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The crowd is announcing the closure of three fake headquarters in Baghdad

 
   
 
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The Directorate of Security of the popular crowd, on Sunday, the closure of three headquarters fake mock the status of the crowd and the arrest of forged rank of Major General Corner, renewed its call to citizens to report any suspicious activity of persons or headquarters to impersonate this status.

The Directorate said in a statement received by the news agency N, a copy of it, that "as a continuation of the national campaign to close the phantom headquarters and clean the crowd of those who have the status of closed the Directorate of security of the popular crowd, today, three mock headquarters and arrested a number of defectors, including a person who ranks as a corner brigade.

The Directorate added that "the security of the crowd raided on the basis of judicial orders raided the headquarters of the so-called coalition of the hawks of the State of Iraq in the square of the safe in Karrada and found forged papers in the name of the popular crowd, as well as records of the sale of state real estate on behalf of the crowd," indicating that "the second headquarters bears the name of the uprising Shaabaniyah in the eastern section of the door led by Ali al-Hakkari is a popular crowd and holds the rank of brigade commander and possession of many false pagans.

She explained that "the third place in the area of Saadoun without a name containing false documents in the name of the crowd and contains alcoholic beverages," stressing "continuing to close all the fictitious headquarters in Baghdad and the provinces, which claim their belonging to the crowd of headquarters and people.

"It will strike with an iron fist against anyone who wishes to tamper with the security of the citizen and impersonate an unofficial status that harms the sovereignty of the Iraqi state," the agency said, renewing its call to citizens to "report suspicious activity to persons or premises that impersonate this status."

On February 7, 2019, the Public Security Directorate of the Popular Gathering was responsible for the closure of four "fake" buildings in Baghdad.

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The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) Judge Abdul Sattar Birekdar announced Monday that the judiciary has directed judges in cooperation with the competent authorities to close the phantom offices that are not connected to state institutions.

"The Supreme Judicial Council is directing the judges in cooperation with the competent authorities to close the phantom headquarters that are not linked to state institutions," al-Birqdar said in a statement received by the news agency.

He added that 'the judiciary will take the most severe legal proceedings against those who harm citizens and state institutions'.

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The leader of the Badr Organization Karim Nuri, on Monday, not allow the Iranian consul to issue statements determining the fate of Iraq. 

Al-Nuri said in a statement to (Tigris), that 'many of those who claimed to belong to the crowd abused the reputation of all blackmail and violations,' noting that 'the crowd was busy for headquarters during the battle and today began to correct' 

He added that 'some may be affected by the application of the law, but no one above the law and the Constitution,' noting that 'the brigade of Abu Fadl al-Abbas was not officially registered in the popular mobilization factions, 

"The arrest of Saad Sawar, a prominent leader in the crowd for the large number of irregularities recorded against him," he said, noting that 'arrests of leaders of the crowd is not political but is better than assassination' 

"The majority of the Popular Popular factions fought in Iraq and did not defend Iran," Nuri said. "Any disdain by some factions that claim to belong to the group must be controlled," adding that "the phantom headquarters of the factions in the crowd distort the prestige of the state." 

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Al-Amiri: We will close all the fake headquarters of the crowd

03:02 - 11/02/2019

 
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BAGHDAD - Mawazine News 
The head of the Fatah alliance Hadi al-Amiri, on Monday, that all the headquarters of the phantom, which impersonates the popular crowd will be closed. 
"We will work to close all the fake headquarters of the popular crowd in Baghdad and the provinces," said Amiri, the secretary of the Badr Organization, which has several brigades in the popular crowd during a press conference held on the sidelines of the meeting of al-Fath and other congregants in Baghdad. 

The Popular Leadership Command announced in the past few days the closure of a number of the phantom buildings that are popularly popular, including the headquarters of the forces of Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas and the arrest of its leader, Uss al-Khafaji.

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Wonder if this Maliki goons...anyhow this is good news, off with the heads :ph34r:..

