Anbar tribal forces urge PM Abadi to send supplies and militia fighters to defeat ISIS

Tribal fighters.Archival Photo.
Iraqi Tribal fighters. Archival Photo.

( Al-Anbar – On Tuesday, Anbar’s tribal forces demanded that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi permit the entry of the Shiite militia, al-Hashd al-Sha’bi (the Volunteer Fighters), into the province to participate in military operations to liberate it from ISIS control and for the Prime Minister to supply local police, emergency regiments and tribal fighters with more weapons and ammunition.

An reporter stated that Anbar tribes held a tribal conference in Khalidiya district (23 km east of Ramadi).

A formal statement issued by the conference confirmed that Anbar tribes are demanding al-Hashd al-Sha’bi to participate in military operations to liberate the province and called for more volunteers from Anbar to fight ISIS: “The tribes of Anbar called on all the people of the province to volunteer in the ranks of the security forces to participate in operations against ISIS.”

The statement continued “We demand that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi support our local police, emergency regiments and tribal fighters with weapons, supplies and ammunition in addition to arming volunteers from the Sons of Anbar.”

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