Poster’s Note: and to think that just a few days ago – when Achminajab (sp) came – I was remarking that the Sunnis were very quiet sigh

22 July 2013

Iraq jailbreaks: Hundreds escape in Taji and Abu Ghraib

Hundreds of inmates have escaped from two Iraqi prisons after gunmen stormed two jails near Baghdad.

Fighting raged for several hours after the jails – Abu Ghraib to the west of the capital and Taji to the north – came under attack.

Mortar fire and suicide bombs were used to gain access to the jails, whose inmates include al-Qaeda prisoners.
At least 20 members of the security forces were killed as they struggled to regain control.
The Iraqi authorities initially said that the attackers had failed to free the prisoners in Taji and Abu Ghraib. They said security forces reacted quickly enough to seal the area and cut off any escape route.
But it quickly emerged that they were wrong, as reports came out that at least 500 prisoners had indeed managed to escape. The government had to admit that "some" prisoners had escaped, without saying how many.
In the past, several attacks on prisons have resulted in dozens of inmates being freed, as well as records and precious information about them being destroyed or stolen.
In Mosul, too, the army took a painful hit, another reminder that the northern city remains one of the most dangerous for security forces in Iraq.
It is not just Mosul, however, and not just the security forces that are suffering. Continuous waves of attacks across the country have exposed the government’s chronic failure to secure the country.
A senior Iraqi MP, Hakim Al-Zamili, said that about 500 prisoners had escaped from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison.
Most of them were senior members of al-Qaeda who had been sentenced to death, he told Reuters news agency.
"It’s obviously a terrorist attack carried out by al-Qaeda to free convicted terrorists with al-Qaeda," the agency quoted an unnamed security official as saying.
Abu Ghraib was used to torture opponents of the regime during Saddam Hussein’s rule, and its infamy increased in 2004 when photographs were published showing detainees being abused by US guards.
Mortar rounds
The prison attacks were launched at about 21:30 (18:30 GMT) on Sunday night.
Gunmen fired mortar rounds at the prisons, and then used car bombs at the entrances.
The situation was eventually brought back under control on Monday morning, with the use of military helicopters.
Iraqi authorities initially denied any prisoners had escaped in the attacks, but now acknowledge "some" prisoners escaped.
Interior Minister Wissam al-Firaiji said the attackers, whom he called "terrorists," had been well-armed.
"The attack against Taji jail alone was carried out by nine suicide bombers and three car bombs driven by suicide bombers," he told reporters.
"The attackers also lobbed more than 100 mortar shells," he added. "The inmates are now under control."
Elsewhere in Iraq, two attacks on security forces in the northern city of Mosul killed 33 people, officials said.
A man drove a vehicle packed with explosives up to a military convoy.
"A suicide bomber was following the convoy and when it stopped in the middle of road he detonated his vehicle right behind it," a policeman told Reuters news agency.
A group of soldiers and at least two passers-by were among the dead, officials said.
A second attack was launched on a group of policemen, several of whom were killed when gunmen stormed their checkpoint.
Mosul, 360km (220 miles) north-west of Baghdad, is one of Iraq’s major flashpoints.
Insurgent groups such as al-Qaeda have found the city a fertile recruiting ground.
It is the capital of the Sunni-dominated Nineveh province.
There were further deadly attacks in the city of Kirkuk and in Anbar province, according to Agence France Press.
Violence up
It is unclear who was behind the incidents, but there has been a recent escalation in violence across Iraq.
United Nations figures released earlier in July showed that more than 2,500 Iraqis were killed in violent attacks in the three months from April to June.
The current spate of attacks makes this the most dangerous time in Iraq since the peak of the anti-US insurgency in 2006-7, and certainly since the US withdrawal in 2011.
More than 2,500 Iraqis were killed in violence in the three months from April to June
Some of the country’s minority Sunni population feel increasingly marginalised by Prime Minister Nouri Maliki’s Shia-led government.
Shia forces have targeted Sunni protesters, and insurgents linked to al-Qaeda and its "Islamic State in Iraq" have been carrying out bomb attacks on government institutions and Shia population centres.
The spark in violence has raised fears of a return to the levels of sectarian killing seen following the US invasion ten years ago, and has led commentators to discuss once again the prospect of partition along community lines.
The conflict in neighbouring Syria, itself increasingly taking the form of a Sunni-Shia sectarian conflict, is further straining community relations in Iraq.
Militants have previously targeted Iraqi prisons in similar operations, though Sunday night’s breakout appears to be far larger in scale than previous incidents.
Prisons themselves have been a focus for Sunni grievances, with protesters saying inmates have been unfairly detained and in some cases tortured.
Al-Qaeda’s affiliated group in Iraq has previously said it would target the justice system, AFP reports.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23403564