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Karbouli demands the closure of fake headquarters of the crowd in Niue

08:12 - 11/02/2019

 
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(Reuters) Rep. Mohammad Karbouli suspended Monday the closure of the headquarters of the phantom popular crowd in Baghdad, demanding another closure in the province of Nineveh. 
He said Karbouli in a tweet on Twitter read / Mawazine News / it, that "the popular crowd closed the headquarters of a fake claim to belong to him in Baghdad, and well done," pointing out that "the province of Nineveh and the rest of the provinces teeming with dozens of phantom offices, which extort citizens and dignity and harm the state "He said. 
Karbouli stressed the need to "immediately close these offices and arrest their heads." 
The security department of the popular crowd has confirmed on Monday, the closure of the headquarters of "fictitious" in Baghdad, calling for belonging to the crowd, one of them belonging to the "elite combat brigades."

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Date of release: 2019/2/12 11:34  297 times read
In pictures .. Close three fake headquarters of the crowd inside the printing press and weapons Mansour
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Security Directorate in the popular crowd closed on Tuesday, three fake mockery buildings in the Mansour area west of Baghdad.
In a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, "it seized within these headquarters Bajat printing press and light weapons and a march." 
The popular crowd said last Thursday that it had closed four "fake" buildings in the Karrada district. 
She explained that among those headquarters "a headquarters of the so-called Abu Abyad al-Fadl Abbas and administered by Sheikh Awas al-Khafaji is located in the center of the residential area in Karrada." 
The statement pointed out that "the force tried to close the last illegal headquarters, but those present there have refrained from doing so, disciplinary measures have been taken against them."

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2019/02/12 10:45
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  • These are the reasons for the arrest of Aws Al-Khafaji and Al-Rabei for the "Masala": a decision to close the offices of the crowd in residential areas

 

 

BAGHDAD (AP) - A senior member of the political bureau of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq movement, Mahmud al-Rubaie, said that the commander of Abu Fadl al-Abbas forces in the Karrada district of central Baghdad, Al Massalla said that the Popular Lobby Authority decided in the eighth month of last year, after long and accurate studies and discussions, to prevent the opening of any offices for the crowd and the closure of all phantom premises, especially in residential areas.He continued: The decision had two aspects: the first remove the real headquarters, from within the residential areas, and the second closure of the headquarters of the illusion, and many under the circumstances of the war fought by Iraq against Da'ash.

Al-Asadi said in a televised interview that "the reason for the arrest of Al-Khafaji is that he has unauthorized headquarters by the Popular Gathering Organization," noting that "when the crowd arrived at these headquarters to close them, Khafaji and his associates refused, "He said.

And the reason for the decision to close the premises of Khafaji, despite the existence of 6 years ago, Asadi said, "The headquarters of Khafaji was previously under the name of national reconciliation, being a high position is that he worked as an adviser on national reconciliation, and then continued as the forces of Abu al-Fadl Abbas, Unofficial and not affiliated with the popular crowd, "pointing out that" even if they are within the popular crowd, it will be closed, because the Commission issued a decision not to open any headquarters in civilian cities. "

 "The reason for not closing the headquarters is because it is informal and not for any other reason," said a spokesman for the Fatah alliance.

He pointed out that "Khafaji will be presented to the judiciary to consider his case," likely to "be released soon." 

On Monday, February 11, 2019, the popular crowd revealed the latest developments in the arrest of Abu Fadl al-Abbas, the commander of Abu Fadl al-Abbas forces in the Karrada district of central Baghdad.

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The Nineveh Guard is talking about fake headquarters for the blackmailing and detention without warrants

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NINEWA - A spokesman for the Ninewa Guard forces Zuhair al-Jubouri on Thursday warned of what he described as fake buildings for the crowd in the province: "Whoever enters it will not be taken out of it except God."

 

"The move to shut down the fake headquarters of the crowd in Baghdad and other areas is good, but it came late and we hope it will be implemented soon in Mosul," Jubouri told a news briefing.

 

He explained that "the phantom offices in Nineveh can not get close to them, and those who enter it will not get out of it except" God "... and that Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi can not get those offices out of the province.

 

He added that "these offices benefit from privileges and royalties and arrest people without the existence of judicial orders to extortion and smuggling of scrap Mosul more than 9 million tons, and the investment of land belonging to the Waqf."

"When the issue began to have a negative impact on the state and the functioning of its constituencies, the crowd was forced to make a decision to close the phantom offices as economic offices for brokering and when we were talking about its seriousness, we were accused of sectarianism," he said.

