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International Coalition: The liberation of Anbar a priority

Spokesman for the international coalition Steve Warren said that the liberation of Anbar is a priority for the international coalition and the Syrian al-Raqa, noting that 50% of the air raids of the alliance are now concentrated in al-Ramadi.

Warren said in an interview with a number of media, including the National Iraqi News Agency / nina /that the fight against Daash is easier in the north, because the ground is open more than the case in Ramadi, where hiding elements of Daash in structures and houses.”

Warren stressed that the liberation of Sinjar has a strategic importance , for being located on the important road 47that connects between al-Raqa and Mosul, and Daash used it to transport equipment and supplies, and now is no longer possible after the liberation of the district.

He said that the liberation operation of the district has been carried out in collaboration with the international coalition which carried out more than 50 air strikes against the organization in the district and the presence of American advisers on Mount Sinjar with the leaders of the Peshmerga forces.”

He added that the organization (Daash) represents a danger to the whole world, and this is what happened during the Paris, Beirut and Egypt bombings and the recent bombings in Baghdad, and that the international coalition depends on Iraq and its forces in defeating the organization,” noting that the international coalition managed to even Now the killing of more than 1,000 elements of the organization (Daash) through air strikes. “

“The international coalition managed during the last week of killing two of the most dangerous leaders of the organization (Daash) who are Abu Nabil al- Libyan and Mohammed al-Mazi.”

Warren stressed that the international coalition seeks to destroy the economic nerve to (Daash) by destroying the smuggling of oil tankers, referring to the destruction of the Alliance for 116 oil tankers belonging to (Daash) ./ End


Presidency of the republic request to hold back the national card bill

Presidency of the Republic asked to hold back the National Card law to the Parliament.

Official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic Khaled Shuani said in a statement today ” President Fuad Masum, requested reconsideration of the unified National Card bill to the parliament to reconsider Article 26 of the law,” adding that this request came as response to request of several members of the Council response of House of Representatives, and representatives of a number of political blocs and religious components, social and civic figures. / End


House Speaker with a parliamentary delgation in Arbil .

House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri arrived to Arbil this evening heading a parliamentary delegation to discuss the latest political developments.

A parliamentary source said to the reporter of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / ” al-Jubouri and his entourage flew to Irbil for a meeting with the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, to discuss the situation after the liberation of Sinjar.”

Massoud Barzani said in a speech during his visit to the district of Sinjar, after its liberation from Daash, he will not be allowed to raise any flag in the judiciary except the flag of Kurdistan. / End


Maliki Meets Iranian Ambassador To Baghdad

Head of the state of law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki discussed with the Iranian ambassador in Iraq, developments in the political and security situation, and the developments of the war against the terrorist organization Daash.

A statement from Maliki’s office quoted him as saying that “the terrorist attacks in Iraq, Lebanon, France and a number of countries in the world requires concerted international efforts to fight the extremist organizations” praised “Iran’s role to support for Iraq in all fields.”.

For his part, the Iranian ambassador expressed his country’s desire to strengthen the relations of friendship and cooperation with Iraq in all fields, especially in the security side and facing the terrorist organization Daash. / End


Frank shares a time frame.

Frank26 …within the 2 weeks of December we believe the economic reforms in Iraq will be in full speed in progress…we believe the movement from the RI to the RV will start sometime during that time frame…we believe there is a time frame when they jump from the RI to the RV. IMO…we think they may start at something like 40 cents…at the meeting on the 10th…they suggested 10 cents, 20 cents…but were told no…maybe they start at 40 cents…that period from the RI to RV we believe will take maybe 7 to 10 days and you may not even see this suggestion of 40 cents…because it is electronic and you won’t see it. In that time is when we believe the IQD will be moved into its natural rate position and then it will be free floated at a 2% monthly margin to increase it…that is up to you which to see how fast you can jack it up to its natural rate position…is that $3.22


Parliament Speaker: Reconciliation Is A State Project

The head of the House of Representatives, Salim al-Jubouri confirmed his support for all efforts that will contribute to develop a clear and explicit project move beyond the past mistakes and reflect positively on the overall situation in the country.

