Iraqi Premier Meets US Defense Secretary

Baghdad, – Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi said that the Iraqi forces are advancing towards retaking the City of Mosul at a good pace.

Following a meeting with the US Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Baghdad on Saturday, Al Abadi said that Iraqi forces are fighting on the ground, and no other nations are involved in the operation of retaking Mosul.

For his part, Carter said that the countries assisting Iraq respect Iraqi sovereignty, adding that the US will continue to support Iraq.

Source: Qatar News Agency