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Baghdad to take legal action after IMIS after criticizing Iraqi Army

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Iraq's Defense Ministry announced it will pursue legal action against a senior IMIS unit deputy leader who called for the immediate disbandment of the Iraqi Army.

Deputy Harakat al-Nujaba head Yousif al-Nasri called for the army's immediate dissolution "because they are useless,” Nasri said in a Monday interview on Iraqi television channel al-Itijah.

 “Soldiers are getting paid to flee once any fight or tensions arise anywhere in Iraq,” he added.

Iraq’s defense ministry confirmed plans to pursue legal action against Nasri in a Wednesday statement, condemning his “harsh and hateful” comments towards the army.

“We will take legal action against Nasri for his inappropriate comments,” it said.

Harakat al-Nujaba part of Iran-backed militias were designated a terror organization by the US in March 2019.

Nasr al-Shimari, Harakat al-Nujaba spokesperson and deputy secretary general, released a statement on Wednesday claiming that footage of the interview had been manipulated to create Nasri’s disparaging Iraqi Army remarks.

 

Last Modified: Tuesday، 20 August 2019 03:47 AM
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