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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 PM
    America's plans to send more troops to Iraq to participate in the liberation of Mosul He met with defense ministers and foreign more than 30 countries in Washington for two days in meetings about the next steps to be taken to defeat Daash group which still controls large parts of Iraq and Syria. During the meeting showed the ministers ofdefense concern about what will happen after the defeat Daash expected, and whether the countries are ready to rebuild the cities , especially in Iraq war and stabilize the torn, according to US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter , who added that some countries had agreed to increase its contribution to the fight with the approach of the battles to restore the cities of Mosul , the Iraqi - Syrian and tenderness. after the first session today Carter spoke to reporters , saying that a lot of talks took place about the need for reconstruction after the fighting, and pointed out that " the biggest concern strategic , who is this group of defense ministers is that the efforts to achieve stability lag behind the military campaign and must be our priority to make efforts keep pace with the campaign. We discussed it today, tomorrow will be focused dialogue on this issue with our counterparts from the foreign ministers. " for his part , Michael Fallon , British defense Minister stressed the need to do more to make sure of the ability and willingness of people to return to their towns in Iraq, where he said " We must make sure the coalition of its ability to support the Government of Iraq , including required after the liberation of Mosul, and that includes restoration of services and eliminate the threat of improvised explosive hidden until everything is mined rubble efforts. Parents do not have the confidence to come back unless we clean up their areas of explosives. " The gathering comes at a time when preparing Iraqi forces - with the help of the international coalition - to lay siege to the city of Mosul and then restored. The continued defense ministers meeting for two hours, and this is the fourth time that regulates where Carter a meeting of the alliance 's anti-Daash. on the other hand the guest John Kerry , US Secretary of State Wednesday conference separately in an effort to raise at least two billion dollars from donor countries to help Iraq regain its territory Daash, where will allocate these funds for the relief of displaced people and the removal of mines and help the liberated areas and thereturn of residents to them, reconstruction and development assistance. the Foreign Ministry said that donors have pledged more than $ 2.1 billion addition to providing US $ 310 million in additional funding, Kerry said , "if we do not succeed in Iraq will not be our safe . Al Daash plans against all of us has proved his ability to attack us one way or another. So we fight all we can and help the government of Prime Minister al - Abadi Iraqis and friends are an important part of a campaign to defeat Daash. " In turn , said Brett Mcgork, special presidential envoy to the alliance," we succeed on the ground in Iraq and Syria, but still we have to do a lot, he a great challenge Salazemna for years to come. " the rally in the wake of the NATO summit , which was held in Warsaw earlier this month where he agreed allies to increase support for the task of fighting Daash including increased efforts to train and build the Iraqi armed forces capabilities. the United States announced it would send 560 additional fighters to Iraq to turn the air base by restoring Iraqi forces recently to the starting center for the battle of the restoration of Mosul , which is long overdue. for his part , Gen. Joseph Votal US Central command , said the United States did not send large numbers of troops to Iraq so far, but would soon. he added that with the campaign 's progress the United States will continue to do what is required - including sending more troops - to meet the combat requirements, where he said "we will look to increase the additional capacity needed to achieve our goals." it is also the Alliance in promoting the fighting in Syria , where fighting US - backed forces in order Manbej city , which lies on a main supply line from Turkey to tenderness fundamental objective of the international coalition. http://www.almadapaper.net/ar/news/513989/%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%A7-%D8%AA%D8%B9%D8%AA%D8%B2%D9%85-%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%AF-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%89-
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    Today, 02:06 PM
    Parliamentary Finance: Finance Minister of whales corruption and Salim al-Jubouri, an accomplice Last updated: July 26, 2016 - 15:18 BAGHDAD / News Network Iraq said the parliamentary finance committee member Haitham al -Jubouri said on Tuesday that his committee has more than a dozen corruption files against Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari , a process of questioning in the House of Representatives. Jubouri said in a press statement today: to be the most prominent of those files is renting a number of houses near the ministry , the headquarters of large amounts of up to one hundred and eighty - eight million Iraqi dinars per house, as well as rehabilitation of Massoud Barzani , the home at $ two hundred million dinars at the expense of the Ministry of Finance. He accused al - Jubouri, head of the House of Representatives to "delay" questioned Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari and "compliment" the political blocs and the ministers, noting that the parliament cabinet reshuffle is waiting for the purpose of delay questioning. in the same context , a member of the economic Committee Najiba Najib said in a press statement : " a statement accusing al - Jubouri of the parliament procrastination on the grill Zebari is a political no more contrary to the fact that parliament did not disrupts any files questioning of political figures, including Zebari. " she added that the parliament implements procedures routine in those files there is no stalling at the expense of the parliamentary role in favor of the political blocs. http://aliraqnews.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A9%D9%88%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%AD%D9%8A%D8%AA%D8%A7/
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 PM
    UNAMI mission to Iraq mission extended by one year Today, 13:50 BAGHDAD / Sky Press: The UN Security Council decided at its meeting held yesterday, extended the mandate of UNAMI to Iraq one year, ending a 31 of July of next year 2017. He declared the representative of the Council, "Jean Kops," the fact that the decision came against the backdrop of a formal petition from the Iraqi government to the Council. The council also issued a formal request to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, "Ban Ki-moon," includes his attendance to the council every three months, providing an integrated report on the proportions of UNAMI to achieve its mission in Iraq in detail. http://www.skypressiq.net/18198--.html
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 PM
    PARLIAMENT WILL VOTE ON TWO BILLS AND FINISHED READING THREE TO RAISE ITS NEXT THURSDAY July 26, 2016 Nur News / Baghdad raised the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Tuesday, 5th legislative term first third legislative year 'smeeting, to next Thursday, while the meeting witnessed the vote on the two bills and the end of the first reading of three draft laws. A parliamentary source for "Light News", " Parliament Speaker Salim al adjourn the meeting until next Thursday , "he said , adding that" the Council voted on a draft General Authority Act to ensure the regions and governorates not organized the rights of the province, completed voting on the draft universities, colleges , civil law, as well as to postpone the vote in principle a draft law merging and abolition ofministries. " He added that" the meeting included the first reading of the draft law amending the decree passport filter atomic endowment No. (1) for the year 1955, and the first reading of the draft accession of the Republic of Iraq to the international Institute for the unification of private law (UNIDROIT) in respect of stolen cultural property or illegally exported, in addition to the first reading of the draft challenged the law in the interest of law in the judgments and decisions of the real property. " the source said," the session also saw discussion of the draft national Commission for Informatics law, and report and discuss the draft Informatics crimes Act, and report and discuss the draft to maintain law documents". http://alnoornews.net/new/?p=97602
