Atheel al-Nujaifi, former governor of Nineveh, said on Sunday, that the presence of ISIS in Iraq is the result of forcing Iraq to get involved in proxy wars.
احد القيادات العراقية يقول بان داعش هو ثمن موقف العراق من الأزمة السورية والاصح هو نتيجة زج العراق في حروب ايران الخارجية
— Atheel Alnujaifi (@AtheelAlnujaifi) ١٨ نوفمبر ٢٠١٨
Nujaifi cited on Twitter one of the Iraqi leaders saying that ISIS is the result of Iraq's position in the Syrian crisis. Nujaifi also denounced Iraq's involvement in Iran's foreign wars.
A proxy war is an armed war taking place between two countries or non-state actors which act on behalf of other parties that are not directly involved in the war acts.