Monthly Archives: December 2016

Abadi says Three Months needed to rout IS

By John Lee.

The Iraqi Prime Minister said on Tuesday that it would take three months to remove the Islamic State group (IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) from Iraq.

According to a report from Reuters, asked to respond to comments by the commander of the coalition supporting Iraqi forces that it would take as long as two years to eliminate IS from Iraq and Syria, Haider al-Abadi said:

“The Americans were very pessimistic. They used to talk about a really long period, but the remarkable successes achieved by our brave and heroic fighters reduced that. I foresee that in Iraq it will take three months.”

Abadi had previously pledged that Mosul would be retaken by the end of this year.

(Source: Reuters)

Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq on Monday, 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

Attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 12 strikes in Syria:

  • Near Abu Kamal, a strike destroyed an oil wellhead.
  • Near Raqqa, nine strikes engaged three ISIL tactical units and destroyed six vehicle-borne bombs, three tactical vehicles, a bridge, a fighting position and a supply cache.
  • Near Ayn Isa, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed two fighting positions.

Strikes in Iraq

Attack, bomber, and fighter aircraft conducted four strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of the Iraqi government:

  • Near Bashir, a strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL-held buildings, an observation post and a weapons cache.
  • Near Mosul, three strikes engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed four vehicle-borne bombs, two vehicle-borne-bomb factories, a mortar, an ISIL-held building, a tactical vehicle and a front-end loader; damaged an ISIL-held building, a tunnel and eight ISIL supply routes; disabled a bridge; and suppressed a mortar and an ISIL tactical unit.

Task force officials define a strike as one or more kinetic events that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single, sometimes cumulative, effect. Therefore, officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIL vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against buildings, vehicles and weapon systems in a compound, for example, having the cumulative effect of making those targets harder or impossible for ISIL to use. Accordingly, officials said, they do 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. Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat it poses to Iraq, Syria, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of targets in Syria and Iraq further limits ISIL’s ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.

Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations that have conducted strikes in Syria include the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

Currency Auction Results, 28th Dec

By John Lee.

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has reported that 33 banks and 16 remittance companies took part in its currency auction on Wednesday.

A total of $169,390,375 sold at a price of 1182 Iraqi Dinars (IQD) per dollar.

(Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

Iraq and Kuwait sign the minutes of the meetings of the Joint Commission between the two countries for the sixth session

Iraq and Kuwait sign the minutes of the meetings of the Joint Commission between the two countries for the sixth session

Wednesday 28 December 2016

Signed by Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al – Jaafari and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah Khaled Al – Hamad Al- Sabah, Wednesday, the minutes of the meetings of the Joint Commission between the two countries for the sixth session.

State television said in a flash, I followed the agency Nun , news reporting, that " the Foreign Minister Ibrahim al – Jaafari and Kuwaiti counterpart signed the minutes of meetings of the joint Iraqi – Kuwaiti Committee for the sixth session."

It is noteworthy that First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al – Hamad Al- Sabah, arrived earlier on Wednesday (28 December 2016), to the capital Baghdad.


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Abadi: We need three months to eliminate Daesh and I will give candidates the vacant ministries soon expanded

Abadi: We need three months to eliminate Daesh and I will give candidates the vacant ministries soon expanded

confirmed Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said on Tuesday that "Iraq needs three months to eliminate the final Daesh as announced that he will present candidates for the vacant ministries soon.

Ebadi said during a news conference in Baghdad attended by Agency correspondent {Euphrates News} on Tuesday that " the number of car bombs of the Daesh and triggered by the security forces of more than {900} cars during the last two months ,

" adding that "security forces at the Battle of Mosul and we reached an advanced stage, and we are continuing to equip military aircraft of the Iraqi air force. "

He stressed the need not to use the post in the attack on the people , as happened in the case of the attack on a school principal in the province of Dhi Qar and wait for the judiciary needed to take. "

He said," The Council of Ministers discussed today during its Contractors benefits as he re – vote on the amnesty law. "

He pointed out that " the electoral Commission has made great efforts to detect counterfeiters election of its employees and Hola been bringing them amnesty law."

He added, " the government has succeeded in fiscal policy management and maintenance of the battle requirements , despite the collapse of oil prices."

He explained that " the popular crowd Act gives the spread of weapons outside the framework of the state and otherwise is unauthorized.

And between, that " the available data indicate that Iraq needed three months to eliminate Daesh , " noting that "I will give candidates the vacant ministries soon and I am keen to get away from any disagreement with the political blocs.

Abadi went on to say, that" we reject the Saudi statements about the popular crowd and it solve their problems away from Iraq. "

He declared that" the cabinet had formed an ad hoc committee to choose Basra , capital of Arab culture, especially that the province included a large number of poets, intellectuals and scientists. "

financial Supervisory formed special committees to scrutinize the completed projects by the contractors and there is keen Kbebar for obtaining contractor on its merits, noting that " it was discovered that the money large capacity for real benefits to contractors and this calculated financial scrutiny."

According to Abadi , that " the cabinet voted today to set up a number of projects in the field of electricity from a loan provided by the US government.