IRAQ WARNS WORLD OF CONTINUED FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Tuesday warned the world not to relax in fighting terrorism of the Daesh group and the tracking of its terrorists.

He added that Iraq has suggested a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to pursue terrorism.

Abadi said at a press conference after his weekly cabinet meeting that the draft resolution is aimed to prosecute terrorism and those associated and collaborated with the Daesh group, because "the terrorists will return to other areas in a new cover."

Abadi also said that it is necessary to pursue sources of recruitment and funding of Daesh (IS).

Abadi's comments came after he officially declared Mosul's liberation on July 10 from Daesh after nearly nine months of fierce fighting to dislodge the extremist militants from their last major stronghold in Iraq.

As for the upcoming offensive to liberate the Daesh-held town of Tal Afar, some 70 km west of Mosul, Abadi said "there are regular airstrikes targeting Daesh militants in preparation to liberate the areas under control of Daesh group, including Tal Afar."

The offensive to free Tal Afar will be launched soon with the participation of all kinds of security forces, including the predominantly Shiite paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units and Sunni tribal fighters, according to Abadi.

Source: NAM News Network