Unity to Resolve Iraq’s Problems: Former Iranian Judiciary Chief
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former Iranian Judiciary Chief described unity as the way for Iraq to get out of the existing troubles, especially the threat posed by terrorists activities in the Arab country.
“Iraqi people can overcome problems by staying united,” Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said in a meeting with Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) Ammar Hakim.
Hakim in this meeting briefed Ayatollah Shahroudi on the activities of the ISCI as well as the latest victories of the Iraqi people and government over militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group.
Iraq has been facing the growing threat of terrorism, mainly posed by the ISIL terrorist group.
The ISIL militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over the summer, after capturing large swaths of northern Syria.
However, a combination of concentrated attacks by the Iraqi military and the popular forces, who rushed to take arms after top Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issued a fatwa calling for fight against the militants, have blunted the edge of the ISIL offensive.
In recent weeks, Iraqi army and volunteer forces have been making significant progress in their fight against the ISIL militants.