 

The popular crowd has announced Tuesday and Monday the closure of five headquarters claiming affiliation with the names of "elite combat brigades" and the "support of the state" and "Kharasani" and "substitution" and "and the people."

 

On February 7, the Popular Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) announced the arrest of Abu Fadl al-Abbas, the commander of Abu Fadl al-Abbas forces in the Karrada district, noting that his arrest came after he refused to close his headquarters.

 

In a statement, the Popular Security Directorate called on all citizens to "inform the Directorate of any harassment of those who claim to be members of the crowd to take legal action against them." (1)

 

https://www.iraqpressagency.com/حرس-نينوى-يتحدث-عن-مقار-وهمية-للحشد-تما/

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The Directorate of Security of the popular crowd announced the closure of two imaginary headquarters in the capital Baghdad.

The Directorate said in a statement, that the campaign is continuing to close the phantom headquarters, which is characterized by the popular mobilization, indicating that the force of its raid two new headquarters calling for belonging to the crowd and closure.

The Directorate, the headquarters is named "advocates of Islam" and was formerly known as "Zaynab Grand Brigades", where passports were seized and false books and falsehood in the name of the popular crowd.

She added that the second headquarters, named "Lion of the most predominant" in Tahrir Square in the area of Bab Al-Sharqi, where forged documents were found.

 

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2019/03/07 13:47
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Foreign Ministry: Iraq is not obliged to apply US sanctions on the resistance factions

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Naim al-Aboudi, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said on Wednesday, March 7, 2019, that the Iraqi government is not obliged to apply the United States'

"The recent decision issued by the US Treasury Department on the inclusion of al-Najba and its secretary Akram al-Kaabi on the terrorism list does not entail any measures regarding the government's relationship with these factions," Abboudi said in an interview.

"The Iraqi government is not interested or obliged to implement the decisions issued by the US side on the factions affiliated with the popular mobilization, which is part of the military system."

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How’s a guy to conduct overseas business when they keep shutting down the “ shell “ companies. 

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Sistani's policy issued directives concerning Iraq and Iran and an economic demand for the crowd

Sistani issues directives concerning Iraq and Iran and an economic demand for the crowd
 
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A prominent Shi'ite cleric in Iraq, Ali al-Sistani, has again opposed the participation of clerics in politics, or any of them held executive positions in the government, and demanded the popular crowd to stay away from economic activity. 
According to the editor of the magazine "the right of the nation," Hassan Asadi Zeid Abadi, the directives of Sistani came when he received a number of scholars of the estate in the Iranian city of Qom. 
"Sistani stressed during the meeting that he asked the religious scholars in Iraq not to go to politics, and if they participate in the government, they should give up the uniforms of religious scholars," wrote Abadi, a researcher of human rights and international law, through his official account on Twitter. . 
He added that "the reference Sistani also demanded the popular crowd factions, not to engage in any economic activity in the country," noting that "Sistani expressed concern about the livelihood of Iranian citizens in the current circumstances."
Sistani opposes the regime of the rule of the jurist and does not believe in the assumption of clerics for political or executive positions, contrary to what is common in Iran. 
None of the Shi'a clerics believed in the absolute mandate of the jurist whom Khomeini considered. Indeed, many Shi'a scholars opposed Khomeini in his theory of the mandate of the Faqih, its limits and how to apply them. 
Most Shiite clerics in Iran believe in the narrow circle of al-Faqih, which does not allow clerics to establish Islamic regimes, as this is one of the infallible characteristics of the imam.

 
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2019/05/08 16:50
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The popular crowd has announced the closure of 320 fictitious headquarters disguised as his

 

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Security Directorate of the Grasshopper Authority announced on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, the closure of more than 320 fictitious buildings that are presumed to be booby-trapped, revealing the fate of those arrested during the crackdown.

The Security Directorate said in a statement received by the Directorate of Security of the crowd resulted in the closure of more than 320 headquarters, mostly in Baghdad, "noting that" the other security agencies had a significant role in helping us to perform the task through coordination with them " .

