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Pakistan helped Iraq in defeating IS, says Iraqi envoy

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  1. HAIDER

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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan quietly helped Iraq in its fight against the militant Islamic State (IS) group, which reached a major milestone this week with the liberation of Mosul from the terrorist group’s control after three years of occupation.

    Pakistan was among a number of countries that supported Iraq in fighting the IS, also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, said Ambassador of Iraq Ali Yasin Muhammad Karim at a press conference at the embassy. The presser was held to brief Pakistani media about the eviction of the IS from Mosul.

    Pakistan’s contribution to the fight against the IS in Iraq has never been mentioned earlier either by Pakistani officials or Iraqis.

    Ancient Assyrian town Mosul, which is Iraq’s second largest city and was used by the IS during years of occupation as the seat of its proclaimed caliphate, was freed after a gruelling nine-month-long military campaign by Iraqi security forces that was backed by several countries.

    Talking about Pakistan’s help, the ambassador said Iraq, besides getting intelligence on terrorists, also received arms and ammunition and military medical assistance from the country. He recalled some of the Iraqi pilots, who took part in action against the IS, had been trained in Pakistan.

    The ambassador said the continuing intelligence cooperation between Iraq and Pakistan could help the latter deal with the expanding footprint of the IS in the region.

    Underscoring the IS threat, he said, the outfit was the most dangerous terrorist group and likened its threat to “time bombs” and “booby traps”.

    “We share the same enemy,” Mr Karim said.

    While responding to a question, the envoy played down involvement of Pakistanis with IS activities in Iraq, saying that “the bad guys” represented a very small proportion of the population of Pakistan. People of over 100 nationalities, he added, were part of IS ranks.

    The people of Pakistan were generally very supportive of Iraq in its war against the IS, he remarked.

    He praised Pakistan’s policy of neutrality towards the Middle East.

    After Mosul, Ambassador Karim said, Iraq was about to make a final push against the IS from its territory.

    Mosul’s liberation has, however, come at a huge cost.

    The city after remaining under the IS occupation for three years during the fight for its liberation is in complete ruins and almost a million of its population has been displaced. The same is the case with other areas that Iraq has succeeded in liberating from the IS. Reports from Mosul warn of an emerging humanitarian crisis.

    The Iraqi ambassador called for support for reconstruction and restoration of services in the cities devastated by the war.

    “We need help for rebuilding infrastructure, which is the next important task,” he said.

    Published in Dawn, July 15th, 2017
     
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  2. Pak_Sher

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    Great effort by Iraq and awesome support by Pakistan to defeat the ISsis terrorists
     
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    Thank you Pakistan
    It's one of the countries who doesn't care about religion or the sect of other countries that they help
     
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    Can this be counted as first Triumph of Trump.
     
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    Welcome Bro ! yes we believe in Muslims unity, uniting/helping Muslims staying neutral.
     
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    This anti ISIS Push should not stop here. We should push all the way to Syria.Whatever help SAA needs liberating Der Alzor. and SDF liberating Raqqa.

    But i wonder what will happen after ISIS and Alqaeda is defeated.
    How Iraqi Forces will deal with Syrian Kurdish Peshmerga
    And how Syrian Government will settle with Iraqi Kurdish Rojava :pop:
     
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    The guy you quoted is anti-Muslim.
     
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    Iraqi special forces platoon was trained by SSG, if I remember correctly.
     
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    ooh! how? but i write the truth. isn't it?
     
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    as bad as ISIS is you are taking sides in a civil war
     
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    So... can you tell us now, what sort of weapons Isis was using in Iran and what was source of their ammu supplies?
     
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    So India was funding ISIS and selling Industrial grade detonators from Indian state firms / Also trading oil .By the way India is only country in the world who has business links with the same organization .

    @CAD a piece of advice stop following this lunatic .

    Pakistan role in Islamic world is not hidden and some how being a small nation (we have our issues but managed to take down super powers)
    Pakistan role for Bosnian muslims was such a high point against Kufars.
    https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/pakistans-role-in-stoping-the-bosnian-genocide.6116/
     
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    What Civil war you utter moron? ISIS is a death cult that randomly kills civilians and it is the duty of every state to brutally wipe such death cults from its lands.
     
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