Iraqi PM calls for tribal revolution against IS

(VOVworld) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for a "tribal revolution" against foreign enemies and emphasized the importance of the tribes and the sons of Anbar province taking part in liberating their areas from terrorist organizations at a meeting Monday with Suhaib al-Rawi, the newly elected governor of Anbar province.

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The IS has seized large parts of Iraq

The Islamic State (IS) conducted a sweeping military offensive last year that overran large parts of Iraq, including significant territory in Anbar bordering Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Al-Abadi said the support of Iraq's powerful Sunni tribes is essential to defeating the IS, and tribal fighters – ­­who are now being trained by Baghdad – will play a key role in keeping the jihadists from gaining further ground in Anbar.

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