ABADI DEMANDS UNITY AMID CALLS FOR DEMONSTRATIONS

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According to Media sources, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has called for unity among all Iraqi factions to preserve military gains on the ground against ISIL Abadi’s office, in a statement released announced that the Iraqi army’s achievements, among them the takeover of the strategic western city of Fallujah, must be praised and political parties should rather focus on the campaign against ISIL instead of holding anti-government protests.

He added that the Baghdad government is resolute to fulfill its pledge to enact anti-corruption reforms, stressing that public demands cannot be met through “chaos and vandalism.” The statement came as prominent Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has called for nationwide protests next Friday over the deteriorating security situation and rampant corruption in the country.

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