Jubouri, during a meeting at his office with the National Reconciliation Commission delegation formed by President Fuad Masum, according to a statement by his press office today, said: that reconciliation is a state project and all institutions of the state must contribute in its drafting and activating it, pointing out that the next meeting of the three presidencies will allocate a large part of it to the project of reconciliation National and ways to support and make it a success.

The statement noted that the meeting saw a review of the Commission’s efforts during the past period and the difficulties face. / End


Iraqi Airways to begin direct Baghdad-Washington flights next year

Iraq’s national flag carrier will begin its first direct flights from Baghdad to Washington next year, Iraqi Airways’ Director General Osama Sadr told reporters on Wednesday.

“The preparation has been done after several meetings were held with the administrative bodies of the airports that Iraq is planning to travel to,” Sadr said, announcing that flights also would be starting to Belarus and Tunisia.

Sadr said the airline is trying to connect Iraq to most countries around the world, and the airline is busy negotiating with airports where it wants to land.

Baqr Jabr Zubaidi, from Iraq’s Ministry of Transportation, said Iraq would soon be receiving new commercial aircraft.

“There should be more attention given to airlines and the newest planes need to provided,” he said. “By the end of this month, some 32 new Airbus and Boeing aircraft will be provided to Iraqi airline companies,” Zubaidi added.


Turkey to launch air and ground campaigns against PKK

Turkey is starting a new offensive with “new strategies” against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), including raids on the group in northern Iraq and Turkey’s own Kurdish southeast, Turkish media reported.

Ground operations will begin soon in Turkey’s Kurdish areas of Oramar, Doski, Shamzinan, Amad heights, Dersim and Shirnakh, the reports said.

The Turkish air force will also reportedly resume air raids in the Qandil, Avashin and Zap mountains in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, which the PKK has used as a safe haven for its guerrillas over the last 30 years.

The Turkish army has urged the country’s intelligence agencies and police to arrest those behind PKK financing in the Kurdish areas.

At a security meeting this month, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had warned that weeks-long assaults on the PKK would continue during the winter.

The Turkish government reignited a war with the PKK after the rebels claimed responsibility for the deaths of two police officers in late July. The fighting has ended a 2013 ceasefire that was meant to resolve a three-decade conflict in which some 40,000 people have been killed.

Turkish forces have been fighting the PKK since the two-and-a-half year cease-fire broke down in late July following a bombing in Suruc.

Early this month, the PKK’s umbrella organization declared a resumption of the deadly conflict with the Turkish government, formally ending a unilateral truce.

“We are going to resume our military activities in northern Kurdistan and Turkey,” said the leadership of the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), which was founded by the PKK to put into practice jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan’s ideas.

The statement accused Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of unwillingness to solve the Kurdish question in Turkey. It said the AKP was demonstrating “the will to fight.”

It added: “We are always ready for a bilateral ceasefire; when we declared a unilateral truce the Turkish army kept attacking us in northern Kurdistan,” in Turkey.


After Paris: How NATO should retaliate against ISIS

There has been much speculation over whether or not France will invoke Article 5 of NATO’s charter in light of the horrific terrorist attack in Paris this month. Invoking Article 5 may well pit the whole NATO military alliance against the Islamic State (ISIS).

Given the fact that a sizable U.S.-led coalition – France has arguably been the most active of the European powers in this campaign, even before this latest attack – has been targeting that group from the air in both Iraq and Syria for over a year now, it’s worth questioning what a NATO alliance would do differently.