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 PM
    Determining on 25 August next date for questioning Zebari in ParliamentSince 26/07/2016 17:30 (Baghdad time) Baghdad balances News Parliamentary Integrity revealed on Tuesday that the House of Representatives approved on the grill and Finance Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, along with other ministers, arguing that the Finance Ministry has not received the charismatic professional specialization in the administration so far, according to the plan. The MP for the Reform Front, Haitham al-Jubouri, on Tuesday, setting a date no later questioned Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari for files that relate to suspicions of corruption. Jubouri said L / balance News / he "was determined on 25 August next, the date for the questioning of Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari by me all files to suspicions of corruption", past on to say that "the questioning request was submitted on December 15 of last year." And Abizaid Jubouri, saying that "After the application be reciprocated and documents on the legal adviser to the Council of Representatives and his opinion Bmtabgueth to the constitution and rules of procedure of the Council decided to determine the day of the interrogation." The MP Haitham al-Jubouri, vowed in October 21, 2015, Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari, accounting in front of the House of Representatives in the event of a decision to apply for the salary scale, confirming the weakness of the role of parliament and the government to issue decisions not of their competence. For his part, the parliamentary finance committee member Taha defense that "There are indications and suspicions of corruption on the financial and in most of the joints, there are also suspicions of corruption against its minister, Hoshyar Zebari," adding, "The Ministry of Finance of the sovereign ministries, successively by ministers through quotas political and partisan. " The questioning of the Minister of Finance procedures, Hoshyar Zebari, was ready and waiting to determine the date by the presidency of the parliament, on issues related to rental homes and private jets, and the contract monopolistic companies Ironing card since 2007 and took commissions for payments to contractors and the size of the commission and who paid money being outside the legal process controls " http://www.mawazin.net/%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%AF-%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%85-25-%D8%A3%D8%A8-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%82%D8%A8%D9%84-%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%A7-%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86
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  • harry's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    Financial inspector announce the signing of the consultancy contract for the application of the overall banking systemSince 07.26.2016 at 12:48 (Baghdad time) Baghdad balances NewsIt announced the Office of the Inspector General in the Ministry of Finance, on Tuesday, signed the consultancy contract for the application of the overall banking system to provide scientific and basic requirements. The office said in a statement received / balances News / copy of it, "it was the consultancy contract for the application of the overall banking system in a bank Rafidain and Rasheed signature." The statement added that "this comes for the purpose to keep pace with global technological developments in the Iraqi banking business and its contribution to the work to overcome the financial crisis and the development sectors of the country's economic and contribute in the face of financial volatility by participating investment and finance long industrial and agricultural sectors-term activities within the automation of the banking business concepts." . He pointed out the office, according to the statement, that "the Rafidain and Rasheed contract a consultant with the company (Ernst & Young) for the acquisition of the overall banking system, which will be applied in the two banks, and during the period (125) actual working days to accomplish the date of commencement to work". http://www.mawazin.net/%D9%85%D9%81%D8%AA%D8%B4-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D9%8A%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%86-%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%D9%8A%D8%B9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%82%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%B7%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%82-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B1%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%84
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    Today, 01:29 PM
    Parliamentary Integrity indicate suspicions of corruption on the Minister of Finance sets August 25 of the next date of his interrogation Tuesday, July 26, 2016 17:27 BAGHDAD / Baghdadi Uz..khevc of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, on Tuesday, the identification of the 25th of the month of August next date for the questioning of three ministers in the House of Representatives, noting that among the respondents will be Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari. A source at the Commission's / Baghdadi News / it "was identified on 25 of next August to interrogate Zebari and other two ministers in the Committee on the corruption files, at the request submitted on December 15 of last year." He added that "There are indications and suspicions of corruption on the financial and in most of the joints, there are also suspicions of corruption against its minister himself," pointing out that "these suspicions have occurred as a result of partisan quotas that have been followed in the selection of ministers" http://www.albaghdadianews.com/politics/item/99366-AkleAm%D8%A9-AkBEkLAln%D8%A9-bTyoE-yoBmAb-JYOAD-IkO-NenE-AkLAkn%D8%A9-NbGDD-25-Ll-AB-AkLjBk-LNID-AYObvNABm.html
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    Today, 01:13 PM
    Banks, Rafidain and Rasheed sign a contract with an international company for the acquisition of the banking system overall 26-07-2016 06:00 PM Signed bank Rafidain and Rasheed, a contract with an international company for the acquisition of the banking system overall. A statement by the Office of the Inspector General of the Ministry of Finance, 'in order to keep pace with global technological developments in the Iraqi banking business, and its contribution to the work to overcome the financial crisis and the development sectors of the country's economic, to help to cope with financial volatility by participating investment and finance long industrial and agricultural sectors-term activities within the concepts automation of the banking business, signed a bank Rafidain and Rasheed contract consultant with the firm Ernst & Young] world for the acquisition of the overall banking system, which will be applied in the two banks mentioned, to achieve the objectives referred to above, and during the period of 125 actual working days to the completion of the direct work history '. http://www.ikhnews.com/index.php?page=article&id=145592
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    Today, 12:56 PM
    good afternoon ds i pray that everyone day will be bless today, i just got home from 4 hour of bushhog a friend pasture for him untile he can get back on his feet.
