MESOPOTAMIA NEWS FULL REPORT & ENQUIRY ! : THE BARZANY FAMILY  Kurdish Tribes Stealing Assyrian (Christian) Lands in Iraq

By Taiyo Davis – Foreign Policy  2019-12-04 21:46 GMT

According to David William Lazar’s American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO), Kurdish tribes close to the ruling Barzani family of the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government) have stolen Assyrian Christian lands in Northern Iraq. Director of the Assyrian Democratic Movement Rabee Fareed, Assyrian Aid Society president Ashur Sargon Eskrya, and Assyrian Christian MP Yacoub Yaco state that currently 58 Assyrian villages have been occupied.

The following is an on the ground investigation of the allegations of Kurdish occupation in the Assyrian Christian villages of Kashkawa, Zhouli, and Chamma Rabatka of the Nahla district; the Babelo district; Garbeeesh village in Akre District; and the Barwari district. All districts are part of Duhok, Northern Iraq. Past reports have not named who is responsible for the land theft. This report does for the first time. This includes heads of the KRG government and Western oil companies.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : THE SOUFAN ENTER ON CURRENT IRAQ

PROTESTERS TRYING TO PUSH BEYOND THE STATUS QUO IN IRAQ – 5. Dec 2019

  • On December 1, the Iraqi Parliament approved the announced resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
  • The courage of the protesters was on display even as the Iraqi security forces killed more than 400 protesters through a brutal countrywide crackdown.
  • Protesters are demanding wholesale change in the daily lives of Iraqis struggling to achieve economic and political progress.
  • The United States has stayed mostly on the sidelines during the protests, perhaps reflecting a lack of American leverage in Iraq.

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The Last Assyrian Frontline in Syria

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : THE BURDEN OF CHRISTIANITY IN SYRIA

By Sylvain Mercadier – Rudaw –  Posted 2019-12-01 19:33 GMT – Tel Tamar, Syria — The road to the northern Syrian city of Tel Tamar is long, dotted with grazing livestock under the watchful eye of young shepherds. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Asayish, the local security forces check the identity of whoever goes through this dangerous highway, one of the last connecting Tel Tamar to the major cities of Hasakah and Qamishli. At the entrance of the town, a queue of vehicle forms, awaiting a final and particularly thorough check from Asayish forces.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS – KURDISTAN SÜD : Masrur Barzanî trifft Erdoğan

Während die Angriffe der Türkei auf Südkurdistan und Rojava weitergehen, reist der Ministerpräsident der südkurdischen Regionalregierung, Masrur Barzanî, nach Ankara, um Erdoğan und dessen Außenminister Çavuşoğlu zu treffen.

  • ANF REDAKTION 28 Nov 2019 – Der südkurdische Ministerpräsident Masrur Barzanî (PDK) ist am Donnerstag in die Türkei gereist, um den türkischen Außenminister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu und Regimechef Erdoğan treffen. Der Besuch findet in einer Zeit statt, in der aufgrund der Angriffe auf Rojava und Südkurdistan ein gemeinsames Vorgehen aller kurdischen politischen Kräfte diskutiert wird.
  • Die PDK hat sich aus diesen Gesprächen bisher herausgehalten. Aufgrund von massiven Protesten war die Reise Barzanîs zunächst verschoben worden. In Südkurdistan wurde außerdem eine Boykottkampagne gegen türkische Produkte initiiert, die von der Bevölkerung und vielen politischen Kräften getragen wird.

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Irakischer Verteidigungsminister kassierte in Schweden

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : IM DEKADENTEN WESTEN BEKOMMT JEDER MASSENMÖRDER NOCH SOZIALHILFE

  1. November 2019, 18:37 Uhr – Schweden:Irakischer Verteidigungsminister kassierte wohl illegal Sozialhilfe, Wohngeld, Kindergeld – Von Moritz Baumstieger – Süddeutsche Zeitung

Im Juni übernahm Najah al-Shammari, der vor und nach dem Sturz von Diktator Saddam Hussein 2003 Karriere im irakischen Militär machte, das Verteidigungsressort der neuen Regierung in Bagdad.

