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    " The Dinar Daily ", Friday, 26 September 2014

    Today is day eighteen of victory in the eviction of Maliki or " VEM - Day 18 ".


    Parliament rejects nomination of Gharib, Jabiri for security posts

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:04

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Parliament voted on Tuesday session against the nomination of Riyadh Gharib and Jabir al-Jabiri to assume the ministries of Interior and Defense.



    Iraqi parliament fails to give confidence to the interior and defense ministers

    [16:17] 14 / Sep / 16

    Erbil, September 16 / September (PNA) - Iraqi Council of Representatives for Tuesday, September 16th / September vote on the candidates and the interior and defense ministries to next Thursday, after the failure of Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri to get the confidence of the board.

    According to media reports that House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, in order to vote on the candidates for the security ministries to session next Thursday, after he failed to Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri obtain the confidence of Parliament.

    She reports that the candidate Federation of Iraqi forces Jaber al-Jabri got 118 votes out of 251 fails to take over the Ministry of Defense, after being nominated by the bloc to take on this position, pointing out that the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib got 117 votes out of 251, to fail is the other in The Ministry of the Interior.

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    The Iraqi Parliament Fails to Approve New Security Ministers

    Posted by Reidar Visser on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:35

    New Iraq PM Haydar al-Abbadi kept his promise to present ministerial candidates for portfolios not included in the recent vote on his new cabinet, but the Iraqi parliament proved uncooperative. As a result, only one minister, for water management, was approved in today’s session. Crucially, all key security ministries remain vacant.

    The most contentious nominations related to the defence and interior ministries. With respect to defence, the name of Jabir al-Jabiri, an Anbar politician with considerable popular backing and past ties to the former finance minister, Rafe al-Isawi, has recurred for some time as the nominee of the Sunni coalition in parliament. Conversely, it was something of a surprise that Riyad Ghrayb, a Shiite chameleon who has gone from a past with ISCI to the State of Law bloc and the faction of Hussein al-Shahristani, was put forward in the last minute. Before that, it had largely been thought that Badr would present a candidate, even after their original nominee, Hadi al-Ameri, was found by most other parties to be too unpalatable in such a sensitive position. As late as yesterday, a modification of the Badr proposal was presented in the shape of “independents” that might be acceptable to Badr, such as Ahmad Chalabi and Qasim Dawud. Today, the Shiite alliance held a last-minute meeting before the parliament session without being able to agree internally on a candidate.

    There are regional and international dimensions involved, too. It has been suggested that the Iraq interior ministry struggle is a reflection of the contradictive relationship between the United States and Iran in the region as a whole, with Iran backing Badr candidates in Iraq and the United States – finally in possession of some real leverage because of the ISIS threat and Iraqi requests for American military assistance, and tacitly in alliance with Iran against ISIS – strongly objecting to this.

    It is noteworthy that during the parliament session today, Abbadi implored the chamber to approve the nominees whereas parliamentarians of the Shiite alliance (whom Abbadi himself represents) voiced opposition to a vote, saying the interior minister at least should be internally approved in the Shiite alliance first. Deputy speaker Humam al-Hammudi of ISCI at one point tried to stop the vote according to the official parliamentary record.

    Whereas the voting record hasn’t been tied down to individual MPs or even parties, the patterns suggest that parts of the Shiite alliance may have voted No and possibly that there was a revenge No in the vote on the State of Law nominee for tourism (Ali al-Adib). Interior minister Riyad Ghrayb got 117 out of 245 votes, Jabir al-Jabiri 108 out of 251, and Ali al-Adib got only 78 out of 250 votes. By way of contrast, a Sadrist nominee for the water ministry was approved with a more resounding 162 out of 250 votes. Altogether 285 MPs were in attendance, probably a reflection of the realization that a simple majority could have settled the matter of the security ministers and have them approved if those who were against Jabiri and Ghrayb had simply absented themselves.

