Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi: Anti-Daesh campaign has inflicted $100 billion in losses on Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (Photo by Anadolu news agency) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the military campaign against the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has cost the conflict-stricken Arab country $100 billion worth of damage as government forces, backed by fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, are driving the extremists out of their last […]

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Daesh Takfiri terrorists group to be completely defeated in Iraq this year

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the Daesh Takfiri terrorists group will be totally defeated in the Arab country until the end of the current year. The Iraqi prime minister made the remark in a televised speech on Tuesday, five days after Iraqi army forces, backed by allied fighters from […]

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Iran, Iraq and Turkey have voiced concerns over a planned secession referendum in the northern Iraqi Kurdistan region

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces take part in a gathering to urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Iran, Iraq and Turkey have voiced concerns over a planned secession referendum in the northern Iraqi Kurdistan […]

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Planned Kurdish referendum to open door to bloodshed: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (Photo by AFP) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has warned against catastrophic ramifications of a planned independence referendum in the country’s northern Kurdistan region, calling for dialog to resolve the issue. “This referendum is against the constitution, it divides the country, and it weakens the country. I call for dialogue […]

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Kurdish referendum on independence ‘unconstitutional’

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (file photo) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the planned Kurdish referendum on independence from the Arab country is “unconstitutional,” warning that the Kurds are “illegally” exporting Iraq’s oil. “I call upon the Kurdish leadership to come to Baghdad and conclude a dialogue,” Abadi said in a press conference in the Iraqi capital, […]

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi rules out dismantling of Hashd al-Sha’abi

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (photo by AP) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has categorically ruled out the dismantling of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), commonly known as Hashd al-Sha’abi. Abadi said on Saturday that the PMU operated under the supervision of the Iraqi government and religious leadership and was recognized by the state, making […]

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