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Massoum: Iraqi political atmosphere suitable for resuming dialogue among parties

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The political atmosphere in Iraq is appropriate for resuming dialogues among different parties, especially after victories achieved by Iraqi army forces in Mosul, President Fouad Massoum asserted on Monday.

The Iraqi leader made the remarks during a meeting with British Ambassador in Baghdad Frank Baker.

After the liberation of Mosul, the city will be in need of a political understanding to help return the displaced people and go ahead with the reconstruction process, Massoum added. 

Iraqi  anti-terror forces this week reached the east bank of the Tigris for the first time since the large-scale military operation to reclaim Mosul began in October. ISIS seized control of the city, now its last major stronghold in Iraq, in 2014.

The latest phase in the bid to retake Mosul has advanced more quickly than expected, partly because thousands of Iraqi federal police joined coalition troops that included the Iraqi army, counterterror forces, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shiite-led paramilitaries.

The new government complex in eastern Mosul as well as several Mosul University buildings had at one time been a headquarters and killing ground for ISIS fighters.

Last Modified: Monday، 16 January 2017 09:01 PM