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  • guardian's Avatar
    Today, 08:12 AM
    middleeastmonitor.com International coalition to increase number of troops in Iraq Fakir Rana July 25, 2016 at 4:08 pm US Convoy in Iraq. The US-led international coalition said on Sunday that the number of its troops in Iraq is set to rise to 7,000 after the arrival of 560 American soldiers, Anadolu has reported. Spokesman Christopher Garver told a press conference at the US embassy in central Baghdad that the figure excludes embassy employees. “The international coalition conducted 70 air strikes against Daesh in Iraq last week,” said Garver, “and it trained 23,750 members of the Iraqi security forces.” The coalition spokesman estimated that there are between 5,000 and 10,000 Daesh fighters in Mosul and expects this to fall to 5 or 6,000 when the military strikes against the group’s positions begin. It is also estimated that there are still somewhere between 500,000 and one million civilians in the city. “As such, we keep vigilant when we carry out our airstrikes,” he explained. Coalition forces act as consultants and advisers for the Iraqi army, said Garver, and provide intelligence. “They are not involved directly in the fight against Daesh.” More than 10,000 items of information about Daesh in the Syrian city of Manbij have been obtained from computers, mobile phones and modems operated by the group. According to Garver they include details of recruitment processes and how recruits are infiltrated into Syria. Following analysis, he added, the details will be passed to the security forces. https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20160725-international-coalition-to-increase-number-of-troops-in-iraq/
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    Today, 06:46 AM
    Good morning DS. I hope everyone enjoys an wonderful day! Stay safe.
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    Today, 12:00 AM
    I agree HotRod. Thank you Harry for great articles...
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    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Sounds like good news to me. Thanks harry.
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    Yesterday, 10:11 AM
    Good morning ksd, guardian, harry, Bondlady2, b1955, cleopatra, and of course.....Happy belated Birthday to ROADRUNNER!!! Glad your doing good! Have a great day everyone, and an awesome week too!!
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    Yesterday, 09:34 AM
    After the defeat Daash .. What are the plans of Washington "assumed" for Iraq? 2016/7/25 04:50:00 PM Fighting continues with al Daash terrorist, after the large losses suffered by and left him in "very critical", the floating into the arena in Iraq now, another approach is to look at its settings, centered this time, about the future of the country and strategy optimization to deal with their positions after the yard Daash stage . A shift in attention from the defeat Daash, to search later destroyed, comes against the backdrop of the demise of the power regulation and declining clout in Iraq, especially, where experts in Iraqi affairs, seemed to provide a few recommendations on what needs to be done to restore stability to Iraq and to ensure continuity after the defeat Daash, The end of regulation It would mean for Iraq, only the beginning of the domestic political battles. "We must look beyond Iraq to look there Daash" she said Mina Al-Oraibi, a professor, a researcher at the effectiveness of the American Institute of State, adding that "success in Iraq depends not only to look to Iraq to expel anti-terrorism exclusively." Data situation Respondents experts, stressed that the purpose of the collection of the United States for the amount of $ two billion, which was Asthsalha through the conference of donor countries to support Iraq last week, represents the biggest goal, is unspoken, where this will be the first financial defenses that will be tapped as resources for payment reasons of stability of the situation disparate in Iraq , the often inflict more. Should not neglect the fact that some data must be taken into account in dealing with the situation in Iraq in the post-Daash, liberated land is regulated, have certain characteristics, including the security forces, which must be stuck to the ground where, it must be Hazih acceptance of the local population, towns and villages must be re-reconstruction and re-population of them, in addition to making Iraq an example of human values, which will be presented to the population in aid. All this will not be until after the restoration of the city of Mosul of al Daash, which is referred to by experts now ranking as the focus of attention, in spite of the danger of post-Daash. The importance of Mosul Iraqi military effort Almichrk with the US-led coalition forces, has not yet been an official date for the start of military operations to restore the city declares, despite the declaration of the current Iraqi prime minister, "Haider al-Abadi," Bida intention of those operations during the month of October. This process will be governed by the success of failure of Iraqi political factors more than nature's ability to organize Daash, according to the respondents experts said. Especially with the announcement of the Information Office of the President of the Iraqi parliament, "Saleem al-Jubouri," over the past week, that Iraq still needed international support, which the country look like a weak, non-uniform in the upcoming battle against the organization, at a time across which is also thanks to the support international currently submitted for Iraq, which emphasized the need to be used as frames in the country's reconstruction. Iraqi government challenges The most important problem facing Iraq in the next stage, is to rebuild bridges of trust between the Iraqi people and their government, which destroyed Abbarsnoat of sectarian and corrupt the wrong policies, which will ensure the continued success of the achievements is long over, and thus pay more stability. It does not stop at this point only, but on Baghdad to take effective measures on the ground to show its intention to trust and reconnection to reform its people, especially in areas abandoned ones of its people because of the organization Daash, and varies from creating suitable job opportunities, to setting worthy of the confidence of the citizens, security forces local. Kurdistan .. Experts also stressed that the Kurdistan The province works within these efforts to resolve outstanding has problems with Baghdad, if he would have preferred "a beacon of hope," as trying to present himself, and not falling in a furnace of chaos and infighting, as the transfer of that Bilal Wahab, Assistant Professor at the American University in Iraq. Kurds, who have managed to avoid damage to the existence of Daash dramatically, will play their forces security known as Peshmerga, role in the liberation of Iraq from external threats, however, that it is in the best interest of the region if it is able to rearrange its economy and reform its political status, otherwise the cracking It will control the future of their structure as a region and lead them to ruin, especially since the province is located in a very violent region of the Middle East, and very rich in oil. Economic reforms must include the participation of oil with Baghdad, if they wanted the province to ensure its continuation without causing providing suitable atmosphere Tojadda notify the emergence of terrorist groups such as organizing Daash emanating from the precursor base. In the end, the upcoming military operation in Mosul, will be a real test of the biggest forces Iraqi ground, and their Kurdish allies and its chock, in addition to the Western special forces working with them in this task, where the United Nations forecast, that the liberation of Mosul after completion, will require a larger deployment of aid humanitarian in the world this year. http://oneiraqnews.com/index.php?aa=news&id22=396
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    Yesterday, 09:23 AM