France has already hit the so-called “capital-city” of the Islamic State, Raqqa, with at least twenty air strikes in the aftermath of the Paris attacks. The coalition has been hitting ISIS-related targets in that city from the air for well over a year now. Additionally in recent days France, and now the U.S., have begun bombing targets related to ISIS’s black market oil trade to further hurt that group’s ability to generate revenue.

There is something a French-led NATO effort could do differently which could deliver a more decisive and damaging blow to the group. That would be the establishment of a buffer-zone along a 68-mile stretch of Syria’s border with Turkey.

Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently reignited his idea of setting up such a zone in Northern Syria. Many accuse and suspect him, quite rightfully, of wanting to intervene and ensure that Syria’s Kurds do not link up their three cantons– something that would give them effective control over Syria’s entire frontier with Turkey stretching from the east by the Iraqi border to the northwest of the major Syrian city of Aleppo.

Ankara was particularly incensed when Syrian Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) fighters kicked ISIS out of the border-town of Gire Spi (Tal Abyad) and linked up their two biggest cantons of Jazira and Kobani over the summer. That move gave the YPG effective control over a contiguous piece of border territory that is roughly two-thirds of Syria’s northern frontier. West of the Euphrates is a 68-mile stretch of terrain which divides Kobani from the remaining westernmost, and smallest, of Syria Kurdistan’s three cantons: Afrin.

ISIS and other Islamist groups are presently in that area. In fact it’s the only part of the Syrian border with Turkey they still have some control over. France and Turkey’s interests could well converge on this issue. But for different reasons: France wants to deliver a decisive blow to ISIS and Turkey wants to ensure that the YPG does not cross the Euphrates from Kobani. On the west bank of that iconic river sits the town of Jarablus. It is occupied by ISIS and ISIS has recently been firing mortars at Kurdish villages near Kobani. Turkey hasn’t fired on ISIS there but has fired on YPG fighters in Kobani and said they will intervene to stop them from crossing that river to push ISIS out of Jarablus.

Having a NATO force intervene in that 68-mile stretch of territory and kick out ISIS, and other similar Islamist’s like the al-Nusra Front, the pressure on Syria’s Kurds would be relieved in both Kobani and Afrin and the Kurds might prefer a buffer zone under NATO than Turkey if there is ever going to be one. And ISIS would be completely cut off and all of Syria’s frontier with Turkey would effectively be in control of that group’s enemies.

Also any NATO ground forces deployed in that part of Syria would be operating along the Turkish frontier with Syria, the “southern flank” of that alliance. ISIS would have to stretch its resources to retain a presence there, something they are likely unable, and unwilling, to do. When the YPG pushed ISIS out of Gire Spi over the summer they came from Kobani to the towns west and Jazira from east ISIS stood no chance and were unable to retain hold or send in reinforces to try and defend it.

Jarablus would likely be a similar case. Routing ISIS out of there would not only be the symbolic victory President Hollande and the coalition need but it would also constitute, in the long-term, a strategic victory since it would further cut-off ISIS from the outside world, further increase the pressure on it and speed up its long overdue demise.


Putin Accuses Dozens Of Countries Financing Daash

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused dozens of countries / without naming/ to funding Daash with terrorists, confirming the existence of contacts with the Syrian opposition forces to strike the terrorist organization.

He said in a press conference following the conclusion of the G20 conference in Antalya, Turkey that “about 40 countries, including the countries of the G20 finance elements belonging to / Daash /.

Putin said that he showed pictures to his colleagues picked up from space by Russian fighter jets, which clearly show the illicit oil products trade.”

Putin pointed out that “fuel trucks stretching in long processions of tens of kilometers from five thousand meters distance from the air like a gas and oil pipelines.”

He stressed “the existence of contacts with the Syrian opposition forces, which asked us to carry out air strikes on the battlefield.”

Russia began a few weeks ago to strike targets Daash organization in Syria at the request of the Syrian government.

The summit of / G 20 /, which concluded yesterday, discussed issues relating to the fight against terrorism and the Syrian crisis and the refugees. / End