BAGHDAD, IRAQ: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Saturday reaffirmed his government’s commitment to establishing a national army to protect the integrity of Iraq and the unity of its people.
“We confirm our continuation to build a strong national army that defends Iraq’s land and its citizens without exception and preserves the sovereignty of the state,” Abadi said in a statement marking the 97th anniversary of the Iraqi Army Day.
“We are building an army that belongs to a single and unified Iraq. It does not represent a certain party or a sect. Our heroic army fought a fierce war to save his people and his citizens and liberate his land from terrorism,” the statement said.
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