  • Schwedische Behörden ermitteln offenbar gegen den irakischen Verteidigungsminister al-Shammari und dessen Ehefrau wegen Sozialbetrugs.
  • Al-Shammari soll 2009 ins Land gekommen sein und und habe 2015 die schwedische Staatsbürgerschaft angenommen – unter falschem Namen.
  • Das Verteidigungsministerium in Stockholm bestätigte nun, dass der irakische Minister einen auf einen zweiten Namen ausgestellten schwedischen Pass besitzt.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS SCIENCE: Barriers for IDP return in Nineveh: A Meta-Analysis & Recommendations

27 Nov 2019 –  ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kamaran Palani + Henriette Johanson (MERI) 

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Nineveh Province of Iraq experience complex and interlocking barriers to return that are conditioned upon geography, gender, and sectarian identity, among other factors. To examine these barriers more closely, MERI conducted a meta-analysis of existing literature on this issue, and addressed important analytical and contextual gaps with original field research. The Executive Summary below distills key findings to inform and enhance stakeholder policies. Full report forthcoming.

DOWNLOAD full text http://www.meri-k.org/publication/barriers-for-idp-return-in-nineveh-a-meta-analysis-recommendations/

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : DENMARK ON THE LEAD / FACING THE NATO SUMMIT

Denmark Offers to Lead NATO Trainings in Iraq

Basnews English 26/11/2019 – 15:20 ERBIL — Denmark is ready to lead the NATO training mission for Iraqi armed forces, the Danish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Canada is currently leading the mission which has so far trained thousands of Iraqi troops for the ongoing battle against the Islamic State. (IS).

“With the contribution we will be able to deliver an even stronger effort in our fight against the terror group ISIL by training Iraqis,” Reuters quoted Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.

According to the statement, Denmark has offered to lead the mission from the end of 2020 until mid-2022.

The country will put the offer forward at a NATO summit in London next week.

 

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS RELEVANT : Hacked Iraqi counter-terror account announces fake “coup”

Rumors of “coup” come after more than a month of protests and hundreds killed in Iraq

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN   NOVEMBER 25, 2019 01:40 – JERUSALEM POST

Just after midnight, Baghdad time, the Facebook and Twitter accounts of the elite and popular Counter-Terrorism Service in Iraq announced that a coup was underway. Oddly they announced it in English as well, claiming that the  CTS had begun a “military insurrection” and  the “start of the military coup against the illegitimate government in response to the demands of the people.”

Within an hour it turned out the social media accounts had apparently been hacked. By that time the account, which has 266,000 followers had confused numerous people. Some expressed support in Arabic for the non-existent “coup.”

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : STRONG & SOLID RELATIONS US AND KURDS (IRAQ)

US to Prolong Assistance to KRG, Peshmerga

BasNews 24/11/2019 – 18:41 ERBIL – The US will prolong its assistance to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Peshmerga forces, reiterating support to cooperations between the Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops in the fight against terrorism.

During a visit to Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani in Erbil on Sunday, a US delegation, led by Robert Karem, the national security adviser in the US Senate, noted that Washington views Erbil as an ally in the region.

During the meeting, where the US ambassador to Iraq, Matt Tueller, was also present, the delegation further reaffirmed their country’s support to the ongoing peaceful dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve the remaining disputes between the sides.

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MEOPOTAMIA NEWS : MIKE PENCE (US) & SOLIDARITY WITH KURDS

 

24 Nov 2019 –  Pence Voices U.S. Support To Wary #Kurds In Iraq

Pence Touches Down For Surprise Iraq Visit

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Iraq for an unannounced visit that comes with regional tensions on the rise and the government in Baghdad waging a clampdown on public unrest.

 

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