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Iraq's Abadi orders rapid intervention squads to be formed in Anbar

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Iraq's PM Haider al-Abadi has ordered to form rapid intervention squads in the western province of Anbar as confrontations with militants seem to recur over the recent period.

A senior commander of the  tribal mobilization forces in Anbar, Qatari al-Obaidi, said Wednesday that Abadi made directives to form four rapid intervention regiments of the force to assist in security work alongside government troops.

According to Obaidi, the regiments will consist of 600 fighters each, will receive training by government forces and will be supplied with modern arms and combat vehicles.


The squads will be tasked with preserving security against ISIS terrorists.