Iraq militia spokesman blasts Kurdish leader
BAGHDAD — The spokesman of Iraq's statesanctioned militias on Thursday described the Kurdish leader behind last month's vote for independence as “worse” than the Islamic State group, but said the militias have no immediate plans to take military action.
Karim al-Nouri, spokesman for the Popular Mobilization Forces, accused the Kurdish regional president, Masoud Barzani, of behaving like the leader of a fifth column during the war against IS.
Barzani “is more dangerous than Daesh because he comes from within Iraq,” said al-Nouri. occurred in at least one location in the capital, Monrovia.
Provisional results released by the National Election Commission showed Weah ahead in 14 of Liberia's 15 counties. Vice President Joseph Boakai led in his home county, Lofa.
With 20 candidates in the race, observers expected the vote to go to a runoff election. A presidential candidate must win more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second round.