White House: the political turmoil in Iraq did not affect the fight Daash

2016-05-03 00:01:00 | (Voice of Iraq) - Baghdad

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the US national security officials did not monitor any impact of political unrest taking place in Baghdad on ongoing operations to fight al "Daash" in Iraq.

He Ernst - in a press statement on Monday - that the United States and its partners in the international coalition carried out 59 air strikes against al "Daash" sites during the past two days in Iraq, including six air strikes pounded the organization positions in northern Iraq and Anbar province.

The US official said that the current efforts to provide assistance and advice to Iraqi forces continues, pointing out that the start of military operations to restore the Iraqi city of Mosul , the decision is in the hands of Iraqi forces.

Ernst stressed the US respect the sovereignty of Iraq and continue to work with the Iraqi government to eliminate the organization "Daash."