    Parliament adjourned until Thursday 18 September but it is unclear whether Abbadi will come up with new nominees by then.
    It cannot be stressed enough that these final components of the Abbadi cabinet are among the most important decisions relating to the new Iraqi government as a whole – and as such far more significant than the plethora of international gatherings that are currently going on in the name of defeating ISIS in Iraq. Experiences from Yemen suggest that airstrikes will eventually hit someone that shouldn’t have been hit. In that kind of context, only a durable political coalition in Baghdad can prevent the situation from fragmenting completely. The absence of agreement on security ministers was a key reason the second Maliki government remained so shaky throughout its term, and it is likely this issue, more than anything else, that will seal the fate of the new, so far partial, government put in place by Haydar al-Abbadi.



    Saleem al-Jubouri: The House of Representatives granted another chance to al-Abadi next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of security ministers

    16/09/2014 20:43:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Speaker of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, said on Tuesday that the House granted another deadline for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ended next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of the security ministers.

    Al-Jubouri said in a statement to his press office: "It is in order to complete the formation of the Government of Abadi and in the form which achieves the supreme interests of the Iraqi people, especially in the security side, which has become a concern for all Iraqis after the deterioration that the area had witnessed, the House of Representatives gave sufficient time to choose the security minister after voting on the government last week.

    The House of Representatives did not give confidence in its today session for candidates of the ministries of Defense, Interior and Tourism, while it voted for / Muhsen Asfour / as Minister of Water Resources.



    Iraqi forces coalition nominates a new person for the Ministry of Defense

    17/09/2014 08:56:00

    Tikrit / NINA / The head of the Iraqi Jamahir coalition, Ahmed Abdullah al-Jubouri said the Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP, Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / The Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry in the new government of Haider al-Abadi. "

    It is mentioned that the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition for the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri did not have the confidence of the House of Representatives in yesterday's session.



    UNP MP: Jabiri to be re-nominated for defense minister post

    September 17, 2014 by Ahmed Hussein

    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP Sajida Mohammed of the Union of National Powers assured that “The Union nominated Badr al-Fahal to assume the defense minister post.”

    MP Mohammed stated to IraqiNews.com “Al-Fahal is among the candidates for the post after the rejection of the parliament to the nomination of the candidate Jabir al-Jabiri,” noting that “Jabiri will be re-nominated for the same post.”

    “We were surprised by the rejection of the parliament for Jabiri since he was our only candidate for this post.”



    Speaker: "Parliament to vote for security ministers on Thursday"

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:13

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jubouri assured that "We are willing to vote for the nominees of the security ministries during the parliament session of Thursday."



    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings

    Thursday 18 September 2014 11:40

    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings



    MP confirms the lack of agreement between the political blocs to nominate candidates for the two Security Ministries

    18/09/2014 10:58:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the State of Law Coalition, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi said the political blocs have not agreed to nominate candidates for the two ministries / interior and defense /.

    Kaabi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The National Alliance and the Iraqi forces coalition failed to reach an agreement for naming their candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, indicating that it is likely to postpone naming the two ministers (defense, interior) and vote on them after the Eid al-Adha."

    On the meeting of the Council of Representatives today, Kaabi said: "The Council will discuss the work of the council during the past 8 years, in addition to swear oath to a number of MPs who did not perform the constitutional oath."

    The House of Representatives has failed to vote on the candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, Riad Ghraib and Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held on last Monday under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of the Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi .



    Vote on candidates for Security Ministers Posts postponed for 2 weeks

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:18

    Baghdad (AIN) –Parliamentary source revealed that parliament postponed the vote on the candidates for the posts pf the Security Ministers for two weeks.

    The source stated to AIN "The Iraqi National Alliance decided to postpone the vote to give a chance for the Prime Minister to choose qualified Ministers."



    Alliance forces are likely to vote on the ministries of interior and defense after the Eid al-Adha

    Sat Sep 20 2014 21:26 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad

    Suggested Bloc parliamentary alliance of Iraqi forces, Saturday, and vote on the Interior and Defense ministries directly after Eid al-Adha, revealing submit new names to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

    The head of the bloc Ahmed electrodes in an interview for the program "Khvaya declared," which aired "Alsumaria", that "All agreed on the importance of these two bags and two interior and defense," he said, adding that he "got several meetings with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to resolve this matter."

    The electrodes that "coalition forces Iraqi nominated new names, one of them from Mosul, Khalid al-Obeidi and another from a military professionals Nuri forgiving," likely "to vote on the security ministries directly after the feast."

