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We do not need foreign ground troops on the Iraqi ground, says Abadi

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Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Tuesday, that Iraq does not need foreign troops on the ground, stressing that any military operation in Iraq cannot be done without government approval and coordination with Iraq.

Abadi said in a statement followed by IraqiNews.com, “The Iraqi Special Forces and Anti-Terrorism Forces play a significant role in the battle against ISIS,” adding that, “These forces continue to perform successfully in various combat zones as well as the rest of the combat formations, which have liberated large areas of the usurped land.”

The statement indicated that “al-Abadi welcomed supporting the Iraqi forces with weapons, training and consultation, but there is no need for foreign ground forces on the Iraqi land.”

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