The US Affirms Its Commitment To The Stability Of Iraq After Its Liberation From Daesh

BAGHDAD, the United States confirmed its commitment to the stability of Iraq after the liberation.

“Iraq’s declaration refers to the elimination of the last vestiges of an alleged caliphate in Iraq and the freeing of the population in those areas from Daesh organization,” State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert said in a statement.

“The United States joins the Iraqi government in stressing that the liberation of Iraq does not mean that the fight against terrorism, including Daesh in Iraq, is over,” she said, adding that “we must be vigilant in fighting all hard-line ideologies to prevent Daesh from return or growth threats from terrorist groups organizations “.

“During Daesh occupation of some areas in Iraq, it demonstrated its despicable nature by exploiting children and other civilians as human shields and turning hospitals, mosques, universities and schools into weapons factories, storage facilities and bases for terrorist operations,” she said.

“The international coalition is proud of its support for the Iraqi forces, which fought these terrorists with courage,” she said added “In addition to the human casualties, Daesh left behind traces of destruction, an unprecedented number of Iraqis displaced from their homes and enormous damage to infrastructure.”

“The United States has contributed about 1.7 billion dollars in humanitarian aid to Iraq and has committed more than 265 million dollars to contribute to stability in Iraq since 2014,” she said, adding that “her country would remain committed to the stability of Iraq after liberation from Daesh organization.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Saturday the final victory over Daesh in Iraq.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency