1,000,000 volunteer fighters back Army forces in war against ISIS says Iraqi PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi

Baghdad ( On Monday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi stated that the number of armed volunteers within the joint Iraqi forces battling ISIS has reached 1,000,000 volunteer soldiers.

In a press conference in Karbala governorate whilst he was visiting it today, Iraqi TV channel Al-Iraqiya reported Abadi’s statement that, “The number of volunteers in the armed forces has reached more than a million fighters. We can only integrate a small number of them within the Army brigades.”

“Many Iraqis are still willing to join the number of volunteer fighters, especially among youth” he added.

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