Feb 6, 2019, 6:52 AM
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Iraqi figure praises Iran role in fighting terrorism

Baghdad, Feb 6, IRNA – Former Iraqi president lauded Islamic Republic of Iran's role in fighting terrorism and defeating the terrorists in the region.

Iran had a major role in defeating terrorism, Fuad Masum said in a security conference held in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad on Tuesday.

The Iraqi president made the remarks while elaborating on the reasons for success of Iraqi army and popular forces in the war against terrorism, including Daesh (ISIS).

He said that Iraq is entering the post-Daesh era due to the efforts made by all Iraqi people.

Daesh terrorist group, supported by certain regional and international powers occupied part of Iraq on January 2014. After three years war, the terrorist group was defeated and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced end of war on Daesh on December 2017.


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