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Iraq’s Abadi says coalition support very slow

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Iraq’s prime minister has criticized the US-led coalition forces for their delay in providing the Iraqi army with support and training to fight the ISIL terrorists.

Haidar al-Abadi on Monday said that the US-led forces had been too slow in the fight against the ISIL.

Abadi, who was speaking to reporters after a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, called for the “acceleration” of the assistance provided to the Iraqi military.

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists have taken control of large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria since last year. The Iraqi army, backed by pro-government tribes, Shia volunteers and Kurdish Peshmerga, has so far managed to make significant gains in the fight against the terrorists.

The US-led international coalition has been conducting air raids against ISIL positions in both countries.

However, many have already criticized the coalition strikes as being ineffective.

“….Pentagon is working to destabilize the countries by working with non-state actors like ISIL which was largely created by Western-allied intelligence…” says eminent American political commentator Kevin Barrett.

The coalition strikes against ISIL continues to yield no results with analyst arguing that the main aim of the US and its allies is to keep the wars going to destabilize countries like Iraq.

“If Western forces had really wanted to help equip, arm and train Iraq, they would have delivered the fighter planes that Iraq bought and paid for….

“The US strategy is to keep these wars going in order to keep the pot boiling,” Barrett said in reference to continued militancy against the governments in Iraq and Syria.

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