    Iraq's economy is recovering gradually in light of the situation in the country 25-07-2016 11:30 AM Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi economy is recovering gradually seemed assured, but slowly. " Iraq faces a financial crisis since the fall of oil prices in July 2014, which constitute 90% of its imports, and conducted on the impact of government austerity policy to reduce costs and provide the necessary resources and taking international loans to secure war supplies to the terrorist Daash gangs, and staff salaries. And he said that 'Iraq is still in financial distress do not want to be overly optimistic and pessimistic at the same time, caution is required, but there politically and economically determined to continuously rotate the course successfully. " He added 'since 2014 and until today the country moving the right way and there was no shortening the obligations of the government in the past year as well as the first half of 2016 and this means that there is the economic success of the approach of the Government of Haider al-Abadi and this success must sustain the momentum. " He explained Counsel, that 'the Iraqi economy is recovering gradually but slowly and treat the situation day by day and week by week. " The Planning Minister Salman Jumaili said in a July 11 th, that 'Iraq surpassed the most dangerous phase of the economic crisis, after passing the first half of 2016, and that the world is growing confidence of the Iraqi economy. " He expressed the hope that 'be the second half of 2016 will see the best since the end of Daash Iraq and the return of displaced persons as well as the existence of positive indicators for the rise in oil prices in the global market as well as the results of the economic measures taken by the government and processors during the last stage. " The International Monetary Fund recently approved a loan demand, allowing Iraq to get first payment of $ 1.9 billion. http://www.ikhnews.com/index.php?page=article&id=145532
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    Yesterday, 08:55 AM
    Preparations for the Liberation of Mosul completeness and identify practical goals 07.25.2016 11:12 Completed the security forces, preparations for the battle of liberation of the city of Mosul Daash gangs.The commander of the ninth division Lt. Gen. Qasim Jassim al-Maliki, said that "our forces brought together in Qayyarah Air Force Base," adding that "preparations for the Liberation of Mosul and we are waiting for a full military directives. "He pointed to "identify all the targets set for the start of the process of liberalization of Mosul."And launched in 28 of last June, a military operation to free hand Qayyarah south of the city of Mosul in preparation for the liberation of the city, security forces have made significant progress during edited a number of villages in the process axes .It was the first Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Othman al-Ghanemi, he explained that the southern Mosul, began operations within the grand plan to continue to the end of this year, according to a defense ministry statement.It is noteworthy that, Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces, Haider al-Abadi, renewed last Saturday confirmed that this year will be the end to the presence of the military Daash gangs in Iraq. http://khabaar.net/index.php/permalink/57560.html and also here this site want let me copy and paste. http://alghadpress.com/ar/news/61069/%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B5-%D8%A8%D9%80%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%BA%D8%AF-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%B3-%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8A%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%B5%D8%A9-%D8%AA%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%BA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%82-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B9%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%87%D8%A7-%D9%84%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B5%D9%84-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A3%D9%82%D9%84-%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%B4%D9%87%D8%B1
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    Yesterday, 08:38 AM
    US newspaper: conflict over billions of ages threatens the birth of a new armed Sunni conflict 07/25/2016 News looks good as it was in 2007, when Iraqi forces managed with the support of the United States to expel terrorists from important regions in an apparent shift in eliminating insurgency campaign points. But the lesson inferred from 2007 is that such victories can be fleeting, the extremist movement that known today Bdaash found fertile ground in the areas where I thought the United States government that it was quiet. today warns diplomats and analysts that the same mix poison of the security vacuum and sectarian rule could threaten gains made ​​against Daash. analysts say that what we're missing is a Sunni Muslim authority could hold and control the newly liberated areas. He says specialists Iraqis that the stability of Iraq 's plans after the defeat Daash doomed to failure that there were no international effort to address the grievances of the year, and finding a solution to the chaos of Sunni political class. After the frustration of pushing Shiite leaders to communicate with the year, the United States receiving and other resources in the coffers of local Sunnis, a tactic you used during the occupation led to the creation of patronage system and blood to the blood when the money stopped. She says Vantapi " the greatest danger is to re - establish the same political system that has led to the emergence of Daash type. we have to guard against repeating past mistakes. intense focus on the military campaign ignores danger of the reconstruction funds have helped create the conditions that led to the emergence of Daash. " in diplomatic meetings and meetings of defense ministers this week and overseen by Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of defense Ashton Carter, focused public to pay tribute to the recovery of the US - backed what Iraqi troops remarks nearly half of the Iraqi - controlled areas Daash. With the passage of Kerry and Ashton serious challenges facing the dismantling of the alleged succession, there have been talks about the results of the country 's stability projects since the US - led invasion in 2003. He warned Patrick Martin, an analyst at the Institute for the study of war in a report last month, " You can not be for the Iraqi government to ensure long - term stable as long as the Sunnis feel they are not protected and are not represented in the government and perhaps more inclined to welcome in extremist ideology." the absence of reliable Sunni representation hurt US efforts to frame the Iraq in a pluralist democracy as envisioned by the Bush administration during the the period before the war. on the security front, saw the idea of a force along the lines of the National Guard in the Sunni areas of recession, because the Shiite leaders did not relish the idea of a military force is dominated by Sunnis, despite the presence of dozens of Shiite militias with varying degrees of loyalty to the Baghdad government. Lama on the political level, divisions sectarian deep in Iraq - which gave it the US occupation institutional innature - left to the leaders of the year , losing a choice; either alliance with the Baghdad government and carrying what he described as traitors, or pay towards Sunni interests independently and take revenge government. He says one of the diplomats in Baghdad, refused to be named, was not authorized to speak on such asensitive subject, "there is no middle ground where you can be independent , but sometimes cooperate, such as some of the Shiite parties. Sunnis do not have that, either being anti-government or you agreed totally with it. " He added that this arrangement has serious consequences for the campaign , which claims the Obama administration as gaining momentum," in the absence of the leadership of Sunni and clear, we can not fight al Daash. Can fight here and there but you can not defeat. " Says