An unprecedented chest attack on Barzani: He must be tried and put his money

An unprecedented chest attack on Barzani: He must be tried and put his money

MP on the Liberal bloc of the Sadrist movement Zeinab Sahlani, on Thursday, the government to the trial of the President of the Kurdistan region Massoud Barzani on charges of administrative and financial corruption and the seizure of his "stolen" money from the Kurdish people, noting that the Iraqi law allows accountability of all without exception.

Sahlani said in a statement that "the federal government to put the hand on the money transferred to Barzani movable and immovable money stolen from the Kurdish people and the Iraqi."

"Barzani is accused of stealing public funds from oil, which is a national wealth for all Iraqis according to the Constitution and the government is held accountable with his supporters on charges of financial and administrative corruption."

The Sahlani, the first deputy in the Sadr movement to make such positions against Barzani, that "the separatism of Barzani aims to establish a Kurdish state with a family ruling based on inheritance for the theft of wealth and not to achieve the Kurdish interest. 9%8A-%D9%8A%D8%AC%D8%A8-%D9%85/

Abadi: We are in the final stages of liberating the entire land

Abadi: We are in the final stages of liberating the entire land


He oversaw plans for the liberation of East Tigris and western Kirkuk and Hawija
Baghdad / Sabah
The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Haidar al-Abadi, inspected the military units in the Shilla area at the line of fire heading towards Sahel
Al Sharqat left.

"Abadi held a meeting with the military leaders of the 9th Armored Division and other leaders to discuss the security preparations for the liberation of the remaining areas," a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

"We are in the final stages of liberating the entire territory and securing the borders," Abbadi said, noting that the victories of our heroes on the daisy weakened him everywhere and he lost his ability to rally and resorted to his cowardly manner of hitting civilians when he targeted them on the highway between Dhi Qar and Muthanna.

The Prime Minister pointed out that "we defend our citizens and all components regardless of their affiliations, and we assured our forces the importance of protecting civilians and their property, in addition to our keenness to protect our heroic fighters .

"Abadi arrived yesterday to Makhmour to supervise the deployment of forces and plans to clean up the areas of East Tigris and western Kirkuk and Hawija," noting that "the commander-in-chief of the armed forces lose the military units at the line of resistance towards the left coast of Sharqat."

Jubouri: It is time to restore national unity and unite the word

Jubouri: It is time to restore national unity and unite the word


During the celebration of the "Day of World Peace" in the House of Representatives
Baghdad / morning
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim Al-Jubouri stressed the heavy responsibility placed on intellectuals and decision-makers and their role in awareness and enlightenment.

He said that some parties wasted the energies of the people on imaginary issues, noting that it was time to discuss how to return the meat

Al-Jubouri said during a speech at the World Peace Day, which was held in the House of Representatives on Wednesday: "We emphasize the heavy responsibility placed on the thinkers and decision makers, and their role in awareness and enlightenment, the situation in hot countries and under the fires of conflicts," adding that «

"What brings together the countries of the world today more than they differentiate them is strongly united against terrorism, ignorance and disease, which is integrated within the framework set by the international organization and human rights charters."

Al-Jubouri added that "the reality of violence and tampering with the security of civilians in many countries that stand in the face of terrorism and make matters even worse is that the deteriorating political situation is an obstacle to achieving security and stability."

He explained that "some irresponsible and influential parties waste the energies of people in imaginary cases , And artificial disputes fueling division and separation, "pointing out that" integration has become an urgent necessity, but in light of the increasing challenges faced by the world, this subject should be dealt with a new realistic perspective.

The President of the House of Representatives pointed out that "Iraq is now at the crossroads of development and security challenges and urgent popular aspirations for more rights, freedoms, human dignity and social justice.

"The parliament and its commitment to the need for solidarity will always be open to all positive initiatives in the belief of the inevitability of the common destiny and the common denominators between the sons of the same homeland."

The Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Salim al-Jubouri, the commander of the Tigris operations, received Lieutenant General Mizher al-Azzawi, and said in a press statement that " Stability and protection of citizens », and stressed the President of the House of Representatives«

the importance of reducing the security breaches that are exposed to the province of Diyala and the rest of the Iraqi cities », pointing out that« citizen security is one of the priorities of local governments and security services, which calls for vigilance and vigilance from all The court put security plans and activate the intelligence effort to curb violations or
recurrence. »

Gulf Companies looking to Participate in Iraq Reconstruction

An official in the Arabian Gulf has stated that construction companies and others in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) look forward to participating in reconstruction projects in Iraq, stressing that it has the potential to qualify for this role.

Abdul Rahim Naqi, secretary-general of the Council of Chambers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stated that the Gulf States have made significant progress in many fields, including communications, construction and tourism.

Naqi said that if the Iraqi government supported the use of the private sector in the reconstruction of Iraq then Gulf companies would be looking for investment opportunities in the field of construction and reconstruction in Iraq

(Source: GardaWorld)

Gazprom’s Largest Ever Maritime Shipment – from Badra

Gazprom Neft Badra, operator of the Badra field, has undertaken the largest ever maritime shipment of oil for export in the company’s history, with 1.78 million barrels of hydrocarbons being despatched for the United States in the New Solution crude oil tanker.

This is, to date, the second oil consignment to the American market by Gazprom Neft Badra — recipients of the preceding 12 shipments having been European companies and refining facilities in the Asia—Pacific region.

