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Ramadi is under control of Iraqi Security Forces, says Abadi to US General Austin

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during his meeting with Command commander of US forces Gen. Lloyd Austin
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during his meeting with Command commander of US forces Gen. Lloyd Austin


(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Prime Minister Haider Abadi announced on Monday, that the situation in Ramadi is under control, pointing out that preparations are underway to rid the city and the surrounding areas of terrorist groups, while Central Command commander of US forces Gen. Lloyd Austin praised the “masterly style” in gaining control over the Baiji oil refinery.

Abadi’s Office said in a statement received by IraqiNews.com, “Haider al-Abadi received in his office today the Central Command commander of US forces Gen. Lloyd Austin and his accompanying delegation in the presence of the US ambassador in Iraq, Stuart Jones,” noting that, “During the meeting, they discussed developments of the security situation and the war against ISIS, in addition to the support in the military and the logistics fields, as well as training and weapons for Iraqi security forces, particularly after the recent visit of Abadi to Washington and the victories recently achieved in Baiji.”

The statement quoted Abadi’s affirmation of “the importance of the achievement made in Biji oil refinery and that preparations are being made to secure the surrounding areas of the refinery, and added that the military and logistical preparations are continuous to liberate Ramadi and the rest areas from terrorism.


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