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Iraq's Security Council reviews securing border with Syria

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Iraq's National Security Council reviewed efforts to secure the Iraqi-Syrian border, and discussed the outcome of joint talks with the Syrian side and also the measures required to enhance Iraqi capabilities.

The National Security Council held its first weekly meeting in 2019 under the chairmanship of Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Adil Abdul Mahdi.

The Council discussed efforts to transfer the security file from the Ministry of Defense to the Ministry of the Interior. It also conducted an assessment of the movements of ISIS remnants in Anbar province.

Celebrating the 98th anniversary of the army's establishment earlier in January, Abdul Mahdi said that the Iraqi army personnel are "your sons who stood up and are still standing [against] terrorism and every aggressor in our territory."

"The Iraqi army, which [announced] victory and defeated ISIS, will continue to pursue it inside the country and prevent it from exploiting the gaps in the borders," Abdul Mahdi stated, adding that the "great army will participate actively in the reconstruction of Iraq."

Parliament's Security and Defense committee member Abbas Sarwat on Sunday called for keeping the army away of politicization and for returning the forces to their places outside the cities.

Sarwat said he hopes that the military institution will take into consideration the values, morals and principles of Iraq in its dealings with the people.

"The tasks of the army are not within the walls of the cities, but the circumstances [including] terrorist ISIS gangs entering [the cities] compelled the [army] forces to move its mission to cities," he continued.
Last Modified: Wednesday، 09 January 2019 02:01 AM