8:46 - December 11, 2019
News ID: 3470080
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iraqi people held a rally at Tahrir (freedom) Square in Baghdad on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the defeat of Daesh (ISIL or ISIS).


The demonstrators in a statement hailed the religious leadership of the country as well as the armed forces and the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) for their role in the victory over the terrorist group.

In a speech on the occasion, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy commander of the Hashd al-Shaabi, also underlined the major role of the religious leadership in the defeat of Daesh, including a Fatwa (religious edict) issued by grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani that mobilized Iraqis to fight the terrorists.

Former prime minister Haider al Abadi declared Daesh defeated in Iraq on December 9, 2017.

The group had ruled over a self-styled caliphate since 2014, governing large parts of northern Iraq and eastern Syria.


Tags: IQNA ، Iraq ، anniversary ، Daesh ، defeat
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