Vantapi that Prime Minister al - Abadi had the political will to reform in order to enhance the participation of the year, but it may not have been strong enough to implement them without strong international support. It adds there must be plans to make young people in areas Western and Northern predominantly Sunni, but this does not work the Baghdad government did not give political space to new voices rather than a return to the elite demilitarized legitimacy to begin with . the unrest in Sunni areas , "not only represents a condemnation of the policies of the Baghdad government ,but they are also a struggle against the Sunni leadership deficit" . the only thing agreed upon by the Sunni factions competing is that the central government in Baghdad can not be relied upon in the granting of the year their share of the funds provided by the international coalition and arms to secure themselves. But beyond that every thought in his own way on the reconstruction and control of the militias tribal armed population funds who consider Daash and the Baghdad government a curse on them. It is likely to intensify now to tug on the relief funds which resulted in donors conference this week for more than two billion dollars allocated for humanitarian efforts and stability. for its part , recognizes the Foreign Ministry concerned about the slow pace of reforms Baghdad from the possibility yawing new money for needy areas as a result of corruption and nepotism. said Elizabeth Trudeau, a spokesman for the US State Department Friday, "this is one of the talking points that we are still discussing with the United States agency for relief , regardless of where you go to him the money in the world." at the beginning this month , he said an Iraqi journalist, from a site (observer) specialist analyzes the Middle East, how the internal Sunni strife began over control of the reconstruction of the areas recently liberated projects. Where he has sacked the governor of Anbar by the provincial council, individual supporters asking parliament to approve the separate province. The other Sunni factions - the Iraqi Islamic Party, the National Front, the Sunni Endowment, the Iraqi Front for National Dialogue - it contested in public. According to a report (Observer ) that the expected conflict within the Sunni areas after its liberation from Daash may result in the emergence of new armed groups could work against the Iraqi government and trying to control those areas. All these indicators show that the Sunni conflict - Sunni looming on the horizon. " Ï ® for: Pellngham Herald http://www.almadapaper.net/ar/news/513923/%D8%B5%D8%AD%D9%8A%D9%81%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%8A%D8%B1%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B9-%D8%AD%D9%88%D9%84-%D9%85%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B9%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1
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    7,000 foreign troops are present on Iraqi territory 07/25/2016 The spokesman for the International Alliance of Christopher Garver, on Sunday, that the number of international coalition troops in Iraq , with the exception of 7,000 civilian employees of the US Embassy in Baghdad. He pointed out that the coalition trained more than 23 thousand Iraqi security element. Said Christopher Garver, during a press conference held at the US Embassy, ​​attended by (long - Presse), " The number of international coalition troops in Iraq of 7 thousand soldiers with the exception of the civilian employees of the US Embassy in Baghdad , "noting that" there are thousands of coalition soldiers in Iraq circumference Ktaiaran and workers in the aircraft carriers and others . "He explained a spokesman for the international coalition that" the number of Iraqi security forces that have been trained by the international coalition of 23 thousand and 750, comprised the elements of the fight against terrorism, the army and the police , "pointing out that" the 560 US soldiers tasks who have come to Iraq recently is the rehabilitation of Qayyarah base , " the US official , adding that" computers to organize Daash found the international coalition in Syria , with more than 10 thousand information regarding organization and his ideas and how to smuggle fighters and the collection of taxes from citizens , "stressing that" such information will be shared with the Iraqi security forces. " Garver and pointed out that " the international coalition airline carried out during last week 's 70 air strike against al Daash in Iraq , " adding that "coalition aircraft carried out so far 450 air strike against Daash to prop up the Iraqi security forces around the Euphrates River since the start of operations there." http://www.almadapaper.net/ar/news/513932/7000-%D8%AC%D9%86%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D8%A3%D8%AC%D9%86%D8%A8%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%86-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B6%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9
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    Legal Committee: Parliamentary privileges will be canceled before the adoption of the House of Representatives 07/25/2016 Parliamentary Legal Committee confirmed, yesterday, seeking to abolish the privileges included in the draft House bill. Unveiling the proposal to postpone the second reading of the law until the end of the current legislative term, to make way for proposals blocs. She State of Law bloc objection to the benefits contained in the article of the law, saying it seeks to call it off because it is "not consistent with the public interest." Turn approved the Presidency of the Republic received the draft law from the presidency of the parliament, and it has sent in the form of a proposed bill to parliament in its current form. seen daily (range) on a draft of the House bill , which parliament completed its first reading in the first of the new legislative term sessions. the draft law includes 32 articles. Under certain provisions of the law on the granting of the parliament speaker and his two deputies and members of the House of Representatives material and moral privileges equal to the privileges of the prime minister and its members. She Articles 10 and 11, of the law to the parliament speaker and his two deputies are paid what is received by the Prime Minister and his two deputies from the salary and allowances. Parliament also will receive what is received by the Minister of the salary and allowances. Granted Article 12 MP and members of his family , a diplomatic passport, to be maintained for a period of eight years after the end of the legislative session. The bill also includes a non-refundable grant for once, given to the parliament speaker and his two deputies and deputies to secure social security requirements. The Vice - President has the power to determine the amount of the grant , according to Article 13 of the draft leaked. Guaranteed by article 17 of the law treat MP inside Iraq, in the case of exposure to illness or injury serious during service or of her puppies based on a decision issued by a medical commission formal competent, or beyond if committee recommended Ptadhir treated inside Iraq and regulated by instructions issued by the President in accordance with his deputies. confirms Article 18 that have a president and two deputies the power to the Prime Minister and the appropriate minister in relation to the introduction of the formations of the Council and amending his angel. According to Article (20) to the establishment of a general secretariat of the Council headed by a Director and two deputies for him, with the introduction of positions degree two managers and directors of departments and consultants within the Secretariat. as article 22 of the law provides for a number of advisers to the Council a private degree graduate, linked to the president and be responsible in front of him, and determines their number and their decision of the two vice president. She parliamentary blocs objecting to draft of the proposed law, did not see the need , because even with the deputy minister in material