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A member of the Finance Committee predicted Dler capable of improving the Iraqi dinar exchange rate and significantly against the U. S. dollar after the necessary measures taken by the central bank and out of Iraq from the provisions of Chapter VII.
He said: “The Central Bank will take new measures and controls which supports the stability of the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the U. S. dollar, where the correction of the errors will be signed by the Bank during the past period and that led to the low price of the Iraqi dinar. ”
He added: “The withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII of the UN and will contribute significantly to support the exchange rate of the dinar because it would stimulate trade and economic movement of the country with various countries of the world and therefore will reflect positively on the exchange rate of the dinar against the hard currencies. ”
The central bank announced its intention to take measures and new regulations for the sale of hard currency to support and stabilize the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the U. S. dollar.
And witnessed the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar declined severely over the past few months, generating a great upheaval in the local market.
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– Natural gas prices moved lower on Monday after investors sold the commodity for profits in wake of last week’s bullish supply data, while weather forecasts calling for a break in a searing heat wave gripping the eastern U. S. pushed prices lower as well.
In the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in August traded at USD3. 668 per million British thermal units, down 3. 21%.
The commodity hit a session low of USD3. 642 and a high of USD3. 752.
Natural gas prices soared by over 5% last week after the U. S. Energy Information Administration reported that storage in the week ending July 12 rose by 58 billion cubic feet, below market expectations for an increase of 64 billion cubic feet, though from Friday through Monday, profit takers wiped out the commodity’s gains.
Meanwhile, a return of milder temperatures for much of the U. S. suffering from a blistering heat wave pushed prices down as well.
Industry weather group MDA Weather Services predicted below-normal temperatures across most of the eastern half of the nation for the next five days.
The U. S. National Weather Service forecast also pointed to below-normal temperatures covering the heavily populated Northeast and Midwest regions over the next six-to-14 days.
Mild summer temperatures reduce the need for gas-fired electricity to cool homes and businesses.
Elsewhere on the NYMEX, light sweet crude oil futures for delivery in September were down 0. 56% and trading at USD107. 27 a barrel, while heating oil futures for August delivery were down 0. 40% at USD3. 0770 per – offers an extensive set of professional tools for the Forex, Commodities, Futures and the Stock Market including real-time data streaming, a comprehensive economic calendar, as well as financial news and technical & fundamental analysis by in-house experts.

– Natural gas prices moved lower on Monday after investors sold the commodity for profits in wake of last week’s bullish supply data, while weather forecasts calling for a break in a searing heat wave gripping the eastern U. S. pushed prices lower as well.
In the New York Mercantile Exchange, natural gas futures for delivery in August traded at USD3. 668 per million British thermal units, down 3. 21%.
The commodity hit a session low of USD3. 642 and a high of USD3. 752.
Natural gas prices soared by over 5% last week after the U. S. Energy Information Administration reported that storage in the week ending July 12 rose by 58 billion cubic feet, below market expectations for an increase of 64 billion cubic feet, though from Friday through Monday, profit takers wiped out the commodity’s gains.
Meanwhile, a return of milder temperatures for much of the U. S. suffering from a blistering heat wave pushed prices down as well.
Industry weather group MDA Weather Services predicted below-normal temperatures across most of the eastern half of the nation for the next five days.
The U. S. National Weather Service forecast also pointed to below-normal temperatures covering the heavily populated Northeast and Midwest regions over the next six-to-14 days.
Mild summer temperatures reduce the need for gas-fired electricity to cool homes and businesses.
Elsewhere on the NYMEX, light sweet crude oil futures for delivery in September were down 0. 56% and trading at USD107. 27 a barrel, while heating oil futures for August delivery were down 0. 40% at USD3. 0770 per – offers an extensive set of professional tools for the Forex, Commodities, Futures and the Stock Market including real-time data streaming, a comprehensive economic calendar, as well as financial news and technical & fundamental analysis by in-house experts.

