AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Leader of Iraq’s National Wisdom Movement Seyed Ammar al-Hakim highlighted the role senior cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani’s Fatwa played in defeating the Daesh terrorist group.
The Fatwa (religious edict) that Ayatollah Sistani issued six years ago saved Iraq from collapse and total devastation, Hakim wrote in a tweet, al-Forat News reported.
He was referring to the Fatwa issued on June 13, 2014 which called for mobilization of forces to fight the terrorist group.
Daesh militants made swift advances in much of northern and western Iraq over the summer of 2014, after capturing large swaths of northern Syria.
However, a combination of concentrated attacks by the Iraqi military and the volunteer forces, who rushed to take arms after Ayatollah Sistani issued the fatwa, led to the collapse of the Daesh.
In November 2017, the self-proclaimed caliphate of Daesh collapsed after Syrian and Iraqi armed forces and their allies managed to recapture the terror group’s last strongholds in the two Arab countries.
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