terms. But some lawmakers have indicated the existence of a consensus within the Parliament on the need for equality of Attorney rights with the minister. Turn the Legal Committee of the Parliamentary confirmed pursuit parliament to lift the vertebrae concessions in the draft House bill on second reading. The MP said Mohsen al - Sadoun, a member of the Commission , in a telephone conversation with (range ), " the privileges will be lifted in the second reading , " stressing that " the draft law has read the first reading , " pointing out that " the second reading include discussion of proposals of members of the council to amend the law." He pointed a Kurdish lawmaker that " the legal Committee submitted a request to postpone the reading the second draft to the end of the current legislative term in order to give an opportunity to submit proposals. " says Sadoun that" the law came to organize the work of the legislature and not to make concessions, "adding that his committee" will examine the draft proposals and thorough study. " But he admitted that the "majority of the suggestions you want there to be equality between the minister and human MP as stated in the Constitution, and not to give any privileges outside the Constitution , " .bdorha said Samira al - Moussawi, a member of a cluster of state law that " the current draft of the law of the House of Representatives came from before presidency of the Republic, and the House of Representatives is obliged to put it on its agenda for discussion and legislation. " Confirmed al - Musawi, told the (range), knowing the draft law, noting that "we found that there are many materials that are not consistent with the public interest." She said a member of State of Law bloc "in principle to the refusal of some articles of the law , we need to discuss again the terms of the law . " . And called for the need to reconsider the writing objectionable material on them, confirming the absence of the need to compare the MP privileges with Minister privileges. He confirmed al - Moussawi said mass is not with any privileges detrimental to the public interest. For its part , recognized the presidency of the republic to re - draft law to parliament after receiving a copy ofit and make some adjustments on its terms. said Khalid Shwani, presidential spokesman, in an interview with the (range), that "after the election of the current parliamentary session in three months , was presented this project by the presidency of the Council of Representatives to the presidency of the Republic to submit the final form of the project" .oamna the Constitution, according to a decision Federal Court, the House of Representatives propose laws without consulting the government, especially if it involved financial commitments. It seems that this is why the presidency of the parliament to make the law across the presidency of the republic that are entitled to propose draft laws and sent to the House of Representatives. He says Khaled Huani that "advisers Presidency held multiple meetings with advisers House of Representatives was agreed to prepare a final version of the draft law , and then made ​​the presidency Republic of the draft to parliament. " the presidential adviser said , " the House of Representatives are the owners of jurisdiction in the legislation or not , or an amendment to the paragraphs. " "The paragraphs of the law does not include violation of the law or the constitution. http://www.almadapaper.net/ar/news/513936/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D8%AC%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%88%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B2%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D8%B1%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8A%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%B3%D9%8A
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    The central bank agrees to open the windows of government banks to sell the dollar for citizens 07/25/2016 The Central Bank of Iraq, on Sunday, agreed to open government banks windows to sell thedollar for citizens, while citizens warned of the fraud by his operations, stressing that he does not mediate in the accounts of individuals or companies or organizations , and foreign remittances operations. He said the Iraqi Central Bank, in a statement It received a "long", a copy of it, that " the central bank agreed to the government banks to open windows for the sale of US dollars in cash for travelers and for other purposes in Baghdad and the provinces." He explained the bank, said that "some weak souls and scammers are carrying out a scam on some of thecitizens through some services offer to follow up the exchange instruments or transactions operations of loans and contracts of some financial institutions, in addition to promoting the possibility of interfering with the central bank in order to stroll the transactions above or those of contractors bond exchange , "asserting that" these allegations or the other is not correct, and the Bank does not transfers of funds from abroad to persons or organizations inside Iraq. " the bank added that it" does not hold the accounts of persons, companies or organizations do not deal with not intercede in its operations or conversions, " and called on citizens to" take caution of those attempts and allegations and reporting to the relevant security agencies. " The Central Bank of Iraq was established as an independent bank under the law issued on the sixth of March 2004, as an independent body, which is responsible for maintaining price stability and the implementation of monetary policy, including exchange rate policies being sessions a day for buying and selling currencies. The Central Bank of Iraq, announced on Wednesday (22 June 2016), not to deal with customers who were struggling permits special customs Bastiradathm or who relied forgery requests, while committed banks and remittance to submit the names of those customers for the purpose of uncles to prevent access to the currency foreign future. http://www.almadapaper.net/ar/news/513916/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%86%D9%83-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%B2%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%81%D9%82-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%81%D8%AA%D8%AD-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%81-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D9%83
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    Abadi adviser: Financial will issue bonds worth 5 trillion dinars to pay dues of contractors and farmers 07/25/2016 Affirmed the financial advisor to the Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi, on Sunday, the Ministry of Finance will issue bonds to pay five trillion dinars dues Contractors , amounting to about seven trillion and six billion dinars to pay the remaining amount of other bonds subject to coverage by law the budget for the next year in 2017, and as pointed out that payment will be 100% for strategic projects and 50% for the other, economists called on the government to develop a comprehensive plan to review the project since 2013 to uncover cases of corruption that accompanied her. he said theappearance of Mohammed Saleh said in an interview to the (long - Presse), said that "Contractors dues paid approximately seven trillion and six billion dinars to meet physical completion ratios varying contracting projects completed with the government , "noting that" the government has adopted a specific mechanism for the payment of those benefits include 100% payment for strategic projects, amounting completed 80% or more ratio, while the payment of 50% for those below the percentage completed for 80%. " Saleh added that" thebenefits will pay a government bond issued by the Ministry of Finance and managed by the Central Bank ofIraq on behalf of the government , "noting that" the duration of the bond of three years from the date of issuance annual interest rate of 5%. " He continued financial advisor to the Prime Minister, that " the bond issue was worth five trillion dinars , " pointing out that " the rest of