    It is noteworthy that each of the candidate Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri, and the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib failure in a session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014) to get the confidence of Parliament.



    To postpone the vote on the security ministers of the post-holiday

    Sun Sep 21 2014 17:43 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - revealed Deputy for green mass in the House of Representatives, about to go to postpone the vote on the defense and interior ministers of the post-holiday Eid al-Adha.

    The MP explained Leila disappeared, in an interview with the site of the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), today Sunday, 21/09/2014, that there are differences between the components of the National Alliance, to nominate a candidate as interior minister, referring to the limbs you want to nominate a prime Badr Organization, Hadi Ameri, while the other parties oppose the nomination of Ameri.
    She noted that the MP Alborznge to vote on the two posts delayed until after the holiday, pointing out that the Council will hold a regular session tomorrow, will meet with the committees on Tuesday, that the Council will hold next Thursday, his last session before the holiday.

    The candidate of the Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber Al Jabri and the National Alliance candidate for the Ministry of Interior Riad Ghraib failed to gain the confidence of the House of Representatives during the session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014).

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    MP: most of the parties of the National Alliance support Ameri to assume the Interior Ministry and parliament will vote on Jabri for the defense

    22/09/2014 08:43:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Jumaa Diwan al-Bahadeli said there are no differences within the National Alliance on the nomination of the Minister of Interior, noting that most of the forces of the Alliance support the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri to take this post.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The talk about the existence of differences among forces of the National Alliance is untrue, because most of the forces of the National Alliance agreed on granting the Minister of the Interior to Badr bloc, noting that the issue of naming the ministers of interior and defense on its way to be resolved a smooth and easy and it is possible, during the next sessions of the House of Representatives to give Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi names to vote on them. "

    He explained that "a number of members of the House of Representatives presented a memorandum to the presidency of the parliament signed by / 50 / MPs or more to re-vote on the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition, Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, adding that the Presidency of the Parliament approved to re-vote in order to give confidence to Jaber al-Jabri as defense minister ".

    The MP, of the State of Law, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi expected naming the ministers of defense and interior and vote on them after Eid al-Adha. "



    MP: it is difficult to resolve naming defense and interior ministers before Eid al-Adha
    22/09/2014 09:34:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqi forces coalition, Salah al-Jubouri confirmed the difficulty of resolving the candidates for the defense and interior ministries before Eid al-Adha.

    Al-Jubouri said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There is a need to name the ministers of defense and interior, because of the security problems in the country, which makes it imperative for the Prime Minister to resolve this file in nearest opportunity."

    He added: "At the time we request to speed up the nomination of the ministers, we ask for a national consensus on the candidates offered by the prime minister to fill the two ministries."

    Jubouri pointed out that "the lack of time will be main reason in the postponement of the subject after the holiday of Eid al-Adha, on the grounds that" the House of Representatives will enjoy a vacation in 26, Sep, for two weeks. "

    He said: "The Iraqi forces coalition resented a group of names to the prime minister to choose one of them for the post of Minister of Defense, including Khalid al-Obeidi, Jaber al-Jabri, Nuri Gafil al-Dulaimi and Hajim al-Hassani, and others," pointing out that "some of these figures are backed by political parties, and the other are not. "

    Jubouri concluded, "Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi needs professional and accepted personalities to the assumption of the security ministries, and it is difficult for Abadi to come with names to parliament do not get a consensus on them, and we get a new setback.



    Alliance Iraqi forces: the re-nomination of Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense

    Dated: September 24, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network, a parliamentary source said coalition forces in Iraq, said the alliance will bring the nomination to the Ministry of Jaber al-Jabri Aldvaa.oukal source: Iraqi forces that the alliance made ​​a formal request be re-elected Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, and we are waiting for the political blocs agree on it, pointing out that The problem is not in the Union of Iraqi forces, but are in the National Alliance, which did not correspond to mass so far on the candidate and the Ministry of the Interior. "The House of Representatives declined to give confidence to the candidates of the Ministries of Interior Riad Ghraib and Defense Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held last week under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.



    Deputy for mass Badr: Ameri-Jubouri was supported by the Kurds and the electrodes and to take internal

    Wednesday 24 September 2014 12:39

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    MP for the Bloc Badr Razak al-Haidari, Wednesday, that the candidate to take over the Interior Ministry Hadi al-Amiri was supported by Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the head of the Union of Forces Iraqi Ahmed electrodes, while noting that the Kurds do not object to that.

