announced directly by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazimi to the public opinion soon, and he stated this recently,” noting that “the government is serious about the file of those involved in assassinations not in Basra, but in the rest of the provinces because justice must take its course.”

Badr Al-Ziyadi said, in a statement received (Baghdad Today), a copy of it, that “there is an external engine carrying an agenda aimed at sowing chaos and destabilizing the security situation in the province,” while noting that “the coming days will witness the arrest of the perpetrators of the assassination of activists.”

Al-Ziyadi added that “there is an external engine that carries an agenda that aims to sow chaos and destabilize the security situation in the governorate,” indicating that “changing the security plans by the new police chief and deploying joint controls in the city contributed to controlling the situation as well as that sends reassurance to the citizen that the security forces are She is working hard on this file. ”

He pointed out that “Basra’s security is progressing towards better in avoiding chaos, as happened in some provinces,” indicating that “the coming days will witness the arrest of the perpetrators of the murders of activists and informing everyone after completing the investigations that those who carried out these incidents are not from the people of the province, but by foreign hands working.” To create chaos and improper demonstrations, in contrast to the peacefulness of which its members and the families of the martyrs have declared their innocence of what happens in some demonstrations from carrying weapons or throwing grenades (Molotov cocktails) at the security services. ”

A member of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee pointed out that “Basra is considered the lung of Iraq, and in the event that there are security problems, chaos and internal fighting, the whole country (will burn) as a result.”


Johnson and Rote Soon in Baghdad, and the reason for the postponement of Macron’s visit

Political | 04:11 – 29/08/2020

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An informed source at the Foreign Ministry revealed, on Saturday, that the prime ministers of Britain and the Netherlands will visit Iraq.

The source said in an interview with Mawazine News that “British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit Iraq soon, and there is also a visit by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.”

The source revealed the reason for the postponement of the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Iraq, and explained, “The visit was postponed for reasons related to arranging its files, as committees from the two countries are working to organize the agenda of the visit, in addition to the agreements and memoranda expected to be signed during the visit.”

French President Emmanuel Macron was supposed to visit Iraq this week, but sources said that the visit was postponed.


A Katyusha rocket fell on a house inside the Green Zone


the green Zone




2020-08-29 14:08

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Shafaq News / The Security Media Cell reported that, on Saturday, a Katyusha missile had fallen on a house inside the heavily fortified Green Zone, in the center of the capital, Baghdad.

The cell said, in a statement received by Shafaq News, that “a Katyusha-type missile fell on an empty house inside the Green Zone in Baghdad, without casualties.”

She added, “It was found that the launch of the missile was from the Army Channel on the Rusafa side of the capital.”

The Green Zone and military bases housing US soldiers and diplomats have been subjected to repeated missile attacks for many months.

Washington accuses Iraqi factions close to Tehran, including Kataib Hezbollah, of being behind the attacks.


Muqtada al-Sadr issues a statement on the occasion of Ashura

2020.08.29 – 19:54

Baghdad – People   

The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, confirmed today, Saturday, the continuation of the “uprising for reform” in Iraq, while he said that external forces have colluded on the country.  

Al-Sadr said in a statement he issued on the occasion of Ashura that “people” received a copy of it (August 29, 2020), addressing a metaphorical letter to Imam Al-Hussein: “The arrows that killed you, the swords that slaughtered you, those horses that crushed your ribs, and those crowds that deprived you of a dose of water are the masses of corruption and spoilers. … and today it itself wants to harm your Iraq and your proud people and to undermine the religion of God and our glorious creed. ”  

He added, “Just as you went out to seek reform in your grandfather’s nation, today we are rising up for reform in our beloved Iraq, and foreign powers have been unjust and aggressive against us … but we (continue) until liberation and reform.”  


Political forces set 5 conditions to support any agreement between Baghdad and Erbil

804 Policy 2020/08/29 18:23

Baghdad today – Baghdad 

The deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance, Hanin Qaddo, revealed today, Saturday, 5 conditions that the political blocs in Baghdad will set to support any agreement between the central government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Hanin Qaddo said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the outstanding issues between Baghdad and Erbil are very complex, but they will be resolved if the oil and gas bill is resolved, which will solve all these obstacles and satisfy both parties.”

“The political forces are ready to support any agreement between Baghdad and Erbil, provided that the region adheres to the constitution, and delivers oil imports to Baghdad, as well as exporting oil through the National Sumo Company, in order for the government to bear the payment of expenses and financial dues.” 

And the deputy of the Al-Fateh Alliance in Parliament stated that “Kurdistan is also required to hand over imports of border crossings, taxes and airports,” stressing that “commitment to these conditions will enable us to reach a good agreement between the two parties, and Baghdad may increase the region’s share in the draft budget law if it is committed. By agreement. ”

And (Baghdad Today), last Sunday, published a document with the text of the agreement proposed by the Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, to resolve the outstanding issues with the Kurdistan region.

