Category: Iraq

Iraqi Dinar Guru opinions 7-27-17

Iraqi Dinar Guru opinions 7-27-17 7-27-2017 Intel Guru Frank26 13 years ago, in 2004, one week after DeLeRue commissioned to print the IQD, I purchased mine. I understood what was to happen due to another experience with another country. One day I believe that Iraq will raise the value of their currency – or I […]

Iraqi Dinar/US Dollar auction results 7-27-17

Iraqi Dinar/US Dollar auction results 7-27-17 The results of the foreign currency sale window on Sunday, 30-7-2017, which will be issued on Thursday, 27-7-2017 Announcement No. (3492) The opening of the daily sale and purchase of foreign currency in the Central Bank of Iraq on Sunday, 30-7-2017, which was carried out on Thursday 27-7-2017, the […]

Al-Nujaifi attacked “Maliki’s Year”: You released the terrorists to get the electoral votes

Al-Nujaifi attacked "Maliki’s Year": You released the terrorists to get the electoral votes

Former Nineveh governor Athil al-Nujaifi said on Thursday that the so-called "Maliki Year" played a role in promoting sectarianism in the country, saying they had released terrorists from prison for electoral ends.

"The so-called Maliki Sunnis played a major role in promoting sectarianism in Iraq," said Nujaifi, in a leaflet on his Facebook page, read by Sky Press.

"They were holding the government and the security services the black image of their society, which was refusing to represent them."

"They themselves used these devices as tools to strike their opponents and scare ordinary people in their society. They have always released terrorists to get electoral votes, and they have long been mediators of corruption among their society and corrupt officers."

"These were not just deputies and officials, but with them a lot of glamor and false pretenders who were hovering around corrupt officers and party leaders and living on the state of discord and division."

He pointed out that "the big problem in that they were finding the head of power listen to their views and plans on the basis of the detriment of the interest of his authority and the sustainability of his survival. 9%8A%D9%86-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%B5%D9%88%D9%84-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B5%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AE%D8%A7%D8%A8%D 9%8A%D8%A9

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Sadr and al-Maliki are the most prominent politicians on Baghdad’s real estate

Sadr and al-Maliki are the most prominent politicians on Baghdad’s real estate

The New Arab newspaper reported on Thursday the names of those involved in Iraq by taking over the homes, palaces and buildings of the state, or the people who migrated after 2003, numbering thousands, while other officials were quoted as recognizing the difficulty of the file.

The newspaper said in a report on real estate seized by political forces, "real estate in Baghdad B" more than 32 thousand residential and commercial buildings, land, farms, shops and even places of worship.

It added that "the most involved" of the officials in the file, Iraqi Vice President Iyad Allawi, who seized several houses on the street of the olive in Baghdad, and the former head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Ammar al-Hakim, who finally announced the establishment of the wisdom stream, Former Tariq Aziz in the area of ​​Jadiriyah, while the family of Ahmad Chalabi still take over houses on Princess Street in Baghdad.

"The Vice President of the Republic, Nuri al-Maliki, occupies the palace of Venice, while the leader of the Sadrist movement Moqtada al-Sadr seized the home of a former official in the housing area and the leader of the Badr Organization Hadi Amiri on the Palace of Tigris in Karrada and Baha al-Araji on the palace of Sinbad."

"The current parliament speaker, Saleem al-Jubouri, is also taking over the house of Abdul Hamoud, Saddam Hussein’s facilities, as well as about 2,000 apartments belonging to the Christians of Karada Maryam, who were expelled from them after the establishment of the Green Zone and where the members of Parliament and political figures are different."

"The transformation of the headquarters of the Baath party to the Office of the organizations of the Dawa Party led by Nuri al-Maliki, and the Umm al-Qura Mosque to the headquarters of the current Sunni Endowment Abdul Latif Al-Humim, an ancient monastery of Catholics to the University of Imam Sadiq, administered by the Islamic Supreme Council," and turned, according to the newspaper " To the headquarters of the Supreme Islamic Council. "

"There is today in all of Baghdad excesses on land and property, and on the Rusafa side, the process appears to be more regrettable by parties, gangs, and mafia," the New Arab quoted the head of the parliament’s security and defense committee as saying.

Al-Zamili added that "those who seized the public and private property belonged to parties and military or armed factions and were forcibly evicted and absent from the law, and abuses took ownership of citizens were controlled and the division of agricultural and sell them again."

"The Baghdad Operations Command needs to activate the file away from politics and enforce the law by force and arms if necessary and return the property of the citizens and the property of the state.

" He stressed that "every citizen must make complaints and I will be ready to intervene in their assistance."
And the commander of operations Baghdad Major General Jalil al-Rubaie, quoted the newspaper as saying that "the excess of property in Baghdad is a common file all concerned, the government and its institutions and the army of course and the police."

Al-Rubaie added: "We appeal to all ministries and appeal to the Sunni Waqf and the Christian Waqf to take care of their property, to put controls on it and follow it and not to leave it because the abandoned is certainly exploited." 9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%83%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%B2-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%84%D9%8A%D 9%86-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%B9%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%BA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AF

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Launch of the national Internet project in Iraq next Sunday

Launch of the national Internet project in Iraq next Sunday


The Ministry of Communications plans to launch the National Internet Project in Iraq on Sunday.

