MESOPOTAMIA NEWS BERICHT : Iraks Jesiden fordern Autonomie, da der Konflikt zwischen Armee, PKK-Mitgliedsverbänden aufflammt

Anhaltende Spannungen aufgrund regionaler Einmischung, um die Zahlen unter den Rivalen zu begleichen, bedrohen neue Gewaltakte und bedrohen die in der Region konzentrierte jesidische Minderheit.

Saman Dawod 20 März 2021 – AL MONITOR –  Mehr als 40 jesidische Gemeindeführer aus Sinjar unterzeichneten am 13. März eine Petition, in der sie die Selbstverwaltung in Sinjar, die Aufnahme der Ezidxane Asayish (Sicherheitskräfte von Ezidkhan) in die Sicherheitskräfte und andere Forderungen im Zusammenhang mit Dienstleistungen und Beschäftigungsmöglichkeiten forderten. Die Ezidxane Asayish sind die jesidischen Polizeikräfte in Gebieten, die von den Sinjar-Widerstandseinheiten kontrolliert werden, die der Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK) angeschlossen sind.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS KURDISTAN/IRAQ: Iraq’s Yazidis call for autonomy as conflict flares between army, PKK affiliates

20 March 2021  – Ongoing tensions due to regional interference to settle scores among rivals threaten new acts of violence, menacing the Yazidi minority concentrated in the area.

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community, who fled violence between Islamic State (IS) group jihadists and peshmerga fighters in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, sit in a field near a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in the Sharya area some 15 kilometers from the northern Iraqi city of Dahuk on May 20, 2015.

Saman Dawod 20 March 2021 AL MONITOR

More than 40 Yazidi community leaders from Sinjar signed a petition on March 13, demanding self-rule in Sinjar, the addition of the Ezidxane Asayish (Security Forces of Ezidkhan) to the security forces, and other demands related to services and job opportunities. The Ezidxane Asayish are the Yazidi police forces in areas controlled by the Sinjar Resistance Units, which are affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS IRAQI / KURDISH OIL REPORT

 

 Iraq’s Parliament passed an much-anticipated amendment to the law structuring Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court.

Given the court’s role in Iraq’s electoral process, the new legislation was necessary for the government to move forward with plans to hold national elections this October. Zaid al-Ali, an expert in Iraqi constitutional law, offered helpful analysis of the new amendments and the political wrangling that led up to their passage. “The amendment provides that all existing members [of the court] are to be sent to retirement after new members are chosen,” Ali writes. The new members are supposed to be nominated by “an ad hoc committee made up of the current head of the Supreme Court, the head of the Judicial Council, the public prosecutor, the head of the judicial oversight body, in cooperation with the KRG judicial council,” Ali says, although he notes that the text of the law is confusing about key elements of the selection process. “I’m not sure what parliamentarians think they were voting for,” Ali says, “but this isn’t clear.” Passage of the law also now opens up the legislative calendar, enabling the Parliament to focus on passage of the national budget. As this newsletter goes to print, MPs are telling Iraq Oil Report they are planning to convene for a vote on the 2021 national budget law at 10 a.m. Saturday. If and when there is a vote, Iraq Oil Report will have a story; keep your eyes out.

The national budget is the first step toward defining a more sustainable framework for relations between the federal government and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), according to Lahur Talabany. Talabany is the co-president of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two main parties ruling the KRG, and a strong proponent of finding a workable framework for a strong relationship with Baghdad. In an interview with Iraq Oil Report this week, Talabany said the passage of a 2021 budget law could lead to further negotiations on a number of fronts, including a framework for the KRG oil sector to operate within the structure of a prospective Iraqi National Oil Company. He also discussed a range of issues related to economic development and security dynamics along Kurdistan’s southern border. Read the full interview on Iraq Oil Report.

