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Spokesman for the international coalition that the United States led by Steve Warren said he can ensure the arrest of the leader of al Daash Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
 

Warren said in an interview with the Iraqi Alsumaria pursued Twilight News that "the organization Daash is now in the position of defense, and Pat retreats and hiding in residential areas," adding that "air strikes on positions and strongholds Daash in the city of Mosul, continuing an almost daily basis."
 

He added that "the international coalition was able to destroy Daash after the bombing of a lot of the organization and the oil wells wheels and even banks," asserting that "the alliance will continue bombing and hit Daash, and I'm sure the defeat of the organization."
 

And about the fate of the leader of "Daash" Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Warren said that "al-Baghdadi was a bad person, turning to an evil person now," pointing to "I can guarantee that the arrest of al-Baghdadi."
 

In another aspect of modern Warren she said, "We are very concerned about the Mosul Dam and maintenance, and the US Embassy in Baghdad, spoke on the subject".
 

"Currently we do not know the timing of the collapse of the dam," pointing out that "the Iraqis should understand that there is an imminent danger Mosul Dam" says Ran.
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BAGHDAD / Obelisk: MP for the Liberal bloc confirmed Nawal Juma, said Friday that the Iraqi government has two choices on one bridge connected 'catastrophic flood'.

It said Friday in a statement published by local media and I followed 'Obelisk', that 'the government today became only the first two choices, a launch quantities of water from the dam to revive the marshes and reduce salinity in the waters of the province of Basra and thus relieve pressure on the dam as well as reduce the risk in case God forbid collapse '.

She explained that Juma 'second option is to continue the current way of not giving this topic is crucial and therefore its collapse and the occurrence of a major disaster through the sinking of many regions and also drought and then in a lot of rivers that depend on them most of the cities'.

She Juma that 'the successive governments did not give water the importance it deserves file it did not initiate the construction of dams and utilization of rain water through storage and also are not investing with well-known and specialized in this field of international companies for the development of water-file', pointing out that those governments 'I relied only on what is of old dams and that have not been maintained or a thorough and comprehensive examination of her'.

She Juma that 'corrosion rates in the dam increased due to lack of regular maintenance for periodic fillers', stating that' the dam built on the soil of a nature is capable of endurance, so had to be reinforcing the dam injection on a regular basis to ensure that its collapse. This process began in the mid-eighties '.

She continued that "after the 2003 Iraq war show that the dam is threatened with collapse because of the strengthening Khrsanath In the case of its collapse it will lead to submerge the city of Mosul in addition to the destruction of the surrounding villages to the river, especially in the absence of pursuing the problem of weak concrete and soil '.

He was Vice Chairman of the Board of Nineveh Noureddine Kaplan said in a January 27 2016 that the question of the collapse of the Mosul Dam may Toolt much, saying that the dam is safe and no fear of it collapsing.

The US officials said on Thursday, January 28, 2016, they are inspected Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq north of the country, to determine their status amid fears of a collapse and causing a disaster in the city of Mosul.

And began the problem of Mosul dam after the completion of its inception in 1986 when it began to strengthen the foundations of cross Overstuffing by injection by concrete and on a daily basis because of the erosion of the ground, which was established by and that are not valid for the construction of dams on them, and are considered Overstuffing process that made it possible to preserve the body of the dam and facilities attached done up to now.

Mosul Dam and established by a joint Italian German company, 30 km north-west of the city of Mosul. , As the company Omar dam was estimated at 80 years and is the city of Mosul, Nineveh province, about 50 kilometers north of the capital Baghdad.

The plug connector is located on the course of the Tigris River, and ended the work of its inception in 1986, with a length of 3.2 km and a height of 131 meters, is the largest dam in Iraq, the largest dam in the Middle East and the fourth.

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Twilight News / called on the Member of Parliament for the State of Law Coalition MP Abdul Salam al-Maliki, on Friday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to the direct supervision of the Mosul dam maintenance file as a result of the seriousness of the situation and the importance of time and the emergence of suspicions of corruption of parties trying to exploit allocated to it for personal benefit amounts.

 

Maliki said in a press statement by his press office that "Mosul Dam important dams in Iraq Wi-emergency accident or negligence of his lead us to a big disaster God forbid, and we should all bear this risk before our eyes as a priority during this period, especially as the greatest danger will be when high water level in the dam with melting snow in April next year. "

 

He added that "there are parties does not mean the size of the risk and seeking to exploit every nook and cranny for personal benefits, by trying to negotiate with the companies involved the maintenance of the dam abroad to achieve the ratios of the amounts that have been allocated for the maintenance of the dam and $ 200 million without the slightest regard for the size of the danger or the national interest, in We have time for that Anaol much on the role of the US side in the order of those actions because it Ayanehm to. "

 

Maliki reiterated "the need to oversee Abadi directly on the stages of negotiation with the companies that are supposed to begin steps to bridge maintenance and emphasize the importance of the time factor in the start of those operations and the lack of space for corrupt make way to exploit them for personal gain."

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Obama Ebadi: nightmares haunt me in my sleep because of the risk of collapse of the Mosul Dam

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US President Barack Obama told Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi grave concern and that the nightmares and dreams of becoming a disturbing his sleep in his mind because of the risk of collapse of the Mosul Dam.

