Top police at odds on hospital bomb probe

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May 30, 2017 01:00
By THE NATION

 

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NRSA calls for 10-year review of charter and ‘political virtue system’

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May 30, 2017 01:00
By KASAMAKORN CHANWANPEN
THE NATION

 

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Civilian killed, four others wounded in gunfire, blast in northern Baghdad

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Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, four others were wounded in gunfire, IED blast that took place in north Baghdad, police sources said on Sunday.

“Unknown armed persons opened fire against a civilian while getting out of his house in al-Rashidiya, causing his immediate death,” the source told AlSumaria News.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said, “security troops cordoned off the accident spot.”

Meanwhile, another police source said, “A bomb, placed on the side of the road in al-Mushahda region in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad, exploded in the morning causing injury of four civilians.”

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

Violence and armed conflicts claimed the lives of 317 Iraqis, and caused injuries to 403 others during the month of April, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).

Nineveh, where U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops are caught up in battles against Islamic State militants in Mosul since October, came on top of the most affected governorate, with 276 casualties (153 killed, 123 injured). Baghdad Governorate came next with 55 killed and 179 injured. Salahuddin came third, with 15 killed and 43 injured.

 

Source : Iraqi News

Fourteen Islamic State militants killed in Mosul’s Old City: Federal Police

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Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Fourteen Islamic State militants were killed and motorbikes were destroyed in Mosul’s Old City, the Federal Police declared on Monday.

In a statement, Lt.Gen.Shaker Jawdat said, “Federal Police troops in al-Zanjili district, north of the Old City, are deploying addition troops toward al-Sihha district in order to gain control on all of the area, amid missile shelling.”

“The selling targets IS defenses ahead of advancing,” he said adding that “The drone shelling left 14 militants killed and nine motorbikes in the narrow alleys of the Old City, destroyed.”

The Old City is home of the ancient Grand Nuri Mosque, from which the group’s Supreme Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave a famous sermon in 2014 declaring the establishment of the ‘caliphate’

Previously in May, the Joint Operations Command said more than 16,000 IS fighters were killed since start of Mosul operations in October.

Iraqi commanders say they at least 90 percent of territories in western Mosul is under Iraqi troops control, predicting to retake the city before the end of May. Only two districts besides the Old City are under IS control.

Iraqi forces have been sweeping through northwestern neighborhoods over the past few weeks in a way to invade the strategic Old City, after finding it hard to invade from the south.

The eastern side of Mosul was retaken in January after three months of battles. Another major offensive was launched in February to recapture the western flank of the city.

 

Source : Iraqi News

Sheikh Mohammed has Iftar with UAQ ruler in Dubai

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, exchanged the Ramadan greetings with His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Umm Al Quwain, at Zabeel Palace on Monday evening.

The event was attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mu’alla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Quwain.

 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Rashid also exchanged the greetings with a number of ministers, senior officials and dignitaries on the occasion. They all wished well to the wise leadership, more welfare for the people of the UAE, and progress to the nation.

 

Among others present were H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Director-General of Dubai Information Department, H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, and Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

 

Source : Khaleej Times