American strategic expert: Religious Authority's call to arms against ISIS saved Iraq

Michael Knights – American strategic expert – said to the media delegation of the Imam Hussain Shrine, “The Popular Mobilization Forces of the Imam Hussain Shrine have gained the trust of the people of the Iraqi cities: Saladin, Baiji, and others, they liberated from ISIS.”

Knights commended the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority’s call to arms against ISIS, saying, “The call to arms against ISIS protected Iraq, especially the city of Baghdad and the city of Samarra, and it galvanized the Iraqi army – after its collapse, in addition to supporting the other security forces and instilling the fighting spirit in them.”



By: Sabah Ettalaqani

Interpreting: Hayder Elmengushi

Translation: Mohammed Alobaidi