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Hezbollah: US preventing aid reaching stranded Daesh convoy

September 3, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said in a statement on Saturday that it and the Syrian army had fulfilled their obligations by safely transporting a convoy of Daesh fighters and their families out of Syrian government territory. However, it said US warplanes were stopping the convoy from moving towards its destination in Daesh-held territory and were also preventing any aid reaching the buses, which had old people, casualties and pregnant women aboard. Six buses from the convoy were still in Syrian government territory and in the care of Hezbollah and the Syrian government, the statement said. Read: Hezbollah, Syrian army seek new route for stranded Daesh convoy Hezbollah, a Lebanese Shia group allied to the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad, called […]

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Kurd poll won’t solve region’s woes: Iraqi Shia leader

September 3, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

The leader of Iraq’s Shia National Alliance, the largest bloc in the country’s parliament, has voiced disapproval of next month’s planned referendum on Kurdish regional independence. “Whoever thinks secession [of the Kurdish region from the state of Iraq] will end the region’s problems is deluded,” Ammar al-Hakim said while addressing thousands of supporters in Baghdad on Saturday. “A unified Iraq is the only guarantee of our freedom; it’s our strength and our glory,” he asserted. Al-Hakim, whose alliance holds 180 of 328 seats in parliament, added: Experience has shown that when Iraq is weak, the region is weak… A strong Iraq – with good neighbourly relations – is in the interest of the entire region. On September 25, residents of […]

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Turkey aid agency delivers aid to Iraq’s war-weary poor

September 3, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

Turkey’s Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) on Saturday, the second day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, sacrificed 40 cattle and distributed the meat to poor families in northern Iraq. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Izzet Sahin, IHH’s humanitarian diplomacy coordinator, said that 2,000 families in the Digebe refugee camp (located between Mosul and Erbil) had received contributions of meat. According to Sahin, the IHH plans to distribute more meat in Iraq’s northern Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah provinces and in the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar in Nineveh province, both of which were recently liberated from the Daesh terrorist group. “We are focusing mainly on regions [of Iraq] that contain large numbers of refugees and poor people,” he said, going on to […]

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Erdogan continues telephone diplomacy on Myanmar crisis

September 3, 2017 Middle East Monitor 0

In holiday greetings to his Kazakh, Senegalese, and Nigerian counterparts, Turkey’s president on Saturday stressed the importance of working together to solve the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, according to presidential sources. The sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on talking to the media, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave Eid-al Adha greetings in telephone calls to Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Senegal’s President Macky Sall, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Earlier this week, Erdogan also discussed the crisis in Myanmar on the phone with the leaders of Pakistan, Iran, Mauritania, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Azerbaijan, and Bangladesh. Turkish FM: Why are Muslim nations silent on Rohingya?   Violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on August 25 when the country’s […]

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