    Haidari said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "Badr bloc discussed with Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the candidate of the Multi-Hadi al-Ameri to take over the Ministry of the Interior," noting that "al-Jubouri confirmed his support for the Ameri."

    Haidari said that "the head of the Union of Forces Ahmed electrodes also confirmed no objection to assume Hadi al-Amiri of the Ministry of Interior and its support for him," pointing out that "the rule of law and national components all with this trend."

    He continued that "the Kurdistan Alliance, in turn, emphasized his support for the Ameri as a candidate to take over the Ministry of the Interior."

    The Minister of Human Rights and a prominent leader in the Badr Organisation, Mohammed Mahdi al-Bayati has revealed, the first on Monday (22 September 2014), for a final agreement between the members of a coalition of state law during a meeting held yesterday in the presence of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the nomination of former Transport Minister and head of the Badr Organization, the take the bag and the Ministry of Interior officially.

    The Kurdistan Alliance MP Sarhan Ahmed said, in (13 September 2014), that the Kurds have no objection to the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri to the Interior Ministry, while pointing out that they want the interior minister of an efficient and fair and does not differentiate between the components and sections of the people.


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    Security ministries on hold in Iraq

    Security ministries on hold in Iraq

    After four years of having a vacuum in the ministries of Defense and Interior, the issue has resurfaced in Iraq under complicated security conditions and as the country faces the Islamic State (IS) threat.

    Summary⎙ Print Iraq's parliament has failed to vote on the candidates proposed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the posts of interior and defense ministers, letting the country slip down a dangerous path.

    Author Mustafa al-KadhimiPosted September 25, 2014

    Translator(s)Pascale Menassa

    The Iraqi parliament failed to choose defense and interior ministers in its Sept. 16 session, refusing the candidates suggested by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. The session was adjourned for two days and the issue was suspended from the agenda until further notice.

    During the session, no one asked how the Iraqi parliament had voted Sept. 8 for Abadi as prime minister, general commander of the armed forces and acting minister for the ministries of defense and interior, but refused to vote for Abadi’s candidates to assist him in his mission.

    Abadi had firmly told the parliament that he would not be able to manage the security file without ministers of interior and defense, nominating candidates he found appropriate. The leaders of the parliamentary blocs asked for more time to deliberate.

    The fact of the matter is that Iraq does not have time for stalled deliberations among the leaders of the political blocs. Abadi does not have endless options for his government, and the very real danger of IS, which is nearing Baghdad, threatens to jeopardize Abadi’s entire government.

    Still, the Iraqi leaders insist on settling the issue by slicing the two most critical ministries in Iraq up like a pie for political sharing, and believe they have the time to do so.

    The world is getting ready to start a war against IS, and Iraq will be its main battlefield. Before Abadi proposes another list of new candidates for consideration in the next session, the Iraqi political forces should redefine the objectives of the ministers of interior and defense. The tasks of these two ministries require wide coordination with the international alliance against IS, and they will take part in rebuilding the Iraqi army and police and preparing them to fulfill their security roles.

    They face a critical mission to save Iraq, protect its unity and its territories and prevent social collapse. The security collapse and lack of vision by the security and military forces must be urgently remedied, and the parliament's failure to choose the security and defense ministers amid the international race to form an anti-IS alliance suggests that progress will not come quickly enough. Even when the parliament does succeed in forming these ministries, the practice of appointing individuals to positions based on personal and political relationships does not bode well for success.

    The negotiations among blocs over this issue have become a bidding war. In only one week, several names were proposed; some of them more realistic than others. More names have been added daily to the political auction.

    The ministers of defense and interior should not be selected on the basis of personal relationships. Instead, certain requirements should constrain the choices for these two positions, away from factional considerations. Their election should not breed divisions between the parties, blocs and figures, but bring them together to work.

    Last edited by chattels; 09-26-2014 at 07:38 AM.

