Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi reiterated on Tuesday his orders to the 30th Brigade, affiliated to the Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS), to withdraw from Nineveh.
The 30th Brigade had declined to withdraw from Nineveh province.
Earlier, Abd al-Mahdi issued a decree ordering IMIS to fully integrate into the armed forces or join political groups.
A statement issued by the prime minister’s office said: “No faction is allowed to work secretly or openly outside these instructions.”
An official in Nineveh province criticized the 30th Brigade, saying that its decision is an unexpected decision considered as insurgence against the prime minister and the Iraqi government.