Washington considers isolate military commanders in Iraq a “positive signal”


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Said US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel Thursday that isolate tens of Iraqi military leaders is a “positive signal” that the Baghdad government to reform the army and converge with the Sunnis.

The air strikes launched by the international coalition led by the United States against the jihadists “Islamic state” depends, to a large extent on the Iraqi security forces, praised the new steps Hegel Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi for changes in the highest ranks of the military leadership.Hegel said in front of the Armed Services Committee in the US House of Representatives, “the new defense minister and the new government are based restructuring the leadership of the Iraqi security forces.”He was referring to Baghdad’s decision Wednesday to isolate 36 military commander for reasons linked to “anti-corruption”, in the biggest purge of the military operation since the decline in the face of the organization of the Islamic state.He said US Secretary of Defense said, “These changes are essential.”He said the Iraqi Defense Minister “heading” toward the formation of a national guard gives wider powers to the Sunni tribes in Anbar province west of the country, where he took advantage of the organization of the Islamic State of resentment locals Shi’ite-led government in Baghdad.Hegel also considered that the new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has taken “steps in the right direction” for more openness on the year lakh stressed the need for further political reforms.Hegel and faced tough questions from US lawmakers about the war strategy where some expressing doubts about whether Iraqi forces are able to take over the task of defeating the organization of Islamic jihadists State after previous attempts ended in Washington to train the army to failure.Has onslaught to regulate Islamic state in June led to the collapse of many of the pieces of the army, especially in Nineveh province (north), where officers and soldiers withdrew from their positions, leaving behind large quantities of weapons (including guns and armor), signed in the hands of the extremist organization fighters .The Iraqi prime minister announced Wednesday isolate 36 military commander.He said in a statement that “the general commander of the armed forces, Haider al-Abadi ordered bureaucracy to exempt 26 leader from office and the assignment of 10 leaders to retirement.” The statement did not specify those centers or rank, or whether they were responsible for the combat units or occupy management positions.Abadi and appointed “leader in the 18 new positions at the Ministry of Defense.” The statement stressed that these decisions come “within orientations to promote the work of the military establishment on the basis of the professional and the fight against corruption in all its forms.”On the other hand, Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chief of Staff of the US Army General Staff said in front of the same listening session in the House of Representatives on Thursday that saw the collapse of the Iraqi army because of the “corrupt leadership” and the prevailing feeling that the organization of the Islamic state “can not be stopped.”He said that strikes the United States and the coalition against jihadists halted progress, “the organization of the Islamic state,” he said. “We can get out of default, which they have shown.”But Dempsey warned of dire consequences if the Baghdad government has been unable to fulfill its promises involving Sunnis and Kurds are the largest in the decision-making process.He considered that it is necessary to crystallize the Iraqi government “and its intention to set up a government of national unity,” saying “I can expect from now, if this matter, the Iraqi security forces will not stand did not happen.”

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