Baghdad The Parliamentary Strategic Planning and Government Monitoring Committee criticized the trend to grant some military bases and important strategic lands to the Ministry of Defense for investment, especially the areas near to Baghdad International Airport, warning of the danger of this trend and the absence of sufficient support for the Iraqi army.

The committee, during a joint meeting with Defense Minister Juma Inad and the advanced cadre in the ministry, announced its reservation that the government had not, so far, submitted a government program that includes its plans and projects regarding the development of the army and the security system in the country at all levels.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency