No intention to question, dismiss al-Abadi - al-Maliki

State of Law Coalition will neither question Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the parliament nor dismiss him after the end of Mosul liberation operations, Nouri al-Maliki said on Thursday.

In a press statement, al-Maliki, leader of State of Law Coalition who has close ties with Iran, noted that if not for his intervention, the situation in Iraq would have been different.

He claimed that he is the one who protected the country and the current government.

He reiterated that questioning al-Abadi and dismissing him after the end of Mosul liberation operations is impossible.

Security forces, backed by International Coalition air raids and logistic support of the US army, have retaken eastern Mosul and half of its western part after six months of battles.

It is estimated that there are a few of ISIS terrorists left in the second largest city of Iraq. It is expected that they will desperately defend the last pocket of the city that has been once their main stronghold in Iraq.