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Abdul-Mahdi vows to track down ISIS as he visits Speicher massacre site

PM Abdul-Mahdi

Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi has pledged that the armed forces would aggressively pursue ISIS wherever they remain in the country.

The remarks were made on Saturday during a dawn visit to the site of the 2014 mass killing known as the Speicher massacre, named after the military camp in Salahuddin province of Salahuddin where it took place.

"We will not allow the defeated to catch their breath and our forces pursue them in the deserts," a statement released by Abdul-Mahdi's office read. "They will not have a safe place in Iraq."

The visit was the first for Abdul-Mahdi to Camp Speicher since taking office late last year.

In June 2014, ISIS killed over 1,500 cadets and other personnel at the camp, being used then as a military academy.

Last Modified: Saturday، 15 June 2019 03:26 PM