A senior Iraqi official said the newspaper the Middle East that Obama Contact Balebadi by telephone and assured him that the reports from the US scanners indicate the instability of the dam and Tkhalkhalh of al-Qaeda, calling Baghdad urgent action to address the possible collapse of the dam risks and minimize losses and to seek hard and strenuously to prevent get it.

The US president pointed out during contact with the Iraqi prime minister that the United States and Italy, countries which sent experts and have a follow-up to the theme of the Mosul Dam aware since for quite some time the serious risks that may be caused by changing the map of Iraq and the eradication of major cities such as Mosul, Tikrit and Samarra and the sinking of Baghdad, Kut, Amarah and in case of flooding Jabber basin may also sink gray (God forbid).

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Video continues to domestic and international warnings about the collapse of the Mosul Dam

Published on Jan 30, 2016

Domestic and international warnings continue on the collapse of the Mosul Dam ,, especially as he faces pressure large water present time due to rain and melting snow. Multiple warnings launched by US and Iraqi views recently of the possibility of the collapse of the Mosul Dam, amid fears that a collapse of a lot of damage caused in the case is not the problem address quickly. the most prominent US warning came on the lips of the commander of the international coalition forces Sean McFarland, who confirmed that he had a US military contingency plan in the event of a disaster occurred the collapse of the dam, adding that the Iraqi authorities have realized the seriousness of the possibilities and the need for the foundations of the dam to the injection regularly to maintain the integrity of the structure. MP for the Liberal bloc Nawal Juma pointed out that the Iraqi government has become a choice on the Mosul Dam, either to go about launching amounts of water to relieve pressure on the dam and the recovery of the marshes and reduce salinity in the Basra water, and either hold the current method of not giving this topic is crucial What is causing the collapse of the dam and the occurrence of a major disaster. The three presidencies and leaders of the blocs meeting did not prejudice is the other of the discussion of this topic during which he stressed president of a coalition united Osama Najafi on the importance of emptying Mosul Dam stock of water to avoid any complications in the event of the collapse of the dam, while the detection head CNR cult for the allocation of funds to the efforts of an advisory foreign to assess the status of the dam and ask the right solutions. emphasizes government sources that the military and US diplomats to Estbtn the collapse of the dam during the month of April next year, especially as it faces the water pressure great at this time of year due to heavy rains and melting snow 

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Not great at posting articles........I would appreciate your thoughts on this side of the story?  Also this is a news site that I look to often.  Is this a site you believe is credible/

 

As always, thanks for all you do and thank you for your thoughts on this post.

 

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Deputy: Americans remarks on the Mosul Dam came to confuse the work of the government
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MP Fatima Hamidi confirmed on Saturday that the Americans remarks on the Mosul Dam purpose is to disrupt the work of the Iraqi government.

She said Hamidi told / information / "The US reports about the seriousness of the Mosul Dam is exaggerated or unfounded, he came late and compatible with the liberalization of Mosul operations, which showed the central government and to the world that the current government is unable to protect the dam, this is unacceptable campaign and detailed. "

She added that "the expectations of the Americans on the dam comes to weaken the morale of the Iraqi army, and this is unacceptable because the army and the crowd and security forces have the ability to protect Iraqis from the north to the south."

The US reports spoke of earlier, there are fears of a collapse of the Mosul Dam, which cause dangerous flooding large if the dam collapsed. Finished / 25 Q

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Resources: No problem with the body of Mosul dam

 

 

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Rabbo, in a move to counter the media hype that inflates from the problem of the Mosul Dam, and the Ministry of Water Resources confirmed that the 96 body sensor for early warning, which set up in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers, to indicate the existence of the defect before more than a month of hindsight confirmed the absence of any problem in the body of the dam. 

