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Salam

It seem Iraq  is much more successful than Syria in fighting ISIS and I guess the reason is Unity between Government and People.

And I heard this news which really made me Happy!

 

Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi to be granted official status: PM

Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:54AM
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Fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units flash the V-sign as they patrol a street in recently-liberated city of Fallujah, June 28, 2016. ©AFP
Fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units flash the V-sign as they patrol a street in recently-liberated city of Fallujah, June 28, 2016. ©AFP

The Iraqi government says Hashd al-Shaabi forces, also known as the Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), are to be placed on par with Iraq's army units and subject to military law.

The statement from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, released on the English-language PMUs Twitter feed, touched on the important role played by the group in seizing back territory from Daesh.

The statement stipulates that “politics” would be banned within PMUs, which comprises various Iraqi sects, assisting army soldiers in battles against Takfiri terrorists.  

“Members of the Hashd who are part of this body are to have no links to any political, party political or social framework,” the statement said. 

A spokesperson for the Popular Mobilization Units said the change would put the forces on par with the elite Counter-Terrorism Forces.

“We are now under command of the prime minister's office currently held by Haider al-Abadi,” the spokesperson pointed out.

225b36ff-afb0-4df2-b2ea-bc2116556ba1.jpg Iraqi pro-government Popular Mobilization Units fire rockets from the village of al-Azraqiyah towards Daesh positions in the city of Fallujah, on June 4, 2016. ©AFP

The Popular Mobilization Units has played an important role in seizing back territory from Daesh terrorists, and together with Iraqi army troops and tribal fighters managed to recapture the strategic western city of Fallujah late last month.

The report comes as the Iraqi military and its allies are preparing to launch a large-scale operation and liberate the northern city of Mosul, which Daesh has proclaimed its headquarters in Iraq. Mosul fell to Daesh Takfiris early in the summer of 2014.

An offensive launched in 2015 to retake Mosul came to a halt after Daesh militants overran the city of Ramadi, which is the capital of the western province of Anbar and about 110 kilometers (68 miles) west of Baghdad. Ramadi was liberated in December 2015.

On June 18 this year, Iraqi forces launched an offensive against Daesh terrorists to retake the southern part of Mosul, one day after they retook Fallujah. The forces aim to ultimately recapture the entire Mosul.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence ever since Daesh terrorists mounted an offensive in the country in June 2014.

Iraqi government forces, backed by fighters from allied Popular Mobilization Units, have been pushing the militants out of the country’s territory.

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In December 2014, during a meeting between leaders of Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, the UAE offered up to 10 Mirage 2000 fighters to the Iraqi Air Force. The aircraft could have been delivered by March 2015.

 

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/international/mideast-africa/2016/01/23/uae-eyes-moving-mirage-fighters-iraqs-kurdish-areas-procuring-rafales/79108590/

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