Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

Displaced Iraqi girls who fled their homes pose as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr, in Mosul, Iraq June 25, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
by Loaa Adel Jun 25, 2017, 5:12 pm
(Reuters) People in the Iraqi city of Mosul celebrated their first Muslim Eid holiday without Islamic State in years on Sunday after the militants were ejected from much of the city, and hoped the battle to recapture the remaining area would soon be over.

Kubis: the demise Daesh is imminent, and peace will prevail in Iraq


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[Oan- Baghdad]
through the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubis, my best congratulations and sincere wishes for peace and prosperity general of the Iraqi people and the Muslims especially on the occasion of Eid al – Fitr.
Said Kubis , according to a statement to UNAMI meet for the agency all of Iraq [where] a copy of “What distinguishes this feast is that the demise of Daesh is imminent, which heralds the victory of Iraq on what he called the terrorist organization of succession, as was liberated most of Mosul areas, while now being prosecuted terrorists in the last remaining pockets where their days are numbered, but we are still deeply concerned about the civilians who are still trapped by the ongoing fighting , or who the terrorists as human shields taker. ”
UN Representative and saluted the sacrifices made by Iraqis of all stripes in the war against terrorism.
He added Kubis “reminisce in this blessed Eid victims of terrorism civilians and Iraqi security forces and thepeshmerga and the popular crowd who sacrificed their lives in the fight against terrorists.”
He said , “Our thoughts are with the families of the victims, and our prayers for them and full sympathy and solidarity with the wounded and millions of citizens who have fled their homes and towns, many of whom celebrate this holiday in displacement camps.”
He pointed out that ” the month of Ramadan, a month of obedience, compassion and forethought, have disturbed they described this year ‘s terrorist bombings that claimed the lives of many civilians , ” adding that “Iraq deserve peace, national reconciliation is the foundation for achieving lasting peace, and I am confident that Iraqis will celebrate the month Ramadan and Eid al – Fitr and they enjoy coming to peace and harmony. “

Federal police announced the resolution of the battle of the “Old City” in Mosul

Iraqi forces on the outskirts of Fallujah

BAGHDAD – The Journal News

Federal police announced the team leader Raed Shakir Jawdat, on Sunday, the control of security forces, the majority of the old city area on the right side of the city of Mosul.

Said Jawdat in a statement received by the «Journal News» that his forces took control of two-thirds of the remaining area of ​​the square in the old city and that “the progress of the battle may resolve the Iraqi forces in all axes.”

He added that “units of the Iraqi Federal Police approached many Aserjkhanh last strongholds Daesh.”

Judt pointed out that “the final declaration of victory was a matter of time and that the enemy live in a state of defeatism after losing 80% of its defense capabilities currently relies on stealth and evasive in densely populated areas.”

He stressed that “the federal police deal skillfully to isolate the terrorists and target them away from the damage Balahale.”

Abadi congratulated Eid: We hope the willingness of Iraqis to the stage of post-terrorism

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{Baghdad: Euphrates News} congratulated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Iraqi Islamic nation by the Eid al-Fitr.
According to the text of a telegram congratulating the way , according to a statement to his agency {Euphrates News} received a copy of it , “with solutions for the days of Eid al – Fitr and near the victory of our final heroine on the terrorist Daesh gangs, I extend my sincere congratulations and my name blessings to the Iraqis with all denominated and their color on this occasion.” 

Abadi , expressed his wish that the return on the occasion , “Iraqis are always good and the blessings they are united against their enemies and prepare for the post – terrorism , which will be a springboard for a new life filled with their aspirations and wishes in a safe country and cream.” 

” I also salute our fighters heroes they write last chapters of the battle of honor against the terrorist Daesh, calling from God Almighty to be the days of all Iraqis holidays raptures, and every year , Iraqis enjoy security, peace and prosperity” .anthy

Joint Operations announces widespread security in BaghdadJoint Operations announces widespread security in Baghdad

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Twilight News / Supreme Army Command announced on Sunday for the implementation of a security exercise begins in the capital Baghdad on Sunday morning and throughout the day of Eid.
It said the leadership of the joint operations in a statement, he coordinated and an anti-terrorism and Baghdad Operations Command, will be carried out practice Omnah.bbah on Sunday, a brief summary of June 25, 2017 through the spread of anti-terrorism apparatus in the areas of Baghdad forces to strengthen security measures and ensure the protection of all citizens in the exercise of their activities. During the days of Eid al-Fitr.

Iraq is a new plan to alleviate poverty .. And the areas of control calls for the worst

Othman Al-Mukhtar


24 June 2017

Iraqi government sources said that a ministerial committee is working to launch a national strategy to alleviate poverty in the country, in an attempt to contain the rising proportion of Iraqis under the poverty line, who exceeded their proportion in the areas of government control 31% and in areas of control calls more than 48%.
A senior official in the Ministry of Finance told the “New Arab” that the plan is to be completed within two months from now, to be implemented early next year 2018, noting that it depends on several mechanisms for the purpose of success, which will continue until 2022.
According to the information, six international bodies, including a bank, financial institutions and various governments are working to help Iraq to complete the plan, which is the first of its kind, targeting about 7 million Iraqis.
The plan will be based on granting soft loans to small and medium-sized enterprises, granting agricultural loans to land owners, on the condition of reclamation and cultivation, granting housing loans, opening at least 400 factories and a state-owned factory to attract labor and obligating foreign and local investors to be The number of Iraqis working in their projects is not less than 70%, in addition to the adoption of projects for women in the home for widows and divorcees.

Mohammed al-Moussawi, a member of the Iraqi parliament, said in an interview with “The New Arab” that “a specialized committee is continuing to prepare all the details of the plan before it was announced and aimed at alleviating poverty and not eliminating it. The plan is financial, and is likely to be officially announced by the end of September by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi.
A report by the Iraqi Ministry of Planning showed a significant increase in poverty and unemployment in the country, reaching 48% control areas and government control areas 31% while in the Kurdistan region of Iraq 21%.

The provinces of Anbar, Salah al-Din, Diyala, Mosul, Kirkuk and Baghdad topped the list of the poorest provinces, followed by Muthanna, Babil and Dhi Qar.

Experts attribute the rise of poverty in Iraq to an invasion of the country, the decline in oil prices globally, and the spread of corruption in the joints of state institutions.
“The poverty rate before 2014 was between 13 and 15 percent, but after the emergence of the boom and the waves of displacement, the economic crisis and the permanent decline in oil prices, the rise in the price of oil rose,” Abdul Zahra al-Hindawi, a spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Planning, said earlier in June. The proportion of poverty to double, and even jumped over 30% and is increasing day by day. ” Members of parliament and civil activists are seeking to draft new laws that will reduce poverty.
Gamal al-Wakil, a member of the Iraqi Human Rights Committee for the “New Arab” said that the current effort is to oblige the government with a number of laws through which to stop the escalation of poverty first and then mitigate it.
“The current social imbalance must be fixed. Iraq has two very first layers, the second is very poor, there is no middle class, and all because of financial and administrative corruption,” he said.

In December 2015, the Iraqi Ministry of Planning announced that it had launched a strategy to alleviate poverty in a country where more than a third of the population lives on less than $ 2 a day.