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Abadi: Security, Intelligence Challenges Await Post-ISIS Iraq

Abadi: Security, Intelligence Challenges Await Post-ISIS Iraq

Saturday, 23 December, 2017 - 18:15
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. (Reuters)

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi stated on Saturday that his country left the battle against the ISIS terrorist group stronger and united.

“The next challenge after the victory against ISIS is on the security and intelligence levels,” he said.

He called for using modern and advanced technology to defeat the enemy.

“The victory should not be wasted due to some oversight and we will not allow terrorism to exploit any flaw,” stressed Abadi.

“The enemy has a skewed mentality and we should be up to the challenge through focusing on intelligence and security efforts,” he explained.

Iraq has many duties ahead of it, such as restoring stability to liberated regions, he continued.

The people also have a responsibility in providing a stable and united base from which the intelligence and security efforts can be launched, said the Iraqi premier.

Abadi also underlined the importance of discipline and combating corruption.

Corruption is a dangerous virus that had initially allowed ISIS to enter Iraq, he noted.

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