Hydrocarbon exports from Iraq by Gazprom Neft are delivered by the State Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) and comprise the cost-recovery component of Gazprom Neft’s development of Badra field.

(Source: Gazprom Neft)

Range Energy gives Shewashan Operations Update

Range Energy Resources has announced that Gas Plus Khalakan (GPK), the sole contractor of the Khalakan PSC in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, issued an operations update regarding the Shewashan field.

Shewashan #4:

The 4th well drilled on the Shewashan field, Shewashan #4, has been completed as a deviated producer in the Qamchuqa reservoir formation only to first extract remaining recoverable oil from this reservoir. There are future plans to recomplete on the Kometan and Shiranish reservoirs. The well was put on production at a rate of 500 bbl/d and is connected to the early production facilities.

The well completion utilized a hydrajet targeted acid stimulation through coiled tubing to enhance production from the fracture network. This is a technique that may now be applied to the other existing wells on the Shewashan field to further enhance productivity in the Qamchuqa and Kometan reservoirs. Water production is approximately 2500 bbl/d, an amount which is well within the design parameters of the new early production facilities.

Shewashan #1:

The Shewashan #1 well has been sidetracked and a new 4.5 inch liner installed. The well has now being recompleted on the Qamchuqa reservoir formation and is producing 750 bbls/day on a 24/64” choke and is currently water free. This well did not require a hydrajet targeted acid stimulation.

Shewashan #2:

The Shewashan #2 well which was previously producing 250 bbl/d from the Shiranish reservoir, is currently being sidetracked as the water isolation program conducted in Q2 2017 has resulted in reservoir damage that cannot be repaired. Production from the well is expected to be further enhanced with the stimulation techniques once a 4.5 inch liner has been installed.

Central Bank runs course on Combating Money Laundering

By John Lee.

The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) has organized a course on combating money laundering, terrorism financing, compliance and risk management.

The course was held from 17th to 20th September at the Central Bank building, under the supervision of the banking studies center.

Sixty-one employees from government, private banks and money transfer companies attended the event.

(Source: Central Bank of Iraq)

What Int’l Media are Saying about Kurdish Independence

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Iraqi Kurdistan is in the spotlight and the international media are reporting on the upcoming independence referendum, far and wide. But a focus on international opposition, means that important context is often missing.

While recent front pages around the world have been reserved for earthquakes and hurricanes, the referendum on independence in Iraqi Kurdistan has never been too far behind. Mostly this has been due to widespread international concern about what the referendum will mean, and what kind of problems it could cause, either in the lead up to the event, or afterwards.

Perhaps the most interesting thing for Iraqis about international coverage of the independence referendum, scheduled for Sept. 25, is the sympathy with which the whole world appears to view the Kurdish people of Iraq.

Most reports freely acknowledge that the Kurdish are the world’s largest ethnic minority without their own state. Almost every writer details the trials and tribulations that Iraq’s Kurds have gone through and, in particular, what they suffered under former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein. The heinous chemical weapons attack on the city of Halabja, in which thousands died, is not forgotten.

But after expressing understanding, most Western media go on to talk about international disapprobation of the referendum. The list of friends and enemies who oppose this Kurdish example of direct democracy grows longer by the day.

European media have found it particularly notable that this time, the US – generally a staunch ally of Iraqi Kurdistan – couldn’t do the back room deals their envoys usually do, to postpone the referendum. Many analysts noted that the statement the US eventually issued on the topic was unusually harsh.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Tuesday, conducting 44 strikes consisting of 50 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

Near Raqqa, coalition military forces conducted 30 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets. The strikes engaged six ISIS tactical units and destroyed 28 fighting positions, three vehicles, two ISIS communications infrastructure items and an ISIS headquarters.

Strikes in Iraq

In Iraq, coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 18 engagements against ISIS targets:

  • Near Qaim, two strikes destroyed an ISIS headquarters and a weapons storage area.
  • Near Huwijah, five strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units; destroyed three tunnels, two ISIS headquarters, two command-and-control nodes, a vehicle, a tractor, and a vehicle-borne improvised bomb facility; and damaged two supply routes.
  • Near Rawah, seven strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed two mortar systems, two weapons caches, an improvised explosive device, a staging area, and a vehicle.

Additional Strikes

Additionally, 51 strikes consisting of 53 engagements were conducted in Syria and Iraq on Sept. 17-18 that closed within the last 24 hours for which the information was not available in time for yesterday’s report:

  • On Sept. 17, near Raqqa, Syria, three strikes destroyed seven fighting positions.
  • On Sept. 18, near Dayr Az Zawr, Syria, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and damaged three supply routes.
  • On Sept. 18, near Raqqa, Syria, 42 strikes engaged 23 ISIS tactical units; destroyed 23 fighting positions, eight vehicles, three VBIEDs, two ISIS unmanned aerial systems, and a command-and-control node; and suppressed four fighting positions.
  • On Sept. 18, near Huwayjah, Iraq, two strikes illuminated tactical areas.

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)


9-20-2017   Intel Guru Bruce    Iraq has erected 7 huge screen monitors, something you see at a huge football arena to give you replays… sent by China to Iraq in 7 different provinces in Iraq.    For what purpose?  Why would they be there in 7 provinces in Iraq? They are there so the Iraqis can see firsthand Abadi making the speech in the UN on Thursday morning, New York time.  That is big,