"It plans to hold a press conference at its headquarters in Baghdad to launch the national Internet project in Iraq on Sunday," the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

"The conference will address the senior officials in the ministry and the executive director of the National Project for the Internet in Iraq.

The conference will also provide a detailed definition of this first and leading technology project in Iraq, the stages of completion and the nature and conditions of achievement. , And the mechanisms of its work and its direct distribution of services, and how it will change the reality of the Internet and communications in Iraq radically, "according to the statement.

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Iraq to sell new USD Govt Bonds

By John Lee.

The Financial Times reports that Iraq has appointed Citi, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan as joint bookrunners for a new five-year government bond.

The issue is described as a dollar-denominated, long-dated, benchmark-scale bond; investor meetings scheduled over the coming days.

In January, Iraq raised $1 billion of five-year bonds, guaranteed by the US, at a coupon of 2.149 percent.

(Source: Financial Times)

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Asiacell Revenues Boosted by Mosul Liberation

By John Lee.

Asiacell Iraq has announced 4 percent growth in revenues from QAR 2.1 billion ($570 million) in H1 2016 to almost QAR 2.2 billion ($600 million) in H1 2017.

The customer base increased 13 percent to reach more than 12 million customers in H1 2017.

EBITDA decreased by 3 percent and stood at QAR 972 million due to network investments to accommodate high data demand as well as reconnection cost in the liberated areas.

According to a statement from the company’s Qatar-based owner Ooredoo, growth was stimulated by improvements in the political situation. “With further areas in Mosul being liberated during the first half of the year, network reconnection helped to drive the increase in customer numbers,” it said.

(Source: Ooredoo)

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IDRO Eyes Cooperation with Iraq in Energy, Industry

The Industries Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) is ready to cooperate and collaborate with the neighboring Iraq in the field of energy, renovation of industries and training managers.

Chief Executive Mansour Mo’azami announced the above statement in his meeting with the visiting Iraqi Minister of Industries Mohammed Shia Al Sudani.

The two sides exchanged views in the field of enhancing and strengthening bilateral ties, the Public Relations Dept. of IDRO reported.

While congratulating the liberation of Iraqi Mosul city, CEO of IDRO said:

“Iraq is a strategic friend to us and for this purpose, we have voiced our readiness to enhance cooperation with this country in various fields especially industrial and investment sectors.”

He pointed to the Industrial Management Institute (IMI) and said:

“With more than 60 years of fruitful experience, IMI is equipped with training and educating relevant managers in the best form possible.”

Given the above issue, IDRO enjoys high capability in training Iraqi managers and industrialists, he opined.

In addition, IDRO is ready to invest in oil, gas, petrochemical, downstream, upstream, shipbuilding, auto manufacturing and car parts production sectors in neighboring Iraq, he emphasized.

In the end, IDRO senior official urged to set up a joint Working Group by the two sides in the field of strengthening bilateral ties.

For his part, Iraqi Minister of Industries pointed to the high interest of Iraqi side to follow up matters of mutual concerns and said:

“We will study these proposals in an expert-level session meticulously in line with solving pertinent problems facing the two countries.”

It should be noted that the visiting Iraqi delegation, comprised of Iraqi minister of industries, his deputies, managers of public and private companies, met with the Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Eng. Ne’matzadeh and also visited Shamsabad Industrial Park.

(Source: IDRO)

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New UK Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee.

Mr Jon Wilks CMG (pictured) has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq in succession to Mr Frank Baker OBE.

Mr Wilks, who currently serves as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Muscat, will take up his appointment in November 2017.

He has previously served in diplomatic roles in Baghdad, in addition to Syria, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

(Source: UK FCO)

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Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, conducting 27 strikes consisting of 32 engagements , Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 25 strikes consisting of 30 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed an ISIS oil tanker trailer and a wellhead.
  • Near Raqqa, 24 strikes engaged 14 ISIS tactical units; destroyed six fighting positions, four observation points, three sniper positions, two command-and-control nodes, two supply caches, two mortar systems, a vehicle-borne bomb, an ISIS communication tower, a front-end loader, an ammunition cache, a tactical vehicle and a heavy machine gun; and suppressed a supply route.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted two strikes consisting of two engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Huwayjah, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a vehicle.
  • Near Kisik, a strike destroyed six ISIS rocket systems and an ISIS-held building.

Additional July 24 Strikes

Officials also provided details today on 13 strikes in Syria and Iraq on July 24 for which the information was not available in time for yesterday’s report:

  • Near Kisik, a strike damaged four ISIS vehicles.
  • Near Qayyarah, Iraq, a strike suppressed an ISIS tactical unit.
  • Near Raqqa, 10 strikes engaged five ISIS tactical units and destroyed five fighting positions, three oil refinement stills, a vehicle, a command-and-control node and a weapons cache.
  • Near Abu Kamal, Syria, a strike destroyed three ISIS oil stills and a vehicle.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group’s ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, task force officials said.

The list above contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing or remotely piloted aircraft; rocket-propelled artillery; and some ground-based tactical artillery when fired on planned targets, officials noted.

Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike, they added. A strike, as defined by the coalition, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single or cumulative effect.

For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

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