IRAQ URGES INTERNATIONAL COORDINATION TO FREE REMAINING DAESH-HELD AREAS

Iraqi parliament, on Sunday, called for further coordination with the U.S.-led international coalition, to regain control of the remaining regions, still held by the Daesh militants.

A statement by the Iraqi parliament said, Salim al-Jubouri, the parliament speaker, had made the remarks, when meeting the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Douglas Silliman.

"The liberation of the remaining areas requires more coordination between Iraq and the international coalition, to end the rule of Daesh over the area, in order to start the reconstruction of the devastated cities, and to bring back the displaced people to their homes, as soon as possible," the statement quoted Jubouri as saying.

For his part, the U.S. ambassador expressed his country's support to Iraq, in its fight against terrorism, stressing that the unity of Iraq confronting the Daesh group is an important step towards restoring stability and security in all areas of the country.

The meeting came, after Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, officially declared Mosul's liberation on July 10, after nearly nine months of fierce fighting, to dislodge the militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq.

The Iraqi forces still have to wage more offensives, to drive out the Daesh militants from their redoubts in Tel Afer, in the west of Mosul, Hawijah in south-western Kirkuk, the adjacent sprawling rugged areas in eastern Salahudin province, in addition to the remaining Daesh strongholds in the border towns with Syria in western Anbar province

Source: NAM News Network