Crushing Defeat of ISIL Needs Only Few Steps More says Marja’eyah’s representative Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalaei
Religious authority of Iraq – Al-Marja’eyah – praised on Friday the triumphs made by various formations of Iraqi forces in the ongoing battle against the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’ (ISIL) terrorist group, while stressing that there are only “a few steps” to defeat the criminal organization.
“This year, Arbaeen ceremonies coincide with the victories achieved by our hero fighters to liberate more Iraqi cities,” the Marja’eyah’s representative, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalaei, said in his speech during the weekly-held Friday prayers in the courtyard of Imam Hussein (as) holy shrine in the city of Karbala.
“We address all formations and volunteers of our armed forces with respect,” he stated, adding that “there are only a few steps before you announce the good news of final victory.”
Iraqi army and the Popular Mobilization Forces have launched a wide-ranging campaign to liberate the city of Mosul from ISIL terrorists.