reports lack credibility and coming experts and specialists and officials statements concerning the safety of the Mosul Dam Technically, he described the governor of Nineveh Nofal Hammadi reports of the collapse of the dam, it lacks credibility and incorrect, pointing out in a press statement that the dam has a durability that prevent its collapse. In the same vein, refuted the Mosul Dam Directorate statements about its collapse, describing it as aimed at creating confusion among the citizens, stressing that the development of the dam is reassuring and under surveillance 24 hours. erosion (gypsum) and (Alanhdraat) US officials in cooperation with the Iraqi staffs inspect the dam, which is located on the course of the Tigris River, 50 km north of the city of Mosul.The suffering of the dam since the inception of the problem of the erosion of the ground, which was established by the two German and Italian, they contain configurations (gypsum) and (Alanhdraat) which constantly melt due to water storage pressure in the lake back of the dam, which would require Since the completion of the construction gloss and inject those places that melt textured cement high-purity through the machines a competent number was up the end of the eighties of the century last up to 12 working around the clock and is that prevent its collapse. dramatize the media big ministry adviser and director of the General Authority for dams and reservoirs where the Mehdi Rushdie Mahdi counting in a statement »Sabah», what is being said about the Mosul Dam that »dramatize media large», and verbiage does not live up to the correct scientific information, noting that the relevant experts in the field of dams are periodically follow up on the development of the dam, he did not found any negative indicators about it at the present time. He discussed the Council of Ministers last Tuesday the measures taken by the Government to address the problem of Mosul dam that, and put the necessary plans by the competent committees. According to the Council of Ministers, the actions continuously to ward off any potential risk with the use of the necessary international expertise in this area. The prime minister had met with a group of experts and specialists in the Ministry of Water Resources and the advisers in addition to the Masters specialists at universities. continuation of acts Overstuffing and expressed Mehdi his willingness to receive any party, whether governmental or non-governmental organizations are trying to see the Mosul Dam, pointing out that what is currently being said is hearsay, and continuing to the foundations of the dam started talking about some injections, it is routine work carried out by the cadres of the ministry since the Sign of the dam by more than 30 years. According to the information available, the company's Italian competent rehabilitation of dams, offered on the Iraqi government to do the rehabilitation of the Mosul Dam versus $ 350 million, while the advisory work for the site itself, an American team at a cost of seven million dollars borne by the United States of America, as will 450 Italian soldiers to protect the dam site on the Italian government's account. 96 sensor and warning ministry adviser and director of the General Administration of dams and reservoirs, disclosed the existence of 96 sensor devices early warning in the body of the dam was erected in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers of the US Army, noting that the machines linked satellite. He pointed out that the machines readings taught on a daily basis by the cadres of the competent ministry and Engineers Corps Americans, stressing that the machines senses the imbalance, by more than a month of receiving, stressing that it so far did not indicate the existence of a real problem in the body of the dam. experts International   specialists, the ministry has sent international experts on dams have conducted extensive statements on the walls of the Mosul Dam, to check on him, and all reports prepared by the afore-mentioned experts ruled out, the possibility of its collapse. It is said that the Cabinet had been monitoring the beginning of last year, 10 billion dinars for the rehabilitation of the Mosul Dam , contrast, and Resources Minister Mohsen al-Shammari disclosed the allocation of his ministry other amounts from the ministry's budget for the same purpose. Maintenance has been going on 30 years for his part, says an expert in the field of water and dams Engineer Aoun Thiab Abdullah in an exclusive interview »Sabah»: that since the completion of the the construction of the Mosul Dam, I recommend Consultative Swiss that injections of founded material High-cement purity continue since the first day to start the service in it because of the presence of gypsum materials under the floor, pointing out that such soils melt as a result of water over them and cause Tkhvat under the body of the dam. He added that the treatment of these cavities be through injection of cement, but that such treatment were not permanent, which led to the emergence of Taksvat at the bottom of the dam side during the dictatorial regime buried, as called for at the time to stir up unrest, noting that the order an end to the government at the time to think about the establishment of dam Badush to cope with the flood in the event of the collapse of the Mosul Dam, but that idea has not been implemented. Stop Overstuffing 45 days and draw expert Abdullah that the Ministry of Water Resources devices continuing operations of injection, noting that the dam when it was occupied by gangs «Daash» terror, stopped operations Overstuffing injection of foundations for 45 days, which was born fears the dam by the competent authorities, asserting control of the Ministry of Water Resources at the present time on the development of the dam, but he also said: that it does not call for reassurance fully. After the control of gangs «Daash» terrorist on Dam during which stole all the equipment and special machines Overstuffing were all workers, engineers, specialists and those expelled on the run, before Tstaidh security forces supported by US Air in August of 2014, currently under the control of the security forces and the Peshmerga. invitation to the adoption of durable solutions and called an expert on water and dams ministry to find a permanent address for the continuing problem of the dam ways, and of the establishment of a block of cement depth is estimated at 300 meters in front of the foundations of the dam, which revealed that he will cost the state four billion dollars, and requires action specialist for six years.He also stressed at the same time importance of continuing the injection process with high efficiency while reducing the water level in Lake dam to the lowest level possible, and no later than the allowable limit. The former Minister of Water Resources Dr. Abdul Latif Jamal Rashid had said in a newspaper in 2010 remarks, said the ministry in order to protect the dam and on the basis of to the opinion of the Committee of Experts Quartet particular, the level of the dam has reduced from 330 meters to 319 meters, which is what caused the electricity produced by its hydroelectric station that reduction, from 1000 MW to less than 250 MW. The US official (Mark Tokola), a supervisor of the reconstruction programs different in Iraq, said in a press statement during the same year, the Mosul dam constructed on the Tigris River basin, 50 km from the city of Mosul, needs a large engineering work is not in order to make it not only safe, but also to benefit from the advantages which I consider very important for development purposes agriculture in all provinces in the country. Mosul dam is safe   and Water Resources Minister Mohsen al-Shammari was surprised, according to a press statement received «morning» copy of it, the news circulating about the collapse of the dam despite the confirmation of the ministry in more than a forum to put it reassuring. He added that the hype that adopted by some quarters about the possibility of the collapse of the Mosul Dam, intended to disrupt the work of the Iraqi state, valuing cadres of the ministry and the efforts of workers at the dam. and between al-Shammari, according to the statement, that the technical opinion of the Ministry confirmed in more than a forum that Mosul dam in good condition, and this view is taken from the Experts and advisers assigned to follow up on the development of the dam, describing the news of the collapse of b «media hype». Weekly meeting of experts is said that the press had talked about the fears of the collapse of the Mosul Dam as a result of cracking walls because of Altaksvat ground developments Bossh reports. The specialized reports and access Altaksvat ground under the walls of the dam an advanced stage, which led to the growing cracks in the walls, and on the track formed the US embassy crisis cell of specialists meets every week to inspect and assess the latest developments. scientific study since 2007 The Ministry of resources specializing 2007 scientific study, put forward three possible techniques of implementation to find a solution a final and lasting solution to the problem of erosion of the foundations of the Mosul Dam. The study identified, prepared by the dam former director of expert Abdul Khaliq Thanon, and published in the «morning» then, three techniques for the implementation of the wall cutter down the foundations of the dam, including the first work of what is known as a wall (holes adjacent) to be drilled in Amlaiaat dam where the method is best suited to reach the depths required which is more than 200 meters, while recommends the second setting up a wall cutter and a number of means and single-stage or two-stage, and the third includes construction of a wall categorically holes detached at the same time through a very sophisticated mechanisms implemented to calculate the project, which will generate as it is shown by the study logistical complexities and requires the provision of various drilling machines and Bklv expensive too.

