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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Freeing Mosul is a start for restoration of peace
This refers to the editorial, “The big Mosul victory” (July 13). The liberation of Mosul from the stranglehold of the Islamic State (IS) is a major victory for Iraq’s military offensive. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s announcement of the “collapse of terrorist state of falsehood” is apt. Iraq’s military strength is said to have wiped out all local terror pockets of different parts of Mosul including the old city. However, neither the US nor the rest of the world, including Iraq, can afford to drown themselves in beating the drum over the Mosul success because terror seeds have already been sown across the globe by the IS for far too long to go away so quickly.
The world leaders' focus should shift on smashing the isolated IS groups around the world, which have bred a new generation of youngsters which is allured by its devious ideology. Iraq, meanwhile, has to build on the success by ensuring the liquidation of terror outfits reportedly holed up in Hawiza and Tal Afar. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cannot ignore the rescue and rehabilitation cries of the civilians devastated by the mind-boggling battle. Since liberation, the reconstruction of Mosul and delegation of local responsibilities are crucial for Iraq. The Mosul success should act as a trigger for a no-holds-barred fight against the IS as well as every other terror outfit in the world.
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21 Jan 2018 | Agencies
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22 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi
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