The agreement included 7 basic points interspersed with a number of special paragraphs, managing the customs file, paying the debts owed by the Kurdistan region for the benefit of the (tbi) bank, and auditing the accounts for the region and Baghdad through a joint committee that undertakes the tasks of auditing the accounts from 2014 until 2020, and the region has no objection to it. Providing integrated information about the region’s debts, Kurdistan’s readiness to sign an energy and electricity agreement, according to the legal and technical contexts.

The agreement also included: These arrangements will remain in effect until the federal budget is approved


Representing the Kurdistan Region in the Iraqi negotiating committees in the strategic dialogue with America

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Strategic dialogue

2020-08-29 10:40

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Shafaq News / A Kurdish member in the Iraqi negotiating delegation in the strategic dialogue between Iraq and America confirmed today, Saturday, that the negotiation and understanding committees between Iraq and America include members from the Kurdistan region, pointing out that this will have a good impact on the rights and privileges of the region .

A member of the Iraqi delegation for the strategic dialogue with America, Ok Salah, said in a dialogue seminar at the headquarters of the Kurdish Change Movement in Sulaymaniyah Governorate today that Iraq and America are conducting dialogue on nine understandings, including the files of Peshmerga, energy, economy, health and higher education .

Salah indicated that the Kurds’ participation in the dialogues and understandings between Iraq and America in the various sectors will have a good impact on the rights and privileges of the region, pointing out that this Kurdish representation will continue .

This comes at a time when Iraq and America are conducting a strategic dialogue on the files of military and security coordination, energy, economy and a number of other files.


Al-Kazemi: The government is keen to face challenges and correct wrong paths

Editing date: 08/29/2020 16:11


The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, affirmed on Saturday that the government is keen to meet the challenges in the country and correct the wrong paths.

The media office of the Prime Minister stated in a statement that Mawazine News received a copy of, that “The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, made an inspection visit to the headquarters of the Counter-Terrorism Service, and was received by the head of the agency, Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab Al-Saadi “.

The statement added, “Al-Kazemi toured the headquarters of the agency, looked at its departments, opened a special center to examine those infected with the Coronavirus, and met with the leaders of the Counter-Terrorism Service and was informed of the work and plans of the security apparatus.”

Al-Kazemi expressed his “happiness at his meeting with the members and officers of the Counter-Terrorism Service,” stressing that “the agency enjoys the confidence of the Iraqis, due to the heroism and exploits it has achieved in the war against ISIS terrorist gangs, and the humane treatment of its fighters with the people of the areas liberated from terrorism and their sense of safety towards them.”

He indicated, “The Counter-Terrorism Service has gained an international reputation as well, and we must work to enhance this reputation through continuous modern training and the need to entrench the principle of the national creed in the work of the agency, as well as the rest of the security services.”

He pointed out, “the challenges facing Iraq at the current stage, and the government’s keenness to confront and overcome them, and correct many wrong paths, to move the country forward.”

The Counter-Terrorism Service called on leaders and associates to “work for Iraq,” noting that “many citizens choose the agency even in non-security issues, and this indicates their confidence in you and their sense of security with you, and you must invest this confidence in what is good for the country and its people.” “.

He emphasized, “The government’s bet today is on you and our heroic security forces, in confronting everything that threatens the security and stability of society and its members.”


A historic agreement and a special file that the French President will carry on his visit to Iraq soon

Editing date: 08/29/2020 15:10


Member of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Iraqi Parliament, Mukhtar Al-Mousawi, revealed, on Saturday, the files that French President Emmanuel Macron is carrying on his visit to Iraq soon.

Al-Mousawi said, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik, that the French President, Macron, will visit the capital, Baghdad, next month, after changing the date of his visit, which was agreed upon by the French Defense Minister, Florence Parly.

Moussawi added that the files carried by the French President on his visit to Iraq, on top of which are the discussion with the Iraqi government on electricity, because there is a German-French agreement on electric power.

He confirmed, and Macron also carries with him a special file on Iraq’s borders with neighboring countries: Syria, Turkey and Iran.

He continued, that the French President’s talks are economic and focus on energy.

The Minister of the French Armies, Florence Parly, arrived in Baghdad last Thursday, August 27, and held talks with the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi, her counterpart Jumah Inad al-Jubouri, and the leader of the international coalition forces led by the United States of America against terrorism.

Iraq suffers from a crisis in electric power over many years and a continuous interruption of the current current that prompted citizens to go out in angry popular protests, especially in the central and southern governorates, which are experiencing a significant rise in temperatures that exceed half the boiling point of water during the summer season.