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US Embassy in Baghdad raises many special forces to 750 to face the risk of collapse of the Mosul Dam

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US Embassy in Baghdad raised many special forces inside the heavily fortified Green Zone to seven hundred component after it was already two hundred and fifty element.

An informed source revealed to the newspaper that the decision to the Middle East, increasing the number of special forces came after US Embassy security threats as well as disaster preparedness and potential collapse of the Mosul Dam.

Stressing provide US report of eighty-page US President about the situation of the Mosul Dam gave extensive summary enhanced maps and aerial photographs and satellite survey suggests the report summary to the possibility of the collapse of the dam in the event of failure to take urgent measures by the Iraqi authorities refuted through the Ministry of Water Resources and there is the risk of dam collapse Mosul and denied the existence of any is not normal.

And who is familiar with the source stressed that the World Bank has agreed to give Iraq a loan of one billion and a half billion dollars interesting Mosul Dam and not to give salaries.

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It calls for parliamentary blocs to hold a special session to discuss the risks to the Mosul Dam. And handed blocs request to the Presidency of the parliament, which included hosting Prime Minister and Minister of Water Resources and the Director of the dam.

And surprised deputy from Mosul witnessed intimidation of Mosul dam file, stressing that the US delegation visited the dam, last month, and his visit lasted only 4 hours. He called the Prime Minister to clarify the report submitted by the US team details.

The State Department revealed, recently, to send surveillance equipment and experts to Iraq to assist in the evaluation of the Mosul Dam mode.

Washington has confirmed its support for Baghdad to take the required measures for the maintenance of the dam and to prevent a humanitarian crisis from the virus, as well as awareness of the Iraqi people to damages that may occur in the event of cracks.

The dam, which was built in 1983's fourth largest dam in the Middle East, and has a length of 3.4 km dam President, with a height of 113 meters, and requests created about 37.7 million cubic meters of material, most of which use of concrete and soil.

Mosul Dam and established by a joint Italian German company, 30 km north-west of the city of Mosul. The company dam age estimated at 80 years.

MP says Knight Sangaree, member of the Iraqi Forces Union, said that "there are daily reports prepared by the Ministry of Water Resources in the last few days talking about the continued maintenance process (Overstuffing) in the absence of any damage in the body of the dam," asserting that "the House of Representatives briefed on these daily reports in earlier ".

He Sangaree, in a statement to (range), "was surprised by the US reports that indicate the presence of cracks and the cracks in the dam," he returned "These statements carries a lot of error about the possibility of dam collapse at any moment."

MP for the province of Nineveh, and continued that "the director of the Mosul Dam and a team of engineers are continuing their work on a daily basis to sustain these cracks and Overstuffing a long time ago," pointing out that "the US team that visited the dam talked about the existence of the dangers facing this dam."

The member of the Union forces that "the US reports suggest emptying the dam of stored water in order to avoid a humanitarian and natural disaster victims are the provinces of Salahuddin and Mosul, Samarra and Baghdad, Wasit and cities in the south."

Attorney Sangaree and asserts that "the US delegation visited the Mosul Dam, in the month of December last, with his Italian company that carried out this dam, the visit did not exceed only four hours." Attorney Musli wondering "how this team was able to accomplish his duties and to identify the kinks and the risks that this dam antiques in a matter of four hours?".

MP says Knight Sangaree "The US team is talking about the presence of creep in the foundations of the dam, which prompted us to submit a request to the Presidency of the Council of Representatives to convene a special session we host the Prime Minister and Minister of Water Resources and director of the Mosul Dam to illustrate these potential risks and look at the technical issues facing the body of the dam ".

Sangaree and asserts that "what we want from the special meeting to identify accurately and in detail to the provisions of the US reports seen by the Prime Minister."

Some political blocs not only claim to hold a special session of parliament, but also called on to host the minister of defense and security leaders and the Minister of Water Resources to clarify their position on the liberalization of Nineveh process on the one hand and the state dam Nineveh, on the other hand.

MP says Naif al-Shammari, a member of the national coalition at a press conference attended by (range), "We want access to this hosting international reports that warned of the possibility of the collapse of the dam at any time."

Shammari said "we demand the clarification of matters of public opinion of the people to be fully prepared for any contingency," pointing out that "the international and local reports of the dam calls for ridicule because of inconsistencies Settlement and views on the situation of the dam."

In the meantime, it reduced the Ministry of Water Resources of the possibility of the collapse of the dam at any moment, stressing that "the situation is under control."