the dues will be paid other bonds provided coverage law budget for the next 2017". He stressed favor, that "farmers who handed over their cereal crops to the Ministry of trade for the years 2014- 2015 to 2016, and did not collect their dues, Ciecmlon in that settlement , "explaining that" can beneficiary of the government of Sindh to keep it or mortgaging or transferring ownership, as well as his opponent and turn it into cash means off the central bank if they wish so. " it was Council of Ministers, approved in the (14 June 2016), the launch of dues contractors by 50% of the total dues as a down payment, and to report the implementation of the first chapter of the general budget in 2016 the House of Representatives for. in turn , an economist Mustafa Mohamed Habib said in aninterview for " term ", that" the lack of liquidity of the federal government as a result of lower oil prices , with an accumulated debt of an estimated 8 trillion dinars for companies and local contractors in addition to the farmers. " He added that" the duty of the government to pay its debts due and payable by the laws of all the unfinished projects that reach ratios completed 90 % and the priority will be for infrastructure and ruling. " He explained the beloved" the development of a database by the government describes the lagging projects which do not represent a priority for citizens and granted their licenses by administrative and financial corruption that suffered by the state over the past ten years. " He said the " power the Executive is determined to distribute part of international loans to pay off internal debt according to prepared tables for this purpose. " considered part of the Commission of economy parliamentary borrowing" negative case "has sought refuge Iraq" obliged ", as pointed out that the money will be borrowed will be allocated to important sectors such as health and education and displaced persons. she said committee member Rep . Najiba Najib told a news briefing seen by the "long", he said that "access to credit is one of the negative situations where making there is an obligation on the state incurred in future fiscal years, " indicating that "Iraq has turned her forced as a result of their military commitments and the lack of revenue oil and the inability of previous governments to provide funds in the public treasury. " she said Najib" the loans are not granted by theinternational organizations randomly or without conditions or restrictions , "pointing out that" the IMF conditions imposed on Iraq in the interest of money management State of Iraq and establish procedures and new ways and correct management of the Iraqi budget including to reduce operating expenses, and increased financial non - oil revenues. " The answer to" The money that is borrowed by the state will be allocated to the sectors of the mission include health and education, in addition to reducing the suffering of the displaced, " asserting that " the lack of revenue led to reduce the financial allocations for this important and dynamic sectors." He agreed IMF and the World Bank Trust Fund and international partners, in the May 19, 2016 to give Iraq a loan of $ 15 billion and conditions thereof, to reduce its expenses to 13 trillion dinars and payments to the oil companies . the Council of Ministers decided in the (19 April 2016), the formation of a committee headed by Minister of planning and the membership of the Iraqi Central Bank Governor and advisers economic and financial to the Prime Minister and the agents of the finance and planning ministries, holds the structure and controls the completion of the distribution of Contractors benefits through the bond process of developing government, to submit its recommendations to the Prime Minister for approval within a week. http://www.almadapaper.net/ar/news/513920/%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AF%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B5%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D8%B3%D9%86%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%82%D9%8A%D9%85%D8%AA%D9%87
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    Yesterday, 07:45 AM
    Economic Council: our initiatives to support the family economy 7/25/2016 0:00 BAGHDAD - Hussein al - Tamimi Tgb The head of the Iraqi Economic Council , Ibrahim al - Baghdadi important to have organizations and economic unions played a major role in the joint support of social benefits which is a moral obligation towards the people of Iraq, where they are allocated amounts compensating for the segments of society that are exposed to terrorism or to support needy families economy, noting the possibility to contribute to other initiatives that have a positive impact on the lives of citizens. Baghdadi in an interview with «morning» praised the attention of the President of theRepublic about such initiatives, including the «Loyalty to the Karada initiative» launched by the Iraqi economic Council and the role of this approach in alleviating the suffering of the families in the economic side, pointing that this initiative is done in cooperation with the Prime Minister 's Office and the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Health and the municipal Council of Karada, a number of tables the names of the families of martyrs, the wounded and bereaved families in accordance with the questionnaire forms to indicate the cases according to the severity and extent of damage to its right to have compensation and treatment for each case. He added that a delegation such as the Council he visited the President , who in turn praised the initiative and said it was a response reflecting the power of cohesion and concerted per the people in times of adversity , calling for expanded to include nice largest wider number valuing parking honorable businessmen from members of the Iraqi Economic Council , along with their brethren and their government in these circumstances difficult. in turn , said council member Fadhel Ali Shamara: the Iraqi economic Council did not stand idly towards the suffering of Iraqi families and expressed the readiness of the members of the Council to develop this initiative and contribute to other initiatives that serve the community and the nation. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=120164
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    Yesterday, 07:40 AM
    Governance rules discreet expansion equity investments 7/25/2016 0:00 BAGHDAD - Mostafa Hashemi recommended the workshop organized by the Iraq Stock Exchange of the importance of completing the legislation of the rules and regulations in line with the upcoming economic policy and complete the requirements and procedures required development and according to the plans developed by the Iraq Stock Exchange, as well as the issuance of the rules of governance sober for corporate work. The workshop , titled « the role of the rules of governance contribute to the disclosure of corporate and bank guarantor and teleconference for investors to attract and promote investment securities» indicated in its recommendations the importance of the role of the operating performance of the participating companies included in the evaluation of the prices of shares in circulation, and claim those companies worthwhile to show these values ​​in its annual reports. sedate governance as underlined the importance of concerted efforts of government institutions in the control of joint stock companies and the issuance of rules of solid corporate governance principles and not just her and the development of the required laws in order to attract investment investors discussions. And opened the workshop Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Iraqi market for securities Thaer Adnan Hashim , who stressed that the market aims to unify the visions of project governance of joint stock companies , which is the basis for the success of companies listed and the protection of small investors corporate management control. Financial instruments called in a speech at the start of the workshop He attended the «morning» to exert the effort required for the successful implementation