Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi said late on Friday that the country’s security
forces have yet to encounter “real resistance” from ISIS fighters in recent
nationwide operations to eradicate the group’s remnants.
“The third phase of Operation Will of Victory continues. So far, we have not encountered real resistance from ISIS in areas described by some media outlets and foreign people as dangerous areas,” Abd al-Mahdi told a select group of journalists in Baghdad.
Iraqi security forces have been “getting great results,” he added.
Now in its third phase, Iraqi security forces launched Operation Will of Victory on July 7.
Abd al-Mahdi himself oversaw the commencement of the operation’s second phase on July 20 in northern Baghdad.