Iraqi FM asks for support against ISIL

Al-Jafari says Baghdad needs support in air force, intelligence, logistics as well as humanitarian aid.

Iraqi FM asks for support against ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Iraqi foreign minister has requested help from allied countries in their fight against the ISIL.

Ibrahim al-Jafari has namely requested air support, intelligence, logistics as well as humanitarian aid.

"I call upon Iraq's ally countries to provide humanitarian aid for the refugees of around two million who try to survive under harsh conditions," said a written statement from the office of the Iraqi Foreign Ministry.

According to the statement, Al-Jafari made the remarks as he received U.S. Ambassador in Baghdad Stuart E. Jones at his office on Monday.

The top Iraqi diplomat maintained that the "on-site victory" of Iraqi security forces and groups of Shiite volunteers had proved that Iraq did not need land support.

U.S. Ambassador Jones stated that Washington's support for Iraq would continue.

The U.S. is leading an international coalition, which includes France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia, which has carried out numerous airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria.

Last Mod: 31 Ocak 2015, 10:16
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