Ninewa province has suffered on multiple fronts in recent years. Not only did the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group inflict violence and depravity on millions of residents during its occupation, but much of the province was destroyed in the ensuing war — and in the aftermath, many areas are now occupied by politicized paramilitary groups. It is also geographically sensitive, containing a long and porous border with Syria and a large band of territory subject to disputes between the KRG and federal government. Iraq Oil Report interviewed Najim al-Jibouri, the governor of Ninewa, in Mosul, shortly before the Pope’s visit to the city earlier this month. Reconstruction efforts can be seen throughout Mosul, with a tangle of new roads and several new bridges linking the banks of the Tigris. But the level of damage remains significant, Jibouri says, especially in rural areas — and in a time of tough financial constraints, Ninewa is low on the list of priorities for the federal government in Baghdad. At the same time, the province has relatively little power to allocate money and attract the kind of investment it needs. For more on the state of Iraq’s second-largest city — and the oil resources in the surrounding territory — read the full interview on Iraq Oil Report.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : NEVER FORGET HALABA 16. MARCH 1988 !  / „DER TOD IST EIN MEISTER AUS DEUTSCHLAND!“

Die deutsche Gaslinie – Kontinuitäten

Proliferation von chemischen Massenvernichtungswaffen nach Irak, Syrien & Libyen. Der deutsche Exportweltmeister als Todeshändler. Von Katharina Raudonat – www.mesop.de

Friedhof für die Opfer von Saddams Giftgasangriff aufs irakisch-kurdische Halabja

Am 21. August jährt sich zum ersten Mal der Chemiewaffenangriff des syrischen Regimes auf Gebiete der Opposition in den Vororten von Damaskus. Es wird an diesem Tag nicht an mahnenden Worten fehlen, die das Geschehene unmissverständlich verurteilen. Gerade in Deutschland wird dies auch immer mit den Hinweisen auf die eigne Geschichte geschehen, die im Hinblick auf chemische Waffen eine besondere Verantwortung bedeute. Vermutlich keine Erwähnung wird allerdings finden, das es deutsche Firmen waren, die maßgeblich Assad und andere Despoten der Region mit der Technik und dem Know-How für die Produktion dieser Waffen ausgerüstet haben. Die niederländische Organisation für das Verbot chemischer Waffen, hat seit Herbst 2013 durch Informationen des syrischen Regimes eine detaillierte Liste erstellt, aus der hervorgeht, das deutsche Firmen zwischen 1983 und 1984 in über fünfzig Lieferungen maßgeblich an der Entwicklung des Chemiewaffenprogramms beteiligt waren. Die Bundesregierung, der diese Liste übergeben wurde, weigert sich bis heute die Namen der Firmen zu nennen, mit der Begründung, dass dies für die Firmen Existenzbedrohend sei.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS KURDISTAN IRAQ : Landmine laid by PKK kills Peshmerga, wounds another in Kurdistan Region: Source

Hiwa Shilani Peshmerga soldier Tariq Qadir was killed on Friday, reportedly by a PKK-laid landmine.

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – An explosion caused by a landmine set by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) killed a Peshmerga fighter and wounded another in a rural area northeast of the Kurdistan Region’s capital of Erbil, according to local sources.

The incident occured in the village of Sinka, located between the Gobi Hajer and Birkum in Sidakan district.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS Irak: Schiitische Milizen lassen Sunniten nicht zurückkehren – Sunni IDPs in Kurdistan accuse Shiite militias of preventing their return to Babil

13 März 2021 – Sieben Jahre nach der Befreiung vom Islamischen Staat können die nach Irakisch-Kurdistan Vertriebenen nicht in ihre von den schiitischen Volksmobilmachungskräften besetzte Heimat zurückkehren.

Irak: Schiitische Milizen lassen Sunniten nicht zurückkehren

Trotz der Befreiung der irakischen Provinz Babil vom Islamischen Staat (ISIS) sagen aus der Region vertriebene Familien, die in Lagern der kurdischen Region Garmiyan Unterschlupf fanden, dass sie wegen der Bedrohung durch schiitische Milizen nicht nach Hause zurückkehren können. Die Binnenflüchtlinge aus Babil behaupten, dass schiitische Milizen, insbesondere die vom Iran unterstützte Kataib Hisbollah, ihre Stadt Jurf Sakhar besetzt haben und die ursprünglichen Bewohner, die jetzt als Vertriebene leben, nicht nach Hause zurückkehren lassen.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS GREAT WESTERN ATTITUDE : ONLY CHRISTIANS – DON’T CARE ABOUT THEM !

