Recapture of ‘Mosul’ an achievement of Iraqi army, not the US: VP Nouri al-Maliki

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Iraq’s Vice President Nouri al-Maliki said that recapture of Mosul is an achievement of the Iraqi army and not of the United States as America has contributed to the emergence of ISIS in the country.

Maliki said that US is trying to highjack the victory and claims it was them who “led that war”.

“Yes, they supported us with aviation, but the main credit goes to the Iraqi soldiers, people’s militia, Iraqi air force,” al-Maliki stated in his interview with the Russian news agency.

He added that he “regrets and denies Americans claiming the victory in Mosul is their achievement.”

“In reality, this is the victory of the Iraqi army as it came with a high cost, with some 20,000 Iraqi soldiers and police officers having been either killed or wounded…

Read more : DNAIndia, 23.07.2017