July 12, 2018 / 03:02 PM
Abadi warns international differences on Syria may end in IS resumption

International differences on Syria pose a threat to the region as they may result in a resumption of activities of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi said on Tuesday.

"The differences on Syria pose a threat of resumption of activities of the Daesh terror group and threaten the Iraqi borders," Abadi said while aired by official Iraqi television, using the Arabic Acronym for the IS.

He pointed out that the Iraqi troops had achieved significant progress in eliminating remaining the IS forces in the provinces of Diyala, Kirkuk and Salahuddin, Sputnik reported.

In December 2017, Abadi announced the victory over the IS group but later admitted that further struggle with the terrorists was needed.

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