of the subjects of the capital market in Iraq 's development through the widespread use of systems and electronic requirements for the issuance of the required instructions and rules, noting the importance of the issuance of new instructions for the trading of new financial instruments and instructions for portfolio management and investment funds for corporate financial investment companies banking. culture of investment , in turn , said Executive Director of the market , Taha Ahmed Abdul Salam: The Iraq Stock Exchange and part of its efforts to develop ways of indirect investment attracting organized during the first half of this year , four workshops in order to achieve the deployment of non - direct investment to all segments of society and to attract national savings culture and directed towards investment securities and the establishment of joint - stock companies and build investment confidence. analytical information , adding that second goal to build analytical information centers and guiding media activities towards the development goals and build investment foundations in the private sector through the capital market. He said the capital market in Iraq needs development economic activity after it is discussed a draft governance of joint stock companies prepared by the Securities Commission , which instructions, discuss and analyze the performance of joint stock companies indicators, and mechanisms of the guarantor bank and online trading to investors. saw Hits presence of representatives of the Securities and central bank staff, in addition to the board of Governors and management of market Iraq Securities and professors of universities and colleges of the administration, the economy and the overall technical Central University and brokerage securities companies and managers Commissioners and representatives of the participating companies included experts from Jordan, Lebanon and corporate electronic systems and a large number of investors and shareholders and directors of listed companies. and was held during the event an exhibition of products , a number of companies listed along with 12 other companies in order to contribute to the public and present Barzan activities in the local market and the potential definition of productivity. http://www.alsabaah.iq/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=120162
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    Yesterday, 07:29 AM
    good morning to all ds i pray that everyone will have a blessed day ,and a late birthday to you roadrunner
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    07-24-2016, 08:01 PM
    So this contradicts yesterday's news that the U.S. will not be sending ground troops. I don't think they should with the threats these guys are making. Let them fight on their own.
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    07-24-2016, 08:00 PM
    al-monitor.com Will Sadrists target US troops in Iraq? Posted July 24, 2016 Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (C) is seen during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, July 15, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani) Author: Mustafa Saadoun BAGHDAD — Alaa Abboud, the spokesman for the Peace Brigades, the armed faction of the Sadrist movement, said in a TV interview with a local Iraqi channel July 20, “We will target the US forces anywhere they are in Iraq. We are not only keen on targeting them, but thirsty for their blood.” This followed threats by the head of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, July 17 to target US military troops that are allegedly to be sent to Iraq soon to take part in the battle to liberate Mosul. Sadr, who fought a fierce battle against US forces in 2003 in the city of Najaf in southern Iraq, continues to believe that US military personnel should be targeted by his armed groups. The Shiite cleric's threats came following the visit of US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to Iraq on July 11. Carter said, “We are pleased to tell you today that has agreed to send 560 more troops to Iraq to provide critical support to Iraqi forces, in terms of infrastructure and logistic capabilities in the Qayyarah military airport.” Before Carter’s announcement on sending more US troops to Iraq, Sadr had hinted in a TV interview July 6 about his intention to target the US Embassy in Iraq by saying, “The embassy has harassed us before and now it is our time to harass it.” Today, Sadr has a force within the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) known by the name of the Peace Brigades, which he said were ready to target US forces anywhere in the country. This places the Iraqi government in an awkward position with its US ally, which has been supporting the war against terrorism and signed the Strategic Framework Agreement with Iraq. What is strange is that Sadr has a political bloc in the Iraqi government and parliament. Iraq has positive bilateral relations with the United States and is working under the Strategic Framework Agreement signed between the two countries in 2011 and voted on by the Iraqi parliament. As per the agreement, the United States is committed to provide support and assistance to Iraq on all levels. Saad al-Hadithi, the spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, told Al-Monitor, “The position of the Iraqi government and its prime minister, Abadi, is very clear, which is to cooperate with the United States and accept the provided support in their fight against terrorism. Those who make other statements speak for themselves only.” “American advisers have been in Iraq since August 2014 and they are helping Iraq in its war against terrorism. They have not been targeted by any party. The presence of these advisers or any US military personnel comes as part of the Strategic Framework Agreement,” he said. In fact, a number of US advisers have been stationed in Ain al-Asad air base in Anbar province and have not been attacked. It appears that Sadr’s statements are part of the attempts to pressure the Iraqi government and embarrass it in front of the United States, especially since the dispute between Sadr and Abadi is growing increasingly. It is not likely that Sadr would order his forces to target US soldiers participating in the battle against the Islamic State, given the military hardships on the ground and especially since Sadr’s followers are likely following orders by the Iraqi official troops. In the most recent protest July 15 in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, Sadr and his followers shouted, “America leave,” calling for the closure of the US Embassy in Baghdad and the expulsion of all those who work under the US government umbrella. In a statement July 13, Sadr went as far as to accuse Iraqis who worked with US institutions and applied for asylum or immigration in the United States of having no honor. Sadr’s threats against the US Embassy in Baghdad are nothing new. He said March 8, “All embassies in the Green Zone in Baghdad will be safe from any attack, should Iraqi wish to enter it, except for the US and British embassies.” Sadr, however, is not the only one to threaten the US forces in Iraq. The PMU, which is closely linked to Iran, considers the US troops to be an occupying force and has threatened to target them. Threats and statements have yet to be translated into actual acts on the ground, despite the US advisers’ presence in western Iraq for two years now. Thus, any party seeking to target US military forces could find itself at loggerheads with the Iraqi government, which does not view the US troops as an occupying force in Iraq but as a force working with the Iraqi forces, which gives them legitimacy to be present on Iraqi territory. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/07/sadr-us-iraq-pmu.html
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    07-24-2016, 06:25 PM
    Thanks harry for the posts. And thank you guardian for the clarification. I too was unaware that the Dinar had been pegged to the USD. Boy... you miss an article or two and you start falling behind.
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