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    Dry calling for UN pressure on the government to release the salaries of the staff of

    09/26/2014 13:16
    Dry calling for UN pressure on the government to release the salaries of the staff of the provincial

    BAGHDAD / obelisk: demanded the Kurdistan Alliance MP and member of the parliamentary human rights committee Ashwaq dry, on Friday, the United Nations and international human rights organizations to pressure the federal government to release the salaries of the staff of the Kurdistan region before Eid al-Adha.
    She said dry in a statement obtained by "obelisk", a copy of "The United Nations supervised the formation of a government-Abadi, who put up a government program included a paragraph launch advance to the region the event of a government on the confidence of the House of Representatives, and thus Abadi stick to what came his program in order to be the current government different commitment to its program from its predecessor and be a gesture to increase national unity between the sons of the Iraqi people that we desperately needed. "
    She added, "never any prime minister to offer to cut the salaries of the staff of the Iraqi state, except the former Prime Minister, Mr. Nuri al-Maliki, and therefore, the current Prime Minister to correct the error committed by al-Maliki, particularly since the decision to cut salaries was a decision personally and politically was not voted on by the Council of Ministers ".
    Dry and stressed the need to "correct the wrong policies of the previous government and get away from the punishment of citizens to take political decisions, or so it continues."


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    Re: Security ministries on hold in Iraq

    ‘Indiscriminate’ Iraqi Air Force Bombings Killing Civilians, Watchdog Says
    By Tessa Manuello 1 hour ago

    AFP file photo of a destroyed Iraqi military armored vehicle in Tikrit, which was overrun by IS militants in mid-June.

    AFP file photo of a destroyed Iraqi military armored vehicle in Tikrit, which was overrun by IS militants in mid-June.

    MONTREAL, Canada – “Indiscriminate” Iraqi air force attacks meant to wipe out Islamic State forces have killed dozens of civilians, including 24 refugee children housed at a school near Tikrit at the start of this month, according to an international rights watchdog.

    “This is not an isolated incident. We have documented a pattern of indiscriminate attacks from the air in which civilians have died,” Fred Abrahams, special advisor at New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), told Rudaw in a phone interview.

    “The death toll is high from these cases. At least 75 civilians have been killed and hundreds of others have been wounded in 17 airstrikes,” he said.

    HRW has called on the Iraqi government to promptly probe a September 1 airstrike it says hit a school near Tikrit housing refugees. At least 31 civilians, including 24 children, were killed in the raid, which also wounded 41 others, according to the rights group.

    The al-Alam Vocational High School was housing displaced people who fled Tikrit after the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants took control of the city in mid-June, HRW says.

    “The death toll is high from these cases, at least 75 civilians have been killed and hundreds of others have been wounded in 17 airstrikes,” according to Abrahams.

    HRW called for a probe a day after Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered the army to stop shelling militant-held populated areas to minimize civilian casualties.

    “Unlawful” attacks, Abrahams said, have been reported within IS-controlled areas in Fallujah, Beiji, Mosul, Tikrit, and al-Sherqat, with Sunni Iraqis the primary victims.

    “The government is trying to fight ISIS but it is going to create more enemies among the Sunni population if it is not more careful and is only targeting compounds,” Abrahams said.

    Abadi issued on order on September 11 to halt Iraqi air forces strikes on neighborhoods with civilian populations. But the bombings have continued in Anbar province, where a hospital was hit.

    Iraqi officials have given “a very weak explanation” for the questioned air attacks, Abrahams said. He added that, while subsequent airstrikes have not been investigated yet, they are “definitely concerning.”

    Iraq’s government has told HRW that the explosion that hit the school was from a vehicle nearby that was transporting militants. The strike on the vehicle caused an explosion that was “far larger than normal,” the government said, because of the explosives the car was apparently carrying.

    “All of the witnesses we’ve interviewed, people in the school and in the neighborhood, nobody spoke about a car and actually the witnesses said the missile hit in the middle of the courtyard, not on the outside where there was any car,” Abrahams said.

    The civilian casualties by the Iraqi air strikes reveal “a level of unprofessionalism that puts civilians in danger,” Abrahams said. He added that orders to shoot, when it was unclear whether the targets were military or civilian, was “unacceptable.”

    HRW has called on all governments supporting the campaign against IS to pressure the Iraqi government to follow the rules of war.

    “We have unconfirmed reports of some civilian casualties in Syria, from US airstrikes,” Abrahams said, adding that those are being investigated.

