Iraq's Abadi Requests UN Take up Issue of Turkish Troops

December 11, 2015 3:26 PM

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Iraq's Prime Minister issued a formal request Friday for the Foreign Ministry to submit a complaint to the United Nations about the presence of Turkish troops near the IS-held city of Mosul, as Iraq's top Shiite cleric admonished Turkey during a sermon in Karbala.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi asked the UN Security Council to "shoulder its responsibilities," and order the withdrawal of the Turkish troops stationed in the country's north at a military base near Mosul.

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