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Abadi: IMIS to participate in battle for Tal Afar

Abadi: IMIS to participate in battle for Tal Afar

Prime Minister Haider al Abadi on Saturday announced that Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) will participate in the battle aiming to retake Tal Afar west of Mosul city from ISIS terrorist group.

During his speech at the youths parliament conference, the premier said a plan was set by the government and security commanders to regain Tal Afar soon. He added that all security authorities as well as IMIS and Tribal Mobilization Forces will participate in the military operation.


The world is feeling safe now after Iraqis defeated ISIS, Abadi said, adding that a number of countries had supported Iraq in its war against terrorism because they found that Iraq is keen on fighting ISIS.


Iraq will restore Tal Afar, he said, asserting that Hawija and areas in western Anbar governorate will also be regained. The prime minister also said that the Iraqi borders will be secured and terrorists will be prevented from entering Iraqi territories.


Iraq defeated ISIS, he underlined, pointing out that the terrorist group will try to commit terror acts. He urged Iraqi forces to continue their fight against the terrorist group.


The battle for Tal Afar comes days after Iraqi army backed by US-led international coalition, Kurdish paramilitaries and sectarian militias liberated Mosul from ISIS.

On June 29th, Abadi declared Mosul as an ISIS-free city.