Iranian General Soleimani in Mosul for Campaign Against ISIS

(Fars-Iran) Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Maj.-Gen. Qassem Soleimani has arrived at the Popular Forces operations room to serve as a military advisor in the campaign against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq, Arab media reported on Wednesday. Washington has been pressuring Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi not to allow the Popular Forces to participate in the Mosul operation. Spokesman of the Iraqi Popular Forces Ahmad al-Assadi said, "Hajj Qassem Soleimani is one of the most important military advisors of the Islamic Republic of Iran who is in Iraq at the invitation, demand and agreement of the Iraqi government." In June, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ebrahim al-Jafari was quoted as saying, "General Soleimani is in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government to provide military counseling to the Iraqi forces."

2016-10-27 00:00:00

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