The statement added that "Baghdad recorded the highest figures for the imaginary headquarters because it is densely populated than the rest of the provinces," pointing out that "those who were arrested on charges of impersonating many of the crowd and were brought to justice as some were released and sentenced to another section of those accused of crimes and drug trafficking And encroach on the property of citizens. "

On the role of the Security Directorate, the statement pointed out that "the Directorate is at the forefront of carrying out humanitarian tasks to assist with the transfer and protection of the displaced in all provinces that have witnessed battles against Dahesh," as well as to protect the institutions of the crowd and follow-up employees and prevent violations committed by any associate.

"We are linked to the leadership of the popular crowd and we are receiving orders from them only, and whatever mission the prime minister requests is carried out through the leadership of the crowd."

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Probably a good thing Grasshoppers are represented. They get a bad rap.

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Deputy reveals "discussions" to restructure the popular crowd

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Al-Fateh MP Mohammed al-Baldawi revealed on Tuesday discussions of the popular leadership in cooperation with the government to restore the organizational structure of the crowd according to the law of state institutions, stressing that the elderly will be referred to retirement in honor of their jihad. Armed forces. 
Al-Baladawi said in a statement to Al-Maaloumah that " the popular mobilization is considered one of the institutions of the security state after the parliament voted on its law and since the war with theda'is has ended at a very high rate, the leadership of the crowd decided, in cooperation with the government, .
He added that "the discussions are still going on on the structure," noting that "the most important topics to refer older non-employees to retire in honor of their jihad and to meet the advisory opinion of the wise." 
Al-Baldawi said that "among the things that are put forward is to put an option for employees either to return to their constituencies or to stay in the crowd, as well as other topics on high school students and universities who left their seats and joined the crowd to defend the homeland will be discussed in detail in their interest." Ending / 25

 

https://www.almaalomah.com/2019/05/28/408785/

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:54 AM, 10 YEARS LATER said:

Probably a good thing Grasshoppers are represented. They get a bad rap.

 

Why aren't there any sports teams called The Grasshoppers? 🤷‍♂️🤪

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My understanding is a professional Tiddlywinks team was to be named that, however, the English translation for that came out “ Strangely Brown “ - back to the drawing board. 

 

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Why aren't there any sports teams called The Grasshoppers? 🤷‍♂️🤪

 

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Monday، 01 July 2019 11:25 PM

Iraq PM curbs powers of Iran-backed armed groups

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi issued on Monday a decree heavily curbing the powers of mostly Iran-backed Shiite armed groups and forcing them to further integrate into the country's formal armed forces.
The groups have a lot of influence in Iraqi politics.
Abdul Mahdi's decree integrates paramilitary units into the military and forces groups to pick between political or military activity. Groups have until July 31 to abide by the new regulations, the decree said.
Following the announcement, the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr announced on Monday the dissolution of his armed wing — Saraya Al-Salam — and ordered the closure of its headquarters, cancellation of its names and its re-association with the Iraqi official security establishment.
What was issued by the prime minister relating the Shia militias is an important decision and a correct step towards building a strong state, Al-Sadr said in a statement.
“What I care about is that Saraya Al-Salam — which I established — would be the first one to apply this decision, hence, I announce that I completely disassociate myself from it,” he added.

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Sadr Welcomes PM's Order to Curb Hashd al-Shaabi's Power

 
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ERBIL - Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al- Sadr, head of the al-Saeroon coalition and the leader of Saraya al-Salam, a Shi'ite militia operating under pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi, has welcomed a decision by PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi to curb the power of the Shi'ite militias in Iraq.

Abdul-Mahdi has ordered the Hashd al-Shaabi to be part of the national army, according to which, there will be no difference between the Shi'ite militias and Iraqi forces in terms of regulations. He also vowed that he would view any armed factions under the operation of Hashd al-Shaabi as illegitimate if they do not follow the order.

However, Sadr in his statement on Twitter, has showed his readiness to dissolve his Shi'ite faction of Saraya al-Salam as part of following the new policy, pointing out that this could be a positive step towards establishing a stronger country.

But he also expressed concerns on the mechanism of the implementation of the new decision, hoping the rights of the members of the Saraya al-Salam will be preserved after the order is implemented.

Hashd al-Shaabi was established in 2014 based on a religious decree by Iraq’s top Shi’ite cleric Ali Sistani. However, it is accused of various cases of violations against human rights in the Sunni-populated areas where it fought the Islamic State (IS).

