Prime Minister Adil Abdul
Mahdi, on Sunday, headed the monthly meeting of the security, military and
intelligence leaders, to assess the security situation of the country.
At the beginning of the meeting, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Adil Abdul Mahdi, congratulated the security and military leaders over the first anniversary of the great victory over ISIS, which was achieved thanks to the sacrifices made by the Iraqis, Abdul Mahdi's media office said in a statement.
During the meeting, a broad discussion took place on the situation in the Iraqi-Syrian border. The Commander of the Border Guards, Lieutenant General Hamed Abdullah Ibrahim, presented during the meeting measures taken to secure the borders and put camera on them, the statement read.
Abdul Mahdi stressed, according to the statement, on the importance of taking all measures to secure the borders and prevent the infiltration of terrorist and criminal gangs.
Abdul Mahdi also issued a set of directives and orders that contribute to secure the borders, prevent them from being penetrated, and provide them with aerial surveillance, the statement read.
The security situation in Nineveh province was discussed during the meeting following the message of President Barham Salih to the Ministerial Council for National Security regarding the province, according to the statement.
The security situation in Mosul, and Kurdistan's Sinjar was also discussed, according to the statement.
Abdul Mahdi stressed the importance of monitoring information to maintain victory and continue to pursue terrorist cells and eliminate them.