US embassy cable - 06MOSUL22

NINEWA: ALL QUIET ON THE NORTHERN FRONT

Identifier: 06MOSUL22
Wikileaks: View 06MOSUL22 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: REO Mosul
Created: 2006-02-24 16:37:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREL PINS PINT PGOV PHUM IZ MARR
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
VZCZCXRO8157
PP RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK
DE RUEHMOS #0022 0551637
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 241637Z FEB 06
FM REO MOSUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0420
INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE
RUEHLU/AMEMBASSY LUANDA 0018
RUEHMOS/REO MOSUL 0438
C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSUL 000022 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL:  2/24/2016 
TAGS: PREL, PINS, PINT, PGOV, PHUM, IZ, MARR 
SUBJECT: NINEWA: ALL QUIET ON THE NORTHERN FRONT 
 
 
CLASSIFIED BY: Cameron  Munter, PRT Leader, Provincial 
Reconstruction Team Ninewa, State. 
REASON: 1.4 (a), (b), (d) 
 
 
 
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AGAIN, PEACE HAS PREVAILED 
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1.  (C) Two days after the Al-Askariya Shrine was damaged in 
Samarra, the situation in Ninewa has remained calm.  Yousef 
Muharam of the predominantly Shiite, Shabek Democratic Assembly, 
and Aref Younis of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution of 
Iraq (SCIRI) reported there were peaceful demonstrations this 
morning in Bartalla, where it was estimated that over 1,000 
people participated, and much smaller demonstrations in Sadda 
and Qubba villages of Telkaif.  Younis reported there was a 
peaceful demonstration by a handful of Sunni Arabs in Hay 
Al-Najar neighborhood in Mosul as well.  Both men attributed the 
success of the demonstrations to Coalition Force (CF) and Iraqi 
Police presence, and thanked the USG and CF for their 
assistance.  The Iraqi Police and Provincial Joint Communication 
Center (PJCC) also reported no incidents of violence. 
 
2.  (C) General Abdul Hameed Khalaf, information director for 
the Iraqi Police in Mosul, told the PRT on February 24 that the 
people of Mosul have not reacted violently because they know 
that those who committed the attack in Samarra were, "Outsiders 
who did not wish good for the Iraqi people."  He said Iraqi's 
are united in not allowing foreign terrorists to hinder the 
country's progress. 
 
MUNTER 

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