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THERE ARE MANY RUMORS PREVAILING TODAY AND I JUST HOPE AND PRAY THERE ARE SUBSTANCE TO SOME OF THEM. NEVER BEFORE HAVE I WRITTEN A REBUTTAL NOR HAVE I EVER NAMED NAMES OR CALLED ANYONE OUT OPENLY.
TODAY IS DIFFERENT–I WAS APPALED BY A B. W. M. POST ACCUSING DEBRATARHEEL, MYSELF AND PAPA BEAR OF RECEIVING ANYTHING IN THE WAY OF PREFERANCE OR HAVING ANY ALTERNATIVE MOTIVE FOR OUR POSTING OF TRUE FACTS REGARDING WELLS FARGO.
NEITHER DEBRA, MYSELF, NOR PAPA BEAR RECEIVES NOT 1 RED CENT FROM WELLS FARGO NOR ARE WE TO RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION IN ANY FORM AFTER THE C/E OCCURS.
WE ONLY PRESENT ACCURATE FACTUAL INFORMATION FURNISHED US AND PASS THE INFORMATION ON TO HELP OTHERS GET THE HIGHEST RATE POSSIBLE WHEN YOU EXCHANGE YOUR CURRENCY.
CONTRARY TO BWM POST WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR THE LIME-LIGHT EITHER.
I HAVE KNOWN DEBRATARHEEL AND PAPA BEAR FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW AND I AM HONORED TO CALL THEM MY BROTHER AND SISTER IN CHRIST. (THAT IS MORE THAN I CAN SAY FOR SOME PEOPLE).
AS FAR AS THE GROUP THING, LETS CLEAR THE AIR–1ST-YOU ARE AWARE OF THE 800 NUMBER SCENARIO. .(NUFF SAID ON THAT POINT). THAT IS WHAT SOME MISCONSTRUES AS A GROUP.
IF YOU UTILIZE THAT SCENARIO I GUESS YOU COULD SAY YOU WERE IN A GROUP–BUT–YOUR IN THE HIGHEST GROUP RATE OBTAINABLE AND OTHERS WILL DIS-AGREE AND PROMOTE OTHER SOURCES FOR YOUR C/E.
PERHAPS SOME OTHERS MAY HAVE OTHER MOTIVES. (COMPENSATION IS A GREAT MOTIVATOR). BWM ALSO STATED TERRY K. WAS AN IDIOT.
I TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT ALSO AS I KNOW HE IS DOING THE BEST HE CAN TO HELP ALSO.
I THINK RATHER THAN BEING IN COMPETITION WITH OTHERS WE SHOULD ALL COMBINE OUR INFORMATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL AND STOP THIS INFIGHTING TO SEE WHO IS AT THE TOP OF THE TOTEM POLE.
I WELCOME AND APPRECIATE ALL THE MANY,MANY OTHERS WHO IS TRYING TO HELP SEE US THRU TO COMPLETION. I HONOR THE INTEL PROVIDERS AND HOPE COMMON COURTESY PREVAILS
KEEP THE FAITH AND KEEP THE PRAYERS GOING UP——BLESSINGS


Citizens in Basra complain about damage categories of paper currency and the central bank is to replace them













22-07-2013 – 14:27





Alsumaria News / Basra

Citizens expressed in Basra, Monday, alarmed by the growing phenomenon of damage and rupture of small groups of paper currency, as expressed Retailers complained of this phenomenon, the Central Bank announced a plan to withdraw banknotes damaged and replaced with new ones.


He said ‘Ali Riad Abbas, who runs a taxi driver in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The problem of corruption and torn banknotes of categories 250, 500, 1,000 dinars worsened significantly within the past few months," noting that "most of the banknotes traded of these groups in Basra damaged and torn, which can cause sometimes us Baharajat and problems. "


In turn, said Ghassan Abdel-Rahman, the owner of a shop selling food in the market, the publican, "The currency shattered spread widely in recent Allokhirh, and we are one of the most affected by them," adding that "this phenomenon does not affect the work of traders who deal in dollars and groups cash Iraqi large, as it does not harm the officials who get paid large cash groups. "


For his part, deputy governor of the Iraqi Central Bank Zuhair Ali Akbar said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "State-owned banks in the provinces did not stop the withdrawal of currency damaged from circulation, however,

put an ambitious plan to print the categories of alternative techniques of high quality," adding that "categories that will replace the damaged print on paper better than the paper used in the printing of banknotes to neighboring countries."


