Iraqi PM: Armies have no chance against IS if it keeps recruiting foreigners

April 4, 2015 5:09 PM

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Iraqi PM: Armies have no chance against IS if it keeps recruiting foreigners

BERLIN (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi told a German magazine that armies in the region around Iraq had no chance of defeating Islamic State (IS) if the militants continued to recruit ideologically indoctrinated foreign fighters.

In an interview with Der Spiegel published on Saturday, Abadi said that around 57 percent of IS fighters were Iraqis but they did not cause any problems as they simply ran away when Iraqi troops entered towns.

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