And confirms Mehdi Rachid Hamdani, Minister of Water Resources adviser, to secure the dam across the daily maintenance work carried out by a dedicated team, as well as having alarms early and sensors linked to satellite ", usually that" all indicators confirm the safety of the dam. "

He said al-Hamdani, told the (range), he "stopped the maintenance of the dam for 45 days after control Daash on the dam, but after the liberation of the dam resumed cadres of the ministry daily Overstuffing process," explaining that "after the expulsion of Daash has been cleared of the dam, the presence of US personnel confirmed that does not exist any possibility of the collapse of the dam. "

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Commission services and reconstruction parliamentary hosts on Wednesday the ministers of reconstruction and Water Resources to discuss the Mosul Dam and file corruption.
A parliamentary source told all of Iraq [where] that "the Commission will host tomorrow, Minister of Construction and Housing and public municipalities Tariq Kikhany and the Minister of Water Resources Mohsen al-Shammari for the purpose of discussing the Mosul Dam and warnings of collapse as well as foot-dragging in the province of Diwaniyah projects and financial corruption in the Ministry of Construction." 
The Ministry of Resources Water has reassured once again the case Mosul Dam "usually stirring fears of a collapse as" a whirlwind media "after the top US military commander in Iraq, warned Thursday of a possible collapse of the dam, and announced that the US military has a contingency plan to cope with" this catastrophe ".anthy 14
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Country’s largest dam was briefly held by Isis, leading to a lapse in maintenance that weakened already flawed structure

 

 

Agence France-Presse in Baghdad

 

Tuesday 2 February 2016 13.10 GMT

 

 

 

Iraq has awarded Italian firm Trevi a contract to repair and maintain the country’s largest dam, which is in danger of catastrophic collapse.

 

The Mosul dam was built on an unstable foundation of soils that erode when exposed to water, and a lapse in maintenance after Islamic State (Isis) seized it in 2014 weakened the already flawed structure.

 

The dam has long been in danger of collapse, which US officials have warned could send a huge wave crashing into Isis-held Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, about 25 miles (40km) away.

 

The Iraqi cabinet, with the agreement of the ministry of water resources, awarded Trevi the contract “to carry out the project of rehabilitating and maintaining the Mosul dam”, a government statement said on Tuesday.

 

The deal has yet to be signed, according to the statement, which did not specify how much Trevi would be paid for the work.

 

The Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, announced in December the country would deploy 450 troops to defend the dam, a decision linked to Trevi’s interest in the project.

 

Italian forces are already in Iraq training police as part of international efforts to counter Isis. Italy also deployed forces to Iraq as part of the US-led coalition that overthrew Saddam Hussein, and a truck bomb killed 19 Italians south of Baghdad in 2003.

 

Lt Gen Sean MacFarland, the commander of the military operation against Isis, said last week that the US had put measuring devices on the dam to monitor how much it is moving or deteriorating over time.

 

Since the dam’s completion in 1984, the Iraqi government has sought to shore up the foundation by injecting mortar-like grout into the subsoil and cavities and controlling seepage.

 

But essential maintenance stopped in 2014 when Isis briefly seized the dam.

 

In 2007, the US ambassador to Iraq and the top American military commander in the country wrote a letter warning that the dam could fail with devastating results.

 

“A catastrophic failure of the Mosul dam would result in flooding along the Tigris river all the way to Baghdad,” the letter said.

 

“Assuming a worst-case scenario, an instantaneous failure of Mosul dam filled to its maximum operating level could result in a flood wave 20 metres (66 feet) deep at the city of Mosul,” it said.

 

 

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To begin urgent action to contain the problem of the Mosul Dam

 

 

         

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and put the concerned government bodies urgent package of measures to contain the plug connector problems and rehabilitation amid media reports about the presence of cracks in some of its divisions , the House of Representatives discussed yesterday this file with the Minister of water resources Mohsen al-Shammari, who confirmed systematic and scientific measures for the rehabilitation of the dam and not performance Trqieia also promoted by some media outlets, the Board authorized the ministry to refer the implementation of the rehabilitation project of the Mosul dam and maintenance of the company «Trevi» Italian, learned through discussions that a committee of five experts from the Ministry of resources and put a report recently handed over to the government and was assured and denies the existence of the dangers of the collapse of 

the dam. 

between Shammari said the dam has a bottom gate unemployed and need to repair nothing to do for the holidays collapse of the dam, stressing that he is subject to currently dam is renovating like a project to extend the life of the project. 

a member of the Commission services and reconstruction MP Huda Sajjad said in a statement 

«morning»: the «Minister of water resources announced formally the lack of technical indicator is threatening the collapse of the Mosul Dam definitively in contrast excluded the Council of Ministers yesterday maintenance Mosul Dam Help budget 

and instructions and other contracts and has referred to the Italian company's decision of the Council of Ministers ». 

she was an MP for the surprise of contradictory reports, especially that the technically competent confirms the absence of forms of the dam has increased by one percent.

