Saturday, 21 March, 2015
Basra (IraqiNews.com) The Defense Minister, Khalil Al-Obaidi issued a resolution to start confiscating the unauthorized weapons in Basra province.
During a joint press conference with Basra Governor and the security leaders in province on Saturday, Obaidi said to”We won’t tolerate any attempts to rip the social texture in Basra or any other province, therefore we decided to confiscate the unauthorized weapons to preserve the people lives and harmony.”
“The Commander General of the Armed Forces stressed the necessity of announcing Basra as disarmed province,” he added.
Regarding operation of Tikrit liberation that stopped 9 days ago, he added “The operations is going on but we are adherent to the civilians’ safety,” noting that “ISIL terrorists are besieged and the battle will be settled soon.”
Obaidi has arrived in Basra on Saturday morning accompanied by the commander of ground forces.
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