PM Barzani talks about IS and liberation of Mosul
Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani, made a statement about conflicts in Iraq and explains in an interview with Al-Monitor in Erbil, "It was a big shock from the start of the of the ISIL. When ISIL first embarked on the war in Iraq, Iran was one of the first countries that came forward to defend us. It was felt that there was a common enemy. "
He added "and the other bitter reality was that the Iraqi army did not possess the means to stop the onslaught of ISIL. As a result of a fatwa from Ayatollah Ali Sistani, Hashid Shaabi, or the Popu- lar Mobilization Units, are formed now. It would be unfair to deny the positive contribution of these forces to help push back ISIL. In many places they have played decisive roles in the battle."