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Iraqi PM decrees full integration of PMF into Iraqi forces

By Mohammed A. Salih 5 hours ago
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A July 31 deadline has been set for all Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF, known as Hashd al-Shaabi in Arabic) paramilitaries to integrate into the Iraqi army, said the Iraqi Prime Minister in a statement on Monday, reining them in to centralized control.

 

“All Hashd al-Shaabi forces will work as an inseparable part of the armed forces. All rules applied to the armed forces will be applied to them, unless special letters decree otherwise,” read the first section of a decree released by Adil Abdul Mahdi on Monday evening.

 

Formally incorporated into Iraq’s armed forces back in 2016 following a parliament bill, the forces will work under the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi armed forces - the Prime Minister - and Falih Fayadh, current National Security advisor and head of the Hashd al-Shaabi Commission, an authority to oversee the groups who was appointed by the PM.

 

The almost entirely Shiite PMF paramilitaries were formed in 2014 based on a fatwa (religious decree) by Ayatollah Sistani, the highest Shiite authority in Iraq, as Islamic State (ISIS) began looming uncomfortably close to Baghdad.

 

While many of the PMFs soldiers are individuals who responded to the threat of ISIS, many had fought against US forces during its occupation of Iraq, while some received Iranian training and funding. 


Each paramilitary group has its own name, with the most known among them including Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Badr Corps, and Hezbollah Iraq. 


“All other names under which the factions of Hashd al-Shaabi operated during the heroic battles that eradicated the Daesh terrorist entity will be abandoned and replaced with military terms (division, brigade, regiment, et cetera),” said the decree, while PMF members will also adopt military rankings.

 

Implementation of the decree looks less than certain, though, considering the extensive political influence of PMF groups.

 

In Iraq’s May 12, 2018 elections, a newly-formed coalition, named the Fath Alliance, won the second highest number of seats in the Iraqi parliament. The Alliance was composed of parties who each possessed their own PMF faction. Abdul-Mahdi’s decree seeks to sever these political ties “on an individual or organizational level.”  


With PMF soldiers training in centralized Iraqi military barracks, bases belonging to any faction of the PMF will be shut down, while all checkpoints, “economic offices” or interests outside the “new working framework” will be closed, the PM added.

 

Forces who choose not to integrate may “transform” into a political party, but they will not be allowed to carry weapons for any reason other than the protection of its offices, according to the decree.

 

Abdul-Mahdi has been under pressure to curb the actions of Iran-affiliated groups after a spate of rocket attacks against US military and economic targets in Iraq, with attacks carried out on ExxonMobil’s Basra headquarters and military camps where US troops are stationed, as well as a near-miss attack against the US embassy in Baghdad. Additionally, a May 14 attack on US ally Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, attributed to Iran-backed Houthis, is suspected by US officials to have been launched from Iraq.

 

The attacks have largely been attributed to PMF factions, some of whom have expressed support for Iran as tensions between it and the US rise. 

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Iraqi Prime Minister Tries to Rein in Militias, and Their Grip on Economy

 
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Iraq’s prime minister issued an order on Monday to rein in armed groups known as popular mobilization forces in an effort to curtail their growing influence over some of the economy and their control of checkpoints in some provinces.

Because some of the armed groups have ties to Iran, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has been under pressure to move against them from the United States and some Arab countries that fear Iranian influence in Iraq.

In March 2018, Mr. Mahdi’s predecessor, Haider al-Abadi, tried to chip away at the militias’ independence by formally making them part of the country’s security forces. But they have remained largely independent.

Mr. Mahdi’s decree restated Mr. al-Abadi’s order and went further by ordering the militias to leave their local military headquarters and shut down their so-called economic offices.

 

It is uncertain how Mr. Mahdi plans to enforce the order, or even whether he can. He has set a tight deadline for the militias to comply: July 31.

The decree was welcomed by many of the popular mobilization groups, including some of the largest and most powerful. The Peace Brigades, which are attached to Moktada al-Sadr, the influential Shiite cleric, said they were already putting the new rules in place.

