Iran Supporting Iraq for Liberation of Mosul: Iraqi DM Says

Iran Supporting Iraq for Liberation of Mosul: Iraqi DM Says
Sat Jul 30, 2016 19:39:34

Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi lauded Iran for "continuous support” of his country in anti-terrorism campaign, and said Tehran is helping Baghdad to take back the strategic city of Mosul from the ISIL.

“There is a great military cooperation between Iran’s Defense Ministry and its Iraqi counterpart, and as part of this military cooperation, Iran supports Iraq’s Defense Ministry and Iraqi security forces, directly or indirectly, in the liberation of Mosul,” al-Obeidi told press TV.

"Obeidi, however, said only Iraqi forces would participate in the liberation of Mosul, the capital city of the northern province of Nineveh, which fell to the hands of Daesh"

The Iraqi minister went on to say that Iran has supported its neighbor in numerous occasions in its fight against terrorism and continues to do so, insisting that the Iranian military engineers and advisers are providing support and advice in full coordination with the Iraqi army.

He added that the Iranian advisers are present in the country with the consent of the Iraqi government.

 

Obeidi, however, said only Iraqi forces would participate in the liberation of Mosul, the capital city of the northern province of Nineveh, which fell to the hands of Daesh ( Islamic Sttate, ISIS, ISIL and IS) in June 2014, and the Iraqi government would not allow any foreign country to intervene in the operation.

Iraqi army troops, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, are seeking to win back militant-held regions in joint operations. They have managed to dislodge the militants from several areas in major offensives over the past few months.

It seems Iraq soon starts operation to liberate Mosul capital of Nineve Province.

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