Haider al-Abadi: Iraq regained half of the territory formerly controlled by Daash

By Ziad al-Haidari

47 minutes ago

Roudao - Erbil

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a speech at the Munich security conference in Germany, Friday, Iraqi forces recaptured half of the land controlled by the organization of the Islamic state in the past.

Abadi said, "liberated areas so far, is more than half of what it was occupied by Daash before."

Abadi said that the "popular crowd official institution under the control of the government, but there are groups spawned by a crowd outside the framework of the state," stressing that "we will not allow the existence of these groups."

And between that there were "problems with the militias are trying to address them," pointing to "the existence of criminal gangs have been recorded and some of its members Snkadhi some of them."

And was launched earlier in the day Friday, acts of Munich security conference with the participation of about 20 and 60 head of foreign minister and defense, as well as hundreds of officials representing more than 50 countries.