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Iraqi PM submits resignation amid mounting pressure

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MNA International Desk: Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi submitted his resignation to parliament amid continuing anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad and in southern Iraq. The prime minister announced on Friday he would resign amid mounting pressure a day after more than 40 demonstrators were killed by security forces. The formal resignation came after an emergency cabinet session on Saturday, in which ministers approved the document and the resignation of key staffers, including Abdul Mahdi’s chief of staff, reports Al Jazeera. The Iraqi parliament is scheduled to meet today (Sunday) where legislators will vote on whether to accept Abdul ...

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Iraqi PM declares ‘end of war against IS’

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MNA International Desk: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in a three-year war by Iraqi forces to expel the Islamic State jihadist group that at its height endangered Iraq’s very existence. “Our forces are in complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border and I therefore announce the end of the war against Daesh (IS),” Abadi told a conference in Baghdad. “Our enemy wanted to kill our civilisation, but we have won through our unity and our determination. We have triumphed in little time,” he said, hailing Iraq’s “heroic armed forces”. As the authorities announced a public holiday on Sunday “to ...

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Prior to Carter’s Arrival, Iraqi Army Storms Christian town

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MNA International Desk: Prior to U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s arrival, the Iraqi army on Saturday stormed a Christian town near Mosul, that had been under control of Islamic State since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants’ last major city stronghold in Iraq. The advance took place as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived on a visit to Baghdad to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and assess the campaign that started on Monday with air and ground support from the U.S-led coalition. A military declaration said Iraqi army units entered the center ...

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