1,000 Iraqi Tribal Fighters from Anbar Join ISIL

KABUL: (Middle East Press) Over 1,000 tribal fighters have joined the Popular Mobilization Forces in their fight against ISIL Takfiri terrorists from Iraq’s western province of Anbar.

The fighters, along with political, security, and tribal leaders, participated in a large parade at a base in the town of Amriyat al-Fallujah in Anbar on Friday.

“Your country has been stolen by a bunch of thieves and criminals and you must fight to take it back,” Anbar Governor Soheib al-Rawi said during the event.

“Let this day be the day when we celebrate a massive revolution against ISIL… Kick ISIL out of our homes, fight their extremist ideology and tighten the noose around them,” Rawi added, using an Arabic acronym for the ISIL.

He also noted that, according to an executive order by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, some 6,000 fighters from Anbar will participate into the Popular Mobilization units.

The procession came as a sign of official cooperation of tribal fighters with other Iraqi volunteer forces, although a large number of them (tribal fighters) had already been fighting against the ISIL terror group in Anbar and other areas.

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