He stressed banking expert who was director of the Central Bank branch in Basra that "the central bank is determined to end this phenomenon."


The banknotes circulating in Iraq printed in the United Kingdom by a British company, is gaining all denominations leafy current specification much better than the specifications of those that were in circulation until 2004,
it was printed during the nineties in China and Iraq on paper lousy and specifications easy to counterfeit,

In spite of the spread of the phenomenon of torn paper currency and damaged before 2003, but that many Iraqis they avoided objection to accept banknotes torn through their daily business and the fact that the former currency includes all categories was head portraits of the former regime of Saddam Hussein.

http://www.alsumaria.tv/news/79759/مواطنون-في-البصرة-يشكون-تلف-فئات-من-العم/ar

Honored by the Association of private banks in Iraq, Iraqi Central Bank Governor Dr. Abdul Basit Turki Saeed granting Shield Association during a working breakfast hosted by the Association of Hotel Ishtar.

And banquet was attended by a number of members of the House of Representatives and heads of professional bodies and a number of government officials and the general managers of the banks, government and heads of boards of directors private banks and members of the Central Bank and a number of businessmen. delivered the President of the Association of private banks in Iraq, Adnan al-Chalabi, a welcoming speech to come, pointing out the role of conservative care and assigning the banking system in Iraq.

Chalabi stressed that the goals that seeks Association to achieve does not depart from those adopted by the central bank. In his speech stressed the central bank governor importance of deepening cooperation between the banks and the central bank to achieve the goals that are in the framework of progress and development of the Iraqi economy, and hoped to continue to banks in the correct track towards better performance service of national interests. were private banks have responded to the directions of the Central Bank and his quest rate cut dollar exchange and succeeded in restoring stability.

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Allawi calls on Maliki to submit the resignation of "instant"



















22/07/2013 – 18:18
















Alsumaria News / Baghdad

The leader of the Iraqi List, Iyad Allawi, on Monday, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to resign "instant", the National Alliance to choose an alternative to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers "abide by the constitution," while the House of Representatives called for work to support this proposal.

Allawi said in a statement received "Alsumaria News," a copy of it, that "the political process in Iraq and reached an impasse after the aborted power all attempts sincere to return to their tracks constitutional and consensual national,"

noting that "because of all that took the people of Iraq pay the blood Zakia heavy every day, and security in the continuous decline scary, offering the people of Iraq more than thousand martyr month ".

Allawi added that "the escape of prisoners, including Qaeda terrorists, it became no exception, as happened in Iraq yesterday," he said, adding that "the government is working at the same time to fight the partners in the political process

and freedom fighters who fought the former regime, and exacerbated sectarian political and regional abhorrent, and fell services are humiliating and unjustified, has hit full paralysis and disability of this government. "

He added that "our national and moral responsibilities towards our people, and our respect for the blood of the martyrs of the righteous, we need to invite the prime minister to provide instant resign,

and call the National Alliance to choose a replacement for the presidency of the Council of Ministers is committed to the Constitution and political بالتوافقات and prompt national partnership."

Allawi called the House of Representatives to "work to support this proposal, and contribute to the supervision of free and fair elections, leading Iraq to the shores of peace, security and stability, through an elected government and capable and committed to the Constitution."

The invitation Allawi this, which is not the first, at a time when the country’s deteriorating security remarkable is waves of bombings sweeping the various Iraqi cities almost daily, which was the last of which hit Baghdad, the first on Saturday (July 20, 2013), leading to the deaths of 24 people and wounding 86 others.

It is noteworthy that the capital Baghdad witnessed, on Sunday, breach of a serious security threat when he was imprisoned whale in the district of Taji, north of Baghdad, Baghdad Central Prison (Abu Ghraib previously) in the district of Abu Ghraib,

west of the capital, to mortar fire, followed by an attack by unidentified gunmen with guards prisons in an attempt to Aqthamanma, while raised guests in prisons, riots and burning a number of halls, without knowing the size of the losses of human or material,

but the Commission on Security and Defense parliamentary revealed subsequently escape from 500 to 1000 Guest from Abu Ghraib Central, stressing that most of them Al-Qaeda.




http://www.alsumaria.tv/news/79774/ع…608;ر/ar