“From today we have dismantled the Peace Brigades and they are now disconnected from Moktada al-Sadr,” said Safa’a al-Tamimi, the brigade’s spokesman. “From now on we will be known as Brigade 313, 314 and 315. We are giving up the name ‘Peace Brigades’ — although we love this name — but we will go with the procedures and we will be under the control of the prime minister.”

Behind the official language, Mr. Mahdi is trying to address a multifaceted problem that has plagued Iraq since the Islamic State began to seize Iraqi territory in 2014. That prompted the formation of informal armed groups to help fight the extremists. Some of those groups were initially fostered, financed and backed by Iran, but they soon multiplied, and many had little or no connection to Tehran.

The United States has become increasingly suspicious about the role of the militias and has designated two of them — Qutab al Hezbollah and Qutab al Nujaba — as foreign terrorist organizations. When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq in June, he raised concerns that some of the Iranian-linked groups posed a threat to American forces in Iraq.

 

Officials who work closely with Mr. Mahdi said he had issued his order to curtail the armed groups’ power under pressure from the United States.

The groups will remain under the direct control of the prime minister rather than being integrated fully into the Ministry of Defense or the Interior Ministry, which controls the police.

After Prime Minister al-Abadi tried last year to gain more influence over the militias’ leadership and reduce their power, their numbers actually expanded. There are now about 30 armed groups with a total of about 130,000 to 150,000 members.

The order issued Monday says that the groups must close their local headquarters and their economic offices, as well as the checkpoints they control.

Establishing control over the groups has been difficult, because when they came to the defense of the country as the Islamic State had the Iraqi army on the run in 2014, they achieved the status of heroes.

When the fight against ISIS subsided, the militias showed little inclination to disarm and go home.

With fewer extremists to fight, the groups began to branch out, making money by using their checkpoints to extort truckers.

In some provinces, their economic offices became involved in existing businesses. In Nineveh, for example, two or three popular mobilization groups took over the scrap metal business for a time, making millions of dollars until they were shut down by the Iraqi government.

That type of activity has been deeply resented by local business people, who view some of the groups as behaving like homegrown mafias.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/world/middleeast/iraq-armed-groups-prime-minister.html

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Hakim hails Abdul Mahdi's decision on popular rally

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On Tuesday, the head of the opposition Wisdom Movement, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim, hailed the Prime Minister's recent decision to organize and structure the popular crowd .

Al-Hakim said in a tweet on his page on the site of social networking "Twitter" and saw him / information, "The limitation of arms by the state and the concern not to politicize the military and security establishment and away from all affiliations, but national affiliation, is one of the top priorities that the government must implement as promised So ".

"We appreciate the guidance issued by the prime minister," Hakim said. "We are waiting for its implementation in a firm and clear manner." Ending / 25

https://www.almaalomah.com/2019/07/02/415214/

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Surprise .. not Abdel Mahdi .. "One hand has the right to choose the head of the crowd"

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 2019/07/02 04:12:16

 

Shafaq News / Legal expert Ali al-Tamimi said on Tuesday that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, is not entitled to appoint a chairman of the popular crowd. 
Al-Tamimi told Ashqaf News that "the appointment of the head of the Popular People's Assembly is not the general commander of the armed forces exclusively as stated in this Diwani order yesterday." 
He pointed out that "this post with the rank of (minister) and according to Article (76) of the Iraqi Constitution, here the Prime Minister presents the name of his candidate for the presidency of the popular crowd, and the parliament decides it, through voting by a majority of his deputies, the same as ministers. 
The Iraqi prime minister, the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Adel Abdul Mahdi, on Monday, a special command of the popular mobilization. 
He ordered the closure of all the headquarters of the armed factions inside and outside the cities, asking the armed factions to integrate into the regular forces.
The Diwani order, which includes 10 points, stated: "The necessity of ending the armed manifestations and the official joining of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and the termination of all the names used during the war were urgent and replaced by military names (brigade, brigade, regiment, etc.)." 
Under the decree, the Iraqi prime minister prevented armed factions that choose political action from taking up arms, as well as ordered the military wings of the factions to sever any connection to the political wings. 
The decree requires all armed factions to implement the new regulations by July 31.

https://www.shafaaq.com/ar/سیاسة/مفاجأة-ليس-عبدالمهدي-جهة-واحدة-لها-الحق-باختيار-رئيس-الحشد/

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