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The benefits of the collapse of the Mosul Dam

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  1. Will result in the collapse of the dam to remove the mask from actors and personalities that are always trying to convince the Iraqi people, it is the lawyer and defender with him and it's always condemns and denounces when the flood prevails, there will be practical and effective, such as the Iraqi-known application (Abu Creoh shows abra)
  1. The collapse of the Mosul Dam would lead to the road and the last interrogation of the current Minister of Water Moar and the possibility of dismissal and come up with the Minister of chest efficiently manages the file.
  1. Daash will not be taking them out of Mosul to the political agreements and there may be concessions and sacrifices may continue to impact dozens of years, while the collapse of the dam to get rid of those bastards will and invaluable less than planned.
  1. The collapse of the dam will lead to the arrival of a very large mass of water can cause a lot of losses, but it will lead to the re-largest freshwater swamp in the world, the marshes of the south, which make the tyrant cursed millions of dollars in order to dry them.
  1. The collapse of the dam will remove all the debris and pitfalls set by the malicious hands in the way of uniting the Iraqi people.
  1. Dam and according to the relevant reports proving that he must collapse sooner or later so Fanahaarh in time is much better than its collapse later on the grounds that everyone is watching and prior knowledge of this collapse.
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deputy for the National Alliance said that there is a real problem that exists in the Mosul Dam, despite attempts by the Ministry of Water Resources to reduce the importance and seriousness of what is happening in the dam.
He said MP Ahmad al-Salal al-Badri said in a statement, today, [where] received by all of Iraq a copy of it, he "must be supervised by the government directly on this case and choose the right personalities to address these problems and imbalances in the dam and spare Iraq that is located in a humanitarian disaster." 
he explained that "raised questions about the Mosul Dam, taking over what is art politicized, this case is a serious problem and the government has to keep track of serious steps in this direction," adding that "recently released by the Council of Ministers for the formation of the Commission on this subject to the supervision of on the issue of addressing the dam has to be implemented quickly. " 
said Badri, the need to keep this issue for political motives, because the issue of the dam of art, which is a serious problem facing Iraq, which requires the government to be serious in this regard and away US motives in this direction, because it is quite contrary of reality. " 
he added that" if he gets the collapse of the dam meant a humanitarian catastrophe in the whole of Iraq, because the collapse will plunge the city of Mosul, Baghdad and down to Wasit, and we do not want to add the disasters of Iraq as much as the suffering of the country's security problems, and therefore has to be to address the problem of the Mosul Dam and take serious steps in this direction. " 
the Ministry of water resources has assured the case Mosul dam usually stir up fears of a collapse as" a whirlwind media "after he warned the top US military commander in Iraq from the possible collapse of the dam, and declared that the US military has a contingency plan to confront" this disaster. " 
the new US Secretary of State John Kerry Washington's concern the fallout from the collapse of the Mosul Dam, said at a news Matr with his Italian counterpart on the sidelines of a conference of the countries of the international coalition against Daash," the Mosul Dam is a big challenge and must be addressed, "noting that US President Barack Obama said its danger for more than Snh.anthy
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BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. Khafq Water Resources Minister Mohsen al-Shammari, on Monday, for the descent of the Mosul dam structure 86 cm level due to soil erosion, stressing that the ministry needed $ 300 million to repair the structure of the dam.

 

Al-Shammari said while hosted in the parliament session, according to a statement of the Council received / Baghdadi News /, said that "talking about the Mosul Dam is not new, particularly those raised by the US side in 2007, while the ministry's opinion, contrary to the Americans of the possibility of the collapse of the dam," noting that " the last report of the ministry site of five experts worked on the survey dam years ago revealed the existence of 250 sensor device at the site of the dam, which between not notice any eclipse or cavitation in the bottom of the dam, "pointing out that" the development of the dam needs to be repaired and gloss and treatment to bring him back to normal ".

"The ministry needs for $ 300 million, but the budget deficit prevented the ministry get those allocations," waving "not having to resort to external consulting deal with the situation, as it is not an imminent threat."

The Minister of Water Resources that "the former Ministry Action Plan and the subsequent exists within the cabinet's agenda," pointing to "put it on top of the alleged 330-meter basis."

Shammari stressed that "the consultant designer indicators port to plug identified the descent of the dam by three meters in the first 100 years of the period of construction, while reached so far to 86 cm only," denying "the existence of indicators of risk, and emptying the dam stocks toward elsewhere is risky in compensation for water scarcity in the summer. "

He explained that "the ministry is keeping options currently Bmnsop 316 meters and continue Overstuffing operations," noting that "the contract was worth $ 300 million with the foreign company and the speculative value was $ 137 million and $ 150 million for advisory value."

Officials at the US State Department warned of the risk of the collapse of the Mosul Dam, which is possible to spend on the lives of 500 thousand people in the spring when the river rises Djlh.anthy 21 / t level

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Put forward solutions and recommendations on Mosul Dam

 

 

         

2/11/2016 0:00 

BAGHDAD - Haider virgins 

recommended a seminar organized by the Iraqi conservation of genetic resources and the environment Association in coordination with the Faculty of Engineering (Khwarizmi) at Baghdad University, under the slogan «plug connector between scientific analysis and forecasting with his money» the need to complete the Sde «Badush and Bekhme» with the establishment of the wall of a concrete under the foundations of the Mosul dam to protect it from collapse.   