Mainstream Media is Erasing Middle Eastern Christians

By Alex Galitsky https://www.newsweek.com – Posted 2021-03-10 21:33 GMT

Young women dressed in traditional Assyrian clothing wave flags of the Holy See as they wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Franso Hariri Stadium in Arbil, on March 7, 2021.  —–  For the beleaguered indigenous Christians of the Middle East, there was hope the historic visit of Pope Francis to Iraq would bring much needed awareness to their plight.Despite recognizing the “fading” presence of the region’s Christians, mainstream media has largely been complicit in reinforcing the systematic erasure of these ancient communities.

The Christians of the “Muslim world” take little solace in being portrayed as outsiders in the region they’ve inhabited since before the time of Christianity.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Who is Nasr Al-Hariri …Hewlêr’s darling? / SOUTH KURDISTAN – IRAQ

He who prepared the report of the child Hamza al-Khatib, under the directives of the Syrian security forces, and turned against the members of the so-called “High Negotiations Committee”, which the Syrians dubbed as the “Merchants of the Committee”, and his speeches against the Kurds do not differ from Erdogan’s.

ANHA (PKK SOURRCE) 07 Mar 2021, Sun – 05:27 2021-03-07T05:27:00 Newsdesk – Akram Barakat gram

Recently, Hariri has emerged among the parties of the so-called opposition, and he is the man who started politics after the Syrian revolution, and fell into the arms of the enemies of the revolution and legalized the Turkish occupation, but he became Turkish par excellence with his speeches.

‘Baathist roots’

Nasr Al Hariri was born in Daraa Governorate, in 1977, holds a Bachelor’s degree in medicine from the University of (Damascus) and a master’s degree in (Cardiac and Internal Medicine). He joined the Baath Party during his studies and was a succession in its membership and committees.

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  Today Marks 30th Anniversary of Kurdish Uprising against Baath Regime

Basnews English 2021/03/05 – 13:45 ERBIL — The 1991 uprising, or better known as the major uprising, was led by the people Kurdistan Region against Saddam Hussein’s Baath regime. Peshmerga forces also played a key role in the uprising after they left the mountains and joined the people in the cities.

The 1991 Kurdish uprising is considered as a landmark event which altered regional politics.

After ending an 8-year-long war with the neighboring Iran in 1988, the ruling Baath regime renewed its military campaign against the Kurdish freedom movement, carrying out chemical and genocidal attacks against not only the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, but also the Kurdish civilians. The downfall of the Iraqi government after it lost the war in Kuwait provided the ground for a Kurdish uprising.

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Military Developments In Northern Iraq Trigger Diplomatic Row Between Iranian, Turkish Ambassadors To Baghdad

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS ANALYSIS : MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 9206 (GERMAN TEXT)

Am 28. Februar 2021 berichtete die in London ansässige Nachrichtenseite Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed über die Verwicklung der Türkei und des Iran in die inneren Angelegenheiten des Irak. [1] Der Bericht hob die wachsenden Spannungen zwischen Ankara und Teheran wegen der jüngsten Entwicklungen im Nordirak hervor, wo vom Iran unterstützte Milizen in Sinjar in der Provinz Ninive zusammen mit Kräften der Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK) stationiert wurden, ein Einsatz, den Ankara niederschlagen will.

Im Folgenden finden Sie eine Übersetzung des Berichts:

“In einem neuen Hinweis auf die eskalierenden Spannungen zwischen Ankara und Teheran in der Stadt Sinjar in der Provinz Ninive im Nordirak über die Entsendung von vom Iran unterstützten bewaffneten Milizen an der Seite der Kämpfer der Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK), die ankara bekämpft, ist ein Streit zwischen dem iranischen und dem türkischen Botschafter [im Irak] ausgebrochen, der den irakischen Parlamentspräsidenten Muhammad Al-Halbousi zum Eingreifen zwingt. , und fordert sie auf (ohne Namen zu nennen), “die Souveränität des Irak zu achten, sich ihrer Pflichten voll bewusst zu sein und sich nicht in das einzumischen, was sie nicht betrifft”.

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