Sadrist Movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr called on armed forces to control the situation and secure Iraqi borders, particularly on the western front.
He called on Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi not to allow any irregular force to tamper with the security of areas liberated from ISIS and to hold the officials who are responsible for Mosul’s fall into ISIS’ control accountable.
Sadr also warned of political attempts to exploit the recent victory against ISIS in the city of Mosul.
Abadi announced on Sunday “victory” over ISIS in Mosul after a gruelling nearly nine-month battle. The Iraqi flag was raised in the city in the presence of armed forces.
Abadi arrived in the liberated city on Sunday and congratulated the heroic fighters and the Iraqi people for the great victory,”
The prime minister also thanked all the countries which stood by Iraq against terrorism.
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