Vice-chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and marshes Sunrise Alabegi confirmed on the sidelines of the seminar which was attended by «morning»: the Mosul dam was established on gypsum layers need gloss continuing, and since it was established Swiss company designed and developed the prospects for its collapse, saying that who called the anxiety increased Baltkhosvat and the emergence of large voids must be less but increased in addition to cracks, noting that the risk is still not finished, Maittalb monitor the dam down, after increasing Altaksvat and cracking joints, to provide a vision represented by the recommendations of which asked the international bodies of the United Nations to help Iraq to ward off the danger for the country, in addition to doubling the Angels which operates in the dam with material and moral full support, as well as the need to speed to proceed with acting Overstuffing cement, gypsum foundations, which began disintegrating.   

, and explained that the reason for the delay in the government to proceed effectively to the maintenance and restoration of the Mosul dam in spite of warnings by the number of engineers Americans in 2005, as a result the existence of political bickering and picking specific companies without the other, saying that the issue is far from liberalization Mosul issue hauled the subject of the dam to the media focus on the subject away from the victories of the security forces and the popular crowd. 

expert watery Aoun Thiab Abdullah stressed on the sidelines of the seminar »Sabah» on the first thing to do now complete Badush the percentage achieved 40 percent and filling Bekhme 30 percent dam, in addition to the importance of establishing a wall under the foundations of the dam to cut off the water for the land under the bases and cut off any possibility of the collapse of the dam, pointing out that these solutions provide the long-term failure for possible international environmental disaster. He added that the designer Mosul Dam Swiss stressed the importance of the continuation of the cement injection under the foundations since water dam as a result of soil gypsum and limestone prone to melting, adding that the dam, who has worked since the eighties of the last century withstand a flood in 1988 and 1993, reaching 330 cubic meters, which led to Taksvat outside the body of the dam occurs with continued Alhakn.wachar process that the dam has been affected during the years 2000 2003 through injections stop, has been the resumption of the work done in 2003, in addition to enhanced with machines and equipment Yet still the threat exists, stressing that interested in the dangers of government potential environmental disaster that has accompanied the collapse of the dam, as it referred the action to the competent Italian company had previously dealt with the foundations of the tower of Pisa, noting that the contract will be signed soon, and to provide the dam Bmkain extra training and a dedicated staff, which is considered one of the most prominent future solutions.

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The benefits of the collapse of the Mosul Dam

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  1. Will result in the collapse of the dam to remove the mask from actors and personalities that are always trying to convince the Iraqi people, it is the lawyer and defender with him and it's always condemns and denounces when the flood prevails, there will be practical and effective, such as the Iraqi-known application (Abu Creoh shows abra)
  • The collapse of the Mosul Dam would lead to the road and the last interrogation of the current Minister of Water Moar and the possibility of dismissal and come up with the Minister of chest efficiently manages the file.
  • Daash will not be taking them out of Mosul to the political agreements and there may be concessions and sacrifices may continue to impact dozens of years, while the collapse of the dam to get rid of those bastards will and invaluable less than planned.
  • The collapse of the dam will lead to the arrival of a very large mass of water can cause a lot of losses, but it will lead to the re-largest freshwater swamp in the world, the marshes of the south, which make the tyrant cursed millions of dollars in order to dry them.
  • The collapse of the dam will remove all the debris and pitfalls set by the malicious hands in the way of uniting the Iraqi people.
  • Dam and according to the relevant reports proving that he must collapse sooner or later so Fanahaarh in time is much better than its collapse later on the grounds that everyone is watching and prior knowledge of this collapse.

I didn't realize before reading these articles that the flood waters from the collapse of the dam would have a direct impact on the city of Mosul.  This could be an explanation for why the coalition ground troop military action on Mosul was suspended.  I do not want our troops anywhere near the ensuing flood waters should the dam actually collapse!  Maybe let nature take it's course?  I sure hate any catastrophe to fall on the innocents in and around Mosul and further downstream.

 

Point number three above is interesting how ISIS is referenced.

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I have read all of these articles in this post.

What the hell is wrong with the minds of these Iraqi people?

Our own U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have inspected and implanted 26 sensors. I assume that we also sent divers down at the dam face because some of these articles state that there are large cracks.

It is apparent that the monies that were appropriated throughout the years for dam maintenance have been stolen by the ministers charged with keeping this dam safe.

One of these articles is stating that they wish it would collapse now, rather than later.

Our Corps Of Engineers recommended that they begin to release water NOW, to decrease pressure and to systematically drain the lake.

As of right now, the Iraqi's have done nothing.

Yes, they are sitting on their asses and hoping that it will burst....one article states that at least it will kill DAESH in Mosul, calling them {bastards}, well, they got that part right

