Hayder Al-Abadi

Hayder Al-Abadi1 post
31 Aug, 2014

Will support Sunnis fighting ISIS

Al-Abadi says the government is willing to support Sunnis against ISIS as the group threatens to overrun Sunni-majority Anbar province, but they must accept state control:

I am not ready to send troops from the south to liberate Nineveh or Anbar or any other areas. I want the people of Nineveh to liberate their area … and Anbar’s people to liberate their areas, and they will be backed by the elite forces. Our army and our air forces will back those people, and I am ready to support all of them, even the armed groups which used to fight the state … We are ready to form local forces in Anbar, Nineveh and Salahadin, but they have to be under the control of the state.

Do you love news? Help us add and summarize the world's news. Find out more