The state has begun to take measures to make sure the use of weapons is only limited to government forces to put an end to the suffering of Iraqis, who have been subjected to kidnappings and killings, Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri revealed Friday.
In a speech he delivered while participating in a ceremony held in Saqlawiyah city in Anbar Governorate to celebrate declaring victory over ISIS, al-Jabouri called on responsible bodies in the government to follow up the issue of kidnapped Iraqis, take measures to free them and hold abductees accountable for their actions.
Anbar residents have proved they are the guardians of the state by fending off ISIS attacks. Anbar tribes also have taken part in defending our country and made great sacrifices to this end, he noted.
Everyone has to take credit for this victory. It should not be exploited by one party at the expense of the other, he further stated.
Iraqis have to support stabilization and services’ development to ensure a decent life for all citizens, he added.
On December 9, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over ISIS after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the terrorist group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.