    American strikes in Iraq over the past month successfully targeted individual IS targets, patrol boats and trucks. On Tuesday, the United States and its allies launched the first rounds of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Syria. Several allies have signed up to the US-led air raids.

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    Jets Hit IS ‘Welcoming Ceremony’; Shabak Villagers Abducted

    Jets Hit IS ‘Welcoming Ceremony’; Shabak Villagers Abducted
    By RUDAW

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A large number of Islamic State fighters, including two senior leaders, were killed in US-led air raids south of Kirkuk on Thursday, said the local police chief, Brigadier General Sarhad Qadir.

    He identified the dead Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leaders as Abu Abida and Niama Abid Naif, also known as Abu Fatima.

    At a welcoming ceremony near the village of al-Bashir, the pair was receiving a large number of jihadi fighters from Mosul, the IS stronghold in Iraq, and Raqqa in Syria, which the group has declared the capital of its “caliphate.”

    That is when the venue was bombed by US and French fighters.

    Sources said that Abu Fatima was an IS Wali, or leader, and Abu Abida was a senior military commander in Kirkuk province.

    Two successive days of air raids have pounded IS positions in Shamsya, Bashir, Aziria, Atashan, Hawija, Zap, Telward and Rashad in Kirkuk.

    Meanwhile, the deputy commander of Kurdish forces in Duhok province, Brigadier Omar Bosley, said that the Peshmerga had hammered the IS-held village of Kani Shirin in Zumar district with artillery, killing 12 militants. He added that the bombing of IS targets was ongoing.

    In a separate incident, IS fighters stormed into the Shabak Kurdish village of Fadiliyah in Nineveh province on Wednesday, raiding homes and abducting seven people, according to Ghazwan Dawdi, a member of the provincial council.

    "The militants bombed the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), called the villagers traitors and accused them of helping the Peshmerga," who are at war with the rebels, he said.

    The village is in Nineveh’s multiethnic Bashiqa region, which is east of the IS stronghold of Mosul and contains nearly 50 villages of Kurds, Arabs, Turkmens and Christians. The militants have been especially harsh in their treatment of minorities.


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    Economists are demanding action against the Central Bank to intervene and call for re

    Economists are demanding action against the Central Bank to intervene and call for respect for its resolutions

    September 26, 2014

    Economists saw that government intervention in the work of the Iraqi Central Bank during the past period hindered the implementation of many projects that will bring significant economic reforms, including the project to delete the zeros from the Iraqi currency.

    While the experts stressed that the political and security conditions and economic unfavorable at the moment to delete the zeros from the currency, noting that the government's objections to the work of the central "respectable" but it should not be up to the extent of interfering in the work of the Bank and impede the activity of the central universe a body independent of the government and are linked directly linked to the House of Representatives.

    The CBI has confirmed, in the (April 25, 2013), that there is no intention at this time to restructure the currency and deleting three zeros of them, denying the reports in this regard.

    In this context, central bank governor said the former Shabibi said in an interview to the "long", that "the project to delete the zeros is a project that can be implemented within the short term, which undoubtedly requires political stability is not available at the moment," noting that he "must complete the preparations and the work was in the project to delete the zeros will be implemented immediately. "

    He Shabibi said that "preparations have almost finished days our management Previous including categories and designs and communication with international companies, but that the negative attitude of the government of the previous administration for the bank in a lot of its last execution often, especially as the subject of such needs to be cooperation and coordination between the central bank and the government and the private sector. "

    The expert stressed that "the Iraqi economy is large in terms of spending, and the alternative to the deletion of zeros is to resort to the categories of cash larger while maintaining the zeros, and this will lead to practical problems and arithmetic," pointing out that "the aim of lifting the zeros is to facilitate the deal, especially if we take into consideration that the economy will see increases in spending, which will continue to be a critical period for the unknown. "

    He Shabibi said that "the process of deletion of zeros is not an economic process, so it does not affect inflation," explaining that "what affects inflation is monetary policy, and that the deletion of zeros does not fall within the monetary policy, which is not of their tools."

    Shabibi and concluded by saying that "the process of deleting the zeros will encourage the use of smaller groups of cash and will help on the use of metal categories."

