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Thu, 05 Jan 2017

Iraq: Abadi, Hollande and urgent military needs

Iraqi PM Haider Al-Abadi held talks with French President François Hollande on 2/1/17 in Baghdad in the presence of French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. PM Al-Abadi is said to have presented to President Hollande a list of urgent needs for the Iraqi Land Forces (ILF) to win the battle of Ninevah (Mosul) and retake the province from Daesh. The following 372-word report sheds more light on the talks and tells what about the outcome, notably on what concerns the ILF urgent needs. [Briefly reproduced in TR Weekly Issue No 24/01 – Jan. 6, 2017]

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