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Magazine 'The Economist' newspaper reported that US officials fired whistles danger on the status of the Mosul Dam. 
The magazine says: '(fire and flood) Two words Hadhartan in Iraq's turbulent history, and the fear now from the flood, the US officials sounded the alarm about the possibility of the collapse of the largest dam in the country place at the top of the river, and just 50 kilometers from the city of Mosul, Iraq's second city, which is controlled by state regulation now '. 
the report quotes Gen. Sean McFarland, who commands US forces in Iraq, he told reporters last month in Baghdad:' we did not We know this, even if the dam in the United States for Ajafva the lake behind it. " 
According to the magazine that the sensors, installed by the US military, showed cracks and wide in the gypsum under the dam base, and no one knows when it will expand notch. 
the report states that the Iraqi authorities responded to the warnings by reducing the risk, pointing out that part of this attitude stems from a lack of funds to fix the problem, but after repeated warnings by the US experts access to 200 million US dollars from the World Bank to repair the damage. 
draws the magazine that the group 'Trevi' Italian contacted government Iraqi, it is hoped that this group offers a practical way to solve the problem of cracks and cavities in the stone base of the bridge, on which the dam 30 years ago. 
According to the report, which is translated 'Arabic 21', that the protection of the dam operations after control of the fast by state regulation stopped in August / August 2014, pointing out that the maintenance continued intermittently, having recovered from the organization after weeks, and then disappeared important mechanisms no longer work at the dam only half the crew. 
and supplied the magazine that the study says that the city of Mosul would sink in a matter of hours under water if the burst dam , another study has warned that half a million Iraqis would be killed because of the flood, and displace a million new people, pointing out that the killer scenario will be completed by the spread of the disease and looting, and the arrival of the flood water to Bhristi, Tikrit and Samarra and parts of Baghdad. 
The report notes that the dam built by Italian and German two companies in 1986 and because of ground gypsum, designed the tunnels through which the ground filler in concrete, and the search for mud in the cracks which have expanded due to water intrusion has involved. 
according to the magazine, the Corps of engineers US Army in 2005, has warned that there is a need 'engineering procedures substantial' ; for maintenance of architectural mode, which displays the safety of the dam at risk, and makes him the most dangerous in the world. 
the report finds that the available options remain impractical, stood dam work would deprive Iraqis of their lands drinking water from irrigation, noting that what is clear from the statements of Iraqi military and engineers that in the case of collapsed dam, the city will plunge beneath it quickly, and will not have any luck to survive. 
and concludes by 'the Economist' report saying that 'in the direction of the stream of water we can a lot of things work, and in collaboration with the United Nations and the Iraqi ministries', says water and Iraqi Minister Mehdi Rasheed, noting that 'in the current situation it is not possible for the people of Mosul', and the Italians to move quickly.

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Thanks for this follow-up article, Yota.

As is the norm for these stubborn people, they continue to jack around.

It's amazing, this dam has been around since '86 and the forth largest in the world, but the Iraqi's have nobody trained to do repairs to it....instead depending on the folks who originally built it.

Fot THIRTY years, Iraq has allowed the ministers responsible for it's maintenance and upkeep, to steal and pilfer the funds allocated toward it. This is a prime example of the gamut of corruption within this country.

I hope that these funds provided by the World Bank are used exclusively and without delay to prevent an epic disaster.

It's a miracle that this dam has not collapsed given the report in 2005 by The US Army Corps of Engineers.

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Mosul dam water does not exceed 38 percent of its capacity

 

 

         

2/13/2016 0:00 

Baghdad, Ahmed Abed Rabbo, 

has assured the Ministry of the citizens of Water Resources that there was no danger to the dam Almousel.mschar ministry and director of the General Authority for dams and reservoirs in the ministry Mehdi Rushdie Mehdi said the "morning": that the lake dam currently contains four billion and 250 million cubic meters of water , while capacity beyond the lake 11 billion in ", adding that" the quantities of existing less than the permissible approved by the General experts in 2006 and does not pose any danger to the body of the dam. " 

said Mahdi" the Council of Ministers and after agreeing to refer the rehabilitation and maintenance of bridge Mosul, to the Italian company asked the ministry to prepare comments on the wording of the contract, "adding that" the ministry has prepared a set of which relate to the technical and legal issues on the contract format and sent to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers. "

Deputy Speaker of Parliament: Mosul dam file has become a national issue

 

PM: 03: 13: 13/02/2016

    
 
  

 
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Khandan - The deputy head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Iaram Sheikh Mohammed, that file (connector plug) has become a national issue and the priorities of the Presidency because it is concerned about Iraqis and became a modern political circles and popular, and with the price of the role of Prime Minister al-Abadi in the "Adopt file and supervision," he said. " should expedite the study of the subject from all sides and take on very seriously, even if the risk form of oligo on the lives of citizens and their safety. "  He praised Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement," Khandan "received a copy of it, to" the efforts of the Committee on Agriculture, water and marsh representative in the preparation of the report on the dam Mosul and presented to the MPs in the previous session and of its disclosure on the state of the dam and the creation of scientific solutions and ways to ward off risks in the future. "  He pointed to the" importance of discussing the proposals of the Commission's report with the Ministry of water resources and study the bids submitted by international companies and their capabilities and energies and the extent of their experience in restoration of the levees and maintenance. "  the Deputy President of the Council" on the importance of recognizing the size of responsibility as representatives of the people and follow up the Mosul Dam file field by the relevant parliamentary committee and deputies from the connector, "stressing at the same time" the need to unite parliament and the government to resolve the issue as soon as possible and to use experts and consultants to search for permanent measures and treatments are needed to repair the dam, which provides a vital supply of potable water and generates electrical energy, and send assurances to the Iraqi street, which tracks the subject with great concern. 

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I have a far fetched thought . They have been bombing the banks and areas in Mosul that have I assume dinar in them . Is it possible that if they can't destroy all of what dinar that is left in Mosul . Would a collapsed dam do it for them and remove Isis ? It would also create the need for more massive world wide rebuilding efforts ? Far fetched I know . But it makes me wonder . Plus I don't NATO is coming to fight .

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