    In the same context, he said, an economist Maytham coffee in an interview with the "long", that "the introduction of a new governor of the Central Bank could be a good step to open a dialogue subject to delete the zeros, especially that Mr. Alak is a good listener, and tries to open channels of dialogue fruitful with specialists," noting that "the lifting of zeros from the Iraqi currency is not a new project, because Bwakirh been since 2005, has received initial approvals on it in 2010, a power that was still strongly believe it's the body responsible for Central, which is preserves its independence from the government."

    He Laibi saying that "the government's objections to the work of the Central Bank of respectable, but at the same time you can not reach the stage of blocking its activity, and I think that the draft lifting of the zeroes he or she is not for the objections of the government, which has turned into a snowball toppled managed by former".

    He was surprised Laibi of "appropriate to talk about placed the deletion of zeros at the present time," adding that "the proposed lifting of the zeroes is the work of a reformer is located in the finale other works was central has succeeded where only the security and political conditions existing unfavorable at all for such a procedure."

    He continued by saying, "It was supposed to be a project to raise zeros culmination of the efforts of the Central Bank, to put us in front of the completion of a historical era important in the monetary history of contemporary Iraqi," noting that "the proposed lifting of the zeroes will remain in place pending the economic and political conditions and adequate security for its launch."

    He called for the coffee to "the need to ready the relevant authorities project to delete the zeros and the completion of his tools and configuration him well," adding "the process of switching from the currency denomination of ten thousand dinars edition new technical specifications and high quality security and Selhgaha of the replacement for the rest of the categories input appropriate for the application of the lifting of the zeroes in the stage the suffix ". The Finance Committee in the House of Representatives had previously revealed, (August 15, 2013), the postponement of the process of deletion of zeros from the currency until after the parliamentary elections, while confirming that the government has demanded guarantees for the non-return of the currency markets and substituted falsified.

    The CBI has said, (in the July 3, 2013) that Iraq is "in control of his money and treasury of gold" in which global banks from acting out, denying "the existence of frozen funds outside the control of the Iraqi administration."

    The International Monetary Fund, has declared, in the (March 23, 2013), that the financial balances preventive in the Development Fund for Iraq rose in 2012 to 18 billion dollars, and the cash reserves of the Central Bank of hard currency to 70 billion dollars, and pointed out that this increase came from " unexpected oil revenues, "while the Iraqi government called for an end to the control of state-owned banks on the banking sector, he stressed the need for the strengthening of Iraq's public financial institutions to ensure efficiency and transparency in the use of oil revenues.

    They expected the American Agency for International Development, in (December 3, 2012) that leads the Iraqi economy, the Arab countries during the five years, asserting that Iraq possessed all the qualifications to be a powerful country economically. Iraq is trying for years to attract foreign capital to develop its economy in the fields of industry, especially those related to oil, housing, and oil and gas extraction, and to his need of the funds needed for infrastructure development and reconstruction, but observers contend that the lack of interest of the state to the private sector and the absence of investment laws which guarantees large investors and the absence of Other laws are still obstacles to the development of the economy in the form required.

    Depends Iraq, which has the fourth largest oil reserves in the world at 95 percent of its annual budget on its oil exports and currently produces about 2.0009 million barrels a day, while the issue up to 2.0002 million barrels a day.


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    Re: Economists are demanding action against the Central Bank to intervene and call fo

    Is this a repeat from yesterday?

    I THINK SO. chattels
    Last edited by chattels; 09-27-2014 at 12:03 AM.

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    Iraqi President: Kurdish State Will Take ‘Very Long Time’

    Iraqi President: Kurdish State Will Take ‘Very Long Time’
    By James Reinl

    As Iraq’s president Fuad Masum holds what is largely a ceremonial post.

    NEW YORK – Iraqi President Fuad Masum said Friday that the results of a referendum on Kurdish independence will not be implemented immediately, and that an independent Kurdistan will take a “very long time.”

    “A referendum doesn’t mean that immediately after the referendum there will be the announcing of the Kurdish state,” Masum said in a briefing to the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.

    “Forming a Kurdish state is a project; it has to take into account regional and international countries,” said Masum, himself a veteran Kurdish politician. “This process will take a very long time.”

