[size=36]The Minister of Defense dispels fears of a repeat of the Afghan scenario: Iraq cannot be Afghani[/size]
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Defense Minister Juma Inad dispelled fears of a repeat of the Afghan scenario in Iraq.
The Minister of Defense confirmed, in an interview, on the Russian radio station “Sputnik” and followed by Mawazine News, that “the situation in Afghanistan is completely different from Iraq for many reasons, on top of which is that the Taliban movement is a movement that was founded in the eighties of the last century after the entry of the “Soviet Union.” to Afghanistan, and that it is a movement from within the country and not from outside, meaning that it is a purely Afghani movement.”
He added, "The Taliban took over the reins of power in the country from 1996 until 2001 when the Americans came and overthrew this ruling."
The minister noted, "
He stressed, "There are no roots for this organization in Iraqi society or tribes, and that what is left of ISIS is a very small part that does not have the military capacity or capabilities, and they do not pose a threat to the country."
And regarding the ability of the Iraqi army to confront this organization after the American withdrawal, he said: “The army has entered a great experience in the fight against ISIS, and the Iraqi forces with this experience were able to remove this enemy during a record period of 3 years and 3 months, at a time when the international military circles, on top of them, estimated The United States, which had expected that the war in Iraq against ISIS would last six years.
The Minister of Defense concluded his speech by saying: The international coalition forces provided assistance and support during this battle, but the victory was an Iraqi victory with the help of the Iraqi military forces,” noting that “it is not possible to afghanize Iraq nor to repeat the Afghan scenario on Iraqi soil with the presence of this great army and the Iraqi people, Who will not stand idly by against any attack on the country.” Ended 29/A 43