    Leaders from the autonomous Kurdistan Region announced plans for a referendum in July, amid tensions between Erbil and Baghdad over oil revenues. A new government under Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is aimed at bridging Iraq’s ethnic divides to tackle an Islamist rebellion.

    “There is a decision from the Kurdish leadership to stay in Iraq. The idea is to hold a referendum for independence; it was at a time when the dispute was very high with the Iraqi central government,” Masum said.

    A sectarian Sunni group of more than 30,000 fighters, known as Islamic State (IS) or by the acronyms ISIS or ISIL, has persecuted minorities while imposing caliphate rule across swathes of Sunni-majority areas straddling the Iraq-Syria border.

    “Other (extremist) organizations are interested in one state, one boundary, one border. ISIS is different. ISIS is an international terrorist organization,” said Masum.

    “They are interested in the whole world. Others have specific target against one authority, But ISIS has an aim to form a state that brings together the entire Middle East – and this is where the danger comes from.”

    US President Barack Obama says IS can be defeated with US-led airstrikes and by arming and equipping Kurds, Iraqis and moderate elements of Syria’s opposition as ground forces. Critics say he lacks reliable allies, over-depends on air-power and has no plan for ending Syria’s civil war.

    The US military carried out 10 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria on Thursday and Friday, destroying and damaging IS vehicles south and southwest of Kirkuk, a guard shack west of Baghdad and vehicles and a command post near Al Qaim. Three airstrikes south and southeast of Dayr Az Zawr hit five IS tanks.

    The UN's refugee agency, UNHCR, says that more than 144,000 Syrian refugees, mostly Kurds, have sought refuge in southern Turkey’s since September 19, after fleeing an IS advance around Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, in northern Syria.

    Antonio Guterres, the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, warned that Turkey is struggling to cope with the influx – together with more than a million other Syrians. “It is absolutely critical that the international community supports Turkey to respond to spiralling needs.” he said.

    Daryl Grisgraber of Refugees International warned that Kurdish officials in north Iraq’s autonomous zone are similarly overloaded with some 215,000 Syrian and 800,000 Iraqi refugees, who fled during a lightening IS advance this summer.

    “The camps built for Syrian refugees are now full. Displaced people are living in schools, church compounds, and unfinished buildings,” Grisgraber said on Friday. “At one centre, we saw displaced people sleeping 35 to a room, with some even living on the roof.”


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    Iraqi human rights: Maliki bears responsibility for the deaths of 1,700 students from

    Iraqi human rights: Maliki bears responsibility for the deaths of 1,700 students from Base Speicher

    September 26, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network confirmed the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Iraq, on Friday, that the killing of students Base Speicher in the month of June classified as an international crime, not a crime of genocide as Rogge Bad.

    oukalt Bushra al-Obeidi, a member of the Commission: "The crime of genocide According to the law to be preparing a non-specific and targeted group or sect or religion, or national or ethnic, but what happened in Spyker is that the victims of the two communities, so it is not a crime of genocide "She explained Obeidi that" crime Spyker is an international crime against humanity and governed international law and not the law of the Iraqi ".

    ouktl about 1,700 students from students Air Force Base in Tikrit last June after the Iraqi army forces withdrew from the city of Tikrit and the entry of" Daash "without a fight and that the former commander in chief of al-Maliki bears responsibility for this heinous crime.

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  10. #10

    Maliki refuses to hand over to the palace of Prime Minister al-Abadi

    Maliki refuses to hand over to the palace of Prime Minister al-Abadi

    By: Falah al-Quraishi - 26-09-2014 | (Voice of Iraq)

    In a dangerous precedent, clung Nuri al-Maliki Palace, the Prime Minister refused to hand him over to Dr. Haider Abadi, the new Prime Minister, and despite the intervention of the leaders of the Dawa Party, to dissuade him from this, but he lost his hold on the palace and said to them, "Khalatona of the prime minister and reluctantly accepted, but this palace will not give up on him if my neck. "

    And someone said to him, "Allawi him to the palace Jaafari and al-Jaafari handed to you and you have to hand him over to the new prime minister, which in turn deliver it to those who come after him, because it is the king of the state."

    Note that Acanutorhaidar Abadi possesses no house in the Green Zone and had lived in the house of his father, a doctor, Jawad al-Abadi in the Karrada district outside versus skins.

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